The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 36 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5823 7142 8086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.93% 6.48% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 6.73% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4253 5428 6056
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 within the UK.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 5229 £55,000 - 749
London -13 2397 £60,000 +4.34% 297
South East -15 944 £50,000 -4.76% 136
Berkshire -1 374 £55,000 -2.22% 47
West Midlands -3 367 £50,000 -4.76% 59
North West +18 353 £46,000 +2.22% 62
East of England +10 299 £50,000 - 52
Manchester +13 282 £47,000 +4.44% 30
City of London -31 274 £60,000 +8.10% 88
Yorkshire +25 247 £46,000 +2.22% 41
Reading +3 209 £55,000 - 16
South West -12 199 £50,000 - 38
Scotland -1 194 £50,000 - 26
Birmingham -8 182 £52,500 -4.54% 27
West Yorkshire +20 173 £47,500 -5.00% 27
Hampshire -1 151 £50,000 - 21
Surrey -36 150 £55,000 - 16
Leeds +28 144 £50,000 - 17
Cambridgeshire +7 113 £48,500 +7.77% 20
Hertfordshire +4 107 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Edinburgh 0 106 £50,000 - 14
East Midlands +7 103 £52,500 +10.52% 13
North East +9 77 £55,000 - 18
Buckinghamshire -10 77 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Wales +16 75 £45,000 -10.00% 12
South Wales +26 69 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Bristol +12 67 £50,000 - 12
Wiltshire +13 56 £50,000 +6.38% 5
Oxfordshire -48 54 £47,500 +5.55% 17
Gloucestershire -19 48 £55,000 +4.76% 9

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 3347 (27.58%) Finance
2 2156 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 2039 (16.80%) SAP
4 1977 (16.29%) Degree
5 1972 (16.25%) Presales
6 1601 (13.19%) SQL
7 1559 (12.85%) Oracle
8 1329 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
9 1192 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
10 1164 (9.59%) Windows
11 1136 (9.36%) Project Management
12 1135 (9.35%) SQL Server
13 1052 (8.67%) MS Excel
14 1041 (8.58%) Java
15 1023 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
16 1003 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 938 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
18 932 (7.68%) Security Cleared
19 915 (7.54%) Information Security
20 881 (7.26%) Analytics
21 852 (7.02%) .NET
22 809 (6.67%) Retail
23 801 (6.60%) Banking
24 800 (6.59%) CRM
25 775 (6.39%) ERP
26 772 (6.36%) Cisco
27 740 (6.10%) VMware
28 732 (6.03%) Manufacturing
29 708 (5.83%) CISSP
30 684 (5.64%) ITIL

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 460 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 253 (2.08%) IIS
3 232 (1.91%) SAS
4 218 (1.80%) MS Exchange
5 198 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 181 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 148 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 146 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 122 (1.01%) JBoss
10 112 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 96 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 88 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 85 (0.70%) CMS
13 85 (0.70%) NetWeaver
14 78 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 78 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
15 76 (0.63%) Apache
16 75 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
17 73 (0.60%) Tomcat
18 45 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1052 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 366 (3.02%) MS Office
3 183 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 114 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.31%) SPSS
6 30 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
7 26 (0.21%) MS Project
8 16 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 16 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.12%) InVision
10 12 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.049%) Stata
14 5 (0.041%) InDesign
15 4 (0.033%) S-PLUS
16 3 (0.025%) InfoPath
17 2 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (0.016%) DOC1
17 2 (0.016%) Revit
Business Applications
1 346 (2.85%) SAP FI
2 336 (2.77%) SAP CO
3 327 (2.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 266 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
5 247 (2.04%) SAP MM
6 238 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
7 233 (1.92%) SAP SD
8 190 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
9 138 (1.14%) SAP PP
10 136 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
11 123 (1.01%) SAP BPC
12 94 (0.77%) SAP HR
13 90 (0.74%) SAP CRM
14 88 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
14 88 (0.73%) SAP Business One
15 85 (0.70%) SAP HCM
16 79 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
17 77 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 77 (0.63%) SAP PS
17 77 (0.63%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 600 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 505 (4.16%) Office 365
3 415 (3.42%) SaaS
4 225 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 147 (1.21%) IaaS
6 112 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 104 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 96 (0.79%) PaaS
9 85 (0.70%) Taleo
10 72 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
11 67 (0.55%) Yammer
12 62 (0.51%) Oracle CX
13 56 (0.46%) Force.com
14 51 (0.42%) OneDrive
15 43 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
16 40 (0.33%) Google Analytics
17 36 (0.30%) CloudBees
18 26 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
19 19 (0.16%) Amazon S3
20 18 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 578 (4.76%) Firewall
2 403 (3.32%) Network Security
3 300 (2.47%) WAN
4 278 (2.29%) LAN
5 254 (2.09%) Wireless
6 222 (1.83%) SAN
7 218 (1.80%) VPN
8 214 (1.76%) TCP/IP
9 211 (1.74%) Internet
10 189 (1.56%) MPLS
11 162 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
11 162 (1.33%) DNS
12 147 (1.21%) Unified Communications
13 138 (1.14%) BGP
14 122 (1.01%) SSL
15 113 (0.93%) OSPF
16 107 (0.88%) Skype
17 99 (0.82%) VoIP
18 97 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
19 78 (0.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1135 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 467 (3.85%) Big Data
3 407 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 366 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 362 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
6 339 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 303 (2.50%) SAP HANA
8 290 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 246 (2.03%) SAP BW
10 245 (2.02%) QlikView
11 238 (1.96%) Hadoop
12 223 (1.84%) Oracle Database
13 206 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 188 (1.55%) SAP BI
15 151 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 139 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 128 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
18 124 (1.02%) Power BI
19 121 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
20 112 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 142 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 117 (0.96%) LSMW
3 109 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 99 (0.82%) Selenium
5 83 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 73 (0.60%) SoapUI
7 67 (0.55%) Ranorex
8 63 (0.52%) JUnit
9 61 (0.50%) JIRA
10 59 (0.49%) Maven
11 52 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 51 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 49 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
14 43 (0.35%) Subversion
15 35 (0.29%) JMeter
15 35 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
16 31 (0.26%) Axure RP
17 30 (0.25%) Appium
18 29 (0.24%) TeamCity
19 27 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 3347 (27.58%) Finance
2 809 (6.67%) Retail
3 801 (6.60%) Banking
4 732 (6.03%) Manufacturing
5 596 (4.91%) Marketing
6 537 (4.42%) Telecoms
7 291 (2.40%) Legal
8 230 (1.90%) Advertising
9 198 (1.63%) Publishing
10 167 (1.38%) Billing
11 164 (1.35%) Law
12 156 (1.29%) Games
13 143 (1.18%) Back Office
14 139 (1.15%) Investment Banking
15 122 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 119 (0.98%) Front Office
17 115 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
18 108 (0.89%) General Ledger
19 101 (0.83%) German Language
20 84 (0.69%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 852 (7.02%) .NET
2 580 (4.78%) HTML
3 475 (3.91%) XML
4 391 (3.22%) Web Services
5 341 (2.81%) CSS
6 238 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 185 (1.52%) Middleware
8 152 (1.25%) .NET Framework
9 137 (1.13%) SOAP
10 136 (1.12%) jQuery
11 131 (1.08%) J2EE
12 116 (0.96%) EDI
13 115 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
14 113 (0.93%) HTML5
15 82 (0.68%) Java EE
16 78 (0.64%) Ajax
17 73 (0.60%) SAP Basis
18 71 (0.58%) WCF
19 70 (0.58%) REST
19 70 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1192 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 623 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 485 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 409 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 259 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 222 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 209 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 195 (1.61%) PKI
9 193 (1.59%) Mathematics
10 159 (1.31%) User Experience
11 154 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 128 (1.05%) CESG
13 114 (0.94%) Clustering
14 108 (0.89%) Fintech
14 108 (0.89%) Social Media
15 93 (0.77%) Derivative
16 91 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 91 (0.75%) iPad
16 91 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 84 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1164 (9.59%) Windows
2 548 (4.52%) Linux
3 468 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 400 (3.30%) Unix
5 271 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 265 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 132 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (0.72%) Solaris
9 79 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 66 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 63 (0.52%) CentOS
13 57 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 47 (0.39%) Windows 10
15 43 (0.35%) Android
16 35 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.26%) AIX
18 29 (0.24%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.21%) Apple iOS
20 23 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1972 (16.25%) Presales
2 1329 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
3 1136 (9.36%) Project Management
4 1023 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 1003 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 938 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
7 915 (7.54%) Information Security
8 881 (7.26%) Analytics
9 800 (6.59%) CRM
10 775 (6.39%) ERP
11 684 (5.64%) ITIL
12 588 (4.84%) Mentoring
13 573 (4.72%) Business Analysis
14 544 (4.48%) Risk Management
15 530 (4.37%) Migration
16 528 (4.35%) Business Development
17 460 (3.79%) Security Architecture
18 438 (3.61%) Change Management
19 381 (3.14%) ETL
20 363 (2.99%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1601 (13.19%) SQL
2 1041 (8.58%) Java
3 675 (5.56%) C#
4 567 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 358 (2.95%) C
6 340 (2.80%) Python
7 328 (2.70%) ABAP
8 258 (2.13%) C++
9 209 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 164 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 163 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 134 (1.10%) Ruby
13 124 (1.02%) VB.NET
14 114 (0.94%) Perl
15 111 (0.91%) PHP
16 106 (0.87%) R
17 103 (0.85%) VBA
18 96 (0.79%) Scala
19 73 (0.60%) Bash Shell
20 65 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1977 (16.29%) Degree
2 932 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 708 (5.83%) CISSP
4 658 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 469 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
6 389 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 364 (3.00%) CISM
8 309 (2.55%) CCNP
9 278 (2.29%) MCSE
10 237 (1.95%) CISA
11 194 (1.60%) CCIE
12 173 (1.43%) CCNA
13 148 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
14 141 (1.16%) CLAS
15 140 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 137 (1.13%) DV Cleared
17 129 (1.06%) CREST Certified
18 122 (1.01%) ACCA
19 106 (0.87%) IISP
20 102 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 632 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 416 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 284 (2.34%) QA
4 164 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 141 (1.16%) COBIT
6 119 (0.98%) SLA
7 90 (0.74%) ISO22301
8 87 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 64 (0.53%) ISO27002
10 54 (0.44%) RMADS
11 49 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 44 (0.36%) ISO27005
13 42 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.17%) ISO 14001
15 15 (0.12%) MiFID
16 14 (0.12%) HL7
17 13 (0.11%) BS25999
17 13 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
18 9 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
18 9 (0.074%) EMIR
System Software
1 650 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 475 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 381 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 167 (1.38%) vSphere
5 166 (1.37%) XenApp
6 119 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 75 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 62 (0.51%) vCloud
9 59 (0.49%) Docker
10 44 (0.36%) XenServer
11 40 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (0.33%) VMware ESX
12 25 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 23 (0.19%) HDFS
14 21 (0.17%) IMail Server
15 20 (0.16%) NFS
16 17 (0.14%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 15 (0.12%) VirtualBox
17 15 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 174 (1.43%) SCCM
2 104 (0.86%) Puppet
3 100 (0.82%) SCOM
4 71 (0.58%) Ansible
5 62 (0.51%) QRadar
6 59 (0.49%) SCVMM
7 58 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 47 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 45 (0.37%) vRealize
11 33 (0.27%) SCDPM
12 29 (0.24%) Nagios
13 22 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 21 (0.17%) Data Guard
14 21 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 21 (0.17%) SCSM
15 20 (0.16%) SCOrch
16 19 (0.16%) XenMobile
17 18 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
18 17 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2156 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 2039 (16.80%) SAP
3 1559 (12.85%) Oracle
4 772 (6.36%) Cisco
5 740 (6.10%) VMware
6 389 (3.21%) Citrix
7 322 (2.65%) IBM
8 294 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 283 (2.33%) HP
10 273 (2.25%) Tableau
11 252 (2.08%) Juniper
12 224 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 195 (1.61%) Informatica
14 174 (1.43%) ArcSight
15 169 (1.39%) ServiceNow
16 164 (1.35%) Sage
17 153 (1.26%) F5
18 137 (1.13%) Splunk
19 130 (1.07%) Cognos
20 124 (1.02%) Hyperion
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Package + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus+home working+benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £32,000 - £60,000 plus package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £32,000 - £60,000 plus package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonuses and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, excellent holidays
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70k - £110
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Commission + Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Flexible Working, Training Budget
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum 10% bonus + package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £90k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £100000 - £135000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 75,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Car allowance, Insurance, Health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Car allowance, Insurance, Health
Posted: Yesterday