Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 62 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 613 1,190 1,553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.90% 4.59% 5.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 4.75% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 544 958 1,263
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +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 15,001 25,061 29,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 96.57% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,129 20,488 24,454
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 -7 257 £63,750 +6.25% 23
Berkshire -4 183 £65,000 +8.33% 13
Hampshire +2 159 £52,500 - 5
Surrey -10 119 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 56 £65,000 +18.18% 6
East Sussex +31 34 £45,000 -21.74%
Oxfordshire -9 22 £59,452 +8.09% 4
West Sussex +21 20 £72,500 +45.00% 5
Kent +4 4 £18,500 -55.15% 1
Sussex -2 2 £22,500 -63.27%
Home Counties +3 1 £70,000 +55.56%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 153 (24.96%) Microsoft
2 135 (22.02%) SQL
3 132 (21.53%) Degree
3 132 (21.53%) Presales
4 121 (19.74%) SAP
5 109 (17.78%) Azure
6 104 (16.97%) Finance
7 71 (11.58%) SQL Server
7 71 (11.58%) Windows
8 63 (10.28%) Analytics
9 62 (10.11%) Office 365
9 62 (10.11%) Migration
10 58 (9.46%) ERP
11 57 (9.30%) ITIL
12 56 (9.14%) Oracle
13 55 (8.97%) Active Directory
14 53 (8.65%) JavaScript
15 52 (8.48%) Project Management
15 52 (8.48%) VMware
16 50 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
17 47 (7.67%) Security Cleared
17 47 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 46 (7.50%) Firewall
18 46 (7.50%) AWS
19 45 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
20 44 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
20 44 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (7.01%) Linux
21 43 (7.01%) CRM
22 42 (6.85%) Risk Management

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 20 (3.26%) Skype for Business
2 16 (2.61%) IIS
3 14 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.31%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.65%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.49%) Confluence
8 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.49%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 41 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) ArcView
6 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (4.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (3.43%) SAP FI
3 19 (3.10%) SAP CO
3 19 (3.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (2.94%) NetSuite
5 15 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (2.45%) SAP SD
6 14 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (2.12%) SAP MM
8 12 (1.96%) SAP HR
9 10 (1.63%) SAP PM
10 9 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (1.31%) SAP HCM
12 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.82%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.82%) Sage X3
13 5 (0.82%) SAP CRM
13 5 (0.82%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 109 (17.78%) Azure
2 62 (10.11%) Office 365
3 46 (7.50%) AWS
4 41 (6.69%) SaaS
5 32 (5.22%) Power Platform
6 29 (4.73%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (4.24%) PaaS
8 22 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (3.59%) IaaS
9 16 (2.61%) Google Analytics
10 12 (1.96%) Serverless
10 12 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
11 9 (1.47%) Azure Functions
11 9 (1.47%) Logic Apps
11 9 (1.47%) OneDrive
12 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.82%) GCP
14 4 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.65%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.50%) Firewall
2 23 (3.75%) Skype
3 22 (3.59%) VPN
4 19 (3.10%) SSL
5 17 (2.77%) Network Security
6 12 (1.96%) VoIP
6 12 (1.96%) WAN
6 12 (1.96%) Wireless
7 11 (1.79%) SAN
8 10 (1.63%) Internet
8 10 (1.63%) Unified Communications
9 8 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.31%) DHCP
9 8 (1.31%) DNS
9 8 (1.31%) LAN
10 7 (1.14%) FTP
10 7 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.82%) VLAN
11 5 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.57%) Power BI
3 26 (4.24%) MySQL
4 20 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.28%) SAP HANA
8 12 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.96%) Data Lake
8 12 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.79%) Big Data
10 7 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.14%) QlikView
11 6 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.98%) Spatial Data
11 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.65%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.98%) Subversion
4 5 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.82%) NWDS
5 3 (0.49%) JIRA
5 3 (0.49%) NCrunch
5 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.49%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.33%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.33%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.33%) LINQPad
6 2 (0.33%) LSMW
6 2 (0.33%) Mocha
6 2 (0.33%) Postman
6 2 (0.33%) Selenium
6 2 (0.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (16.97%) Finance
2 36 (5.87%) Marketing
3 25 (4.08%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.43%) French Language
5 20 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.26%) Retail
6 11 (1.79%) Billing
6 11 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.31%) Law
8 6 (0.98%) Banking
8 6 (0.98%) Electronics
8 6 (0.98%) Local Government
9 4 (0.65%) Advertising
9 4 (0.65%) Legal
9 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.33%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.04%) CSS
1 37 (6.04%) HTML
2 35 (5.71%) XML
3 31 (5.06%) .NET
4 26 (4.24%) SOAP
4 26 (4.24%) Web Services
5 15 (2.45%) SAP PI
6 14 (2.28%) LDAP
7 13 (2.12%) REST
8 11 (1.79%) Ajax
8 11 (1.79%) WCF
9 10 (1.63%) JSON
9 10 (1.63%) RESTful
9 10 (1.63%) SAP Basis
9 10 (1.63%) XSLT
10 9 (1.47%) MSMQ
11 8 (1.31%) SAP Fiori
12 7 (1.14%) Apache Flex
12 7 (1.14%) Middleware
13 6 (0.98%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.79%) CMDB
7 11 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.31%) PKI
10 7 (1.14%) FMCG
10 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.98%) PMI
12 5 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.82%) W3C
13 4 (0.65%) CCTV
13 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.65%) NHS
13 4 (0.65%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.58%) Windows
2 43 (7.01%) Linux
3 36 (5.87%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.73%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.94%) Unix
6 14 (2.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (2.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.98%) AIX
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.65%) Solaris
11 2 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (21.53%) Presales
2 63 (10.28%) Analytics
3 62 (10.11%) Migration
4 58 (9.46%) ERP
5 57 (9.30%) ITIL
6 52 (8.48%) Project Management
7 50 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
8 45 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (7.01%) CRM
11 42 (6.85%) Customer Requirements
11 42 (6.85%) Risk Management
12 36 (5.87%) Mentoring
13 32 (5.22%) PRINCE2
14 31 (5.06%) Data Migration
15 30 (4.89%) Requirements Gathering
16 28 (4.57%) Data Analysis
17 27 (4.40%) Computer Science
17 27 (4.40%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.02%) SQL
2 53 (8.65%) JavaScript
3 38 (6.20%) Java
4 37 (6.04%) C#
5 27 (4.40%) Python
6 25 (4.08%) ABAP
7 18 (2.94%) PHP
8 14 (2.28%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.12%) C
10 12 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.31%) Perl
12 6 (0.98%) R
13 4 (0.65%) C++
13 4 (0.65%) SOQL
14 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.49%) VBA
15 2 (0.33%) Groovy
15 2 (0.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.33%) Scala
16 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 132 (21.53%) Degree
2 47 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (4.89%) SC Cleared
5 27 (4.40%) MCSE
6 24 (3.92%) CISSP
7 17 (2.77%) CCNA
7 17 (2.77%) CISM
8 14 (2.28%) Analytics IQ
9 10 (1.63%) MCP
10 9 (1.47%) Master's Degree
11 8 (1.31%) ACCA
11 8 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.98%) AAT
13 6 (0.98%) CCNP
13 6 (0.98%) CRISC
13 6 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.61%) NIST
3 11 (1.79%) NCSC
4 10 (1.63%) QA
5 9 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.65%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.65%) RMADS
10 3 (0.49%) GDPR
10 3 (0.49%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.49%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.33%) GAAP
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 55 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.28%) Docker
5 9 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.82%) NFS
6 5 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.82%) vSphere
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.33%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (3.59%) SCCM
2 21 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (2.12%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
5 8 (1.31%) Ansible
5 8 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.14%) Terraform
7 4 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.33%) QRadar
10 1 (0.16%) CASB
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 153 (24.96%) Microsoft
2 121 (19.74%) SAP
3 56 (9.14%) Oracle
4 52 (8.48%) VMware
5 23 (3.75%) Cisco
6 22 (3.59%) HP
7 19 (3.10%) Google
7 19 (3.10%) Tableau
8 17 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.28%) BMC
9 14 (2.28%) JD Edwards
9 14 (2.28%) Remedy
10 11 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.63%) Informatica
11 10 (1.63%) Sage
12 9 (1.47%) Citrix
13 8 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.14%) Brocade
14 7 (1.14%) Dell
15 6 (0.98%) CheckPoint