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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 36 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5938 7324 8611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.07% 6.60% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 6.85% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4299 5571 6384
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -6 5339 £55,000 - 765
London -15 2416 £60,000 +4.34% 350
South East -12 988 £50,000 -4.76% 140
Berkshire +1 384 £57,500 +2.22% 56
West Midlands -2 374 £50,000 -0.99% 52
North West +13 352 £45,000 - 65
East of England +5 311 £50,000 +5.26% 46
City of London -34 289 £60,000 +9.09% 93
Manchester +9 267 £47,000 +4.44% 40
Yorkshire +10 239 £44,500 +5.95% 32
South West -13 204 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Reading +2 195 £55,000 - 21
Surrey -23 191 £50,000 - 14
Scotland +4 189 £47,500 - 24
Birmingham -4 173 £55,000 - 29
West Yorkshire +16 162 £42,500 -5.55% 25
Hertfordshire +12 138 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Hampshire -1 133 £50,000 +4.16% 29
Leeds +17 130 £47,500 - 18
East Midlands +24 112 £52,500 +10.52% 15
Edinburgh +6 108 £50,000 +2.56% 11
Cambridgeshire +4 100 £48,500 +7.77% 22
Wales +21 77 £45,000 +18.42% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 77 £42,500 -26.08% 9
North East +31 73 £55,000 - 4
South Wales +27 69 £45,000 +55.17% 8
Bristol +4 65 £60,000 +33.33% 13
Oxfordshire -32 63 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Wiltshire +16 60 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Gloucestershire -10 51 £55,000 +10.00% 7

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 3341 (27.09%) Finance
2 2269 (18.40%) Microsoft
3 2116 (17.16%) SAP
4 2016 (16.35%) Presales
5 2004 (16.25%) Degree
6 1597 (12.95%) Oracle
7 1591 (12.90%) SQL
8 1382 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
9 1253 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
10 1232 (9.99%) Project Management
11 1202 (9.75%) SQL Server
12 1156 (9.37%) Windows
13 1139 (9.24%) MS Excel
14 1055 (8.55%) Java
14 1055 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 1032 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
16 921 (7.47%) Information Security
16 921 (7.47%) Cybersecurity
17 916 (7.43%) Analytics
18 908 (7.36%) Security Cleared
19 865 (7.01%) .NET
20 861 (6.98%) CRM
21 855 (6.93%) Retail
22 808 (6.55%) Cisco
23 806 (6.54%) Banking
24 793 (6.43%) ERP
25 789 (6.40%) Manufacturing
26 771 (6.25%) VMware
27 710 (5.76%) ITIL
27 710 (5.76%) CISSP

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
1 450 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 242 (1.96%) IIS
2 242 (1.96%) SAS
3 236 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 201 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 183 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 151 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 136 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 125 (1.01%) JBoss
9 111 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 101 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 86 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
12 83 (0.67%) CMS
12 83 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 79 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 77 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
15 76 (0.62%) NetWeaver
16 74 (0.60%) Apache
17 71 (0.58%) Tomcat
18 39 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1139 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 367 (2.98%) MS Office
3 170 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 124 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.36%) SPSS
6 32 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 25 (0.20%) MS Project
8 16 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 12 (0.097%) InVision
10 11 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
10 11 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.065%) S-PLUS
11 8 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.057%) Stata
13 5 (0.041%) InDesign
14 4 (0.032%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.016%) DOC1
15 2 (0.016%) Revit
Business Applications
1 355 (2.88%) SAP FI
2 344 (2.79%) SAP CO
3 335 (2.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 266 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
5 260 (2.11%) SAP MM
6 250 (2.03%) SAP SD
7 247 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 192 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
9 147 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
9 147 (1.19%) SAP PP
10 122 (0.99%) SAP BPC
11 107 (0.87%) SAP HR
12 104 (0.84%) SAP ERP
13 93 (0.75%) SAP HCM
14 91 (0.74%) SAP WM
15 89 (0.72%) SAP SCM
16 88 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
17 85 (0.69%) SAP PS
18 81 (0.66%) SAP Business One
19 77 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 592 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 511 (4.14%) Office 365
3 486 (3.94%) SaaS
4 227 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
5 149 (1.21%) IaaS
6 118 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 103 (0.84%) PaaS
8 99 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 83 (0.67%) Taleo
10 80 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
11 64 (0.52%) Yammer
12 62 (0.50%) Force.com
13 51 (0.41%) Oracle CX
14 48 (0.39%) OneDrive
15 42 (0.34%) Google Analytics
16 40 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
17 36 (0.29%) CloudBees
18 25 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
19 19 (0.15%) Amazon S3
19 19 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 589 (4.78%) Firewall
2 410 (3.32%) Network Security
3 329 (2.67%) WAN
4 305 (2.47%) LAN
5 262 (2.12%) Wireless
6 237 (1.92%) SAN
7 224 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 221 (1.79%) VPN
9 202 (1.64%) Internet
10 195 (1.58%) MPLS
11 172 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
12 169 (1.37%) DNS
13 146 (1.18%) BGP
13 146 (1.18%) Unified Communications
14 127 (1.03%) OSPF
15 122 (0.99%) SSL
16 111 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 101 (0.82%) VoIP
18 98 (0.79%) Skype
19 85 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1202 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 486 (3.94%) Big Data
3 447 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
4 394 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 385 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 368 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
7 357 (2.89%) SAP HANA
8 314 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 262 (2.12%) QlikView
10 254 (2.06%) Hadoop
11 244 (1.98%) Oracle Database
12 242 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 241 (1.95%) SAP BW
14 191 (1.55%) SAP BI
15 173 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 172 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 123 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
18 119 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
19 115 (0.93%) Data Mining
19 115 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 139 (1.13%) Jenkins
2 116 (0.94%) LSMW
3 106 (0.86%) Selenium
4 101 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 74 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 73 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 70 (0.57%) Ranorex
8 67 (0.54%) Maven
9 65 (0.53%) JUnit
10 62 (0.50%) JIRA
10 62 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
11 58 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 46 (0.37%) Subversion
13 43 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 39 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
15 34 (0.28%) Axure RP
16 32 (0.26%) JMeter
17 30 (0.24%) Eclipse
18 27 (0.22%) TeamCity
19 26 (0.21%) Appium
General
1 3341 (27.09%) Finance
2 855 (6.93%) Retail
3 806 (6.54%) Banking
4 789 (6.40%) Manufacturing
5 568 (4.61%) Marketing
6 556 (4.51%) Telecoms
7 291 (2.36%) Legal
8 213 (1.73%) Advertising
9 194 (1.57%) Publishing
10 181 (1.47%) Games
11 179 (1.45%) Billing
12 164 (1.33%) Law
13 147 (1.19%) Back Office
14 137 (1.11%) Investment Banking
15 131 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
16 123 (1.00%) Front Office
17 109 (0.88%) General Ledger
17 109 (0.88%) German Language
18 103 (0.84%) Financial Institution
19 85 (0.69%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (7.01%) .NET
2 604 (4.90%) HTML
3 508 (4.12%) XML
4 430 (3.49%) Web Services
5 355 (2.88%) CSS
6 258 (2.09%) ASP.NET
7 193 (1.57%) Middleware
8 184 (1.49%) .NET Framework
9 147 (1.19%) SOAP
10 145 (1.18%) J2EE
11 139 (1.13%) jQuery
12 125 (1.01%) HTML5
13 121 (0.98%) EDI
14 114 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
15 87 (0.71%) Ajax
16 83 (0.67%) WCF
17 82 (0.66%) Java EE
18 77 (0.62%) SAP Basis
19 73 (0.59%) XSLT
20 71 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1253 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 688 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 492 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 405 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 275 (2.23%) Visualisation
6 235 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 207 (1.68%) Mathematics
8 202 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
9 185 (1.50%) PKI
10 156 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 146 (1.18%) User Experience
12 124 (1.01%) CESG
13 115 (0.93%) Social Media
14 109 (0.88%) Clustering
15 108 (0.88%) Fintech
16 99 (0.80%) Private Cloud
17 91 (0.74%) Data Integration
17 91 (0.74%) Derivative
17 91 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 79 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1156 (9.37%) Windows
2 544 (4.41%) Linux
3 470 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 404 (3.28%) Unix
5 274 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 270 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 120 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 90 (0.73%) Solaris
9 81 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 68 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 66 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 62 (0.50%) CentOS
13 55 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 47 (0.38%) Android
15 46 (0.37%) Windows 10
16 31 (0.25%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.23%) AIX
17 28 (0.23%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
19 23 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2016 (16.35%) Presales
2 1382 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
3 1232 (9.99%) Project Management
4 1055 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1032 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 921 (7.47%) Cybersecurity
6 921 (7.47%) Information Security
7 916 (7.43%) Analytics
8 861 (6.98%) CRM
9 793 (6.43%) ERP
10 710 (5.76%) ITIL
11 604 (4.90%) Mentoring
12 592 (4.80%) Business Analysis
13 585 (4.74%) Business Development
14 564 (4.57%) Risk Management
15 527 (4.27%) Migration
16 501 (4.06%) Change Management
17 439 (3.56%) Security Architecture
18 424 (3.44%) ETL
19 397 (3.22%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1591 (12.90%) SQL
2 1055 (8.55%) Java
3 692 (5.61%) C#
4 616 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 346 (2.81%) Python
6 344 (2.79%) C
7 319 (2.59%) ABAP
8 256 (2.08%) C++
9 222 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 173 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 167 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 123 (1.00%) Perl
13 122 (0.99%) Ruby
14 119 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 110 (0.89%) R
15 110 (0.89%) VBA
16 101 (0.82%) PHP
17 94 (0.76%) Scala
18 76 (0.62%) Bash Shell
19 67 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2004 (16.25%) Degree
2 908 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 710 (5.76%) CISSP
4 642 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 481 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 417 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 387 (3.14%) CISM
8 325 (2.64%) CCNP
9 293 (2.38%) MCSE
10 249 (2.02%) CISA
11 193 (1.57%) CCIE
12 182 (1.48%) CCNA
13 154 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 151 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
15 141 (1.14%) CLAS
16 138 (1.12%) DV Cleared
17 124 (1.01%) ACCA
18 117 (0.95%) CREST Certified
19 114 (0.92%) MCSA
20 106 (0.86%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 407 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 286 (2.32%) QA
4 190 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 134 (1.09%) COBIT
6 118 (0.96%) SLA
7 88 (0.71%) ISO22301
8 73 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 70 (0.57%) ISO27002
10 48 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 48 (0.39%) RMADS
11 47 (0.38%) ISO27005
12 42 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 21 (0.17%) ISO 14001
14 16 (0.13%) MiFID
15 15 (0.12%) BS25999
15 15 (0.12%) HL7
16 13 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
17 11 (0.089%) PMBOK
17 11 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 643 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 481 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 386 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 185 (1.50%) vSphere
5 171 (1.39%) XenApp
6 123 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 70 (0.57%) vCloud
8 67 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (0.49%) Docker
10 46 (0.37%) XenServer
11 38 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 37 (0.30%) VMware ESX
13 27 (0.22%) HDFS
14 25 (0.20%) IMail Server
15 20 (0.16%) NFS
16 18 (0.15%) BitLocker
16 18 (0.15%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.14%) KVM
18 15 (0.12%) Xen
19 14 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 171 (1.39%) SCCM
2 115 (0.93%) Puppet
3 99 (0.80%) SCOM
4 74 (0.60%) Ansible
5 65 (0.53%) QRadar
6 61 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 49 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 49 (0.40%) vRealize
9 42 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 36 (0.29%) SCDPM
11 32 (0.26%) Nagios
12 29 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 25 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 24 (0.19%) RSA Archer
15 23 (0.19%) SCSM
16 22 (0.18%) Data Guard
17 20 (0.16%) SCOrch
17 20 (0.16%) XenMobile
18 19 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2269 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 2116 (17.16%) SAP
3 1597 (12.95%) Oracle
4 808 (6.55%) Cisco
5 771 (6.25%) VMware
6 399 (3.24%) Citrix
7 349 (2.83%) IBM
8 336 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
9 298 (2.42%) HP
10 274 (2.22%) Tableau
11 270 (2.19%) Juniper
12 246 (1.99%) CheckPoint
13 207 (1.68%) Informatica
14 174 (1.41%) ArcSight
15 170 (1.38%) ServiceNow
16 166 (1.35%) F5
17 143 (1.16%) Cognos
18 142 (1.15%) NetApp
19 134 (1.09%) Splunk
20 133 (1.08%) Sage
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum - negotiable, plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic prospects
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Negotiable on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + PENSION, HEALTH, CAR ALLOWANCE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + benefits package!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Marks Sattin
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £60k + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + attractive benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Other
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 base + competitive package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bens & pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: To £55k + Bens depending on Exp.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago