Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Consultant
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 265 279 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.22% 7.32% 7.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.45% 7.61% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 191 226 242
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% - -
10th Percentile £22,250 £36,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,559 3,668 4,618
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.27% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,594 2,955 3,448
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 91 (34.34%) Finance
2 81 (30.57%) Microsoft
3 73 (27.55%) SAP
4 51 (19.25%) SQL
5 38 (14.34%) Manufacturing
5 38 (14.34%) Presales
6 37 (13.96%) Retail
7 35 (13.21%) Java
8 33 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (12.08%) CRM
10 28 (10.57%) ERP
11 27 (10.19%) Windows
11 27 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (10.19%) SuccessFactors
12 26 (9.81%) Degree
12 26 (9.81%) Publishing
13 25 (9.43%) Advertising
13 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
13 25 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (9.06%) Analytics
14 24 (9.06%) VMware
14 24 (9.06%) Firewall
15 23 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (8.68%) Self-Motivation
16 22 (8.30%) Driving Licence
17 21 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (7.92%) Cisco
17 21 (7.92%) HP
18 20 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
18 20 (7.55%) Integration Testing

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 11 (4.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.51%) JBoss
4 4 (1.51%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.13%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.75%) SAS
6 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (4.53%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (4.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (3.40%) SAP Business One
5 8 (3.02%) SAP APO
5 8 (3.02%) SAP CO
5 8 (3.02%) SAP FI
5 8 (3.02%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (3.02%) SAP HCM
5 8 (3.02%) SAP HR
6 7 (2.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (2.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 3 (1.13%) NetSuite
8 3 (1.13%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.75%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.75%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.75%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.75%) SAP SCM
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.19%) SuccessFactors
2 25 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.79%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.89%) Office 365
6 4 (1.51%) SaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.06%) Firewall
2 13 (4.91%) Wireless
3 12 (4.53%) WAN
4 11 (4.15%) LAN
4 11 (4.15%) VLAN
4 11 (4.15%) VPN
5 10 (3.77%) Cisco Firepower
5 10 (3.77%) Cisco Wireless
5 10 (3.77%) MPLS
5 10 (3.77%) OSPF
5 10 (3.77%) TACACS
6 9 (3.40%) IPsec
6 9 (3.40%) SAN
7 8 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (1.89%) SSL
8 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.75%) Internet
9 2 (0.75%) SMS
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.77%) SAP HANA
4 8 (3.02%) Power BI
4 8 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.89%) GIS
8 4 (1.51%) Big Data
8 4 (1.51%) DB2
8 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.13%) HDInsight
9 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.75%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) LSMW
2 4 (1.51%) eCATT
General
1 91 (34.34%) Finance
2 38 (14.34%) Manufacturing
3 37 (13.96%) Retail
4 26 (9.81%) Publishing
5 25 (9.43%) Advertising
6 6 (2.26%) Marketing
7 5 (1.89%) Banking
8 4 (1.51%) Billing
8 4 (1.51%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.13%) Games
9 3 (1.13%) Law
9 3 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.15%) XML
2 9 (3.40%) .NET
3 8 (3.02%) HTML
4 7 (2.64%) SOAP
4 7 (2.64%) Web Services
5 6 (2.26%) IDoc
6 4 (1.51%) COM
6 4 (1.51%) EDI
6 4 (1.51%) Java EE
7 3 (1.13%) CSS
8 2 (0.75%) CGI
8 2 (0.75%) Drools
8 2 (0.75%) EJB
8 2 (0.75%) JDBC
8 2 (0.75%) JRules
8 2 (0.75%) Middleware
8 2 (0.75%) SAP ALE
8 2 (0.75%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.75%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.68%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (8.30%) Driving Licence
3 21 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.15%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.40%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (1.51%) LIMS
8 3 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) EPoS
9 2 (0.75%) FMCG
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) AS400
10 1 (0.38%) CESG
10 1 (0.38%) Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.19%) Windows
2 16 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 14 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (4.53%) Linux
5 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.64%) Unix
7 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.34%) Presales
2 33 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (12.08%) CRM
4 28 (10.57%) ERP
5 27 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (9.06%) Analytics
7 20 (7.55%) Integration Testing
8 19 (7.17%) Logistics
9 17 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (6.42%) Project Management
10 14 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (4.91%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (4.53%) Migration
13 11 (4.15%) Load Balancing
13 11 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (3.77%) Business Analysis
14 10 (3.77%) Network Architecture
14 10 (3.77%) Network Management
15 9 (3.40%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.25%) SQL
2 35 (13.21%) Java
3 11 (4.15%) ABAP
4 9 (3.40%) C#
5 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.51%) VB
7 3 (1.13%) C
7 3 (1.13%) Python
8 2 (0.75%) C++
8 2 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.38%) R
9 1 (0.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (9.81%) Degree
2 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.15%) CCNP
3 11 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.89%) ACCA
6 5 (1.89%) CCNA
6 5 (1.89%) CIMA
7 4 (1.51%) AAT
8 3 (1.13%) CISSP
9 2 (0.75%) CCA
9 2 (0.75%) MCSE
9 2 (0.75%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.38%) CCIE
10 1 (0.38%) CEH
10 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.51%) PMO
3 3 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 23 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.40%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (3.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.75%) HDFS
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.38%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.77%) QRadar
1 10 (3.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.75%) PaperCut
2 2 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.38%) Ambari
3 1 (0.38%) CASB
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 81 (30.57%) Microsoft
2 73 (27.55%) SAP
3 24 (9.06%) VMware
4 21 (7.92%) Cisco
4 21 (7.92%) HP
5 19 (7.17%) Oracle
6 12 (4.53%) Meraki
7 11 (4.15%) F5
7 11 (4.15%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.77%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.77%) Tripwire
9 9 (3.40%) NetApp
9 9 (3.40%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.89%) Sage
11 4 (1.51%) Infor
12 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.13%) Symantec
12 3 (1.13%) Tableau
13 2 (0.75%) ILOG
13 2 (0.75%) Sophos