Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 57 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5,782 7,130 11,082
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.94% 4.82% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.02% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,878 5,847 9,540
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 4,988 £60,000 +3.45% 744
UK excluding London +12 2,781 £54,000 -1.82% 489
London -9 2,332 £65,000 +4.00% 298
Work from Home -4 807 £62,500 +4.17% 164
South East -5 785 £60,000 +4.35% 109
North of England -9 580 £52,500 -1.41% 156
Midlands +46 494 £57,500 +9.52% 92
South West +52 376 £50,000 -9.09% 45
West Midlands +33 375 £55,000 +4.76% 69
North West -16 313 £55,000 - 72
East of England +44 242 £57,500 +4.55% 43
Yorkshire +18 227 £50,000 -4.31% 63
Scotland +17 187 £52,500 +5.00% 31
East Midlands +71 110 £62,500 +19.05% 22
Wales 0 83 £45,000 - 5
Northern Ireland +22 41 £45,000 +9.09% 10
North East +6 40 £60,000 +33.33% 21

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 1,361 (23.54%) Microsoft
2 1,287 (22.26%) Finance
3 1,110 (19.20%) Azure
4 1,079 (18.66%) SAP
5 852 (14.74%) Presales
6 836 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
7 771 (13.33%) SQL
8 704 (12.18%) Windows
9 697 (12.05%) Degree
10 647 (11.19%) Oracle
11 627 (10.84%) Office 365
12 559 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
13 548 (9.48%) ERP
14 532 (9.20%) AWS
15 524 (9.06%) Active Directory
16 521 (9.01%) Project Management
17 507 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
18 483 (8.35%) Analytics
19 449 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
20 436 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
21 406 (7.02%) Migration
22 402 (6.95%) Java
23 396 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
24 387 (6.69%) Security Cleared
24 387 (6.69%) CRM
25 374 (6.47%) Project Delivery
26 367 (6.35%) ITIL
27 347 (6.00%) VMware
28 329 (5.69%) Business Development
29 324 (5.60%) 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
1 314 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.85%) Skype for Business
3 102 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
4 92 (1.59%) IIS
5 83 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 44 (0.76%) SAS
7 37 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 37 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 35 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 33 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 31 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (0.48%) CMS
13 24 (0.42%) ArcGIS
14 20 (0.35%) Confluence
14 20 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
14 20 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
16 16 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 166 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 137 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 13 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 13 (0.22%) SPSS
8 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.086%) InVision
9 5 (0.086%) SketchUp
10 4 (0.069%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.052%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.035%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) ArcView
13 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.017%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 321 (5.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 210 (3.63%) SAP CO
3 204 (3.53%) SAP FI
4 203 (3.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 198 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
6 169 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
7 165 (2.85%) NetSuite
8 129 (2.23%) SAP PP
9 112 (1.94%) SAP SD
10 97 (1.68%) SAP MM
11 79 (1.37%) SAP SCM
12 76 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
13 72 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
14 67 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
15 63 (1.09%) SAP Business One
16 58 (1.00%) SAP WM
17 56 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
17 56 (0.97%) SAP PS
18 55 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
19 54 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,110 (19.20%) Azure
2 627 (10.84%) Office 365
3 532 (9.20%) AWS
4 294 (5.08%) SaaS
5 278 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
6 248 (4.29%) PaaS
7 231 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 231 (4.00%) Power Platform
8 176 (3.04%) IaaS
9 142 (2.46%) GCP
10 102 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
11 79 (1.37%) OneDrive
12 78 (1.35%) Serverless
13 75 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
14 57 (0.99%) G Suite
15 44 (0.76%) PowerApps
16 43 (0.74%) Oracle CX
17 37 (0.64%) Google Analytics
18 35 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
18 35 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 277 (4.79%) Firewall
2 160 (2.77%) WAN
3 147 (2.54%) Network Security
4 130 (2.25%) Skype
5 113 (1.95%) LAN
6 109 (1.89%) Wireless
7 103 (1.78%) Internet
8 101 (1.75%) VPN
9 99 (1.71%) DHCP
10 97 (1.68%) DNS
11 96 (1.66%) NetScaler
12 84 (1.45%) TCP/IP
13 78 (1.35%) MPLS
14 70 (1.21%) Unified Communications
15 68 (1.18%) SSL
16 65 (1.12%) SAN
17 60 (1.04%) VoIP
18 59 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
18 59 (1.02%) HTTP
19 49 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 199 (3.44%) Power BI
3 127 (2.20%) Big Data
4 125 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 115 (1.99%) SAP HANA
6 94 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
9 77 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 70 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (1.12%) Hadoop
12 64 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
13 61 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
14 56 (0.97%) MySQL
15 47 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 44 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 41 (0.71%) Data Lake
18 37 (0.64%) Blockchain
19 35 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 34 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 94 (1.63%) JIRA
2 88 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 54 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 52 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 47 (0.81%) Selenium
7 35 (0.61%) SoapUI
8 34 (0.59%) JMeter
9 33 (0.57%) LoadRunner
10 32 (0.55%) Maven
11 29 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (0.43%) SpecFlow
14 21 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.22%) Subversion
16 13 (0.22%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.22%) WebDriver
17 12 (0.21%) Bitbucket
18 11 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 1,287 (22.26%) Finance
2 301 (5.21%) Public Sector
3 266 (4.60%) Marketing
4 208 (3.60%) Retail
5 196 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 181 (3.13%) Banking
7 163 (2.82%) Law
8 106 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 86 (1.49%) Legal
10 60 (1.04%) Advertising
11 51 (0.88%) Billing
12 48 (0.83%) Aerospace
13 42 (0.73%) Military
14 41 (0.71%) General Ledger
15 40 (0.69%) French Language
16 39 (0.67%) Local Government
17 32 (0.55%) Electronics
17 32 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 31 (0.54%) Games
19 28 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (5.22%) .NET
2 274 (4.74%) HTML
3 211 (3.65%) CSS
4 174 (3.01%) XML
5 171 (2.96%) Web Services
6 111 (1.92%) Middleware
7 101 (1.75%) SOAP
8 98 (1.69%) REST
9 96 (1.66%) J2EE
10 73 (1.26%) JSON
11 65 (1.12%) AngularJS
12 60 (1.04%) ASP.NET
13 51 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
14 44 (0.76%) LDAP
15 43 (0.74%) RESTful
16 42 (0.73%) Node.js
17 35 (0.61%) XSLT
18 33 (0.57%) HTML5
19 31 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
19 31 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 396 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 250 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 161 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 122 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 99 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 90 (1.56%) User Experience
8 85 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 68 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 53 (0.92%) PKI
11 44 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 44 (0.76%) Private Cloud
12 43 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 41 (0.71%) Robotics
14 40 (0.69%) Virtual Team
15 38 (0.66%) Clustering
16 37 (0.64%) Internet of Things
17 33 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
18 29 (0.50%) FMCG
19 27 (0.47%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 704 (12.18%) Windows
2 313 (5.41%) Linux
3 308 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 227 (3.93%) Windows 10
5 156 (2.70%) Unix
6 89 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 68 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (0.81%) Android
8 47 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 44 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 42 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
12 28 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.35%) OS/400
14 10 (0.17%) Solaris
15 9 (0.16%) AIX
16 8 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.086%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.086%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (14.74%) Presales
2 836 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
3 559 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
4 548 (9.48%) ERP
5 521 (9.01%) Project Management
6 507 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 483 (8.35%) Analytics
8 449 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
9 436 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 406 (7.02%) Migration
11 387 (6.69%) CRM
12 374 (6.47%) Project Delivery
13 367 (6.35%) ITIL
14 329 (5.69%) Business Development
15 303 (5.24%) DevOps
16 268 (4.64%) Information Security
17 256 (4.43%) Mentoring
18 221 (3.82%) Customer Requirements
19 216 (3.74%) Business Analysis
20 214 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 771 (13.33%) SQL
2 402 (6.95%) Java
3 324 (5.60%) JavaScript
4 322 (5.57%) Python
5 267 (4.62%) C#
6 230 (3.98%) C
7 216 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 77 (1.33%) ABAP
9 70 (1.21%) R
10 59 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 58 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 58 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 50 (0.86%) PHP
13 41 (0.71%) C++
13 41 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 40 (0.69%) Ruby
15 34 (0.59%) Perl
16 33 (0.57%) VBScript
17 24 (0.42%) VBA
18 23 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 697 (12.05%) Degree
2 387 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 286 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 268 (4.64%) CISSP
5 249 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 233 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
7 162 (2.80%) CISM
8 127 (2.20%) MCSE
9 120 (2.08%) CCNP
10 101 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 78 (1.35%) CCNA
12 77 (1.33%) MCSA
13 56 (0.97%) CIMA
14 53 (0.92%) ACCA
14 53 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
15 51 (0.88%) CCIE
15 51 (0.88%) CISA
16 50 (0.86%) CRISC
16 50 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 48 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (1.85%) QA
3 87 (1.50%) NIST
4 85 (1.47%) SLA
5 84 (1.45%) GDPR
6 78 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 60 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 42 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 38 (0.66%) NCSC
10 35 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
11 33 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 24 (0.42%) COBIT
13 23 (0.40%) JSP 440
14 18 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 17 (0.29%) RMADS
16 16 (0.28%) PMO
17 15 (0.26%) NIST 800
18 14 (0.24%) Def Stans
19 11 (0.19%) HAZOP
20 9 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 524 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 239 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 120 (2.08%) Docker
5 112 (1.94%) XenApp
6 89 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 55 (0.95%) vSphere
8 41 (0.71%) VMware NSX
9 39 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 21 (0.36%) vCloud
11 21 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.19%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.16%) Snort
17 8 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 216 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
2 208 (3.60%) SCCM
3 89 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 80 (1.38%) Ansible
5 60 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
6 50 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.86%) Terraform
7 44 (0.76%) Puppet
8 43 (0.74%) XenMobile
9 41 (0.71%) SCOM
10 40 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
11 25 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 24 (0.42%) Kibana
12 24 (0.42%) logstash
12 24 (0.42%) vRealize
13 21 (0.36%) EnCase
14 18 (0.31%) FortiGate
15 16 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
16 15 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,361 (23.54%) Microsoft
2 1,079 (18.66%) SAP
3 647 (11.19%) Oracle
4 347 (6.00%) VMware
5 255 (4.41%) Cisco
6 204 (3.53%) Citrix
7 169 (2.92%) Google
8 160 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
9 125 (2.16%) ServiceNow
10 104 (1.80%) IBM
11 83 (1.44%) Tableau
12 75 (1.30%) HP
13 73 (1.26%) Sage
13 73 (1.26%) Splunk
14 72 (1.25%) EMC
15 70 (1.21%) CheckPoint
16 67 (1.16%) JD Edwards
17 66 (1.14%) Dell
18 64 (1.11%) Meraki
18 64 (1.11%) NetApp