Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 8,011 10,937 10,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.03% 6.09% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 6.34% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5,759 7,734 7,510
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 -15 7,087 £56,500 +2.73% 1,508
London -12 3,637 £60,000 - 519
UK excluding London -12 3,605 £50,000 - 1,072
South East -20 1,104 £55,000 +4.76% 260
North of England -10 901 £47,500 -9.52% 307
North West -2 580 £50,000 -9.09% 164
Midlands -9 553 £47,500 -9.52% 188
West Midlands -5 418 £47,500 -9.52% 125
South West -3 349 £50,000 +5.26% 107
East of England -11 342 £55,000 - 126
Scotland -28 248 £50,000 +5.26% 52
Yorkshire -30 238 £45,000 -10.00% 92
East Midlands +2 126 £47,500 -9.52% 62
Wales -3 99 £40,105 -5.64% 22
North East -2 90 £32,500 -18.75% 51
Northern Ireland +5 37 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Channel Islands -4 3 £72,500 +20.83% 6

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 2,135 (26.65%) Finance
2 1,722 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 1,203 (15.02%) Degree
4 1,183 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 1,179 (14.72%) SQL
6 1,150 (14.36%) SAP
7 1,136 (14.18%) Presales
8 1,041 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 854 (10.66%) Oracle
10 821 (10.25%) ERP
11 773 (9.65%) Windows
12 763 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 729 (9.10%) CRM
14 725 (9.05%) Project Management
15 703 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
15 703 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
16 653 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 604 (7.54%) Analytics
18 602 (7.51%) Java
19 601 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
20 582 (7.27%) SQL Server
21 558 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
22 517 (6.45%) Office 365
23 493 (6.15%) Migration
24 486 (6.07%) JavaScript
25 483 (6.03%) Information Security
26 473 (5.90%) DevOps
27 467 (5.83%) Linux
28 461 (5.75%) Firewall
29 448 (5.59%) Business Analysis

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
1 306 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 206 (2.57%) MS Exchange
3 107 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 103 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 101 (1.26%) SAS
6 87 (1.09%) IIS
7 80 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 73 (0.91%) Apache
9 62 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 52 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 51 (0.64%) CMS
13 43 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 38 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 38 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
15 36 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 33 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 31 (0.39%) JBoss
18 25 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 213 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 192 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.35%) SPSS
6 24 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 17 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
9 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.075%) Windchill
11 5 (0.062%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.050%) Revit
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.037%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.037%) InVision
14 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.025%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 330 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 312 (3.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 268 (3.35%) Dynamics AX
4 166 (2.07%) SAP FI
5 164 (2.05%) SAP CO
5 164 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 123 (1.54%) NetSuite
7 111 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 103 (1.29%) SAP ERP
8 103 (1.29%) SAP MM
9 92 (1.15%) SAP HR
10 88 (1.10%) SAP SD
11 82 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
12 70 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
13 66 (0.82%) SAP HCM
14 65 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 61 (0.76%) SAP BPC
16 60 (0.75%) SAP SCM
17 54 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
18 51 (0.64%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1,041 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 601 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 517 (6.45%) Office 365
4 380 (4.74%) SaaS
5 292 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 241 (3.01%) PaaS
7 219 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 173 (2.16%) IaaS
9 129 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
10 84 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 78 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 74 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
13 66 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
14 62 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 55 (0.69%) Serverless
16 39 (0.49%) Azure Functions
16 39 (0.49%) Oracle CX
17 35 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 34 (0.42%) Data Lake Analytics
19 27 (0.34%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 461 (5.75%) Firewall
2 194 (2.42%) Network Security
3 166 (2.07%) WAN
4 161 (2.01%) LAN
5 159 (1.98%) Internet
6 143 (1.79%) Wireless
7 119 (1.49%) DNS
8 116 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
9 111 (1.39%) SAN
10 102 (1.27%) Skype
11 90 (1.12%) TCP/IP
12 88 (1.10%) VPN
13 85 (1.06%) Cisco Firepower
14 71 (0.89%) MPLS
15 55 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
15 55 (0.69%) iSCSI
16 54 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (0.66%) Unified Communications
18 50 (0.62%) BGP
19 48 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 299 (3.73%) Big Data
3 270 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 236 (2.95%) Power BI
5 210 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 195 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 164 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 160 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 152 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 144 (1.80%) QlikView
11 136 (1.70%) SAP HANA
12 116 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
13 106 (1.32%) SAP BW
14 103 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
15 79 (0.99%) MySQL
16 76 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 70 (0.87%) Data Lake
18 68 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
19 60 (0.75%) NoSQL
20 57 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 175 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 174 (2.17%) JIRA
3 168 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 165 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 100 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 97 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 88 (1.10%) Selenium
7 88 (1.10%) Subversion
8 79 (0.99%) GoCD
9 78 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 74 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
11 54 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 52 (0.65%) Travis CI
13 51 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
14 48 (0.60%) HP UFT
15 36 (0.45%) JMeter
16 33 (0.41%) SoapUI
17 31 (0.39%) Vagrant
18 28 (0.35%) ClearCase
19 20 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 2,135 (26.65%) Finance
2 447 (5.58%) Retail
3 427 (5.33%) Banking
4 417 (5.21%) Marketing
5 390 (4.87%) Manufacturing
6 282 (3.52%) Advertising
7 220 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 169 (2.11%) Legal
9 106 (1.32%) Law
10 79 (0.99%) Publishing
11 76 (0.95%) Billing
12 70 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 70 (0.87%) German Language
13 68 (0.85%) Electronics
14 66 (0.82%) French Language
15 65 (0.81%) General Ledger
16 63 (0.79%) Back Office
16 63 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 62 (0.77%) Retail Banking
18 56 (0.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (4.42%) .NET
2 342 (4.27%) HTML
3 306 (3.82%) XML
4 277 (3.46%) CSS
5 233 (2.91%) Web Services
6 127 (1.59%) REST
7 121 (1.51%) SOAP
8 114 (1.42%) AngularJS
9 95 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
10 84 (1.05%) J2EE
11 82 (1.02%) Middleware
12 78 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
12 78 (0.97%) Kafka
13 76 (0.95%) jQuery
14 70 (0.87%) HTML5
15 57 (0.71%) Spring
16 55 (0.69%) RESTful
17 53 (0.66%) XSLT
18 48 (0.60%) JSON
19 47 (0.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 703 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 351 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
3 254 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 209 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 195 (2.43%) Fintech
6 183 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 114 (1.42%) User Experience
8 96 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 93 (1.16%) PKI
10 81 (1.01%) Driving Licence
11 78 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 64 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 60 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 55 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 55 (0.69%) Internet of Things
15 54 (0.67%) Life Science
16 50 (0.62%) Social Media
17 49 (0.61%) FMCG
18 45 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
19 44 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 773 (9.65%) Windows
2 467 (5.83%) Linux
3 310 (3.87%) Windows Server
4 246 (3.07%) Unix
5 96 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 53 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 49 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (0.57%) Android
10 44 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 36 (0.45%) CoreOS
12 28 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (0.31%) AIX
13 25 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.25%) Mesosphere
16 16 (0.20%) VMS
17 14 (0.17%) Solaris
18 13 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,183 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,136 (14.18%) Presales
3 821 (10.25%) ERP
4 763 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 729 (9.10%) CRM
6 725 (9.05%) Project Management
7 703 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
8 653 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 604 (7.54%) Analytics
10 558 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
11 493 (6.15%) Migration
12 483 (6.03%) Information Security
13 473 (5.90%) DevOps
14 448 (5.59%) Business Analysis
15 439 (5.48%) Mentoring
16 427 (5.33%) Computer Science
17 409 (5.11%) ITIL
18 404 (5.04%) Business Development
19 372 (4.64%) Coaching
20 300 (3.74%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1,179 (14.72%) SQL
2 602 (7.51%) Java
3 486 (6.07%) JavaScript
4 383 (4.78%) C#
5 378 (4.72%) Python
6 256 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 206 (2.57%) C
8 147 (1.83%) ABAP
9 132 (1.65%) R
10 106 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 92 (1.15%) Apex Code
12 89 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 80 (1.00%) C++
14 64 (0.80%) PHP
15 61 (0.76%) Perl
15 61 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 43 (0.54%) Ruby
16 43 (0.54%) VBA
17 38 (0.47%) Go
18 36 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,203 (15.02%) Degree
2 428 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 319 (3.98%) CISSP
4 258 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 255 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 220 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 215 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 194 (2.42%) CISM
9 171 (2.13%) CCNP
10 146 (1.82%) MCSE
11 105 (1.31%) ACCA
12 101 (1.26%) CCNA
13 98 (1.22%) CISA
14 79 (0.99%) CIMA
15 76 (0.95%) DV Cleared
16 75 (0.94%) MCSA
17 71 (0.89%) CCIE
17 71 (0.89%) ISEB
18 57 (0.71%) Master's Degree
18 57 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 200 (2.50%) QA
3 147 (1.83%) GDPR
4 144 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 140 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 104 (1.30%) PMO
7 72 (0.90%) SLA
8 58 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 54 (0.67%) COBIT
10 51 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
11 43 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.20%) ISO 8583
14 15 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.17%) IFRS
15 14 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 12 (0.15%) Solvency II
17 10 (0.12%) ISO 20022
18 9 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
18 9 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 440 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 306 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (3.00%) Docker
4 237 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 59 (0.74%) vSphere
6 41 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 37 (0.46%) XenApp
8 31 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.19%) Firmware
11 15 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.14%) NFS
13 11 (0.14%) XenServer
14 10 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.11%) HDFS
15 9 (0.11%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.087%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 233 (2.91%) Puppet
2 213 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
3 206 (2.57%) Ansible
4 179 (2.23%) Terraform
5 142 (1.77%) SCCM
6 77 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 73 (0.91%) Consul
8 58 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 53 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 53 (0.66%) Rundeck
10 48 (0.60%) QRadar
11 47 (0.59%) Automic
11 47 (0.59%) SCVMM
12 38 (0.47%) Nagios
13 27 (0.34%) Graphite
13 27 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
14 26 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
15 23 (0.29%) Prometheus
16 21 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
17 20 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,722 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 1,150 (14.36%) SAP
3 854 (10.66%) Oracle
4 432 (5.39%) VMware
5 364 (4.54%) Cisco
6 360 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
7 277 (3.46%) Tableau
8 164 (2.05%) Splunk
9 157 (1.96%) ServiceNow
10 156 (1.95%) Citrix
11 155 (1.93%) Google
12 136 (1.70%) Juniper
13 119 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 118 (1.47%) HP
15 112 (1.40%) Palo Alto
16 103 (1.29%) Sage
17 100 (1.25%) Hyperion
18 89 (1.11%) Ariba
18 89 (1.11%) Symantec
19 88 (1.10%) Cognos