Period
to 10 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 53 52
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 3,629 4,921 7,379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.14% 4.92% 5.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.46% 5.16% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,712 3,640 5,406
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £44,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +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 81,389 95,391 140,924
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.32% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 62,854 77,466 113,129
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,158 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.91% +2.57% -

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 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 18 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 10 May 2021. 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 -26 2,889 £60,000 - 760
London -7 1,504 £65,000 - 285
UK excluding London -45 1,385 £55,000 +1.85% 496
Work from Home -33 904 £65,000 +4.00% 204
South East 0 492 £60,000 - 126
North of England -63 269 £55,000 +10.00% 142
Midlands -53 241 £55,000 -4.35% 117
North West -20 186 £55,000 +10.00% 63
West Midlands -44 169 £55,000 - 85
South West -71 165 £47,500 -5.00% 45
Scotland -10 133 £53,000 +0.95% 20
Yorkshire -83 66 £55,000 +10.00% 43
East Midlands -20 64 £54,000 -13.60% 31
East of England -66 63 £52,500 -8.70% 40
Wales -18 25 £32,500 -23.53% 4
North East -11 20 £50,000 -16.67% 36
Northern Ireland -29 4 £36,750 -18.33% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £80,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 934 (25.74%) Social Skills
2 862 (23.75%) Finance
3 856 (23.59%) Microsoft
4 800 (22.04%) Azure
5 614 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 581 (16.01%) Presales
7 432 (11.90%) Degree
8 421 (11.60%) SAP
9 418 (11.52%) SQL
10 411 (11.33%) AWS
11 404 (11.13%) Migration
12 376 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
13 352 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
14 347 (9.56%) Microsoft 365
15 343 (9.45%) Security Cleared
16 332 (9.15%) ERP
17 320 (8.82%) DevOps
18 319 (8.79%) Project Management
19 311 (8.57%) Oracle
20 293 (8.07%) Business Development
21 289 (7.96%) Power Platform
22 288 (7.94%) Analytics
23 286 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
24 276 (7.61%) Project Delivery
25 274 (7.55%) Windows
26 264 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
27 255 (7.03%) SaaS
28 246 (6.78%) Marketing
29 245 (6.75%) VMware
30 242 (6.67%) Active Directory

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
1 171 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 32 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 31 (0.85%) SAS
4 30 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 27 (0.74%) Apache
6 19 (0.52%) IIS
7 17 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.47%) Confluence
7 17 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.25%) CMS
12 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.19%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.19%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 87 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 18 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.055%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.055%) SPSS
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.028%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 165 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 109 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 90 (2.48%) Oracle ERP
4 72 (1.98%) NetSuite
5 59 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
6 57 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 54 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
8 42 (1.16%) SAP FI
9 39 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
9 39 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
10 34 (0.94%) SAP CO
11 32 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
12 31 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
12 31 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
13 30 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
14 28 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
14 28 (0.77%) SAP BPC
15 24 (0.66%) SAP MM
16 20 (0.55%) SAP HR
16 20 (0.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 800 (22.04%) Azure
2 411 (11.33%) AWS
3 347 (9.56%) Microsoft 365
4 289 (7.96%) Power Platform
5 255 (7.03%) SaaS
6 209 (5.76%) Dynamics 365
7 188 (5.18%) GCP
8 177 (4.88%) IaaS
9 175 (4.82%) PaaS
10 127 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 118 (3.25%) PowerApps
12 71 (1.96%) Power Automate
13 46 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 40 (1.10%) OneDrive
15 37 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (0.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 26 (0.72%) GitHub
18 22 (0.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 21 (0.58%) Azure Sentinel
19 21 (0.58%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 172 (4.74%) Firewall
2 79 (2.18%) Network Security
3 75 (2.07%) WAN
4 71 (1.96%) LAN
5 69 (1.90%) VPN
6 59 (1.63%) SSL
7 51 (1.41%) SD-WAN
8 50 (1.38%) Internet
9 48 (1.32%) Wireless
10 44 (1.21%) DNS
11 42 (1.16%) TCP/IP
12 37 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (1.02%) SAN
13 36 (0.99%) Unified Communications
14 35 (0.96%) Skype
15 31 (0.85%) HTTP
16 30 (0.83%) VSAN
17 26 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
18 25 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
19 22 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (5.04%) Power BI
2 153 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 146 (4.02%) Big Data
4 116 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (2.59%) Tableau
7 85 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 66 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 45 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 44 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 39 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
12 37 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 35 (0.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 32 (0.88%) MySQL
15 30 (0.83%) SAP BW
16 29 (0.80%) Data Lake
17 27 (0.74%) SAP HANA
18 26 (0.72%) QlikView
19 23 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 67 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 58 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 53 (1.46%) JIRA
4 43 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.19%) GitLab
10 7 (0.19%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.17%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.14%) Subversion
12 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.14%) webpack
12 5 (0.14%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 934 (25.74%) Social Skills
2 862 (23.75%) Finance
3 246 (6.78%) Marketing
4 235 (6.48%) Public Sector
5 199 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 197 (5.43%) Manufacturing
7 157 (4.33%) Presentation Skills
8 128 (3.53%) Banking
9 126 (3.47%) Telecoms
10 106 (2.92%) Retail
11 104 (2.87%) Law
12 87 (2.40%) Legal
13 69 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
14 59 (1.63%) Billing
15 57 (1.57%) Electronics
16 51 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
17 42 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 39 (1.07%) General Ledger
19 33 (0.91%) Local Government
20 32 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (3.89%) .NET
2 137 (3.78%) XML
3 130 (3.58%) HTML
4 105 (2.89%) Web Services
5 81 (2.23%) CSS
6 66 (1.82%) RESTful
7 65 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 60 (1.65%) JSON
9 55 (1.52%) Kafka
10 46 (1.27%) LDAP
11 39 (1.07%) AngularJS
12 34 (0.94%) SAML
13 33 (0.91%) SOAP
14 31 (0.85%) React
14 31 (0.85%) WCF
15 30 (0.83%) Middleware
15 30 (0.83%) XSD
16 27 (0.74%) Apache NiFi
16 27 (0.74%) REST
17 25 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 130 (3.58%) Data Centre
2 126 (3.47%) Public Cloud
3 113 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 65 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
6 59 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 56 (1.54%) iPhone
8 55 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 51 (1.41%) User Experience
10 50 (1.38%) PKI
11 37 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 31 (0.85%) Life Science
13 30 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.80%) Social Media
15 26 (0.72%) Internet of Things
16 25 (0.69%) CMDB
16 25 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.63%) FMCG
18 21 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 274 (7.55%) Windows
2 162 (4.46%) Linux
3 133 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 66 (1.82%) Android
5 58 (1.60%) Windows 10
6 48 (1.32%) Unix
7 25 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.39%) CentOS
12 14 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.30%) VMS
15 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.17%) SUSE
18 5 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (16.01%) Presales
3 404 (11.13%) Migration
4 376 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
5 352 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
6 332 (9.15%) ERP
7 320 (8.82%) DevOps
8 319 (8.79%) Project Management
9 293 (8.07%) Business Development
10 288 (7.94%) Analytics
11 286 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 276 (7.61%) Project Delivery
13 264 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
14 229 (6.31%) CRM
15 222 (6.12%) Risk Management
16 218 (6.01%) Information Security
17 212 (5.84%) Requirements Gathering
18 184 (5.07%) Business Analysis
19 182 (5.02%) Coaching
20 159 (4.38%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 418 (11.52%) SQL
2 220 (6.06%) Java
2 220 (6.06%) Python
3 166 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 146 (4.02%) JavaScript
5 132 (3.64%) C
6 111 (3.06%) C#
7 68 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 48 (1.32%) R
9 44 (1.21%) ABAP
10 37 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 27 (0.74%) Go
12 26 (0.72%) Ruby
13 23 (0.63%) C++
13 23 (0.63%) Perl
13 23 (0.63%) VBA
14 20 (0.55%) Apex Code
15 18 (0.50%) Scala
15 18 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 432 (11.90%) Degree
2 343 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 204 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 138 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (3.44%) CISSP
6 105 (2.89%) DV Cleared
7 82 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
8 75 (2.07%) CISM
9 74 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 73 (2.01%) CCNP
11 70 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 66 (1.82%) CCNA
13 40 (1.10%) ACCA
13 40 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (1.07%) CIMA
15 36 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
16 29 (0.80%) MCSE
17 27 (0.74%) Master's Degree
17 27 (0.74%) PhD
18 24 (0.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 166 (4.57%) GDPR
3 71 (1.96%) QA
4 68 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 60 (1.65%) NIST
6 54 (1.49%) NCSC
7 48 (1.32%) Data Quality
8 46 (1.27%) GRC
9 28 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 27 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
11 25 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 23 (0.63%) PMO
13 21 (0.58%) COBIT
14 18 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 15 (0.41%) SLA
16 13 (0.36%) JSP 440
17 12 (0.33%) RMADS
18 10 (0.28%) NIST 800
18 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 242 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 159 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 90 (2.48%) Docker
5 52 (1.43%) vSphere
6 32 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 29 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.72%) VMware NSX
9 22 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.50%) vCloud
11 12 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.25%) XenApp
13 6 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.14%) Firmware
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.11%) NDS
15 4 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 4 (0.11%) Snort
16 3 (0.083%) NFS
Systems Management
1 131 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 129 (3.55%) Terraform
3 101 (2.78%) Ansible
4 81 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 58 (1.60%) SCCM
6 54 (1.49%) Puppet
7 46 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 22 (0.61%) vRealize
10 21 (0.58%) QRadar
11 18 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
12 15 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
13 14 (0.39%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.28%) Istio
14 10 (0.28%) Nagios
14 10 (0.28%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
16 7 (0.19%) Rancher
17 6 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 856 (23.59%) Microsoft
2 421 (11.60%) SAP
3 311 (8.57%) Oracle
4 245 (6.75%) VMware
5 170 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
6 138 (3.80%) Cisco
7 126 (3.47%) Google
8 103 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 69 (1.90%) JD Edwards
10 66 (1.82%) Splunk
11 61 (1.68%) Citrix
12 60 (1.65%) IBM
13 51 (1.41%) HP
14 44 (1.21%) Veeam
15 40 (1.10%) Gemalto
16 39 (1.07%) Informatica
17 38 (1.05%) Dell
18 37 (1.02%) Fortinet
18 37 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
19 35 (0.96%) Databricks