Period
to

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 131 76 77
Rank change year-on-year -55 +1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 512 497 658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 3.75% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 3.98% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 326 405 502
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 18,830 12,498 16,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.37% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12,247 9,749 13,640
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +8 269 £60,000 +9.09% 46
Berkshire +23 163 £50,000 -16.67% 26
Surrey -79 111 £60,000 - 11
Buckinghamshire -14 91 £60,000 -4.00% 14
Hampshire -79 64 £69,000 +17.95% 10
West Sussex +27 27 £60,000 -14.89% 4
Kent -32 21 £30,000 -14.29% 5
Oxfordshire -35 16 £65,000 +68.83% 6
East Sussex -15 4 £50,000 +22.70% 1
Home Counties - 4 £90,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Consultant job roles required the following 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.

1 185 (36.13%) Social Skills
2 175 (34.18%) Microsoft
3 123 (24.02%) Azure
4 113 (22.07%) Cybersecurity
5 107 (20.90%) Finance
6 88 (17.19%) AWS
7 84 (16.41%) Agile
8 80 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 77 (15.04%) SC Cleared
10 70 (13.67%) Project Management
10 70 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (12.89%) Windows
12 63 (12.30%) Public Cloud
13 61 (11.91%) Marketing
14 60 (11.72%) Microsoft 365
15 54 (10.55%) Analytics
16 52 (10.16%) Adobe
16 52 (10.16%) Software Licensing
17 51 (9.96%) Apple
18 48 (9.38%) DevOps
18 48 (9.38%) Presales
19 44 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
20 41 (8.01%) Business Development
20 41 (8.01%) Project Delivery
21 40 (7.81%) Coaching
21 40 (7.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 40 (7.81%) Oracle
22 39 (7.62%) Public Sector
22 39 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
23 36 (7.03%) SQL

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 21 (4.10%) IIS
2 19 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.52%) Apache
3 18 (3.52%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.76%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.39%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.20%) Confluence
9 1 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.37%) Campfire
5 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.78%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.39%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (2.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (2.15%) SAP CO
2 11 (2.15%) SAP FI
2 11 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.78%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 123 (24.02%) Azure
2 88 (17.19%) AWS
3 60 (11.72%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (5.86%) Power Platform
5 20 (3.91%) SaaS
6 18 (3.52%) IaaS
7 17 (3.32%) GitHub
8 15 (2.93%) GitHub Actions
9 14 (2.73%) Azure Event Grid
9 14 (2.73%) Azure Logic Apps
9 14 (2.73%) Azure Service Bus
10 13 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (2.54%) PaaS
11 10 (1.95%) PowerApps
12 9 (1.76%) GCP
13 8 (1.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 8 (1.56%) Power Automate
14 7 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.10%) Firewall
2 18 (3.52%) DMZ
3 9 (1.76%) Broadband
3 9 (1.76%) Unified Communications
3 9 (1.76%) VPN
4 7 (1.37%) DHCP
4 7 (1.37%) DNS
4 7 (1.37%) VoIP
4 7 (1.37%) WAN
4 7 (1.37%) Wireless
5 6 (1.17%) LAN
6 5 (0.98%) SSL
6 5 (0.98%) WLAN
7 4 (0.78%) Internet
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.59%) FTP
8 3 (0.59%) SMTP
8 3 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.47%) Big Data
2 27 (5.27%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (3.52%) JasperReports
4 18 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 18 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.13%) Power BI
6 15 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.76%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.56%) HBase
10 7 (1.37%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.78%) mvBase
12 4 (0.78%) OpenQM
12 4 (0.78%) UniData
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (4.30%) JIRA
2 11 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.59%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.39%) LSMW
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 185 (36.13%) Social Skills
2 107 (20.90%) Finance
3 61 (11.91%) Marketing
4 40 (7.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 39 (7.62%) Public Sector
6 32 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (4.30%) Manufacturing
8 19 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (3.52%) Retail
10 16 (3.13%) Legal
11 11 (2.15%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (2.15%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.56%) Billing
13 6 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.98%) Banking
15 4 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.59%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.39%) Games
17 2 (0.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.47%) .NET
2 25 (4.88%) Kafka
3 15 (2.93%) XML
4 14 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (1.95%) SOAP
6 8 (1.56%) Apache NiFi
6 8 (1.56%) GraphQL
7 6 (1.17%) REST
7 6 (1.17%) Web Services
7 6 (1.17%) XSLT
8 5 (0.98%) Ajax
8 5 (0.98%) CSS
8 5 (0.98%) HTML
8 5 (0.98%) LDAP
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.78%) Lightning Web Components
9 4 (0.78%) React
9 4 (0.78%) Visualforce
10 3 (0.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.30%) Public Cloud
2 39 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (4.69%) Private Cloud
4 20 (3.91%) Cyberattack
5 19 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.93%) Social Media
7 14 (2.73%) Cyber Defence
7 14 (2.73%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.17%) CMDB
10 6 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.17%) IoT
11 5 (0.98%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
11 5 (0.98%) User Experience
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.89%) Windows
2 33 (6.45%) Linux
3 28 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.69%) Unix
5 18 (3.52%) Solaris
6 13 (2.54%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (22.07%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (16.41%) Agile
3 70 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (13.67%) Project Management
4 54 (10.55%) Analytics
5 52 (10.16%) Software Licensing
6 48 (9.38%) DevOps
6 48 (9.38%) Presales
7 41 (8.01%) Business Development
7 41 (8.01%) Project Delivery
8 40 (7.81%) Coaching
9 32 (6.25%) Cost Optimisation
9 32 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
10 30 (5.86%) FinOps
11 28 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (5.27%) Asset Management
12 27 (5.27%) ERP
12 27 (5.27%) IT Asset Management
12 27 (5.27%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.08%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.03%) SQL
2 34 (6.64%) C#
3 29 (5.66%) Java
4 26 (5.08%) Bash
4 26 (5.08%) Python
5 21 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.10%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.93%) C++
7 14 (2.73%) C
8 9 (1.76%) ABAP
9 8 (1.56%) Scala
10 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.78%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 77 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.25%) Degree
4 30 (5.86%) CISSP
5 19 (3.71%) DBS Check
6 18 (3.52%) CISM
7 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.56%) OSCP
9 7 (1.37%) CREST Certified
9 7 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.17%) CCA
10 6 (1.17%) CISA
11 5 (0.98%) APMP
11 5 (0.98%) CCNP
11 5 (0.98%) SSCP
12 4 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.71%) GDPR
3 16 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.73%) NIST
4 14 (2.73%) QA
5 13 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.37%) NCSC
7 4 (0.78%) GRC
8 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.59%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.59%) PSD2
8 3 (0.59%) RMADS
9 1 (0.20%) HL7
9 1 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.88%) Docker
2 19 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 25 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.95%) Ansible
3 5 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (0.59%) Kibana
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.59%) MOM
5 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.39%) WSUS
6 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.20%) Terraform
6 1 (0.20%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 175 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.16%) Adobe
3 51 (9.96%) Apple
4 40 (7.81%) Oracle
5 35 (6.84%) SAP
6 33 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (3.52%) NEC
7 18 (3.52%) Northgate
7 18 (3.52%) VMware
8 15 (2.93%) Cisco
9 12 (2.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 10 (1.95%) HP
11 9 (1.76%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.76%) DocuSign
11 9 (1.76%) Google
12 7 (1.37%) Databricks
12 7 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.17%) Dell
14 5 (0.98%) BMC
14 5 (0.98%) IBM