The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 39 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4935 5316 6591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.87% 5.83% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.11% 6.04% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3658 3951 5167
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 2353 £60,000 - 339
South East +3 843 £52,500 +5.00% 98
North West -15 389 £45,000 - 76
East of England -13 274 £52,500 +5.00% 56
West Midlands -9 264 £50,000 - 46
South West +4 256 £50,000 - 29
Yorkshire -18 193 £48,500 +7.77% 42
East Midlands -16 60 £52,500 - 19
North East 0 58 £50,000 -9.09% 17
Midlands +1 17 £60,000 +25.00% 67
South Coast - 9 £40,500 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2394 (26.14%) Finance
2 1810 (19.76%) SAP
3 1449 (15.82%) Degree
4 1419 (15.49%) Microsoft
5 1343 (14.66%) Presales
6 1235 (13.48%) SQL
7 1033 (11.28%) Oracle
8 924 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
9 881 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 876 (9.56%) Project Management
11 862 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
12 824 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
13 779 (8.51%) Java
14 734 (8.01%) ERP
15 722 (7.88%) Windows
16 645 (7.04%) Retail
17 603 (6.58%) Analytics
18 602 (6.57%) Manufacturing
19 591 (6.45%) SQL Server
20 571 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
21 549 (5.99%) CRM
22 542 (5.92%) Banking
23 540 (5.90%) Linux
24 523 (5.71%) Cisco
25 517 (5.64%) JavaScript
26 497 (5.43%) ITIL
27 483 (5.27%) .NET
28 477 (5.21%) Security Cleared
29 466 (5.09%) Migration
30 460 (5.02%) 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
1 199 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 146 (1.59%) SAS
3 116 (1.27%) IIS
4 111 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 108 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 84 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 70 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 68 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 67 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 65 (0.71%) NetWeaver
11 57 (0.62%) JBoss
12 48 (0.52%) Apache Spark
13 47 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 46 (0.50%) Apache
15 45 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
16 40 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
17 37 (0.40%) CMS
18 30 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
20 26 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 250 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 230 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 152 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.43%) SPSS
7 25 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.087%) InVision
11 6 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.055%) Camtasia
12 5 (0.055%) SPSS Modeler
13 3 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.033%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.033%) PaintShop Pro
13 3 (0.033%) Simulink
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 337 (3.68%) SAP MM
2 331 (3.61%) SAP FI
3 314 (3.43%) SAP CO
3 314 (3.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 305 (3.33%) SAP SD
5 246 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 217 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
7 192 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 159 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
9 155 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
10 138 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
11 126 (1.38%) SAP WM
12 119 (1.30%) NetSuite
12 119 (1.30%) SAP PP
13 107 (1.17%) SAP SCM
14 96 (1.05%) SAP QM
15 94 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
16 85 (0.93%) SAP HR
17 80 (0.87%) SAP BPC
18 77 (0.84%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 571 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 335 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 312 (3.41%) Office 365
4 208 (2.27%) SaaS
5 112 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 96 (1.05%) IaaS
7 92 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 87 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
9 68 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 68 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 58 (0.63%) PaaS
11 53 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 51 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 48 (0.52%) CloudBees
14 37 (0.40%) Taleo
15 33 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
16 32 (0.35%) Slack
17 28 (0.31%) Force.com
18 27 (0.29%) G Suite
19 23 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 318 (3.47%) Firewall
2 199 (2.17%) WAN
3 195 (2.13%) Network Security
4 183 (2.00%) Wireless
5 168 (1.83%) LAN
6 135 (1.47%) Internet
7 126 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 118 (1.29%) MPLS
9 111 (1.21%) SAN
9 111 (1.21%) VPN
10 109 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
10 109 (1.19%) DNS
11 98 (1.07%) BGP
12 95 (1.04%) Skype
13 82 (0.90%) Unified Communications
14 77 (0.84%) OSPF
15 64 (0.70%) VoIP
16 60 (0.66%) Ethernet
17 53 (0.58%) DHCP
18 51 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 317 (3.46%) Big Data
3 252 (2.75%) SAP HANA
4 245 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 204 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 202 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 200 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
8 170 (1.86%) QlikView
9 164 (1.79%) SAP BW
10 160 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 147 (1.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 147 (1.60%) Power BI
12 135 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 122 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 105 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 93 (1.02%) GIS
16 81 (0.88%) MySQL
17 69 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
18 66 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
18 66 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 233 (2.54%) Selenium
2 173 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 133 (1.45%) JIRA
4 109 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 99 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 85 (0.93%) HP UFT
7 80 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 76 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 70 (0.76%) JUnit
10 68 (0.74%) Subversion
11 63 (0.69%) TestNG
12 59 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 58 (0.63%) GoCD
14 57 (0.62%) Appium
15 54 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
15 54 (0.59%) Protractor
16 53 (0.58%) Jasmine
17 52 (0.57%) Maven
18 48 (0.52%) ClearCase
19 47 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 2394 (26.14%) Finance
2 645 (7.04%) Retail
3 602 (6.57%) Manufacturing
4 542 (5.92%) Banking
5 436 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 403 (4.40%) Marketing
7 273 (2.98%) Advertising
8 204 (2.23%) Legal
9 164 (1.79%) Billing
10 100 (1.09%) Electronics
11 99 (1.08%) Automotive
12 89 (0.97%) Local Government
13 88 (0.96%) Law
14 86 (0.94%) General Ledger
15 78 (0.85%) German Language
16 77 (0.84%) Publishing
17 76 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
18 68 (0.74%) French Language
19 65 (0.71%) Financial Institution
20 55 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (5.27%) .NET
2 407 (4.44%) HTML
3 291 (3.18%) Web Services
4 289 (3.16%) XML
5 237 (2.59%) CSS
6 152 (1.66%) Middleware
7 118 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 118 (1.29%) SOAP
8 101 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 87 (0.95%) IDoc
10 85 (0.93%) JSON
11 75 (0.82%) RESTful
12 73 (0.80%) Spring
13 70 (0.76%) J2EE
14 67 (0.73%) REST
15 65 (0.71%) JMS
16 64 (0.70%) jQuery
17 56 (0.61%) BAPI
18 50 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
19 49 (0.53%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 862 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 400 (4.37%) Computer Science
3 349 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 291 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 191 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 164 (1.79%) User Experience
7 131 (1.43%) Fintech
8 108 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 89 (0.97%) Social Media
10 87 (0.95%) NHS
11 79 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 76 (0.83%) Derivative
13 64 (0.70%) Blog
14 63 (0.69%) Life Science
15 54 (0.59%) Public Cloud
16 50 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 50 (0.55%) Mobile App
17 48 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
18 47 (0.51%) Private Cloud
19 46 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 722 (7.88%) Windows
2 540 (5.90%) Linux
3 332 (3.62%) Unix
4 260 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 110 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (0.58%) CoreOS
8 36 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 32 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.32%) Android
12 21 (0.23%) AIX
13 20 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.20%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.19%) Solaris
16 15 (0.16%) VMS
17 13 (0.14%) HPUX
18 12 (0.13%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1343 (14.66%) Presales
2 924 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
3 881 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 876 (9.56%) Project Management
5 824 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
6 734 (8.01%) ERP
7 603 (6.58%) Analytics
8 549 (5.99%) CRM
9 497 (5.43%) ITIL
10 466 (5.09%) Migration
11 460 (5.02%) Mentoring
12 444 (4.85%) Customer Requirements
12 444 (4.85%) Information Security
13 442 (4.83%) Business Development
14 377 (4.12%) DevOps
14 377 (4.12%) Logistics
15 370 (4.04%) Business Analysis
16 364 (3.97%) SDLC
17 347 (3.79%) Change Management
18 338 (3.69%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1235 (13.48%) SQL
2 779 (8.51%) Java
3 517 (5.64%) JavaScript
4 419 (4.57%) C#
5 407 (4.44%) C
6 324 (3.54%) Python
7 240 (2.62%) ABAP
8 180 (1.97%) C++
9 178 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 114 (1.24%) R
11 112 (1.22%) Ruby
12 109 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 101 (1.10%) PHP
14 97 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 95 (1.04%) Perl
16 91 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 80 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 55 (0.60%) VBA
19 45 (0.49%) Scala
20 42 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1449 (15.82%) Degree
2 477 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 373 (4.07%) CISSP
4 371 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 310 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 268 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 206 (2.25%) CCNP
8 205 (2.24%) CISM
9 168 (1.83%) MCSE
10 159 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 149 (1.63%) CISA
12 125 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
13 122 (1.33%) CCNA
14 106 (1.16%) CCIE
15 94 (1.03%) ACCA
16 91 (0.99%) CIMA
17 78 (0.85%) CEH
18 73 (0.80%) MCSA
19 71 (0.78%) CCA
20 68 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (1.76%) QA
3 150 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 92 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 81 (0.88%) PMO
6 78 (0.85%) SLA
7 75 (0.82%) COBIT
8 60 (0.66%) GDPR
9 50 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 46 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 23 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 15 (0.16%) HL7
13 15 (0.16%) MiFID
14 14 (0.15%) GPG13
14 14 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 12 (0.13%) ISO 22301
16 10 (0.11%) Basel III
16 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 320 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 240 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 116 (1.27%) Docker
5 46 (0.50%) XenApp
6 33 (0.36%) vSphere
7 27 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 20 (0.22%) vCloud
10 18 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.11%) Snort
14 9 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.076%) Firmware
16 7 (0.076%) HDFS
17 6 (0.066%) Samba
17 6 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 168 (1.83%) Puppet
2 145 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (1.34%) Ansible
4 73 (0.80%) Nagios
5 66 (0.72%) SCCM
6 63 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 55 (0.60%) Graphite
8 45 (0.49%) Nessus
9 30 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 29 (0.32%) SCOM
11 26 (0.28%) vRealize
12 25 (0.27%) CA Wily
13 24 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
14 22 (0.24%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (0.22%) Netcool
16 19 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 17 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
18 16 (0.17%) QRadar
18 16 (0.17%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1810 (19.76%) SAP
2 1419 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 1033 (11.28%) Oracle
4 523 (5.71%) Cisco
5 389 (4.25%) VMware
6 246 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
7 217 (2.37%) Tableau
8 215 (2.35%) Sage
9 211 (2.30%) Citrix
10 204 (2.23%) IBM
11 193 (2.11%) Juniper
12 170 (1.86%) Google
13 155 (1.69%) HP
14 151 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 112 (1.22%) Cognos
16 108 (1.18%) Splunk
17 103 (1.12%) Informatica
18 100 (1.09%) F5
19 98 (1.07%) Palo Alto
20 93 (1.02%) JD Edwards
Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + 25% commission
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: up to £25,000 + excellent benefits (including Student Loan Repayment P
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £850000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £73000 per annum + `
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £57500 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary, Bonus and Company Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Bluewolf
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Bluewolf
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - 95,000 + excellent benefits - including a VERY generous bonu
Posted: 8 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago