Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 635 818 1,209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.93% 14.01% 15.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.97% 14.60% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 503 701 973
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,300
25th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £44,345 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.34% +1.19% +5.00%

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 4,546 5,602 7,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.55% 95.92% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,605 4,755 5,829
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,350 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +2.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,705 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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
Birmingham -5 218 £42,500 +21.43% 48
Staffordshire +1 84 £29,500 -2.48% 8
Warwickshire +5 68 £45,000 +7.14% 18
Solihull +4 63 £29,750 -23.23% 3
Coventry -5 57 £32,500 -18.75% 9
Shropshire 0 33 £40,000 - 5
Wolverhampton +5 25 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Herefordshire +10 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Wednesbury 0 9 £23,500 -17.54%
Worcestershire -19 8 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield +3 7 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Walsall +4 3 £28,000 +9.80% 1
Dudley -6 3 £32,500 +18.18%
West Bromwich -2 1 £30,000 -22.58% 1
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 176 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 157 (24.72%) SQL
3 122 (19.21%) Finance
4 116 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (17.64%) Windows
7 94 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
8 87 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
9 86 (13.54%) Microsoft 365
10 76 (11.97%) Power Platform
10 76 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
11 74 (11.65%) Power BI
12 73 (11.50%) ITIL
13 67 (10.55%) Azure
14 64 (10.08%) Business Analysis
15 63 (9.92%) Data Analysis
15 63 (9.92%) Active Directory
16 60 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
17 57 (8.98%) Analytics
18 56 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
19 54 (8.50%) SQL Server
20 53 (8.35%) Firewall
21 50 (7.87%) Information Security
21 50 (7.87%) Project Management
21 50 (7.87%) GDPR
22 46 (7.24%) SLA
23 45 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
24 43 (6.77%) Requirements Gathering
25 41 (6.46%) VMware
26 40 (6.30%) Law

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 34 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.05%) Confluence
2 13 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.94%) IIS
5 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.47%) SAS
6 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 76 (11.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 7 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.79%) iTrent
4 4 (0.63%) Bond Adapt
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.16%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 86 (13.54%) Microsoft 365
2 76 (11.97%) Power Platform
3 67 (10.55%) Azure
4 38 (5.98%) SaaS
5 23 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (2.20%) AWS
7 8 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.79%) PaaS
9 3 (0.47%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.47%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.31%) Google Data Studio
10 2 (0.31%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.31%) Taleo
11 1 (0.16%) GCP
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.35%) Firewall
2 21 (3.31%) DNS
3 19 (2.99%) LAN
3 19 (2.99%) VPN
3 19 (2.99%) WAN
4 16 (2.52%) DHCP
4 16 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.20%) VoIP
6 11 (1.73%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.42%) WLAN
9 6 (0.94%) Intranet
10 4 (0.63%) Broadband
10 4 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.63%) VLAN
11 3 (0.47%) HTTP
11 3 (0.47%) Network Security
11 3 (0.47%) SSH
11 3 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.65%) Power BI
2 54 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.25%) Tableau
4 26 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.57%) MySQL
9 8 (1.26%) Big Data
10 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.79%) MS Access
12 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.63%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 25 (3.94%) JIRA
2 14 (2.20%) Selenium
3 12 (1.89%) Postman
4 11 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.26%) JMeter
7 3 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.31%) Balsamiq
8 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.31%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.31%) Protractor
8 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.16%) LSMW
9 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 122 (19.21%) Finance
2 40 (6.30%) Law
3 27 (4.25%) Public Sector
3 27 (4.25%) Retail
4 22 (3.46%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.99%) Digital Economy
6 17 (2.68%) Games
6 17 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.05%) Marketing
8 11 (1.73%) Automotive
9 10 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.26%) Legal
11 6 (0.94%) Banking
12 5 (0.79%) Back Office
13 4 (0.63%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Front Office
13 4 (0.63%) Social Housing
14 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.20%) .NET
2 13 (2.05%) XML
3 11 (1.73%) WML
4 10 (1.57%) CSS
4 10 (1.57%) HTML
5 6 (0.94%) MDX
6 5 (0.79%) Middleware
6 5 (0.79%) Web Services
7 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.47%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.47%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.31%) CSS3
9 2 (0.31%) HTML5
9 2 (0.31%) jQuery
9 2 (0.31%) JSON
9 2 (0.31%) Node.js
9 2 (0.31%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.16%) Ajax
10 1 (0.16%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.14%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.10%) User Experience
10 5 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.79%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.63%) iPhone
12 3 (0.47%) AS400
12 3 (0.47%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.47%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.47%) iPad
12 3 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 112 (17.64%) Windows
2 37 (5.83%) Windows Server
3 28 (4.41%) Windows 10
4 25 (3.94%) Linux
5 16 (2.52%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.94%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.63%) Unix
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.47%) Android
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
4 73 (11.50%) ITIL
5 64 (10.08%) Business Analysis
6 63 (9.92%) Data Analysis
7 57 (8.98%) Analytics
8 56 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (7.87%) Information Security
9 50 (7.87%) Project Management
10 45 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
11 43 (6.77%) Requirements Gathering
12 40 (6.30%) Workshop Facilitation
13 39 (6.14%) SDLC
14 38 (5.98%) Process Improvement
14 38 (5.98%) Visualisation
15 36 (5.67%) ERP
15 36 (5.67%) Project Delivery
16 34 (5.35%) Change Management
16 34 (5.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 157 (24.72%) SQL
2 30 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.09%) C#
4 21 (3.31%) Python
5 19 (2.99%) Java
5 19 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.73%) VBA
7 8 (1.26%) RPG
8 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.94%) C
9 6 (0.94%) VB
10 5 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.63%) Perl
11 4 (0.63%) R
11 4 (0.63%) VB6
12 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) C++
12 3 (0.47%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.94%) Degree
3 24 (3.78%) A+ Certification
4 16 (2.52%) CISSP
5 12 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.73%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.57%) ISEB
8 9 (1.42%) CCENT
9 6 (0.94%) CISA
9 6 (0.94%) CISM
9 6 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.94%) GCIH
10 5 (0.79%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.79%) CRISC
10 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.79%) OSCP
10 5 (0.79%) SANS
11 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.87%) GDPR
2 46 (7.24%) SLA
3 37 (5.83%) QA
4 25 (3.94%) PMO
5 23 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (2.52%) Data Quality
7 14 (2.20%) GRC
7 14 (2.20%) NIST
8 9 (1.42%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.94%) COBIT
9 6 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.94%) P3O
9 6 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.63%) GPG13
10 4 (0.63%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.47%) COSO
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.16%) ITGC
12 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 63 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.20%) BitLocker
5 12 (1.89%) XenApp
5 12 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.73%) NFS
7 5 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (2.36%) SCCM
2 11 (1.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (0.79%) WSUS
4 3 (0.47%) Nessus
4 3 (0.47%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.31%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.16%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 176 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.46%) VMware
3 34 (5.35%) Cisco
4 29 (4.57%) Oracle
5 28 (4.41%) SAP
6 18 (2.83%) Sun
7 13 (2.05%) Veeam
8 12 (1.89%) Citrix
9 11 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.73%) Sophos
10 9 (1.42%) HP
11 8 (1.26%) LANSA
11 8 (1.26%) Splunk
12 7 (1.10%) Alteryx
12 7 (1.10%) Cognos
12 7 (1.10%) IBM
12 7 (1.10%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.94%) Ceridian
13 6 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.94%) Workday