The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 729 804 789
Rank change year-on-year +75 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 113 143 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 69 89 103
Median salary £77,500 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £130,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +28.57%  

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 77061 94037 97778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64544 79531 80662
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +54 63 £77,500 +3.33% 8
South East +35 13 £75,000 -42.30%
South West - 8 £49,500 - 1
East of England - 8 - - 1
West Midlands +39 4 £61,750 - 3
North West -15 4 £60,000 -33.33%
Midlands - 3 £90,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £80,000 -
Principal Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 71 (31.84%) Presales
2 60 (26.91%) Mentoring
3 57 (25.56%) Degree
4 55 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (18.83%) Microsoft
6 33 (14.80%) Finance
7 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
8 31 (13.90%) Java
9 30 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (13.00%) Project Management
11 28 (12.56%) MS Excel
12 27 (12.11%) JavaScript
12 27 (12.11%) Open Source
13 25 (11.21%) Business Development
14 24 (10.76%) VMware
14 24 (10.76%) HTML
14 24 (10.76%) .NET
14 24 (10.76%) Test Strategy
15 23 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (9.87%) SQL
16 22 (9.87%) Test Automation
17 21 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (9.42%) DevOps
17 21 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
17 21 (9.42%) Information Security
18 20 (8.97%) C#
18 20 (8.97%) Cisco
18 20 (8.97%) CISSP
19 19 (8.52%) Change Management
19 19 (8.52%) Coaching

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 8 (3.59%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.69%) IIS
4 5 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.35%) JBoss
6 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.90%) Confluence
7 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.45%) Mule
8 1 (0.45%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (12.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.83%) MS Office
3 11 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP BPC
1 3 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.45%) assyst
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.59%) Office 365
4 4 (1.79%) Slack
5 3 (1.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) G Suite
6 2 (0.90%) GitHub
6 2 (0.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.83%) Firewall
2 10 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (2.69%) LAN
3 6 (2.69%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.79%) VPN
4 4 (1.79%) WAN
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.35%) Internet
5 3 (1.35%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.35%) Network Security
5 3 (1.35%) Wireless
6 2 (0.90%) DHCP
6 2 (0.90%) DNS
6 2 (0.90%) Intranet
6 2 (0.90%) NAS
6 2 (0.90%) SAN
6 2 (0.90%) Skype
6 2 (0.90%) TACACS
7 1 (0.45%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.04%) Big Data
3 6 (2.69%) QlikView
4 5 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.24%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.24%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.35%) DB2
6 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.45%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.07%) Selenium
2 17 (7.62%) JUnit
3 16 (7.17%) Jasmine
3 16 (7.17%) Protractor
3 16 (7.17%) TestNG
4 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.79%) JIRA
5 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.90%) JMeter
6 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 33 (14.80%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Marketing
3 9 (4.04%) Retail
4 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.69%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.69%) Avionics
6 5 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.79%) Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.90%) Local Government
9 2 (0.90%) Military
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.76%) .NET
1 24 (10.76%) HTML
2 16 (7.17%) CSS
3 8 (3.59%) AngularJS
3 8 (3.59%) Node.js
3 8 (3.59%) REST
3 8 (3.59%) Spring
4 7 (3.14%) Apache Camel
4 7 (3.14%) HTML5
4 7 (3.14%) JSON
4 7 (3.14%) Spring Integration
5 4 (1.79%) XML
6 3 (1.35%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.35%) RESTful
6 3 (1.35%) WCF
6 3 (1.35%) Web Services
7 2 (0.90%) JMS
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (8.52%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.83%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (4.93%) Fintech
4 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.59%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (3.14%) CESG
7 6 (2.69%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.24%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.90%) Blog
10 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.45%) Equities
11 1 (0.45%) IPTV
11 1 (0.45%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.83%) Linux
2 11 (4.93%) Windows
3 7 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.79%) AIX
4 4 (1.79%) Unix
5 3 (1.35%) Android
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) VMS
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.84%) Presales
2 60 (26.91%) Mentoring
3 55 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (13.00%) Project Management
6 27 (12.11%) Open Source
7 25 (11.21%) Business Development
8 24 (10.76%) Test Strategy
9 23 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.87%) Test Automation
11 21 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (9.42%) DevOps
11 21 (9.42%) Information Security
12 19 (8.52%) Change Management
12 19 (8.52%) Coaching
13 18 (8.07%) SDLC
13 18 (8.07%) Security Architecture
14 17 (7.62%) PRINCE2
14 17 (7.62%) Service Management
15 16 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.90%) Java
2 27 (12.11%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.87%) SQL
4 20 (8.97%) C#
5 12 (5.38%) C
6 3 (1.35%) ABAP
6 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.35%) Python
6 3 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (25.56%) Degree
2 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.97%) CISSP
4 17 (7.62%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.83%) CCNP
5 13 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.04%) CISM
7 8 (3.59%) CCDP
7 8 (3.59%) CEH
7 8 (3.59%) CREST Certified
7 8 (3.59%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.14%) APMP
8 7 (3.14%) MCSE
8 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.69%) CCIE
9 6 (2.69%) CCSE
9 6 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (2.24%) CCNA
10 5 (2.24%) CLAS
10 5 (2.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.69%) DO-178B
3 6 (2.69%) GPG13
3 6 (2.69%) HMG Infosec
3 6 (2.69%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.69%) RMADS
4 5 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.79%) QA
6 2 (0.90%) PMO
7 1 (0.45%) COBIT
7 1 (0.45%) GAAP
7 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.69%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.24%) vCloud
4 5 (2.24%) XenApp
4 5 (2.24%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 3 (1.35%) XenServer
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) vRealize
2 4 (1.79%) SCCM
3 3 (1.35%) Ansible
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.35%) Puppet
3 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.90%) Salt
4 2 (0.90%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 42 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.76%) VMware
3 20 (8.97%) Cisco
4 17 (7.62%) Computacenter
5 11 (4.93%) Oracle
6 10 (4.48%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.48%) Splunk
7 8 (3.59%) ArcSight
7 8 (3.59%) Citrix
8 7 (3.14%) SAP
9 6 (2.69%) Green Hills
9 6 (2.69%) IBM
9 6 (2.69%) Sourcefire
10 5 (2.24%) F5
10 5 (2.24%) HP
11 4 (1.79%) AppSense
11 4 (1.79%) Google
11 4 (1.79%) Juniper
12 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.35%) TIBCO
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