Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,620 1,573 2,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.26% 4.95% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 5.11% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,239 1,952
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,500 £75,000
England 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 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 29,787 30,776 39,340
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.91% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24,862 25,549 33,267
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the South East.

Salary trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Thames Valley -3 687 £52,500 -4.55% 86
Berkshire -1 468 £55,000 -8.33% 59
Hampshire +5 389 £45,000 -10.00% 54
Surrey +17 365 £55,000 +4.76% 40
Buckinghamshire +4 112 £52,500 - 14
Oxfordshire +1 112 £52,500 +5.00% 13
West Sussex +14 79 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Kent +4 29 £61,250 +40.00% 8
East Sussex -21 12 £49,000 +63.33%
Middlesex +14 10 £80,000 +60.00%
Home Counties +5 5 £60,000 -15.79%
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 441 (27.22%) SAP
2 374 (23.09%) Microsoft
3 370 (22.84%) Finance
4 259 (15.99%) Presales
5 234 (14.44%) SQL
6 227 (14.01%) Degree
6 227 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
7 156 (9.63%) Project Management
8 155 (9.57%) Oracle
9 153 (9.44%) Windows
10 151 (9.32%) ERP
11 150 (9.26%) Information Security
12 142 (8.77%) Manufacturing
13 134 (8.27%) Migration
13 134 (8.27%) Business Development
13 134 (8.27%) Security Cleared
14 132 (8.15%) VMware
15 125 (7.72%) SQL Server
16 114 (7.04%) Coaching
17 113 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 110 (6.79%) CRM
19 109 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 108 (6.67%) ABAP
21 107 (6.60%) Retail
22 104 (6.42%) Risk Management
23 103 (6.36%) ITIL
24 102 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
25 100 (6.17%) SAP FI
26 96 (5.93%) Telecoms
27 94 (5.80%) Business Intelligence

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 44 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 42 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.17%) IIS
7 13 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.49%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.37%) CMS
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.12%) Confluence
13 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (1.42%) Autodesk Inventor
4 23 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 100 (6.17%) SAP FI
2 93 (5.74%) SAP CO
3 88 (5.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 80 (4.94%) SAP MM
5 74 (4.57%) SAP HR
6 60 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
7 59 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
8 48 (2.96%) SAP PM
9 44 (2.72%) SAP HCM
10 38 (2.35%) SAP SD
11 36 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
12 34 (2.10%) SAP Payroll
13 32 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
13 32 (1.98%) SAP R/3
14 30 (1.85%) Sage X3
15 27 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
15 27 (1.67%) Oracle HRMS
16 26 (1.60%) NetSuite
17 25 (1.54%) Oracle Payroll
17 25 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 113 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (5.43%) Office 365
3 45 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
5 35 (2.16%) SaaS
6 32 (1.98%) IaaS
7 19 (1.17%) PaaS
8 14 (0.86%) FinancialForce
9 13 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.25%) GitHub
13 3 (0.19%) Heroku
13 3 (0.19%) Slack
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.12%) Force.com
14 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.68%) Firewall
2 51 (3.15%) WAN
3 39 (2.41%) LAN
4 38 (2.35%) SAN
5 37 (2.28%) VPN
6 35 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (1.85%) Network Security
7 30 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 29 (1.79%) Wireless
9 28 (1.73%) Internet
10 27 (1.67%) SSL
11 23 (1.42%) Skype
11 23 (1.42%) VoIP
12 22 (1.36%) MPLS
12 22 (1.36%) SMTP
13 21 (1.30%) IPsec
13 21 (1.30%) NFC
14 14 (0.86%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.80%) HTTP
16 11 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (2.78%) MS Access
4 39 (2.41%) SAP BW
5 34 (2.10%) GIS
6 29 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 28 (1.73%) Big Data
7 28 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
9 26 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.42%) Power BI
11 23 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.23%) QlikView
12 20 (1.23%) SAP HANA
13 19 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (1.05%) Hadoop
15 16 (0.99%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.68%) NoSQL
17 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.23%) eCATT
2 20 (1.23%) JIRA
2 20 (1.23%) LSMW
3 11 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.37%) Subversion
6 5 (0.31%) Selenium
6 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.25%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.25%) TestComplete
7 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.19%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.19%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.19%) Hudson
9 2 (0.12%) Ant
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 370 (22.84%) Finance
2 142 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 107 (6.60%) Retail
4 96 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 79 (4.88%) Advertising
6 74 (4.57%) Marketing
7 57 (3.52%) Legal
8 53 (3.27%) Banking
9 51 (3.15%) Billing
10 38 (2.35%) Publishing
11 29 (1.79%) Electronics
12 28 (1.73%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.05%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.86%) German Language
15 11 (0.68%) Local Government
16 9 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.56%) Games
17 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.43%) Automotive
19 5 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.57%) .NET
2 63 (3.89%) HTML
3 49 (3.02%) CSS
3 49 (3.02%) IDoc
4 43 (2.65%) XML
5 35 (2.16%) Middleware
6 29 (1.79%) BAPI
7 28 (1.73%) Web Services
8 27 (1.67%) EDI
9 23 (1.42%) JSON
10 17 (1.05%) J2EE
11 15 (0.93%) Java EE
11 15 (0.93%) SOAP
12 14 (0.86%) Apache Camel
13 11 (0.68%) SAP TM
14 10 (0.62%) Visualforce
15 9 (0.56%) SAP XI
16 8 (0.49%) ASP.NET
16 8 (0.49%) MDX
16 8 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 227 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.75%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.84%) NHS
5 41 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.98%) User Experience
7 30 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.30%) Contactless
9 21 (1.30%) EMV
9 21 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
9 21 (1.30%) Smartcard
10 18 (1.11%) Social Media
11 16 (0.99%) LIMS
12 15 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (0.80%) PKI
13 13 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 153 (9.44%) Windows
2 75 (4.63%) Windows Server
3 66 (4.07%) Linux
4 57 (3.52%) Unix
5 31 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.93%) Solaris
7 8 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.25%) HPUX
10 3 (0.19%) AIX
10 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.19%) SUSE
10 3 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.062%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (15.99%) Presales
2 156 (9.63%) Project Management
3 151 (9.32%) ERP
4 150 (9.26%) Information Security
5 134 (8.27%) Business Development
5 134 (8.27%) Migration
6 114 (7.04%) Coaching
7 110 (6.79%) CRM
8 109 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 104 (6.42%) Risk Management
10 103 (6.36%) ITIL
11 102 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
13 91 (5.62%) Customer Requirements
14 80 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 80 (4.94%) Logistics
15 79 (4.88%) Data Migration
16 75 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
17 70 (4.32%) Business Analysis
18 69 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 234 (14.44%) SQL
2 108 (6.67%) ABAP
3 92 (5.68%) C#
4 69 (4.26%) Java
5 67 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 42 (2.59%) C
7 38 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 34 (2.10%) Python
9 32 (1.98%) C++
10 13 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.62%) Apex Code
12 10 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.49%) Ruby
14 7 (0.43%) Bourne shell
14 7 (0.43%) PHP
15 6 (0.37%) Go
16 5 (0.31%) Perl
16 5 (0.31%) VBA
17 4 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 227 (14.01%) Degree
2 134 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.37%) CISSP
4 80 (4.94%) SC Cleared
5 65 (4.01%) CISM
6 61 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (2.53%) MCSE
9 29 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (1.60%) CCNA
11 25 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (1.30%) CIMA
13 20 (1.23%) ACCA
13 20 (1.23%) CCNP
14 19 (1.17%) CCA
14 19 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (1.05%) CISA
16 16 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 14 (0.86%) MCP
18 12 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (2.53%) QA
3 25 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 24 (1.48%) GDPR
4 24 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 22 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 18 (1.11%) PMO
8 13 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.62%) COBIT
10 10 (0.62%) SLA
11 9 (0.56%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.56%) ISO 31000
11 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.49%) GAAP
13 5 (0.31%) GPG13
14 2 (0.12%) GAMP
14 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 91 (5.62%) Active Directory
1 91 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (5.25%) Hyper-V
3 25 (1.54%) XenApp
4 12 (0.74%) vSphere
5 10 (0.62%) Docker
5 10 (0.62%) Firmware
5 10 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.31%) HDFS
9 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) Samba
10 2 (0.12%) vCloud
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (0.99%) SCCM
2 13 (0.80%) Puppet
3 10 (0.62%) Ansible
3 10 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.49%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.37%) Terraform
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.25%) Nessus
7 4 (0.25%) Nmap
8 3 (0.19%) Mesos
8 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.19%) PureDisk
8 3 (0.19%) rkt
8 3 (0.19%) vRealize
9 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 441 (27.22%) SAP
2 374 (23.09%) Microsoft
3 155 (9.57%) Oracle
4 132 (8.15%) VMware
5 82 (5.06%) Cisco
6 76 (4.69%) Sage
7 65 (4.01%) Citrix
8 29 (1.79%) Epicor
9 28 (1.73%) HP
10 27 (1.67%) IBM
10 27 (1.67%) Infor
10 27 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.48%) Hyperion
12 21 (1.30%) Blue Coat
13 20 (1.23%) F5
13 20 (1.23%) Juniper
14 19 (1.17%) Ariba
14 19 (1.17%) Xero
15 18 (1.11%) hybris
15 18 (1.11%) Tableau