Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 467 377
Rank change year-on-year +20 -90 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 1,158 1,120 1,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.63% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.66% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 963 927 1,510
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £60,000
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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +27 1,096 £43,250 -3.89% 145
UK excluding London +6 738 £40,000 - 125
London +23 415 £50,000 -13.04% 35
South East +36 232 £42,500 -2.30% 24
North of England +39 169 £35,000 -4.11% 47
Midlands +15 130 £39,500 -1.25% 18
South West -23 79 £37,500 - 10
North West +31 78 £32,000 -8.57% 22
Yorkshire +39 71 £37,500 +7.14% 21
West Midlands +22 71 £38,500 +2.67% 10
East of England -10 71 £50,000 +13.64% 11
East Midlands +22 59 £40,000 -14.44% 8
Scotland -26 45 £40,000 - 11
Wales +5 24 £37,000 +5.71% 3
North East -23 20 £45,000 +20.00% 4

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 466 (40.24%) SQL
2 399 (34.46%) Finance
3 276 (23.83%) Microsoft
4 224 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
7 181 (15.63%) Degree
8 173 (14.94%) Microsoft Excel
9 171 (14.77%) SQL Server
10 154 (13.30%) Business Analysis
11 150 (12.95%) Oracle
12 132 (11.40%) Systems Analysis
13 130 (11.23%) ERP
14 127 (10.97%) Retail
15 122 (10.54%) ITIL
16 110 (9.50%) Project Management
17 106 (9.15%) Windows
18 104 (8.98%) CRM
19 101 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
20 91 (7.86%) SAP
21 88 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
22 85 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
22 85 (7.34%) Management Information System
22 85 (7.34%) SDLC
23 82 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
24 78 (6.74%) .NET
25 77 (6.65%) Waterfall
26 72 (6.22%) User Stories
27 71 (6.13%) Java
28 67 (5.79%) Manufacturing

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 52 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (1.30%) SAS
5 12 (1.04%) JBoss
5 12 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.60%) IIS
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.43%) Confluence
11 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.26%) Apache
12 3 (0.26%) CMS
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 173 (14.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.086%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.086%) CATIA
8 1 (0.086%) Simulink
8 1 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.086%) SPSS
8 1 (0.086%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 53 (4.58%) NetSuite
2 41 (3.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.47%) SAP CO
4 17 (1.47%) SAP FI
4 17 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (1.38%) HFM
6 15 (1.30%) Elite 3E
7 14 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 13 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (1.04%) Dynamics GP
10 11 (0.95%) iTrent
10 11 (0.95%) SAP Business One
11 10 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 8 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.92%) Office 365
2 24 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.38%) SaaS
5 13 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.60%) Taleo
8 6 (0.52%) IaaS
9 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.43%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.26%) MailChimp
10 3 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.26%) SurveyMonkey
11 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.086%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.086%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.086%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.086%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.25%) Intranet
2 21 (1.81%) LAN
3 20 (1.73%) WAN
4 18 (1.55%) Internet
5 14 (1.21%) Firewall
6 13 (1.12%) Unified Communications
7 12 (1.04%) SMS
8 11 (0.95%) Broadband
9 8 (0.69%) AMQP
9 8 (0.69%) VPN
10 7 (0.60%) WLAN
11 6 (0.52%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.52%) VoIP
12 5 (0.43%) DHCP
12 5 (0.43%) DNS
12 5 (0.43%) Network Security
13 4 (0.35%) SAN
14 3 (0.26%) ISDN
14 3 (0.26%) PBX
14 3 (0.26%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 39 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
7 30 (2.59%) Power BI
8 23 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
9 21 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.21%) MS Access
12 13 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.86%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.60%) MySQL
16 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 5 (0.43%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 15 (1.30%) JIRA
1 15 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.95%) Subversion
3 10 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.78%) Maven
5 8 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.69%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.35%) PeopleTools
8 4 (0.35%) Selenium
9 3 (0.26%) Toad
10 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.086%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.086%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.086%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.086%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.086%) Rational DOORS
General
1 399 (34.46%) Finance
2 127 (10.97%) Retail
3 67 (5.79%) Manufacturing
4 53 (4.58%) Billing
5 47 (4.06%) Advertising
6 43 (3.71%) Legal
7 38 (3.28%) Banking
8 35 (3.02%) Law
9 34 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 27 (2.33%) Games
11 20 (1.73%) Marketing
12 17 (1.47%) Front Office
12 17 (1.47%) General Ledger
13 11 (0.95%) Back Office
13 11 (0.95%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.60%) Publishing
15 6 (0.52%) Local Government
16 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.74%) .NET
2 65 (5.61%) XML
3 47 (4.06%) HTML
4 38 (3.28%) Web Services
5 27 (2.33%) SOAP
6 24 (2.07%) REST
7 20 (1.73%) CSS
8 13 (1.12%) HTML5
9 12 (1.04%) Hibernate
10 11 (0.95%) J2EE
11 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (0.86%) Java EE
11 10 (0.86%) Spring
12 9 (0.78%) JSON
12 9 (0.78%) XSL
13 8 (0.69%) Ember.js
13 8 (0.69%) Middleware
13 8 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.69%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 204 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 60 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 37 (3.20%) User Experience
5 31 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 24 (2.07%) Fintech
8 21 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.21%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.21%) EFT
9 14 (1.21%) Equities
9 14 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (1.04%) EPoS
12 11 (0.95%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.86%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.15%) Windows
2 57 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 40 (3.45%) Linux
4 36 (3.11%) Unix
5 23 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.78%) Android
8 9 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.52%) VMS
11 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.43%) HPUX
12 4 (0.35%) Solaris
12 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.26%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.26%) SUSE
13 3 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
3 154 (13.30%) Business Analysis
4 132 (11.40%) Systems Analysis
5 130 (11.23%) ERP
6 122 (10.54%) ITIL
7 110 (9.50%) Project Management
8 104 (8.98%) CRM
9 101 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
11 85 (7.34%) SDLC
12 82 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 77 (6.65%) Waterfall
14 72 (6.22%) User Stories
15 60 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 60 (5.18%) Translating Business Requirements
15 60 (5.18%) UML
16 59 (5.09%) Validation
17 54 (4.66%) Scrum
18 51 (4.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 466 (40.24%) SQL
2 71 (6.13%) Java
3 66 (5.70%) C#
4 41 (3.54%) T-SQL
4 41 (3.54%) VBA
5 33 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.68%) VB
7 28 (2.42%) C
8 22 (1.90%) PHP
9 20 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.38%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.38%) Python
10 16 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.04%) ANSI SQL
11 12 (1.04%) C++
12 7 (0.60%) Ruby
13 4 (0.35%) ABAP
13 4 (0.35%) PeopleCode
14 3 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (15.63%) Degree
2 28 (2.42%) ISEB
3 18 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.12%) Postgraduate
6 9 (0.78%) DBS Check
6 9 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.60%) ACCA
8 6 (0.52%) CIMA
9 5 (0.43%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.43%) CFA
10 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.17%) AAT
12 2 (0.17%) ICAEW
12 2 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.17%) MCSA
12 2 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.02%) QA
2 25 (2.16%) SLA
3 16 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.30%) GDPR
5 8 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.26%) MiFID
7 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) SEPA
9 1 (0.086%) EMIR
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.43%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.35%) XenApp
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) Docker
7 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.086%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.086%) Firmware
8 1 (0.086%) Squid
8 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.086%) Xen
8 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (0.78%) SCCM
2 5 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.26%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.17%) Ansible
4 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.17%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.17%) Salt
4 2 (0.17%) SCOM
4 2 (0.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.086%) Grafana
5 1 (0.086%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.086%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.086%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.086%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 276 (23.83%) Microsoft
2 150 (12.95%) Oracle
3 91 (7.86%) SAP
4 62 (5.35%) VMware
5 45 (3.89%) Sage
6 32 (2.76%) Citrix
6 32 (2.76%) Epicor
7 30 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.42%) IFS
9 23 (1.99%) Aderant
10 21 (1.81%) JD Edwards
11 18 (1.55%) Hyperion
11 18 (1.55%) Infor
12 17 (1.47%) Bloomberg
13 16 (1.38%) Tableau
14 14 (1.21%) Northgate
15 13 (1.12%) Sun
16 12 (1.04%) Cisco
16 12 (1.04%) Cognos
16 12 (1.04%) Reuters