The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / England
Rank 47 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4223 5506 6213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.36% 5.74% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.95% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3063 4261 4776
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,740 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75905 92477 95025
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.42% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 63439 78184 78375
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 1937 £60,000 - 341
South East -5 800 £55,000 - 92
West Midlands +9 280 £50,000 - 35
North West -17 267 £45,000 -4.25% 57
East of England -28 224 £52,500 +5.00% 40
Yorkshire -1 221 £47,500 +18.75% 38
South West -11 203 £45,000 -16.27% 30
East Midlands -11 87 £47,500 - 14
North East +6 24 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Midlands +3 9 £52,500 -10.63%
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 2524 (29.30%) Finance
2 1719 (19.96%) SAP
3 1336 (15.51%) Microsoft
4 1303 (15.13%) Degree
5 1267 (14.71%) Presales
6 1237 (14.36%) SQL
7 998 (11.59%) Oracle
8 861 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 858 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
10 821 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
11 818 (9.50%) Java
12 808 (9.38%) Project Management
13 807 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 795 (9.23%) MS Excel
15 724 (8.40%) ERP
16 722 (8.38%) Windows
17 667 (7.74%) SQL Server
18 606 (7.04%) Retail
19 580 (6.73%) CRM
20 546 (6.34%) Manufacturing
21 540 (6.27%) Banking
22 538 (6.25%) Linux
23 536 (6.22%) Cisco
24 520 (6.04%) Analytics
25 505 (5.86%) .NET
26 481 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
27 470 (5.46%) C#
28 466 (5.41%) Security Cleared
29 460 (5.34%) JavaScript
30 456 (5.29%) ITIL

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 186 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 143 (1.66%) IIS
3 126 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 107 (1.24%) SAS
5 101 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 97 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 93 (1.08%) JBoss
8 92 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 90 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 70 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 68 (0.79%) Apache Spark
12 64 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
13 61 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 50 (0.58%) NetWeaver
15 49 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
16 44 (0.51%) Apache Pig
16 44 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 37 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (0.43%) OpenStack
18 31 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 795 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 216 (2.51%) MS Office
3 105 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 68 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.60%) MS Project
6 32 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.35%) SPSS
8 9 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.093%) SPSS Modeler
10 7 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.070%) Casewise Modeler
11 6 (0.070%) InVision
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.046%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.023%) InDesign
13 2 (0.023%) Mingle
13 2 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 377 (4.38%) SAP FI
2 348 (4.04%) SAP CO
2 348 (4.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 295 (3.42%) SAP SD
4 277 (3.22%) SAP MM
5 220 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 165 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
7 143 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
8 142 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
9 139 (1.61%) SAP PP
10 133 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
11 130 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
12 127 (1.47%) SAP BPC
13 123 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
14 120 (1.39%) SAP SCM
15 114 (1.32%) SAP PM
16 113 (1.31%) SAP HR
17 111 (1.29%) SAP QM
18 101 (1.17%) SAP WM
19 99 (1.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 481 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 306 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 294 (3.41%) Office 365
4 170 (1.97%) SaaS
5 126 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
7 64 (0.74%) CloudBees
8 63 (0.73%) IaaS
9 61 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 42 (0.49%) PaaS
11 39 (0.45%) Slack
12 33 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 30 (0.35%) Force.com
14 29 (0.34%) G Suite
15 24 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
16 20 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (0.21%) Taleo
19 15 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
20 14 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 372 (4.32%) Firewall
2 220 (2.55%) Network Security
3 194 (2.25%) WAN
4 164 (1.90%) LAN
5 151 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 145 (1.68%) BGP
7 137 (1.59%) MPLS
8 130 (1.51%) Internet
9 125 (1.45%) OSPF
10 122 (1.42%) Wireless
11 121 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 112 (1.30%) SAN
13 104 (1.21%) DNS
14 101 (1.17%) VPN
15 97 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 83 (0.96%) Unified Communications
17 80 (0.93%) Skype
18 76 (0.88%) SSL
19 67 (0.78%) HTTP
20 64 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 340 (3.95%) Big Data
3 311 (3.61%) SAP HANA
4 283 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 267 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
6 244 (2.83%) SAP BW
7 184 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 183 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 177 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 174 (2.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 159 (1.85%) QlikView
12 150 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 134 (1.56%) Power BI
14 117 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 96 (1.11%) Oracle Database
16 88 (1.02%) DB2
17 87 (1.01%) GIS
18 80 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
19 78 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 73 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 180 (2.09%) Selenium
2 161 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 121 (1.40%) JIRA
4 106 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 105 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 97 (1.13%) HP UFT
7 91 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (0.94%) Subversion
9 79 (0.92%) Vagrant
10 67 (0.78%) GoCD
10 67 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 65 (0.75%) ClearCase
12 61 (0.71%) Visual Studio
13 58 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 42 (0.49%) TeamCity
15 40 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
16 38 (0.44%) JUnit
17 37 (0.43%) SoapUI
18 36 (0.42%) Appium
19 34 (0.39%) GitLab
General
1 2524 (29.30%) Finance
2 606 (7.04%) Retail
3 546 (6.34%) Manufacturing
4 540 (6.27%) Banking
5 373 (4.33%) Marketing
5 373 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 281 (3.26%) Advertising
7 194 (2.25%) Legal
8 125 (1.45%) Billing
9 98 (1.14%) Publishing
10 96 (1.11%) German Language
11 81 (0.94%) Local Government
11 81 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 80 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 77 (0.89%) General Ledger
14 71 (0.82%) Law
15 60 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 54 (0.63%) Electronics
17 49 (0.57%) Automotive
18 48 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (5.86%) .NET
2 368 (4.27%) HTML
3 314 (3.65%) XML
4 280 (3.25%) Web Services
5 195 (2.26%) CSS
6 174 (2.02%) Middleware
7 94 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 87 (1.01%) J2EE
9 86 (1.00%) REST
10 77 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
11 71 (0.82%) JSON
12 70 (0.81%) Java EE
13 65 (0.75%) Spring
14 63 (0.73%) SOAP
15 61 (0.71%) EDI
16 58 (0.67%) BAPI
17 54 (0.63%) AngularJS
18 52 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
19 50 (0.58%) jQuery
20 49 (0.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 821 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 389 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 347 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 311 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 206 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 154 (1.79%) User Experience
7 100 (1.16%) Fintech
8 99 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 98 (1.14%) Social Media
10 81 (0.94%) Derivative
11 50 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (0.58%) Mobile App
12 48 (0.56%) NHS
13 46 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
14 44 (0.51%) Fixed Income
15 43 (0.50%) CESG
16 41 (0.48%) Public Cloud
17 40 (0.46%) FMCG
18 38 (0.44%) iPad
19 37 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 722 (8.38%) Windows
2 538 (6.25%) Linux
3 370 (4.30%) Unix
4 237 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 136 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (0.88%) CoreOS
8 58 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 47 (0.55%) Android
10 46 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 31 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.27%) AIX
15 17 (0.20%) CentOS
15 17 (0.20%) Solaris
16 16 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.17%) VMS
17 15 (0.17%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (14.71%) Presales
2 861 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 858 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
4 808 (9.38%) Project Management
5 807 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 724 (8.40%) ERP
7 580 (6.73%) CRM
8 520 (6.04%) Analytics
9 456 (5.29%) ITIL
10 450 (5.22%) Information Security
11 413 (4.79%) Migration
12 405 (4.70%) Business Analysis
13 401 (4.66%) Business Development
14 399 (4.63%) Mentoring
15 353 (4.10%) Logistics
16 351 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
17 344 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
18 320 (3.71%) DevOps
19 318 (3.69%) Risk Management
20 294 (3.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1237 (14.36%) SQL
2 818 (9.50%) Java
3 470 (5.46%) C#
4 460 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 369 (4.28%) C
6 300 (3.48%) Python
7 242 (2.81%) ABAP
8 190 (2.21%) C++
9 175 (2.03%) PowerShell
10 126 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 121 (1.40%) Perl
12 108 (1.25%) PHP
13 101 (1.17%) R
14 97 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 94 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 91 (1.06%) Ruby
17 73 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 58 (0.67%) VBA
19 48 (0.56%) VB
20 42 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1303 (15.13%) Degree
2 466 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 453 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 346 (4.02%) CISSP
5 285 (3.31%) CCNP
6 275 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 255 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 202 (2.35%) CISM
9 170 (1.97%) MCSE
10 153 (1.78%) CCNA
11 137 (1.59%) CISA
12 135 (1.57%) CCIE
13 131 (1.52%) DV Cleared
14 128 (1.49%) ACCA
15 111 (1.29%) CIMA
16 101 (1.17%) CCA
17 90 (1.04%) CCSE
18 78 (0.91%) CCSP
19 76 (0.88%) MCSA
20 67 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 191 (2.22%) QA
3 149 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 105 (1.22%) SLA
5 94 (1.09%) COBIT
6 91 (1.06%) Data Quality
7 49 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 41 (0.48%) PMO
9 33 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 31 (0.36%) GDPR
11 28 (0.33%) ISO27002
12 26 (0.30%) GPG13
13 25 (0.29%) IFRS
14 19 (0.22%) IFRS 9
14 19 (0.22%) JSP 440
15 17 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 17 (0.20%) MiFID
16 16 (0.19%) ISO 9001
17 15 (0.17%) RMADS
18 13 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 328 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 224 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 111 (1.29%) Docker
5 61 (0.71%) XenApp
6 39 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (0.37%) vSphere
8 21 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 17 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.16%) HDFS
13 12 (0.14%) VMware ESX
14 10 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.12%) vCloud
15 9 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.093%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.093%) UAG
16 8 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.081%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 152 (1.76%) Puppet
2 138 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 121 (1.40%) Ansible
4 91 (1.06%) Nagios
5 86 (1.00%) SCCM
6 80 (0.93%) Graphite
7 52 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 39 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 33 (0.38%) QRadar
10 28 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 27 (0.31%) SCOM
12 24 (0.28%) Netcool
13 22 (0.26%) EnCase
13 22 (0.26%) Nessus
13 22 (0.26%) Terraform
14 19 (0.22%) CA Wily
14 19 (0.22%) FTK
15 18 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
15 18 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1719 (19.96%) SAP
2 1336 (15.51%) Microsoft
3 998 (11.59%) Oracle
4 536 (6.22%) Cisco
5 387 (4.49%) VMware
6 257 (2.98%) IBM
7 235 (2.73%) Sage
8 209 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 202 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 180 (2.09%) Citrix
10 180 (2.09%) Google
11 167 (1.94%) Tableau
12 166 (1.93%) Juniper
13 145 (1.68%) F5
14 130 (1.51%) Splunk
15 124 (1.44%) HP
16 102 (1.18%) Informatica
17 101 (1.17%) Palo Alto
18 95 (1.10%) Cognos
19 94 (1.09%) AppDynamics
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum GBP 60k +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Investigo
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Charlotte James Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 5k Bonus, Pension, Car
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 20% bonus + Car Allowance + Corp Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Technology People UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago