Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 75 82
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 385 432 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.71% 4.22% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 4.32% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 336 349 299
South West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £20,624 £24,500 £32,100
90th Percentile £71,875 £80,000 £77,500
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 10,030 9,991 10,533
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.50% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,329 8,314 8,899
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 146 £55,000 +13.99% 47
Gloucestershire +11 111 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Wiltshire -13 55 £55,000 -2.22% 12
Dorset -7 40 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Somerset -1 26 £27,000 -55.00% 8
Devon +10 4 £70,000 +133.33% 3
Cornwall -11 1 £57,500 +134.69% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 111 (28.83%) Microsoft
2 72 (18.70%) Finance
3 68 (17.66%) Security Cleared
4 64 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (16.62%) SQL
5 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 52 (13.51%) Degree
7 47 (12.21%) Presales
8 46 (11.95%) Business Development
9 41 (10.65%) Advertising
9 41 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (10.13%) SC Cleared
11 36 (9.35%) Information Security
12 35 (9.09%) Marketing
13 34 (8.83%) ERP
14 33 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
15 32 (8.31%) Windows
15 32 (8.31%) SQL Server
15 32 (8.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 30 (7.79%) Dynamics 365
17 29 (7.53%) Java
17 29 (7.53%) JavaScript
17 29 (7.53%) .NET
17 29 (7.53%) Project Management
18 28 (7.27%) C
18 28 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (7.01%) Office 365
20 26 (6.75%) C#

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 17 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.12%) SAS
3 7 (1.82%) CMS
3 7 (1.82%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.30%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.04%) IIS
7 3 (0.78%) Apache
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.26%) Jetty
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.82%) SPSS
3 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.08%) NetSuite
3 8 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.56%) SAP Business One
5 5 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.04%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.78%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.78%) Sage 500
7 3 (0.78%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.78%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle ASCP
9 1 (0.26%) Sage BI
9 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.79%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (7.01%) Office 365
4 18 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.86%) SaaS
6 8 (2.08%) IaaS
7 4 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.78%) PaaS
9 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.16%) Firewall
2 10 (2.60%) SAN
3 7 (1.82%) PBX
3 7 (1.82%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.56%) VPN
5 5 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.30%) LAN
5 5 (1.30%) Network Security
5 5 (1.30%) Skype
5 5 (1.30%) WAN
6 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.52%) BGP
7 2 (0.52%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.52%) IPsec
7 2 (0.52%) MPLS
7 2 (0.52%) OSPF
7 2 (0.52%) SSL
7 2 (0.52%) VPLS
7 2 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (2.34%) QlikView
5 8 (2.08%) MySQL
5 8 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.82%) Spotfire
7 6 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.30%) Endeca
8 5 (1.30%) Power BI
9 4 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.04%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.78%) GIS
10 3 (0.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Selenium
2 10 (2.60%) JUnit
2 10 (2.60%) TestNG
3 9 (2.34%) Jasmine
3 9 (2.34%) Protractor
4 5 (1.30%) JIRA
5 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) git-flow
7 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.26%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (18.70%) Finance
2 41 (10.65%) Advertising
3 35 (9.09%) Marketing
4 23 (5.97%) Retail
5 16 (4.16%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.12%) Games
7 9 (2.34%) Banking
8 7 (1.82%) Legal
9 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.52%) Electronics
12 2 (0.52%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.53%) .NET
2 18 (4.68%) HTML
3 11 (2.86%) CSS
4 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.82%) jQuery
4 7 (1.82%) Redux
4 7 (1.82%) RESTful
4 7 (1.82%) Web Services
5 5 (1.30%) XML
6 4 (1.04%) Java EE
6 4 (1.04%) ModSecurity
6 4 (1.04%) STL
7 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.78%) IDoc
7 3 (0.78%) J2EE
7 3 (0.78%) Node.js
7 3 (0.78%) REST
7 3 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.52%) EJB
8 2 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.71%) Social Media
3 20 (5.19%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.16%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.90%) Clustering
7 14 (3.64%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.82%) CESG
9 7 (1.82%) PKI
10 6 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.04%) Blog
12 4 (1.04%) FMCG
12 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.78%) NHS
13 3 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.31%) Windows
2 24 (6.23%) Linux
3 13 (3.38%) Unix
4 8 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.04%) Android
6 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.78%) CentOS
7 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (12.21%) Presales
3 46 (11.95%) Business Development
4 36 (9.35%) Information Security
5 34 (8.83%) ERP
6 33 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
8 29 (7.53%) Project Management
9 28 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (6.49%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.71%) CRM
12 20 (5.19%) SDLC
13 19 (4.94%) Mathematics
14 18 (4.68%) Test Automation
15 17 (4.42%) Logistics
16 15 (3.90%) Business Analysis
17 14 (3.64%) Analytics
17 14 (3.64%) Coaching
17 14 (3.64%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.62%) SQL
2 29 (7.53%) Java
2 29 (7.53%) JavaScript
3 28 (7.27%) C
4 26 (6.75%) C#
5 13 (3.38%) R
6 12 (3.12%) Python
7 8 (2.08%) ABAP
8 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.56%) X++
9 5 (1.30%) C++
9 5 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.04%) VB
11 3 (0.78%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
13 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 68 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.51%) Degree
3 39 (10.13%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.75%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.71%) CISSP
6 21 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.94%) CESG Certified Professional
7 19 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.12%) CCNP
8 12 (3.12%) CISM
8 12 (3.12%) MCSE
9 9 (2.34%) CCNA
10 8 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.82%) ACCA
11 7 (1.82%) CIMA
11 7 (1.82%) MCSA
12 6 (1.56%) CISMP
12 6 (1.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 5 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.19%) GDPR
3 14 (3.64%) QA
4 12 (3.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (2.86%) ISO 9001
6 10 (2.60%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.82%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.56%) JSP 440
9 5 (1.30%) PMO
10 4 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.04%) RMADS
11 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.26%) COBIT
12 1 (0.26%) GCP
12 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (4.42%) Hyper-V
2 15 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.56%) Docker
5 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) Cacti
1 5 (1.30%) Kubernetes
1 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (1.30%) Nagios
1 5 (1.30%) Puppet
1 5 (1.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.26%) Packer
3 1 (0.26%) Salt
3 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (28.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.49%) SAP
3 20 (5.19%) Oracle
4 19 (4.94%) VMware
5 14 (3.64%) Cisco
6 12 (3.12%) Citrix
6 12 (3.12%) Tableau
7 9 (2.34%) Sage
8 8 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.56%) Capita
9 6 (1.56%) Veeam
10 4 (1.04%) Brocade
10 4 (1.04%) F5
10 4 (1.04%) Google
10 4 (1.04%) Juniper
10 4 (1.04%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.04%) Sonus
11 3 (0.78%) BroadSoft
11 3 (0.78%) Facebook