The median annual salary for a Business Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 538 583
Rank change year-on-year -52 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Consultant 267 460 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 185 348 336
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -67 239 £55,000 -4.34% 18
London -42 139 £57,500 -11.53% 6
South East +26 21 £57,500 +2.22% 1
West Midlands +31 20 £55,000 - 3
South West +15 13 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North West -13 13 £42,500 -12.82% 1
City of London -5 12 £67,500 +8.00% 1
South Wales +17 10 £45,000 -
Wales +9 10 £45,000 -
Newport +7 10 £45,000 +2.85%
Manchester -22 10 £39,750 -24.28%
Yorkshire +19 9 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Birmingham +13 9 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Berkshire +39 8 £66,500 -16.87% 1
Gloucestershire +5 8 £52,500 -12.50%
Surrey +36 7 £57,500 +4.54%
East of England +31 6 £37,500 -8.53% 2
Hertfordshire +16 6 £37,500 -8.53%
South Yorkshire +7 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Sheffield +6 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Scotland +1 5 £60,000 +14.28%
Edinburgh -8 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Cheltenham - 5 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Letchworth -11 4 £37,500 -28.57%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
East Midlands +9 3 £47,500 +58.33%
Cardiff +8 3 £45,000 -
Reading +31 2 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Kent +21 2 £35,000 -30.00%

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 173 (31.51%) Finance
2 134 (24.41%) Business Intelligence
3 125 (22.77%) Degree
4 122 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 96 (17.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (16.94%) Business Analysis
7 92 (16.76%) SQL
8 90 (16.39%) SAP
9 86 (15.66%) SQL Server
10 81 (14.75%) Oracle
11 79 (14.39%) Telecoms
12 78 (14.21%) Banking
12 78 (14.21%) Analytics
13 65 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (11.66%) Microsoft
15 62 (11.29%) Change Management
16 61 (11.11%) Retail
17 54 (9.84%) ERP
18 53 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
18 53 (9.65%) Project Management
19 52 (9.47%) Derivative
20 50 (9.11%) Business Development
21 48 (8.74%) Mentoring
22 46 (8.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 45 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 44 (8.01%) BusinessObjects
24 44 (8.01%) MS Excel
24 44 (8.01%) ETL
25 43 (7.83%) CRM
25 43 (7.83%) GAP Analysis

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 (2.00%) SAS
1 11 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.46%) MS Office
3 8 (1.46%) MS Project
4 7 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.91%) SPSS
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (6.01%) SAP Business One
2 18 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (3.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (1.46%) Infor M3
5 8 (1.46%) Oracle Assets
5 8 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.28%) Finacle
6 7 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (1.28%) SAP MDM
6 7 (1.28%) Summit
6 7 (1.28%) Temenos T24
7 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.09%) Movex
8 4 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle SCM
8 4 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.46%) Azure Machine Learning
3 7 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.28%) IaaS
4 6 (1.09%) Office 365
5 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.91%) SaaS
6 3 (0.55%) Force.com
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle CX
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) PaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Taleo
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.18%) Intacct
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.46%) Internet
2 11 (2.00%) Skype
3 9 (1.64%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.55%) DNS
4 3 (0.55%) PBX
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) LTE
5 1 (0.18%) MVNO
5 1 (0.18%) PSTN
5 1 (0.18%) SMTP
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) VoIP
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (8.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (8.01%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (5.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 26 (4.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 23 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (3.46%) Hadoop
10 19 (3.46%) QlikView
11 17 (3.10%) Big Data
11 17 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.91%) Pentaho
13 15 (2.73%) Power BI
13 15 (2.73%) Relational Database
13 15 (2.73%) SAP Data Services
14 14 (2.55%) Lumira
14 14 (2.55%) SAP HANA
14 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.55%) JDeveloper
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.18%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.18%) RequisitePro
General
1 173 (31.51%) Finance
2 79 (14.39%) Telecoms
3 78 (14.21%) Banking
4 61 (11.11%) Retail
5 39 (7.10%) Marketing
6 28 (5.10%) Front Office
7 26 (4.74%) Retail Banking
8 25 (4.55%) Investment Banking
9 24 (4.37%) Manufacturing
10 22 (4.01%) Advertising
11 13 (2.37%) Local Government
12 12 (2.19%) Mandarin Language
12 12 (2.19%) Spanish Language
13 10 (1.82%) Billing
13 10 (1.82%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.64%) Law
15 6 (1.09%) Back Office
16 3 (0.55%) Games
17 2 (0.36%) Automotive
17 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.73%) .NET
2 5 (0.91%) Web Services
3 3 (0.55%) Middleware
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Business Workflow
3 3 (0.55%) XML
4 2 (0.36%) D3.js
4 2 (0.36%) HTML
4 2 (0.36%) HTML5
4 2 (0.36%) MDX
5 1 (0.18%) CGI
5 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.18%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 122 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.47%) Derivative
3 27 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 26 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (4.55%) Credit Derivative
5 25 (4.55%) Equities
6 24 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.46%) Fintech
10 6 (1.09%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.91%) FMCG
11 5 (0.91%) User Experience
12 4 (0.73%) IPTV
13 3 (0.55%) Reinsurance
14 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.36%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.28%) Windows
2 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
2 4 (0.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.55%) Unix
3 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.36%) Linux
5 1 (0.18%) SUSE
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (24.41%) Business Intelligence
2 96 (17.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (16.94%) Business Analysis
4 78 (14.21%) Analytics
5 65 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (11.29%) Change Management
7 54 (9.84%) ERP
8 53 (9.65%) Project Management
9 50 (9.11%) Business Development
10 48 (8.74%) Mentoring
11 44 (8.01%) ETL
12 43 (7.83%) CRM
12 43 (7.83%) GAP Analysis
12 43 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (7.10%) Presales
14 38 (6.92%) Data Modelling
15 33 (6.01%) Business Transformation
16 23 (4.19%) Business Analytics
17 22 (4.01%) Stakeholder Analysis
17 22 (4.01%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.76%) SQL
2 38 (6.92%) C
3 15 (2.73%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.00%) R
5 6 (1.09%) Python
6 3 (0.55%) Java
6 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.36%) VBA
8 1 (0.18%) ABAP
8 1 (0.18%) JCL
Qualifications
1 125 (22.77%) Degree
2 35 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.10%) MBA
5 12 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.82%) ACCA
6 10 (1.82%) CIMA
6 10 (1.82%) CIPFA
7 9 (1.64%) ISEB
8 6 (1.09%) HND
8 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.73%) PMP
10 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.36%) CCA
11 2 (0.36%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) IIBA
11 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.36%) MCP
11 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.10%) IFRS
1 17 (3.10%) IFRS 9
2 12 (2.19%) QA
3 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) IAS 39
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Kibana
2 1 (0.18%) logstash
2 1 (0.18%) Nagios
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (16.39%) SAP
2 81 (14.75%) Oracle
3 64 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.28%) IBM
5 28 (5.10%) Cognos
6 25 (4.55%) Calypso
6 25 (4.55%) Murex
7 24 (4.37%) Informatica
8 20 (3.64%) HP
9 19 (3.46%) Teradata
10 16 (2.91%) Talend
11 15 (2.73%) Sage
11 15 (2.73%) Tableau
12 13 (2.37%) Cisco
13 12 (2.19%) Hyperion
14 10 (1.82%) Pega
15 9 (1.64%) Ab Initio
15 9 (1.64%) Infor
15 9 (1.64%) JD Edwards
16 8 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum c.£550 car allowance, 2 x life insur
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Pension, discretionary bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West England
Washington Frank
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 40 - 60K + Car + 20% Bonus + 8% pe
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £47000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits 45 - 65K + Car + 10 - 15% B = 8% P
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + OTE £150k
Posted: 18 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: Additional benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago