Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 46 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 9662 9546 11690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.73% 5.41% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.99% 5.60% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6991 7193 9583
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +2 4600 £60,000 - 350
South East +4 1651 £52,000 +4.00% 118
North of England +9 1351 £50,000 +8.70% 123
North West +11 853 £52,500 +14.13% 67
Midlands +6 743 £52,500 +5.00% 73
West Midlands +7 569 £52,500 +5.00% 53
East of England -14 484 £55,000 +10.00% 43
Yorkshire +6 392 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South West -2 381 £47,500 -5.00% 29
East Midlands -16 146 £52,500 +5.00% 20
North East -2 101 £40,750 -25.91% 15
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2588 (26.79%) Finance
2 2268 (23.47%) SAP
3 1792 (18.55%) Microsoft
4 1603 (16.59%) Degree
5 1313 (13.59%) SQL
6 1258 (13.02%) Presales
7 1125 (11.64%) Oracle
8 1057 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
9 1053 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
10 895 (9.26%) Project Management
11 887 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 830 (8.59%) Analytics
13 822 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
14 797 (8.25%) Windows
15 753 (7.79%) ERP
16 725 (7.50%) Retail
17 723 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
18 689 (7.13%) Banking
19 687 (7.11%) Manufacturing
20 655 (6.78%) SQL Server
21 626 (6.48%) Migration
22 614 (6.35%) CRM
23 599 (6.20%) Information Security
24 594 (6.15%) Java
25 530 (5.49%) ITIL
26 516 (5.34%) Linux
27 512 (5.30%) Business Development
28 477 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
29 452 (4.68%) JavaScript
29 452 (4.68%) Mentoring

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
1 230 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 229 (2.37%) SAS
3 175 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 150 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 84 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (0.73%) IIS
7 68 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 64 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 63 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 62 (0.64%) NetWeaver
11 58 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 58 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 56 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 51 (0.53%) JBoss
14 45 (0.47%) CMS
15 43 (0.45%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.41%) Apache Spark
17 33 (0.34%) Apache
18 27 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
19 26 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 300 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 223 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 107 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.27%) SPSS
8 19 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
9 11 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.083%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.072%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.072%) InVision
13 5 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.041%) EViews
15 3 (0.031%) ArcInfo
15 3 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.021%) UXPin
17 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 371 (3.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 340 (3.52%) SAP SD
3 303 (3.14%) SAP FI
4 298 (3.08%) SAP MM
5 289 (2.99%) SAP CO
6 278 (2.88%) SAP FI/CO
7 275 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
8 251 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 190 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
10 153 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
11 147 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
12 135 (1.40%) SAP BPC
13 133 (1.38%) NetSuite
14 120 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
15 116 (1.20%) SAP SCM
16 101 (1.05%) SAP Retail
17 99 (1.02%) SAP HCM
18 95 (0.98%) SAP PP
19 89 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
20 87 (0.90%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 723 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 477 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 417 (4.32%) Office 365
4 243 (2.52%) SaaS
5 206 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
6 190 (1.97%) IaaS
7 121 (1.25%) PaaS
8 105 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
9 82 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 78 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 65 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 52 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 48 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (0.50%) Google Analytics
14 45 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 39 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 38 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
17 36 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 35 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
19 32 (0.33%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 376 (3.89%) Firewall
2 226 (2.34%) LAN
3 217 (2.25%) WAN
4 191 (1.98%) Network Security
5 169 (1.75%) VPN
6 166 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 159 (1.65%) SAN
8 158 (1.64%) Skype
9 146 (1.51%) Internet
10 144 (1.49%) Wireless
11 110 (1.14%) DNS
12 100 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
13 82 (0.85%) MPLS
14 81 (0.84%) Unified Communications
15 69 (0.71%) SSL
16 68 (0.70%) DHCP
17 63 (0.65%) HTTP
18 62 (0.64%) VoIP
19 58 (0.60%) BGP
20 57 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 324 (3.35%) Big Data
3 270 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
4 267 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 254 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 226 (2.34%) SAP HANA
7 198 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
8 178 (1.84%) Power BI
8 178 (1.84%) QlikView
9 158 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 158 (1.64%) SAP BW
10 148 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 137 (1.42%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 122 (1.26%) Base SAS
13 112 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 108 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 107 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 105 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 99 (1.02%) MySQL
17 99 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 183 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 128 (1.32%) JIRA
3 124 (1.28%) Selenium
4 103 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 103 (1.07%) ProC
5 79 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 66 (0.68%) LSMW
7 65 (0.67%) eCATT
8 55 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 52 (0.54%) JUnit
10 44 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 43 (0.45%) Maven
12 40 (0.41%) Subversion
13 36 (0.37%) SoapUI
13 36 (0.37%) TestNG
14 34 (0.35%) Appium
14 34 (0.35%) JMeter
15 30 (0.31%) HP UFT
15 30 (0.31%) TeamCity
16 29 (0.30%) Jasmine
General
1 2588 (26.79%) Finance
2 725 (7.50%) Retail
3 689 (7.13%) Banking
4 687 (7.11%) Manufacturing
5 428 (4.43%) Marketing
6 415 (4.30%) Advertising
7 348 (3.60%) Telecoms
8 198 (2.05%) Billing
9 190 (1.97%) Legal
10 174 (1.80%) Automotive
11 147 (1.52%) Law
12 101 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 101 (1.05%) Publishing
13 92 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 89 (0.92%) Electronics
15 88 (0.91%) Investment Banking
16 69 (0.71%) German Language
17 68 (0.70%) French Language
18 67 (0.69%) Retail Banking
19 64 (0.66%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (4.11%) .NET
2 391 (4.05%) HTML
3 295 (3.05%) Web Services
4 263 (2.72%) XML
5 258 (2.67%) CSS
6 142 (1.47%) IDoc
7 137 (1.42%) EDI
8 131 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 116 (1.20%) SOAP
10 88 (0.91%) Spring
11 82 (0.85%) JSON
12 79 (0.82%) Middleware
13 78 (0.81%) REST
14 65 (0.67%) AngularJS
15 64 (0.66%) jQuery
16 62 (0.64%) SAP Fiori
17 59 (0.61%) ASP.NET
18 56 (0.58%) SAP XI
19 55 (0.57%) Mason
19 55 (0.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1057 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 375 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 318 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 213 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 158 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 157 (1.62%) NHS
7 146 (1.51%) User Experience
8 120 (1.24%) Life Science
9 115 (1.19%) Fintech
10 110 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 95 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
12 93 (0.96%) Social Media
13 92 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 89 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 85 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
16 77 (0.80%) Hedge funds
17 74 (0.77%) Mobile App
18 72 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 69 (0.71%) Derivative
20 60 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 797 (8.25%) Windows
2 516 (5.34%) Linux
3 359 (3.72%) Unix
4 297 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 101 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (0.49%) Solaris
8 44 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 39 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 37 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (0.33%) Android
13 26 (0.27%) AIX
13 26 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (0.23%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.17%) VMS
17 15 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.14%) HPUX
18 14 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1258 (13.02%) Presales
2 1053 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
3 895 (9.26%) Project Management
4 887 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 830 (8.59%) Analytics
6 822 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 753 (7.79%) ERP
8 626 (6.48%) Migration
9 614 (6.35%) CRM
10 599 (6.20%) Information Security
11 530 (5.49%) ITIL
12 512 (5.30%) Business Development
13 452 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 427 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
15 421 (4.36%) Business Analysis
16 408 (4.22%) Logistics
17 401 (4.15%) Customer Requirements
18 400 (4.14%) DevOps
19 385 (3.98%) Change Management
20 335 (3.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1313 (13.59%) SQL
2 594 (6.15%) Java
3 452 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 425 (4.40%) ABAP
5 399 (4.13%) C#
6 330 (3.42%) Python
7 277 (2.87%) C
8 201 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 146 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 143 (1.48%) C++
11 118 (1.22%) Ruby
12 108 (1.12%) R
13 101 (1.05%) SAS Macro
14 100 (1.03%) PROC SQL
15 85 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 84 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 84 (0.87%) VBA
17 77 (0.80%) PHP
18 76 (0.79%) Perl
18 76 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1603 (16.59%) Degree
2 448 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 376 (3.89%) CISSP
4 277 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 268 (2.77%) CISM
6 244 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 238 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 144 (1.49%) MCSE
9 136 (1.41%) CCNP
10 130 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 126 (1.30%) CCNA
12 117 (1.21%) CISA
13 107 (1.11%) ACCA
14 94 (0.97%) CIMA
15 86 (0.89%) DV Cleared
16 77 (0.80%) CREST Certified
16 77 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 69 (0.71%) CEH
17 69 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
18 53 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 201 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 179 (1.85%) QA
4 148 (1.53%) GDPR
5 112 (1.16%) PMO
6 105 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 54 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 51 (0.53%) COBIT
9 50 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 50 (0.52%) SLA
10 45 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
11 37 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 26 (0.27%) IFRS
13 23 (0.24%) GxP
13 23 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.22%) GAAP
15 17 (0.18%) RMADS
16 16 (0.17%) GCP
17 15 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 14 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 418 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 315 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 130 (1.35%) Docker
5 76 (0.79%) XenApp
6 54 (0.56%) vSphere
7 28 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 23 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.14%) KVM
10 14 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.093%) Snort
13 8 (0.083%) Firmware
14 7 (0.072%) vCloud
15 6 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.062%) XenServer
16 5 (0.052%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 158 (1.64%) Puppet
2 151 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (1.35%) Ansible
4 79 (0.82%) SCCM
5 72 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 49 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 49 (0.51%) Terraform
7 43 (0.45%) Nagios
8 38 (0.39%) Nessus
9 37 (0.38%) SCOM
10 26 (0.27%) vRealize
11 21 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
11 21 (0.22%) Graphite
11 21 (0.22%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.21%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
13 17 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (0.18%) ZABBIX
14 14 (0.14%) Nmap
15 13 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 2268 (23.47%) SAP
2 1792 (18.55%) Microsoft
3 1125 (11.64%) Oracle
4 448 (4.64%) VMware
5 399 (4.13%) Cisco
6 277 (2.87%) Tableau
7 268 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
8 234 (2.42%) Sage
9 225 (2.33%) Citrix
10 184 (1.90%) IBM
11 179 (1.85%) Google
12 171 (1.77%) HP
13 156 (1.61%) Cognos
14 124 (1.28%) Juniper
15 119 (1.23%) Infor
16 116 (1.20%) CheckPoint
17 107 (1.11%) Epicor
17 107 (1.11%) Splunk
18 106 (1.10%) ServiceNow
19 104 (1.08%) Ariba