Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 313 269 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.09% 6.87% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.36% 7.11% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 233 250 261
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £27,250 £35,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £67,625 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 3,744 3,781 4,589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.53% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,729 3,119 3,412
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,500 £24,349
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,875 £68,650
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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 126 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 106 (33.87%) Finance
3 68 (21.73%) SQL
3 68 (21.73%) SAP
4 56 (17.89%) Advertising
5 53 (16.93%) Presales
6 51 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 48 (15.34%) CRM
8 40 (12.78%) Dynamics CRM
8 40 (12.78%) Analytics
9 38 (12.14%) Windows
10 37 (11.82%) Retail
10 37 (11.82%) Manufacturing
11 34 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (10.54%) Security Cleared
12 33 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (10.22%) Integration Testing
14 30 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (9.27%) VMware
15 29 (9.27%) C#
16 28 (8.95%) SQL Server
16 28 (8.95%) Publishing
16 28 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 28 (8.95%) Dynamics 365
17 27 (8.63%) Driving Licence
18 25 (7.99%) Java
18 25 (7.99%) Firewall
18 25 (7.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (7.99%) Self-Motivation

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 8 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.28%) NetWeaver
4 3 (0.96%) JBoss
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.64%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (12.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (4.79%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (3.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (2.88%) SAP CO
4 9 (2.88%) SAP FI
4 9 (2.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (2.56%) SAP APO
6 7 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (1.92%) SAP HCM
8 5 (1.60%) SAP HR
9 4 (1.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 3 (0.96%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.96%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.64%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
11 2 (0.64%) SAP FSCM
11 2 (0.64%) SAP GTS
11 2 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.64%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.95%) Dynamics 365
3 21 (6.71%) SuccessFactors
4 18 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (4.47%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.88%) Office 365
8 5 (1.60%) IaaS
8 5 (1.60%) SaaS
9 4 (1.28%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 4 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.99%) Firewall
2 17 (5.43%) Wireless
3 16 (5.11%) VPN
4 15 (4.79%) Cisco Firepower
4 15 (4.79%) Cisco Wireless
4 15 (4.79%) LAN
4 15 (4.79%) MPLS
4 15 (4.79%) OSPF
4 15 (4.79%) TACACS
4 15 (4.79%) VLAN
4 15 (4.79%) WAN
5 10 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (2.88%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (2.56%) SAN
8 7 (2.24%) IPsec
9 5 (1.60%) SSL
10 4 (1.28%) SMS
11 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.75%) Power BI
5 16 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (4.47%) Data Lake
8 13 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.19%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.56%) Big Data
10 8 (2.56%) HDInsight
10 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (2.24%) SAP HANA
12 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.96%) DB2
13 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.28%) eCATT
2 4 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.28%) LSMW
3 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (33.87%) Finance
2 56 (17.89%) Advertising
3 37 (11.82%) Manufacturing
3 37 (11.82%) Retail
4 28 (8.95%) Publishing
5 20 (6.39%) Banking
6 12 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 12 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.88%) Marketing
8 6 (1.92%) International Banking
9 4 (1.28%) Billing
9 4 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.96%) Law
11 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.35%) .NET
2 17 (5.43%) XML
3 8 (2.56%) HTML
3 8 (2.56%) Web Services
4 7 (2.24%) SOAP
5 6 (1.92%) IDoc
5 6 (1.92%) SAP PI
6 5 (1.60%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.60%) COM
6 5 (1.60%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.28%) EDI
7 4 (1.28%) WCF
8 3 (0.96%) Java EE
9 2 (0.64%) CSS
9 2 (0.64%) EJB
9 2 (0.64%) JDBC
9 2 (0.64%) JRules
9 2 (0.64%) LDAP
9 2 (0.64%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.64%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.63%) Driving Licence
2 25 (7.99%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.79%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.83%) User Experience
6 8 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.24%) Fintech
7 7 (2.24%) HP StoreVirtual
7 7 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.28%) LIMS
9 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.64%) EPoS
10 2 (0.64%) FMCG
10 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.32%) AS400
11 1 (0.32%) CESG
11 1 (0.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.14%) Windows
2 21 (6.71%) Linux
3 13 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.83%) Unix
4 12 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.93%) Presales
2 48 (15.34%) CRM
3 40 (12.78%) Analytics
4 34 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (10.22%) Integration Testing
7 30 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.03%) Customer Requirements
9 22 (7.03%) Logistics
10 21 (6.71%) ERP
11 20 (6.39%) Service Delivery
12 18 (5.75%) Project Management
13 17 (5.43%) Process Management
14 16 (5.11%) Network Architecture
15 15 (4.79%) Load Balancing
15 15 (4.79%) Network Management
16 14 (4.47%) Business Analysis
16 14 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (4.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.73%) SQL
2 29 (9.27%) C#
3 25 (7.99%) Java
4 10 (3.19%) C
4 10 (3.19%) VB
5 9 (2.88%) ABAP
5 9 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.28%) U-SQL
8 3 (0.96%) C++
8 3 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.96%) Python
8 3 (0.96%) R
9 2 (0.64%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.43%) Degree
2 17 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.11%) CCNP
3 16 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.19%) CCNA
5 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.24%) ACCA
6 7 (2.24%) CIMA
7 4 (1.28%) AAT
7 4 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.64%) CCA
8 2 (0.64%) CISSP
8 2 (0.64%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) CEH
9 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) MCP
9 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.83%) QA
3 6 (1.92%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.88%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
4 7 (2.24%) HDFS
5 6 (1.92%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.60%) XenApp
6 5 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.28%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (4.79%) QRadar
1 15 (4.79%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.28%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (1.28%) SCDPM
3 4 (1.28%) SCOrch
3 4 (1.28%) SCSM
3 4 (1.28%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.64%) PaperCut
4 2 (0.64%) SCCM
4 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.32%) Ambari
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 126 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 68 (21.73%) SAP
3 29 (9.27%) VMware
4 24 (7.67%) HP
5 23 (7.35%) Cisco
6 18 (5.75%) Oracle
7 16 (5.11%) Meraki
8 15 (4.79%) F5
8 15 (4.79%) SolarWinds
8 15 (4.79%) Tripwire
9 7 (2.24%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.24%) NetApp
9 7 (2.24%) SonicWALL
10 6 (1.92%) Sage
10 6 (1.92%) Tableau
11 5 (1.60%) Citrix
11 5 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.28%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.96%) Capita
13 3 (0.96%) Infor