Period
to 1 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -38 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,666 6,810 8,129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.77% 5.26% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 5.49% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 5,626 7,022
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £81,950
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +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 41,825 124,061 148,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.76% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 34,613 99,702 120,481
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,240 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.34% +2.48% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -24 871 £67,500 +3.85% 176
South East -13 293 £60,000 +4.35% 58
South West -12 145 £55,000 +10.00% 47
North of England -67 141 £47,500 -9.52% 85
Midlands -45 107 £52,500 - 42
West Midlands -45 80 £52,500 - 30
North West -60 76 £51,250 -6.82% 48
Yorkshire -16 58 £40,000 -20.00% 31
East of England -11 49 £58,750 +2.17% 32
East Midlands +14 25 £57,500 +6.98% 12
North East +11 7 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 367 (22.03%) Azure
2 346 (20.77%) Microsoft
3 301 (18.07%) Finance
4 282 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
5 277 (16.63%) Presales
6 264 (15.85%) SAP
7 224 (13.45%) Degree
8 194 (11.64%) SQL
9 179 (10.74%) AWS
10 178 (10.68%) Information Security
11 170 (10.20%) Migration
12 164 (9.84%) Office 365
13 156 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
13 156 (9.36%) Requirements Gathering
14 152 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 152 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
15 147 (8.82%) Java
16 146 (8.76%) CISSP
17 142 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 139 (8.34%) Cybersecurity
19 136 (8.16%) Active Directory
20 135 (8.10%) CRM
20 135 (8.10%) VMware
21 131 (7.86%) Windows
22 124 (7.44%) Analytics
23 123 (7.38%) Oracle
24 122 (7.32%) JavaScript
25 121 (7.26%) HTML
26 118 (7.08%) ITIL
27 117 (7.02%) ERP

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 65 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.50%) IIS
4 22 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (0.96%) Confluence
5 16 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 14 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.72%) SAS
8 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.54%) Apache
10 9 (0.54%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.30%) CMS
13 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.12%) EViews
8 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.12%) Stata
9 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.060%) InVision
9 1 (0.060%) Sketch
9 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 73 (4.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 71 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 45 (2.70%) SAP FI
4 42 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
5 41 (2.46%) SAP CO
5 41 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 28 (1.68%) NetSuite
7 21 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (1.26%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.84%) SAP MM
9 11 (0.66%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.60%) SAP PS
11 9 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.48%) SAP HCM
12 8 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 367 (22.03%) Azure
2 179 (10.74%) AWS
3 164 (9.84%) Office 365
4 107 (6.42%) Dynamics 365
5 97 (5.82%) SaaS
6 95 (5.70%) Power Platform
7 74 (4.44%) PaaS
8 71 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 61 (3.66%) IaaS
10 32 (1.92%) PowerApps
11 31 (1.86%) GCP
12 29 (1.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 27 (1.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 17 (1.02%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.90%) Power Automate
16 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (0.78%) Force.com
18 12 (0.72%) Logic Apps
18 12 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.84%) Firewall
2 47 (2.82%) VPN
3 45 (2.70%) SAN
4 37 (2.22%) DNS
5 32 (1.92%) HTTP
6 27 (1.62%) Internet
7 26 (1.56%) WAN
8 25 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 24 (1.44%) SSL
10 23 (1.38%) FTP
11 20 (1.20%) Skype
12 18 (1.08%) Unified Communications
13 17 (1.02%) Network Security
14 16 (0.96%) LAN
14 16 (0.96%) VSAN
15 15 (0.90%) MPLS
16 14 (0.84%) BGP
17 12 (0.72%) OSPF
17 12 (0.72%) Wireless
18 11 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.72%) Power BI
3 54 (3.24%) Big Data
4 40 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.38%) MySQL
7 23 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.08%) Looker
9 18 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.02%) Data Lake
10 17 (1.02%) SAP HANA
11 16 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 16 (0.96%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.96%) SAP BW
11 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.78%) DTS
12 13 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 40 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.80%) JIRA
3 25 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.72%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.72%) NWDS
6 10 (0.60%) Artifactory
6 10 (0.60%) Gerrit
6 10 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.42%) JMeter
9 6 (0.36%) Selenium
10 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.24%) GitLab
11 4 (0.24%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.18%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.18%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.18%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.18%) WinRunner
General
1 301 (18.07%) Finance
2 113 (6.78%) Marketing
3 87 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 73 (4.38%) Law
5 61 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 55 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 52 (3.12%) Retail
8 35 (2.10%) Banking
9 23 (1.38%) Electronics
10 21 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.20%) Legal
12 16 (0.96%) Local Government
12 16 (0.96%) Private Banking
13 13 (0.78%) Advertising
13 13 (0.78%) French Language
14 12 (0.72%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.60%) Back Office
15 10 (0.60%) Billing
16 5 (0.30%) Automotive
16 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.26%) HTML
2 98 (5.88%) XML
3 79 (4.74%) .NET
4 73 (4.38%) SAML
5 68 (4.08%) CSS
6 66 (3.96%) OAuth
7 64 (3.84%) OpenID
8 60 (3.60%) SOAP
9 52 (3.12%) Web Services
10 41 (2.46%) LDAP
10 41 (2.46%) REST
11 38 (2.28%) JSON
12 32 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 32 (1.92%) Apache Flex
12 32 (1.92%) SAP Basis
13 29 (1.74%) XSD
14 27 (1.62%) SailPoint
15 26 (1.56%) ASP.NET
16 24 (1.44%) RESTful
17 22 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 58 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (1.92%) User Experience
6 24 (1.44%) iPhone
6 24 (1.44%) Public Cloud
7 22 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (1.26%) CMDB
9 20 (1.20%) NHS
10 19 (1.14%) Blog
11 18 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.90%) FMCG
14 14 (0.84%) Clustering
14 14 (0.84%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.84%) IVR
14 14 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
15 12 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 131 (7.86%) Windows
2 92 (5.52%) Linux
3 67 (4.02%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.12%) Windows 10
5 40 (2.40%) Unix
6 36 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (1.50%) Android
9 23 (1.38%) AIX
10 16 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.72%) CentOS
13 10 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.24%) SUSE
17 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (16.63%) Presales
3 178 (10.68%) Information Security
4 170 (10.20%) Migration
5 156 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (9.36%) Requirements Gathering
6 152 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
6 152 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 139 (8.34%) Cybersecurity
8 135 (8.10%) CRM
9 124 (7.44%) Analytics
10 118 (7.08%) ITIL
11 117 (7.02%) ERP
12 111 (6.66%) Project Delivery
13 110 (6.60%) Project Management
14 86 (5.16%) Identity Access Management
15 84 (5.04%) Security Architecture
16 78 (4.68%) Business Development
17 77 (4.62%) Scrum
18 72 (4.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 194 (11.64%) SQL
2 147 (8.82%) Java
3 122 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 91 (5.46%) Python
5 76 (4.56%) C#
6 51 (3.06%) ABAP
6 51 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 33 (1.98%) C
8 28 (1.68%) R
9 21 (1.26%) Apex Code
10 18 (1.08%) C++
11 16 (0.96%) Groovy
12 15 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 15 (0.90%) Perl
12 15 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.72%) Ruby
14 9 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 9 (0.54%) PHP
15 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.48%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 224 (13.45%) Degree
2 146 (8.76%) CISSP
3 113 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 111 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (4.86%) CCNA
6 79 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 76 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (4.38%) CCNP
9 43 (2.58%) CISM
10 31 (1.86%) MCSE
11 25 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
12 23 (1.38%) DV Cleared
13 19 (1.14%) Master's Degree
14 16 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 15 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.90%) MCSA
16 13 (0.78%) CISA
16 13 (0.78%) MCP
17 12 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
18 8 (0.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (3.12%) NIST
3 41 (2.46%) GDPR
4 35 (2.10%) QA
5 23 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.72%) NCSC
10 11 (0.66%) SLA
11 9 (0.54%) PMO
12 7 (0.42%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.30%) RMADS
15 4 (0.24%) COBIT
15 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.18%) COSO
16 3 (0.18%) IFRS
16 3 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 136 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.16%) vSphere
5 20 (1.20%) Docker
6 19 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 12 (0.72%) NFS
7 12 (0.72%) vCloud
7 12 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.18%) XenApp
10 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.12%) HDFS
11 2 (0.12%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.060%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 50 (3.00%) SCCM
3 40 (2.40%) Terraform
4 38 (2.28%) Ansible
5 33 (1.98%) Kubernetes
6 24 (1.44%) Puppet
7 20 (1.20%) Data Guard
7 20 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 18 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.02%) HP UCMDB
10 14 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (0.78%) vRealize
12 11 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.60%) SCOM
14 5 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.30%) QRadar
15 4 (0.24%) Backup Exec
16 3 (0.18%) FTK
Vendors
1 346 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 264 (15.85%) SAP
3 135 (8.10%) VMware
4 123 (7.38%) Oracle
5 91 (5.46%) Salesforce.com
6 85 (5.10%) ServiceNow
7 53 (3.18%) EMC
8 48 (2.88%) Google
9 46 (2.76%) ForgeRock
10 44 (2.64%) HP
11 41 (2.46%) Cisco
12 32 (1.92%) Citrix
13 30 (1.80%) Brocade
14 29 (1.74%) Isilon
15 28 (1.68%) CyberArk
16 27 (1.62%) Dell
17 25 (1.50%) Tableau
18 22 (1.32%) Adobe
19 21 (1.26%) BMC
19 21 (1.26%) Remedy