Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 2,147 5,543 6,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.82% 4.75% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 4.97% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,967 4,512 5,429
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +0.83% +4.35% -

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 53,371 111,444 134,830
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.55% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 43,946 90,891 110,217
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,463
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -3 1,159 £65,000 - 235
South East -4 371 £62,500 +8.70% 80
North of England -66 201 £55,000 +4.76% 97
Midlands -56 137 £57,500 +6.48% 52
South West -46 133 £60,000 +33.33% 39
North West -36 129 £55,000 - 56
West Midlands -56 106 £60,000 +11.11% 45
Yorkshire -81 61 £40,000 -23.81% 29
East of England -27 57 £45,000 -18.18% 37
East Midlands +9 29 £50,000 -4.76% 6
North East +15 13 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 490 (22.82%) Finance
2 437 (20.35%) Azure
3 399 (18.58%) Microsoft
4 340 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
5 335 (15.60%) Presales
6 287 (13.37%) Degree
7 272 (12.67%) SQL
8 252 (11.74%) AWS
9 242 (11.27%) Migration
10 238 (11.09%) Cybersecurity
11 236 (10.99%) SAP
12 235 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
13 209 (9.73%) Information Security
14 207 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 196 (9.13%) ERP
16 193 (8.99%) Security Cleared
17 186 (8.66%) Analytics
18 176 (8.20%) Marketing
19 175 (8.15%) Business Development
20 172 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 166 (7.73%) Oracle
22 164 (7.64%) Requirements Gathering
23 156 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
23 156 (7.27%) Office 365
24 152 (7.08%) VMware
25 149 (6.94%) Power Platform
26 148 (6.89%) DevOps
26 148 (6.89%) CISSP
27 145 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
28 144 (6.71%) CRM

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 80 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.16%) Apache
3 25 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 21 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.84%) SAS
7 16 (0.75%) Confluence
7 16 (0.75%) IIS
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.28%) CMS
12 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.19%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
4 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.047%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 54 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 54 (2.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (1.72%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.44%) NetSuite
4 29 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
5 24 (1.12%) SAP CO
6 22 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.93%) SAP PSCD
8 19 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
9 18 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
10 16 (0.75%) SAP SD
11 15 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.65%) SAP FI-CA
13 13 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
15 11 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
15 11 (0.51%) SAP BPC
15 11 (0.51%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 437 (20.35%) Azure
2 252 (11.74%) AWS
3 156 (7.27%) Office 365
4 149 (6.94%) Power Platform
5 133 (6.19%) SaaS
6 117 (5.45%) IaaS
7 113 (5.26%) PaaS
8 105 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
9 94 (4.38%) GCP
10 70 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 49 (2.28%) PowerApps
12 27 (1.26%) Power Automate
13 26 (1.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 25 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 23 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (0.84%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.79%) Trello
18 13 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
19 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
20 11 (0.51%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.08%) Firewall
2 41 (1.91%) VPN
3 40 (1.86%) WAN
4 36 (1.68%) HTTP
5 34 (1.58%) Network Security
6 33 (1.54%) SAN
6 33 (1.54%) VSAN
7 32 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 29 (1.35%) DNS
8 29 (1.35%) LAN
9 24 (1.12%) Wireless
10 23 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (1.02%) Internet
11 22 (1.02%) Skype
12 21 (0.98%) Unified Communications
13 19 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
14 18 (0.84%) SSL
15 17 (0.79%) MPLS
16 16 (0.75%) BGP
17 14 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.52%) Power BI
3 93 (4.33%) Big Data
4 84 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (2.93%) Tableau
6 53 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 36 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 33 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.49%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
12 27 (1.26%) Looker
13 25 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.12%) MongoDB
15 23 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (1.02%) Snowflake Schema
17 20 (0.93%) Data Lake
18 19 (0.88%) Relational Database
19 18 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.28%) JIRA
4 28 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.61%) Artifactory
5 13 (0.61%) Gerrit
6 10 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (0.19%) Gatling
10 4 (0.19%) GitLab
10 4 (0.19%) JUnit
10 4 (0.19%) NUnit
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.19%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 490 (22.82%) Finance
2 176 (8.20%) Marketing
3 143 (6.66%) Public Sector
4 102 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 97 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 74 (3.45%) Banking
7 73 (3.40%) Law
8 64 (2.98%) Electronics
9 56 (2.61%) Retail
10 51 (2.38%) Billing
11 30 (1.40%) Legal
12 29 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (0.98%) Local Government
14 20 (0.93%) General Ledger
15 19 (0.88%) Private Banking
16 17 (0.79%) French Language
17 14 (0.65%) Military
18 13 (0.61%) Advertising
19 10 (0.47%) Aerospace
19 10 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (4.66%) .NET
2 99 (4.61%) XML
3 97 (4.52%) HTML
4 58 (2.70%) SAML
5 57 (2.65%) RESTful
6 51 (2.38%) OAuth
6 51 (2.38%) OpenID
7 49 (2.28%) CSS
8 48 (2.24%) Web Services
9 46 (2.14%) ASP.NET
10 40 (1.86%) JSON
11 37 (1.72%) LDAP
12 30 (1.40%) SailPoint
13 25 (1.16%) Kafka
14 23 (1.07%) WCF
15 22 (1.02%) Apache NiFi
15 22 (1.02%) XSD
16 19 (0.88%) AngularJS
16 19 (0.88%) Lambda Expressions
17 18 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 71 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (2.98%) Public Cloud
5 56 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.91%) Renewable Energy
7 40 (1.86%) iPhone
8 35 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 29 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.30%) User Experience
12 27 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 26 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
14 25 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
15 21 (0.98%) Blog
16 20 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (0.84%) CMDB
17 18 (0.84%) IVR
17 18 (0.84%) NHS
18 15 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 128 (5.96%) Windows
2 74 (3.45%) Linux
3 65 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 41 (1.91%) Android
5 34 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 21 (0.98%) Ubuntu
6 21 (0.98%) Unix
7 17 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (0.75%) CentOS
9 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.23%) VMS
14 3 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (15.60%) Presales
3 242 (11.27%) Migration
4 238 (11.09%) Cybersecurity
5 235 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
6 209 (9.73%) Information Security
7 207 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 196 (9.13%) ERP
9 186 (8.66%) Analytics
10 175 (8.15%) Business Development
11 164 (7.64%) Requirements Gathering
12 156 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
13 148 (6.89%) DevOps
14 144 (6.71%) CRM
15 131 (6.10%) Project Management
16 124 (5.78%) Risk Management
17 122 (5.68%) Project Delivery
18 113 (5.26%) ITIL
19 108 (5.03%) Workshop Facilitation
20 102 (4.75%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 272 (12.67%) SQL
2 140 (6.52%) Java
3 133 (6.19%) Python
4 92 (4.29%) C#
5 88 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 84 (3.91%) C
7 61 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 36 (1.68%) R
9 26 (1.21%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.12%) Perl
11 21 (0.98%) Ruby
12 17 (0.79%) C++
13 16 (0.75%) Apex Code
13 16 (0.75%) Groovy
14 15 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.42%) Scala
16 7 (0.33%) ABAP
16 7 (0.33%) Go
17 6 (0.28%) PHP
17 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 287 (13.37%) Degree
2 193 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 148 (6.89%) CISSP
4 145 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (5.87%) SC Cleared
6 99 (4.61%) CCNA
7 76 (3.54%) CCNP
8 67 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (2.19%) CISM
9 47 (2.19%) DV Cleared
10 36 (1.68%) MCSE
11 25 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
13 23 (1.07%) Master's Degree
14 22 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 18 (0.84%) CCIE
16 18 (0.84%) CIMA
17 16 (0.75%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (4.15%) GDPR
3 73 (3.40%) QA
4 54 (2.52%) NIST
5 41 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 39 (1.82%) NCSC
7 32 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (1.16%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 13 (0.61%) RMADS
12 11 (0.51%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.51%) PMO
13 8 (0.37%) COBIT
14 7 (0.33%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.28%) SLA
16 4 (0.19%) COSO
16 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 138 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 99 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.28%) vSphere
4 44 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.30%) VMware NSX
6 24 (1.12%) Docker
6 24 (1.12%) vCloud
7 10 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.33%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.28%) XenApp
9 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.19%) GPFS
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.093%) StorNext
13 2 (0.093%) Xsan
14 1 (0.047%) KVM
14 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 85 (3.96%) Terraform
2 67 (3.12%) Ansible
3 61 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 59 (2.75%) Kubernetes
5 48 (2.24%) SCCM
6 41 (1.91%) Puppet
7 31 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (1.30%) vRealize
9 22 (1.02%) vCenter Server
10 13 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
11 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.33%) QRadar
13 6 (0.28%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.19%) IBM BigFix
14 4 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
15 3 (0.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 3 (0.14%) Stealthwatch
15 3 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 2 (0.093%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 399 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 236 (10.99%) SAP
3 166 (7.73%) Oracle
4 152 (7.08%) VMware
5 127 (5.92%) Salesforce.com
6 88 (4.10%) Google
7 71 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 67 (3.12%) Cisco
9 54 (2.52%) IBM
10 43 (2.00%) ForgeRock
11 42 (1.96%) EMC
12 34 (1.58%) Dell
13 31 (1.44%) CyberArk
14 27 (1.26%) Fortinet
14 27 (1.26%) JD Edwards
15 25 (1.16%) HP
16 23 (1.07%) NetApp
17 20 (0.93%) Informatica
17 20 (0.93%) Meraki
17 20 (0.93%) Red Hat