Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 10 August 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 West
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 58 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 226 484 421
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.21% 4.78% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 4.95% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 199 405 394
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,150 £31,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 4,161 9,780 10,252
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.64% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,349 7,826 8,494
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the South West.

Salary trend for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
Bristol +14 92 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Gloucestershire -1 53 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Wiltshire +48 35 £67,500 +8.00% 4
Cornwall +28 14 £50,000 - 1
Dorset -18 8 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Devon +26 7 £45,000 -
Somerset -6 6 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 51 (22.57%) Finance
2 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
3 46 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (17.26%) Microsoft
5 34 (15.04%) Degree
6 33 (14.60%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (14.16%) Azure
8 30 (13.27%) C
8 30 (13.27%) SC Cleared
9 29 (12.83%) Project Management
9 29 (12.83%) Presales
10 27 (11.95%) Law
11 26 (11.50%) Dynamics AX
11 26 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (11.06%) Mentoring
12 25 (11.06%) NetSuite
13 20 (8.85%) ERP
13 20 (8.85%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (8.85%) Public Sector
14 19 (8.41%) Requirements Gathering
15 18 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
15 18 (7.96%) DV Cleared
15 18 (7.96%) Scrum
15 18 (7.96%) Management Information System
16 17 (7.52%) Active Directory
16 17 (7.52%) Marketing
16 17 (7.52%) Enterprise Architecture
17 16 (7.08%) Windows
18 15 (6.64%) Systems Engineering
18 15 (6.64%) Dynamics 365

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 8 (3.54%) IIS
2 3 (1.33%) SAS
2 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 26 (11.50%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (11.06%) NetSuite
3 7 (3.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (2.65%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.16%) Azure
2 15 (6.64%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (6.19%) Office 365
4 13 (5.75%) Logic Apps
5 12 (5.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 10 (4.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 9 (3.98%) Force.com
8 7 (3.10%) AWS
9 3 (1.33%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.33%) GCP
9 3 (1.33%) GitHub
9 3 (1.33%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.88%) IaaS
10 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.88%) PaaS
10 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.88%) SaaS
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.87%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (4.87%) Firewall
1 11 (4.87%) LAN
1 11 (4.87%) WAN
1 11 (4.87%) Wireless
2 9 (3.98%) VoIP
3 8 (3.54%) BGP
3 8 (3.54%) EIGRP
3 8 (3.54%) Internet
3 8 (3.54%) OSPF
4 7 (3.10%) FCoE
4 7 (3.10%) IPsec
4 7 (3.10%) MPLS
4 7 (3.10%) SSL
4 7 (3.10%) VPLS
4 7 (3.10%) VPN
5 6 (2.65%) SAN
6 4 (1.77%) DHCP
6 4 (1.77%) DNS
6 4 (1.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) Big Data
2 5 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Ignite
4 1 (0.44%) Flink
4 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.44%) MS Access
4 1 (0.44%) Power BI
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.77%) JMeter
2 4 (1.77%) LoadRunner
2 4 (1.77%) Selenium
3 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.33%) Cypress.io
3 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.33%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.88%) JIRA
4 2 (0.88%) Maven
4 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.44%) Postman
5 1 (0.44%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (22.57%) Finance
2 27 (11.95%) Law
3 20 (8.85%) Public Sector
4 17 (7.52%) Marketing
5 14 (6.19%) Manufacturing
6 12 (5.31%) Local Government
7 10 (4.42%) Aerospace
8 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.65%) Electronics
10 5 (2.21%) Legal
11 4 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.88%) Publishing
12 2 (0.88%) Retail
13 1 (0.44%) Advertising
13 1 (0.44%) Banking
13 1 (0.44%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.77%) SOAP
2 3 (1.33%) RESTful
3 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.88%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.88%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.44%) .NET
4 1 (0.44%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.44%) Chai
4 1 (0.44%) JTAPI
4 1 (0.44%) Kafka
4 1 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.44%) React
4 1 (0.44%) Samza
4 1 (0.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.96%) Management Information System
1 18 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.19%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (3.54%) Internet of Things
5 7 (3.10%) CESG
6 5 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.77%) User Experience
8 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.44%) Blog
9 1 (0.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.44%) IVR
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.44%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.08%) Windows
2 5 (2.21%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.88%) Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (14.60%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (12.83%) Presales
3 29 (12.83%) Project Management
4 26 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (11.06%) Mentoring
6 20 (8.85%) ERP
7 19 (8.41%) Requirements Gathering
8 18 (7.96%) Scrum
9 17 (7.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 15 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.64%) Systems Engineering
10 15 (6.64%) Use Case
11 14 (6.19%) Analytics
11 14 (6.19%) DevOps
11 14 (6.19%) UML
12 13 (5.75%) Information Assurance
12 13 (5.75%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.27%) C
2 8 (3.54%) SQL
3 6 (2.65%) Java
3 6 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.65%) Python
4 5 (2.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.77%) R
6 3 (1.33%) C#
7 2 (0.88%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) Scala
8 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.04%) Degree
3 30 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 18 (7.96%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.64%) CISSP
6 13 (5.75%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (4.87%) CCNP
9 7 (3.10%) CISM
9 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.65%) CRISC
10 6 (2.65%) MCSE
11 5 (2.21%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.77%) CCIE
12 4 (1.77%) IISP
13 2 (0.88%) CCDP
13 2 (0.88%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (0.88%) CHECK Team Member
13 2 (0.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) JSP 440
2 7 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (3.10%) NCSC
2 7 (3.10%) SLA
3 5 (2.21%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.77%) HAZOP
5 3 (1.33%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 17 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.77%) SCCM
2 4 (1.77%) SCOM
2 4 (1.77%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
4 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.85%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (4.87%) Cisco
4 10 (4.42%) VMware
5 8 (3.54%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.10%) BiZZdesign
6 7 (3.10%) SolarWinds
6 7 (3.10%) Sparx
7 6 (2.65%) Citrix
7 6 (2.65%) Google
7 6 (2.65%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.65%) SAP
7 6 (2.65%) Splunk
8 5 (2.21%) Talend
9 4 (1.77%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.77%) Genesys
9 4 (1.77%) Meraki
10 2 (0.88%) Capita
10 2 (0.88%) Tableau
11 1 (0.44%) Palo Alto