Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Principal Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 902 948 979
Rank change year-on-year +46 +31 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 261 261 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 173 189 254
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £70,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.48% +0.71%
10th Percentile £52,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £115,000 £110,875
UK median annual salary £79,000 £80,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +10.34% +3.57%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Consultant in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in England

Principal 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 Principal Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 +68 205 £82,500 -13.16% 14
South East +31 17 £70,000 - 2
North of England +17 14 £60,000 -5.88%
North West -16 12 £60,000 -5.88%
Midlands +30 7 £60,000 -35.14% 1
West Midlands +15 7 £60,000 -36.84% 1
South West +17 5 £60,000 -14.29%
East of England -10 3 £75,000 +127.27%
Yorkshire +23 2 £57,500 -13.21%
Principal Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Principal 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 Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 73 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 52 (19.92%) Finance
4 50 (19.16%) Degree
5 46 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (15.33%) DevOps
6 40 (15.33%) SAP
7 39 (14.94%) Business Development
8 38 (14.56%) Microsoft
9 36 (13.79%) Presales
10 34 (13.03%) Migration
11 33 (12.64%) SAP HANA
12 32 (12.26%) Java
13 30 (11.49%) C#
13 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 29 (11.11%) Scrum
15 28 (10.73%) VMware
15 28 (10.73%) Test Automation
16 27 (10.34%) Virtual Team
17 24 (9.20%) Life Science
17 24 (9.20%) GxP
18 23 (8.81%) Selenium
18 23 (8.81%) Jenkins
19 22 (8.43%) Docker
20 21 (8.05%) Test Strategy
20 21 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 21 (8.05%) Information Security

Principal 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 12 (4.60%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.53%) GeoServer
3 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.53%) EViews
3 4 (1.53%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (2.68%) SAP APO
3 6 (2.30%) SAP SD
4 4 (1.53%) SAP QM
5 3 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (1.15%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.77%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.38%) Primavera
7 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.38%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.98%) OpenShift
4 10 (3.83%) Office 365
5 7 (2.68%) IaaS
5 7 (2.68%) PaaS
6 6 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.92%) CloudBees
8 3 (1.15%) G Suite
8 3 (1.15%) SaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Slack
9 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) VSAN
2 3 (1.15%) BGP
2 3 (1.15%) Firewall
2 3 (1.15%) OSPF
2 3 (1.15%) Skype
2 3 (1.15%) WAN
3 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.77%) DNS
3 2 (0.77%) EIGRP
3 2 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.77%) Intranet
3 2 (0.77%) LTE
3 2 (0.77%) MPLS
3 2 (0.77%) SNMP
3 2 (0.77%) TETRA
3 2 (0.77%) VPN
3 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.64%) SAP HANA
2 7 (2.68%) Big Data
3 6 (2.30%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.53%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.15%) Power BI
6 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.77%) DB2
6 2 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.77%) QlikView
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Kalido
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (8.81%) Jenkins
1 23 (8.81%) Selenium
2 14 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (4.60%) Jasmine
3 12 (4.60%) JUnit
3 12 (4.60%) Protractor
3 12 (4.60%) TestNG
4 9 (3.45%) JMeter
4 9 (3.45%) NeoLoad
5 8 (3.07%) Appium
5 8 (3.07%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.07%) Gatling
5 8 (3.07%) Ranorex
5 8 (3.07%) SoapUI
5 8 (3.07%) WATIR
5 8 (3.07%) WebLOAD
6 6 (2.30%) Buildbot
7 5 (1.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (19.92%) Finance
2 18 (6.90%) Law
3 14 (5.36%) Retail
4 13 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.45%) Marketing
6 6 (2.30%) Automotive
6 6 (2.30%) Billing
7 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.66%) .NET
2 14 (5.36%) HTML
3 12 (4.60%) CSS
4 10 (3.83%) Web Services
5 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.15%) Node.js
5 3 (1.15%) React
5 3 (1.15%) XML
6 2 (0.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (0.77%) HTML5
6 2 (0.77%) J2EE
6 2 (0.77%) OAuth
6 2 (0.77%) OpenID
6 2 (0.77%) POSIX
6 2 (0.77%) Qt
6 2 (0.77%) REST
6 2 (0.77%) RESTful
6 2 (0.77%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.77%) STL
6 2 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 24 (9.20%) Life Science
4 12 (4.60%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.21%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.92%) Fintech
8 5 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.53%) FMCG
10 3 (1.15%) Blog
10 3 (1.15%) CESG
10 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) User Experience
11 2 (0.77%) ASIC
11 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.36%) Linux
2 10 (3.83%) Unix
3 7 (2.68%) Windows
4 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.15%) CentOS
6 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (15.33%) DevOps
4 39 (14.94%) Business Development
5 36 (13.79%) Presales
6 34 (13.03%) Migration
7 29 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 29 (11.11%) Scrum
8 28 (10.73%) Test Automation
9 21 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (8.05%) Information Security
9 21 (8.05%) Test Strategy
10 19 (7.28%) Open Source
11 16 (6.13%) Kanban
11 16 (6.13%) Project Management
11 16 (6.13%) SDLC
12 15 (5.75%) Analytics
12 15 (5.75%) Coaching
12 15 (5.75%) Functional Testing
12 15 (5.75%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.26%) Java
2 30 (11.49%) C#
3 19 (7.28%) SQL
4 17 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.51%) Python
5 13 (4.98%) Ruby
6 10 (3.83%) C
6 10 (3.83%) C++
7 8 (3.07%) PHP
7 8 (3.07%) Scala
8 5 (1.92%) Go
8 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.53%) R
10 2 (0.77%) Perl
10 2 (0.77%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (19.16%) Degree
2 10 (3.83%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.45%) CISSP
4 8 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.68%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.30%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.92%) CISM
7 5 (1.92%) PMP
8 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.15%) PCI QSA
9 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.15%) SANS
10 2 (0.77%) ISEB
10 2 (0.77%) MCP
11 1 (0.38%) CCIE
11 1 (0.38%) CCNP
11 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.20%) GxP
2 21 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.28%) GDPR
4 14 (5.36%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.30%) GCP
5 6 (2.30%) PMO
6 5 (1.92%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.53%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (1.53%) QA
8 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (1.15%) NIST 800
8 3 (1.15%) PA-DSS
8 3 (1.15%) RMADS
9 2 (0.77%) COBIT
9 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.38%) FATCA
10 1 (0.38%) SLA
10 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (8.43%) Docker
2 17 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.83%) VMware NSX
3 10 (3.83%) vSphere
4 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.15%) XenApp
5 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (6.51%) Ansible
1 17 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (6.51%) Puppet
2 13 (4.98%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.83%) vRealize
4 3 (1.15%) Mesos
4 3 (1.15%) Salt
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.77%) SCCM
6 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (15.33%) SAP
2 38 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.73%) VMware
4 13 (4.98%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.21%) Citrix
6 9 (3.45%) Google
6 9 (3.45%) New Relic
7 8 (3.07%) Ariba
8 7 (2.68%) Oracle
9 6 (2.30%) IBM
9 6 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.92%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.92%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.53%) Cisco
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos
11 4 (1.53%) Tableau
12 3 (1.15%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.77%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.77%) Juniper
13 2 (0.77%) NetApp