The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4710 6311 7169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.57% 6.10% 6.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 6.33% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3358 4772 5411
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the UK

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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -6 4253 £55,000 - 683
London -4 1965 £60,000 - 339
South East -4 810 £52,500 -4.54% 83
West Midlands +8 276 £50,000 - 49
North West -18 260 £45,000 -4.25% 49
East of England -21 235 £51,500 +3.00% 36
Berkshire -5 217 £52,500 -8.69% 33
Yorkshire -11 217 £47,500 +18.75% 36
South West -10 201 £45,000 -16.27% 33
Surrey +6 199 £55,000 - 13
Manchester -18 185 £42,500 -10.52% 36
Scotland -3 159 £50,000 +5.26% 24
City of London -41 156 £60,000 - 84
West Yorkshire +9 140 £45,500 +13.75% 27
Hampshire +26 132 £50,000 +17.64% 15
Birmingham +1 122 £50,000 -10.71% 30
Leeds +5 112 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Hertfordshire -19 91 £55,000 - 15
Edinburgh -4 88 £42,500 -19.04% 18
Reading -6 83 £52,500 -4.54% 13
East Midlands -14 81 £47,500 - 19
Egham -2 71 £47,500 -17.39%
Cambridgeshire -24 67 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Gloucestershire -7 66 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Oxfordshire +7 63 £51,500 +11.95% 6
Bristol -14 60 £45,000 -25.00% 16
Glasgow +2 53 £47,500 - 3
Wales -12 53 £45,000 - 8
Cambridge -23 53 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Essex +39 47 £40,000 -20.00% 2

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 2712 (28.90%) Finance
2 1918 (20.44%) SAP
3 1453 (15.48%) Microsoft
4 1390 (14.81%) Degree
5 1370 (14.60%) SQL
5 1370 (14.60%) Presales
6 1115 (11.88%) Oracle
7 940 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
8 917 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
9 904 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
10 895 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 887 (9.45%) Project Management
12 853 (9.09%) Java
13 837 (8.92%) MS Excel
14 835 (8.90%) ERP
15 787 (8.39%) Windows
16 711 (7.58%) SQL Server
17 640 (6.82%) CRM
18 629 (6.70%) Retail
19 584 (6.22%) Linux
19 584 (6.22%) Analytics
20 582 (6.20%) Manufacturing
21 570 (6.07%) Cisco
22 559 (5.96%) Banking
23 522 (5.56%) .NET
24 507 (5.40%) Security Cleared
25 506 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
26 497 (5.30%) ITIL
27 495 (5.27%) JavaScript
28 486 (5.18%) C#

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
1 219 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 152 (1.62%) IIS
3 146 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 135 (1.44%) SAS
5 110 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 105 (1.12%) Skype for Business
7 102 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 97 (1.03%) JBoss
9 96 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 79 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 77 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 72 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 65 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 63 (0.67%) NetWeaver
15 53 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
16 52 (0.55%) Apache Pig
17 46 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 41 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 41 (0.44%) OpenStack
19 34 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 837 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 223 (2.38%) MS Office
3 126 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.55%) MS Project
6 33 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.33%) SPSS
8 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.085%) SPSS Modeler
10 7 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
10 7 (0.075%) InVision
11 6 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.053%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.043%) Casewise Modeler
14 3 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
15 2 (0.021%) InDesign
15 2 (0.021%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 425 (4.53%) SAP FI
2 395 (4.21%) SAP CO
2 395 (4.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 321 (3.42%) SAP SD
4 298 (3.18%) SAP MM
5 230 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 173 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
7 172 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
8 157 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
9 150 (1.60%) SAP S/4HANA
10 149 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
11 146 (1.56%) SAP PP
12 134 (1.43%) SAP SCM
13 129 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
13 129 (1.37%) SAP BPC
14 116 (1.24%) SAP PM
14 116 (1.24%) SAP QM
15 115 (1.23%) SAP HR
16 107 (1.14%) SAP WM
17 104 (1.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 506 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 331 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 323 (3.44%) Office 365
4 187 (1.99%) SaaS
5 136 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 107 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
7 64 (0.68%) CloudBees
8 63 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (0.66%) IaaS
10 48 (0.51%) PaaS
11 41 (0.44%) Force.com
12 38 (0.40%) Slack
13 36 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (0.31%) G Suite
15 24 (0.26%) FinancialForce.com
16 22 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (0.18%) Taleo
19 16 (0.17%) GitHub
20 15 (0.16%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 391 (4.17%) Firewall
2 246 (2.62%) Network Security
3 204 (2.17%) WAN
4 171 (1.82%) LAN
4 171 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 146 (1.56%) BGP
6 142 (1.51%) Internet
7 137 (1.46%) MPLS
8 131 (1.40%) SAN
9 130 (1.39%) Wireless
10 124 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 124 (1.32%) OSPF
11 111 (1.18%) VPN
12 108 (1.15%) DNS
13 99 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 92 (0.98%) Unified Communications
15 90 (0.96%) Skype
16 88 (0.94%) SSL
17 69 (0.74%) HTTP
18 68 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 379 (4.04%) Big Data
3 343 (3.65%) SAP HANA
4 304 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 274 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
6 248 (2.64%) SAP BW
7 204 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 199 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 197 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 176 (1.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 163 (1.74%) QlikView
12 155 (1.65%) Hadoop
13 139 (1.48%) Power BI
14 124 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 106 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 98 (1.04%) DB2
17 95 (1.01%) GIS
18 86 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 83 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
20 77 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 185 (1.97%) Selenium
2 162 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 126 (1.34%) JIRA
4 106 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 106 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 99 (1.05%) HP UFT
6 96 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (0.85%) Subversion
8 78 (0.83%) Vagrant
9 68 (0.72%) GoCD
10 67 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 65 (0.69%) ClearCase
12 62 (0.66%) Visual Studio
13 60 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 45 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
15 43 (0.46%) TeamCity
16 41 (0.44%) JUnit
17 38 (0.40%) Appium
18 37 (0.39%) SoapUI
19 34 (0.36%) GitLab
General
1 2712 (28.90%) Finance
2 629 (6.70%) Retail
3 582 (6.20%) Manufacturing
4 559 (5.96%) Banking
5 398 (4.24%) Marketing
5 398 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 303 (3.23%) Advertising
7 235 (2.50%) Legal
8 133 (1.42%) Billing
9 96 (1.02%) German Language
10 93 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 92 (0.98%) Law
12 89 (0.95%) Local Government
12 89 (0.95%) Publishing
13 84 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 77 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 62 (0.66%) Automotive
16 57 (0.61%) Investment Banking
17 56 (0.60%) Electronics
18 52 (0.55%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (5.56%) .NET
2 406 (4.33%) HTML
3 345 (3.68%) XML
4 303 (3.23%) Web Services
5 227 (2.42%) CSS
6 191 (2.04%) Middleware
7 109 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 92 (0.98%) J2EE
9 88 (0.94%) REST
10 84 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
11 79 (0.84%) SOAP
12 78 (0.83%) JSON
13 71 (0.76%) Java EE
14 65 (0.69%) Spring
15 59 (0.63%) AngularJS
15 59 (0.63%) BAPI
15 59 (0.63%) EDI
16 58 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
17 55 (0.59%) jQuery
18 52 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 904 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 397 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 379 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 344 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 220 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 175 (1.86%) User Experience
7 112 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 111 (1.18%) Fintech
9 101 (1.08%) Social Media
10 83 (0.88%) Derivative
11 52 (0.55%) CESG
12 51 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 50 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 49 (0.52%) Public Cloud
14 49 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
15 47 (0.50%) NHS
16 45 (0.48%) Fixed Income
17 44 (0.47%) Credit Risk
18 42 (0.45%) Clustering
18 42 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 787 (8.39%) Windows
2 584 (6.22%) Linux
3 398 (4.24%) Unix
4 271 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 163 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (0.80%) CoreOS
8 58 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 50 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (0.50%) Android
12 40 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 32 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.26%) AIX
15 20 (0.21%) Solaris
15 20 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.19%) CentOS
17 15 (0.16%) VMS
17 15 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1370 (14.60%) Presales
2 940 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
3 917 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
4 895 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 887 (9.45%) Project Management
6 835 (8.90%) ERP
7 640 (6.82%) CRM
8 584 (6.22%) Analytics
9 497 (5.30%) ITIL
10 480 (5.11%) Business Development
10 480 (5.11%) Information Security
11 436 (4.65%) Mentoring
12 433 (4.61%) Migration
13 414 (4.41%) Business Analysis
14 388 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
15 385 (4.10%) Risk Management
16 383 (4.08%) Logistics
17 366 (3.90%) Customer Requirements
18 355 (3.78%) Change Management
19 329 (3.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1370 (14.60%) SQL
2 853 (9.09%) Java
3 495 (5.27%) JavaScript
4 486 (5.18%) C#
5 380 (4.05%) C
6 312 (3.32%) Python
7 247 (2.63%) ABAP
8 192 (2.05%) C++
9 183 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 152 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 125 (1.33%) Perl
12 117 (1.25%) PHP
13 113 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 108 (1.15%) R
15 99 (1.05%) Ruby
16 96 (1.02%) Bash Shell
17 76 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 57 (0.61%) VBA
19 47 (0.50%) VB
20 40 (0.43%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1390 (14.81%) Degree
2 507 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 479 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
4 379 (4.04%) CISSP
5 310 (3.30%) CCNP
6 302 (3.22%) SC Cleared
7 280 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 223 (2.38%) CISM
9 188 (2.00%) MCSE
10 169 (1.80%) CCNA
11 153 (1.63%) CISA
12 139 (1.48%) CCIE
13 130 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 129 (1.37%) ACCA
15 119 (1.27%) CCA
16 111 (1.18%) CIMA
17 100 (1.07%) CCSE
18 87 (0.93%) CCSP
19 81 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 76 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (2.22%) QA
3 163 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 107 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 104 (1.11%) SLA
6 90 (0.96%) COBIT
7 52 (0.55%) PMO
8 49 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 38 (0.40%) GDPR
9 38 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 28 (0.30%) ISO27002
11 27 (0.29%) GPG13
12 24 (0.26%) IFRS
13 22 (0.23%) RMADS
14 20 (0.21%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.21%) MiFID
15 18 (0.19%) IFRS 9
16 17 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
18 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 362 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 266 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 115 (1.23%) Docker
5 87 (0.93%) XenApp
6 44 (0.47%) vSphere
7 39 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 14 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.13%) HDFS
12 12 (0.13%) VMware ESX
13 11 (0.12%) vCloud
14 10 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.096%) XenServer
16 8 (0.085%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (0.075%) UAG
Systems Management
1 155 (1.65%) Puppet
2 143 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 121 (1.29%) Ansible
4 102 (1.09%) SCCM
5 92 (0.98%) Nagios
6 79 (0.84%) Graphite
7 49 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 41 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 36 (0.38%) FortiGate
10 33 (0.35%) QRadar
11 30 (0.32%) SCOM
12 26 (0.28%) Netcool
13 23 (0.25%) Nessus
14 22 (0.23%) EnCase
14 22 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
15 21 (0.22%) CA Wily
16 20 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (0.20%) FTK
17 19 (0.20%) vRealize
18 18 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1918 (20.44%) SAP
2 1453 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 1115 (11.88%) Oracle
4 570 (6.07%) Cisco
5 436 (4.65%) VMware
6 285 (3.04%) IBM
7 252 (2.69%) Sage
8 227 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 227 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 219 (2.33%) Citrix
10 190 (2.02%) Google
11 187 (1.99%) Tableau
12 185 (1.97%) Splunk
13 172 (1.83%) Juniper
14 152 (1.62%) F5
15 129 (1.37%) HP
16 112 (1.19%) Informatica
17 108 (1.15%) Cognos
18 100 (1.07%) Palo Alto
19 99 (1.05%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Investigo
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Sign-on bonus and benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Codex
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Codex
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Codex
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Holid
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits, 29 days holiday
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus bonus and car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + training + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago