Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £78,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 927 921 956
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 263 302 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 173 209 277
UK median annual salary £78,000 £80,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £52,500 £58,500 £55,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £66,750 £67,500
% change year-on-year -10.11% -1.11% +3.85%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 13 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 20 November 2017. 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 +31 245 £80,000 - 19
London +54 194 £82,500 -13.16% 14
UK excluding London -30 49 £60,000 -10.11% 5
South East +13 15 £70,000 - 3
North of England +11 14 £60,000 -4.00%
North West -6 12 £60,000 -4.00%
Midlands +9 6 £60,000 -38.46% 2
West Midlands +5 6 £60,000 -38.46% 2
South West +8 5 £60,000 -14.29%
Scotland -25 4 - -
East of England -18 3 £75,000 +127.27%
Wales +12 2 £46,000 -8.00%
Yorkshire +7 2 £57,500 -13.21%

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Principal 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 Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 73 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.57%) Finance
3 52 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (17.87%) Degree
6 40 (15.21%) DevOps
6 40 (15.21%) Presales
7 35 (13.31%) Migration
7 35 (13.31%) Business Development
7 35 (13.31%) Microsoft
8 33 (12.55%) SAP
9 32 (12.17%) Java
10 30 (11.41%) C#
10 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
11 29 (11.03%) Scrum
12 28 (10.65%) Test Automation
12 28 (10.65%) SAP HANA
13 27 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (10.27%) Information Security
13 27 (10.27%) GDPR
14 25 (9.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 24 (9.13%) VMware
15 24 (9.13%) Virtual Team
16 23 (8.75%) Jenkins
16 23 (8.75%) Selenium
16 23 (8.75%) Project Management
17 22 (8.37%) Test Strategy
18 21 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (7.98%) Analytics
18 21 (7.98%) Docker

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 11 (4.18%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.52%) GeoServer
3 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.76%) IIS
4 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.52%) EViews
3 4 (1.52%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) SAP APO
1 6 (2.28%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.14%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.14%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.38%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.56%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.66%) Office 365
4 7 (2.66%) PaaS
5 6 (2.28%) IaaS
6 5 (1.90%) CloudBees
6 5 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.14%) G Suite
7 3 (1.14%) SaaS
7 3 (1.14%) Slack
8 2 (0.76%) Serverless
9 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.42%) VSAN
2 4 (1.52%) Intranet
2 4 (1.52%) Network Security
3 3 (1.14%) BGP
3 3 (1.14%) DHCP
3 3 (1.14%) OSPF
3 3 (1.14%) Wireless
3 3 (1.14%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.76%) DNS
4 2 (0.76%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.76%) Firewall
4 2 (0.76%) LTE
4 2 (0.76%) MPLS
4 2 (0.76%) SNMP
4 2 (0.76%) TETRA
4 2 (0.76%) VLAN
4 2 (0.76%) VPN
4 2 (0.76%) WAN
4 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.65%) SAP HANA
2 7 (2.66%) Big Data
3 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.52%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.14%) Power BI
6 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.76%) DB2
6 2 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.76%) QlikView
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Kalido
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (8.75%) Jenkins
1 23 (8.75%) Selenium
2 14 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (4.56%) Jasmine
3 12 (4.56%) JUnit
3 12 (4.56%) Protractor
3 12 (4.56%) TestNG
4 9 (3.42%) JMeter
4 9 (3.42%) NeoLoad
5 8 (3.04%) Appium
5 8 (3.04%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.04%) Gatling
5 8 (3.04%) Ranorex
5 8 (3.04%) SoapUI
5 8 (3.04%) WATIR
5 8 (3.04%) WebLOAD
6 6 (2.28%) Buildbot
7 5 (1.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (23.57%) Finance
2 20 (7.60%) Retail
3 18 (6.84%) Law
4 12 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.42%) Marketing
6 6 (2.28%) Automotive
6 6 (2.28%) Billing
7 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Banking
9 2 (0.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) .NET
2 14 (5.32%) HTML
3 12 (4.56%) CSS
4 9 (3.42%) Web Services
5 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.14%) Node.js
5 3 (1.14%) React
5 3 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (0.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (0.76%) HTML5
6 2 (0.76%) J2EE
6 2 (0.76%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.76%) OAuth
6 2 (0.76%) OpenID
6 2 (0.76%) Qt
6 2 (0.76%) REST
6 2 (0.76%) RESTful
6 2 (0.76%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.76%) STL
6 2 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.13%) Virtual Team
3 21 (7.98%) Life Science
4 11 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.28%) Fintech
8 5 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.52%) FMCG
10 3 (1.14%) Blog
10 3 (1.14%) CESG
10 3 (1.14%) User Experience
11 2 (0.76%) ASIC
11 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.76%) PKI
11 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.80%) Linux
2 9 (3.42%) Unix
3 5 (1.90%) Windows
4 2 (0.76%) CentOS
4 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (15.21%) DevOps
3 40 (15.21%) Presales
4 35 (13.31%) Business Development
4 35 (13.31%) Migration
5 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
6 29 (11.03%) Scrum
7 28 (10.65%) Test Automation
8 27 (10.27%) Information Security
9 23 (8.75%) Project Management
10 22 (8.37%) Test Strategy
11 21 (7.98%) Analytics
11 21 (7.98%) Coaching
11 21 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.84%) Open Source
13 16 (6.08%) Functional Testing
13 16 (6.08%) Kanban
13 16 (6.08%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (6.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.17%) Java
2 30 (11.41%) C#
3 19 (7.22%) SQL
4 17 (6.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.46%) Python
5 13 (4.94%) Ruby
6 10 (3.80%) C++
7 9 (3.42%) C
8 8 (3.04%) PHP
8 8 (3.04%) Scala
9 5 (1.90%) Go
10 4 (1.52%) R
11 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.76%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) VBA
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (17.87%) Degree
2 13 (4.94%) CISSP
3 12 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.42%) CISM
4 9 (3.42%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.66%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.66%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.66%) PCI QSA
5 7 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.90%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.90%) PMP
7 4 (1.52%) CISA
7 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.52%) MCP
8 3 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.14%) SANS
9 2 (0.76%) IRCA
9 2 (0.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.27%) GDPR
2 25 (9.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (7.98%) GxP
4 17 (6.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.28%) PMO
6 5 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.90%) GCP
6 5 (1.90%) PA-DSS
7 4 (1.52%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (1.52%) COBIT
7 4 (1.52%) QA
8 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (1.14%) NIST 800
8 3 (1.14%) RMADS
9 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.76%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.38%) SLA
10 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (7.98%) Docker
2 14 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.42%) VMware NSX
3 9 (3.42%) vSphere
4 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (6.46%) Ansible
1 17 (6.46%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (6.46%) Puppet
2 12 (4.56%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.42%) vRealize
4 3 (1.14%) Mesos
4 3 (1.14%) Salt
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.38%) SCCM
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.55%) SAP
3 24 (9.13%) VMware
4 12 (4.56%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.42%) Citrix
5 9 (3.42%) New Relic
6 8 (3.04%) Google
7 7 (2.66%) Ariba
8 6 (2.28%) Capita
8 6 (2.28%) IBM
8 6 (2.28%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.90%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.90%) Oracle
9 5 (1.90%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.52%) Cisco
10 4 (1.52%) Cognos
10 4 (1.52%) Tableau
11 3 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.14%) Mitel
12 2 (0.76%) Hyperion