Period
to 21 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 57 60
Rank change year-on-year -22 +3 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 2,844 4,580 6,529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.80% 4.57% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 4.80% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,194 3,395 4,893
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,125 £85,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +7.27%

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 69,619 95,422 132,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 95.29% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55,520 78,110 107,194
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% +1.01% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in England.

Salary trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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 -7 1,474 £65,000 - 321
South East +2 490 £60,000 - 105
North of England -65 263 £55,000 +10.00% 141
Midlands -52 232 £55,000 -3.51% 98
North West -20 181 £55,000 +7.32% 68
South West -66 170 £47,500 -5.00% 48
West Midlands -40 168 £55,000 - 77
East of England -53 69 £50,000 -13.04% 38
Yorkshire -87 66 £50,000 - 38
East Midlands -27 56 £56,250 -6.25% 20
North East -5 19 £50,000 -16.67% 35
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 674 (23.70%) Finance
2 623 (21.91%) Azure
3 605 (21.27%) Microsoft
4 495 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
5 426 (14.98%) Presales
6 394 (13.85%) Degree
7 331 (11.64%) AWS
8 315 (11.08%) SQL
8 315 (11.08%) Security Cleared
9 304 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
10 301 (10.58%) Migration
11 292 (10.27%) Cybersecurity
12 284 (9.99%) SAP
13 261 (9.18%) Microsoft 365
14 251 (8.83%) DevOps
15 248 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 246 (8.65%) ERP
17 236 (8.30%) Power Platform
18 231 (8.12%) Oracle
19 227 (7.98%) Project Management
20 225 (7.91%) Analytics
21 224 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
22 209 (7.35%) Windows
23 208 (7.31%) Project Delivery
24 205 (7.21%) Marketing
25 196 (6.89%) Public Sector
26 195 (6.86%) VMware
27 193 (6.79%) Business Development
27 193 (6.79%) SC Cleared
28 192 (6.75%) Information Security

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
1 146 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.05%) Apache
4 26 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 23 (0.81%) SAS
6 19 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 19 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.53%) Confluence
8 13 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.42%) IIS
10 11 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.28%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.25%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.21%) CMS
15 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 72 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.67%) Adobe Premiere
3 19 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.070%) SPSS
7 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.035%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.035%) Revit
Business Applications
1 81 (2.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 75 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 73 (2.57%) Oracle ERP
4 41 (1.44%) SAP FI
5 37 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
6 36 (1.27%) NetSuite
6 36 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 34 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
8 29 (1.02%) SAP CO
9 26 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
9 26 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
10 25 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
11 21 (0.74%) SAP SD
12 20 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
12 20 (0.70%) SAP BPC
13 19 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
13 19 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
14 18 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
14 18 (0.63%) SAP HR
15 17 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 623 (21.91%) Azure
2 331 (11.64%) AWS
3 261 (9.18%) Microsoft 365
4 236 (8.30%) Power Platform
5 188 (6.61%) SaaS
6 153 (5.38%) GCP
7 146 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
8 130 (4.57%) IaaS
9 129 (4.54%) PaaS
10 105 (3.69%) PowerApps
11 86 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 68 (2.39%) Power Automate
13 40 (1.41%) OneDrive
14 32 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
15 24 (0.84%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 24 (0.84%) GitHub
16 19 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 19 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 17 (0.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.61%) Firewall
2 56 (1.97%) SSL
2 56 (1.97%) WAN
3 53 (1.86%) Network Security
4 52 (1.83%) LAN
4 52 (1.83%) VPN
5 42 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.37%) DNS
7 37 (1.30%) HTTP
8 35 (1.23%) SD-WAN
9 34 (1.20%) Internet
10 33 (1.16%) Wireless
11 30 (1.05%) Skype
12 27 (0.95%) SAN
13 26 (0.91%) Unified Communications
14 24 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (0.81%) VSAN
16 19 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (0.63%) Cisco Firepower
18 17 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (5.13%) Power BI
2 141 (4.96%) Big Data
3 127 (4.47%) SQL Server
4 90 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (2.57%) Tableau
7 65 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 39 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 38 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 32 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 25 (0.88%) MySQL
15 24 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 24 (0.84%) Relational Database
16 22 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (0.74%) GIS
18 19 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 58 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 50 (1.76%) JIRA
4 41 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.28%) Gerrit
10 7 (0.25%) GitLab
10 7 (0.25%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.14%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.14%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 674 (23.70%) Finance
2 205 (7.21%) Marketing
3 196 (6.89%) Public Sector
4 139 (4.89%) Manufacturing
5 125 (4.40%) Banking
6 109 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 91 (3.20%) Retail
8 89 (3.13%) Law
9 59 (2.07%) Electronics
10 57 (2.00%) Billing
11 47 (1.65%) Legal
12 36 (1.27%) Local Government
13 35 (1.23%) General Ledger
14 34 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (1.05%) Private Banking
16 28 (0.98%) French Language
17 22 (0.77%) Advertising
18 21 (0.74%) Games
19 18 (0.63%) Automotive
20 17 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.92%) XML
2 122 (4.29%) .NET
3 97 (3.41%) HTML
4 87 (3.06%) Web Services
5 75 (2.64%) CSS
6 67 (2.36%) RESTful
7 61 (2.14%) ASP.NET
8 56 (1.97%) JSON
9 54 (1.90%) Kafka
10 43 (1.51%) LDAP
11 32 (1.13%) SOAP
12 31 (1.09%) SAML
13 30 (1.05%) Apache NiFi
13 30 (1.05%) WCF
13 30 (1.05%) XSD
14 26 (0.91%) REST
15 22 (0.77%) Entity Framework
15 22 (0.77%) Lambda Expressions
16 21 (0.74%) .NET Framework
16 21 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 157 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (3.69%) Public Cloud
3 103 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 97 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (2.14%) Renewable Energy
6 60 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 59 (2.07%) Organisational Skills
8 54 (1.90%) iPhone
9 44 (1.55%) User Experience
10 43 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 34 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 30 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (0.98%) Driving Licence
15 26 (0.91%) Private Cloud
16 25 (0.88%) Internet of Things
17 24 (0.84%) CMDB
17 24 (0.84%) FMCG
18 22 (0.77%) Life Science
19 20 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 209 (7.35%) Windows
2 131 (4.61%) Linux
3 97 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 59 (2.07%) Android
5 47 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 41 (1.44%) Unix
7 21 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.56%) CentOS
11 11 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.18%) VMS
16 4 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (14.98%) Presales
3 304 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
4 301 (10.58%) Migration
5 292 (10.27%) Cybersecurity
6 251 (8.83%) DevOps
7 248 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 246 (8.65%) ERP
9 227 (7.98%) Project Management
10 225 (7.91%) Analytics
11 224 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
12 208 (7.31%) Project Delivery
13 193 (6.79%) Business Development
14 192 (6.75%) Information Security
15 162 (5.70%) Business Analysis
16 158 (5.56%) CRM
16 158 (5.56%) Requirements Gathering
16 158 (5.56%) Risk Management
17 135 (4.75%) Workshop Facilitation
18 132 (4.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 315 (11.08%) SQL
2 185 (6.50%) Java
3 181 (6.36%) Python
4 125 (4.40%) C
5 101 (3.55%) C#
6 98 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 95 (3.34%) PowerShell
8 47 (1.65%) Bash Shell
9 37 (1.30%) R
10 25 (0.88%) Ruby
11 23 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 19 (0.67%) Perl
13 18 (0.63%) Apex Code
13 18 (0.63%) Go
14 17 (0.60%) C++
15 16 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.56%) VBA
16 15 (0.53%) ABAP
16 15 (0.53%) Scala
17 14 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 394 (13.85%) Degree
2 315 (11.08%) Security Cleared
3 193 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 115 (4.04%) CISSP
5 112 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 68 (2.39%) CCNA
8 66 (2.32%) Oracle Certification
9 62 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 59 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 57 (2.00%) CISM
12 50 (1.76%) CCNP
13 34 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 32 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
15 30 (1.05%) MCSE
16 28 (0.98%) PhD
17 26 (0.91%) ACCA
17 26 (0.91%) CIMA
18 21 (0.74%) Master's Degree
19 20 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 136 (4.78%) GDPR
3 65 (2.29%) QA
4 53 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 50 (1.76%) NIST
6 47 (1.65%) NCSC
7 37 (1.30%) Data Quality
8 35 (1.23%) GRC
9 23 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 21 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
11 20 (0.70%) COBIT
12 18 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (0.56%) PMO
15 14 (0.49%) RMADS
16 13 (0.46%) JSP 440
17 12 (0.42%) SLA
18 9 (0.32%) NIST 800
18 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 176 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 127 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 74 (2.60%) Docker
5 43 (1.51%) vSphere
6 26 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 23 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.63%) vCloud
10 12 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.25%) XenApp
12 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.11%) Firmware
13 3 (0.11%) StorNext
13 3 (0.11%) Xsan
14 2 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.070%) Snort
15 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (3.76%) Terraform
2 106 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 88 (3.09%) Ansible
4 66 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 49 (1.72%) Puppet
6 43 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (1.37%) SCCM
8 22 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.67%) vRealize
10 18 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
11 15 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
12 10 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.28%) Nagios
14 8 (0.28%) QRadar
15 7 (0.25%) SCVMM
16 6 (0.21%) Istio
16 6 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
17 5 (0.18%) EnCase
17 5 (0.18%) FTK
Vendors
1 605 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 284 (9.99%) SAP
3 231 (8.12%) Oracle
4 195 (6.86%) VMware
5 158 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 102 (3.59%) Google
7 99 (3.48%) Cisco
8 76 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 64 (2.25%) IBM
10 42 (1.48%) HP
11 41 (1.44%) Splunk
12 38 (1.34%) Citrix
12 38 (1.34%) JD Edwards
13 33 (1.16%) Informatica
14 30 (1.05%) Dell
14 30 (1.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 28 (0.98%) EMC
16 27 (0.95%) NetApp
17 26 (0.91%) Hyperion
18 25 (0.88%) Databricks