Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Analyst
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 587 692 628
Rank change year-on-year +105 -64 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Analyst 256 460 714
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 220 410 659
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,975 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,416 140,757 170,634
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.88% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,114 112,373 138,268
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Analyst.

Salary trend for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Analyst over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +122 244 £42,000 +5.00% 15
UK excluding London +77 176 £37,500 -1.32% 16
London +155 77 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South East +82 71 £42,000 +5.00% 3
North of England +123 40 £38,750 +10.71% 7
Midlands +73 22 £33,750 -15.63% 1
South West +97 19 £28,750 -25.81% 3
North East +38 17 £30,000 -7.69% 1
East of England +81 15 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +52 14 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Yorkshire +91 13 £47,500 +58.33% 5
Work from Home +76 12 £45,000 +36.36%
North West +95 10 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +56 8 £38,750 +21.09%
Scotland +66 6 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Wales +27 3 £30,000 +9.09%

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Software Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 125 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (26.95%) Test Automation
3 68 (26.56%) SQL
4 47 (18.36%) Finance
5 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
6 45 (17.58%) SDLC
7 40 (15.63%) Software Testing
8 34 (13.28%) Business Analysis
8 34 (13.28%) JIRA
8 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
9 33 (12.89%) Software Delivery
10 32 (12.50%) Web Services
10 32 (12.50%) Degree
11 31 (12.11%) Postman
12 30 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (11.72%) UML
12 30 (11.72%) Scrum
13 29 (11.33%) Regression Testing
14 28 (10.94%) QA
15 27 (10.55%) Manual Testing
15 27 (10.55%) Wireframes
16 26 (10.16%) Integration Testing
16 26 (10.16%) BDD
16 26 (10.16%) SOAP
16 26 (10.16%) .NET
17 25 (9.77%) C#
17 25 (9.77%) SaaS
17 25 (9.77%) ISTQB
17 25 (9.77%) SoapUI
18 24 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing

Software Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.30%) Confluence
2 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (7.42%) MS Visio
4 18 (7.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) Finacle
2 3 (1.17%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.77%) SaaS
2 21 (8.20%) Azure
3 9 (3.52%) AWS
4 6 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.95%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.56%) Serverless
7 2 (0.78%) Office 365
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.34%) Internet
2 5 (1.95%) Skype
3 2 (0.78%) GoToMeeting
3 2 (0.78%) SSH
4 1 (0.39%) RTP
4 1 (0.39%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) Electronic Patient Records
3 5 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.95%) Power BI
4 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.17%) MySQL
5 3 (1.17%) Panintelligence
5 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.17%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) Redis
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (13.28%) JIRA
2 31 (12.11%) Postman
3 25 (9.77%) SoapUI
4 16 (6.25%) Selenium
5 14 (5.47%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.34%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.95%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.56%) JMeter
10 2 (0.78%) Mocha
10 2 (0.78%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.78%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 2 (0.78%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.78%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.39%) Appium
11 1 (0.39%) Charles Proxy
11 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.39%) REST Assured
General
1 47 (18.36%) Finance
2 9 (3.52%) Banking
3 7 (2.73%) Back Office
3 7 (2.73%) Retail
4 6 (2.34%) Advertising
5 5 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.56%) French Language
6 4 (1.56%) Law
7 3 (1.17%) Billing
7 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.50%) Web Services
2 26 (10.16%) .NET
2 26 (10.16%) SOAP
3 10 (3.91%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.91%) Gherkin
4 7 (2.73%) HTML
5 6 (2.34%) REST
6 2 (0.78%) CSS
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
6 2 (0.78%) WPF
7 1 (0.39%) Ajax
7 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.39%) Chai
7 1 (0.39%) jOOQ
7 1 (0.39%) jQuery
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) ONVIF
7 1 (0.39%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.73%) CMDB
3 7 (2.73%) PACS
4 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.78%) Derivative
7 2 (0.78%) Equities
7 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.78%) NHS
7 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.91%) Windows
2 4 (1.56%) Android
2 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.56%) Linux
3 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (26.95%) Test Automation
3 45 (17.58%) SDLC
4 40 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 34 (13.28%) Business Analysis
6 33 (12.89%) Software Delivery
7 30 (11.72%) Scrum
7 30 (11.72%) UML
8 29 (11.33%) Regression Testing
9 27 (10.55%) Manual Testing
9 27 (10.55%) Wireframes
10 26 (10.16%) BDD
10 26 (10.16%) Integration Testing
11 24 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 23 (8.98%) Agile Testing
12 23 (8.98%) Multithreading
12 23 (8.98%) TDD
12 23 (8.98%) Use Case
13 22 (8.59%) CRM
14 20 (7.81%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.56%) SQL
2 25 (9.77%) C#
3 17 (6.64%) Java
4 13 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.73%) VB
6 6 (2.34%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.34%) VB6
7 5 (1.95%) Python
8 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.17%) Groovy
9 3 (1.17%) PHP
10 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.78%) C++
10 2 (0.78%) Scala
10 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.39%) Delphi
11 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (12.50%) Degree
2 25 (9.77%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.86%) ISEB
6 6 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.95%) CBAP
7 5 (1.95%) IIBA
7 5 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.94%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) GDPR
2 5 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 5 (1.95%) SLA
3 4 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.17%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Postfix
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.03%) Oracle
3 10 (3.91%) SAP
4 7 (2.73%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.34%) Snow
6 5 (1.95%) Adobe
6 5 (1.95%) Ariba
6 5 (1.95%) IBM
6 5 (1.95%) VMware
7 3 (1.17%) Cassiopae
7 3 (1.17%) FIS
7 3 (1.17%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.17%) Temenos
7 3 (1.17%) White Clarke
8 2 (0.78%) Sybase
9 1 (0.39%) BMC
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) Kofax
9 1 (0.39%) Micro Focus