Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,260 1,552 1,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.57% 15.68% 16.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.10% 16.27% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,065 1,276 1,602
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,100 £51,250 £53,750
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,343 9,541 11,253
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 96.41% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,492 7,920 8,904
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Birmingham -1 447 £34,000 -9.33% 59
Coventry +2 181 £39,000 +20.00% 20
Warwickshire +8 142 £35,000 -10.26% 31
Staffordshire -2 123 £33,625 +12.08% 25
Worcestershire +20 70 £28,750 -11.54% 10
Solihull -5 65 £37,500 +23.97% 13
Herefordshire +12 46 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Dudley +5 40 £26,000 -35.00% 2
Shropshire -19 33 £27,500 -21.43% 5
Wolverhampton -1 26 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Sutton Coldfield -11 19 £30,750 +26.80% 3
Walsall -4 16 £38,000 +1.33% 2
Wednesbury -1 2 £41,750 +73.96%
Halesowen +28 1 £24,000 -43.53% 5
West Bromwich +14 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Smethwick +1 1 £27,000 +58.82%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 306 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (21.51%) Finance
3 245 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 245 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
4 239 (18.97%) SQL
5 225 (17.86%) Windows
6 199 (15.79%) ITIL
7 165 (13.10%) Business Analysis
8 141 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
9 133 (10.56%) Degree
10 126 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 125 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
12 122 (9.68%) Active Directory
13 119 (9.44%) Scrum
14 116 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 111 (8.81%) Waterfall
16 110 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
17 109 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
18 103 (8.17%) ITSM
19 99 (7.86%) Firewall
20 91 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
21 87 (6.90%) User Stories
22 85 (6.75%) Linux
23 83 (6.59%) Change Management
23 83 (6.59%) Windows Server
24 81 (6.43%) Project Management
24 81 (6.43%) ISEB
25 79 (6.27%) Retail
26 74 (5.87%) VMware
26 74 (5.87%) Test Automation

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 42 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.19%) SAS
4 14 (1.11%) Confluence
5 12 (0.95%) CMS
5 12 (0.95%) IIS
6 9 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.32%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.16%) Exstream Dialogue
9 2 (0.16%) Moodle
9 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.16%) Totara
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.16%) WordPress
10 1 (0.079%) Apache
10 1 (0.079%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.079%) nginx
10 1 (0.079%) Tomcat
Applications
1 141 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.079%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) SAP MM
2 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.63%) SAP WM
4 7 (0.56%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.48%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.32%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.32%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.24%) Infor LN
7 3 (0.24%) Line 500
7 3 (0.24%) Sage X3
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.24%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.05%) Office 365
2 24 (1.90%) SaaS
3 22 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.079%) G Suite
7 1 (0.079%) GitHub
7 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.079%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.079%) IaaS
7 1 (0.079%) PaaS
7 1 (0.079%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.86%) Firewall
2 71 (5.63%) LAN
3 63 (5.00%) WAN
4 33 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 29 (2.30%) VPN
6 25 (1.98%) DNS
7 23 (1.83%) DHCP
8 20 (1.59%) Network Security
9 18 (1.43%) Internet
10 17 (1.35%) HTTP
10 17 (1.35%) VoIP
11 14 (1.11%) SAN
12 10 (0.79%) IPsec
12 10 (0.79%) SMS
12 10 (0.79%) SSL
13 9 (0.71%) FTP
13 9 (0.71%) SSH
14 7 (0.56%) DEFINITY
14 7 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (2.94%) Power BI
5 26 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
6 25 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (1.35%) QlikView
8 15 (1.19%) MySQL
9 14 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.79%) Big Data
10 10 (0.79%) MS Access
11 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.40%) DB2
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.32%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
14 3 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 37 (2.94%) Selenium
2 30 (2.38%) JIRA
3 11 (0.87%) SoapUI
3 11 (0.87%) WebDriver
4 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.56%) LSMW
6 5 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.32%) JMeter
8 2 (0.16%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.16%) Subversion
8 2 (0.16%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.079%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 271 (21.51%) Finance
2 79 (6.27%) Retail
3 59 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 51 (4.05%) Legal
5 32 (2.54%) Billing
6 30 (2.38%) Banking
7 29 (2.30%) Marketing
8 25 (1.98%) Games
9 24 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.51%) Automotive
11 13 (1.03%) Advertising
12 12 (0.95%) Publishing
13 9 (0.71%) Law
14 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
15 3 (0.24%) French Language
15 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Electronics
16 2 (0.16%) International Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.86%) Web Services
2 28 (2.22%) XML
3 27 (2.14%) .NET
4 16 (1.27%) SOAP
5 15 (1.19%) HTML
6 11 (0.87%) JSON
7 10 (0.79%) CSS
8 9 (0.71%) XSLT
9 7 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.56%) IDoc
10 6 (0.48%) EDI
10 6 (0.48%) Middleware
11 5 (0.40%) jQuery
12 4 (0.32%) REST
13 3 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.24%) RESTful
14 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (0.16%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.16%) Kendo UI
14 2 (0.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 245 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 61 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.06%) CMDB
5 26 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.11%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.03%) User Experience
8 10 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
9 9 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (0.63%) BYOD
10 8 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.63%) IVR
10 8 (0.63%) NHS
11 7 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.48%) Handset
13 5 (0.40%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 225 (17.86%) Windows
2 85 (6.75%) Linux
3 83 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 48 (3.81%) Windows 7
5 36 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.06%) Unix
8 25 (1.98%) Windows 10
9 22 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.48%) Android
14 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.32%) SUSE
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.079%) HPUX
17 1 (0.079%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.079%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (15.79%) ITIL
3 165 (13.10%) Business Analysis
4 119 (9.44%) Scrum
5 116 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 111 (8.81%) Waterfall
7 110 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
8 109 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
9 103 (8.17%) ITSM
10 91 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 87 (6.90%) User Stories
12 83 (6.59%) Change Management
13 81 (6.43%) Project Management
14 74 (5.87%) Test Automation
15 71 (5.63%) Service Management
16 70 (5.56%) Information Security
17 60 (4.76%) Mathematics
18 57 (4.52%) Data Analysis
19 55 (4.37%) Analytics
20 51 (4.05%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 239 (18.97%) SQL
2 54 (4.29%) Java
3 31 (2.46%) VBA
4 25 (1.98%) Python
5 23 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 22 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 19 (1.51%) C#
8 15 (1.19%) C
9 12 (0.95%) R
10 11 (0.87%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.48%) C++
14 5 (0.40%) ABAP
14 5 (0.40%) PHP
14 5 (0.40%) VB
15 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.16%) Groovy
16 2 (0.16%) Perl
16 2 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (10.56%) Degree
2 81 (6.43%) ISEB
3 50 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 48 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (3.02%) CISSP
7 31 (2.46%) ISTQB
7 31 (2.46%) MCP
8 30 (2.38%) MCSE
9 28 (2.22%) MCSA
10 27 (2.14%) SC Cleared
11 24 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.59%) CEH
12 20 (1.59%) CISM
13 19 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (1.19%) CISA
14 15 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (1.11%) IIBA
16 13 (1.03%) GIAC
17 9 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.76%) QA
2 51 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.57%) SLA
4 36 (2.86%) PMO
5 29 (2.30%) GDPR
6 28 (2.22%) PCI DSS
7 18 (1.43%) Data Quality
8 15 (1.19%) COBIT
9 7 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.56%) P3O
10 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.079%) IFRS
13 1 (0.079%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 122 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.79%) XenServer
6 9 (0.71%) vSphere
7 8 (0.63%) XenApp
8 5 (0.40%) Snort
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.079%) Firmware
10 1 (0.079%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
1 4 (0.32%) Nessus
1 4 (0.32%) QRadar
1 4 (0.32%) SCCM
2 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.24%) WSUS
3 2 (0.16%) Ansible
3 2 (0.16%) EnCase
3 2 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.079%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.079%) Matomo
4 1 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.079%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.079%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.079%) SCOM
Vendors
1 245 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.87%) VMware
3 65 (5.16%) Cisco
4 64 (5.08%) SAP
5 60 (4.76%) Oracle
6 52 (4.13%) Citrix
7 47 (3.73%) ServiceNow
8 40 (3.17%) NetApp
9 36 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.83%) Tableau
11 14 (1.11%) Northgate
12 12 (0.95%) Sage
13 11 (0.87%) Avaya
13 11 (0.87%) Google
14 10 (0.79%) EqualLogic
14 10 (0.79%) Kronos
14 10 (0.79%) Remedy
15 9 (0.71%) Dell
16 8 (0.63%) Adobe
16 8 (0.63%) JD Edwards