Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,498 1,672 2,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.90% 5.59% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 5.78% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,094 1,267 1,665
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.87% +1.90%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £77,500
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 29,624 28,934 37,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.78% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,656 24,266 31,610
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +6 656 £55,000 +4.76% 98
Berkshire -5 444 £57,500 +9.52% 72
Surrey -11 349 £52,500 -4.55% 24
Hampshire -3 321 £47,500 -5.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +39 145 £47,500 - 14
Oxfordshire -48 73 £62,500 +21.36% 12
East Sussex -13 53 £55,000 +74.60% 2
West Sussex -25 53 £51,250 +7.89% 3
Kent +12 26 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Middlesex +6 6 £75,000 +39.53%
Sussex -14 3 £57,500 -17.86%
M4 Corridor +2 2 £75,000 +87.50%
Home Counties +1 2 £63,750 -1.92%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 455 (30.37%) Microsoft
2 329 (21.96%) Finance
3 276 (18.42%) SAP
4 272 (18.16%) SQL
5 257 (17.16%) Degree
6 235 (15.69%) Presales
7 182 (12.15%) Windows
8 181 (12.08%) Project Management
9 176 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
10 169 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
11 161 (10.75%) ERP
12 153 (10.21%) CRM
13 149 (9.95%) Self-Motivation
14 140 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
15 139 (9.28%) SQL Server
15 139 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
16 130 (8.68%) Advertising
17 129 (8.61%) Oracle
18 122 (8.14%) Security Cleared
19 121 (8.08%) Office 365
20 117 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
21 112 (7.48%) VMware
22 111 (7.41%) C#
23 109 (7.28%) Business Analysis
24 107 (7.14%) Retail
25 103 (6.88%) Active Directory
26 101 (6.74%) .NET
27 95 (6.34%) ABAP
27 95 (6.34%) Manufacturing
27 95 (6.34%) Dynamics 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 68 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.80%) IIS
3 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (0.67%) Confluence
7 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.47%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.40%) JBoss
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.40%) SAS
10 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 92 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.00%) Autodesk Inventor
4 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 95 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (5.34%) SAP FI
3 73 (4.87%) SAP CO
3 73 (4.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 55 (3.67%) SAP HR
5 52 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
5 52 (3.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 45 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
6 45 (3.00%) SAP MM
7 43 (2.87%) SAP SD
8 35 (2.34%) Oracle 11i
9 34 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 33 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
11 30 (2.00%) SAP PM
12 26 (1.74%) SAP EHS
12 26 (1.74%) SAP PLM
13 25 (1.67%) SAP HCM
14 24 (1.60%) Oracle HRMS
14 24 (1.60%) Oracle Payroll
15 23 (1.54%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 139 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (8.08%) Office 365
3 94 (6.28%) Dynamics 365
4 70 (4.67%) SaaS
5 53 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (2.14%) IaaS
7 26 (1.74%) SuccessFactors
8 22 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (1.20%) PaaS
11 9 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.47%) GitHub
13 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.33%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.27%) Slack
15 3 (0.20%) Force.com
15 3 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.20%) Serverless
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.27%) Firewall
2 46 (3.07%) Internet
3 42 (2.80%) Intranet
4 41 (2.74%) Network Security
5 35 (2.34%) SAN
6 22 (1.47%) NFC
6 22 (1.47%) VPN
7 21 (1.40%) Skype
8 20 (1.34%) LAN
9 18 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (1.20%) WAN
10 17 (1.13%) Wireless
11 16 (1.07%) SSL
12 15 (1.00%) DNS
13 13 (0.87%) IPsec
13 13 (0.87%) WebEx
14 11 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.73%) iSCSI
14 11 (0.73%) NAS
14 11 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (3.14%) Power BI
4 40 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 33 (2.20%) GIS
7 26 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (1.47%) SAP HANA
10 21 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.27%) Data Lake
12 19 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.20%) Blockchain
14 17 (1.13%) MS Access
15 15 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.00%) SAP BW
16 12 (0.80%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (2.54%) JIRA
2 15 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.67%) Selenium
4 9 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.40%) eCATT
5 6 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.40%) LSMW
5 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.40%) TestComplete
6 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.33%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.33%) Subversion
7 4 (0.27%) GitLab
7 4 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.13%) sqlmap
9 2 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 329 (21.96%) Finance
2 130 (8.68%) Advertising
3 107 (7.14%) Retail
4 95 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 66 (4.41%) Marketing
6 49 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.47%) Electronics
7 37 (2.47%) German Language
8 32 (2.14%) Banking
9 31 (2.07%) French Language
10 28 (1.87%) Aerospace
11 24 (1.60%) Publishing
12 18 (1.20%) Retail Banking
13 17 (1.13%) Legal
14 14 (0.93%) Automotive
14 14 (0.93%) Billing
14 14 (0.93%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.67%) Law
16 7 (0.47%) Korean Language
17 6 (0.40%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.74%) .NET
2 85 (5.67%) HTML
3 54 (3.60%) XML
4 43 (2.87%) CSS
5 37 (2.47%) Web Services
6 36 (2.40%) IDoc
7 30 (2.00%) BAPI
8 19 (1.27%) SOAP
9 16 (1.07%) REST
10 15 (1.00%) JSON
10 15 (1.00%) SAPUI5
10 15 (1.00%) WCF
11 11 (0.73%) Mason
12 10 (0.67%) SAP Basis
13 9 (0.60%) RESTful
14 8 (0.53%) EDI
15 7 (0.47%) Middleware
15 7 (0.47%) SAP Business Workflow
15 7 (0.47%) SAP CO-PA
16 6 (0.40%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 169 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (9.95%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 64 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 60 (4.01%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.94%) EMV
8 29 (1.94%) Fintech
9 26 (1.74%) Contactless
9 26 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
10 22 (1.47%) Smartcard
11 21 (1.40%) PKI
12 20 (1.34%) NHS
13 15 (1.00%) Clustering
13 15 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.93%) Life Science
15 13 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 182 (12.15%) Windows
2 80 (5.34%) Windows Server
3 76 (5.07%) Linux
4 32 (2.14%) Unix
5 20 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.40%) AIX
12 5 (0.33%) Solaris
13 4 (0.27%) HPUX
14 2 (0.13%) CentOS
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (15.69%) Presales
2 181 (12.08%) Project Management
3 176 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
4 161 (10.75%) ERP
5 153 (10.21%) CRM
6 140 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
8 109 (7.28%) Business Analysis
9 92 (6.14%) ITIL
10 89 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (5.74%) Information Security
12 76 (5.07%) Analytics
13 75 (5.01%) Business Development
14 72 (4.81%) Logistics
14 72 (4.81%) PRINCE2
15 69 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (4.14%) Document Management
16 62 (4.14%) TOGAF
17 61 (4.07%) Migration
17 61 (4.07%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 272 (18.16%) SQL
2 111 (7.41%) C#
3 95 (6.34%) ABAP
4 80 (5.34%) Java
5 69 (4.61%) JavaScript
6 33 (2.20%) Python
7 32 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.07%) C
9 23 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.27%) C++
11 15 (1.00%) PHP
12 13 (0.87%) Perl
13 12 (0.80%) R
14 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.60%) VBA
16 8 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.53%) Scala
17 7 (0.47%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.47%) Ruby
18 6 (0.40%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 257 (17.16%) Degree
2 122 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 80 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 78 (5.21%) CISSP
5 59 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (3.87%) CISM
7 39 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 31 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (1.74%) CREST Certified
11 23 (1.54%) CCNP
11 23 (1.54%) MCSE
11 23 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (1.27%) ACCA
12 19 (1.27%) CIMA
13 18 (1.20%) CISA
14 17 (1.13%) Master's Degree
15 16 (1.07%) AAT
16 14 (0.93%) SAP Certification
17 13 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (2.67%) QA
3 29 (1.94%) GDPR
4 26 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 24 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 23 (1.54%) PMO
7 19 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.87%) SLA
9 8 (0.53%) COBIT
9 8 (0.53%) GAMP
10 4 (0.27%) GPG13
11 2 (0.13%) FISMA
11 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.13%) RMADS
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 103 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 79 (5.27%) Hyper-V
3 69 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.87%) Docker
5 13 (0.87%) XenApp
6 11 (0.73%) HDFS
7 8 (0.53%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.40%) vSphere
9 5 (0.33%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.20%) UAG
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.13%) vCloud
12 1 (0.067%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.067%) Firmware
12 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (2.20%) SCCM
2 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (0.53%) Ansible
3 8 (0.53%) Puppet
3 8 (0.53%) SCOM
4 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (0.40%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.33%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.33%) TADDM
6 5 (0.33%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.20%) vRealize
8 3 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 455 (30.37%) Microsoft
2 276 (18.42%) SAP
3 129 (8.61%) Oracle
4 112 (7.48%) VMware
5 70 (4.67%) Cisco
6 54 (3.60%) Citrix
7 39 (2.60%) Sage
8 38 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (1.94%) Juniper
10 27 (1.80%) HP
11 23 (1.54%) Hyperion
12 22 (1.47%) EMC
13 20 (1.34%) Dell
13 20 (1.34%) F5
14 19 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.27%) IBM
14 19 (1.27%) Infor
14 19 (1.27%) Palo Alto
14 19 (1.27%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.20%) Ariba