Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 420 525
Rank change year-on-year -58 +105 -67
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 81 180 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 58 136 113
South East median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +16.88% -9.41%
10th Percentile £24,600 £26,875 £17,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,375 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -5.00%

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 29566 34125 41527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28612 34601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the South East

IT Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the South East.

Salary trend for IT Consultant in the South East

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +9 32 £40,000 +6.67%
Thames Valley -5 27 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +35 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Surrey -29 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Kent -13 8 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £38,500 +18.46% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £22,500 -59.09%
West Sussex -1 1 £37,500 +7.14%
IT Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 37 (45.68%) Presales
2 35 (43.21%) VMware
3 33 (40.74%) Firewall
3 33 (40.74%) Windows
4 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
5 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
6 28 (34.57%) Cisco
7 25 (30.86%) MS Exchange
8 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
9 23 (28.40%) MCSE
9 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (28.40%) Migration
9 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (27.16%) Project Management
11 21 (25.93%) Information Security
11 21 (25.93%) Degree
12 19 (23.46%) WAN
13 18 (22.22%) PowerShell
13 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (20.99%) Veeam
14 17 (20.99%) VPN
14 17 (20.99%) MCP
15 16 (19.75%) IIS
15 16 (19.75%) MPLS
15 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (19.75%) CCNA
15 16 (19.75%) HP
15 16 (19.75%) Dell
15 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008

IT 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 25 (30.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (19.75%) IIS
3 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.28%) Office 365
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Boomi
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (40.74%) Firewall
2 22 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (23.46%) WAN
4 17 (20.99%) VPN
5 16 (19.75%) MPLS
6 15 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
7 14 (17.28%) DSL
7 14 (17.28%) Ethernet
7 14 (17.28%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (17.28%) SSL
7 14 (17.28%) VoIP
8 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
9 8 (9.88%) HTTP
9 8 (9.88%) LAN
9 8 (9.88%) SMTP
9 8 (9.88%) Wireless
10 5 (6.17%) SAN
11 3 (3.70%) Internet
11 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
12 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) DB2
3 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 3 (3.70%) Advertising
5 2 (2.47%) Games
6 1 (1.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Middleware
2 4 (4.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.23%) REST
4 1 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Replication
2 14 (17.28%) Clustering
3 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.88%) iSeries
5 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.70%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.47%) NHS
7 2 (2.47%) Social Media
8 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Windows
2 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.88%) Solaris
7 7 (8.64%) Linux
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.47%) CentOS
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Presales
2 23 (28.40%) Migration
3 22 (27.16%) Project Management
4 21 (25.93%) Information Security
5 14 (17.28%) High Availability
5 14 (17.28%) Integration Testing
5 14 (17.28%) Load Balancing
5 14 (17.28%) Problem Management
5 14 (17.28%) Server Building
5 14 (17.28%) Service Delivery
6 12 (14.81%) SDLC
7 10 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (11.11%) ITIL
9 8 (9.88%) Content Management
9 8 (9.88%) Cryptanalysis
9 8 (9.88%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.88%) Social Engineering
10 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) Python
2 2 (2.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) MCSE
1 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (25.93%) Degree
3 17 (20.99%) MCP
4 16 (19.75%) CCNA
4 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (17.28%) CCIE
6 14 (17.28%) MCITP
6 14 (17.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (8.64%) CISSP
8 4 (4.94%) CISM
8 4 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.70%) CISA
10 2 (2.47%) CEH
10 2 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.47%) GPG13
3 2 (2.47%) PMO
3 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.28%) Terminal Services
4 10 (12.35%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) Backup Exec
2 14 (17.28%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) VMware
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (34.57%) Cisco
4 17 (20.99%) Veeam
5 16 (19.75%) Dell
5 16 (19.75%) HP
6 15 (18.52%) SonicWALL
7 14 (17.28%) Draytek
7 14 (17.28%) Juniper
7 14 (17.28%) ProCurve
7 14 (17.28%) Symantec
7 14 (17.28%) Veritas
7 14 (17.28%) WatchGuard
7 14 (17.28%) ZyXEL
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix
9 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.17%) F5
9 5 (6.17%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.70%) Oracle