Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 278 439 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.20% 7.93% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 8.28% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 190 200 142
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,106 5,304 5,082
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.81% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,359 3,382 3,087
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Edinburgh -15 156 £57,500 +15.00% 21
Glasgow -18 87 £50,000 +5.26% 24
West Lothian - 14 - -
Aberdeen 0 7 £58,750 +30.56% 6
Stirling +2 4 £61,250 -0.41%
Lothian - 2 £32,000 -
Highlands - 1 £60,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £49,000 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 78 (28.06%) Finance
2 68 (24.46%) SQL
3 60 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (20.86%) Splunk
4 58 (20.86%) Microsoft
5 49 (17.63%) Oracle
6 45 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (15.83%) ERP
8 42 (15.11%) Firewall
8 42 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (14.39%) Unix
10 39 (14.03%) Windows
11 38 (13.67%) ETL
12 37 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (13.31%) Network Security
12 37 (13.31%) Customer Engagement
13 33 (11.87%) Qualys
13 33 (11.87%) SIEM
13 33 (11.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 33 (11.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 33 (11.87%) Threat Management
13 33 (11.87%) QRadar
13 33 (11.87%) Security Operations
13 33 (11.87%) Security Operations Centre
13 33 (11.87%) PKI
13 33 (11.87%) Data Loss Prevention
14 32 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (11.15%) Microservices
15 31 (11.15%) Continuous Integration

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 26 (9.35%) SAS
2 16 (5.76%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.60%) Apache Pig
4 8 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.72%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (6.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (5.76%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (5.40%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.08%) SAP CRM
6 3 (1.08%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.08%) SAP PP
6 3 (1.08%) SAP SCM
6 3 (1.08%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.72%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.36%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.36%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 60 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (10.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (9.71%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (4.32%) Office 365
6 10 (3.60%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (1.80%) SaaS
8 4 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.44%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.44%) IaaS
8 4 (1.44%) Serverless
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.72%) PaaS
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.72%) Yammer
10 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.11%) Firewall
2 37 (13.31%) Network Security
3 8 (2.88%) Skype
4 4 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.44%) FTP
4 4 (1.44%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.44%) LAN
4 4 (1.44%) VPN
4 4 (1.44%) WAN
4 4 (1.44%) WinSCP
5 3 (1.08%) WLAN
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) DNS
6 1 (0.36%) Intranet
6 1 (0.36%) SAN
6 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.79%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.19%) Hadoop
4 18 (6.47%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.76%) Big Data
5 16 (5.76%) Power BI
6 15 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (3.60%) Apache Hive
8 10 (3.60%) SAS EBI
8 10 (3.60%) Sqoop
9 9 (3.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 8 (2.88%) QlikView
10 8 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 7 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (2.16%) Star Schema
13 5 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
14 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (11.15%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.35%) JIRA
2 26 (9.35%) Subversion
2 26 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (8.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (8.99%) GoCD
3 25 (8.99%) IBM UrbanCode
3 25 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.99%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.16%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.16%) Maven
6 5 (1.80%) PowerBuilder
7 4 (1.44%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.44%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.72%) Hudson
9 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.36%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.36%) Gradle
9 1 (0.36%) Mockito
General
1 78 (28.06%) Finance
2 22 (7.91%) Banking
3 11 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.88%) Marketing
4 8 (2.88%) Retail
5 5 (1.80%) Advertising
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.99%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (4.32%) .NET
3 9 (3.24%) SOAP
4 8 (2.88%) CSS
4 8 (2.88%) HTML
4 8 (2.88%) JSON
5 7 (2.52%) Web Services
6 6 (2.16%) REST
6 6 (2.16%) Spring
7 5 (1.80%) Apache Axis
7 5 (1.80%) Drools
7 5 (1.80%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.80%) J2EE
7 5 (1.80%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.44%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (1.44%) Kafka
8 4 (1.44%) LINQ
8 4 (1.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (11.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 33 (11.87%) PKI
2 33 (11.87%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (5.40%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.80%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.80%) User Experience
7 4 (1.44%) DataPower
7 4 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.08%) Fintech
8 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) CESG
9 2 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.39%) Unix
2 39 (14.03%) Windows
3 30 (10.79%) Linux
4 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (15.83%) ERP
3 38 (13.67%) ETL
4 37 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (13.31%) Customer Engagement
5 33 (11.87%) Data Loss Prevention
5 33 (11.87%) Security Operations
5 33 (11.87%) SIEM
5 33 (11.87%) Threat Management
5 33 (11.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 32 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (11.15%) Microservices
8 30 (10.79%) Analytics
9 28 (10.07%) DevOps
10 26 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 26 (9.35%) Open Source
10 26 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (7.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.46%) SQL
2 18 (6.47%) Java
2 18 (6.47%) Python
3 13 (4.68%) Scala
4 11 (3.96%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.96%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.60%) R
6 9 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.52%) C#
8 3 (1.08%) SAS Macro
8 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.08%) VBA
8 3 (1.08%) X++
9 2 (0.72%) PHP
9 2 (0.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (10.79%) Degree
2 8 (2.88%) CISSP
3 7 (2.52%) CISM
4 6 (2.16%) CISA
4 6 (2.16%) ISEB
4 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.44%) CCIE
6 4 (1.44%) CCIE Security
6 4 (1.44%) CCNP
6 4 (1.44%) CCSA
6 4 (1.44%) CCSE
6 4 (1.44%) CRISC
6 4 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.08%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.08%) MCSE
7 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.32%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.52%) GDPR
2 7 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.80%) SEPA
4 4 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.44%) SLA
5 3 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.08%) QA
6 2 (0.72%) PMO
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (3.60%) HDFS
2 8 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.16%) Docker
4 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (11.87%) QRadar
2 27 (9.71%) Terraform
3 26 (9.35%) Puppet
4 25 (8.99%) Ansible
4 25 (8.99%) Consul
4 25 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (8.99%) Rundeck
5 10 (3.60%) Oozie
6 8 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.16%) SCCM
8 5 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.44%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.36%) Graphite
11 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.36%) Icinga
11 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 58 (20.86%) Microsoft
1 58 (20.86%) Splunk
2 49 (17.63%) Oracle
3 33 (11.87%) Qualys
4 25 (8.99%) Delphix
4 25 (8.99%) RedGate
4 25 (8.99%) ServiceNow
5 14 (5.04%) Tableau
6 12 (4.32%) Cognos
7 10 (3.60%) SAP
8 7 (2.52%) Teradata
9 5 (1.80%) Informatica
10 4 (1.44%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.44%) Cisco
10 4 (1.44%) HP
10 4 (1.44%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.44%) Juniper
10 4 (1.44%) Remedy
10 4 (1.44%) VMware