Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 January 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 West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 87 86
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 295 374 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.99% 3.71% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 3.82% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 247 324 268
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £17,750 £20,475 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,625 £72,500
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,479 9,792 9,984
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 97.16% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7,568 8,087 8,393
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Bristol +41 130 £55,000 +10.00% 61
Gloucestershire 0 80 £45,000 +18.42% 13
Wiltshire -28 49 £55,000 - 9
Somerset -7 15 £45,000 - 5
Dorset -13 15 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Devon -3 6 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 60 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (17.63%) Finance
3 49 (16.61%) Information Security
4 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
5 47 (15.93%) Project Management
6 42 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (13.22%) SQL
7 39 (13.22%) Cybersecurity
8 37 (12.54%) Degree
9 36 (12.20%) Marketing
10 34 (11.53%) Presales
11 33 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (10.85%) C
13 31 (10.51%) SC Cleared
13 31 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 29 (9.83%) Business Development
15 29 (9.83%) Firewall
16 26 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (8.47%) JavaScript
18 24 (8.14%) CISSP
18 24 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (7.46%) SQL Server
20 21 (7.12%) C#
20 21 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (6.78%) CRM
21 20 (6.78%) Visualisation
22 19 (6.44%) TOGAF
22 19 (6.44%) Windows
22 19 (6.44%) Mentoring

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (4.07%) SAS
2 8 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.37%) IIS
4 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Jetty
7 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.39%) SPSS
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.02%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.68%) Primavera
4 2 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.07%) Office 365
4 7 (2.37%) IaaS
4 7 (2.37%) PaaS
5 6 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.69%) Azure Functions
6 5 (1.69%) SaaS
6 5 (1.69%) Serverless
7 4 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.83%) Firewall
2 14 (4.75%) Wireless
3 11 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (3.05%) LAN
5 8 (2.71%) VPN
5 8 (2.71%) WAN
6 6 (2.03%) BGP
6 6 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (2.03%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (2.03%) EIGRP
6 6 (2.03%) FCoE
6 6 (2.03%) IPsec
6 6 (2.03%) iSCSI
6 6 (2.03%) MPLS
6 6 (2.03%) OSPF
6 6 (2.03%) SSL
6 6 (2.03%) VoIP
6 6 (2.03%) VPLS
7 5 (1.69%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.07%) QlikView
3 10 (3.39%) Big Data
3 10 (3.39%) Spotfire
4 7 (2.37%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.69%) MySQL
7 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.02%) Ingres
8 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.37%) JIRA
3 6 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.36%) Selenium
6 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.02%) CodeSonar
6 3 (1.02%) git-flow
6 3 (1.02%) Robot Framework
6 3 (1.02%) Subversion
7 2 (0.68%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.68%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.34%) Ant
8 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.34%) JUnit
8 1 (0.34%) TestNG
8 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (17.63%) Finance
2 36 (12.20%) Marketing
3 18 (6.10%) Advertising
4 13 (4.41%) Billing
4 13 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.39%) Retail
5 10 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.05%) Electronics
7 7 (2.37%) Banking
8 6 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.69%) Games
10 3 (1.02%) Legal
11 2 (0.68%) Back Office
11 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Local Government
12 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.76%) .NET
2 10 (3.39%) HTML
3 8 (2.71%) Web Services
4 6 (2.03%) Java EE
4 6 (2.03%) Node.js
4 6 (2.03%) STL
5 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.69%) Spring
6 4 (1.36%) CSS
6 4 (1.36%) J2EE
6 4 (1.36%) XML
7 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.02%) Django
7 3 (1.02%) LAMP
7 3 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.02%) REST
7 3 (1.02%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (1.02%) SOAP
7 3 (1.02%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.07%) PMI
5 10 (3.39%) Social Media
6 9 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (2.03%) FMCG
8 6 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.03%) User Experience
9 5 (1.69%) CESG
9 5 (1.69%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.69%) PKI
10 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.68%) Cyber Warfare
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) iPhone
12 1 (0.34%) Blog
12 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.44%) Windows
2 16 (5.42%) Linux
3 10 (3.39%) Android
4 9 (3.05%) Unix
5 8 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.61%) Information Security
2 47 (15.93%) Project Management
3 42 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (13.22%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (11.53%) Presales
6 31 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (9.83%) Business Development
8 24 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.78%) CRM
10 20 (6.78%) Visualisation
11 19 (6.44%) Mentoring
11 19 (6.44%) TOGAF
12 18 (6.10%) Information Assurance
13 15 (5.08%) Business Analysis
13 15 (5.08%) Data Analysis
14 14 (4.75%) Analytics
14 14 (4.75%) Computer Science
14 14 (4.75%) Customer Engagement
14 14 (4.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.22%) SQL
2 32 (10.85%) C
3 25 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.12%) C#
5 16 (5.42%) Python
6 15 (5.08%) Java
7 14 (4.75%) R
8 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.71%) C++
9 8 (2.71%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.36%) VB
12 3 (1.02%) ABAP
12 3 (1.02%) Perl
12 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.68%) Java 8
14 1 (0.34%) Groovy
14 1 (0.34%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.54%) Degree
3 31 (10.51%) SC Cleared
4 24 (8.14%) CISSP
5 17 (5.76%) CISM
6 15 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.41%) PMI Certification
7 13 (4.41%) PMP
8 12 (4.07%) CBAP
8 12 (4.07%) IIBA
9 11 (3.73%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.39%) MCSE
11 9 (3.05%) CCNP
12 7 (2.37%) IISP
13 6 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (2.03%) MCSA
14 5 (1.69%) CCNA
14 5 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.42%) PCI DSS
3 15 (5.08%) GDPR
4 11 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (3.39%) Data Quality
6 7 (2.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.36%) RMADS
9 3 (1.02%) COBIT
9 3 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.02%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.68%) QA
10 2 (0.68%) SLA
11 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.03%) Docker
4 3 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.36%) Puppet
3 3 (1.02%) Salt
4 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Packer
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.76%) SAP
3 16 (5.42%) Tableau
4 15 (5.08%) Cisco
5 13 (4.41%) VMware
6 9 (3.05%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.37%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.03%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.03%) Meraki
8 6 (2.03%) Oracle
9 5 (1.69%) Adobe
9 5 (1.69%) Sage
10 4 (1.36%) Citrix
10 4 (1.36%) Google
11 3 (1.02%) IFS
12 2 (0.68%) BT
12 2 (0.68%) Juniper
12 2 (0.68%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.68%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat