Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 679 631
Rank change year-on-year +12 -48 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 572 618 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 394 460 719
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +7.53% -7.00%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 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
England -26 490 £57,500 - 31
UK excluding London +38 251 £57,500 +15.00% 12
London -78 251 £61,500 -1.60% 20
South East +46 70 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North of England -15 68 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Midlands +57 60 £57,500 +4.55% 5
North West -3 50 £60,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +14 40 £57,500 - 4
South West +13 21 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Scotland -4 21 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 14 £70,000 +48.94%
East of England -4 9 £45,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +43 8 £50,000 +40.85% 1
North East +10 4 £50,000 -
Wales +2 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Northern Ireland -25 1 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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.

1 200 (34.97%) Finance
2 192 (33.57%) Business Intelligence
3 121 (21.15%) SQL
4 119 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (19.93%) SAP
6 98 (17.13%) Degree
7 90 (15.73%) BusinessObjects
8 84 (14.69%) Oracle
9 82 (14.34%) SQL Server
9 82 (14.34%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (14.16%) Banking
11 79 (13.81%) ETL
12 78 (13.64%) Microsoft
13 73 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
13 73 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 67 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 62 (10.84%) Analytics
17 61 (10.66%) Business Analysis
18 56 (9.79%) ERP
19 55 (9.62%) GAP Analysis
19 55 (9.62%) Front Office
19 55 (9.62%) Presales
20 52 (9.09%) QlikView
21 48 (8.39%) Derivative
21 48 (8.39%) Tableau
21 48 (8.39%) Cognos
22 47 (8.22%) Mentoring
23 45 (7.87%) Credit Derivative
23 45 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 29 (5.07%) SAS
2 16 (2.80%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.75%) CMS
4 7 (1.22%) NetWeaver
5 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.70%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.17%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 24 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (5.77%) SAP Business One
2 13 (2.27%) NetSuite
3 10 (1.75%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.87%) Advent Geneva
7 5 (0.87%) HiPortfolio
7 5 (0.87%) MultiFonds
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.87%) PORTIA
7 5 (0.87%) Workfront
8 4 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.70%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.35%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.45%) SaaS
3 11 (1.92%) FinancialForce
4 10 (1.75%) Office 365
5 9 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (1.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
7 5 (0.87%) Mavenlink
8 3 (0.52%) Force.com
8 3 (0.52%) Intacct
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.80%) Skype
2 3 (0.52%) Internet
2 3 (0.52%) MPLS
2 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.35%) DNS
3 2 (0.35%) PBX
3 2 (0.35%) SMS
4 1 (0.17%) ADSL
4 1 (0.17%) VoIP
4 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.73%) BusinessObjects
2 82 (14.34%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (14.34%) SQL Server
3 69 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (9.09%) QlikView
6 39 (6.82%) SAP HANA
7 31 (5.42%) Power BI
8 30 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 23 (4.02%) Relational Database
11 19 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (2.97%) Data Lake
12 17 (2.97%) SAP Data Services
13 14 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.27%) Big Data
14 13 (2.27%) SAP BW
15 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
16 8 (1.40%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 10 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 200 (34.97%) Finance
2 81 (14.16%) Banking
3 55 (9.62%) Front Office
4 33 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.85%) Advertising
7 19 (3.32%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.62%) Back Office
9 13 (2.27%) Retail
10 12 (2.10%) Legal
10 12 (2.10%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.57%) Marketing
12 6 (1.05%) Law
13 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.77%) .NET
2 11 (1.92%) HTML
2 11 (1.92%) Web Services
3 10 (1.75%) MDX
4 9 (1.57%) AngularJS
4 9 (1.57%) CSS
5 3 (0.52%) XML
6 2 (0.35%) JSP
6 2 (0.35%) XSLT
7 1 (0.17%) jQuery
7 1 (0.17%) Middleware
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 119 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.39%) Derivative
3 45 (7.87%) Credit Derivative
3 45 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (5.42%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.10%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.57%) Fintech
7 9 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.70%) EPoS
9 4 (0.70%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.52%) Equities
10 3 (0.52%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.52%) User Experience
11 1 (0.17%) Blog
11 1 (0.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.75%) Linux
2 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (1.22%) Windows
3 6 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (33.57%) Business Intelligence
2 79 (13.81%) ETL
3 73 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (10.84%) Analytics
5 61 (10.66%) Business Analysis
6 56 (9.79%) ERP
7 55 (9.62%) GAP Analysis
7 55 (9.62%) Presales
8 47 (8.22%) Mentoring
9 44 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 43 (7.52%) Project Management
11 36 (6.29%) Migration
12 32 (5.59%) Business Development
12 32 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (5.24%) Data Analysis
14 28 (4.90%) Time Management
15 27 (4.72%) Investment Management
16 26 (4.55%) Change Management
16 26 (4.55%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 121 (21.15%) SQL
2 33 (5.77%) C
3 14 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.87%) Java
4 5 (0.87%) R
5 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.52%) VBA
7 2 (0.35%) C#
7 2 (0.35%) Python
7 2 (0.35%) X++
8 1 (0.17%) ABAP
8 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.17%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (17.13%) Degree
2 37 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.27%) ACCA
5 13 (2.27%) CIMA
6 7 (1.22%) ISEB
6 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.87%) SAP Certification
8 4 (0.70%) MBA
9 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.35%) CIPD
10 2 (0.35%) IIBA
11 1 (0.17%) APMP
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.92%) GAAP
2 10 (1.75%) PMO
3 5 (0.87%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.52%) GDPR
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 11 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 114 (19.93%) SAP
2 84 (14.69%) Oracle
3 78 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 48 (8.39%) Cognos
4 48 (8.39%) Tableau
5 34 (5.94%) Informatica
6 24 (4.20%) Calypso
6 24 (4.20%) Murex
7 20 (3.50%) ServiceNow
8 16 (2.80%) Sage
9 15 (2.62%) MicroStrategy
10 14 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.45%) Teradata
11 10 (1.75%) NETSOL
12 8 (1.40%) Workday
13 7 (1.22%) Jaspersoft
13 7 (1.22%) Logi
13 7 (1.22%) Logi Analytics
14 6 (1.05%) SimCorp
14 6 (1.05%) Xero