Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 9,695 10,487 11,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.73% 5.93% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 6.17% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,184 7,514 8,777
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £27,976 £31,250 £32,250
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 162,764 170,011 191,340
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,161 137,219 160,887
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 8,721 £55,000 - 1,004
UK excluding London -6 4,439 £50,000 - 610
London +10 4,396 £60,000 - 415
South East -10 1,395 £52,500 - 167
North of England -2 1,038 £50,000 +5.26% 177
Midlands +12 742 £50,000 -4.76% 93
North West -12 566 £51,500 +8.42% 83
West Midlands +8 557 £50,000 -4.76% 60
East of England -2 442 £55,000 - 79
South West +2 414 £50,000 - 58
Scotland -14 301 £55,000 +15.79% 31
Yorkshire -11 293 £50,000 +5.26% 47
North East +17 191 £27,500 -45.00% 47
East Midlands +46 176 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Wales +5 113 £40,210 -19.58% 4
Northern Ireland +3 15 £24,000 -12.73% 1
Channel Islands 0 12 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 2,569 (26.50%) Finance
2 2,396 (24.71%) Microsoft
3 1,677 (17.30%) SQL
4 1,418 (14.63%) Degree
5 1,304 (13.45%) SAP
6 1,277 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1,192 (12.29%) Presales
8 1,175 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 963 (9.93%) CRM
10 926 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
11 891 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 881 (9.09%) Windows
13 866 (8.93%) Oracle
14 832 (8.58%) Project Management
15 830 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
16 828 (8.54%) Analytics
17 812 (8.38%) ERP
18 780 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
19 764 (7.88%) Advertising
20 722 (7.45%) SQL Server
21 720 (7.43%) Java
22 650 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
23 642 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
24 575 (5.93%) Retail
25 559 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
26 557 (5.75%) Business Analysis
27 547 (5.64%) Marketing
28 540 (5.57%) Dynamics 365
29 536 (5.53%) Business Development
30 528 (5.45%) 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
1 297 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 158 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 141 (1.45%) SAS
4 120 (1.24%) IIS
5 93 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 69 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 64 (0.66%) Apache
8 58 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 54 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 47 (0.48%) JBoss
11 44 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 44 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 42 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 36 (0.37%) Confluence
14 34 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.35%) CMS
15 33 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 31 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (0.29%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 258 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.32%) SPSS
6 30 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 15 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
10 6 (0.062%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.052%) ProjectWise
12 4 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.041%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.031%) Windchill
14 2 (0.021%) Gephi
14 2 (0.021%) InVision
14 2 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.021%) Revit
14 2 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 559 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 376 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
3 280 (2.89%) SAP S/4HANA
4 201 (2.07%) SAP FI
5 196 (2.02%) SAP CO
5 196 (2.02%) SAP FI/CO
6 182 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
7 140 (1.44%) SAP SD
8 137 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
9 113 (1.17%) NetSuite
10 103 (1.06%) SAP MM
11 83 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
12 76 (0.78%) SAP HR
13 75 (0.77%) SAP BPC
14 67 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
14 67 (0.69%) SAP PP
15 57 (0.59%) SAP Business One
15 57 (0.59%) SAP HCM
16 54 (0.56%) SAP PM
17 48 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,175 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 650 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 540 (5.57%) Dynamics 365
4 528 (5.45%) Office 365
5 398 (4.11%) SaaS
6 217 (2.24%) IaaS
7 216 (2.23%) PaaS
8 202 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 184 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
10 156 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
11 136 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 114 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 69 (0.71%) Serverless
14 54 (0.56%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 53 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 41 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
17 36 (0.37%) GitHub
18 34 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
19 33 (0.34%) CloudBees
20 28 (0.29%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 474 (4.89%) Firewall
2 264 (2.72%) Network Security
3 162 (1.67%) SAN
4 126 (1.30%) LAN
5 125 (1.29%) Internet
6 124 (1.28%) WAN
7 114 (1.18%) VPN
8 106 (1.09%) Wireless
9 103 (1.06%) DNS
10 102 (1.05%) Skype
11 75 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
11 75 (0.77%) TCP/IP
12 69 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
13 66 (0.68%) Intranet
13 66 (0.68%) NAS
14 58 (0.60%) Cisco Firepower
15 50 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
16 49 (0.51%) iSCSI
16 49 (0.51%) MPLS
17 42 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 722 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 356 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 349 (3.60%) Power BI
4 331 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 323 (3.33%) Big Data
6 321 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 243 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 182 (1.88%) Data Lake
8 182 (1.88%) SAP HANA
9 171 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 166 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 136 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 130 (1.34%) QlikView
13 126 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
14 124 (1.28%) SAP BW
15 106 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 106 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
16 83 (0.86%) Oracle Database
17 78 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
18 71 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 204 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 197 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 170 (1.75%) JIRA
4 119 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 105 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 94 (0.97%) Subversion
8 86 (0.89%) GoCD
9 83 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 78 (0.80%) Selenium
11 62 (0.64%) IBM UrbanCode
12 45 (0.46%) TeamCity
13 41 (0.42%) Cucumber
14 40 (0.41%) Maven
15 37 (0.38%) Vagrant
16 36 (0.37%) LSMW
17 33 (0.34%) HP UFT
18 32 (0.33%) JUnit
18 32 (0.33%) Travis CI
19 30 (0.31%) ClearCase
General
1 2,569 (26.50%) Finance
2 764 (7.88%) Advertising
3 575 (5.93%) Retail
4 547 (5.64%) Marketing
5 523 (5.39%) Banking
6 435 (4.49%) Manufacturing
7 190 (1.96%) Legal
7 190 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 122 (1.26%) Law
9 119 (1.23%) Front Office
10 99 (1.02%) Billing
11 94 (0.97%) Publishing
12 83 (0.86%) Games
12 83 (0.86%) German Language
13 78 (0.80%) Local Government
13 78 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 74 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 68 (0.70%) French Language
16 63 (0.65%) Electronics
17 55 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (4.74%) .NET
2 358 (3.69%) HTML
3 331 (3.41%) XML
4 255 (2.63%) Web Services
5 237 (2.44%) CSS
6 226 (2.33%) Mason
7 119 (1.23%) REST
8 108 (1.11%) Middleware
9 98 (1.01%) SOAP
10 78 (0.80%) XSLT
11 75 (0.77%) JSON
12 72 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
12 72 (0.74%) IDoc
13 65 (0.67%) Spring
14 64 (0.66%) J2EE
14 64 (0.66%) jQuery
15 60 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
16 56 (0.58%) AngularJS
17 49 (0.51%) HTML5
18 44 (0.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 830 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 453 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 447 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 303 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 249 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 235 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 204 (2.10%) Fintech
8 190 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 157 (1.62%) PKI
10 123 (1.27%) User Experience
11 118 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
12 110 (1.13%) Public Cloud
13 109 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 93 (0.96%) Derivative
15 84 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
16 82 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 66 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 60 (0.62%) Social Media
19 58 (0.60%) Fixed Income
20 57 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 881 (9.09%) Windows
2 493 (5.09%) Linux
3 355 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 341 (3.52%) Unix
5 128 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 104 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 57 (0.59%) Solaris
10 43 (0.44%) AIX
11 40 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 40 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (0.39%) Android
13 30 (0.31%) CoreOS
14 26 (0.27%) HPUX
15 22 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 20 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.13%) CentOS
19 10 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,277 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,192 (12.29%) Presales
3 963 (9.93%) CRM
4 926 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
5 891 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 832 (8.58%) Project Management
7 828 (8.54%) Analytics
8 812 (8.38%) ERP
9 780 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
10 642 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
11 557 (5.75%) Business Analysis
12 536 (5.53%) Business Development
13 490 (5.05%) Information Security
14 481 (4.96%) DevOps
15 474 (4.89%) Migration
16 425 (4.38%) Mentoring
17 391 (4.03%) ITIL
18 327 (3.37%) ETL
19 324 (3.34%) Coaching
20 309 (3.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,677 (17.30%) SQL
2 720 (7.43%) Java
3 506 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 481 (4.96%) C#
5 360 (3.71%) Python
6 265 (2.73%) ABAP
7 260 (2.68%) C
8 206 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 136 (1.40%) Apex Code
10 117 (1.21%) R
11 99 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 97 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 90 (0.93%) C++
14 87 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 81 (0.84%) Perl
16 79 (0.81%) T-SQL
17 73 (0.75%) PHP
18 64 (0.66%) VBA
19 60 (0.62%) Ruby
19 60 (0.62%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,418 (14.63%) Degree
2 513 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 366 (3.78%) CISSP
4 339 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 264 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 241 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 216 (2.23%) CISM
8 206 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
9 158 (1.63%) CCNP
10 148 (1.53%) ACCA
11 146 (1.51%) MCSE
12 139 (1.43%) CIMA
13 132 (1.36%) CISA
14 97 (1.00%) DV Cleared
15 92 (0.95%) CCNA
16 86 (0.89%) MCSA
17 83 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
18 82 (0.85%) Master's Degree
19 61 (0.63%) ISEB
20 55 (0.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 241 (2.49%) GDPR
3 230 (2.37%) QA
4 156 (1.61%) PMO
5 145 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 109 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 108 (1.11%) GCP
8 90 (0.93%) COBIT
9 65 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
10 62 (0.64%) SLA
11 59 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 46 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 38 (0.39%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.18%) IFRS
14 17 (0.18%) ISO 22301
14 17 (0.18%) JSP 440
14 17 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.14%) PSD2
16 13 (0.13%) RMADS
17 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 442 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 316 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 206 (2.12%) Docker
5 117 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 87 (0.90%) XenApp
7 74 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 61 (0.63%) vSphere
9 46 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (0.36%) HDFS
11 31 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (0.22%) VMware NSX
13 19 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (0.19%) XenServer
15 17 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.15%) NFS
17 13 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
19 9 (0.093%) iptables
19 9 (0.093%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 195 (2.01%) Puppet
2 187 (1.93%) Ansible
3 172 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 157 (1.62%) SCCM
5 121 (1.25%) QRadar
6 102 (1.05%) Terraform
7 89 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 74 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 61 (0.63%) Rundeck
10 57 (0.59%) Consul
11 52 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
12 50 (0.52%) Nagios
13 44 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 32 (0.33%) Graphite
15 31 (0.32%) Automic
16 24 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 23 (0.24%) SCOrch
17 23 (0.24%) SCSM
18 21 (0.22%) SCOM
19 20 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2,396 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 1,304 (13.45%) SAP
3 866 (8.93%) Oracle
4 479 (4.94%) VMware
5 472 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
6 307 (3.17%) Cisco
7 286 (2.95%) Tableau
8 250 (2.58%) Citrix
9 214 (2.21%) Splunk
10 183 (1.89%) IBM
11 168 (1.73%) Google
12 152 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 150 (1.55%) Sage
14 133 (1.37%) HP
15 107 (1.10%) Juniper
16 105 (1.08%) Informatica
17 103 (1.06%) Qualys
18 95 (0.98%) Cognos
19 87 (0.90%) Hyperion
20 84 (0.87%) Ariba