Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £44,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 621 602
Rank change year-on-year -127 -19 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 459 737 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 324 598 707
UK median annual salary £44,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.84% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,650
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,125 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT 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 IT Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -150 423 £45,000 -5.26% 26
London -87 219 £47,500 -13.64% 12
UK excluding London -107 211 £39,000 -9.30% 17
South East -62 80 £42,000 -6.67% 4
North of England 0 74 £40,000 -13.04% 5
Yorkshire +39 43 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North West -26 29 £31,250 -32.07% 3
East of England -2 15 £30,000 -33.33% 1
South West -31 15 £37,500 -13.79% 2
Scotland -13 11 £20,625 -17.50% 3
Midlands -16 10 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Wales +21 7 - -
West Midlands -20 6 £26,000 +4.00% 1
East Midlands +35 4 £32,500 +13.04% 1
North East +3 1 - -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 140 (30.50%) Finance
2 116 (25.27%) Degree
3 97 (21.13%) Windows
4 73 (15.90%) Microsoft
5 71 (15.47%) Banking
5 71 (15.47%) Presales
6 60 (13.07%) Active Directory
7 56 (12.20%) Mentoring
8 54 (11.76%) Computer Science
9 52 (11.33%) Project Management
10 51 (11.11%) VMware
11 48 (10.46%) Firewall
11 48 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (10.02%) Information Security
12 46 (10.02%) Linux
13 45 (9.80%) Windows Server
14 43 (9.37%) Oracle
14 43 (9.37%) PowerShell
15 42 (9.15%) Cisco
16 41 (8.93%) ITIL
16 41 (8.93%) Service Delivery
17 40 (8.71%) Migration
18 38 (8.28%) DevOps
19 35 (7.63%) Office 365
19 35 (7.63%) IT Strategy
19 35 (7.63%) Change Management
20 34 (7.41%) VPN
20 34 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
20 34 (7.41%) CISSP
21 33 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification

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 31 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.01%) Skype for Business
3 21 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (4.14%) IIS
5 16 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.87%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.87%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.65%) assyst
3 3 (0.65%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.44%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.63%) Office 365
2 19 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.96%) SaaS
4 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.87%) CloudBees
5 4 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.87%) IaaS
5 4 (0.87%) PaaS
6 3 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.22%) Boomi
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.46%) Firewall
2 34 (7.41%) VPN
3 29 (6.32%) WAN
4 26 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (5.01%) Skype
6 18 (3.92%) Cisco PIX
6 18 (3.92%) LAN
7 17 (3.70%) MPLS
7 17 (3.70%) VoIP
8 15 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (3.05%) DSL
9 14 (3.05%) Ethernet
9 14 (3.05%) SSL
9 14 (3.05%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.40%) HTTP
10 11 (2.40%) Wireless
11 10 (2.18%) DNS
11 10 (2.18%) SAN
12 8 (1.74%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.27%) Blockchain
3 12 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.09%) Big Data
4 5 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.09%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.09%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.87%) GIS
6 3 (0.65%) MySQL
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.44%) DB2
7 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.74%) JIRA
2 5 (1.09%) JMeter
2 5 (1.09%) LoadRunner
2 5 (1.09%) NeoLoad
3 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.87%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.87%) GoCD
3 4 (0.87%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (0.87%) Selenium
3 4 (0.87%) Subversion
3 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.87%) Travis CI
3 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 140 (30.50%) Finance
2 71 (15.47%) Banking
3 24 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.49%) French Language
4 16 (3.49%) German Language
5 15 (3.27%) Retail
6 12 (2.61%) Law
7 11 (2.40%) Advertising
7 11 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.96%) Billing
9 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.74%) Marketing
10 5 (1.09%) Electronics
10 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.87%) Games
12 3 (0.65%) Automotive
12 3 (0.65%) Local Government
12 3 (0.65%) Publishing
13 2 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.40%) Middleware
2 6 (1.31%) .NET
3 3 (0.65%) SOAP
3 3 (0.65%) Web Services
3 3 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.44%) HTML
4 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.44%) RESTful
4 2 (0.44%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.44%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) JMS
5 1 (0.22%) OAuth
5 1 (0.22%) OpenID
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.22%) SAML
5 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 48 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.27%) Clustering
5 15 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.27%) Replication
6 8 (1.74%) iSeries
6 8 (1.74%) Social Media
7 7 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.87%) iPad
9 3 (0.65%) Fintech
9 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.65%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 97 (21.13%) Windows
2 46 (10.02%) Linux
3 45 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.49%) Unix
7 14 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.83%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.18%) Solaris
10 9 (1.96%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.74%) Android
12 7 (1.53%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.87%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.44%) CentOS
14 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.47%) Presales
2 56 (12.20%) Mentoring
3 52 (11.33%) Project Management
4 46 (10.02%) Information Security
5 41 (8.93%) ITIL
5 41 (8.93%) Service Delivery
6 40 (8.71%) Migration
7 38 (8.28%) DevOps
8 35 (7.63%) Change Management
8 35 (7.63%) IT Strategy
9 34 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (6.75%) Software Testing
11 27 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (5.01%) Business Development
14 21 (4.58%) Service Management
15 20 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (4.36%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (4.36%) Problem Management
16 18 (3.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.37%) PowerShell
2 26 (5.66%) Java
3 25 (5.45%) SQL
4 21 (4.58%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.40%) Python
7 6 (1.31%) Groovy
8 4 (0.87%) C
9 3 (0.65%) C#
10 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 116 (25.27%) Degree
2 34 (7.41%) CISSP
3 33 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (6.97%) MCSE
5 25 (5.45%) CISM
6 23 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.36%) CCNA
8 19 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.92%) MCP
10 17 (3.70%) CCIE
10 17 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (3.49%) MCITP
12 14 (3.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.18%) Security Cleared
14 9 (1.96%) CEH
14 9 (1.96%) CISA
15 4 (0.87%) CCA
15 4 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
16 3 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.49%) QA
3 10 (2.18%) PMO
4 7 (1.53%) COBIT
4 7 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.87%) SLA
7 3 (0.65%) GDPR
8 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.44%) GPG13
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.05%) Terminal Services
5 10 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.96%) XenApp
6 9 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.87%) Docker
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.49%) Backup Exec
2 14 (3.05%) vCenter Server
3 6 (1.31%) Ansible
3 6 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.31%) Puppet
4 5 (1.09%) SCCM
5 4 (0.87%) Graphite
5 4 (0.87%) Nagios
6 3 (0.65%) QRadar
7 2 (0.44%) SCOM
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.22%) SCSM
8 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.11%) VMware
3 43 (9.37%) Oracle
4 42 (9.15%) Cisco
5 31 (6.75%) Virgin Media
6 29 (6.32%) SAP
7 23 (5.01%) Citrix
7 23 (5.01%) Veeam
8 22 (4.79%) Dell
9 19 (4.14%) HP
10 17 (3.70%) SonicWALL
11 14 (3.05%) Draytek
11 14 (3.05%) Juniper
11 14 (3.05%) ProCurve
11 14 (3.05%) Symantec
11 14 (3.05%) Veritas
11 14 (3.05%) WatchGuard
11 14 (3.05%) ZyXEL
12 11 (2.40%) Avaloq
13 8 (1.74%) F5