The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK
Rank 40 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4743 6279 7009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.58% 6.10% 6.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 6.33% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3380 4749 5277
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -7 4283 £55,000 - 684
London -4 1969 £60,000 - 330
South East -4 812 £52,500 -4.54% 92
West Midlands +8 277 £50,000 - 41
North West -12 267 £45,000 -4.25% 55
East of England -20 234 £51,500 +3.00% 35
Yorkshire -7 224 £47,500 +18.75% 37
Berkshire -7 217 £55,000 -4.34% 36
South West -8 207 £45,000 -18.18% 35
Surrey +2 199 £55,000 - 16
Manchester -17 193 £45,000 -5.26% 41
Scotland -7 156 £50,000 +5.26% 28
City of London -42 155 £60,000 - 85
West Yorkshire +3 140 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Hampshire +28 133 £50,000 +17.64% 19
Birmingham 0 123 £50,000 -10.71% 26
Leeds 0 112 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Hertfordshire -26 88 £52,500 -4.54% 16
Edinburgh -8 87 £42,500 -19.04% 17
East Midlands -16 84 £47,500 - 16
Reading -8 82 £52,500 -4.54% 11
Egham -2 71 £47,500 -17.39%
Cambridgeshire -21 67 £55,000 +23.59% 16
Gloucestershire -15 66 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Oxfordshire +2 63 £51,500 +11.95% 4
Bristol -9 62 £45,000 -25.00% 15
Wales -7 56 £45,000 - 10
Cambridge -16 54 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Glasgow +2 52 £47,500 - 8
Essex +40 48 £40,000 -20.00%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2760 (29.08%) Finance
2 1944 (20.48%) SAP
3 1483 (15.62%) Microsoft
4 1398 (14.73%) Degree
5 1391 (14.65%) SQL
6 1373 (14.46%) Presales
7 1116 (11.76%) Oracle
8 951 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
9 942 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
10 913 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
11 904 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 896 (9.44%) Project Management
13 868 (9.14%) Java
13 868 (9.14%) MS Excel
14 837 (8.82%) ERP
15 806 (8.49%) Windows
16 731 (7.70%) SQL Server
17 652 (6.87%) CRM
18 651 (6.86%) Retail
19 598 (6.30%) Manufacturing
20 590 (6.22%) Linux
21 588 (6.19%) Analytics
22 572 (6.03%) Cisco
23 571 (6.02%) Banking
24 533 (5.62%) .NET
25 515 (5.43%) Security Cleared
26 511 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
27 501 (5.28%) ITIL
28 495 (5.21%) JavaScript
29 490 (5.16%) C#

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 221 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 154 (1.62%) IIS
3 150 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 139 (1.46%) SAS
5 111 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 109 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 103 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 100 (1.05%) JBoss
9 92 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 80 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 76 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 75 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 67 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 64 (0.67%) NetWeaver
15 56 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
16 52 (0.55%) Apache Pig
17 46 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
18 43 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
19 40 (0.42%) OpenStack
20 34 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 868 (9.14%) MS Excel
2 229 (2.41%) MS Office
3 129 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.58%) MS Project
6 33 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.34%) SPSS
8 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.084%) SPSS Modeler
10 7 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
10 7 (0.074%) InVision
11 6 (0.063%) Casewise Modeler
12 5 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.053%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
14 2 (0.021%) InDesign
14 2 (0.021%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 428 (4.51%) SAP FI
2 398 (4.19%) SAP CO
2 398 (4.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 323 (3.40%) SAP SD
4 299 (3.15%) SAP MM
5 233 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 175 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
7 172 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
8 157 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
9 151 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
10 149 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
11 143 (1.51%) SAP PP
12 133 (1.40%) SAP SCM
13 131 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
13 131 (1.38%) SAP BPC
14 120 (1.26%) SAP PM
15 118 (1.24%) SAP HR
16 114 (1.20%) SAP QM
17 105 (1.11%) SAP WM
18 102 (1.07%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 511 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 332 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 326 (3.43%) Office 365
4 187 (1.97%) SaaS
5 135 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 109 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
7 65 (0.68%) IaaS
8 64 (0.67%) CloudBees
9 63 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (0.50%) PaaS
11 42 (0.44%) Force.com
12 38 (0.40%) Slack
13 36 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (0.31%) G Suite
15 25 (0.26%) FinancialForce.com
16 22 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (0.18%) GitHub
18 17 (0.18%) Taleo
19 15 (0.16%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 399 (4.20%) Firewall
2 245 (2.58%) Network Security
3 207 (2.18%) WAN
4 174 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 172 (1.81%) LAN
6 147 (1.55%) BGP
7 144 (1.52%) Internet
8 138 (1.45%) MPLS
9 134 (1.41%) SAN
10 131 (1.38%) Wireless
11 126 (1.33%) OSPF
12 124 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
13 112 (1.18%) VPN
14 109 (1.15%) DNS
15 99 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 93 (0.98%) Unified Communications
17 91 (0.96%) Skype
18 89 (0.94%) SSL
19 70 (0.74%) HTTP
20 67 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 731 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 388 (4.09%) Big Data
3 346 (3.65%) SAP HANA
4 312 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 290 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
6 257 (2.71%) SAP BW
7 208 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 204 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 203 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 183 (1.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 167 (1.76%) QlikView
12 159 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 141 (1.49%) Power BI
14 127 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 106 (1.12%) Oracle Database
16 102 (1.07%) DB2
17 96 (1.01%) GIS
18 89 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 86 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
20 77 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 182 (1.92%) Selenium
2 167 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 127 (1.34%) JIRA
4 108 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 106 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 99 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 97 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (0.85%) Subversion
9 79 (0.83%) Vagrant
10 68 (0.72%) GoCD
11 67 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 65 (0.68%) ClearCase
13 61 (0.64%) Visual Studio
14 58 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 46 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
16 44 (0.46%) TeamCity
17 41 (0.43%) JUnit
18 37 (0.39%) SoapUI
19 36 (0.38%) Appium
20 34 (0.36%) GitLab
General
1 2760 (29.08%) Finance
2 651 (6.86%) Retail
3 598 (6.30%) Manufacturing
4 571 (6.02%) Banking
5 405 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 404 (4.26%) Marketing
7 310 (3.27%) Advertising
8 238 (2.51%) Legal
9 133 (1.40%) Billing
10 103 (1.09%) Publishing
11 98 (1.03%) German Language
12 93 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 90 (0.95%) Law
14 87 (0.92%) Local Government
15 82 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 80 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 63 (0.66%) Automotive
18 61 (0.64%) Investment Banking
19 56 (0.59%) Electronics
20 53 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (5.62%) .NET
2 411 (4.33%) HTML
3 357 (3.76%) XML
4 302 (3.18%) Web Services
5 226 (2.38%) CSS
6 190 (2.00%) Middleware
7 110 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 93 (0.98%) J2EE
9 89 (0.94%) REST
10 82 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
11 79 (0.83%) JSON
11 79 (0.83%) SOAP
12 76 (0.80%) Java EE
13 66 (0.70%) Spring
14 61 (0.64%) BAPI
14 61 (0.64%) EDI
15 59 (0.62%) AngularJS
15 59 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
16 54 (0.57%) HTML5
16 54 (0.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 913 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 382 (4.02%) Data Centre
4 345 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 224 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 171 (1.80%) User Experience
7 113 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 112 (1.18%) Fintech
9 103 (1.09%) Social Media
10 85 (0.90%) Derivative
11 52 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 51 (0.54%) CESG
12 51 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 49 (0.52%) NHS
13 49 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
14 48 (0.51%) Public Cloud
15 46 (0.48%) Credit Risk
15 46 (0.48%) Fixed Income
16 42 (0.44%) FMCG
17 41 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 806 (8.49%) Windows
2 590 (6.22%) Linux
3 405 (4.27%) Unix
4 279 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 167 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (0.80%) CoreOS
8 58 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 50 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (0.50%) Android
11 42 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 33 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 24 (0.25%) AIX
14 20 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.20%) Solaris
16 18 (0.19%) CentOS
17 15 (0.16%) VMS
17 15 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1373 (14.46%) Presales
2 951 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
3 942 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
4 904 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 896 (9.44%) Project Management
6 837 (8.82%) ERP
7 652 (6.87%) CRM
8 588 (6.19%) Analytics
9 501 (5.28%) ITIL
10 483 (5.09%) Information Security
11 481 (5.07%) Business Development
12 444 (4.68%) Migration
13 438 (4.61%) Mentoring
14 424 (4.47%) Business Analysis
15 395 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
16 388 (4.09%) Risk Management
17 383 (4.03%) Logistics
18 375 (3.95%) Customer Requirements
19 357 (3.76%) Change Management
20 330 (3.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1391 (14.65%) SQL
2 868 (9.14%) Java
3 495 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 490 (5.16%) C#
5 387 (4.08%) C
6 315 (3.32%) Python
7 259 (2.73%) ABAP
8 193 (2.03%) C++
9 184 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 154 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 126 (1.33%) Perl
12 116 (1.22%) PHP
13 113 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 112 (1.18%) R
15 98 (1.03%) Ruby
16 97 (1.02%) Bash Shell
17 78 (0.82%) Shell Script
18 59 (0.62%) VBA
19 47 (0.50%) VB
20 42 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1398 (14.73%) Degree
2 515 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 481 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
4 383 (4.03%) CISSP
5 310 (3.27%) CCNP
6 308 (3.24%) SC Cleared
7 286 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 224 (2.36%) CISM
9 193 (2.03%) MCSE
10 171 (1.80%) CCNA
11 152 (1.60%) CISA
12 141 (1.49%) CCIE
13 132 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 131 (1.38%) ACCA
15 119 (1.25%) CCA
16 114 (1.20%) CIMA
17 100 (1.05%) CCSE
18 86 (0.91%) CCSP
19 82 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 78 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 209 (2.20%) QA
3 167 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 110 (1.16%) SLA
5 107 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 94 (0.99%) COBIT
7 51 (0.54%) PMO
8 50 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 38 (0.40%) GDPR
11 29 (0.31%) ISO27002
12 28 (0.29%) GPG13
13 24 (0.25%) IFRS
14 22 (0.23%) RMADS
15 20 (0.21%) JSP 440
15 20 (0.21%) MiFID
16 18 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 18 (0.19%) IFRS 9
17 17 (0.18%) ISO 9001
18 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 372 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 272 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 118 (1.24%) Docker
5 88 (0.93%) XenApp
6 45 (0.47%) vSphere
7 40 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 15 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.15%) HDFS
13 12 (0.13%) VMware ESX
14 11 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.12%) vCloud
15 9 (0.095%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.095%) XenServer
16 8 (0.084%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.084%) UAG
Systems Management
1 159 (1.68%) Puppet
2 146 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (1.30%) Ansible
4 103 (1.09%) SCCM
5 92 (0.97%) Nagios
6 80 (0.84%) Graphite
7 50 (0.53%) Kubernetes
8 40 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 36 (0.38%) FortiGate
10 34 (0.36%) QRadar
11 31 (0.33%) SCOM
12 25 (0.26%) Netcool
13 23 (0.24%) Nessus
14 22 (0.23%) EnCase
14 22 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
15 21 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (0.21%) CA Wily
16 20 (0.21%) Terraform
17 19 (0.20%) FTK
17 19 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1944 (20.48%) SAP
2 1483 (15.62%) Microsoft
3 1116 (11.76%) Oracle
4 572 (6.03%) Cisco
5 446 (4.70%) VMware
6 294 (3.10%) IBM
7 247 (2.60%) Sage
8 231 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 228 (2.40%) CheckPoint
10 220 (2.32%) Citrix
11 190 (2.00%) Google
12 188 (1.98%) Tableau
13 186 (1.96%) Splunk
14 172 (1.81%) Juniper
15 154 (1.62%) F5
16 137 (1.44%) HP
17 112 (1.18%) Informatica
18 110 (1.16%) Cognos
19 103 (1.09%) Palo Alto
20 99 (1.04%) Fortinet
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £38000 per annum + Car & Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum x2 OTE + Pension + Health + Travel +
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + CAR, BONUS, PENSION
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Talent International
Salary: £73000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Talent International
Salary: £73000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago