Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £58,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7,428 8,713 10,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.42% 5.33% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 5.55% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,362 6,389 7,292
UK median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.36% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £32,183
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +4 6,562 £57,500 +4.55% 1,091
UK excluding London +6 3,528 £52,500 +5.00% 746
London +2 3,111 £65,000 +8.33% 405
South East +7 1,140 £55,000 +4.76% 190
North of England -4 769 £52,500 +10.53% 213
South West +35 524 £50,000 - 78
Midlands +3 521 £52,500 +10.53% 146
North West 0 442 £53,500 +7.00% 132
West Midlands +7 415 £52,500 +10.53% 109
Yorkshire +15 305 £50,000 +5.26% 67
East of England +2 269 £57,500 +9.52% 63
Scotland -3 230 £51,570 -1.77% 40
East Midlands -15 98 £52,500 +10.53% 36
Wales -16 65 £45,000 +11.91% 15
North East -48 21 £45,000 +44.00% 14
Northern Ireland -24 14 £47,500 +90.00% 6
Channel Islands 0 2 £60,000 -11.11%

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,700 (22.89%) Finance
2 1,538 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 1,419 (19.10%) Azure
4 1,370 (18.44%) SAP
5 1,153 (15.52%) Degree
6 1,097 (14.77%) Presales
7 1,047 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
8 1,004 (13.52%) SQL
9 873 (11.75%) Windows
10 800 (10.77%) Oracle
11 792 (10.66%) AWS
12 771 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
13 755 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
14 691 (9.30%) Project Management
15 684 (9.21%) ERP
16 602 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 599 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
18 589 (7.93%) Analytics
19 582 (7.84%) Office 365
20 548 (7.38%) Migration
21 532 (7.16%) DevOps
22 521 (7.01%) Java
23 503 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
24 501 (6.74%) Linux
25 497 (6.69%) Firewall
26 478 (6.44%) CRM
27 467 (6.29%) SQL Server
28 462 (6.22%) ITIL
29 461 (6.21%) Business Development
30 458 (6.17%) 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
1 258 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 131 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 100 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 96 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 95 (1.28%) IIS
6 94 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
7 86 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 64 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 63 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 60 (0.81%) SAS
11 43 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 37 (0.50%) NetWeaver
13 32 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 31 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (0.40%) Confluence
16 28 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
17 27 (0.36%) CMS
18 26 (0.35%) Tomcat
19 24 (0.32%) WebLogic
20 16 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 267 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 182 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 89 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.18%) SPSS
8 10 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.13%) Sketch
9 9 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
10 5 (0.067%) InVision
11 4 (0.054%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.040%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.027%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.027%) Revit
14 1 (0.013%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.013%) Gliffy
14 1 (0.013%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.013%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 356 (4.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 257 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 175 (2.36%) SAP FI
4 174 (2.34%) SAP CO
4 174 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 148 (1.99%) SAP MM
6 140 (1.88%) SAP SD
7 139 (1.87%) SAP PP
8 133 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
9 111 (1.49%) NetSuite
10 103 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
11 96 (1.29%) SAP ERP
12 81 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
13 76 (1.02%) Markit EDM
14 73 (0.98%) Front Arena
14 73 (0.98%) thinkFolio
15 71 (0.96%) SAP Business One
16 70 (0.94%) SAP PM
17 66 (0.89%) SAP SCM
18 64 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,419 (19.10%) Azure
2 792 (10.66%) AWS
3 582 (7.84%) Office 365
4 303 (4.08%) GCP
5 266 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
6 226 (3.04%) Power Platform
7 213 (2.87%) PaaS
8 209 (2.81%) IaaS
9 198 (2.67%) SaaS
10 195 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 128 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
12 121 (1.63%) Serverless
13 104 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 68 (0.92%) G Suite
16 67 (0.90%) OpenShift
17 54 (0.73%) CloudBees
18 48 (0.65%) OneDrive
19 45 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
20 38 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 497 (6.69%) Firewall
2 289 (3.89%) Network Security
3 275 (3.70%) WAN
4 241 (3.24%) LAN
5 192 (2.58%) Internet
6 158 (2.13%) VPN
7 157 (2.11%) Skype
8 146 (1.97%) TCP/IP
9 114 (1.53%) MPLS
10 111 (1.49%) DNS
11 106 (1.43%) Wireless
12 101 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
13 95 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 83 (1.12%) DHCP
15 80 (1.08%) Unified Communications
15 80 (1.08%) WLAN
16 78 (1.05%) SAN
17 75 (1.01%) Cisco Firepower
18 65 (0.88%) BGP
18 65 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 295 (3.97%) Big Data
3 233 (3.14%) SAP HANA
4 187 (2.52%) Power BI
5 153 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 145 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 111 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 107 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 107 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 89 (1.20%) SAP BW
10 88 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (1.02%) MySQL
12 69 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 59 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
14 58 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 51 (0.69%) QlikView
16 48 (0.65%) Apache Hive
16 48 (0.65%) Hadoop
16 48 (0.65%) NoSQL
17 47 (0.63%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 240 (3.23%) JIRA
2 207 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 189 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 188 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 96 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 94 (1.27%) Selenium
7 75 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 74 (1.00%) IBM UrbanCode
8 74 (1.00%) Subversion
9 69 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 68 (0.92%) git-flow
11 67 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 61 (0.82%) GoCD
12 61 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 56 (0.75%) JMeter
14 55 (0.74%) Cucumber
15 54 (0.73%) Travis CI
16 51 (0.69%) SoapUI
17 43 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
18 42 (0.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,700 (22.89%) Finance
2 408 (5.49%) Public Sector
3 359 (4.83%) Retail
4 346 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 332 (4.47%) Banking
6 315 (4.24%) Marketing
7 207 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 131 (1.76%) French Language
9 121 (1.63%) German Language
10 101 (1.36%) Legal
11 93 (1.25%) Law
12 90 (1.21%) Front Office
13 87 (1.17%) Advertising
14 75 (1.01%) Electronics
15 73 (0.98%) Local Government
15 73 (0.98%) Spanish Language
16 60 (0.81%) Dutch Language
17 57 (0.77%) Italian Language
18 43 (0.58%) Billing
19 42 (0.57%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (5.17%) .NET
2 271 (3.65%) XML
3 227 (3.06%) Web Services
4 216 (2.91%) HTML
5 141 (1.90%) CSS
6 133 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
7 116 (1.56%) REST
8 115 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 105 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 104 (1.40%) Middleware
11 103 (1.39%) J2EE
12 92 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
13 87 (1.17%) Kafka
14 80 (1.08%) JSON
15 76 (1.02%) SOAP
16 74 (1.00%) SAP Basis
17 71 (0.96%) Node.js
18 55 (0.74%) React
19 52 (0.70%) RESTful
20 51 (0.69%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 599 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 234 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
4 225 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 152 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 120 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 105 (1.41%) User Experience
8 101 (1.36%) Derivative
9 100 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 99 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 96 (1.29%) Driving Licence
12 94 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 89 (1.20%) Equities
14 79 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 78 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
16 75 (1.01%) FMCG
17 69 (0.93%) Internet of Things
18 64 (0.86%) PlayStation
19 62 (0.83%) PKI
20 56 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 873 (11.75%) Windows
2 501 (6.74%) Linux
3 355 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 227 (3.06%) Unix
5 169 (2.28%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 47 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 46 (0.62%) Android
11 33 (0.44%) Mesosphere
12 30 (0.40%) CentOS
13 28 (0.38%) OS/400
14 25 (0.34%) AIX
15 23 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
16 21 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.27%) CoreOS
18 19 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
20 9 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,097 (14.77%) Presales
2 1,047 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 771 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
4 755 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
5 691 (9.30%) Project Management
6 684 (9.21%) ERP
7 602 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 589 (7.93%) Analytics
9 548 (7.38%) Migration
10 532 (7.16%) DevOps
11 503 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
12 478 (6.44%) CRM
13 462 (6.22%) ITIL
14 461 (6.21%) Business Development
15 456 (6.14%) Project Delivery
16 414 (5.57%) Information Security
17 413 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
18 352 (4.74%) Business Analysis
19 343 (4.62%) Mentoring
20 267 (3.59%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,004 (13.52%) SQL
2 521 (7.01%) Java
3 446 (6.00%) Python
4 427 (5.75%) C
5 345 (4.64%) C#
6 338 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 231 (3.11%) JavaScript
8 194 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 160 (2.15%) Perl
10 151 (2.03%) R
11 138 (1.86%) ABAP
12 120 (1.62%) C++
13 59 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 57 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 48 (0.65%) VB
16 44 (0.59%) Go
17 34 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 34 (0.46%) VBScript
18 31 (0.42%) PHP
19 28 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,153 (15.52%) Degree
2 458 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 402 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 365 (4.91%) CISSP
5 329 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 295 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 260 (3.50%) CCNP
8 226 (3.04%) MCSE
9 189 (2.54%) CCNA
10 184 (2.48%) CISM
11 123 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 112 (1.51%) MCSA
13 110 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 87 (1.17%) Master's Degree
15 86 (1.16%) CCIE
16 78 (1.05%) CISA
17 66 (0.89%) MCP
18 62 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
19 60 (0.81%) ACCA
20 59 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (2.17%) GDPR
3 152 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 142 (1.91%) QA
5 112 (1.51%) NIST
6 92 (1.24%) SLA
7 80 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 76 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 75 (1.01%) Data Quality
9 75 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 72 (0.97%) PMO
11 64 (0.86%) ISO 22301
12 55 (0.74%) ISO 9001
13 52 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
14 37 (0.50%) COBIT
15 27 (0.36%) IFRS
16 24 (0.32%) NCSC
17 18 (0.24%) Basel II
18 15 (0.20%) IFRS 9
19 13 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 448 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 311 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (3.38%) Docker
4 188 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 72 (0.97%) XenApp
6 66 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 50 (0.67%) vSphere
8 38 (0.51%) Apache Flume
9 35 (0.47%) VMware NSX
10 33 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (0.34%) NFS
13 21 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 16 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.20%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.18%) vCloud
17 10 (0.13%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.13%) Xen
18 9 (0.12%) Samba
19 7 (0.094%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 218 (2.93%) Puppet
2 217 (2.92%) Ansible
3 215 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 215 (2.89%) Terraform
4 201 (2.71%) Kubernetes
5 169 (2.28%) SCCM
6 134 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 75 (1.01%) Consul
8 58 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 53 (0.71%) Automic
10 52 (0.70%) Nagios
11 40 (0.54%) Rancher
11 40 (0.54%) Rundeck
12 39 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
13 37 (0.50%) Oozie
14 33 (0.44%) Prometheus
15 32 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
16 30 (0.40%) EnCase
17 28 (0.38%) FortiGate
18 25 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,538 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 1,370 (18.44%) SAP
3 800 (10.77%) Oracle
4 441 (5.94%) VMware
5 422 (5.68%) Cisco
6 274 (3.69%) Google
7 222 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 211 (2.84%) Splunk
9 192 (2.58%) Citrix
10 189 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 148 (1.99%) IBM
12 138 (1.86%) HP
13 121 (1.63%) Dell
14 111 (1.49%) Palo Alto
15 108 (1.45%) CheckPoint
16 105 (1.41%) NetApp
17 95 (1.28%) Juniper
17 95 (1.28%) Tableau
18 80 (1.08%) Ariba
19 77 (1.04%) Meraki