Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 78 60
Rank change year-on-year -12 -18 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 655 291 1,139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.66% 3.70% 4.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 3.84% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 408 197 850
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.56% +6.36%

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 16,678 7,586 24,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 96.35% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,712 6,309 20,225
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 18 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +2 297 £55,000 - 65
Berkshire +2 207 £59,500 +8.18% 40
Hampshire -25 149 £69,250 +35.12% 11
Surrey -1 148 £52,500 -19.23% 18
Buckinghamshire -22 64 £55,000 - 19
Oxfordshire -11 28 £47,500 +46.15% 6
West Sussex -26 16 £61,000 +10.91% 5
East Sussex -38 14 £47,500 +18.75%
Kent -35 7 £51,250 - 3
Home Counties - 5 £70,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 281 (42.90%) Social Skills
2 204 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 195 (29.77%) Azure
4 157 (23.97%) Finance
5 149 (22.75%) Cybersecurity
6 133 (20.31%) Presales
7 130 (19.85%) Security Cleared
8 120 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (17.10%) Microsoft 365
10 97 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
11 91 (13.89%) AWS
12 89 (13.59%) SC Cleared
13 81 (12.37%) Degree
13 81 (12.37%) Project Management
14 77 (11.76%) Public Cloud
15 73 (11.15%) Retail
16 72 (10.99%) Windows
17 69 (10.53%) DevOps
18 63 (9.62%) Active Directory
19 60 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 57 (8.70%) SQL
20 57 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
20 57 (8.70%) Data Centre
21 56 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
21 56 (8.55%) Requirements Gathering
22 54 (8.24%) SharePoint
22 54 (8.24%) Data Protection
23 53 (8.09%) Analytics
24 52 (7.94%) SQL Server
24 52 (7.94%) VMware

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 54 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.76%) IIS
4 4 (0.61%) CMS
4 4 (0.61%) Confluence
4 4 (0.61%) Documentum
5 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.31%) SAS
6 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.68%) Oracle Smart View
3 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.46%) InVision
4 3 (0.46%) Sketch
4 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) Figma
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (5.19%) NetSuite
2 14 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (1.07%) Sprinklr
8 6 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.61%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.46%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.46%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.31%) SAP Travel Management
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 195 (29.77%) Azure
2 112 (17.10%) Microsoft 365
3 91 (13.89%) AWS
4 57 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (7.79%) Power Platform
6 35 (5.34%) PowerApps
7 31 (4.73%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (3.66%) GitHub
9 23 (3.51%) Azure Event Grid
9 23 (3.51%) Azure Logic Apps
9 23 (3.51%) Azure Service Bus
9 23 (3.51%) GitHub Actions
9 23 (3.51%) SaaS
10 22 (3.36%) Power Automate
11 19 (2.90%) GCP
12 13 (1.98%) IaaS
13 9 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.19%) VPN
2 31 (4.73%) Firewall
3 24 (3.66%) Unified Communications
4 22 (3.36%) 5G
5 14 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (1.83%) LAN
7 11 (1.68%) Internet
8 10 (1.53%) WAN
9 6 (0.92%) Intranet
9 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.76%) HTTP
10 5 (0.76%) Network Security
10 5 (0.76%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.61%) MPLS
11 4 (0.61%) WLAN
12 3 (0.46%) DWDM
12 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.46%) SAN
12 3 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.89%) NoSQL
3 31 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.12%) Power BI
5 24 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.98%) Big Data
9 12 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.07%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.92%) QlikView
11 6 (0.92%) Tableau
12 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.61%) PowerCenter
14 3 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.46%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.31%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.76%) JIRA
3 3 (0.46%) Terragrunt
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.15%) GitLab
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) JMeter
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 281 (42.90%) Social Skills
2 157 (23.97%) Finance
3 73 (11.15%) Retail
4 41 (6.26%) Telecoms
5 39 (5.95%) Public Sector
6 29 (4.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 28 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (4.27%) Marketing
8 27 (4.12%) Legal
9 24 (3.66%) Influencing Skills
9 24 (3.66%) Organisational Skills
9 24 (3.66%) Police
10 23 (3.51%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.37%) Law
13 8 (1.22%) Banking
13 8 (1.22%) Electronics
14 5 (0.76%) Back Office
14 5 (0.76%) Billing
14 5 (0.76%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.56%) .NET
2 25 (3.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 24 (3.66%) Kafka
4 23 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.14%) RESTful
6 13 (1.98%) React
7 12 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.83%) Entity Framework
8 11 (1.68%) XML
9 8 (1.22%) CSS
9 8 (1.22%) HTML
9 8 (1.22%) Web Services
10 7 (1.07%) .NET Core
10 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (1.07%) LINQ
11 6 (0.92%) J2EE
11 6 (0.92%) SOAP
11 6 (0.92%) XBRL
12 5 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
2 77 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 57 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 42 (6.41%) Management Information System
5 35 (5.34%) EPoS
6 24 (3.66%) Smart Meter
7 23 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
8 22 (3.36%) Smart City
9 16 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.29%) User Experience
11 14 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (1.98%) iPhone
13 9 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
14 7 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 7 (1.07%) Social Media
15 6 (0.92%) NHS
15 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.99%) Windows
2 48 (7.33%) Windows Server
3 28 (4.27%) Linux
4 20 (3.05%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.98%) Android
6 9 (1.37%) Unix
6 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.75%) Cybersecurity
2 133 (20.31%) Presales
3 120 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (12.37%) Project Management
5 69 (10.53%) DevOps
6 56 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (8.55%) Requirements Gathering
7 54 (8.24%) Data Protection
8 53 (8.09%) Analytics
9 44 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (6.72%) ERP
9 44 (6.72%) Software Licensing
10 43 (6.56%) ITIL
11 40 (6.11%) Business Analysis
11 40 (6.11%) Information Security
12 37 (5.65%) Risk Management
12 37 (5.65%) Scrum
13 36 (5.50%) Service Management
14 33 (5.04%) Strategic Management
14 33 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.70%) SQL
2 51 (7.79%) C#
3 34 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 26 (3.97%) Bash Shell
5 20 (3.05%) Python
6 19 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.75%) Java
8 12 (1.83%) C
9 11 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.76%) ABAP
10 5 (0.76%) Perl
10 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.61%) VB
12 3 (0.46%) C++
12 3 (0.46%) VBA
13 1 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 130 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 89 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 81 (12.37%) Degree
4 32 (4.89%) CISSP
5 31 (4.73%) CISM
6 16 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.76%) MBA
9 5 (0.76%) SSCP
10 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.61%) PMP
11 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) CCNP
11 3 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.46%) MCP
11 3 (0.46%) MCSE
12 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (7.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 39 (5.95%) GDPR
4 28 (4.27%) NIST
5 24 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.22%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.92%) NCSC
9 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.61%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.46%) QA
11 3 (0.46%) RMADS
12 2 (0.31%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.31%) GRC
12 2 (0.31%) HL7
12 2 (0.31%) PMO
13 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.15%) IASME
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 63 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.34%) Docker
4 24 (3.66%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.61%) XenApp
7 3 (0.46%) Firmware
7 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 42 (6.41%) Kubernetes
3 23 (3.51%) SCCM
4 20 (3.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 20 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (1.68%) Ansible
6 9 (1.37%) Terraform
7 6 (0.92%) Puppet
8 3 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 204 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.94%) VMware
3 50 (7.63%) Oracle
4 45 (6.87%) Adobe
5 43 (6.56%) Apple
6 38 (5.80%) SAP
7 28 (4.27%) Google
8 22 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.29%) F5
10 14 (2.14%) Cisco
10 14 (2.14%) Hyperion
11 13 (1.98%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.37%) HP
12 9 (1.37%) Informatica
12 9 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.22%) Citrix
14 7 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.07%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.07%) Remedy
15 6 (0.92%) Databricks