Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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

Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 85 47
Rank change year-on-year +5 -38 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4,148 1,713 6,848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.86% 3.81% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 4.02% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,755 1,298 4,999
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,850 £93,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 98,184 42,590 124,558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.29% 94.74% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 69,325 35,692 101,241
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,854 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in England.

Salary trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Consultant in England

Consultant
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 1,999 £67,500 - 390
South East -8 667 £58,000 -3.33% 113
North of England +59 588 £55,000 +22.22% 135
North West +58 400 £60,000 +20.00% 80
Midlands +19 400 £55,000 +10.00% 133
West Midlands +13 290 £52,500 +5.00% 96
South West -43 201 £47,500 -13.64% 55
Yorkshire -4 164 £50,000 +25.00% 40
East of England -37 119 £52,500 -4.55% 71
East Midlands -19 92 £60,000 +9.09% 33
North East -12 29 £50,000 +42.86% 15
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1,435 (34.59%) Social Skills
2 1,103 (26.59%) Finance
3 934 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 840 (20.25%) Azure
5 687 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
6 632 (15.24%) Presales
7 529 (12.75%) Cybersecurity
8 459 (11.07%) Degree
9 458 (11.04%) Security Cleared
10 418 (10.08%) SAP
11 410 (9.88%) Analytics
12 409 (9.86%) Microsoft 365
13 403 (9.72%) AWS
13 403 (9.72%) Project Management
14 394 (9.50%) ERP
15 378 (9.11%) Retail
16 371 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
17 368 (8.87%) Requirements Gathering
18 366 (8.82%) SQL
19 352 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
20 341 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
21 336 (8.10%) Oracle
22 331 (7.98%) DevOps
23 323 (7.79%) SaaS
24 316 (7.62%) Windows
25 310 (7.47%) Marketing
26 304 (7.33%) Migration
27 290 (6.99%) Project Delivery
28 287 (6.92%) Power Platform
29 282 (6.80%) Salesforce.com

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 203 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 34 (0.82%) IIS
3 33 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (0.77%) Documentum
5 26 (0.63%) Confluence
6 25 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 21 (0.51%) Skype for Business
8 20 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.39%) Mendix
10 13 (0.31%) CMS
10 13 (0.31%) SAS
11 11 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 11 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.22%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.19%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.17%) OpenEdge
15 6 (0.14%) Apache
16 5 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 164 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.60%) Oracle Smart View
5 23 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.19%) SPSS
8 8 (0.19%) Windchill
9 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.072%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.048%) InDesign
11 2 (0.048%) InVision
11 2 (0.048%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.048%) Sketch
12 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.024%) Figma
Business Applications
1 140 (3.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 86 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 84 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
4 82 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
5 78 (1.88%) NetSuite
6 64 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
7 60 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
8 46 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 44 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
10 37 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
11 35 (0.84%) SAP Business One
12 32 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
12 32 (0.77%) SAP SD
13 31 (0.75%) TrackWise
14 30 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 29 (0.70%) SAP FI
16 28 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
16 28 (0.68%) SAP MM
17 26 (0.63%) SAP CO
17 26 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 840 (20.25%) Azure
2 409 (9.86%) Microsoft 365
3 403 (9.72%) AWS
4 323 (7.79%) SaaS
5 287 (6.92%) Power Platform
6 226 (5.45%) Dynamics 365
7 191 (4.60%) GCP
8 180 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 129 (3.11%) IaaS
10 108 (2.60%) PaaS
11 99 (2.39%) PowerApps
12 83 (2.00%) Veeva
13 71 (1.71%) Power Automate
14 51 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
15 46 (1.11%) OneDrive
16 39 (0.94%) Azure Logic Apps
17 33 (0.80%) GitHub
18 32 (0.77%) Google Analytics
19 28 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
20 24 (0.58%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.40%) Firewall
2 96 (2.31%) VPN
3 85 (2.05%) Network Security
4 68 (1.64%) LAN
5 65 (1.57%) SAN
6 63 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 58 (1.40%) WAN
8 43 (1.04%) 5G
8 43 (1.04%) Internet
9 34 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 32 (0.77%) VLAN
11 28 (0.68%) Wireless
12 22 (0.53%) DNS
12 22 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
12 22 (0.53%) SD-WAN
12 22 (0.53%) SSL
13 21 (0.51%) DHCP
13 21 (0.51%) Skype
14 18 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (0.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 188 (4.53%) Power BI
3 102 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 97 (2.34%) Tableau
5 94 (2.27%) Big Data
6 82 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 75 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 54 (1.30%) SAP HANA
9 52 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
11 43 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 36 (0.87%) Blockchain
13 33 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 32 (0.77%) MongoDB
15 29 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
15 29 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 29 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 50 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 47 (1.13%) JIRA
3 45 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
4 18 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.34%) webpack
6 12 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.22%) Burp Suite
8 8 (0.19%) Terragrunt
9 7 (0.17%) Balsamiq
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.14%) Selenium
10 6 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.14%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.12%) GitLab
11 5 (0.12%) JMeter
11 5 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.096%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.096%) Maven
12 4 (0.096%) Postman
General
1 1,435 (34.59%) Social Skills
2 1,103 (26.59%) Finance
3 378 (9.11%) Retail
4 310 (7.47%) Marketing
5 274 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
6 236 (5.69%) Public Sector
7 230 (5.54%) Presentation Skills
8 227 (5.47%) Law
9 186 (4.48%) Manufacturing
10 163 (3.93%) Telecoms
11 134 (3.23%) Banking
12 112 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 95 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
14 91 (2.19%) Influencing Skills
15 86 (2.07%) Legal
16 79 (1.90%) Billing
17 77 (1.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 74 (1.78%) Police
19 65 (1.57%) Back Office
20 63 (1.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (3.47%) Web Services
2 142 (3.42%) .NET
3 94 (2.27%) HTML
4 87 (2.10%) XML
5 76 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 70 (1.69%) REST
7 67 (1.62%) SOAP
8 62 (1.49%) CSS
9 57 (1.37%) Kafka
10 53 (1.28%) React
11 45 (1.08%) XSLT
12 41 (0.99%) EDI
13 37 (0.89%) ASP.NET
13 37 (0.89%) Node.js
14 36 (0.87%) JSON
15 31 (0.75%) AngularJS
15 31 (0.75%) RESTful
16 28 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (0.58%) MDX
17 24 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 268 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
2 230 (5.54%) Public Cloud
3 197 (4.75%) EPoS
4 192 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 151 (3.64%) Life Science
6 146 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 76 (1.83%) Smart Meter
8 66 (1.59%) User Experience
9 65 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 60 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 58 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 47 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 43 (1.04%) Smart City
14 37 (0.89%) Social Media
15 34 (0.82%) Marketing Technology
16 33 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (0.80%) Driving Licence
17 30 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
18 29 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 316 (7.62%) Windows
2 159 (3.83%) Windows Server
3 158 (3.81%) Linux
4 80 (1.93%) Windows 10
5 43 (1.04%) Unix
6 41 (0.99%) Android
7 37 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 24 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.19%) SUSE
16 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.096%) Solaris
19 3 (0.072%) AIX
19 3 (0.072%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (15.24%) Presales
3 529 (12.75%) Cybersecurity
4 410 (9.88%) Analytics
5 403 (9.72%) Project Management
6 394 (9.50%) ERP
7 371 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
8 368 (8.87%) Requirements Gathering
9 352 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
10 341 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 331 (7.98%) DevOps
12 304 (7.33%) Migration
13 290 (6.99%) Project Delivery
14 237 (5.71%) Risk Management
15 235 (5.67%) CRM
16 224 (5.40%) Information Security
17 220 (5.30%) Mentoring
18 198 (4.77%) Business Development
19 195 (4.70%) Strategic Management
19 195 (4.70%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 366 (8.82%) SQL
2 207 (4.99%) Python
3 176 (4.24%) Java
4 169 (4.07%) JavaScript
5 139 (3.35%) PowerShell
6 124 (2.99%) C#
7 110 (2.65%) C
8 63 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 47 (1.13%) R
10 39 (0.94%) C++
11 35 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 32 (0.77%) PHP
13 29 (0.70%) XPath
14 28 (0.68%) TypeScript
15 26 (0.63%) Perl
16 22 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 20 (0.48%) Scala
19 19 (0.46%) VB
20 18 (0.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 459 (11.07%) Degree
2 458 (11.04%) Security Cleared
3 279 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 143 (3.45%) CISSP
5 108 (2.60%) CISM
6 96 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 68 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
9 57 (1.37%) CCNA
10 55 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 50 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 45 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 38 (0.92%) CCNP
14 36 (0.87%) Master's Degree
15 33 (0.80%) ACCA
15 33 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (0.77%) CIMA
16 32 (0.77%) PhD
17 29 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
18 22 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 211 (5.09%) GDPR
3 155 (3.74%) NIST
4 129 (3.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 101 (2.43%) Data Quality
6 83 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 72 (1.74%) PCI DSS
8 61 (1.47%) QA
9 40 (0.96%) GRC
10 31 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 29 (0.70%) NCSC
12 26 (0.63%) Accessibility
13 21 (0.51%) COBIT
13 21 (0.51%) PMO
14 20 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.36%) SLA
16 11 (0.27%) NIST 800
17 10 (0.24%) JSP 440
18 9 (0.22%) RMADS
19 8 (0.19%) IFRS
System Software
1 273 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 121 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (2.58%) Docker
4 106 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.55%) vSphere
6 15 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.29%) VMware NSX
7 12 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.14%) Firmware
9 6 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.14%) XenApp
10 5 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.096%) HDFS
11 4 (0.096%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.072%) Ceph
12 3 (0.072%) KVM
12 3 (0.072%) Snort
12 3 (0.072%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 162 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 141 (3.40%) Kubernetes
3 95 (2.29%) Terraform
4 82 (1.98%) Ansible
5 81 (1.95%) SCCM
5 81 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 71 (1.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 30 (0.72%) Puppet
8 24 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.29%) Nessus
10 10 (0.24%) Packer
10 10 (0.24%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.24%) WSUS
11 9 (0.22%) Consul
12 8 (0.19%) Matomo
12 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.19%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (0.17%) QRadar
13 7 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 934 (22.52%) Microsoft
2 418 (10.08%) SAP
3 336 (8.10%) Oracle
4 282 (6.80%) Salesforce.com
5 206 (4.97%) Google
6 190 (4.58%) VMware
7 137 (3.30%) Adobe
8 133 (3.21%) Cisco
9 96 (2.31%) ServiceNow
10 90 (2.17%) IBM
11 87 (2.10%) Apple
12 60 (1.45%) HP
13 58 (1.40%) Informatica
14 57 (1.37%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 56 (1.35%) Workday
16 52 (1.25%) Pardot
17 48 (1.16%) JD Edwards
18 47 (1.13%) Splunk
19 43 (1.04%) Veeam
20 41 (0.99%) Sage