Period
to 23 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 285 1,032 1,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.80% 14.18% 14.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.56% 14.68% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 227 889 1,087
Median annual salary £36,000 £33,631 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.04% -3.91% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,150 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £52,350
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 2,466 7,031 8,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 96.61% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,965 5,717 6,494
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,871 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.03% +3.74% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 -27 63 £40,000 +21.21% 15
Warwickshire -1 58 £40,000 -3.61% 8
Shropshire +2 40 £32,500 +10.17% 5
Staffordshire -1 33 £44,000 +57.14% 5
Solihull +6 30 £24,750 -29.29% 3
Coventry -9 21 £38,250 +2.00% 7
Worcestershire -8 17 £32,000 +13.86% 4
Walsall +8 5 £35,000 +0.13% 1
Wolverhampton 0 5 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Sutton Coldfield +4 3 £40,000 +77.78%
West Bromwich +4 3 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £21,500 -
Herefordshire +16 1 £40,000 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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 77 (27.02%) SQL
2 75 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 71 (24.91%) ITIL
3 71 (24.91%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (23.16%) Windows
5 59 (20.70%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (18.95%) Finance
8 42 (14.74%) Office 365
9 39 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (13.33%) Azure
11 36 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
13 32 (11.23%) SQL Server
14 28 (9.82%) Citrix
14 28 (9.82%) Change Management
15 27 (9.47%) Management Information System
15 27 (9.47%) Power BI
15 27 (9.47%) Power Platform
16 26 (9.12%) Business Analysis
17 25 (8.77%) Process Improvement
17 25 (8.77%) Active Directory
17 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (8.77%) GDPR
18 24 (8.42%) Information Security
19 23 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (8.07%) SAN
20 22 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 22 (7.72%) iSCSI
21 20 (7.02%) QA

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 13 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.11%) Confluence
3 4 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.05%) CMS
4 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.05%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) Mule
6 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) Quantrix
5 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.05%) Magento
2 2 (0.70%) Line 500
2 2 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.70%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.70%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.70%) SAP PP-PI
2 2 (0.70%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.35%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.74%) Office 365
2 38 (13.33%) Azure
3 27 (9.47%) Power Platform
4 17 (5.96%) SaaS
5 7 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.75%) AWS
7 3 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.70%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.35%) IaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.07%) SAN
2 22 (7.72%) iSCSI
3 20 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
4 19 (6.67%) DNS
4 19 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 15 (5.26%) DHCP
5 15 (5.26%) LAN
5 15 (5.26%) WAN
6 13 (4.56%) Firewall
7 10 (3.51%) VPN
8 5 (1.75%) FTP
8 5 (1.75%) VLAN
8 5 (1.75%) VoIP
9 3 (1.05%) Broadband
9 3 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.05%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.05%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (1.05%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.05%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.47%) Power BI
3 22 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (2.81%) Tableau
9 5 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.75%) Big Data
9 5 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.75%) MySQL
9 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.40%) DB2
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.40%) QlikView
11 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.70%) Informix
12 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 18 (6.32%) Selenium
2 14 (4.91%) JIRA
3 8 (2.81%) Postman
3 8 (2.81%) SpecFlow
4 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.75%) Appium
5 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.40%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.70%) Toad
9 1 (0.35%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.35%) JMeter
9 1 (0.35%) Protractor
9 1 (0.35%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (18.95%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.21%) Law
3 12 (4.21%) Legal
4 7 (2.46%) Back Office
4 7 (2.46%) Banking
4 7 (2.46%) Retail
5 6 (2.11%) Digital Economy
6 5 (1.75%) Marketing
7 4 (1.40%) French Language
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.70%) Social Housing
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.91%) .NET
2 10 (3.51%) XML
3 7 (2.46%) Web Services
4 6 (2.11%) jQuery
4 6 (2.11%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.40%) SOAP
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (1.05%) CSS
6 3 (1.05%) HTML
6 3 (1.05%) JSON
6 3 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.05%) MDX
6 3 (1.05%) RESTful
6 3 (1.05%) XHTML
7 2 (0.70%) Middleware
7 2 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.70%) SAPUI5
8 1 (0.35%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.70%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.56%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.16%) AS400
7 8 (2.81%) Replication
8 6 (2.11%) BYOD
8 6 (2.11%) iSeries
8 6 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.70%) FMCG
12 2 (0.70%) NHS
12 2 (0.70%) PMI
12 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.16%) Windows
2 17 (5.96%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.86%) Linux
5 9 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.46%) Unix
7 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.70%) Android
8 2 (0.70%) HPUX
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.91%) ITIL
1 71 (24.91%) Problem-Solving
2 55 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (9.82%) Change Management
6 26 (9.12%) Business Analysis
7 25 (8.77%) Process Improvement
8 24 (8.42%) Information Security
9 19 (6.67%) Analytics
9 19 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 16 (5.61%) Problem Management
11 15 (5.26%) Requirements Gathering
11 15 (5.26%) SIEM
11 15 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 14 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (4.56%) Computer Science
13 13 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (4.56%) Risk Management
13 13 (4.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.02%) SQL
2 16 (5.61%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.61%) Python
2 16 (5.61%) T-SQL
3 14 (4.91%) C#
4 13 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.81%) Java
7 5 (1.75%) Perl
8 4 (1.40%) RPG
8 4 (1.40%) RPG III
8 4 (1.40%) RPG/400
8 4 (1.40%) Ruby
9 3 (1.05%) PHP
9 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.05%) Scala
10 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.70%) VB
10 2 (0.70%) VB6
10 2 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (7.02%) Degree
3 11 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.86%) MCSA
4 10 (3.51%) Server+ Certification
5 9 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.81%) CISSP
6 8 (2.81%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.81%) MCSE
7 7 (2.46%) CISM
7 7 (2.46%) ISEB
7 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (2.11%) CEH
8 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.75%) CCNP
9 5 (1.75%) CCSP
9 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.77%) GDPR
2 20 (7.02%) QA
3 15 (5.26%) SLA
4 7 (2.46%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.75%) COBIT
6 5 (1.75%) GPG13
7 4 (1.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.70%) BS25999
8 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.70%) NIST
9 1 (0.35%) IFRS
System Software
1 25 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.16%) XenApp
4 7 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.05%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.70%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.70%) NFS
8 1 (0.35%) HDFS
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) SCCM
2 4 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.05%) Control-M
3 3 (1.05%) CSIRT
3 3 (1.05%) WSUS
4 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.82%) Citrix
3 18 (6.32%) VMware
4 12 (4.21%) Oracle
4 12 (4.21%) SAP
5 9 (3.16%) Cisco
6 8 (2.81%) Veeam
7 5 (1.75%) Cadence
7 5 (1.75%) IBM
7 5 (1.75%) Siemens
8 4 (1.40%) IFS
8 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.05%) BMC
9 3 (1.05%) Dell
9 3 (1.05%) HP
9 3 (1.05%) Meraki
9 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.70%) CommVault
10 2 (0.70%) Sage
10 2 (0.70%) Sophos