Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 377 380 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.71% 3.72% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 3.81% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 318 302 292
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £17,750 £22,900 £31,025
90th Percentile £74,125 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 9,792 9,983 10,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 97.68% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,952 8,278 8,905
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,115 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +23 168 £55,000 +10.00% 68
Gloucestershire +11 87 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Wiltshire -4 54 £50,000 -5.66% 17
Somerset +10 33 £38,750 -8.82% 6
Dorset -4 26 £51,250 +13.89% 13
Devon +2 8 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 109 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 66 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (16.18%) Finance
4 55 (14.59%) Security Cleared
5 52 (13.79%) SQL
5 52 (13.79%) Presales
6 51 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (13.26%) Degree
7 50 (13.26%) Project Management
8 49 (13.00%) Business Development
9 45 (11.94%) Marketing
10 41 (10.88%) Information Security
11 40 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 39 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (10.08%) SC Cleared
13 38 (10.08%) JavaScript
14 37 (9.81%) SQL Server
14 37 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
16 33 (8.75%) Advertising
17 31 (8.22%) C
17 31 (8.22%) .NET
17 31 (8.22%) CRM
18 30 (7.96%) C#
19 29 (7.69%) Windows
19 29 (7.69%) ERP
20 23 (6.10%) Linux
20 23 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (6.10%) Firewall

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 17 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.71%) SAS
3 7 (1.86%) CMS
3 7 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.86%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.06%) IIS
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
7 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) Jetty
8 1 (0.27%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.39%) SPSS
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.24%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.59%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.06%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.80%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.80%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.80%) Sage 500
6 3 (0.80%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.80%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Primavera
8 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.10%) Dynamics 365
3 21 (5.57%) Office 365
4 13 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.12%) IaaS
5 8 (2.12%) SaaS
6 7 (1.86%) PaaS
7 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.80%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.80%) Serverless
9 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.10%) Firewall
2 10 (2.65%) Wireless
3 9 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (2.12%) SAN
5 7 (1.86%) LAN
5 7 (1.86%) WAN
6 6 (1.59%) VPN
7 5 (1.33%) BGP
7 5 (1.33%) EIGRP
7 5 (1.33%) FCoE
7 5 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.33%) IPsec
7 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.33%) MPLS
7 5 (1.33%) OSPF
7 5 (1.33%) Skype
7 5 (1.33%) SSL
7 5 (1.33%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.33%) VoIP
7 5 (1.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.92%) QlikView
3 10 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.39%) Spotfire
5 8 (2.12%) Big Data
5 8 (2.12%) Geospatial Data
5 8 (2.12%) MySQL
5 8 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.33%) Power BI
8 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.06%) Ingres
9 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.80%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.86%) JIRA
2 7 (1.86%) Selenium
3 5 (1.33%) Jasmine
3 5 (1.33%) JUnit
3 5 (1.33%) Protractor
3 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.33%) TestNG
4 4 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.80%) Subversion
5 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.53%) CodeSonar
6 2 (0.53%) git-flow
6 2 (0.53%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.53%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (16.18%) Finance
2 45 (11.94%) Marketing
3 33 (8.75%) Advertising
4 20 (5.31%) Retail
5 15 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.71%) Games
7 12 (3.18%) Billing
8 10 (2.65%) Banking
9 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.33%) Electronics
12 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.80%) Local Government
13 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.53%) Law
13 2 (0.53%) Legal
14 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.22%) .NET
2 18 (4.77%) HTML
3 9 (2.39%) CSS
3 9 (2.39%) RESTful
3 9 (2.39%) Web Services
4 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.86%) jQuery
4 7 (1.86%) Redux
5 6 (1.59%) Node.js
6 5 (1.33%) Java EE
6 5 (1.33%) Spring
6 5 (1.33%) STL
6 5 (1.33%) XML
7 4 (1.06%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.06%) J2EE
7 4 (1.06%) ModSecurity
7 4 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
7 4 (1.06%) SAPUI5
7 4 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.57%) Social Media
3 16 (4.24%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.24%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.18%) PMI
5 11 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.86%) Clustering
8 7 (1.86%) FMCG
8 7 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.86%) PKI
8 7 (1.86%) User Experience
9 5 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.06%) Blog
10 4 (1.06%) CESG
10 4 (1.06%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.69%) Windows
2 23 (6.10%) Linux
3 12 (3.18%) Unix
4 9 (2.39%) Android
5 8 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.53%) CentOS
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (13.79%) Presales
3 50 (13.26%) Project Management
4 49 (13.00%) Business Development
5 41 (10.88%) Information Security
6 39 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
8 31 (8.22%) CRM
9 29 (7.69%) ERP
10 23 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (5.84%) TOGAF
12 21 (5.57%) Mathematics
13 20 (5.31%) Business Analysis
13 20 (5.31%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.77%) Coaching
15 17 (4.51%) Customer Engagement
15 17 (4.51%) PRINCE2
15 17 (4.51%) Visualisation
16 16 (4.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.79%) SQL
2 38 (10.08%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.22%) C
4 30 (7.96%) C#
5 21 (5.57%) Java
6 18 (4.77%) Python
7 17 (4.51%) R
8 12 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.86%) C++
9 7 (1.86%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.06%) ABAP
11 4 (1.06%) VB
12 3 (0.80%) Perl
12 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.80%) X++
13 2 (0.53%) Java 8
14 1 (0.27%) ES6
14 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.26%) Degree
3 38 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.57%) CISSP
5 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.77%) DV Cleared
7 17 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.98%) PMI Certification
8 15 (3.98%) PMP
9 14 (3.71%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (3.71%) CISM
10 13 (3.45%) MCSE
11 12 (3.18%) CBAP
11 12 (3.18%) IIBA
12 10 (2.65%) CCNP
13 8 (2.12%) MCSA
14 7 (1.86%) ACCA
14 7 (1.86%) CCNA
14 7 (1.86%) CIMA
15 6 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.77%) GDPR
3 16 (4.24%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.39%) Data Quality
6 8 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.86%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.06%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.80%) COBIT
9 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.80%) PMO
10 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.53%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.53%) QA
10 2 (0.53%) RMADS
10 2 (0.53%) SLA
11 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.98%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.39%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.59%) Puppet
2 5 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.80%) Cacti
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.80%) Nagios
4 3 (0.80%) SCCM
5 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.53%) Salt
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Packer
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 109 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.84%) VMware
3 19 (5.04%) SAP
4 15 (3.98%) Cisco
5 14 (3.71%) Tableau
6 11 (2.92%) Citrix
7 9 (2.39%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.86%) Sage
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle
10 5 (1.33%) Adobe
10 5 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.33%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.33%) Google
10 5 (1.33%) Veeam
11 4 (1.06%) Meraki
11 4 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.06%) Sonus
12 3 (0.80%) Facebook
12 3 (0.80%) IFS
13 2 (0.53%) MuleSoft