Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 55 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,231 1,473 1,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.64% 4.86% 5.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 5.01% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1,073 1,260
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 25,536 29,423 28,872
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.99% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20,840 24,489 24,202
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 -3 512 £57,500 +4.55% 84
Berkshire +2 360 £60,000 +4.35% 44
Surrey +7 322 £60,000 +14.29% 40
Hampshire -22 245 £55,000 +15.79% 43
Buckinghamshire -10 96 £55,000 +15.79% 26
Oxfordshire +29 57 £55,000 -12.00% 14
West Sussex -14 34 £50,000 -2.44% 7
East Sussex -3 33 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Kent +9 27 £40,000 +25.00% 7
M4 Corridor 0 7 - -
Sussex +17 2 £61,250 +6.52%
Middlesex +2 2 - -
Home Counties 0 1 £45,000 -29.41%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 291 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 269 (21.85%) Finance
3 268 (21.77%) Presales
4 237 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 212 (17.22%) SAP
6 190 (15.43%) Degree
7 148 (12.02%) SQL
8 135 (10.97%) Project Management
9 134 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
10 133 (10.80%) Windows
11 130 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
12 128 (10.40%) Cisco
12 128 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
13 122 (9.91%) ITIL
14 119 (9.67%) CRM
15 115 (9.34%) SQL Server
16 114 (9.26%) Security Cleared
17 112 (9.10%) Self-Motivation
18 100 (8.12%) Firewall
18 100 (8.12%) Migration
19 97 (7.88%) ERP
20 92 (7.47%) VMware
20 92 (7.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 89 (7.23%) CCNP
21 89 (7.23%) Oracle
21 89 (7.23%) C#
22 88 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
23 83 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
23 83 (6.74%) Office 365

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 36 (2.92%) IIS
2 24 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.14%) NetWeaver
5 9 (0.73%) CMS
6 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.57%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.57%) Confluence
7 7 (0.57%) GeoServer
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.41%) SAS
10 4 (0.32%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.32%) Mule
10 4 (0.32%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.71%) Autodesk Inventor
5 7 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.081%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 71 (5.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 60 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 57 (4.63%) SAP MM
4 33 (2.68%) SAP FI
5 32 (2.60%) SAP HR
6 31 (2.52%) SAP CO
6 31 (2.52%) SAP FI/CO
7 29 (2.36%) SAP BPC
8 24 (1.95%) SAP PS
9 23 (1.87%) SAP PM
10 22 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
10 22 (1.79%) SAP R/3
11 21 (1.71%) SAP GTS
12 20 (1.62%) SAP ERP
12 20 (1.62%) SAP SD
13 19 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
14 17 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (1.06%) SAP HCM
16 12 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
17 11 (0.89%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 237 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (6.74%) Office 365
3 63 (5.12%) Dynamics 365
4 52 (4.22%) PaaS
5 51 (4.14%) IaaS
6 43 (3.49%) SaaS
7 38 (3.09%) Serverless
8 30 (2.44%) Power Platform
9 27 (2.19%) Azure Functions
10 25 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 10 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.81%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 9 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.49%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.49%) GitHub
15 6 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (8.12%) Firewall
2 67 (5.44%) Network Security
3 56 (4.55%) WAN
4 48 (3.90%) LAN
5 28 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.87%) NFC
7 21 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (1.62%) Wireless
9 19 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (1.54%) Cisco Firepower
9 19 (1.54%) Skype
10 18 (1.46%) DNS
11 17 (1.38%) VPN
12 15 (1.22%) DHCP
12 15 (1.22%) Junos
13 13 (1.06%) SAN
14 9 (0.73%) HTTP
14 9 (0.73%) VLAN
15 8 (0.65%) Intranet
15 8 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.09%) SAP BW
3 36 (2.92%) GIS
4 30 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (2.36%) SAP HANA
6 25 (2.03%) Blockchain
7 22 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.22%) Power BI
11 14 (1.14%) Big Data
11 14 (1.14%) MySQL
11 14 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.89%) Spatial Data
12 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 10 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.30%) Selenium
3 15 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.22%) SpecFlow
4 13 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.81%) JIRA
5 10 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (0.81%) sqlmap
6 9 (0.73%) Polyspace
6 9 (0.73%) VectorCAST
7 7 (0.57%) Maven
7 7 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.32%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.32%) JUnit
8 4 (0.32%) Mockito
8 4 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.24%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 269 (21.85%) Finance
2 73 (5.93%) Retail
3 50 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 43 (3.49%) Marketing
5 38 (3.09%) Banking
6 32 (2.60%) Electronics
6 32 (2.60%) Legal
7 31 (2.52%) Aerospace
8 23 (1.87%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.89%) Games
10 10 (0.81%) Advertising
10 10 (0.81%) Automotive
11 7 (0.57%) French Language
11 7 (0.57%) Military
12 6 (0.49%) Local Government
13 5 (0.41%) Back Office
13 5 (0.41%) Billing
13 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.69%) .NET
2 58 (4.71%) XML
3 43 (3.49%) Web Services
4 27 (2.19%) RESTful
4 27 (2.19%) WCF
5 25 (2.03%) SAP Basis
6 24 (1.95%) JSON
7 23 (1.87%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.79%) BAPI
8 22 (1.79%) IDoc
8 22 (1.79%) MSMQ
9 19 (1.54%) SOAP
10 17 (1.38%) HTML
11 14 (1.14%) Middleware
12 13 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (0.97%) CSS
13 12 (0.97%) REST
14 10 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
15 8 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.10%) Self-Motivation
2 82 (6.66%) Data Centre
3 63 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.36%) PKI
6 29 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 23 (1.87%) Contactless
7 23 (1.87%) EMV
7 23 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
7 23 (1.87%) Smartcard
8 18 (1.46%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.46%) FMCG
9 17 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
12 13 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (0.81%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 133 (10.80%) Windows
2 77 (6.26%) Linux
2 77 (6.26%) Windows Server
3 38 (3.09%) Unix
4 26 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 26 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.81%) Android
8 9 (0.73%) AIX
9 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.32%) CentOS
10 4 (0.32%) Solaris
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.081%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (21.77%) Presales
2 135 (10.97%) Project Management
3 134 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
5 122 (9.91%) ITIL
6 119 (9.67%) CRM
7 100 (8.12%) Migration
8 97 (7.88%) ERP
9 88 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 81 (6.58%) Information Security
11 76 (6.17%) Computer Science
12 74 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
13 73 (5.93%) Risk Management
14 72 (5.85%) Customer Requirements
15 71 (5.77%) Analytics
16 66 (5.36%) Time Management
17 63 (5.12%) SDLC
18 60 (4.87%) Business Development
19 56 (4.55%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 148 (12.02%) SQL
2 89 (7.23%) C#
3 81 (6.58%) Java
4 50 (4.06%) PowerShell
5 44 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 39 (3.17%) Python
7 36 (2.92%) C
8 27 (2.19%) ABAP
9 19 (1.54%) C++
10 18 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.89%) PHP
12 11 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.73%) Ada
13 9 (0.73%) Assembly Language
13 9 (0.73%) Perl
14 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.32%) Java 8
15 4 (0.32%) R
15 4 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (15.43%) Degree
2 128 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 89 (7.23%) CCNP
5 72 (5.85%) CISSP
6 71 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (5.28%) SC Cleared
8 56 (4.55%) CISM
8 56 (4.55%) MCSE
9 47 (3.82%) CCNA
10 35 (2.84%) CCIE
11 32 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 31 (2.52%) Master's Degree
13 29 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (2.11%) MCSA
15 22 (1.79%) CREST Certified
16 21 (1.71%) CISA
17 18 (1.46%) DV Cleared
18 17 (1.38%) JNCIS
18 17 (1.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.44%) SLA
3 29 (2.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 23 (1.87%) ISO 22301
5 22 (1.79%) ISO 9001
5 22 (1.79%) PCI DSS
6 21 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (1.30%) GDPR
8 13 (1.06%) QA
9 12 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.97%) NIST
9 12 (0.97%) PMO
10 11 (0.89%) IEC 61508
11 10 (0.81%) RMADS
12 7 (0.57%) COBIT
13 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.32%) GAMP
15 3 (0.24%) HL7
16 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 72 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.73%) XenApp
5 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.57%) Docker
6 7 (0.57%) vSphere
7 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.32%) NFS
9 4 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.081%) HDFS
11 1 (0.081%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.081%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (1.95%) Puppet
1 24 (1.95%) SCCM
2 19 (1.54%) Ansible
3 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (1.46%) Terraform
4 9 (0.73%) vCenter Server
5 7 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.32%) CloudHub
8 4 (0.32%) Nagios
8 4 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 291 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 212 (17.22%) SAP
3 128 (10.40%) Cisco
4 92 (7.47%) VMware
5 89 (7.23%) Oracle
6 49 (3.98%) Citrix
7 42 (3.41%) Juniper
8 41 (3.33%) NetApp
9 34 (2.76%) HP
10 32 (2.60%) Fortinet
11 31 (2.52%) Palo Alto
12 30 (2.44%) Huawei
13 29 (2.36%) CheckPoint
14 28 (2.27%) Dell
14 28 (2.27%) Meraki
15 24 (1.95%) Ruckus Wireless
16 23 (1.87%) Brocade
16 23 (1.87%) Hyperion
17 22 (1.79%) Nimble Storage
18 21 (1.71%) Aruba