Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 26 36
Rank change year-on-year -27 +10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 243 428 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.61% 7.71% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 7.97% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 145 211 126
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +4.21%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% - -

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 5,016 5,371 4,767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 96.72% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,260 3,502 3,014
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £63,943
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -24 133 £57,500 +15.00% 21
Glasgow -27 76 £46,000 -3.66% 22
West Lothian - 12 - -
Aberdeen +4 9 £58,750 +38.24% 6
Fife - 3 £49,000 -
Lothian - 2 £32,000 -
Highlands -3 1 £60,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 79 (32.51%) Finance
2 58 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 58 (23.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (22.63%) SQL
4 52 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
6 44 (18.11%) ERP
7 41 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (16.87%) Splunk
8 40 (16.46%) Oracle
9 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (15.23%) Windows
11 36 (14.81%) Unix
12 35 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (13.58%) ServiceNow
14 32 (13.17%) DevOps
14 32 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (12.35%) Git (software)
17 29 (11.93%) Jenkins
17 29 (11.93%) ETL
18 28 (11.52%) Linux
18 28 (11.52%) Cybersecurity
18 28 (11.52%) Microservices
18 28 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (11.52%) Terraform
18 28 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
18 28 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (11.52%) IBM UrbanCode
19 27 (11.11%) Dynamics 365

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 19 (7.82%) SAS
2 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.23%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.23%) CMS
3 3 (1.23%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.82%) Sonic ESB
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
1 18 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (5.35%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (4.94%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.23%) SAP HCM
5 3 (1.23%) SAP HR
5 3 (1.23%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.82%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.70%) Office 365
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.23%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.23%) Serverless
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.82%) IaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) SaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.64%) Firewall
2 17 (7.00%) Network Security
3 4 (1.65%) DNS
3 4 (1.65%) LAN
3 4 (1.65%) WAN
4 3 (1.23%) DHCP
4 3 (1.23%) Internet
4 3 (1.23%) Skype
4 3 (1.23%) SSL
4 3 (1.23%) WLAN
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.82%) FTP
5 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.82%) VPN
5 2 (0.82%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.82%) Power BI
3 19 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (4.12%) QlikView
8 9 (3.70%) SAS EBI
9 8 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (2.47%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (2.47%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.06%) Star Schema
12 4 (1.65%) Big Data
12 4 (1.65%) DB2
12 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.93%) Jenkins
3 28 (11.52%) IBM UrbanCode
3 28 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (11.11%) JIRA
4 27 (11.11%) Subversion
5 26 (10.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (10.70%) GoCD
5 26 (10.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.06%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.65%) Selenium
9 2 (0.82%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.82%) Hudson
9 2 (0.82%) Maven
9 2 (0.82%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 79 (32.51%) Finance
2 23 (9.47%) Banking
3 15 (6.17%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.29%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Billing
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.70%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (5.76%) .NET
2 14 (5.76%) HTML
3 13 (5.35%) CSS
4 10 (4.12%) XML
5 9 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 9 (3.70%) SOAP
5 9 (3.70%) Web Services
6 8 (3.29%) JSON
7 7 (2.88%) HTML5
8 6 (2.47%) RESTful
9 5 (2.06%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.65%) LINQ
10 4 (1.65%) REST
11 3 (1.23%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.23%) Kafka
11 3 (1.23%) SAP Fiori
12 2 (0.82%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.82%) Node.js
12 2 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 15 (6.17%) PKI
2 15 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (4.53%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.06%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.65%) DataPower
7 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.23%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Fintech
8 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) PMI
8 2 (0.82%) Social Media
8 2 (0.82%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.23%) Windows
2 36 (14.81%) Unix
3 28 (11.52%) Linux
4 5 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
2 44 (18.11%) ERP
3 41 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (13.17%) DevOps
5 32 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (11.93%) ETL
7 28 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 28 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (11.52%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (11.52%) Microservices
8 27 (11.11%) Open Source
9 25 (10.29%) Analytics
9 25 (10.29%) Project Management
10 24 (9.88%) Migration
10 24 (9.88%) Presales
11 23 (9.47%) Customer Requirements
11 23 (9.47%) Data Modelling
12 22 (9.05%) Coaching
12 22 (9.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.63%) SQL
2 19 (7.82%) JavaScript
2 19 (7.82%) Python
3 15 (6.17%) Java
4 13 (5.35%) Scala
5 12 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.29%) C#
7 7 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.65%) VBA
9 3 (1.23%) PHP
9 3 (1.23%) R
9 3 (1.23%) SAS Macro
9 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.23%) X++
10 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.41%) C++
11 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (10.29%) Degree
2 9 (3.70%) CISM
2 9 (3.70%) CISSP
3 6 (2.47%) CISA
4 5 (2.06%) CRISC
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.65%) ISEB
5 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.23%) CISMP
6 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 3 (1.23%) MCSE
6 3 (1.23%) SANS
6 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) CCIE
7 2 (0.82%) CCIE Security
7 2 (0.82%) CCNP
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.88%) GDPR
2 7 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.65%) QA
5 3 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.82%) PMO
6 2 (0.82%) SEPA
6 2 (0.82%) SLA
7 1 (0.41%) COBIT
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.23%) HDFS
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.41%) Docker
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (11.52%) Terraform
2 27 (11.11%) Puppet
3 26 (10.70%) Ansible
3 26 (10.70%) Consul
3 26 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (10.70%) Rundeck
4 15 (6.17%) QRadar
5 8 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.06%) SCCM
7 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.23%) Oozie
8 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.41%) Graphite
9 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.41%) Icinga
9 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 41 (16.87%) Splunk
3 40 (16.46%) Oracle
4 33 (13.58%) ServiceNow
5 26 (10.70%) Delphix
5 26 (10.70%) RedGate
6 16 (6.58%) Tableau
7 15 (6.17%) Qualys
8 13 (5.35%) Cognos
9 9 (3.70%) Teradata
10 6 (2.47%) SAP
11 4 (1.65%) Google
11 4 (1.65%) VMware
12 3 (1.23%) IBM
12 3 (1.23%) Informatica
12 3 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.23%) Sage
12 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.23%) Twitter
12 3 (1.23%) Xero