Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 10,193 9,929 12,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.93% 5.77% 6.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.16% 6.00% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,521 7,285 9,221
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +2 9,206 £55,000 - 822
UK excluding London 0 4,783 £50,000 - 477
London +6 4,492 £60,000 - 384
South East -10 1,534 £52,500 - 145
North of England +5 1,074 £50,000 +5.26% 107
Midlands +16 843 £52,500 +5.00% 78
West Midlands +15 679 £52,500 +5.00% 48
North West -4 580 £52,500 +10.53% 58
East of England -12 438 £55,000 +4.76% 47
South West -3 434 £45,000 -10.00% 52
Scotland -4 371 £50,000 - 41
Yorkshire -10 315 £52,500 +5.00% 36
North East +19 186 £28,750 -42.50% 13
East Midlands +8 158 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Wales +3 96 £40,210 -10.65% 3
Northern Ireland +3 11 £24,000 -54.29% 3
Channel Islands +3 10 £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 18 June 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 2,717 (26.66%) Finance
2 2,605 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 1,844 (18.09%) SQL
4 1,532 (15.03%) SAP
5 1,416 (13.89%) Degree
6 1,352 (13.26%) Presales
7 1,278 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,231 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
9 1,002 (9.83%) CRM
10 996 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
11 976 (9.58%) Windows
12 935 (9.17%) Advertising
12 935 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 932 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
14 905 (8.88%) Oracle
15 880 (8.63%) Project Management
16 879 (8.62%) ERP
17 856 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
18 840 (8.24%) Analytics
19 782 (7.67%) SQL Server
20 737 (7.23%) Java
21 707 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
22 658 (6.46%) Retail
23 624 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
24 602 (5.91%) Dynamics 365
25 583 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
26 572 (5.61%) C#
27 563 (5.52%) Linux
27 563 (5.52%) Business Development
28 557 (5.46%) Manufacturing

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
1 246 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.24%) SAS
3 123 (1.21%) MS Exchange
4 113 (1.11%) Skype for Business
5 100 (0.98%) IIS
6 63 (0.62%) NetWeaver
7 62 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 59 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 54 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 48 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 42 (0.41%) Apache
11 42 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 39 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.35%) Confluence
14 35 (0.34%) JBoss
14 35 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.26%) CMS
16 26 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 22 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 264 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 211 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.29%) SPSS
8 18 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
9 17 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 7 (0.069%) Camtasia
11 5 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.049%) ProjectWise
12 4 (0.039%) Revit
13 3 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.020%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.020%) Gephi
14 2 (0.020%) Stata
15 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 624 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 416 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
3 295 (2.89%) SAP S/4HANA
4 241 (2.36%) SAP FI
5 235 (2.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 227 (2.23%) SAP CO
6 227 (2.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 171 (1.68%) SAP SD
8 165 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
9 122 (1.20%) SAP MM
10 104 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
11 102 (1.00%) NetSuite
12 82 (0.80%) SAP BPC
13 80 (0.78%) SAP HR
14 76 (0.75%) SAP PM
14 76 (0.75%) SAP PP
15 68 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
16 65 (0.64%) SAP Business One
16 65 (0.64%) SAP HCM
17 55 (0.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,278 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 707 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 602 (5.91%) Dynamics 365
4 511 (5.01%) Office 365
5 407 (3.99%) SaaS
6 289 (2.84%) IaaS
7 216 (2.12%) PaaS
8 214 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 207 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
10 161 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 151 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
12 111 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 72 (0.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 70 (0.69%) Serverless
15 57 (0.56%) GitHub
16 46 (0.45%) OpenShift
17 43 (0.42%) CloudBees
18 42 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
19 39 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
20 36 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 428 (4.20%) Firewall
2 245 (2.40%) Network Security
3 160 (1.57%) SAN
4 153 (1.50%) VPN
5 139 (1.36%) Skype
6 136 (1.33%) Wireless
7 129 (1.27%) WAN
8 126 (1.24%) LAN
9 108 (1.06%) Internet
10 103 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
11 90 (0.88%) DNS
12 79 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (0.76%) TCP/IP
14 69 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
15 64 (0.63%) iSCSI
15 64 (0.63%) NAS
16 53 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
17 52 (0.51%) SSL
18 51 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
19 50 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 782 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 397 (3.89%) Power BI
2 397 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 333 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 326 (3.20%) Big Data
4 326 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 244 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 193 (1.89%) Data Lake
7 190 (1.86%) SAP HANA
8 187 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 185 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 142 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 134 (1.31%) QlikView
12 131 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 123 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
13 123 (1.21%) SAP BW
14 118 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 108 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
16 107 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 76 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 265 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 231 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 175 (1.72%) JIRA
4 146 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 133 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 116 (1.14%) Visual Studio
7 112 (1.10%) Selenium
8 101 (0.99%) Subversion
9 87 (0.85%) GoCD
10 79 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 79 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 59 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
12 55 (0.54%) Maven
13 50 (0.49%) LSMW
14 45 (0.44%) TeamCity
15 43 (0.42%) HP UFT
16 38 (0.37%) JUnit
17 35 (0.34%) Vagrant
18 31 (0.30%) Gradle
18 31 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 2,717 (26.66%) Finance
2 935 (9.17%) Advertising
3 658 (6.46%) Retail
4 557 (5.46%) Manufacturing
5 548 (5.38%) Banking
6 521 (5.11%) Marketing
7 225 (2.21%) Legal
8 220 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 146 (1.43%) Billing
10 117 (1.15%) Law
11 110 (1.08%) Publishing
12 101 (0.99%) German Language
13 100 (0.98%) Front Office
14 83 (0.81%) Investment Banking
15 81 (0.79%) French Language
16 79 (0.78%) Local Government
17 78 (0.77%) Retail Banking
18 76 (0.75%) Games
19 73 (0.72%) Financial Institution
20 66 (0.65%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (4.66%) .NET
2 331 (3.25%) XML
3 329 (3.23%) HTML
4 286 (2.81%) Web Services
5 195 (1.91%) CSS
6 185 (1.81%) Mason
7 126 (1.24%) REST
8 114 (1.12%) Middleware
9 106 (1.04%) IDoc
10 93 (0.91%) SOAP
11 82 (0.80%) JSON
11 82 (0.80%) XSLT
12 73 (0.72%) J2EE
13 70 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
14 67 (0.66%) Spring
15 60 (0.59%) EDI
16 55 (0.54%) Visualforce
17 53 (0.52%) BAPI
18 46 (0.45%) Java EE
19 45 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 932 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 492 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 422 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 297 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 277 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 237 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 225 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 169 (1.66%) Fintech
9 137 (1.34%) User Experience
10 134 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 121 (1.19%) PKI
12 103 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 102 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 99 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
15 94 (0.92%) Derivative
16 84 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 79 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 67 (0.66%) Private Cloud
18 67 (0.66%) Virtual Team
19 65 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 976 (9.58%) Windows
2 563 (5.52%) Linux
3 380 (3.73%) Unix
4 338 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 137 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 102 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (0.57%) Solaris
9 55 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 50 (0.49%) Android
10 50 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 43 (0.42%) AIX
12 33 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 24 (0.24%) CentOS
14 24 (0.24%) HPUX
15 17 (0.17%) VMS
15 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,352 (13.26%) Presales
2 1,231 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1,002 (9.83%) CRM
4 996 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
5 935 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 880 (8.63%) Project Management
7 879 (8.62%) ERP
8 856 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
9 840 (8.24%) Analytics
10 583 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
11 563 (5.52%) Business Development
12 537 (5.27%) Migration
13 536 (5.26%) DevOps
14 495 (4.86%) Information Security
15 446 (4.38%) Business Analysis
16 442 (4.34%) ITIL
17 420 (4.12%) Mentoring
18 380 (3.73%) Logistics
19 367 (3.60%) Coaching
20 340 (3.34%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1,844 (18.09%) SQL
2 737 (7.23%) Java
3 572 (5.61%) C#
4 525 (5.15%) JavaScript
5 422 (4.14%) Python
6 334 (3.28%) C
7 309 (3.03%) ABAP
8 197 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 143 (1.40%) Apex Code
10 136 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 131 (1.29%) C++
12 117 (1.15%) PHP
13 113 (1.11%) Ruby
14 107 (1.05%) Perl
15 106 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 102 (1.00%) R
17 101 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 94 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 71 (0.70%) Scala
20 68 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,416 (13.89%) Degree
2 508 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 353 (3.46%) CISSP
4 335 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 300 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 236 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 228 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 218 (2.14%) CISM
9 179 (1.76%) CCNP
10 171 (1.68%) MCSE
11 138 (1.35%) CISA
12 121 (1.19%) ACCA
13 119 (1.17%) CIMA
14 106 (1.04%) DV Cleared
15 102 (1.00%) CCNA
16 100 (0.98%) MCSA
17 83 (0.81%) AWS Certification
18 79 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
19 78 (0.77%) Master's Degree
20 58 (0.57%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 285 (2.80%) GDPR
3 242 (2.37%) QA
4 156 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 150 (1.47%) PMO
6 126 (1.24%) GCP
7 93 (0.91%) Data Quality
8 89 (0.87%) COBIT
9 86 (0.84%) SLA
10 64 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 63 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
12 43 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 33 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 30 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 17 (0.17%) RMADS
15 17 (0.17%) SEPA
16 16 (0.16%) IFRS
17 15 (0.15%) PSD2
18 12 (0.12%) GAAP
18 12 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 485 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 324 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 276 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 249 (2.44%) Docker
5 154 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 127 (1.25%) XenApp
7 90 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 57 (0.56%) vSphere
9 56 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 41 (0.40%) HDFS
12 31 (0.30%) VMware NSX
13 19 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.16%) BitLocker
15 15 (0.15%) NFS
15 15 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.13%) XenServer
17 11 (0.11%) Firmware
18 9 (0.088%) iptables
18 9 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 231 (2.27%) Ansible
2 226 (2.22%) Puppet
3 201 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (1.48%) SCCM
5 109 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 94 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 91 (0.89%) Terraform
8 90 (0.88%) QRadar
9 70 (0.69%) Rundeck
10 59 (0.58%) Nagios
11 54 (0.53%) Consul
12 50 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 47 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 41 (0.40%) SCOrch
15 39 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 38 (0.37%) SCSM
17 36 (0.35%) Automic
18 34 (0.33%) SCDPM
19 33 (0.32%) Graphite
20 32 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,605 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 1,532 (15.03%) SAP
3 905 (8.88%) Oracle
4 526 (5.16%) VMware
5 439 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
6 330 (3.24%) Cisco
7 280 (2.75%) Citrix
8 266 (2.61%) Tableau
9 232 (2.28%) IBM
10 210 (2.06%) Sage
10 210 (2.06%) Splunk
11 193 (1.89%) Google
12 156 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 134 (1.31%) JD Edwards
14 128 (1.26%) HP
15 117 (1.15%) Infor
16 111 (1.09%) Informatica
17 108 (1.06%) Epicor
18 102 (1.00%) Juniper
19 93 (0.91%) Cognos