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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 46 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5111 6378 7940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.44% 5.86% 6.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 6.09% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3796 5001 6085
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 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -3 4698 £55,000 - 655
London -3 2217 £60,000 - 350
South East -15 829 £50,000 -4.76% 99
North West 0 308 £46,000 +2.22% 46
Berkshire +1 304 £55,000 - 27
West Midlands -16 293 £50,000 - 36
East of England +15 268 £47,500 -9.52% 35
City of London -29 239 £60,500 +0.83% 80
Yorkshire +5 219 £47,000 +10.58% 18
Birmingham -10 196 £55,000 - 21
Manchester -15 186 £46,000 +2.22% 31
South West -21 174 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Hampshire +3 158 £50,000 +14.94% 17
Scotland +2 155 £50,000 - 26
West Yorkshire +8 154 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Reading +7 144 £55,000 - 10
Surrey -21 135 £50,000 -9.09% 17
Leeds +15 114 £50,000 +2.56% 13
Cambridgeshire +33 113 £45,000 -6.73% 12
Hertfordshire -5 101 £55,000 - 15
East Midlands +4 92 £45,000 +9.29% 12
Edinburgh -5 76 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 75 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Gloucestershire -3 73 £55,000 +19.56% 2
Cambridge +15 57 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Wales +31 55 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South Wales +31 50 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -47 45 £50,000 +17.64% 9
North East -16 43 £57,500 +4.54% 17
Cheltenham +6 42 £57,500 +25.00% 1

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3149 (28.64%) Finance
2 1940 (17.65%) SAP
3 1869 (17.00%) Microsoft
4 1734 (15.77%) Presales
5 1602 (14.57%) Degree
6 1522 (13.84%) SQL
7 1407 (12.80%) Oracle
8 1154 (10.50%) Windows
9 1135 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
10 1000 (9.10%) MS Excel
11 979 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 979 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
12 976 (8.88%) Java
13 938 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
14 930 (8.46%) SQL Server
15 929 (8.45%) Project Management
16 790 (7.19%) Retail
17 776 (7.06%) Manufacturing
18 766 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
19 759 (6.90%) Information Security
20 751 (6.83%) Security Cleared
21 738 (6.71%) Analytics
22 724 (6.59%) CRM
22 724 (6.59%) ERP
23 721 (6.56%) Banking
24 705 (6.41%) .NET
25 639 (5.81%) Linux
26 633 (5.76%) VMware
27 598 (5.44%) CISSP
28 594 (5.40%) 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
1 378 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 230 (2.09%) IIS
3 179 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 179 (1.63%) SAS
4 172 (1.56%) Skype for Business
5 166 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 137 (1.25%) JBoss
7 118 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 115 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 108 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 105 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
11 103 (0.94%) NetWeaver
12 91 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 86 (0.78%) Apache
14 67 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 65 (0.59%) CMS
16 58 (0.53%) Apache Spark
17 57 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 53 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
19 44 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1000 (9.10%) MS Excel
2 309 (2.81%) MS Office
3 179 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 88 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.44%) SPSS
6 47 (0.43%) MS Project
7 13 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.073%) Casewise Modeler
10 6 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.045%) InDesign
12 4 (0.036%) CATIA
12 4 (0.036%) Siemens NX
12 4 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.027%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.027%) PaintShop Pro
14 2 (0.018%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 337 (3.07%) SAP FI
2 328 (2.98%) SAP CO
3 327 (2.97%) SAP FI/CO
4 275 (2.50%) SAP MM
4 275 (2.50%) SAP SD
5 245 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
6 227 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
7 190 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
8 181 (1.65%) SAP PP
9 150 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
10 115 (1.05%) SAP WM
11 111 (1.01%) SAP BPC
12 107 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
13 106 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
13 106 (0.96%) SAP SCM
14 102 (0.93%) SAP CRM
15 100 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
16 96 (0.87%) SAP HR
17 84 (0.76%) SAP Business One
18 82 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 564 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 445 (4.05%) Office 365
3 304 (2.77%) SaaS
4 245 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
5 139 (1.26%) IaaS
6 92 (0.84%) PaaS
7 83 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 79 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 73 (0.66%) Taleo
10 68 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
11 57 (0.52%) Oracle CX
12 50 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 49 (0.45%) Yammer
14 44 (0.40%) OneDrive
15 33 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
16 30 (0.27%) Force.com
17 25 (0.23%) Google Analytics
18 19 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
19 16 (0.15%) G Suite
20 15 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 533 (4.85%) Firewall
2 351 (3.19%) Network Security
3 219 (1.99%) WAN
4 217 (1.97%) LAN
5 198 (1.80%) Internet
6 191 (1.74%) Wireless
7 184 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 158 (1.44%) DNS
8 158 (1.44%) SAN
9 151 (1.37%) VPN
10 134 (1.22%) MPLS
11 127 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
12 114 (1.04%) Skype
13 112 (1.02%) Unified Communications
14 90 (0.82%) BGP
15 87 (0.79%) SSL
16 77 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 77 (0.70%) DHCP
17 72 (0.65%) VoIP
18 71 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 930 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 373 (3.39%) Big Data
3 367 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 336 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
5 262 (2.38%) SAP HANA
6 259 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 254 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 238 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 234 (2.13%) SAP BW
10 206 (1.87%) QlikView
11 190 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 170 (1.55%) Hadoop
13 168 (1.53%) SAP BI
14 146 (1.33%) Power BI
15 144 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 131 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
17 119 (1.08%) RDBMS
18 116 (1.06%) DB2
19 103 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
20 91 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 120 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 115 (1.05%) LSMW
3 85 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 83 (0.75%) Selenium
5 80 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 67 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 60 (0.55%) JIRA
8 59 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 49 (0.45%) Ranorex
10 47 (0.43%) Subversion
11 43 (0.39%) JUnit
12 40 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (0.32%) Appium
14 32 (0.29%) JMeter
15 29 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
16 26 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (0.21%) Ant
18 21 (0.19%) Gatling
18 21 (0.19%) TeamCity
19 20 (0.18%) NeoLoad
General
1 3149 (28.64%) Finance
2 790 (7.19%) Retail
3 776 (7.06%) Manufacturing
4 721 (6.56%) Banking
5 539 (4.90%) Marketing
6 461 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 260 (2.36%) Advertising
8 247 (2.25%) Publishing
9 236 (2.15%) Legal
10 153 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 150 (1.36%) Billing
12 149 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 138 (1.26%) Back Office
14 136 (1.24%) Games
15 130 (1.18%) Law
16 116 (1.06%) General Ledger
17 105 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
18 98 (0.89%) Front Office
19 78 (0.71%) Retail Banking
20 74 (0.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 705 (6.41%) .NET
2 481 (4.38%) HTML
3 415 (3.77%) XML
4 325 (2.96%) Web Services
5 284 (2.58%) CSS
6 177 (1.61%) Middleware
7 156 (1.42%) ASP.NET
8 129 (1.17%) SOAP
9 115 (1.05%) EDI
10 111 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
11 103 (0.94%) J2EE
11 103 (0.94%) Java EE
12 95 (0.86%) jQuery
13 90 (0.82%) REST
14 89 (0.81%) HTML5
15 79 (0.72%) SAP Basis
16 69 (0.63%) XSLT
17 66 (0.60%) JSP
18 64 (0.58%) .NET Framework
19 63 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 979 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 409 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 355 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 238 (2.16%) Visualisation
6 187 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 151 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
8 144 (1.31%) PKI
9 143 (1.30%) User Experience
10 142 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 126 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 115 (1.05%) Fintech
13 95 (0.86%) Clustering
14 92 (0.84%) CESG
15 87 (0.79%) Private Cloud
16 80 (0.73%) Social Media
17 75 (0.68%) Virtual Team
18 74 (0.67%) Derivative
19 73 (0.66%) Mobile App
20 68 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1154 (10.50%) Windows
2 639 (5.81%) Linux
3 488 (4.44%) Unix
4 391 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 218 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 216 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 71 (0.65%) Solaris
10 63 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 51 (0.46%) Android
13 43 (0.39%) AIX
14 42 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 42 (0.38%) Windows 10
15 38 (0.35%) CentOS
16 36 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 34 (0.31%) HPUX
17 34 (0.31%) Windows XP
18 31 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1734 (15.77%) Presales
2 1135 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
3 979 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 938 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 929 (8.45%) Project Management
6 766 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
7 759 (6.90%) Information Security
8 738 (6.71%) Analytics
9 724 (6.59%) CRM
9 724 (6.59%) ERP
10 582 (5.29%) ITIL
11 552 (5.02%) Migration
12 515 (4.68%) Mentoring
13 494 (4.49%) Business Analysis
14 429 (3.90%) Business Development
15 423 (3.85%) Risk Management
16 417 (3.79%) Logistics
17 369 (3.36%) Security Architecture
18 333 (3.03%) SIEM
19 327 (2.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1522 (13.84%) SQL
2 976 (8.88%) Java
3 594 (5.40%) C#
4 517 (4.70%) JavaScript
5 412 (3.75%) ABAP
6 402 (3.66%) C
7 341 (3.10%) Python
8 271 (2.46%) C++
9 195 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 154 (1.40%) PowerShell
11 142 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 136 (1.24%) PHP
13 132 (1.20%) Perl
14 123 (1.12%) Ruby
15 118 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 102 (0.93%) R
17 87 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 86 (0.78%) VBA
19 83 (0.75%) Scala
20 75 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1602 (14.57%) Degree
2 751 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 598 (5.44%) CISSP
4 501 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 388 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 320 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 276 (2.51%) CISM
8 238 (2.16%) CCNP
9 213 (1.94%) MCSE
10 203 (1.85%) CISA
11 179 (1.63%) CCNA
12 160 (1.46%) CCIE
13 142 (1.29%) ACCA
14 128 (1.16%) CREST Certified
15 127 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 118 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 108 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
18 97 (0.88%) CIMA
19 95 (0.86%) CLAS
20 92 (0.84%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 592 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 417 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 261 (2.37%) QA
4 160 (1.46%) COBIT
5 137 (1.25%) SLA
6 133 (1.21%) Data Quality
7 82 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 70 (0.64%) ISO22301
9 58 (0.53%) ISO27002
10 44 (0.40%) RMADS
11 33 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 30 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 30 (0.27%) ISO27005
13 26 (0.24%) GPG13
14 22 (0.20%) MiFID
15 12 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
15 12 (0.11%) EMIR
16 11 (0.10%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.091%) ISO 14001
18 9 (0.082%) JSP 440
System Software
1 538 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 393 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 353 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 144 (1.31%) XenApp
5 142 (1.29%) vSphere
6 87 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 68 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 63 (0.57%) vCloud
9 53 (0.48%) Docker
10 47 (0.43%) XenServer
11 42 (0.38%) VMware ESX
12 36 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (0.28%) Terminal Services
14 21 (0.19%) NFS
14 21 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (0.15%) HDFS
16 14 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 14 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.11%) IMail Server
17 12 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 156 (1.42%) SCCM
2 105 (0.96%) Puppet
3 86 (0.78%) SCOM
4 82 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 53 (0.48%) Ansible
6 53 (0.48%) vRealize
7 52 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 52 (0.47%) QRadar
8 42 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 28 (0.25%) SCDPM
10 25 (0.23%) Nagios
11 21 (0.19%) Nmap
12 20 (0.18%) SCOrch
13 18 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
13 18 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 17 (0.15%) EnCase
15 16 (0.15%) Nessus
15 16 (0.15%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1940 (17.65%) SAP
2 1869 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 1407 (12.80%) Oracle
4 633 (5.76%) VMware
5 573 (5.21%) Cisco
6 334 (3.04%) Citrix
7 279 (2.54%) IBM
8 253 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
9 238 (2.16%) HP
10 207 (1.88%) Tableau
11 199 (1.81%) CheckPoint
12 178 (1.62%) Sage
13 161 (1.46%) Juniper
14 149 (1.36%) Informatica
15 145 (1.32%) ServiceNow
16 139 (1.26%) Splunk
17 127 (1.16%) F5
18 120 (1.09%) Google
19 118 (1.07%) ArcSight
20 110 (1.00%) Palo Alto
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + 15% flex benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
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Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: Unspecified +bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
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City, London
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Salary: Competitive
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RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
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Salary: £70000 per annum + Plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Go Partnership.
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Kent
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