Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 36 47
Rank change year-on-year -22 +11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7,084 10,894 9,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.74% 6.22% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 6.46% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5,078 7,921 7,015
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant.

Salary trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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 -21 6,275 £57,500 +4.55% 1,541
London -21 3,275 £60,000 - 571
UK excluding London -22 3,112 £52,500 +5.00% 1,050
South East -26 1,029 £57,500 +9.52% 266
North of England -12 769 £52,500 - 319
North West -1 506 £52,500 -4.55% 170
Midlands -36 440 £50,000 -4.76% 170
West Midlands -28 343 £50,000 -4.76% 122
South West -23 292 £50,000 +11.11% 121
East of England -26 269 £55,000 +4.76% 108
Yorkshire -13 226 £45,000 -18.18% 100
Scotland -37 208 £50,000 - 56
East Midlands -34 87 £47,500 -9.52% 47
Wales +8 80 £43,750 +9.38% 18
Northern Ireland +10 38 £31,250 -25.60% 6
North East -54 37 £42,500 +21.43% 50
Channel Islands -4 1 £70,000 +16.67%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 1,886 (26.62%) Finance
2 1,429 (20.17%) Microsoft
3 1,126 (15.89%) Presales
4 1,098 (15.50%) SAP
5 1,069 (15.09%) Degree
6 1,052 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1,051 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,009 (14.24%) SQL
9 809 (11.42%) Oracle
10 729 (10.29%) ERP
11 718 (10.14%) Windows
12 668 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
13 645 (9.11%) Project Management
14 609 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
15 603 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
16 585 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
17 570 (8.05%) CRM
18 545 (7.69%) SQL Server
18 545 (7.69%) Java
19 540 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 536 (7.57%) Analytics
21 517 (7.30%) Migration
22 498 (7.03%) Cybersecurity
23 497 (7.02%) DevOps
24 467 (6.59%) Information Security
25 453 (6.39%) Office 365
26 447 (6.31%) Linux
27 444 (6.27%) Banking
28 442 (6.24%) JavaScript
29 428 (6.04%) ITIL

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
1 260 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 174 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 118 (1.67%) Skype for Business
4 88 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 80 (1.13%) IIS
6 77 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
7 74 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 71 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 62 (0.88%) SAS
10 51 (0.72%) Apache
11 49 (0.69%) CMS
11 49 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 48 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 44 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
14 43 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
16 33 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 28 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
18 26 (0.37%) JBoss
19 24 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 206 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 202 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.32%) Autodesk Inventor
6 22 (0.31%) SPSS
7 19 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.071%) Windchill
12 4 (0.056%) Revit
13 3 (0.042%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.028%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.028%) InVision
15 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 340 (4.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 276 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 176 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
4 164 (2.32%) SAP FI
5 161 (2.27%) SAP CO
5 161 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 155 (2.19%) SAP ERP
7 107 (1.51%) NetSuite
8 105 (1.48%) SAP MM
9 94 (1.33%) SAP HR
9 94 (1.33%) SAP SD
10 77 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
11 74 (1.04%) SAP HCM
12 72 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 69 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
14 63 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
15 60 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
16 53 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
17 52 (0.73%) SAP PM
18 50 (0.71%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1,051 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 603 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 453 (6.39%) Office 365
4 342 (4.83%) SaaS
5 242 (3.42%) PaaS
6 224 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 208 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
8 191 (2.70%) IaaS
9 135 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
10 102 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 83 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 61 (0.86%) Serverless
13 56 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
14 40 (0.56%) Azure Functions
15 37 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
16 34 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 31 (0.44%) Amazon S3
18 28 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
18 28 (0.40%) OpenShift
19 27 (0.38%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 405 (5.72%) Firewall
2 168 (2.37%) Wireless
3 166 (2.34%) LAN
4 160 (2.26%) WAN
5 159 (2.24%) Network Security
6 129 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
7 119 (1.68%) Internet
8 117 (1.65%) Skype
9 104 (1.47%) DNS
9 104 (1.47%) VPN
10 99 (1.40%) Cisco Firepower
11 72 (1.02%) TCP/IP
12 70 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 68 (0.96%) MPLS
14 62 (0.88%) SAN
15 57 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
16 56 (0.79%) DHCP
17 48 (0.68%) BGP
17 48 (0.68%) OSPF
18 47 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 265 (3.74%) Big Data
3 218 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 208 (2.94%) Power BI
5 169 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 155 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 146 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 129 (1.82%) QlikView
9 122 (1.72%) SAP HANA
10 117 (1.65%) Hadoop
11 116 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 100 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
13 93 (1.31%) MySQL
14 89 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
15 81 (1.14%) SAP BW
16 68 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 54 (0.76%) Blockchain
18 53 (0.75%) GIS
18 53 (0.75%) NoSQL
19 51 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 179 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 176 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 160 (2.26%) JIRA
4 159 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 104 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 99 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 89 (1.26%) Selenium
8 85 (1.20%) Subversion
9 80 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
10 79 (1.12%) GoCD
11 69 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 58 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 56 (0.79%) Travis CI
14 53 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
15 45 (0.64%) HP UFT
16 33 (0.47%) JMeter
16 33 (0.47%) Maven
17 31 (0.44%) SoapUI
18 28 (0.40%) Eclipse
19 27 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 1,886 (26.62%) Finance
2 444 (6.27%) Banking
3 393 (5.55%) Marketing
4 342 (4.83%) Retail
5 335 (4.73%) Manufacturing
6 245 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 145 (2.05%) Legal
8 133 (1.88%) Advertising
9 85 (1.20%) Electronics
10 84 (1.19%) Law
11 74 (1.04%) German Language
12 72 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 64 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 62 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 60 (0.85%) French Language
16 59 (0.83%) Automotive
16 59 (0.83%) Back Office
17 58 (0.82%) Front Office
18 56 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
19 51 (0.72%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (4.59%) .NET
1 325 (4.59%) XML
2 295 (4.16%) HTML
3 245 (3.46%) CSS
4 230 (3.25%) Web Services
5 134 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 131 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 115 (1.62%) REST
8 110 (1.55%) SOAP
9 94 (1.33%) J2EE
10 90 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
11 79 (1.12%) Middleware
12 77 (1.09%) ASP.NET
13 68 (0.96%) HTML5
14 67 (0.95%) Kafka
15 60 (0.85%) JSON
16 51 (0.72%) Node.js
16 51 (0.72%) Spring
17 49 (0.69%) RESTful
18 45 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 609 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 326 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
3 209 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 200 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 171 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 171 (2.41%) Fintech
6 99 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
7 89 (1.26%) User Experience
8 72 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 67 (0.95%) Driving Licence
10 60 (0.85%) Internet of Things
10 60 (0.85%) Life Science
11 59 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 58 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 58 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 56 (0.79%) Equities
14 50 (0.71%) Derivative
15 48 (0.68%) FMCG
16 47 (0.66%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 718 (10.14%) Windows
2 447 (6.31%) Linux
3 279 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 199 (2.81%) Unix
5 78 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 59 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (0.56%) Android
9 39 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 36 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 31 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 26 (0.37%) Mesosphere
14 24 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.31%) AIX
16 17 (0.24%) VMS
17 16 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.17%) Ubuntu
20 11 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,126 (15.89%) Presales
2 1,052 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 729 (10.29%) ERP
4 668 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
5 645 (9.11%) Project Management
6 585 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
7 570 (8.05%) CRM
8 540 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 536 (7.57%) Analytics
10 517 (7.30%) Migration
11 498 (7.03%) Cybersecurity
12 497 (7.02%) DevOps
13 467 (6.59%) Information Security
14 428 (6.04%) ITIL
15 396 (5.59%) Mentoring
16 385 (5.43%) Computer Science
17 364 (5.14%) Business Development
18 328 (4.63%) Coaching
19 303 (4.28%) Business Analysis
20 277 (3.91%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,009 (14.24%) SQL
2 545 (7.69%) Java
3 442 (6.24%) JavaScript
4 406 (5.73%) C#
5 366 (5.17%) Python
6 240 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 209 (2.95%) C
8 113 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 110 (1.55%) R
10 99 (1.40%) ABAP
11 98 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 70 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 65 (0.92%) Perl
14 64 (0.90%) C++
15 53 (0.75%) Apex Code
16 49 (0.69%) PHP
17 44 (0.62%) Ruby
18 38 (0.54%) Go
19 35 (0.49%) VBA
20 32 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,069 (15.09%) Degree
2 385 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 291 (4.11%) CISSP
4 283 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
5 224 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 203 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 199 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 192 (2.71%) CCNP
9 174 (2.46%) CISM
10 147 (2.08%) MCSE
11 119 (1.68%) CCNA
12 88 (1.24%) CISA
13 83 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
14 77 (1.09%) CCIE
14 77 (1.09%) MCSA
15 75 (1.06%) DV Cleared
16 60 (0.85%) CREST Certified
17 59 (0.83%) PMI Certification
18 56 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 54 (0.76%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 206 (2.91%) QA
3 126 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 117 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 115 (1.62%) GDPR
6 75 (1.06%) PMO
7 67 (0.95%) SLA
8 49 (0.69%) COBIT
9 44 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 42 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 39 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
12 25 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 12 (0.17%) IEC 61508
15 11 (0.16%) ISO 20022
15 11 (0.16%) ISO 8583
15 11 (0.16%) RMADS
16 10 (0.14%) NIST 800
17 9 (0.13%) GAMP
17 9 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 404 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 300 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (3.39%) Docker
4 226 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.71%) vSphere
6 47 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 38 (0.54%) XenApp
9 27 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 18 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.21%) Firmware
14 14 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.17%) NFS
15 12 (0.17%) XenServer
16 9 (0.13%) ProxySG
17 8 (0.11%) vCloud
18 5 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 5 (0.071%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 233 (3.29%) Puppet
2 211 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
2 211 (2.98%) Terraform
3 206 (2.91%) Ansible
4 144 (2.03%) SCCM
5 83 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 79 (1.12%) Consul
7 70 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
8 61 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 52 (0.73%) Automic
9 52 (0.73%) Rundeck
10 50 (0.71%) SCVMM
11 40 (0.56%) Nagios
12 37 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
14 27 (0.38%) Graphite
15 26 (0.37%) Prometheus
16 22 (0.31%) Backup Exec
16 22 (0.31%) vCenter Server
17 19 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,429 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 1,098 (15.50%) SAP
3 809 (11.42%) Oracle
4 411 (5.80%) VMware
5 366 (5.17%) Cisco
6 244 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
7 222 (3.13%) Tableau
8 210 (2.96%) ServiceNow
9 159 (2.24%) Google
10 141 (1.99%) Palo Alto
11 136 (1.92%) Splunk
12 118 (1.67%) Juniper
13 117 (1.65%) Citrix
14 116 (1.64%) HP
15 107 (1.51%) CheckPoint
16 94 (1.33%) Hyperion
17 87 (1.23%) Dell
18 82 (1.16%) JD Edwards
19 81 (1.14%) Veeam
20 76 (1.07%) IBM