Period
to 16 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 55 42
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6,349 7,441 9,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.05% 4.90% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.28% 5.11% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,601 5,558 7,022
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 120,178 145,613 162,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.97% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97,033 118,306 131,035
England median annual salary £52,419 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 0 2,995 £65,000 +8.33% 404
South East +2 1,046 £56,500 +2.73% 174
North of England -2 749 £52,500 +12.90% 198
Midlands +14 551 £52,500 +10.53% 118
South West +29 521 £50,000 - 81
West Midlands +4 436 £52,500 +10.53% 77
North West -8 424 £54,250 +8.50% 128
Yorkshire +33 305 £52,500 +16.67% 50
East of England +3 265 £57,500 +4.55% 72
East Midlands +3 106 £52,500 +10.53% 38
North East -47 20 £45,000 +38.46% 21
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 1,494 (23.53%) Finance
2 1,361 (21.44%) Microsoft
3 1,203 (18.95%) Azure
4 1,117 (17.59%) SAP
5 1,004 (15.81%) Degree
6 977 (15.39%) Presales
7 906 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
8 835 (13.15%) SQL
9 748 (11.78%) Windows
10 702 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
11 696 (10.96%) AWS
12 634 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
13 601 (9.47%) Oracle
14 573 (9.03%) ERP
15 563 (8.87%) Project Management
16 543 (8.55%) Office 365
17 520 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 484 (7.62%) Migration
19 477 (7.51%) Analytics
20 474 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
21 464 (7.31%) DevOps
22 432 (6.80%) Linux
23 418 (6.58%) Java
24 417 (6.57%) Firewall
25 411 (6.47%) C
26 410 (6.46%) SQL Server
27 406 (6.39%) Security Cleared
28 398 (6.27%) Active Directory
29 385 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
29 385 (6.06%) Business Development

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 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 124 (1.95%) Skype for Business
3 101 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 93 (1.46%) IIS
5 80 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 74 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 67 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (0.77%) SAS
9 44 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 43 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 35 (0.55%) CMS
12 30 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 28 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (0.41%) Confluence
16 25 (0.39%) NetWeaver
17 23 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 22 (0.35%) Tomcat
19 16 (0.25%) GeoServer
20 15 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 220 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 176 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 69 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.19%) SPSS
8 10 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.14%) Sketch
10 5 (0.079%) Autodesk Inventor
11 4 (0.063%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.063%) InVision
12 3 (0.047%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.016%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.016%) Gliffy
13 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.016%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.016%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 283 (4.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 176 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 164 (2.58%) SAP FI
4 163 (2.57%) SAP CO
4 163 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 152 (2.39%) SAP PP
6 140 (2.21%) SAP MM
7 130 (2.05%) SAP SD
8 90 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
9 89 (1.40%) NetSuite
10 78 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
10 78 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
11 74 (1.17%) SAP PM
11 74 (1.17%) SAP SCM
12 69 (1.09%) SAP Business One
13 63 (0.99%) Markit EDM
14 61 (0.96%) Front Arena
14 61 (0.96%) thinkFolio
15 60 (0.95%) SAP ERP
16 58 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,203 (18.95%) Azure
2 696 (10.96%) AWS
3 543 (8.55%) Office 365
4 255 (4.02%) GCP
5 201 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
6 188 (2.96%) Power Platform
7 182 (2.87%) PaaS
8 174 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 172 (2.71%) IaaS
10 165 (2.60%) SaaS
11 112 (1.76%) Serverless
12 106 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
13 100 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
14 73 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 71 (1.12%) G Suite
16 66 (1.04%) OpenShift
17 59 (0.93%) OneDrive
18 50 (0.79%) CloudBees
19 45 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
20 39 (0.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 417 (6.57%) Firewall
2 233 (3.67%) Network Security
3 222 (3.50%) WAN
4 187 (2.95%) LAN
5 164 (2.58%) Internet
6 144 (2.27%) Skype
7 133 (2.09%) VPN
8 121 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 110 (1.73%) MPLS
10 82 (1.29%) Wireless
11 78 (1.23%) DNS
12 76 (1.20%) Unified Communications
13 70 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 70 (1.10%) SAN
14 65 (1.02%) BGP
15 63 (0.99%) WLAN
16 57 (0.90%) DHCP
16 57 (0.90%) OSPF
17 50 (0.79%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 269 (4.24%) Big Data
3 175 (2.76%) SAP HANA
4 151 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 147 (2.32%) Power BI
6 134 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 102 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 76 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 66 (1.04%) MySQL
11 63 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 55 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 50 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
13 50 (0.79%) SAP BW
14 49 (0.77%) Apache Hive
14 49 (0.77%) Blockchain
15 44 (0.69%) Hadoop
16 43 (0.68%) Impala
17 40 (0.63%) QlikView
18 37 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 208 (3.28%) JIRA
2 179 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 157 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 143 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 85 (1.34%) Selenium
6 79 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 73 (1.15%) git-flow
8 63 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 61 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
10 57 (0.90%) JMeter
11 56 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 52 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 47 (0.74%) SoapUI
14 46 (0.72%) Subversion
15 45 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
15 45 (0.71%) IBM UrbanCode
15 45 (0.71%) Travis CI
16 42 (0.66%) LoadRunner
17 38 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 33 (0.52%) GoCD
General
1 1,494 (23.53%) Finance
2 357 (5.62%) Public Sector
3 301 (4.74%) Retail
4 288 (4.54%) Banking
5 285 (4.49%) Marketing
6 276 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 176 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 133 (2.09%) French Language
9 118 (1.86%) German Language
10 90 (1.42%) Law
11 87 (1.37%) Legal
12 71 (1.12%) Spanish Language
13 68 (1.07%) Electronics
13 68 (1.07%) Front Office
14 59 (0.93%) Dutch Language
15 58 (0.91%) Italian Language
16 54 (0.85%) Advertising
16 54 (0.85%) Local Government
17 50 (0.79%) Aerospace
18 41 (0.65%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (4.80%) .NET
2 223 (3.51%) XML
3 206 (3.24%) HTML
4 190 (2.99%) Web Services
5 139 (2.19%) CSS
6 115 (1.81%) REST
7 109 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 108 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
9 102 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 85 (1.34%) Kafka
11 78 (1.23%) JSON
12 75 (1.18%) Node.js
13 70 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
14 64 (1.01%) SOAP
15 60 (0.95%) SAP Basis
16 59 (0.93%) Middleware
17 58 (0.91%) React
18 53 (0.83%) J2EE
19 51 (0.80%) RESTful
20 43 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 474 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 204 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 186 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 138 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 101 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 97 (1.53%) User Experience
8 86 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 73 (1.15%) Derivative
9 73 (1.15%) Fixed Income
9 73 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 70 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 64 (1.01%) Equities
12 63 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 60 (0.95%) FMCG
14 59 (0.93%) PKI
15 58 (0.91%) Internet of Things
16 57 (0.90%) PlayStation
16 57 (0.90%) Robotics
17 52 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 748 (11.78%) Windows
2 432 (6.80%) Linux
3 282 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 183 (2.88%) Unix
5 174 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 75 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 45 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 44 (0.69%) Android
11 28 (0.44%) Mesosphere
12 24 (0.38%) CentOS
13 21 (0.33%) AIX
14 20 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
14 20 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.25%) CoreOS
17 15 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.14%) Fedora
19 7 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (15.39%) Presales
2 906 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
3 702 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
4 634 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
5 573 (9.03%) ERP
6 563 (8.87%) Project Management
7 520 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 484 (7.62%) Migration
9 477 (7.51%) Analytics
10 464 (7.31%) DevOps
11 385 (6.06%) Business Development
11 385 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
12 380 (5.99%) Project Delivery
13 361 (5.69%) ITIL
14 360 (5.67%) Information Security
15 347 (5.47%) CRM
15 347 (5.47%) Customer Requirements
16 306 (4.82%) Business Analysis
17 284 (4.47%) Mentoring
18 249 (3.92%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 835 (13.15%) SQL
2 418 (6.58%) Java
3 411 (6.47%) C
4 384 (6.05%) Python
5 304 (4.79%) C#
6 295 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 208 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 148 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 139 (2.19%) R
10 121 (1.91%) Perl
11 119 (1.87%) C++
12 108 (1.70%) ABAP
13 43 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 39 (0.61%) VB
15 35 (0.55%) Go
16 30 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.43%) T-SQL
18 24 (0.38%) PHP
19 22 (0.35%) Ruby
19 22 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,004 (15.81%) Degree
2 406 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 341 (5.37%) CISSP
4 337 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
5 283 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 255 (4.02%) SC Cleared
7 206 (3.24%) MCSE
8 205 (3.23%) CCNP
9 173 (2.72%) CCNA
10 162 (2.55%) CISM
11 125 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 98 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 88 (1.39%) Master's Degree
14 77 (1.21%) MCSA
15 71 (1.12%) CISA
16 68 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
17 61 (0.96%) CCIE
18 60 (0.95%) CIMA
19 58 (0.91%) DV Cleared
20 55 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (2.21%) GDPR
3 117 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 103 (1.62%) NIST
5 98 (1.54%) QA
6 80 (1.26%) SLA
7 76 (1.20%) Data Quality
8 72 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 67 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 61 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 55 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
11 55 (0.87%) PMO
12 45 (0.71%) ISO 22301
13 38 (0.60%) ISO 9001
14 32 (0.50%) COBIT
15 26 (0.41%) IFRS
16 18 (0.28%) Basel II
17 16 (0.25%) NCSC
18 15 (0.24%) IFRS 9
19 12 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 398 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 257 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 230 (3.62%) Docker
4 169 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 81 (1.28%) XenApp
6 73 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 55 (0.87%) vSphere
8 39 (0.61%) Apache Flume
8 39 (0.61%) VMware NSX
9 37 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (0.33%) NFS
12 16 (0.25%) vCloud
13 15 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 15 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.16%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.16%) Xen
16 9 (0.14%) Samba
17 7 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 201 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 173 (2.72%) Puppet
3 170 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 164 (2.58%) Terraform
5 156 (2.46%) Ansible
6 131 (2.06%) SCCM
7 97 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 48 (0.76%) Nagios
9 47 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
10 45 (0.71%) Consul
11 44 (0.69%) Automic
12 41 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
13 39 (0.61%) Oozie
13 39 (0.61%) Rancher
14 30 (0.47%) EnCase
15 29 (0.46%) Prometheus
16 24 (0.38%) Kibana
16 24 (0.38%) vCenter Server
17 23 (0.36%) logstash
18 22 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,361 (21.44%) Microsoft
2 1,117 (17.59%) SAP
3 601 (9.47%) Oracle
4 367 (5.78%) VMware
5 337 (5.31%) Cisco
6 257 (4.05%) Google
7 203 (3.20%) Citrix
8 197 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
9 163 (2.57%) Splunk
10 128 (2.02%) HP
11 122 (1.92%) ServiceNow
12 116 (1.83%) IBM
13 101 (1.59%) Dell
13 101 (1.59%) NetApp
14 85 (1.34%) Tableau
15 82 (1.29%) CheckPoint
16 78 (1.23%) Palo Alto
17 77 (1.21%) Juniper
18 70 (1.10%) Ariba
19 67 (1.06%) Adobe