Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 45 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 11,075 9,568 12,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.24% 5.59% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.47% 5.79% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,133 7,066 9,522
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £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 171,248 165,387 197,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.55% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 140,052 137,335 165,754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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 +9 9,966 £55,000 - 1,038
UK excluding London +3 5,158 £50,000 - 630
London +12 4,807 £60,000 - 456
South East -5 1,663 £52,500 -4.55% 202
North of England +7 1,192 £51,200 +12.53% 148
Midlands +17 951 £52,500 +5.00% 101
West Midlands +17 781 £52,500 +5.00% 58
North West +14 673 £55,000 +22.22% 80
East of England -19 441 £55,000 +4.76% 50
South West -1 434 £45,000 -10.00% 68
Scotland -1 387 £50,000 +5.26% 45
Yorkshire -11 342 £55,000 +15.79% 42
North East +22 186 £32,500 -27.78% 26
East Midlands -6 162 £50,000 +4.17% 43
Wales +14 112 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Northern Ireland -3 11 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Channel Islands +3 6 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,954 (26.67%) Finance
2 2,927 (26.43%) Microsoft
3 1,941 (17.53%) SAP
4 1,847 (16.68%) SQL
5 1,427 (12.88%) Presales
6 1,406 (12.70%) Degree
7 1,298 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,190 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
9 1,112 (10.04%) Windows
10 1,083 (9.78%) Oracle
11 1,075 (9.71%) ERP
12 1,072 (9.68%) Advertising
13 1,060 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
14 1,052 (9.50%) CRM
14 1,052 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
15 1,050 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
16 985 (8.89%) Project Management
17 981 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 831 (7.50%) Analytics
19 824 (7.44%) SQL Server
20 822 (7.42%) Manufacturing
21 769 (6.94%) Retail
22 724 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
23 700 (6.32%) Java
24 653 (5.90%) Migration
25 650 (5.87%) Linux
26 630 (5.69%) Dynamics 365
27 629 (5.68%) VMware
28 616 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
29 598 (5.40%) Business Development

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
1 272 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 158 (1.43%) Skype for Business
3 139 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 107 (0.97%) SAS
5 94 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 93 (0.84%) IIS
7 70 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 66 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 65 (0.59%) NetWeaver
10 63 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 51 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 48 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 42 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 41 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
15 40 (0.36%) WebLogic
16 38 (0.34%) JBoss
17 33 (0.30%) CMS
18 28 (0.25%) Apache
19 27 (0.24%) Confluence
20 24 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 278 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 249 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.23%) SPSS
8 21 (0.19%) Autodesk Inventor
9 15 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.054%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.045%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.027%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.027%) Revit
13 2 (0.018%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.018%) InVision
13 2 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.009%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 616 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 520 (4.70%) Dynamics AX
3 292 (2.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 279 (2.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 265 (2.39%) SAP FI
6 247 (2.23%) SAP CO
6 247 (2.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 198 (1.79%) SAP SD
8 182 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
9 148 (1.34%) NetSuite
10 144 (1.30%) SAP MM
11 142 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
12 107 (0.97%) SAP BPC
13 104 (0.94%) SAP Business One
14 102 (0.92%) SAP PM
15 94 (0.85%) SAP HR
16 91 (0.82%) SAP HCM
17 90 (0.81%) SAP PP
18 84 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
18 84 (0.76%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,298 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 724 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 630 (5.69%) Dynamics 365
4 571 (5.16%) Office 365
5 394 (3.56%) SaaS
6 314 (2.84%) IaaS
7 246 (2.22%) PaaS
8 201 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 189 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 171 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 134 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
12 97 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 73 (0.66%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 62 (0.56%) Serverless
15 57 (0.51%) GitHub
15 57 (0.51%) OpenShift
16 48 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 45 (0.41%) OneDrive
18 42 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 39 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 399 (3.60%) Firewall
2 229 (2.07%) Network Security
3 180 (1.63%) SAN
4 176 (1.59%) Skype
5 168 (1.52%) VPN
6 148 (1.34%) Wireless
7 138 (1.25%) WAN
8 134 (1.21%) LAN
9 130 (1.17%) Internet
10 101 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
11 100 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
12 87 (0.79%) DNS
12 87 (0.79%) TCP/IP
13 75 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
14 69 (0.62%) HTTP
15 67 (0.60%) iSCSI
16 65 (0.59%) Cisco ISE
16 65 (0.59%) Unified Communications
17 52 (0.47%) DHCP
17 52 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 824 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 426 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 399 (3.60%) Power BI
4 370 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 355 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 325 (2.93%) Big Data
7 249 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 204 (1.84%) SAP HANA
9 193 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
10 191 (1.72%) Relational Database
11 174 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 174 (1.57%) Data Lake
12 170 (1.53%) Oracle Database
13 153 (1.38%) QlikView
14 147 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
15 141 (1.27%) SAP BW
16 133 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
17 124 (1.12%) Hadoop
18 110 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 74 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 293 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 217 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 169 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 164 (1.48%) JIRA
5 133 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 110 (0.99%) Selenium
8 90 (0.81%) Subversion
9 84 (0.76%) LSMW
10 74 (0.67%) GoCD
11 73 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 70 (0.63%) Cucumber
13 63 (0.57%) eCATT
14 50 (0.45%) Maven
15 49 (0.44%) IBM UrbanCode
16 45 (0.41%) TeamCity
17 41 (0.37%) SoapUI
18 39 (0.35%) HP UFT
19 35 (0.32%) JMeter
20 32 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 2,954 (26.67%) Finance
2 1,072 (9.68%) Advertising
3 822 (7.42%) Manufacturing
4 769 (6.94%) Retail
5 559 (5.05%) Banking
6 474 (4.28%) Marketing
7 254 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 242 (2.19%) Legal
9 216 (1.95%) Billing
10 162 (1.46%) Publishing
11 118 (1.07%) Law
12 115 (1.04%) German Language
13 91 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 88 (0.79%) French Language
14 88 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 77 (0.70%) Front Office
15 77 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 74 (0.67%) General Ledger
17 72 (0.65%) Automotive
18 69 (0.62%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (4.47%) .NET
2 343 (3.10%) HTML
3 328 (2.96%) Web Services
4 306 (2.76%) XML
5 216 (1.95%) CSS
6 179 (1.62%) Mason
7 144 (1.30%) IDoc
8 130 (1.17%) Middleware
9 124 (1.12%) REST
10 112 (1.01%) EDI
11 104 (0.94%) SOAP
12 73 (0.66%) JSON
12 73 (0.66%) Visualforce
13 72 (0.65%) J2EE
14 68 (0.61%) Spring
15 67 (0.60%) SAP Basis
16 63 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
16 63 (0.57%) Java EE
17 62 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
18 59 (0.53%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1,060 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 550 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
3 384 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 325 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 262 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 258 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 173 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 171 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 165 (1.49%) User Experience
10 139 (1.26%) Fintech
11 121 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 109 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 108 (0.98%) Mobile App
14 84 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 83 (0.75%) PKI
16 79 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
17 71 (0.64%) Derivative
18 69 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 68 (0.61%) Social Media
20 66 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,112 (10.04%) Windows
2 650 (5.87%) Linux
3 439 (3.96%) Unix
4 375 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 137 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 80 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 67 (0.60%) Android
10 62 (0.56%) Solaris
11 46 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 36 (0.33%) AIX
13 35 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (0.28%) CentOS
15 25 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.21%) CoreOS
16 23 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.20%) VMS
18 16 (0.14%) HPUX
18 16 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,427 (12.88%) Presales
2 1,190 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,075 (9.71%) ERP
4 1,052 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1,052 (9.50%) CRM
5 1,050 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
6 985 (8.89%) Project Management
7 981 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 831 (7.50%) Analytics
9 653 (5.90%) Migration
10 598 (5.40%) Business Development
11 560 (5.06%) DevOps
12 530 (4.79%) Information Security
13 495 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
14 481 (4.34%) Logistics
15 472 (4.26%) ITIL
16 400 (3.61%) Customer Requirements
17 383 (3.46%) Coaching
18 382 (3.45%) Mentoring
19 381 (3.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,847 (16.68%) SQL
2 700 (6.32%) Java
3 563 (5.08%) C#
4 518 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 473 (4.27%) Python
6 360 (3.25%) ABAP
7 355 (3.21%) C
8 236 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 180 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 157 (1.42%) C++
11 153 (1.38%) Ruby
12 146 (1.32%) Apex Code
13 137 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 119 (1.07%) PHP
15 109 (0.98%) Perl
16 97 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 94 (0.85%) R
17 94 (0.85%) VBA
18 80 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 67 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,406 (12.70%) Degree
2 515 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 400 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 318 (2.87%) CISSP
5 308 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 261 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 217 (1.96%) CISM
8 213 (1.92%) MCSE
9 193 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 181 (1.63%) CCNP
11 138 (1.25%) CISA
12 125 (1.13%) ACCA
12 125 (1.13%) CIMA
13 117 (1.06%) CCNA
14 98 (0.88%) MCSA
15 88 (0.79%) AWS Certification
16 85 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 82 (0.74%) DV Cleared
18 71 (0.64%) CCIE
19 70 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (2.59%) GDPR
3 237 (2.14%) QA
4 168 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 168 (1.52%) PMO
5 117 (1.06%) GCP
6 93 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 84 (0.76%) SLA
8 62 (0.56%) COBIT
9 49 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 44 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 33 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 33 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 27 (0.24%) IFRS
13 21 (0.19%) GAAP
14 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
15 19 (0.17%) ISO 31000
16 17 (0.15%) RMADS
17 15 (0.14%) SEPA
18 13 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 537 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 405 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 341 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 260 (2.35%) Docker
5 163 (1.47%) XenApp
6 144 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 79 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 61 (0.55%) vSphere
9 59 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 48 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 34 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.29%) HDFS
13 22 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 20 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.15%) NFS
16 15 (0.14%) Firmware
17 14 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.099%) iptables
19 10 (0.090%) Xen
20 8 (0.072%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 259 (2.34%) Ansible
2 240 (2.17%) Puppet
3 220 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 185 (1.67%) SCCM
5 125 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 112 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 107 (0.97%) Terraform
8 67 (0.60%) Rundeck
9 53 (0.48%) Nagios
9 53 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 48 (0.43%) Consul
11 47 (0.42%) SCOrch
12 45 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 43 (0.39%) SCSM
14 41 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
15 39 (0.35%) SCDPM
16 38 (0.34%) Automic
17 36 (0.33%) QRadar
18 34 (0.31%) vRealize
19 29 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2,927 (26.43%) Microsoft
2 1,941 (17.53%) SAP
3 1,083 (9.78%) Oracle
4 629 (5.68%) VMware
5 447 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
6 385 (3.48%) Cisco
7 336 (3.03%) Sage
8 320 (2.89%) Citrix
9 298 (2.69%) Tableau
10 243 (2.19%) IBM
11 232 (2.09%) Google
12 201 (1.81%) Splunk
13 187 (1.69%) Infor
14 173 (1.56%) Epicor
15 171 (1.54%) JD Edwards
16 162 (1.46%) ServiceNow
17 129 (1.16%) HP
18 122 (1.10%) Informatica
19 114 (1.03%) CheckPoint
20 106 (0.96%) Cognos