Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,750 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 32 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 434 337 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.69% 6.58% 6.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 6.86% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 198 134 328
Scotland median annual salary £47,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,325 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £72,500
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 5425 4916 6134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 95.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3055 3946
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +6 283 £50,000 - 8
Glasgow +13 126 £47,500 - 14
Aberdeenshire 0 6 £47,500 -
Stirling -1 5 £52,000 +57.58% 2
Aberdeen -15 5 £48,750 +2.63%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £47,500 -
Dundee - 2 £48,000 -
Renfrewshire +7 1 £37,500 -37.50%
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 199 (45.85%) Finance
2 145 (33.41%) SQL
3 142 (32.72%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (24.65%) Oracle
5 102 (23.50%) Business Intelligence
6 93 (21.43%) Analytics
7 85 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 81 (18.66%) Banking
8 81 (18.66%) SAP
9 80 (18.43%) Degree
10 72 (16.59%) SAS
11 69 (15.90%) Infrastructure Management
12 68 (15.67%) Microsoft
13 61 (14.06%) Mentoring
14 51 (11.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 51 (11.75%) Linux
14 51 (11.75%) Teradata
15 50 (11.52%) Retail
15 50 (11.52%) Base SAS
15 50 (11.52%) People Management
16 47 (10.83%) Cognos
17 45 (10.37%) SQL Server
18 44 (10.14%) ETL
19 43 (9.91%) MicroStrategy
20 42 (9.68%) Unix
20 42 (9.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
21 41 (9.45%) Visual Analytics
21 41 (9.45%) Requirements Analysis
21 41 (9.45%) Automotive
22 40 (9.22%) SAS Visual Analytics

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 72 (16.59%) SAS
2 20 (4.61%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.38%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 13 (3.00%) Oracle UPK
4 13 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.38%) JBoss
6 6 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.46%) FileNet
8 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.23%) CICS
9 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (5.07%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (4.38%) SAP BPC
4 15 (3.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 15 (3.46%) SAP MM
5 14 (3.23%) SAP SD
6 12 (2.76%) SAP SCM
7 11 (2.53%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (1.15%) SAP HCM
9 5 (1.15%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.92%) Dynamics SL
10 4 (0.92%) Endur
11 3 (0.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 2 (0.46%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
13 1 (0.23%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.53%) Dynamics 365
2 16 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.84%) Office 365
5 5 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.69%) npm
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.23%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.76%) Telnet
2 9 (2.07%) SAN
2 9 (2.07%) VoIP
3 7 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.92%) Firewall
5 3 (0.69%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.69%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) HTTP
6 2 (0.46%) LAN
6 2 (0.46%) Skype
6 2 (0.46%) WAN
7 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 50 (11.52%) Base SAS
3 45 (10.37%) SQL Server
4 42 (9.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 40 (9.22%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 39 (8.99%) Big Data
7 26 (5.99%) DB2
8 24 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (3.92%) BODI
9 17 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.92%) Oracle OWB
9 17 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (3.46%) QlikView
11 14 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (3.00%) DB2 UDB
13 11 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (2.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 9 (2.07%) PowerCenter
15 7 (1.61%) Cognos Report Studio
16 6 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (8.06%) ProC
2 9 (2.07%) Log4j
3 8 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.84%) JIRA
4 7 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.15%) GoCD
6 5 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
6 5 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.15%) Subversion
7 4 (0.92%) Selenium
8 3 (0.69%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.69%) JUnit
8 3 (0.69%) Maven
8 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.46%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 199 (45.85%) Finance
2 81 (18.66%) Banking
3 50 (11.52%) Retail
4 41 (9.45%) Automotive
5 15 (3.46%) Law
6 14 (3.23%) Advertising
6 14 (3.23%) Billing
6 14 (3.23%) Marketing
7 10 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.38%) Legal
10 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.15%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.61%) XML
2 16 (3.69%) .NET
3 14 (3.23%) EDI
3 14 (3.23%) HTML
4 13 (3.00%) Web Services
4 13 (3.00%) WebCenter
5 12 (2.76%) J2EE
5 12 (2.76%) Rendezvous
5 12 (2.76%) SAP Core Interface
6 11 (2.53%) CSS
7 9 (2.07%) REST
8 7 (1.61%) JMS
8 7 (1.61%) JSP
9 5 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.92%) RESTful
10 4 (0.92%) Spring
10 4 (0.92%) Visualforce
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.69%) JPA
11 3 (0.69%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 142 (32.72%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.53%) Driving Licence
2 24 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.23%) AS400
5 10 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 9 (2.07%) Clustering
6 9 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.07%) Replication
7 7 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.38%) User Experience
9 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.69%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) Social Media
11 2 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.23%) iPad
12 1 (0.23%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.75%) Linux
2 42 (9.68%) Unix
3 32 (7.37%) Windows
4 9 (2.07%) AIX
4 9 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (23.50%) Business Intelligence
2 93 (21.43%) Analytics
3 85 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (15.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 61 (14.06%) Mentoring
6 50 (11.52%) People Management
7 44 (10.14%) ETL
8 41 (9.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 41 (9.45%) Visual Analytics
9 38 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (6.45%) CRM
10 28 (6.45%) ITIL
10 28 (6.45%) Project Management
11 25 (5.76%) Business Analysis
12 24 (5.53%) ERP
13 23 (5.30%) Data Analytics
14 21 (4.84%) Information Security
15 19 (4.38%) Big Data Analytics
15 19 (4.38%) Software Testing
16 18 (4.15%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 145 (33.41%) SQL
2 39 (8.99%) Java
3 35 (8.06%) PROC SQL
3 35 (8.06%) SAS Macro
4 16 (3.69%) Python
5 15 (3.46%) C#
5 15 (3.46%) PL/SQL
6 13 (3.00%) PHP
7 10 (2.30%) C
8 9 (2.07%) Perl
9 8 (1.84%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.92%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.69%) VB
12 2 (0.46%) PeopleCode
12 2 (0.46%) R
12 2 (0.46%) SQR
12 2 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (18.43%) Degree
2 13 (3.00%) Oracle Certification
3 7 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.38%) CISM
4 6 (1.38%) CISSP
5 5 (1.15%) CASP
5 5 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (1.15%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.69%) ACCA
7 3 (0.69%) CIMA
8 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.46%) MCP
8 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) AAT
9 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) CCNA
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.07%) IFRS
3 5 (1.15%) GCP
3 5 (1.15%) PMO
4 3 (0.69%) SLA
5 2 (0.46%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.07%) RHEV
3 7 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.92%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (3.92%) Puppet
2 14 (3.23%) Rundeck
3 9 (2.07%) Control-M
3 9 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (1.84%) Ansible
5 7 (1.61%) SCCM
5 7 (1.61%) SCOM
6 6 (1.38%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.38%) Terraform
6 6 (1.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 5 (1.15%) Consul
8 1 (0.23%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.23%) Grafana
8 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.23%) Packer
8 1 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 107 (24.65%) Oracle
2 81 (18.66%) SAP
3 68 (15.67%) Microsoft
4 51 (11.75%) Teradata
5 47 (10.83%) Cognos
6 43 (9.91%) MicroStrategy
7 37 (8.53%) Informatica
8 26 (5.99%) IBM
9 23 (5.30%) Red Hat
10 22 (5.07%) JD Edwards
11 21 (4.84%) Splunk
12 16 (3.69%) Tableau
13 12 (2.76%) TIBCO
14 9 (2.07%) EMC
14 9 (2.07%) F5
14 9 (2.07%) Netezza
15 8 (1.84%) VMware
16 7 (1.61%) Cisco
16 7 (1.61%) Misys
16 7 (1.61%) PeopleSoft