Period
to 2 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 58 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4,607 3,099 7,802
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.07% 4.56% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 4.80% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,248 2,300 5,734
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +7.84%

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 103,167 64,497 138,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,302 52,601 111,748
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2 August 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 August 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 3,614 £60,000 - 869
London -14 1,880 £67,500 +3.85% 397
UK excluding London -30 1,796 £52,500 -4.55% 487
Work from Home -25 1,256 £65,000 +4.00% 199
South East -19 602 £58,000 -3.33% 107
North of England -9 402 £55,000 +10.00% 125
Midlands -42 295 £52,500 -4.55% 99
North West +26 283 £55,000 +15.79% 75
West Midlands -34 213 £52,500 - 81
Scotland +9 186 £53,500 +9.74% 25
South West -88 169 £45,000 -14.29% 66
Yorkshire -53 105 £52,500 +7.69% 37
East of England -58 89 £52,500 -8.70% 54
East Midlands -37 71 £60,000 -7.69% 16
Wales -12 49 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North East -42 17 £55,000 -8.33% 13
Northern Ireland -53 8 £40,000 - 5
Channel Islands - 2 £80,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 1,309 (28.41%) Social Skills
2 1,121 (24.33%) Finance
3 997 (21.64%) Microsoft
4 936 (20.32%) Azure
5 819 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 732 (15.89%) Presales
7 542 (11.76%) Degree
8 539 (11.70%) SAP
9 530 (11.50%) Project Management
10 494 (10.72%) SQL
11 479 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
12 465 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
13 458 (9.94%) AWS
14 444 (9.64%) Migration
15 439 (9.53%) ERP
16 433 (9.40%) Microsoft 365
17 424 (9.20%) Security Cleared
18 400 (8.68%) Oracle
19 398 (8.64%) Analytics
20 387 (8.40%) DevOps
21 373 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
22 366 (7.94%) Windows
23 350 (7.60%) SaaS
24 345 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
25 334 (7.25%) Project Delivery
26 327 (7.10%) Business Development
27 322 (6.99%) Power Platform
28 306 (6.64%) Marketing
29 301 (6.53%) Public Sector
30 298 (6.47%) Requirements Gathering

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
1 275 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.06%) Documentum
3 34 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 32 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 32 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 28 (0.61%) SAS
6 25 (0.54%) IIS
7 24 (0.52%) CMS
8 21 (0.46%) Confluence
9 19 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.37%) NetWeaver
11 16 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.26%) Apache
13 11 (0.24%) LiveCycle
13 11 (0.24%) Mule
14 10 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.22%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 113 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.56%) Oracle Smart View
5 25 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
8 10 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.15%) SPSS
10 5 (0.11%) Windchill
11 4 (0.087%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.065%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.022%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 227 (4.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 118 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 109 (2.37%) Oracle ERP
4 102 (2.21%) NetSuite
5 72 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
6 69 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
7 66 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
8 63 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
9 50 (1.09%) SAP BPC
10 49 (1.06%) SAP FI
11 48 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
12 44 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
13 42 (0.91%) SAP CO
14 41 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
15 39 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
16 38 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
17 33 (0.72%) SAP SD
18 32 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
19 29 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
19 29 (0.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 936 (20.32%) Azure
2 458 (9.94%) AWS
3 433 (9.40%) Microsoft 365
4 350 (7.60%) SaaS
5 322 (6.99%) Power Platform
6 246 (5.34%) Dynamics 365
7 208 (4.51%) GCP
8 169 (3.67%) IaaS
9 159 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 149 (3.23%) PaaS
11 123 (2.67%) PowerApps
12 90 (1.95%) Power Automate
12 90 (1.95%) Veeva
13 70 (1.52%) OneDrive
14 59 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
15 50 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
16 36 (0.78%) GitHub
17 34 (0.74%) Azure Logic Apps
18 32 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
19 29 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 188 (4.08%) Firewall
2 110 (2.39%) VPN
3 97 (2.11%) Network Security
4 88 (1.91%) LAN
5 85 (1.85%) SAN
5 85 (1.85%) WAN
6 61 (1.32%) SSL
7 58 (1.26%) Internet
8 49 (1.06%) Wireless
9 41 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 41 (0.89%) Unified Communications
10 39 (0.85%) 5G
10 39 (0.85%) SD-WAN
11 38 (0.82%) DNS
12 35 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
13 34 (0.74%) Skype
14 29 (0.63%) VLAN
15 26 (0.56%) BGP
16 25 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.60%) Power BI
3 153 (3.32%) Big Data
4 126 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 112 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 112 (2.43%) Tableau
6 98 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 85 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 76 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 61 (1.32%) SAP HANA
10 58 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
11 49 (1.06%) Data Lake
12 47 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 45 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 45 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 40 (0.87%) MySQL
15 38 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (0.74%) SAP BW
17 31 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 62 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 48 (1.04%) JIRA
4 34 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 21 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.35%) webpack
8 12 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (0.24%) Selenium
10 9 (0.20%) GitLab
11 8 (0.17%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.13%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.11%) Balsamiq
13 5 (0.11%) Burp Suite
13 5 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.11%) Subversion
14 4 (0.087%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.087%) JMeter
14 4 (0.087%) Maven
General
1 1,309 (28.41%) Social Skills
2 1,121 (24.33%) Finance
3 306 (6.64%) Marketing
4 301 (6.53%) Public Sector
5 293 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
6 240 (5.21%) Presentation Skills
7 217 (4.71%) Retail
8 211 (4.58%) Manufacturing
9 174 (3.78%) Legal
10 170 (3.69%) Telecoms
11 160 (3.47%) Law
12 142 (3.08%) Banking
13 119 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 114 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
15 90 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
16 83 (1.80%) Billing
17 81 (1.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 62 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
19 55 (1.19%) Back Office
20 53 (1.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (3.47%) .NET
2 154 (3.34%) Web Services
3 141 (3.06%) HTML
4 117 (2.54%) XML
5 88 (1.91%) CSS
6 85 (1.85%) Kafka
7 72 (1.56%) SOAP
8 69 (1.50%) React
9 68 (1.48%) AngularJS
10 58 (1.26%) REST
11 57 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
12 52 (1.13%) ASP.NET
13 48 (1.04%) JSON
13 48 (1.04%) RESTful
14 43 (0.93%) LDAP
15 38 (0.82%) Middleware
16 37 (0.80%) XSLT
17 35 (0.76%) Node.js
18 30 (0.65%) MDX
19 29 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 198 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
2 165 (3.58%) Public Cloud
3 153 (3.32%) Life Science
4 151 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 128 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 83 (1.80%) Cloud Native
7 76 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 65 (1.41%) PKI
8 65 (1.41%) User Experience
9 55 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 55 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
10 51 (1.11%) Renewable Energy
11 49 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 44 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
12 44 (0.96%) Driving Licence
12 44 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 41 (0.89%) Social Media
14 40 (0.87%) Smart City
15 39 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 39 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 366 (7.94%) Windows
2 230 (4.99%) Linux
3 187 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 73 (1.58%) Windows 10
5 61 (1.32%) Android
5 61 (1.32%) Unix
6 39 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
7 29 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.33%) CentOS
15 13 (0.28%) SUSE
16 10 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.13%) OS/400
17 6 (0.13%) Solaris
17 6 (0.13%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (15.89%) Presales
3 530 (11.50%) Project Management
4 479 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
5 465 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
6 444 (9.64%) Migration
7 439 (9.53%) ERP
8 398 (8.64%) Analytics
9 387 (8.40%) DevOps
10 373 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 345 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
12 334 (7.25%) Project Delivery
13 327 (7.10%) Business Development
14 298 (6.47%) Requirements Gathering
15 285 (6.19%) Risk Management
16 273 (5.93%) Coaching
16 273 (5.93%) CRM
17 272 (5.90%) Information Security
18 254 (5.51%) Mentoring
19 209 (4.54%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 494 (10.72%) SQL
2 277 (6.01%) Java
3 252 (5.47%) Python
4 227 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 206 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 130 (2.82%) C#
7 124 (2.69%) C
8 80 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 68 (1.48%) ABAP
10 46 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 46 (1.00%) R
11 40 (0.87%) C++
12 38 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 34 (0.74%) Go
14 30 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 29 (0.63%) Scala
16 28 (0.61%) Perl
17 21 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 21 (0.46%) VB
17 21 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 542 (11.76%) Degree
2 424 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 238 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 159 (3.45%) CISSP
5 123 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (2.43%) CISM
7 91 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
8 85 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 85 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 70 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 65 (1.41%) CCNP
11 64 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 58 (1.26%) CCNA
13 47 (1.02%) ACCA
14 46 (1.00%) CIMA
15 45 (0.98%) Master's Degree
16 39 (0.85%) PhD
17 33 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
17 33 (0.72%) CISA
18 32 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 195 (4.23%) GDPR
3 115 (2.50%) NIST
4 95 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 86 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 83 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 83 (1.80%) QA
7 52 (1.13%) GRC
8 41 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 39 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 39 (0.85%) NCSC
10 27 (0.59%) Accessibility
11 26 (0.56%) COBIT
12 25 (0.54%) PMO
12 25 (0.54%) SLA
13 20 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 16 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.24%) NIST 800
16 9 (0.20%) IFRS
16 9 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 287 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 185 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 128 (2.78%) Docker
5 39 (0.85%) vSphere
6 35 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 23 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.37%) Firmware
8 17 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.28%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.20%) XenApp
11 8 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.11%) Ceph
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.087%) HDFS
13 4 (0.087%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.087%) vCloud
14 3 (0.065%) NFS
Systems Management
1 170 (3.69%) Kubernetes
2 125 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 120 (2.60%) Terraform
4 105 (2.28%) Ansible
5 73 (1.58%) SCCM
6 41 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
7 40 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 39 (0.85%) Puppet
9 37 (0.80%) QRadar
10 30 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
12 13 (0.28%) Istio
12 13 (0.28%) Nagios
13 11 (0.24%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (0.22%) Nessus
14 10 (0.22%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.20%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
16 8 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 997 (21.64%) Microsoft
2 539 (11.70%) SAP
3 400 (8.68%) Oracle
4 268 (5.82%) VMware
5 267 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
6 185 (4.02%) Cisco
7 142 (3.08%) Google
7 142 (3.08%) ServiceNow
8 109 (2.37%) Splunk
9 99 (2.15%) IBM
10 84 (1.82%) JD Edwards
11 83 (1.80%) HP
12 69 (1.50%) Citrix
13 61 (1.32%) Dell
13 61 (1.32%) Informatica
14 56 (1.22%) Veeam
15 55 (1.19%) NetApp
16 52 (1.13%) Gemalto
17 49 (1.06%) Databricks
17 49 (1.06%) Workday