Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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

Consultant
England > North of England
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 62 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 583 817 1,190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 3.81% 4.38% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 4.53% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 499 757 986
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,800 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 14,740 18,040 24,449
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.62% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,830 14,477 20,365
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the North of England

Consultant
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the North of England.

Salary trend for Consultant in the North of England

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the North of England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the North of England

Consultant
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North of England region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
North West -16 315 £55,000 - 76
Yorkshire +13 228 £50,000 -3.85% 61
North East +10 40 £60,000 +33.33% 28
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 North of England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 230 (39.45%) SAP
2 123 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 113 (19.38%) Azure
4 101 (17.32%) ERP
5 100 (17.15%) Finance
6 74 (12.69%) SAP PP
6 74 (12.69%) Office 365
7 73 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (12.01%) AWS
9 66 (11.32%) Presales
10 63 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
11 59 (10.12%) Windows
12 54 (9.26%) Security Cleared
13 50 (8.58%) Active Directory
13 50 (8.58%) Public Sector
14 45 (7.72%) Google
15 42 (7.20%) SQL
15 42 (7.20%) VMware
16 41 (7.03%) Migration
16 41 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (6.69%) Oracle
18 37 (6.35%) DevOps
18 37 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (5.83%) Manufacturing
20 33 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
20 33 (5.66%) SAP SD
21 32 (5.49%) SAP SCM
22 30 (5.15%) Business Analysis
22 30 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
22 30 (5.15%) Project Delivery

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 19 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.57%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.20%) CMS
5 6 (1.03%) Confluence
6 4 (0.69%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.69%) IIS
6 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.51%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 74 (12.69%) SAP PP
2 63 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 33 (5.66%) SAP SD
4 32 (5.49%) SAP SCM
5 28 (4.80%) SAP MM
6 26 (4.46%) SAP CO
6 26 (4.46%) SAP FI
6 26 (4.46%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (4.29%) NetSuite
8 21 (3.60%) Dynamics NAV
9 20 (3.43%) SAP ERP
9 20 (3.43%) SAP PS
10 17 (2.92%) SAP Business One
10 17 (2.92%) SAP QM
11 16 (2.74%) Sage 200
11 16 (2.74%) Sage 500
12 14 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
12 14 (2.40%) SAP WM
13 11 (1.89%) SAP PM
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (19.38%) Azure
2 74 (12.69%) Office 365
3 70 (12.01%) AWS
4 25 (4.29%) G Suite
5 21 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (3.43%) SaaS
7 17 (2.92%) GCP
8 15 (2.57%) PaaS
9 12 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (2.06%) Amazon ECS
9 12 (2.06%) Amazon Kinesis
9 12 (2.06%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (2.06%) Serverless
10 10 (1.72%) Power Platform
11 8 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (1.03%) IaaS
12 6 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.92%) Firewall
2 11 (1.89%) NetScaler
3 10 (1.72%) VPN
4 7 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.20%) VSAN
5 6 (1.03%) Internet
6 5 (0.86%) Skype
7 3 (0.51%) MPLS
7 3 (0.51%) SAN
8 2 (0.34%) BGP
8 2 (0.34%) DHCP
8 2 (0.34%) DNS
8 2 (0.34%) FTP
8 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.34%) SSL
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.17%) Junos
9 1 (0.17%) NAS
9 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.74%) SAP HANA
3 13 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 12 (2.06%) Amazon Athena
5 10 (1.72%) SAP BW
6 9 (1.54%) Power BI
6 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.37%) Blockchain
7 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.69%) Big Data
12 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.34%) MySQL
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
13 2 (0.34%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (4.63%) JIRA
2 23 (3.95%) Selenium
3 22 (3.77%) SoapUI
3 22 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.60%) Cucumber
4 21 (3.60%) JMeter
4 21 (3.60%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.37%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.03%) Gatling
6 6 (1.03%) GitLab
6 6 (1.03%) HP UFT
6 6 (1.03%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.03%) Maven
6 6 (1.03%) Mockito
6 6 (1.03%) Protractor
6 6 (1.03%) Robot Framework
6 6 (1.03%) TestComplete
6 6 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 100 (17.15%) Finance
2 50 (8.58%) Public Sector
3 34 (5.83%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.26%) Marketing
5 18 (3.09%) Law
6 14 (2.40%) Retail
7 11 (1.89%) Games
8 9 (1.54%) Banking
9 8 (1.37%) Local Government
10 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.69%) Legal
13 3 (0.51%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.29%) Web Services
2 19 (3.26%) CSS
3 15 (2.57%) .NET
4 14 (2.40%) HTML
5 12 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (2.06%) Node.js
6 8 (1.37%) Middleware
7 7 (1.20%) SAP Basis
8 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.03%) EDI
8 6 (1.03%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.03%) Nightwatchjs
8 6 (1.03%) REST
8 6 (1.03%) SAP Fiori
8 6 (1.03%) SAPUI5
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.69%) EDIFACT
10 4 (0.69%) MDX
11 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (1.37%) Cloud Native
4 8 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.20%) Clustering
5 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.20%) Renewable Energy
6 5 (0.86%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.69%) Cyberattack
7 4 (0.69%) User Experience
8 3 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.51%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.34%) Blog
9 2 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.34%) PKI
9 2 (0.34%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.12%) Windows
2 23 (3.95%) Windows 10
3 20 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.74%) Linux
5 12 (2.06%) Unix
6 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.34%) VMS
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (17.32%) ERP
2 73 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.32%) Presales
4 41 (7.03%) Migration
4 41 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (6.35%) DevOps
6 33 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (5.15%) Business Analysis
7 30 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (5.15%) Project Delivery
8 26 (4.46%) Risk Management
9 23 (3.95%) Information Security
10 22 (3.77%) Mentoring
10 22 (3.77%) Software Testing
11 21 (3.60%) BDD
11 21 (3.60%) CRM
11 21 (3.60%) Project Management
11 21 (3.60%) Test Management
12 20 (3.43%) TDD
12 20 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.20%) SQL
2 27 (4.63%) JavaScript
2 27 (4.63%) Python
3 18 (3.09%) C#
4 15 (2.57%) Java
5 9 (1.54%) ABAP
6 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.20%) Ruby
8 6 (1.03%) Groovy
8 6 (1.03%) Scala
8 6 (1.03%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.03%) VBScript
9 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.69%) C
10 4 (0.69%) C++
10 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.69%) VBA
11 3 (0.51%) PHP
12 2 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.12%) CISSP
3 23 (3.95%) Degree
4 19 (3.26%) CISM
4 19 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.72%) CISA
6 10 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.54%) MCSA
8 8 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.03%) CCNA
10 6 (1.03%) MCSE
11 5 (0.86%) CCNP
11 5 (0.86%) CIMA
11 5 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.34%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.37%) GDPR
2 8 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.03%) NIST
5 5 (0.86%) SLA
6 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.51%) QA
7 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.34%) GAAP
7 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.34%) RMADS
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) COSO
8 1 (0.17%) DICOM
8 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 50 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.95%) Hyper-V
2 23 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.54%) Docker
4 7 (1.20%) XenApp
4 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.86%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.86%) vSphere
6 2 (0.34%) vCloud
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.34%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
1 16 (2.74%) SCCM
2 15 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.06%) Kibana
3 12 (2.06%) logstash
4 8 (1.37%) Terraform
5 7 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.20%) Puppet
6 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.03%) SCOM
7 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.51%) vRealize
8 2 (0.34%) DameWare
8 2 (0.34%) OpenView
8 2 (0.34%) OVSD
8 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.17%) CASB
Vendors
1 230 (39.45%) SAP
2 123 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.72%) Google
4 42 (7.20%) VMware
5 39 (6.69%) Oracle
6 24 (4.12%) Citrix
7 18 (3.09%) Cisco
8 17 (2.92%) HP
9 16 (2.74%) Sage
10 12 (2.06%) Splunk
10 12 (2.06%) Veeam
11 11 (1.89%) Symantec
12 8 (1.37%) Adobe
12 8 (1.37%) EMC
13 7 (1.20%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.03%) CA
14 6 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
14 6 (1.03%) IBM
14 6 (1.03%) Micro Focus