Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 913 958
Rank change year-on-year +47 +45 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 321 268 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 209 166 192
UK median annual salary £90,000 £77,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £62,500 £53,125 £60,125
90th Percentile £127,500 £103,750 £119,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +33.33%

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 167,089 166,367 194,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,686 136,971 163,081
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 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 +65 302 £90,000 +16.13% 25
London +67 224 £92,500 +15.63% 11
UK excluding London -54 48 £75,000 +7.14% 14
West Midlands +27 21 £80,000 +6.67% 1
Midlands +8 21 £80,000 +6.67% 1
South East +11 17 £73,750 -1.67% 7
North of England +6 6 £66,250 +12.77% 1
North West +4 3 £57,500 -2.13% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £75,000 -
Wales +6 1 £65,000 +44.44%
East of England -1 1 £75,000 - 4
South West -14 1 £65,000 +124.14% 1
Scotland -44 1 - -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 126 (39.25%) Finance
2 74 (23.05%) Presales
3 68 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 61 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
6 60 (18.69%) SAP
7 55 (17.13%) DevOps
8 51 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (15.26%) Microsoft
10 44 (13.71%) Degree
11 40 (12.46%) Business Development
12 39 (12.15%) Migration
13 38 (11.84%) Project Management
14 37 (11.53%) Business Transformation
15 36 (11.21%) SAP S/4HANA
15 36 (11.21%) VMware
16 34 (10.59%) Google
17 33 (10.28%) Google Cloud Platform
18 32 (9.97%) Customer Requirements
19 31 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (9.03%) Target Operating Model
20 29 (9.03%) Docker
21 28 (8.72%) GCP
22 26 (8.10%) Java
23 24 (7.48%) Data Science
23 24 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
24 23 (7.17%) Visualisation
25 22 (6.85%) Data Visualisation
25 22 (6.85%) PRINCE2
26 21 (6.54%) Artificial Intelligence

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 18 (5.61%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.31%) JBoss
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.31%) SAS
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 36 (11.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (4.36%) SAP MDG
3 9 (2.80%) SAP BPC
3 9 (2.80%) SAP CO
3 9 (2.80%) SAP FI
3 9 (2.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.80%) SAP PM
4 5 (1.56%) Primavera
5 4 (1.25%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.25%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.93%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.62%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 62 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (10.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (5.92%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.49%) IaaS
6 7 (2.18%) Office 365
7 5 (1.56%) Loggly
7 5 (1.56%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (1.25%) SaaS
9 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.31%) Boomi
11 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.74%) VSAN
2 6 (1.87%) Network Security
2 6 (1.87%) Wireless
3 3 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (0.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.62%) DHCP
4 2 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.62%) VLAN
4 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.36%) SAP HANA
2 12 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.43%) SAP BW
4 9 (2.80%) Big Data
5 5 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.56%) MySQL
5 5 (1.56%) Redis
5 5 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.62%) Lumira
7 2 (0.62%) QlikView
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.74%) LSMW
2 8 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.87%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.62%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.31%) JMeter
6 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.31%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 126 (39.25%) Finance
2 12 (3.74%) Banking
3 10 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.49%) Retail
5 7 (2.18%) Legal
6 6 (1.87%) Advertising
7 5 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.25%) Automotive
8 4 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.25%) Local Government
8 4 (1.25%) Marketing
9 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.61%) Web Services
2 13 (4.05%) Spring
3 11 (3.43%) .NET
4 8 (2.49%) J2EE
4 8 (2.49%) Java EE
4 8 (2.49%) REST
5 5 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.56%) IDoc
5 5 (1.56%) Node.js
5 5 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.56%) Spring Boot
5 5 (1.56%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (1.25%) SAP ALE
6 4 (1.25%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.30%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.67%) Credit Risk
3 13 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.43%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.80%) PMI
6 8 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.87%) Fintech
8 6 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.25%) CMDB
10 4 (1.25%) PKI
11 3 (0.93%) Derivative
11 3 (0.93%) Equities
12 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.62%) NHS
13 1 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.23%) Windows
2 17 (5.30%) Linux
3 7 (2.18%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.05%) Presales
2 68 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (17.13%) DevOps
4 51 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (12.46%) Business Development
6 39 (12.15%) Migration
7 38 (11.84%) Project Management
8 37 (11.53%) Business Transformation
9 32 (9.97%) Customer Requirements
10 31 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (9.03%) Target Operating Model
12 24 (7.48%) Data Science
12 24 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.17%) Visualisation
14 22 (6.85%) Data Visualisation
14 22 (6.85%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.54%) Artificial Intelligence
16 20 (6.23%) Machine Learning
17 18 (5.61%) Wealth Management
18 17 (5.30%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.10%) Java
2 13 (4.05%) ABAP
3 11 (3.43%) SQL
4 8 (2.49%) Python
5 7 (2.18%) C
5 7 (2.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.18%) Ruby
5 7 (2.18%) VBScript
6 6 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.56%) C++
7 5 (1.56%) Go
7 5 (1.56%) PHP
7 5 (1.56%) Scala
8 4 (1.25%) C#
9 2 (0.62%) Java 8
9 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (13.71%) Degree
2 18 (5.61%) AWS Certification
3 13 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.49%) CISSP
6 6 (1.87%) ISEB
7 5 (1.56%) ACCA
8 4 (1.25%) CFA
8 4 (1.25%) CIPFA
8 4 (1.25%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.93%) CIMA
9 3 (0.93%) CISM
9 3 (0.93%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.62%) SANS
10 2 (0.62%) VCAP
10 2 (0.62%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.72%) GCP
2 11 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.80%) QA
4 8 (2.49%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.87%) GDPR
6 6 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.62%) GAAP
10 1 (0.31%) COBIT
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.31%) FATCA
10 1 (0.31%) IFRS
10 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (9.03%) Docker
2 19 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.36%) VMware NSX
3 14 (4.36%) vSphere
4 8 (2.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.18%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.62%) vCloud
7 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.36%) vRealize
3 13 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.05%) Puppet
4 8 (2.49%) Ansible
5 7 (2.18%) SCCM
6 6 (1.87%) Terraform
7 5 (1.56%) Cobbler
7 5 (1.56%) Nagios
7 5 (1.56%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.56%) Rancher
7 5 (1.56%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.56%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.93%) TADDM
9 1 (0.31%) Mesos
9 1 (0.31%) QRadar
9 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 60 (18.69%) SAP
2 49 (15.26%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.21%) VMware
4 34 (10.59%) Google
5 18 (5.61%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.98%) Oracle
7 13 (4.05%) Citrix
8 12 (3.74%) Cisco
9 8 (2.49%) New Relic
10 7 (2.18%) McAfee
10 7 (2.18%) Symantec
11 6 (1.87%) Splunk
12 5 (1.56%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.56%) IBM
12 5 (1.56%) Juniper
12 5 (1.56%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.56%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.56%) Trend Micro
13 4 (1.25%) BMC
13 4 (1.25%) Meraki