Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 38 47
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6,547 9,878 8,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.75% 5.96% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 6.18% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,849 7,348 6,524
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% - -

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 132,138 159,783 154,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.48% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 106,064 131,649 129,619
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -16 3,368 £61,000 +0.41% 495
South East -19 1,134 £57,500 +9.52% 231
North of England -2 835 £52,500 +2.24% 261
North West +4 511 £54,000 -1.82% 159
Midlands -44 440 £50,000 -4.76% 172
West Midlands -39 352 £50,000 -4.76% 134
South West -33 310 £52,500 +16.67% 119
Yorkshire +3 284 £50,000 -9.09% 73
East of England -17 245 £57,500 +4.55% 123
East Midlands -36 72 £50,000 - 37
North East -50 39 £45,000 +50.00% 29
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,753 (26.78%) Finance
2 1,240 (18.94%) Microsoft
3 1,075 (16.42%) SAP
4 1,047 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,041 (15.90%) Presales
6 966 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
7 920 (14.05%) Degree
8 899 (13.73%) SQL
9 839 (12.82%) Oracle
10 634 (9.68%) ERP
11 613 (9.36%) Windows
12 602 (9.20%) Project Management
13 585 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
14 536 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
15 534 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 530 (8.10%) Cybersecurity
17 508 (7.76%) Java
18 506 (7.73%) CRM
19 502 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
20 490 (7.48%) Migration
21 486 (7.42%) Analytics
22 479 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
23 459 (7.01%) DevOps
24 454 (6.93%) SQL Server
25 453 (6.92%) Banking
26 425 (6.49%) Office 365
27 413 (6.31%) Information Security
28 391 (5.97%) ITIL
29 383 (5.85%) C#
30 381 (5.82%) Security Cleared

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
1 202 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 142 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 123 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 103 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 89 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 69 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 64 (0.98%) IIS
8 60 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 59 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 53 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 48 (0.73%) NetWeaver
12 45 (0.69%) JBoss
13 33 (0.50%) SAS
14 32 (0.49%) Apache
14 32 (0.49%) CMS
15 31 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
15 31 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 26 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
18 25 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 219 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 163 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.38%) Autodesk Inventor
6 18 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 16 (0.24%) SPSS
8 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.11%) Windchill
10 5 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.076%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.076%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.061%) InVision
12 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.015%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.015%) Lectora
14 1 (0.015%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 337 (5.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 268 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 152 (2.32%) SAP ERP
4 135 (2.06%) SAP FI
5 130 (1.99%) SAP CO
5 130 (1.99%) SAP FI/CO
6 118 (1.80%) SAP MM
7 112 (1.71%) SAP SD
8 103 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
9 102 (1.56%) NetSuite
10 98 (1.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 97 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
12 81 (1.24%) SAP HR
13 70 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
14 67 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
15 58 (0.89%) SAP BPC
16 51 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
17 50 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
17 50 (0.76%) SAP HCM
18 48 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,047 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 585 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 425 (6.49%) Office 365
4 292 (4.46%) SaaS
5 220 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 217 (3.31%) PaaS
7 188 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
8 175 (2.67%) IaaS
9 101 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 91 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 88 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
12 74 (1.13%) Serverless
13 56 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 36 (0.55%) Azure Functions
15 35 (0.53%) OpenShift
16 34 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 34 (0.52%) OneDrive
17 30 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 29 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 321 (4.90%) Firewall
2 170 (2.60%) Network Security
3 150 (2.29%) Skype
4 149 (2.28%) Wireless
5 128 (1.96%) WAN
6 116 (1.77%) LAN
7 94 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (1.41%) Internet
9 86 (1.31%) VPN
10 75 (1.15%) DNS
11 65 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 64 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
13 53 (0.81%) DHCP
14 47 (0.72%) MPLS
15 45 (0.69%) TCP/IP
16 44 (0.67%) Unified Communications
17 38 (0.58%) Cisco Wireless
18 33 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
19 31 (0.47%) VoIP
20 29 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 223 (3.41%) Big Data
3 171 (2.61%) Power BI
4 168 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 158 (2.41%) SAP HANA
6 142 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 137 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 123 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 113 (1.73%) QlikView
10 98 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 93 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
12 87 (1.33%) SAP BW
13 82 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 77 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
15 74 (1.13%) MySQL
16 73 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 59 (0.90%) Blockchain
18 53 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
19 49 (0.75%) DB2
20 48 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 151 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 141 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 115 (1.76%) JIRA
5 79 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 77 (1.18%) Selenium
7 70 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 60 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 59 (0.90%) Subversion
10 56 (0.86%) Travis CI
11 53 (0.81%) GoCD
12 52 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
13 48 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
14 46 (0.70%) Maven
15 42 (0.64%) Visual Studio
16 40 (0.61%) HP UFT
17 39 (0.60%) Eclipse
18 27 (0.41%) Vagrant
19 26 (0.40%) ClearCase
20 25 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 1,753 (26.78%) Finance
2 453 (6.92%) Banking
3 363 (5.54%) Marketing
4 350 (5.35%) Manufacturing
5 320 (4.89%) Retail
6 227 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 103 (1.57%) Legal
8 96 (1.47%) Electronics
9 92 (1.41%) Front Office
10 78 (1.19%) Local Government
11 72 (1.10%) Advertising
12 70 (1.07%) General Ledger
13 63 (0.96%) Law
14 61 (0.93%) German Language
15 55 (0.84%) Aerospace
16 51 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 50 (0.76%) Retail Banking
18 48 (0.73%) French Language
19 45 (0.69%) Automotive
20 32 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (5.06%) .NET
2 293 (4.48%) XML
3 250 (3.82%) HTML
4 241 (3.68%) Web Services
5 202 (3.09%) CSS
6 183 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 152 (2.32%) AngularJS
8 104 (1.59%) ASP.NET
9 95 (1.45%) SOAP
10 88 (1.34%) J2EE
11 84 (1.28%) REST
12 80 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
13 75 (1.15%) JSON
14 64 (0.98%) Kafka
15 60 (0.92%) Middleware
16 58 (0.89%) Spring
17 51 (0.78%) Node.js
18 50 (0.76%) React
19 48 (0.73%) RESTful
20 44 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 479 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 272 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
3 207 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 194 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 138 (2.11%) Fintech
6 111 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 110 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 100 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 93 (1.42%) Equities
10 92 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 91 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 88 (1.34%) Fixed Income
13 87 (1.33%) Derivative
14 69 (1.05%) User Experience
15 60 (0.92%) FMCG
16 59 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 55 (0.84%) Internet of Things
18 50 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
19 47 (0.72%) Mobile App
20 37 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 613 (9.36%) Windows
2 348 (5.32%) Linux
3 257 (3.93%) Windows Server
4 146 (2.23%) Unix
5 82 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 56 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 31 (0.47%) Android
10 28 (0.43%) CoreOS
11 26 (0.40%) Mesosphere
11 26 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.32%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.20%) VMS
16 12 (0.18%) AIX
16 12 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
16 12 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,041 (15.90%) Presales
2 966 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 634 (9.68%) ERP
4 602 (9.20%) Project Management
5 536 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
6 534 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 530 (8.10%) Cybersecurity
8 506 (7.73%) CRM
9 502 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
10 490 (7.48%) Migration
11 486 (7.42%) Analytics
12 459 (7.01%) DevOps
13 413 (6.31%) Information Security
14 391 (5.97%) ITIL
15 374 (5.71%) Mentoring
16 326 (4.98%) Computer Science
17 303 (4.63%) Business Development
18 267 (4.08%) Business Analysis
19 259 (3.96%) Customer Requirements
20 238 (3.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 899 (13.73%) SQL
2 508 (7.76%) Java
3 383 (5.85%) C#
4 369 (5.64%) JavaScript
5 321 (4.90%) Python
6 230 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 222 (3.39%) C
8 125 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 101 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 79 (1.21%) R
11 72 (1.10%) ABAP
12 64 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 56 (0.86%) Ruby
14 55 (0.84%) C++
15 54 (0.82%) Perl
16 42 (0.64%) PHP
17 36 (0.55%) Go
18 30 (0.46%) Scala
19 29 (0.44%) Apex Code
19 29 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 920 (14.05%) Degree
2 381 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 276 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (4.15%) CISSP
5 227 (3.47%) SC Cleared
6 194 (2.96%) CCNP
7 193 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 168 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 159 (2.43%) CISM
10 136 (2.08%) MCSE
11 127 (1.94%) CCNA
12 91 (1.39%) CISA
13 90 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 87 (1.33%) CCIE
15 77 (1.18%) MCSA
16 72 (1.10%) ACCA
17 67 (1.02%) DV Cleared
18 58 (0.89%) CREST Certified
19 49 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 45 (0.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 189 (2.89%) QA
3 125 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 113 (1.73%) GDPR
5 76 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 76 (1.16%) SLA
6 57 (0.87%) PMO
7 51 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 49 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 44 (0.67%) COBIT
10 38 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 36 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
12 27 (0.41%) ISO 22301
13 21 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 20 (0.31%) IEC 61508
15 17 (0.26%) RMADS
16 16 (0.24%) SEPA
17 14 (0.21%) ISO 20022
17 14 (0.21%) ISO 8583
18 11 (0.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 333 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 241 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (3.30%) Docker
4 199 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (0.73%) XenApp
7 39 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.37%) vSphere
9 23 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.18%) XenServer
14 11 (0.17%) NFS
15 8 (0.12%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.092%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.092%) HDFS
17 5 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.061%) Firmware
18 4 (0.061%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 191 (2.92%) Puppet
2 172 (2.63%) Terraform
3 158 (2.41%) Ansible
4 148 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (2.09%) SCCM
6 91 (1.39%) Kubernetes
7 86 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 66 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 53 (0.81%) Consul
10 52 (0.79%) Automic
11 36 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
12 35 (0.53%) SCVMM
13 32 (0.49%) Nagios
13 32 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
14 26 (0.40%) Graphite
14 26 (0.40%) Kibana
14 26 (0.40%) Prometheus
14 26 (0.40%) Rundeck
15 25 (0.38%) logstash
16 20 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,240 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 1,075 (16.42%) SAP
3 839 (12.82%) Oracle
4 339 (5.18%) Cisco
5 333 (5.09%) VMware
6 210 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
7 204 (3.12%) ServiceNow
8 163 (2.49%) Google
9 147 (2.25%) Tableau
10 118 (1.80%) Palo Alto
11 110 (1.68%) Citrix
11 110 (1.68%) HP
11 110 (1.68%) Splunk
12 94 (1.44%) CheckPoint
13 93 (1.42%) Juniper
14 92 (1.41%) Hyperion
14 92 (1.41%) IBM
15 83 (1.27%) Dell
16 78 (1.19%) NetApp
17 63 (0.96%) Meraki