Period
to 17 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 46 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6,902 8,246 9,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.27% 5.30% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 5.51% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,060 6,237 6,819
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £34,363 £27,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 125,605 149,695 157,873
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.14% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 100,894 121,555 127,362
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -2 3,290 £65,000 +8.33% 363
South East +2 1,186 £57,500 +4.55% 172
North of England -9 811 £52,500 +10.53% 176
Midlands -1 552 £52,500 +10.53% 140
South West +29 519 £50,000 - 82
North West -6 470 £55,000 +10.00% 117
West Midlands -4 426 £52,419 +10.35% 109
Yorkshire +8 312 £50,000 - 47
East of England +5 292 £57,500 +4.55% 57
East Midlands -13 116 £52,500 +10.53% 30
North East -53 28 £45,000 +89.47% 12
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1,648 (23.88%) Finance
2 1,390 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 1,271 (18.41%) Azure
4 1,209 (17.52%) SAP
5 1,046 (15.16%) Degree
6 1,009 (14.62%) Presales
7 1,001 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
8 935 (13.55%) SQL
9 768 (11.13%) Oracle
10 730 (10.58%) AWS
11 727 (10.53%) Windows
12 704 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
13 656 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
14 635 (9.20%) ERP
15 615 (8.91%) Project Management
16 565 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 542 (7.85%) Analytics
18 526 (7.62%) Office 365
19 504 (7.30%) Migration
20 475 (6.88%) CRM
20 475 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
21 469 (6.80%) Firewall
22 465 (6.74%) Java
23 459 (6.65%) SQL Server
24 458 (6.64%) DevOps
25 457 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
26 442 (6.40%) ITIL
27 425 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
28 414 (6.00%) Cisco
29 411 (5.95%) 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
1 191 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.12%) Skype for Business
3 114 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 97 (1.41%) Apache Spark
5 91 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 73 (1.06%) IIS
7 62 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 55 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 50 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 49 (0.71%) SAS
11 38 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 37 (0.54%) NetWeaver
13 30 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 29 (0.42%) JBoss
15 26 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
16 24 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 23 (0.33%) CMS
18 21 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 20 (0.29%) Confluence
20 15 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 270 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 179 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
8 13 (0.19%) SPSS
9 11 (0.16%) Sketch
10 4 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.058%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.058%) InVision
11 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.029%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.029%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.014%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
12 1 (0.014%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.014%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 349 (5.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 263 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 160 (2.32%) SAP MM
4 159 (2.30%) SAP FI
5 158 (2.29%) SAP CO
5 158 (2.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 128 (1.85%) SAP SD
7 119 (1.72%) SAP PP
8 112 (1.62%) NetSuite
9 104 (1.51%) SAP ERP
10 91 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
11 88 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
12 81 (1.17%) Markit EDM
13 78 (1.13%) Front Arena
13 78 (1.13%) thinkFolio
14 75 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
15 72 (1.04%) SAP Business One
16 70 (1.01%) SAP PM
17 68 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
18 58 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,271 (18.41%) Azure
2 730 (10.58%) AWS
3 526 (7.62%) Office 365
4 281 (4.07%) GCP
5 236 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
6 221 (3.20%) SaaS
7 208 (3.01%) IaaS
7 208 (3.01%) Power Platform
8 196 (2.84%) PaaS
9 158 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 97 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
11 96 (1.39%) Serverless
12 87 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 73 (1.06%) OpenShift
14 71 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 51 (0.74%) G Suite
16 46 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
17 37 (0.54%) Azure Functions
18 36 (0.52%) CloudBees
18 36 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 469 (6.80%) Firewall
2 272 (3.94%) Network Security
3 261 (3.78%) WAN
4 231 (3.35%) LAN
5 178 (2.58%) Internet
6 157 (2.27%) Skype
7 142 (2.06%) VPN
8 130 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 110 (1.59%) MPLS
10 97 (1.41%) Wireless
11 96 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 92 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
13 82 (1.19%) DNS
14 80 (1.16%) WLAN
15 68 (0.99%) Unified Communications
16 67 (0.97%) Cisco Firepower
17 65 (0.94%) SAN
18 61 (0.88%) OSPF
19 60 (0.87%) BGP
20 58 (0.84%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 287 (4.16%) Big Data
3 228 (3.30%) SAP HANA
4 176 (2.55%) Power BI
5 151 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 134 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 120 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 107 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 95 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 77 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
11 76 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
12 75 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 72 (1.04%) QlikView
13 72 (1.04%) SAP BW
14 69 (1.00%) MySQL
15 58 (0.84%) Hadoop
16 54 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 53 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 53 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
18 50 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 203 (2.94%) JIRA
2 179 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 165 (2.39%) Jenkins
3 165 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 89 (1.29%) Selenium
5 85 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 76 (1.10%) Bitbucket
7 71 (1.03%) git-flow
8 67 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 61 (0.88%) Travis CI
10 59 (0.85%) Subversion
11 58 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
12 57 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 56 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 51 (0.74%) GoCD
15 43 (0.62%) JMeter
16 41 (0.59%) Cucumber
16 41 (0.59%) SoapUI
17 39 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
18 29 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,648 (23.88%) Finance
2 391 (5.67%) Public Sector
3 362 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 343 (4.97%) Banking
5 336 (4.87%) Retail
6 286 (4.14%) Marketing
7 223 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 115 (1.67%) French Language
9 111 (1.61%) Front Office
10 107 (1.55%) German Language
11 94 (1.36%) Legal
12 83 (1.20%) Local Government
13 77 (1.12%) Electronics
13 77 (1.12%) Spanish Language
14 66 (0.96%) Law
15 59 (0.85%) Advertising
15 59 (0.85%) Dutch Language
16 57 (0.83%) Italian Language
17 49 (0.71%) Aerospace
18 48 (0.70%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (5.14%) .NET
2 246 (3.56%) XML
3 224 (3.25%) Web Services
4 200 (2.90%) HTML
5 145 (2.10%) CSS
6 122 (1.77%) AngularJS
7 119 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 114 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
9 103 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
10 90 (1.30%) REST
11 85 (1.23%) Kafka
12 77 (1.12%) J2EE
13 70 (1.01%) Node.js
14 67 (0.97%) JSON
15 63 (0.91%) SOAP
16 62 (0.90%) Middleware
17 56 (0.81%) SAP Basis
18 49 (0.71%) Spring
19 48 (0.70%) React
19 48 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 475 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 241 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 220 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 167 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 132 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
7 121 (1.75%) Fixed Income
7 121 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 120 (1.74%) Derivative
9 117 (1.70%) Hedge funds
10 110 (1.59%) Equities
11 99 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 85 (1.23%) User Experience
13 80 (1.16%) FMCG
14 66 (0.96%) Internet of Things
15 62 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 60 (0.87%) PKI
17 59 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 56 (0.81%) Virtual Team
19 54 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 727 (10.53%) Windows
2 407 (5.90%) Linux
3 296 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 186 (2.69%) Unix
5 140 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 73 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 59 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (0.72%) Android
10 42 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 32 (0.46%) Mesosphere
12 28 (0.41%) CentOS
13 25 (0.36%) CoreOS
14 23 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
15 22 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.29%) AIX
16 20 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.13%) Fedora
19 6 (0.087%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,009 (14.62%) Presales
2 1,001 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
3 704 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
4 656 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
5 635 (9.20%) ERP
6 615 (8.91%) Project Management
7 565 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 542 (7.85%) Analytics
9 504 (7.30%) Migration
10 475 (6.88%) CRM
11 458 (6.64%) DevOps
12 457 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
13 442 (6.40%) ITIL
14 405 (5.87%) Business Development
15 396 (5.74%) Project Delivery
16 384 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
17 376 (5.45%) Information Security
18 345 (5.00%) Mentoring
19 320 (4.64%) Business Analysis
20 274 (3.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 935 (13.55%) SQL
2 465 (6.74%) Java
3 403 (5.84%) C
4 379 (5.49%) Python
5 331 (4.80%) C#
6 281 (4.07%) PowerShell
7 231 (3.35%) JavaScript
8 167 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 142 (2.06%) R
10 141 (2.04%) Perl
11 107 (1.55%) C++
12 106 (1.54%) ABAP
13 66 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 50 (0.72%) VB
15 45 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 41 (0.59%) Go
17 38 (0.55%) Ruby
18 36 (0.52%) PHP
19 27 (0.39%) Shell Script
20 22 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,046 (15.16%) Degree
2 425 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
3 411 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 355 (5.14%) CISSP
5 294 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 283 (4.10%) CCNP
7 249 (3.61%) SC Cleared
8 214 (3.10%) MCSE
9 205 (2.97%) CCNA
10 184 (2.67%) CISM
11 126 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 101 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 100 (1.45%) MCSA
14 97 (1.41%) CCIE
15 81 (1.17%) CISA
16 75 (1.09%) Master's Degree
17 71 (1.03%) ACCA
18 66 (0.96%) MCP
19 59 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
20 58 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 173 (2.51%) GDPR
3 143 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 124 (1.80%) QA
5 101 (1.46%) NIST
6 92 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 85 (1.23%) SLA
8 82 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 78 (1.13%) ISO 22301
10 76 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 75 (1.09%) PMO
12 71 (1.03%) Data Quality
13 65 (0.94%) ISO 9001
14 56 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
15 36 (0.52%) COBIT
16 17 (0.25%) NCSC
17 13 (0.19%) IFRS
17 13 (0.19%) RMADS
18 11 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
18 11 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 370 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 263 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (3.38%) Docker
4 180 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.84%) XenApp
6 57 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.65%) vSphere
8 41 (0.59%) Apache Flume
9 36 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (0.48%) VMware NSX
11 25 (0.36%) NFS
12 23 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 20 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 13 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.14%) vCloud
16 10 (0.14%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.14%) Xen
17 9 (0.13%) Samba
18 7 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 194 (2.81%) Ansible
2 191 (2.77%) Puppet
3 180 (2.61%) Terraform
4 173 (2.51%) Kubernetes
5 162 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 124 (1.80%) SCCM
7 121 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (0.84%) Consul
9 57 (0.83%) Automic
10 56 (0.81%) Nagios
11 46 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
12 40 (0.58%) Oozie
13 37 (0.54%) Stealthwatch
14 32 (0.46%) Prometheus
15 30 (0.43%) EnCase
15 30 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
16 27 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
17 25 (0.36%) Graphite
17 25 (0.36%) Rundeck
18 24 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,390 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 1,209 (17.52%) SAP
3 768 (11.13%) Oracle
4 414 (6.00%) Cisco
5 384 (5.56%) VMware
6 257 (3.72%) Google
7 210 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 166 (2.41%) Citrix
9 161 (2.33%) Splunk
10 159 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 125 (1.81%) HP
12 111 (1.61%) NetApp
13 109 (1.58%) IBM
14 106 (1.54%) Palo Alto
15 105 (1.52%) Dell
16 104 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 96 (1.39%) Juniper
17 96 (1.39%) Tableau
18 82 (1.19%) Meraki
19 81 (1.17%) Charles River