The median annual salary for a Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / South West
Rank 70 62 51
Rank change year-on-year -8 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 207 279 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.07% 4.77% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% 4.93% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 141 207 241
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £34,059 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4917 5654 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.70% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4106 4670 4874
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -15 66 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Bristol -9 62 £45,000 -25.00% 15
Wiltshire -24 22 £47,500 +9.82% 4
Somerset -5 20 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Dorset +33 9 £45,000 -20.35%
Devon +4 7 £50,000 +72.41% 4
Cornwall +2 7 £24,500 -59.16%
Avon - 4 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 160 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 117 (28.89%) C
3 99 (24.44%) SC Cleared
4 89 (21.98%) Project Management
5 84 (20.74%) Degree
6 77 (19.01%) DV Cleared
7 69 (17.04%) Microsoft
8 63 (15.56%) Finance
9 58 (14.32%) Information Security
10 50 (12.35%) Management Information System
11 44 (10.86%) CISSP
11 44 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (10.37%) Business Development
13 41 (10.12%) ITIL
13 41 (10.12%) Cybersecurity
14 40 (9.88%) Risk Management
15 39 (9.63%) Java
16 38 (9.38%) SQL
17 37 (9.14%) Windows
18 34 (8.40%) MS Excel
18 34 (8.40%) Presales
19 33 (8.15%) CESG Certified Professional
19 33 (8.15%) Cisco
20 32 (7.90%) C#
21 30 (7.41%) SAP
21 30 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 29 (7.16%) C++
22 29 (7.16%) JavaScript
22 29 (7.16%) Security Management
22 29 (7.16%) Mentoring

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 14 (3.46%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.72%) Apache Pig
4 10 (2.47%) IIS
4 10 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.73%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.49%) InDesign
3 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 14 (3.46%) SAP CO
2 14 (3.46%) SAP FI
2 14 (3.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (3.21%) SAP FI-AP
3 13 (3.21%) SAP FI-AR
4 10 (2.47%) SAP BPC
4 10 (2.47%) SAP PS
5 9 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle CRM
7 7 (1.73%) Sage 200
8 5 (1.23%) Maximo
8 5 (1.23%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.99%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.72%) Office 365
3 9 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 9 (2.22%) SaaS
4 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.21%) Firewall
2 12 (2.96%) Internet
3 11 (2.72%) Wireless
4 10 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (2.22%) VPN
6 8 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.98%) WAN
7 6 (1.48%) LAN
8 5 (1.23%) SAN
8 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.23%) VoIP
9 4 (0.99%) Network Security
9 4 (0.99%) Skype
9 4 (0.99%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.74%) Intranet
10 3 (0.74%) PSTN
10 3 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.67%) Big Data
2 25 (6.17%) Hadoop
3 24 (5.93%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.96%) SAP BW
5 11 (2.72%) Apache Hive
5 11 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.73%) GIS
7 6 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.49%) Essbase
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.25%) Ingres
11 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.23%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.49%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (15.56%) Finance
2 28 (6.91%) Advertising
3 26 (6.42%) Banking
4 21 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.69%) Marketing
6 15 (3.70%) Games
6 15 (3.70%) German Language
7 13 (3.21%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.72%) Local Government
9 10 (2.47%) Aerospace
9 10 (2.47%) Legal
10 7 (1.73%) Retail
11 4 (0.99%) Billing
12 3 (0.74%) Electronics
12 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.93%) .NET
2 15 (3.70%) Java EE
2 15 (3.70%) STL
3 12 (2.96%) EJB
3 12 (2.96%) Hibernate
3 12 (2.96%) J2EE
3 12 (2.96%) Spring
4 11 (2.72%) HTML
5 8 (1.98%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.23%) Middleware
6 5 (1.23%) XML
7 3 (0.74%) CSS
7 3 (0.74%) WCF
8 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.25%) jQuery
9 1 (0.25%) Kafka
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.46%) CESG
4 13 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (2.22%) Social Media
6 8 (1.98%) User Experience
7 7 (1.73%) Internet of Things
7 7 (1.73%) NHS
8 6 (1.48%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.74%) Fintech
9 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.74%) SCADA
10 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.25%) IPTV
11 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.14%) Windows
2 24 (5.93%) Linux
3 16 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.21%) Unix
7 12 (2.96%) Android
8 11 (2.72%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.23%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.99%) AIX
11 4 (0.99%) HPUX
11 4 (0.99%) Solaris
11 4 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.98%) Project Management
2 58 (14.32%) Information Security
3 44 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (10.37%) Business Development
5 41 (10.12%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (10.12%) ITIL
6 40 (9.88%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.40%) Presales
8 29 (7.16%) Mentoring
8 29 (7.16%) Security Management
9 28 (6.91%) Business Analysis
9 28 (6.91%) Information Assurance
9 28 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (6.17%) CRM
11 24 (5.93%) Coaching
11 24 (5.93%) Time Management
12 23 (5.68%) Mathematics
12 23 (5.68%) Service Management
13 22 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 117 (28.89%) C
2 39 (9.63%) Java
3 38 (9.38%) SQL
4 32 (7.90%) C#
5 29 (7.16%) C++
5 29 (7.16%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.43%) Python
7 16 (3.95%) Objective-C
8 10 (2.47%) ABAP
9 6 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.23%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.99%) Perl
11 4 (0.99%) VB
12 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) R
13 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 99 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 84 (20.74%) Degree
4 77 (19.01%) DV Cleared
5 44 (10.86%) CISSP
6 33 (8.15%) CESG Certified Professional
7 24 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.93%) CISM
8 15 (3.70%) CCNA
8 15 (3.70%) CCNP
9 14 (3.46%) ACCA
9 14 (3.46%) CCA
9 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (2.96%) MCSE
11 9 (2.22%) APMP
12 8 (1.98%) CHECK Team Leader
12 8 (1.98%) CHECK Team Member
12 8 (1.98%) CISMP
12 8 (1.98%) MCP
13 7 (1.73%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (4.20%) JSP 440
3 13 (3.21%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.22%) RMADS
5 8 (1.98%) COBIT
5 8 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.98%) ISO27002
6 7 (1.73%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.74%) PMO
8 2 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.49%) QA
9 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.25%) GPG13
9 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.25%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.23%) Firmware
4 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.99%) MetaFrame
4 4 (0.99%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.99%) XenApp
5 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
1 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
1 3 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (0.74%) SCCM
1 3 (0.74%) SCOM
1 3 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.49%) Ansible
2 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.25%) Netcool
3 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.25%) QRadar
3 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.25%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.15%) Cisco
3 30 (7.41%) SAP
4 20 (4.94%) VMware
5 19 (4.69%) Oracle
6 12 (2.96%) Citrix
7 9 (2.22%) Dell
7 9 (2.22%) Sage
7 9 (2.22%) SonicWALL
8 7 (1.73%) Pegasus
9 5 (1.23%) BMC
9 5 (1.23%) EMC
9 5 (1.23%) IBM
9 5 (1.23%) Juniper
9 5 (1.23%) Symantec
10 4 (0.99%) Actuate
10 4 (0.99%) AppSense
10 4 (0.99%) BEA
10 4 (0.99%) Remedy
10 4 (0.99%) Sun
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £38000 per annum + Car & Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + CAR, BONUS, PENSION
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 5k Bonus, Pension, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £47000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Good Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Car allowance, other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Washington Frank
Salary: Car, Pension, etc
Posted: Yesterday
South West
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare & Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Code Red Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits + company car / car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37500.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Culture & Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
360 Resourcing
Salary: £19,845 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Anatwine
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago