Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

IT Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 618 637
Rank change year-on-year -144 +19 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 420 686 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 301 566 616
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,625 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% -

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant in England.

Salary trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in England

IT 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 IT Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -72 220 £47,500 -13.64% 11
South East -57 80 £42,000 -6.67% 5
North of England -7 70 £31,500 -31.52% 9
Yorkshire +31 41 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North West -30 26 £31,000 -32.61% 5
East of England -8 15 £30,000 -20.00% 3
South West -13 15 £37,500 -13.79% 1
Midlands -19 10 £32,500 +30.00% 2
West Midlands -22 6 £26,000 +4.00% 1
East Midlands +26 4 £32,500 +13.04% 1
North East +5 2 - - 1
IT Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 126 (30.00%) Finance
2 116 (27.62%) Degree
3 95 (22.62%) Windows
4 72 (17.14%) Presales
5 71 (16.90%) Banking
6 66 (15.71%) Microsoft
7 56 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 54 (12.86%) Computer Science
9 51 (12.14%) VMware
9 51 (12.14%) Project Management
9 51 (12.14%) Mentoring
10 47 (11.19%) Firewall
11 45 (10.71%) Oracle
11 45 (10.71%) Windows Server
12 43 (10.24%) Cisco
12 43 (10.24%) Migration
13 42 (10.00%) Linux
13 42 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (9.52%) Information Security
14 40 (9.52%) PowerShell
15 39 (9.29%) Service Delivery
16 35 (8.33%) Office 365
16 35 (8.33%) ITIL
17 34 (8.10%) VPN
18 33 (7.86%) Change Management
18 33 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (7.86%) DevOps
19 32 (7.62%) IT Strategy
20 31 (7.38%) MS Exchange
20 31 (7.38%) Business Intelligence

IT 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 31 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 21 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 20 (4.76%) IIS
4 16 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.95%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.95%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.71%) assyst
3 3 (0.71%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.48%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.33%) Office 365
2 19 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.14%) SaaS
4 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.95%) CloudBees
5 4 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.71%) IaaS
6 3 (0.71%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Boomi
8 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.19%) Firewall
2 34 (8.10%) VPN
3 29 (6.90%) WAN
4 26 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (5.00%) Skype
6 18 (4.29%) Cisco PIX
6 18 (4.29%) LAN
7 17 (4.05%) MPLS
8 15 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (3.57%) VoIP
9 14 (3.33%) DSL
9 14 (3.33%) Ethernet
9 14 (3.33%) SSL
10 13 (3.10%) TCP/IP
10 13 (3.10%) Wireless
11 10 (2.38%) DNS
12 9 (2.14%) HTTP
12 9 (2.14%) SAN
13 8 (1.90%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.81%) Blockchain
3 13 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.43%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.19%) Big Data
5 5 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.19%) GIS
5 5 (1.19%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.71%) MySQL
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.48%) DB2
7 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) JIRA
2 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (0.95%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.95%) GoCD
2 4 (0.95%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.95%) JMeter
2 4 (0.95%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.95%) NeoLoad
2 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.95%) Selenium
2 4 (0.95%) Subversion
2 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.95%) Travis CI
2 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 126 (30.00%) Finance
2 71 (16.90%) Banking
3 23 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.29%) Retail
5 16 (3.81%) French Language
5 16 (3.81%) German Language
6 12 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.86%) Law
7 9 (2.14%) Advertising
7 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.90%) Billing
9 7 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.43%) Marketing
11 5 (1.19%) Electronics
11 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.71%) Automotive
12 3 (0.71%) Local Government
12 3 (0.71%) Publishing
13 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.62%) Middleware
2 6 (1.43%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (0.71%) SAPUI5
3 3 (0.71%) SOAP
3 3 (0.71%) Web Services
4 2 (0.48%) RESTful
4 2 (0.48%) XML
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) J2EE
5 1 (0.24%) JMS
5 1 (0.24%) OAuth
5 1 (0.24%) OpenID
5 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 42 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.57%) Clustering
4 15 (3.57%) Replication
5 13 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.90%) iSeries
7 8 (1.90%) Social Media
8 7 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.95%) iPad
11 3 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.71%) Fintech
11 3 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (22.62%) Windows
2 45 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 42 (10.00%) Linux
4 30 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.81%) Unix
7 14 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.10%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.38%) Solaris
9 10 (2.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.90%) Android
11 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.95%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.48%) CentOS
13 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.14%) Presales
2 51 (12.14%) Mentoring
2 51 (12.14%) Project Management
3 43 (10.24%) Migration
4 40 (9.52%) Information Security
5 39 (9.29%) Service Delivery
6 35 (8.33%) ITIL
7 33 (7.86%) Change Management
7 33 (7.86%) DevOps
8 32 (7.62%) IT Strategy
9 31 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 26 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.95%) Business Development
13 23 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (5.24%) Service Management
15 20 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (4.52%) Problem Management
17 18 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 25 (5.95%) SQL
3 24 (5.71%) Java
4 19 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.62%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.38%) Python
7 4 (0.95%) Groovy
8 3 (0.71%) C
8 3 (0.71%) C#
9 2 (0.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 116 (27.62%) Degree
2 31 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (7.14%) CISSP
3 30 (7.14%) MCSE
4 24 (5.71%) CISM
5 21 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (4.52%) CCNA
6 19 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (4.05%) CCIE
8 17 (4.05%) MCP
9 16 (3.81%) MCITP
10 14 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.90%) CEH
11 8 (1.90%) CISA
11 8 (1.90%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.95%) CCA
12 4 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.57%) QA
3 10 (2.38%) PMO
4 7 (1.67%) COBIT
4 7 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.95%) SLA
7 3 (0.71%) GDPR
8 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.24%) GPG13
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 14 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 10 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.14%) XenApp
5 9 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.95%) Docker
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 14 (3.33%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.19%) Ansible
3 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.19%) Puppet
4 4 (0.95%) Graphite
4 4 (0.95%) Nagios
4 4 (0.95%) SCCM
5 3 (0.71%) QRadar
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.48%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.24%) SCSM
7 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 66 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 51 (12.14%) VMware
3 45 (10.71%) Oracle
4 43 (10.24%) Cisco
5 28 (6.67%) SAP
5 28 (6.67%) Virgin Media
6 24 (5.71%) Citrix
7 23 (5.48%) Dell
8 22 (5.24%) Veeam
9 19 (4.52%) HP
10 17 (4.05%) SonicWALL
11 14 (3.33%) Draytek
11 14 (3.33%) Juniper
11 14 (3.33%) ProCurve
11 14 (3.33%) Symantec
11 14 (3.33%) Veritas
11 14 (3.33%) WatchGuard
11 14 (3.33%) ZyXEL
12 12 (2.86%) Avaloq
13 10 (2.38%) F5