Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 10410 10906 13394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.96% 5.69% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 5.90% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7336 8092 10618
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -2 9321 £55,000 - 732
UK excluding London +2 4847 £50,000 - 398
London -1 4476 £60,000 - 360
South East +5 1601 £52,000 -0.95% 108
North of England +3 1294 £50,000 +6.38% 117
North West +6 808 £50,000 +8.70% 71
Midlands -5 634 £52,500 +5.00% 59
East of England -6 504 £53,000 +6.00% 32
West Midlands -9 477 £52,500 +2.94% 41
Scotland +7 439 £48,250 -3.50% 27
South West +9 392 £50,000 - 41
Yorkshire +2 389 £50,000 +11.11% 35
East Midlands -14 126 £51,250 +2.50% 16
Wales +1 96 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North East +2 92 £47,500 -13.64% 11
Northern Ireland -29 19 £27,500 -31.25% 8
Channel Islands +4 3 £70,000 +40.00%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2865 (27.52%) Finance
2 2499 (24.01%) SAP
3 1795 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 1655 (15.90%) Degree
5 1419 (13.63%) SQL
6 1341 (12.88%) Presales
7 1301 (12.50%) Oracle
8 1215 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1172 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
10 1032 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 1019 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
12 974 (9.36%) Project Management
13 967 (9.29%) Analytics
14 862 (8.28%) ERP
15 840 (8.07%) Windows
16 796 (7.65%) Retail
17 761 (7.31%) Banking
18 726 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 717 (6.89%) Migration
20 690 (6.63%) SQL Server
21 676 (6.49%) CRM
22 662 (6.36%) Manufacturing
23 640 (6.15%) Java
24 624 (5.99%) Information Security
25 602 (5.78%) Business Development
26 601 (5.77%) Linux
27 592 (5.69%) ITIL
28 590 (5.67%) Mentoring
29 515 (4.95%) Marketing
30 509 (4.89%) Security Cleared

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
1 315 (3.03%) SAS
2 240 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 172 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 162 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 88 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 87 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 85 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 81 (0.78%) IIS
9 79 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 66 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 64 (0.61%) NetWeaver
12 63 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 56 (0.54%) JBoss
13 56 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 55 (0.53%) CMS
15 45 (0.43%) OpenStack
16 42 (0.40%) Apache
16 42 (0.40%) Apache Spark
17 31 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
18 28 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 308 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 260 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 131 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.32%) SPSS
8 16 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 14 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
10 12 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.077%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.067%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.058%) InVision
14 4 (0.038%) EViews
15 3 (0.029%) ArcInfo
16 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.019%) UXPin
17 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.010%) Revit
Business Applications
1 401 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 370 (3.55%) SAP FI
3 355 (3.41%) SAP CO
4 344 (3.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 335 (3.22%) SAP SD
6 324 (3.11%) SAP MM
7 307 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
8 284 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 168 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
10 164 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
11 141 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
12 127 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
13 125 (1.20%) SAP BPC
14 116 (1.11%) NetSuite
15 110 (1.06%) SAP Retail
16 106 (1.02%) SAP HCM
16 106 (1.02%) SAP SCM
17 99 (0.95%) SAP WM
18 90 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 86 (0.83%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 726 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 485 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 443 (4.26%) Office 365
4 240 (2.31%) SaaS
5 211 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
6 175 (1.68%) IaaS
7 150 (1.44%) SuccessFactors
8 108 (1.04%) PaaS
9 89 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 70 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 66 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 54 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 45 (0.43%) Google Analytics
14 41 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 40 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
16 39 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 36 (0.35%) GitHub
18 30 (0.29%) Taleo
19 29 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (0.28%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 391 (3.76%) Firewall
2 239 (2.30%) LAN
3 232 (2.23%) WAN
4 204 (1.96%) Network Security
5 176 (1.69%) Wireless
6 172 (1.65%) SAN
7 170 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 150 (1.44%) VPN
9 148 (1.42%) Internet
9 148 (1.42%) Skype
10 134 (1.29%) DNS
11 96 (0.92%) MPLS
12 94 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (0.82%) Unified Communications
14 77 (0.74%) DHCP
15 71 (0.68%) VoIP
16 70 (0.67%) SSL
17 67 (0.64%) HTTP
18 65 (0.62%) BGP
19 60 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 399 (3.83%) Big Data
3 294 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 269 (2.58%) SAP HANA
5 265 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 256 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 213 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
8 199 (1.91%) QlikView
9 198 (1.90%) Power BI
10 184 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 168 (1.61%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 163 (1.57%) SAP BW
13 161 (1.55%) Base SAS
14 158 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 147 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 139 (1.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 121 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 117 (1.12%) Hadoop
19 108 (1.04%) MySQL
20 92 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 177 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 156 (1.50%) Selenium
3 150 (1.44%) JIRA
4 130 (1.25%) ProC
5 99 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 80 (0.77%) Git (software)
7 79 (0.76%) LSMW
8 77 (0.74%) eCATT
9 64 (0.61%) JUnit
9 64 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (0.54%) Maven
11 52 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 45 (0.43%) Subversion
12 45 (0.43%) TestNG
13 41 (0.39%) Appium
13 41 (0.39%) SoapUI
14 37 (0.36%) HP UFT
15 36 (0.35%) JMeter
16 35 (0.34%) Jasmine
16 35 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 2865 (27.52%) Finance
2 796 (7.65%) Retail
3 761 (7.31%) Banking
4 662 (6.36%) Manufacturing
5 515 (4.95%) Marketing
6 418 (4.02%) Telecoms
7 278 (2.67%) Advertising
8 249 (2.39%) Legal
9 243 (2.33%) Billing
10 178 (1.71%) Law
11 171 (1.64%) Automotive
12 122 (1.17%) General Ledger
13 118 (1.13%) Publishing
14 105 (1.01%) Electronics
15 104 (1.00%) Financial Institution
16 88 (0.85%) Investment Banking
17 82 (0.79%) Back Office
17 82 (0.79%) Front Office
18 78 (0.75%) German Language
19 73 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (3.97%) .NET
2 402 (3.86%) HTML
3 333 (3.20%) Web Services
4 312 (3.00%) XML
5 256 (2.46%) CSS
6 153 (1.47%) EDI
7 148 (1.42%) IDoc
8 136 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
9 134 (1.29%) SOAP
10 95 (0.91%) Middleware
11 94 (0.90%) Spring
12 87 (0.84%) JSON
13 78 (0.75%) REST
14 70 (0.67%) MDX
15 68 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 68 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
16 67 (0.64%) RESTful
17 66 (0.63%) ASP.NET
17 66 (0.63%) jQuery
18 61 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1215 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 390 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 349 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 242 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 180 (1.73%) Driving Licence
6 161 (1.55%) NHS
7 147 (1.41%) User Experience
8 128 (1.23%) Fintech
9 119 (1.14%) Life Science
10 113 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
11 109 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 99 (0.95%) Public Cloud
13 88 (0.85%) Social Media
14 86 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
15 81 (0.78%) Replication
16 77 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 75 (0.72%) Mobile App
18 74 (0.71%) Hedge funds
19 71 (0.68%) Derivative
20 66 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 840 (8.07%) Windows
2 601 (5.77%) Linux
3 414 (3.98%) Unix
4 310 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 123 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (0.48%) Solaris
8 45 (0.43%) AIX
9 42 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 37 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 26 (0.25%) Android
14 25 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 24 (0.23%) HPUX
16 18 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.12%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1341 (12.88%) Presales
2 1172 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1032 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 1019 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
5 974 (9.36%) Project Management
6 967 (9.29%) Analytics
7 862 (8.28%) ERP
8 717 (6.89%) Migration
9 676 (6.49%) CRM
10 624 (5.99%) Information Security
11 602 (5.78%) Business Development
12 592 (5.69%) ITIL
13 590 (5.67%) Mentoring
14 494 (4.75%) Coaching
15 490 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
16 463 (4.45%) Business Analysis
17 443 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
18 441 (4.24%) Logistics
19 434 (4.17%) DevOps
20 430 (4.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1419 (13.63%) SQL
2 640 (6.15%) Java
3 483 (4.64%) JavaScript
4 431 (4.14%) ABAP
5 376 (3.61%) C#
6 329 (3.16%) Python
7 324 (3.11%) C
8 217 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 148 (1.42%) C++
10 130 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 128 (1.23%) SAS Macro
12 127 (1.22%) PROC SQL
13 109 (1.05%) R
14 104 (1.00%) Ruby
15 98 (0.94%) PHP
16 94 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 93 (0.89%) PL/SQL
18 91 (0.87%) Perl
19 90 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 78 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1655 (15.90%) Degree
2 509 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 421 (4.04%) CISSP
4 321 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 276 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 275 (2.64%) CISM
7 260 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 177 (1.70%) MCSE
9 142 (1.36%) CCNP
10 137 (1.32%) CISA
11 132 (1.27%) CCNA
12 126 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 114 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 109 (1.05%) ACCA
15 101 (0.97%) CIMA
16 77 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 73 (0.70%) CEH
18 72 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
18 72 (0.69%) CREST Certified
19 65 (0.62%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 179 (1.72%) QA
4 142 (1.36%) GDPR
5 119 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 114 (1.10%) PMO
7 64 (0.61%) SLA
8 53 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 52 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 51 (0.49%) COBIT
11 48 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 42 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 21 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 21 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 17 (0.16%) GxP
15 15 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
15 15 (0.14%) IFRS
15 15 (0.14%) RMADS
16 14 (0.13%) GAAP
16 14 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 442 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 328 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 127 (1.22%) Docker
5 73 (0.70%) XenApp
6 55 (0.53%) vSphere
7 33 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 18 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 17 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.12%) KVM
13 11 (0.11%) Firmware
13 11 (0.11%) RHEV
13 11 (0.11%) Snort
14 9 (0.086%) vCloud
14 9 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.067%) XenServer
16 6 (0.058%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 192 (1.84%) Puppet
2 174 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (1.19%) Ansible
4 79 (0.76%) SCCM
5 57 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 52 (0.50%) SCOM
7 45 (0.43%) Nagios
8 44 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (0.42%) Nessus
9 40 (0.38%) Terraform
10 29 (0.28%) Backup Exec
11 28 (0.27%) vRealize
12 25 (0.24%) Graphite
13 22 (0.21%) vCenter Server
14 15 (0.14%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
15 14 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (0.13%) RSA Archer
15 14 (0.13%) ZABBIX
16 13 (0.12%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2499 (24.01%) SAP
2 1795 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 1301 (12.50%) Oracle
4 450 (4.32%) VMware
5 429 (4.12%) Cisco
6 297 (2.85%) Tableau
7 275 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 243 (2.33%) Citrix
9 218 (2.09%) IBM
10 194 (1.86%) Cognos
11 186 (1.79%) HP
12 185 (1.78%) Sage
13 164 (1.58%) Juniper
14 155 (1.49%) Google
15 141 (1.35%) Ariba
15 141 (1.35%) Splunk
16 134 (1.29%) JD Edwards
17 125 (1.20%) Informatica
18 122 (1.17%) CheckPoint
19 109 (1.05%) Red Hat