The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 620 520 556
Rank change year-on-year -100 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 256 481 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.51% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 192 375 345
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £46,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -100 237 £40,000 -23.80% 35
London +1 134 £40,000 -27.27% 16
South East -48 35 £36,250 -19.44% 3
North West -28 30 £43,750 -0.84% 6
Manchester -14 23 £35,500 -1.04% 4
West Yorkshire +14 14 £45,000 -30.76% 3
Yorkshire -4 14 £45,000 -28.00% 4
South West -3 12 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Leeds +4 11 £32,500 -50.00% 3
South Wales +3 10 - -
Wales 0 10 - -
Cardiff -4 10 - -
Surrey +19 9 £45,000 +5.88%
City of London +15 8 £43,000 -1.71% 5
Berkshire +10 8 £33,000 -37.14% 2
Hampshire +22 7 £39,000 -8.23% 1
Cheshire -30 7 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland +5 6 £57,500 +130.00% 1
East of England -11 6 £32,500 -40.90%
Gloucestershire +11 5 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Farnborough +5 5 £39,000 -40.00% 1
West Midlands -12 5 £45,000 -14.28% 5
High Wycombe +19 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Edinburgh -12 4 £57,500 +109.09%
Buckinghamshire -22 4 £32,500 -
Guildford - 4 £40,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Devon - 4 - -
Cheltenham +15 3 £37,500 -37.50% 1

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (28.28%) Finance
2 107 (21.62%) Degree
3 87 (17.58%) Windows
4 86 (17.37%) Linux
5 66 (13.33%) Banking
6 65 (13.13%) Microsoft
7 60 (12.12%) VMware
8 58 (11.72%) Change Management
9 57 (11.52%) Project Management
10 52 (10.51%) Cybersecurity
11 49 (9.90%) Windows Server
12 48 (9.70%) ITIL
12 48 (9.70%) Telecoms
13 47 (9.49%) Cisco
13 47 (9.49%) Active Directory
14 46 (9.29%) Java
14 46 (9.29%) Presales
14 46 (9.29%) DevOps
15 44 (8.89%) PowerShell
16 43 (8.69%) Computer Science
17 42 (8.48%) Unix
17 42 (8.48%) CISSP
18 40 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (7.88%) Mentoring
20 36 (7.27%) Data Centre
20 36 (7.27%) Splunk
21 35 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (6.87%) Bash Shell
23 33 (6.67%) 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 20 (4.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.62%) IIS
4 6 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.61%) Drupal
7 3 (0.61%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (0.40%) SAP HCM
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) Line 50
2 1 (0.20%) Line 500
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP CS
2 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.65%) Office 365
3 19 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.63%) SaaS
5 5 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.81%) CloudBees
6 4 (0.81%) IaaS
7 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.85%) Firewall
2 23 (4.65%) VPN
3 21 (4.24%) Network Security
4 19 (3.84%) SAN
5 18 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (1.62%) DNS
7 8 (1.62%) WAN
8 7 (1.41%) MPLS
9 6 (1.21%) DHCP
9 6 (1.21%) LAN
9 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.01%) Internet
11 4 (0.81%) DSL
11 4 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.81%) NAS
11 4 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.81%) SSL
11 4 (0.81%) VoIP
12 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.85%) Big Data
3 10 (2.02%) Cognos Impromptu
4 7 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.61%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.61%) DB2
6 3 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.20%) GIS
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.83%) GoCD
3 13 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (2.42%) JMeter
4 12 (2.42%) LoadRunner
5 6 (1.21%) NeoLoad
5 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.01%) HP UFT
6 5 (1.01%) Selenium
7 4 (0.81%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.81%) JIRA
7 4 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.81%) Subversion
7 4 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.81%) Travis CI
7 4 (0.81%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 140 (28.28%) Finance
2 66 (13.33%) Banking
3 48 (9.70%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.66%) French Language
5 23 (4.65%) Billing
6 21 (4.24%) German Language
7 17 (3.43%) Advertising
8 16 (3.23%) Retail
9 13 (2.63%) Marketing
10 10 (2.02%) Italian Language
10 10 (2.02%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.01%) Games
12 5 (1.01%) Law
13 4 (0.81%) Back Office
14 2 (0.40%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Legal
14 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.43%) .NET
2 15 (3.03%) RESTful
2 15 (3.03%) SOAP
3 12 (2.42%) HTML
4 10 (2.02%) Web Services
5 9 (1.82%) XML
6 4 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.81%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.20%) EDI
8 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.20%) IDoc
8 1 (0.20%) OAuth
8 1 (0.20%) OpenID
8 1 (0.20%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.20%) SAML
8 1 (0.20%) WCF
8 1 (0.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.69%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.22%) iPad
7 10 (2.02%) Social Media
8 8 (1.62%) NHS
9 6 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.21%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.21%) Replication
9 6 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.01%) Clustering
10 5 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.81%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (17.58%) Windows
2 86 (17.37%) Linux
3 49 (9.90%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.48%) Unix
5 39 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.81%) CoreOS
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) AIX
8 3 (0.61%) HPUX
9 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (11.72%) Change Management
2 57 (11.52%) Project Management
3 52 (10.51%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (9.70%) ITIL
5 46 (9.29%) DevOps
5 46 (9.29%) Presales
6 40 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (7.88%) Mentoring
8 31 (6.26%) Security Architecture
9 30 (6.06%) Business Development
10 28 (5.66%) IT Strategy
10 28 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 27 (5.45%) B2B
11 27 (5.45%) SDLC
12 26 (5.25%) Information Security
12 26 (5.25%) Risk Management
13 24 (4.85%) Business Transformation
14 23 (4.65%) Security Monitoring
15 20 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (4.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.29%) Java
2 44 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 34 (6.87%) Bash Shell
4 33 (6.67%) SQL
5 23 (4.65%) Groovy
5 23 (4.65%) Python
6 16 (3.23%) C
7 9 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.41%) C#
9 5 (1.01%) C++
9 5 (1.01%) Perl
10 4 (0.81%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) ABAP
11 2 (0.40%) Jython
11 2 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (21.62%) Degree
2 42 (8.48%) CISSP
3 33 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (5.86%) MCSE
5 20 (4.04%) CLAS
5 20 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.03%) CCNA
7 15 (3.03%) CEH
7 15 (3.03%) CIMA
7 15 (3.03%) MCP
8 13 (2.63%) MCSA
9 10 (2.02%) ISEB
9 10 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.82%) MCITP
10 9 (1.82%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.62%) CISA
11 8 (1.62%) CISM
12 7 (1.41%) VTSP
13 6 (1.21%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.43%) COBIT
3 9 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.82%) SLA
4 4 (0.81%) GPG13
4 4 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (0.81%) PMO
5 3 (0.61%) QA
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.40%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.62%) Docker
5 5 (1.01%) vSphere
6 4 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.40%) UAG
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) Xen
8 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (3.64%) Ansible
2 17 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (3.43%) Puppet
3 12 (2.42%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.62%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.01%) Graphite
5 5 (1.01%) Nagios
6 4 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.81%) vRealize
7 2 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.20%) Kibana
8 1 (0.20%) logstash
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 65 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.12%) VMware
3 47 (9.49%) Cisco
4 36 (7.27%) Splunk
5 29 (5.86%) SAP
6 23 (4.65%) Citrix
6 23 (4.65%) Dell
7 22 (4.44%) Oracle
8 21 (4.24%) ArcSight
9 20 (4.04%) HP
10 18 (3.64%) SonicWALL
11 17 (3.43%) Veeam
12 13 (2.63%) XebiaLabs
13 10 (2.02%) Virgin Media
14 9 (1.82%) NetApp
15 6 (1.21%) EMC
16 5 (1.01%) Google
16 5 (1.01%) Juniper
16 5 (1.01%) LogRhythm
17 4 (0.81%) AppDynamics
Stafford, Staffordshire
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Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Uncapped commission 40%
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
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London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Uncapped Commision
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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London
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City, London
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
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Cheshire
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
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London
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London
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London
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Leeds
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London
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Salary: Competitive
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London
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