Period
to

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 131 74 55
Rank change year-on-year -57 -19 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5,219 4,215 3,820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 4.03% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 4.40% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3,207 3,035 2,862
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £45,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +2.80% -2.73%

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 162,374 95,854 76,266
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,235 69,146 62,005
10th Percentile £32,361 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -51 4,106 £65,000 +8.33% 812
Work from Home -48 2,559 £65,000 +4.00% 400
London -57 2,316 £70,000 +7.69% 328
UK excluding London -40 1,847 £59,000 +7.27% 504
North of England -4 521 £60,000 +9.09% 127
South East -57 511 £60,000 +3.45% 119
North West -2 385 £60,000 +9.09% 69
Midlands -28 337 £57,500 +9.52% 85
West Midlands -18 238 £57,500 +9.52% 47
East of England +4 170 £50,000 -9.09% 62
South West -42 149 £62,500 +31.58% 72
Scotland -64 139 £55,000 - 32
Yorkshire -31 124 £60,000 +14.29% 39
East Midlands -34 68 £50,000 -13.04% 38
Wales -36 27 £57,500 +76.92% 5
North East -33 12 £70,000 +27.27% 19
Northern Ireland -19 9 £47,500 +18.75% 3

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Consultant job roles required the following 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 1,626 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 1,362 (26.10%) Finance
3 1,128 (21.61%) Microsoft
4 1,104 (21.15%) Azure
5 1,069 (20.48%) Agile
6 844 (16.17%) Cybersecurity
7 699 (13.39%) SQL
8 698 (13.37%) Degree
9 675 (12.93%) DevOps
10 646 (12.38%) Presales
11 633 (12.13%) AWS
12 615 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
13 573 (10.98%) Project Management
14 521 (9.98%) Analytics
15 507 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 502 (9.62%) Migration
16 502 (9.62%) SAP
17 495 (9.48%) Project Delivery
18 474 (9.08%) Oracle
19 468 (8.97%) Python
20 464 (8.89%) Security Cleared
21 452 (8.66%) Public Sector
22 443 (8.49%) Mentoring
23 436 (8.35%) Java
24 427 (8.18%) SaaS
25 412 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
26 401 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
27 400 (7.66%) Windows
28 391 (7.49%) Retail
29 377 (7.22%) Salesforce.com

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
1 190 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 72 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 58 (1.11%) IIS
4 48 (0.92%) Documentum
5 45 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (0.80%) Apache
7 33 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 32 (0.61%) Skype for Business
9 25 (0.48%) SAS
10 24 (0.46%) Confluence
11 22 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (0.27%) OpenEdge
15 13 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.23%) NetWeaver
16 12 (0.23%) OnBase
17 11 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
18 9 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
19 8 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 259 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 107 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.19%) Sketch
7 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.15%) Stata
8 7 (0.13%) Campfire
8 7 (0.13%) Simulink
8 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.077%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 151 (2.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 119 (2.28%) NetSuite
3 85 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 47 (0.90%) TrackWise
5 46 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
6 45 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
7 39 (0.75%) SAP CO
8 38 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
8 38 (0.73%) SAP FI
9 37 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
10 35 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
10 35 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
10 35 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
11 31 (0.59%) Workday HCM
12 30 (0.57%) SAP SD
13 28 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 23 (0.44%) SAP MM
15 21 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
15 21 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
15 21 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,104 (21.15%) Azure
2 633 (12.13%) AWS
3 427 (8.18%) SaaS
4 357 (6.84%) Microsoft 365
5 290 (5.56%) Power Platform
6 289 (5.54%) GCP
7 229 (4.39%) Dynamics 365
8 159 (3.05%) PaaS
9 136 (2.61%) Serverless
10 130 (2.49%) IaaS
11 118 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
12 83 (1.59%) PowerApps
13 80 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 80 (1.53%) Azure Sentinel
14 68 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 64 (1.23%) Veeva
16 63 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
17 60 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 53 (1.02%) Snowflake
19 51 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.24%) Firewall
2 93 (1.78%) Network Security
3 71 (1.36%) WAN
4 61 (1.17%) VPN
5 40 (0.77%) LAN
6 37 (0.71%) SD-WAN
7 35 (0.67%) Internet
8 34 (0.65%) HTTP
8 34 (0.65%) Wireless
9 32 (0.61%) Skype
10 29 (0.56%) DNS
11 27 (0.52%) SSL
11 27 (0.52%) TCP/IP
12 26 (0.50%) SAN
13 23 (0.44%) DHCP
14 22 (0.42%) DMZ
14 22 (0.42%) NetScaler
15 21 (0.40%) iSCSI
16 19 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 205 (3.93%) Big Data
3 191 (3.66%) Power BI
4 124 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 120 (2.30%) Tableau
6 115 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 102 (1.95%) Data Lake
8 86 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 71 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 70 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 57 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
12 55 (1.05%) MySQL
13 51 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (0.96%) QlikView
15 49 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
16 46 (0.88%) Metadata
17 39 (0.75%) HBase
18 38 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 37 (0.71%) Oracle Database
19 37 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 154 (2.95%) JIRA
2 145 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 97 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 69 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
6 58 (1.11%) TeamCity
7 56 (1.07%) Selenium
8 48 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 48 (0.92%) Travis CI
9 39 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
10 36 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 34 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (0.57%) Bitbucket
13 25 (0.48%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.40%) ERwin
15 20 (0.38%) Cypress.io
15 20 (0.38%) WebDriver
15 20 (0.38%) webpack
16 19 (0.36%) Artifactory
17 17 (0.33%) GitLab
General
1 1,626 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 1,362 (26.10%) Finance
3 452 (8.66%) Public Sector
4 401 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
5 391 (7.49%) Retail
6 359 (6.88%) Presentation Skills
7 340 (6.51%) Marketing
8 205 (3.93%) Telecoms
9 186 (3.56%) Banking
10 167 (3.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 155 (2.97%) Manufacturing
12 131 (2.51%) Legal
13 118 (2.26%) Law
14 116 (2.22%) Aerospace
14 116 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 103 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
16 83 (1.59%) Local Government
17 81 (1.55%) Games
18 70 (1.34%) Publishing
19 68 (1.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (5.38%) .NET
2 235 (4.50%) HTML
3 172 (3.30%) CSS
4 147 (2.82%) Web Services
5 145 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 125 (2.40%) React
7 124 (2.38%) REST
8 111 (2.13%) Node.js
9 109 (2.09%) RESTful
10 95 (1.82%) XML
11 93 (1.78%) .NET Core
12 92 (1.76%) JSON
13 68 (1.30%) Kafka
14 61 (1.17%) Spring
15 60 (1.15%) Entity Framework
15 60 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
15 60 (1.15%) SOAP
16 57 (1.09%) Lightning Web Components
17 51 (0.98%) SailPoint
18 46 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 249 (4.77%) User Experience
2 214 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
3 210 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 151 (2.89%) Public Cloud
5 131 (2.51%) Cloud Native
5 131 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 121 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 107 (2.05%) Life Science
8 100 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 81 (1.55%) IoT
10 77 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
11 74 (1.42%) Cyberattack
12 66 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 62 (1.19%) Biotechnology
14 61 (1.17%) Driving Licence
15 58 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
16 42 (0.80%) PKI
17 41 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
17 41 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
17 41 (0.79%) Low-Code
Operating Systems
1 400 (7.66%) Windows
2 261 (5.00%) Linux
3 90 (1.72%) Unix
4 86 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 60 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 39 (0.75%) Mesosphere
7 29 (0.56%) Solaris
8 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.15%) Android
12 5 (0.096%) AIX
12 5 (0.096%) HPUX
12 5 (0.096%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.096%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.077%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.038%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,069 (20.48%) Agile
2 844 (16.17%) Cybersecurity
3 675 (12.93%) DevOps
4 646 (12.38%) Presales
5 615 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
6 573 (10.98%) Project Management
7 521 (9.98%) Analytics
8 507 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 502 (9.62%) Migration
10 495 (9.48%) Project Delivery
11 443 (8.49%) Mentoring
12 412 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
13 336 (6.44%) Requirements Gathering
14 331 (6.34%) ERP
15 329 (6.30%) Thought Leadership
16 309 (5.92%) Artificial Intelligence
17 273 (5.23%) Business Development
18 268 (5.14%) Process Improvement
19 267 (5.12%) Data Migration
20 264 (5.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 699 (13.39%) SQL
2 468 (8.97%) Python
3 436 (8.35%) Java
4 334 (6.40%) C#
5 248 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 154 (2.95%) PowerShell
7 96 (1.84%) Bash
8 87 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 78 (1.49%) R
10 75 (1.44%) C
11 67 (1.28%) Go
12 64 (1.23%) C++
13 52 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 49 (0.94%) ABAP
15 48 (0.92%) PHP
16 47 (0.90%) Apex Code
16 47 (0.90%) Ruby
17 39 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 28 (0.54%) Scala
19 24 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 698 (13.37%) Degree
2 464 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 361 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 171 (3.28%) CISSP
5 135 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 114 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (2.09%) CISM
8 108 (2.07%) ISTQB
9 103 (1.97%) ISEB
10 93 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 67 (1.28%) DBS Check
12 66 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 59 (1.13%) CCNP
14 50 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 49 (0.94%) PMI Certification
16 43 (0.82%) CISA
17 42 (0.80%) CCNA
18 41 (0.79%) PMP
19 39 (0.75%) AWS Certification
20 35 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (6.30%) QA
2 167 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 139 (2.66%) NIST
4 127 (2.43%) Data Quality
5 115 (2.20%) GDPR
6 77 (1.48%) PCI DSS
7 66 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 64 (1.23%) GRC
9 44 (0.84%) SLA
10 41 (0.79%) Accessibility
11 40 (0.77%) NCSC
12 36 (0.69%) PMO
13 30 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 22 (0.42%) IFRS
15 17 (0.33%) IASME
15 17 (0.33%) IFRS 17
16 16 (0.31%) COBIT
17 14 (0.27%) NIST 800
18 12 (0.23%) SOC 2
19 11 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 227 (4.35%) Docker
2 166 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 70 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 59 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 53 (1.02%) vSphere
7 29 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (0.54%) VMware NSX
9 26 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.36%) XenApp
11 19 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (0.096%) Samba
16 3 (0.057%) Firmware
16 3 (0.057%) HDFS
16 3 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 279 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 218 (4.18%) Terraform
3 162 (3.10%) Ansible
4 115 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 98 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (1.69%) Puppet
7 60 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
8 47 (0.90%) Consul
9 45 (0.86%) Prometheus
9 45 (0.86%) SCCM
10 39 (0.75%) Automic
11 28 (0.54%) Kibana
12 25 (0.48%) logstash
12 25 (0.48%) vRealize
13 24 (0.46%) vCenter Server
14 21 (0.40%) CASB
15 19 (0.36%) Istio
16 16 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 14 (0.27%) Opsgenie
18 13 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,128 (21.61%) Microsoft
2 502 (9.62%) SAP
3 474 (9.08%) Oracle
4 377 (7.22%) Salesforce.com
5 203 (3.89%) Google
6 164 (3.14%) Adobe
7 162 (3.10%) Splunk
8 156 (2.99%) VMware
9 155 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 144 (2.76%) Cisco
11 142 (2.72%) Apple
12 102 (1.95%) Workday
13 70 (1.34%) Fortinet
14 69 (1.32%) JD Edwards
15 68 (1.30%) EMC
16 65 (1.25%) Databricks
17 63 (1.21%) CyberArk
18 59 (1.13%) Citrix
19 54 (1.03%) Palo Alto
20 53 (1.02%) HP