Period
to 27 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 700 708 655
Rank change year-on-year +8 -53 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 535 502 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 416 433 638
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £80,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%

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 170,492 164,107 197,313
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,483 136,362 165,605
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 27 April 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 16 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 27 April 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 -48 428 £48,000 +1.05% 91
London +7 283 £55,000 +4.76% 42
UK excluding London -11 237 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Scotland +22 78 £50,000 -13.04% 6
South East -32 60 £32,500 -7.14% 19
North of England -48 40 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Wales +21 17 £22,500 -11.76% 1
Midlands -1 16 £45,000 +45.16% 4
Yorkshire +4 15 £28,000 -34.12% 2
South West -12 15 £31,250 -34.21% 8
West Midlands -9 14 £45,000 +80.00% 2
North West -49 14 £50,000 +53.85% 9
North East - 11 £37,500 - 3
East of England -42 10 £22,500 -35.71% 4
East Midlands -1 1 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 145 (27.10%) Degree
2 122 (22.80%) Finance
3 92 (17.20%) Windows
4 85 (15.89%) Microsoft
5 82 (15.33%) Computer Science
6 74 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (13.83%) Oracle
7 68 (12.71%) Banking
8 65 (12.15%) SIEM
9 64 (11.96%) Java
10 63 (11.78%) Linux
11 59 (11.03%) IT Strategy
12 55 (10.28%) Active Directory
13 53 (9.91%) Security Operations
14 52 (9.72%) Security Operations Centre
15 47 (8.79%) SQL
16 45 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (8.04%) ITIL
18 41 (7.66%) VMware
18 41 (7.66%) Windows Server
19 40 (7.48%) Threat Management
19 40 (7.48%) Data Loss Prevention
20 39 (7.29%) Firewall
20 39 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (7.10%) Project Management
22 37 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
22 37 (6.92%) Presales
23 36 (6.73%) Splunk
24 35 (6.54%) Bash Shell
24 35 (6.54%) DevOps

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 (6.36%) Skype for Business
2 21 (3.93%) IIS
3 14 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.75%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.93%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.75%) Movex
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.37%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.86%) Office 365
4 21 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (3.74%) SaaS
6 19 (3.55%) CloudBees
7 18 (3.36%) PaaS
8 8 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.50%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.56%) IaaS
10 3 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) G Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.29%) Firewall
2 32 (5.98%) Skype
3 25 (4.67%) Network Security
4 19 (3.55%) VPN
5 10 (1.87%) LAN
5 10 (1.87%) SAN
6 9 (1.68%) WAN
7 8 (1.50%) HTTP
8 6 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.12%) IPsec
8 6 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (1.12%) SSL
9 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.93%) Wireless
10 4 (0.75%) Intranet
10 4 (0.75%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.75%) WebEx
11 3 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.56%) Modbus
11 3 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.67%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (2.24%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.50%) Big Data
7 7 (1.31%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.93%) GIS
9 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.37%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.05%) GoCD
3 23 (4.30%) HP UFT
3 23 (4.30%) Selenium
4 20 (3.74%) JIRA
5 19 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (3.55%) ClearCase
5 19 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 19 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (3.55%) Subversion
5 19 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.55%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.55%) Travis CI
5 19 (3.55%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 122 (22.80%) Finance
2 68 (12.71%) Banking
3 27 (5.05%) French Language
3 27 (5.05%) German Language
4 25 (4.67%) Advertising
4 25 (4.67%) Marketing
5 23 (4.30%) Retail
6 20 (3.74%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.87%) Billing
8 8 (1.50%) Law
8 8 (1.50%) Legal
9 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Games
11 4 (0.75%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.19%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.49%) .NET
2 15 (2.80%) Middleware
3 14 (2.62%) Web Services
4 12 (2.24%) HTML
5 8 (1.50%) CSS
5 8 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.12%) CSS3
6 6 (1.12%) HTML5
6 6 (1.12%) Mason
6 6 (1.12%) XML
7 4 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.75%) Node.js
7 4 (0.75%) React
7 4 (0.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 3 (0.56%) J2EE
9 2 (0.37%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.37%) SAPUI5
9 2 (0.37%) XSLT
10 1 (0.19%) EDI
10 1 (0.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.33%) Computer Science
2 52 (9.72%) Security Operations Centre
3 32 (5.98%) Driving Licence
4 31 (5.79%) Data Centre
5 28 (5.23%) Cyberattack
6 24 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (4.30%) Management Information System
8 21 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (3.74%) PKI
10 8 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.31%) User Experience
12 6 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.93%) Fintech
13 5 (0.93%) FMCG
14 4 (0.75%) NHS
15 3 (0.56%) BBC
15 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (17.20%) Windows
2 63 (11.78%) Linux
3 41 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.23%) Unix
5 19 (3.55%) CoreOS
6 15 (2.80%) Solaris
7 11 (2.06%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.93%) Android
12 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.56%) CentOS
13 3 (0.56%) SUSE
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (13.83%) Cybersecurity
2 65 (12.15%) SIEM
3 59 (11.03%) IT Strategy
4 53 (9.91%) Security Operations
5 45 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (8.04%) ITIL
7 40 (7.48%) Data Loss Prevention
7 40 (7.48%) Threat Management
8 38 (7.10%) Project Management
9 37 (6.92%) Presales
10 35 (6.54%) DevOps
11 32 (5.98%) ERP
11 32 (5.98%) Security Monitoring
11 32 (5.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 30 (5.61%) Change Management
13 29 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (5.42%) SDLC
14 28 (5.23%) Security Architecture
14 28 (5.23%) Time Management
15 26 (4.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.96%) Java
2 47 (8.79%) SQL
3 35 (6.54%) Bash Shell
4 31 (5.79%) PowerShell
5 27 (5.05%) Python
6 13 (2.43%) C
7 9 (1.68%) C#
8 8 (1.50%) Jython
9 7 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.12%) C++
11 5 (0.93%) PHP
12 4 (0.75%) Go
13 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.19%) VB
14 1 (0.19%) VBScript
14 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 145 (27.10%) Degree
2 37 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (5.61%) CISSP
4 20 (3.74%) CISM
5 14 (2.62%) CISA
5 14 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.24%) MCSE
7 10 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.68%) CCNA
8 9 (1.68%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.31%) MCP
10 6 (1.12%) IISP
10 6 (1.12%) MCSA
11 5 (0.93%) CEH
11 5 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.56%) CIMA
13 3 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.56%) GIAC
14 2 (0.37%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.55%) PCI DSS
3 17 (3.18%) SLA
4 12 (2.24%) GDPR
5 10 (1.87%) QA
6 8 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.12%) COBIT
8 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.56%) PMO
9 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.37%) GAAP
9 2 (0.37%) IFRS
10 1 (0.19%) COSO
System Software
1 55 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.79%) Docker
3 22 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.50%) Xen
6 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.56%) XenApp
7 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (5.23%) Nagios
2 27 (5.05%) Ansible
2 27 (5.05%) Graphite
3 23 (4.30%) Automic
3 23 (4.30%) Puppet
4 20 (3.74%) QRadar
5 19 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.50%) Kibana
6 8 (1.50%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.50%) logstash
7 5 (0.93%) SCCM
8 4 (0.75%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.37%) Nessus
10 2 (0.37%) Nmap
10 2 (0.37%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.37%) SCOM
10 2 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 85 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.83%) Oracle
3 41 (7.66%) VMware
4 36 (6.73%) Splunk
5 27 (5.05%) Cisco
6 23 (4.30%) Google
7 20 (3.74%) Avaloq
7 20 (3.74%) Qualys
8 19 (3.55%) AppDynamics
8 19 (3.55%) XebiaLabs
9 14 (2.62%) SAP
10 13 (2.43%) Citrix
11 12 (2.24%) ArcSight
12 11 (2.06%) Apple
13 8 (1.50%) Dell
13 8 (1.50%) Virgin Media
14 7 (1.31%) HP
15 6 (1.12%) F5
15 6 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.12%) Symantec