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Systems analyst Average UK Salary & Prospects

Systems analysts look at a company's IT infrastructure and work out where to make improvements.

  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.  
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.  
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.  
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business
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Systems analysts typically work around 37 to 40 hours per week.

As a Systems analyst you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
52,225 GBP *
per year
20,000 GBP
62,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Systems analyst

Men make 10% more than Women
84% of Systems analysts are men
  • 52,935 GBP
  • 47,673 GBP
Average salary for part-time Systems analyst
Average salary for full-time Systems analyst

  • 27,271 GBP
  • 23,696 GBP
  • 52,225 GBP
  • 47,673 GBP
  • 52,935 GBP
Pay over time for Systems analyst

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 54,826 GBP

Future outlook for Systems analysts

Very good outlook
122 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
3% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
28% chance of automation in the future

Systems analyst - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Systems analyst and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 33% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 29% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
  • 14% of people in this role have a Master's degree

You'll need:

  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • business management skills
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Systems analyst

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Things to highlight for your Systems analyst interview

Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical.

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