Period
to 24 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 March 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 50 47
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1,058 1,674 1,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.99% 5.29% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 5.46% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 747 1,182 1,246
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £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 25,631 30,662 29,827
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.87% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 21,215 25,558 24,825
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -20 434 £60,000 +14.29% 117
Berkshire -21 298 £60,000 +9.09% 78
Hampshire -32 233 £52,500 +16.67% 41
Surrey -10 228 £57,500 +4.55% 42
Oxfordshire -5 71 £55,000 +12.82% 24
Buckinghamshire -17 64 £60,000 +33.33% 15
West Sussex -47 48 £60,000 +14.29% 11
East Sussex +23 26 £57,500 -8.00% 9
Kent +16 24 £49,000 -18.33% 10
M4 Corridor +6 8 £60,000 -
Sussex +28 7 £30,000 -47.83%
Home Counties -1 5 £45,000 -28.00%
Middlesex +8 1 £60,000 -31.43% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 254 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 242 (22.87%) Finance
3 228 (21.55%) Presales
4 211 (19.94%) SAP
5 164 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 159 (15.03%) Degree
7 136 (12.85%) SQL
8 121 (11.44%) Project Management
9 118 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (10.21%) Windows
11 93 (8.79%) Security Cleared
12 92 (8.70%) Office 365
12 92 (8.70%) SQL Server
13 91 (8.60%) Information Security
13 91 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
14 90 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
15 89 (8.41%) CRM
16 88 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
17 85 (8.03%) Java
18 82 (7.75%) Retail
19 81 (7.66%) Cisco
20 79 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
20 79 (7.47%) VMware
21 78 (7.37%) ERP
21 78 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
22 77 (7.28%) XML
23 76 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
24 74 (6.99%) Migration
24 74 (6.99%) Oracle
25 72 (6.81%) Linux

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 43 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.50%) IIS
3 28 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.76%) Anypoint
9 8 (0.76%) Confluence
9 8 (0.76%) Mule
9 8 (0.76%) Mule ESB
10 7 (0.66%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.57%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 78 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.17%) Autodesk Inventor
3 20 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.095%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 68 (6.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 55 (5.20%) SAP HR
3 48 (4.54%) SAP MM
4 42 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 38 (3.59%) SAP FI
6 36 (3.40%) SAP CO
6 36 (3.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 34 (3.21%) SAP HCM
8 33 (3.12%) SAP PM
9 25 (2.36%) SAP PS
9 25 (2.36%) SAP R/3
10 23 (2.17%) SAP GTS
11 21 (1.98%) SAP ERP
11 21 (1.98%) SAP SD
12 15 (1.42%) SAP BPC
13 13 (1.23%) NetSuite
14 12 (1.13%) SAP Payroll
15 10 (0.95%) SAP CRM
16 9 (0.85%) SAP SRM
17 8 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 164 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (8.70%) Office 365
3 54 (5.10%) SaaS
4 53 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (4.91%) PaaS
6 37 (3.50%) IaaS
7 32 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
8 28 (2.65%) Serverless
9 25 (2.36%) Azure Functions
10 23 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
11 21 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.77%) Firewall
2 45 (4.25%) Network Security
3 28 (2.65%) Wireless
4 26 (2.46%) NFC
5 24 (2.27%) WAN
6 23 (2.17%) DNS
7 21 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (1.98%) LAN
8 18 (1.70%) DHCP
8 18 (1.70%) Skype
9 14 (1.32%) VPN
10 13 (1.23%) HTTP
11 12 (1.13%) Junos
11 12 (1.13%) SMTP
12 11 (1.04%) Cisco Firepower
12 11 (1.04%) FTP
13 10 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (0.85%) BGP
14 9 (0.85%) OSPF
15 8 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.02%) GIS
3 27 (2.55%) Blockchain
4 26 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.27%) SAP BW
5 24 (2.27%) SAP HANA
6 18 (1.70%) Power BI
7 17 (1.61%) MySQL
7 17 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
9 13 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.13%) DB2
10 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.95%) Big Data
11 10 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.85%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.51%) JIRA
3 13 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.23%) Polyspace
3 13 (1.23%) VectorCAST
4 12 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 11 (1.04%) Maven
6 8 (0.76%) IntelliJ
6 8 (0.76%) JUnit
6 8 (0.76%) Mockito
6 8 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.57%) Selenium
8 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.19%) NUnit
10 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.19%) WinAutomation
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Forms
General
1 242 (22.87%) Finance
2 82 (7.75%) Retail
3 56 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.69%) Electronics
4 39 (3.69%) Marketing
5 37 (3.50%) Aerospace
6 36 (3.40%) Banking
6 36 (3.40%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.46%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.89%) Legal
9 19 (1.80%) Automotive
10 16 (1.51%) Advertising
11 15 (1.42%) General Ledger
12 12 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.66%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.19%) French Language
16 2 (0.19%) Games
16 2 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (7.28%) XML
2 59 (5.58%) .NET
3 44 (4.16%) Web Services
4 38 (3.59%) REST
4 38 (3.59%) SOAP
5 32 (3.02%) RESTful
6 28 (2.65%) JSON
7 27 (2.55%) WCF
8 25 (2.36%) BAPI
8 25 (2.36%) IDoc
9 23 (2.17%) MSMQ
10 21 (1.98%) SAP XI
11 15 (1.42%) SAP PI
12 14 (1.32%) CSS
12 14 (1.32%) jQuery
13 13 (1.23%) HTML
13 13 (1.23%) Spring
14 12 (1.13%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
16 10 (0.95%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
2 60 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.50%) Fintech
5 26 (2.46%) Contactless
5 26 (2.46%) EMV
5 26 (2.46%) Mobile Payment
5 26 (2.46%) Smartcard
6 24 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.51%) PKI
9 15 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 14 (1.32%) FMCG
10 14 (1.32%) NHS
10 14 (1.32%) VHDL
11 11 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.21%) Windows
2 72 (6.81%) Linux
3 57 (5.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.95%) Unix
6 10 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.47%) AIX
9 5 (0.47%) HPUX
9 5 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.28%) CentOS
10 3 (0.28%) Solaris
10 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (21.55%) Presales
2 121 (11.44%) Project Management
3 118 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (8.60%) Information Security
5 90 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
6 89 (8.41%) CRM
7 88 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (7.37%) ERP
9 76 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (6.99%) Migration
11 70 (6.62%) ITIL
12 67 (6.33%) Computer Science
12 67 (6.33%) Risk Management
13 63 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (5.67%) DevOps
15 59 (5.58%) Mentoring
16 56 (5.29%) Analytics
17 50 (4.73%) Business Development
18 48 (4.54%) Software Engineering
19 45 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 136 (12.85%) SQL
2 85 (8.03%) Java
3 65 (6.14%) C#
4 51 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 42 (3.97%) Python
6 30 (2.84%) C
7 22 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.89%) ABAP
9 16 (1.51%) Perl
10 15 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.32%) C++
11 14 (1.32%) PHP
12 13 (1.23%) Ada
12 13 (1.23%) Assembly Language
13 12 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.76%) Java 8
15 7 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.28%) Groovy
16 3 (0.28%) Ruby
17 2 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 159 (15.03%) Degree
2 93 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 79 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (4.82%) SC Cleared
6 48 (4.54%) CISSP
7 47 (4.44%) CCNP
8 40 (3.78%) MCSE
9 35 (3.31%) CCNA
10 32 (3.02%) CISM
11 21 (1.98%) JNCIS
12 17 (1.61%) CCA
12 17 (1.61%) Master's Degree
13 16 (1.51%) CCIE
13 16 (1.51%) MCSA
14 15 (1.42%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.23%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.23%) PhD
17 12 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.50%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.27%) QA
4 20 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (1.89%) SLA
5 18 (1.70%) GDPR
6 15 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (1.42%) IEC 61508
7 11 (1.04%) COBIT
7 11 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.04%) GAMP
7 11 (1.04%) RMADS
8 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.28%) HL7
9 3 (0.28%) PMO
10 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.19%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.095%) BS7799
System Software
1 69 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 48 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.95%) Docker
5 10 (0.95%) NFS
6 8 (0.76%) XenApp
6 8 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.28%) Firmware
8 3 (0.28%) vSphere
8 3 (0.28%) XenServer
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.095%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.095%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.095%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.095%) UAG
10 1 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (3.78%) SCCM
2 17 (1.61%) Ansible
3 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (1.42%) Terraform
4 13 (1.23%) Puppet
4 13 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (0.95%) SCVMM
6 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.76%) CloudHub
7 8 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.66%) SCOM
9 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
11 3 (0.28%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 254 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 211 (19.94%) SAP
3 81 (7.66%) Cisco
4 79 (7.47%) VMware
5 74 (6.99%) Oracle
6 37 (3.50%) Juniper
6 37 (3.50%) Palo Alto
7 34 (3.21%) HP
8 31 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.84%) CheckPoint
10 27 (2.55%) Hyperion
11 23 (2.17%) Citrix
12 22 (2.08%) Aruba
12 22 (2.08%) NetApp
13 19 (1.80%) Tableau
14 17 (1.61%) Extreme Networks
15 15 (1.42%) Veeam
16 13 (1.23%) Ariba
16 13 (1.23%) F5
17 11 (1.04%) Symantec