The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5365 5981 7383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.02% 6.08% 6.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 6.30% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3898 4350 5631
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -5 4899 £55,000 - 755
London +3 2335 £60,000 - 348
South East +4 844 £52,500 +5.00% 90
North West -15 384 £45,000 - 72
East of England -16 272 £52,500 +5.00% 44
South West +9 260 £50,000 -2.43% 31
West Midlands -12 258 £50,000 - 47
Berkshire -1 257 £52,500 -8.69% 29
Manchester -27 215 £47,500 +2.15% 44
City of London -11 201 £57,500 -4.16% 102
Scotland +4 197 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Yorkshire -10 196 £51,250 +13.88% 42
Surrey +16 177 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Hampshire +21 148 £45,000 -10.00% 16
West Yorkshire +2 141 £52,500 +23.52% 23
Edinburgh +3 130 £50,000 - 19
Leeds -7 115 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Birmingham -9 112 £52,500 -4.54% 23
Hertfordshire -22 109 £55,000 - 19
Reading -7 106 £52,500 -4.54% 18
Gloucestershire +15 84 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Cheshire 0 73 £42,500 -10.52% 13
Bristol -17 72 £45,000 -21.73% 21
Cambridgeshire -25 71 £52,500 +8.24% 9
Cambridge +13 61 £52,750 -12.08% 9
East Midlands -20 59 £51,250 -2.38% 23
Oxfordshire +17 58 £35,000 -30.00% 9
Egham +9 56 - -
Watford -8 56 £54,500 -0.90% 5
North East +1 55 £50,000 -9.09% 22

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 2662 (26.52%) Finance
2 2011 (20.04%) SAP
3 1564 (15.58%) Microsoft
4 1537 (15.31%) Degree
5 1424 (14.19%) Presales
6 1400 (13.95%) SQL
7 1176 (11.72%) Oracle
8 1031 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
9 997 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 966 (9.62%) Project Management
11 957 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
12 941 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
13 866 (8.63%) ERP
14 830 (8.27%) Java
15 786 (7.83%) Windows
16 682 (6.79%) Analytics
17 674 (6.72%) Retail
18 640 (6.38%) SQL Server
19 638 (6.36%) Manufacturing
20 631 (6.29%) CRM
21 621 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
22 603 (6.01%) Linux
23 597 (5.95%) Banking
24 545 (5.43%) Mentoring
25 544 (5.42%) ITIL
25 544 (5.42%) JavaScript
26 541 (5.39%) Cisco
27 531 (5.29%) Security Cleared
28 526 (5.24%) Business Development
29 507 (5.05%) Migration

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
1 228 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 198 (1.97%) SAS
3 137 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 125 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 123 (1.23%) IIS
6 90 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 74 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 72 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 68 (0.68%) NetWeaver
10 67 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 59 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 58 (0.58%) JBoss
13 55 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 48 (0.48%) Apache Spark
15 45 (0.45%) Apache
16 40 (0.40%) CMS
16 40 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 38 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
18 33 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 285 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 256 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 174 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 38 (0.38%) SPSS
7 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.100%) InVision
11 8 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
12 6 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
13 5 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.050%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.030%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.030%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.030%) Simulink
15 2 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 374 (3.73%) SAP FI
2 356 (3.55%) SAP CO
2 356 (3.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 352 (3.51%) SAP MM
4 313 (3.12%) SAP SD
5 265 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 230 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
7 200 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
8 188 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
9 166 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
10 159 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
11 130 (1.30%) NetSuite
12 127 (1.27%) SAP WM
13 120 (1.20%) SAP PP
14 114 (1.14%) SAP SCM
15 106 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
16 98 (0.98%) SAP QM
17 90 (0.90%) SAP BPC
18 86 (0.86%) SAP HR
19 81 (0.81%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 621 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 386 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 357 (3.56%) Office 365
4 236 (2.35%) SaaS
5 121 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 118 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
7 101 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 98 (0.98%) IaaS
9 72 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 68 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 64 (0.64%) PaaS
12 58 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 57 (0.57%) Force.com
14 53 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 49 (0.49%) CloudBees
16 40 (0.40%) Taleo
17 34 (0.34%) Slack
18 33 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
19 29 (0.29%) Amazon S3
20 28 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 336 (3.35%) Firewall
2 218 (2.17%) Network Security
3 209 (2.08%) WAN
4 192 (1.91%) Wireless
5 176 (1.75%) LAN
6 151 (1.50%) Internet
7 136 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 132 (1.32%) SAN
9 117 (1.17%) MPLS
10 114 (1.14%) DNS
10 114 (1.14%) VPN
11 110 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
11 110 (1.10%) Skype
12 99 (0.99%) BGP
13 86 (0.86%) Unified Communications
14 78 (0.78%) OSPF
15 64 (0.64%) VoIP
16 62 (0.62%) DHCP
16 62 (0.62%) Ethernet
17 53 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 364 (3.63%) Big Data
3 292 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 281 (2.80%) SAP HANA
5 223 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 215 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 214 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 187 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 179 (1.78%) QlikView
9 179 (1.78%) SAP BW
10 153 (1.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 152 (1.51%) Power BI
12 142 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 128 (1.28%) Hadoop
14 109 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 99 (0.99%) GIS
16 86 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
17 83 (0.83%) MySQL
18 79 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
19 70 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 241 (2.40%) Selenium
2 179 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 140 (1.39%) JIRA
4 111 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 103 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 90 (0.90%) HP UFT
7 86 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 79 (0.79%) Cucumber
9 73 (0.73%) JUnit
10 70 (0.70%) Subversion
11 64 (0.64%) TestNG
12 61 (0.61%) Vagrant
13 59 (0.59%) Appium
13 59 (0.59%) GoCD
14 55 (0.55%) Maven
14 55 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
15 54 (0.54%) Protractor
16 53 (0.53%) Jasmine
17 49 (0.49%) ClearCase
17 49 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 2662 (26.52%) Finance
2 674 (6.72%) Retail
3 638 (6.36%) Manufacturing
4 597 (5.95%) Banking
5 457 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 439 (4.37%) Marketing
7 302 (3.01%) Advertising
8 246 (2.45%) Legal
9 179 (1.78%) Billing
10 108 (1.08%) Automotive
10 108 (1.08%) Law
11 99 (0.99%) Electronics
12 96 (0.96%) General Ledger
12 96 (0.96%) Local Government
13 81 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 80 (0.80%) German Language
14 80 (0.80%) Publishing
15 67 (0.67%) French Language
16 63 (0.63%) Back Office
16 63 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (5.00%) .NET
2 436 (4.34%) HTML
3 333 (3.32%) XML
4 303 (3.02%) Web Services
5 263 (2.62%) CSS
6 169 (1.68%) Middleware
7 128 (1.28%) SOAP
8 126 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 113 (1.13%) ASP.NET
10 91 (0.91%) JSON
11 87 (0.87%) IDoc
12 76 (0.76%) Spring
13 75 (0.75%) RESTful
14 73 (0.73%) J2EE
15 70 (0.70%) REST
16 69 (0.69%) jQuery
17 63 (0.63%) JMS
18 55 (0.55%) BAPI
19 53 (0.53%) AngularJS
20 49 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 957 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 414 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 378 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 315 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 203 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 181 (1.80%) User Experience
7 139 (1.38%) Fintech
8 133 (1.33%) Driving Licence
9 97 (0.97%) Social Media
10 82 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 80 (0.80%) NHS
12 78 (0.78%) Derivative
13 68 (0.68%) Public Cloud
14 63 (0.63%) Blog
14 63 (0.63%) Life Science
15 60 (0.60%) Mobile App
16 56 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
16 56 (0.56%) Private Cloud
17 49 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 46 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 786 (7.83%) Windows
2 603 (6.01%) Linux
3 375 (3.74%) Unix
4 304 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 131 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (0.54%) CoreOS
8 38 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 29 (0.29%) AIX
10 29 (0.29%) Android
11 21 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 18 (0.18%) Solaris
14 15 (0.15%) VMS
15 14 (0.14%) HPUX
16 12 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1424 (14.19%) Presales
2 1031 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
3 997 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 966 (9.62%) Project Management
5 941 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 866 (8.63%) ERP
7 682 (6.79%) Analytics
8 631 (6.29%) CRM
9 545 (5.43%) Mentoring
10 544 (5.42%) ITIL
11 526 (5.24%) Business Development
12 507 (5.05%) Migration
13 465 (4.63%) Customer Requirements
14 460 (4.58%) Information Security
15 404 (4.03%) Change Management
16 400 (3.99%) DevOps
17 396 (3.95%) Business Analysis
18 392 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
19 390 (3.89%) Logistics
20 385 (3.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1400 (13.95%) SQL
2 830 (8.27%) Java
3 544 (5.42%) JavaScript
4 436 (4.34%) C#
5 434 (4.32%) C
6 340 (3.39%) Python
7 244 (2.43%) ABAP
8 183 (1.82%) C++
8 183 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 127 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 125 (1.25%) Ruby
11 121 (1.21%) R
12 120 (1.20%) PHP
13 111 (1.11%) Perl
14 107 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 96 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 94 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 59 (0.59%) VBA
18 47 (0.47%) Scala
19 43 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1537 (15.31%) Degree
2 531 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 390 (3.89%) CISSP
4 383 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 342 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 304 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 216 (2.15%) CISM
8 211 (2.10%) CCNP
9 199 (1.98%) MCSE
10 161 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 156 (1.55%) CISA
12 132 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
13 127 (1.27%) CCNA
14 107 (1.07%) CCIE
15 104 (1.04%) ACCA
16 100 (1.00%) CIMA
17 83 (0.83%) CCA
18 77 (0.77%) CEH
19 74 (0.74%) MCSA
20 71 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 175 (1.74%) QA
3 155 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 120 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 85 (0.85%) PMO
6 79 (0.79%) SLA
7 78 (0.78%) COBIT
8 61 (0.61%) GDPR
9 52 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 45 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 32 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.17%) MiFID
13 16 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 16 (0.16%) HL7
14 15 (0.15%) GPG13
14 15 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 12 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 11 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 373 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 290 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 123 (1.23%) Docker
5 64 (0.64%) XenApp
6 39 (0.39%) vSphere
7 28 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.22%) vCloud
10 18 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 18 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.100%) Snort
14 9 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.080%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.070%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.070%) Firmware
16 7 (0.070%) HDFS
16 7 (0.070%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 191 (1.90%) Puppet
2 168 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 128 (1.28%) Ansible
4 75 (0.75%) Nagios
5 74 (0.74%) SCCM
6 64 (0.64%) Kubernetes
7 57 (0.57%) Graphite
8 45 (0.45%) Nessus
9 33 (0.33%) SCOM
10 31 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.27%) vRealize
12 25 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
12 25 (0.25%) CA Wily
13 24 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 23 (0.23%) Backup Exec
15 21 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 20 (0.20%) Netcool
17 18 (0.18%) Terraform
18 17 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
19 16 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2011 (20.04%) SAP
2 1564 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 1176 (11.72%) Oracle
4 541 (5.39%) Cisco
5 446 (4.44%) VMware
6 283 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 237 (2.36%) Citrix
8 236 (2.35%) IBM
9 234 (2.33%) Tableau
10 229 (2.28%) Sage
11 193 (1.92%) Juniper
12 178 (1.77%) Google
13 164 (1.63%) HP
14 158 (1.57%) Splunk
15 156 (1.55%) CheckPoint
16 140 (1.39%) Cognos
17 124 (1.24%) JD Edwards
18 121 (1.21%) Informatica
19 101 (1.01%) F5
20 99 (0.99%) Palo Alto
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £96,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
keytree
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Health Insurance, Pension, Flexi t
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Teesside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 20% bonus + Car Allowance + Corp Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £90,000 per annum Based on experience + Bonus + Benefi
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday