Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 297 416 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.41% 7.82% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 8.19% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 223 198 187
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £34,600 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,300 £70,250 £71,250
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 5,258 5,080 5,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 95.49% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,525 3,153 3,296
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,664 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -12 172 £57,500 +35.29% 16
Glasgow -24 88 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Aberdeen -1 12 £60,000 +33.33%
Stirling +7 10 £62,500 -3.85%
West Lothian - 7 - - 1
Dundee +8 1 £44,000 -
Fife - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 68 (22.90%) Microsoft
2 67 (22.56%) Finance
3 65 (21.89%) Splunk
4 63 (21.21%) SQL
5 56 (18.86%) Cybersecurity
6 53 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
7 50 (16.84%) Firewall
8 48 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 48 (16.16%) Data Loss Prevention
9 47 (15.82%) Security Operations
9 47 (15.82%) Security Operations Centre
9 47 (15.82%) SIEM
9 47 (15.82%) Network Security
9 47 (15.82%) Threat Management
10 41 (13.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 41 (13.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 41 (13.80%) Qualys
10 41 (13.80%) PKI
10 41 (13.80%) Unix
10 41 (13.80%) QRadar
11 39 (13.13%) Windows
12 37 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (11.45%) Oracle
14 34 (11.45%) ERP
14 34 (11.45%) Analytics
15 32 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (10.10%) Git (software)
16 30 (10.10%) DevOps
16 30 (10.10%) Microservices

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 24 (8.08%) SAS
2 18 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 15 (5.05%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.37%) Apache Pig
5 9 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.36%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.67%) Appian
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (5.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (2.69%) SAP SD
5 6 (2.02%) SAP ERP
5 6 (2.02%) SAP MM
5 6 (2.02%) SAP PP
5 6 (2.02%) SAP SCM
6 5 (1.68%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.67%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.67%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 53 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (6.40%) Office 365
6 10 (3.37%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (2.02%) IaaS
7 6 (2.02%) SaaS
8 5 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.35%) Serverless
10 3 (1.01%) PaaS
10 3 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.84%) Firewall
2 47 (15.82%) Network Security
3 18 (6.06%) Skype
4 5 (1.68%) SAN
4 5 (1.68%) VPN
5 4 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.35%) FTP
5 4 (1.35%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.35%) WinSCP
6 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.01%) WAN
7 2 (0.67%) BGP
7 2 (0.67%) LAN
7 2 (0.67%) WLAN
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.34%) DNS
8 1 (0.34%) Intranet
8 1 (0.34%) MPLS
8 1 (0.34%) SMTP
8 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.40%) Hadoop
2 15 (5.05%) Big Data
2 15 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (3.37%) Apache Hive
3 10 (3.37%) SAS EBI
3 10 (3.37%) Sqoop
4 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (2.36%) Power BI
6 7 (2.36%) PowerCenter
6 7 (2.36%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.02%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.02%) QlikView
7 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.02%) Star Schema
8 5 (1.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.42%) Jenkins
2 25 (8.42%) JIRA
2 25 (8.42%) Subversion
2 25 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (8.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 24 (8.08%) GoCD
3 24 (8.08%) IBM UrbanCode
3 24 (8.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (2.02%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.02%) Maven
5 4 (1.35%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.35%) XMLSpy
6 2 (0.67%) JMeter
6 2 (0.67%) JUnit
6 2 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.34%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
7 1 (0.34%) TestNG
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (22.56%) Finance
2 24 (8.08%) Banking
3 12 (4.04%) Advertising
3 12 (4.04%) Marketing
4 6 (2.02%) Retail
5 3 (1.01%) Back Office
5 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.08%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.03%) CSS
2 9 (3.03%) HTML
3 7 (2.36%) Spring
3 7 (2.36%) Web Services
4 6 (2.02%) REST
4 6 (2.02%) SOAP
5 5 (1.68%) .NET
5 5 (1.68%) Apache Axis
5 5 (1.68%) Drools
5 5 (1.68%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.68%) J2EE
5 5 (1.68%) JSON
5 5 (1.68%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.35%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.35%) Kafka
6 4 (1.35%) Middleware
6 4 (1.35%) XML
7 3 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 41 (13.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 41 (13.80%) PKI
3 26 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.72%) Driving Licence
5 13 (4.38%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.02%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.02%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.68%) User Experience
10 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.35%) DataPower
11 3 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.01%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.80%) Unix
2 39 (13.13%) Windows
3 29 (9.76%) Linux
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.01%) AIX
5 3 (1.01%) HPUX
5 3 (1.01%) Solaris
6 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.86%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (16.16%) Data Loss Prevention
3 47 (15.82%) Security Operations
3 47 (15.82%) SIEM
3 47 (15.82%) Threat Management
4 41 (13.80%) Vulnerability Management
5 37 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (11.45%) Analytics
7 34 (11.45%) ERP
8 32 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (10.10%) DevOps
9 30 (10.10%) Microservices
10 26 (8.75%) Customer Engagement
10 26 (8.75%) ETL
11 25 (8.42%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (8.42%) Open Source
12 24 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (7.41%) CRM
14 18 (6.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.21%) SQL
2 17 (5.72%) Java
3 10 (3.37%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.37%) R
4 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.69%) Python
6 6 (2.02%) C#
7 4 (1.35%) Scala
8 3 (1.01%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.01%) PHP
8 3 (1.01%) VBA
8 3 (1.01%) X++
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.67%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) Java 8
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (5.05%) Degree
2 10 (3.37%) CISSP
2 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 8 (2.69%) CISA
5 7 (2.36%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.36%) CISM
5 7 (2.36%) MCSE
6 6 (2.02%) CRISC
6 6 (2.02%) ISEB
7 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.68%) MCSA
8 4 (1.35%) CCIE
8 4 (1.35%) CCIE Security
8 4 (1.35%) CCNP
8 4 (1.35%) CCSA
8 4 (1.35%) CCSE
9 2 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.67%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.43%) GCP
2 15 (5.05%) GDPR
3 11 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.03%) ISO 9001
5 7 (2.36%) PMO
5 7 (2.36%) SLA
6 6 (2.02%) PCI DSS
6 6 (2.02%) SEPA
7 4 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.35%) PSD2
8 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.67%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.34%) EMIR
9 1 (0.34%) FATCA
9 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.34%) MiFID
9 1 (0.34%) QA
9 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.04%) HDFS
3 8 (2.69%) Docker
4 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.01%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (13.80%) QRadar
2 26 (8.75%) Terraform
3 25 (8.42%) Ansible
3 25 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (8.42%) Puppet
4 24 (8.08%) Consul
4 24 (8.08%) Rundeck
5 10 (3.37%) Oozie
6 6 (2.02%) SCCM
7 5 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.67%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (22.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (21.89%) Splunk
3 41 (13.80%) Qualys
4 34 (11.45%) Oracle
5 24 (8.08%) Delphix
5 24 (8.08%) RedGate
5 24 (8.08%) SAP
5 24 (8.08%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.69%) HP
7 6 (2.02%) VMware
8 5 (1.68%) Cisco
8 5 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.68%) Tableau
9 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.35%) IBM
9 4 (1.35%) Informatica
9 4 (1.35%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.35%) Juniper
9 4 (1.35%) NetApp
9 4 (1.35%) Remedy