Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 425 365
Rank change year-on-year -15 -60 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 1169 1373 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.75% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1213 1747
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,300 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £58,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Analyst.

Salary trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Top 18 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 23 October 2017. 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 -24 1058 £45,000 +5.88% 35
UK excluding London -32 756 £40,000 - 30
London -18 401 £57,500 +21.05% 9
South East +70 232 £45,000 - 10
North of England -83 148 £37,500 +1.35% 6
Midlands -29 103 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West +15 93 £37,500 - 6
East of England -45 83 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Scotland +17 71 £48,750 +14.71% 2
West Midlands +3 71 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North West -47 69 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire -30 67 £39,000 +9.86% 4
East Midlands -25 30 £45,500 +13.75%
Wales +18 22 £33,500 -6.29% 1
North East +27 12 £46,000 +35.29%
Northern Ireland -21 3 £50,000 +53.85%
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Systems Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 485 (41.49%) SQL
2 416 (35.59%) Finance
3 240 (20.53%) Microsoft
4 202 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (16.60%) SQL Server
6 174 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
7 161 (13.77%) Degree
8 141 (12.06%) Oracle
9 131 (11.21%) Windows
10 123 (10.52%) Systems Analysis
11 121 (10.35%) XML
12 120 (10.27%) Business Analysis
12 120 (10.27%) SDLC
13 119 (10.18%) ERP
13 119 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
14 118 (10.09%) Project Management
15 117 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 111 (9.50%) ITIL
17 110 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 108 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 101 (8.64%) T-SQL
20 94 (8.04%) Windows Server
21 92 (7.87%) Data Analysis
22 91 (7.78%) Management Information System
23 81 (6.93%) CRM
23 81 (6.93%) Legal
24 80 (6.84%) UML
24 80 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
25 79 (6.76%) .NET
26 76 (6.50%) Active Directory

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 57 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (2.48%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.37%) IBM Domino
5 16 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.86%) CMS
7 10 (0.86%) Confluence
8 6 (0.51%) IIS
8 6 (0.51%) SAS
8 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.086%) FileNet
Applications
1 80 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.26%) Windchill
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) CATIA
7 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 15 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (1.20%) Teamcenter
6 12 (1.03%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (1.03%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.94%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.60%) Actimize
10 6 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.51%) Oracle TCA
10 6 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.43%) OPENHousing
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.68%) Office 365
2 21 (1.80%) SaaS
3 18 (1.54%) Mimecast
4 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.34%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.086%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.086%) Force.com
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.086%) PaaS
9 1 (0.086%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.65%) SAN
2 25 (2.14%) Unified Communications
3 22 (1.88%) WAN
4 21 (1.80%) LAN
5 20 (1.71%) Skype
6 19 (1.63%) DNS
7 15 (1.28%) Wireless
8 14 (1.20%) DHCP
8 14 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.11%) Firewall
10 10 (0.86%) VoIP
11 9 (0.77%) Intranet
11 9 (0.77%) SMS
11 9 (0.77%) VLAN
11 9 (0.77%) WLAN
12 8 (0.68%) VPN
13 7 (0.60%) LDAP
13 7 (0.60%) Network Security
14 5 (0.43%) Internet
14 5 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 117 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (4.79%) Crystal Reports
6 55 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 42 (3.59%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (2.22%) Power BI
10 24 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.63%) MongoDB
13 18 (1.54%) NoSQL
14 14 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.03%) Big Data
16 11 (0.94%) QlikView
17 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
19 5 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 30 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (1.80%) JIRA
3 13 (1.11%) SoapUI
3 13 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.94%) Selenium
5 6 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.43%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.34%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.17%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.17%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.086%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.086%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.086%) WebDriver
General
1 416 (35.59%) Finance
2 81 (6.93%) Legal
3 72 (6.16%) Law
4 65 (5.56%) Retail
5 58 (4.96%) Manufacturing
6 52 (4.45%) Banking
7 28 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.14%) Marketing
9 22 (1.88%) Billing
10 18 (1.54%) Advertising
11 16 (1.37%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.77%) Electronics
13 8 (0.68%) Front Office
14 7 (0.60%) Back Office
14 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.51%) Publishing
16 5 (0.43%) Local Government
17 4 (0.34%) Military
18 3 (0.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (10.35%) XML
2 79 (6.76%) .NET
3 61 (5.22%) Web Services
4 41 (3.51%) HTML
5 39 (3.34%) REST
6 26 (2.22%) SOAP
7 18 (1.54%) XSD
7 18 (1.54%) XSL
8 15 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 15 (1.28%) EDI
8 15 (1.28%) WCF
9 13 (1.11%) J2EE
10 11 (0.94%) MDX
11 10 (0.86%) ADO.NET
11 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.51%) XHTML
13 5 (0.43%) HTML5
13 5 (0.43%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.43%) XML Messaging
14 4 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 174 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.31%) Computer Science
3 27 (2.31%) User Experience
4 23 (1.97%) Fat Client
4 23 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 18 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 17 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.11%) FMCG
8 13 (1.11%) Reinsurance
9 12 (1.03%) EMC VNX
10 11 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.86%) Fintech
12 9 (0.77%) AS400
13 7 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.60%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.51%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 131 (11.21%) Windows
2 94 (8.04%) Windows Server
3 52 (4.45%) Unix
4 40 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (3.08%) Linux
6 26 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.86%) Android
8 10 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.43%) Solaris
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.34%) AIX
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.086%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.086%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (10.52%) Systems Analysis
3 120 (10.27%) Business Analysis
3 120 (10.27%) SDLC
4 119 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
4 119 (10.18%) ERP
5 118 (10.09%) Project Management
6 111 (9.50%) ITIL
7 110 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 108 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 92 (7.87%) Data Analysis
10 81 (6.93%) CRM
11 80 (6.84%) UML
12 61 (5.22%) Use Case
13 59 (5.05%) Data Management
14 57 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
15 55 (4.70%) Analytics
16 50 (4.28%) Migration
16 50 (4.28%) Workflow
17 49 (4.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 485 (41.49%) SQL
2 101 (8.64%) T-SQL
3 64 (5.47%) Java
4 60 (5.13%) C#
5 58 (4.96%) PowerShell
6 39 (3.34%) VB
7 36 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 32 (2.74%) VBA
9 30 (2.57%) Shell Script
10 27 (2.31%) Python
11 25 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.86%) C
14 8 (0.68%) VBScript
15 5 (0.43%) C++
16 4 (0.34%) ABAP
16 4 (0.34%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.26%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.26%) Perl
17 3 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 161 (13.77%) Degree
2 24 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.80%) ISEB
3 21 (1.80%) MCSE
4 17 (1.45%) MCSA
5 16 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.51%) ACCA
8 6 (0.51%) CIMA
9 5 (0.43%) HND
9 5 (0.43%) MCDBA
9 5 (0.43%) MCITP
10 4 (0.34%) MCP
11 3 (0.26%) CCNA
11 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.26%) HNC
11 3 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.59%) QA
2 39 (3.34%) SLA
3 12 (1.03%) GDPR
4 10 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.60%) SEPA
7 5 (0.43%) PMO
8 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) DICOM
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 76 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.94%) vSphere
5 10 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.34%) XenApp
8 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.086%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (2.99%) SCCM
2 16 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 15 (1.28%) SCOM
4 12 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.43%) Malwarebytes
6 5 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.34%) WSUS
8 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.17%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.086%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.086%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.086%) Terraform
Vendors
1 240 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 141 (12.06%) Oracle
3 70 (5.99%) SAP
4 68 (5.82%) VMware
5 24 (2.05%) Symantec
6 23 (1.97%) Cisco
6 23 (1.97%) Citrix
7 20 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.71%) Sybase
8 19 (1.63%) Northgate
9 18 (1.54%) Siemens
10 17 (1.45%) Cognos
11 16 (1.37%) EMC
11 16 (1.37%) Lotus
12 15 (1.28%) HP
12 15 (1.28%) IBM
13 13 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.03%) Xerox
15 9 (0.77%) Avaya
15 9 (0.77%) IFS