Period
to 29 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 55 38
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6,292 7,320 10,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.02% 4.81% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 5.02% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,496 5,256 7,693
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,313 £30,500 £32,035
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 119,773 145,847 166,971
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.92% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 95,883 116,580 136,217
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +9 5,455 £57,500 - 1,199
UK excluding London +10 3,010 £52,500 - 800
London +1 2,604 £65,000 +8.33% 462
South East +5 861 £57,500 - 201
North of England +8 674 £52,500 +5.00% 192
Midlands +20 504 £54,000 +10.77% 144
West Midlands +18 418 £54,000 +11.34% 106
South West +46 401 £45,000 -14.29% 103
North West -9 384 £53,500 +1.90% 113
Yorkshire +32 269 £50,000 +11.11% 53
East of England +34 240 £56,000 +6.67% 97
Scotland +16 218 £52,500 +5.00% 48
Wales -6 88 £45,000 +12.50% 19
East Midlands +16 78 £52,500 +10.53% 36
Northern Ireland +3 26 £45,000 +80.00% 2
North East -16 21 £40,000 - 26
Channel Islands +3 1 - -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,445 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 1,437 (22.84%) Finance
3 1,185 (18.83%) SAP
4 1,178 (18.72%) Azure
5 949 (15.08%) Presales
6 903 (14.35%) Degree
7 898 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
8 857 (13.62%) SQL
9 808 (12.84%) Windows
10 705 (11.20%) Oracle
11 656 (10.43%) AWS
12 651 (10.35%) Cybersecurity
13 630 (10.01%) Office 365
14 600 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
15 565 (8.98%) Project Management
16 554 (8.80%) ERP
17 516 (8.20%) Analytics
18 495 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 482 (7.66%) Active Directory
20 478 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
21 475 (7.55%) Java
22 455 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
23 430 (6.83%) DevOps
24 423 (6.72%) Migration
25 409 (6.50%) Security Cleared
26 403 (6.40%) Linux
27 402 (6.39%) Project Delivery
28 393 (6.25%) Python
29 384 (6.10%) SQL Server
30 377 (5.99%) VMware

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
1 322 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.75%) Skype for Business
3 107 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
4 103 (1.64%) IIS
5 84 (1.34%) MS Exchange
6 71 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 63 (1.00%) SAS
8 57 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 49 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 46 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
12 36 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 34 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 33 (0.52%) CMS
15 28 (0.45%) ArcGIS
16 25 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
17 24 (0.38%) Confluence
18 23 (0.37%) NetWeaver
19 22 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 200 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 82 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.22%) SPSS
9 6 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
9 6 (0.095%) InVision
10 5 (0.079%) Sketch
11 4 (0.064%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.048%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.048%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.032%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.032%) Revit
13 2 (0.032%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 295 (4.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 187 (2.97%) SAP CO
3 181 (2.88%) SAP FI
4 180 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 164 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
5 164 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 161 (2.56%) SAP PP
7 121 (1.92%) SAP SD
8 109 (1.73%) NetSuite
9 104 (1.65%) SAP MM
10 97 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
11 87 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
12 84 (1.34%) SAP SCM
13 71 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 65 (1.03%) SAP Business One
15 59 (0.94%) SAP HCM
16 57 (0.91%) SAP PS
17 53 (0.84%) SAP HR
17 53 (0.84%) SAP WM
18 49 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,178 (18.72%) Azure
2 656 (10.43%) AWS
3 630 (10.01%) Office 365
4 238 (3.78%) Dynamics 365
4 238 (3.78%) SaaS
5 231 (3.67%) PaaS
6 223 (3.54%) GCP
7 200 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 196 (3.12%) Power Platform
9 166 (2.64%) IaaS
10 120 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
11 111 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
12 109 (1.73%) Serverless
13 80 (1.27%) G Suite
14 71 (1.13%) OneDrive
15 52 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 40 (0.64%) CloudBees
17 35 (0.56%) PowerApps
18 33 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
19 31 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 314 (4.99%) Firewall
2 189 (3.00%) WAN
3 176 (2.80%) Network Security
4 141 (2.24%) Skype
5 137 (2.18%) LAN
6 127 (2.02%) Internet
7 103 (1.64%) Wireless
8 100 (1.59%) VPN
9 94 (1.49%) TCP/IP
10 92 (1.46%) MPLS
11 90 (1.43%) DNS
11 90 (1.43%) Unified Communications
12 88 (1.40%) DHCP
13 85 (1.35%) HTTP
14 82 (1.30%) NetScaler
15 59 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (0.89%) SAN
17 54 (0.86%) Cisco Firepower
18 52 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 186 (2.96%) Big Data
3 159 (2.53%) Power BI
4 145 (2.30%) SAP HANA
5 134 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 133 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 98 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 82 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 77 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 77 (1.22%) MySQL
10 66 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 60 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 60 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 52 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
14 48 (0.76%) SAP BW
15 45 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
16 43 (0.68%) Blockchain
17 39 (0.62%) QlikView
18 37 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 150 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 145 (2.30%) JIRA
3 130 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 108 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 80 (1.27%) Selenium
6 77 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 61 (0.97%) SoapUI
8 60 (0.95%) JMeter
9 56 (0.89%) LoadRunner
10 45 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 37 (0.59%) Maven
11 37 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 37 (0.59%) Subversion
12 36 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 32 (0.51%) TeamCity
14 30 (0.48%) Bitbucket
14 30 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
14 30 (0.48%) SpecFlow
15 24 (0.38%) Travis CI
16 23 (0.37%) git-flow
General
1 1,437 (22.84%) Finance
2 347 (5.51%) Public Sector
3 297 (4.72%) Marketing
4 261 (4.15%) Retail
5 240 (3.81%) Banking
6 233 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 158 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 127 (2.02%) Law
9 84 (1.34%) Advertising
9 84 (1.34%) Legal
10 80 (1.27%) French Language
11 70 (1.11%) German Language
12 58 (0.92%) Electronics
13 51 (0.81%) Billing
14 45 (0.72%) General Ledger
14 45 (0.72%) Local Government
15 42 (0.67%) Military
16 38 (0.60%) Spanish Language
17 37 (0.59%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (5.23%) .NET
2 239 (3.80%) HTML
3 204 (3.24%) XML
4 170 (2.70%) Web Services
5 166 (2.64%) CSS
6 145 (2.30%) Middleware
7 119 (1.89%) REST
8 109 (1.73%) J2EE
9 84 (1.34%) SOAP
10 83 (1.32%) JSON
11 70 (1.11%) AngularJS
11 70 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
12 67 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 66 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
14 52 (0.83%) RESTful
15 50 (0.79%) Node.js
16 45 (0.72%) SAP Basis
17 39 (0.62%) LDAP
18 37 (0.59%) Kafka
18 37 (0.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 478 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 227 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 112 (1.78%) Public Cloud
6 109 (1.73%) User Experience
7 86 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 79 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (0.99%) Virtual Team
11 57 (0.91%) PKI
12 54 (0.86%) FMCG
13 51 (0.81%) Clustering
13 51 (0.81%) Internet of Things
14 49 (0.78%) Robotics
15 46 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
15 46 (0.73%) PlayStation
16 45 (0.72%) Private Cloud
17 42 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
18 41 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 808 (12.84%) Windows
2 403 (6.40%) Linux
3 355 (5.64%) Windows Server
4 214 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 186 (2.96%) Unix
6 68 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 44 (0.70%) OS/400
10 40 (0.64%) Android
10 40 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 22 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.29%) Mesosphere
13 11 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.16%) CentOS
15 9 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.13%) AIX
16 8 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.095%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.095%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (15.08%) Presales
2 898 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
3 651 (10.35%) Cybersecurity
4 600 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
5 565 (8.98%) Project Management
6 554 (8.80%) ERP
7 516 (8.20%) Analytics
8 495 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 455 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
10 430 (6.83%) DevOps
11 423 (6.72%) Migration
12 402 (6.39%) Project Delivery
13 369 (5.86%) Business Development
14 366 (5.82%) ITIL
15 365 (5.80%) CRM
16 324 (5.15%) Information Security
17 275 (4.37%) Business Analysis
18 271 (4.31%) Mentoring
19 267 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
20 239 (3.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 857 (13.62%) SQL
2 475 (7.55%) Java
3 393 (6.25%) Python
4 312 (4.96%) C
5 283 (4.50%) C#
6 280 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 242 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 128 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 99 (1.57%) ABAP
10 94 (1.49%) Perl
11 91 (1.45%) R
12 87 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 85 (1.35%) C++
14 64 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 41 (0.65%) PHP
15 41 (0.65%) VBScript
16 39 (0.62%) Ruby
17 29 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 25 (0.40%) Scala
18 25 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 903 (14.35%) Degree
2 409 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 306 (4.86%) CISSP
4 278 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 262 (4.16%) SC Cleared
6 225 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
7 175 (2.78%) CISM
8 152 (2.42%) MCSE
9 129 (2.05%) CCNP
10 112 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 100 (1.59%) MCSA
12 87 (1.38%) CCNA
13 79 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 69 (1.10%) Master's Degree
15 60 (0.95%) CIMA
16 56 (0.89%) CISA
17 47 (0.75%) DV Cleared
18 46 (0.73%) CCIE
18 46 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
19 43 (0.68%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (2.10%) QA
3 106 (1.68%) GDPR
4 102 (1.62%) NIST
5 95 (1.51%) PCI DSS
6 85 (1.35%) SLA
7 76 (1.21%) Data Quality
8 48 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 40 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 34 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 34 (0.54%) NCSC
11 27 (0.43%) IFRS
11 27 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.33%) COBIT
13 20 (0.32%) RMADS
14 18 (0.29%) PMO
15 16 (0.25%) Basel II
16 14 (0.22%) IFRS 9
16 14 (0.22%) JSP 440
17 12 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 482 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 271 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (2.86%) Docker
4 172 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 122 (1.94%) XenApp
6 98 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 52 (0.83%) vSphere
8 40 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 27 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 20 (0.32%) vCloud
13 15 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.16%) Apache Flume
14 10 (0.16%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.11%) Snort
17 5 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 207 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 180 (2.86%) SCCM
3 131 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 126 (2.00%) Puppet
5 122 (1.94%) Ansible
6 100 (1.59%) Terraform
7 96 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
9 48 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
10 38 (0.60%) Rancher
11 36 (0.57%) XenMobile
12 34 (0.54%) EnCase
13 31 (0.49%) Consul
14 29 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
14 29 (0.46%) Nagios
15 28 (0.45%) SCOM
16 25 (0.40%) vCenter Server
17 24 (0.38%) Automic
17 24 (0.38%) Kibana
17 24 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,445 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 1,185 (18.83%) SAP
3 705 (11.20%) Oracle
4 377 (5.99%) VMware
5 266 (4.23%) Cisco
6 223 (3.54%) Google
7 218 (3.46%) Citrix
8 181 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
9 148 (2.35%) IBM
10 137 (2.18%) Splunk
11 132 (2.10%) ServiceNow
12 88 (1.40%) HP
13 78 (1.24%) Dell
14 68 (1.08%) Tableau
15 65 (1.03%) CheckPoint
16 62 (0.99%) NetApp
17 57 (0.91%) Palo Alto
18 56 (0.89%) Ariba
19 55 (0.87%) Hyperion
19 55 (0.87%) Sage