The median annual salary for a IT Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
UK
Rank 620 562 575
Rank change year-on-year -58 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 243 416 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 207 335 329
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.52% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 215 £46,750 -6.50% 37
London +12 115 £57,500 +4.54% 17
South East +7 37 £35,000 -17.64% 6
North West -14 21 £27,500 -43.58% 4
Manchester -16 20 £28,750 -45.23% 3
Yorkshire +17 18 £42,500 -20.93% 3
Scotland +20 17 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Edinburgh +4 16 £57,500 +9.52% 1
West Yorkshire +24 15 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Leeds +18 15 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Surrey +23 10 £50,000 +21.21% 1
East of England +7 10 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Hampshire +8 8 £35,000 -17.64%
South West +8 7 £45,000 -30.76% 3
East Sussex - 7 £31,500 -
Brighton - 7 £31,500 -
Farnborough +5 6 £35,000 -58.82%
Berkshire +20 5 £17,000 -44.71% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 5 - -
Wiltshire +14 5 £47,500 -26.92%
Cambridge +8 5 - -
West Midlands -4 5 £45,000 -12.19% 2
Chippenham - 5 £47,500 -
Reading +29 4 £17,000 -64.21%
Essex +15 4 - -
Wales - 4 £25,500 -
South Wales - 4 £25,500 -
Cardiff - 4 £25,500 -
Billericay - 4 - -
City of London +37 3 £75,000 +341.17% 4

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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.

1 158 (30.27%) Finance
2 127 (24.33%) Degree
3 87 (16.67%) Windows
4 73 (13.98%) ITIL
5 70 (13.41%) Microsoft
6 68 (13.03%) Banking
7 63 (12.07%) Project Management
8 62 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (11.49%) Presales
10 56 (10.73%) SQL
10 56 (10.73%) Computer Science
11 55 (10.54%) Linux
11 55 (10.54%) VMware
12 47 (9.00%) MS Excel
13 46 (8.81%) Data Centre
14 45 (8.62%) Windows Server
15 44 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
15 44 (8.43%) Java
16 42 (8.05%) Cisco
17 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
17 41 (7.85%) DevOps
17 41 (7.85%) Mentoring
18 40 (7.66%) Active Directory
18 40 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
20 36 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
20 36 (6.90%) Oracle
21 34 (6.51%) Business Transformation
22 33 (6.32%) SQL Server
22 33 (6.32%) Unix

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.96%) Drupal
4 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (0.96%) GeoServer
5 4 (0.77%) IIS
6 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.30%) MS Office
3 8 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.96%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.57%) SAP POS DM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.07%) CloudBees
5 15 (2.87%) Office 365
6 13 (2.49%) SaaS
7 10 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) IaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.56%) Firewall
2 28 (5.36%) VPN
3 21 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (3.64%) Network Security
5 15 (2.87%) Cisco PIX
5 15 (2.87%) SAN
6 8 (1.53%) DHCP
6 8 (1.53%) DNS
7 5 (0.96%) WAN
8 4 (0.77%) SSL
8 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.57%) LAN
9 3 (0.57%) MPLS
9 3 (0.57%) Wireless
10 2 (0.38%) DSL
10 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.38%) Telepresence
10 2 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.94%) Big Data
3 12 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.92%) Cognos Impromptu
5 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.34%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.96%) GIS
6 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.57%) DB2
7 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.19%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.83%) GoCD
3 19 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (3.07%) ClearCase
4 16 (3.07%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.07%) HP UFT
4 16 (3.07%) JIRA
4 16 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (3.07%) Selenium
4 16 (3.07%) Subversion
4 16 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.07%) TeamCity
4 16 (3.07%) Travis CI
4 16 (3.07%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.53%) JMeter
5 8 (1.53%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) jMock
6 1 (0.19%) JUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Mockito
General
1 158 (30.27%) Finance
2 68 (13.03%) Banking
3 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.56%) Retail
5 23 (4.41%) Marketing
6 16 (3.07%) French Language
7 13 (2.49%) Advertising
8 11 (2.11%) Billing
8 11 (2.11%) German Language
8 11 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.53%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.53%) Law
9 8 (1.53%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.77%) Back Office
11 4 (0.77%) Publishing
12 3 (0.57%) Electronics
12 3 (0.57%) Legal
13 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.98%) .NET
2 13 (2.49%) Web Services
3 11 (2.11%) HTML
4 8 (1.53%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.34%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (0.96%) SAPUI5
7 3 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.38%) COM
8 2 (0.38%) CSS
8 2 (0.38%) CSS3
8 2 (0.38%) HTML5
9 1 (0.19%) EDI
9 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 46 (8.81%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (1.34%) iPad
7 7 (1.34%) Replication
8 5 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.96%) NHS
8 5 (0.96%) SCADA
8 5 (0.96%) Social Media
9 4 (0.77%) PKI
9 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.38%) Blog
10 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.67%) Windows
2 55 (10.54%) Linux
3 45 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.32%) Unix
5 28 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.07%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.98%) ITIL
2 63 (12.07%) Project Management
3 62 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (11.49%) Presales
5 44 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (7.85%) DevOps
6 41 (7.85%) Mentoring
7 40 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (6.51%) Business Transformation
9 31 (5.94%) PRINCE2
10 29 (5.56%) IT Strategy
10 29 (5.56%) Service Management
11 28 (5.36%) Change Management
11 28 (5.36%) Security Architecture
12 26 (4.98%) SDLC
12 26 (4.98%) Service Delivery
13 22 (4.21%) Business Development
14 21 (4.02%) ITSM
14 21 (4.02%) Migration
14 21 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.73%) SQL
2 44 (8.43%) Java
3 26 (4.98%) PowerShell
4 23 (4.41%) Bash Shell
5 21 (4.02%) Python
6 14 (2.68%) C#
7 13 (2.49%) C
8 12 (2.30%) C++
9 8 (1.53%) Groovy
10 4 (0.77%) VB
11 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.57%) VBA
12 2 (0.38%) ABAP
12 2 (0.38%) Jython
12 2 (0.38%) Perl
12 2 (0.38%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) R
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (24.33%) Degree
2 30 (5.75%) CISSP
2 30 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.21%) MCSE
4 20 (3.83%) CCNA
4 20 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (3.45%) MCSA
7 17 (3.26%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.30%) CEH
8 12 (2.30%) CLAS
8 12 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.11%) CISA
9 11 (2.11%) MCITP
10 9 (1.72%) CCNP
10 9 (1.72%) ISEB
11 8 (1.53%) CISM
11 8 (1.53%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.34%) CIMA
13 6 (1.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.79%) COBIT
3 14 (2.68%) SLA
4 12 (2.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.96%) ISO22301
6 5 (0.96%) ISO27002
6 5 (0.96%) ISO27005
7 4 (0.77%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.57%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.57%) QA
9 1 (0.19%) GDPR
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.45%) Docker
4 15 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.72%) vSphere
6 8 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (1.15%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.15%) UAG
8 4 (0.77%) XenApp
9 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (3.83%) Ansible
2 19 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (3.64%) Puppet
3 17 (3.26%) Graphite
3 17 (3.26%) Nagios
4 8 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
4 8 (1.53%) Netcool
4 8 (1.53%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.96%) SCCM
7 4 (0.77%) vRealize
8 3 (0.57%) Nmap
9 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.38%) SCOM
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) logstash
10 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 70 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.54%) VMware
3 42 (8.05%) Cisco
4 36 (6.90%) Oracle
5 31 (5.94%) HP
6 26 (4.98%) SAP
7 25 (4.79%) Splunk
8 24 (4.60%) Dell
9 23 (4.41%) Google
10 20 (3.83%) Citrix
11 16 (3.07%) AppDynamics
12 15 (2.87%) SonicWALL
13 14 (2.68%) ArcSight
14 13 (2.49%) IBM
15 9 (1.72%) CA
16 8 (1.53%) BMC
16 8 (1.53%) Remedy
16 8 (1.53%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.15%) NetApp
17 6 (1.15%) Veeam
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Basic + Uncapped Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECS
Salary: Excellent - Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
LogRhythm
Salary: Up to £80k pa + 10% bonus + £7,200pa car allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £Good basic plus double OTE and Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £60000 Per Annum + training + career prospects + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + £100K OTE
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Car Allow, Health Ins.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Centum Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago