Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 791 795
Rank change year-on-year +81 +4 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Consultant 476 426 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 388 294 345
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £36,550
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 160,631 169,827 188,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,444 136,110 158,415
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +69 428 £62,500 +13.64% 31
London +55 279 £65,000 - 25
UK excluding London +46 157 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East 0 47 £60,000 +15.38% 1
Midlands +46 38 £52,500 +23.53%
West Midlands +56 33 £50,000 +17.65%
North of England +18 24 £42,500 -18.27% 1
South West +13 18 £55,000 -15.38% 3
North West +16 17 £47,000 -6.00%
East of England +12 16 £85,000 +61.90% 1
Scotland -35 14 £52,500 +87.50% 1
Yorkshire +31 5 £22,500 -58.14%
East Midlands +10 5 £65,000 -7.14%
North East - 2 £47,500 - 1
Wales +7 1 £43,750 -

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 252 (52.94%) Analytics
2 209 (43.91%) SQL
3 187 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
4 150 (31.51%) Data Analytics
5 126 (26.47%) ETL
6 113 (23.74%) Power BI
7 111 (23.32%) Microsoft
8 110 (23.11%) Tableau
9 109 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
10 108 (22.69%) Big Data
11 107 (22.48%) Python
12 105 (22.06%) R
13 102 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 97 (20.38%) Degree
15 91 (19.12%) Visualisation
16 82 (17.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 80 (16.81%) Machine Learning
17 80 (16.81%) Data Science
18 79 (16.60%) Finance
19 76 (15.97%) Hadoop
19 76 (15.97%) Data Quality
20 73 (15.34%) SQL Server
21 71 (14.92%) SAS
22 70 (14.71%) Oracle
23 69 (14.50%) Data Lake
24 68 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
25 66 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
26 63 (13.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 63 (13.24%) Azure Data Factory
27 62 (13.03%) QlikView

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 71 (14.92%) SAS
2 39 (8.19%) Apache Spark
3 15 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.94%) Apache Pig
5 10 (2.10%) Apache
5 10 (2.10%) Documentum
6 8 (1.68%) FileNet
7 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.42%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.15%) SPSS
3 8 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.42%) Gephi
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.42%) Stata
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Actimize
2 7 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.47%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.42%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 102 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (13.24%) Azure Data Factory
3 38 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (6.09%) PaaS
5 20 (4.20%) Azure Machine Learning
6 17 (3.57%) Data Lake Analytics
7 13 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (2.10%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (1.68%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 7 (1.47%) Office 365
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.84%) Serverless
14 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.63%) IaaS
15 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) NAS
1 6 (1.26%) SAN
2 3 (0.63%) Skype
3 2 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.42%) Firewall
3 2 (0.42%) Network Security
3 2 (0.42%) SMS
3 2 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.21%) BGP
4 1 (0.21%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.21%) OSPF
4 1 (0.21%) VPLS
4 1 (0.21%) VPN
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (23.74%) Power BI
2 109 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (22.69%) Big Data
4 82 (17.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (15.97%) Hadoop
6 73 (15.34%) SQL Server
7 69 (14.50%) Data Lake
8 63 (13.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 62 (13.03%) QlikView
9 62 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (12.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 59 (12.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 27 (5.67%) Spotfire
13 22 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (4.41%) Apache Hive
15 19 (3.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.78%) Cosmos DB
17 17 (3.57%) NoSQL
17 17 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
18 15 (3.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (3.15%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.84%) LSMW
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.42%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) RStudio
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 79 (16.60%) Finance
2 51 (10.71%) Advertising
3 43 (9.03%) Retail
4 22 (4.62%) Law
5 19 (3.99%) Banking
6 15 (3.15%) Legal
7 14 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.89%) Marketing
10 5 (1.05%) Games
11 4 (0.84%) Military
11 4 (0.84%) Publishing
12 3 (0.63%) German Language
13 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.42%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.62%) .NET
2 18 (3.78%) Kafka
3 14 (2.94%) MDX
4 11 (2.31%) D3.js
5 10 (2.10%) TensorFlow
6 8 (1.68%) Leaflet
7 6 (1.26%) Web Services
8 5 (1.05%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.63%) HTML
9 3 (0.63%) HTML5
9 3 (0.63%) REST
9 3 (0.63%) XML
10 2 (0.42%) Akka
10 2 (0.42%) Node.js
10 2 (0.42%) XSLT
11 1 (0.21%) BAPI
11 1 (0.21%) JSON
11 1 (0.21%) Memcached
11 1 (0.21%) SOAP
11 1 (0.21%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 66 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.04%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.73%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.73%) Life Science
5 10 (2.10%) PKI
5 10 (2.10%) Replication
6 9 (1.89%) Fintech
7 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.26%) Acoustics
9 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.31%) Linux
2 8 (1.68%) Unix
3 4 (0.84%) Windows
4 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (52.94%) Analytics
2 187 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
3 150 (31.51%) Data Analytics
4 126 (26.47%) ETL
5 91 (19.12%) Visualisation
6 80 (16.81%) Data Science
6 80 (16.81%) Machine Learning
7 68 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (13.03%) Data Visualisation
9 57 (11.97%) Migration
10 56 (11.76%) Data Management
11 55 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (10.92%) Data Modelling
13 50 (10.50%) Data Analysis
14 46 (9.66%) Data Migration
14 46 (9.66%) Master Data Management
15 45 (9.45%) Project Management
16 44 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (9.03%) Data Governance
18 42 (8.82%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 209 (43.91%) SQL
2 107 (22.48%) Python
3 105 (22.06%) R
4 45 (9.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 23 (4.83%) VBA
6 22 (4.62%) Scala
7 20 (4.20%) Java
8 16 (3.36%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.36%) VB.NET
9 15 (3.15%) U-SQL
10 14 (2.94%) C#
11 8 (1.68%) ABAP
11 8 (1.68%) C
12 7 (1.47%) C++
12 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.05%) PHP
14 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.63%) Ruby
15 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (20.38%) Degree
2 53 (11.13%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.31%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.10%) PMP
7 9 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (1.05%) PhD
8 5 (1.05%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.84%) MCSE
10 3 (0.63%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.63%) MBA
11 2 (0.42%) CISSP
11 2 (0.42%) ISEB
12 1 (0.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.21%) CISA
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CISM
12 1 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (15.97%) Data Quality
2 53 (11.13%) GDPR
3 16 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.52%) Solvency II
5 9 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.89%) FATCA
5 9 (1.89%) IFRS
5 9 (1.89%) IFRS 9
6 6 (1.26%) COBIT
6 6 (1.26%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.84%) QA
8 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.42%) GCP
10 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (4.20%) HDFS
2 8 (1.68%) Docker
2 8 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.26%) KVM
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.10%) Kibana
1 10 (2.10%) Oozie
2 7 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.05%) Terraform
4 4 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.63%) Puppet
6 2 (0.42%) EnCase
6 2 (0.42%) FTK
7 1 (0.21%) Ambari
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 111 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 110 (23.11%) Tableau
3 70 (14.71%) Oracle
4 55 (11.55%) Informatica
5 49 (10.29%) Alteryx
6 38 (7.98%) IBM
6 38 (7.98%) MicroStrategy
7 35 (7.35%) SAP
8 30 (6.30%) Talend
9 22 (4.62%) Ab Initio
10 17 (3.57%) Cognos
11 15 (3.15%) Google
12 10 (2.10%) RapidMiner
12 10 (2.10%) VMware
13 9 (1.89%) Teradata
14 6 (1.26%) Cisco
14 6 (1.26%) Citrix
14 6 (1.26%) Databricks
14 6 (1.26%) OutSystems
14 6 (1.26%) TOWER Software