Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 676 617
Rank change year-on-year -123 -59 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 401 565 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 281 372 645
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -87 369 £52,500 -4.55% 39
London -75 202 £55,000 -4.35% 18
UK excluding London -47 168 £55,000 +10.00% 22
South East -36 48 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Midlands +14 47 £52,500 -12.50% 1
West Midlands +32 39 £53,750 +7.50% 1
North of England +21 37 £47,500 - 7
North West -2 18 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -26 17 £57,500 +9.52%
Yorkshire +20 11 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +4 8 £46,250 -17.78%
North East -9 8 £31,250 -37.50% 1
Scotland -39 8 £60,000 -7.69% 2
East of England +6 7 £52,500 - 4
Wales -10 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Northern Ireland +2 1 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 172 (42.89%) Finance
2 128 (31.92%) Degree
3 107 (26.68%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (21.20%) SQL
6 69 (17.21%) Banking
6 69 (17.21%) Decision-Making
7 67 (16.71%) Analytics
8 65 (16.21%) Business Analysis
9 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
10 62 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (15.21%) GAP Analysis
12 55 (13.72%) SQL Server
13 54 (13.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 53 (13.22%) Front Office
15 50 (12.47%) Derivative
15 50 (12.47%) Credit Derivative
16 49 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 47 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 46 (11.47%) SAP
19 44 (10.97%) Power BI
20 43 (10.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 38 (9.48%) Project Management
22 36 (8.98%) Oracle
22 36 (8.98%) ERP
23 34 (8.48%) Advertising
24 33 (8.23%) Retail
24 33 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
25 30 (7.48%) Murex
25 30 (7.48%) Calypso

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 7 (1.75%) SAS
2 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.75%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.50%) SPSS
5 2 (0.50%) Stata
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.99%) SAP Business One
2 8 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.50%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.25%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.25%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.25%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (1.00%) Infor M3
5 4 (1.00%) Movex
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.00%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 4 (1.00%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.75%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.50%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.50%) HFM
7 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.49%) Azure Data Factory
3 17 (4.24%) SaaS
4 8 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.75%) PaaS
6 6 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
6 6 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.75%) Office 365
9 2 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.00%) Intranet
1 4 (1.00%) Skype
2 3 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) ADSL
3 1 (0.25%) MPLS
3 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 49 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (10.97%) Power BI
5 43 (10.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (5.99%) SAP HANA
7 22 (5.49%) Data Lake
7 22 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (5.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 21 (5.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (3.99%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (3.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (3.24%) Big Data
11 13 (3.24%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.74%) QlikView
13 10 (2.49%) HDInsight
13 10 (2.49%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (2.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) JDeveloper
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 172 (42.89%) Finance
2 69 (17.21%) Banking
3 53 (13.22%) Front Office
4 34 (8.48%) Advertising
5 33 (8.23%) Retail
6 28 (6.98%) Retail Banking
7 27 (6.73%) Investment Banking
8 14 (3.49%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
10 10 (2.49%) Financial Institution
11 9 (2.24%) German Language
12 7 (1.75%) Legal
13 6 (1.50%) Dutch Language
13 6 (1.50%) French Language
13 6 (1.50%) General Ledger
13 6 (1.50%) Marketing
13 6 (1.50%) Publishing
14 5 (1.25%) Back Office
15 4 (1.00%) Games
15 4 (1.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.50%) XML
2 3 (0.75%) HTML
3 2 (0.50%) Mason
3 2 (0.50%) MDX
4 1 (0.25%) Drools
4 1 (0.25%) JSON
4 1 (0.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 93 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (13.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (12.47%) Credit Derivative
3 50 (12.47%) Derivative
4 17 (4.24%) User Experience
5 15 (3.74%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.00%) Fintech
8 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.00%) EMV
10 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.50%) PMI
11 2 (0.50%) Smart City
12 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.25%) Robotics
12 1 (0.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.75%) Unix
1 3 (0.75%) Windows
1 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (26.68%) Business Intelligence
2 69 (17.21%) Decision-Making
3 67 (16.71%) Analytics
4 65 (16.21%) Business Analysis
5 62 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (15.21%) GAP Analysis
7 38 (9.48%) Project Management
8 36 (8.98%) ERP
9 30 (7.48%) Workflow
10 27 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (6.23%) Wealth Management
13 23 (5.74%) Process Management
14 22 (5.49%) Business Analytics
14 22 (5.49%) Data Analytics
15 20 (4.99%) Presales
16 17 (4.24%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 17 (4.24%) PRINCE2
16 17 (4.24%) RAD
16 17 (4.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.20%) SQL
2 22 (5.49%) C
3 8 (2.00%) Java
3 8 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 7 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.50%) ABAP
5 6 (1.50%) R
6 5 (1.25%) Python
6 5 (1.25%) X++
7 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.75%) VBScript
8 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 128 (31.92%) Degree
2 14 (3.49%) ISEB
3 9 (2.24%) IIBA
4 8 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) MCSA
8 2 (0.50%) MCSE
8 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ACCA
9 1 (0.25%) CIMA
9 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) ISO 22301
3 5 (1.25%) GDPR
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) GAAP
5 1 (0.25%) IFRS
5 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (2.49%) HDFS
2 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.47%) SAP
3 36 (8.98%) Oracle
4 30 (7.48%) Calypso
4 30 (7.48%) Murex
5 28 (6.98%) Tableau
6 21 (5.24%) Cognos
7 12 (2.99%) Sage
8 9 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.00%) Sony
10 7 (1.75%) IFS
11 6 (1.50%) IBM
11 6 (1.50%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (1.25%) Baan
13 4 (1.00%) Birst
13 4 (1.00%) Epicor
13 4 (1.00%) Hyperion
13 4 (1.00%) Wallstreet Suite
14 2 (0.50%) RapidMiner
14 2 (0.50%) Tagetik