Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 659 627
Rank change year-on-year -58 -32 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 469 578 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 335 507 658
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% -7.61% +2.22%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 -82 411 £47,500 - 95
London -24 240 £50,000 -9.09% 29
UK excluding London -84 200 £42,000 -1.18% 78
South East -7 79 £42,000 -6.67% 16
North of England -43 48 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Scotland -10 38 £50,000 +51.52% 9
Yorkshire +7 33 £55,000 +22.22% 5
East of England +1 15 £30,000 -33.33% 6
North West -52 13 £31,250 -10.71% 10
South West +2 10 £37,500 -16.67% 15
Midlands -6 8 £32,500 +32.65% 11
East Midlands +24 4 £38,750 +19.23% 4
West Midlands -8 3 £24,250 +34.72% 7
Wales +17 2 - - 3
North East - 2 - - 3

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 (29.85%) Finance
1 140 (29.85%) Degree
2 92 (19.62%) Windows
3 83 (17.70%) Microsoft
4 69 (14.71%) Computer Science
5 67 (14.29%) Banking
6 66 (14.07%) Presales
7 57 (12.15%) Project Management
8 53 (11.30%) Active Directory
8 53 (11.30%) Oracle
9 50 (10.66%) Mentoring
10 49 (10.45%) ITIL
11 44 (9.38%) Information Security
12 43 (9.17%) VMware
13 42 (8.96%) Linux
13 42 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
14 38 (8.10%) Firewall
14 38 (8.10%) IT Strategy
15 37 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
16 36 (7.68%) Windows Server
16 36 (7.68%) Office 365
17 34 (7.25%) Skype for Business
17 34 (7.25%) Change Management
18 33 (7.04%) Migration
18 33 (7.04%) Skype
19 32 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (6.82%) Cisco
19 32 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 31 (6.61%) PowerShell
21 29 (6.18%) CISSP

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 34 (7.25%) Skype for Business
2 22 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.41%) IIS
4 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.64%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.64%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.64%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.43%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.68%) Office 365
2 21 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.77%) SaaS
4 11 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.49%) PaaS
6 5 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.07%) CloudBees
6 5 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.10%) Firewall
2 33 (7.04%) Skype
3 23 (4.90%) VPN
4 18 (3.84%) HTTP
5 17 (3.62%) WAN
6 15 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (3.20%) LAN
7 14 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.56%) Wireless
9 9 (1.92%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.92%) SAN
10 8 (1.71%) SMTP
10 8 (1.71%) SSL
10 8 (1.71%) VoIP
11 7 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (1.49%) Intranet
11 7 (1.49%) MPLS
11 7 (1.49%) Network Security
11 7 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 17 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.41%) Blockchain
4 7 (1.49%) Big Data
5 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.28%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.07%) GIS
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.85%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.64%) MySQL
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (1.92%) JIRA
2 7 (1.49%) HP UFT
2 7 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.49%) Selenium
3 5 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.07%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.07%) GoCD
3 5 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.07%) Subversion
3 5 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.07%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.07%) Travis CI
3 5 (1.07%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 140 (29.85%) Finance
2 67 (14.29%) Banking
3 20 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 20 (4.26%) French Language
3 20 (4.26%) German Language
4 18 (3.84%) Retail
5 15 (3.20%) Law
6 10 (2.13%) Advertising
7 9 (1.92%) Billing
7 9 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.92%) Marketing
8 8 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.28%) Legal
10 5 (1.07%) Electronics
11 4 (0.85%) Games
11 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.99%) Middleware
2 13 (2.77%) .NET
3 4 (0.85%) XML
4 3 (0.64%) HTML
4 3 (0.64%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (0.64%) Web Services
5 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.43%) Node.js
5 2 (0.43%) React
5 2 (0.43%) SAPUI5
5 2 (0.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 2 (0.43%) XSLT
6 1 (0.21%) Ajax
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) EDI
6 1 (0.21%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.21%) JMS
6 1 (0.21%) LDAP
6 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 42 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.12%) Driving Licence
4 23 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.05%) Cyberattack
6 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.71%) iSeries
9 7 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.28%) Clustering
10 6 (1.28%) Replication
11 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.07%) User Experience
12 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 92 (19.62%) Windows
2 42 (8.96%) Linux
3 36 (7.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.05%) Unix
4 19 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.77%) Solaris
7 9 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.49%) Android
9 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.07%) CoreOS
10 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.07%) Presales
2 57 (12.15%) Project Management
3 50 (10.66%) Mentoring
4 49 (10.45%) ITIL
5 44 (9.38%) Information Security
6 38 (8.10%) IT Strategy
7 37 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (7.25%) Change Management
9 33 (7.04%) Migration
10 32 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (5.97%) Security Monitoring
11 28 (5.97%) Software Testing
12 27 (5.76%) Business Development
12 27 (5.76%) DevOps
12 27 (5.76%) Security Architecture
12 27 (5.76%) SIEM
13 22 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (4.48%) Service Delivery
15 20 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.61%) PowerShell
2 27 (5.76%) SQL
3 25 (5.33%) Java
4 21 (4.48%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.35%) Python
6 9 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.85%) C#
7 4 (0.85%) PHP
8 3 (0.64%) C++
8 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) C
9 2 (0.43%) Go
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 140 (29.85%) Degree
2 29 (6.18%) CISSP
3 25 (5.33%) CISM
4 24 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (4.48%) MCSE
6 17 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.56%) CCNA
9 10 (2.13%) MCP
10 9 (1.92%) CISA
11 7 (1.49%) MCITP
11 7 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.28%) CCIE
12 6 (1.28%) IISP
12 6 (1.28%) MCSA
13 5 (1.07%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.07%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.85%) CEH
15 3 (0.64%) CCNP
16 2 (0.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.05%) QA
3 14 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.56%) PMO
5 10 (2.13%) SLA
6 9 (1.92%) GDPR
7 5 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.85%) COBIT
8 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 53 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.35%) XenApp
5 10 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.49%) Docker
8 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.49%) Puppet
2 6 (1.28%) Nagios
2 6 (1.28%) SCCM
3 5 (1.07%) Ansible
3 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.07%) Graphite
3 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.07%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.64%) SCOM
4 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.43%) SCSM
6 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 83 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.30%) Oracle
3 43 (9.17%) VMware
4 32 (6.82%) Cisco
5 27 (5.76%) Virgin Media
6 26 (5.54%) Citrix
6 26 (5.54%) SAP
7 20 (4.26%) Avaloq
8 16 (3.41%) Splunk
9 12 (2.56%) ArcSight
10 10 (2.13%) Dell
10 10 (2.13%) HP
11 9 (1.92%) F5
12 8 (1.71%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.71%) Veeam
13 7 (1.49%) Juniper
14 6 (1.28%) Google
14 6 (1.28%) ProCurve
15 5 (1.07%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.07%) Draytek