The median annual salary for a Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 27 9 16
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5 29 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.76% 16.11% 11.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 17.37% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 29 29
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +26.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 167 269
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 96.99% 92.78% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 106 147 204
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in Bedford.

Salary trend for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Bedford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the Bedford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (46.67%) CCSA
3 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 14 (46.67%) CCNP
3 14 (46.67%) LAN
3 14 (46.67%) WAN
3 14 (46.67%) CCSE
3 14 (46.67%) Network Security
4 13 (43.33%) Wireshark
4 13 (43.33%) tcpdump
4 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (43.33%) Spanning Tree
4 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
4 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (43.33%) CCDP
4 13 (43.33%) OSPF
4 13 (43.33%) BGP
5 11 (36.67%) SAN
5 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
6 10 (33.33%) IBM
6 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 10 (33.33%) Presales
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) Performance Management
8 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (26.67%) Network Management
8 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
8 8 (26.67%) Brocade

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.33%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) LAN
1 14 (46.67%) Network Security
1 14 (46.67%) WAN
2 13 (43.33%) BGP
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (43.33%) OSPF
2 13 (43.33%) Spanning Tree
2 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (43.33%) tcpdump
2 13 (43.33%) Wireshark
3 11 (36.67%) SAN
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
5 7 (23.33%) FCoE
6 5 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Flash
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 2 (6.67%) LPAR
5 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.33%) iSeries
6 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (10.00%) AIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Presales
3 9 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
4 8 (26.67%) Network Management
5 7 (23.33%) Data Management
6 5 (16.67%) High Availability
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
9 1 (3.33%) CRM
9 1 (3.33%) ERP
9 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
9 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
9 1 (3.33%) Information Security
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) ABAP
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) CCNP
1 14 (46.67%) CCSA
1 14 (46.67%) CCSE
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCDP
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) SRDF
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Linux-HA
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (33.33%) IBM
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Brocade
5 8 (26.67%) EMC
6 6 (20.00%) CA
7 5 (16.67%) F5
8 3 (10.00%) Hitachi
9 2 (6.67%) NetApp
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle
10 1 (3.33%) Adobe
10 1 (3.33%) Citrix
10 1 (3.33%) Dell
10 1 (3.33%) HP
10 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
10 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.33%) SAP
10 1 (3.33%) Veeam
10 1 (3.33%) VMware