The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 112 168 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.69% 7.02% 8.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 7.31% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 89 115 134
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £26,900 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1902 2299 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.70% 96.03% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1705 1622
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 72 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.51%) SAP
3 44 (18.80%) Finance
4 39 (16.67%) Presales
4 39 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 38 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (13.68%) SQL
8 29 (12.39%) ERP
9 27 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (8.97%) Cisco
11 20 (8.55%) Windows
11 20 (8.55%) Active Directory
11 20 (8.55%) Manufacturing
11 20 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.12%) Sage
12 19 (8.12%) Security Cleared
13 17 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (6.84%) SC Cleared
14 16 (6.84%) Degree
14 16 (6.84%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.84%) Project Management
14 16 (6.84%) MCSE
14 16 (6.84%) MCSA
15 15 (6.41%) CRM
15 15 (6.41%) Office 365
16 14 (5.98%) JavaScript
17 13 (5.56%) Firewall
17 13 (5.56%) SAP FI
17 13 (5.56%) Business Intelligence

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 13 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.85%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.85%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
6 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 11 (4.70%) NetSuite
2 11 (4.70%) SAP CO
2 11 (4.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (3.85%) Sage 200
4 9 (3.85%) Sage X3
4 9 (3.85%) SAP MM
5 8 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (2.56%) SAP PP
7 5 (2.14%) SAP WM
8 4 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.71%) SAP BPC
8 4 (1.71%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.85%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.85%) SAP FI-AP
9 2 (0.85%) SAP FI-AR
9 2 (0.85%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (6.41%) Office 365
4 11 (4.70%) IaaS
5 7 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.99%) PaaS
6 4 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.56%) Firewall
2 8 (3.42%) Skype
3 6 (2.56%) Wireless
4 5 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (2.14%) Network Security
4 5 (2.14%) PBX
5 4 (1.71%) LAN
5 4 (1.71%) WAN
6 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.28%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.85%) ISDN
7 2 (0.85%) VoIP
8 1 (0.43%) Intranet
8 1 (0.43%) MPLS
8 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.14%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.14%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (1.71%) QlikView
5 3 (1.28%) Power BI
6 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) GIS
6 2 (0.85%) QGIS
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.71%) eCATT
2 4 (1.71%) LSMW
3 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (18.80%) Finance
2 20 (8.55%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.13%) Retail
4 7 (2.99%) Advertising
5 6 (2.56%) Banking
6 5 (2.14%) Billing
6 5 (2.14%) Local Government
6 5 (2.14%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.71%) Legal
8 3 (1.28%) Automotive
8 3 (1.28%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) International Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.85%) .NET
2 7 (2.99%) EDI
3 5 (2.14%) HTML
3 5 (2.14%) IDoc
4 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.28%) CSS
5 3 (1.28%) jQuery
5 3 (1.28%) Node.js
6 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.85%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (0.85%) Web Services
6 2 (0.85%) XMPP
7 1 (0.43%) BAPI
7 1 (0.43%) JSP
7 1 (0.43%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.43%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.43%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.43%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.43%) SOAP
7 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.71%) LIMS
7 4 (1.71%) User Experience
8 3 (1.28%) CESG
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.85%) Derivative
9 2 (0.85%) FMCG
9 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 2 (0.85%) PKI
9 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.55%) Windows
2 7 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.14%) Linux
4 3 (1.28%) Android
4 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 39 (16.67%) Presales
2 29 (12.39%) ERP
3 20 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (6.84%) Integration Testing
4 16 (6.84%) Project Management
5 15 (6.41%) CRM
6 13 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.13%) Information Security
8 11 (4.70%) ITIL
8 11 (4.70%) Logistics
9 9 (3.85%) Analytics
9 9 (3.85%) Business Analysis
9 9 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping
9 9 (3.85%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.42%) Migration
10 8 (3.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 8 (3.42%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.68%) SQL
2 14 (5.98%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.70%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.85%) ABAP
5 7 (2.99%) Java
6 6 (2.56%) C#
7 5 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.71%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.43%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.12%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.84%) Degree
3 16 (6.84%) MCSA
3 16 (6.84%) MCSE
3 16 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.99%) CISSP
6 5 (2.14%) CCNA
6 5 (2.14%) CCNP
7 4 (1.71%) ACCA
7 4 (1.71%) CCIE
7 4 (1.71%) CCIE Collaboration
7 4 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (1.71%) CIMA
7 4 (1.71%) CISMP
7 4 (1.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (1.71%) PCI QSA
7 4 (1.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.71%) COBIT
3 4 (1.71%) GPG13
3 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (1.71%) NIST 800
3 4 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.56%) Snort
5 5 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) XenApp
6 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.70%) SCOM
2 9 (3.85%) SCCM
3 6 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.56%) Nessus
3 6 (2.56%) QRadar
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.28%) SCSM
6 2 (0.85%) Icinga
6 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.85%) Puppet
6 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.85%) vRealize
7 1 (0.43%) EnCase
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.43%) FTK
7 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.51%) SAP
3 21 (8.97%) Cisco
4 19 (8.12%) Sage
5 11 (4.70%) VMware
6 9 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 9 (3.85%) IBM
7 8 (3.42%) EMC
7 8 (3.42%) Pegasus
7 8 (3.42%) Sourcefire
7 8 (3.42%) Sun
8 7 (2.99%) Blue Coat
8 7 (2.99%) F5
8 7 (2.99%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.99%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.56%) Aruba
9 6 (2.56%) NetApp
10 5 (2.14%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.14%) Forcepoint
10 5 (2.14%) Imperva
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