Period
to 7 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 530 1,217 1,500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.18% 15.27% 15.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.89% 15.88% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 451 1,024 1,299
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 3,816 7,666 9,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 96.19% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,187 6,001 7,291
Median annual salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -5 168 £37,000 +13.85% 15
Staffordshire +9 87 £30,493 +19.58% 7
Coventry 0 63 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Solihull -5 56 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Warwickshire -8 47 £39,750 -0.63% 4
Shropshire +6 29 £32,500 +30.00% 7
Walsall +6 19 £23,500 -44.71%
Worcestershire -10 17 £32,000 +16.36% 6
West Bromwich +5 13 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Herefordshire -16 8 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 6 £30,000 -12.41%
Wednesbury - 3 £21,500 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 147 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 144 (27.17%) Windows
3 142 (26.79%) SQL
4 98 (18.49%) ITIL
5 97 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
6 94 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
7 89 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (15.09%) Finance
9 66 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
10 63 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
11 62 (11.70%) SQL Server
12 60 (11.32%) Information Security
13 59 (11.13%) Office 365
14 55 (10.38%) Active Directory
14 55 (10.38%) Degree
15 54 (10.19%) Azure
15 54 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (10.00%) VMware
17 48 (9.06%) Decision-Making
18 46 (8.68%) MS Exchange
18 46 (8.68%) Business Analysis
18 46 (8.68%) Windows Server
19 44 (8.30%) Power BI
19 44 (8.30%) Power Platform
19 44 (8.30%) Firewall
20 43 (8.11%) Change Management
20 43 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 42 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
22 41 (7.74%) Data Analysis
23 39 (7.36%) Linux

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 46 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.51%) Confluence
5 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.13%) IIS
6 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.75%) SAS
8 3 (0.57%) Apache
8 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle UPK
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 63 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.32%) SPSS
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.38%) Quantrix
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP HR
2 6 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.38%) Line 500
4 2 (0.38%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.38%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.13%) Office 365
2 54 (10.19%) Azure
3 44 (8.30%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.64%) AWS
5 11 (2.08%) SaaS
6 10 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.94%) PowerApps
7 5 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (0.57%) PaaS
10 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.30%) Firewall
2 32 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 31 (5.85%) iSCSI
4 30 (5.66%) VPN
5 27 (5.09%) DNS
6 26 (4.91%) LAN
6 26 (4.91%) WAN
7 17 (3.21%) DHCP
7 17 (3.21%) SAN
8 11 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (1.32%) Network Security
9 7 (1.32%) VLAN
10 6 (1.13%) Broadband
10 6 (1.13%) Wireless
11 5 (0.94%) Internet
12 4 (0.75%) BGP
12 4 (0.75%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.75%) MPLS
12 4 (0.75%) OSPF
12 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.30%) Power BI
3 43 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.32%) MySQL
11 6 (1.13%) Big Data
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.75%) QlikView
14 3 (0.57%) DB2
14 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (5.28%) JIRA
2 7 (1.32%) Selenium
3 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.57%) Cypress.io
4 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.57%) JUnit
4 3 (0.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.38%) RStudio
5 2 (0.38%) Toad
6 1 (0.19%) JMeter
6 1 (0.19%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (15.09%) Finance
2 23 (4.34%) Law
3 21 (3.96%) Retail
4 20 (3.77%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.45%) Legal
5 13 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.08%) Marketing
7 7 (1.32%) Banking
8 4 (0.75%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Games
9 3 (0.57%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.53%) .NET
2 15 (2.83%) XML
3 10 (1.89%) Web Services
4 9 (1.70%) HTML
5 8 (1.51%) SOAP
6 7 (1.32%) Middleware
7 6 (1.13%) CSS
8 5 (0.94%) WCF
9 4 (0.75%) EDI
10 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.57%) jQuery
10 3 (0.57%) LDAP
10 3 (0.57%) MDX
10 3 (0.57%) XHTML
11 2 (0.38%) iBATIS
11 2 (0.38%) JSON
11 2 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.38%) REST
11 2 (0.38%) Spring
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.34%) Driving Licence
5 20 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 18 (3.40%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.51%) BYOD
9 8 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.13%) Robotics
12 4 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.75%) PMI
13 3 (0.57%) FMCG
13 3 (0.57%) PKI
13 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) User Experience
14 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 144 (27.17%) Windows
2 46 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 39 (7.36%) Linux
4 24 (4.53%) Windows 7
5 16 (3.02%) Windows 10
5 16 (3.02%) Windows 8
6 13 (2.45%) Windows XP
7 12 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.26%) Unix
7 12 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.57%) Android
10 3 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.38%) HPUX
11 2 (0.38%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.49%) ITIL
2 97 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (11.32%) Information Security
6 54 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (9.06%) Decision-Making
8 46 (8.68%) Business Analysis
9 43 (8.11%) Change Management
10 41 (7.74%) Data Analysis
11 39 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (6.79%) Analytics
12 36 (6.79%) Computer Science
12 36 (6.79%) Problem Management
12 36 (6.79%) Process Improvement
13 32 (6.04%) Line Management
13 32 (6.04%) SIEM
14 31 (5.85%) Security Operations
15 29 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (5.47%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 142 (26.79%) SQL
2 37 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 35 (6.60%) T-SQL
4 23 (4.34%) Java
5 20 (3.77%) Python
6 15 (2.83%) C#
7 13 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.26%) R
9 10 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.89%) VBA
10 7 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.13%) VB
12 5 (0.94%) PHP
13 4 (0.75%) C
13 4 (0.75%) C++
14 3 (0.57%) VBScript
15 2 (0.38%) KiXtart
15 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 55 (10.38%) Degree
2 29 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (4.91%) CISSP
4 20 (3.77%) MCSA
5 18 (3.40%) MCSE
6 16 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.83%) CISM
8 14 (2.64%) CEH
9 13 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.45%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.08%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.89%) ISEB
12 9 (1.70%) Server+ Certification
13 8 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (1.51%) GCIA
13 8 (1.51%) GCIH
14 7 (1.32%) CCSP
14 7 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.13%) CRISC
16 5 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (5.66%) SLA
3 20 (3.77%) BS25999
3 20 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 20 (3.77%) QA
4 16 (3.02%) GDPR
5 12 (2.26%) Data Quality
5 12 (2.26%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.70%) NIST
8 6 (1.13%) PMO
9 2 (0.38%) IFRS
9 2 (0.38%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 55 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.15%) XenApp
5 21 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 20 (3.77%) BitLocker
6 20 (3.77%) NFS
7 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.96%) Backup Exec
2 13 (2.45%) SCCM
3 12 (2.26%) QRadar
4 4 (0.75%) SCOM
5 3 (0.57%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.38%) Nessus
6 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.19%) Ansible
7 1 (0.19%) CASB
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 147 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.00%) VMware
3 38 (7.17%) Citrix
4 31 (5.85%) Oracle
5 24 (4.53%) Veeam
6 20 (3.77%) SAP
6 20 (3.77%) Sophos
7 18 (3.40%) Tableau
8 13 (2.45%) ServiceNow
8 13 (2.45%) Splunk
9 12 (2.26%) LogRhythm
9 12 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.70%) Cisco
11 8 (1.51%) Remedy
12 5 (0.94%) Automation Anywhere
12 5 (0.94%) Blue Prism
12 5 (0.94%) IBM
12 5 (0.94%) Siemens
12 5 (0.94%) UiPath
13 4 (0.75%) CommVault