Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 66 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 660 818 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 4.09% 4.23% 5.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.24% 4.38% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 477 642 814
North of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +14.13%
10th Percentile £30,750 £21,250 £29,825
90th Percentile £75,500 £72,150 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15,582 18,661 23,258
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.58% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12,495 15,186 19,144
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 January 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 -15 378 £55,000 +4.76% 112
Yorkshire +36 263 £52,500 +16.67% 51
North East -23 19 £45,000 +33.33% 18
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 273 (41.36%) SAP
2 167 (25.30%) Finance
3 149 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 129 (19.55%) ERP
5 108 (16.36%) Azure
6 95 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (14.09%) SAP PP
8 80 (12.12%) Presales
9 76 (11.52%) SAP S/4HANA
9 76 (11.52%) Manufacturing
10 74 (11.21%) AWS
11 73 (11.06%) SQL
12 71 (10.76%) Office 365
13 66 (10.00%) DevOps
13 66 (10.00%) Oracle
14 65 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 64 (9.70%) Windows
16 57 (8.64%) Google
17 47 (7.12%) SQL Server
18 46 (6.97%) SAP MM
19 45 (6.82%) Migration
19 45 (6.82%) Project Delivery
20 43 (6.52%) Active Directory
20 43 (6.52%) SAP SD
21 42 (6.36%) Business Analysis
21 42 (6.36%) G Suite
22 41 (6.21%) SAP HANA
22 41 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
23 39 (5.91%) JIRA
23 39 (5.91%) JMeter

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 28 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.36%) SAS
4 6 (0.91%) Confluence
4 6 (0.91%) NetWeaver
4 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.61%) IIS
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 93 (14.09%) SAP PP
2 76 (11.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 46 (6.97%) SAP MM
4 43 (6.52%) SAP SD
5 34 (5.15%) SAP CO
5 34 (5.15%) SAP FI
5 34 (5.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (4.09%) Oracle ERP
6 27 (4.09%) SAP ERP
7 25 (3.79%) SAP SCM
8 24 (3.64%) SAP PM
9 19 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
9 19 (2.88%) SAP QM
10 18 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
10 18 (2.73%) SAP Business One
11 17 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
12 16 (2.42%) SAP WM
13 15 (2.27%) NetSuite
14 14 (2.12%) Sage 200
15 12 (1.82%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 108 (16.36%) Azure
2 74 (11.21%) AWS
3 71 (10.76%) Office 365
4 42 (6.36%) G Suite
5 27 (4.09%) GCP
6 18 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (2.58%) SaaS
8 16 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (2.42%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.67%) PaaS
10 9 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.06%) Heroku
11 7 (1.06%) IaaS
12 6 (0.91%) Slack
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.79%) Firewall
2 9 (1.36%) NetScaler
2 9 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.21%) WAN
4 7 (1.06%) Network Security
4 7 (1.06%) Skype
4 7 (1.06%) VPN
5 6 (0.91%) LAN
6 5 (0.76%) DHCP
6 5 (0.76%) DNS
6 5 (0.76%) Internet
7 4 (0.61%) VSAN
8 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.45%) MPLS
8 3 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.30%) BGP
9 2 (0.30%) FTP
9 2 (0.30%) NAS
9 2 (0.30%) SAN
9 2 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.21%) SAP HANA
3 21 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.27%) Power BI
5 14 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.36%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.06%) BigQuery
11 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.06%) SAP BW
11 7 (1.06%) Snowflake Schema
12 6 (0.91%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (5.91%) JIRA
1 39 (5.91%) JMeter
2 37 (5.61%) LoadRunner
2 37 (5.61%) Selenium
2 37 (5.61%) SoapUI
3 35 (5.30%) Cucumber
3 35 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.97%) GitLab
6 7 (1.06%) Maven
6 7 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.91%) Gatling
7 6 (0.91%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 6 (0.91%) Mockito
7 6 (0.91%) Protractor
7 6 (0.91%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.91%) TestComplete
7 6 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 167 (25.30%) Finance
2 76 (11.52%) Manufacturing
3 37 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 35 (5.30%) Retail
5 27 (4.09%) Banking
5 27 (4.09%) Marketing
6 23 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.42%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.91%) Law
8 6 (0.91%) Local Government
9 5 (0.76%) Publishing
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 4 (0.61%) Games
11 3 (0.45%) Advertising
11 3 (0.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.48%) .NET
2 19 (2.88%) EDI
3 15 (2.27%) Web Services
4 10 (1.52%) CSS
4 10 (1.52%) REST
4 10 (1.52%) SAP Fiori
4 10 (1.52%) SOAP
5 9 (1.36%) SAP Basis
6 8 (1.21%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.21%) HTML
6 8 (1.21%) Middleware
6 8 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (1.06%) .NET Core
7 7 (1.06%) Django
7 7 (1.06%) Dropwizard
8 6 (0.91%) Gherkin
8 6 (0.91%) Nightwatchjs
8 6 (0.91%) SAP PI
8 6 (0.91%) SAPUI5
9 5 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.18%) FMCG
3 16 (2.42%) Data Centre
3 16 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.27%) User Experience
5 12 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.52%) Clustering
7 9 (1.36%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
9 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.45%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.45%) Social Media
11 3 (0.45%) Social Network
12 2 (0.30%) LIMS
12 2 (0.30%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.30%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.70%) Windows
2 32 (4.85%) Linux
3 23 (3.48%) Windows 10
4 22 (3.33%) Unix
5 15 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (19.55%) ERP
2 95 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (12.12%) Presales
4 66 (10.00%) DevOps
5 65 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (6.82%) Migration
6 45 (6.82%) Project Delivery
7 42 (6.36%) Business Analysis
8 41 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 39 (5.91%) Project Management
10 36 (5.45%) BDD
10 36 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (5.45%) Scrum
10 36 (5.45%) Software Testing
11 35 (5.30%) Test Management
12 34 (5.15%) TDD
13 33 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (4.70%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (4.70%) Kanban
14 31 (4.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.06%) SQL
2 27 (4.09%) C#
3 21 (3.18%) ABAP
3 21 (3.18%) Python
4 18 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.42%) Java
6 13 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.36%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.06%) Ruby
11 6 (0.91%) C
11 6 (0.91%) Groovy
11 6 (0.91%) R
11 6 (0.91%) Scala
11 6 (0.91%) VBA
11 6 (0.91%) VBScript
12 4 (0.61%) C++
13 3 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.55%) Degree
3 15 (2.27%) CISSP
4 14 (2.12%) CISM
5 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.36%) CISA
7 8 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.91%) MCSA
8 6 (0.91%) MCSE
9 4 (0.61%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) CIMA
9 4 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.45%) CCA
10 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.45%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.30%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.52%) GDPR
4 9 (1.36%) SLA
5 8 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.91%) NIST
7 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.76%) QA
8 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.30%) GAAP
9 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.30%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.30%) RMADS
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) COSO
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.15%) DICOM
10 1 (0.15%) HL7
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.18%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.97%) Docker
5 5 (0.76%) vSphere
5 5 (0.76%) XenApp
5 5 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.61%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.73%) SCCM
3 17 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (2.58%) Puppet
4 10 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.52%) Terraform
5 9 (1.36%) SCOM
6 8 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.61%) Kibana
7 4 (0.61%) logstash
7 4 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.45%) vRealize
9 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.30%) DameWare
9 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.30%) OpenView
9 2 (0.30%) OVSD
9 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.15%) Nagios
10 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 273 (41.36%) SAP
2 149 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 66 (10.00%) Oracle
4 57 (8.64%) Google
5 38 (5.76%) VMware
6 32 (4.85%) HP
7 29 (4.39%) Cisco
8 21 (3.18%) Citrix
9 17 (2.58%) Sage
10 13 (1.97%) IBM
10 13 (1.97%) Symantec
10 13 (1.97%) Teradata
11 12 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.67%) Veeam
13 6 (0.91%) CA
13 6 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
13 6 (0.91%) EMC
13 6 (0.91%) Informatica
13 6 (0.91%) Micro Focus
13 6 (0.91%) Parasoft