Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 9,213 9,061 10,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.71% 5.58% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 5.80% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6,891 6,756 8,472
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £81,250
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 155,412 156,216 182,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.27% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 127,279 129,620 155,292
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 +6 4,501 £60,000 - 397
South East -9 1,530 £52,500 - 152
North of England +5 1,079 £50,000 +5.26% 118
Midlands +15 841 £52,500 +5.00% 80
West Midlands +18 674 £52,500 +5.00% 50
North West -5 586 £52,500 +10.53% 65
East of England -10 437 £55,000 +4.76% 45
South West -1 434 £45,000 -10.00% 57
Yorkshire -13 314 £52,500 +5.00% 38
North East +19 186 £28,750 -42.50% 15
East Midlands +13 161 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 2,467 (26.78%) Finance
2 2,361 (25.63%) Microsoft
3 1,710 (18.56%) SQL
4 1,356 (14.72%) Degree
5 1,282 (13.92%) SAP
6 1,242 (13.48%) Presales
7 1,177 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,110 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
9 906 (9.83%) Windows
10 904 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
11 896 (9.73%) Advertising
12 856 (9.29%) CRM
13 836 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
14 828 (8.99%) Project Management
15 819 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
16 809 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 804 (8.73%) Oracle
18 759 (8.24%) Analytics
19 728 (7.90%) ERP
20 725 (7.87%) SQL Server
21 681 (7.39%) Java
22 637 (6.91%) Retail
23 616 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
24 565 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
25 544 (5.90%) Dynamics 365
26 534 (5.80%) C#
27 527 (5.72%) Manufacturing
28 521 (5.66%) Banking
29 517 (5.61%) Linux
30 511 (5.55%) Cybersecurity

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
1 210 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 97 (1.05%) SAS
4 89 (0.97%) IIS
5 88 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 52 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 48 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 44 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 43 (0.47%) NetWeaver
11 42 (0.46%) Apache
12 37 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (0.39%) Confluence
13 36 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 34 (0.37%) JBoss
16 23 (0.25%) Tomcat
17 22 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
19 20 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 247 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 197 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.33%) SPSS
7 27 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
8 17 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
9 7 (0.076%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.054%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.054%) ProjectWise
11 4 (0.043%) Revit
12 3 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.022%) Gephi
13 2 (0.022%) Stata
14 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 565 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 343 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
3 247 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 219 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 191 (2.07%) SAP FI
6 179 (1.94%) SAP CO
6 179 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 161 (1.75%) SAP SD
8 150 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
9 109 (1.18%) SAP MM
10 101 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 85 (0.92%) NetSuite
12 75 (0.81%) SAP HR
13 72 (0.78%) SAP PM
14 71 (0.77%) SAP BPC
15 68 (0.74%) SAP PP
16 67 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
17 64 (0.69%) SAP Business One
18 56 (0.61%) SAP HCM
19 52 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1,177 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 616 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 544 (5.90%) Dynamics 365
4 461 (5.00%) Office 365
5 389 (4.22%) SaaS
6 267 (2.90%) IaaS
7 201 (2.18%) PaaS
8 194 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 180 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 149 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 101 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 88 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
13 66 (0.72%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 65 (0.71%) Serverless
15 49 (0.53%) GitHub
16 46 (0.50%) OpenShift
17 44 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
18 43 (0.47%) CloudBees
19 38 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
20 33 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 374 (4.06%) Firewall
2 193 (2.09%) Network Security
3 142 (1.54%) SAN
4 138 (1.50%) VPN
5 135 (1.47%) Wireless
6 123 (1.34%) WAN
7 117 (1.27%) LAN
8 103 (1.12%) Internet
9 102 (1.11%) Skype
10 88 (0.96%) DNS
11 86 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
12 71 (0.77%) TCP/IP
13 70 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
14 65 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
15 63 (0.68%) NAS
16 54 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
17 53 (0.58%) SSL
18 52 (0.56%) iSCSI
19 48 (0.52%) Intranet
20 47 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 374 (4.06%) Power BI
3 342 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 303 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 295 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 288 (3.13%) Big Data
7 226 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 183 (1.99%) Data Lake
9 179 (1.94%) SAP HANA
10 176 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 171 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 127 (1.38%) QlikView
13 120 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
14 117 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 115 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 109 (1.18%) Hadoop
17 106 (1.15%) SAP BW
18 103 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
19 99 (1.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 70 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 228 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 196 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 151 (1.64%) JIRA
4 121 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 108 (1.17%) Selenium
5 108 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 108 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 77 (0.84%) Subversion
7 72 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 63 (0.68%) GoCD
9 55 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 49 (0.53%) LSMW
11 46 (0.50%) Maven
12 44 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 43 (0.47%) HP UFT
14 35 (0.38%) IBM UrbanCode
14 35 (0.38%) Vagrant
15 33 (0.36%) JUnit
16 31 (0.34%) Gradle
17 30 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2,467 (26.78%) Finance
2 896 (9.73%) Advertising
3 637 (6.91%) Retail
4 527 (5.72%) Manufacturing
5 521 (5.66%) Banking
6 450 (4.88%) Marketing
7 207 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 191 (2.07%) Legal
9 115 (1.25%) Law
10 109 (1.18%) Billing
11 108 (1.17%) Publishing
12 100 (1.09%) Front Office
13 95 (1.03%) German Language
14 81 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 80 (0.87%) Local Government
16 74 (0.80%) French Language
16 74 (0.80%) Retail Banking
17 73 (0.79%) Games
18 69 (0.75%) Financial Institution
19 67 (0.73%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (4.85%) .NET
2 310 (3.36%) XML
3 305 (3.31%) HTML
4 264 (2.87%) Web Services
5 181 (1.96%) Mason
6 180 (1.95%) CSS
7 110 (1.19%) REST
8 104 (1.13%) Middleware
9 97 (1.05%) IDoc
10 85 (0.92%) SOAP
11 79 (0.86%) XSLT
12 74 (0.80%) JSON
13 66 (0.72%) J2EE
14 57 (0.62%) EDI
15 54 (0.59%) Spring
16 48 (0.52%) Visualforce
17 47 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
17 47 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
18 46 (0.50%) BAPI
19 38 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 836 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 463 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
3 408 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 270 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 261 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 204 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 196 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 163 (1.77%) Fintech
9 131 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 127 (1.38%) User Experience
11 98 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 94 (1.02%) Derivative
13 85 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 75 (0.81%) PKI
15 73 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 64 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 60 (0.65%) FMCG
17 60 (0.65%) Social Media
18 59 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
18 59 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 906 (9.83%) Windows
2 517 (5.61%) Linux
3 337 (3.66%) Unix
4 316 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 133 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 98 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 55 (0.60%) Solaris
9 53 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.54%) Android
11 39 (0.42%) AIX
12 31 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 20 (0.22%) CentOS
14 20 (0.22%) HPUX
15 16 (0.17%) VMS
15 16 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,242 (13.48%) Presales
2 1,110 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
3 904 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
4 856 (9.29%) CRM
5 828 (8.99%) Project Management
6 819 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 809 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 759 (8.24%) Analytics
9 728 (7.90%) ERP
10 511 (5.55%) Cybersecurity
11 505 (5.48%) Migration
12 486 (5.28%) Business Development
13 474 (5.14%) DevOps
14 434 (4.71%) Business Analysis
15 431 (4.68%) Information Security
16 394 (4.28%) ITIL
16 394 (4.28%) Mentoring
17 360 (3.91%) Logistics
18 305 (3.31%) Customer Requirements
19 292 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,710 (18.56%) SQL
2 681 (7.39%) Java
3 534 (5.80%) C#
4 488 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 388 (4.21%) Python
6 320 (3.47%) C
7 288 (3.13%) ABAP
8 176 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 136 (1.48%) Apex Code
10 127 (1.38%) C++
11 123 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 109 (1.18%) PHP
13 108 (1.17%) Ruby
14 99 (1.07%) Perl
15 96 (1.04%) PL/SQL
15 96 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 94 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 84 (0.91%) R
18 63 (0.68%) VBA
19 60 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,356 (14.72%) Degree
2 473 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 318 (3.45%) CISSP
4 287 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 277 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 225 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 220 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 193 (2.09%) CISM
9 169 (1.83%) CCNP
10 139 (1.51%) MCSE
11 131 (1.42%) CISA
12 114 (1.24%) ACCA
13 109 (1.18%) CIMA
14 97 (1.05%) DV Cleared
15 93 (1.01%) CCNA
16 77 (0.84%) Master's Degree
17 76 (0.82%) MCSA
18 67 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
19 58 (0.63%) AWS Certification
20 57 (0.62%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 231 (2.51%) QA
3 229 (2.49%) GDPR
4 144 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 131 (1.42%) PMO
6 91 (0.99%) GCP
7 88 (0.96%) COBIT
8 80 (0.87%) Data Quality
9 62 (0.67%) SLA
10 58 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
11 56 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 40 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 28 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 25 (0.27%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.14%) IFRS
16 12 (0.13%) GAAP
16 12 (0.13%) SEPA
17 11 (0.12%) RMADS
18 10 (0.11%) PSD2
19 9 (0.098%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 434 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 304 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 219 (2.38%) Docker
5 139 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 110 (1.19%) XenApp
7 84 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 55 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (0.55%) vSphere
10 42 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 32 (0.35%) HDFS
12 29 (0.31%) VMware NSX
13 16 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 16 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.15%) XenServer
16 12 (0.13%) NFS
17 11 (0.12%) Firmware
18 9 (0.098%) iptables
18 9 (0.098%) Xen
Systems Management
1 184 (2.00%) Ansible
2 177 (1.92%) Puppet
3 163 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 149 (1.62%) SCCM
5 103 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 85 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 64 (0.69%) Terraform
8 60 (0.65%) Nagios
9 59 (0.64%) QRadar
10 48 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 46 (0.50%) Rundeck
11 46 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 40 (0.43%) SCOrch
13 37 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 37 (0.40%) SCSM
14 36 (0.39%) Automic
15 33 (0.36%) Graphite
15 33 (0.36%) SCDPM
16 30 (0.33%) Consul
16 30 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,361 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 1,282 (13.92%) SAP
3 804 (8.73%) Oracle
4 489 (5.31%) VMware
5 418 (4.54%) Salesforce.com
6 309 (3.35%) Cisco
7 258 (2.80%) Citrix
8 256 (2.78%) Tableau
9 197 (2.14%) Sage
10 196 (2.13%) IBM
11 176 (1.91%) Google
12 152 (1.65%) Splunk
13 128 (1.39%) ServiceNow
14 121 (1.31%) HP
15 109 (1.18%) Infor
16 108 (1.17%) JD Edwards
17 98 (1.06%) Juniper
18 94 (1.02%) Epicor
19 93 (1.01%) Informatica
20 87 (0.94%) Hyperion