Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 73 58
Rank change year-on-year -37 -15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 234 817 1,049
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.57% 4.18% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 4.33% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 201 707 988
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 8,754 18,864 22,473
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.52% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,282 14,615 18,502
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,388 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 10 August 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 10 August 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 -31 124 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Yorkshire +1 85 £50,000 -4.76% 24
North East +21 25 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 112 (47.86%) SAP
2 45 (19.23%) ERP
3 44 (18.80%) Azure
3 44 (18.80%) SAP S/4HANA
4 43 (18.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (13.68%) Finance
6 30 (12.82%) Public Sector
7 28 (11.97%) Presales
8 26 (11.11%) Migration
8 26 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 26 (11.11%) SAP CO
8 26 (11.11%) SAP FI
9 22 (9.40%) Office 365
10 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
11 20 (8.55%) SAP MM
11 20 (8.55%) SAP SD
11 20 (8.55%) VMware
12 19 (8.12%) Windows
13 18 (7.69%) Security Cleared
14 17 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (7.26%) Manufacturing
15 16 (6.84%) SAP PP
15 16 (6.84%) AWS
16 14 (5.98%) SAP PS
16 14 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (5.98%) Cash Management
16 14 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (5.56%) SAP ERP
17 13 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (5.56%) Business Development

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 9 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.71%) CMS
3 4 (1.71%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (18.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (11.11%) SAP CO
2 26 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 26 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 20 (8.55%) SAP MM
3 20 (8.55%) SAP SD
4 16 (6.84%) SAP PP
5 14 (5.98%) SAP PS
6 13 (5.56%) SAP ERP
7 8 (3.42%) SAP SCM
8 6 (2.56%) SAP MII
9 5 (2.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (2.14%) NetSuite
9 5 (2.14%) SAP Business One
10 4 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (1.71%) Sage 200
10 4 (1.71%) Sage 500
10 4 (1.71%) SAP QM
11 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (1.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.80%) Azure
2 22 (9.40%) Office 365
3 16 (6.84%) AWS
4 10 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.99%) SaaS
7 6 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.14%) GCP
9 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.28%) Google Play
10 3 (1.28%) iTunes
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.85%) PaaS
11 2 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.27%) VPN
2 4 (1.71%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.71%) Wireless
3 3 (1.28%) BGP
3 3 (1.28%) Internet
3 3 (1.28%) MPLS
3 3 (1.28%) SAN
3 3 (1.28%) SSL
3 3 (1.28%) VSAN
3 3 (1.28%) WAN
4 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.85%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (0.85%) Firewall
4 2 (0.85%) FTP
4 2 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.43%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.56%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.71%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.28%) Power BI
3 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.85%) DB2
4 2 (0.85%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.14%) JIRA
2 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) GitLab
4 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.43%) JMeter
4 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) Mockito
4 1 (0.43%) Protractor
4 1 (0.43%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.43%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (13.68%) Finance
2 30 (12.82%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.26%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.42%) Retail
5 7 (2.99%) Law
5 7 (2.99%) Marketing
6 5 (2.14%) Games
7 4 (1.71%) Local Government
8 2 (0.85%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.42%) SAP Fiori
1 8 (3.42%) SAPUI5
2 7 (2.99%) .NET
3 6 (2.56%) Web Services
4 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.71%) CSS
4 4 (1.71%) EDI
4 4 (1.71%) EDIFACT
5 3 (1.28%) Middleware
6 2 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.85%) HTML
6 2 (0.85%) MDX
6 2 (0.85%) Node.js
6 2 (0.85%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.85%) Spring
7 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.43%) React Native
7 1 (0.43%) REST
7 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (4.70%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.42%) FMCG
2 8 (3.42%) User Experience
3 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.28%) Blog
4 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.28%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.28%) Replication
5 2 (0.85%) AS400
5 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.85%) iSeries
5 2 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.43%) Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.43%) PKI
6 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.12%) Windows
2 11 (4.70%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.28%) Linux
5 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) CatOS
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.23%) ERP
2 28 (11.97%) Presales
3 26 (11.11%) Migration
4 14 (5.98%) Cash Management
4 14 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (5.56%) Business Development
6 12 (5.13%) ITIL
7 11 (4.70%) DevOps
7 11 (4.70%) Project Management
8 10 (4.27%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.27%) SAP Implementation
9 9 (3.85%) CRM
10 8 (3.42%) Analytics
10 8 (3.42%) Project Delivery
10 8 (3.42%) Requirements Gathering
10 8 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (2.99%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.85%) SQL
2 8 (3.42%) Python
3 6 (2.56%) C#
3 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.71%) Java
6 3 (1.28%) C
7 2 (0.85%) ABAP
7 2 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Groovy
8 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) R
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) Scala
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) Degree
4 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.28%) CISSP
5 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (0.85%) CISM
5 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.43%) AAT
6 1 (0.43%) CIMA
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) MCTS
6 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.43%) OSCP
6 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.28%) NIST
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) vSphere
5 4 (1.71%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.85%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.85%) XenApp
6 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.43%) Docker
7 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.43%) vCloud
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (2.56%) SCCM
2 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.28%) Puppet
3 2 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.85%) DameWare
3 2 (0.85%) Kibana
3 2 (0.85%) logstash
3 2 (0.85%) OpenView
3 2 (0.85%) OVSD
3 2 (0.85%) Terraform
4 1 (0.43%) CASB
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 112 (47.86%) SAP
2 43 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.55%) VMware
4 9 (3.85%) Oracle
5 8 (3.42%) Google
6 7 (2.99%) Citrix
7 6 (2.56%) HP
8 5 (2.14%) Cisco
8 5 (2.14%) EMC
8 5 (2.14%) IBM
8 5 (2.14%) NetApp
9 4 (1.71%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.71%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.71%) Sage
10 3 (1.28%) Adobe
10 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.28%) Dell
10 3 (1.28%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.28%) Symantec
11 2 (0.85%) Juniper