Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 44 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7,838 9,239 9,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.11% 5.66% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 5.90% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5,916 6,715 7,490
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £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 147,244 156,481 173,501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.91% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 119,668 126,297 146,874
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 0 4,002 £60,000 - 531
South East -18 1,243 £53,000 +6.00% 246
North of England -9 929 £47,500 -5.00% 243
Midlands +8 635 £47,500 -9.52% 136
North West -16 533 £50,000 - 140
West Midlands +8 465 £47,500 -9.52% 101
East of England -6 403 £52,500 -0.94% 87
South West -3 389 £50,000 - 107
Yorkshire -17 273 £47,500 -5.00% 57
East Midlands +21 160 £47,500 -5.00% 35
North East 0 132 £30,000 -36.84% 46
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 2,113 (26.96%) Finance
2 1,706 (21.77%) Microsoft
3 1,332 (16.99%) SQL
4 1,254 (16.00%) Degree
5 1,140 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
6 1,006 (12.83%) Presales
7 1,002 (12.78%) SAP
8 903 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 723 (9.22%) Oracle
10 713 (9.10%) Project Management
11 697 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 693 (8.84%) CRM
13 685 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
14 683 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
15 675 (8.61%) ERP
16 659 (8.41%) Windows
17 647 (8.25%) Analytics
18 646 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
19 638 (8.14%) Java
20 619 (7.90%) SQL Server
21 529 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
22 520 (6.63%) Business Analysis
23 510 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
24 503 (6.42%) Retail
25 472 (6.02%) JavaScript
26 464 (5.92%) Banking
27 441 (5.63%) Office 365
28 437 (5.58%) Security Cleared
29 435 (5.55%) Advertising
30 430 (5.49%) Mentoring

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
1 219 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 152 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 101 (1.29%) SAS
4 98 (1.25%) IIS
5 78 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 56 (0.71%) Apache
7 54 (0.69%) Apache Spark
8 53 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 44 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 43 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 42 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 41 (0.52%) JBoss
13 37 (0.47%) CMS
14 32 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.40%) Confluence
16 29 (0.37%) NetWeaver
16 29 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 28 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
18 23 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 206 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.41%) SPSS
6 29 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.077%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.064%) Autodesk Inventor
11 5 (0.064%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.064%) ProjectWise
12 4 (0.051%) Revit
13 3 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.038%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.038%) InVision
14 2 (0.026%) Gephi
14 2 (0.026%) Stata
14 2 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 357 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 257 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 255 (3.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 146 (1.86%) SAP FI
5 144 (1.84%) SAP CO
5 144 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 134 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
7 112 (1.43%) NetSuite
8 110 (1.40%) SAP SD
9 91 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
9 91 (1.16%) SAP MM
10 73 (0.93%) SAP HR
11 66 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
12 64 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
13 51 (0.65%) SAP Business One
13 51 (0.65%) SAP PP
14 50 (0.64%) SAP HCM
15 48 (0.61%) SAP SCM
16 45 (0.57%) SAP BPC
17 44 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 903 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 529 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 441 (5.63%) Office 365
4 384 (4.90%) SaaS
5 345 (4.40%) Dynamics 365
6 211 (2.69%) PaaS
7 163 (2.08%) IaaS
8 159 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 112 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 104 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 99 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
12 61 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 48 (0.61%) Serverless
14 46 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 38 (0.48%) Oracle CX
16 37 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
17 29 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
18 27 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
19 26 (0.33%) CloudBees
20 25 (0.32%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 418 (5.33%) Firewall
2 169 (2.16%) Network Security
3 147 (1.88%) WAN
4 144 (1.84%) SAN
5 138 (1.76%) LAN
6 130 (1.66%) Internet
7 119 (1.52%) Wireless
8 96 (1.22%) DNS
9 94 (1.20%) TCP/IP
10 86 (1.10%) VPN
11 85 (1.08%) Skype
12 70 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
13 69 (0.88%) MPLS
14 58 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
15 56 (0.71%) NAS
16 49 (0.63%) Unified Communications
17 46 (0.59%) iSCSI
17 46 (0.59%) OSPF
17 46 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
18 42 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 259 (3.30%) Big Data
3 247 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 247 (3.15%) Power BI
4 235 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 232 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 181 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 175 (2.23%) SAP HANA
8 145 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 132 (1.68%) QlikView
10 112 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 111 (1.42%) Data Lake
12 109 (1.39%) SAP BW
13 100 (1.28%) Hadoop
14 89 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
15 84 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
16 70 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 68 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 66 (0.84%) MySQL
19 64 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 146 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 135 (1.72%) JIRA
3 123 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 109 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 71 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 69 (0.88%) Selenium
8 63 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 59 (0.75%) Subversion
10 52 (0.66%) GoCD
11 49 (0.63%) TeamCity
12 42 (0.54%) Travis CI
13 41 (0.52%) IBM UrbanCode
14 36 (0.46%) HP UFT
15 34 (0.43%) Vagrant
16 28 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
17 27 (0.34%) Cucumber
18 25 (0.32%) ClearCase
18 25 (0.32%) LSMW
19 24 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 2,113 (26.96%) Finance
2 503 (6.42%) Retail
3 464 (5.92%) Banking
4 435 (5.55%) Advertising
5 421 (5.37%) Marketing
6 341 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 195 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 123 (1.57%) Legal
9 102 (1.30%) Law
10 90 (1.15%) Front Office
11 83 (1.06%) Publishing
12 75 (0.96%) Billing
13 66 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 63 (0.80%) Local Government
15 59 (0.75%) Games
16 58 (0.74%) German Language
17 57 (0.73%) French Language
17 57 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 54 (0.69%) Financial Institution
18 54 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (4.54%) .NET
2 323 (4.12%) HTML
3 298 (3.80%) XML
4 252 (3.22%) CSS
5 212 (2.70%) Web Services
6 113 (1.44%) REST
7 90 (1.15%) Middleware
8 76 (0.97%) jQuery
9 74 (0.94%) AngularJS
10 73 (0.93%) SOAP
11 61 (0.78%) XSLT
12 59 (0.75%) Spring
13 56 (0.71%) HTML5
14 53 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
15 49 (0.63%) J2EE
16 47 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
17 44 (0.56%) IDoc
17 44 (0.56%) Kafka
17 44 (0.56%) Node.js
18 36 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 646 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 330 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 287 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 218 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 192 (2.45%) Fintech
7 179 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 127 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 95 (1.21%) PKI
10 92 (1.17%) User Experience
11 78 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 68 (0.87%) Derivative
13 63 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
14 61 (0.78%) Social Media
15 57 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 53 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 53 (0.68%) Mobile App
17 49 (0.63%) FMCG
18 47 (0.60%) NHS
18 47 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 659 (8.41%) Windows
2 409 (5.22%) Linux
3 271 (3.46%) Windows Server
4 221 (2.82%) Unix
5 94 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 62 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 46 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 43 (0.55%) Android
11 35 (0.45%) AIX
12 33 (0.42%) CoreOS
13 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (0.36%) Solaris
15 27 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 24 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (0.26%) HPUX
18 16 (0.20%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.15%) Windows Phone
20 11 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,140 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,006 (12.83%) Presales
3 713 (9.10%) Project Management
4 697 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 693 (8.84%) CRM
6 685 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
7 683 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
8 675 (8.61%) ERP
9 647 (8.25%) Analytics
10 520 (6.63%) Business Analysis
11 510 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
12 430 (5.49%) Mentoring
13 420 (5.36%) Migration
14 408 (5.21%) Business Development
15 407 (5.19%) Information Security
16 405 (5.17%) DevOps
17 338 (4.31%) ITIL
18 258 (3.29%) ETL
19 255 (3.25%) Coaching
20 249 (3.18%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1,332 (16.99%) SQL
2 638 (8.14%) Java
3 472 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 393 (5.01%) C#
5 321 (4.10%) Python
6 222 (2.83%) C
7 205 (2.62%) ABAP
8 177 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 121 (1.54%) R
10 115 (1.47%) Apex Code
11 92 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 91 (1.16%) C++
13 72 (0.92%) PHP
14 69 (0.88%) Perl
15 67 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 65 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 48 (0.61%) VBA
18 45 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 39 (0.50%) Ruby
19 39 (0.50%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,254 (16.00%) Degree
2 437 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 321 (4.10%) CISSP
4 227 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 217 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 208 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 200 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 180 (2.30%) CISM
9 146 (1.86%) CCNP
10 124 (1.58%) ACCA
11 109 (1.39%) CIMA
12 101 (1.29%) CISA
13 86 (1.10%) MCSE
14 84 (1.07%) DV Cleared
15 80 (1.02%) CCNA
16 67 (0.85%) ISEB
17 63 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
18 56 (0.71%) Master's Degree
19 53 (0.68%) CCIE
20 52 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (2.22%) QA
3 154 (1.96%) GDPR
4 112 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 108 (1.38%) PMO
6 107 (1.37%) Data Quality
7 72 (0.92%) COBIT
8 56 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 55 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 48 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 43 (0.55%) SLA
12 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.18%) IFRS
14 14 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.14%) IFRS 9
15 11 (0.14%) Solvency II
16 10 (0.13%) ISO 8583
16 10 (0.13%) JSP 440
17 9 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 359 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 260 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 186 (2.37%) Docker
5 58 (0.74%) vSphere
6 39 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 38 (0.48%) XenApp
8 37 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.28%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.20%) XenServer
12 13 (0.17%) HDFS
13 12 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.13%) Firmware
16 9 (0.11%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.089%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.077%) vCloud
18 6 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 156 (1.99%) Puppet
2 152 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (1.90%) Ansible
4 113 (1.44%) SCCM
5 91 (1.16%) Terraform
6 75 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 58 (0.74%) QRadar
8 51 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 40 (0.51%) Nagios
10 37 (0.47%) Automic
10 37 (0.47%) Consul
11 34 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 33 (0.42%) SCVMM
13 26 (0.33%) Graphite
13 26 (0.33%) Rundeck
14 19 (0.24%) Nessus
15 18 (0.23%) Prometheus
16 16 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
17 15 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
18 14 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,706 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 1,002 (12.78%) SAP
3 723 (9.22%) Oracle
4 410 (5.23%) VMware
5 382 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
6 289 (3.69%) Cisco
7 265 (3.38%) Tableau
8 181 (2.31%) Citrix
9 142 (1.81%) Google
10 126 (1.61%) Sage
11 123 (1.57%) Splunk
12 109 (1.39%) Juniper
13 97 (1.24%) HP
14 96 (1.22%) IBM
15 94 (1.20%) ServiceNow
16 92 (1.17%) Hyperion
17 85 (1.08%) CheckPoint
18 84 (1.07%) Cognos
19 76 (0.97%) F5
20 69 (0.88%) Informatica