Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 37 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7,649 10,353 10,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.29% 5.93% 5.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 6.16% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,587 7,647 7,408
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -7 6,864 £60,000 +9.09% 1,344
London -5 3,467 £65,000 +8.33% 474
UK excluding London -15 3,425 £55,000 +10.00% 954
South East -7 1,226 £57,500 +9.52% 215
North of England -14 801 £52,500 +5.00% 269
North West -7 449 £55,000 +4.76% 140
Midlands -37 447 £52,500 - 180
South West -7 400 £50,000 +11.11% 116
West Midlands -38 331 £52,500 - 136
Yorkshire -4 312 £50,000 -4.76% 78
East of England +11 275 £55,000 - 96
Scotland -24 218 £50,000 - 59
East Midlands -11 97 £52,500 +10.53% 43
Wales -24 50 £45,000 +11.91% 18
North East -48 42 £50,000 +73.91% 51
Northern Ireland -21 16 £45,000 +87.50% 5
Channel Islands -2 2 £65,000 +8.33% 2

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,917 (25.06%) Finance
2 1,461 (19.10%) Microsoft
3 1,342 (17.54%) SAP
4 1,326 (17.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,158 (15.14%) Presales
6 1,146 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
7 1,017 (13.30%) Degree
8 1,006 (13.15%) SQL
9 903 (11.81%) Oracle
10 769 (10.05%) ERP
11 733 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
12 725 (9.48%) Windows
13 702 (9.18%) Project Management
14 656 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
15 654 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
16 625 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 616 (8.05%) CRM
18 579 (7.57%) Analytics
19 564 (7.37%) Migration
20 556 (7.27%) Java
21 554 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
22 552 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
23 506 (6.62%) SQL Server
24 498 (6.51%) ITIL
25 493 (6.45%) Office 365
26 486 (6.35%) DevOps
27 477 (6.24%) Cisco
28 467 (6.11%) Banking
29 463 (6.05%) Firewall
30 448 (5.86%) 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
1 208 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 159 (2.08%) Skype for Business
3 141 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 105 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 81 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 72 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 69 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 68 (0.89%) IIS
9 59 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 57 (0.75%) NetWeaver
11 49 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 44 (0.58%) JBoss
13 40 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.43%) CMS
14 33 (0.43%) SAS
15 30 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 25 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.20%) Confluence
19 14 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 264 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 159 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 61 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.31%) Autodesk Inventor
6 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.18%) SPSS
9 12 (0.16%) Sketch
10 5 (0.065%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.052%) InVision
12 3 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.039%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.039%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.039%) Windchill
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.013%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.013%) Lectora
14 1 (0.013%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 423 (5.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 346 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 197 (2.58%) SAP ERP
4 191 (2.50%) SAP FI
5 186 (2.43%) SAP CO
5 186 (2.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 152 (1.99%) NetSuite
7 142 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
8 141 (1.84%) SAP MM
9 125 (1.63%) SAP SD
10 96 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
11 79 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 78 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
13 68 (0.89%) SAP PP
14 66 (0.86%) Markit EDM
15 65 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
16 64 (0.84%) SAP BPC
17 62 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
17 62 (0.81%) SAP HR
18 55 (0.72%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1,326 (17.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 733 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 493 (6.45%) Office 365
4 318 (4.16%) Dynamics 365
5 286 (3.74%) SaaS
6 279 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 227 (2.97%) PaaS
8 210 (2.75%) Power Platform
9 208 (2.72%) IaaS
10 152 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
11 106 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
12 83 (1.09%) Serverless
13 82 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
15 61 (0.80%) OpenShift
16 47 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
17 46 (0.60%) Amazon S3
18 43 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
19 42 (0.55%) OneDrive
20 39 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 463 (6.05%) Firewall
2 290 (3.79%) Network Security
3 236 (3.09%) WAN
4 226 (2.95%) LAN
5 177 (2.31%) Skype
6 170 (2.22%) Wireless
7 144 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
8 135 (1.76%) VPN
9 128 (1.67%) Internet
10 120 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 105 (1.37%) Cisco Firepower
12 104 (1.36%) TCP/IP
13 92 (1.20%) DNS
14 84 (1.10%) MPLS
15 76 (0.99%) WLAN
16 66 (0.86%) Cisco Wireless
17 61 (0.80%) DHCP
18 58 (0.76%) Unified Communications
19 57 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
20 47 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 237 (3.10%) Big Data
3 219 (2.86%) SAP HANA
4 195 (2.55%) Power BI
5 163 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 155 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 146 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 131 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 128 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
10 108 (1.41%) SAP BW
11 100 (1.31%) QlikView
12 99 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 77 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
13 77 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 73 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 71 (0.93%) MySQL
16 63 (0.82%) Blockchain
17 59 (0.77%) Hadoop
18 53 (0.69%) GIS
19 51 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 198 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 172 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 162 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 160 (2.09%) JIRA
5 108 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 94 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 85 (1.11%) Subversion
8 80 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
9 78 (1.02%) GoCD
10 71 (0.93%) Selenium
11 67 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 58 (0.76%) Travis CI
13 47 (0.61%) Maven
14 41 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 34 (0.44%) Bitbucket
15 34 (0.44%) Eclipse
15 34 (0.44%) git-flow
16 31 (0.41%) HP UFT
17 30 (0.39%) Visual Studio
18 29 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 1,917 (25.06%) Finance
2 467 (6.11%) Banking
3 392 (5.12%) Manufacturing
4 369 (4.82%) Retail
5 353 (4.61%) Marketing
6 239 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 150 (1.96%) Legal
8 131 (1.71%) Front Office
9 90 (1.18%) Electronics
10 86 (1.12%) Local Government
11 80 (1.05%) German Language
12 74 (0.97%) Advertising
13 69 (0.90%) French Language
14 59 (0.77%) Law
15 51 (0.67%) General Ledger
16 50 (0.65%) Aerospace
16 50 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 48 (0.63%) Retail Banking
18 45 (0.59%) Spanish Language
19 39 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (5.45%) .NET
2 336 (4.39%) XML
3 270 (3.53%) Web Services
4 264 (3.45%) HTML
5 209 (2.73%) CSS
6 162 (2.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 154 (2.01%) AngularJS
8 142 (1.86%) ASP.NET
9 124 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
10 115 (1.50%) J2EE
11 81 (1.06%) REST
12 80 (1.05%) JSON
12 80 (1.05%) SOAP
13 69 (0.90%) Node.js
14 66 (0.86%) Middleware
15 63 (0.82%) Kafka
16 62 (0.81%) Spring
17 53 (0.69%) React
18 52 (0.68%) RESTful
19 51 (0.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 554 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 333 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 314 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 257 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 146 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
6 143 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 138 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 137 (1.79%) Derivative
8 137 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 133 (1.74%) Hedge funds
10 131 (1.71%) Equities
11 115 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 85 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 79 (1.03%) User Experience
14 76 (0.99%) FMCG
15 60 (0.78%) PKI
16 54 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 51 (0.67%) Social Media
18 50 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
18 50 (0.65%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 725 (9.48%) Windows
2 426 (5.57%) Linux
3 311 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 201 (2.63%) Unix
5 113 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 72 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 46 (0.60%) Android
8 46 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 32 (0.42%) CentOS
11 30 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (0.35%) Mesosphere
13 26 (0.34%) CoreOS
13 26 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
15 22 (0.29%) AIX
16 21 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.092%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,158 (15.14%) Presales
2 1,146 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
3 769 (10.05%) ERP
4 702 (9.18%) Project Management
5 656 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
6 654 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
7 625 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 616 (8.05%) CRM
9 579 (7.57%) Analytics
10 564 (7.37%) Migration
11 552 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
12 498 (6.51%) ITIL
13 486 (6.35%) DevOps
14 438 (5.73%) Business Development
15 418 (5.46%) Mentoring
16 404 (5.28%) Information Security
17 356 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
18 327 (4.28%) Service Management
19 307 (4.01%) Business Analysis
20 304 (3.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,006 (13.15%) SQL
2 556 (7.27%) Java
3 401 (5.24%) C#
4 363 (4.75%) Python
5 333 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 290 (3.79%) C
7 246 (3.22%) PowerShell
8 156 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 128 (1.67%) R
10 92 (1.20%) ABAP
10 92 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 88 (1.15%) Perl
12 61 (0.80%) C++
13 58 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 50 (0.65%) Ruby
15 44 (0.58%) PHP
16 37 (0.48%) Go
17 30 (0.39%) VB
18 29 (0.38%) Groovy
18 29 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,017 (13.30%) Degree
2 448 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 440 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 329 (4.30%) CISSP
5 307 (4.01%) CCNP
6 261 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 250 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 186 (2.43%) CCNA
9 173 (2.26%) CISM
10 172 (2.25%) MCSE
11 140 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 135 (1.76%) CCIE
13 102 (1.33%) CISA
14 99 (1.29%) MCSA
15 81 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
16 80 (1.05%) ACCA
17 66 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 64 (0.84%) DV Cleared
19 59 (0.77%) CREST Certified
20 52 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 194 (2.54%) QA
3 165 (2.16%) GDPR
4 155 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 103 (1.35%) NIST
6 94 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 86 (1.12%) PMO
8 77 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 77 (1.01%) ISO 22301
9 74 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 74 (0.97%) SLA
10 70 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 65 (0.85%) ISO 9001
12 50 (0.65%) COBIT
13 44 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
14 18 (0.24%) IEC 61508
15 16 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 15 (0.20%) NCSC
17 13 (0.17%) RMADS
18 12 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 398 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 284 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 206 (2.69%) Docker
5 56 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (0.71%) XenApp
7 51 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 39 (0.51%) vSphere
9 28 (0.37%) BitLocker
9 28 (0.37%) NFS
10 23 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 20 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 7 (0.092%) HDFS
17 6 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
18 5 (0.065%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 217 (2.84%) Ansible
2 214 (2.80%) Terraform
3 211 (2.76%) Puppet
4 177 (2.31%) SCCM
5 154 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 148 (1.93%) Kubernetes
6 148 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 80 (1.05%) Consul
8 73 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
9 57 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
10 53 (0.69%) Automic
11 52 (0.68%) Rundeck
12 42 (0.55%) Nagios
13 39 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
14 31 (0.41%) Kibana
15 29 (0.38%) logstash
16 27 (0.35%) Prometheus
17 26 (0.34%) Graphite
18 20 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
18 20 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,461 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 1,342 (17.54%) SAP
3 903 (11.81%) Oracle
4 477 (6.24%) Cisco
5 412 (5.39%) VMware
6 267 (3.49%) ServiceNow
7 219 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 203 (2.65%) Google
9 158 (2.07%) Splunk
10 153 (2.00%) Citrix
11 142 (1.86%) Palo Alto
12 141 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 137 (1.79%) Tableau
14 135 (1.76%) HP
15 115 (1.50%) Juniper
16 112 (1.46%) IBM
17 110 (1.44%) NetApp
18 109 (1.43%) Dell
19 87 (1.14%) Meraki
20 82 (1.07%) Hyperion