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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK
Rank 45 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4553 5774 7046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.42% 5.87% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 6.09% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3240 4407 5454
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -4 4172 £55,000 - 650
London -6 1855 £60,000 - 282
South East -3 791 £52,500 -4.54% 106
Berkshire +3 281 £60,000 +9.09% 43
West Midlands +6 272 £47,500 -9.52% 48
North West -24 255 £45,000 - 42
East of England -17 251 £52,500 - 33
South West +28 200 £50,000 - 41
Yorkshire +11 197 £45,000 +12.50% 35
City of London -22 196 £60,000 - 81
Manchester -20 182 £45,000 - 22
Hampshire +34 166 £50,000 +17.64% 16
Birmingham +4 143 £54,500 -0.90% 20
Surrey -18 143 £52,500 -4.54% 16
Reading +15 139 £55,000 +1.38% 20
Scotland -16 121 £47,500 - 33
East Midlands +4 117 £47,500 +5.55% 14
West Yorkshire +11 116 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Leeds +25 103 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Cambridgeshire +12 95 £51,500 +14.44% 16
Hertfordshire -25 70 £52,500 -4.54% 12
Gloucestershire -21 61 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Edinburgh -24 59 £47,500 - 18
Bristol +25 58 £55,000 +10.00% 22
Oxfordshire +34 57 £47,500 +2.81% 8
Southampton +14 53 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Bedfordshire -12 51 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Glasgow -16 48 £40,000 -15.78% 11
Cambridge -2 45 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Wales +3 44 £45,000 +12.50% 12

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 2805 (29.29%) Finance
2 1888 (19.72%) SAP
3 1587 (16.57%) Microsoft
4 1398 (14.60%) SQL
5 1350 (14.10%) Presales
6 1321 (13.79%) Degree
7 1213 (12.67%) Oracle
8 1021 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
9 973 (10.16%) Windows
10 909 (9.49%) MS Excel
10 909 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
11 906 (9.46%) Java
12 894 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 885 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
14 863 (9.01%) Project Management
15 786 (8.21%) SQL Server
16 731 (7.63%) ERP
17 686 (7.16%) Linux
18 676 (7.06%) Retail
19 673 (7.03%) CRM
20 655 (6.84%) Manufacturing
21 615 (6.42%) Banking
22 590 (6.16%) Analytics
23 561 (5.86%) Information Security
24 547 (5.71%) Security Cleared
25 521 (5.44%) .NET
26 518 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
27 499 (5.21%) Unix
28 498 (5.20%) Cisco
29 496 (5.18%) ITIL

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
1 234 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 186 (1.94%) IIS
3 157 (1.64%) SAS
4 147 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 141 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 139 (1.45%) JBoss
7 129 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 128 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 124 (1.29%) WebLogic
10 92 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 88 (0.92%) NetWeaver
12 83 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 81 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 77 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 73 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
16 58 (0.61%) Apache
17 54 (0.56%) Apache Pig
18 52 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 51 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
20 47 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 909 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 237 (2.47%) MS Office
3 117 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 77 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.77%) MS Project
6 46 (0.48%) SPSS
7 15 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.13%) Casewise Modeler
10 4 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.042%) CATIA
10 4 (0.042%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.031%) InVision
11 3 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
11 3 (0.031%) Snagit
12 2 (0.021%) Mingle
13 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 378 (3.95%) SAP FI
2 351 (3.67%) SAP CO
2 351 (3.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 283 (2.96%) SAP SD
4 263 (2.75%) SAP MM
5 212 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 191 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
7 178 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
8 171 (1.79%) SAP PP
9 166 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
10 150 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
11 138 (1.44%) SAP SCM
12 136 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
13 131 (1.37%) SAP BPC
14 111 (1.16%) SAP HR
15 108 (1.13%) SAP CRM
15 108 (1.13%) SAP WM
16 106 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
17 98 (1.02%) SAP PM
18 93 (0.97%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 518 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 339 (3.54%) Office 365
3 316 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 178 (1.86%) SaaS
5 106 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 91 (0.95%) IaaS
6 91 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
7 60 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (0.62%) PaaS
9 49 (0.51%) CloudBees
10 44 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 32 (0.33%) Slack
12 28 (0.29%) Force.com
13 27 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (0.28%) Oracle CX
14 26 (0.27%) FinancialForce.com
15 23 (0.24%) Taleo
16 21 (0.22%) G Suite
17 18 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
18 17 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 469 (4.90%) Firewall
2 283 (2.96%) Network Security
3 188 (1.96%) WAN
4 187 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 174 (1.82%) LAN
6 147 (1.54%) Internet
7 133 (1.39%) SAN
8 126 (1.32%) MPLS
8 126 (1.32%) Wireless
9 122 (1.27%) BGP
10 121 (1.26%) DNS
11 118 (1.23%) VPN
12 117 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
13 111 (1.16%) OSPF
14 97 (1.01%) Skype
15 96 (1.00%) SSL
16 91 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
17 73 (0.76%) HTTP
18 69 (0.72%) Unified Communications
19 62 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 393 (4.10%) SAP HANA
3 354 (3.70%) Big Data
4 346 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 306 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
6 272 (2.84%) SAP BW
7 251 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 217 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 211 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 180 (1.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 163 (1.70%) Power BI
11 163 (1.70%) QlikView
12 162 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 137 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 136 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 134 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 115 (1.20%) DB2
17 97 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
18 82 (0.86%) GIS
19 79 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 155 (1.62%) Jenkins
2 121 (1.26%) Selenium
3 110 (1.15%) JIRA
4 106 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 88 (0.92%) Subversion
6 85 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 84 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (0.85%) HP UFT
9 73 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 67 (0.70%) Vagrant
11 57 (0.60%) LSMW
12 50 (0.52%) ClearCase
12 50 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
13 49 (0.51%) GoCD
14 42 (0.44%) Cucumber
15 39 (0.41%) TeamCity
16 38 (0.40%) SoapUI
17 31 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
18 28 (0.29%) Appium
19 25 (0.26%) GitLab
General
1 2805 (29.29%) Finance
2 676 (7.06%) Retail
3 655 (6.84%) Manufacturing
4 615 (6.42%) Banking
5 450 (4.70%) Marketing
6 409 (4.27%) Telecoms
7 312 (3.26%) Advertising
8 199 (2.08%) Legal
9 165 (1.72%) Publishing
10 124 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 119 (1.24%) Billing
12 112 (1.17%) Investment Banking
13 106 (1.11%) General Ledger
14 98 (1.02%) German Language
15 95 (0.99%) Law
16 94 (0.98%) Back Office
17 92 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
18 83 (0.87%) Games
19 62 (0.65%) Retail Banking
20 58 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (5.44%) .NET
2 380 (3.97%) XML
3 374 (3.91%) HTML
4 317 (3.31%) Web Services
5 198 (2.07%) CSS
6 182 (1.90%) Middleware
7 119 (1.24%) Java EE
8 101 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 98 (1.02%) SOAP
10 94 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
11 93 (0.97%) REST
12 84 (0.88%) J2EE
13 80 (0.84%) EDI
14 79 (0.82%) HTML5
15 68 (0.71%) Spring
16 67 (0.70%) JSON
17 60 (0.63%) AngularJS
18 57 (0.60%) XSLT
19 56 (0.58%) RESTful
19 56 (0.58%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 885 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 405 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 384 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 318 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 181 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 180 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 145 (1.51%) User Experience
9 121 (1.26%) Fintech
10 112 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 104 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
12 85 (0.89%) Social Media
13 74 (0.77%) Derivative
14 69 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 66 (0.69%) PKI
16 64 (0.67%) Credit Risk
17 61 (0.64%) Clustering
18 60 (0.63%) NHS
19 55 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 52 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 973 (10.16%) Windows
2 686 (7.16%) Linux
3 499 (5.21%) Unix
4 302 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 180 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 153 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (0.66%) Android
10 61 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 58 (0.61%) CoreOS
12 53 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 39 (0.41%) AIX
14 35 (0.37%) Solaris
15 30 (0.31%) CentOS
15 30 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 24 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 20 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.19%) HPUX
18 18 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1350 (14.10%) Presales
2 1021 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
3 909 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 894 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 863 (9.01%) Project Management
6 731 (7.63%) ERP
7 673 (7.03%) CRM
8 590 (6.16%) Analytics
9 561 (5.86%) Information Security
10 496 (5.18%) ITIL
10 496 (5.18%) Migration
11 477 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
12 442 (4.62%) Business Analysis
13 427 (4.46%) Business Development
14 401 (4.19%) Logistics
14 401 (4.19%) Mentoring
15 355 (3.71%) Risk Management
16 312 (3.26%) DevOps
17 295 (3.08%) Change Management
18 272 (2.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1398 (14.60%) SQL
2 906 (9.46%) Java
3 492 (5.14%) C#
4 448 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 394 (4.11%) C
6 333 (3.48%) Python
7 330 (3.45%) ABAP
8 218 (2.28%) C++
9 186 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 159 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 151 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 130 (1.36%) Perl
13 129 (1.35%) PHP
14 114 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 108 (1.13%) R
16 93 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 92 (0.96%) Ruby
18 70 (0.73%) VBA
19 61 (0.64%) VB
20 52 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1321 (13.79%) Degree
2 547 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 438 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 407 (4.25%) CISSP
5 339 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 293 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 287 (3.00%) CCNP
8 219 (2.29%) CISM
9 204 (2.13%) CCNA
10 182 (1.90%) MCSE
11 153 (1.60%) CISA
12 151 (1.58%) ACCA
13 148 (1.55%) CCIE
14 129 (1.35%) CIMA
15 109 (1.14%) DV Cleared
16 100 (1.04%) CCSE
17 97 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 93 (0.97%) CCA
19 78 (0.81%) CCSA
19 78 (0.81%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 266 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 222 (2.32%) QA
4 147 (1.54%) SLA
5 127 (1.33%) COBIT
6 103 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 61 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 43 (0.45%) GPG13
9 35 (0.37%) ISO27002
10 25 (0.26%) MiFID
11 24 (0.25%) ISO22301
11 24 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 24 (0.25%) RMADS
12 19 (0.20%) GDPR
12 19 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 15 (0.16%) GAMP
15 14 (0.15%) EMIR
16 13 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 11 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 403 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 298 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 102 (1.07%) Docker
5 98 (1.02%) XenApp
6 60 (0.63%) vSphere
7 42 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 28 (0.29%) vCloud
11 22 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 21 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 21 (0.22%) VMware ESX
13 19 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.20%) XenServer
14 16 (0.17%) HDFS
14 16 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.084%) Snort
16 7 (0.073%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 152 (1.59%) Puppet
2 139 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 137 (1.43%) SCCM
4 100 (1.04%) Ansible
5 73 (0.76%) Nagios
6 66 (0.69%) Graphite
7 49 (0.51%) SCOM
8 43 (0.45%) QRadar
9 39 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 38 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 38 (0.40%) Kubernetes
11 28 (0.29%) EnCase
12 25 (0.26%) FTK
12 25 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 23 (0.24%) vRealize
14 21 (0.22%) Terraform
15 20 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (0.20%) Nmap
17 16 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1888 (19.72%) SAP
2 1587 (16.57%) Microsoft
3 1213 (12.67%) Oracle
4 498 (5.20%) Cisco
5 478 (4.99%) VMware
6 315 (3.29%) IBM
7 247 (2.58%) Citrix
8 225 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 210 (2.19%) CheckPoint
10 206 (2.15%) Sage
11 185 (1.93%) Tableau
12 172 (1.80%) Splunk
13 160 (1.67%) HP
14 154 (1.61%) Google
15 152 (1.59%) Juniper
16 145 (1.51%) F5
17 113 (1.18%) Fortinet
18 111 (1.16%) Red Hat
19 102 (1.07%) Informatica
20 97 (1.01%) Infor
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £52000 - £65000 per annum + CAR, BONUS, PENSION
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance and package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + bonus + incentives
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £60000 per annum + Car, pension, heath care.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 37 minutes ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + bonus, car, other benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Advanced
Posted: Yesterday
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Base +Car Allowance +Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum £100-140K+
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rates and a competitive package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday