Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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

IT Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 742 584
Rank change year-on-year +71 -158 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 561 490 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 446 387 725
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.34% -15.50% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%

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 166,603 170,818 195,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.18% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,776 139,014 164,319
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 +36 451 £47,000 +17.50% 55
London +68 319 £55,000 +27.91% 24
UK excluding London -23 214 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Scotland +19 64 £50,000 -13.04% 3
North of England -8 54 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South East -47 37 £35,000 -10.26% 13
North West -11 29 £50,000 +42.86% 6
Midlands +21 19 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Midlands +34 18 £45,000 -
Wales +12 18 £22,500 -
South West -12 13 £31,250 -22.84% 2
North East - 13 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire +12 12 £28,000 -37.78% 2
East of England +7 11 £50,000 +53.85% 5
East Midlands +2 1 £21,000 -73.75% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 160 (28.52%) Degree
2 106 (18.89%) Finance
3 105 (18.72%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (14.97%) Windows
5 81 (14.44%) SIEM
6 79 (14.08%) IT Strategy
7 78 (13.90%) Data Loss Prevention
7 78 (13.90%) Threat Management
7 78 (13.90%) Security Operations
7 78 (13.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 74 (13.19%) Java
8 74 (13.19%) Firewall
9 72 (12.83%) Oracle
9 72 (12.83%) Computer Science
10 66 (11.76%) Network Security
11 61 (10.87%) Banking
11 61 (10.87%) SQL
12 59 (10.52%) Qualys
12 59 (10.52%) PKI
13 58 (10.34%) Splunk
13 58 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 58 (10.34%) QRadar
13 58 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 56 (9.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 55 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (9.63%) Microsoft
17 51 (9.09%) Linux
18 50 (8.91%) Marketing
19 47 (8.38%) DevOps
20 44 (7.84%) Amazon AWS

IT 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 22 (3.92%) Skype for Business
2 14 (2.50%) IIS
3 13 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.89%) IBM Domino
7 5 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) SPSS
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.71%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.71%) Movex
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 26 (4.63%) Office 365
4 24 (4.28%) CloudBees
5 16 (2.85%) SaaS
6 13 (2.32%) PaaS
6 13 (2.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 8 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.43%) CloudFront
7 8 (1.43%) G Suite
8 3 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (13.19%) Firewall
2 66 (11.76%) Network Security
3 22 (3.92%) Skype
4 13 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.32%) VPN
5 12 (2.14%) SAN
6 11 (1.96%) LAN
6 11 (1.96%) WAN
7 9 (1.60%) NAS
8 7 (1.25%) WebEx
9 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.71%) DNS
9 4 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.53%) Intranet
10 3 (0.53%) IPsec
10 3 (0.53%) SSL
10 3 (0.53%) VLAN
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.36%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.63%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.89%) Big Data
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (0.89%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.36%) GIS
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (7.31%) Jenkins
2 32 (5.70%) GoCD
3 27 (4.81%) HP UFT
3 27 (4.81%) Selenium
4 24 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (4.28%) ClearCase
4 24 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.28%) JIRA
4 24 (4.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (4.28%) Subversion
4 24 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (4.28%) TeamCity
4 24 (4.28%) Travis CI
4 24 (4.28%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 106 (18.89%) Finance
2 61 (10.87%) Banking
3 50 (8.91%) Marketing
4 25 (4.46%) Advertising
5 20 (3.57%) French Language
5 20 (3.57%) German Language
5 20 (3.57%) Retail
6 7 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.07%) Legal
8 5 (0.89%) Dutch Language
8 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.71%) Games
9 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.99%) Mason
2 20 (3.57%) .NET
3 15 (2.67%) Middleware
4 12 (2.14%) Web Services
5 10 (1.78%) HTML
6 9 (1.60%) CSS
7 8 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (1.07%) CSS3
8 6 (1.07%) HTML5
9 5 (0.89%) LDAP
10 3 (0.53%) XML
11 2 (0.36%) J2EE
12 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.18%) Node.js
12 1 (0.18%) React
12 1 (0.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.90%) Security Operations Centre
2 72 (12.83%) Computer Science
3 59 (10.52%) PKI
4 58 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 41 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (5.35%) Data Centre
7 27 (4.81%) Management Information System
8 23 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (3.92%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.78%) Cyberattack
10 10 (1.78%) FMCG
11 9 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (1.60%) Fintech
12 5 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.89%) Replication
13 4 (0.71%) NHS
13 4 (0.71%) Social Media
14 3 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.97%) Windows
2 51 (9.09%) Linux
3 36 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 32 (5.70%) Unix
5 24 (4.28%) CoreOS
6 12 (2.14%) Solaris
7 10 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.71%) Android
11 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) CentOS
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.36%) SUSE
12 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.72%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (14.44%) SIEM
3 79 (14.08%) IT Strategy
4 78 (13.90%) Data Loss Prevention
4 78 (13.90%) Security Operations
4 78 (13.90%) Threat Management
5 58 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 55 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (8.38%) DevOps
8 44 (7.84%) Project Management
9 36 (6.42%) Mentoring
10 35 (6.24%) Migration
11 32 (5.70%) CRM
11 32 (5.70%) SDLC
12 31 (5.53%) Data Analysis
13 30 (5.35%) ERP
13 30 (5.35%) Process Improvement
14 29 (5.17%) ITIL
14 29 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (4.99%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.19%) Java
2 61 (10.87%) SQL
3 34 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 32 (5.70%) Python
5 29 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.14%) C
7 9 (1.60%) C#
8 8 (1.43%) Jython
9 6 (1.07%) PHP
10 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.53%) C++
11 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.53%) VBA
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) Go
13 1 (0.18%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (28.52%) Degree
2 56 (9.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (4.63%) CISSP
4 16 (2.85%) Master's Degree
5 11 (1.96%) CISA
5 11 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.60%) CCNA
7 8 (1.43%) CISM
8 7 (1.25%) MBA
8 7 (1.25%) MCSE
8 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.89%) MCP
10 4 (0.71%) CEH
10 4 (0.71%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.53%) CIMA
11 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.36%) CIPD
12 2 (0.36%) CLAS
12 2 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.96%) SLA
3 10 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.60%) GDPR
5 8 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.07%) COBIT
7 5 (0.89%) QA
8 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.36%) GAAP
9 2 (0.36%) IFRS
10 1 (0.18%) COSO
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.18%) DICOM
10 1 (0.18%) HL7
10 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (7.31%) Docker
2 40 (7.13%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.43%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (10.34%) QRadar
2 40 (7.13%) Ansible
3 33 (5.88%) Puppet
4 32 (5.70%) Graphite
4 32 (5.70%) Nagios
4 32 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.28%) Automic
6 9 (1.60%) SCCM
7 8 (1.43%) Kibana
7 8 (1.43%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.43%) logstash
8 7 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.53%) Nessus
11 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.36%) Nmap
12 1 (0.18%) SCOM
12 1 (0.18%) SCSM
12 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (12.83%) Oracle
2 59 (10.52%) Qualys
3 58 (10.34%) Splunk
4 54 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 27 (4.81%) Google
6 26 (4.63%) VMware
7 25 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (4.28%) AppDynamics
8 24 (4.28%) XebiaLabs
9 15 (2.67%) SAP
10 13 (2.32%) Apple
11 12 (2.14%) Cisco
12 8 (1.43%) New Relic
12 8 (1.43%) Symantec
13 7 (1.25%) Avaloq
14 6 (1.07%) Clearswift
14 6 (1.07%) MobileIron
14 6 (1.07%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.89%) Actian
15 5 (0.89%) Veritas