Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 41 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7,043 9,646 9,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.79% 5.78% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 6.02% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,238 7,030 6,993
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% - -
10th Percentile £27,750 £32,500 £31,300
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% - -

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 140,998 160,198 168,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,079 129,943 142,192
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -11 3,623 £60,000 - 517
South East -21 1,096 £55,000 +4.76% 261
North of England -12 895 £47,500 -9.52% 309
North West -5 575 £50,000 -9.09% 164
Midlands -10 546 £47,500 -9.52% 188
West Midlands -5 412 £47,500 -9.52% 125
South West +1 350 £50,000 +5.26% 107
East of England -12 339 £55,000 - 125
Yorkshire -26 238 £45,000 -10.00% 93
East Midlands 0 125 £47,500 -9.52% 62
North East -4 89 £32,500 -18.75% 52
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,869 (26.54%) Finance
2 1,456 (20.67%) Microsoft
3 1,104 (15.68%) Degree
4 1,064 (15.11%) SQL
5 1,023 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
6 962 (13.66%) Presales
7 925 (13.13%) SAP
8 891 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 728 (10.34%) Oracle
10 675 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
11 658 (9.34%) ERP
12 650 (9.23%) Project Management
13 647 (9.19%) Windows
14 599 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
15 595 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
16 585 (8.31%) CRM
17 562 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 537 (7.62%) Java
19 530 (7.53%) Analytics
20 520 (7.38%) SQL Server
21 510 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
22 488 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
23 453 (6.43%) JavaScript
24 443 (6.29%) Information Security
25 438 (6.22%) Office 365
26 430 (6.11%) Migration
27 423 (6.01%) DevOps
28 410 (5.82%) Mentoring
29 407 (5.78%) Business Analysis
30 403 (5.72%) Retail

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
1 234 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 159 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 94 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 92 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 82 (1.16%) IIS
6 81 (1.15%) SAS
7 63 (0.89%) Apache
8 61 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 57 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 49 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 43 (0.61%) CMS
13 37 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 36 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 35 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 30 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 30 (0.43%) JBoss
16 30 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
16 30 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
17 24 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 188 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 168 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.40%) SPSS
6 24 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 17 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
10 10 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
11 6 (0.085%) Windchill
12 5 (0.071%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.057%) Revit
14 3 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.043%) InVision
15 2 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
16 1 (0.014%) Camtasia
16 1 (0.014%) Mingle
16 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 261 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 244 (3.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 207 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
4 115 (1.63%) SAP FI
5 113 (1.60%) SAP CO
5 113 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 111 (1.58%) NetSuite
7 100 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
8 91 (1.29%) SAP MM
9 86 (1.22%) SAP SD
10 81 (1.15%) SAP HR
11 70 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
12 68 (0.97%) SAP ERP
13 65 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 62 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
15 53 (0.75%) SAP SCM
16 51 (0.72%) HFM
17 50 (0.71%) SAP HCM
18 48 (0.68%) SAP BPC
19 47 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 891 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 510 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 438 (6.22%) Office 365
4 362 (5.14%) SaaS
5 236 (3.35%) PaaS
6 230 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
7 181 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 163 (2.31%) IaaS
9 86 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
10 74 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 68 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 67 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
13 63 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
14 54 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 51 (0.72%) Serverless
16 39 (0.55%) Azure Functions
16 39 (0.55%) Oracle CX
17 34 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 33 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
19 27 (0.38%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 400 (5.68%) Firewall
2 160 (2.27%) Network Security
3 149 (2.12%) Internet
4 142 (2.02%) WAN
5 131 (1.86%) LAN
5 131 (1.86%) Wireless
6 101 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
7 100 (1.42%) DNS
8 99 (1.41%) SAN
9 95 (1.35%) Skype
10 84 (1.19%) TCP/IP
11 76 (1.08%) VPN
12 75 (1.06%) Cisco Firepower
13 65 (0.92%) MPLS
14 53 (0.75%) iSCSI
15 51 (0.72%) Unified Communications
16 49 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
17 46 (0.65%) BGP
17 46 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 45 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 272 (3.86%) Big Data
3 227 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 199 (2.83%) Power BI
5 186 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 162 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 145 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 141 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 131 (1.86%) QlikView
10 126 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 125 (1.77%) SAP HANA
12 100 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
13 94 (1.33%) SAP BW
14 83 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
15 68 (0.97%) MySQL
16 66 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 65 (0.92%) Data Lake
17 65 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
18 55 (0.78%) NoSQL
19 49 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 144 (2.04%) JIRA
2 143 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 136 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 133 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 75 (1.06%) Selenium
6 74 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 70 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 70 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 61 (0.87%) Subversion
9 54 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 53 (0.75%) GoCD
11 51 (0.72%) Travis CI
11 51 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
12 46 (0.65%) HP UFT
12 46 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
13 31 (0.44%) Vagrant
14 28 (0.40%) JMeter
15 26 (0.37%) ClearCase
16 25 (0.35%) SoapUI
17 19 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 1,869 (26.54%) Finance
2 403 (5.72%) Retail
3 402 (5.71%) Banking
4 376 (5.34%) Marketing
5 330 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 263 (3.73%) Advertising
7 195 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 124 (1.76%) Legal
9 97 (1.38%) Law
10 68 (0.97%) Electronics
11 67 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 66 (0.94%) French Language
12 66 (0.94%) Publishing
13 63 (0.89%) Billing
14 62 (0.88%) General Ledger
14 62 (0.88%) German Language
15 60 (0.85%) Retail Banking
16 57 (0.81%) Back Office
17 48 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 47 (0.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (4.44%) HTML
2 305 (4.33%) .NET
3 286 (4.06%) XML
4 257 (3.65%) CSS
5 208 (2.95%) Web Services
6 118 (1.68%) REST
7 103 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 96 (1.36%) SOAP
9 94 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 77 (1.09%) Middleware
11 75 (1.06%) jQuery
12 66 (0.94%) Kafka
13 60 (0.85%) J2EE
14 59 (0.84%) HTML5
15 54 (0.77%) Spring
16 53 (0.75%) XSLT
17 52 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
18 47 (0.67%) RESTful
19 43 (0.61%) EDI
19 43 (0.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 599 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 283 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
3 233 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 180 (2.56%) Fintech
5 170 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 165 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 109 (1.55%) User Experience
8 76 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 71 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 55 (0.78%) PKI
11 53 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 52 (0.74%) Internet of Things
13 51 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
14 50 (0.71%) Mobile App
15 49 (0.70%) FMCG
16 42 (0.60%) Life Science
16 42 (0.60%) Social Media
17 41 (0.58%) Virtual Team
18 38 (0.54%) NHS
19 37 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 647 (9.19%) Windows
2 387 (5.49%) Linux
3 247 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 188 (2.67%) Unix
5 85 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 52 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 46 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (0.64%) Android
10 43 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 36 (0.51%) CoreOS
13 24 (0.34%) AIX
13 24 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.28%) Mesosphere
15 20 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (0.23%) VMS
17 14 (0.20%) Solaris
18 13 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,023 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (13.66%) Presales
3 675 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
4 658 (9.34%) ERP
5 650 (9.23%) Project Management
6 595 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 585 (8.31%) CRM
8 562 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 530 (7.53%) Analytics
10 488 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
11 443 (6.29%) Information Security
12 430 (6.11%) Migration
13 423 (6.01%) DevOps
14 410 (5.82%) Mentoring
15 407 (5.78%) Business Analysis
16 399 (5.67%) Computer Science
17 348 (4.94%) Business Development
18 345 (4.90%) ITIL
19 275 (3.90%) Coaching
20 257 (3.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,064 (15.11%) SQL
2 537 (7.62%) Java
3 453 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 358 (5.08%) C#
5 345 (4.90%) Python
6 213 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 198 (2.81%) C
8 141 (2.00%) ABAP
9 124 (1.76%) R
10 93 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 85 (1.21%) Apex Code
12 75 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 72 (1.02%) C++
14 59 (0.84%) Perl
15 57 (0.81%) PHP
16 55 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 41 (0.58%) Ruby
18 37 (0.53%) Go
18 37 (0.53%) VBA
19 30 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,104 (15.68%) Degree
2 376 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 275 (3.90%) CISSP
4 232 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 208 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 200 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 192 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 163 (2.31%) CISM
9 155 (2.20%) CCNP
10 104 (1.48%) ACCA
11 99 (1.41%) MCSE
12 94 (1.33%) CCNA
13 91 (1.29%) CISA
14 78 (1.11%) CIMA
15 67 (0.95%) DV Cleared
15 67 (0.95%) ISEB
16 62 (0.88%) CCIE
17 54 (0.77%) PMI Certification
18 50 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 48 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 168 (2.39%) QA
3 122 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 121 (1.72%) GDPR
5 120 (1.70%) Data Quality
6 99 (1.41%) PMO
7 55 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 54 (0.77%) SLA
9 47 (0.67%) COBIT
10 39 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
11 33 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 15 (0.21%) ISO 8583
14 14 (0.20%) IFRS
14 14 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.17%) Solvency II
16 10 (0.14%) ISO 20022
17 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
17 9 (0.13%) FATCA
17 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 366 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 264 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (3.35%) Docker
4 216 (3.07%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.71%) vSphere
6 37 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 36 (0.51%) XenApp
8 23 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.28%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.21%) Firmware
12 14 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.16%) XenServer
15 10 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.14%) NFS
16 9 (0.13%) ProxySG
17 7 (0.099%) vCloud
18 6 (0.085%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 196 (2.78%) Puppet
2 184 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 177 (2.51%) Ansible
4 147 (2.09%) Terraform
5 121 (1.72%) SCCM
6 74 (1.05%) Kubernetes
7 55 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 47 (0.67%) Automic
8 47 (0.67%) Consul
8 47 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 44 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 34 (0.48%) Nagios
11 27 (0.38%) Rundeck
11 27 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
12 26 (0.37%) Graphite
13 24 (0.34%) QRadar
14 23 (0.33%) Prometheus
15 20 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
16 18 (0.26%) vCenter Server
17 17 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,456 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 925 (13.13%) SAP
3 728 (10.34%) Oracle
4 377 (5.35%) VMware
5 327 (4.64%) Cisco
6 325 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
7 250 (3.55%) Tableau
8 139 (1.97%) Google
9 138 (1.96%) Citrix
10 130 (1.85%) Juniper
11 113 (1.60%) ServiceNow
12 109 (1.55%) Splunk
13 107 (1.52%) Palo Alto
14 105 (1.49%) CheckPoint
15 100 (1.42%) Hyperion
16 98 (1.39%) Sage
17 93 (1.32%) HP
18 80 (1.14%) F5
18 80 (1.14%) Symantec
19 74 (1.05%) Dell