The median annual salary for a Systems Analyst was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Analyst
UK
Rank 423 328 330
Rank change year-on-year -95 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 519 991 1015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.96% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.99% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 446 855 861
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,450 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -91 483 £44,000 +3.52% 64
London -75 174 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South East -17 81 £42,500 -2.29% 17
East of England 0 60 £40,000 -11.11% 8
City of London -8 52 £58,750 +6.81% 7
South West +3 38 £36,000 -15.29% 4
North West -68 36 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Yorkshire -23 34 £42,500 +21.42% 4
East Midlands +2 29 £45,000 +20.00% 3
West Yorkshire 0 29 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Scotland +8 25 £36,500 -8.75% 7
West Midlands +6 24 £43,000 +14.66% 1
West Sussex +27 22 £43,500 +135.13% 1
Leeds +4 22 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Essex +29 20 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Manchester -42 19 £34,500 - 3
Leicestershire -8 18 £44,317 +77.26% 1
Hertfordshire -12 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £40,000 -8.04% 3
Hampshire +9 13 £37,500 +2.73% 6
Cheshire -8 13 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Surrey +11 12 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Gloucestershire +7 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Watford -3 11 £37,844 -15.90%
Leicester -4 10 £45,908 +4.73%
Edinburgh -16 10 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Berkshire +24 9 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Crawley +11 9 £43,500 +135.13% 1
Worthing - 9 £55,000 -
Birmingham +12 8 £47,500 +26.66%

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 443 (40.68%) Finance
2 422 (38.75%) SQL
3 194 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (17.26%) Microsoft
5 184 (16.90%) SQL Server
6 180 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
7 154 (14.14%) Business Analysis
8 139 (12.76%) Windows
9 131 (12.03%) Oracle
10 129 (11.85%) Degree
11 122 (11.20%) Systems Analysis
12 121 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 104 (9.55%) Management Information System
14 99 (9.09%) ERP
15 98 (9.00%) Project Management
16 92 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 90 (8.26%) XML
18 88 (8.08%) SAP
19 87 (7.99%) Windows Server
20 85 (7.81%) SDLC
21 72 (6.61%) Law
22 69 (6.34%) UML
23 67 (6.15%) MS Office
23 67 (6.15%) Active Directory
24 66 (6.06%) Java
25 65 (5.97%) Migration
26 64 (5.88%) Retail
26 64 (5.88%) Data Analysis
26 64 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 64 (5.88%) ITIL

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 33 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.39%) IIS
3 25 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.10%) Confluence
7 10 (0.92%) JBoss
7 10 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.46%) Apache
10 4 (0.37%) CMS
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.37%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.18%) TYPO3
11 2 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 121 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 67 (6.15%) MS Office
3 27 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.092%) MS Project
6 1 (0.092%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.092%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (2.75%) Unit4 Business World
2 24 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
5 19 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (1.38%) SAP FI
7 13 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (1.10%) SAP CO
9 11 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
11 9 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (0.83%) Infor CRM
11 9 (0.83%) Oracle ASCP
11 9 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
11 9 (0.83%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.73%) Oracle iSupplier
12 8 (0.73%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.31%) Office 365
2 29 (2.66%) SaaS
3 23 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.83%) IaaS
5 8 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.37%) G Suite
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.092%) Boomi
8 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.74%) Wireless
2 18 (1.65%) Firewall
2 18 (1.65%) Internet
3 15 (1.38%) VPN
4 14 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.19%) LAN
6 11 (1.01%) DHCP
7 10 (0.92%) WAN
8 7 (0.64%) DNS
8 7 (0.64%) Intranet
8 7 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (0.64%) SAN
8 7 (0.64%) VoIP
9 5 (0.46%) Skype
10 4 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (0.37%) MPLS
10 4 (0.37%) PABX
10 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
9 22 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (1.74%) MongoDB
12 16 (1.47%) NoSQL
13 15 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (1.01%) QlikView
16 9 (0.83%) MySQL
17 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (1.93%) JIRA
2 20 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.92%) Selenium
5 8 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.73%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.64%) Toad
7 6 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.37%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.37%) JUnit
8 4 (0.37%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.28%) MagicDraw
9 3 (0.28%) MSTest
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.18%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.092%) PHPUnit
General
1 443 (40.68%) Finance
2 72 (6.61%) Law
3 64 (5.88%) Retail
4 58 (5.33%) Banking
5 52 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 50 (4.59%) Legal
7 22 (2.02%) Back Office
8 20 (1.84%) Marketing
9 19 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.19%) Billing
11 12 (1.10%) Advertising
11 12 (1.10%) Games
11 12 (1.10%) General Ledger
11 12 (1.10%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.46%) Automotive
14 3 (0.28%) Electronics
14 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.26%) XML
2 63 (5.79%) .NET
3 55 (5.05%) Web Services
4 43 (3.95%) HTML
5 37 (3.40%) SOAP
6 36 (3.31%) REST
7 25 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.56%) XSD
9 13 (1.19%) CSS
9 13 (1.19%) EDI
9 13 (1.19%) XSL
10 11 (1.01%) Ajax
10 11 (1.01%) JSON
11 10 (0.92%) GWT
11 10 (0.92%) Hibernate
11 10 (0.92%) Java EE
11 10 (0.92%) Spring
12 9 (0.83%) HTML5
13 8 (0.73%) AngularJS
13 8 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 180 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (9.55%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 18 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 16 (1.47%) Derivative
8 16 (1.47%) Equities
9 15 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 13 (1.19%) NHS
11 11 (1.01%) iPad
12 9 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.83%) Reinsurance
12 9 (0.83%) User Experience
12 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 139 (12.76%) Windows
2 87 (7.99%) Windows Server
3 59 (5.42%) Linux
4 42 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (3.12%) Unix
6 24 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.10%) Solaris
10 11 (1.01%) Android
11 10 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.28%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (14.14%) Business Analysis
3 122 (11.20%) Systems Analysis
4 99 (9.09%) ERP
5 98 (9.00%) Project Management
6 92 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (7.81%) SDLC
8 69 (6.34%) UML
9 65 (5.97%) Migration
10 64 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 64 (5.88%) ITIL
11 61 (5.60%) Change Management
12 57 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (5.23%) User Stories
13 52 (4.78%) CRM
14 50 (4.59%) PRINCE2
15 47 (4.32%) Translating Business Requirements
16 44 (4.04%) Workflow
17 43 (3.95%) Scrum
17 43 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 422 (38.75%) SQL
2 66 (6.06%) Java
3 52 (4.78%) JavaScript
3 52 (4.78%) T-SQL
4 39 (3.58%) C#
5 35 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 30 (2.75%) PL/SQL
7 27 (2.48%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 18 (1.65%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.65%) PHP
9 18 (1.65%) VBA
10 14 (1.29%) VB
11 10 (0.92%) C
11 10 (0.92%) Perl
12 8 (0.73%) AWK
12 8 (0.73%) sed
13 6 (0.55%) C++
13 6 (0.55%) COBOL
13 6 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 129 (11.85%) Degree
2 37 (3.40%) ISEB
3 15 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.92%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.83%) ACCA
6 9 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.73%) CIMA
7 8 (0.73%) MCP
8 7 (0.64%) MCTS
9 6 (0.55%) CCNA
9 6 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.46%) CCNP
10 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.46%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.37%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.37%) CCIE
11 4 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.76%) QA
2 27 (2.48%) SLA
3 23 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (0.55%) ISO22301
6 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 67 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.83%) vSphere
5 7 (0.64%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.46%) XenApp
7 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.28%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.18%) Docker
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.092%) KVM
10 1 (0.092%) QEMU
10 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.092%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (3.21%) SCCM
2 9 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.83%) Puppet
3 8 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (0.64%) SCOM
5 5 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.092%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.092%) Oozie
7 1 (0.092%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 188 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 131 (12.03%) Oracle
3 88 (8.08%) SAP
4 45 (4.13%) VMware
5 36 (3.31%) Cisco
6 33 (3.03%) Cognos
7 27 (2.48%) Citrix
8 19 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.56%) HP
9 17 (1.56%) Hyperion
9 17 (1.56%) Sage
10 15 (1.38%) IBM
10 15 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
11 13 (1.19%) Tableau
11 13 (1.19%) Workday
12 11 (1.01%) Dell
13 10 (0.92%) JD Edwards
14 9 (0.83%) CODA
14 9 (0.83%) Reuters
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonus, holidays, pension and flexi benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Washington Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Pearson Frank
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Denbighshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
City Lit
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Mint
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £26,382 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Orgtel
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Derbyshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Denbigh, Clwyd
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bens Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Opal Tree Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35k - 40k per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
London
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago