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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 46 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4928 6173 7901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.37% 5.81% 6.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 6.01% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3567 4779 6142
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 £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.77%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -5 4551 £55,000 - 577
London -3 2098 £60,000 - 261
South East -11 834 £52,500 -4.54% 97
East of England +7 309 £51,500 -1.90% 40
Berkshire +3 304 £56,250 +2.27% 42
West Midlands -17 266 £49,250 -1.50% 34
North West -15 260 £46,000 +2.22% 42
City of London -28 231 £60,000 - 64
South West +6 199 £52,500 +5.00% 25
Yorkshire -12 179 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Hampshire +16 167 £50,000 +17.64% 18
Manchester -28 164 £46,000 +2.22% 25
Reading +9 150 £55,000 +7.31% 26
Birmingham -9 149 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Surrey -32 149 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Scotland -16 140 £47,500 - 23
Cambridgeshire +41 122 £47,500 +8.88% 18
East Midlands +3 114 £44,000 -2.22% 12
West Yorkshire -12 110 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire -4 108 £55,000 - 11
Leeds +1 95 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Gloucestershire -9 71 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Oxfordshire +2 63 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Edinburgh -14 62 £48,750 +2.63% 14
Glasgow -13 54 £41,500 -12.63% 8
Bedfordshire -17 54 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Buckinghamshire -14 49 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Bristol +14 48 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Cambridge +22 44 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Southampton +22 42 £42,500 +6.25% 4

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 3005 (28.92%) Finance
2 2020 (19.44%) SAP
3 1759 (16.93%) Microsoft
4 1568 (15.09%) SQL
5 1474 (14.19%) Presales
6 1451 (13.97%) Degree
7 1335 (12.85%) Oracle
8 1101 (10.60%) Windows
9 1084 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
10 977 (9.40%) MS Excel
11 964 (9.28%) Java
12 961 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
13 942 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 939 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
15 902 (8.68%) Project Management
16 872 (8.39%) SQL Server
17 783 (7.54%) ERP
18 744 (7.16%) CRM
19 739 (7.11%) Manufacturing
20 738 (7.10%) Retail
21 706 (6.80%) Linux
22 682 (6.56%) Information Security
23 667 (6.42%) Banking
24 653 (6.29%) Analytics
25 645 (6.21%) Security Cleared
26 618 (5.95%) .NET
27 616 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
28 578 (5.56%) Migration
29 543 (5.23%) C#
30 541 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 307 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 235 (2.26%) IIS
3 176 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 170 (1.64%) SAS
5 156 (1.50%) JBoss
6 153 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 137 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 133 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 132 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 114 (1.10%) NetWeaver
11 96 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 89 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
13 88 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
13 88 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
14 73 (0.70%) Apache
15 71 (0.68%) Apache Spark
16 69 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 58 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
18 56 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
19 48 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 977 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 282 (2.71%) MS Office
3 139 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 82 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.75%) MS Project
6 49 (0.47%) SPSS
7 16 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.12%) Casewise Modeler
9 10 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.087%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.048%) InDesign
13 4 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.039%) CATIA
13 4 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.039%) Siemens NX
14 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.029%) InVision
14 3 (0.029%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 361 (3.47%) SAP FI
2 340 (3.27%) SAP CO
2 340 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 277 (2.67%) SAP SD
4 273 (2.63%) SAP MM
5 228 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 203 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
7 198 (1.91%) SAP PP
8 192 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
9 163 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
10 137 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 134 (1.29%) SAP SCM
12 125 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
13 120 (1.16%) SAP BPC
14 119 (1.15%) SAP WM
15 115 (1.11%) SAP CRM
16 105 (1.01%) SAP HR
17 101 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
18 93 (0.90%) SAP Business One
19 91 (0.88%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 541 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 363 (3.49%) Office 365
3 293 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 207 (1.99%) SaaS
5 123 (1.18%) IaaS
6 85 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
7 81 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 77 (0.74%) PaaS
9 72 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 43 (0.41%) Oracle CX
12 38 (0.37%) Taleo
13 35 (0.34%) CloudBees
14 31 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (0.27%) Force.com
16 26 (0.25%) FinancialForce.com
17 23 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
18 22 (0.21%) Slack
19 21 (0.20%) OneDrive
20 18 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 516 (4.97%) Firewall
2 321 (3.09%) Network Security
3 188 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 184 (1.77%) LAN
5 183 (1.76%) WAN
6 180 (1.73%) Internet
7 159 (1.53%) Wireless
8 143 (1.38%) DNS
9 136 (1.31%) VPN
10 135 (1.30%) SAN
11 127 (1.22%) MPLS
12 117 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
13 100 (0.96%) BGP
14 99 (0.95%) Skype
15 98 (0.94%) SSL
16 84 (0.81%) OSPF
17 81 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
18 76 (0.73%) Unified Communications
19 72 (0.69%) DHCP
20 68 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 872 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 360 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 356 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
4 352 (3.39%) Big Data
5 335 (3.22%) SAP HANA
6 275 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 261 (2.51%) SAP BW
8 237 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 219 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 186 (1.79%) QlikView
11 178 (1.71%) Power BI
12 176 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 161 (1.55%) Hadoop
14 152 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 150 (1.44%) Oracle Database
16 146 (1.41%) RDBMS
17 128 (1.23%) DB2
18 116 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
19 87 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
20 86 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 152 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 104 (1.00%) Selenium
3 101 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 97 (0.93%) LSMW
5 93 (0.90%) JIRA
6 92 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 72 (0.69%) Subversion
8 68 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 67 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 55 (0.53%) HP UFT
11 52 (0.50%) Vagrant
12 49 (0.47%) SoapUI
13 46 (0.44%) Cucumber
14 37 (0.36%) ClearCase
15 35 (0.34%) GoCD
15 35 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (0.34%) TeamCity
16 30 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
17 29 (0.28%) JUnit
17 29 (0.28%) Ranorex
General
1 3005 (28.92%) Finance
2 739 (7.11%) Manufacturing
3 738 (7.10%) Retail
4 667 (6.42%) Banking
5 518 (4.99%) Marketing
6 430 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 338 (3.25%) Advertising
8 247 (2.38%) Publishing
9 203 (1.95%) Legal
10 148 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 133 (1.28%) Investment Banking
12 132 (1.27%) Billing
13 118 (1.14%) Law
14 112 (1.08%) General Ledger
15 109 (1.05%) Back Office
16 107 (1.03%) Games
17 100 (0.96%) German Language
18 98 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
19 75 (0.72%) Front Office
20 71 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (5.95%) .NET
2 424 (4.08%) HTML
3 403 (3.88%) XML
4 321 (3.09%) Web Services
5 235 (2.26%) CSS
6 191 (1.84%) Middleware
7 124 (1.19%) Java EE
8 121 (1.16%) SOAP
9 119 (1.15%) EDI
10 113 (1.09%) ASP.NET
11 106 (1.02%) REST
12 95 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
13 88 (0.85%) HTML5
14 84 (0.81%) J2EE
15 76 (0.73%) SAP Basis
16 70 (0.67%) JSON
17 64 (0.62%) Spring
18 62 (0.60%) RESTful
18 62 (0.60%) XSLT
19 56 (0.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 961 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 427 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 419 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 335 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 212 (2.04%) Visualisation
6 177 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 170 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 160 (1.54%) User Experience
9 134 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 126 (1.21%) Driving Licence
11 120 (1.16%) Fintech
12 107 (1.03%) PKI
13 85 (0.82%) Clustering
13 85 (0.82%) Derivative
14 81 (0.78%) Social Media
15 70 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 70 (0.67%) Credit Risk
15 70 (0.67%) Data Integration
15 70 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 68 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1101 (10.60%) Windows
2 706 (6.80%) Linux
3 539 (5.19%) Unix
4 338 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 204 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 73 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 70 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (0.60%) Android
11 47 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 44 (0.42%) AIX
13 44 (0.42%) Solaris
14 39 (0.38%) CoreOS
15 35 (0.34%) Windows 10
16 33 (0.32%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.31%) CentOS
18 28 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 27 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1474 (14.19%) Presales
2 1084 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
3 942 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 939 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
5 902 (8.68%) Project Management
6 783 (7.54%) ERP
7 744 (7.16%) CRM
8 682 (6.56%) Information Security
9 653 (6.29%) Analytics
10 616 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
11 578 (5.56%) Migration
12 534 (5.14%) ITIL
13 470 (4.52%) Business Analysis
14 456 (4.39%) Logistics
15 432 (4.16%) Business Development
16 428 (4.12%) Mentoring
17 382 (3.68%) Risk Management
18 321 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
19 311 (2.99%) Data Migration
20 309 (2.97%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1568 (15.09%) SQL
2 964 (9.28%) Java
3 543 (5.23%) C#
4 494 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 420 (4.04%) ABAP
6 395 (3.80%) C
7 340 (3.27%) Python
8 242 (2.33%) C++
9 198 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 175 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 155 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 142 (1.37%) PHP
13 128 (1.23%) Perl
14 111 (1.07%) R
15 106 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 106 (1.02%) Ruby
16 90 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 78 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 78 (0.75%) VBA
18 61 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1451 (13.97%) Degree
2 645 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 514 (4.95%) CISSP
4 424 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 421 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 313 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 262 (2.52%) CCNP
8 258 (2.48%) CISM
9 213 (2.05%) CCNA
10 187 (1.80%) MCSE
11 182 (1.75%) CISA
12 151 (1.45%) CCIE
13 149 (1.43%) ACCA
14 126 (1.21%) CIMA
15 109 (1.05%) DV Cleared
16 99 (0.95%) CREST Certified
17 98 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 96 (0.92%) IISP
19 94 (0.90%) CCSE
20 93 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 533 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 371 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 260 (2.50%) QA
4 174 (1.67%) SLA
5 145 (1.40%) COBIT
6 121 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 48 (0.46%) ISO27002
9 44 (0.42%) ISO22301
10 38 (0.37%) GPG13
10 38 (0.37%) RMADS
11 29 (0.28%) MiFID
12 26 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 18 (0.17%) EMIR
14 18 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 16 (0.15%) ISO27005
16 13 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
16 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 12 (0.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 462 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 334 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 103 (0.99%) XenApp
5 87 (0.84%) vSphere
6 86 (0.83%) Docker
7 58 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 41 (0.39%) vCloud
10 38 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 35 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (0.29%) VMware ESX
13 22 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (0.19%) XenServer
15 19 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
16 17 (0.16%) Apache Flume
17 15 (0.14%) HDFS
18 10 (0.096%) ISA Server
18 10 (0.096%) NFS
19 9 (0.087%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 149 (1.43%) SCCM
2 138 (1.33%) Puppet
3 124 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (0.81%) Ansible
5 62 (0.60%) Nagios
6 56 (0.54%) SCOM
7 49 (0.47%) QRadar
8 48 (0.46%) Graphite
9 46 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 39 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 33 (0.32%) FortiGate
12 31 (0.30%) EnCase
12 31 (0.30%) vRealize
13 28 (0.27%) SCVMM
14 27 (0.26%) FTK
15 23 (0.22%) Nmap
16 22 (0.21%) Backup Exec
16 22 (0.21%) Kubernetes
17 21 (0.20%) Tivoli
18 16 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2020 (19.44%) SAP
2 1759 (16.93%) Microsoft
3 1335 (12.85%) Oracle
4 518 (4.99%) VMware
5 510 (4.91%) Cisco
6 309 (2.97%) IBM
7 260 (2.50%) Citrix
8 252 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 215 (2.07%) Sage
10 206 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 198 (1.91%) Tableau
12 195 (1.88%) HP
13 170 (1.64%) Splunk
14 158 (1.52%) Juniper
15 138 (1.33%) F5
16 136 (1.31%) Google
17 121 (1.16%) Fortinet
18 112 (1.08%) Red Hat
18 112 (1.08%) ServiceNow
19 109 (1.05%) Informatica
Brighton, East Sussex
CPS Group UK
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
First Person
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + flexible benefits + 6% pension
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Corporate Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
KEYRESOURCE
Salary: €65000 - €80000 per annum, Benefits Pension, healthcare, life assuranc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Company bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Expenses and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Optima Connections
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday