Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 675 666 706
Rank change year-on-year -9 +40 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 186 466 552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 141 345 475
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.89% - +12.50%

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 83,902 137,747 166,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 95.98% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67,259 109,368 135,654
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Consultant.

Salary trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Consultant over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 -39 166 £55,000 +22.22% 7
London -44 103 £69,000 +38.00% 1
UK excluding London +111 78 £38,750 -13.89% 6
South East +80 24 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North of England +120 16 £32,000 -11.72% 1
Work from Home +29 11 £82,500 +3.13%
Midlands +83 10 £30,250 -24.38%
Scotland +56 9 £53,000 -18.46%
North West +96 8 £36,250 -29.27% 1
Yorkshire +83 8 £32,000 -8.57%
West Midlands +67 7 £28,000 -20.00%
Wales +9 7 £25,000 -50.00%
South West +78 6 £32,500 -22.62% 2
East of England +72 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +54 3 £32,500 -38.10%

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 41 (22.04%) Finance
1 41 (22.04%) Azure
2 40 (21.51%) IT Strategy
3 36 (19.35%) AWS
4 35 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (18.82%) Degree
5 30 (16.13%) Business Development
6 29 (15.59%) ITIL
7 26 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (12.90%) Office 365
9 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.29%) Presales
11 20 (10.75%) Business Transformation
12 18 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (9.68%) Firewall
12 18 (9.68%) VMware
13 16 (8.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 15 (8.06%) Collaborative Working
14 15 (8.06%) Migration
15 14 (7.53%) Brocade
15 14 (7.53%) Computer Science
16 13 (6.99%) Artificial Intelligence
16 13 (6.99%) Service Management
17 12 (6.45%) ITSM
17 12 (6.45%) EMC
17 12 (6.45%) WAN
17 12 (6.45%) Hitachi
17 12 (6.45%) Java
17 12 (6.45%) SQL
17 12 (6.45%) Analytics

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 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.08%) JBoss
3 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) AutoCAD
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.15%) SketchUp
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.54%) Camtasia
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP APO
1 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.54%) SAP CS
1 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.54%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.04%) Azure
2 36 (19.35%) AWS
3 24 (12.90%) Office 365
4 8 (4.30%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.23%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.15%) Dropbox
6 4 (2.15%) G Suite
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.08%) SaaS
8 1 (0.54%) GCP
8 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) Firewall
2 12 (6.45%) WAN
3 11 (5.91%) Internet
3 11 (5.91%) Network Security
4 10 (5.38%) Skype
5 9 (4.84%) MPLS
5 9 (4.84%) SAN
6 8 (4.30%) LAN
7 7 (3.76%) VPN
8 5 (2.69%) WLAN
9 4 (2.15%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.08%) DHCP
11 2 (1.08%) DNS
11 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.54%) DSL
12 1 (0.54%) Intranet
12 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.30%) Power BI
2 6 (3.23%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.15%) Big Data
3 4 (2.15%) FileMaker
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 41 (22.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.30%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Games
4 4 (2.15%) Legal
4 4 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) HTML
2 4 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (1.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.08%) JMS
3 2 (1.08%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.08%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.54%) HTML5
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Public Cloud
2 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.15%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.15%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.15%) Robotics
4 4 (2.15%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.61%) FMCG
6 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.08%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.54%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) SCADA
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.30%) Windows
2 3 (1.61%) Windows 10
2 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.08%) Linux
3 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) IT Strategy
2 35 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.13%) Business Development
4 29 (15.59%) ITIL
5 26 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.29%) Presales
7 20 (10.75%) Business Transformation
8 18 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (8.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 15 (8.06%) Collaborative Working
10 15 (8.06%) Migration
11 14 (7.53%) Computer Science
12 13 (6.99%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (6.99%) Service Management
13 12 (6.45%) Analytics
13 12 (6.45%) ITSM
14 10 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (5.38%) Programme Management
14 10 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.45%) Java
1 12 (6.45%) SQL
2 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.08%) C
3 2 (1.08%) C#
3 2 (1.08%) C++
4 1 (0.54%) ABAP
4 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (18.82%) Degree
2 9 (4.84%) CISSP
2 9 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.76%) CISM
4 5 (2.69%) CCNA
4 5 (2.69%) CCNP
4 5 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.08%) CISA
5 2 (1.08%) MCITP
5 2 (1.08%) MCSA
5 2 (1.08%) MCSE
5 2 (1.08%) MCTS
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.08%) PhD
5 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.54%) GIAC
6 1 (0.54%) IISP
6 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) GDPR
2 7 (3.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (2.15%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (2.15%) NIST
6 3 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.08%) COBIT
7 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.08%) QA
8 1 (0.54%) Basel III
8 1 (0.54%) SLA
8 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) vCloud
2 5 (2.69%) Docker
3 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.61%) XenApp
5 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.68%) VMware
3 14 (7.53%) Brocade
4 12 (6.45%) EMC
4 12 (6.45%) Hitachi
4 12 (6.45%) Isilon
5 11 (5.91%) Oracle
6 7 (3.76%) Citrix
7 6 (3.23%) Adobe
7 6 (3.23%) Google
7 6 (3.23%) ICL
8 4 (2.15%) Apple
8 4 (2.15%) Dell
8 4 (2.15%) ESET
8 4 (2.15%) HP
8 4 (2.15%) Meraki
8 4 (2.15%) MikroTik
8 4 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.15%) SAP
8 4 (2.15%) Vectorworks