Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -30 +4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 2,105 7,753 9,265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 5.48% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 5.72% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,864 6,465 7,936
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,975 £35,220 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -35 1,794 £60,000 - 413
London -27 912 £65,000 - 163
UK excluding London -29 895 £55,000 - 278
Work from Home -18 370 £60,000 -4.00% 65
South East -15 315 £60,000 +4.35% 61
South West -13 155 £55,000 +10.00% 38
North of England -54 154 £47,500 -9.52% 70
Midlands -32 134 £52,500 - 43
West Midlands -31 98 £52,500 - 27
North West -62 84 £50,000 -9.09% 29
East of England -12 59 £57,500 - 35
Yorkshire -14 58 £40,000 -21.95% 31
Scotland -11 47 £47,500 -5.00% 22
East Midlands +17 33 £58,750 +6.82% 16
Wales +4 18 £45,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +26 15 £23,500 -53.00% 6
North East +13 12 £40,000 -11.11% 10

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 463 (22.00%) Azure
2 457 (21.71%) Microsoft
3 443 (21.05%) Finance
4 373 (17.72%) SAP
5 366 (17.39%) Presales
6 337 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
7 260 (12.35%) Degree
8 244 (11.59%) SQL
9 230 (10.93%) Information Security
10 229 (10.88%) Office 365
11 216 (10.26%) AWS
12 212 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
13 204 (9.69%) Migration
13 204 (9.69%) Windows
14 191 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
15 189 (8.98%) Active Directory
15 189 (8.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 186 (8.84%) VMware
16 186 (8.84%) Requirements Gathering
17 185 (8.79%) Oracle
18 183 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 181 (8.60%) Java
20 180 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
21 177 (8.41%) CRM
22 157 (7.46%) Analytics
23 156 (7.41%) Project Delivery
24 151 (7.17%) SaaS
25 149 (7.08%) ERP
25 149 (7.08%) JavaScript
25 149 (7.08%) CISSP

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
1 102 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 33 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 31 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (1.43%) IIS
6 27 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.81%) Confluence
7 17 (0.81%) SAS
8 14 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.52%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.43%) Apache
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.33%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.24%) CMS
14 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
6 7 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.095%) EViews
8 2 (0.095%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.095%) SPSS
8 2 (0.095%) Stata
9 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.048%) InVision
9 1 (0.048%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 125 (5.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 87 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 67 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
4 63 (2.99%) SAP FI
5 58 (2.76%) SAP CO
5 58 (2.76%) SAP FI/CO
6 46 (2.19%) NetSuite
7 34 (1.62%) SAP SD
8 21 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
9 19 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
10 18 (0.86%) SAP MM
11 16 (0.76%) SAP PS
12 15 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
13 14 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
14 13 (0.62%) SAP ERP
15 12 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
15 12 (0.57%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 463 (22.00%) Azure
2 229 (10.88%) Office 365
3 216 (10.26%) AWS
4 151 (7.17%) SaaS
5 136 (6.46%) Dynamics 365
6 115 (5.46%) Power Platform
7 99 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 90 (4.28%) PaaS
9 71 (3.37%) IaaS
10 44 (2.09%) GCP
11 36 (1.71%) PowerApps
12 31 (1.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 31 (1.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 25 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (1.09%) OneDrive
15 22 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
16 18 (0.86%) Power Automate
17 16 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
19 14 (0.67%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.32%) Firewall
2 64 (3.04%) VPN
3 56 (2.66%) WAN
4 52 (2.47%) SAN
5 49 (2.33%) DNS
6 44 (2.09%) LAN
7 37 (1.76%) Skype
8 35 (1.66%) HTTP
8 35 (1.66%) Wireless
9 34 (1.62%) Network Security
10 33 (1.57%) TCP/IP
11 32 (1.52%) SSL
12 31 (1.47%) Internet
13 23 (1.09%) FTP
14 22 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (1.05%) Cisco Firepower
14 22 (1.05%) Unified Communications
15 21 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (1.00%) VoIP
16 20 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.66%) Power BI
3 60 (2.85%) Big Data
4 45 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
6 36 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.52%) MySQL
8 31 (1.47%) SAP HANA
9 24 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (0.90%) Relational Database
13 18 (0.86%) Looker
14 17 (0.81%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.76%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.76%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.67%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 47 (2.23%) JIRA
2 40 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.62%) Eclipse
5 13 (0.62%) NWDS
5 13 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.43%) Gerrit
9 9 (0.43%) Selenium
10 8 (0.38%) GitLab
10 8 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (0.38%) Travis CI
11 7 (0.33%) JMeter
12 6 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
12 6 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.24%) Ant
13 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket
General
1 443 (21.05%) Finance
2 146 (6.94%) Marketing
3 133 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 105 (4.99%) Public Sector
5 74 (3.52%) Law
6 63 (2.99%) Retail
7 53 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 48 (2.28%) Banking
9 29 (1.38%) Legal
10 23 (1.09%) Advertising
11 22 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (0.95%) Electronics
13 16 (0.76%) French Language
13 16 (0.76%) Local Government
13 16 (0.76%) Private Banking
14 15 (0.71%) Billing
15 13 (0.62%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.38%) Back Office
17 6 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (6.51%) HTML
2 112 (5.32%) XML
3 99 (4.70%) .NET
4 81 (3.85%) CSS
5 72 (3.42%) SOAP
6 70 (3.33%) SAML
7 64 (3.04%) Web Services
8 63 (2.99%) OAuth
9 61 (2.90%) OpenID
10 54 (2.57%) JSON
11 48 (2.28%) REST
12 41 (1.95%) LDAP
13 39 (1.85%) J2EE
14 35 (1.66%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.66%) SAP Basis
15 33 (1.57%) Apache Flex
16 27 (1.28%) SailPoint
16 27 (1.28%) XSD
17 25 (1.19%) ASP.NET
18 22 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.28%) Data Centre
3 74 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 72 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (2.09%) User Experience
6 37 (1.76%) Blog
7 26 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
9 23 (1.09%) iPhone
10 21 (1.00%) CMDB
11 20 (0.95%) NHS
12 19 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.81%) Clustering
13 17 (0.81%) FMCG
14 16 (0.76%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
15 15 (0.71%) Internet of Things
16 14 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 204 (9.69%) Windows
2 132 (6.27%) Linux
3 101 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 76 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 57 (2.71%) Unix
6 46 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (1.38%) Android
9 28 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.09%) AIX
11 21 (1.00%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.52%) CentOS
17 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.29%) Mesosphere
18 6 (0.29%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (17.39%) Presales
2 337 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (10.93%) Information Security
4 212 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
5 204 (9.69%) Migration
6 191 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
7 186 (8.84%) Requirements Gathering
8 183 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 180 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
10 177 (8.41%) CRM
11 157 (7.46%) Analytics
12 156 (7.41%) Project Delivery
13 149 (7.08%) ERP
14 148 (7.03%) Project Management
15 137 (6.51%) Business Development
16 130 (6.18%) ITIL
17 123 (5.84%) Risk Management
18 97 (4.61%) Scrum
19 92 (4.37%) GAP Analysis
20 86 (4.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 244 (11.59%) SQL
2 181 (8.60%) Java
3 149 (7.08%) JavaScript
4 108 (5.13%) Python
5 83 (3.94%) C#
6 77 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 54 (2.57%) C
8 53 (2.52%) ABAP
9 35 (1.66%) R
10 22 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 20 (0.95%) Apex Code
12 19 (0.90%) Groovy
13 16 (0.76%) C++
14 15 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.67%) Perl
16 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.62%) Ruby
17 11 (0.52%) PHP
18 10 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 260 (12.35%) Degree
2 149 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (7.08%) CISSP
3 119 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 99 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 94 (4.47%) CCNP
6 84 (3.99%) CCNA
7 82 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 50 (2.38%) CISM
9 33 (1.57%) MCSE
10 28 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
11 26 (1.24%) DV Cleared
12 23 (1.09%) Master's Degree
13 22 (1.05%) MCSA
14 21 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 19 (0.90%) CCIE
15 19 (0.90%) MCP
16 18 (0.86%) CISA
17 17 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (8.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 53 (2.52%) NIST
4 45 (2.14%) GDPR
4 45 (2.14%) QA
5 26 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 25 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.71%) SLA
8 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.52%) NCSC
9 11 (0.52%) PMO
10 8 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.24%) RMADS
13 3 (0.14%) PSD2
14 2 (0.095%) COBIT
14 2 (0.095%) HL7
14 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 189 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 117 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.85%) vSphere
5 30 (1.43%) Docker
6 28 (1.33%) VMware NSX
7 20 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.71%) XenApp
10 13 (0.62%) NFS
10 13 (0.62%) vCloud
10 13 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.14%) HDFS
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.095%) Snort
15 2 (0.095%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 72 (3.42%) SCCM
3 45 (2.14%) Terraform
4 42 (2.00%) Ansible
5 39 (1.85%) Kubernetes
6 29 (1.38%) Puppet
7 21 (1.00%) Data Guard
7 21 (1.00%) SCOM
8 20 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
8 20 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (0.81%) HP UCMDB
11 16 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.76%) vRealize
12 15 (0.71%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
15 8 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
16 6 (0.29%) Consul
16 6 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 457 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 373 (17.72%) SAP
3 186 (8.84%) VMware
4 185 (8.79%) Oracle
5 99 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
6 88 (4.18%) ServiceNow
7 85 (4.04%) Cisco
8 58 (2.76%) EMC
9 54 (2.57%) Citrix
10 53 (2.52%) Google
11 47 (2.23%) ForgeRock
12 46 (2.19%) HP
13 39 (1.85%) Brocade
14 31 (1.47%) Isilon
15 30 (1.43%) CyberArk
16 27 (1.28%) hybris
17 26 (1.24%) Dell
18 25 (1.19%) Tableau
19 24 (1.14%) Adobe
19 24 (1.14%) IBM