Data Consultant
UK

The median Data Consultant salary in the UK is £75,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 709 834 816
Rank change year-on-year +125 -18 -144
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Consultant 136 194 342
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 98 118 230
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £35,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £68,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.49% +1.48% +3.85%
75th Percentile £85,938 £88,438 £85,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £119,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -11.54% +18.18%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,164 104,802 135,666
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.58% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,734 65,779 84,694
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% +5.26%

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Consultant over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Top 10 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 2 March 2024. 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 +122 121 £72,500 +11.54% 90
London +199 80 £77,500 +3.33% 32
Work from Home +160 64 £75,000 +7.14% 68
UK excluding London +58 40 £55,000 -4.35% 59
South East +76 21 £65,000 +36.84% 9
North of England +82 8 £47,500 -32.14% 24
Scotland -21 8 £67,500 -29.87% 2
Yorkshire +100 6 £25,000 -64.29% 8
South West +13 3 £77,500 +3.33% 10
North West +47 2 £47,500 -29.63% 14

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Data Consultant job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 53 (38.97%) Azure
2 52 (38.24%) SQL
3 51 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (36.76%) Social Skills
5 49 (36.03%) Analytics
6 46 (33.82%) Finance
7 43 (31.62%) Microsoft
8 40 (29.41%) Data Modelling
8 40 (29.41%) Power BI
8 40 (29.41%) Power Platform
9 39 (28.68%) Python
10 33 (24.26%) ETL
11 31 (22.79%) Data Quality
12 29 (21.32%) Data Analytics
12 29 (21.32%) Data Engineering
12 29 (21.32%) Agile
12 29 (21.32%) Data Management
13 28 (20.59%) AWS
13 28 (20.59%) Data Integration
14 25 (18.38%) SQL Server
14 25 (18.38%) Data Strategy
15 24 (17.65%) Security Cleared
15 24 (17.65%) Visualisation
16 23 (16.91%) Tableau
17 22 (16.18%) Data Governance
17 22 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (15.44%) Data Visualisation
18 21 (15.44%) Databricks

Data Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.03%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.74%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 53 (38.97%) Azure
2 40 (29.41%) Power Platform
3 28 (20.59%) AWS
4 21 (15.44%) Azure Data Factory
5 17 (12.50%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 10 (7.35%) Collibra
7 9 (6.62%) GCP
8 7 (5.15%) Snowflake
9 3 (2.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Purview
10 2 (1.47%) Serverless
11 1 (0.74%) Alation
11 1 (0.74%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.74%) Azure DevOps
11 1 (0.74%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.74%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.74%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.74%) dbt
11 1 (0.74%) Fivetran
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (29.41%) Power BI
2 25 (18.38%) SQL Server
3 23 (16.91%) Tableau
4 22 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.50%) Big Data
6 15 (11.03%) Data Lake
7 11 (8.09%) Metadata
8 8 (5.88%) Qlik Sense
9 7 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (3.68%) Power Query
10 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (2.94%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (1.47%) MySQL
General
1 50 (36.76%) Social Skills
2 46 (33.82%) Finance
3 21 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (11.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 11 (8.09%) Banking
6 9 (6.62%) Advertising
7 7 (5.15%) Public Sector
8 6 (4.41%) Billing
9 5 (3.68%) Law
9 5 (3.68%) Manufacturing
9 5 (3.68%) Marketing
9 5 (3.68%) Retail
10 4 (2.94%) Retail Banking
11 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.47%) Electronics
12 2 (1.47%) German Language
12 2 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.74%) Legal
13 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) PySpark
2 2 (1.47%) HTML
2 2 (1.47%) React
2 2 (1.47%) Web Services
2 2 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.74%) JSON
3 1 (0.74%) Kafka
3 1 (0.74%) RESTful
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
1 5 (3.68%) PMI
2 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.21%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.21%) Product Ownership
4 2 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.47%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.74%) Distributed Computing
5 1 (0.74%) Onboarding
5 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.74%) Linux
1 1 (0.74%) Unix
1 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (36.03%) Analytics
3 40 (29.41%) Data Modelling
4 33 (24.26%) ETL
5 29 (21.32%) Agile
5 29 (21.32%) Data Analytics
5 29 (21.32%) Data Engineering
5 29 (21.32%) Data Management
6 28 (20.59%) Data Integration
7 25 (18.38%) Data Strategy
8 24 (17.65%) Visualisation
9 22 (16.18%) Data Governance
10 21 (15.44%) Data Visualisation
10 21 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (14.71%) Master Data Management
12 18 (13.24%) Artificial Intelligence
12 18 (13.24%) Data Cleansing
12 18 (13.24%) Decision-Making
13 17 (12.50%) Data Analysis
13 17 (12.50%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.24%) SQL
2 39 (28.68%) Python
3 15 (11.03%) R
4 9 (6.62%) Java
5 8 (5.88%) C#
6 7 (5.15%) Go
6 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.15%) Ruby
7 5 (3.68%) Data Analysis Expressions
8 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.50%) Degree
2 17 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.68%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.47%) CISM
6 2 (1.47%) CISSP
6 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.74%) ACCA
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.79%) Data Quality
2 10 (7.35%) GMP
3 3 (2.21%) GDPR
4 2 (1.47%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) NIST
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Control-M
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.44%) Databricks
3 17 (12.50%) Informatica
4 16 (11.76%) Salesforce
5 14 (10.29%) Oracle
6 13 (9.56%) SAP
7 8 (5.88%) Google
7 8 (5.88%) IBM
8 7 (5.15%) F5
8 7 (5.15%) Talend
9 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.74%) BMC
9 1 (0.74%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.74%) Splunk
9 1 (0.74%) Varonis