Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 689 668 765
Rank change year-on-year -21 +97 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 265 430 433
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 174 308 344
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.92% -3.68% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,213 £24,000
90th Percentile £86,875 £80,000 £74,500
UK median annual salary £47,600 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +0.21% -1.04% +1.05%

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 103,705 131,782 160,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 83,738 106,311 132,447
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Consultant in England.

Salary trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Consultant in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 -20 171 £65,000 +25.00% 13
Midlands +61 26 £42,500 -5.56% 2
South East +8 25 £37,500 -11.76% 8
West Midlands +50 22 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North of England +46 20 £32,250 -3.73% 16
East of England +39 12 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West +36 10 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Yorkshire +29 10 £32,000 -11.72% 5
South West +41 9 £32,500 -20.73% 3
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 -
IT Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 79 (29.81%) Degree
2 64 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (23.77%) Business Development
4 61 (23.02%) Finance
4 61 (23.02%) IT Strategy
5 56 (21.13%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (18.87%) Business Transformation
6 50 (18.87%) Azure
7 46 (17.36%) AWS
8 40 (15.09%) ITIL
9 38 (14.34%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 38 (14.34%) Collaborative Working
10 30 (11.32%) Programme Management
10 30 (11.32%) Firewall
10 30 (11.32%) Office 365
11 28 (10.57%) WAN
12 27 (10.19%) CISSP
12 27 (10.19%) Internet
12 27 (10.19%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (10.19%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (9.81%) Microsoft
14 25 (9.43%) Active Directory
14 25 (9.43%) SQL
14 25 (9.43%) MPLS
14 25 (9.43%) Network Design
14 25 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
15 23 (8.68%) Oracle
16 22 (8.30%) Java
16 22 (8.30%) Retail
16 22 (8.30%) Public Cloud

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 11 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.40%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.75%) JBoss
3 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (3.02%) AutoCAD
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.51%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 50 (18.87%) Azure
2 46 (17.36%) AWS
3 30 (11.32%) Office 365
4 17 (6.42%) G Suite
5 10 (3.77%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.26%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.51%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.32%) Firewall
2 28 (10.57%) WAN
3 27 (10.19%) Internet
4 25 (9.43%) MPLS
5 22 (8.30%) Unified Communications
6 15 (5.66%) Network Security
7 12 (4.53%) Skype
7 12 (4.53%) VPN
8 10 (3.77%) LAN
9 8 (3.02%) WLAN
10 5 (1.89%) SAN
10 5 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.13%) DHCP
12 3 (1.13%) DNS
12 3 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.75%) Wireless
14 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.17%) Blockchain
2 11 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.26%) Power BI
4 5 (1.89%) Big Data
5 4 (1.51%) FileMaker
5 4 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 61 (23.02%) Finance
2 22 (8.30%) Retail
3 17 (6.42%) Banking
4 8 (3.02%) Marketing
4 8 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.64%) Games
5 7 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.26%) Legal
6 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.89%) Electronics
8 4 (1.51%) French Language
8 4 (1.51%) German Language
9 3 (1.13%) Advertising
9 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.13%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.75%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.75%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.75%) .NET
1 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
1 2 (0.75%) JMS
1 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
1 2 (0.75%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.38%) EDI
2 1 (0.38%) HTML
2 1 (0.38%) HTML5
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.30%) Public Cloud
2 17 (6.42%) Internet of Things
3 16 (6.04%) PKI
4 11 (4.15%) Robotics
5 9 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.64%) Social Media
8 4 (1.51%) Clustering
8 4 (1.51%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.51%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.13%) FMCG
10 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Social Network
11 1 (0.38%) CMDB
11 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.66%) Windows
2 8 (3.02%) Linux
3 7 (2.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (23.77%) Business Development
3 61 (23.02%) IT Strategy
4 56 (21.13%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (18.87%) Business Transformation
6 40 (15.09%) ITIL
7 38 (14.34%) Collaborative Working
7 38 (14.34%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 30 (11.32%) Programme Management
9 27 (10.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 27 (10.19%) Risk Assessment
10 25 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
10 25 (9.43%) Network Design
11 21 (7.92%) Project Management
12 20 (7.55%) Data Architecture
13 19 (7.17%) Computer Science
13 19 (7.17%) Service Management
13 19 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (6.42%) Data Privacy
14 17 (6.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.43%) SQL
2 22 (8.30%) Java
3 4 (1.51%) C#
3 4 (1.51%) C++
3 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.75%) C
5 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (29.81%) Degree
2 27 (10.19%) CISSP
3 19 (7.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.40%) CISM
5 8 (3.02%) CCNA
5 8 (3.02%) CCNP
6 7 (2.64%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.89%) RIBA
8 4 (1.51%) BICSI Certification
8 4 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.75%) CISA
10 2 (0.75%) MCITP
10 2 (0.75%) MCSA
10 2 (0.75%) MCSE
10 2 (0.75%) MCTS
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PhD
11 1 (0.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.77%) COBIT
2 9 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.02%) GDPR
3 8 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.75%) QA
6 2 (0.75%) SLA
7 1 (0.38%) Basel III
7 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.38%) NIST
7 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.91%) vCloud
3 11 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.02%) Docker
5 5 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.89%) XenApp
6 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 26 (9.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.68%) Oracle
3 19 (7.17%) Google
4 18 (6.79%) VMware
5 8 (3.02%) Citrix
6 6 (2.26%) SAP
7 5 (1.89%) Brocade
7 5 (1.89%) Meraki
8 4 (1.51%) Adobe
8 4 (1.51%) Dell
8 4 (1.51%) EMC
8 4 (1.51%) ESET
8 4 (1.51%) HP
8 4 (1.51%) Isilon
8 4 (1.51%) MikroTik
8 4 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.51%) Vectorworks
9 3 (1.13%) Cisco
9 3 (1.13%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.13%) Ivanti