Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 77 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 -33 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5,208 1,960 7,371
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 3.95% 5.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 4.16% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,310 1,450 5,337
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,375 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 115,936 47,164 131,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.02% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 80,093 39,498 106,150
10th Percentile £31,888 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 0 4,081 £62,500 +4.17% 931
UK excluding London +12 2,172 £55,000 - 560
London -15 1,983 £67,500 +3.85% 393
Work from Home -12 1,505 £65,000 +4.00% 279
South East -11 639 £57,500 -4.17% 115
North of England +57 572 £55,000 +15.79% 158
Midlands +34 411 £55,000 +10.00% 109
North West +60 370 £62,500 +13.64% 85
West Midlands +33 293 £55,000 +10.00% 80
Scotland +21 189 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South West -50 172 £57,500 +4.55% 66
Yorkshire -6 171 £50,000 +25.00% 42
East of England -33 126 £52,500 +5.00% 64
East Midlands -13 90 £62,500 +25.00% 27
Wales -6 66 £42,500 -15.00% 6
North East -2 36 £50,000 +42.86% 31
Northern Ireland -40 7 £30,000 +27.66% 2

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 1,739 (33.39%) Social Skills
2 1,349 (25.90%) Finance
3 1,194 (22.93%) Microsoft
4 1,013 (19.45%) Azure
5 834 (16.01%) Presales
6 823 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
7 658 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
8 644 (12.37%) SAP
9 614 (11.79%) Project Management
10 572 (10.98%) Degree
11 552 (10.60%) SQL
12 536 (10.29%) Analytics
13 528 (10.14%) AWS
14 508 (9.75%) ERP
15 494 (9.49%) Migration
16 488 (9.37%) Security Cleared
17 482 (9.25%) Oracle
18 473 (9.08%) Microsoft 365
19 466 (8.95%) Requirements Gathering
20 460 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
21 458 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
22 446 (8.56%) Retail
23 417 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
23 417 (8.01%) SaaS
24 395 (7.58%) DevOps
25 386 (7.41%) Windows
26 385 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
27 373 (7.16%) Risk Management
28 360 (6.91%) Business Development
29 356 (6.84%) Marketing

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
1 276 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.46%) Documentum
3 48 (0.92%) Apache Spark
4 36 (0.69%) Confluence
5 35 (0.67%) IIS
6 33 (0.63%) NetWeaver
7 32 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.52%) CMS
8 27 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.40%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.35%) SAS
11 15 (0.29%) LiveCycle
11 15 (0.29%) OpenEdge
11 15 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.27%) Mendix
12 14 (0.27%) Mule
13 13 (0.25%) Apache
14 12 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 12 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 211 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.46%) Oracle Smart View
6 20 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.17%) SPSS
10 8 (0.15%) Windchill
11 5 (0.096%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.077%) Simulink
13 3 (0.058%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.058%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.058%) InVision
13 3 (0.058%) Sketch
14 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.038%) CPLEX
14 2 (0.038%) Figma
14 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 257 (4.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 117 (2.25%) NetSuite
3 105 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 105 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 90 (1.73%) Oracle ERP
5 73 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
5 73 (1.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 67 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
7 59 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 53 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
9 52 (1.00%) SAP BPC
10 51 (0.98%) TrackWise
11 44 (0.84%) SAP FI
11 44 (0.84%) SAP SD
12 43 (0.83%) SAP Business One
13 41 (0.79%) SAP CO
13 41 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
14 38 (0.73%) SAP MM
15 37 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 36 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,013 (19.45%) Azure
2 528 (10.14%) AWS
3 473 (9.08%) Microsoft 365
4 417 (8.01%) SaaS
5 346 (6.64%) Power Platform
6 292 (5.61%) Dynamics 365
7 237 (4.55%) GCP
8 205 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 160 (3.07%) Veeva
10 133 (2.55%) IaaS
11 119 (2.28%) PowerApps
12 104 (2.00%) PaaS
13 81 (1.56%) Power Automate
14 59 (1.13%) OneDrive
15 48 (0.92%) Azure Logic Apps
16 47 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
17 44 (0.84%) GitHub
18 40 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
19 39 (0.75%) Azure Sentinel
20 36 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.19%) Firewall
2 148 (2.84%) VPN
3 106 (2.04%) Network Security
3 106 (2.04%) WAN
4 104 (2.00%) LAN
5 72 (1.38%) SAN
6 63 (1.21%) Unified Communications
7 45 (0.86%) Internet
8 44 (0.84%) Wireless
9 43 (0.83%) 5G
10 39 (0.75%) DNS
11 37 (0.71%) TCP/IP
12 32 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 31 (0.60%) VLAN
14 30 (0.58%) SD-WAN
15 27 (0.52%) BGP
15 27 (0.52%) OSPF
16 24 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (0.46%) DHCP
17 21 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 235 (4.51%) Power BI
3 142 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 115 (2.21%) Tableau
5 114 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 107 (2.05%) Big Data
7 99 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 88 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 86 (1.65%) SAP HANA
10 66 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 61 (1.17%) Data Lake
12 57 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 52 (1.00%) Blockchain
13 52 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 46 (0.88%) SAP BW
15 43 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
17 35 (0.67%) MongoDB
18 32 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
19 30 (0.58%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 76 (1.46%) JIRA
2 57 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 45 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 32 (0.61%) Selenium
5 25 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
5 25 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.25%) webpack
8 12 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 8 (0.15%) JMeter
10 7 (0.13%) Balsamiq
10 7 (0.13%) Terragrunt
11 6 (0.12%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.12%) GitLab
11 6 (0.12%) Maven
11 6 (0.12%) Postman
11 6 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.12%) Toad
12 5 (0.096%) LSMW
12 5 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1,739 (33.39%) Social Skills
2 1,349 (25.90%) Finance
3 446 (8.56%) Retail
4 385 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
5 356 (6.84%) Marketing
6 317 (6.09%) Presentation Skills
7 265 (5.09%) Public Sector
8 244 (4.69%) Law
9 241 (4.63%) Manufacturing
10 199 (3.82%) Legal
11 175 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 153 (2.94%) Telecoms
13 138 (2.65%) Banking
14 115 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
15 90 (1.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 84 (1.61%) Billing
17 83 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
18 80 (1.54%) Police
19 78 (1.50%) French Language
20 76 (1.46%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (3.49%) Web Services
2 163 (3.13%) .NET
3 139 (2.67%) HTML
4 106 (2.04%) XML
5 95 (1.82%) REST
6 88 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 85 (1.63%) SOAP
8 70 (1.34%) AngularJS
9 69 (1.32%) Kafka
10 65 (1.25%) CSS
11 64 (1.23%) React
12 52 (1.00%) EDI
13 51 (0.98%) RESTful
13 51 (0.98%) XSLT
14 44 (0.84%) MDX
15 39 (0.75%) ASP.NET
15 39 (0.75%) JSON
16 37 (0.71%) Node.js
17 29 (0.56%) Middleware
18 28 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 318 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
2 267 (5.13%) Public Cloud
3 235 (4.51%) Life Science
4 228 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 203 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 197 (3.78%) EPoS
7 84 (1.61%) Smart Meter
8 83 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 80 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 78 (1.50%) User Experience
11 74 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 61 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 55 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
14 53 (1.02%) Cloud Native
15 52 (1.00%) PKI
16 50 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
17 47 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
18 44 (0.84%) Smart City
19 43 (0.83%) Social Media
20 40 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 386 (7.41%) Windows
2 255 (4.90%) Linux
3 206 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 92 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 48 (0.92%) Unix
6 32 (0.61%) Android
7 24 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 24 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (0.40%) CentOS
11 17 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.31%) VyOS
13 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.15%) SUSE
17 7 (0.13%) OS/400
18 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (16.01%) Presales
2 823 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
3 658 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
4 614 (11.79%) Project Management
5 536 (10.29%) Analytics
6 508 (9.75%) ERP
7 494 (9.49%) Migration
8 466 (8.95%) Requirements Gathering
9 460 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
10 458 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 417 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 395 (7.58%) DevOps
13 373 (7.16%) Risk Management
14 360 (6.91%) Business Development
15 356 (6.84%) Project Delivery
16 312 (5.99%) Coaching
17 299 (5.74%) Mentoring
18 295 (5.66%) CRM
19 280 (5.38%) Information Security
20 250 (4.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 552 (10.60%) SQL
2 277 (5.32%) Python
3 239 (4.59%) JavaScript
4 233 (4.47%) Java
5 181 (3.48%) PowerShell
6 147 (2.82%) C#
7 101 (1.94%) C
8 95 (1.82%) ABAP
9 62 (1.19%) R
10 61 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 46 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 40 (0.77%) PHP
13 39 (0.75%) XPath
14 38 (0.73%) C++
15 30 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 28 (0.54%) Perl
16 28 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 26 (0.50%) Scala
18 24 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 572 (10.98%) Degree
2 488 (9.37%) Security Cleared
3 289 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 186 (3.57%) CISSP
5 149 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 143 (2.75%) CISM
7 140 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 78 (1.50%) CCNA
9 77 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 72 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
11 71 (1.36%) CCNP
12 53 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
13 46 (0.88%) ACCA
14 44 (0.84%) CIMA
14 44 (0.84%) CISA
15 41 (0.79%) DV Cleared
16 40 (0.77%) Master's Degree
17 36 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 32 (0.61%) PhD
19 31 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 219 (4.21%) GDPR
3 184 (3.53%) NIST
4 151 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 150 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 107 (2.05%) QA
7 89 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 72 (1.38%) PCI DSS
9 54 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 53 (1.02%) GRC
11 44 (0.84%) NCSC
12 34 (0.65%) PMO
13 29 (0.56%) CDISC
14 27 (0.52%) Accessibility
15 26 (0.50%) SLA
16 24 (0.46%) COBIT
17 19 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 17 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 15 (0.29%) IASME
19 15 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 319 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 180 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 119 (2.28%) Docker
5 25 (0.48%) vSphere
6 23 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 16 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.25%) Firmware
8 13 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.12%) XenApp
13 4 (0.077%) HDFS
13 4 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.077%) NFS
13 4 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.077%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.058%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 196 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 163 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 147 (2.82%) Terraform
4 118 (2.27%) SCCM
5 112 (2.15%) Ansible
6 85 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
7 76 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 46 (0.88%) Puppet
9 40 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (0.46%) Packer
11 21 (0.40%) QRadar
12 17 (0.33%) CASB
13 16 (0.31%) Nessus
14 12 (0.23%) Consul
15 11 (0.21%) WSUS
16 9 (0.17%) Matomo
16 9 (0.17%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 8 (0.15%) Nagios
17 8 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,194 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 644 (12.37%) SAP
3 482 (9.25%) Oracle
4 342 (6.57%) Salesforce.com
5 258 (4.95%) VMware
6 240 (4.61%) Google
7 177 (3.40%) Cisco
8 158 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 150 (2.88%) Adobe
10 108 (2.07%) IBM
11 94 (1.80%) JD Edwards
12 92 (1.77%) Apple
13 89 (1.71%) Splunk
14 75 (1.44%) Informatica
15 66 (1.27%) Workday
16 64 (1.23%) Pardot
17 60 (1.15%) Dell
18 57 (1.09%) HP
18 57 (1.09%) OpenText
19 56 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud