Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Consultant
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 40 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 694 886 1219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 5.68% 6.04% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 6.27% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 554 683 1084
Thames Valley median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £27,063 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,700 £80,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% -4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 11739 14135 18062
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.42% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 9527 11325 14507
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,450 £70,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 24 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
Berkshire 0 459 £55,000 - 31
Buckinghamshire +13 131 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Oxfordshire +3 114 £51,250 +7.89% 13
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 24 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 Thames Valley region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 175 (25.22%) Finance
2 135 (19.45%) Presales
3 133 (19.16%) Degree
4 129 (18.59%) Microsoft
5 127 (18.30%) SAP
6 119 (17.15%) SQL
7 96 (13.83%) Oracle
8 73 (10.52%) SQL Server
9 66 (9.51%) Migration
10 62 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (8.93%) ERP
11 61 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 60 (8.65%) Project Management
13 55 (7.93%) Retail
14 54 (7.78%) Windows
15 53 (7.64%) .NET
16 52 (7.49%) Telecoms
16 52 (7.49%) Information Security
17 48 (6.92%) Data Management
18 45 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (6.20%) CRM
20 42 (6.05%) Linux
21 41 (5.91%) Firewall
22 40 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 39 (5.62%) SAP CO
23 39 (5.62%) VMware
23 39 (5.62%) Computer Science
23 39 (5.62%) Manufacturing
23 39 (5.62%) SAP FI

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 22 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.30%) IIS
5 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.58%) CMS
7 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.43%) Apache
8 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.29%) JBoss
9 2 (0.29%) WildFly
10 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (5.62%) SAP CO
1 39 (5.62%) SAP FI
2 37 (5.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (4.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 33 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (4.18%) SAP MM
6 27 (3.89%) Oracle 11i
7 26 (3.75%) Oracle HRMS
8 22 (3.17%) Oracle Payroll
9 21 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (2.59%) SAP PM
11 17 (2.45%) SAP CS
11 17 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 17 (2.45%) SAP QM
12 15 (2.16%) Unit4 Business World
13 12 (1.73%) NetSuite
14 11 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
15 10 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
16 9 (1.30%) SAP Business ByDesign
17 8 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (5.62%) Office 365
3 29 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.89%) SaaS
5 14 (2.02%) FinancialForce
6 12 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (1.73%) IaaS
7 8 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (0.86%) PaaS
10 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 3 (0.43%) Slack
12 2 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.29%) Force.com
12 2 (0.29%) GitHub
12 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.14%) G Suite
13 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.91%) Firewall
2 31 (4.47%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.03%) Network Security
4 19 (2.74%) VPN
5 17 (2.45%) Internet
5 17 (2.45%) Wireless
6 16 (2.31%) WAN
7 13 (1.87%) LAN
8 12 (1.73%) BGP
8 12 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (1.73%) HTTP
9 11 (1.59%) IPsec
9 11 (1.59%) Skype
10 10 (1.44%) SMTP
10 10 (1.44%) SSL
10 10 (1.44%) VoIP
11 9 (1.30%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.15%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (1.15%) DMVPN
12 8 (1.15%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (4.03%) Oracle Database
5 24 (3.46%) Big Data
6 23 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 19 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.74%) SAP HANA
8 18 (2.59%) SAP BW
8 18 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.73%) QlikView
11 9 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.30%) Power BI
12 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.86%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (2.02%) JIRA
2 10 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.58%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.43%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.43%) Selenium
6 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.29%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.14%) JMeter
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 175 (25.22%) Finance
2 55 (7.93%) Retail
3 52 (7.49%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.62%) Manufacturing
5 35 (5.04%) Marketing
6 29 (4.18%) Banking
7 23 (3.31%) Advertising
8 21 (3.03%) Legal
8 21 (3.03%) Publishing
9 15 (2.16%) Automotive
10 9 (1.30%) Local Government
11 8 (1.15%) Billing
11 8 (1.15%) Digital Economy
11 8 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.01%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.58%) Games
13 4 (0.58%) German Language
13 4 (0.58%) Law
14 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.64%) .NET
2 32 (4.61%) HTML
3 25 (3.60%) XML
4 23 (3.31%) Web Services
5 22 (3.17%) Middleware
6 15 (2.16%) CSS
7 12 (1.73%) JSON
8 11 (1.59%) Visualforce
9 8 (1.15%) SOAP
10 7 (1.01%) Apache Camel
10 7 (1.01%) J2EE
11 6 (0.86%) Java EE
11 6 (0.86%) jQuery
12 5 (0.72%) EDI
12 5 (0.72%) JSP
12 5 (0.72%) REST
12 5 (0.72%) Spring
13 4 (0.58%) HTML5
13 4 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (3.31%) User Experience
4 20 (2.88%) Social Media
5 18 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 11 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.30%) Life Science
9 9 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.15%) iSeries
10 8 (1.15%) PKI
10 8 (1.15%) Robotics
11 7 (1.01%) Tandem
12 6 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.78%) Windows
2 42 (6.05%) Linux
3 37 (5.33%) Unix
4 24 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.15%) Solaris
6 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.43%) CentOS
7 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (19.45%) Presales
2 66 (9.51%) Migration
3 62 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (8.93%) ERP
4 60 (8.65%) Project Management
5 52 (7.49%) Information Security
6 48 (6.92%) Data Management
7 45 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (6.20%) CRM
9 39 (5.62%) ITIL
10 37 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (5.19%) Analytics
11 36 (5.19%) Risk Management
12 35 (5.04%) Customer Requirements
13 30 (4.32%) Data Conversion
14 29 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (3.60%) Data Migration
15 25 (3.60%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (3.46%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (3.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 119 (17.15%) SQL
2 39 (5.62%) JavaScript
3 31 (4.47%) Java
4 27 (3.89%) C
5 26 (3.75%) C#
6 18 (2.59%) C++
7 14 (2.02%) Python
8 12 (1.73%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.59%) Apex Code
10 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.58%) Ruby
14 3 (0.43%) COBOL
14 3 (0.43%) R
15 2 (0.29%) Go
15 2 (0.29%) PHP
16 1 (0.14%) Perl
16 1 (0.14%) VB
16 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (19.16%) Degree
2 35 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.76%) CISSP
4 26 (3.75%) CISM
5 23 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (2.45%) CIMA
9 15 (2.16%) ACCA
10 12 (1.73%) CCNA
11 11 (1.59%) CCNP
12 9 (1.30%) GCIH
13 8 (1.15%) GCFA
13 8 (1.15%) MCP
13 8 (1.15%) MCSE
14 7 (1.01%) CCIE
15 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.72%) CEH
16 5 (0.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.04%) QA
2 26 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.87%) PMO
5 12 (1.73%) GAAP
6 11 (1.59%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.44%) GDPR
8 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.72%) COBIT
9 5 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.58%) SLA
11 2 (0.29%) GAMP
11 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) GPG13
12 1 (0.14%) GxP
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 27 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.72%) Docker
5 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.58%) XenApp
7 3 (0.43%) HDFS
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) oVirt
9 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (1.73%) Nessus
2 11 (1.59%) SCCM
3 8 (1.15%) Nmap
4 7 (1.01%) Puppet
5 6 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.72%) Nagios
6 5 (0.72%) SCOM
7 4 (0.58%) Ansible
7 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.43%) Terraform
9 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.29%) vRealize
10 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.14%) BMC Performance Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 129 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 127 (18.30%) SAP
3 96 (13.83%) Oracle
4 39 (5.62%) VMware
5 32 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (4.03%) Cisco
7 24 (3.46%) Sage
8 17 (2.45%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 17 (2.45%) IBM
9 15 (2.16%) Xero
10 14 (2.02%) Tableau
11 13 (1.87%) Cassiopae
11 13 (1.87%) NETSOL
11 13 (1.87%) White Clarke
12 12 (1.73%) Splunk
13 11 (1.59%) HP
14 10 (1.44%) Cognos
14 10 (1.44%) Informatica
15 9 (1.30%) Epicor
15 9 (1.30%) Juniper