Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 70 65
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 595 472 1,212
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.64% 3.95% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 4.13% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 438 347 903
10th Percentile £26,500 £34,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,750 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,625 £70,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 15,297 11,430 25,454
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.67% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,183 9,441 21,091
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Thames Valley -8 266 £55,000 -8.33% 47
Berkshire -13 176 £55,000 -8.33% 34
Surrey +14 166 £52,500 -19.23% 28
Hampshire -53 109 £60,000 +14.29% 21
Buckinghamshire +3 67 £62,500 +4.17% 8
Oxfordshire -4 24 £45,000 -5.26% 5
West Sussex -27 13 £61,000 -15.86% 4
East Sussex -31 10 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Kent -32 2 £42,000 - 5
Home Counties -12 1 £70,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 223 (37.48%) Social Skills
2 147 (24.71%) Finance
3 143 (24.03%) Microsoft
4 135 (22.69%) Azure
5 125 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (16.97%) Presales
7 93 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
8 92 (15.46%) Project Management
9 88 (14.79%) Degree
10 82 (13.78%) Microsoft 365
11 72 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
12 71 (11.93%) DevOps
12 71 (11.93%) Security Cleared
13 59 (9.92%) SharePoint
14 57 (9.58%) Windows
15 55 (9.24%) AWS
16 53 (8.91%) SAP
17 52 (8.74%) SQL
17 52 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
18 51 (8.57%) SQL Server
18 51 (8.57%) Telecoms
19 49 (8.24%) Kubernetes
20 48 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 47 (7.90%) Retail
22 46 (7.73%) C#
23 45 (7.56%) SC Cleared
23 45 (7.56%) Docker
24 44 (7.39%) ITIL
24 44 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
25 43 (7.23%) Power Platform

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 59 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.18%) SAS
4 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.67%) Documentum
6 2 (0.34%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.34%) CMS
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.17%) nginx
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (4.03%) NetSuite
2 16 (2.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (2.18%) SAP SD
4 12 (2.02%) Hyperion Planning
5 11 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.85%) SAP HR
6 10 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (1.51%) HFM
8 8 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (1.18%) SAP MM
9 7 (1.18%) Sprinklr
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.67%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.67%) TrackWise
11 3 (0.50%) Primavera
11 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.50%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 135 (22.69%) Azure
2 82 (13.78%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (9.24%) AWS
4 43 (7.23%) Power Platform
5 29 (4.87%) PowerApps
6 28 (4.71%) SaaS
7 26 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (4.03%) GitHub
10 22 (3.70%) Power Automate
11 20 (3.36%) Azure Service Bus
11 20 (3.36%) IaaS
12 19 (3.19%) Azure Event Grid
12 19 (3.19%) Azure Logic Apps
13 15 (2.52%) GCP
14 13 (2.18%) PaaS
15 7 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (1.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 4 (0.67%) Snowflake
17 4 (0.67%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.55%) Firewall
2 28 (4.71%) VPN
3 18 (3.03%) 5G
4 15 (2.52%) Unified Communications
5 14 (2.35%) LAN
6 12 (2.02%) WAN
7 11 (1.85%) Internet
8 9 (1.51%) WLAN
9 7 (1.18%) SSL
10 6 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (1.01%) Intranet
10 6 (1.01%) MPLS
11 5 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.84%) DWDM
11 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.84%) HTTP
11 5 (0.84%) SD-WAN
11 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.22%) NoSQL
3 31 (5.21%) Big Data
4 26 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.70%) Power BI
7 20 (3.36%) MongoDB
8 19 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.51%) Essbase
11 6 (1.01%) Tableau
12 5 (0.84%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.67%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.67%) MySQL
14 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.50%) HBase
14 3 (0.50%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) Subversion
2 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.17%) GitLab
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) JMeter
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.17%) TestRail
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (0.17%) WinAutomation
3 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 223 (37.48%) Social Skills
2 147 (24.71%) Finance
3 51 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 47 (7.90%) Retail
5 38 (6.39%) Public Sector
6 34 (5.71%) Presentation Skills
7 31 (5.21%) Marketing
8 27 (4.54%) Legal
9 26 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (3.36%) Influencing Skills
11 18 (3.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 14 (2.35%) Law
13 13 (2.18%) French Language
13 13 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
14 12 (2.02%) Banking
14 12 (2.02%) Police
15 8 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (1.01%) Back Office
16 6 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.39%) .NET
2 23 (3.87%) Kafka
3 21 (3.53%) RESTful
3 21 (3.53%) XML
4 19 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (2.18%) ASP.NET
5 13 (2.18%) React
6 12 (2.02%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.02%) CSS
6 12 (2.02%) Entity Framework
6 12 (2.02%) HTML
6 12 (2.02%) J2EE
6 12 (2.02%) Web Services
6 12 (2.02%) XBRL
7 11 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.51%) JMS
8 9 (1.51%) JPA
8 9 (1.51%) Lambda Expressions
9 8 (1.34%) SOAP
10 7 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (5.55%) iPhone
3 29 (4.87%) Renewable Energy
4 27 (4.54%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 20 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (3.03%) Smart City
9 14 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (2.02%) Smart Meter
11 11 (1.85%) User Experience
12 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.34%) CMDB
15 7 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (1.18%) Driving Licence
15 7 (1.18%) Social Media
16 6 (1.01%) Biotechnology
16 6 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.58%) Windows
2 34 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 33 (5.55%) Android
4 21 (3.53%) Linux
5 16 (2.69%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.85%) Unix
7 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (16.97%) Presales
3 93 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
4 92 (15.46%) Project Management
5 71 (11.93%) DevOps
6 52 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (7.39%) ITIL
8 41 (6.89%) ERP
9 39 (6.55%) Business Analysis
9 39 (6.55%) Information Security
10 38 (6.39%) Migration
10 38 (6.39%) Requirements Gathering
11 36 (6.05%) Logistics
12 35 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
13 34 (5.71%) Service Management
14 32 (5.38%) Analytics
14 32 (5.38%) Data Protection
14 32 (5.38%) PRINCE2
15 31 (5.21%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.74%) SQL
2 46 (7.73%) C#
3 35 (5.88%) Java
4 31 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.03%) Python
6 21 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.02%) C
9 11 (1.85%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.84%) ABAP
12 4 (0.67%) C++
12 4 (0.67%) R
12 4 (0.67%) VB
13 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.50%) Scala
14 2 (0.34%) Perl
14 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) VBA
15 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (14.79%) Degree
2 71 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 45 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.38%) CISSP
5 29 (4.87%) CISM
6 16 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.02%) CCNA
10 10 (1.68%) ACCA
10 10 (1.68%) CIMA
10 10 (1.68%) MCSE
11 6 (1.01%) CCNP
11 6 (1.01%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.84%) MBA
12 5 (0.84%) SSCP
13 4 (0.67%) PMP
14 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (6.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 26 (4.37%) GDPR
4 17 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (2.86%) NIST
5 12 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.01%) NCSC
6 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.67%) PMO
7 4 (0.67%) QA
8 2 (0.34%) COBIT
8 2 (0.34%) HL7
8 2 (0.34%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.17%) IASME
9 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (7.56%) Docker
2 39 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.67%) XenApp
5 3 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 49 (8.24%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (2.52%) SCCM
4 7 (1.18%) Ansible
4 7 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (1.01%) Terraform
6 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.67%) Puppet
6 4 (0.67%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.67%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.67%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.34%) Argo
7 2 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 143 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.91%) SAP
3 42 (7.06%) VMware
4 36 (6.05%) Oracle
5 18 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.86%) Hyperion
7 15 (2.52%) Google
8 13 (2.18%) Cisco
8 13 (2.18%) JD Edwards
9 11 (1.85%) HP
10 9 (1.51%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.34%) Remedy
12 7 (1.18%) BMC
12 7 (1.18%) F5
13 6 (1.01%) Citrix
13 6 (1.01%) Cognos
13 6 (1.01%) Databricks
14 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.84%) Informatica
14 5 (0.84%) Meraki