Period
to 22 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

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

Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 74 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 489 717 1,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.88% 3.67% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 3.84% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 392 555 792
10th Percentile £30,125 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 11,882 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,397 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the South East.

Salary trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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
Surrey +22 184 £60,000 -4.00% 26
Thames Valley -6 165 £62,500 +4.17% 48
Berkshire -21 107 £65,000 +8.33% 29
Hampshire -25 90 £58,497 +11.42% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 45 £65,000 +13.04% 12
Oxfordshire +27 16 £34,250 -39.11% 7
East Sussex +7 13 £40,750 -9.44% 2
West Sussex +5 7 £80,000 +10.34% 5
Kent +9 5 £35,000 -20.00% 5
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 143 (29.24%) Finance
2 104 (21.27%) Microsoft
3 101 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (19.43%) Azure
5 90 (18.40%) Degree
6 84 (17.18%) SAP
7 81 (16.56%) Presales
8 65 (13.29%) Microsoft 365
9 60 (12.27%) Project Management
10 57 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
11 55 (11.25%) SQL
11 55 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (10.84%) SharePoint
12 53 (10.84%) Logistics
13 50 (10.22%) Telecoms
13 50 (10.22%) Java
14 48 (9.82%) Marketing
15 46 (9.41%) Migration
15 46 (9.41%) Self-Motivation
16 45 (9.20%) Public Sector
16 45 (9.20%) Android
16 45 (9.20%) iPhone
17 44 (9.00%) Renewable Energy
17 44 (9.00%) DevOps
18 41 (8.38%) Business Analysis
19 40 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (8.18%) Requirements Gathering
20 39 (7.98%) C#
21 38 (7.77%) VMware
22 37 (7.57%) RESTful

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 53 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.43%) SAS
4 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.61%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.41%) Confluence
7 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (3.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (3.48%) SAP HR
3 15 (3.07%) SAP SD
4 14 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (2.45%) SAP FI
6 11 (2.25%) Hyperion Planning
7 9 (1.84%) HFM
8 8 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (1.64%) SAP CO
8 8 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (1.23%) NetSuite
9 6 (1.23%) SAP CRM
10 5 (1.02%) Sprinklr
11 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
11 4 (0.82%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.82%) SAP PSCD
12 3 (0.61%) Primavera
12 3 (0.61%) SAP PS
12 3 (0.61%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 95 (19.43%) Azure
2 65 (13.29%) Microsoft 365
3 36 (7.36%) Power Platform
4 34 (6.95%) AWS
5 25 (5.11%) IaaS
6 21 (4.29%) PaaS
7 20 (4.09%) SaaS
8 17 (3.48%) Power Automate
8 17 (3.48%) PowerApps
9 15 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (2.04%) GitHub
11 9 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.43%) Azure Service Bus
12 7 (1.43%) GCP
13 6 (1.23%) Azure Event Grid
13 6 (1.23%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (1.02%) Boomi
15 2 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.41%) Azure Sentinel
15 2 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.36%) Firewall
2 15 (3.07%) LAN
2 15 (3.07%) VPN
2 15 (3.07%) WAN
3 13 (2.66%) Unified Communications
4 10 (2.04%) Network Security
5 9 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (1.64%) SD-WAN
6 8 (1.64%) WLAN
7 6 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (1.23%) SSL
8 5 (1.02%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.02%) MPLS
8 5 (1.02%) Wireless
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (0.82%) DWDM
9 4 (0.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.95%) Big Data
2 31 (6.34%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.32%) NoSQL
3 26 (5.32%) Power BI
4 14 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.84%) Essbase
6 9 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.84%) Tableau
7 7 (1.43%) GIS
7 7 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.23%) Spatial Data
9 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.02%) HBase
10 4 (0.82%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.61%) MySQL
12 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.04%) JIRA
3 2 (0.41%) Subversion
3 2 (0.41%) WinAutomation
4 1 (0.20%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.20%) TestRail
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 143 (29.24%) Finance
2 50 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 48 (9.82%) Marketing
4 45 (9.20%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.73%) Electronics
6 25 (5.11%) Retail
7 23 (4.70%) Manufacturing
8 17 (3.48%) Banking
9 9 (1.84%) French Language
10 7 (1.43%) Law
10 7 (1.43%) Legal
10 7 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.02%) Military
12 4 (0.82%) Billing
12 4 (0.82%) Local Government
13 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.41%) Korean Language
14 2 (0.41%) Police
15 1 (0.20%) Automotive
15 1 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.57%) RESTful
2 30 (6.13%) .NET
3 20 (4.09%) ASP.NET
4 19 (3.89%) Entity Framework
5 18 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 18 (3.68%) Web Services
5 18 (3.68%) XML
6 17 (3.48%) JMS
6 17 (3.48%) JPA
6 17 (3.48%) Lambda Expressions
7 12 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (2.45%) Kafka
8 10 (2.04%) SAP Fiori
9 9 (1.84%) IDoc
9 9 (1.84%) SAP PI
9 9 (1.84%) SAP XI
9 9 (1.84%) XBRL
10 8 (1.64%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.64%) J2EE
10 8 (1.64%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.41%) Self-Motivation
2 45 (9.20%) iPhone
3 44 (9.00%) Renewable Energy
4 35 (7.16%) Data Centre
5 29 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (5.32%) Public Cloud
7 22 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (3.48%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.64%) CMDB
9 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.43%) Blog
11 5 (1.02%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.02%) FMCG
12 4 (0.82%) EPoS
12 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.82%) PMI
12 4 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.20%) Android
2 31 (6.34%) Windows
3 21 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.27%) Linux
5 13 (2.66%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.02%) Unix
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.61%) CentOS
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) VMS
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.56%) Presales
3 60 (12.27%) Project Management
4 57 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (10.84%) Logistics
7 46 (9.41%) Migration
8 44 (9.00%) DevOps
9 41 (8.38%) Business Analysis
10 40 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (8.18%) Requirements Gathering
11 36 (7.36%) ITIL
11 36 (7.36%) Thought Leadership
12 32 (6.54%) CRM
13 31 (6.34%) Project Delivery
14 30 (6.13%) Customer Requirements
14 30 (6.13%) Open Source
15 29 (5.93%) Microservices
16 26 (5.32%) Analytics
16 26 (5.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.25%) SQL
2 50 (10.22%) Java
3 39 (7.98%) C#
4 29 (5.93%) Python
5 16 (3.27%) C
6 9 (1.84%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.84%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.64%) ABAP
8 7 (1.43%) C++
9 6 (1.23%) R
9 6 (1.23%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.41%) Perl
10 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.41%) Scala
10 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.41%) VB
10 2 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) Lua
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (18.40%) Degree
2 32 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.11%) CCNA
5 23 (4.70%) CISSP
6 22 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (4.50%) SC Cleared
7 21 (4.29%) MCSE
8 18 (3.68%) CISM
9 9 (1.84%) ACCA
9 9 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (1.84%) CIMA
9 9 (1.84%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.64%) CCNP
10 8 (1.64%) SSCP
11 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.82%) CCIE Security
12 4 (0.82%) CRISC
12 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.48%) NCSC
3 16 (3.27%) NIST
4 15 (3.07%) GDPR
5 14 (2.86%) PCI DSS
6 13 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (1.64%) RMADS
8 7 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (1.23%) JSP 440
9 6 (1.23%) PMO
10 4 (0.82%) QA
11 3 (0.61%) COBIT
11 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.61%) GAMP
11 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.41%) GRC
12 2 (0.41%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.41%) SEPA
13 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.73%) Docker
5 4 (0.82%) vSphere
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.41%) vCloud
7 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.20%) Varnish
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (3.48%) SCCM
4 6 (1.23%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.82%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.82%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (0.61%) Argo
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.41%) Terraform
7 2 (0.41%) vRealize
8 1 (0.20%) Ansible
8 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.20%) Kibana
8 1 (0.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 104 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.18%) SAP
3 38 (7.77%) VMware
4 31 (6.34%) Oracle
5 16 (3.27%) Cisco
6 11 (2.25%) Hyperion
7 9 (1.84%) F5
7 9 (1.84%) Meraki
8 8 (1.64%) Dell
8 8 (1.64%) IBM
8 8 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.43%) HP
10 6 (1.23%) Automation Anywhere
10 6 (1.23%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.23%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.23%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.23%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.02%) Google
11 5 (1.02%) ServiceNow