Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 47 37
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 10,752 9,468 12,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.20% 5.42% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 5.62% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,667 6,935 9,747
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 +8 9,520 £55,000 - 1,331
UK excluding London +5 4,969 £50,000 - 819
London +11 4,549 £60,000 - 562
South East +4 1,642 £52,000 -4.59% 220
North of England +9 1,223 £52,500 +14.13% 191
Midlands +18 833 £52,500 +5.00% 156
North West +3 715 £55,000 +19.57% 100
West Midlands +17 672 £52,500 +5.00% 103
East of England -17 431 £52,500 +1.94% 82
Scotland +9 428 £47,500 -3.06% 52
Yorkshire +9 377 £52,500 +10.53% 60
South West -2 374 £45,000 -10.00% 100
East Midlands -34 138 £51,250 +7.89% 52
North East +9 128 £37,500 -11.76% 31
Wales +25 107 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Northern Ireland -13 20 £40,750 -18.50% 5
Channel Islands +2 1 £60,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 3,070 (28.55%) Finance
2 2,490 (23.16%) SAP
3 2,368 (22.02%) Microsoft
4 1,618 (15.05%) SQL
5 1,519 (14.13%) Degree
6 1,353 (12.58%) Presales
7 1,255 (11.67%) Oracle
8 1,212 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
9 1,139 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
10 1,034 (9.62%) ERP
11 1,018 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 974 (9.06%) Project Management
13 960 (8.93%) Windows
14 947 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
15 904 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
16 903 (8.40%) Analytics
17 864 (8.04%) Manufacturing
18 854 (7.94%) CRM
19 831 (7.73%) Retail
20 757 (7.04%) SQL Server
21 705 (6.56%) Migration
22 679 (6.32%) Advertising
23 666 (6.19%) Banking
24 618 (5.75%) Information Security
25 610 (5.67%) Java
26 599 (5.57%) Business Development
27 597 (5.55%) Linux
28 594 (5.52%) VMware
29 559 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
30 538 (5.00%) Office 365

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
1 248 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 212 (1.97%) SAS
3 201 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 161 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 112 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 69 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 68 (0.63%) IIS
8 62 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 62 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 60 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 59 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 55 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 54 (0.50%) NetWeaver
13 50 (0.47%) JBoss
13 50 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 44 (0.41%) CMS
15 37 (0.34%) Apache Spark
16 25 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
17 21 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
18 20 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 297 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 244 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
8 21 (0.20%) SPSS
9 10 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.047%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.028%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.028%) EViews
14 3 (0.028%) InVision
15 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 1 (0.009%) Vectorworks
16 1 (0.009%) Vensim
Business Applications
1 444 (4.13%) Dynamics AX
2 398 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 389 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 342 (3.18%) SAP FI
5 325 (3.02%) SAP CO
6 315 (2.93%) SAP FI/CO
7 296 (2.75%) SAP SD
8 237 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 216 (2.01%) SAP MM
10 173 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
11 166 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
12 148 (1.38%) NetSuite
13 144 (1.34%) SAP BPC
14 134 (1.25%) SAP HCM
15 123 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
16 117 (1.09%) SAP HR
17 111 (1.03%) SAP PM
18 108 (1.00%) SAP Business One
19 104 (0.97%) SAP SCM
20 91 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 904 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 559 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
3 538 (5.00%) Office 365
4 428 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
5 292 (2.72%) SaaS
6 220 (2.05%) IaaS
7 185 (1.72%) PaaS
8 154 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
9 108 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 103 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 87 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
12 80 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 52 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 44 (0.41%) GitHub
16 41 (0.38%) Google Analytics
17 39 (0.36%) FinancialForce
18 38 (0.35%) Amazon S3
19 37 (0.34%) OneDrive
20 35 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 391 (3.64%) Firewall
2 207 (1.93%) Skype
3 206 (1.92%) Network Security
4 201 (1.87%) LAN
5 194 (1.80%) SAN
6 191 (1.78%) WAN
7 150 (1.40%) VPN
8 148 (1.38%) Wireless
9 147 (1.37%) Internet
10 122 (1.13%) TCP/IP
11 106 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 95 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
13 80 (0.74%) DNS
14 79 (0.73%) HTTP
15 72 (0.67%) VoIP
16 68 (0.63%) SSL
17 65 (0.60%) MPLS
18 55 (0.51%) DHCP
19 48 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
20 46 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 368 (3.42%) Big Data
3 345 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 318 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 298 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 259 (2.41%) SAP HANA
7 240 (2.23%) Power BI
8 234 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
9 192 (1.79%) QlikView
10 180 (1.67%) Relational Database
11 175 (1.63%) SAP BW
12 168 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 141 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 131 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
15 119 (1.11%) Hadoop
16 117 (1.09%) SAS Visual Analytics
17 114 (1.06%) Base SAS
18 102 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
19 100 (0.93%) MySQL
19 100 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 216 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 140 (1.30%) JIRA
3 129 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 113 (1.05%) LSMW
5 112 (1.04%) eCATT
6 107 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 100 (0.93%) Selenium
8 83 (0.77%) ProC
9 80 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 55 (0.51%) Visual Studio
12 45 (0.42%) Maven
13 44 (0.41%) Subversion
14 41 (0.38%) JMeter
14 41 (0.38%) SoapUI
15 36 (0.33%) Ranorex
16 34 (0.32%) Buildbot
16 34 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
17 32 (0.30%) TeamCity
18 31 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 3,070 (28.55%) Finance
2 864 (8.04%) Manufacturing
3 831 (7.73%) Retail
4 679 (6.32%) Advertising
5 666 (6.19%) Banking
6 461 (4.29%) Marketing
7 278 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 270 (2.51%) Billing
9 242 (2.25%) Legal
10 186 (1.73%) Publishing
11 134 (1.25%) Law
12 124 (1.15%) Automotive
13 97 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 94 (0.87%) General Ledger
15 92 (0.86%) German Language
16 78 (0.73%) Investment Banking
17 73 (0.68%) Back Office
18 72 (0.67%) Electronics
19 70 (0.65%) Front Office
20 65 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (3.67%) .NET
2 362 (3.37%) HTML
3 312 (2.90%) Web Services
4 283 (2.63%) XML
5 235 (2.19%) CSS
6 197 (1.83%) EDI
7 186 (1.73%) IDoc
8 113 (1.05%) REST
9 108 (1.00%) Mason
10 101 (0.94%) SOAP
11 100 (0.93%) Spring
12 99 (0.92%) Middleware
13 98 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
14 76 (0.71%) AngularJS
15 70 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
16 69 (0.64%) J2EE
17 64 (0.60%) Visualforce
18 63 (0.59%) JSON
19 61 (0.57%) Java EE
20 58 (0.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,212 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 363 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 272 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 264 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 238 (2.21%) Driving Licence
6 155 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 145 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 144 (1.34%) User Experience
9 137 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 118 (1.10%) NHS
11 107 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 103 (0.96%) Life Science
13 102 (0.95%) Fintech
14 93 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 83 (0.77%) LIMS
16 81 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
17 73 (0.68%) Social Media
18 69 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 64 (0.60%) Hedge funds
20 63 (0.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 960 (8.93%) Windows
2 597 (5.55%) Linux
3 416 (3.87%) Unix
4 328 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 136 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 63 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 58 (0.54%) Android
9 58 (0.54%) Solaris
10 45 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 31 (0.29%) AIX
12 29 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.20%) VMS
15 20 (0.19%) CentOS
16 19 (0.18%) Kali Linux
16 19 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.16%) HPUX
17 17 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,353 (12.58%) Presales
2 1,139 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1,034 (9.62%) ERP
4 1,018 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 974 (9.06%) Project Management
6 947 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
7 903 (8.40%) Analytics
8 854 (7.94%) CRM
9 705 (6.56%) Migration
10 618 (5.75%) Information Security
11 599 (5.57%) Business Development
12 524 (4.87%) Logistics
13 519 (4.83%) ITIL
14 459 (4.27%) Customer Requirements
15 457 (4.25%) DevOps
16 456 (4.24%) Mentoring
17 447 (4.16%) Coaching
18 443 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
19 401 (3.73%) Change Management
20 393 (3.66%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,618 (15.05%) SQL
2 610 (5.67%) Java
3 457 (4.25%) JavaScript
4 441 (4.10%) ABAP
5 440 (4.09%) C#
6 376 (3.50%) Python
7 272 (2.53%) C
8 222 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 175 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 166 (1.54%) C++
11 131 (1.22%) Ruby
12 119 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 110 (1.02%) Apex Code
14 100 (0.93%) PHP
15 96 (0.89%) VBA
16 88 (0.82%) R
17 84 (0.78%) Perl
18 78 (0.73%) PROC SQL
18 78 (0.73%) SAS Macro
19 70 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,519 (14.13%) Degree
2 449 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 379 (3.52%) CISSP
4 307 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 270 (2.51%) CISM
6 268 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 245 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 187 (1.74%) MCSE
9 155 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 138 (1.28%) CCNP
11 132 (1.23%) CCNA
12 129 (1.20%) CISA
13 125 (1.16%) ACCA
14 110 (1.02%) CIMA
15 101 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 84 (0.78%) CREST Certified
17 72 (0.67%) CCA
18 69 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
19 64 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
20 59 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 238 (2.21%) GDPR
3 194 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 193 (1.80%) QA
5 132 (1.23%) PMO
6 88 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 61 (0.57%) SLA
8 48 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 47 (0.44%) GCP
10 46 (0.43%) COBIT
11 41 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 39 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 36 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 33 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 32 (0.30%) IFRS
16 26 (0.24%) GxP
17 22 (0.20%) GAAP
17 22 (0.20%) RMADS
18 19 (0.18%) NIST 800
19 16 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 489 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 392 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 341 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 173 (1.61%) Docker
5 139 (1.29%) XenApp
6 68 (0.63%) vSphere
7 45 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.21%) VMware NSX
10 20 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.18%) Firmware
12 16 (0.15%) HDFS
13 15 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.084%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.065%) KVM
16 7 (0.065%) NFS
16 7 (0.065%) Snort
17 6 (0.056%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.056%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 172 (1.60%) Ansible
2 171 (1.59%) Puppet
3 158 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 120 (1.12%) SCCM
5 89 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 80 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 76 (0.71%) Terraform
8 37 (0.34%) SCOM
9 33 (0.31%) Nessus
10 31 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
10 31 (0.29%) vRealize
11 29 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 28 (0.26%) Nagios
13 26 (0.24%) Rundeck
14 25 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 24 (0.22%) Salt
16 20 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
16 20 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (0.19%) SCOrch
17 18 (0.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2,490 (23.16%) SAP
2 2,368 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 1,255 (11.67%) Oracle
4 594 (5.52%) VMware
5 398 (3.70%) Cisco
6 368 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 332 (3.09%) Sage
8 298 (2.77%) Citrix
9 297 (2.76%) Tableau
10 210 (1.95%) Google
11 203 (1.89%) IBM
12 181 (1.68%) Infor
13 179 (1.66%) Splunk
14 164 (1.53%) JD Edwards
15 161 (1.50%) Cognos
16 151 (1.40%) Epicor
17 139 (1.29%) Informatica
18 136 (1.26%) CheckPoint
19 131 (1.22%) HP
20 117 (1.09%) Ariba