Period
to 16 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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

Consultant
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 110 52
Rank change year-on-year +35 -58 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 408 101 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.89% 2.57% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 2.72% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 296 69 378
10th Percentile £30,875 £27,500 £34,625
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £64,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +7.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 9,823 3,719 10,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.64% 94.75% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,257 3,051 9,029
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,381 £56,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,471 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2021. 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
West Midlands +29 291 £52,500 +5.00% 82
East Midlands -14 94 £60,000 +14.29% 24
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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 Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 164 (40.20%) Social Skills
2 156 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 90 (22.06%) Finance
4 88 (21.57%) Azure
5 64 (15.69%) ERP
6 62 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (14.22%) Presales
8 57 (13.97%) Windows
9 56 (13.73%) Retail
10 54 (13.24%) CRM
11 51 (12.50%) Power Platform
12 49 (12.01%) Self-Motivation
13 46 (11.27%) Project Delivery
13 46 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
14 45 (11.03%) Strategic Management
14 45 (11.03%) Law
14 45 (11.03%) EPoS
15 42 (10.29%) Project Management
15 42 (10.29%) Dynamics 365
16 40 (9.80%) Requirements Gathering
16 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
17 38 (9.31%) SQL Server
18 37 (9.07%) Degree
18 37 (9.07%) Security Cleared
18 37 (9.07%) Analytics
18 37 (9.07%) Presentation Skills
19 36 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (8.58%) DevOps

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 16 (3.92%) IIS
1 16 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.45%) OpenEdge
3 4 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.74%) CMS
4 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.49%) SAS
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.49%) Simulink
7 2 (0.49%) SPSS
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (8.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (3.43%) NetSuite
4 9 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (2.21%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (1.47%) SAP MM
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.23%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.23%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (1.23%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 88 (21.57%) Azure
2 51 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 46 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (10.29%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (6.37%) AWS
6 23 (5.64%) SaaS
7 14 (3.43%) PaaS
8 13 (3.19%) IaaS
9 12 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 12 (2.94%) PowerApps
10 9 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.96%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.98%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.98%) GCP
13 2 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 1 (0.25%) Azure Key Vault
14 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) Slack
14 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.39%) VLAN
2 21 (5.15%) WAN
3 18 (4.41%) LAN
4 16 (3.92%) SAN
5 15 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.43%) DNS
7 13 (3.19%) DHCP
8 10 (2.45%) NAS
9 9 (2.21%) Firewall
10 7 (1.72%) Unified Communications
10 7 (1.72%) Wireless
11 6 (1.47%) VPN
11 6 (1.47%) VSAN
12 5 (1.23%) SD-WAN
13 4 (0.98%) Network Security
14 3 (0.74%) ICMP
14 3 (0.74%) IPv4
14 3 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.39%) Power BI
3 19 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (3.68%) Data Lake
7 14 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.94%) Star Schema
9 10 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.45%) QlikView
10 5 (1.23%) GIS
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.98%) MySQL
11 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.49%) LSMW
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.49%) Toad
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.25%) JUnit
3 1 (0.25%) Selenium
3 1 (0.25%) TestNG
General
1 164 (40.20%) Social Skills
2 90 (22.06%) Finance
3 56 (13.73%) Retail
4 45 (11.03%) Law
5 37 (9.07%) Presentation Skills
6 36 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (5.39%) Manufacturing
8 18 (4.41%) Marketing
9 15 (3.68%) Public Sector
10 14 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (2.94%) Publishing
12 11 (2.70%) Local Government
12 11 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (1.47%) General Ledger
14 6 (1.47%) Police
14 6 (1.47%) Social Housing
14 6 (1.47%) Telecoms
15 5 (1.23%) Billing
16 4 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.94%) MDX
1 12 (2.94%) Web Services
2 9 (2.21%) HTML
3 8 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.72%) .NET
5 6 (1.47%) CSS
6 5 (1.23%) REST
7 3 (0.74%) SAML
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) OAuth
9 1 (0.25%) Java SE
9 1 (0.25%) JDBC
9 1 (0.25%) LDAP
9 1 (0.25%) Middleware
9 1 (0.25%) ODBC
9 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.25%) SAP BC
9 1 (0.25%) SOAP
9 1 (0.25%) SPML
9 1 (0.25%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.01%) Self-Motivation
2 45 (11.03%) EPoS
3 26 (6.37%) Public Cloud
4 19 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.43%) Clustering
7 13 (3.19%) AS400
8 12 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.70%) iSeries
10 9 (2.21%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.21%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.47%) Housing Association
11 6 (1.47%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Licensing
12 4 (0.98%) Social Media
13 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.74%) iPad
13 3 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.97%) Windows
2 32 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.88%) Linux
4 13 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.94%) Unix
6 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) AIX
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.69%) ERP
2 62 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (14.22%) Presales
4 54 (13.24%) CRM
5 46 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (11.27%) Project Delivery
6 45 (11.03%) Strategic Management
7 42 (10.29%) Project Management
8 40 (9.80%) Requirements Gathering
9 37 (9.07%) Analytics
10 35 (8.58%) DevOps
11 34 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (6.13%) Migration
12 25 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (5.64%) Customer Engagement
15 22 (5.39%) Workshop Facilitation
16 21 (5.15%) Coaching
16 21 (5.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.58%) SQL
2 25 (6.13%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.64%) Python
4 14 (3.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 14 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.96%) Java
6 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.98%) C#
7 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.98%) VBA
7 4 (0.98%) VBScript
8 2 (0.49%) C
8 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.49%) R
8 2 (0.49%) RPG
8 2 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) Scala
9 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (9.07%) Degree
1 37 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (3.68%) CCNA
5 15 (3.68%) CCNP
5 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.45%) NCSIE
7 9 (2.21%) MCSE
8 6 (1.47%) VCAP
9 5 (1.23%) CISSP
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.98%) MCSA
11 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.74%) CISM
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.74%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (3.68%) PMO
2 12 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 12 (2.94%) GDPR
3 10 (2.45%) NIST
3 10 (2.45%) QA
4 9 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.96%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.96%) SLA
6 7 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (1.47%) GRC
8 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.49%) COBIT
9 2 (0.49%) NCSC
10 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.25%) COSO
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.66%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.47%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.98%) Docker
6 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.41%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (4.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.94%) WSUS
5 10 (2.45%) SCCM
6 6 (1.47%) Ansible
6 6 (1.47%) Terraform
7 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.74%) Nessus
8 3 (0.74%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 156 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.33%) SAP
3 24 (5.88%) VMware
4 23 (5.64%) Oracle
5 21 (5.15%) Cisco
6 16 (3.92%) Google
7 14 (3.43%) Adobe
7 14 (3.43%) JD Edwards
8 12 (2.94%) Apple
8 12 (2.94%) Databricks
9 10 (2.45%) Aruba
9 10 (2.45%) EMC
9 10 (2.45%) HP
9 10 (2.45%) Meraki
9 10 (2.45%) NetApp
10 9 (2.21%) LANSA
10 9 (2.21%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (1.72%) Citrix
12 6 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.23%) BMC