Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 72 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 443 463 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.08% 4.49% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 4.63% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 381 353 379
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £20,000 £24,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £73,750
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 10,472 10,009 10,781
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 97.07% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,710 8,340 9,013
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +8 159 £45,000 - 35
Gloucestershire +9 140 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Wiltshire +14 78 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Dorset -18 35 £45,000 -12.62% 5
Somerset -9 22 £29,250 -51.25% 4
Cornwall -39 2 £62,500 +155.10% 1
Devon -6 1 - - 5
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 99 (22.35%) SQL
3 91 (20.54%) Finance
4 80 (18.06%) Security Cleared
5 69 (15.58%) Advertising
6 60 (13.54%) Degree
7 55 (12.42%) C
8 50 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (10.38%) Project Management
11 45 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (9.93%) Driving Licence
12 44 (9.93%) Presales
13 43 (9.71%) Marketing
13 43 (9.71%) DV Cleared
14 42 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 41 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 40 (9.03%) Windows
17 39 (8.80%) SQL Server
17 39 (8.80%) Business Development
18 36 (8.13%) CRM
19 35 (7.90%) Information Security
19 35 (7.90%) SC Cleared
20 33 (7.45%) Java
20 33 (7.45%) Dynamics 365
21 32 (7.22%) Mentoring
22 30 (6.77%) SAP
22 30 (6.77%) ERP

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 16 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.35%) NetWeaver
3 5 (1.13%) CMS
3 5 (1.13%) IIS
3 5 (1.13%) SAS
3 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.13%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.68%) Apache
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.13%) SPSS
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 24 (5.42%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.03%) NetSuite
5 9 (2.03%) SAP Business One
6 7 (1.58%) Sage 200
6 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.90%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.68%) BPCS
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.68%) Sage 1000
8 3 (0.68%) Sage 500
8 3 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.23%) Sage BI
10 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.45%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (6.09%) Office 365
4 17 (3.84%) SaaS
5 11 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.90%) IaaS
8 3 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.42%) Firewall
2 19 (4.29%) VPN
3 11 (2.48%) WAN
4 9 (2.03%) LAN
5 8 (1.81%) SAN
5 8 (1.81%) Wireless
6 7 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.58%) Network Security
7 6 (1.35%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (1.35%) SSL
7 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.35%) VoIP
8 5 (1.13%) BGP
8 5 (1.13%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.13%) FCoE
8 5 (1.13%) IPsec
8 5 (1.13%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.13%) MPLS
8 5 (1.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (3.84%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (3.39%) Oracle ODI
6 14 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
7 12 (2.71%) Power BI
7 12 (2.71%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.03%) QlikView
9 8 (1.81%) Endeca
10 7 (1.58%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.35%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.35%) HDInsight
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (3.61%) JUnit
1 16 (3.61%) Selenium
1 16 (3.61%) TestNG
2 14 (3.16%) Jasmine
2 14 (3.16%) Protractor
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) JIRA
3 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.23%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.23%) git-flow
4 1 (0.23%) JMeter
4 1 (0.23%) Robot Framework
General
1 91 (20.54%) Finance
2 69 (15.58%) Advertising
3 43 (9.71%) Marketing
4 28 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.39%) Retail
6 10 (2.26%) Games
7 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.58%) Legal
9 6 (1.35%) Electronics
10 5 (1.13%) Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.55%) .NET
2 21 (4.74%) HTML
3 17 (3.84%) CSS
4 7 (1.58%) Mason
5 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.13%) jQuery
5 5 (1.13%) Redux
5 5 (1.13%) RESTful
6 3 (0.68%) IDoc
6 3 (0.68%) REST
6 3 (0.68%) Web Services
7 2 (0.45%) EDI
7 2 (0.45%) HTML5
7 2 (0.45%) Java EE
7 2 (0.45%) Node.js
7 2 (0.45%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.45%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.45%) SOAP
7 2 (0.45%) STL
7 2 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (9.93%) Driving Licence
3 25 (5.64%) Social Media
4 21 (4.74%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.16%) Clustering
7 7 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.58%) PKI
7 7 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.13%) User Experience
9 4 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (0.90%) CESG
9 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.68%) NHS
11 2 (0.45%) Blog
11 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.03%) Windows
2 28 (6.32%) Linux
3 17 (3.84%) Unix
4 10 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (10.38%) Project Management
3 45 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (9.93%) Presales
5 41 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (8.80%) Business Development
7 36 (8.13%) CRM
8 35 (7.90%) Information Security
9 32 (7.22%) Mentoring
10 30 (6.77%) ERP
11 25 (5.64%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (5.64%) Time Management
12 23 (5.19%) SDLC
13 22 (4.97%) Change Management
14 21 (4.74%) Test Automation
15 20 (4.51%) Mathematics
16 18 (4.06%) Analytics
17 16 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (3.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 99 (22.35%) SQL
2 55 (12.42%) C
3 33 (7.45%) Java
4 28 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.87%) C#
6 8 (1.81%) ABAP
7 6 (1.35%) R
8 5 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.13%) Python
8 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.90%) X++
10 3 (0.68%) C++
10 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.23%) ES6
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.54%) Degree
3 43 (9.71%) DV Cleared
4 35 (7.90%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.74%) CISSP
6 20 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.84%) CCNP
8 15 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (2.71%) CISM
11 11 (2.48%) DBS Check
12 10 (2.26%) MCSE
13 9 (2.03%) APMP
14 8 (1.81%) CCIE
15 5 (1.13%) CCNA
15 5 (1.13%) CISMP
15 5 (1.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 4 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.68%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.97%) GDPR
3 18 (4.06%) QA
4 14 (3.16%) ISO 9001
5 12 (2.71%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.48%) PMO
7 7 (1.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.58%) RMADS
8 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.90%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.45%) SLA
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.06%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.35%) HDFS
5 5 (1.13%) Docker
6 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.23%) KVM
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.23%) SRDF
8 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.03%) SCCM
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (1.13%) Nagios
5 4 (0.90%) Cacti
5 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.23%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.77%) SAP
3 27 (6.09%) Oracle
4 24 (5.42%) Cisco
5 20 (4.51%) VMware
6 19 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (3.16%) Sage
8 12 (2.71%) SolarWinds
9 11 (2.48%) Capita
10 10 (2.26%) Tableau
11 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.81%) Citrix
12 7 (1.58%) Veeam
13 6 (1.35%) Infor
14 5 (1.13%) JD Edwards
14 5 (1.13%) Juniper
14 5 (1.13%) Riverbed
15 4 (0.90%) Brocade
15 4 (0.90%) F5
16 3 (0.68%) Fortinet