Period
to 2 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 45 49
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 2,305 6,984 8,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 5.20% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 5.44% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,096 5,813 6,676
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,550 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.71% +2.00% +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 53,509 128,350 153,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.63% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 44,579 102,770 123,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant.

Salary trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

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 2 December 2020. 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 -32 1,965 £60,000 +2.13% 522
London -10 1,051 £65,000 - 232
UK excluding London -45 903 £55,000 +2.71% 303
Work from Home -30 488 £64,000 +6.67% 113
South East -10 337 £60,000 +4.35% 80
North of England -63 182 £52,500 - 74
South West -39 129 £55,000 +15.79% 45
Midlands -62 124 £52,500 - 55
North West -41 109 £55,000 - 48
West Midlands -51 98 £52,500 - 44
Yorkshire -54 64 £40,000 -23.81% 19
Scotland -24 62 £50,000 -3.04% 16
East of England -8 61 £45,000 -21.74% 28
East Midlands +2 23 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Wales -11 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North East +10 9 £34,500 -23.33% 7
Northern Ireland +4 6 £23,500 -47.78% 3

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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.

1 509 (22.08%) Azure
2 486 (21.08%) Finance
3 459 (19.91%) Microsoft
4 403 (17.48%) Presales
5 357 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
6 334 (14.49%) SAP
7 294 (12.75%) SQL
8 280 (12.15%) AWS
9 279 (12.10%) Degree
10 269 (11.67%) Migration
11 241 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
12 237 (10.28%) Information Security
13 233 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
14 217 (9.41%) Office 365
15 207 (8.98%) Requirements Gathering
16 204 (8.85%) Analytics
17 201 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 200 (8.68%) ERP
19 196 (8.50%) VMware
20 193 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 185 (8.03%) Marketing
22 184 (7.98%) Active Directory
23 180 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
24 178 (7.72%) Oracle
25 175 (7.59%) Business Development
26 171 (7.42%) Java
27 170 (7.38%) CISSP
28 169 (7.33%) Project Delivery
29 167 (7.25%) Windows
30 165 (7.16%) CRM

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 84 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 35 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 30 (1.30%) IIS
5 27 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 22 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (0.91%) Confluence
7 21 (0.91%) SAS
8 20 (0.87%) Apache
9 18 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.48%) CMS
12 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.30%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
4 8 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.087%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.087%) Sketch
7 2 (0.087%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.043%) InVision
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 103 (4.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 64 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (1.87%) SAP FI
4 38 (1.65%) NetSuite
5 30 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (1.26%) SAP CO
6 29 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 24 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.91%) SAP SD
10 20 (0.87%) SAP PSCD
11 15 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
13 12 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
14 11 (0.48%) Magento
14 11 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.48%) SAP ERP
15 10 (0.43%) SAP Business One
15 10 (0.43%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 509 (22.08%) Azure
2 280 (12.15%) AWS
3 217 (9.41%) Office 365
4 158 (6.85%) SaaS
5 153 (6.64%) Power Platform
6 125 (5.42%) Dynamics 365
7 118 (5.12%) IaaS
8 112 (4.86%) PaaS
9 84 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 82 (3.56%) GCP
11 46 (2.00%) PowerApps
12 30 (1.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 28 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 27 (1.17%) Power Automate
15 26 (1.13%) OneDrive
16 25 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
17 20 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
18 17 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
19 14 (0.61%) Trello
20 13 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.30%) Firewall
2 53 (2.30%) Network Security
2 53 (2.30%) WAN
3 48 (2.08%) VPN
4 43 (1.87%) SAN
5 42 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.69%) HTTP
7 38 (1.65%) Skype
8 37 (1.61%) DNS
9 34 (1.48%) LAN
9 34 (1.48%) Wireless
10 30 (1.30%) VSAN
11 29 (1.26%) Unified Communications
12 28 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (1.08%) Internet
14 23 (1.00%) FTP
14 23 (1.00%) MPLS
15 22 (0.95%) Cisco Firepower
16 20 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.56%) Power BI
3 92 (3.99%) Big Data
4 76 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (2.39%) Tableau
6 51 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 33 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (1.39%) Hadoop
11 30 (1.30%) NoSQL
12 28 (1.21%) MySQL
13 27 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 25 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.04%) Looker
16 22 (0.95%) Relational Database
17 19 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
17 19 (0.82%) QlikView
17 19 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 55 (2.39%) Git (software)
1 55 (2.39%) JIRA
2 49 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 16 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 15 (0.65%) Artifactory
5 15 (0.65%) Gerrit
6 10 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.35%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.35%) NWDS
8 8 (0.35%) Travis CI
9 7 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
11 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.22%) GitLab
12 4 (0.17%) JUnit
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 486 (21.08%) Finance
2 185 (8.03%) Marketing
3 135 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 119 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 90 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 67 (2.91%) Law
7 63 (2.73%) Retail
8 61 (2.65%) Banking
9 55 (2.39%) Electronics
10 51 (2.21%) Billing
11 33 (1.43%) Legal
12 26 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.04%) Local Government
14 18 (0.78%) Advertising
14 18 (0.78%) General Ledger
15 16 (0.69%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.43%) French Language
16 10 (0.43%) Military
17 9 (0.39%) Back Office
17 9 (0.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (5.64%) HTML
2 115 (4.99%) XML
3 96 (4.16%) .NET
4 73 (3.17%) SAML
5 71 (3.08%) OAuth
6 69 (2.99%) OpenID
7 62 (2.69%) JSON
8 60 (2.60%) Web Services
9 59 (2.56%) CSS
10 40 (1.74%) LDAP
11 38 (1.65%) RESTful
12 36 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 36 (1.56%) ASP.NET
13 33 (1.43%) REST
13 33 (1.43%) SOAP
14 32 (1.39%) SailPoint
15 27 (1.17%) XSD
16 24 (1.04%) Apache Flex
17 23 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
18 21 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (4.73%) Data Centre
3 89 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.87%) User Experience
6 41 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 37 (1.61%) Blog
8 36 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.39%) iPhone
10 27 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
11 26 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
12 25 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
14 23 (1.00%) IVR
15 20 (0.87%) CMDB
15 20 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (0.78%) NHS
17 17 (0.74%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 167 (7.25%) Windows
2 108 (4.69%) Linux
3 91 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 37 (1.61%) Android
5 35 (1.52%) Unix
5 35 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 22 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.74%) CentOS
10 16 (0.69%) AIX
11 15 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.26%) Mesosphere
14 6 (0.26%) VMS
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (17.48%) Presales
2 357 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (11.67%) Migration
4 241 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
5 237 (10.28%) Information Security
6 233 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
7 207 (8.98%) Requirements Gathering
8 204 (8.85%) Analytics
9 201 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 200 (8.68%) ERP
11 180 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
12 175 (7.59%) Business Development
13 169 (7.33%) Project Delivery
14 165 (7.16%) CRM
15 155 (6.72%) Project Management
16 146 (6.33%) DevOps
17 133 (5.77%) ITIL
18 127 (5.51%) Workshop Facilitation
19 120 (5.21%) Risk Management
20 105 (4.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 294 (12.75%) SQL
2 171 (7.42%) Java
3 139 (6.03%) Python
4 118 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 91 (3.95%) C#
6 79 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 76 (3.30%) C
8 45 (1.95%) ABAP
9 35 (1.52%) R
10 30 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.04%) Apex Code
11 24 (1.04%) Perl
12 23 (1.00%) C++
13 19 (0.82%) Ruby
14 17 (0.74%) Groovy
15 16 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.43%) Go
17 9 (0.39%) PHP
17 9 (0.39%) Scala
18 7 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 279 (12.10%) Degree
2 170 (7.38%) CISSP
3 164 (7.11%) Security Cleared
4 163 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 107 (4.64%) CCNP
7 106 (4.60%) CCNA
8 85 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (1.91%) CISM
10 41 (1.78%) DV Cleared
11 33 (1.43%) MCSE
12 22 (0.95%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 21 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
14 18 (0.78%) CCIE
14 18 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
16 14 (0.61%) CIMA
17 12 (0.52%) ACCA
17 12 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (3.38%) QA
3 66 (2.86%) GDPR
4 56 (2.43%) NIST
5 55 (2.39%) PCI DSS
6 28 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (1.21%) NCSC
7 27 (1.17%) Data Quality
8 25 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.56%) SLA
10 10 (0.43%) RMADS
11 9 (0.39%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.35%) PMO
13 7 (0.30%) COSO
14 6 (0.26%) COBIT
15 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 4 (0.17%) IFRS
17 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
17 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 184 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 133 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.26%) vSphere
5 31 (1.34%) Docker
5 31 (1.34%) VMware NSX
6 21 (0.91%) vCloud
7 20 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.52%) NFS
8 12 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.43%) XenApp
10 8 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.17%) GPFS
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.087%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.087%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 74 (3.21%) Terraform
2 65 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 64 (2.78%) Ansible
4 53 (2.30%) SCCM
5 50 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 38 (1.65%) Puppet
7 28 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.04%) vCenter Server
8 24 (1.04%) vRealize
9 18 (0.78%) Data Guard
10 16 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
11 15 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.56%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.48%) HP UCMDB
14 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.30%) QRadar
16 6 (0.26%) Automic
16 6 (0.26%) Consul
16 6 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 459 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 334 (14.49%) SAP
3 196 (8.50%) VMware
4 178 (7.72%) Oracle
5 127 (5.51%) Salesforce.com
6 91 (3.95%) ServiceNow
7 89 (3.86%) Cisco
8 71 (3.08%) Google
9 55 (2.39%) Citrix
10 53 (2.30%) IBM
11 52 (2.26%) EMC
12 51 (2.21%) ForgeRock
13 44 (1.91%) Fortinet
14 34 (1.48%) HP
15 33 (1.43%) CyberArk
15 33 (1.43%) Dell
16 32 (1.39%) Veeam
17 26 (1.13%) JD Edwards
18 24 (1.04%) Brocade
19 22 (0.95%) NetApp