Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 233 343 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.65% 9.08% 7.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 9.41% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 184 261 234
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 £73,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -4.76%

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 3,373 3,646 4,452
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.48% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,449 2,860 3,346
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,900
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 74 (31.76%) Finance
2 62 (26.61%) SAP
3 61 (26.18%) Microsoft
4 44 (18.88%) SQL
5 32 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (12.88%) Java
7 29 (12.45%) ERP
8 28 (12.02%) Degree
9 26 (11.16%) SuccessFactors
9 26 (11.16%) Presales
9 26 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (10.73%) CRM
11 24 (10.30%) Manufacturing
12 23 (9.87%) Retail
12 23 (9.87%) Windows
13 22 (9.44%) Project Management
13 22 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
15 20 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (8.15%) Oracle
16 19 (8.15%) Firewall
17 18 (7.73%) Advertising
18 17 (7.30%) Cisco
18 17 (7.30%) Security Cleared
18 17 (7.30%) Analytics
18 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
20 15 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
20 15 (6.44%) Publishing
21 14 (6.01%) VMware

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 10 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 10 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (2.58%) Apache
3 6 (2.58%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.72%) JBoss
4 4 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.86%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.86%) SAS
6 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (5.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (4.72%) SAP HCM
4 10 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (4.29%) SAP HR
5 9 (3.86%) SAP Business One
6 6 (2.58%) SAP APO
6 6 (2.58%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (2.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (2.15%) SAP CO
7 5 (2.15%) SAP FI
7 5 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.29%) HFM
8 3 (1.29%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (1.29%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.86%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.16%) SuccessFactors
2 22 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.72%) Office 365
7 3 (1.29%) IaaS
7 3 (1.29%) PaaS
7 3 (1.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.15%) Firewall
2 10 (4.29%) IPsec
3 9 (3.86%) SAN
4 8 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (3.00%) Wireless
6 5 (2.15%) SSL
6 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.15%) WAN
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.72%) Network Security
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.29%) LAN
8 3 (1.29%) VLAN
8 3 (1.29%) VPN
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.86%) Internet
9 2 (0.86%) MPLS
9 2 (0.86%) OSPF
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.43%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.72%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.29%) Big Data
4 9 (3.86%) SAP HANA
5 8 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.00%) Power BI
6 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.15%) GIS
8 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.72%) DB2
9 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.29%) Essbase
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.86%) MySQL
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.58%) JMeter
1 6 (2.58%) Selenium
1 6 (2.58%) SoapUI
2 5 (2.15%) LSMW
3 3 (1.29%) eCATT
4 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (31.76%) Finance
2 24 (10.30%) Manufacturing
3 23 (9.87%) Retail
4 18 (7.73%) Advertising
5 15 (6.44%) Publishing
6 8 (3.43%) Marketing
7 7 (3.00%) Law
8 4 (1.72%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.29%) Billing
9 3 (1.29%) Games
9 3 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.86%) Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.58%) .NET
2 10 (4.29%) HTML
2 10 (4.29%) SOAP
3 8 (3.43%) Web Services
4 7 (3.00%) CSS
4 7 (3.00%) XML
5 6 (2.58%) Kafka
5 6 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.72%) IDoc
6 4 (1.72%) Java EE
7 3 (1.29%) EDI
8 2 (0.86%) CGI
8 2 (0.86%) Drools
8 2 (0.86%) JRules
8 2 (0.86%) Middleware
8 2 (0.86%) OpenCV
8 2 (0.86%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.43%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.43%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.58%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.86%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.29%) FMCG
5 3 (1.29%) LIMS
6 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) CESG
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
7 1 (0.43%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) Windows
2 12 (5.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.00%) Unix
6 6 (2.58%) Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (12.45%) ERP
3 26 (11.16%) Presales
3 26 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (10.73%) CRM
5 22 (9.44%) Project Management
6 20 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.30%) Analytics
8 15 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.01%) Logistics
10 12 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 12 (5.15%) Computer Science
10 12 (5.15%) Integration Testing
10 12 (5.15%) Migration
10 12 (5.15%) Workflow
11 11 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.29%) Data Migration
13 9 (3.86%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (3.86%) Machine Learning
13 9 (3.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.88%) SQL
2 30 (12.88%) Java
3 14 (6.01%) C#
4 9 (3.86%) ABAP
4 9 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.72%) C
5 4 (1.72%) Python
6 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.86%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.86%) C++
7 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.86%) R
7 2 (0.86%) VBA
8 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 28 (12.02%) Degree
2 17 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.15%) ACCA
6 5 (2.15%) CCNP
6 5 (2.15%) CIMA
7 4 (1.72%) AAT
7 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.29%) CCNA
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.29%) PCI QSA
9 2 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.86%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.43%) CCDP
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.43%) GXPN
10 1 (0.43%) MCSE
10 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) QA
2 5 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.86%) PMO
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.43%) NIST 800
System Software
1 14 (6.01%) Active Directory
1 14 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.86%) Forefront TMG
4 8 (3.43%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.43%) HDFS
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) XenApp
6 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Ambari
1 1 (0.43%) CASB
1 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.43%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.43%) QRadar
1 1 (0.43%) SCCM
1 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 62 (26.61%) SAP
2 61 (26.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.15%) Oracle
4 17 (7.30%) Cisco
5 14 (6.01%) VMware
6 13 (5.58%) HP
7 12 (5.15%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.29%) NetApp
9 9 (3.86%) SonicWALL
10 6 (2.58%) Google
10 6 (2.58%) Meraki
10 6 (2.58%) UiPath
11 5 (2.15%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.72%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.72%) Infor
12 4 (1.72%) Sage
13 3 (1.29%) Hyperion
13 3 (1.29%) Juniper
13 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.29%) Symantec