Period
to 16 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 42 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 3,479 7,835 10,372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.68% 5.37% 5.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 5.61% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,039 6,638 8,982
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,950 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 70,710 139,782 169,348
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.87% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,916 111,655 137,045
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -17 2,997 £60,000 - 269
UK excluding London -5 1,636 £55,000 - 184
London -19 1,395 £65,000 - 101
Work from Home -8 543 £62,500 - 54
South East -9 508 £60,000 +4.35% 40
North of England -9 329 £50,000 -4.76% 45
Midlands +16 275 £58,750 +11.90% 38
South West +11 245 £52,500 - 16
West Midlands +16 203 £55,000 +4.76% 24
North West -15 182 £55,000 +1.85% 26
East of England -3 131 £57,500 -1.71% 23
Yorkshire +9 119 £50,000 - 15
Scotland -5 78 £47,500 -9.52% 13
East Midlands +33 65 £65,000 +18.18% 12
Wales +29 47 £45,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +35 29 - - 7
North East +14 28 £60,000 +26.32% 4

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 766 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 758 (21.79%) Finance
3 711 (20.44%) Azure
4 692 (19.89%) SAP
5 521 (14.98%) Presales
6 506 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
7 439 (12.62%) SQL
8 400 (11.50%) Degree
9 385 (11.07%) Oracle
10 361 (10.38%) Windows
11 352 (10.12%) Office 365
12 331 (9.51%) Cybersecurity
13 329 (9.46%) ERP
14 322 (9.26%) AWS
15 303 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
16 292 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
17 281 (8.08%) Active Directory
18 279 (8.02%) Migration
19 277 (7.96%) Project Management
20 276 (7.93%) Java
21 274 (7.88%) CRM
21 274 (7.88%) Analytics
22 259 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
23 251 (7.21%) JavaScript
24 248 (7.13%) SAP S/4HANA
25 237 (6.81%) VMware
25 237 (6.81%) Requirements Gathering
26 224 (6.44%) Information Security
27 222 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
28 221 (6.35%) 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
1 167 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 67 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 58 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 50 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 40 (1.15%) IIS
6 30 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (0.66%) SAS
8 21 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.52%) Confluence
10 18 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.37%) NetWeaver
13 13 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.32%) CMS
15 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.26%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.20%) ArcGIS
17 7 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 105 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
7 10 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.20%) SPSS
9 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.11%) InVision
11 4 (0.11%) SketchUp
12 2 (0.057%) EViews
12 2 (0.057%) Stata
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.029%) ArcView
13 1 (0.029%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.029%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.029%) Sketch
13 1 (0.029%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 248 (7.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 141 (4.05%) SAP FI
3 137 (3.94%) Dynamics AX
4 136 (3.91%) SAP CO
4 136 (3.91%) SAP FI/CO
5 135 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
6 113 (3.25%) NetSuite
7 72 (2.07%) SAP SD
8 57 (1.64%) SAP MM
9 48 (1.38%) SAP PP
10 40 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
11 39 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
12 37 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
13 36 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
13 36 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
14 35 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 33 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
16 31 (0.89%) SAP ERP
17 30 (0.86%) SAP WM
18 29 (0.83%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 711 (20.44%) Azure
2 352 (10.12%) Office 365
3 322 (9.26%) AWS
4 222 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
5 216 (6.21%) SaaS
6 177 (5.09%) Power Platform
7 153 (4.40%) PaaS
8 142 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 109 (3.13%) IaaS
10 59 (1.70%) GCP
11 48 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (1.29%) PowerApps
13 36 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
13 36 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
14 32 (0.92%) Serverless
15 31 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (0.83%) Logic Apps
17 27 (0.78%) OneDrive
18 23 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 22 (0.63%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 143 (4.11%) Firewall
2 89 (2.56%) VPN
3 86 (2.47%) WAN
4 68 (1.95%) LAN
5 61 (1.75%) SAN
5 61 (1.75%) Wireless
6 58 (1.67%) Skype
7 57 (1.64%) Network Security
8 55 (1.58%) DNS
9 54 (1.55%) SSL
10 52 (1.49%) Internet
11 50 (1.44%) TCP/IP
12 45 (1.29%) VoIP
13 44 (1.26%) HTTP
14 43 (1.24%) NetScaler
15 39 (1.12%) DHCP
16 36 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (0.78%) Cisco Firepower
18 25 (0.72%) Unified Communications
19 24 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.31%) Power BI
3 81 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (2.07%) Big Data
5 66 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (1.87%) SAP HANA
7 59 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
9 48 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 43 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 40 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (1.09%) Data Lake
14 37 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
15 36 (1.03%) MySQL
16 34 (0.98%) Relational Database
17 27 (0.78%) SAP BW
18 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 21 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
20 19 (0.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 60 (1.72%) JIRA
2 42 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 35 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 34 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.66%) Selenium
6 16 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.43%) JMeter
8 14 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 13 (0.37%) NWDS
9 13 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
10 12 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 11 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (0.32%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.26%) Travis CI
14 8 (0.23%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.23%) GitLab
14 8 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 758 (21.79%) Finance
2 185 (5.32%) Marketing
3 165 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 161 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 119 (3.42%) Law
6 115 (3.31%) Retail
7 90 (2.59%) Banking
8 54 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.41%) Legal
10 36 (1.03%) Advertising
11 34 (0.98%) Billing
12 29 (0.83%) Local Government
12 29 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.75%) General Ledger
14 24 (0.69%) French Language
15 18 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 18 (0.52%) Games
16 15 (0.43%) Electronics
17 12 (0.34%) Back Office
17 12 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (5.58%) HTML
2 165 (4.74%) .NET
3 147 (4.23%) CSS
4 136 (3.91%) XML
5 112 (3.22%) Web Services
6 102 (2.93%) SOAP
7 67 (1.93%) REST
8 64 (1.84%) J2EE
9 57 (1.64%) JSON
10 55 (1.58%) SAML
11 53 (1.52%) AngularJS
12 43 (1.24%) OAuth
13 41 (1.18%) LDAP
14 40 (1.15%) OpenID
15 38 (1.09%) Middleware
16 36 (1.03%) ASP.NET
16 36 (1.03%) SAP Basis
17 33 (0.95%) Apache Flex
18 31 (0.89%) Ajax
19 29 (0.83%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 217 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
3 147 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 104 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 65 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 64 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (1.64%) Driving Licence
8 54 (1.55%) User Experience
9 42 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
10 33 (0.95%) Blog
11 28 (0.80%) FMCG
12 27 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.63%) Reinsurance
14 21 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.60%) Private Cloud
15 20 (0.57%) Clustering
16 18 (0.52%) CMDB
16 18 (0.52%) Internet of Things
17 17 (0.49%) Cyberattack
17 17 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 361 (10.38%) Windows
2 216 (6.21%) Linux
3 150 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 125 (3.59%) Windows 10
5 104 (2.99%) Unix
6 65 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 34 (0.98%) Android
10 32 (0.92%) AIX
11 29 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 27 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 20 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.26%) CentOS
16 9 (0.26%) Solaris
16 9 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.20%) Mesosphere
17 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (14.98%) Presales
2 506 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (9.51%) Cybersecurity
4 329 (9.46%) ERP
5 303 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
6 292 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
7 279 (8.02%) Migration
8 277 (7.96%) Project Management
9 274 (7.88%) Analytics
9 274 (7.88%) CRM
10 259 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 237 (6.81%) Requirements Gathering
12 224 (6.44%) Information Security
13 221 (6.35%) ITIL
14 208 (5.98%) Project Delivery
15 188 (5.40%) Business Development
16 184 (5.29%) Risk Management
17 154 (4.43%) DevOps
18 144 (4.14%) Scrum
19 128 (3.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 439 (12.62%) SQL
2 276 (7.93%) Java
3 251 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 186 (5.35%) Python
5 153 (4.40%) C#
6 110 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 107 (3.08%) C
8 79 (2.27%) ABAP
9 49 (1.41%) R
10 29 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 29 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 27 (0.78%) PHP
12 25 (0.72%) C++
13 24 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 24 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.63%) Ruby
15 20 (0.57%) Groovy
16 17 (0.49%) Apex Code
16 17 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 14 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 400 (11.50%) Degree
2 221 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 190 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (4.97%) CISSP
5 171 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 147 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 100 (2.87%) CCNP
8 98 (2.82%) CISM
9 84 (2.41%) CCNA
10 64 (1.84%) MCSE
11 42 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 36 (1.03%) MCSA
13 34 (0.98%) DV Cleared
14 33 (0.95%) ACCA
14 33 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
15 31 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
15 31 (0.89%) CISA
16 30 (0.86%) CRISC
17 25 (0.72%) MCP
18 24 (0.69%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 61 (1.75%) QA
4 57 (1.64%) NIST
5 48 (1.38%) GDPR
6 45 (1.29%) SLA
7 33 (0.95%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.72%) NCSC
9 20 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.37%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.26%) PMO
14 8 (0.23%) COBIT
14 8 (0.23%) PSD2
15 7 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
15 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.20%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.17%) Def Stans
System Software
1 281 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 160 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 58 (1.67%) Docker
5 44 (1.26%) vSphere
6 39 (1.12%) XenApp
6 39 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 29 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.63%) VMware NSX
9 15 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (0.37%) NFS
10 13 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.32%) vCloud
12 7 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.17%) Xen
14 5 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 119 (3.42%) SCCM
2 114 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (1.61%) Ansible
3 56 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 54 (1.55%) Terraform
5 39 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 33 (0.95%) SCOM
7 27 (0.78%) Puppet
8 26 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
10 23 (0.66%) Data Guard
11 22 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
12 19 (0.55%) XenMobile
13 16 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
14 13 (0.37%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.34%) vCenter Server
16 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
17 10 (0.29%) Cisco CME
17 10 (0.29%) FortiGate
17 10 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 766 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 692 (19.89%) SAP
3 385 (11.07%) Oracle
4 237 (6.81%) VMware
5 145 (4.17%) Cisco
6 118 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
7 111 (3.19%) ServiceNow
8 95 (2.73%) Citrix
9 77 (2.21%) EMC
10 75 (2.16%) Google
11 68 (1.95%) HP
12 59 (1.70%) Tableau
13 51 (1.47%) IBM
14 48 (1.38%) CheckPoint
15 43 (1.24%) Dell
16 42 (1.21%) NetApp
17 41 (1.18%) Brocade
17 41 (1.18%) JD Edwards
18 38 (1.09%) Sage
19 37 (1.06%) Adobe