Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 22 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 208 234 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.74% 9.47% 9.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.15% 9.92% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 143 131 143
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £34,500 £27,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £72,500 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,553 2,359 2,443
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.51% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,639 1,481 1,516
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 63 (30.29%) Splunk
2 58 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (24.52%) SIEM
3 51 (24.52%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (22.60%) Data Loss Prevention
6 45 (21.63%) Security Operations
6 45 (21.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 45 (21.63%) Threat Management
7 43 (20.67%) Firewall
8 40 (19.23%) DevOps
9 39 (18.75%) Unix
9 39 (18.75%) Network Security
10 37 (17.79%) Windows
11 36 (17.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 35 (16.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 35 (16.83%) QRadar
12 35 (16.83%) PKI
12 35 (16.83%) Qualys
13 33 (15.87%) Linux
13 33 (15.87%) SQL
13 33 (15.87%) GCP
13 33 (15.87%) Finance
13 33 (15.87%) Google Cloud Platform
14 30 (14.42%) Ansible
15 29 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
15 29 (13.94%) Jenkins
15 29 (13.94%) Puppet
16 26 (12.50%) Terraform
16 26 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (6.25%) SAS
2 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.40%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.40%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.33%) SAP ERP
2 7 (3.37%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.37%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.40%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.96%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.96%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.96%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 58 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (15.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (11.06%) Office 365
5 9 (4.33%) IaaS
5 9 (4.33%) SaaS
6 7 (3.37%) PaaS
7 6 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.88%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.40%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.92%) Serverless
9 4 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.67%) Firewall
2 39 (18.75%) Network Security
3 4 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.92%) FTP
3 4 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.92%) VPN
3 4 (1.92%) WinSCP
4 3 (1.44%) BGP
4 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.44%) SAN
5 2 (0.96%) DHCP
5 2 (0.96%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.96%) DNS
5 2 (0.96%) IPsec
5 2 (0.96%) MPLS
5 2 (0.96%) Skype
5 2 (0.96%) SMTP
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
6 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.85%) SAS EBI
4 7 (3.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.88%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.88%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (2.40%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.40%) Big Data
6 5 (2.40%) PowerCenter
6 5 (2.40%) SAP BW
6 5 (2.40%) Sqoop
7 4 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.92%) QlikView
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (13.94%) Jenkins
2 26 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (12.02%) Git (software)
3 25 (12.02%) JIRA
4 24 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (11.54%) GoCD
4 24 (11.54%) IBM UrbanCode
4 24 (11.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (11.54%) Subversion
5 4 (1.92%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.92%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.48%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.48%) JUnit
6 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) TestNG
General
1 33 (15.87%) Finance
2 17 (8.17%) Banking
3 4 (1.92%) Marketing
4 3 (1.44%) Advertising
5 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Front Office
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (2.88%) CSS
2 6 (2.88%) HTML
3 5 (2.40%) .NET
3 5 (2.40%) Web Services
4 4 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (1.92%) JSON
4 4 (1.92%) Kafka
4 4 (1.92%) SOAP
4 4 (1.92%) XML
5 3 (1.44%) Middleware
5 3 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.96%) Node.js
6 2 (0.96%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (0.48%) RESTful
7 1 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.63%) Security Operations Centre
2 35 (16.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 35 (16.83%) PKI
3 14 (6.73%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.37%) Cyberattack
5 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.88%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.88%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.92%) DataPower
6 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Fintech
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.75%) Unix
2 37 (17.79%) Windows
3 33 (15.87%) Linux
4 4 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.44%) AIX
5 3 (1.44%) HPUX
5 3 (1.44%) Solaris
5 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.52%) Cybersecurity
1 51 (24.52%) SIEM
2 47 (22.60%) Data Loss Prevention
3 45 (21.63%) Security Operations
3 45 (21.63%) Threat Management
4 40 (19.23%) DevOps
5 36 (17.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (12.02%) Open Source
8 24 (11.54%) Analytics
8 24 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (11.54%) Customer Engagement
8 24 (11.54%) Microservices
9 20 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.17%) ETL
11 16 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (6.73%) ERP
13 13 (6.25%) Application Discovery
14 12 (5.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.87%) SQL
2 12 (5.77%) Python
3 11 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.81%) Java
5 7 (3.37%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.88%) C#
7 5 (2.40%) R
8 4 (1.92%) PHP
8 4 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.92%) Scala
9 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.96%) Ruby
9 2 (0.96%) VBA
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (10.10%) AWS Certification
2 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.77%) MCSA
3 12 (5.77%) MCSE
4 10 (4.81%) Degree
5 4 (1.92%) CCIE
5 4 (1.92%) CCIE Security
5 4 (1.92%) CCNP
5 4 (1.92%) CCSA
5 4 (1.92%) CCSE
5 4 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.96%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) CEH
7 1 (0.48%) CISA
7 1 (0.48%) CISM
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.48%) CRISC
7 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.87%) GCP
2 16 (7.69%) SLA
3 6 (2.88%) SEPA
4 3 (1.44%) PMO
5 2 (0.96%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.96%) PSD2
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.48%) EMIR
6 1 (0.48%) FATCA
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) MiFID
6 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.33%) Docker
2 5 (2.40%) HDFS
3 3 (1.44%) NFS
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (16.83%) QRadar
2 30 (14.42%) Ansible
3 29 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (13.94%) Puppet
4 26 (12.50%) Terraform
5 24 (11.54%) Consul
5 24 (11.54%) Rundeck
6 7 (3.37%) SCCM
7 5 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.40%) Oozie
8 4 (1.92%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (30.29%) Splunk
2 35 (16.83%) Qualys
3 24 (11.54%) Delphix
3 24 (11.54%) RedGate
3 24 (11.54%) ServiceNow
4 22 (10.58%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.13%) SAP
6 15 (7.21%) Oracle
7 7 (3.37%) HP
8 5 (2.40%) Cisco
9 4 (1.92%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.92%) IBM
9 4 (1.92%) Juniper
9 4 (1.92%) Remedy
9 4 (1.92%) Zscaler
10 3 (1.44%) Apple
10 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.44%) Tableau
10 3 (1.44%) VMware