Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 40 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 10851 10420 13134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.04% 5.57% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 5.77% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7613 7719 10490
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,550 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +5 9662 £55,000 - 763
UK excluding London 0 5029 £50,000 - 430
London +2 4600 £60,000 - 348
South East +4 1651 £52,000 +4.00% 119
North of England +9 1351 £50,000 +8.70% 123
North West +11 853 £52,500 +14.13% 68
Midlands +6 743 £52,500 +5.00% 75
West Midlands +7 569 £52,500 +5.00% 51
East of England -14 484 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Scotland +6 434 £47,750 -4.50% 28
Yorkshire +6 392 £50,000 +11.11% 38
South West -2 381 £47,500 -5.00% 32
East Midlands -16 146 £52,500 +5.00% 24
Wales +9 107 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North East -2 101 £40,750 -25.91% 17
Northern Ireland -25 23 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Channel Islands -2 2 £75,000 +50.00%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3007 (27.71%) Finance
2 2658 (24.50%) SAP
3 2034 (18.74%) Microsoft
4 1690 (15.57%) Degree
5 1494 (13.77%) SQL
6 1374 (12.66%) Presales
7 1353 (12.47%) Oracle
8 1262 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 1197 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
10 1017 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 1017 (9.37%) Project Management
11 987 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
12 967 (8.91%) ERP
13 962 (8.87%) Analytics
14 898 (8.28%) Windows
15 810 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 804 (7.41%) Retail
17 780 (7.19%) CRM
18 779 (7.18%) Manufacturing
19 759 (6.99%) Banking
20 752 (6.93%) SQL Server
21 732 (6.75%) Migration
22 662 (6.10%) Java
23 642 (5.92%) Information Security
24 618 (5.70%) Business Development
25 609 (5.61%) Linux
26 577 (5.32%) ITIL
27 567 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
28 535 (4.93%) Mentoring
29 503 (4.64%) VMware

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
1 282 (2.60%) SAS
2 261 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 184 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 158 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 104 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 87 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 83 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 78 (0.72%) IIS
9 76 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 71 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 66 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 65 (0.60%) NetWeaver
12 65 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 57 (0.53%) JBoss
14 55 (0.51%) CMS
15 43 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.37%) Apache Spark
17 34 (0.31%) Apache
18 29 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 312 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 247 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 111 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.26%) SPSS
8 19 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
9 13 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 13 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.074%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.065%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.065%) InVision
12 4 (0.037%) EViews
13 3 (0.028%) ArcInfo
13 3 (0.028%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.018%) UXPin
15 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 429 (3.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 368 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 362 (3.34%) SAP FI
4 360 (3.32%) SAP SD
5 344 (3.17%) SAP CO
6 333 (3.07%) SAP FI/CO
7 321 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
8 306 (2.82%) SAP MM
9 198 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
10 172 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
11 169 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
12 151 (1.39%) NetSuite
13 140 (1.29%) SAP BPC
14 135 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
15 127 (1.17%) SAP HCM
16 119 (1.10%) SAP SCM
17 106 (0.98%) SAP Retail
18 98 (0.90%) SAP PP
19 96 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 96 (0.88%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 810 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 567 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 481 (4.43%) Office 365
4 275 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 265 (2.44%) SaaS
6 200 (1.84%) IaaS
7 163 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
8 141 (1.30%) PaaS
9 99 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 84 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 71 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 59 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 49 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.44%) Google Analytics
15 46 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 41 (0.38%) Amazon S3
17 38 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
18 37 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 36 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
20 34 (0.31%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 407 (3.75%) Firewall
2 237 (2.18%) LAN
3 225 (2.07%) WAN
4 212 (1.95%) Network Security
5 188 (1.73%) SAN
6 177 (1.63%) VPN
7 172 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 165 (1.52%) Skype
9 151 (1.39%) Wireless
10 149 (1.37%) Internet
11 126 (1.16%) DNS
12 101 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
13 96 (0.88%) Unified Communications
14 84 (0.77%) MPLS
15 78 (0.72%) DHCP
16 74 (0.68%) VoIP
17 73 (0.67%) HTTP
18 72 (0.66%) SSL
19 60 (0.55%) BGP
20 58 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 391 (3.60%) Big Data
3 320 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
4 312 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 297 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 268 (2.47%) SAP HANA
7 232 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
8 201 (1.85%) QlikView
9 197 (1.82%) Power BI
10 172 (1.59%) Relational Database
11 167 (1.54%) SAP BW
12 163 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 159 (1.47%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 153 (1.41%) Base SAS
15 140 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 132 (1.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 115 (1.06%) Hadoop
18 112 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 105 (0.97%) Oracle Database
20 100 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 190 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 146 (1.35%) JIRA
3 128 (1.18%) Selenium
4 121 (1.12%) ProC
5 109 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 95 (0.88%) LSMW
7 94 (0.87%) eCATT
8 89 (0.82%) Git (software)
9 65 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 55 (0.51%) JUnit
11 47 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 46 (0.42%) Maven
12 46 (0.42%) Subversion
13 36 (0.33%) SoapUI
13 36 (0.33%) TestNG
14 34 (0.31%) Appium
14 34 (0.31%) JMeter
14 34 (0.31%) TeamCity
15 32 (0.29%) HP UFT
15 32 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3007 (27.71%) Finance
2 804 (7.41%) Retail
3 779 (7.18%) Manufacturing
4 759 (6.99%) Banking
5 499 (4.60%) Marketing
6 442 (4.07%) Advertising
7 357 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 254 (2.34%) Billing
9 243 (2.24%) Legal
10 177 (1.63%) Automotive
11 172 (1.59%) Law
12 146 (1.35%) Publishing
13 111 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 107 (0.99%) General Ledger
15 93 (0.86%) Investment Banking
16 89 (0.82%) Electronics
17 81 (0.75%) German Language
18 79 (0.73%) Back Office
19 75 (0.69%) Retail Banking
20 73 (0.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (4.07%) .NET
2 416 (3.83%) HTML
3 354 (3.26%) Web Services
4 305 (2.81%) XML
5 276 (2.54%) CSS
6 184 (1.70%) EDI
7 172 (1.59%) IDoc
8 132 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 128 (1.18%) SOAP
10 98 (0.90%) REST
10 98 (0.90%) Spring
11 97 (0.89%) Middleware
12 84 (0.77%) JSON
13 79 (0.73%) AngularJS
13 79 (0.73%) SAP Fiori
14 68 (0.63%) jQuery
15 67 (0.62%) ASP.NET
16 65 (0.60%) J2EE
17 60 (0.55%) SAP XI
18 59 (0.54%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 1262 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 387 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 330 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 234 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 199 (1.83%) Driving Licence
6 160 (1.47%) NHS
7 157 (1.45%) User Experience
8 125 (1.15%) Life Science
9 120 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 116 (1.07%) Fintech
10 116 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
11 112 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 101 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 96 (0.88%) Social Media
14 85 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
15 84 (0.77%) Mobile App
16 77 (0.71%) Hedge funds
17 72 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 72 (0.66%) Replication
18 69 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 898 (8.28%) Windows
2 609 (5.61%) Linux
3 436 (4.02%) Unix
4 334 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 130 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (0.47%) Solaris
8 48 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 46 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 41 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 38 (0.35%) AIX
12 38 (0.35%) Android
13 36 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (0.20%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.16%) HPUX
16 17 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.15%) VMS
18 15 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1374 (12.66%) Presales
2 1197 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1017 (9.37%) Project Management
3 1017 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 987 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
5 967 (8.91%) ERP
6 962 (8.87%) Analytics
7 780 (7.19%) CRM
8 732 (6.75%) Migration
9 642 (5.92%) Information Security
10 618 (5.70%) Business Development
11 577 (5.32%) ITIL
12 535 (4.93%) Mentoring
13 484 (4.46%) Customer Requirements
14 470 (4.33%) Business Analysis
14 470 (4.33%) Coaching
15 469 (4.32%) Logistics
16 462 (4.26%) DevOps
17 460 (4.24%) Change Management
18 458 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1494 (13.77%) SQL
2 662 (6.10%) Java
3 486 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 473 (4.36%) ABAP
5 432 (3.98%) C#
6 363 (3.35%) Python
7 293 (2.70%) C
8 226 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 157 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 151 (1.39%) C++
11 120 (1.11%) Ruby
12 118 (1.09%) PROC SQL
12 118 (1.09%) SAS Macro
13 113 (1.04%) R
14 112 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 95 (0.88%) PHP
16 90 (0.83%) Perl
17 88 (0.81%) T-SQL
17 88 (0.81%) VBA
18 85 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1690 (15.57%) Degree
2 499 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 406 (3.74%) CISSP
4 297 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 297 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 285 (2.63%) CISM
6 249 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 182 (1.68%) MCSE
8 142 (1.31%) CCNP
9 136 (1.25%) CCNA
10 131 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 129 (1.19%) CISA
12 116 (1.07%) ACCA
13 102 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 101 (0.93%) CIMA
15 88 (0.81%) DV Cleared
16 78 (0.72%) CREST Certified
17 72 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
18 71 (0.65%) CEH
19 70 (0.65%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 201 (1.85%) QA
4 172 (1.59%) GDPR
5 124 (1.14%) PMO
6 118 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 54 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 54 (0.50%) SLA
8 53 (0.49%) COBIT
9 50 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 48 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
11 39 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 26 (0.24%) IFRS
13 23 (0.21%) GxP
13 23 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.19%) GAAP
14 21 (0.19%) GCP
15 17 (0.16%) RMADS
16 15 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 15 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 475 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 356 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 145 (1.34%) Docker
5 95 (0.88%) XenApp
6 54 (0.50%) vSphere
7 31 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 29 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.18%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.13%) KVM
11 14 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.083%) RHEV
13 9 (0.083%) Snort
14 8 (0.074%) Firmware
15 7 (0.065%) vCloud
15 7 (0.065%) XenServer
16 6 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 195 (1.80%) Puppet
2 188 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 151 (1.39%) Ansible
4 93 (0.86%) SCCM
5 73 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 71 (0.65%) Terraform
7 54 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (0.43%) SCOM
9 46 (0.42%) Nagios
10 39 (0.36%) Nessus
11 26 (0.24%) vRealize
12 21 (0.19%) Backup Exec
12 21 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
12 21 (0.19%) Graphite
12 21 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 18 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (0.16%) FortiGate
15 17 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2658 (24.50%) SAP
2 2034 (18.74%) Microsoft
3 1353 (12.47%) Oracle
4 503 (4.64%) VMware
5 417 (3.84%) Cisco
6 312 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 306 (2.82%) Tableau
8 261 (2.41%) Sage
9 257 (2.37%) Citrix
10 248 (2.29%) IBM
11 205 (1.89%) Cognos
12 196 (1.81%) Google
13 172 (1.59%) HP
14 149 (1.37%) Ariba
15 148 (1.36%) Informatica
16 145 (1.34%) Splunk
17 141 (1.30%) JD Edwards
18 131 (1.21%) Juniper
19 130 (1.20%) CheckPoint
20 128 (1.18%) Infor