Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £54,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 342 243 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.03% 6.45% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 6.66% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 264 266 244
Birmingham median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.91% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,725
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -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 3,667 3,651 4,481
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.87% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,639 2,974 3,432
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £68,750
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 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 145 (42.40%) Microsoft
2 129 (37.72%) Finance
3 81 (23.68%) SAP
4 70 (20.47%) SQL
5 69 (20.18%) Advertising
6 58 (16.96%) Manufacturing
6 58 (16.96%) Retail
7 57 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 57 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (15.79%) CRM
9 49 (14.33%) Windows
9 49 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
11 47 (13.74%) Presales
12 46 (13.45%) Dynamics CRM
12 46 (13.45%) Publishing
13 45 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (13.16%) Analytics
14 39 (11.40%) Integration Testing
15 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (10.82%) SQL Server
16 36 (10.53%) C#
17 35 (10.23%) Security Cleared
17 35 (10.23%) Driving Licence
18 34 (9.94%) Customer Requirements
19 32 (9.36%) Logistics
20 30 (8.77%) Banking
21 29 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 29 (8.48%) VMware
21 29 (8.48%) Dynamics 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 9 (2.63%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 46 (13.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.68%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (3.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (3.80%) SAP CO
3 13 (3.80%) SAP FI
3 13 (3.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (1.75%) SAP QM
4 6 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (1.46%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (1.17%) SAP BPC
6 4 (1.17%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.88%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.58%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.58%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.58%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.58%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.48%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (3.80%) Office 365
5 13 (3.80%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.75%) IaaS
8 5 (1.46%) SaaS
9 4 (1.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 4 (1.17%) Serverless
10 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.29%) PaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.73%) VLAN
2 22 (6.43%) Firewall
2 22 (6.43%) Wireless
3 21 (6.14%) LAN
3 21 (6.14%) WAN
4 18 (5.26%) MPLS
4 18 (5.26%) VPN
5 17 (4.97%) Cisco Firepower
5 17 (4.97%) Cisco Wireless
5 17 (4.97%) OSPF
5 17 (4.97%) TACACS
6 11 (3.22%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.17%) SAN
8 4 (1.17%) SMS
8 4 (1.17%) VoIP
9 3 (0.88%) DHCP
9 3 (0.88%) SSL
10 2 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (6.73%) Power BI
5 21 (6.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (5.26%) Data Lake
7 15 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (3.80%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (2.92%) HDInsight
12 6 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.75%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.46%) SAP BW
14 4 (1.17%) Big Data
15 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.92%) eCATT
1 10 (2.92%) LSMW
2 9 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.88%) Subversion
4 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (37.72%) Finance
2 69 (20.18%) Advertising
3 58 (16.96%) Manufacturing
3 58 (16.96%) Retail
4 46 (13.45%) Publishing
5 30 (8.77%) Banking
6 17 (4.97%) Retail Banking
7 13 (3.80%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.51%) International Banking
9 10 (2.92%) Billing
10 9 (2.63%) Marketing
11 7 (2.05%) General Ledger
12 5 (1.46%) Automotive
13 3 (0.88%) Legal
14 2 (0.58%) Law
15 1 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.60%) .NET
2 19 (5.56%) XML
3 12 (3.51%) IDoc
4 10 (2.92%) EDI
5 7 (2.05%) SAP ALE
6 6 (1.75%) SAP Basis
6 6 (1.75%) SAP PI
6 6 (1.75%) SAPUI5
6 6 (1.75%) Web Services
7 5 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.46%) BAPI
7 5 (1.46%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.46%) HTML
7 5 (1.46%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (1.17%) COM
8 4 (1.17%) WCF
9 3 (0.88%) SOAP
9 3 (0.88%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.58%) LDAP
10 2 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (10.23%) Driving Licence
4 17 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.68%) User Experience
6 13 (3.80%) Fintech
7 10 (2.92%) LIMS
8 7 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.75%) Clustering
10 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.88%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.58%) EPoS
12 2 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.29%) AS400
13 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.33%) Windows
2 25 (7.31%) Linux
3 19 (5.56%) Unix
4 10 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 54 (15.79%) CRM
3 47 (13.74%) Presales
4 45 (13.16%) Analytics
4 45 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (11.40%) Integration Testing
6 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (9.94%) Customer Requirements
8 32 (9.36%) Logistics
9 27 (7.89%) Process Management
9 27 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (7.02%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.85%) ERP
11 20 (5.85%) ITIL
12 18 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 18 (5.26%) Network Architecture
13 17 (4.97%) Data Migration
13 17 (4.97%) Load Balancing
13 17 (4.97%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.47%) SQL
2 36 (10.53%) C#
3 28 (8.19%) ABAP
4 27 (7.89%) Java
5 13 (3.80%) C
6 12 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.22%) VB
8 10 (2.92%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.46%) SAPscript
10 4 (1.17%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.17%) U-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.88%) X++
12 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.58%) Python
12 2 (0.58%) R
13 1 (0.29%) C++
13 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.56%) CCNP
3 19 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.80%) CCNA
5 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.34%) Degree
7 5 (1.46%) ACCA
7 5 (1.46%) CIMA
8 4 (1.17%) CCA
8 4 (1.17%) MCP
9 3 (0.88%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.88%) MCSE
10 2 (0.58%) CISSP
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.29%) CEH
11 1 (0.29%) MCITP
11 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.51%) QA
3 6 (1.75%) PMO
4 3 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.92%) HDFS
4 9 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.05%) XenApp
6 5 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.17%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (4.97%) QRadar
1 17 (4.97%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.17%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (1.17%) SCDPM
4 4 (1.17%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.17%) SCSM
4 4 (1.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.29%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 145 (42.40%) Microsoft
2 81 (23.68%) SAP
3 29 (8.48%) VMware
4 19 (5.56%) Cisco
4 19 (5.56%) Oracle
5 18 (5.26%) HP
5 18 (5.26%) Meraki
6 17 (4.97%) F5
6 17 (4.97%) SolarWinds
6 17 (4.97%) Tripwire
7 9 (2.63%) Sage
7 9 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.05%) Citrix
9 6 (1.75%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.46%) Tableau
11 4 (1.17%) Epicor
11 4 (1.17%) Infor
11 4 (1.17%) MobileIron
12 3 (0.88%) Capita
12 3 (0.88%) Sophos