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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 36 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6205 7252 8854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.03% 6.57% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 6.81% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4723 5496 6579
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -9 5543 £55,000 - 777
London -12 2535 £60,000 +4.34% 358
South East -4 1165 £55,000 +4.76% 138
Berkshire -1 432 £60,000 +8.10% 60
City of London -30 346 £60,000 +9.09% 82
East of England +10 343 £50,000 +5.26% 45
West Midlands -1 332 £50,000 - 44
Surrey -8 300 £50,000 - 19
North West -6 264 £45,000 -5.26% 68
South West -11 257 £55,000 +22.22% 35
Yorkshire +12 246 £42,500 -5.55% 33
Scotland +5 186 £50,000 - 28
Manchester -7 181 £45,500 +1.11% 35
Reading 0 167 £55,000 - 18
Birmingham -4 164 £60,000 +9.09% 24
West Yorkshire +16 156 £41,250 -8.33% 23
Hertfordshire +10 152 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Leeds +10 131 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Hampshire -21 119 £45,000 -6.25% 13
Edinburgh +5 111 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +17 100 £44,000 -6.38% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 96 £49,250 +3.68% 6
Gloucestershire +25 86 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East Midlands -11 85 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Wales +41 83 £45,000 +28.57% 9
South Wales +38 74 £45,000 +55.17% 9
Bristol -25 69 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Wiltshire -5 67 £47,304 +18.26% 9
Oxfordshire -13 66 £50,250 +43.57% 9
Cambridge +19 65 £50,000 +8.69% 7

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 3243 (26.55%) Finance
2 2295 (18.79%) Microsoft
3 2183 (17.87%) SAP
4 2074 (16.98%) Presales
5 1950 (15.96%) Degree
6 1675 (13.71%) Oracle
7 1566 (12.82%) SQL
8 1417 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
9 1387 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
10 1351 (11.06%) Project Management
11 1255 (10.27%) SQL Server
12 1171 (9.59%) MS Excel
13 1137 (9.31%) Windows
14 1080 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
15 1040 (8.51%) Java
16 1010 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 934 (7.65%) CRM
18 892 (7.30%) Analytics
19 867 (7.10%) Cisco
20 864 (7.07%) Information Security
21 825 (6.75%) .NET
22 813 (6.66%) Security Cleared
22 813 (6.66%) Cybersecurity
23 809 (6.62%) ERP
24 806 (6.60%) Retail
25 789 (6.46%) VMware
26 785 (6.43%) Banking
27 725 (5.94%) Data Centre
28 699 (5.72%) Manufacturing
29 685 (5.61%) 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
1 409 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 252 (2.06%) SAS
3 246 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 237 (1.94%) IIS
5 208 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 201 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 133 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 119 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 114 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 106 (0.87%) JBoss
11 100 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 98 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 75 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 74 (0.61%) Tomcat
15 70 (0.57%) NetWeaver
16 69 (0.56%) Apache
17 66 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
18 58 (0.47%) CMS
19 57 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
20 51 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1171 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 341 (2.79%) MS Office
3 142 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 103 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.43%) SPSS
6 32 (0.26%) MS Project
6 32 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.11%) S-PLUS
9 8 (0.065%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.057%) Stata
11 6 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.041%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.041%) Revit
13 2 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.016%) DOC1
13 2 (0.016%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.008%) EViews
Business Applications
1 340 (2.78%) SAP FI
2 335 (2.74%) SAP CO
3 326 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 275 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
5 271 (2.22%) SAP MM
6 266 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 229 (1.87%) SAP SD
8 207 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 170 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
10 137 (1.12%) SAP PP
11 130 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
12 129 (1.06%) SAP ERP
13 121 (0.99%) SAP BPC
14 111 (0.91%) SAP HR
15 105 (0.86%) SAP SCM
15 105 (0.86%) SAP WM
16 100 (0.82%) SAP HCM
17 96 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
17 96 (0.79%) SAP Retail
18 91 (0.74%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 527 (4.31%) SaaS
2 502 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 440 (3.60%) Office 365
4 194 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 135 (1.11%) IaaS
6 116 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 105 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
8 83 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 77 (0.63%) PaaS
10 74 (0.61%) Force.com
11 67 (0.55%) Taleo
12 61 (0.50%) Yammer
13 41 (0.34%) Oracle CX
14 39 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 36 (0.29%) CloudBees
16 34 (0.28%) OneDrive
17 33 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
18 31 (0.25%) GitHub
19 29 (0.24%) Boomi
20 21 (0.17%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 588 (4.81%) Firewall
2 397 (3.25%) Network Security
3 354 (2.90%) WAN
4 328 (2.69%) LAN
5 300 (2.46%) Wireless
6 281 (2.30%) SAN
7 232 (1.90%) VPN
8 228 (1.87%) TCP/IP
9 204 (1.67%) MPLS
10 198 (1.62%) Internet
11 179 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
12 168 (1.38%) DNS
13 162 (1.33%) BGP
14 148 (1.21%) OSPF
15 142 (1.16%) Unified Communications
16 127 (1.04%) SSL
17 115 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
18 106 (0.87%) IPsec
19 95 (0.78%) VoIP
20 90 (0.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1255 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 503 (4.12%) Big Data
3 491 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 407 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 404 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 400 (3.27%) SAP HANA
7 370 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
8 359 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 278 (2.28%) QlikView
10 270 (2.21%) Oracle Database
11 265 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 240 (1.96%) Hadoop
13 235 (1.92%) SAP BW
14 217 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
15 200 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
16 191 (1.56%) SAP BI
17 132 (1.08%) Data Mining
18 118 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
19 116 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
20 111 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 98 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 94 (0.77%) Selenium
4 84 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 82 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (0.62%) LSMW
7 72 (0.59%) Maven
8 70 (0.57%) JIRA
9 66 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 64 (0.52%) Subversion
11 51 (0.42%) SoapUI
12 49 (0.40%) JUnit
13 47 (0.38%) Ranorex
14 45 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
15 37 (0.30%) Axure RP
16 32 (0.26%) TeamCity
17 31 (0.25%) Eclipse
17 31 (0.25%) LoadRunner
18 25 (0.20%) HP UFT
19 21 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 3243 (26.55%) Finance
2 806 (6.60%) Retail
3 785 (6.43%) Banking
4 699 (5.72%) Manufacturing
5 564 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 542 (4.44%) Marketing
7 304 (2.49%) Legal
8 195 (1.60%) Advertising
9 182 (1.49%) Games
10 169 (1.38%) Law
11 155 (1.27%) Back Office
12 153 (1.25%) Billing
13 140 (1.15%) Investment Banking
14 130 (1.06%) German Language
14 130 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
15 113 (0.93%) Front Office
16 107 (0.88%) General Ledger
17 101 (0.83%) French Language
18 97 (0.79%) Publishing
19 92 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (6.75%) .NET
2 590 (4.83%) HTML
3 527 (4.31%) XML
4 451 (3.69%) Web Services
5 298 (2.44%) CSS
6 248 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 200 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 197 (1.61%) Middleware
9 193 (1.58%) J2EE
10 159 (1.30%) SOAP
11 131 (1.07%) HTML5
12 124 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
13 114 (0.93%) jQuery
14 87 (0.71%) WCF
15 84 (0.69%) Ajax
16 83 (0.68%) Spring
17 80 (0.65%) EDI
18 78 (0.64%) REST
19 77 (0.63%) Java EE
20 68 (0.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1387 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 725 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 500 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 345 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 301 (2.46%) Visualisation
6 236 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 214 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 173 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 145 (1.19%) User Experience
10 140 (1.15%) PKI
11 130 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 117 (0.96%) Social Media
13 101 (0.83%) CESG
14 100 (0.82%) Data Integration
15 99 (0.81%) Derivative
16 92 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 91 (0.74%) Clustering
18 85 (0.70%) Fixed Income
19 83 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 81 (0.66%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1137 (9.31%) Windows
2 531 (4.35%) Linux
3 488 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 402 (3.29%) Unix
5 277 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 269 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (0.61%) Android
9 74 (0.61%) Solaris
10 62 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 60 (0.49%) CentOS
12 51 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 40 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 35 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 29 (0.24%) OS/400
17 27 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 25 (0.20%) AIX
19 22 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2074 (16.98%) Presales
2 1417 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
3 1351 (11.06%) Project Management
4 1080 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
5 1010 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 934 (7.65%) CRM
7 892 (7.30%) Analytics
8 864 (7.07%) Information Security
9 813 (6.66%) Cybersecurity
10 809 (6.62%) ERP
11 675 (5.53%) ITIL
12 634 (5.19%) Business Development
13 595 (4.87%) Business Analysis
14 591 (4.84%) Mentoring
15 581 (4.76%) Risk Management
16 542 (4.44%) Change Management
17 489 (4.00%) Migration
18 467 (3.82%) ETL
19 376 (3.08%) Logistics
20 352 (2.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1566 (12.82%) SQL
2 1040 (8.51%) Java
3 685 (5.61%) C#
4 619 (5.07%) JavaScript
5 326 (2.67%) Python
6 315 (2.58%) C
7 247 (2.02%) C++
8 220 (1.80%) ABAP
9 210 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 163 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 163 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 130 (1.06%) Perl
12 119 (0.97%) R
13 111 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 111 (0.91%) VBA
14 100 (0.82%) Ruby
15 87 (0.71%) PHP
16 79 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 71 (0.58%) Shell Script
18 65 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1950 (15.96%) Degree
2 813 (6.66%) Security Cleared
3 650 (5.32%) CISSP
4 588 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 532 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
6 436 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 359 (2.94%) CISM
8 352 (2.88%) CCNP
9 309 (2.53%) MCSE
10 228 (1.87%) CISA
11 205 (1.68%) CCNA
12 195 (1.60%) CCIE
13 177 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 143 (1.17%) DV Cleared
15 138 (1.13%) ACCA
16 132 (1.08%) CLAS
17 127 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
18 125 (1.02%) MCITP
18 125 (1.02%) MCSA
19 124 (1.02%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 497 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 364 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 276 (2.26%) QA
4 207 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 127 (1.04%) SLA
6 110 (0.90%) COBIT
7 62 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 57 (0.47%) ISO22301
9 53 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 49 (0.40%) ISO27002
11 40 (0.33%) RMADS
12 38 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 28 (0.23%) ISO27005
14 19 (0.16%) ISO 14001
15 18 (0.15%) Solvency II
16 17 (0.14%) HL7
17 15 (0.12%) PMBOK
18 14 (0.11%) BS25999
19 13 (0.11%) MiFID
20 11 (0.090%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 620 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 501 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 352 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 202 (1.65%) vSphere
5 183 (1.50%) XenApp
6 135 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 81 (0.66%) vCloud
8 56 (0.46%) Docker
9 45 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (0.36%) XenServer
11 38 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 25 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 21 (0.17%) IMail Server
14 20 (0.16%) HDFS
15 16 (0.13%) KVM
15 16 (0.13%) NFS
15 16 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.13%) Xen
16 13 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 12 (0.098%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 154 (1.26%) SCCM
2 113 (0.93%) Puppet
3 90 (0.74%) SCOM
4 73 (0.60%) Ansible
5 69 (0.56%) QRadar
6 63 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (0.42%) Windows Intune
8 45 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 44 (0.36%) SCVMM
10 41 (0.34%) vRealize
11 40 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 38 (0.31%) RSA Archer
13 37 (0.30%) XenMobile
14 31 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
14 31 (0.25%) SCDPM
15 27 (0.22%) Data Guard
15 27 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
16 26 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
17 25 (0.20%) Nagios
18 24 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2295 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 2183 (17.87%) SAP
3 1675 (13.71%) Oracle
4 867 (7.10%) Cisco
5 789 (6.46%) VMware
6 422 (3.45%) Citrix
7 413 (3.38%) IBM
8 380 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
9 320 (2.62%) HP
10 298 (2.44%) Juniper
11 274 (2.24%) Tableau
12 244 (2.00%) CheckPoint
13 228 (1.87%) Informatica
14 172 (1.41%) F5
15 170 (1.39%) Cognos
16 169 (1.38%) NetApp
17 154 (1.26%) ArcSight
17 154 (1.26%) ServiceNow
18 143 (1.17%) Hyperion
19 116 (0.95%) Splunk
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£65,000
Posted: 46 minutes ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + an Outstanding Package
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Centric Resource
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £34 000 to £42 000 basic (+ outstanding package!!!)
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £39 000 to £52 000 basic (+ competitive bonus structure!!!)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + on call
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampton, Middlesex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
County Durham
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package, bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Overtime, Training,
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Overtime, Training,
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Overtime, Training,
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + ote upto 30,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago