Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Business Consultant
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 693 689
Rank change year-on-year -112 -4 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 364 572 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 264 380 500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England -83 327 £55,000 -4.35% 40
London -44 176 £52,500 -12.50% 19
UK excluding London -57 170 £52,500 - 22
North of England -7 51 £47,500 -20.83% 6
South East -31 44 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Midlands +3 29 £57,500 - 5
Yorkshire +28 23 £55,000 -21.43%
North West -15 21 £47,500 -20.83% 5
West Midlands +19 19 £57,500 +9.52% 5
South West -6 18 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland -11 14 £50,000 -23.08% 1
East Midlands -5 10 £58,750 -
Wales +1 9 £25,000 -50.00% 1
North East -9 7 £31,250 -37.50% 1
East of England +17 4 £50,000 -2.91% 3
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Business 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 featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 130 (35.71%) Degree
2 117 (32.14%) Finance
3 108 (29.67%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (25.00%) SQL
5 75 (20.60%) Business Analysis
6 72 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (17.58%) Power BI
8 62 (17.03%) SQL Server
9 61 (16.76%) Microsoft
10 58 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (12.64%) Oracle
11 46 (12.64%) Tableau
12 45 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (11.26%) SAP
13 41 (11.26%) Decision-Making
14 39 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 38 (10.44%) ERP
16 37 (10.16%) Banking
17 36 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (9.89%) Analytics
18 34 (9.34%) Presales
19 33 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (9.07%) GAP Analysis
20 32 (8.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 30 (8.24%) ISEB
22 29 (7.97%) ETL
23 28 (7.69%) Project Management
24 27 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
24 27 (7.42%) IIBA

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (3.02%) SAS
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.55%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.20%) SPSS
5 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.55%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (3.57%) SAP Business One
2 11 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.92%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 6 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.65%) NetSuite
5 5 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.82%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.82%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.82%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.27%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.27%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
3 16 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.30%) SaaS
5 9 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.65%) PaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (0.82%) IaaS
8 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.55%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.27%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.10%) Internet
2 2 (0.55%) Skype
3 1 (0.27%) ADSL
3 1 (0.27%) Firewall
3 1 (0.27%) MPLS
3 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.58%) Power BI
2 62 (17.03%) SQL Server
3 45 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (5.49%) Data Lake
8 20 (5.49%) QlikView
8 20 (5.49%) SAP HANA
9 19 (5.22%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (4.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 17 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (3.57%) OLAP
14 12 (3.30%) Relational Database
15 10 (2.75%) Big Data
15 10 (2.75%) OLAP Cube
16 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) JDeveloper
1 4 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 117 (32.14%) Finance
2 37 (10.16%) Banking
3 25 (6.87%) Advertising
3 25 (6.87%) Front Office
4 23 (6.32%) Retail
5 16 (4.40%) Marketing
6 14 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.02%) German Language
7 11 (3.02%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.47%) French Language
8 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.20%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.92%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.65%) Local Government
12 5 (1.37%) Back Office
13 4 (1.10%) Billing
13 4 (1.10%) Dutch Language
13 4 (1.10%) Publishing
14 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.92%) XML
2 5 (1.37%) JSON
3 4 (1.10%) Middleware
4 3 (0.82%) HTML
4 3 (0.82%) Web Services
5 2 (0.55%) MDX
6 1 (0.27%) EDI
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (6.87%) Derivative
3 25 (6.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (6.04%) Credit Derivative
5 18 (4.95%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.30%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.65%) Robotics
9 5 (1.37%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.37%) PMI
10 4 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.55%) Fintech
12 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.55%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.65%) Unix
2 2 (0.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.67%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (20.60%) Business Analysis
3 58 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (11.26%) Decision-Making
5 38 (10.44%) ERP
6 36 (9.89%) Analytics
7 34 (9.34%) Presales
8 33 (9.07%) GAP Analysis
9 32 (8.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 29 (7.97%) ETL
11 28 (7.69%) Project Management
12 27 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (7.14%) Data Modelling
13 26 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (6.32%) Requirements Analysis
14 23 (6.32%) Six Sigma
15 22 (6.04%) Change Management
16 20 (5.49%) Workflow
17 19 (5.22%) CRM
17 19 (5.22%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (4.12%) C
2 15 (4.12%) T-SQL
3 12 (3.30%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.02%) Python
5 10 (2.75%) Scala
6 7 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.65%) Java
8 5 (1.37%) X++
9 4 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.82%) ABAP
10 3 (0.82%) R
11 2 (0.55%) C#
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.55%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 130 (35.71%) Degree
2 30 (8.24%) ISEB
3 27 (7.42%) IIBA
4 10 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.10%) CBAP
6 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.10%) PMP
7 3 (0.82%) MCSA
7 3 (0.82%) MCSE
8 2 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.75%) QA
3 9 (2.47%) GDPR
4 6 (1.65%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (2.20%) HDFS
2 2 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.64%) Oracle
2 46 (12.64%) Tableau
3 41 (11.26%) SAP
4 20 (5.49%) Cognos
5 11 (3.02%) Calypso
5 11 (3.02%) Murex
6 8 (2.20%) Sage
7 7 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.65%) Sony
9 5 (1.37%) Baan
9 5 (1.37%) IFS
10 4 (1.10%) Birst
10 4 (1.10%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.82%) Databricks
12 2 (0.55%) Civica
12 2 (0.55%) Informatica
12 2 (0.55%) Minitab
12 2 (0.55%) RapidMiner