Period
to 15 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1646 1698 2458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.26% 5.00% 5.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 5.15% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 1308 2071
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,625 £73,750
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 30268 32953 41038
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 97.09% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25236 27568 34484
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 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Thames Valley -4 684 £52,500 -4.55% 44
Berkshire -3 455 £55,000 - 30
Surrey +27 394 £53,500 +1.90% 13
Hampshire +3 380 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Buckinghamshire +13 124 £52,500 +20.00% 5
Oxfordshire +3 114 £50,000 +5.26% 9
West Sussex +27 75 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Kent -8 29 £61,250 +36.11% 4
East Sussex -6 15 £55,000 +83.33%
Middlesex +8 11 £55,000 +10.00% 6
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Home Counties +3 5 £60,000 -20.00%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 465 (28.25%) SAP
2 377 (22.90%) Finance
3 373 (22.66%) Microsoft
4 267 (16.22%) Presales
5 245 (14.88%) Degree
6 238 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
7 213 (12.94%) SQL
8 165 (10.02%) Project Management
9 160 (9.72%) Business Development
10 157 (9.54%) Windows
11 156 (9.48%) Migration
11 156 (9.48%) Information Security
12 142 (8.63%) VMware
13 141 (8.57%) Oracle
13 141 (8.57%) Security Cleared
14 138 (8.38%) ERP
15 136 (8.26%) Manufacturing
16 128 (7.78%) Coaching
17 127 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
18 124 (7.53%) ABAP
18 124 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 119 (7.23%) SQL Server
20 116 (7.05%) Retail
21 115 (6.99%) Firewall
21 115 (6.99%) ITIL
22 113 (6.87%) Telecoms
23 110 (6.68%) Risk Management
24 109 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
24 109 (6.62%) SAP FI
25 106 (6.44%) CRM

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 52 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 49 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 34 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.64%) IIS
5 24 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 13 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (0.67%) NetWeaver
8 9 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.49%) CMS
9 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.12%) Confluence
14 2 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 81 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.34%) Autodesk Inventor
6 16 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.061%) CATIA
8 1 (0.061%) Simulink
8 1 (0.061%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 109 (6.62%) SAP FI
2 101 (6.14%) SAP CO
3 96 (5.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 86 (5.22%) SAP MM
5 68 (4.13%) SAP HR
6 60 (3.65%) Oracle EBS R12
7 59 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
8 52 (3.16%) SAP PM
9 47 (2.86%) SAP SD
10 41 (2.49%) SAP HCM
11 34 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
12 31 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
13 30 (1.82%) SAP Payroll
13 30 (1.82%) SAP R/3
14 28 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
14 28 (1.70%) SAP SCM
15 27 (1.64%) NetSuite
15 27 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
15 27 (1.64%) Sage X3
16 26 (1.58%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (5.59%) Office 365
3 55 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (1.94%) IaaS
4 32 (1.94%) SaaS
5 28 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (1.03%) PaaS
7 14 (0.85%) FinancialForce
8 12 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.24%) Heroku
12 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.18%) Slack
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.12%) Serverless
13 2 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (6.99%) Firewall
2 55 (3.34%) WAN
3 47 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 42 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (2.49%) LAN
5 41 (2.49%) VPN
6 37 (2.25%) Internet
7 36 (2.19%) SAN
8 34 (2.07%) MPLS
8 34 (2.07%) Wireless
9 32 (1.94%) Network Security
10 25 (1.52%) VoIP
11 23 (1.40%) SSL
12 21 (1.28%) NFC
12 21 (1.28%) SMTP
13 18 (1.09%) Ethernet
13 18 (1.09%) Skype
14 17 (1.03%) Cisco PIX
14 17 (1.03%) DNS
15 14 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (2.37%) SAP BW
4 37 (2.25%) GIS
5 33 (2.00%) MS Access
6 30 (1.82%) Big Data
7 29 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 26 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 21 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 21 (1.28%) SAP HANA
11 20 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.22%) QlikView
12 18 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.91%) Power BI
15 14 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (1.22%) eCATT
1 20 (1.22%) LSMW
2 19 (1.15%) JIRA
3 16 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.30%) Subversion
7 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.18%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.18%) Hudson
8 3 (0.18%) Selenium
8 3 (0.18%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 377 (22.90%) Finance
2 136 (8.26%) Manufacturing
3 116 (7.05%) Retail
4 113 (6.87%) Telecoms
5 84 (5.10%) Marketing
6 64 (3.89%) Legal
7 55 (3.34%) Banking
8 53 (3.22%) Advertising
9 46 (2.79%) Publishing
10 45 (2.73%) Billing
11 34 (2.07%) Electronics
12 29 (1.76%) Aerospace
13 18 (1.09%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.91%) Automotive
14 15 (0.91%) German Language
15 12 (0.73%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.55%) Local Government
18 6 (0.36%) Games
19 5 (0.30%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.65%) .NET
2 71 (4.31%) HTML
3 54 (3.28%) CSS
4 50 (3.04%) IDoc
5 34 (2.07%) XML
6 32 (1.94%) Web Services
7 30 (1.82%) BAPI
7 30 (1.82%) Middleware
8 27 (1.64%) EDI
9 20 (1.22%) JSON
10 15 (0.91%) SAP TM
10 15 (0.91%) SOAP
11 13 (0.79%) J2EE
12 11 (0.67%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.67%) Visualforce
13 10 (0.61%) Apache Camel
13 10 (0.61%) jQuery
13 10 (0.61%) MDX
14 9 (0.55%) Java EE
14 9 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 238 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 58 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 41 (2.49%) NHS
6 29 (1.76%) User Experience
7 26 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.52%) Social Media
9 24 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
11 21 (1.28%) Contactless
11 21 (1.28%) EMV
11 21 (1.28%) Smartcard
12 18 (1.09%) Clustering
13 16 (0.97%) LIMS
14 15 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (0.91%) Replication
14 15 (0.91%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.85%) PKI
16 12 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 157 (9.54%) Windows
2 82 (4.98%) Windows Server
3 71 (4.31%) Linux
4 64 (3.89%) Unix
5 40 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (0.97%) Solaris
7 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.30%) AIX
11 5 (0.30%) HPUX
12 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.061%) CentOS
14 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.061%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (16.22%) Presales
2 165 (10.02%) Project Management
3 160 (9.72%) Business Development
4 156 (9.48%) Information Security
4 156 (9.48%) Migration
5 138 (8.38%) ERP
6 128 (7.78%) Coaching
7 127 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (6.99%) ITIL
9 110 (6.68%) Risk Management
10 109 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (6.44%) CRM
12 95 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 94 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
14 85 (5.16%) Cybersecurity
15 84 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 84 (5.10%) Logistics
16 83 (5.04%) Data Migration
17 76 (4.62%) SAP Implementation
18 73 (4.43%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 213 (12.94%) SQL
2 124 (7.53%) ABAP
3 100 (6.08%) C#
4 75 (4.56%) Java
5 74 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 46 (2.79%) C
7 45 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 36 (2.19%) Python
9 32 (1.94%) C++
10 14 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.67%) Apex Code
13 10 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.43%) Bourne shell
14 7 (0.43%) PHP
15 6 (0.36%) Perl
15 6 (0.36%) Ruby
15 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.36%) VBA
16 5 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 245 (14.88%) Degree
2 141 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 94 (5.71%) CISSP
4 82 (4.98%) SC Cleared
5 75 (4.56%) CISM
6 74 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (2.98%) MCSE
9 37 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (1.76%) CCNA
10 29 (1.76%) CCNP
11 25 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.40%) MCP
13 21 (1.28%) CCA
13 21 (1.28%) CIMA
13 21 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (1.22%) ACCA
15 19 (1.15%) CCIE
16 15 (0.91%) CREST Certified
17 14 (0.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (2.19%) QA
3 28 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 24 (1.46%) PMO
5 23 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 17 (1.03%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.85%) GDPR
9 13 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.79%) SLA
10 11 (0.67%) GAAP
11 9 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.49%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.49%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.36%) COBIT
14 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.12%) GAMP
15 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 102 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 77 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.40%) XenApp
5 14 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.79%) vSphere
7 12 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.49%) Docker
9 7 (0.43%) Firmware
10 5 (0.30%) KVM
10 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.24%) XenServer
12 3 (0.18%) HDFS
12 3 (0.18%) vCloud
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.061%) NFS
14 1 (0.061%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (1.09%) SCCM
2 13 (0.79%) vCenter Server
3 12 (0.73%) Backup Exec
3 12 (0.73%) Puppet
4 10 (0.61%) Ansible
4 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (0.43%) Nessus
6 5 (0.30%) Nmap
6 5 (0.30%) Terraform
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.24%) SCOM
7 4 (0.24%) vRealize
8 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.18%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.18%) Mesos
8 3 (0.18%) Nagios
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 465 (28.25%) SAP
2 373 (22.66%) Microsoft
3 142 (8.63%) VMware
4 141 (8.57%) Oracle
5 89 (5.41%) Cisco
6 67 (4.07%) Citrix
7 65 (3.95%) Sage
8 44 (2.67%) HP
9 36 (2.19%) Juniper
10 30 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (1.76%) F5
11 29 (1.76%) IBM
12 28 (1.70%) Palo Alto
13 25 (1.52%) Epicor
14 24 (1.46%) Hyperion
15 23 (1.40%) Infor
15 23 (1.40%) Veeam
16 22 (1.34%) Blue Coat
16 22 (1.34%) Dell
17 21 (1.28%) Ariba