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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK
Rank 40 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4681 6002 7177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.53% 5.95% 6.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 6.17% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3283 4540 5519
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -

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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 0 4272 £55,000 - 644
London -3 1944 £60,000 - 308
South East 0 791 £55,000 - 99
North West -3 294 £45,000 - 41
West Midlands +11 284 £48,250 -8.09% 55
Yorkshire +3 227 £47,500 +18.75% 39
Berkshire -3 227 £57,500 +4.54% 26
Manchester -11 217 £45,000 -10.00% 21
East of England -20 217 £52,500 -2.77% 38
South West +9 196 £45,000 -14.28% 27
Surrey -4 165 £55,000 - 18
City of London -36 162 £57,500 -8.00% 88
Hampshire +23 157 £50,000 +17.64% 22
Birmingham +6 138 £50,000 -9.09% 25
West Yorkshire +1 132 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Scotland -17 129 £47,500 - 28
Reading +16 117 £52,500 -4.54% 11
Leeds +12 112 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East Midlands -18 98 £47,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire -16 80 £55,000 +25.00% 12
Edinburgh -16 77 £47,500 - 16
Egham -1 70 £47,500 -13.63%
Gloucestershire -7 64 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Hertfordshire -37 62 £52,500 -6.25% 17
Wales 0 58 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Bristol -4 58 £45,000 -25.00% 13
Southampton +19 55 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Oxfordshire +7 53 £52,500 +15.38% 4
South Wales +6 52 £45,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire -8 47 £55,000 +4.76% 6

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 2799 (29.32%) Finance
2 1899 (19.89%) SAP
3 1535 (16.08%) Microsoft
4 1439 (15.07%) SQL
5 1340 (14.04%) Degree
6 1331 (13.94%) Presales
7 1178 (12.34%) Oracle
8 992 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
9 927 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
10 910 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 894 (9.37%) Windows
11 894 (9.37%) MS Excel
12 890 (9.32%) Project Management
13 889 (9.31%) Java
14 876 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
15 805 (8.43%) ERP
16 767 (8.03%) SQL Server
17 684 (7.17%) CRM
18 677 (7.09%) Retail
19 642 (6.73%) Linux
20 625 (6.55%) Manufacturing
21 603 (6.32%) Banking
22 575 (6.02%) Analytics
23 545 (5.71%) Cisco
24 535 (5.60%) Security Cleared
25 525 (5.50%) Information Security
26 516 (5.41%) .NET
27 504 (5.28%) ITIL
28 502 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
29 496 (5.20%) C#

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
1 225 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 172 (1.80%) IIS
3 150 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 142 (1.49%) SAS
5 129 (1.35%) JBoss
6 128 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 126 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 124 (1.30%) Skype for Business
9 114 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 86 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 83 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 78 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 71 (0.74%) Apache Spark
14 70 (0.73%) NetWeaver
15 64 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
16 54 (0.57%) Apache Pig
17 49 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
18 48 (0.50%) Apache
19 42 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 894 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 222 (2.33%) MS Office
3 115 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 75 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 65 (0.68%) MS Project
6 34 (0.36%) SPSS
7 25 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.10%) Casewise Modeler
10 8 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.063%) InVision
12 5 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.042%) CATIA
13 4 (0.042%) Siemens NX
14 2 (0.021%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.021%) Mingle
14 2 (0.021%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 408 (4.27%) SAP FI
2 382 (4.00%) SAP CO
2 382 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 305 (3.20%) SAP SD
4 281 (2.94%) SAP MM
5 240 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 190 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
7 178 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
8 170 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
9 155 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
10 151 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
11 147 (1.54%) SAP PP
12 140 (1.47%) SAP SCM
13 135 (1.41%) SAP BPC
14 132 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
15 114 (1.19%) SAP HR
16 108 (1.13%) SAP QM
17 104 (1.09%) SAP WM
18 103 (1.08%) SAP PM
19 96 (1.01%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 502 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 327 (3.43%) Office 365
3 325 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
4 175 (1.83%) SaaS
5 118 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 91 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
7 69 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 68 (0.71%) IaaS
9 56 (0.59%) CloudBees
10 46 (0.48%) PaaS
11 38 (0.40%) Slack
12 36 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 34 (0.36%) Force.com
14 28 (0.29%) G Suite
15 25 (0.26%) FinancialForce.com
16 23 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (0.20%) Oracle CX
18 18 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
19 17 (0.18%) Amazon S3
19 17 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 445 (4.66%) Firewall
2 265 (2.78%) Network Security
3 204 (2.14%) WAN
4 190 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 179 (1.88%) LAN
6 147 (1.54%) Internet
7 142 (1.49%) BGP
8 136 (1.42%) MPLS
9 131 (1.37%) SAN
10 127 (1.33%) Wireless
11 126 (1.32%) DNS
12 125 (1.31%) OSPF
13 120 (1.26%) VPN
14 116 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
15 100 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 97 (1.02%) Skype
17 92 (0.96%) SSL
18 81 (0.85%) Unified Communications
19 72 (0.75%) HTTP
20 70 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 370 (3.88%) Big Data
3 355 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 344 (3.60%) SAP HANA
5 295 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
6 271 (2.84%) SAP BW
7 242 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 219 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 217 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 187 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 165 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 152 (1.59%) QlikView
13 148 (1.55%) Power BI
14 141 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 124 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 121 (1.27%) RDBMS
17 104 (1.09%) DB2
18 95 (1.00%) GIS
19 92 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
20 78 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 157 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 146 (1.53%) Selenium
3 115 (1.20%) JIRA
4 107 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 96 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 94 (0.98%) HP UFT
6 94 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 86 (0.90%) Subversion
8 74 (0.78%) Vagrant
9 70 (0.73%) Visual Studio
10 58 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 57 (0.60%) ClearCase
12 56 (0.59%) GoCD
13 46 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 42 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
15 39 (0.41%) LSMW
16 38 (0.40%) TeamCity
17 32 (0.34%) SoapUI
18 31 (0.32%) Appium
19 29 (0.30%) GitLab
General
1 2799 (29.32%) Finance
2 677 (7.09%) Retail
3 625 (6.55%) Manufacturing
4 603 (6.32%) Banking
5 417 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 415 (4.35%) Marketing
7 334 (3.50%) Advertising
8 206 (2.16%) Legal
9 130 (1.36%) Billing
9 130 (1.36%) Publishing
10 103 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 101 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 97 (1.02%) General Ledger
13 92 (0.96%) German Language
14 89 (0.93%) Investment Banking
15 86 (0.90%) Law
16 76 (0.80%) Back Office
17 68 (0.71%) Local Government
18 63 (0.66%) Retail Banking
19 56 (0.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (5.41%) .NET
2 410 (4.29%) HTML
3 379 (3.97%) XML
4 312 (3.27%) Web Services
5 218 (2.28%) CSS
6 179 (1.88%) Middleware
7 109 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 109 (1.14%) Java EE
8 100 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 96 (1.01%) REST
10 92 (0.96%) J2EE
11 88 (0.92%) SOAP
12 76 (0.80%) JSON
13 72 (0.75%) Spring
14 69 (0.72%) EDI
15 64 (0.67%) HTML5
16 57 (0.60%) AngularJS
17 56 (0.59%) MDX
17 56 (0.59%) XSLT
18 51 (0.53%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 876 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 414 (4.34%) Data Centre
3 392 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 333 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 206 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 141 (1.48%) User Experience
7 123 (1.29%) Fintech
8 109 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 92 (0.96%) Social Media
10 79 (0.83%) Derivative
11 73 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
12 61 (0.64%) NHS
13 55 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 54 (0.57%) Credit Risk
15 52 (0.54%) Mobile App
16 48 (0.50%) iPad
17 46 (0.48%) Public Cloud
18 45 (0.47%) PKI
19 44 (0.46%) Clustering
20 43 (0.45%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 894 (9.37%) Windows
2 642 (6.73%) Linux
3 446 (4.67%) Unix
4 308 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 174 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (0.71%) CoreOS
9 58 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 54 (0.57%) Android
10 54 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 37 (0.39%) AIX
13 33 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 31 (0.32%) Solaris
15 23 (0.24%) CentOS
16 20 (0.21%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.19%) VMS
18 16 (0.17%) HPUX
18 16 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1331 (13.94%) Presales
2 992 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
3 927 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
4 910 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 890 (9.32%) Project Management
6 805 (8.43%) ERP
7 684 (7.17%) CRM
8 575 (6.02%) Analytics
9 525 (5.50%) Information Security
10 504 (5.28%) ITIL
11 486 (5.09%) Migration
12 472 (4.94%) Business Development
13 445 (4.66%) Business Analysis
14 436 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
15 422 (4.42%) Mentoring
16 393 (4.12%) Logistics
17 364 (3.81%) Risk Management
18 323 (3.38%) Change Management
19 319 (3.34%) DevOps
20 283 (2.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1439 (15.07%) SQL
2 889 (9.31%) Java
3 496 (5.20%) C#
4 471 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 416 (4.36%) C
6 330 (3.46%) Python
7 285 (2.99%) ABAP
8 217 (2.27%) C++
9 181 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 164 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 140 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 130 (1.36%) PHP
13 127 (1.33%) Perl
14 111 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 103 (1.08%) R
16 91 (0.95%) Ruby
17 81 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 62 (0.65%) VB
19 61 (0.64%) VBA
20 48 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1340 (14.04%) Degree
2 535 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 481 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 388 (4.06%) CISSP
5 326 (3.42%) SC Cleared
6 317 (3.32%) CCNP
7 295 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 218 (2.28%) CISM
9 199 (2.08%) MCSE
10 188 (1.97%) CCNA
11 158 (1.66%) CCIE
12 152 (1.59%) CISA
13 145 (1.52%) ACCA
14 133 (1.39%) DV Cleared
15 130 (1.36%) CIMA
16 105 (1.10%) CCA
17 103 (1.08%) CCSE
18 86 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 82 (0.86%) CCSA
19 82 (0.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 219 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 211 (2.21%) QA
4 131 (1.37%) SLA
5 110 (1.15%) COBIT
6 103 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 47 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 38 (0.40%) IFRS
9 37 (0.39%) GPG13
10 31 (0.32%) ISO27002
11 29 (0.30%) GDPR
12 28 (0.29%) IFRS 9
13 22 (0.23%) JSP 440
13 22 (0.23%) MiFID
13 22 (0.23%) RMADS
14 19 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 18 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 15 (0.16%) GAMP
16 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 15 (0.16%) ISO22301
System Software
1 392 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 281 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 116 (1.22%) Docker
5 92 (0.96%) XenApp
6 59 (0.62%) vSphere
7 39 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.22%) vCloud
11 20 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 18 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.19%) XenServer
14 17 (0.18%) HDFS
14 17 (0.18%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.073%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.063%) UAG
Systems Management
1 160 (1.68%) Puppet
2 146 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (1.24%) SCCM
4 113 (1.18%) Ansible
5 84 (0.88%) Nagios
6 74 (0.78%) Graphite
7 45 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 44 (0.46%) FortiGate
9 38 (0.40%) QRadar
9 38 (0.40%) SCOM
10 34 (0.36%) Tivoli
11 26 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (0.26%) EnCase
12 25 (0.26%) Terraform
13 23 (0.24%) vRealize
14 22 (0.23%) FTK
15 21 (0.22%) Netcool
16 20 (0.21%) Nmap
17 19 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1899 (19.89%) SAP
2 1535 (16.08%) Microsoft
3 1178 (12.34%) Oracle
4 545 (5.71%) Cisco
5 456 (4.78%) VMware
6 303 (3.17%) IBM
7 232 (2.43%) Citrix
8 228 (2.39%) CheckPoint
9 223 (2.34%) Sage
10 220 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
11 187 (1.96%) Splunk
12 173 (1.81%) Google
13 166 (1.74%) Tableau
14 159 (1.67%) Juniper
15 154 (1.61%) F5
16 143 (1.50%) HP
17 116 (1.22%) Red Hat
18 113 (1.18%) Fortinet
19 107 (1.12%) Informatica
20 97 (1.02%) Cognos
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 38 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
Adeptis Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus bonus and paackage
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - bonus, expenses + more
Posted: 17 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + car allowance & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago