Period
to 21 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 76 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -27 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 862 1,047 1,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.78% 3.90% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.05% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 658 726 1,163
South East median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £29,925 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 21,832 25,878 30,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.40% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,824 21,390 25,601
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -1 323 £62,500 +4.17% 85
Hampshire +20 243 £50,750 +1.50% 37
Berkshire -1 228 £62,500 +4.17% 50
Surrey +10 212 £60,000 +9.09% 49
Buckinghamshire +13 70 £60,000 +14.29% 23
West Sussex -15 30 £55,000 -8.33% 10
East Sussex -1 26 £45,000 -21.74% 10
Oxfordshire -15 25 £59,452 +8.09% 12
Kent -3 14 £50,000 -6.10% 10
Middlesex -1 2 - -
Sussex -4 2 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 234 (27.15%) Microsoft
2 186 (21.58%) Degree
3 178 (20.65%) Presales
4 177 (20.53%) SQL
5 170 (19.72%) Finance
6 162 (18.79%) Azure
7 160 (18.56%) SAP
8 118 (13.69%) SQL Server
8 118 (13.69%) Security Cleared
9 108 (12.53%) Windows
10 92 (10.67%) Cybersecurity
11 87 (10.09%) Office 365
12 83 (9.63%) Oracle
13 82 (9.51%) Linux
14 79 (9.16%) SC Cleared
15 77 (8.93%) ITIL
15 77 (8.93%) ERP
15 77 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
16 75 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
17 74 (8.58%) Java
18 73 (8.47%) Public Sector
19 70 (8.12%) Migration
19 70 (8.12%) Firewall
20 68 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 64 (7.42%) Project Management
21 64 (7.42%) C#
22 63 (7.31%) Analytics
23 62 (7.19%) AWS
23 62 (7.19%) VMware
24 57 (6.61%) Information Security

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 33 (3.83%) IIS
2 27 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 20 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.62%) GeoServer
5 10 (1.16%) ArcGIS
6 8 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.81%) Confluence
8 5 (0.58%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.46%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.35%) Apache
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.35%) SAP Portal
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) ArcView
6 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (4.06%) SAP HR
2 32 (3.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 29 (3.36%) SAP CO
3 29 (3.36%) SAP FI
3 29 (3.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 21 (2.44%) SAP HCM
5 17 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (1.97%) SAP MM
5 17 (1.97%) SAP SD
6 16 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (1.62%) NetSuite
8 13 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (1.04%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.81%) Remedy AR System
12 7 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.81%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 162 (18.79%) Azure
2 87 (10.09%) Office 365
3 62 (7.19%) AWS
4 54 (6.26%) SuccessFactors
5 43 (4.99%) PaaS
6 36 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (3.71%) Power Platform
8 30 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
8 30 (3.48%) IaaS
9 27 (3.13%) Serverless
10 20 (2.32%) Azure Functions
10 20 (2.32%) SaaS
11 19 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.86%) Google Analytics
13 9 (1.04%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.81%) Boomi
16 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
17 5 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
17 5 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.12%) Firewall
2 28 (3.25%) Skype
3 24 (2.78%) Network Security
4 22 (2.55%) WAN
5 21 (2.44%) Wireless
6 17 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.51%) VPN
8 12 (1.39%) Internet
9 10 (1.16%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.16%) LAN
9 10 (1.16%) SAN
9 10 (1.16%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.93%) NGN
11 7 (0.81%) RTP
11 7 (0.81%) SSL
11 7 (0.81%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.70%) BGP
13 5 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.10%) MySQL
3 32 (3.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 32 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.36%) RDBMS
5 23 (2.67%) Power BI
6 18 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.86%) GIS
7 16 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.51%) Big Data
9 12 (1.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.39%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.04%) QGIS
11 9 (1.04%) SAP BW
11 9 (1.04%) SAP HANA
12 8 (0.93%) Spatial Data
13 7 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.81%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.39%) Selenium
4 11 (1.28%) Subversion
5 10 (1.16%) JIRA
6 8 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.58%) Mocha
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.35%) Gradle
10 3 (0.35%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.35%) JBehave
10 3 (0.35%) Maven
10 3 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.35%) NCrunch
10 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 170 (19.72%) Finance
2 73 (8.47%) Public Sector
3 49 (5.68%) Marketing
4 29 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.67%) Retail
5 23 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.97%) French Language
7 13 (1.51%) Electronics
8 12 (1.39%) Banking
8 12 (1.39%) Legal
9 10 (1.16%) Local Government
10 8 (0.93%) Billing
10 8 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.81%) German Language
12 6 (0.70%) Advertising
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.50%) XML
2 37 (4.29%) .NET
3 30 (3.48%) HTML
4 29 (3.36%) CSS
5 28 (3.25%) Web Services
6 22 (2.55%) WCF
7 20 (2.32%) MSMQ
7 20 (2.32%) RESTful
8 18 (2.09%) JSON
9 17 (1.97%) REST
9 17 (1.97%) SOAP
10 14 (1.62%) Middleware
11 13 (1.51%) SAP Fiori
12 11 (1.28%) SAP Basis
13 10 (1.16%) SAP PI
14 9 (1.04%) IDoc
15 8 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
15 8 (0.93%) Spring
15 8 (0.93%) XSLT
16 7 (0.81%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.09%) PKI
8 16 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.81%) FMCG
13 7 (0.81%) Life Science
13 7 (0.81%) User Experience
14 6 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.58%) Tandem
16 4 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
16 4 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.53%) Windows
2 82 (9.51%) Linux
3 41 (4.76%) Unix
3 41 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.55%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.81%) Solaris
5 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.70%) AIX
6 6 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.46%) Android
8 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (20.65%) Presales
2 92 (10.67%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (8.93%) ERP
3 77 (8.93%) ITIL
3 77 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (8.12%) Migration
6 64 (7.42%) Project Management
7 63 (7.31%) Analytics
8 57 (6.61%) Information Security
9 49 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (5.45%) Computer Science
10 47 (5.45%) Mentoring
11 44 (5.10%) CRM
11 44 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (4.87%) Customer Requirements
12 42 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 39 (4.52%) DevOps
14 37 (4.29%) Risk Management
14 37 (4.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 177 (20.53%) SQL
2 74 (8.58%) Java
3 64 (7.42%) C#
4 51 (5.92%) Python
5 32 (3.71%) JavaScript
6 29 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.55%) C
8 20 (2.32%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.20%) ABAP
9 19 (2.20%) PHP
10 18 (2.09%) C++
11 11 (1.28%) Perl
12 7 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.58%) R
14 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.35%) Groovy
16 2 (0.23%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.23%) Scala
16 2 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 186 (21.58%) Degree
2 118 (13.69%) Security Cleared
3 79 (9.16%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.50%) CISSP
5 51 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (4.18%) CISM
8 32 (3.71%) MCSE
9 26 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (2.67%) CCNA
11 17 (1.97%) CCNP
11 17 (1.97%) Master's Degree
12 16 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.62%) Analytics IQ
14 13 (1.51%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (1.51%) CISA
15 9 (1.04%) CCIE
15 9 (1.04%) CREST Certified
15 9 (1.04%) CRISC
16 8 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (2.67%) NIST
4 19 (2.20%) QA
5 17 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (1.62%) GDPR
7 11 (1.28%) NCSC
7 11 (1.28%) SLA
8 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (1.16%) RMADS
9 9 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.93%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.93%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.46%) GAAP
14 3 (0.35%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.35%) MiFID
15 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 56 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.97%) XenApp
4 17 (1.97%) XenDesktop
5 14 (1.62%) Docker
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.58%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.46%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 24 (2.78%) SCCM
3 12 (1.39%) Ansible
3 12 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.16%) Terraform
5 8 (0.93%) QRadar
6 4 (0.46%) Nagios
6 4 (0.46%) Nessus
6 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.46%) Puppet
6 4 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.35%) Nmap
7 3 (0.35%) OpenVAS
7 3 (0.35%) SCOM
7 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.35%) vRealize
8 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 234 (27.15%) Microsoft
2 160 (18.56%) SAP
3 83 (9.63%) Oracle
4 62 (7.19%) VMware
5 49 (5.68%) Cisco
6 29 (3.36%) Citrix
7 24 (2.78%) Dell
8 19 (2.20%) HP
9 18 (2.09%) Google
10 17 (1.97%) NetApp
11 14 (1.62%) Nimble Storage
11 14 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.39%) JD Edwards
13 12 (1.39%) Meraki
14 11 (1.28%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.28%) Infor
15 10 (1.16%) ESRI
15 10 (1.16%) Sage
15 10 (1.16%) Tableau