Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 10400 11578 14036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.91% 5.88% 6.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.16% 6.09% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7438 8671 10985
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 9361 £55,000 - 680
UK excluding London -3 4892 £50,000 - 372
London -4 4510 £60,000 - 333
South East -1 1608 £52,500 - 88
North of England -4 1210 £47,500 +3.26% 117
North West -5 750 £47,500 +3.26% 70
Midlands 0 664 £52,500 +5.00% 54
East of England -7 530 £55,000 +10.00% 33
West Midlands -5 520 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South West 0 439 £50,000 - 35
Scotland +6 419 £47,500 -5.00% 30
Yorkshire -11 380 £47,500 +5.56% 41
East Midlands -17 114 £50,000 - 12
Wales -5 103 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North East -2 82 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Northern Ireland -28 15 £27,500 -29.03% 3
Channel Islands +1 6 £65,000 +23.81%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2772 (26.65%) Finance
2 2280 (21.92%) SAP
3 1694 (16.29%) Microsoft
4 1576 (15.15%) Degree
5 1458 (14.02%) Presales
6 1447 (13.91%) SQL
7 1223 (11.76%) Oracle
8 1143 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
9 1111 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
10 1055 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 1006 (9.67%) Project Management
12 999 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
13 869 (8.36%) ERP
14 851 (8.18%) Analytics
15 814 (7.83%) Windows
16 764 (7.35%) Java
17 718 (6.90%) Banking
18 705 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
19 702 (6.75%) Retail
20 662 (6.37%) Manufacturing
21 659 (6.34%) Linux
22 654 (6.29%) SQL Server
23 630 (6.06%) Migration
24 626 (6.02%) CRM
25 592 (5.69%) Mentoring
26 586 (5.63%) ITIL
27 572 (5.50%) Business Development
28 551 (5.30%) Information Security
29 528 (5.08%) Marketing
30 526 (5.06%) JavaScript

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
1 294 (2.83%) SAS
2 233 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 153 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 119 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 97 (0.93%) IIS
6 89 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 84 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 79 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 73 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 70 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 62 (0.60%) CMS
11 62 (0.60%) NetWeaver
12 53 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 52 (0.50%) JBoss
14 51 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 51 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 47 (0.45%) Apache Spark
16 42 (0.40%) Apache
17 31 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
18 29 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 282 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 265 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 146 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 41 (0.39%) SPSS
6 38 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 19 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.058%) Autodesk Inventor
10 6 (0.058%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.058%) InVision
11 5 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.048%) PaintShop Pro
12 4 (0.038%) EViews
13 3 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.029%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.029%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 367 (3.53%) SAP MM
2 364 (3.50%) SAP FI
3 344 (3.31%) SAP CO
4 340 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 325 (3.13%) SAP SD
6 317 (3.05%) SAP S/4HANA
7 308 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
8 265 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
9 165 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
10 161 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
11 146 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
12 121 (1.16%) NetSuite
13 119 (1.14%) SAP SCM
14 117 (1.13%) SAP WM
15 104 (1.00%) SAP BPC
15 104 (1.00%) SAP PP
16 97 (0.93%) SAP Retail
17 94 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
18 76 (0.73%) SAP ERP
19 74 (0.71%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 705 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 437 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 394 (3.79%) Office 365
4 251 (2.41%) SaaS
5 170 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
6 147 (1.41%) IaaS
7 132 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
8 88 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 75 (0.72%) PaaS
10 70 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 68 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 54 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 47 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 46 (0.44%) Force.com
15 42 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
16 41 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
17 37 (0.36%) Taleo
18 36 (0.35%) CloudBees
19 35 (0.34%) Google Analytics
20 28 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 336 (3.23%) Firewall
2 230 (2.21%) WAN
3 208 (2.00%) LAN
4 204 (1.96%) Network Security
5 194 (1.87%) Wireless
6 155 (1.49%) SAN
6 155 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 145 (1.39%) Internet
8 131 (1.26%) VPN
9 126 (1.21%) DNS
10 102 (0.98%) MPLS
11 100 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
11 100 (0.96%) Skype
12 87 (0.84%) Unified Communications
13 81 (0.78%) DHCP
14 79 (0.76%) BGP
15 76 (0.73%) VoIP
16 71 (0.68%) OSPF
17 52 (0.50%) HTTP
18 48 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 386 (3.71%) Big Data
3 293 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 260 (2.50%) SAP HANA
5 244 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 238 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 210 (2.02%) QlikView
8 192 (1.85%) Power BI
9 187 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 184 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
11 165 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 152 (1.46%) SAP BW
13 133 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 123 (1.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 122 (1.17%) Base SAS
16 115 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 113 (1.09%) Hadoop
18 105 (1.01%) Oracle Database
19 101 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
20 91 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 210 (2.02%) Selenium
2 189 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 139 (1.34%) JIRA
4 106 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 98 (0.94%) ProC
6 92 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 76 (0.73%) JUnit
8 73 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 62 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 61 (0.59%) TestNG
11 59 (0.57%) HP UFT
11 59 (0.57%) Maven
12 58 (0.56%) Appium
13 55 (0.53%) Subversion
14 54 (0.52%) SoapUI
15 52 (0.50%) LSMW
16 50 (0.48%) Jasmine
17 49 (0.47%) Protractor
18 44 (0.42%) GoCD
19 42 (0.40%) eCATT
General
1 2772 (26.65%) Finance
2 718 (6.90%) Banking
3 702 (6.75%) Retail
4 662 (6.37%) Manufacturing
5 528 (5.08%) Marketing
6 465 (4.47%) Telecoms
7 293 (2.82%) Advertising
8 258 (2.48%) Legal
9 207 (1.99%) Billing
10 158 (1.52%) Law
11 141 (1.36%) Automotive
12 122 (1.17%) General Ledger
13 116 (1.12%) Electronics
14 96 (0.92%) Publishing
15 90 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 86 (0.83%) Investment Banking
17 78 (0.75%) Local Government
18 77 (0.74%) Back Office
18 77 (0.74%) Front Office
19 74 (0.71%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (4.53%) .NET
2 418 (4.02%) HTML
3 321 (3.09%) XML
4 310 (2.98%) Web Services
5 276 (2.65%) CSS
6 143 (1.38%) SOAP
7 138 (1.33%) Middleware
8 129 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 110 (1.06%) IDoc
10 86 (0.83%) JSON
11 85 (0.82%) EDI
12 84 (0.81%) Spring
13 80 (0.77%) ASP.NET
14 78 (0.75%) RESTful
15 73 (0.70%) JMS
16 72 (0.69%) jQuery
17 63 (0.61%) J2EE
18 60 (0.58%) REST
19 59 (0.57%) SAP Fiori
20 51 (0.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1111 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 412 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 377 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 255 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 178 (1.71%) User Experience
6 171 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 145 (1.39%) NHS
8 135 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 133 (1.28%) Fintech
10 113 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
11 106 (1.02%) Social Media
12 85 (0.82%) Derivative
12 85 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 80 (0.77%) Life Science
14 76 (0.73%) Replication
15 75 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
16 68 (0.65%) Blog
17 65 (0.63%) Private Cloud
18 64 (0.62%) Mobile App
19 62 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 814 (7.83%) Windows
2 659 (6.34%) Linux
3 436 (4.19%) Unix
4 314 (3.02%) Windows Server
5 120 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (0.38%) AIX
10 34 (0.33%) CoreOS
11 27 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.26%) Solaris
12 24 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 22 (0.21%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.20%) Android
14 21 (0.20%) HPUX
15 17 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.11%) CentOS
17 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1458 (14.02%) Presales
2 1143 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1055 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1006 (9.67%) Project Management
5 999 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
6 869 (8.36%) ERP
7 851 (8.18%) Analytics
8 630 (6.06%) Migration
9 626 (6.02%) CRM
10 592 (5.69%) Mentoring
11 586 (5.63%) ITIL
12 572 (5.50%) Business Development
13 551 (5.30%) Information Security
14 503 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
15 445 (4.28%) Coaching
16 444 (4.27%) Logistics
17 440 (4.23%) Business Analysis
18 428 (4.12%) Change Management
19 427 (4.11%) DevOps
20 422 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1447 (13.91%) SQL
2 764 (7.35%) Java
3 526 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 410 (3.94%) C#
5 392 (3.77%) C
6 343 (3.30%) Python
7 334 (3.21%) ABAP
8 211 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 167 (1.61%) C++
10 126 (1.21%) Perl
11 125 (1.20%) R
12 121 (1.16%) Ruby
13 113 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 112 (1.08%) PHP
15 107 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 105 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 98 (0.94%) SAS Macro
18 97 (0.93%) PROC SQL
19 95 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 68 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1576 (15.15%) Degree
2 525 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 419 (4.03%) CISSP
4 331 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 301 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 291 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
7 247 (2.38%) CISM
8 190 (1.83%) MCSE
9 155 (1.49%) CCNP
10 148 (1.42%) CISA
11 138 (1.33%) DV Cleared
12 125 (1.20%) CCNA
13 119 (1.14%) ACCA
13 119 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
14 109 (1.05%) CIMA
15 84 (0.81%) CEH
16 80 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 69 (0.66%) CCIE
18 67 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
19 61 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 186 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 175 (1.68%) QA
4 129 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 96 (0.92%) PMO
6 92 (0.88%) GDPR
7 79 (0.76%) SLA
8 70 (0.67%) COBIT
9 68 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 59 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
11 46 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 24 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 21 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 21 (0.20%) MiFID
14 20 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 15 (0.14%) ISO 22301
16 14 (0.13%) HL7
16 14 (0.13%) RMADS
17 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 11 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 417 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 304 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 116 (1.12%) Docker
5 55 (0.53%) XenApp
6 33 (0.32%) vSphere
7 29 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 19 (0.18%) vCloud
11 18 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.13%) Snort
14 12 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (0.11%) RHEV
16 9 (0.087%) KVM
16 9 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.077%) Firmware
17 8 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 201 (1.93%) Puppet
2 181 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (1.24%) Ansible
4 63 (0.61%) SCCM
5 58 (0.56%) Nagios
6 57 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 46 (0.44%) Nessus
8 38 (0.37%) SCOM
9 36 (0.35%) Graphite
10 32 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 30 (0.29%) Terraform
12 26 (0.25%) vRealize
13 24 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
14 23 (0.22%) vCenter Server
15 19 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
15 19 (0.18%) Tivoli
16 18 (0.17%) RSA Archer
17 15 (0.14%) QRadar
18 14 (0.13%) ZABBIX
19 13 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2280 (21.92%) SAP
2 1694 (16.29%) Microsoft
3 1223 (11.76%) Oracle
4 454 (4.37%) Cisco
5 439 (4.22%) VMware
6 289 (2.78%) Tableau
7 281 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 248 (2.38%) IBM
9 230 (2.21%) Citrix
10 212 (2.04%) Sage
11 199 (1.91%) HP
12 186 (1.79%) Juniper
13 176 (1.69%) Cognos
14 166 (1.60%) Google
15 150 (1.44%) Splunk
16 133 (1.28%) JD Edwards
17 124 (1.19%) Ariba
18 114 (1.10%) Informatica
19 113 (1.09%) CheckPoint
20 109 (1.05%) Hyperion