Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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

Software Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 743 727
Rank change year-on-year -61 -16 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 353 510 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 306 450 539
England median annual salary £40,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.74% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,125 £77,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -

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 157591 172612 198565
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.47% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 127173 145960 166246
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
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% -

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in England

Software Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Consultant in England

Software Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for Software Consultant in England

Software 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 Software Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 -77 119 £47,500 -17.39% 7
North of England -31 69 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South East +28 66 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -1 40 £32,500 - 1
East of England +22 39 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Midlands +19 38 £45,375 -17.50% 1
West Midlands +9 34 £50,000 -14.89%
Yorkshire -13 20 £35,000 -17.65%
South West -10 11 £25,000 -50.00% 1
East Midlands +28 4 £34,500 +9.52% 1
North East - 2 £37,500 -
Software Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 96 (27.20%) SQL
2 89 (25.21%) Project Management
3 87 (24.65%) Finance
4 82 (23.23%) Microsoft
5 75 (21.25%) Java
6 73 (20.68%) Degree
7 71 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 62 (17.56%) Presales
9 51 (14.45%) Windows
10 50 (14.16%) Oracle
11 44 (12.46%) Mentoring
12 42 (11.90%) HTML
13 39 (11.05%) SQL Server
14 38 (10.76%) C#
14 38 (10.76%) Microsoft Excel
14 38 (10.76%) Enterprise Software
15 37 (10.48%) PRINCE2
16 36 (10.20%) Linux
16 36 (10.20%) Software Engineering
17 35 (9.92%) Business Analysis
17 35 (9.92%) ERP
17 35 (9.92%) C++
17 35 (9.92%) JavaScript
18 33 (9.35%) SDLC
19 32 (9.07%) Computer Science
20 30 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (8.50%) Change Control
21 28 (7.93%) SaaS
21 28 (7.93%) Logistics
22 27 (7.65%) C

Software 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 22 (6.23%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.82%) JBoss
3 12 (3.40%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.27%) Apache
6 5 (1.42%) IIS
7 3 (0.85%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (10.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.12%) NetSuite
1 11 (3.12%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.70%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (1.70%) Workfront
4 4 (1.13%) Advent Geneva
4 4 (1.13%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (1.13%) MultiFonds
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.13%) PORTIA
5 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.57%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.57%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.28%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.28%) Line 50
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.93%) SaaS
2 17 (4.82%) FinancialForce
3 8 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.98%) Mavenlink
5 5 (1.42%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.13%) Heroku
6 4 (1.13%) IaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.85%) Force.com
7 3 (0.85%) Intacct
8 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) Boomi
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) Office 365
9 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.68%) HTTP
2 12 (3.40%) LDAP
2 12 (3.40%) SSL
3 4 (1.13%) Internet
4 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.57%) Firewall
5 2 (0.57%) WebEx
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.95%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.38%) MySQL
4 18 (5.10%) MS Access
5 17 (4.82%) Big Data
6 12 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.40%) DataStage
6 12 (3.40%) LucidDB
6 12 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.57%) OLAP
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.27%) Subversion
3 5 (1.42%) Ant
3 5 (1.42%) JIRA
4 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.85%) Toad
6 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.57%) Maven
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Appium
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) Buildbot
7 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium
7 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 87 (24.65%) Finance
2 16 (4.53%) Banking
3 15 (4.25%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.12%) Automotive
4 11 (3.12%) Legal
5 9 (2.55%) Front Office
6 8 (2.27%) Electronics
7 7 (1.98%) Back Office
7 7 (1.98%) Marketing
7 7 (1.98%) Retail
8 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.85%) Billing
9 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.90%) HTML
2 25 (7.08%) CSS
3 24 (6.80%) XML
4 23 (6.52%) Web Services
5 22 (6.23%) .NET
6 21 (5.95%) Spring
7 14 (3.97%) JSP
7 14 (3.97%) MDX
8 12 (3.40%) Spring Security
8 12 (3.40%) XSLT
9 10 (2.83%) J2EE
9 10 (2.83%) SOAP
10 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.70%) RESTful
11 5 (1.42%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.42%) jQuery
11 5 (1.42%) JSON
11 5 (1.42%) REST
12 4 (1.13%) EJB
12 4 (1.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.76%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (9.07%) Computer Science
3 30 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.23%) Fintech
5 9 (2.55%) iPad
6 7 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.98%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.13%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.85%) Derivative
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) ASIC
9 2 (0.57%) DTCC
9 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.57%) NHS
9 2 (0.57%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.45%) Windows
2 36 (10.20%) Linux
3 21 (5.95%) Unix
4 12 (3.40%) Solaris
5 9 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.21%) Project Management
2 71 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (17.56%) Presales
4 44 (12.46%) Mentoring
5 37 (10.48%) PRINCE2
6 36 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 35 (9.92%) Business Analysis
7 35 (9.92%) ERP
8 33 (9.35%) SDLC
9 30 (8.50%) Change Control
10 28 (7.93%) Logistics
11 23 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (5.38%) Coaching
13 17 (4.82%) Open Source
13 17 (4.82%) Test Scripting
14 16 (4.53%) Analytics
14 16 (4.53%) Asset Management
14 16 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (4.25%) Web Development
16 14 (3.97%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.20%) SQL
2 75 (21.25%) Java
3 38 (10.76%) C#
4 35 (9.92%) C++
4 35 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.65%) C
6 14 (3.97%) Python
7 11 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.55%) Embedded C
8 9 (2.55%) Embedded C++
8 9 (2.55%) PHP
8 9 (2.55%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.70%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.13%) Apex Code
11 4 (1.13%) Go
11 4 (1.13%) Groovy
11 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.85%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (20.68%) Degree
2 13 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.83%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.55%) ISEB
5 8 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.98%) ACCA
6 7 (1.98%) CIMA
7 5 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.28%) AAT
9 1 (0.28%) APMP
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.23%) QA
2 9 (2.55%) HL7
3 7 (1.98%) GAAP
3 7 (1.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Ambari
2 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 82 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.16%) Oracle
3 19 (5.38%) Sage
4 18 (5.10%) SAP
5 12 (3.40%) Cognos
5 12 (3.40%) Informatica
5 12 (3.40%) Intel
5 12 (3.40%) Jaspersoft
5 12 (3.40%) MicroStrategy
5 12 (3.40%) Talend
5 12 (3.40%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.40%) Vertica
6 11 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.83%) Cassiopae
7 10 (2.83%) NETSOL
7 10 (2.83%) White Clarke
7 10 (2.83%) Xero
8 9 (2.55%) Workday
9 7 (1.98%) HP
10 6 (1.70%) Maconomy