Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Consultant
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 782 790
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Consultant 396 448 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 327 323 328
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £89,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +11.11%

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 152,337 171,373 180,226
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.02% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,402 137,757 150,525
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Consultant.

Salary trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Consultant over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 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 +5 368 £65,000 +13.04% 41
London +4 240 £65,000 +4.00% 25
UK excluding London +46 131 £55,000 +7.84% 16
South East -6 31 £72,500 +39.42% 8
North of England +33 25 £44,500 +11.25% 2
Midlands +37 24 £45,000 +38.46% 1
East of England +36 22 £85,000 - 2
South West +27 20 £45,000 -21.74% 3
West Midlands +51 19 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North West +18 14 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +34 9 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland -3 9 £46,250 +65.18%
East Midlands - 5 £65,000 -
Wales - 3 £45,000 -
North East - 2 £47,500 -

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Data 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 Data Consultant in the job title.

1 200 (50.51%) Analytics
2 173 (43.69%) SQL
3 135 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
4 123 (31.06%) Tableau
5 115 (29.04%) Data Analytics
6 108 (27.27%) Python
6 108 (27.27%) ETL
7 99 (25.00%) R
8 92 (23.23%) Big Data
9 90 (22.73%) Visualisation
9 90 (22.73%) Finance
10 87 (21.97%) Degree
10 87 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
10 87 (21.97%) Data Science
11 82 (20.71%) Microsoft
12 76 (19.19%) Data Quality
13 75 (18.94%) Data Warehouse
14 69 (17.42%) Machine Learning
14 69 (17.42%) Hadoop
15 68 (17.17%) Power BI
16 66 (16.67%) QlikView
17 65 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
17 65 (16.41%) Data Visualisation
18 62 (15.66%) Migration
19 61 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
20 60 (15.15%) Data Analysis
21 56 (14.14%) Oracle
22 55 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
23 53 (13.38%) SAS
23 53 (13.38%) Security Cleared

Data 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 53 (13.38%) SAS
2 46 (11.62%) Apache Spark
3 16 (4.04%) Apache
4 11 (2.78%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (5.30%) SPSS
2 17 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Actimize
2 6 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.51%) CaseMap
4 2 (0.51%) Concordance
4 2 (0.51%) Relativity
4 2 (0.51%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.08%) Azure Data Factory
3 31 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.80%) Data Lake Analytics
5 17 (4.29%) PaaS
6 12 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (2.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 7 (1.77%) Azure Machine Learning
9 6 (1.52%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.76%) Serverless
11 3 (0.76%) Siri
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.51%) IaaS
12 2 (0.51%) Office 365
12 2 (0.51%) SaaS
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.51%) BGP
2 2 (0.51%) NAS
2 2 (0.51%) Network Security
2 2 (0.51%) OSPF
2 2 (0.51%) SAN
2 2 (0.51%) Skype
2 2 (0.51%) SMS
2 2 (0.51%) WAN
2 2 (0.51%) Wireless
3 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.25%) Firewall
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.25%) LAN
3 1 (0.25%) VPLS
3 1 (0.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (23.23%) Big Data
2 75 (18.94%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (17.42%) Hadoop
4 68 (17.17%) Power BI
5 66 (16.67%) QlikView
6 51 (12.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (12.37%) SQL Server
8 41 (10.35%) Data Lake
9 37 (9.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (8.59%) Spotfire
12 30 (7.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (7.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 22 (5.56%) NoSQL
15 18 (4.55%) Apache Hive
15 18 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
16 17 (4.29%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (4.29%) Relational Database
17 15 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.76%) LSMW
4 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.25%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 90 (22.73%) Finance
2 34 (8.59%) Retail
3 19 (4.80%) Banking
4 17 (4.29%) Law
5 15 (3.79%) Legal
6 13 (3.28%) Advertising
7 11 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.53%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.02%) Marketing
10 3 (0.76%) International Banking
10 3 (0.76%) Military
10 3 (0.76%) Publishing
10 3 (0.76%) Social Science
11 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.05%) Kafka
2 19 (4.80%) .NET
3 12 (3.03%) MDX
4 7 (1.77%) HTML
5 5 (1.26%) Akka
5 5 (1.26%) REST
5 5 (1.26%) Web Services
6 4 (1.01%) D3.js
6 4 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (1.01%) Node.js
7 2 (0.51%) HTML5
7 2 (0.51%) Spring
7 2 (0.51%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.51%) TensorFlow
7 2 (0.51%) Vert.x
8 1 (0.25%) BAPI
8 1 (0.25%) Caffe
8 1 (0.25%) ggplot2
8 1 (0.25%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.04%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 13 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.52%) Replication
7 5 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.26%) Life Science
7 5 (1.26%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.01%) Acoustics
8 4 (1.01%) Fintech
8 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.76%) FMCG
10 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.03%) Linux
2 11 (2.78%) Unix
3 6 (1.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (50.51%) Analytics
2 135 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
3 115 (29.04%) Data Analytics
4 108 (27.27%) ETL
5 90 (22.73%) Visualisation
6 87 (21.97%) Data Science
7 69 (17.42%) Machine Learning
8 65 (16.41%) Data Visualisation
9 62 (15.66%) Migration
10 61 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (15.15%) Data Analysis
12 55 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (12.37%) Data Migration
14 47 (11.87%) Data Modelling
15 44 (11.11%) Data Management
15 44 (11.11%) Master Data Management
16 41 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (8.59%) Mathematics
17 34 (8.59%) Project Management
18 33 (8.33%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 173 (43.69%) SQL
2 108 (27.27%) Python
3 99 (25.00%) R
4 27 (6.82%) Java
5 23 (5.81%) VBA
6 21 (5.30%) C#
7 20 (5.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 15 (3.79%) U-SQL
8 15 (3.79%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.03%) Scala
9 12 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.53%) PHP
11 8 (2.02%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.52%) C
13 5 (1.26%) C++
13 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.76%) Ruby
15 2 (0.51%) ABAP
15 2 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 87 (21.97%) Degree
2 53 (13.38%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.26%) ISEB
5 5 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.01%) MCSA
6 4 (1.01%) PhD
6 4 (1.01%) PMP
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.76%) MBA
8 2 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.51%) CCIE
8 2 (0.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (19.19%) Data Quality
2 28 (7.07%) GDPR
3 12 (3.03%) Solvency II
4 11 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (2.27%) FATCA
5 9 (2.27%) IFRS
6 8 (2.02%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.51%) COBIT
7 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.51%) QA
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.26%) HDFS
3 4 (1.01%) Docker
4 3 (0.76%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) Oozie
1 6 (1.52%) Terraform
2 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.01%) Puppet
3 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) Ambari
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 123 (31.06%) Tableau
2 82 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 56 (14.14%) Oracle
4 37 (9.34%) Alteryx
5 31 (7.83%) Informatica
6 25 (6.31%) SAP
7 24 (6.06%) Talend
8 23 (5.81%) MicroStrategy
9 18 (4.55%) IBM
10 15 (3.79%) Google
11 11 (2.78%) Ab Initio
11 11 (2.78%) Cognos
12 9 (2.27%) Cloudera
13 8 (2.02%) Teradata
13 8 (2.02%) VMware
14 7 (1.77%) Databricks
15 6 (1.52%) Cisco
15 6 (1.52%) TOWER Software
16 5 (1.26%) Hortonworks
16 5 (1.26%) MapR