Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 454 453 427
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 1,045 1,172 1,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 875 935 1,224
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 157,752 168,024 185,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,078 134,582 155,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +13 1,001 £42,500 -5.56% 143
UK excluding London -15 648 £40,000 - 99
London +38 392 £47,500 -17.39% 51
South East -38 184 £45,000 - 21
North of England +48 183 £33,250 -11.33% 26
Midlands +39 118 £40,000 +6.67% 13
Yorkshire +56 103 £32,500 -15.03% 12
East of England +25 72 £50,000 +13.64% 19
North West +5 69 £33,500 -10.67% 10
East Midlands +35 65 £40,000 -13.04% 6
West Midlands +6 53 £40,000 +6.67% 7
South West -28 53 £37,500 - 13
Scotland -42 26 £37,250 -23.59% 4
Wales -4 23 £38,500 +14.93% 3
North East -12 11 £35,000 -15.66% 4

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 421 (40.29%) SQL
2 361 (34.55%) Finance
3 277 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 192 (18.37%) SQL Server
5 190 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (17.32%) Degree
7 172 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
8 159 (15.22%) Retail
9 141 (13.49%) Oracle
10 134 (12.82%) Systems Analysis
11 131 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
12 126 (12.06%) ITIL
13 125 (11.96%) Microsoft Excel
14 121 (11.58%) Project Management
15 120 (11.48%) Business Analysis
16 114 (10.91%) CRM
17 113 (10.81%) ERP
18 107 (10.24%) Windows
19 94 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 92 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
21 87 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
22 86 (8.23%) SAP
22 86 (8.23%) Java
23 72 (6.89%) SDLC
24 71 (6.79%) Manufacturing
25 69 (6.60%) Validation
25 69 (6.60%) VMware
26 66 (6.32%) .NET
27 65 (6.22%) Active Directory
28 64 (6.12%) Billing

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 (4.98%) MS Exchange
2 48 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (1.34%) JBoss
5 13 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.15%) SAS
7 10 (0.96%) IIS
8 8 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.48%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.48%) Liferay
11 4 (0.38%) Confluence
11 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.19%) CMS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.096%) LiveLink
14 1 (0.096%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 125 (11.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Windchill
7 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.096%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.096%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (2.58%) NetSuite
2 25 (2.39%) SAP CO
2 25 (2.39%) SAP FI
2 25 (2.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 18 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.34%) Unit4 Business World
5 11 (1.05%) HFM
5 11 (1.05%) Orchard Housing
6 10 (0.96%) Northgate Housing
6 10 (0.96%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.86%) Infor M3
7 9 (0.86%) iTrent
7 9 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.57%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.50%) Office 365
2 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (1.34%) SaaS
4 9 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.67%) G Suite
6 4 (0.38%) Taleo
7 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.096%) IaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.096%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.49%) LAN
1 26 (2.49%) WAN
2 17 (1.63%) Intranet
3 15 (1.44%) Firewall
4 13 (1.24%) Unified Communications
5 12 (1.15%) WLAN
6 10 (0.96%) Internet
7 9 (0.86%) Network Security
7 9 (0.86%) VPN
8 8 (0.77%) AMQP
9 7 (0.67%) DNS
9 7 (0.67%) SMS
9 7 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.57%) DHCP
11 4 (0.38%) Broadband
11 4 (0.38%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.38%) SAN
12 3 (0.29%) PBX
12 3 (0.29%) RTP
12 3 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 56 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (2.87%) Power BI
7 27 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
8 26 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
9 20 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.53%) MS Access
10 16 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 10 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.96%) SAP BW
13 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.86%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.86%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (2.01%) JIRA
2 19 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.86%) Maven
4 9 (0.86%) Subversion
5 8 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.67%) Selenium
6 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.48%) JMeter
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.19%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.096%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.096%) Hudson
10 1 (0.096%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 361 (34.55%) Finance
2 159 (15.22%) Retail
3 71 (6.79%) Manufacturing
4 64 (6.12%) Billing
5 52 (4.98%) Banking
6 47 (4.50%) Advertising
7 30 (2.87%) Legal
8 25 (2.39%) Law
9 24 (2.30%) Marketing
10 20 (1.91%) Games
10 20 (1.91%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.44%) Front Office
12 11 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 11 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.86%) Publishing
14 8 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.67%) Back Office
16 6 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.57%) International Banking
16 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (6.32%) .NET
2 60 (5.74%) XML
3 52 (4.98%) HTML
4 37 (3.54%) Web Services
5 28 (2.68%) SOAP
6 23 (2.20%) REST
7 21 (2.01%) J2EE
8 20 (1.91%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.72%) CSS
10 16 (1.53%) Hibernate
11 15 (1.44%) HTML5
12 14 (1.34%) Java EE
13 11 (1.05%) Spring
14 10 (0.96%) jQuery
14 10 (0.96%) JSON
15 9 (0.86%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.86%) XSL
16 8 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
16 8 (0.77%) MDX
16 8 (0.77%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 172 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.55%) Management Information System
3 49 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.97%) Fintech
5 29 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.82%) Hedge funds
8 18 (1.72%) User Experience
9 14 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.24%) EFT
11 12 (1.15%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.05%) FMCG
13 10 (0.96%) Equities
13 10 (0.96%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.86%) EPoS
14 9 (0.86%) SWIFT
15 8 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.77%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.24%) Windows
2 62 (5.93%) Windows Server
3 54 (5.17%) Linux
4 50 (4.78%) Unix
5 23 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.67%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) Android
8 4 (0.38%) HPUX
8 4 (0.38%) SUSE
8 4 (0.38%) VMS
9 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.096%) AIX
11 1 (0.096%) CentOS
11 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (12.82%) Systems Analysis
3 131 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (12.06%) ITIL
5 121 (11.58%) Project Management
6 120 (11.48%) Business Analysis
7 114 (10.91%) CRM
8 113 (10.81%) ERP
9 94 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (6.89%) SDLC
12 69 (6.60%) Validation
13 64 (6.12%) User Stories
14 61 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 60 (5.74%) Data Analysis
16 53 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 50 (4.78%) Change Management
17 50 (4.78%) Data Modelling
18 47 (4.50%) Waterfall
19 46 (4.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 421 (40.29%) SQL
2 86 (8.23%) Java
3 50 (4.78%) C#
3 50 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.02%) T-SQL
5 28 (2.68%) VBA
6 21 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 20 (1.91%) C
7 20 (1.91%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.53%) ANSI SQL
8 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.44%) VB
9 15 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.34%) PHP
11 10 (0.96%) Python
12 8 (0.77%) ABAP
12 8 (0.77%) C++
13 6 (0.57%) Perl
14 4 (0.38%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 181 (17.32%) Degree
2 24 (2.30%) ISEB
3 15 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.05%) Postgraduate
6 8 (0.77%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.48%) ACCA
8 5 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.38%) MCSE
10 3 (0.29%) MCSA
10 3 (0.29%) PMP
10 3 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.50%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) SLA
3 12 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.86%) SEPA
5 8 (0.77%) ISO 20022
6 6 (0.57%) GDPR
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.29%) GxP
9 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.19%) PMO
10 1 (0.096%) EMIR
10 1 (0.096%) MiFID
System Software
1 65 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.77%) vSphere
4 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.29%) Docker
5 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.096%) Xen
6 1 (0.096%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.15%) SCCM
2 6 (0.57%) AirWatch
2 6 (0.57%) Nagios
3 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.38%) WSUS
5 2 (0.19%) Ansible
5 2 (0.19%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.19%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.19%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (0.19%) Puppet
5 2 (0.19%) Salt
6 1 (0.096%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.096%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.096%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.096%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.096%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 277 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 141 (13.49%) Oracle
3 86 (8.23%) SAP
4 69 (6.60%) VMware
5 31 (2.97%) Citrix
6 29 (2.78%) Sage
7 23 (2.20%) Infor
8 22 (2.11%) Northgate
9 19 (1.82%) IFS
10 17 (1.63%) Epicor
10 17 (1.63%) JD Edwards
11 16 (1.53%) Cognos
12 15 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.34%) Orchard
14 13 (1.24%) Bloomberg
15 12 (1.15%) Hyperion
15 12 (1.15%) Ivanti
16 11 (1.05%) Cisco
16 11 (1.05%) Kronos
16 11 (1.05%) Reuters