Period
to 13 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 90 90
Rank change year-on-year +38 0 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 479 347 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.09% 3.48% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.29% 3.60% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 396 285 299
South West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.53% -7.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £17,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% -

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 9,056 9,635 10,029
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.49% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,319 7,756 8,284
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +22 184 £45,000 -18.18% 52
Gloucestershire +3 117 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Dorset +55 90 £42,500 -20.93% 13
Wiltshire -18 36 £45,000 -11.13% 17
Somerset +5 16 £50,000 +55.04% 2
Devon -3 10 £48,750 +12.07% 3
Cornwall - 5 £40,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 148 (30.90%) C
2 116 (24.22%) Microsoft
3 95 (19.83%) Finance
4 92 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
5 90 (18.79%) Cybersecurity
6 89 (18.58%) Windows
7 86 (17.95%) Azure
8 75 (15.66%) Degree
8 75 (15.66%) Presales
9 73 (15.24%) Project Management
10 70 (14.61%) Security Cleared
11 69 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (14.20%) Office 365
13 66 (13.78%) SAP
14 60 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 54 (11.27%) Migration
16 53 (11.06%) MCSE
16 53 (11.06%) Systems Engineering
17 51 (10.65%) Active Directory
18 50 (10.44%) VMware
19 49 (10.23%) Big Data
19 49 (10.23%) Windows Server
20 47 (9.81%) ERP
21 45 (9.39%) Linux
22 43 (8.98%) Scrum
22 43 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
23 42 (8.77%) Software Engineering
24 40 (8.35%) Public Sector
25 39 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
25 39 (8.14%) CISSP

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 31 (6.47%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.34%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.13%) IIS
5 14 (2.92%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.46%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (4.18%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.25%) SAP PP
3 5 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.04%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.84%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (0.63%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.63%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.63%) SAP IBP
5 3 (0.63%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) HFM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 86 (17.95%) Azure
2 68 (14.20%) Office 365
3 23 (4.80%) AWS
4 18 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (3.34%) GCP
5 16 (3.34%) OpenShift
6 14 (2.92%) Power Platform
7 13 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (2.71%) IaaS
8 9 (1.88%) SaaS
9 4 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (0.84%) Azure Functions
9 4 (0.84%) PaaS
9 4 (0.84%) Serverless
10 3 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.63%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.21%) Boomi
12 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.72%) Firewall
2 28 (5.85%) Network Security
3 22 (4.59%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.55%) LAN
5 16 (3.34%) HTTPS
5 16 (3.34%) SAN
6 14 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (2.51%) WAN
8 11 (2.30%) Internet
9 9 (1.88%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (1.88%) DHCP
9 9 (1.88%) DNS
9 9 (1.88%) Wireless
10 7 (1.46%) VLAN
11 6 (1.25%) Skype
12 5 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.04%) VPN
13 4 (0.84%) MPLS
13 4 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.23%) Big Data
2 29 (6.05%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.92%) Apache Hive
3 14 (2.92%) Impala
3 14 (2.92%) Power BI
4 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.04%) MySQL
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.63%) Ingres
8 3 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.63%) QlikView
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.68%) JIRA
3 30 (6.26%) Bitbucket
3 30 (6.26%) git-flow
4 14 (2.92%) Bitbucket Server
5 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.42%) Polyspace
7 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.42%) VectorCAST
General
1 95 (19.83%) Finance
2 40 (8.35%) Public Sector
3 33 (6.89%) Marketing
4 26 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 21 (4.38%) Military
6 19 (3.97%) Aerospace
6 19 (3.97%) Telecoms
7 15 (3.13%) Local Government
8 14 (2.92%) Electronics
8 14 (2.92%) Retail
9 11 (2.30%) Legal
10 9 (1.88%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Avionics
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Police
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.26%) Kafka
2 17 (3.55%) .NET
2 17 (3.55%) ASP.NET
2 17 (3.55%) GraphQL
2 17 (3.55%) Node.js
3 16 (3.34%) AngularJS
3 16 (3.34%) React
3 16 (3.34%) REST
3 16 (3.34%) Spring
3 16 (3.34%) Spring MVC
3 16 (3.34%) Vue.js
4 14 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.63%) JSON
5 3 (0.63%) Web Services
6 2 (0.42%) RESTful
7 1 (0.21%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) NumPy
7 1 (0.21%) OAuth
7 1 (0.21%) OpenID
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.34%) Mobile Computing
5 14 (2.92%) Analytical Mindset
5 14 (2.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 12 (2.51%) PKI
7 10 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.88%) Cyberattack
8 9 (1.88%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.67%) CESG
10 7 (1.46%) Clustering
10 7 (1.46%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.58%) Windows
2 49 (10.23%) Windows Server
3 45 (9.39%) Linux
4 30 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (3.34%) Android
5 16 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.71%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.46%) CentOS
7 7 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.63%) Fedora
8 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
2 90 (18.79%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (15.66%) Presales
4 73 (15.24%) Project Management
5 69 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (11.27%) Migration
7 53 (11.06%) Systems Engineering
8 47 (9.81%) ERP
9 43 (8.98%) Scrum
10 42 (8.77%) Software Engineering
11 39 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (7.72%) Customer Requirements
12 37 (7.72%) Kanban
13 36 (7.52%) Information Security
14 35 (7.31%) Mentoring
15 30 (6.26%) Analytics
15 30 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (6.05%) Coaching
16 29 (6.05%) Service Delivery
17 27 (5.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.90%) C
2 37 (7.72%) Python
3 35 (7.31%) SQL
4 26 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.38%) R
6 18 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.13%) C#
8 14 (2.92%) C++
8 14 (2.92%) Perl
9 4 (0.84%) Embedded C
9 4 (0.84%) Embedded C++
10 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.63%) VBScript
11 2 (0.42%) Ada
11 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.21%) Java
12 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.21%) Ruby
12 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (15.66%) Degree
2 70 (14.61%) Security Cleared
3 60 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (11.06%) MCSE
5 39 (8.14%) CISSP
5 39 (8.14%) SC Cleared
6 33 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (5.64%) DV Cleared
8 24 (5.01%) CompTIA Security+
9 22 (4.59%) CCNA
10 21 (4.38%) SSCP
11 17 (3.55%) GIAC
11 17 (3.55%) MCSA
11 17 (3.55%) SANS
12 16 (3.34%) Linux+ Certification
12 16 (3.34%) Network+ Certification
13 15 (3.13%) CCNP
14 14 (2.92%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (2.71%) CISM
15 13 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.71%) NIST
2 13 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (1.88%) SLA
4 6 (1.25%) GDPR
4 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.25%) RMADS
5 5 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.84%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.84%) NCSC
6 4 (0.84%) PMO
7 3 (0.63%) HAZOP
7 3 (0.63%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.42%) COBIT
8 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 51 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.80%) Docker
5 14 (2.92%) Apache Flume
5 14 (2.92%) XenApp
6 8 (1.67%) vSphere
7 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.63%) NFS
8 3 (0.63%) Samba
8 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.63%) Xen
8 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (4.38%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.92%) Oozie
3 12 (2.51%) vCenter Server
4 11 (2.30%) Nagios
5 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.46%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.25%) Cacti
8 5 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.04%) Puppet
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.63%) Ansible
10 3 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.63%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.63%) SCCM
11 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.21%) Terraform
12 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 116 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 66 (13.78%) SAP
3 50 (10.44%) VMware
4 29 (6.05%) Cisco
5 23 (4.80%) Citrix
6 16 (3.34%) Google
6 16 (3.34%) SolarWinds
7 15 (3.13%) Splunk
8 11 (2.30%) Tableau
9 10 (2.09%) Concur
10 9 (1.88%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.88%) Dell
10 9 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.46%) Juniper
11 7 (1.46%) Meraki
11 7 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.25%) Oracle
12 6 (1.25%) Veeam
13 4 (0.84%) HP
13 4 (0.84%) IBM