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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 36 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5932 7137 8544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.04% 6.66% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 6.91% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4430 5408 6314
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
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 £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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 26 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 26 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 5336 £55,000 - 846
London -12 2478 £60,000 +2.56% 397
South East -8 1052 £52,500 - 157
Berkshire +1 407 £60,000 +9.09% 74
West Midlands -4 326 £51,250 +1.48% 56
East of England +6 315 £50,000 +5.82% 40
City of London -29 305 £60,000 +9.09% 118
North West +2 289 £45,000 -5.26% 60
Surrey -15 251 £50,000 - 14
Yorkshire +1 233 £42,500 +1.19% 39
South West -18 223 £55,000 +22.22% 39
Manchester -7 204 £46,000 -3.15% 37
Scotland -6 174 £50,000 - 30
Reading -3 171 £55,000 - 35
Birmingham -6 154 £60,000 +9.09% 28
West Yorkshire +2 148 £42,500 -5.55% 26
Hertfordshire +10 146 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Leeds 0 124 £46,250 -2.63% 21
Edinburgh +5 104 £50,000 - 17
East Midlands +17 97 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Hampshire -36 92 £50,000 +4.16% 20
Buckinghamshire -4 87 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Wales +27 86 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cambridgeshire +4 85 £47,500 +5.55% 15
Gloucestershire +20 84 £55,000 +10.00% 11
South Wales +27 76 £45,000 +100.00% 4
Bristol -30 62 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Oxfordshire -17 61 £52,500 +41.89% 12
Wiltshire -11 52 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Watford +12 51 £50,000 -13.04% 3

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 3216 (26.75%) Finance
2 2188 (18.20%) Microsoft
3 2075 (17.26%) SAP
4 2015 (16.76%) Presales
5 1907 (15.86%) Degree
6 1618 (13.46%) Oracle
7 1506 (12.53%) SQL
8 1417 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
9 1280 (10.65%) Project Management
10 1275 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
11 1197 (9.96%) SQL Server
12 1108 (9.22%) MS Excel
13 1084 (9.02%) Windows
14 1059 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
15 1055 (8.77%) Java
16 988 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 887 (7.38%) Analytics
18 879 (7.31%) CRM
19 868 (7.22%) Information Security
20 854 (7.10%) Security Cleared
21 853 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
22 840 (6.99%) Cisco
23 831 (6.91%) .NET
24 797 (6.63%) Retail
25 777 (6.46%) Banking
26 768 (6.39%) ERP
27 752 (6.25%) VMware
28 707 (5.88%) Manufacturing
29 706 (5.87%) Data Centre
30 678 (5.64%) 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
1 412 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 249 (2.07%) SAS
3 223 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 221 (1.84%) IIS
5 196 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 182 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 138 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 120 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 111 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 107 (0.89%) JBoss
11 104 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 90 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 75 (0.62%) Apache Spark
14 74 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 70 (0.58%) CMS
16 68 (0.57%) Apache
17 67 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
18 64 (0.53%) NetWeaver
19 62 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
20 40 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1108 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 340 (2.83%) MS Office
3 150 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 111 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.41%) SPSS
6 33 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
7 25 (0.21%) MS Project
8 13 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.100%) S-PLUS
10 10 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.058%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.058%) Stata
13 6 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.025%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.017%) DOC1
15 2 (0.017%) Revit
16 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.008%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 336 (2.79%) SAP FI
2 325 (2.70%) SAP CO
3 316 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 272 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
5 261 (2.17%) SAP MM
6 234 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
7 221 (1.84%) SAP SD
8 206 (1.71%) Oracle EBS R12
9 141 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
10 134 (1.11%) SAP PP
11 121 (1.01%) SAP ERP
12 117 (0.97%) SAP BPC
13 104 (0.87%) SAP HR
14 99 (0.82%) SAP WM
15 92 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
15 92 (0.77%) SAP HCM
15 92 (0.77%) SAP SCM
16 87 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
17 84 (0.70%) SAP PS
17 84 (0.70%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 531 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 507 (4.22%) SaaS
3 467 (3.88%) Office 365
4 196 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 138 (1.15%) IaaS
6 118 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 92 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
9 88 (0.73%) PaaS
10 78 (0.65%) Taleo
11 66 (0.55%) Yammer
12 65 (0.54%) Force.com
13 45 (0.37%) Oracle CX
14 40 (0.33%) OneDrive
15 38 (0.32%) Google Analytics
16 36 (0.30%) CloudBees
16 36 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
17 28 (0.23%) GitHub
18 25 (0.21%) Boomi
19 19 (0.16%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 579 (4.82%) Firewall
2 407 (3.39%) Network Security
3 359 (2.99%) WAN
4 326 (2.71%) LAN
5 281 (2.34%) Wireless
6 252 (2.10%) SAN
7 225 (1.87%) TCP/IP
8 220 (1.83%) VPN
9 200 (1.66%) MPLS
10 193 (1.61%) Internet
11 179 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 158 (1.31%) DNS
13 157 (1.31%) BGP
14 150 (1.25%) Unified Communications
15 142 (1.18%) OSPF
16 124 (1.03%) SSL
17 111 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 105 (0.87%) IPsec
19 97 (0.81%) VoIP
20 89 (0.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1197 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 497 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 496 (4.13%) Big Data
4 397 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 394 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 385 (3.20%) SAP HANA
7 353 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
8 342 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 269 (2.24%) QlikView
10 262 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 256 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 253 (2.10%) Hadoop
13 238 (1.98%) SAP BW
14 197 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 196 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 195 (1.62%) SAP BI
17 123 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
18 122 (1.01%) Data Mining
19 120 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
20 108 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 136 (1.13%) Jenkins
2 104 (0.87%) Selenium
3 94 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 79 (0.66%) LSMW
5 69 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
6 68 (0.57%) Maven
6 68 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (0.55%) JIRA
8 64 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 61 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 58 (0.48%) Ranorex
11 56 (0.47%) JUnit
12 50 (0.42%) Subversion
13 47 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
14 37 (0.31%) Axure RP
15 31 (0.26%) Cucumber
16 29 (0.24%) TeamCity
17 28 (0.23%) Eclipse
18 27 (0.22%) LoadRunner
19 25 (0.21%) HP UFT
General
1 3216 (26.75%) Finance
2 797 (6.63%) Retail
3 777 (6.46%) Banking
4 707 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 558 (4.64%) Telecoms
6 538 (4.47%) Marketing
7 298 (2.48%) Legal
8 183 (1.52%) Advertising
8 183 (1.52%) Games
9 170 (1.41%) Law
10 159 (1.32%) Billing
11 158 (1.31%) Back Office
12 135 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 130 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 118 (0.98%) German Language
15 114 (0.95%) Front Office
16 113 (0.94%) Publishing
17 105 (0.87%) General Ledger
18 95 (0.79%) Financial Institution
19 92 (0.77%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 831 (6.91%) .NET
2 594 (4.94%) HTML
3 512 (4.26%) XML
4 437 (3.63%) Web Services
5 319 (2.65%) CSS
6 249 (2.07%) ASP.NET
7 203 (1.69%) Middleware
8 200 (1.66%) .NET Framework
9 185 (1.54%) J2EE
10 152 (1.26%) SOAP
11 131 (1.09%) HTML5
12 121 (1.01%) jQuery
13 118 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
14 85 (0.71%) Ajax
14 85 (0.71%) WCF
15 83 (0.69%) EDI
16 80 (0.67%) Spring
17 78 (0.65%) REST
18 72 (0.60%) Java EE
19 70 (0.58%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1275 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 706 (5.87%) Data Centre
3 484 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 372 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 289 (2.40%) Visualisation
6 235 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 205 (1.71%) Mathematics
8 181 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
9 151 (1.26%) PKI
10 144 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 139 (1.16%) User Experience
12 110 (0.91%) CESG
13 103 (0.86%) Social Media
14 98 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 97 (0.81%) Data Integration
16 96 (0.80%) Fintech
17 91 (0.76%) Clustering
18 89 (0.74%) Derivative
19 83 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 82 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1084 (9.02%) Windows
2 523 (4.35%) Linux
3 454 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 388 (3.23%) Unix
5 256 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 247 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 80 (0.67%) Solaris
10 62 (0.52%) Android
11 61 (0.51%) CentOS
12 60 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 56 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 41 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 39 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 31 (0.26%) Windows Phone
17 30 (0.25%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.21%) AIX
19 21 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
20 20 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2015 (16.76%) Presales
2 1417 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
3 1280 (10.65%) Project Management
4 1059 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 988 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 887 (7.38%) Analytics
7 879 (7.31%) CRM
8 868 (7.22%) Information Security
9 853 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
10 768 (6.39%) ERP
11 670 (5.57%) ITIL
12 625 (5.20%) Business Development
13 596 (4.96%) Mentoring
14 578 (4.81%) Business Analysis
15 556 (4.62%) Risk Management
16 524 (4.36%) Change Management
17 468 (3.89%) Migration
18 464 (3.86%) ETL
19 374 (3.11%) Logistics
20 372 (3.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1506 (12.53%) SQL
2 1055 (8.77%) Java
3 678 (5.64%) C#
4 615 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 331 (2.75%) Python
6 320 (2.66%) C
7 249 (2.07%) C++
8 237 (1.97%) ABAP
9 213 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 156 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 152 (1.26%) PowerShell
12 127 (1.06%) Perl
13 112 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 107 (0.89%) R
15 105 (0.87%) VBA
16 103 (0.86%) Ruby
17 87 (0.72%) PHP
18 81 (0.67%) Scala
19 74 (0.62%) Bash Shell
20 71 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1907 (15.86%) Degree
2 854 (7.10%) Security Cleared
3 658 (5.47%) CISSP
4 611 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 511 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
6 392 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 364 (3.03%) CISM
8 350 (2.91%) CCNP
9 282 (2.35%) MCSE
10 234 (1.95%) CISA
11 200 (1.66%) CCIE
12 193 (1.61%) CCNA
13 155 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 143 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 130 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
16 129 (1.07%) ACCA
17 125 (1.04%) CLAS
18 115 (0.96%) MCSA
19 107 (0.89%) MCITP
20 105 (0.87%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 363 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 276 (2.30%) QA
4 202 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 119 (0.99%) COBIT
6 117 (0.97%) SLA
7 68 (0.57%) ISO22301
8 65 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 53 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 53 (0.44%) ISO27002
10 40 (0.33%) RMADS
11 39 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 35 (0.29%) ISO27005
13 21 (0.17%) ISO 14001
14 17 (0.14%) HL7
15 16 (0.13%) Solvency II
16 13 (0.11%) BS25999
16 13 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
17 12 (0.100%) PMBOK
18 11 (0.091%) MiFID
System Software
1 603 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 474 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 358 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 184 (1.53%) vSphere
5 171 (1.42%) XenApp
6 126 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 74 (0.62%) vCloud
8 55 (0.46%) Docker
9 46 (0.38%) XenServer
10 40 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 23 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 22 (0.18%) HDFS
13 22 (0.18%) IMail Server
14 18 (0.15%) KVM
15 16 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.12%) NFS
17 13 (0.11%) Xen
18 11 (0.091%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 11 (0.091%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 158 (1.31%) SCCM
2 115 (0.96%) Puppet
3 99 (0.82%) SCOM
4 71 (0.59%) Ansible
5 64 (0.53%) QRadar
6 59 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 53 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 50 (0.42%) Windows Intune
9 42 (0.35%) vRealize
10 40 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 37 (0.31%) SCDPM
12 33 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 28 (0.23%) RSA Archer
14 27 (0.22%) Data Guard
15 26 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
16 25 (0.21%) Nagios
17 24 (0.20%) SCSM
18 23 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
18 23 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
18 23 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2188 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 2075 (17.26%) SAP
3 1618 (13.46%) Oracle
4 840 (6.99%) Cisco
5 752 (6.25%) VMware
6 381 (3.17%) Citrix
7 378 (3.14%) IBM
8 361 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
9 301 (2.50%) HP
10 290 (2.41%) Juniper
11 270 (2.25%) Tableau
12 249 (2.07%) CheckPoint
13 222 (1.85%) Informatica
14 169 (1.41%) F5
15 162 (1.35%) ArcSight
16 157 (1.31%) ServiceNow
17 152 (1.26%) Cognos
18 150 (1.25%) NetApp
19 142 (1.18%) Hyperion
20 118 (0.98%) Splunk
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum healthcare, pension
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £Excellent by experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + up to 15% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Commission + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
North East
Recital Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Comprehensive benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £70001 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Stock
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £100000 - £135000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
United Kingdom
UnitedHealth Group Careers
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lincolnshire
IDPP
Posted: 13 hours ago
Antrim, County Antrim
Realtime Associates Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: Car allowance and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham
Pontoon
Salary: Bonus + Shares + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
2Source Talent Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Skillsearch Limited
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Easton Haines Consultancy
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago