Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 78 71 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 4,867 2,635 6,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.80% 4.16% 5.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 4.38% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,122 1,941 4,570
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,938
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant.

Salary trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -13 3,827 £62,500 +4.17% 872
UK excluding London +8 1,947 £55,000 - 511
London -28 1,876 £67,500 +3.85% 403
Work from Home -8 1,501 £65,000 - 241
South East -20 567 £57,500 -4.17% 117
North of England +19 477 £55,000 - 127
Midlands +38 405 £55,000 +4.76% 99
North West +5 284 £62,500 +13.64% 65
West Midlands +15 270 £55,000 - 77
East of England +3 164 £55,000 +29.41% 60
Yorkshire +3 158 £45,000 +12.50% 35
South West -34 150 £60,000 +9.09% 45
Scotland -9 148 £50,000 -6.54% 53
East Midlands +3 98 £57,500 +15.00% 21
Wales -18 50 £45,000 +38.46% 7
North East -5 37 £51,250 +5.13% 27
Northern Ireland -37 2 £42,500 +80.85% 3

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,631 (33.51%) Social Skills
2 1,229 (25.25%) Finance
3 1,212 (24.90%) Microsoft
4 1,028 (21.12%) Azure
5 801 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
6 712 (14.63%) Presales
7 666 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
8 629 (12.92%) AWS
9 587 (12.06%) Project Management
10 585 (12.02%) SQL
11 570 (11.71%) SAP
12 545 (11.20%) Analytics
13 539 (11.07%) Degree
14 496 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
15 479 (9.84%) Requirements Gathering
16 463 (9.51%) Security Cleared
17 461 (9.47%) Microsoft 365
18 453 (9.31%) Migration
19 439 (9.02%) Oracle
20 419 (8.61%) DevOps
21 417 (8.57%) ERP
22 409 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
23 401 (8.24%) Marketing
24 400 (8.22%) Retail
25 397 (8.16%) SaaS
26 383 (7.87%) Windows
27 378 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
28 374 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
29 369 (7.58%) Project Delivery
30 359 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 220 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.13%) Apache Spark
3 46 (0.95%) Documentum
4 32 (0.66%) Confluence
5 31 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 29 (0.60%) IIS
7 27 (0.55%) OpenEdge
8 25 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.49%) SAS
10 20 (0.41%) Mendix
10 20 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 18 (0.37%) NetWeaver
12 16 (0.33%) Apache
13 14 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.18%) CMS
15 8 (0.16%) LiveCycle
15 8 (0.16%) Mule
16 7 (0.14%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.12%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 250 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.27%) Oracle Smart View
8 11 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.16%) Windchill
10 6 (0.12%) Simulink
11 4 (0.082%) SPSS
12 3 (0.062%) InVision
12 3 (0.062%) Sketch
13 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.041%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.041%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.041%) InDesign
13 2 (0.041%) LaTeX
13 2 (0.041%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 195 (4.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 137 (2.81%) NetSuite
3 91 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
4 80 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 59 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
6 56 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 54 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
8 53 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
9 46 (0.95%) SAP SD
10 45 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
10 45 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
11 42 (0.86%) TrackWise
12 41 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 41 (0.84%) SAP FI
13 40 (0.82%) SAP MM
14 39 (0.80%) SAP Business One
15 38 (0.78%) SAP CO
15 38 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
16 31 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
17 30 (0.62%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,028 (21.12%) Azure
2 629 (12.92%) AWS
3 461 (9.47%) Microsoft 365
4 397 (8.16%) SaaS
5 342 (7.03%) Power Platform
6 263 (5.40%) GCP
7 251 (5.16%) Dynamics 365
8 219 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 127 (2.61%) IaaS
10 121 (2.49%) PaaS
11 115 (2.36%) PowerApps
12 99 (2.03%) Veeva
13 84 (1.73%) GitHub
14 79 (1.62%) OneDrive
15 58 (1.19%) Power Automate
16 53 (1.09%) Serverless
17 49 (1.01%) Google Analytics
17 49 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 44 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
19 40 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.53%) VPN
2 118 (2.42%) Firewall
3 95 (1.95%) Network Security
4 94 (1.93%) WAN
5 89 (1.83%) LAN
6 60 (1.23%) Unified Communications
7 43 (0.88%) DNS
7 43 (0.88%) Wireless
8 28 (0.58%) Internet
9 27 (0.55%) SAN
9 27 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 23 (0.47%) SSL
10 23 (0.47%) WLAN
11 22 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 22 (0.45%) SD-WAN
12 20 (0.41%) DHCP
13 19 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (0.33%) BGP
15 16 (0.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 222 (4.56%) Power BI
3 154 (3.16%) Big Data
4 130 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 103 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (1.93%) Tableau
7 77 (1.58%) NoSQL
8 64 (1.31%) Hadoop
9 56 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 55 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
11 54 (1.11%) Data Lake
12 53 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 52 (1.07%) SAP HANA
14 46 (0.95%) Blockchain
15 45 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 42 (0.86%) QlikView
17 38 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 31 (0.64%) BigQuery
19 31 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 113 (2.32%) JIRA
2 48 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 35 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 35 (0.72%) Selenium
4 28 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.29%) Burp Suite
8 13 (0.27%) JMeter
9 11 (0.23%) Toad
10 10 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.18%) LSMW
12 7 (0.14%) GitLab
12 7 (0.14%) Subversion
12 7 (0.14%) Terragrunt
13 6 (0.12%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.12%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1,631 (33.51%) Social Skills
2 1,229 (25.25%) Finance
3 401 (8.24%) Marketing
4 400 (8.22%) Retail
5 378 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 312 (6.41%) Presentation Skills
7 267 (5.49%) Public Sector
8 212 (4.36%) Manufacturing
9 210 (4.31%) Law
10 142 (2.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 135 (2.77%) Banking
12 113 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 105 (2.16%) Legal
14 100 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
15 95 (1.95%) Telecoms
16 82 (1.68%) Local Government
17 77 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
18 65 (1.34%) Advertising
19 64 (1.31%) Billing
20 63 (1.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (3.51%) .NET
2 164 (3.37%) HTML
3 147 (3.02%) Web Services
4 135 (2.77%) XML
5 103 (2.12%) REST
6 83 (1.71%) CSS
7 76 (1.56%) SOAP
8 72 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 72 (1.48%) RESTful
9 68 (1.40%) React
10 67 (1.38%) XSLT
11 66 (1.36%) JSON
12 62 (1.27%) Kafka
13 57 (1.17%) AngularJS
14 54 (1.11%) EDI
15 38 (0.78%) Node.js
16 30 (0.62%) J2EE
16 30 (0.62%) Spring
17 26 (0.53%) MDX
17 26 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 313 (6.43%) Public Cloud
2 286 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 195 (4.01%) EPoS
4 194 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 182 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 142 (2.92%) Life Science
7 105 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 87 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 84 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 63 (1.29%) User Experience
11 59 (1.21%) Driving Licence
11 59 (1.21%) Housing Association
12 53 (1.09%) Smart Meter
13 51 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
14 47 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
15 43 (0.88%) Cloud Native
16 41 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 40 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
17 40 (0.82%) Pharmacovigilance
18 36 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 383 (7.87%) Windows
2 239 (4.91%) Linux
3 172 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 121 (2.49%) Windows 10
5 89 (1.83%) Unix
6 21 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.27%) CentOS
11 12 (0.25%) Android
11 12 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.25%) VyOS
12 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.082%) AIX
14 4 (0.082%) Solaris
15 3 (0.062%) OS/400
15 3 (0.062%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (14.63%) Presales
3 666 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
4 587 (12.06%) Project Management
5 545 (11.20%) Analytics
6 496 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
7 479 (9.84%) Requirements Gathering
8 453 (9.31%) Migration
9 419 (8.61%) DevOps
10 417 (8.57%) ERP
11 374 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
12 369 (7.58%) Project Delivery
13 359 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 347 (7.13%) Risk Management
15 289 (5.94%) Mentoring
16 288 (5.92%) Business Development
17 276 (5.67%) Data Migration
18 254 (5.22%) Information Security
19 250 (5.14%) CRM
20 231 (4.75%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 585 (12.02%) SQL
2 345 (7.09%) Python
3 223 (4.58%) Java
4 219 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 179 (3.68%) C#
6 118 (2.42%) PowerShell
7 89 (1.83%) C
8 84 (1.73%) R
9 71 (1.46%) Bash
10 65 (1.34%) ABAP
11 48 (0.99%) PHP
12 39 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 35 (0.72%) XPath
14 32 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 27 (0.55%) TypeScript
16 26 (0.53%) Apex Code
17 23 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 23 (0.47%) Scala
17 23 (0.47%) VBA
18 21 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 539 (11.07%) Degree
2 463 (9.51%) Security Cleared
3 321 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 185 (3.80%) CISSP
5 162 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (2.77%) CISM
7 115 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 80 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 80 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 70 (1.44%) CCNP
10 63 (1.29%) CCNA
11 59 (1.21%) DBS Check
12 55 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 51 (1.05%) AWS Certification
14 50 (1.03%) DV Cleared
15 45 (0.92%) CISA
16 38 (0.78%) ACCA
17 37 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
18 33 (0.68%) CIMA
19 32 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (4.07%) NIST
3 167 (3.43%) GDPR
4 148 (3.04%) QA
5 143 (2.94%) Data Quality
6 94 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
7 68 (1.40%) PCI DSS
8 63 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 54 (1.11%) GRC
10 50 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 46 (0.95%) NCSC
12 42 (0.86%) IASME
13 34 (0.70%) PMO
14 27 (0.55%) COBIT
15 23 (0.47%) SLA
16 22 (0.45%) CDISC
17 17 (0.35%) JSP 440
17 17 (0.35%) NIST 800
18 14 (0.29%) RMADS
19 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 306 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 174 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (3.35%) Docker
4 73 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 62 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 50 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.33%) VMware NSX
7 16 (0.33%) vSphere
8 11 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.082%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.062%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.062%) HDFS
13 3 (0.062%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.062%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.041%) Samba
Systems Management
1 181 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
2 180 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 173 (3.55%) Terraform
4 140 (2.88%) Ansible
5 102 (2.10%) SCCM
6 79 (1.62%) Puppet
6 79 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
7 76 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 72 (1.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 48 (0.99%) CASB
10 30 (0.62%) Packer
11 13 (0.27%) Nessus
12 12 (0.25%) Consul
13 11 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
14 9 (0.18%) Matomo
15 8 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.16%) WSUS
16 7 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
17 6 (0.12%) VxRail
Vendors
1 1,212 (24.90%) Microsoft
2 570 (11.71%) SAP
3 439 (9.02%) Oracle
4 409 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
5 307 (6.31%) Google
6 236 (4.85%) VMware
7 176 (3.62%) Adobe
8 140 (2.88%) Apple
9 126 (2.59%) ServiceNow
10 122 (2.51%) Cisco
11 93 (1.91%) Pardot
12 89 (1.83%) JD Edwards
13 86 (1.77%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 85 (1.75%) Citrix
15 75 (1.54%) IBM
16 64 (1.31%) Workday
17 59 (1.21%) Splunk
18 55 (1.13%) Informatica
19 54 (1.11%) Sage
20 51 (1.05%) NEC