Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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

System Analyst
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 553 503 500
Rank change year-on-year -50 -3 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 282 656 840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 285 540 762
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Analyst over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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 -71 240 £43,602 +2.59% 88
UK excluding London -20 185 £40,000 - 77
London -16 81 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Midlands +43 53 £40,000 +4.58% 10
Work from Home -83 51 £40,000 +25.00% 12
North of England -4 32 £42,500 +13.33% 15
East of England +65 31 £43,602 +13.79% 11
South East +45 31 £43,750 +2.94% 24
East Midlands +40 28 £40,000 - 6
West Midlands +23 25 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Wales +53 20 £36,000 -4.00%
North West +52 19 £46,250 +66.67% 10
Yorkshire +4 13 £40,000 -1.23% 4
South West +12 10 £35,000 -9.68% 14
Scotland +10 8 £36,000 -10.00% 3

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 112 (39.72%) SQL
2 84 (29.79%) Finance
3 56 (19.86%) Microsoft
4 53 (18.79%) ERP
5 47 (16.67%) SAP
5 47 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (12.41%) Oracle
9 34 (12.06%) Requirements Gathering
10 33 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (11.35%) Windows
12 29 (10.28%) Migration
12 29 (10.28%) Degree
13 28 (9.93%) Management Information System
13 28 (9.93%) ITIL
13 28 (9.93%) Power Platform
14 27 (9.57%) Change Management
14 27 (9.57%) Manufacturing
15 26 (9.22%) SharePoint
16 25 (8.87%) Project Management
17 23 (8.16%) CRM
17 23 (8.16%) SQL Server
17 23 (8.16%) Law
17 23 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 23 (8.16%) Power BI
17 23 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
18 22 (7.80%) Computer Science
18 22 (7.80%) Business Analysis

Systems 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 26 (9.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.48%) Confluence
3 5 (1.77%) Apache
3 5 (1.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.35%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.32%) NetSuite
2 9 (3.19%) SAP SD
3 8 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.77%) SAP Business One
7 4 (1.42%) Elite 3E
7 4 (1.42%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (1.42%) Social Studio
8 3 (1.06%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.71%) Endur
9 2 (0.71%) Findur
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.71%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.71%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.93%) Power Platform
2 23 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (4.26%) Azure
5 9 (3.19%) SaaS
6 6 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.42%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) ServiceMax
9 2 (0.71%) AWS
9 2 (0.71%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.71%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.35%) IaaS
10 1 (0.35%) Monitis
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) PaaS
10 1 (0.35%) Smartsheet
10 1 (0.35%) Taleo
10 1 (0.35%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.48%) FTP
1 7 (2.48%) Intranet
2 4 (1.42%) HTTP
3 2 (0.71%) DHCP
3 2 (0.71%) DNS
3 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.71%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.16%) Power BI
1 23 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 23 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.06%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.71%) MS Access
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
6 2 (0.71%) Tableau
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (4.96%) JIRA
2 12 (4.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (2.84%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.84%) Rational Quality Manager
3 8 (2.84%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.71%) Postman
5 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (29.79%) Finance
2 27 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 23 (8.16%) Law
4 13 (4.61%) Public Sector
5 12 (4.26%) Legal
6 11 (3.90%) Marketing
6 11 (3.90%) Retail
7 7 (2.48%) Banking
7 7 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.13%) Advertising
8 6 (2.13%) Electronics
9 5 (1.77%) Back Office
9 5 (1.77%) Billing
9 5 (1.77%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.77%) German Language
10 4 (1.42%) Avionics
10 4 (1.42%) Front Office
11 2 (0.71%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.96%) Web Services
2 13 (4.61%) XML
3 8 (2.84%) JTS
3 8 (2.84%) REST
4 6 (2.13%) HTML
5 5 (1.77%) .NET
6 4 (1.42%) CSS
6 4 (1.42%) Visualforce
6 4 (1.42%) XML Schema
7 3 (1.06%) JSON
7 3 (1.06%) JSON Schema
8 2 (0.71%) Middleware
8 2 (0.71%) XSLT
9 1 (0.35%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.35%) COM
9 1 (0.35%) CSS3
9 1 (0.35%) EDI
9 1 (0.35%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) MDX
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.93%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 12 (4.26%) User Experience
4 6 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.13%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.42%) Derivative
5 4 (1.42%) Reinsurance
5 4 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.71%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) FMCG
7 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Derivative
7 2 (0.71%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.35%) Windows
2 14 (4.96%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.71%) Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Unix
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.79%) ERP
2 47 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (12.06%) Requirements Gathering
5 33 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (10.28%) Migration
7 28 (9.93%) ITIL
8 27 (9.57%) Change Management
9 25 (8.87%) Project Management
10 23 (8.16%) CRM
10 23 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (7.80%) Business Analysis
11 22 (7.80%) Computer Science
12 18 (6.38%) Change Control
12 18 (6.38%) Scrum
13 17 (6.03%) Logistics
14 16 (5.67%) Data Modelling
14 16 (5.67%) SDLC
15 15 (5.32%) Analytics
15 15 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (39.72%) SQL
2 13 (4.61%) VB
3 12 (4.26%) C#
4 9 (3.19%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.48%) Java
6 6 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.77%) Python
7 5 (1.77%) VBA
8 4 (1.42%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.71%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) C
11 1 (0.35%) C++
11 1 (0.35%) Natural
11 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (10.28%) Degree
2 5 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) ACCA
4 3 (1.06%) CIMA
5 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.35%) CIPD
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 7 (2.48%) GDPR
3 4 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.71%) EMIR
5 2 (0.71%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.35%) GMP
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
2 2 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
2 1 (0.35%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 56 (19.86%) Microsoft
2 47 (16.67%) SAP
3 35 (12.41%) Oracle
4 12 (4.26%) IBM
4 12 (4.26%) JD Edwards
5 10 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.19%) Ceridian
7 8 (2.84%) Twitter
8 6 (2.13%) JDA
9 5 (1.77%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.77%) Sage
9 5 (1.77%) Workday
10 4 (1.42%) Aderant
10 4 (1.42%) Intapp
10 4 (1.42%) Nintex
10 4 (1.42%) VMware
11 3 (1.06%) IFS
11 3 (1.06%) Northgate
12 2 (0.71%) Orchard