The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5396 5892 7364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.03% 6.07% 6.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 6.29% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3930 4289 5613
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 4935 £55,000 - 773
London +3 2353 £60,000 - 347
South East +3 843 £52,500 +5.00% 100
North West -15 389 £45,000 - 78
East of England -13 274 £52,500 +5.00% 53
West Midlands -9 264 £50,000 - 46
South West +4 256 £50,000 - 29
Berkshire -2 255 £52,500 -8.69% 38
Manchester -25 218 £47,500 +1.06% 51
City of London -11 203 £57,500 -4.16% 104
Scotland +3 194 £50,000 +4.16% 22
Yorkshire -18 193 £48,500 +7.77% 39
Surrey +15 180 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Hampshire +27 150 £45,000 -10.00% 16
West Yorkshire +3 139 £52,500 +23.52% 24
Edinburgh +2 129 £50,000 - 15
Birmingham -10 115 £52,500 -4.54% 22
Leeds -1 112 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Reading -7 108 £52,500 -4.54% 21
Hertfordshire -20 108 £55,000 - 22
Gloucestershire +14 83 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cheshire +2 75 £42,500 -10.52% 11
Bristol -14 71 £45,000 -25.00% 17
Cambridgeshire -28 71 £52,500 +8.24% 12
Cambridge +13 60 £52,750 -12.08% 11
East Midlands -16 60 £52,500 - 20
North East 0 58 £50,000 -9.09% 24
Oxfordshire +8 57 £35,000 -26.31% 7
Egham +10 56 - -
Watford -7 55 £54,500 -0.90% 3

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2665 (26.45%) Finance
2 2032 (20.16%) SAP
3 1575 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 1539 (15.27%) Degree
5 1430 (14.19%) Presales
6 1403 (13.92%) SQL
7 1173 (11.64%) Oracle
8 1027 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
9 996 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 970 (9.63%) Project Management
11 963 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
12 943 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
13 869 (8.62%) ERP
14 827 (8.21%) Java
15 790 (7.84%) Windows
16 691 (6.86%) Analytics
17 684 (6.79%) Retail
18 643 (6.38%) SQL Server
18 643 (6.38%) Manufacturing
19 633 (6.28%) CRM
20 625 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
21 604 (5.99%) Linux
22 597 (5.92%) Banking
23 545 (5.41%) ITIL
24 542 (5.38%) JavaScript
24 542 (5.38%) Mentoring
25 537 (5.33%) Cisco
26 533 (5.29%) Security Cleared
27 529 (5.25%) Business Development
28 516 (5.12%) Migration

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
1 230 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 200 (1.98%) SAS
3 137 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 125 (1.24%) Skype for Business
5 124 (1.23%) IIS
6 89 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 73 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 70 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 70 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 66 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 62 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (0.58%) JBoss
12 55 (0.55%) OpenStack
13 50 (0.50%) Apache Spark
14 46 (0.46%) Apache
15 43 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 41 (0.41%) CMS
17 39 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
18 38 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
19 34 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 283 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 255 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 174 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.39%) SPSS
7 33 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.089%) InVision
11 8 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
13 5 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.050%) Camtasia
13 5 (0.050%) SPSS Modeler
14 3 (0.030%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.030%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.030%) Simulink
15 2 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 378 (3.75%) SAP FI
2 361 (3.58%) SAP CO
2 361 (3.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 352 (3.49%) SAP MM
4 315 (3.13%) SAP SD
5 267 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 234 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
7 209 (2.07%) SAP S/4HANA
8 183 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
9 164 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
10 163 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
11 131 (1.30%) NetSuite
12 127 (1.26%) SAP WM
13 120 (1.19%) SAP PP
14 114 (1.13%) SAP SCM
15 103 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
16 99 (0.98%) SAP QM
17 90 (0.89%) SAP BPC
18 86 (0.85%) SAP HR
19 82 (0.81%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 625 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 392 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 362 (3.59%) Office 365
4 236 (2.34%) SaaS
5 120 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
6 119 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 102 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 100 (0.99%) IaaS
9 72 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 68 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 64 (0.64%) PaaS
12 58 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 57 (0.57%) Force.com
14 53 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 48 (0.48%) CloudBees
16 40 (0.40%) Taleo
17 33 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
18 32 (0.32%) Slack
19 29 (0.29%) Amazon S3
20 27 (0.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 332 (3.29%) Firewall
2 214 (2.12%) Network Security
3 209 (2.07%) WAN
4 193 (1.92%) Wireless
5 175 (1.74%) LAN
6 149 (1.48%) Internet
7 137 (1.36%) SAN
8 134 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 119 (1.18%) MPLS
10 115 (1.14%) VPN
11 113 (1.12%) DNS
12 111 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 110 (1.09%) Skype
14 99 (0.98%) BGP
15 86 (0.85%) Unified Communications
16 78 (0.77%) OSPF
17 65 (0.65%) VoIP
18 62 (0.62%) DHCP
19 61 (0.61%) Ethernet
20 52 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 369 (3.66%) Big Data
3 292 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 281 (2.79%) SAP HANA
5 224 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 219 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 215 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 187 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 181 (1.80%) SAP BW
10 179 (1.78%) QlikView
11 154 (1.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 151 (1.50%) Power BI
13 144 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 130 (1.29%) Hadoop
15 109 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 98 (0.97%) GIS
17 84 (0.83%) MySQL
17 84 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
18 79 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
19 71 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 238 (2.36%) Selenium
2 177 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 138 (1.37%) JIRA
4 109 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 101 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 88 (0.87%) HP UFT
7 84 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 78 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 73 (0.72%) JUnit
10 68 (0.67%) Subversion
11 64 (0.64%) TestNG
12 59 (0.59%) Vagrant
13 58 (0.58%) Appium
13 58 (0.58%) GoCD
14 54 (0.54%) Maven
14 54 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
14 54 (0.54%) Protractor
15 53 (0.53%) Jasmine
16 48 (0.48%) ClearCase
16 48 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 2665 (26.45%) Finance
2 684 (6.79%) Retail
3 643 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 597 (5.92%) Banking
5 458 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 440 (4.37%) Marketing
7 307 (3.05%) Advertising
8 244 (2.42%) Legal
9 176 (1.75%) Billing
10 110 (1.09%) Law
11 108 (1.07%) Automotive
12 101 (1.00%) Electronics
13 96 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 95 (0.94%) Local Government
15 81 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 80 (0.79%) German Language
17 79 (0.78%) Publishing
18 68 (0.67%) French Language
19 65 (0.65%) Financial Institution
20 63 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (5.01%) .NET
2 433 (4.30%) HTML
3 331 (3.28%) XML
4 308 (3.06%) Web Services
5 262 (2.60%) CSS
6 166 (1.65%) Middleware
7 130 (1.29%) SOAP
8 126 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 113 (1.12%) ASP.NET
10 92 (0.91%) JSON
11 87 (0.86%) IDoc
12 76 (0.75%) RESTful
12 76 (0.75%) Spring
13 73 (0.72%) J2EE
14 69 (0.68%) REST
15 68 (0.67%) jQuery
16 65 (0.65%) JMS
17 56 (0.56%) BAPI
18 53 (0.53%) AngularJS
19 51 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 963 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 411 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 380 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 314 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 201 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 179 (1.78%) User Experience
7 136 (1.35%) Fintech
8 133 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 94 (0.93%) Social Media
10 87 (0.86%) NHS
11 83 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 78 (0.77%) Derivative
13 68 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 67 (0.66%) Life Science
15 65 (0.65%) Blog
16 60 (0.60%) Mobile App
17 57 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
18 56 (0.56%) Private Cloud
19 50 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 50 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 790 (7.84%) Windows
2 604 (5.99%) Linux
3 374 (3.71%) Unix
4 306 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 133 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (0.53%) CoreOS
8 39 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 29 (0.29%) Android
11 28 (0.28%) AIX
12 21 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.17%) Solaris
15 15 (0.15%) VMS
16 13 (0.13%) HPUX
17 12 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1430 (14.19%) Presales
2 1027 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
3 996 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 970 (9.63%) Project Management
5 943 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
6 869 (8.62%) ERP
7 691 (6.86%) Analytics
8 633 (6.28%) CRM
9 545 (5.41%) ITIL
10 542 (5.38%) Mentoring
11 529 (5.25%) Business Development
12 516 (5.12%) Migration
13 470 (4.66%) Customer Requirements
14 460 (4.56%) Information Security
15 406 (4.03%) Change Management
16 400 (3.97%) Business Analysis
17 395 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
17 395 (3.92%) DevOps
18 391 (3.88%) Logistics
19 385 (3.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1403 (13.92%) SQL
2 827 (8.21%) Java
3 542 (5.38%) JavaScript
4 439 (4.36%) C#
5 437 (4.34%) C
6 343 (3.40%) Python
7 248 (2.46%) ABAP
8 182 (1.81%) C++
8 182 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 129 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 124 (1.23%) Ruby
11 123 (1.22%) R
12 118 (1.17%) PHP
13 110 (1.09%) Perl
14 103 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 97 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 95 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 60 (0.60%) VBA
18 46 (0.46%) Scala
19 43 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1539 (15.27%) Degree
2 533 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 392 (3.89%) CISSP
4 381 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
5 343 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 310 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 217 (2.15%) CISM
8 208 (2.06%) CCNP
9 202 (2.00%) MCSE
10 161 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 156 (1.55%) CISA
12 130 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 127 (1.26%) CCNA
14 108 (1.07%) CCIE
15 105 (1.04%) ACCA
16 101 (1.00%) CIMA
17 85 (0.84%) CCA
18 78 (0.77%) CEH
19 74 (0.73%) MCSA
19 74 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (1.73%) QA
3 155 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 122 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 86 (0.85%) PMO
6 81 (0.80%) SLA
7 75 (0.74%) COBIT
8 61 (0.61%) GDPR
9 51 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 46 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 32 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.17%) MiFID
13 16 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 16 (0.16%) HL7
14 15 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 14 (0.14%) GPG13
15 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 12 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 10 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 10 (0.099%) RMADS
System Software
1 373 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 294 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 121 (1.20%) Docker
5 66 (0.65%) XenApp
6 38 (0.38%) vSphere
7 29 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.21%) vCloud
10 20 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.099%) Snort
14 9 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.069%) Firmware
16 7 (0.069%) HDFS
16 7 (0.069%) RHEV
16 7 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 189 (1.88%) Puppet
2 166 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.25%) Ansible
4 74 (0.73%) SCCM
5 73 (0.72%) Nagios
6 63 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 55 (0.55%) Graphite
8 45 (0.45%) Nessus
9 33 (0.33%) SCOM
10 30 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.27%) vRealize
12 25 (0.25%) CA Wily
13 24 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 24 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
13 24 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 21 (0.21%) FortiGate
15 20 (0.20%) Netcool
16 18 (0.18%) Terraform
17 17 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
18 16 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2032 (20.16%) SAP
2 1575 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 1173 (11.64%) Oracle
4 537 (5.33%) Cisco
5 448 (4.45%) VMware
6 282 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
7 239 (2.37%) Citrix
8 236 (2.34%) Tableau
9 235 (2.33%) IBM
10 230 (2.28%) Sage
11 193 (1.92%) Juniper
12 177 (1.76%) Google
13 167 (1.66%) HP
14 160 (1.59%) Splunk
15 154 (1.53%) CheckPoint
16 142 (1.41%) Cognos
17 124 (1.23%) Informatica
18 122 (1.21%) JD Edwards
19 102 (1.01%) F5
20 99 (0.98%) Palo Alto
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + 25% commission
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £850000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £73000 per annum + `
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Recruitment Consultant (Graduate, Trainee) - Belfast - £16-24K - Uncap
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, pension and healthcare.
Posted: 2 days ago