Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 41 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 8,794 10,418 10,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.34% 5.94% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 6.19% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,478 7,338 8,028
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £81,250
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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 7,823 £55,000 - 1,342
London 0 4,001 £60,000 - 521
UK excluding London -9 3,972 £50,000 - 915
South East -18 1,235 £53,500 +6.47% 250
North of England -8 932 £47,500 -5.00% 242
Midlands +8 633 £47,500 -9.52% 135
North West -18 536 £50,000 - 138
West Midlands +9 463 £47,500 -9.52% 101
East of England -5 404 £52,500 -0.94% 86
South West +6 388 £50,000 - 112
Scotland -20 282 £52,500 +8.25% 67
Yorkshire -23 274 £47,500 -5.00% 58
East Midlands +15 160 £47,500 -5.00% 34
North East +2 131 £30,625 -35.53% 46
Wales +3 98 £40,210 -19.58% 18
Northern Ireland +15 26 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Channel Islands -1 8 £67,500 -3.57% 2

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 2,352 (26.75%) Finance
2 1,955 (22.23%) Microsoft
3 1,446 (16.44%) SQL
4 1,346 (15.31%) Degree
5 1,261 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
6 1,205 (13.70%) SAP
7 1,162 (13.21%) Presales
8 1,050 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 860 (9.78%) Oracle
10 846 (9.62%) CRM
11 808 (9.19%) ERP
12 793 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 784 (8.92%) Project Management
14 780 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
15 768 (8.73%) Windows
16 762 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
17 761 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
18 722 (8.21%) Analytics
19 700 (7.96%) Java
20 673 (7.65%) SQL Server
21 629 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
22 602 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
23 543 (6.17%) Retail
24 539 (6.13%) Business Analysis
25 515 (5.86%) Office 365
26 507 (5.77%) JavaScript
27 497 (5.65%) Security Cleared
28 488 (5.55%) Banking
29 484 (5.50%) Firewall
30 472 (5.37%) Information Security

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
1 277 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 197 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 133 (1.51%) SAS
4 106 (1.21%) IIS
5 94 (1.07%) Skype for Business
6 76 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 62 (0.71%) Apache
8 57 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 56 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 45 (0.51%) CMS
12 43 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 43 (0.49%) JBoss
13 38 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 35 (0.40%) NetWeaver
15 33 (0.38%) Confluence
15 33 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 32 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 29 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
17 29 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 229 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 197 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.35%) SPSS
6 28 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.080%) Autodesk Inventor
11 5 (0.057%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.057%) ProjectWise
12 4 (0.045%) Revit
13 3 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.034%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.034%) InVision
13 3 (0.034%) Windchill
14 2 (0.023%) Gephi
14 2 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 428 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 317 (3.60%) SAP S/4HANA
3 305 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
4 187 (2.13%) SAP FI
5 185 (2.10%) SAP CO
5 185 (2.10%) SAP FI/CO
6 149 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
7 116 (1.32%) NetSuite
7 116 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
8 114 (1.30%) SAP SD
9 100 (1.14%) SAP MM
10 78 (0.89%) SAP HR
11 66 (0.75%) SAP BPC
12 65 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
12 65 (0.74%) SAP ERP
13 63 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
14 62 (0.71%) SAP PP
15 55 (0.63%) SAP SCM
16 54 (0.61%) SAP HCM
17 51 (0.58%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,050 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 629 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 515 (5.86%) Office 365
4 404 (4.59%) Dynamics 365
5 399 (4.54%) SaaS
6 217 (2.47%) PaaS
7 194 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 172 (1.96%) IaaS
9 152 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
10 124 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 112 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
12 72 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 55 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 54 (0.61%) Serverless
15 40 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
16 38 (0.43%) Oracle CX
17 30 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
17 30 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
18 26 (0.30%) CloudBees
18 26 (0.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 484 (5.50%) Firewall
2 220 (2.50%) Network Security
3 166 (1.89%) WAN
4 161 (1.83%) LAN
5 155 (1.76%) SAN
6 141 (1.60%) Internet
7 125 (1.42%) Wireless
8 110 (1.25%) DNS
9 101 (1.15%) Skype
10 100 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 97 (1.10%) VPN
12 80 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
13 74 (0.84%) MPLS
14 61 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
15 58 (0.66%) NAS
16 52 (0.59%) Unified Communications
17 49 (0.56%) iSCSI
17 49 (0.56%) OSPF
17 49 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 673 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 302 (3.43%) Big Data
3 287 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 276 (3.14%) Power BI
5 262 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 250 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 193 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 185 (2.10%) SAP HANA
9 162 (1.84%) Relational Database
10 144 (1.64%) QlikView
11 139 (1.58%) Hadoop
12 133 (1.51%) SAP BW
13 128 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
14 117 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
15 115 (1.31%) Data Lake
16 91 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
17 86 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 73 (0.83%) MySQL
19 69 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 65 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 173 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 165 (1.88%) JIRA
3 159 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 135 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 95 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 88 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 85 (0.97%) Subversion
8 83 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 77 (0.88%) GoCD
10 73 (0.83%) Selenium
11 66 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
12 48 (0.55%) TeamCity
13 42 (0.48%) Travis CI
14 36 (0.41%) HP UFT
15 34 (0.39%) Vagrant
16 31 (0.35%) Maven
17 30 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
18 29 (0.33%) ClearCase
19 27 (0.31%) Cucumber
20 26 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 2,352 (26.75%) Finance
2 543 (6.17%) Retail
3 488 (5.55%) Banking
4 467 (5.31%) Marketing
5 449 (5.11%) Advertising
6 387 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 223 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 166 (1.89%) Legal
9 107 (1.22%) Law
10 99 (1.13%) Publishing
11 95 (1.08%) Front Office
12 91 (1.03%) Billing
13 68 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 68 (0.77%) Retail Banking
14 67 (0.76%) Games
15 64 (0.73%) German Language
16 63 (0.72%) Local Government
17 57 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 56 (0.64%) French Language
19 55 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (4.48%) .NET
2 353 (4.01%) HTML
3 317 (3.60%) XML
4 271 (3.08%) CSS
5 228 (2.59%) Web Services
6 126 (1.43%) REST
7 96 (1.09%) Middleware
8 93 (1.06%) SOAP
9 78 (0.89%) jQuery
10 77 (0.88%) AngularJS
11 71 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
11 71 (0.81%) J2EE
12 67 (0.76%) Spring
13 63 (0.72%) XSLT
14 62 (0.71%) HTML5
15 55 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
16 52 (0.59%) Kafka
17 49 (0.56%) IDoc
17 49 (0.56%) JSON
18 44 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 762 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 447 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 378 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 305 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 241 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 224 (2.55%) Data Centre
7 200 (2.27%) Fintech
8 146 (1.66%) PKI
9 137 (1.56%) Driving Licence
10 108 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 98 (1.11%) User Experience
12 95 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 84 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
14 80 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
15 70 (0.80%) Social Media
16 67 (0.76%) Derivative
17 60 (0.68%) Mobile App
18 53 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 50 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
20 49 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 768 (8.73%) Windows
2 464 (5.28%) Linux
3 323 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 276 (3.14%) Unix
5 100 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 68 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 49 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 46 (0.52%) Android
11 36 (0.41%) AIX
12 34 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.38%) CoreOS
14 32 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 27 (0.31%) Solaris
17 20 (0.23%) HPUX
18 17 (0.19%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.15%) Windows Phone
20 11 (0.13%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,162 (13.21%) Presales
3 846 (9.62%) CRM
4 808 (9.19%) ERP
5 793 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 784 (8.92%) Project Management
7 780 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
8 761 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
9 722 (8.21%) Analytics
10 602 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
11 539 (6.13%) Business Analysis
12 472 (5.37%) Information Security
13 471 (5.36%) Migration
14 462 (5.25%) Business Development
15 449 (5.11%) Mentoring
16 448 (5.09%) DevOps
17 394 (4.48%) ITIL
18 341 (3.88%) Coaching
19 312 (3.55%) ETL
20 298 (3.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,446 (16.44%) SQL
2 700 (7.96%) Java
3 507 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 418 (4.75%) C#
5 358 (4.07%) Python
6 234 (2.66%) C
7 218 (2.48%) ABAP
8 211 (2.40%) PowerShell
9 144 (1.64%) R
10 122 (1.39%) Apex Code
11 102 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 95 (1.08%) C++
13 82 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 74 (0.84%) T-SQL
15 72 (0.82%) Perl
15 72 (0.82%) PHP
16 53 (0.60%) VBA
17 43 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 43 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 39 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,346 (15.31%) Degree
2 497 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 376 (4.28%) CISSP
4 268 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 242 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 234 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 216 (2.46%) CISM
8 215 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 153 (1.74%) CCNP
10 125 (1.42%) MCSE
11 122 (1.39%) ACCA
12 111 (1.26%) CISA
13 107 (1.22%) CIMA
14 99 (1.13%) DV Cleared
15 87 (0.99%) CCNA
16 77 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
17 75 (0.85%) ISEB
18 67 (0.76%) MCSA
19 59 (0.67%) CCIE
19 59 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 204 (2.32%) QA
3 187 (2.13%) GDPR
4 138 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 133 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 109 (1.24%) PMO
7 80 (0.91%) COBIT
8 71 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 64 (0.73%) SLA
10 59 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 56 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 20 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.19%) ISO 22301
13 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.18%) JSP 440
15 15 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 14 (0.16%) IFRS
17 11 (0.13%) IFRS 9
17 11 (0.13%) Solvency II
18 10 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 428 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 294 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 200 (2.27%) Docker
5 66 (0.75%) vSphere
6 47 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 44 (0.50%) XenApp
8 43 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (0.26%) HDFS
10 22 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 19 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.19%) XenServer
13 12 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.13%) Firmware
15 7 (0.080%) KVM
15 7 (0.080%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.068%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 195 (2.22%) Puppet
2 181 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 180 (2.05%) Ansible
4 129 (1.47%) SCCM
5 123 (1.40%) Terraform
6 98 (1.11%) QRadar
7 83 (0.94%) Kubernetes
8 62 (0.71%) Consul
9 52 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
10 51 (0.58%) Rundeck
11 42 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 41 (0.47%) Nagios
13 37 (0.42%) Automic
13 37 (0.42%) SCVMM
14 27 (0.31%) Graphite
15 23 (0.26%) Nessus
16 17 (0.19%) FortiGate
16 17 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
17 16 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,955 (22.23%) Microsoft
2 1,205 (13.70%) SAP
3 860 (9.78%) Oracle
4 455 (5.17%) VMware
5 417 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
6 323 (3.67%) Cisco
7 285 (3.24%) Tableau
8 206 (2.34%) Citrix
9 189 (2.15%) Splunk
10 150 (1.71%) Google
11 130 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 127 (1.44%) Sage
13 117 (1.33%) Juniper
14 115 (1.31%) HP
15 111 (1.26%) IBM
16 98 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 95 (1.08%) Cognos
18 93 (1.06%) Qualys
19 90 (1.02%) Ariba
19 90 (1.02%) Hyperion