Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 778 627
Rank change year-on-year +70 -151 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 485 453 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 367 323 622
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £23,775
90th Percentile £81,000 £77,500 £76,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%

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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +58 425 £47,500 +11.76% 67
London +116 305 £50,000 +5.26% 22
UK excluding London -37 154 £47,500 +18.75% 48
North of England -28 41 £40,000 -11.11% 7
South East -28 41 £38,750 -7.74% 14
Scotland +21 30 £50,000 +108.33% 1
North West +3 26 £62,500 +66.67% 4
South West -2 16 £40,000 -1.23% 13
East of England +17 13 £51,250 +66.67% 7
Midlands +22 11 £23,000 -29.23% 4
West Midlands +27 8 £50,500 +42.25% 2
Yorkshire -14 8 £36,250 -19.44% 1
North East -6 7 £18,750 - 2
Wales -12 5 £25,000 - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £23,000 -29.23% 2

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 126 (25.98%) Degree
2 102 (21.03%) Finance
3 90 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
4 78 (16.08%) IT Strategy
5 71 (14.64%) Windows
5 71 (14.64%) Firewall
6 59 (12.16%) Network Security
7 58 (11.96%) Computer Science
8 57 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (11.13%) Splunk
9 54 (11.13%) SIEM
10 53 (10.93%) DevOps
10 53 (10.93%) Oracle
11 52 (10.72%) Banking
11 52 (10.72%) PKI
11 52 (10.72%) Security Operations
11 52 (10.72%) Security Operations Centre
11 52 (10.72%) Threat Management
11 52 (10.72%) Qualys
11 52 (10.72%) Data Loss Prevention
12 51 (10.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 51 (10.52%) QRadar
12 51 (10.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 48 (9.90%) Java
14 44 (9.07%) SQL
14 44 (9.07%) Marketing
15 43 (8.87%) Project Management
16 42 (8.66%) Docker
17 41 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 41 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree

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 18 (3.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.03%) IBM Domino
6 5 (1.03%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.03%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.62%) SPSS
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (1.86%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.24%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.21%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (5.15%) CloudBees
5 22 (4.54%) Office 365
6 11 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 10 (2.06%) G Suite
8 8 (1.65%) PaaS
9 7 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.44%) SaaS
10 4 (0.82%) Serverless
11 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.41%) IaaS
12 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (14.64%) Firewall
2 59 (12.16%) Network Security
3 12 (2.47%) SAN
3 12 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.47%) WebEx
4 10 (2.06%) NAS
5 9 (1.86%) LAN
5 9 (1.86%) Skype
5 9 (1.86%) WAN
6 7 (1.44%) SMTP
6 7 (1.44%) VPN
7 5 (1.03%) DNS
8 4 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.62%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.62%) VLAN
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (0.41%) Internet
10 2 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (1.03%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.62%) Big Data
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) MS Access
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (7.84%) Jenkins
2 29 (5.98%) HP UFT
2 29 (5.98%) Selenium
3 25 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (5.15%) ClearCase
3 25 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.15%) GoCD
3 25 (5.15%) JIRA
3 25 (5.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (5.15%) Subversion
3 25 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (5.15%) TeamCity
3 25 (5.15%) Travis CI
3 25 (5.15%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 102 (21.03%) Finance
2 52 (10.72%) Banking
3 44 (9.07%) Marketing
4 23 (4.74%) Retail
5 15 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (2.68%) French Language
6 13 (2.68%) German Language
7 12 (2.47%) Advertising
8 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.03%) Games
11 4 (0.82%) Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) Legal
12 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.68%) LDAP
2 9 (1.86%) .NET
3 7 (1.44%) Middleware
4 6 (1.24%) CSS
4 6 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (0.41%) Node.js
5 2 (0.41%) Web Services
6 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.96%) Computer Science
2 52 (10.72%) PKI
2 52 (10.72%) Security Operations Centre
3 51 (10.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 38 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 22 (4.54%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.30%) FMCG
8 12 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.27%) Social Media
10 8 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.65%) iPhone
11 6 (1.24%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.24%) Fintech
12 4 (0.82%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.82%) NHS
12 4 (0.82%) PMI
12 4 (0.82%) Replication
13 3 (0.62%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.64%) Windows
2 37 (7.63%) Unix
3 36 (7.42%) Linux
4 25 (5.15%) CoreOS
5 20 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.86%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.62%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (16.08%) IT Strategy
3 57 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (11.13%) SIEM
5 53 (10.93%) DevOps
6 52 (10.72%) Data Loss Prevention
6 52 (10.72%) Security Operations
6 52 (10.72%) Threat Management
7 51 (10.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 43 (8.87%) Project Management
9 39 (8.04%) Mentoring
10 38 (7.84%) CRM
11 33 (6.80%) Coaching
12 32 (6.60%) Migration
13 29 (5.98%) Business Development
13 29 (5.98%) SDLC
14 27 (5.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.57%) Data Analysis
14 27 (5.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.90%) Java
2 44 (9.07%) SQL
3 29 (5.98%) PowerShell
4 28 (5.77%) Python
5 26 (5.36%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.68%) C#
7 10 (2.06%) PHP
8 9 (1.86%) VBA
9 6 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.62%) C++
12 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 126 (25.98%) Degree
2 41 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.12%) CISSP
4 13 (2.68%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.44%) MBA
6 6 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.03%) CISM
8 4 (0.82%) CCNA
8 4 (0.82%) CISA
8 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.62%) BICSI Certification
9 3 (0.62%) CEH
10 2 (0.41%) CRISC
11 1 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.21%) CLAS
11 1 (0.21%) OSCP
11 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.06%) COBIT
3 6 (1.24%) QA
4 5 (1.03%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.62%) PMO
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.41%) SLA
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) DICOM
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 42 (8.66%) Docker
2 36 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (10.52%) QRadar
2 38 (7.84%) Ansible
2 38 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (7.84%) Puppet
3 26 (5.36%) Nagios
4 25 (5.15%) Automic
4 25 (5.15%) Graphite
5 15 (3.09%) SCCM
6 8 (1.65%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.41%) SCOM
9 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.21%) CASB
10 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.21%) Nessus
10 1 (0.21%) SCSM
10 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (11.13%) Splunk
2 53 (10.93%) Oracle
3 52 (10.72%) Qualys
4 38 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 26 (5.36%) Google
6 25 (5.15%) AppDynamics
6 25 (5.15%) XebiaLabs
7 21 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (4.33%) VMware
8 17 (3.51%) SAP
9 13 (2.68%) New Relic
10 10 (2.06%) Cisco
11 9 (1.86%) Symantec
12 7 (1.44%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.24%) Avaloq
13 6 (1.24%) Siebel
14 5 (1.03%) Actian
14 5 (1.03%) Lotus
14 5 (1.03%) Veritas
15 4 (0.82%) Clearswift