Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 677 660
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 531 573 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 389 403 598
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.20% -6.82%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +7.53% -2.11%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -58 450 £58,750 +2.17% 53
London -73 229 £61,250 -9.26% 34
UK excluding London +9 222 £57,500 +15.00% 19
Midlands +48 73 £57,500 +15.00% 4
North of England -9 56 £60,000 +26.32% 5
West Midlands +40 55 £57,500 +15.00% 4
North West +7 42 £60,000 +20.00% 3
South East -9 41 £52,500 -4.55% 4
South West -4 20 £61,000 +17.31% 4
East of England +7 16 £24,000 -49.47% 2
Scotland -25 13 £55,000 -10.20%
Yorkshire +4 12 £70,000 +47.37% 2
East Midlands +26 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -17 3 - -
North East - 2 £60,000 -
Wales +15 1 £50,000 +11.11%

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Business 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 featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 224 (42.18%) Finance
2 169 (31.83%) Business Intelligence
3 126 (23.73%) SQL
4 106 (19.96%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (17.89%) Degree
6 89 (16.76%) Microsoft
7 86 (16.20%) SAP
8 80 (15.07%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (14.88%) SQL Server
10 77 (14.50%) Oracle
10 77 (14.50%) Banking
11 76 (14.31%) BusinessObjects
12 73 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 71 (13.37%) ETL
14 69 (12.99%) Analytics
15 68 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 64 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
17 58 (10.92%) Business Analysis
18 56 (10.55%) Front Office
19 54 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
20 53 (9.98%) Tableau
21 51 (9.60%) Presales
22 50 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 46 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 46 (8.66%) Credit Derivative
23 46 (8.66%) Derivative
23 46 (8.66%) QlikView
24 44 (8.29%) Project Management
25 43 (8.10%) SAP HANA
26 42 (7.91%) ERP

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 23 (4.33%) Skype for Business
2 21 (3.95%) SAS
3 11 (2.07%) CMS
3 11 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.75%) Alfresco
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.19%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.19%) OnBase
Applications
1 24 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.56%) SPSS
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (5.65%) SAP Business One
2 11 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (1.13%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.13%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 5 (0.94%) Advent Geneva
5 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.94%) HiPortfolio
5 5 (0.94%) MultiFonds
5 5 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.94%) PORTIA
5 5 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.56%) Sonata
8 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.95%) Azure Data Factory
3 15 (2.82%) Office 365
4 12 (2.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 10 (1.88%) SaaS
6 8 (1.51%) FinancialForce
7 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (0.38%) Serverless
10 1 (0.19%) Mavenlink
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.33%) Skype
2 11 (2.07%) Internet
3 5 (0.94%) PBX
3 5 (0.94%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.56%) MPLS
4 3 (0.56%) SMS
5 2 (0.38%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) ADSL
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
6 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (15.07%) Data Warehouse
2 79 (14.88%) SQL Server
3 76 (14.31%) BusinessObjects
4 73 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (8.66%) QlikView
7 43 (8.10%) SAP HANA
8 38 (7.16%) Power BI
9 34 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (5.46%) Data Lake
11 23 (4.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (3.39%) Relational Database
14 16 (3.01%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (2.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (2.82%) HDInsight
16 14 (2.64%) Big Data
16 14 (2.64%) Hadoop
17 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.88%) JIRA
2 5 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.56%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 224 (42.18%) Finance
2 77 (14.50%) Banking
3 56 (10.55%) Front Office
4 31 (5.84%) Advertising
5 25 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 23 (4.33%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.39%) Retail Banking
8 17 (3.20%) Back Office
9 13 (2.45%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.45%) Retail
10 10 (1.88%) Legal
11 8 (1.51%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.32%) International Banking
12 7 (1.32%) Marketing
13 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 2 (0.38%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.71%) .NET
2 11 (2.07%) XML
3 10 (1.88%) Web Services
4 9 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 9 (1.69%) MDX
5 5 (0.94%) HTML
6 4 (0.75%) CSS
7 1 (0.19%) jQuery
7 1 (0.19%) JSP
7 1 (0.19%) Middleware
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.19%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (19.96%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (8.66%) Credit Derivative
3 46 (8.66%) Derivative
4 34 (6.40%) Virtual Team
5 18 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.01%) Fintech
7 11 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.51%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.56%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.38%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.19%) Blog
14 1 (0.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 1 (0.19%) Robotics
14 1 (0.19%) Social Media
14 1 (0.19%) Social Network
14 1 (0.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.01%) Windows
2 12 (2.26%) Linux
2 12 (2.26%) Unix
3 8 (1.51%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (31.83%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (13.37%) ETL
3 69 (12.99%) Analytics
4 64 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (10.92%) Business Analysis
6 54 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
7 51 (9.60%) Presales
8 46 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (8.29%) Project Management
10 42 (7.91%) ERP
11 38 (7.16%) Migration
12 34 (6.40%) Data Modelling
13 33 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (5.65%) Mentoring
15 26 (4.90%) Data Analytics
16 25 (4.71%) Time Management
17 22 (4.14%) IT Strategy
18 21 (3.95%) Business Development
18 21 (3.95%) Collaborative Working
18 21 (3.95%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (23.73%) SQL
2 17 (3.20%) C
3 13 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.13%) Java
4 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
5 5 (0.94%) VBA
6 4 (0.75%) C#
6 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.75%) R
7 3 (0.56%) X++
8 2 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) ABAP
9 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (17.89%) Degree
2 15 (2.82%) SC Cleared
2 15 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.51%) SAP Certification
5 7 (1.32%) ACCA
6 6 (1.13%) CIMA
6 6 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.75%) MBA
8 3 (0.56%) MCSE
9 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.19%) APMP
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.69%) QA
2 8 (1.51%) PMO
3 6 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.13%) GAAP
4 5 (0.94%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) SEPA
5 2 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
System Software
1 16 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 89 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 86 (16.20%) SAP
3 77 (14.50%) Oracle
4 53 (9.98%) Tableau
5 40 (7.53%) Cognos
6 38 (7.16%) Informatica
7 26 (4.90%) Calypso
7 26 (4.90%) Murex
8 16 (3.01%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.88%) NETSOL
10 9 (1.69%) Sage
11 8 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.32%) Xero
13 6 (1.13%) Capita
13 6 (1.13%) Cassiopae
13 6 (1.13%) SimCorp
13 6 (1.13%) SunGard
13 6 (1.13%) White Clarke
14 5 (0.94%) Cisco