Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Consultant was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 696 717 766
Rank change year-on-year +21 +49 -156
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 396 482 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 236 368 327
UK median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.05% -16.00%
10th Percentile £25,125 £21,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £79,375 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -11.11%

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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 14 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 17 October 2019. 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 +68 378 £40,000 -13.04% 72
London +53 261 £40,000 -20.00% 25
UK excluding London +53 122 £40,000 -20.00% 52
South East +42 44 £40,000 +3.23% 7
North of England +24 35 £33,625 -15.94% 21
Yorkshire +13 22 £32,250 -11.03% 4
Midlands +39 17 £52,500 +81.03% 12
West Midlands +35 15 £52,500 +10.53% 11
North West +33 13 £40,000 -36.00% 17
East of England +50 12 £37,500 -26.83% 3
South West +3 7 £33,750 -16.67% 5
Scotland -9 6 £65,000 +30.00% 3
East Midlands +27 2 £43,500 +89.13% 1
Wales +15 1 £38,000 +52.00% 1

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 149 (37.63%) Degree
2 89 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.22%) Business Development
4 83 (20.96%) IT Strategy
5 76 (19.19%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (18.69%) Azure
6 74 (18.69%) Finance
7 70 (17.68%) Business Transformation
8 68 (17.17%) Windows
9 64 (16.16%) Collaborative Working
10 61 (15.40%) WAN
11 60 (15.15%) AWS
12 57 (14.39%) Oracle
13 53 (13.38%) Banking
14 52 (13.13%) Internet
14 52 (13.13%) Computer Science
15 49 (12.37%) Office 365
15 49 (12.37%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 49 (12.37%) Project Management
15 49 (12.37%) Network Design
15 49 (12.37%) Google
16 47 (11.87%) Firewall
16 47 (11.87%) MPLS
17 46 (11.62%) Programme Management
18 39 (9.85%) Microsoft
19 36 (9.09%) DevOps
19 36 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
20 35 (8.84%) Data Privacy
20 35 (8.84%) Linux
20 35 (8.84%) SQL

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 23 (5.81%) Skype for Business
2 16 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.52%) IBM Domino
4 6 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.76%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Relativity
3 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.25%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.69%) Azure
2 60 (15.15%) AWS
3 49 (12.37%) Office 365
4 27 (6.82%) G Suite
5 21 (5.30%) GCP
6 20 (5.05%) CloudBees
7 9 (2.27%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.01%) IaaS
9 3 (0.76%) SaaS
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.40%) WAN
2 52 (13.13%) Internet
3 47 (11.87%) Firewall
3 47 (11.87%) MPLS
4 31 (7.83%) LAN
4 31 (7.83%) Unified Communications
5 28 (7.07%) VPN
6 23 (5.81%) Skype
7 20 (5.05%) Network Security
8 18 (4.55%) WLAN
9 12 (3.03%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.02%) SAN
12 5 (1.26%) ADSL
12 5 (1.26%) FTP
12 5 (1.26%) Wireless
13 4 (1.01%) DNS
13 4 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.01%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.32%) Blockchain
1 29 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.51%) HDInsight
4 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.51%) OLAP
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.56%) JIRA
3 20 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (5.05%) ClearCase
3 20 (5.05%) GoCD
3 20 (5.05%) HP UFT
3 20 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (5.05%) Selenium
3 20 (5.05%) Subversion
3 20 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.05%) TeamCity
3 20 (5.05%) Travis CI
3 20 (5.05%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (18.69%) Finance
2 53 (13.38%) Banking
3 30 (7.58%) French Language
3 30 (7.58%) German Language
4 24 (6.06%) Private Banking
5 22 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.04%) Retail
7 14 (3.54%) Marketing
8 13 (3.28%) Advertising
9 10 (2.53%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.52%) Law
11 6 (1.52%) Public Sector
12 4 (1.01%) Electronics
12 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.01%) Legal
13 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.25%) Local Government
14 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.01%) HTML
2 3 (0.76%) CSS
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.51%) Node.js
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) jQuery
4 1 (0.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.82%) Internet of Things
2 19 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.79%) Social Media
5 13 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.53%) Robotics
8 8 (2.02%) iPhone
9 7 (1.77%) FMCG
9 7 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.52%) Blog
11 5 (1.26%) Clustering
11 5 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.01%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.17%) Windows
2 35 (8.84%) Linux
3 30 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.32%) Unix
5 20 (5.05%) CoreOS
6 16 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.76%) CentOS
12 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (22.22%) Business Development
3 83 (20.96%) IT Strategy
4 76 (19.19%) Cybersecurity
5 70 (17.68%) Business Transformation
6 64 (16.16%) Collaborative Working
7 52 (13.13%) Computer Science
8 49 (12.37%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 49 (12.37%) Network Design
8 49 (12.37%) Project Management
9 46 (11.62%) Programme Management
10 36 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
10 36 (9.09%) DevOps
11 35 (8.84%) Artificial Intelligence
11 35 (8.84%) Data Privacy
11 35 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
12 34 (8.59%) ITIL
13 30 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (7.32%) Data Architecture
15 28 (7.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.84%) SQL
2 28 (7.07%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.31%) Java
4 22 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.30%) Python
6 3 (0.76%) C#
6 3 (0.76%) C++
6 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) Perl
7 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (37.63%) Degree
2 28 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (5.56%) CCNA
5 19 (4.80%) CCNP
5 19 (4.80%) CISSP
6 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.52%) SSCP
8 5 (1.26%) MCSA
8 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.26%) SANS
9 4 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.01%) CISM
9 4 (1.01%) CISMP
9 4 (1.01%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.01%) FFIEC
9 4 (1.01%) MCP
9 4 (1.01%) RIBA
10 2 (0.51%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 12 (3.03%) GDPR
4 9 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.02%) COBIT
5 8 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (2.02%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.26%) NIST
8 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.01%) ISO 22301
8 4 (1.01%) ITGC
8 4 (1.01%) PMO
9 3 (0.76%) Basel III
9 3 (0.76%) SLA
9 3 (0.76%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 30 (7.58%) Docker
2 24 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.78%) vCloud
4 11 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.52%) vSphere
6 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.76%) XenApp
7 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (6.06%) Ansible
1 24 (6.06%) Puppet
2 20 (5.05%) Automic
2 20 (5.05%) Graphite
2 20 (5.05%) Nagios
2 20 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.53%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.01%) QRadar
8 2 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.51%) Rancher
9 1 (0.25%) EnCase
9 1 (0.25%) FTK
9 1 (0.25%) Nessus
9 1 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (14.39%) Oracle
2 49 (12.37%) Google
3 39 (9.85%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.82%) Avaloq
5 20 (5.05%) AppDynamics
5 20 (5.05%) XebiaLabs
6 19 (4.80%) VMware
7 10 (2.53%) Citrix
8 9 (2.27%) Cisco
8 9 (2.27%) SAP
9 8 (2.02%) Siebel
10 7 (1.77%) Symantec
11 6 (1.52%) Altiris
11 6 (1.52%) Lotus
11 6 (1.52%) NetApp
11 6 (1.52%) Veritas
12 5 (1.26%) EMC
12 5 (1.26%) HP
13 4 (1.01%) McAfee
13 4 (1.01%) Splunk