Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 46 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 9,966 8,725 10,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.00% 5.41% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 5.60% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,414 6,549 8,629
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 160,321 155,830 185,909
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.57% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 132,067 130,439 157,602
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +12 4,807 £60,000 - 458
South East -5 1,663 £52,500 -4.55% 202
North of England +7 1,192 £51,200 +12.53% 148
Midlands +17 951 £52,500 +5.00% 101
West Midlands +17 781 £52,500 +5.00% 58
North West +14 673 £55,000 +22.22% 80
East of England -19 441 £55,000 +4.76% 50
South West -1 434 £45,000 -10.00% 68
Yorkshire -11 342 £55,000 +15.79% 42
North East +22 186 £32,500 -27.78% 26
East Midlands -6 162 £50,000 +4.17% 43
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,643 (26.52%) Finance
2 2,628 (26.37%) Microsoft
3 1,700 (17.06%) SQL
4 1,620 (16.26%) SAP
5 1,349 (13.54%) Degree
6 1,329 (13.34%) Presales
7 1,194 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,034 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
9 1,024 (10.27%) Advertising
10 1,000 (10.03%) Windows
11 974 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
12 970 (9.73%) Oracle
13 942 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
14 935 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
15 901 (9.04%) Project Management
16 885 (8.88%) CRM
17 881 (8.84%) ERP
18 869 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 757 (7.60%) Manufacturing
20 749 (7.52%) SQL Server
21 748 (7.51%) Analytics
22 715 (7.17%) Retail
23 650 (6.52%) Java
24 615 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
25 596 (5.98%) Migration
26 590 (5.92%) Linux
27 571 (5.73%) VMware
28 567 (5.69%) Dynamics 365
29 558 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
30 522 (5.24%) Banking

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
1 243 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 124 (1.24%) Skype for Business
3 116 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 86 (0.86%) IIS
5 83 (0.83%) SAS
6 70 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 69 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 63 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 52 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 49 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 48 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 48 (0.48%) NetWeaver
12 39 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 38 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 38 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 35 (0.35%) JBoss
15 28 (0.28%) Apache
16 27 (0.27%) Confluence
17 24 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
18 23 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 259 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 237 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 23 (0.23%) SPSS
8 21 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
9 15 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.060%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.050%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.030%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.030%) Revit
13 2 (0.020%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.020%) InVision
13 2 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.010%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 558 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 428 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
3 280 (2.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 225 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 204 (2.05%) SAP FI
6 192 (1.93%) SAP SD
7 187 (1.88%) SAP CO
7 187 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
8 172 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
9 138 (1.38%) SAP MM
10 136 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
11 127 (1.27%) NetSuite
12 106 (1.06%) SAP BPC
13 100 (1.00%) SAP Business One
14 99 (0.99%) SAP PM
15 86 (0.86%) SAP HR
15 86 (0.86%) SAP PP
16 77 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
17 74 (0.74%) SAP HCM
18 73 (0.73%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,194 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 615 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 567 (5.69%) Dynamics 365
4 506 (5.08%) Office 365
5 376 (3.77%) SaaS
6 297 (2.98%) IaaS
7 225 (2.26%) PaaS
8 171 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 167 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 163 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 91 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
12 74 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
13 69 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 58 (0.58%) Serverless
15 57 (0.57%) OpenShift
16 46 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 45 (0.45%) OneDrive
18 44 (0.44%) GitHub
19 42 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
20 38 (0.38%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 352 (3.53%) Firewall
2 193 (1.94%) Network Security
3 153 (1.54%) VPN
4 146 (1.46%) SAN
5 143 (1.43%) Wireless
6 133 (1.33%) WAN
7 132 (1.32%) Skype
8 128 (1.28%) Internet
9 123 (1.23%) LAN
10 96 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
11 85 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
12 81 (0.81%) TCP/IP
13 76 (0.76%) DNS
14 73 (0.73%) Cisco Firepower
15 62 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
16 56 (0.56%) HTTP
17 54 (0.54%) iSCSI
17 54 (0.54%) Unified Communications
18 50 (0.50%) SSL
19 46 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 749 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 371 (3.72%) Power BI
3 358 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 327 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 302 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 300 (3.01%) Big Data
7 219 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 189 (1.90%) SAP HANA
9 177 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 168 (1.69%) Data Lake
11 167 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 166 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
13 156 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 141 (1.41%) QlikView
15 136 (1.36%) SAP BW
16 126 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
17 125 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
18 116 (1.16%) Hadoop
19 96 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 69 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 253 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 187 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 142 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 138 (1.38%) JIRA
5 118 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 107 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 106 (1.06%) Selenium
8 66 (0.66%) LSMW
9 65 (0.65%) Subversion
10 63 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 49 (0.49%) GoCD
12 48 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 46 (0.46%) eCATT
13 46 (0.46%) Maven
14 44 (0.44%) TeamCity
15 40 (0.40%) SoapUI
16 39 (0.39%) HP UFT
17 32 (0.32%) JMeter
17 32 (0.32%) Travis CI
18 31 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,643 (26.52%) Finance
2 1,024 (10.27%) Advertising
3 757 (7.60%) Manufacturing
4 715 (7.17%) Retail
5 522 (5.24%) Banking
6 393 (3.94%) Marketing
7 250 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 209 (2.10%) Legal
9 154 (1.55%) Billing
10 129 (1.29%) Publishing
11 116 (1.16%) Law
12 106 (1.06%) German Language
13 87 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 77 (0.77%) French Language
15 76 (0.76%) Retail Banking
16 75 (0.75%) Front Office
16 75 (0.75%) Investment Banking
17 70 (0.70%) Automotive
18 69 (0.69%) Electronics
19 66 (0.66%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (4.60%) .NET
2 318 (3.19%) HTML
3 298 (2.99%) Web Services
4 283 (2.84%) XML
5 199 (2.00%) CSS
6 172 (1.73%) Mason
7 122 (1.22%) IDoc
8 114 (1.14%) REST
9 111 (1.11%) Middleware
10 95 (0.95%) SOAP
11 94 (0.94%) EDI
12 71 (0.71%) JSON
13 70 (0.70%) J2EE
14 62 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
15 60 (0.60%) Spring
15 60 (0.60%) Visualforce
16 56 (0.56%) XSLT
17 54 (0.54%) Java EE
18 47 (0.47%) SAP Basis
18 47 (0.47%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 942 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 492 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
3 376 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 310 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 246 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 206 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 168 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 166 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 156 (1.57%) User Experience
10 132 (1.32%) Fintech
11 105 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 99 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 93 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 81 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 71 (0.71%) Derivative
16 66 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
16 66 (0.66%) Social Media
17 65 (0.65%) FMCG
18 64 (0.64%) NHS
19 63 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,000 (10.03%) Windows
2 590 (5.92%) Linux
3 385 (3.86%) Unix
4 341 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 125 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 110 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 65 (0.65%) Android
10 59 (0.59%) Solaris
11 45 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 35 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.33%) AIX
14 26 (0.26%) CentOS
15 23 (0.23%) CoreOS
16 22 (0.22%) VMS
17 17 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.16%) Kali Linux
19 13 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,329 (13.34%) Presales
2 1,034 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
3 974 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
4 935 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 901 (9.04%) Project Management
6 885 (8.88%) CRM
7 881 (8.84%) ERP
8 869 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 748 (7.51%) Analytics
10 596 (5.98%) Migration
11 501 (5.03%) Business Development
12 485 (4.87%) Information Security
13 471 (4.73%) DevOps
14 449 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
15 435 (4.36%) Logistics
16 413 (4.14%) ITIL
17 359 (3.60%) Business Analysis
18 356 (3.57%) Mentoring
19 350 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
20 319 (3.20%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,700 (17.06%) SQL
2 650 (6.52%) Java
3 522 (5.24%) C#
4 487 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 429 (4.30%) Python
6 340 (3.41%) C
7 319 (3.20%) ABAP
8 218 (2.19%) PowerShell
9 160 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 148 (1.49%) C++
11 147 (1.48%) Ruby
12 133 (1.33%) Apex Code
13 123 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 102 (1.02%) Perl
14 102 (1.02%) PHP
15 94 (0.94%) T-SQL
16 89 (0.89%) R
16 89 (0.89%) VBA
17 80 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 62 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,349 (13.54%) Degree
2 474 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 343 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 297 (2.98%) CISSP
5 288 (2.89%) SC Cleared
6 249 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 209 (2.10%) CISM
8 192 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 174 (1.75%) CCNP
10 171 (1.72%) MCSE
11 134 (1.34%) CISA
12 116 (1.16%) ACCA
13 115 (1.15%) CIMA
14 108 (1.08%) CCNA
15 80 (0.80%) DV Cleared
16 76 (0.76%) MCSA
17 69 (0.69%) CCIE
17 69 (0.69%) Master's Degree
18 64 (0.64%) AWS Certification
19 62 (0.62%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 235 (2.36%) GDPR
3 225 (2.26%) QA
4 159 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 146 (1.46%) PMO
6 85 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.83%) GCP
8 62 (0.62%) COBIT
9 61 (0.61%) SLA
10 48 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 43 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 32 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 32 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (0.24%) IFRS
14 21 (0.21%) GAAP
15 19 (0.19%) ISO 31000
16 16 (0.16%) RMADS
17 14 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 14 (0.14%) SEPA
18 13 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 476 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 369 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 231 (2.32%) Docker
5 137 (1.37%) XenApp
6 135 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 77 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 58 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 58 (0.58%) vSphere
9 48 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 30 (0.30%) HDFS
12 22 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.15%) Firmware
15 14 (0.14%) NFS
15 14 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.11%) iptables
17 10 (0.10%) Xen
18 8 (0.080%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 214 (2.15%) Ansible
2 192 (1.93%) Puppet
3 179 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 177 (1.78%) SCCM
5 122 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 107 (1.07%) Kubernetes
7 80 (0.80%) Terraform
8 53 (0.53%) SCVMM
9 52 (0.52%) Nagios
10 47 (0.47%) SCOrch
11 44 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 43 (0.43%) SCSM
13 42 (0.42%) Rundeck
14 39 (0.39%) SCDPM
14 39 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
15 38 (0.38%) Automic
16 33 (0.33%) vRealize
17 27 (0.27%) Nessus
17 27 (0.27%) SCOM
18 26 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2,628 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 1,620 (16.26%) SAP
3 970 (9.73%) Oracle
4 571 (5.73%) VMware
5 415 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
6 366 (3.67%) Cisco
7 311 (3.12%) Sage
8 290 (2.91%) Citrix
9 275 (2.76%) Tableau
10 202 (2.03%) Google
11 190 (1.91%) IBM
12 174 (1.75%) Infor
13 159 (1.60%) Epicor
14 145 (1.45%) Splunk
15 139 (1.39%) JD Edwards
16 133 (1.33%) ServiceNow
17 123 (1.23%) HP
18 101 (1.01%) Informatica
18 101 (1.01%) Juniper
19 96 (0.96%) CheckPoint