The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5083 5971 7263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.97% 6.06% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 6.29% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3805 4458 5507
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 81958 94956 104515
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.22% 96.40% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67650 79824 85637
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -1 4605 £55,000 - 671
London +5 2244 £60,000 - 290
South East +3 830 £52,500 -2.77% 104
North West -14 288 £45,000 - 65
East of England -6 271 £52,500 +5.00% 56
Berkshire +1 269 £52,500 -12.50% 39
West Midlands 0 248 £51,250 +2.50% 45
South West +2 243 £50,000 -9.09% 28
City of London -18 195 £63,000 +5.00% 79
Yorkshire -17 189 £50,000 +17.64% 28
Surrey +6 186 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Scotland +3 184 £50,000 - 26
Manchester -23 172 £47,500 +5.55% 39
West Yorkshire +3 130 £52,500 +27.27% 19
Hampshire +43 126 £50,000 - 22
Birmingham -15 101 £52,500 -12.50% 22
Edinburgh +2 100 £43,750 -12.50% 12
Leeds -10 99 £55,000 +22.22% 17
Hertfordshire -24 95 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Reading -10 90 £50,000 -9.09% 25
Cambridgeshire -4 85 £52,500 +10.52% 18
Gloucestershire -2 80 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Cambridge +11 75 £53,000 +6.00% 17
Oxfordshire +8 62 £43,250 -17.61% 6
Bristol -4 61 £46,250 -22.91% 9
Cheshire -3 59 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Essex +29 55 £35,250 -41.25% 6
East Midlands -21 52 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Glasgow +24 49 £47,500 +18.75% 7
West Sussex +44 48 £55,000 +4.76% 7

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 2704 (27.88%) Finance
2 1940 (20.00%) SAP
3 1479 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 1432 (14.76%) Degree
5 1398 (14.41%) Presales
6 1346 (13.88%) SQL
7 1116 (11.51%) Oracle
8 990 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
9 986 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 956 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
11 920 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
12 910 (9.38%) Project Management
13 828 (8.54%) ERP
14 815 (8.40%) Java
15 792 (8.17%) Windows
16 659 (6.79%) Analytics
17 644 (6.64%) Retail
18 633 (6.53%) SQL Server
19 627 (6.46%) Manufacturing
20 604 (6.23%) CRM
21 579 (5.97%) Linux
22 572 (5.90%) Banking
23 553 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
24 547 (5.64%) Cisco
25 519 (5.35%) JavaScript
26 511 (5.27%) Security Cleared
26 511 (5.27%) Mentoring
27 510 (5.26%) ITIL
28 498 (5.13%) Business Development
29 475 (4.90%) .NET

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
1 214 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 180 (1.86%) SAS
3 133 (1.37%) IIS
4 132 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 111 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 94 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 84 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 73 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 72 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 68 (0.70%) JBoss
11 67 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 67 (0.69%) NetWeaver
12 57 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 48 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 45 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 42 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 37 (0.38%) Apache
17 36 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
18 35 (0.36%) CMS
18 35 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 276 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 229 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 152 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 70 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.35%) SPSS
7 31 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
8 15 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
11 7 (0.072%) SPSS Modeler
12 6 (0.062%) InVision
12 6 (0.062%) PaintShop Pro
13 5 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.052%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.031%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.021%) InDesign
15 2 (0.021%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.021%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 410 (4.23%) SAP FI
2 389 (4.01%) SAP CO
2 389 (4.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 324 (3.34%) SAP MM
3 324 (3.34%) SAP SD
4 236 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 215 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
6 173 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
7 165 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
8 154 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
9 137 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
10 121 (1.25%) SAP PP
11 118 (1.22%) SAP SCM
12 117 (1.21%) SAP QM
13 116 (1.20%) NetSuite
13 116 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
13 116 (1.20%) SAP WM
14 115 (1.19%) SAP HR
15 108 (1.11%) SAP BPC
16 97 (1.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 553 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 352 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 328 (3.38%) Office 365
4 215 (2.22%) SaaS
5 129 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 117 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
7 76 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 71 (0.73%) IaaS
10 59 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 54 (0.56%) PaaS
12 52 (0.54%) Force.com
13 49 (0.51%) CloudBees
14 45 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 43 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
16 34 (0.35%) Slack
17 31 (0.32%) Taleo
18 29 (0.30%) Amazon S3
19 28 (0.29%) G Suite
20 25 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 316 (3.26%) Firewall
2 213 (2.20%) Network Security
3 201 (2.07%) WAN
4 171 (1.76%) Wireless
5 167 (1.72%) LAN
6 149 (1.54%) Internet
7 134 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 133 (1.37%) SAN
9 129 (1.33%) MPLS
10 119 (1.23%) BGP
11 110 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
12 100 (1.03%) DNS
12 100 (1.03%) Skype
13 99 (1.02%) OSPF
14 96 (0.99%) VPN
15 92 (0.95%) Unified Communications
16 70 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 63 (0.65%) Ethernet
17 63 (0.65%) SSL
18 62 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 380 (3.92%) Big Data
3 309 (3.19%) SAP HANA
4 279 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 235 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
6 216 (2.23%) SAP BW
7 212 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 207 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 189 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 181 (1.87%) QlikView
11 167 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 145 (1.49%) Power BI
13 140 (1.44%) Hadoop
14 133 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 105 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 99 (1.02%) GIS
17 79 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
18 78 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
19 76 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
20 74 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 215 (2.22%) Selenium
2 163 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 130 (1.34%) JIRA
4 101 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 101 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 92 (0.95%) HP UFT
6 85 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (0.79%) Cucumber
8 69 (0.71%) Subversion
9 62 (0.64%) Vagrant
10 59 (0.61%) GoCD
11 55 (0.57%) JUnit
11 55 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 54 (0.56%) Appium
13 50 (0.52%) ClearCase
14 49 (0.51%) TestNG
15 47 (0.48%) Visual Studio
16 46 (0.47%) Maven
17 45 (0.46%) SoapUI
18 42 (0.43%) Protractor
General
1 2704 (27.88%) Finance
2 644 (6.64%) Retail
3 627 (6.46%) Manufacturing
4 572 (5.90%) Banking
5 446 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 426 (4.39%) Marketing
7 286 (2.95%) Advertising
8 238 (2.45%) Legal
9 176 (1.81%) Billing
10 109 (1.12%) Local Government
11 96 (0.99%) Law
12 93 (0.96%) General Ledger
13 89 (0.92%) Publishing
14 86 (0.89%) Electronics
15 85 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 80 (0.82%) German Language
17 77 (0.79%) Automotive
18 64 (0.66%) Financial Institution
19 59 (0.61%) Back Office
20 54 (0.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (4.90%) .NET
2 397 (4.09%) HTML
3 329 (3.39%) XML
4 306 (3.15%) Web Services
5 236 (2.43%) CSS
6 177 (1.82%) Middleware
7 115 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 108 (1.11%) SOAP
9 106 (1.09%) ASP.NET
10 102 (1.05%) IDoc
11 88 (0.91%) JSON
12 80 (0.82%) REST
13 75 (0.77%) RESTful
14 74 (0.76%) J2EE
15 72 (0.74%) jQuery
16 69 (0.71%) Spring
17 64 (0.66%) BAPI
18 61 (0.63%) AngularJS
19 57 (0.59%) EDI
20 53 (0.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 920 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 376 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 345 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 332 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 220 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 181 (1.87%) User Experience
7 130 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 130 (1.34%) Fintech
8 96 (0.99%) Social Media
9 78 (0.80%) Derivative
10 69 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
11 57 (0.59%) Public Cloud
12 54 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 54 (0.56%) NHS
13 52 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
14 49 (0.51%) Life Science
15 48 (0.49%) Hedge funds
16 46 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 45 (0.46%) CESG
18 42 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 792 (8.17%) Windows
2 579 (5.97%) Linux
3 358 (3.69%) Unix
4 296 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 144 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (0.60%) CoreOS
8 44 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 40 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.35%) Android
12 27 (0.28%) AIX
13 23 (0.24%) Solaris
14 21 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.20%) Windows 10
16 17 (0.18%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.14%) HPUX
18 13 (0.13%) VMS
18 13 (0.13%) Windows XP
19 12 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1398 (14.41%) Presales
2 990 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
3 986 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 956 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
5 910 (9.38%) Project Management
6 828 (8.54%) ERP
7 659 (6.79%) Analytics
8 604 (6.23%) CRM
9 511 (5.27%) Mentoring
10 510 (5.26%) ITIL
11 498 (5.13%) Business Development
12 457 (4.71%) Migration
13 433 (4.46%) Information Security
14 424 (4.37%) Customer Requirements
15 384 (3.96%) Logistics
16 380 (3.92%) Change Management
17 379 (3.91%) Business Analysis
18 378 (3.90%) DevOps
19 372 (3.84%) Risk Management
20 371 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1346 (13.88%) SQL
2 815 (8.40%) Java
3 519 (5.35%) JavaScript
4 434 (4.47%) C#
5 407 (4.20%) C
6 337 (3.47%) Python
7 230 (2.37%) ABAP
8 179 (1.85%) C++
9 174 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 128 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 126 (1.30%) R
12 117 (1.21%) PHP
13 116 (1.20%) Ruby
14 112 (1.15%) Perl
15 99 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 89 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 81 (0.84%) Bash Shell
18 59 (0.61%) VBA
19 46 (0.47%) Scala
20 41 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 1432 (14.76%) Degree
2 511 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 411 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 370 (3.81%) CISSP
5 320 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 286 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 240 (2.47%) CCNP
8 202 (2.08%) CISM
9 196 (2.02%) MCSE
10 147 (1.52%) CISA
11 139 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 127 (1.31%) CCNA
13 118 (1.22%) CCIE
14 112 (1.15%) ACCA
15 106 (1.09%) CCA
16 99 (1.02%) CIMA
17 76 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 74 (0.76%) CCSE
18 74 (0.76%) CCSP
19 73 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 172 (1.77%) QA
3 131 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 96 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 88 (0.91%) SLA
6 74 (0.76%) COBIT
7 73 (0.75%) PMO
8 52 (0.54%) GDPR
9 49 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 34 (0.35%) ISO27002
11 33 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.20%) GPG13
12 19 (0.20%) MiFID
13 15 (0.15%) HL7
14 14 (0.14%) JSP 440
15 13 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.12%) RMADS
17 11 (0.11%) ISO 9000
18 10 (0.10%) Basel III
18 10 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 356 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 280 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 117 (1.21%) Docker
5 72 (0.74%) XenApp
6 40 (0.41%) vSphere
7 26 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.19%) vCloud
12 11 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.10%) Firmware
14 9 (0.093%) HDFS
14 9 (0.093%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.072%) Snort
16 7 (0.072%) XenServer
17 6 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 167 (1.72%) Puppet
2 146 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (1.15%) Ansible
4 77 (0.79%) SCCM
5 73 (0.75%) Nagios
6 60 (0.62%) Graphite
7 58 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 38 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 37 (0.38%) Nessus
10 27 (0.28%) SCOM
11 25 (0.26%) CA Wily
11 25 (0.26%) vRealize
12 24 (0.25%) Netcool
13 22 (0.23%) FortiGate
13 22 (0.23%) QRadar
14 21 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
15 20 (0.21%) Backup Exec
15 20 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
17 15 (0.15%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1940 (20.00%) SAP
2 1479 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 1116 (11.51%) Oracle
4 547 (5.64%) Cisco
5 445 (4.59%) VMware
6 252 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
7 244 (2.52%) IBM
8 236 (2.43%) Sage
9 235 (2.42%) Citrix
10 228 (2.35%) Tableau
11 186 (1.92%) Google
12 181 (1.87%) Juniper
13 179 (1.85%) CheckPoint
14 171 (1.76%) Splunk
15 139 (1.43%) HP
16 134 (1.38%) Cognos
17 121 (1.25%) Informatica
18 109 (1.12%) F5
19 106 (1.09%) JD Edwards
20 97 (1.00%) Palo Alto
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Pesaro
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension 10% , Bonus to 30%
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum x2 OTE + Pension + Health + Travel +
Posted: 3 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £DoE plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Westhill, Aberdeenshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £60k plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Holid
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £33k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Training budget
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: Based on experience + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £72500 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday