The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 559 545
Rank change year-on-year +36 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 64 92 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 46 64 74
Median salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -19.44% +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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32445 40865 41138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.75% 96.12% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 27449 35261 34593
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in London

Principal Consultant
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Principal Consultant in London

Principal Consultant
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Consultant in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in London

Principal Consultant
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +33 5 £70,000 -6.66% 3
Principal Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 40 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
3 30 (24.79%) Finance
4 29 (23.97%) Degree
5 25 (20.66%) Presales
6 24 (19.83%) Test Strategy
7 23 (19.01%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (19.01%) Test Automation
8 22 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (17.36%) Java
10 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
10 20 (16.53%) Open Source
11 19 (15.70%) Coaching
12 18 (14.88%) Selenium
13 17 (14.05%) C#
13 17 (14.05%) HTML
13 17 (14.05%) SQL
13 17 (14.05%) .NET
13 17 (14.05%) JUnit
14 16 (13.22%) CSS
14 16 (13.22%) Scrum
14 16 (13.22%) TestNG
14 16 (13.22%) SDLC
14 16 (13.22%) Protractor
14 16 (13.22%) Jasmine
15 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
16 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
16 14 (11.57%) DevOps
17 13 (10.74%) Analytics

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.48%) JBoss
3 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.65%) Confluence
4 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.83%) Mule
5 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
2 7 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.83%) assyst
2 1 (0.83%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.13%) Office 365
4 4 (3.31%) Slack
5 2 (1.65%) G Suite
5 2 (1.65%) GitHub
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) Firewall
2 4 (3.31%) LAN
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (2.48%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.65%) Intranet
4 2 (1.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.65%) SAN
4 2 (1.65%) Skype
4 2 (1.65%) WAN
5 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.83%) DLNA
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) SSL
5 1 (0.83%) TACACS
5 1 (0.83%) Unicast
5 1 (0.83%) UPnP
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) Big Data
3 3 (2.48%) DB2
3 3 (2.48%) QlikView
3 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.83%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Selenium
2 17 (14.05%) JUnit
3 16 (13.22%) Jasmine
3 16 (13.22%) Protractor
3 16 (13.22%) TestNG
4 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) JIRA
5 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.65%) JMeter
6 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.65%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.83%) Ant
7 1 (0.83%) Hudson
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 30 (24.79%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
3 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.13%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.31%) Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Games
7 2 (1.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.83%) Local Government
8 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) .NET
1 17 (14.05%) HTML
2 16 (13.22%) CSS
3 3 (2.48%) Web Services
4 2 (1.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.83%) Ajax
5 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) Java EE
5 1 (0.83%) JPA
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.83%) MDX
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) REST
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) Spring
5 1 (0.83%) Struts
5 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Cyber Defence
3 8 (6.61%) Fintech
4 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.65%) Blog
5 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.44%) Linux
2 7 (5.79%) Windows
3 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.65%) AIX
4 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.65%) VMS
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
3 25 (20.66%) Presales
4 24 (19.83%) Test Strategy
5 23 (19.01%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (19.01%) Test Automation
6 22 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (16.53%) Open Source
8 19 (15.70%) Coaching
9 16 (13.22%) Scrum
9 16 (13.22%) SDLC
10 14 (11.57%) DevOps
11 13 (10.74%) Analytics
12 12 (9.92%) Wealth Management
13 11 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (9.09%) Programme Management
13 11 (9.09%) Security Architecture
14 10 (8.26%) Migration
14 10 (8.26%) Project Management
15 9 (7.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.36%) Java
2 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.05%) C#
3 17 (14.05%) SQL
4 6 (4.96%) C
5 4 (3.31%) Python
6 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) ABAP
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) CREST Certified
3 7 (5.79%) CEH
4 4 (3.31%) CISSP
4 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.48%) CISM
6 2 (1.65%) CCNP
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.83%) CCDP
7 1 (0.83%) CCIE
7 1 (0.83%) CCSE
7 1 (0.83%) CISA
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCSD
7 1 (0.83%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) GAAP
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) GPG13
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.13%) XenApp
2 5 (4.13%) XenDesktop
3 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.48%) vSphere
4 3 (2.48%) XenServer
5 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Ansible
1 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.48%) Puppet
2 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) Salt
2 2 (1.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.44%) Splunk
2 9 (7.44%) VMware
3 8 (6.61%) Oracle
4 7 (5.79%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.96%) Citrix
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco
7 4 (3.31%) AppSense
8 3 (2.48%) Google
8 3 (2.48%) IBM
8 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.48%) SAP
8 3 (2.48%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.65%) HP
9 2 (1.65%) hybris
9 2 (1.65%) NetWitness
9 2 (1.65%) Symantec
10 1 (0.83%) FireEye
10 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.83%) Palo Alto
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