Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 44 53
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,227 1,590 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.21% 5.51% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 5.70% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,063 1,341
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +2.97% -3.81%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £79,550 £73,600 £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 28,107 27,905 34,142
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.70% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 23,366 23,268 28,686
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -10 532 £57,500 +9.52% 117
Berkshire -16 338 £60,000 +14.29% 79
Surrey -11 284 £52,500 - 31
Hampshire -16 275 £45,000 -6.25% 48
Buckinghamshire +23 142 £50,600 -3.62% 19
East Sussex +28 57 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Oxfordshire -47 56 £51,500 -1.90% 19
West Sussex -29 38 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Kent +18 17 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Middlesex +7 9 £65,000 +20.93% 5
M4 Corridor 0 2 £67,500 -
Home Counties +2 1 £42,500 -10.53%
Sussex - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 342 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 244 (19.89%) Finance
3 230 (18.74%) SAP
4 213 (17.36%) SQL
5 206 (16.79%) Degree
6 166 (13.53%) Presales
7 155 (12.63%) Project Management
8 141 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (11.41%) Windows
10 131 (10.68%) SQL Server
10 131 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
11 126 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
12 115 (9.37%) Office 365
12 115 (9.37%) ERP
13 114 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
14 110 (8.96%) CRM
15 105 (8.56%) Security Cleared
16 100 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
17 99 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
17 99 (8.07%) Linux
18 97 (7.91%) Oracle
18 97 (7.91%) Business Analysis
19 91 (7.42%) ITIL
19 91 (7.42%) Retail
20 88 (7.17%) Active Directory
21 85 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
21 85 (6.93%) VMware
22 84 (6.85%) C#
23 78 (6.36%) .NET
23 78 (6.36%) Management Information System

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 70 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.42%) IIS
3 25 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
6 16 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.14%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.73%) NetWeaver
10 8 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.49%) Confluence
12 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.49%) SAP Portal
12 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.41%) Anypoint
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 85 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.81%) AutoCAD
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.49%) Autodesk Inventor
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Windchill
8 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 58 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (4.48%) SAP FI
3 53 (4.32%) SAP CO
3 53 (4.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 51 (4.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 42 (3.42%) SAP HR
6 32 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
7 30 (2.44%) SAP SD
8 29 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
9 28 (2.28%) SAP MM
10 27 (2.20%) SAP HCM
11 26 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 23 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
13 22 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
14 15 (1.22%) Oracle HRMS
15 14 (1.14%) Oracle Payroll
16 13 (1.06%) NetSuite
16 13 (1.06%) SAP PM
17 10 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
17 10 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 126 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (9.37%) Office 365
3 50 (4.07%) SaaS
4 43 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
5 33 (2.69%) PaaS
6 29 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
7 24 (1.96%) IaaS
8 15 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (1.06%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.06%) Serverless
10 10 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.24%) Slack
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.16%) GitHub
12 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.03%) Firewall
2 34 (2.77%) Internet
3 32 (2.61%) Network Security
4 25 (2.04%) NFC
5 24 (1.96%) Intranet
6 22 (1.79%) SAN
7 21 (1.71%) Wireless
8 17 (1.39%) WAN
9 16 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (1.30%) DNS
9 16 (1.30%) LAN
10 15 (1.22%) HTTP
10 15 (1.22%) Skype
11 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.90%) VPN
13 10 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
13 10 (0.81%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.73%) WLAN
15 8 (0.65%) IP Telephony
15 8 (0.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (2.28%) Power BI
5 27 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (2.04%) Blockchain
8 19 (1.55%) GIS
8 19 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.47%) MySQL
9 18 (1.47%) SAP BW
10 15 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.06%) SAP HANA
12 12 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.81%) MS Access
15 9 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (2.61%) JIRA
2 19 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.49%) Axure RP
4 6 (0.49%) LSMW
5 5 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.33%) AutoIt
6 4 (0.33%) eCATT
6 4 (0.33%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.33%) JUnit
6 4 (0.33%) Maven
6 4 (0.33%) Mockito
6 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.24%) Selenium
8 2 (0.16%) GitLab
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleTools
8 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 244 (19.89%) Finance
2 91 (7.42%) Retail
3 75 (6.11%) Advertising
4 61 (4.97%) Manufacturing
5 58 (4.73%) Marketing
6 54 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 47 (3.83%) Banking
8 43 (3.50%) Electronics
9 26 (2.12%) Retail Banking
10 22 (1.79%) Publishing
11 21 (1.71%) French Language
12 16 (1.30%) Legal
13 13 (1.06%) German Language
13 13 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.90%) Billing
15 10 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.57%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.49%) Back Office
18 6 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.36%) .NET
2 67 (5.46%) XML
3 58 (4.73%) HTML
4 38 (3.10%) Web Services
5 32 (2.61%) CSS
6 24 (1.96%) REST
7 23 (1.87%) WCF
8 20 (1.63%) SOAP
9 19 (1.55%) RESTful
10 16 (1.30%) IDoc
10 16 (1.30%) SAP Basis
11 13 (1.06%) MSMQ
12 12 (0.98%) SAPUI5
13 11 (0.90%) LDAP
14 10 (0.81%) BAPI
14 10 (0.81%) EDI
14 10 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
15 9 (0.73%) J2EE
15 9 (0.73%) JSON
15 9 (0.73%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
2 100 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 63 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 33 (2.69%) Fintech
7 29 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 26 (2.12%) PKI
9 25 (2.04%) Contactless
9 25 (2.04%) EMV
9 25 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
9 25 (2.04%) Smartcard
10 20 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.30%) Life Science
12 15 (1.22%) e-Learning
12 15 (1.22%) NHS
12 15 (1.22%) User Experience
13 11 (0.90%) Clustering
14 10 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (11.41%) Windows
2 99 (8.07%) Linux
3 56 (4.56%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.85%) Unix
5 15 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.65%) AIX
11 7 (0.57%) HPUX
12 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Solaris
15 1 (0.081%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.081%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (13.53%) Presales
2 155 (12.63%) Project Management
3 141 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (9.37%) ERP
6 110 (8.96%) CRM
7 99 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
8 97 (7.91%) Business Analysis
9 91 (7.42%) ITIL
10 66 (5.38%) TOGAF
11 65 (5.30%) Information Security
12 63 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (4.97%) Business Development
14 56 (4.56%) Migration
14 56 (4.56%) PRINCE2
15 54 (4.40%) Mentoring
16 53 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (4.32%) Workflow
17 49 (3.99%) Analytics
17 49 (3.99%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 213 (17.36%) SQL
2 84 (6.85%) C#
3 76 (6.19%) ABAP
4 72 (5.87%) Java
5 58 (4.73%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.53%) C
7 24 (1.96%) Python
8 22 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 17 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.14%) C++
10 14 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.98%) Perl
12 11 (0.90%) PHP
13 7 (0.57%) SAPscript
14 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.33%) Java 8
15 4 (0.33%) VBA
16 3 (0.24%) Korn
17 2 (0.16%) LINC
Qualifications
1 206 (16.79%) Degree
2 105 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 76 (6.19%) CISSP
4 49 (3.99%) CISM
5 42 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 32 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (2.53%) CESG Certified Professional
9 30 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (1.96%) CCNP
11 23 (1.87%) CREST Certified
12 21 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
13 15 (1.22%) Master's Degree
13 15 (1.22%) MCSE
14 14 (1.14%) ACCA
14 14 (1.14%) CIMA
15 13 (1.06%) CISA
16 11 (0.90%) CCIE
16 11 (0.90%) JNCIP
17 9 (0.73%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.53%) QA
3 25 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 25 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 23 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 19 (1.55%) GDPR
6 13 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.98%) PMO
8 10 (0.81%) COBIT
9 5 (0.41%) SLA
10 3 (0.24%) FISMA
10 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.16%) GPG13
12 1 (0.081%) BS7799
12 1 (0.081%) GAMP
12 1 (0.081%) GMP
12 1 (0.081%) HL7
12 1 (0.081%) NIST 800
System Software
1 88 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 57 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.98%) Docker
5 9 (0.73%) Firmware
6 8 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.49%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.41%) HDFS
9 3 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.24%) NFS
9 3 (0.24%) UAG
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.24%) vSphere
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (2.69%) SCCM
2 10 (0.81%) SCOM
3 9 (0.73%) Ansible
3 9 (0.73%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (0.73%) SCVMM
3 9 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.33%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.33%) Puppet
7 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 342 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 230 (18.74%) SAP
3 97 (7.91%) Oracle
4 85 (6.93%) VMware
5 67 (5.46%) Cisco
6 33 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (2.61%) Juniper
8 31 (2.53%) Citrix
9 27 (2.20%) F5
10 26 (2.12%) Hyperion
11 24 (1.96%) EMC
12 21 (1.71%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.71%) HP
13 20 (1.63%) Ariba
13 20 (1.63%) Dell
13 20 (1.63%) Fortinet
14 18 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 17 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.39%) Sage
16 14 (1.14%) Symantec