Period
to 20 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 71 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,044 1,163 1,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.15% 4.04% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 4.20% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 796 810 1,091
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,725 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 24,148 27,715 29,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,841 23,030 24,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +1 413 £57,500 - 97
Surrey +21 310 £60,000 +14.29% 34
Berkshire +2 291 £57,500 -4.17% 69
Hampshire +3 235 £50,000 +17.65% 28
Buckinghamshire -4 89 £55,000 +6.08% 11
West Sussex +3 44 £52,500 -12.50% 14
Oxfordshire +3 35 £55,000 - 17
Kent -6 17 £52,500 +16.67% 7
East Sussex -29 12 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Middlesex -13 2 - -
Sussex +4 1 £92,500 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 295 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 251 (24.04%) Azure
3 220 (21.07%) Presales
4 197 (18.87%) Degree
5 176 (16.86%) Finance
6 173 (16.57%) SAP
7 171 (16.38%) SQL
8 159 (15.23%) Windows
9 140 (13.41%) Security Cleared
10 136 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
12 121 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
13 120 (11.49%) SQL Server
14 116 (11.11%) ITIL
15 115 (11.02%) Cisco
16 112 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
17 107 (10.25%) Linux
17 107 (10.25%) AWS
18 103 (9.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 100 (9.58%) VMware
19 100 (9.58%) Firewall
20 97 (9.29%) Oracle
21 92 (8.81%) SC Cleared
22 90 (8.62%) ERP
23 88 (8.43%) C#
23 88 (8.43%) Migration
23 88 (8.43%) Information Security
24 87 (8.33%) Public Sector
25 86 (8.24%) Java
25 86 (8.24%) 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 39 (3.74%) IIS
2 29 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.39%) Skype for Business
4 22 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (1.44%) GeoServer
6 13 (1.25%) Confluence
7 12 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.05%) NetWeaver
9 10 (0.96%) ArcGIS
10 9 (0.86%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.19%) SAS
16 1 (0.096%) CMS
16 1 (0.096%) LiveLink
16 1 (0.096%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 36 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.096%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 42 (4.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (2.97%) SAP HR
4 28 (2.68%) SAP CO
4 28 (2.68%) SAP FI
4 28 (2.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 26 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (2.30%) SAP MM
7 23 (2.20%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (1.92%) SAP SD
9 16 (1.53%) SAP HCM
10 14 (1.34%) SAP BPC
11 12 (1.15%) SAP PS
12 10 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.86%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle 11i
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 251 (24.04%) Azure
2 107 (10.25%) AWS
3 86 (8.24%) Office 365
4 55 (5.27%) Dynamics 365
5 47 (4.50%) PaaS
6 43 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (4.12%) SuccessFactors
7 39 (3.74%) IaaS
8 35 (3.35%) Serverless
9 33 (3.16%) Power Platform
10 27 (2.59%) Azure Functions
11 25 (2.39%) SaaS
12 24 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.77%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.67%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.67%) Yammer
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Flow
17 4 (0.38%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 100 (9.58%) Firewall
2 54 (5.17%) Network Security
3 40 (3.83%) WAN
4 31 (2.97%) LAN
5 28 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 25 (2.39%) Cisco Firepower
6 25 (2.39%) Skype
7 19 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (1.72%) VPN
9 17 (1.63%) Junos
9 17 (1.63%) SAN
9 17 (1.63%) Wireless
10 14 (1.34%) Intranet
11 12 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (0.96%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.86%) DHCP
13 9 (0.86%) DNS
14 8 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (0.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
2 30 (2.87%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 22 (2.11%) SAP BW
5 21 (2.01%) GIS
6 18 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.63%) MySQL
8 15 (1.44%) Power BI
9 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.96%) QGIS
10 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.86%) Big Data
11 9 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
11 9 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (0.86%) Spatial Data
12 8 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.01%) JIRA
3 18 (1.72%) Selenium
4 14 (1.34%) SpecFlow
5 12 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.48%) Bugzilla
10 5 (0.48%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.48%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.48%) MSTest
11 4 (0.38%) GitLab
11 4 (0.38%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.38%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.38%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.38%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.29%) JBehave
12 3 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 176 (16.86%) Finance
2 87 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 38 (3.64%) Marketing
4 29 (2.78%) Banking
5 27 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.59%) Retail
6 26 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.92%) French Language
8 19 (1.82%) Legal
9 16 (1.53%) Electronics
10 9 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.86%) Billing
11 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 7 (0.67%) German Language
11 7 (0.67%) Local Government
12 6 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.48%) Military
14 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (6.90%) XML
2 50 (4.79%) Web Services
3 49 (4.69%) .NET
4 28 (2.68%) SAP Basis
5 22 (2.11%) HTML
5 22 (2.11%) MSMQ
5 22 (2.11%) RESTful
5 22 (2.11%) WCF
6 20 (1.92%) JSON
7 16 (1.53%) CSS
8 15 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (1.44%) SOAP
9 13 (1.25%) Middleware
9 13 (1.25%) SAP Fiori
10 11 (1.05%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.05%) REST
10 11 (1.05%) SAP PI
11 10 (0.96%) IDoc
12 9 (0.86%) XSLT
13 8 (0.77%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.59%) PKI
7 22 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.05%) Life Science
12 8 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.67%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.57%) User Experience
14 6 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 159 (15.23%) Windows
2 107 (10.25%) Linux
3 70 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 65 (6.23%) Unix
5 37 (3.54%) Windows 10
6 24 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.15%) AIX
10 7 (0.67%) Solaris
11 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.38%) Android
13 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE
14 2 (0.19%) webOS
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.096%) CentOS
15 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (21.07%) Presales
2 136 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
3 132 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
5 116 (11.11%) ITIL
6 90 (8.62%) ERP
7 88 (8.43%) Information Security
7 88 (8.43%) Migration
8 83 (7.95%) Project Management
9 74 (7.09%) CRM
10 68 (6.51%) SDLC
11 64 (6.13%) TOGAF
12 63 (6.03%) Service Delivery
13 62 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
14 60 (5.75%) SIEM
14 60 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (5.56%) Business Analysis
16 55 (5.27%) Project Delivery
17 53 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
18 50 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 171 (16.38%) SQL
2 88 (8.43%) C#
3 86 (8.24%) Java
4 53 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 45 (4.31%) Python
6 35 (3.35%) ABAP
7 27 (2.59%) C
7 27 (2.59%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.92%) C++
9 15 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.57%) Perl
14 5 (0.48%) VB
15 4 (0.38%) PHP
16 2 (0.19%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.19%) R
17 1 (0.096%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 197 (18.87%) Degree
2 140 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 112 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (8.81%) SC Cleared
5 83 (7.95%) CISSP
6 71 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 69 (6.61%) CCNP
8 61 (5.84%) CISM
9 57 (5.46%) MCSE
10 47 (4.50%) CCNA
11 41 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (2.49%) Master's Degree
14 20 (1.92%) CCIE
15 17 (1.63%) CESG Certified Professional
16 16 (1.53%) CISA
16 16 (1.53%) CREST Certified
16 16 (1.53%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.53%) JNCIS
17 13 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (9.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.97%) SLA
3 30 (2.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 29 (2.78%) GDPR
5 27 (2.59%) NIST
6 25 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 21 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (1.63%) ISO 9001
9 16 (1.53%) QA
10 14 (1.34%) PMO
11 12 (1.15%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.77%) NCSC
13 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.29%) MiFID
14 3 (0.29%) RMADS
15 2 (0.19%) HAZOP
15 2 (0.19%) IFRS
15 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.78%) XenApp
4 29 (2.78%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.15%) Docker
6 11 (1.05%) vSphere
7 10 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.57%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.096%) LXC
13 1 (0.096%) NFS
13 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (1.92%) SCCM
3 15 (1.44%) Ansible
4 12 (1.15%) Terraform
5 11 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (0.96%) Puppet
7 9 (0.86%) Nagios
8 8 (0.77%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.77%) QRadar
9 6 (0.57%) Nessus
9 6 (0.57%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.57%) vRealize
10 5 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.48%) Nmap
11 4 (0.38%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.38%) OpenVAS
11 4 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 295 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 173 (16.57%) SAP
3 115 (11.02%) Cisco
4 100 (9.58%) VMware
5 97 (9.29%) Oracle
6 69 (6.61%) Citrix
7 48 (4.60%) NetApp
8 46 (4.41%) Dell
9 45 (4.31%) HP
10 40 (3.83%) Nimble Storage
11 33 (3.16%) Fortinet
12 30 (2.87%) Juniper
13 24 (2.30%) CheckPoint
14 23 (2.20%) Palo Alto
15 21 (2.01%) Meraki
16 19 (1.82%) Mitel
17 16 (1.53%) Aruba
17 16 (1.53%) Extreme Networks
18 14 (1.34%) Brocade
18 14 (1.34%) Huawei