Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 381 400 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.71% 3.66% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 3.77% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 303 294 402
South West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,050 £31,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
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 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -1 124 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Gloucestershire -6 90 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Wiltshire -24 56 £54,000 +13.68% 4
Somerset +27 54 £42,500 -10.53%
Dorset +10 26 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Devon +14 11 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Cornwall +4 4 £24,500 -56.44%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 98 (25.72%) Security Cleared
2 86 (22.57%) Finance
3 78 (20.47%) Degree
4 77 (20.21%) Microsoft
5 71 (18.64%) SC Cleared
6 67 (17.59%) Project Management
7 62 (16.27%) C
8 47 (12.34%) Management Information System
9 46 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (11.55%) DV Cleared
11 39 (10.24%) Information Security
12 38 (9.97%) SQL
13 37 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (9.45%) Presales
14 36 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (9.19%) Business Development
16 34 (8.92%) TOGAF
16 34 (8.92%) SAP
17 33 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (8.40%) Time Management
18 32 (8.40%) Office 365
19 28 (7.35%) ERP
19 28 (7.35%) PRINCE2
19 28 (7.35%) ITIL
19 28 (7.35%) Information Assurance
19 28 (7.35%) Mentoring
20 26 (6.82%) Analytics
20 26 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (6.82%) MODAF
21 25 (6.56%) CESG Certified Professional

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 18 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.79%) WordPress
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
3 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.26%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.89%) SAP Business One
2 10 (2.62%) Sage 200
3 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.57%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 5 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.31%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.31%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.05%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.79%) Magento
6 3 (0.79%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.79%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.40%) Office 365
2 26 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.15%) Amazon S3
4 12 (3.15%) SaaS
5 8 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.79%) IaaS
8 3 (0.79%) PaaS
9 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.67%) Firewall
1 14 (3.67%) VPN
2 11 (2.89%) SAN
3 8 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.10%) WAN
4 6 (1.57%) LAN
5 5 (1.31%) Intranet
5 5 (1.31%) Wireless
6 4 (1.05%) 802.11
6 4 (1.05%) Internet
6 4 (1.05%) NAS
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.79%) DHCP
7 3 (0.79%) DNS
7 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.79%) Network Security
7 3 (0.79%) SSL
8 2 (0.52%) SMS
8 2 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.72%) Power BI
4 16 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (4.20%) GIS
5 13 (3.41%) Geospatial Data
5 13 (3.41%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.62%) QlikView
8 10 (2.62%) Spatial Data
9 9 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.10%) Data Lake
10 8 (2.10%) Semantic Layer
11 7 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.57%) MySQL
13 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.94%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.52%) Ant
3 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.52%) Maven
3 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.26%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) git-flow
4 1 (0.26%) Hudson
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.26%) Selenium
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (22.57%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Advertising
3 21 (5.51%) Marketing
4 16 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.41%) Retail
6 11 (2.89%) Electronics
7 9 (2.36%) Banking
8 8 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.84%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.57%) Legal
10 6 (1.57%) Local Government
10 6 (1.57%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Games
11 2 (0.52%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.67%) HTML
2 13 (3.41%) CSS
2 13 (3.41%) REST
3 12 (3.15%) Web Services
4 5 (1.31%) .NET
4 5 (1.31%) JSON
4 5 (1.31%) SOAP
4 5 (1.31%) XML
5 4 (1.05%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.05%) jQuery
5 4 (1.05%) Spring
6 3 (0.79%) JSP
6 3 (0.79%) Servlets
6 3 (0.79%) Struts
7 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.52%) Node.js
7 2 (0.52%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.26%) Django
8 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.34%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.46%) Driving Licence
3 16 (4.20%) CESG
4 12 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.10%) User Experience
6 7 (1.84%) PKI
7 6 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.57%) Social Media
8 5 (1.31%) iPad
8 5 (1.31%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.05%) Life Science
9 4 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.04%) Windows
2 16 (4.20%) Linux
3 8 (2.10%) Unix
4 7 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) CentOS
6 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (17.59%) Project Management
2 46 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.24%) Information Security
4 37 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (9.45%) Presales
5 36 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (9.19%) Business Development
7 34 (8.92%) TOGAF
8 33 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (8.40%) Time Management
10 28 (7.35%) ERP
10 28 (7.35%) Information Assurance
10 28 (7.35%) ITIL
10 28 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 28 (7.35%) PRINCE2
11 26 (6.82%) Analytics
11 26 (6.82%) MODAF
12 23 (6.04%) Change Management
13 20 (5.25%) Business Analysis
14 19 (4.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.27%) C
2 38 (9.97%) SQL
3 24 (6.30%) Java
4 16 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.67%) C++
6 9 (2.36%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.36%) VBA
7 6 (1.57%) Python
8 5 (1.31%) C#
9 4 (1.05%) R
10 3 (0.79%) X++
11 1 (0.26%) ABAP
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (25.72%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.47%) Degree
3 71 (18.64%) SC Cleared
4 44 (11.55%) DV Cleared
5 25 (6.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 24 (6.30%) CISSP
7 20 (5.25%) CISM
8 12 (3.15%) CIMA
9 10 (2.62%) CIPD
9 10 (2.62%) MBA
9 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.10%) MCSE
11 6 (1.57%) CISA
11 6 (1.57%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.05%) CITP
12 4 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.05%) SANS
12 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.79%) CCEA
13 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (4.20%) RMADS
2 12 (3.15%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.31%) COBIT
5 5 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (1.05%) QA
7 2 (0.52%) PMO
7 2 (0.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.05%) Docker
3 4 (1.05%) vSphere
4 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (1.31%) SCCM
2 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.26%) EnCase
4 1 (0.26%) FTK
4 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Packer
4 1 (0.26%) Salt
4 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.92%) SAP
3 19 (4.99%) Citrix
4 16 (4.20%) VMware
5 15 (3.94%) Cognos
6 13 (3.41%) Sage
7 12 (3.15%) Cisco
7 12 (3.15%) Tableau
8 10 (2.62%) Nintex
9 9 (2.36%) Capita
10 7 (1.84%) Epicor
11 6 (1.57%) Infor
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle
12 5 (1.31%) ESRI
12 5 (1.31%) HP
13 4 (1.05%) 3PAR
14 3 (0.79%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.79%) Proofpoint
14 3 (0.79%) Remedy
14 3 (0.79%) SonicWALL