Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 62 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 -24 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4,949 6,432 9,926
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.61% 4.65% 5.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 4.84% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,058 5,331 8,606
Median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +2.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 102,448 132,796 160,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 96.00% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 82,800 107,028 132,265
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -9 2,319 £65,000 +4.00% 278
South East +1 774 £60,000 +4.35% 111
North of England -9 573 £52,500 -2.78% 143
Midlands +52 494 £57,500 +9.52% 84
West Midlands +34 375 £57,000 +8.57% 63
South West +51 371 £50,000 -9.09% 40
North West -15 308 £55,000 - 65
East of England +45 241 £57,000 -0.87% 38
Yorkshire +22 225 £50,000 -3.85% 58
East Midlands +73 110 £62,500 +19.05% 20
North East +7 40 £60,000 +14.29% 20
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 1,086 (21.94%) Microsoft
2 1,073 (21.68%) Finance
3 896 (18.10%) Azure
4 885 (17.88%) SAP
5 755 (15.26%) Presales
6 672 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
7 636 (12.85%) SQL
8 622 (12.57%) Degree
9 532 (10.75%) Windows
10 526 (10.63%) Office 365
11 513 (10.37%) Cybersecurity
12 504 (10.18%) Oracle
13 482 (9.74%) ERP
14 455 (9.19%) AWS
15 432 (8.73%) Analytics
16 427 (8.63%) Project Management
17 421 (8.51%) Active Directory
18 412 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
19 402 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
20 360 (7.27%) Security Cleared
21 347 (7.01%) Migration
22 334 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
23 333 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
24 300 (6.06%) Java
25 292 (5.90%) ITIL
26 288 (5.82%) SQL Server
26 288 (5.82%) Project Delivery
27 280 (5.66%) CRM
28 271 (5.48%) Business Development
29 263 (5.31%) SAP S/4HANA

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
1 208 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 89 (1.80%) IIS
2 89 (1.80%) Skype for Business
3 62 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 46 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 28 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 28 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 27 (0.55%) CMS
8 26 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 26 (0.53%) SAS
9 23 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 21 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 20 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (0.34%) Confluence
14 16 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
14 16 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 13 (0.26%) SPSS
8 10 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.10%) InVision
10 5 (0.10%) SketchUp
11 4 (0.081%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.020%) ArcView
12 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.020%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.020%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.020%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 263 (5.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 184 (3.72%) SAP CO
3 178 (3.60%) SAP FI
4 177 (3.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 135 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
6 128 (2.59%) NetSuite
7 124 (2.51%) SAP PP
8 97 (1.96%) SAP SD
9 95 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
10 90 (1.82%) SAP MM
11 67 (1.35%) SAP SCM
12 65 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
13 64 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
14 57 (1.15%) SAP WM
15 56 (1.13%) SAP Business One
15 56 (1.13%) SAP PS
16 55 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
17 51 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
18 47 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
18 47 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 896 (18.10%) Azure
2 526 (10.63%) Office 365
3 455 (9.19%) AWS
4 261 (5.27%) SaaS
5 208 (4.20%) PaaS
6 190 (3.84%) Dynamics 365
7 187 (3.78%) Power Platform
8 179 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 145 (2.93%) IaaS
10 122 (2.47%) GCP
11 83 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
12 68 (1.37%) OneDrive
13 60 (1.21%) Serverless
14 58 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
15 56 (1.13%) G Suite
16 39 (0.79%) Oracle CX
17 34 (0.69%) Google Analytics
17 34 (0.69%) PowerApps
18 33 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
18 33 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 237 (4.79%) Firewall
2 135 (2.73%) Network Security
3 126 (2.55%) WAN
4 112 (2.26%) Skype
5 96 (1.94%) LAN
6 92 (1.86%) Internet
7 88 (1.78%) VPN
8 82 (1.66%) TCP/IP
9 78 (1.58%) MPLS
10 77 (1.56%) Wireless
11 63 (1.27%) SSL
12 59 (1.19%) DHCP
12 59 (1.19%) NetScaler
12 59 (1.19%) SAN
13 58 (1.17%) Unified Communications
14 57 (1.15%) DNS
15 44 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (0.81%) VoIP
17 39 (0.79%) Wireshark
18 33 (0.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 167 (3.37%) Power BI
3 120 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 112 (2.26%) Big Data
5 104 (2.10%) SAP HANA
6 67 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 66 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 58 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 52 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 52 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 49 (0.99%) MySQL
13 44 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 41 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 39 (0.79%) Data Lake
16 37 (0.75%) Blockchain
17 32 (0.65%) SAP BW
18 30 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
18 30 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 84 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (1.56%) JIRA
3 51 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 50 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 42 (0.85%) Selenium
6 37 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 35 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 33 (0.67%) JMeter
9 32 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 28 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (0.44%) Maven
12 17 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (0.24%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.24%) Subversion
15 12 (0.24%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.22%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.20%) GitLab
17 10 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,073 (21.68%) Finance
2 249 (5.03%) Marketing
3 241 (4.87%) Public Sector
4 181 (3.66%) Retail
5 145 (2.93%) Banking
6 143 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 142 (2.87%) Law
8 95 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 74 (1.50%) Legal
10 43 (0.87%) Billing
11 42 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 42 (0.85%) Military
12 37 (0.75%) French Language
13 35 (0.71%) General Ledger
14 32 (0.65%) Electronics
15 31 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.59%) Games
16 29 (0.59%) Local Government
17 24 (0.48%) German Language
18 23 (0.46%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (4.69%) .NET
2 225 (4.55%) HTML
3 165 (3.33%) CSS
4 134 (2.71%) Web Services
5 122 (2.47%) XML
6 85 (1.72%) REST
7 75 (1.52%) SOAP
8 70 (1.41%) Middleware
9 57 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 53 (1.07%) JSON
11 50 (1.01%) AngularJS
12 48 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
13 43 (0.87%) LDAP
14 42 (0.85%) J2EE
15 33 (0.67%) XSLT
16 32 (0.65%) HTML5
17 31 (0.63%) Node.js
17 31 (0.63%) RESTful
18 30 (0.61%) Ajax
18 30 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 333 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
3 177 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 127 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 115 (2.32%) Public Cloud
6 85 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 82 (1.66%) User Experience
8 74 (1.50%) Driving Licence
9 66 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
10 46 (0.93%) PKI
11 40 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 40 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 39 (0.79%) Robotics
13 38 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 37 (0.75%) Internet of Things
14 37 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 35 (0.71%) Clustering
16 33 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
17 27 (0.55%) FMCG
18 24 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 532 (10.75%) Windows
2 240 (4.85%) Linux
3 202 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 160 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 121 (2.44%) Unix
6 52 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 50 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 45 (0.91%) Android
10 33 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 29 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.18%) AIX
14 9 (0.18%) Solaris
15 7 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.10%) CentOS
16 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.081%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (15.26%) Presales
2 672 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 513 (10.37%) Cybersecurity
4 482 (9.74%) ERP
5 432 (8.73%) Analytics
6 427 (8.63%) Project Management
7 412 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
8 402 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 347 (7.01%) Migration
10 334 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
11 292 (5.90%) ITIL
12 288 (5.82%) Project Delivery
13 280 (5.66%) CRM
14 271 (5.48%) Business Development
15 259 (5.23%) DevOps
16 235 (4.75%) Information Security
17 230 (4.65%) Mentoring
18 201 (4.06%) Customer Requirements
19 195 (3.94%) Business Analysis
20 183 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 636 (12.85%) SQL
2 300 (6.06%) Java
3 256 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 252 (5.09%) Python
5 231 (4.67%) C#
6 202 (4.08%) C
7 176 (3.56%) PowerShell
8 56 (1.13%) ABAP
8 56 (1.13%) R
9 48 (0.97%) PHP
10 39 (0.79%) C++
11 38 (0.77%) Ruby
12 37 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 34 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 33 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 33 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.38%) Perl
16 19 (0.38%) XQuery
17 18 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 622 (12.57%) Degree
2 360 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 249 (5.03%) CISSP
4 230 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 212 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 197 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 147 (2.97%) CISM
8 98 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 90 (1.82%) MCSE
10 89 (1.80%) CCNP
11 74 (1.50%) CCNA
12 52 (1.05%) CIMA
13 51 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
14 50 (1.01%) CCIE
15 47 (0.95%) ACCA
16 46 (0.93%) CRISC
16 46 (0.93%) DV Cleared
17 44 (0.89%) CISA
18 42 (0.85%) Master's Degree
19 36 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (1.62%) NIST
3 77 (1.56%) SLA
4 75 (1.52%) GDPR
5 62 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 61 (1.23%) QA
7 57 (1.15%) Data Quality
8 42 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 33 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 30 (0.61%) NCSC
12 23 (0.46%) COBIT
13 22 (0.44%) JSP 440
14 17 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.32%) RMADS
16 14 (0.28%) Def Stans
16 14 (0.28%) NIST 800
17 13 (0.26%) PMO
18 11 (0.22%) HAZOP
19 9 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 421 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 170 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.02%) Docker
5 73 (1.48%) XenApp
6 57 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 38 (0.77%) vSphere
8 29 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 21 (0.42%) vCloud
11 13 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.18%) Snort
15 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.12%) Xen
17 4 (0.081%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 167 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 136 (2.75%) SCCM
3 82 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 62 (1.25%) Ansible
5 56 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
6 48 (0.97%) Terraform
7 41 (0.83%) Puppet
8 38 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.51%) vCenter Server
10 24 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.48%) XenMobile
11 23 (0.46%) SCOM
12 21 (0.42%) EnCase
13 17 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 14 (0.28%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.28%) FTK
15 14 (0.28%) Kibana
15 14 (0.28%) logstash
15 14 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,086 (21.94%) Microsoft
2 885 (17.88%) SAP
3 504 (10.18%) Oracle
4 250 (5.05%) VMware
5 188 (3.80%) Cisco
6 162 (3.27%) Google
7 151 (3.05%) Citrix
8 147 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 123 (2.49%) ServiceNow
10 81 (1.64%) Tableau
11 73 (1.48%) HP
12 69 (1.39%) IBM
13 67 (1.35%) Sage
14 57 (1.15%) Dell
15 55 (1.11%) EMC
16 52 (1.05%) Splunk
17 51 (1.03%) JD Edwards
18 46 (0.93%) Meraki
19 44 (0.89%) CheckPoint
20 40 (0.81%) NetApp