Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 8,716 9,429 10,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.52% 5.66% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.90% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,551 6,927 8,020
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 151,894 159,942 179,537
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,182 130,116 152,588
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +10 4,391 £60,000 - 419
South East -9 1,394 £52,500 - 172
North of England -2 1,039 £50,000 +5.26% 168
Midlands +15 743 £50,000 -4.76% 95
North West -8 565 £51,500 +8.42% 80
West Midlands +11 556 £50,000 -4.76% 61
East of England -7 439 £55,000 - 77
South West +3 414 £50,000 - 57
Yorkshire -7 296 £50,000 +4.17% 46
North East +17 190 £27,500 -45.00% 42
East Midlands +39 177 £47,500 -5.00% 34
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2,301 (26.40%) Finance
2 2,137 (24.52%) Microsoft
3 1,556 (17.85%) SQL
4 1,334 (15.31%) Degree
5 1,161 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
6 1,083 (12.43%) SAP
7 1,067 (12.24%) Presales
8 1,044 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 824 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
10 810 (9.29%) CRM
11 778 (8.93%) Windows
12 770 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 760 (8.72%) Project Management
14 743 (8.52%) Oracle
15 731 (8.39%) Analytics
16 724 (8.31%) Advertising
17 722 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
18 713 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
19 685 (7.86%) ERP
20 665 (7.63%) SQL Server
21 652 (7.48%) Java
22 564 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
23 550 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
24 540 (6.20%) Business Analysis
25 524 (6.01%) Retail
26 496 (5.69%) Marketing
27 491 (5.63%) Banking
28 482 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
29 471 (5.40%) JavaScript
30 469 (5.38%) Dynamics 365

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
1 243 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 123 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 110 (1.26%) IIS
4 105 (1.20%) SAS
5 73 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 58 (0.67%) Apache
7 50 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 49 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 48 (0.55%) JBoss
10 44 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 41 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
12 37 (0.42%) NetWeaver
13 35 (0.40%) Confluence
14 33 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 32 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 28 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
17 26 (0.30%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.28%) CMS
19 23 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
20 22 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 232 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.36%) SPSS
6 29 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 15 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
10 6 (0.069%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.057%) ProjectWise
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.046%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.023%) Gephi
13 2 (0.023%) InVision
13 2 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.023%) Revit
13 2 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 482 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 318 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
3 230 (2.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 168 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 162 (1.86%) SAP FI
6 158 (1.81%) SAP CO
6 158 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 134 (1.54%) SAP SD
8 116 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
9 108 (1.24%) NetSuite
10 96 (1.10%) SAP MM
11 82 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
12 77 (0.88%) SAP HR
13 67 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
14 60 (0.69%) SAP PP
15 56 (0.64%) SAP HCM
16 55 (0.63%) SAP Business One
17 54 (0.62%) SAP BPC
18 52 (0.60%) SAP PM
19 45 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,044 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 564 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 469 (5.38%) Dynamics 365
4 463 (5.31%) Office 365
5 383 (4.39%) SaaS
6 210 (2.41%) PaaS
7 201 (2.31%) IaaS
8 177 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 169 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 115 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 99 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 98 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
13 60 (0.69%) Serverless
14 49 (0.56%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 47 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 39 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
17 34 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
18 33 (0.38%) CloudBees
18 33 (0.38%) GitHub
19 28 (0.32%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 408 (4.68%) Firewall
2 201 (2.31%) Network Security
3 151 (1.73%) SAN
4 116 (1.33%) Internet
4 116 (1.33%) WAN
5 114 (1.31%) LAN
6 102 (1.17%) VPN
7 98 (1.12%) Wireless
8 94 (1.08%) DNS
9 78 (0.89%) Skype
10 70 (0.80%) TCP/IP
11 67 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
12 65 (0.75%) NAS
13 64 (0.73%) Intranet
14 60 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (0.64%) Cisco Firepower
16 50 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
17 45 (0.52%) MPLS
18 42 (0.48%) iSCSI
19 41 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 323 (3.71%) Power BI
3 320 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 300 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 292 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 272 (3.12%) Big Data
7 232 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 172 (1.97%) Data Lake
8 172 (1.97%) SAP HANA
9 161 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
10 153 (1.76%) Relational Database
11 121 (1.39%) QlikView
12 102 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 101 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 101 (1.16%) SAP BW
14 97 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
15 87 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
16 81 (0.93%) Oracle Database
17 74 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
18 62 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 173 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 158 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 141 (1.62%) JIRA
4 97 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 94 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 81 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 74 (0.85%) Selenium
8 68 (0.78%) Subversion
9 61 (0.70%) GoCD
10 58 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (0.52%) TeamCity
12 38 (0.44%) Cucumber
13 37 (0.42%) IBM UrbanCode
13 37 (0.42%) Vagrant
14 35 (0.40%) LSMW
15 34 (0.39%) Maven
16 33 (0.38%) HP UFT
17 32 (0.37%) Travis CI
18 30 (0.34%) JUnit
19 26 (0.30%) ClearCase
General
1 2,301 (26.40%) Finance
2 724 (8.31%) Advertising
3 524 (6.01%) Retail
4 496 (5.69%) Marketing
5 491 (5.63%) Banking
6 397 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 183 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 147 (1.69%) Legal
9 117 (1.34%) Front Office
10 114 (1.31%) Law
11 83 (0.95%) Publishing
12 78 (0.89%) Local Government
13 76 (0.87%) Games
13 76 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 74 (0.85%) German Language
15 71 (0.81%) Billing
15 71 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 65 (0.75%) French Language
17 63 (0.72%) Electronics
18 53 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (4.90%) .NET
2 324 (3.72%) HTML
3 305 (3.50%) XML
4 239 (2.74%) Web Services
5 222 (2.55%) CSS
6 220 (2.52%) Mason
7 106 (1.22%) REST
8 96 (1.10%) Middleware
9 80 (0.92%) SOAP
10 75 (0.86%) XSLT
11 65 (0.75%) IDoc
12 61 (0.70%) jQuery
12 61 (0.70%) JSON
13 60 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
14 54 (0.62%) AngularJS
15 53 (0.61%) Spring
16 47 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
16 47 (0.54%) J2EE
17 43 (0.49%) HTML5
18 38 (0.44%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 722 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 428 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 396 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
4 283 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 215 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 203 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 200 (2.29%) Fintech
8 164 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 115 (1.32%) User Experience
10 95 (1.09%) PKI
11 93 (1.07%) Derivative
12 85 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 83 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
14 71 (0.81%) Mobile App
15 69 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
16 65 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 65 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 58 (0.67%) Fixed Income
18 55 (0.63%) FMCG
18 55 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 778 (8.93%) Windows
2 437 (5.01%) Linux
3 306 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 279 (3.20%) Unix
5 117 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 97 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 54 (0.62%) Solaris
10 40 (0.46%) AIX
11 37 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 35 (0.40%) Android
13 32 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (0.34%) CoreOS
15 23 (0.26%) HPUX
16 22 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 20 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.14%) CentOS
20 9 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,161 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,067 (12.24%) Presales
3 824 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
4 810 (9.29%) CRM
5 770 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 760 (8.72%) Project Management
7 731 (8.39%) Analytics
8 713 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
9 685 (7.86%) ERP
10 550 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
11 540 (6.20%) Business Analysis
12 463 (5.31%) Business Development
13 443 (5.08%) Migration
14 438 (5.03%) DevOps
15 420 (4.82%) Information Security
16 410 (4.70%) Mentoring
17 333 (3.82%) ITIL
18 289 (3.32%) Logistics
19 272 (3.12%) Data Analytics
19 272 (3.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,556 (17.85%) SQL
2 652 (7.48%) Java
3 471 (5.40%) JavaScript
4 450 (5.16%) C#
5 330 (3.79%) Python
6 246 (2.82%) C
7 240 (2.75%) ABAP
8 174 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 131 (1.50%) Apex Code
10 98 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 94 (1.08%) R
12 93 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 88 (1.01%) C++
14 77 (0.88%) Perl
15 74 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 73 (0.84%) PL/SQL
17 69 (0.79%) PHP
18 60 (0.69%) VBA
19 56 (0.64%) U-SQL
20 55 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,334 (15.31%) Degree
2 459 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 319 (3.66%) CISSP
4 287 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 238 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 236 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 191 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 184 (2.11%) CISM
9 150 (1.72%) CCNP
10 145 (1.66%) ACCA
11 136 (1.56%) CIMA
12 120 (1.38%) CISA
13 110 (1.26%) MCSE
14 86 (0.99%) DV Cleared
15 84 (0.96%) CCNA
16 80 (0.92%) Master's Degree
17 70 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
18 58 (0.67%) MCSA
19 54 (0.62%) ISEB
20 51 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 205 (2.35%) QA
3 191 (2.19%) GDPR
4 146 (1.68%) PMO
5 128 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 94 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 84 (0.96%) COBIT
8 80 (0.92%) GCP
9 56 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
10 50 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 44 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 39 (0.45%) SLA
13 28 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.18%) IFRS
15 15 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 11 (0.13%) JSP 440
17 10 (0.11%) IFRS 9
17 10 (0.11%) PSD2
18 9 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 376 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 284 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 192 (2.20%) Docker
5 107 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 77 (0.88%) XenApp
7 64 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 52 (0.60%) vSphere
9 42 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (0.26%) HDFS
12 19 (0.22%) VMware NSX
13 17 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.20%) XenServer
14 16 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.14%) NFS
17 11 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 10 (0.11%) Terminal Services
19 9 (0.10%) iptables
Systems Management
1 157 (1.80%) Ansible
2 155 (1.78%) Puppet
3 143 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (1.64%) SCCM
4 81 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 74 (0.85%) QRadar
6 72 (0.83%) Terraform
7 64 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (0.57%) Nagios
8 50 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 39 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 36 (0.41%) Rundeck
11 32 (0.37%) Consul
11 32 (0.37%) Graphite
12 31 (0.36%) Automic
13 21 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 21 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 21 (0.24%) SCSM
14 18 (0.21%) Nessus
14 18 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2,137 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 1,083 (12.43%) SAP
3 743 (8.52%) Oracle
4 447 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
5 433 (4.97%) VMware
6 282 (3.24%) Cisco
7 269 (3.09%) Tableau
8 222 (2.55%) Citrix
9 157 (1.80%) Google
10 151 (1.73%) IBM
11 142 (1.63%) Splunk
12 140 (1.61%) Sage
13 118 (1.35%) HP
13 118 (1.35%) ServiceNow
14 99 (1.14%) Juniper
15 87 (1.00%) Cognos
15 87 (1.00%) Hyperion
16 82 (0.94%) Informatica
17 79 (0.91%) Adobe
18 73 (0.84%) JD Edwards