Period
to

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 141 92 63
Rank change year-on-year -49 -29 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4,178 3,439 3,228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.77% 3.60% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 3.93% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,554 2,550 2,469
10th Percentile £40,000 £28,750 £34,650
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,125 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 139,236 87,482 69,419
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.19% 91.52% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 75,491 63,756 57,160
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,205 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,507 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -56 2,366 £70,000 +7.69% 257
North of England -10 522 £60,000 +9.09% 74
South East -62 518 £60,000 +4.35% 88
North West -5 381 £60,000 +9.09% 38
Midlands -17 344 £57,500 +9.52% 49
West Midlands -20 246 £59,000 +12.38% 33
East of England -17 166 £55,000 - 23
South West -36 155 £62,500 +38.89% 40
Yorkshire -29 129 £60,000 +17.07% 25
East Midlands -38 68 £50,000 -13.04% 16
North East -22 12 £70,000 +27.27% 11
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Consultant job roles required the following 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 1,322 (31.64%) Social Skills
2 1,008 (24.13%) Finance
3 832 (19.91%) Azure
4 826 (19.77%) Agile
5 820 (19.63%) Microsoft
6 643 (15.39%) Cybersecurity
7 597 (14.29%) Degree
8 536 (12.83%) AWS
9 511 (12.23%) DevOps
10 501 (11.99%) Project Management
11 493 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
12 491 (11.75%) SQL
13 464 (11.11%) Presales
14 418 (10.00%) Analytics
15 410 (9.81%) Security Cleared
16 401 (9.60%) SAP
17 393 (9.41%) Public Sector
18 382 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 378 (9.05%) Mentoring
20 375 (8.98%) Migration
21 372 (8.90%) Python
22 368 (8.81%) Project Delivery
23 348 (8.33%) Windows
24 347 (8.31%) Salesforce.com
25 344 (8.23%) Retail
26 340 (8.14%) Marketing
27 332 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
28 328 (7.85%) Java
29 322 (7.71%) SC Cleared
30 318 (7.61%) SaaS

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
1 176 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 58 (1.39%) IIS
4 49 (1.17%) Documentum
5 41 (0.98%) Apache
6 32 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 31 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 23 (0.55%) Confluence
9 22 (0.53%) SAS
9 22 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.31%) OnBase
10 13 (0.31%) OpenEdge
10 13 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.26%) NetWeaver
11 11 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.17%) Appian
13 7 (0.17%) CMS
14 6 (0.14%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.12%) Mendix
Applications
1 240 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.29%) Sketch
7 10 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.19%) Stata
9 7 (0.17%) Campfire
10 6 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.096%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.096%) Simulink
12 3 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.048%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.024%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 101 (2.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 68 (1.63%) NetSuite
3 56 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 48 (1.15%) TrackWise
5 32 (0.77%) Workday HCM
6 31 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
7 30 (0.72%) SAP CO
8 29 (0.69%) SAP FI
8 29 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
9 28 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
10 26 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
11 24 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
12 22 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 21 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
13 21 (0.50%) SAP SD
14 20 (0.48%) SAP MDG
15 18 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 17 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
17 16 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
17 16 (0.38%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 832 (19.91%) Azure
2 536 (12.83%) AWS
3 318 (7.61%) SaaS
4 289 (6.92%) Microsoft 365
5 257 (6.15%) GCP
6 247 (5.91%) Power Platform
7 139 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
8 120 (2.87%) PaaS
9 111 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
10 99 (2.37%) IaaS
11 87 (2.08%) Serverless
12 80 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
13 71 (1.70%) PowerApps
14 64 (1.53%) Veeva
15 63 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
16 52 (1.24%) Azure DevOps
17 50 (1.20%) Snowflake
18 48 (1.15%) OneDrive
18 48 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 45 (1.08%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.35%) Firewall
2 69 (1.65%) Network Security
3 67 (1.60%) WAN
4 47 (1.12%) VPN
5 35 (0.84%) LAN
6 32 (0.77%) Skype
7 31 (0.74%) SD-WAN
8 27 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 26 (0.62%) Wireless
10 23 (0.55%) SSL
11 22 (0.53%) DMZ
11 22 (0.53%) Internet
11 22 (0.53%) SAN
12 21 (0.50%) DNS
12 21 (0.50%) iSCSI
13 20 (0.48%) HTTP
14 19 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (0.43%) DHCP
16 16 (0.38%) Broadband
17 14 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 164 (3.93%) Power BI
3 163 (3.90%) Big Data
4 103 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (2.13%) Tableau
6 83 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 77 (1.84%) Hadoop
8 76 (1.82%) Data Lake
9 67 (1.60%) NoSQL
10 54 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 48 (1.15%) QlikView
12 46 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 43 (1.03%) MySQL
15 40 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
16 39 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
17 38 (0.91%) HBase
18 37 (0.89%) Metadata
18 37 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 113 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 95 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 93 (2.23%) JIRA
4 70 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (1.63%) Apache Ivy
6 58 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 49 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 48 (1.15%) Travis CI
9 39 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
10 29 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.55%) Visual Studio
12 20 (0.48%) webpack
13 19 (0.45%) Selenium
14 18 (0.43%) Artifactory
15 17 (0.41%) JUnit
16 16 (0.38%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.38%) GitLab
16 16 (0.38%) NUnit
17 14 (0.34%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,322 (31.64%) Social Skills
2 1,008 (24.13%) Finance
3 393 (9.41%) Public Sector
4 344 (8.23%) Retail
5 340 (8.14%) Marketing
6 332 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
7 289 (6.92%) Presentation Skills
8 163 (3.90%) Banking
9 119 (2.85%) Manufacturing
10 115 (2.75%) Telecoms
11 112 (2.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 108 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 105 (2.51%) Law
13 105 (2.51%) Legal
14 104 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
15 71 (1.70%) French Language
16 67 (1.60%) Publishing
17 64 (1.53%) Advertising
18 63 (1.51%) German Language
19 59 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (4.69%) .NET
2 160 (3.83%) HTML
3 128 (3.06%) CSS
3 128 (3.06%) Web Services
4 119 (2.85%) REST
5 82 (1.96%) XML
6 81 (1.94%) JSON
7 72 (1.72%) Node.js
8 71 (1.70%) AngularJS
9 64 (1.53%) Kafka
10 60 (1.44%) React
11 59 (1.41%) Spring
12 58 (1.39%) SOAP
13 48 (1.15%) SailPoint
14 46 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
14 46 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
15 44 (1.05%) Lightning Web Components
16 43 (1.03%) .NET Core
17 42 (1.01%) RESTful
18 31 (0.74%) Apache Beam
Miscellaneous
1 178 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 167 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 133 (3.18%) Public Cloud
4 113 (2.70%) User Experience
5 112 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 106 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 99 (2.37%) Life Science
8 90 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 77 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 64 (1.53%) Biotechnology
11 60 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
11 60 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 58 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
13 45 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 40 (0.96%) Low-Code
15 39 (0.93%) Algorithms
16 34 (0.81%) Cyberattack
16 34 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
17 30 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
18 29 (0.69%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 348 (8.33%) Windows
2 222 (5.31%) Linux
3 73 (1.75%) Unix
4 69 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 39 (0.93%) Mesosphere
7 24 (0.57%) Solaris
8 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.096%) Android
11 4 (0.096%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.096%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.024%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.024%) Tizen
12 1 (0.024%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.024%) webOS
12 1 (0.024%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (19.77%) Agile
2 643 (15.39%) Cybersecurity
3 511 (12.23%) DevOps
4 501 (11.99%) Project Management
5 493 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
6 464 (11.11%) Presales
7 418 (10.00%) Analytics
8 382 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 378 (9.05%) Mentoring
10 375 (8.98%) Migration
11 368 (8.81%) Project Delivery
12 304 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
13 269 (6.44%) Requirements Gathering
14 258 (6.18%) Coaching
15 255 (6.10%) Business Development
16 232 (5.55%) Asset Management
16 232 (5.55%) Computer Science
17 228 (5.46%) Process Improvement
18 226 (5.41%) ERP
19 217 (5.19%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 491 (11.75%) SQL
2 372 (8.90%) Python
3 328 (7.85%) Java
4 236 (5.65%) C#
5 183 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 127 (3.04%) PowerShell
7 84 (2.01%) Bash
8 66 (1.58%) Go
9 64 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 61 (1.46%) C
10 61 (1.46%) R
11 57 (1.36%) C++
12 41 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 40 (0.96%) Ruby
14 35 (0.84%) Apex Code
15 32 (0.77%) PHP
16 30 (0.72%) ABAP
17 27 (0.65%) Scala
18 24 (0.57%) ES6
18 24 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 597 (14.29%) Degree
2 410 (9.81%) Security Cleared
3 322 (7.71%) SC Cleared
4 152 (3.64%) CISSP
5 121 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 106 (2.54%) CISM
7 83 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 81 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 50 (1.20%) DBS Check
10 48 (1.15%) DV Cleared
11 45 (1.08%) CCNP
12 44 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 42 (1.01%) CISA
14 40 (0.96%) CCNA
15 36 (0.86%) PMP
16 34 (0.81%) ISTQB
17 32 (0.77%) Master's Degree
18 29 (0.69%) ISEB
19 27 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 22 (0.53%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (5.39%) QA
2 139 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (2.63%) NIST
4 92 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 80 (1.91%) GDPR
6 59 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 52 (1.24%) GRC
8 49 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 34 (0.81%) Accessibility
10 30 (0.72%) PMO
11 29 (0.69%) SLA
12 24 (0.57%) NCSC
13 20 (0.48%) IFRS
14 18 (0.43%) NIST 800
15 17 (0.41%) IFRS 17
16 16 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 14 (0.34%) COBIT
18 12 (0.29%) SOC 2
19 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 10 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 202 (4.83%) Docker
2 130 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 38 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 31 (0.74%) vSphere
6 22 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 16 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.14%) XenApp
9 6 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.096%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.096%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.072%) Firmware
11 3 (0.072%) HDFS
12 2 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.024%) Lustre
13 1 (0.024%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 226 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 187 (4.48%) Terraform
3 144 (3.45%) Ansible
4 81 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 70 (1.68%) Puppet
7 47 (1.12%) Consul
8 45 (1.08%) Prometheus
9 39 (0.93%) Automic
9 39 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 34 (0.81%) SCCM
11 28 (0.67%) Kibana
12 25 (0.60%) logstash
13 22 (0.53%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.48%) vRealize
15 19 (0.45%) Istio
16 16 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 14 (0.34%) FortiGate
18 13 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
18 13 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 820 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 401 (9.60%) SAP
3 347 (8.31%) Salesforce.com
4 304 (7.28%) Oracle
5 165 (3.95%) Adobe
6 163 (3.90%) Google
7 139 (3.33%) Apple
8 128 (3.06%) Splunk
9 122 (2.92%) Cisco
10 107 (2.56%) ServiceNow
11 104 (2.49%) Workday
12 98 (2.35%) VMware
13 60 (1.44%) CyberArk
14 58 (1.39%) Fortinet
15 50 (1.20%) Databricks
15 50 (1.20%) OpenText
16 46 (1.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 43 (1.03%) Pardot
18 41 (0.98%) Palo Alto
19 38 (0.91%) NEC