Period
to 11 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 558 472 521
Rank change year-on-year -86 +49 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 331 551 780
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 266 447 651
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £34,323 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -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 81,761 94,601 140,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.31% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63,171 76,834 113,065
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -96 279 £44,000 +3.53% 98
UK excluding London -44 221 £41,500 +3.75% 89
London -46 79 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Work from Home -133 63 £37,320 -17.07% 17
Midlands -27 49 £38,500 +0.65% 16
East of England +51 48 £45,000 +20.08% 7
North of England -47 41 £40,000 -3.03% 30
South East -6 40 £48,750 +14.71% 17
West Midlands -17 26 £38,100 +2.86% 10
East Midlands -7 23 £40,000 - 6
North West +17 22 £35,750 -10.63% 17
Yorkshire -37 19 £42,500 +1.19% 13
Wales +39 18 £36,000 -10.00% 2
South West -41 16 £35,000 - 9
Scotland -12 9 £47,500 +18.75% 8

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 139 (41.99%) SQL
2 113 (34.14%) Finance
3 102 (30.82%) Social Skills
4 65 (19.64%) ERP
5 63 (19.03%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (18.43%) Management Information System
6 61 (18.43%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
8 54 (16.31%) Oracle
9 41 (12.39%) Windows
9 41 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (11.48%) Degree
11 37 (11.18%) Migration
11 37 (11.18%) Project Management
12 34 (10.27%) ITIL
12 34 (10.27%) Requirements Gathering
13 33 (9.97%) SQL Server
14 31 (9.37%) SAP
15 29 (8.76%) CRM
15 29 (8.76%) Manufacturing
16 27 (8.16%) Power Platform
17 26 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (7.55%) Information Management
18 25 (7.55%) Business Analysis
18 25 (7.55%) Law
19 24 (7.25%) Power BI
19 24 (7.25%) Microsoft 365
20 22 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
20 22 (6.65%) Change Management

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 18 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.51%) Apache
2 5 (1.51%) Confluence
2 5 (1.51%) JBoss
3 1 (0.30%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Documentum
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.04%) NetSuite
2 11 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.81%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (1.51%) HFM
5 5 (1.51%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (1.21%) Elite 3E
6 4 (1.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (1.21%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.91%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.91%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.91%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.60%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.16%) Power Platform
2 24 (7.25%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (6.34%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (4.53%) SaaS
5 12 (3.63%) Azure
6 7 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (1.81%) IaaS
8 5 (1.51%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.51%) Smartsheet
8 5 (1.51%) Veeva
9 3 (0.91%) GCP
9 3 (0.91%) PaaS
9 3 (0.91%) ServiceMax
10 2 (0.60%) Cloud Coach
10 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.60%) Taleo
11 1 (0.30%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.42%) FTP
2 4 (1.21%) HTTP
3 3 (0.91%) Intranet
4 2 (0.60%) DHCP
4 2 (0.60%) DNS
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) Skype
4 2 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) Broadband
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.25%) Power BI
3 19 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.81%) Tableau
10 5 (1.51%) Essbase
10 5 (1.51%) FileMaker
10 5 (1.51%) GIS
10 5 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.51%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (5.74%) Rational Rhapsody
2 17 (5.14%) JIRA
3 15 (4.53%) Eclipse
3 15 (4.53%) Rational Quality Manager
3 15 (4.53%) Rational Team Concert
4 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.60%) Postman
6 2 (0.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 113 (34.14%) Finance
2 102 (30.82%) Social Skills
3 63 (19.03%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.76%) Manufacturing
5 25 (7.55%) Law
6 20 (6.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (6.04%) Presentation Skills
7 18 (5.44%) Advertising
8 17 (5.14%) Marketing
8 17 (5.14%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (4.83%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (3.63%) Billing
11 11 (3.32%) Legal
11 11 (3.32%) Public Sector
12 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
13 5 (1.51%) Back Office
13 5 (1.51%) Electronics
14 4 (1.21%) Avionics
14 4 (1.21%) General Ledger
14 4 (1.21%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.74%) XML
2 15 (4.53%) JTS
3 13 (3.93%) Web Services
4 8 (2.42%) .NET
5 6 (1.81%) XML Schema
6 5 (1.51%) EDI
6 5 (1.51%) HTML
6 5 (1.51%) JSON
6 5 (1.51%) JSON Schema
6 5 (1.51%) REST
7 4 (1.21%) MDX
8 3 (0.91%) CSS
9 2 (0.60%) React Native
9 2 (0.60%) XSLT
10 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.30%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.30%) jQuery
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.43%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.02%) Data Structures
3 9 (2.72%) User Experience
4 7 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.51%) FMCG
6 4 (1.21%) Housing Association
6 4 (1.21%) Life Science
6 4 (1.21%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.91%) Biotechnology
7 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.60%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.60%) LIMS
8 2 (0.60%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.30%) Derivative
9 1 (0.30%) Equities
9 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Derivative
9 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.39%) Windows
2 20 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.51%) Linux
5 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) SUSE
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.64%) ERP
2 61 (18.43%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (11.18%) Migration
4 37 (11.18%) Project Management
5 34 (10.27%) ITIL
5 34 (10.27%) Requirements Gathering
6 29 (8.76%) CRM
7 26 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (7.55%) Business Analysis
8 25 (7.55%) Information Management
9 22 (6.65%) Change Management
10 21 (6.34%) Computer Science
11 20 (6.04%) Analytics
11 20 (6.04%) Data Modelling
12 19 (5.74%) Data Migration
13 18 (5.44%) Decision-Making
13 18 (5.44%) Service Delivery
13 18 (5.44%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 139 (41.99%) SQL
2 14 (4.23%) C#
3 13 (3.93%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.02%) Java
4 10 (3.02%) VB
5 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.51%) Python
5 5 (1.51%) X++
6 4 (1.21%) VBA
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.30%) C
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Natural
8 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (11.48%) Degree
2 11 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (0.91%) ACCA
4 2 (0.60%) AAT
4 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.60%) MCP
4 2 (0.60%) MCSA
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.30%) CCNA
5 1 (0.30%) CIMA
5 1 (0.30%) CIPD
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB
5 1 (0.30%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.30%) MCSD
5 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.63%) QA
2 5 (1.51%) SLA
3 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.21%) PMO
4 3 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.91%) Good Clinical Practice
4 3 (0.91%) GxP
5 2 (0.60%) GDPR
5 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) GMP
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.30%) SCOM
2 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.31%) Oracle
3 31 (9.37%) SAP
4 19 (5.74%) IBM
5 12 (3.63%) JD Edwards
6 9 (2.72%) Sage
6 9 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.11%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.51%) Ceridian
8 5 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.51%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.51%) Workday
9 4 (1.21%) Aderant
9 4 (1.21%) IFS
9 4 (1.21%) Intapp
9 4 (1.21%) Northgate
10 3 (0.91%) VMware
11 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.60%) Orchard
11 2 (0.60%) Reuters