Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 48 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 3,118 6,040 7,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.14% 4.98% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 5.22% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,934 5,119 5,956
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £85,700 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.82% +4.76%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 18 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 2 March 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 -23 2,528 £62,500 +4.17% 762
London -10 1,315 £65,000 - 319
UK excluding London -45 1,218 £57,000 +5.56% 474
Work from Home -38 750 £65,000 +4.00% 194
South East +1 466 £62,500 +4.17% 124
North of England -75 231 £55,000 +4.76% 113
Midlands -45 193 £60,000 +9.09% 106
North West -36 154 £57,000 +4.59% 57
West Midlands -45 150 £60,000 +9.09% 82
South West -59 141 £55,000 +15.79% 52
Scotland -27 104 £53,250 -0.05% 28
East of England -35 70 £47,500 -17.39% 42
Yorkshire -84 60 £55,000 +10.00% 28
East Midlands -4 39 £50,000 -13.04% 23
Wales -14 23 £32,500 -27.78% 6
North East +4 20 £50,000 -4.76% 28
Northern Ireland -10 5 £23,500 -47.78% 4
Channel Islands +4 2 £80,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 713 (22.87%) Finance
2 709 (22.74%) Microsoft
3 677 (21.71%) Azure
4 499 (16.00%) Presales
5 463 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
6 393 (12.60%) SAP
7 390 (12.51%) SQL
8 373 (11.96%) Migration
9 363 (11.64%) AWS
10 351 (11.26%) Degree
11 329 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
12 323 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
13 316 (10.13%) ERP
14 310 (9.94%) Microsoft 365
15 278 (8.92%) Security Cleared
16 273 (8.76%) Business Development
16 273 (8.76%) Oracle
17 261 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 256 (8.21%) Analytics
19 244 (7.83%) Power Platform
20 242 (7.76%) Information Security
21 240 (7.70%) VMware
22 236 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
23 234 (7.50%) Windows
24 232 (7.44%) Active Directory
24 232 (7.44%) Project Management
25 228 (7.31%) Marketing
26 225 (7.22%) DevOps
27 223 (7.15%) Project Delivery
28 208 (6.67%) Public Sector

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
1 143 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 34 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 29 (0.93%) Apache
5 28 (0.90%) SAS
6 23 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 22 (0.71%) IIS
8 21 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.55%) Confluence
11 10 (0.32%) CMS
11 10 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 76 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
4 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.064%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.032%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.032%) Revit
7 1 (0.032%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 138 (4.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 86 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 76 (2.44%) NetSuite
4 64 (2.05%) Oracle ERP
5 49 (1.57%) SAP FI
6 40 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 39 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 36 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
9 34 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
10 33 (1.06%) SAP CO
11 31 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
12 30 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
13 27 (0.87%) SAP SD
14 24 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
15 23 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
16 22 (0.71%) SAP MM
17 21 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
17 21 (0.67%) SAP BPC
18 20 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
19 19 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 677 (21.71%) Azure
2 363 (11.64%) AWS
3 310 (9.94%) Microsoft 365
4 244 (7.83%) Power Platform
5 198 (6.35%) SaaS
6 174 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
7 172 (5.52%) IaaS
8 164 (5.26%) PaaS
9 138 (4.43%) GCP
10 124 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 100 (3.21%) PowerApps
12 62 (1.99%) Power Automate
13 31 (0.99%) OneDrive
14 30 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
15 28 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 21 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 15 (0.48%) Trello
19 14 (0.45%) Boomi
19 14 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 160 (5.13%) Firewall
2 78 (2.50%) WAN
3 70 (2.25%) Network Security
4 62 (1.99%) VPN
5 56 (1.80%) LAN
6 49 (1.57%) DNS
7 48 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 48 (1.54%) Wireless
8 46 (1.48%) SSL
8 46 (1.48%) VSAN
9 45 (1.44%) Internet
10 39 (1.25%) Skype
11 38 (1.22%) Unified Communications
12 37 (1.19%) HTTP
12 37 (1.19%) SAN
13 34 (1.09%) MPLS
14 29 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
17 17 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (5.23%) Power BI
2 135 (4.33%) SQL Server
3 115 (3.69%) Big Data
4 114 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (2.47%) Tableau
6 74 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 47 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 41 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 31 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 31 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 29 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 29 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (0.93%) SAP BW
14 28 (0.90%) QlikView
15 27 (0.87%) Looker
15 27 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
16 26 (0.83%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 65 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 60 (1.92%) JIRA
3 55 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 11 (0.35%) Gerrit
8 9 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.16%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.16%) GitLab
11 5 (0.16%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (0.13%) Gatling
12 4 (0.13%) Selenium
12 4 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 713 (22.87%) Finance
2 228 (7.31%) Marketing
3 208 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 166 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 114 (3.66%) Banking
6 112 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 82 (2.63%) Retail
8 72 (2.31%) Law
9 71 (2.28%) Billing
10 69 (2.21%) Electronics
11 60 (1.92%) Legal
12 41 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.93%) Games
14 28 (0.90%) General Ledger
15 27 (0.87%) Local Government
16 26 (0.83%) Private Banking
17 24 (0.77%) Advertising
18 19 (0.61%) French Language
19 17 (0.55%) German Language
20 15 (0.48%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (4.43%) XML
2 129 (4.14%) HTML
3 120 (3.85%) .NET
4 84 (2.69%) Web Services
5 65 (2.08%) RESTful
6 63 (2.02%) JSON
7 62 (1.99%) CSS
8 56 (1.80%) SAML
9 55 (1.76%) ASP.NET
10 48 (1.54%) LDAP
11 39 (1.25%) Kafka
12 38 (1.22%) AngularJS
13 36 (1.15%) OAuth
14 33 (1.06%) OpenID
15 30 (0.96%) WCF
16 29 (0.93%) Apache NiFi
16 29 (0.93%) XSD
17 24 (0.77%) .NET Framework
17 24 (0.77%) SOAP
18 23 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 111 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 94 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 79 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 52 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
7 48 (1.54%) iPhone
7 48 (1.54%) User Experience
8 41 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 38 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 36 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.87%) Cloud Native
13 27 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
13 27 (0.87%) Social Media
14 26 (0.83%) PKI
15 25 (0.80%) Life Science
16 23 (0.74%) CMDB
16 23 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 234 (7.50%) Windows
2 121 (3.88%) Linux
2 121 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 59 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 53 (1.70%) Android
5 37 (1.19%) Unix
6 23 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.55%) CentOS
9 17 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.35%) VMS
13 9 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.19%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.096%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (16.00%) Presales
2 463 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (11.96%) Migration
4 329 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
5 323 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
6 316 (10.13%) ERP
7 273 (8.76%) Business Development
8 261 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 256 (8.21%) Analytics
10 242 (7.76%) Information Security
11 236 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
12 232 (7.44%) Project Management
13 225 (7.22%) DevOps
14 223 (7.15%) Project Delivery
15 205 (6.57%) Requirements Gathering
16 194 (6.22%) Risk Management
17 187 (6.00%) CRM
18 169 (5.42%) Workshop Facilitation
19 161 (5.16%) ITIL
20 145 (4.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 390 (12.51%) SQL
2 192 (6.16%) Python
3 188 (6.03%) Java
4 128 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 126 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 107 (3.43%) C#
7 106 (3.40%) C
8 44 (1.41%) R
9 42 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 36 (1.15%) ABAP
11 27 (0.87%) Ruby
12 24 (0.77%) C++
12 24 (0.77%) Perl
13 18 (0.58%) Apex Code
13 18 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.55%) Groovy
15 16 (0.51%) Go
15 16 (0.51%) Scala
16 15 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 351 (11.26%) Degree
2 278 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 171 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 167 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (5.16%) CISSP
6 97 (3.11%) CCNP
7 91 (2.92%) CCNA
8 81 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 78 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 65 (2.08%) CISM
11 53 (1.70%) Oracle Certification
12 43 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 37 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
14 34 (1.09%) MCSE
15 31 (0.99%) ACCA
16 29 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (0.90%) CIMA
18 26 (0.83%) CCIE
18 26 (0.83%) PhD
19 21 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (4.27%) GDPR
3 91 (2.92%) QA
4 67 (2.15%) NIST
5 61 (1.96%) PCI DSS
6 57 (1.83%) NCSC
7 43 (1.38%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 25 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 24 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 21 (0.67%) COBIT
12 19 (0.61%) PMO
12 19 (0.61%) RMADS
13 17 (0.55%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.48%) SLA
15 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.19%) COSO
16 6 (0.19%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 232 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 159 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 71 (2.28%) vSphere
5 45 (1.44%) Docker
6 38 (1.22%) VMware NSX
7 32 (1.03%) vCloud
8 24 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.45%) XenApp
13 7 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.19%) NFS
15 4 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.13%) GPFS
15 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.13%) NDS
15 4 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 3 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 111 (3.56%) Terraform
2 92 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 85 (2.73%) Ansible
4 81 (2.60%) Kubernetes
5 71 (2.28%) SCCM
6 50 (1.60%) Puppet
7 44 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (1.25%) vRealize
9 28 (0.90%) vCenter Server
10 25 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
12 12 (0.38%) QRadar
13 11 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
14 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
16 5 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 5 (0.16%) Istio
16 5 (0.16%) XenMobile
17 4 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 709 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 393 (12.60%) SAP
3 273 (8.76%) Oracle
4 240 (7.70%) VMware
5 156 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 124 (3.98%) Cisco
7 117 (3.75%) Google
8 104 (3.34%) ServiceNow
9 75 (2.41%) IBM
10 61 (1.96%) Citrix
10 61 (1.96%) JD Edwards
11 52 (1.67%) Fortinet
12 50 (1.60%) EMC
13 44 (1.41%) Dell
14 43 (1.38%) Veeam
15 40 (1.28%) HP
16 36 (1.15%) Informatica
17 34 (1.09%) NetApp
18 32 (1.03%) ForgeRock
19 27 (0.87%) Splunk