Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 17 26
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 165 309 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.57% 11.69% 7.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 12.17% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 116 125 78
Edinburgh median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,375 £27,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% -

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 2,376 2,540 2,275
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 96.07% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,501 1,539 1,454
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 70 (42.42%) Splunk
2 51 (30.91%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (30.30%) Firewall
4 48 (29.09%) Network Security
5 46 (27.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 45 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (26.67%) SIEM
7 44 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 44 (26.67%) PKI
7 44 (26.67%) Qualys
7 44 (26.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 44 (26.67%) Threat Management
7 44 (26.67%) QRadar
7 44 (26.67%) Security Operations
7 44 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 44 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
8 39 (23.64%) Unix
9 38 (23.03%) Windows
10 36 (21.82%) SQL
11 33 (20.00%) Finance
12 30 (18.18%) Linux
12 30 (18.18%) DevOps
13 29 (17.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 29 (17.58%) GCP
14 28 (16.97%) Terraform
15 27 (16.36%) JIRA
15 27 (16.36%) Open Source
15 27 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (15.76%) Customer Engagement
16 26 (15.76%) Git (software)

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 18 (10.91%) SAS
2 5 (3.03%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.82%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.21%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.21%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (17.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (5.45%) Office 365
5 5 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.42%) SaaS
6 4 (2.42%) Serverless
7 3 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.21%) IaaS
8 2 (1.21%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.21%) PaaS
8 2 (1.21%) Yammer
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 50 (30.30%) Firewall
2 48 (29.09%) Network Security
3 4 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.42%) FTP
3 4 (2.42%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.42%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.21%) BGP
4 2 (1.21%) Skype
4 2 (1.21%) VPN
4 2 (1.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) IPsec
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) MPLS
5 1 (0.61%) SMTP
5 1 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.27%) SAS EBI
3 10 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 9 (5.45%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.85%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 7 (4.24%) Star Schema
7 6 (3.64%) Big Data
7 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (3.03%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.03%) QlikView
8 5 (3.03%) SAP BW
8 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.03%) Sqoop
9 4 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.42%) DB2
9 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (16.36%) JIRA
1 27 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (15.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 26 (15.76%) Git (software)
2 26 (15.76%) GoCD
2 26 (15.76%) IBM UrbanCode
2 26 (15.76%) Jenkins
2 26 (15.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 26 (15.76%) Subversion
3 4 (2.42%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.42%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.21%) Hudson
4 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
General
1 33 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (10.30%) Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Retail
4 3 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Front Office
5 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.42%) CSS
2 4 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.42%) HTML
2 4 (2.42%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (2.42%) JSON
2 4 (2.42%) Kafka
2 4 (2.42%) SOAP
2 4 (2.42%) XML
3 3 (1.82%) Web Services
4 2 (1.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 44 (26.67%) PKI
1 44 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 11 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.24%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.03%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.42%) DataPower
7 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.82%) Fintech
7 3 (1.82%) User Experience
8 2 (1.21%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Social Media
9 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.64%) Unix
2 38 (23.03%) Windows
3 30 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
2 44 (26.67%) Security Operations
2 44 (26.67%) SIEM
2 44 (26.67%) Threat Management
2 44 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 30 (18.18%) DevOps
4 27 (16.36%) Open Source
5 26 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 26 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (15.76%) Customer Engagement
5 26 (15.76%) Microservices
6 22 (13.33%) Analytics
7 19 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (10.91%) ETL
9 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.06%) Statistics
12 9 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.45%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.82%) SQL
2 10 (6.06%) Java
3 9 (5.45%) Python
4 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.03%) R
5 4 (2.42%) Scala
5 4 (2.42%) VBA
6 3 (1.82%) SAS Macro
7 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.21%) PHP
7 2 (1.21%) Ruby
7 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.64%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) CISSP
3 4 (2.42%) CCIE
3 4 (2.42%) CCIE Security
3 4 (2.42%) CCNP
3 4 (2.42%) CCSA
3 4 (2.42%) CCSE
3 4 (2.42%) CISA
3 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.42%) CISM
3 4 (2.42%) CRISC
4 3 (1.82%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CEH
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.61%) MCSA
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.58%) GCP
2 5 (3.03%) SEPA
3 4 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.42%) GDPR
3 4 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.61%) EMIR
4 1 (0.61%) FATCA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.61%) MiFID
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.61%) PSD2
4 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) HDFS
2 4 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.21%) Docker
3 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (26.67%) QRadar
2 28 (16.97%) Terraform
3 26 (15.76%) Ansible
3 26 (15.76%) Consul
3 26 (15.76%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (15.76%) Puppet
3 26 (15.76%) Rundeck
4 6 (3.64%) SCCM
5 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.03%) Oozie
6 4 (2.42%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Graphite
8 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.61%) Icinga
8 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (42.42%) Splunk
2 44 (26.67%) Qualys
3 26 (15.76%) Delphix
3 26 (15.76%) RedGate
3 26 (15.76%) ServiceNow
4 15 (9.09%) Oracle
5 12 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.64%) SAP
7 5 (3.03%) Cisco
8 4 (2.42%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.42%) HP
8 4 (2.42%) Juniper
8 4 (2.42%) Remedy
8 4 (2.42%) Tableau
8 4 (2.42%) Teradata
8 4 (2.42%) Zscaler
9 3 (1.82%) Cognos
9 3 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.21%) VMware