Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 694 647
Rank change year-on-year -62 -47 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 459 537 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 330 378 597
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.49% -4.07%
10th Percentile £38,625 £40,650 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £81,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.24% +3.16% -2.06%

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 171,117 165,356 197,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,969 137,307 165,930
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 April 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 April 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 -93 405 £57,500 - 28
London -90 212 £60,000 -7.69% 6
UK excluding London -42 186 £55,000 +12.24% 26
Midlands +34 75 £55,000 +12.82% 5
West Midlands +30 65 £55,000 +15.79% 2
South East -21 35 £50,000 -13.04% 6
North of England -26 24 £57,500 +21.05% 6
South West -19 22 £60,000 +14.29% 2
East of England -14 17 £24,000 -36.00% 3
North West -16 14 £57,500 +21.05% 4
Yorkshire +13 8 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +10 8 £45,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland -31 8 £60,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +2 3 - -
Wales -2 3 £55,000 +22.22%
North East - 2 £35,000 - 1

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 225 (49.02%) Finance
2 130 (28.32%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (21.35%) Degree
4 95 (20.70%) SQL
5 87 (18.95%) Banking
6 85 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 84 (18.30%) Microsoft
8 81 (17.65%) Analytics
9 69 (15.03%) Decision-Making
10 66 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 65 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 64 (13.94%) SQL Server
13 59 (12.85%) Business Analysis
14 57 (12.42%) GAP Analysis
14 57 (12.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 53 (11.55%) Front Office
15 53 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
16 50 (10.89%) Credit Derivative
16 50 (10.89%) Derivative
17 48 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
18 47 (10.24%) Oracle
19 46 (10.02%) SAP
20 43 (9.37%) BusinessObjects
20 43 (9.37%) Project Management
21 40 (8.71%) Advertising
21 40 (8.71%) Wealth Management
21 40 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
22 39 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 39 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
23 37 (8.06%) Retail Banking

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 17 (3.70%) Skype for Business
2 13 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.87%) SAS
4 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) OnBase
Applications
1 19 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.65%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (3.92%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.31%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 5 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.09%) Sonata
4 4 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.87%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.87%) Movex
4 4 (0.87%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.44%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.44%) HFM
6 2 (0.44%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.66%) Azure Data Factory
3 14 (3.05%) SaaS
4 11 (2.40%) Office 365
5 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.74%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 6 (1.31%) Azure Machine Learning
6 6 (1.31%) PaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.44%) Serverless
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.22%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.70%) Skype
2 11 (2.40%) Internet
3 5 (1.09%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.87%) Intranet
5 3 (0.65%) PBX
6 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 65 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (13.94%) SQL Server
4 48 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (9.37%) BusinessObjects
6 39 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (7.19%) Power BI
8 29 (6.32%) Data Lake
9 26 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 26 (5.66%) QlikView
10 24 (5.23%) SAP HANA
11 21 (4.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 16 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (3.49%) Hadoop
13 13 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (2.61%) Big Data
14 12 (2.61%) HDInsight
14 12 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.09%) JDeveloper
1 5 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 225 (49.02%) Finance
2 87 (18.95%) Banking
3 53 (11.55%) Front Office
4 40 (8.71%) Advertising
5 37 (8.06%) Retail Banking
6 27 (5.88%) Investment Banking
7 24 (5.23%) Retail
8 19 (4.14%) Financial Institution
8 19 (4.14%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.40%) Legal
10 10 (2.18%) Back Office
11 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.53%) International Banking
13 5 (1.09%) Marketing
14 4 (0.87%) Games
15 3 (0.65%) German Language
15 3 (0.65%) Law
16 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.44%) French Language
16 2 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.61%) XML
2 2 (0.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.22%) Drools
3 1 (0.22%) Kafka
3 1 (0.22%) Mason
3 1 (0.22%) MDX
3 1 (0.22%) Middleware
3 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 85 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (12.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (10.89%) Credit Derivative
3 50 (10.89%) Derivative
4 26 (5.66%) Virtual Team
5 17 (3.70%) User Experience
6 16 (3.49%) Fintech
7 13 (2.83%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.74%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.87%) EMV
11 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.65%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.44%) PMI
13 2 (0.44%) Smart City
14 1 (0.22%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.70%) Windows
2 12 (2.61%) Unix
3 10 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (28.32%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (17.65%) Analytics
3 69 (15.03%) Decision-Making
4 59 (12.85%) Business Analysis
5 57 (12.42%) GAP Analysis
6 53 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (9.37%) Project Management
8 40 (8.71%) Wealth Management
9 39 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (7.41%) ERP
10 34 (7.41%) ETL
11 31 (6.75%) Process Management
12 30 (6.54%) Workflow
13 28 (6.10%) Presales
14 26 (5.66%) Data Analytics
15 25 (5.45%) Business Analytics
16 21 (4.58%) Mentoring
17 20 (4.36%) Business Development
17 20 (4.36%) Migration
17 20 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.70%) SQL
2 21 (4.58%) C
3 8 (1.74%) Java
4 7 (1.53%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (1.09%) Python
7 4 (0.87%) ABAP
7 4 (0.87%) R
8 3 (0.65%) C#
8 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.65%) VBA
8 3 (0.65%) X++
9 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (21.35%) Degree
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.09%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.65%) ISEB
6 3 (0.65%) MCSE
7 2 (0.44%) MBA
7 2 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ACCA
8 1 (0.22%) CIMA
8 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) IIBA
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.83%) QA
2 7 (1.53%) GDPR
3 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.09%) PMO
4 3 (0.65%) SEPA
5 2 (0.44%) IFRS
6 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.61%) HDFS
Vendors
1 84 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.24%) Oracle
3 46 (10.02%) SAP
4 34 (7.41%) Tableau
5 33 (7.19%) Cognos
6 32 (6.97%) Calypso
6 32 (6.97%) Murex
7 25 (5.45%) Informatica
8 8 (1.74%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.53%) Capita
9 7 (1.53%) IFS
9 7 (1.53%) Wallstreet Suite
10 6 (1.31%) Epicor
10 6 (1.31%) IBM
10 6 (1.31%) Sage
10 6 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.09%) Cisco
12 4 (0.87%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.87%) Infor
13 3 (0.65%) Acme Packet