Period
to 24 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 80 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 3,844 2,164 5,484
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.45% 3.81% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 4.01% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,467 1,639 3,953
10th Percentile £36,900 £33,750 £33,850
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,400 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 102,674 53,952 111,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.28% 95.05% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 70,535 44,763 90,687
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -29 1,890 £67,500 +3.85% 417
South East -23 567 £58,249 -2.92% 115
North of England +22 481 £55,000 - 123
Midlands +45 405 £55,000 +4.76% 104
North West +5 287 £62,500 +13.64% 62
West Midlands +24 270 £55,000 - 79
East of England -8 162 £55,000 +29.41% 64
Yorkshire 0 159 £45,000 +12.50% 34
South West -32 150 £60,000 +9.09% 45
East Midlands +7 98 £57,500 +15.00% 24
North East +2 37 £51,250 +2.50% 27
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 1,350 (35.12%) Social Skills
2 992 (25.81%) Finance
3 953 (24.79%) Microsoft
4 852 (22.16%) Azure
5 642 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
6 550 (14.31%) Cybersecurity
7 517 (13.45%) Presales
8 493 (12.83%) AWS
9 480 (12.49%) Analytics
10 466 (12.12%) SQL
11 443 (11.52%) Project Management
12 422 (10.98%) Degree
13 408 (10.61%) Security Cleared
14 400 (10.41%) Requirements Gathering
15 392 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
16 387 (10.07%) SAP
17 382 (9.94%) Salesforce.com
18 375 (9.76%) Microsoft 365
19 367 (9.55%) Marketing
20 362 (9.42%) Retail
21 324 (8.43%) Oracle
22 318 (8.27%) Migration
23 313 (8.14%) ERP
24 308 (8.01%) DevOps
25 306 (7.96%) Project Delivery
26 305 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
27 302 (7.86%) Windows
27 302 (7.86%) Power Platform
28 300 (7.80%) SaaS
29 289 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 173 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 37 (0.96%) Apache Spark
3 34 (0.88%) Documentum
4 31 (0.81%) Confluence
5 27 (0.70%) IIS
6 25 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (0.62%) OpenEdge
8 23 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 20 (0.52%) Mendix
10 15 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (0.39%) SAS
11 14 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.23%) Apache
13 7 (0.18%) CMS
13 7 (0.18%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.16%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.13%) Jupyter
16 4 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 205 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.23%) Oracle Smart View
9 8 (0.21%) Windchill
10 4 (0.10%) Simulink
10 4 (0.10%) SPSS
11 3 (0.078%) InVision
11 3 (0.078%) Sketch
12 2 (0.052%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.052%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.052%) InDesign
12 2 (0.052%) LaTeX
12 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 120 (3.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 77 (2.00%) NetSuite
3 75 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 49 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 46 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
7 37 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
8 36 (0.94%) SAP Business One
9 35 (0.91%) SAP SD
10 34 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
10 34 (0.88%) SAP FI
10 34 (0.88%) TrackWise
11 33 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
12 32 (0.83%) SAP CO
12 32 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
13 30 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 30 (0.78%) Workday HCM
14 29 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
15 28 (0.73%) SAP MM
16 27 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 852 (22.16%) Azure
2 493 (12.83%) AWS
3 375 (9.76%) Microsoft 365
4 302 (7.86%) Power Platform
5 300 (7.80%) SaaS
6 197 (5.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 194 (5.05%) GCP
8 192 (4.99%) Dynamics 365
9 110 (2.86%) IaaS
10 105 (2.73%) PaaS
11 94 (2.45%) PowerApps
12 61 (1.59%) OneDrive
12 61 (1.59%) Veeva
13 57 (1.48%) GitHub
14 49 (1.27%) Google Analytics
15 47 (1.22%) Power Automate
16 41 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 36 (0.94%) Azure Logic Apps
17 36 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 29 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.29%) Firewall
2 76 (1.98%) VPN
3 60 (1.56%) Network Security
4 58 (1.51%) Unified Communications
5 44 (1.14%) LAN
6 43 (1.12%) WAN
7 26 (0.68%) Internet
8 21 (0.55%) SAN
9 20 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 20 (0.52%) Wireless
10 19 (0.49%) DNS
11 18 (0.47%) SSL
11 18 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (0.36%) Skype
12 14 (0.36%) VLAN
12 14 (0.36%) WLAN
13 13 (0.34%) DHCP
13 13 (0.34%) WebEx
14 12 (0.31%) Modbus
14 12 (0.31%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 199 (5.18%) Power BI
3 139 (3.62%) Big Data
4 104 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 95 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (2.24%) Tableau
7 66 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (1.20%) Data Lake
10 44 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 44 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 44 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 40 (1.04%) SAP HANA
12 39 (1.01%) Blockchain
12 39 (1.01%) QlikView
13 36 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
14 35 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (0.73%) MongoDB
16 24 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (0.60%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 79 (2.06%) JIRA
2 38 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 26 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 22 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.52%) Selenium
6 14 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.29%) Burp Suite
9 10 (0.26%) JMeter
10 8 (0.21%) Toad
11 7 (0.18%) GitLab
12 6 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.16%) LSMW
12 6 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.16%) Terragrunt
13 5 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.13%) CircleCI
13 5 (0.13%) Postman
13 5 (0.13%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 1,350 (35.12%) Social Skills
2 992 (25.81%) Finance
3 367 (9.55%) Marketing
4 362 (9.42%) Retail
5 289 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
6 238 (6.19%) Presentation Skills
7 208 (5.41%) Law
8 205 (5.33%) Public Sector
9 146 (3.80%) Manufacturing
10 115 (2.99%) Banking
11 112 (2.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 92 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
13 86 (2.24%) Telecoms
14 79 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
15 73 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
16 71 (1.85%) Local Government
17 60 (1.56%) Legal
18 59 (1.53%) Social Housing
19 52 (1.35%) French Language
20 51 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.98%) .NET
2 120 (3.12%) Web Services
3 119 (3.10%) HTML
4 116 (3.02%) XML
5 84 (2.19%) REST
6 68 (1.77%) CSS
7 65 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
8 64 (1.66%) SOAP
9 62 (1.61%) XSLT
10 57 (1.48%) React
11 53 (1.38%) Kafka
12 51 (1.33%) EDI
13 40 (1.04%) JSON
14 37 (0.96%) Node.js
15 36 (0.94%) RESTful
16 26 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (0.62%) AngularJS
17 24 (0.62%) HTML5
18 22 (0.57%) Spring
19 21 (0.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 258 (6.71%) Public Cloud
2 233 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 195 (5.07%) EPoS
4 161 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 153 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 101 (2.63%) Life Science
7 75 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 68 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 59 (1.53%) Housing Association
10 50 (1.30%) User Experience
11 47 (1.22%) Smart Meter
12 46 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
13 40 (1.04%) Cloud Native
14 39 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 37 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
16 36 (0.94%) Handset
17 32 (0.83%) Pharmacovigilance
18 28 (0.73%) Data Structures
18 28 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 302 (7.86%) Windows
2 155 (4.03%) Linux
3 136 (3.54%) Windows Server
4 103 (2.68%) Windows 10
5 82 (2.13%) Unix
6 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.13%) Android
12 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.078%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.052%) AIX
14 2 (0.052%) CentOS
14 2 (0.052%) Debian
14 2 (0.052%) Solaris
14 2 (0.052%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (14.31%) Cybersecurity
3 517 (13.45%) Presales
4 480 (12.49%) Analytics
5 443 (11.52%) Project Management
6 400 (10.41%) Requirements Gathering
7 392 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
8 318 (8.27%) Migration
9 313 (8.14%) ERP
10 308 (8.01%) DevOps
11 306 (7.96%) Project Delivery
12 305 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
13 289 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 250 (6.50%) Risk Management
15 239 (6.22%) Mentoring
16 206 (5.36%) Data Migration
17 205 (5.33%) Information Security
18 199 (5.18%) Workshop Facilitation
19 194 (5.05%) Strategic Management
20 193 (5.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 466 (12.12%) SQL
2 255 (6.63%) Python
3 177 (4.60%) Java
4 157 (4.08%) C#
5 155 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 77 (2.00%) C
7 72 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 69 (1.80%) R
9 61 (1.59%) Bash
10 44 (1.14%) PHP
11 35 (0.91%) XPath
12 33 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 25 (0.65%) TypeScript
14 22 (0.57%) ABAP
14 22 (0.57%) Apex Code
15 21 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 21 (0.55%) Scala
16 20 (0.52%) VBA
17 16 (0.42%) C++
17 16 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 422 (10.98%) Degree
2 408 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 285 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 156 (4.06%) CISSP
5 114 (2.97%) CISM
6 73 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 71 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (1.46%) DBS Check
10 45 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
10 45 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 34 (0.88%) CCNA
12 29 (0.75%) CISA
12 29 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 27 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 27 (0.70%) MCSE
14 26 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (0.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 24 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
17 23 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (4.03%) NIST
3 148 (3.85%) GDPR
4 127 (3.30%) Data Quality
5 110 (2.86%) QA
6 84 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 61 (1.59%) PCI DSS
8 45 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 45 (1.17%) GRC
9 32 (0.83%) NCSC
10 29 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 27 (0.70%) COBIT
12 25 (0.65%) PMO
13 18 (0.47%) SLA
14 17 (0.44%) NIST 800
15 16 (0.42%) JSP 440
16 15 (0.39%) IASME
17 13 (0.34%) RMADS
18 12 (0.31%) Accessibility
18 12 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 261 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 109 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (2.52%) Docker
4 51 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 48 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.36%) VMware NSX
8 11 (0.29%) vSphere
9 10 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.078%) HDFS
12 3 (0.078%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.026%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.026%) Snort
14 1 (0.026%) XenApp
14 1 (0.026%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 137 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 103 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 83 (2.16%) Terraform
4 72 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
5 62 (1.61%) SCCM
6 60 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 57 (1.48%) Ansible
8 36 (0.94%) Puppet
9 32 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.55%) CASB
11 12 (0.31%) Consul
11 12 (0.31%) Packer
12 10 (0.26%) Nessus
13 9 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
13 9 (0.23%) Matomo
14 8 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (0.21%) WSUS
15 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
16 4 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 953 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 387 (10.07%) SAP
3 382 (9.94%) Salesforce.com
4 324 (8.43%) Oracle
5 242 (6.30%) Google
6 169 (4.40%) Adobe
7 158 (4.11%) VMware
8 133 (3.46%) Apple
9 93 (2.42%) Pardot
10 86 (2.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 78 (2.03%) ServiceNow
12 68 (1.77%) IBM
13 60 (1.56%) Workday
14 58 (1.51%) Citrix
15 57 (1.48%) Cisco
16 53 (1.38%) Informatica
17 51 (1.33%) NEC
17 51 (1.33%) Northgate
18 47 (1.22%) Sage
19 36 (0.94%) JD Edwards