Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 29 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 197 152 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.46% 6.86% 10.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 7.17% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 120 108 240
Edinburgh median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
10th Percentile £34,500 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,375 £73,250 £71,375
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 2,536 2,121 2,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.67% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 1,375 1,682
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,900 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 59 (29.95%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (25.89%) DevOps
3 47 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (23.35%) Splunk
5 38 (19.29%) Ansible
6 37 (18.78%) Puppet
6 37 (18.78%) Windows
7 36 (18.27%) Finance
8 34 (17.26%) Unix
8 34 (17.26%) GCP
8 34 (17.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (16.75%) Opscode Chef
9 33 (16.75%) Jenkins
9 33 (16.75%) Linux
10 31 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (15.74%) SIEM
11 30 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (14.21%) Security Operations
13 27 (13.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 26 (13.20%) SAP
14 26 (13.20%) SQL
14 26 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
14 26 (13.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (13.20%) ServiceNow
15 25 (12.69%) RedGate
15 25 (12.69%) Open Source
15 25 (12.69%) Octopus Deploy
15 25 (12.69%) Microservices
15 25 (12.69%) Continuous Delivery

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 14 (7.11%) SAS
2 6 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.02%) IIS
5 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.58%) SAP CO
1 11 (5.58%) SAP ERP
1 11 (5.58%) SAP FI
1 11 (5.58%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.02%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.51%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.95%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (17.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (12.18%) Office 365
5 10 (5.08%) IaaS
6 8 (4.06%) PaaS
6 8 (4.06%) SaaS
7 4 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.02%) Route 53
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.14%) Firewall
2 12 (6.09%) Network Security
3 4 (2.03%) VPN
4 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.52%) SAN
5 2 (1.02%) BGP
5 2 (1.02%) DHCP
5 2 (1.02%) DMVPN
5 2 (1.02%) DNS
5 2 (1.02%) IPsec
5 2 (1.02%) MPLS
5 2 (1.02%) SMTP
5 2 (1.02%) WAN
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.51%) FTP
6 1 (0.51%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) SSH
6 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) Data Mining
2 8 (4.06%) SAS EBI
3 7 (3.55%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 6 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (2.54%) Base SAS
5 5 (2.54%) QlikView
5 5 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (2.54%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.52%) DB2
7 3 (1.52%) MySQL
7 3 (1.52%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.02%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.02%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 33 (16.75%) Jenkins
2 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (12.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (12.69%) GoCD
3 25 (12.69%) IBM UrbanCode
3 25 (12.69%) JIRA
3 25 (12.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (12.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) JUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Log4j
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 36 (18.27%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Banking
3 5 (2.54%) Advertising
4 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.02%) Law
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.69%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.54%) Web Services
3 4 (2.03%) .NET
3 4 (2.03%) CSS
3 4 (2.03%) HTML
3 4 (2.03%) SAP CO-PA
4 3 (1.52%) Middleware
4 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.02%) Visualforce
5 2 (1.02%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
6 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.51%) JMS
6 1 (0.51%) JSP
6 1 (0.51%) LDAP
6 1 (0.51%) Mason
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (5.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (5.58%) PKI
3 9 (4.57%) Cyberattack
4 8 (4.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.55%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.54%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Social Media
10 1 (0.51%) EPoS
10 1 (0.51%) Fintech
10 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.78%) Windows
2 34 (17.26%) Unix
3 33 (16.75%) Linux
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.52%) AIX
5 3 (1.52%) HPUX
5 3 (1.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.89%) DevOps
2 31 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (15.74%) SIEM
3 30 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (14.21%) Security Operations
5 26 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (12.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (12.69%) Customer Engagement
6 25 (12.69%) Microservices
6 25 (12.69%) Open Source
7 23 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (11.68%) Data Loss Prevention
7 23 (11.68%) Threat Management
8 20 (10.15%) Analytics
9 14 (7.11%) ERP
9 14 (7.11%) Matrix Management
9 14 (7.11%) Matrix Organization
9 14 (7.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (6.60%) Application Discovery
10 13 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.20%) SQL
2 13 (6.60%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.58%) Python
4 9 (4.57%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.05%) C#
6 4 (2.03%) Java
7 3 (1.52%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.02%) Perl
8 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (12.18%) AWS Certification
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.09%) MCSA
3 12 (6.09%) MCSE
4 11 (5.58%) Degree
5 3 (1.52%) CISSP
6 2 (1.02%) CISM
6 2 (1.02%) IISP
7 1 (0.51%) CCIE Security
7 1 (0.51%) CCSA
7 1 (0.51%) CCSE
7 1 (0.51%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) CEPT
7 1 (0.51%) GCFA
7 1 (0.51%) GCFE
7 1 (0.51%) GCIH
7 1 (0.51%) GIAC
7 1 (0.51%) GPEN
7 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.26%) GCP
2 21 (10.66%) SLA
3 4 (2.03%) QA
4 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.52%) PMO
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.51%) EMIR
6 1 (0.51%) FATCA
6 1 (0.51%) GDPR
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.51%) MiFID
6 1 (0.51%) PSD2
6 1 (0.51%) SEPA
6 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (7.61%) Docker
2 10 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) NFS
3 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (19.29%) Ansible
2 37 (18.78%) Puppet
3 33 (16.75%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (12.69%) Consul
4 25 (12.69%) Rundeck
4 25 (12.69%) Terraform
5 11 (5.58%) QRadar
6 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.02%) SCCM
6 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (23.35%) Splunk
2 26 (13.20%) SAP
2 26 (13.20%) ServiceNow
3 25 (12.69%) Delphix
3 25 (12.69%) RedGate
4 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.58%) Qualys
6 10 (5.08%) Oracle
7 7 (3.55%) IBM
8 6 (3.05%) ArcSight
8 6 (3.05%) Snow
9 5 (2.54%) HP
10 3 (1.52%) Apple
10 3 (1.52%) EMC
10 3 (1.52%) NetApp
10 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.52%) Sybase
10 3 (1.52%) Teradata
10 3 (1.52%) VMware
11 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com