Period
to 15 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £44,317 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 439 389
Rank change year-on-year -27 -50 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 1104 1240 1728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.69% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 895 1092 1567
UK median annual salary £44,317 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.27% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,850 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £58,300
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 172175 178824 207960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138560 149285 173466
UK median annual salary £48,725 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.58% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -32 990 £45,000 +5.88% 61
UK excluding London -11 737 £40,000 - 46
London -33 351 £52,500 +9.38% 20
South East +82 247 £42,500 - 11
North of England -28 162 £40,000 +12.68% 17
Midlands -41 81 £37,500 -5.06% 6
Yorkshire +9 78 £40,000 +12.68% 6
South West -5 78 £38,273 +2.06% 3
Scotland +10 73 £46,250 +26.71% 3
East of England -52 73 £44,500 -1.11% 4
North West -30 68 £40,000 +14.29% 10
West Midlands -3 63 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Wales +24 17 £32,500 -15.03% 2
North East +12 16 £46,000 +41.54% 1
East Midlands -33 16 £43,836 +16.89% 1
Channel Islands +4 3 £45,000 +9.76%
Northern Ireland -31 2 £45,000 +38.46%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 453 (41.03%) SQL
2 386 (34.96%) Finance
3 209 (18.93%) Microsoft
4 197 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (15.22%) SQL Server
6 148 (13.41%) Oracle
7 146 (13.22%) Windows
8 142 (12.86%) Degree
9 136 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
10 129 (11.68%) Business Analysis
11 123 (11.14%) Systems Analysis
11 123 (11.14%) ITIL
12 121 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 119 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 118 (10.69%) ERP
15 109 (9.87%) SDLC
16 107 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 95 (8.61%) Project Management
17 95 (8.61%) Windows Server
18 90 (8.15%) .NET
19 89 (8.06%) XML
19 89 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
20 84 (7.61%) Management Information System
21 82 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
21 82 (7.43%) UML
22 81 (7.34%) Data Analysis
23 75 (6.79%) C#
23 75 (6.79%) Active Directory
24 74 (6.70%) SAP
25 70 (6.34%) CRM

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 61 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.71%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (1.45%) IBM Domino
7 13 (1.18%) IIS
8 11 (1.00%) Confluence
9 9 (0.82%) CMS
10 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.63%) SAS
12 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.27%) WordPress
15 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
15 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 82 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.45%) Windchill
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.27%) CATIA
7 3 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 24 (2.17%) NetSuite
2 15 (1.36%) SAP CO
2 15 (1.36%) SAP FI
2 15 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (1.27%) Teamcenter
4 13 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.63%) Actimize
9 6 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
9 6 (0.54%) OPENHousing
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle TCA
9 6 (0.54%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.45%) Aareon QL
10 5 (0.45%) Kypera Housing
10 5 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.80%) Office 365
2 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.81%) SaaS
4 18 (1.63%) Mimecast
5 8 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.27%) IaaS
7 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.091%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.091%) Force.com
9 1 (0.091%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.35%) SAN
2 19 (1.72%) DNS
2 19 (1.72%) Skype
2 19 (1.72%) Unified Communications
3 18 (1.63%) WAN
4 17 (1.54%) Firewall
4 17 (1.54%) LAN
5 16 (1.45%) Wireless
6 14 (1.27%) DHCP
7 11 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.00%) VLAN
8 10 (0.91%) SMS
9 9 (0.82%) VPN
9 9 (0.82%) WLAN
10 8 (0.72%) Internet
10 8 (0.72%) Intranet
10 8 (0.72%) Network Security
11 6 (0.54%) LDAP
12 5 (0.45%) MPLS
13 4 (0.36%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 121 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (5.80%) Crystal Reports
5 54 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 47 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.09%) Big Data
11 12 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.00%) Power BI
12 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.63%) QlikView
15 7 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (1.90%) JIRA
3 15 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.18%) SoapUI
5 11 (1.00%) Selenium
6 6 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.45%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.27%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.27%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.27%) Toad
9 2 (0.18%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.091%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.091%) WebDriver
General
1 386 (34.96%) Finance
2 68 (6.16%) Legal
3 67 (6.07%) Retail
4 65 (5.89%) Manufacturing
5 61 (5.53%) Law
6 51 (4.62%) Banking
7 21 (1.90%) Marketing
8 17 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.45%) Advertising
10 11 (1.00%) General Ledger
11 9 (0.82%) Front Office
12 7 (0.63%) Back Office
12 7 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.54%) Automotive
13 6 (0.54%) Billing
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.45%) Local Government
15 4 (0.36%) Military
16 3 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.15%) .NET
2 89 (8.06%) XML
3 55 (4.98%) Web Services
4 34 (3.08%) HTML
5 26 (2.36%) REST
6 21 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.54%) SOAP
8 15 (1.36%) WCF
9 13 (1.18%) XSL
10 12 (1.09%) ADO.NET
10 12 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (1.09%) EDI
10 12 (1.09%) J2EE
11 11 (1.00%) XSD
12 6 (0.54%) XHTML
13 5 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.45%) Software Packaging
14 4 (0.36%) CSS
14 4 (0.36%) jQuery
15 3 (0.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.72%) FMCG
5 18 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 17 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 16 (1.45%) Thin Client
8 15 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.09%) EMC VNX
10 11 (1.00%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.00%) Fintech
11 10 (0.91%) EPoS
11 10 (0.91%) User Experience
12 9 (0.82%) Clustering
12 9 (0.82%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.63%) AS400
13 7 (0.63%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 146 (13.22%) Windows
2 95 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 49 (4.44%) Unix
4 46 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.36%) Linux
7 24 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.09%) Android
10 6 (0.54%) Solaris
10 6 (0.54%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.45%) AIX
11 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.091%) HPUX
13 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (11.68%) Business Analysis
3 123 (11.14%) ITIL
3 123 (11.14%) Systems Analysis
4 119 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 118 (10.69%) ERP
6 109 (9.87%) SDLC
7 107 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 95 (8.61%) Project Management
9 89 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
10 82 (7.43%) UML
11 81 (7.34%) Data Analysis
12 70 (6.34%) CRM
13 55 (4.98%) Workflow
14 54 (4.89%) Translating Business Requirements
15 53 (4.80%) Analytics
16 52 (4.71%) Use Case
17 47 (4.26%) Data Management
18 46 (4.17%) OO
19 45 (4.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 453 (41.03%) SQL
2 75 (6.79%) C#
3 62 (5.62%) T-SQL
4 59 (5.34%) Java
5 47 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 46 (4.17%) VB
7 31 (2.81%) JavaScript
8 29 (2.63%) Python
9 24 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.72%) VBA
12 11 (1.00%) C
12 11 (1.00%) C++
13 6 (0.54%) VBScript
14 3 (0.27%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.27%) Perl
14 3 (0.27%) R
15 2 (0.18%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 142 (12.86%) Degree
2 24 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.90%) MCSE
4 19 (1.72%) ISEB
5 15 (1.36%) MCSA
6 13 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.72%) CIMA
9 7 (0.63%) ACCA
10 6 (0.54%) HND
11 5 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.45%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.45%) MCITP
12 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.36%) IIBA
12 4 (0.36%) MCP
13 3 (0.27%) CCNA
13 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.62%) QA
2 28 (2.54%) SLA
3 16 (1.45%) GDPR
4 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.63%) SEPA
5 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) DICOM
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 75 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (1.45%) XenApp
5 15 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.27%) vSphere
7 10 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.36%) XenServer
10 3 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.091%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (3.17%) SCCM
2 17 (1.54%) SCOM
3 16 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (0.91%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.54%) Malwarebytes
6 6 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.18%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
11 1 (0.091%) Nagios
Vendors
1 209 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 148 (13.41%) Oracle
3 74 (6.70%) SAP
4 67 (6.07%) VMware
5 30 (2.72%) Symantec
6 29 (2.63%) Cisco
7 25 (2.26%) Sybase
8 21 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.81%) Citrix
10 19 (1.72%) HP
11 17 (1.54%) Lotus
12 16 (1.45%) EMC
12 16 (1.45%) Infor
13 15 (1.36%) Cognos
13 15 (1.36%) IBM
13 15 (1.36%) IFS
13 15 (1.36%) Siemens
14 14 (1.27%) Epicor
14 14 (1.27%) Sage
14 14 (1.27%) ServiceNow