Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Principal Consultant
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 954 913 934
Rank change year-on-year -41 +21 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 186 294 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 134 190 207
UK median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £63,750 £53,625 £58,750
90th Percentile £116,250 £106,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £60,000 £66,250
% change year-on-year +33.33% -9.43% -5.36%

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £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% - +3.03%

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Consultant.

Salary trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Consultant over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal 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 Principal Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 -20 174 £82,500 +3.13% 17
London -57 94 £95,000 +15.15% 9
UK excluding London +74 74 £80,000 +33.33% 9
South East +44 40 £80,000 +10.34% 4
Midlands +45 14 £66,250 +10.42%
West Midlands +50 13 £62,500 +4.17%
South West +25 8 £60,000 - 2
North of England +25 7 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +17 4 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Scotland - 3 - - 1
North West +11 2 £93,750 +56.25%
East of England +26 1 £72,500 -3.33% 1
Wales +10 1 £65,000 +41.30%
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Principal 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 Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 56 (30.11%) Finance
2 40 (21.51%) SAP
3 37 (19.89%) SQL
4 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (17.74%) Microsoft
5 33 (17.74%) Analytics
6 31 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (15.05%) Presales
9 26 (13.98%) C#
9 26 (13.98%) .NET
10 25 (13.44%) SQL Server
10 25 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (12.90%) Degree
11 24 (12.90%) ERP
11 24 (12.90%) Big Data
12 23 (12.37%) Python
13 22 (11.83%) Project Management
13 22 (11.83%) DevOps
13 22 (11.83%) SAP S/4HANA
13 22 (11.83%) Serverless
14 21 (11.29%) Azure Functions
14 21 (11.29%) Storage Management
14 21 (11.29%) SOLID
14 21 (11.29%) Line Management
14 21 (11.29%) PaaS
14 21 (11.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (11.29%) MSMQ
14 21 (11.29%) OO
14 21 (11.29%) XML

Principal 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 21 (11.29%) BizTalk Server
1 21 (11.29%) IIS
2 13 (6.99%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.76%) SAS
4 3 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (11.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.84%) SAP CO
2 9 (4.84%) SAP FI
2 9 (4.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (4.30%) SAP PM
4 7 (3.76%) SAP BPC
5 4 (2.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (2.15%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.61%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.54%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.54%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.54%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.54%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.54%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (11.83%) Serverless
4 21 (11.29%) Azure Functions
4 21 (11.29%) PaaS
5 20 (10.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.08%) Loggly
7 2 (1.08%) Office 365
7 2 (1.08%) SaaS
7 2 (1.08%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (1.08%) Yammer
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) Network Security
2 5 (2.69%) Firewall
3 4 (2.15%) HTTP
3 4 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (2.15%) SSL
3 4 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.08%) Skype
5 1 (0.54%) BGP
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.54%) OSPF
5 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.90%) Big Data
3 21 (11.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (7.53%) Hadoop
5 13 (6.99%) Redis
6 12 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (6.45%) BigQuery
6 12 (6.45%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.91%) Flink
7 11 (5.91%) HBase
8 9 (4.84%) SAP HANA
9 8 (4.30%) SAP BW
10 6 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 3 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.08%) MySQL
13 2 (1.08%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.69%) JIRA
4 4 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.61%) LSMW
6 2 (1.08%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (30.11%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Retail
3 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.61%) Banking
4 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.08%) Publishing
5 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.98%) .NET
2 21 (11.29%) MSMQ
2 21 (11.29%) RESTful
2 21 (11.29%) WCF
2 21 (11.29%) XML
3 12 (6.45%) REST
4 9 (4.84%) Node.js
5 5 (2.69%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.15%) SOAP
7 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.61%) React
7 3 (1.61%) Spring
7 3 (1.61%) Web Services
8 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.08%) Kafka
8 2 (1.08%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.54%) Java EE
9 1 (0.54%) SAP Business Workflow
9 1 (0.54%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.91%) Virtual Team
3 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.15%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Social Media
6 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.99%) Windows
2 9 (4.84%) Linux
3 5 (2.69%) Unix
4 3 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.74%) Analytics
2 29 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.05%) Presales
4 25 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (12.90%) ERP
6 22 (11.83%) DevOps
6 22 (11.83%) Project Management
7 21 (11.29%) Line Management
7 21 (11.29%) OO
7 21 (11.29%) SOA
7 21 (11.29%) SOLID
7 21 (11.29%) Storage Management
8 19 (10.22%) ETL
8 19 (10.22%) Migration
9 18 (9.68%) Thought Leadership
10 17 (9.14%) Business Development
11 16 (8.60%) Machine Learning
12 15 (8.06%) Data Analytics
12 15 (8.06%) Data Science
12 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.89%) SQL
2 26 (13.98%) C#
3 23 (12.37%) Python
4 8 (4.30%) Java
5 6 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.23%) R
5 6 (3.23%) Ruby
6 5 (2.69%) ABAP
7 4 (2.15%) Perl
8 3 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.08%) C++
9 2 (1.08%) Go
9 2 (1.08%) PHP
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
10 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.90%) Degree
2 11 (5.91%) Master's Degree
2 11 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.23%) CISSP
5 5 (2.69%) SANS
6 4 (2.15%) CSSLP
6 4 (2.15%) GWAPT
6 4 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.61%) CCNP
7 3 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.08%) ACCA
8 2 (1.08%) CCIE
8 2 (1.08%) CCIE Security
8 2 (1.08%) CIMA
8 2 (1.08%) CISM
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.08%) PMP
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.23%) COBIT
2 6 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.69%) QA
4 2 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.54%) FATCA
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) IFRS
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (10.22%) Docker
2 5 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (9.14%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (9.14%) Puppet
2 15 (8.06%) Ansible
3 7 (3.76%) Terraform
4 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.08%) Nagios
4 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.08%) Rancher
4 2 (1.08%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (21.51%) SAP
2 33 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.75%) Google
4 13 (6.99%) New Relic
4 13 (6.99%) Splunk
5 9 (4.84%) Oracle
6 6 (3.23%) VMware
7 4 (2.15%) Cisco
7 4 (2.15%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.61%) Ariba
8 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.61%) Twitter
9 2 (1.08%) Citrix
9 2 (1.08%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.08%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.08%) Juniper
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee
9 2 (1.08%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.08%) Symantec
9 2 (1.08%) Talend