The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 32 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 156 220 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.72% 7.50% 6.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 7.91% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 87 152 128
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £38,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2227 2780 2960
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.99% 94.82% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1808 1834
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Edinburgh -7 87 £42,500 -19.04% 18
Glasgow 0 52 £47,500 - 5
Aberdeen 0 7 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Dundee - 2 £45,000 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £50,000 -
Stirling +20 1 £65,000 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 79 (28.32%) Finance
2 55 (19.71%) SQL
3 50 (17.92%) Microsoft
3 50 (17.92%) Splunk
4 44 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (15.05%) Degree
6 38 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (12.90%) Analytics
8 35 (12.54%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (12.54%) Security Monitoring
9 34 (12.19%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (11.83%) Project Management
11 30 (10.75%) Windows
11 30 (10.75%) Windows Server
12 29 (10.39%) SAS
13 28 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (9.68%) VMware
14 27 (9.68%) Data Analysis
14 27 (9.68%) Presales
15 26 (9.32%) Data Centre
15 26 (9.32%) Linux
16 25 (8.96%) SAP
16 25 (8.96%) Cisco
16 25 (8.96%) Big Data
17 23 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (7.53%) Risk Management
18 21 (7.53%) Firewall
18 21 (7.53%) Active Directory
18 21 (7.53%) CCNP
18 21 (7.53%) Cisco Certification

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 29 (10.39%) SAS
2 16 (5.73%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.23%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.79%) IIS
5 4 (1.43%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.72%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.23%) MS Office
3 6 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) MS Project
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) InVision
6 1 (0.36%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Endur
1 10 (3.58%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 8 (2.87%) SAP HCM
3 5 (1.79%) Sage 200
3 5 (1.79%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.79%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (1.43%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.08%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (1.08%) SAP FI-AP
5 3 (1.08%) SAP FI-AR
5 3 (1.08%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.72%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.36%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.51%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (2.15%) SaaS
3 5 (1.79%) Office 365
4 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) Force.com
5 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.72%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.53%) Firewall
2 19 (6.81%) Network Security
3 14 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.87%) VLAN
4 8 (2.87%) VPN
4 8 (2.87%) WAN
5 6 (2.15%) Internet
6 5 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.79%) DHCP
6 5 (1.79%) DNS
6 5 (1.79%) LAN
6 5 (1.79%) SAN
7 4 (1.43%) BGP
7 4 (1.43%) DMVPN
7 4 (1.43%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.43%) MPLS
7 4 (1.43%) OSPF
7 4 (1.43%) SNA
7 4 (1.43%) Wireless
8 2 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.96%) Big Data
2 14 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 9 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.87%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.51%) Cognos Impromptu
6 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.43%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.43%) DB2
8 4 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.43%) GIS
8 4 (1.43%) SAS EBI
9 3 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.08%) DataStage
9 3 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 2 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.08%) Hudson
1 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.08%) JMeter
1 3 (1.08%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.08%) Maven
2 2 (0.72%) Ant
2 2 (0.72%) Concordion
2 2 (0.72%) Gradle
2 2 (0.72%) JBehave
2 2 (0.72%) JUnit
3 1 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) LSMW
3 1 (0.36%) NuGet
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (28.32%) Finance
2 18 (6.45%) Law
3 13 (4.66%) Marketing
4 11 (3.94%) Advertising
4 11 (3.94%) Banking
4 11 (3.94%) Legal
4 11 (3.94%) Retail
5 10 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.43%) Local Government
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.58%) XML
2 7 (2.51%) HTML
2 7 (2.51%) SOAP
3 6 (2.15%) .NET
4 5 (1.79%) CSS
5 4 (1.43%) JSON
6 3 (1.08%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.08%) Web Services
7 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.72%) Middleware
7 2 (0.72%) Spring
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.36%) Mason
8 1 (0.36%) REST
8 1 (0.36%) RESTful
8 1 (0.36%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.32%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.94%) Fintech
4 9 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 8 (2.87%) Replication
6 6 (2.15%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.43%) PMI
8 4 (1.43%) Robotics
8 4 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.72%) Derivative
10 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.72%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.75%) Windows
1 30 (10.75%) Windows Server
2 26 (9.32%) Linux
3 18 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.66%) Unix
5 6 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.90%) Analytics
3 35 (12.54%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (12.54%) Security Monitoring
4 34 (12.19%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (11.83%) Project Management
6 28 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 27 (9.68%) Presales
8 21 (7.53%) Risk Management
9 19 (6.81%) ITIL
10 17 (6.09%) Wealth Management
11 16 (5.73%) ERP
12 14 (5.02%) Customer Engagement
13 13 (4.66%) SDLC
13 13 (4.66%) Workflow
14 12 (4.30%) Business Analysis
14 12 (4.30%) ETL
14 12 (4.30%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.71%) SQL
2 18 (6.45%) Java
3 10 (3.58%) Python
4 8 (2.87%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.87%) R
5 7 (2.51%) C#
6 6 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.08%) C
8 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) JCL
10 1 (0.36%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) SQR
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (15.05%) Degree
2 21 (7.53%) CCNP
2 21 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.30%) CCNA
4 9 (3.23%) CCSA
4 9 (3.23%) CCSE
4 9 (3.23%) CCSP
5 8 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.15%) CISSP
8 5 (1.79%) IISP
9 4 (1.43%) CCIE
9 4 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.08%) ACCA
10 3 (1.08%) CIMA
11 2 (0.72%) CISA
11 2 (0.72%) MCITP
11 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.15%) QA
3 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.43%) PMO
5 3 (1.08%) MiFID
5 3 (1.08%) SLA
6 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.66%) vSphere
5 11 (3.94%) XenApp
6 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.72%) Docker
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.72%) XenServer
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.23%) Ambari
1 9 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.51%) SCCM
3 4 (1.43%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (17.92%) Microsoft
1 50 (17.92%) Splunk
2 27 (9.68%) VMware
3 25 (8.96%) Cisco
3 25 (8.96%) SAP
4 21 (7.53%) CheckPoint
5 16 (5.73%) Citrix
6 13 (4.66%) Fortinet
7 11 (3.94%) ArcSight
7 11 (3.94%) Oracle
8 10 (3.58%) IBM
8 10 (3.58%) OpenLink
8 10 (3.58%) Triple Point
9 8 (2.87%) F5
9 8 (2.87%) Juniper
10 7 (2.51%) Cognos
11 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.79%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.79%) Sage
12 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £39000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
BPXNET LIMITED
Salary: Open, negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 per annum + negotiable,
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £78,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: OTE £27500 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
SSP Worldwide
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Huxley
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + competitive commission structure
Posted: 13 days ago