Period
to 19 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 61 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5,349 6,370 9,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.67% 4.52% 5.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 4.72% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,843 4,740 7,232
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 109,421 135,058 158,290
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 88,349 109,260 130,769
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £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 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 February 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 19 February 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 0 2,554 £65,000 +8.33% 473
South East +5 863 £57,500 - 209
North of England +11 660 £52,500 - 235
Midlands +31 484 £55,000 +11.11% 180
West Midlands +28 398 £55,000 +10.00% 137
North West -9 377 £53,250 +1.43% 128
South West +37 374 £45,000 -14.29% 101
Yorkshire +24 258 £50,000 +7.53% 61
East of England +36 243 £57,500 +4.55% 98
East Midlands +20 80 £55,000 +15.79% 39
North East +1 25 £52,500 +23.53% 48
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,223 (22.86%) Finance
2 1,143 (21.37%) Microsoft
3 953 (17.82%) SAP
4 942 (17.61%) Azure
5 833 (15.57%) Presales
6 749 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
7 739 (13.82%) Degree
8 700 (13.09%) SQL
9 574 (10.73%) Windows
10 561 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
11 554 (10.36%) Oracle
12 552 (10.32%) AWS
13 536 (10.02%) Office 365
14 490 (9.16%) ERP
15 458 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
16 457 (8.54%) Project Management
17 440 (8.23%) Analytics
18 434 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 388 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
20 383 (7.16%) Active Directory
21 381 (7.12%) Security Cleared
22 368 (6.88%) Migration
23 354 (6.62%) Java
24 346 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
25 339 (6.34%) DevOps
26 325 (6.08%) SQL Server
27 307 (5.74%) Business Development
28 300 (5.61%) Linux
28 300 (5.61%) Project Delivery
29 287 (5.37%) Python

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
1 219 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 102 (1.91%) Skype for Business
3 94 (1.76%) IIS
4 54 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 45 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 39 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 36 (0.67%) SAS
9 35 (0.65%) CMS
10 34 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 30 (0.56%) ArcGIS
12 30 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
15 19 (0.36%) Confluence
16 18 (0.34%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.28%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 162 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 148 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.26%) SPSS
9 8 (0.15%) InVision
10 5 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.075%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.075%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.075%) Sketch
12 2 (0.037%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.019%) ArcView
13 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.019%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.019%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.019%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 268 (5.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 187 (3.50%) SAP CO
3 180 (3.37%) SAP FI
3 180 (3.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 152 (2.84%) SAP PP
5 116 (2.17%) SAP SD
6 110 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
7 99 (1.85%) SAP MM
8 98 (1.83%) NetSuite
9 97 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 83 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
11 78 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
12 74 (1.38%) SAP SCM
13 58 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
14 55 (1.03%) SAP PS
15 53 (0.99%) SAP WM
16 50 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
16 50 (0.93%) SAP Business One
17 45 (0.84%) SAP HR
18 44 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 942 (17.61%) Azure
2 552 (10.32%) AWS
3 536 (10.02%) Office 365
4 219 (4.09%) SaaS
5 202 (3.78%) PaaS
6 175 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
7 173 (3.23%) Power Platform
8 169 (3.16%) GCP
9 149 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 139 (2.60%) IaaS
11 97 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 97 (1.81%) Serverless
12 91 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
13 74 (1.38%) G Suite
14 67 (1.25%) OneDrive
15 49 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 37 (0.69%) CloudBees
17 35 (0.65%) PowerApps
18 32 (0.60%) Google Analytics
19 28 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 246 (4.60%) Firewall
2 142 (2.65%) Network Security
3 138 (2.58%) WAN
4 128 (2.39%) Skype
5 100 (1.87%) LAN
6 96 (1.79%) Internet
7 86 (1.61%) MPLS
8 82 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 82 (1.53%) Wireless
9 76 (1.42%) VPN
10 72 (1.35%) Unified Communications
11 59 (1.10%) SAN
12 56 (1.05%) SSL
13 54 (1.01%) NetScaler
14 44 (0.82%) DHCP
14 44 (0.82%) DNS
15 41 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (0.73%) HTTP
17 38 (0.71%) BGP
18 35 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 146 (2.73%) Big Data
3 142 (2.65%) Power BI
4 125 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 117 (2.19%) SAP HANA
6 108 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 70 (1.31%) MySQL
8 68 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 68 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 59 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 50 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 49 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
14 40 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
15 39 (0.73%) Blockchain
16 37 (0.69%) Essbase
17 36 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 32 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 126 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (1.89%) JIRA
3 83 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 77 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 65 (1.22%) Selenium
6 56 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 53 (0.99%) SoapUI
8 47 (0.88%) JMeter
8 47 (0.88%) LoadRunner
9 40 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 24 (0.45%) Maven
11 24 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (0.45%) Subversion
12 23 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (0.34%) IBM UrbanCode
13 18 (0.34%) Travis CI
14 17 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
14 17 (0.32%) Visual Studio
15 16 (0.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,223 (22.86%) Finance
2 282 (5.27%) Marketing
2 282 (5.27%) Public Sector
3 206 (3.85%) Retail
4 196 (3.66%) Banking
5 175 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 126 (2.36%) Law
7 125 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 76 (1.42%) Legal
9 58 (1.08%) French Language
10 52 (0.97%) Electronics
11 49 (0.92%) German Language
12 40 (0.75%) General Ledger
12 40 (0.75%) Military
13 39 (0.73%) Advertising
14 36 (0.67%) Billing
15 34 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 32 (0.60%) Local Government
17 27 (0.50%) Games
18 23 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (4.79%) .NET
2 224 (4.19%) HTML
3 155 (2.90%) CSS
4 145 (2.71%) Web Services
4 145 (2.71%) XML
5 103 (1.93%) REST
6 74 (1.38%) Middleware
7 69 (1.29%) JSON
8 65 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 65 (1.22%) SOAP
9 62 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 61 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 47 (0.88%) J2EE
12 41 (0.77%) LDAP
13 40 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
13 40 (0.75%) Node.js
13 40 (0.75%) RESTful
14 35 (0.65%) XSLT
15 34 (0.64%) React
16 32 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 388 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
3 182 (3.40%) Data Centre
4 114 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 107 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 93 (1.74%) User Experience
7 75 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 72 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 68 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
10 55 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 48 (0.90%) Clustering
11 48 (0.90%) Robotics
12 46 (0.86%) PKI
13 43 (0.80%) PlayStation
14 42 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 40 (0.75%) Internet of Things
16 38 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
16 38 (0.71%) FMCG
17 36 (0.67%) Private Cloud
18 35 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 574 (10.73%) Windows
2 300 (5.61%) Linux
3 197 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 143 (2.67%) Unix
4 143 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 47 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 38 (0.71%) Android
8 34 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.28%) Mesosphere
12 10 (0.19%) AIX
12 10 (0.19%) Solaris
13 6 (0.11%) CentOS
13 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.075%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (15.57%) Presales
2 749 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 561 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
4 490 (9.16%) ERP
5 458 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
6 457 (8.54%) Project Management
7 440 (8.23%) Analytics
8 434 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 368 (6.88%) Migration
10 346 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
11 339 (6.34%) DevOps
12 307 (5.74%) Business Development
13 300 (5.61%) Project Delivery
14 286 (5.35%) CRM
15 272 (5.09%) Information Security
15 272 (5.09%) ITIL
16 240 (4.49%) Mentoring
17 229 (4.28%) Customer Requirements
18 228 (4.26%) Business Analysis
19 200 (3.74%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 700 (13.09%) SQL
2 354 (6.62%) Java
3 287 (5.37%) Python
4 260 (4.86%) C
5 250 (4.67%) C#
6 224 (4.19%) JavaScript
7 221 (4.13%) PowerShell
8 73 (1.36%) ABAP
9 70 (1.31%) R
10 68 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 63 (1.18%) C++
12 45 (0.84%) PHP
13 44 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 42 (0.79%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.67%) Ruby
16 31 (0.58%) Perl
17 30 (0.56%) T-SQL
18 25 (0.47%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.41%) VBA
20 20 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 739 (13.82%) Degree
2 381 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 267 (4.99%) CISSP
4 242 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 202 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 200 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 157 (2.94%) CISM
8 114 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 101 (1.89%) MCSE
10 96 (1.79%) CCNP
11 80 (1.50%) CCNA
12 60 (1.12%) Master's Degree
13 57 (1.07%) CIMA
14 53 (0.99%) CISA
15 51 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 49 (0.92%) DV Cleared
17 44 (0.82%) CCIE
18 40 (0.75%) CRISC
19 37 (0.69%) ACCA
20 36 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (1.70%) NIST
3 84 (1.57%) GDPR
4 75 (1.40%) SLA
5 71 (1.33%) QA
6 69 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 64 (1.20%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 35 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 29 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 24 (0.45%) NCSC
12 23 (0.43%) IFRS
13 21 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 18 (0.34%) COBIT
15 17 (0.32%) RMADS
16 15 (0.28%) JSP 440
16 15 (0.28%) PMO
17 13 (0.24%) NIST 800
18 12 (0.22%) Basel II
18 12 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 383 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 181 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (2.79%) Docker
4 139 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 90 (1.68%) XenApp
6 73 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 34 (0.64%) vSphere
8 32 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.43%) VMware NSX
10 22 (0.41%) vCloud
11 20 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.15%) Snort
15 7 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.11%) Xen
17 5 (0.093%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 156 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 121 (2.26%) SCCM
3 112 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 93 (1.74%) Puppet
5 80 (1.50%) Ansible
6 78 (1.46%) Terraform
7 65 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
9 39 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
10 38 (0.71%) Rancher
11 27 (0.50%) EnCase
11 27 (0.50%) vCenter Server
12 25 (0.47%) XenMobile
13 19 (0.36%) Consul
14 18 (0.34%) Automic
14 18 (0.34%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.34%) SCOM
15 17 (0.32%) FortiGate
15 17 (0.32%) Kibana
15 17 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,143 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 953 (17.82%) SAP
3 554 (10.36%) Oracle
4 257 (4.80%) VMware
5 207 (3.87%) Cisco
6 190 (3.55%) Google
7 163 (3.05%) Citrix
8 161 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
9 118 (2.21%) ServiceNow
10 90 (1.68%) IBM
11 84 (1.57%) Splunk
12 80 (1.50%) HP
13 71 (1.33%) Tableau
14 59 (1.10%) Dell
15 56 (1.05%) Sage
16 47 (0.88%) Adobe
16 47 (0.88%) Hyperion
17 42 (0.79%) CheckPoint
17 42 (0.79%) EMC
18 41 (0.77%) JD Edwards