Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 48 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 9,554 8,831 10,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.87% 5.28% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.11% 5.47% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6,975 6,614 8,818
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,600 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 156,412 161,494 188,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.49% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 128,028 135,475 159,038
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +9 4,584 £60,000 - 596
South East +5 1,639 £52,000 -0.95% 206
North of England +9 1,231 £52,500 +14.13% 198
Midlands +14 831 £52,500 +5.00% 145
North West +12 736 £55,000 +19.57% 106
West Midlands +13 670 £52,750 +5.50% 97
East of England -15 428 £52,500 +1.94% 76
South West -3 374 £45,000 -10.00% 93
Yorkshire +5 372 £52,500 +10.53% 64
East Midlands -34 138 £50,000 +5.26% 47
North East +10 120 £37,500 -11.76% 28
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2,685 (28.10%) Finance
2 2,105 (22.03%) SAP
3 2,077 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 1,461 (15.29%) Degree
5 1,419 (14.85%) SQL
6 1,230 (12.87%) Presales
7 1,081 (11.31%) Oracle
8 1,023 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 984 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
10 895 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 854 (8.94%) Windows
12 845 (8.84%) Project Management
13 818 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 816 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
15 808 (8.46%) Analytics
16 806 (8.44%) ERP
17 771 (8.07%) Manufacturing
18 754 (7.89%) Retail
19 674 (7.05%) CRM
20 672 (7.03%) SQL Server
21 631 (6.60%) Advertising
22 629 (6.58%) Migration
23 623 (6.52%) Banking
24 568 (5.95%) Information Security
25 550 (5.76%) Java
26 539 (5.64%) VMware
27 525 (5.50%) Linux
28 486 (5.09%) Business Development
29 467 (4.89%) ITIL
29 467 (4.89%) Logistics

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
1 223 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 182 (1.90%) SAS
3 174 (1.82%) Skype for Business
4 145 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 84 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 61 (0.64%) IIS
8 60 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 56 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 51 (0.53%) NetWeaver
10 51 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 50 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 48 (0.50%) JBoss
13 46 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 38 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 36 (0.38%) Apache Spark
16 32 (0.33%) CMS
17 24 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
18 22 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
19 19 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 290 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 225 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.24%) Autodesk Inventor
8 19 (0.20%) SPSS
9 9 (0.094%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.073%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.052%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.031%) ArcInfo
13 3 (0.031%) EViews
13 3 (0.031%) InVision
14 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.010%) Vectorworks
15 1 (0.010%) Vensim
Business Applications
1 347 (3.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 336 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
3 320 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 279 (2.92%) SAP SD
5 278 (2.91%) SAP FI
6 265 (2.77%) SAP CO
7 255 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
8 219 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 218 (2.28%) SAP MM
10 159 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
11 148 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
12 141 (1.48%) SAP BPC
13 127 (1.33%) NetSuite
14 112 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
15 103 (1.08%) SAP HCM
15 103 (1.08%) SAP HR
16 101 (1.06%) SAP PM
16 101 (1.06%) SAP SCM
17 90 (0.94%) SAP Business One
18 86 (0.90%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 818 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 466 (4.88%) Office 365
3 460 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 347 (3.63%) Dynamics 365
5 270 (2.83%) SaaS
6 211 (2.21%) IaaS
7 158 (1.65%) PaaS
8 101 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 91 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
10 86 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 81 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
12 72 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
13 52 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 39 (0.41%) FinancialForce
15 39 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 37 (0.39%) Amazon S3
17 36 (0.38%) OneDrive
18 34 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 33 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 352 (3.68%) Firewall
2 193 (2.02%) LAN
3 185 (1.94%) WAN
4 184 (1.93%) Network Security
5 175 (1.83%) Skype
6 165 (1.73%) SAN
7 145 (1.52%) Internet
8 143 (1.50%) Wireless
9 139 (1.45%) VPN
10 117 (1.22%) TCP/IP
11 89 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 85 (0.89%) Unified Communications
13 68 (0.71%) DNS
13 68 (0.71%) HTTP
14 65 (0.68%) SSL
15 62 (0.65%) MPLS
16 58 (0.61%) VoIP
17 48 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (0.50%) DHCP
18 41 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 325 (3.40%) Big Data
3 277 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 268 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
5 243 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 225 (2.36%) Power BI
7 223 (2.33%) SAP HANA
8 202 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
9 171 (1.79%) QlikView
10 168 (1.76%) SAP BW
11 166 (1.74%) Relational Database
12 140 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 139 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 116 (1.21%) Hadoop
15 108 (1.13%) SAS Visual Analytics
16 103 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
17 97 (1.02%) Base SAS
17 97 (1.02%) MySQL
18 88 (0.92%) Data Lake
19 85 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 197 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 114 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 114 (1.19%) JIRA
3 90 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 90 (0.94%) Selenium
4 88 (0.92%) LSMW
5 86 (0.90%) eCATT
6 76 (0.80%) ProC
7 63 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 50 (0.52%) Cucumber
10 42 (0.44%) Maven
11 39 (0.41%) JMeter
11 39 (0.41%) SoapUI
12 33 (0.35%) Ranorex
13 31 (0.32%) Buildbot
13 31 (0.32%) Eclipse
14 29 (0.30%) Appium
14 29 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 28 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 2,685 (28.10%) Finance
2 771 (8.07%) Manufacturing
3 754 (7.89%) Retail
4 631 (6.60%) Advertising
5 623 (6.52%) Banking
6 380 (3.98%) Marketing
7 279 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 206 (2.16%) Billing
9 195 (2.04%) Legal
10 145 (1.52%) Publishing
11 126 (1.32%) Automotive
11 126 (1.32%) Law
12 93 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 85 (0.89%) General Ledger
14 80 (0.84%) Investment Banking
15 75 (0.79%) German Language
16 74 (0.77%) Electronics
17 62 (0.65%) Front Office
18 59 (0.62%) Back Office
18 59 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (3.69%) .NET
2 345 (3.61%) HTML
3 264 (2.76%) Web Services
4 257 (2.69%) XML
5 224 (2.34%) CSS
6 160 (1.67%) IDoc
7 157 (1.64%) EDI
8 101 (1.06%) Mason
9 99 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
10 97 (1.02%) REST
11 96 (1.00%) SOAP
12 93 (0.97%) Spring
13 84 (0.88%) Middleware
14 66 (0.69%) JSON
15 62 (0.65%) AngularJS
16 58 (0.61%) jQuery
17 57 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
18 56 (0.59%) J2EE
18 56 (0.59%) Java EE
19 54 (0.57%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1,023 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 265 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 256 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 183 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 145 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 138 (1.44%) User Experience
8 132 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 122 (1.28%) NHS
10 107 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 102 (1.07%) Life Science
12 100 (1.05%) Fintech
12 100 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 84 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 81 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
15 71 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 69 (0.72%) Social Media
17 64 (0.67%) Derivative
18 63 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 56 (0.59%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 854 (8.94%) Windows
2 525 (5.50%) Linux
3 355 (3.72%) Unix
4 298 (3.12%) Windows Server
5 94 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 57 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 56 (0.59%) Solaris
10 52 (0.54%) Android
11 42 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 29 (0.30%) AIX
13 28 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.22%) VMS
15 18 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.18%) Kali Linux
16 17 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.17%) CentOS
17 16 (0.17%) HPUX
17 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,230 (12.87%) Presales
2 984 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
3 895 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 845 (8.84%) Project Management
5 816 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
6 808 (8.46%) Analytics
7 806 (8.44%) ERP
8 674 (7.05%) CRM
9 629 (6.58%) Migration
10 568 (5.95%) Information Security
11 486 (5.09%) Business Development
12 467 (4.89%) ITIL
12 467 (4.89%) Logistics
13 403 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
14 399 (4.18%) Mentoring
15 393 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
16 381 (3.99%) DevOps
17 351 (3.67%) Business Analysis
18 331 (3.46%) GAP Analysis
19 321 (3.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,419 (14.85%) SQL
2 550 (5.76%) Java
3 429 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 401 (4.20%) ABAP
4 401 (4.20%) C#
5 345 (3.61%) Python
6 260 (2.72%) C
7 200 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 159 (1.66%) Bash Shell
9 154 (1.61%) C++
10 127 (1.33%) Ruby
11 99 (1.04%) Apex Code
12 97 (1.02%) VBA
13 92 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 88 (0.92%) R
15 83 (0.87%) PHP
16 81 (0.85%) Perl
17 72 (0.75%) SAS Macro
18 71 (0.74%) PROC SQL
19 69 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,461 (15.29%) Degree
2 403 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 344 (3.60%) CISSP
4 253 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 250 (2.62%) CISM
6 245 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 229 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 157 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 150 (1.57%) MCSE
10 127 (1.33%) CCNP
11 124 (1.30%) CCNA
12 117 (1.22%) CISA
13 115 (1.20%) ACCA
14 102 (1.07%) CIMA
15 80 (0.84%) CREST Certified
16 73 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 63 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
18 56 (0.59%) CCIE
19 55 (0.58%) DV Cleared
20 51 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 196 (2.05%) GDPR
3 182 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 174 (1.82%) QA
5 114 (1.19%) PMO
6 92 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 48 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 46 (0.48%) SLA
9 43 (0.45%) COBIT
10 40 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 39 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 36 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 33 (0.35%) IFRS
14 32 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 31 (0.32%) GCP
16 26 (0.27%) GxP
17 22 (0.23%) GAAP
18 21 (0.22%) RMADS
19 16 (0.17%) JSP 440
19 16 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 436 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 355 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 301 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 148 (1.55%) Docker
5 111 (1.16%) XenApp
6 69 (0.72%) vSphere
7 43 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 24 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 20 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.20%) Firmware
12 15 (0.16%) HDFS
12 15 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.094%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.084%) KVM
16 7 (0.073%) NFS
16 7 (0.073%) Snort
17 6 (0.063%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.063%) LXC
Systems Management
1 144 (1.51%) Ansible
2 143 (1.50%) Puppet
3 134 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 107 (1.12%) SCCM
5 82 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 79 (0.83%) Kubernetes
7 59 (0.62%) Terraform
8 31 (0.32%) Nessus
8 31 (0.32%) vRealize
9 29 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
9 29 (0.30%) SCOM
10 26 (0.27%) Nagios
11 24 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 23 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 23 (0.24%) Salt
13 20 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 19 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
14 19 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
15 18 (0.19%) Data Guard
16 17 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,105 (22.03%) SAP
2 2,077 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 1,081 (11.31%) Oracle
4 539 (5.64%) VMware
5 372 (3.89%) Cisco
6 320 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 293 (3.07%) Sage
8 275 (2.88%) Tableau
9 264 (2.76%) Citrix
10 178 (1.86%) Google
11 165 (1.73%) Infor
12 146 (1.53%) IBM
13 143 (1.50%) Epicor
14 139 (1.45%) Splunk
15 130 (1.36%) Cognos
16 127 (1.33%) HP
17 121 (1.27%) JD Edwards
18 116 (1.21%) CheckPoint
19 107 (1.12%) Hyperion
20 104 (1.09%) Informatica