Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 32 31
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 384 249 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.18% 6.58% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.52% 6.77% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 304 263 285
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 3,650 3,676 4,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 97.09% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,659 2,923 3,295
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 177 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 159 (41.41%) Finance
3 89 (23.18%) SAP
4 79 (20.57%) Advertising
5 78 (20.31%) SQL
6 75 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (19.01%) Retail
8 72 (18.75%) Manufacturing
9 65 (16.93%) Windows
10 61 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (15.36%) Self-Motivation
12 56 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (14.06%) Publishing
14 49 (12.76%) SQL Server
15 48 (12.50%) Integration Testing
16 47 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (12.24%) CRM
17 45 (11.72%) Logistics
18 43 (11.20%) Customer Requirements
19 42 (10.94%) Presales
19 42 (10.94%) Analytics
20 41 (10.68%) Dynamics CRM
20 41 (10.68%) VMware
21 40 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (9.90%) ABAP
23 37 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
24 36 (9.38%) Banking
25 34 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
25 34 (8.85%) Dynamics 365
26 32 (8.33%) Office 365

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 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
1 6 (1.56%) NetWeaver
2 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) IIS
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 41 (10.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (7.29%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (6.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (3.91%) SAP CO
4 15 (3.91%) SAP FI
4 15 (3.91%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (1.82%) SAP HCM
7 5 (1.30%) SAP FSCM
7 5 (1.30%) SAP QM
8 4 (1.04%) Sage CRM
8 4 (1.04%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.78%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.78%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.78%) SAP EWM
10 2 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
10 2 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.52%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.85%) Dynamics 365
3 32 (8.33%) Office 365
4 18 (4.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (2.08%) IaaS
9 5 (1.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (1.04%) Serverless
11 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.78%) PaaS
11 3 (0.78%) SaaS
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.52%) Taleo
13 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.26%) Panaya
13 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.21%) SAN
2 19 (4.95%) Firewall
3 18 (4.69%) LAN
3 18 (4.69%) WAN
4 17 (4.43%) VLAN
5 13 (3.39%) VPN
6 12 (3.13%) Wireless
7 10 (2.60%) MPLS
8 9 (2.34%) OSPF
9 8 (2.08%) Cisco Firepower
9 8 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless
9 8 (2.08%) TACACS
9 8 (2.08%) VoIP
10 7 (1.82%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.56%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (1.04%) DHCP
13 3 (0.78%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (5.73%) Power BI
5 21 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (4.69%) Data Lake
7 17 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.86%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (2.34%) HDInsight
12 7 (1.82%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.56%) QlikView
13 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.30%) SAP BW
15 4 (1.04%) Big Data
15 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (4.69%) eCATT
1 18 (4.69%) LSMW
2 11 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.04%) Subversion
5 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 159 (41.41%) Finance
2 79 (20.57%) Advertising
3 73 (19.01%) Retail
4 72 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 54 (14.06%) Publishing
6 36 (9.38%) Banking
7 18 (4.69%) Billing
7 18 (4.69%) International Banking
8 17 (4.43%) Retail Banking
9 10 (2.60%) Marketing
9 10 (2.60%) Telecoms
10 9 (2.34%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.04%) Automotive
12 3 (0.78%) Legal
13 1 (0.26%) Games
13 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.25%) .NET
2 21 (5.47%) XML
3 18 (4.69%) EDI
3 18 (4.69%) IDoc
4 6 (1.56%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.30%) BAPI
5 5 (1.30%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.30%) SAP ALE
5 5 (1.30%) SAP Smart Forms
5 5 (1.30%) SAPUI5
5 5 (1.30%) Visualforce
6 4 (1.04%) SAP PI
6 4 (1.04%) WCF
7 3 (0.78%) HTML
7 3 (0.78%) Web Services
8 2 (0.52%) Mason
8 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (15.36%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (7.55%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.95%) Fintech
5 18 (4.69%) LIMS
5 18 (4.69%) User Experience
6 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) Clustering
7 6 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.78%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.52%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Licensing
12 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.93%) Windows
2 26 (6.77%) Linux
3 24 (6.25%) Unix
4 16 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 47 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (12.24%) CRM
4 45 (11.72%) Logistics
5 43 (11.20%) Customer Requirements
6 42 (10.94%) Analytics
6 42 (10.94%) Presales
7 37 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (8.07%) Process Management
10 30 (7.81%) ERP
11 29 (7.55%) Data Migration
12 27 (7.03%) Migration
13 23 (5.99%) Business Analysis
14 20 (5.21%) Project Planning
14 20 (5.21%) Service Delivery
14 20 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (4.95%) ITIL
16 18 (4.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.31%) SQL
2 38 (9.90%) ABAP
3 31 (8.07%) C#
4 17 (4.43%) Java
5 15 (3.91%) C
6 10 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.82%) VB
8 5 (1.30%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.30%) SAPscript
9 4 (1.04%) Python
9 4 (1.04%) U-SQL
9 4 (1.04%) X++
10 2 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.52%) R
10 2 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (4.69%) MCSE
5 17 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (4.43%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.17%) CCA
7 11 (2.86%) ACCA
7 11 (2.86%) CCNP
7 11 (2.86%) CIMA
7 11 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.34%) CCNA
9 8 (2.08%) MCP
10 7 (1.82%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.78%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.52%) CISSP
13 1 (0.26%) CCDA
13 1 (0.26%) CCDP
13 1 (0.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.86%) QA
2 9 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.30%) PMO
4 2 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.51%) Hyper-V
3 22 (5.73%) XenApp
4 17 (4.43%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.34%) HDFS
7 6 (1.56%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.08%) QRadar
1 8 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (1.56%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (1.56%) SCDPM
2 6 (1.56%) SCOrch
2 6 (1.56%) SCSM
2 6 (1.56%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.78%) Ansible
3 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.78%) Packer
3 3 (0.78%) Puppet
4 2 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 177 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 89 (23.18%) SAP
3 41 (10.68%) VMware
4 24 (6.25%) Oracle
5 23 (5.99%) Citrix
6 14 (3.65%) Sage
7 11 (2.86%) Cisco
7 11 (2.86%) HP
7 11 (2.86%) Tableau
8 9 (2.34%) Cognos
8 9 (2.34%) JD Edwards
8 9 (2.34%) Meraki
8 9 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.08%) F5
9 8 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.08%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.82%) Capita
10 7 (1.82%) Epicor
10 7 (1.82%) Infor
11 6 (1.56%) Sophos