The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 752 777
Rank change year-on-year +15 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 146 171 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 94 103 143
Median salary £81,250 £90,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +24.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £67,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £90,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +24.13%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 24 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +36 128 £82,500 -10.81% 19
London +39 102 £82,500 -2.94% 8
Scotland +19 13 - -
Edinburgh -3 13 - -
South East +42 7 £72,500 -30.12% 3
West Midlands +11 6 £61,750 -36.66% 1
North West -41 4 - -
South West - 4 £29,000 - 2
Bristol - 4 £29,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £77,500 -
Berkshire +26 3 £63,750 - 1
Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £80,000 -
Birmingham +4 2 £74,250 -23.84% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £48,000 -
Coventry - 2 £75,000 -
Rugby - 2 £48,000 -
Reading +23 1 £70,000 - 1
Manchester -29 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £90,000 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 82 (30.71%) Mentoring
2 70 (26.22%) Finance
3 69 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (25.84%) Degree
4 56 (20.97%) Presales
5 45 (16.85%) Test Automation
6 41 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
7 40 (14.98%) Java
7 40 (14.98%) Test Strategy
7 40 (14.98%) Coaching
8 38 (14.23%) Migration
8 38 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (13.86%) Open Source
10 35 (13.11%) Selenium
10 35 (13.11%) .NET
11 33 (12.36%) JavaScript
12 32 (11.99%) C#
12 32 (11.99%) HTML
13 31 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (11.24%) SDLC
14 30 (11.24%) SQL
15 29 (10.86%) JUnit
15 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
16 28 (10.49%) TestNG
16 28 (10.49%) Jasmine
16 28 (10.49%) Protractor
16 28 (10.49%) DevOps
16 28 (10.49%) Change Management
16 28 (10.49%) CSS

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 6 (2.25%) OpenStack
1 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.50%) IIS
3 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) Mule
5 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.12%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.25%) Office 365
4 2 (0.75%) G Suite
4 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.75%) Slack
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (2.62%) Firewall
2 7 (2.62%) Wireless
3 6 (2.25%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.87%) Network Security
5 4 (1.50%) LAN
5 4 (1.50%) WAN
6 3 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.12%) DHCP
6 3 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.12%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.12%) Skype
6 3 (1.12%) VLAN
6 3 (1.12%) VPN
6 3 (1.12%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.75%) LTE
7 2 (0.75%) Multicast
7 2 (0.75%) TETRA
8 1 (0.37%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.37%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.25%) Big Data
2 6 (2.25%) SAP BW
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.12%) QlikView
6 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) Power BI
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (13.11%) Selenium
2 29 (10.86%) JUnit
3 28 (10.49%) Jasmine
3 28 (10.49%) Protractor
3 28 (10.49%) TestNG
4 7 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.87%) eggPlant
5 5 (1.87%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.87%) JIRA
5 5 (1.87%) JMeter
5 5 (1.87%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.12%) NeoLoad
6 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.75%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.37%) Maven
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 70 (26.22%) Finance
2 10 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.37%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.37%) Retail
4 8 (3.00%) Law
5 6 (2.25%) Banking
5 6 (2.25%) Marketing
6 4 (1.50%) Billing
6 4 (1.50%) Legal
6 4 (1.50%) Military
7 3 (1.12%) Electronics
7 3 (1.12%) German Language
7 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Avionics
8 2 (0.75%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.11%) .NET
2 32 (11.99%) HTML
3 28 (10.49%) CSS
4 5 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.50%) Node.js
5 4 (1.50%) Spring
6 3 (1.12%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.12%) HTML5
6 3 (1.12%) JSON
6 3 (1.12%) REST
6 3 (1.12%) Spring Integration
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.75%) React
7 2 (0.75%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.37%) Ajax
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.37%) J2EE
8 1 (0.37%) Java EE
8 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.24%) Fintech
3 21 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.87%) Blog
5 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (0.75%) CESG
7 2 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.75%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.75%) PKI
7 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Derivative
8 1 (0.37%) IPTV
8 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.37%) Windows
2 6 (2.25%) Linux
3 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (30.71%) Mentoring
2 69 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (20.97%) Presales
4 45 (16.85%) Test Automation
5 41 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (14.98%) Coaching
6 40 (14.98%) Test Strategy
7 38 (14.23%) Migration
7 38 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (13.86%) Open Source
9 30 (11.24%) SDLC
10 28 (10.49%) Change Management
10 28 (10.49%) DevOps
11 24 (8.99%) Business Development
11 24 (8.99%) Information Security
12 22 (8.24%) Wealth Management
13 20 (7.49%) Analytics
14 19 (7.12%) Scrum
15 18 (6.74%) Project Management
15 18 (6.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.98%) Java
2 33 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 32 (11.99%) C#
4 30 (11.24%) SQL
5 8 (3.00%) C
6 5 (1.87%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) C++
7 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) Perl
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby
8 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (25.84%) Degree
2 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.99%) CISSP
4 18 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.24%) CISM
6 12 (4.49%) CCNP
6 12 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (3.37%) CLAS
8 8 (3.00%) CISA
8 8 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.62%) APMP
9 7 (2.62%) CCDP
9 7 (2.62%) MCSE
10 6 (2.25%) CCIE
10 6 (2.25%) CCSE
11 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.87%) CRISC
11 5 (1.87%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.87%) GPG13
5 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.50%) GDPR
7 2 (0.75%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.75%) RMADS
8 1 (0.37%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.25%) XenApp
2 6 (2.25%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.87%) vCloud
4 4 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.12%) Docker
5 3 (1.12%) vSphere
5 3 (1.12%) XenServer
6 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.25%) Puppet
2 5 (1.87%) vRealize
3 4 (1.50%) Ansible
4 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.12%) SCCM
5 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.75%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.99%) VMware
3 15 (5.62%) Cisco
4 14 (5.24%) Computacenter
5 11 (4.12%) SAP
6 8 (3.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.62%) Citrix
8 5 (1.87%) AppSense
8 5 (1.87%) HP
8 5 (1.87%) Mitel
8 5 (1.87%) Sourcefire
8 5 (1.87%) Symantec
9 4 (1.50%) F5
9 4 (1.50%) IBM
9 4 (1.50%) Oracle
9 4 (1.50%) Splunk
10 3 (1.12%) Cognos
10 3 (1.12%) Facebook
10 3 (1.12%) Juniper
10 3 (1.12%) McAfee
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Holi
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 30% Commission + Full Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Salary: £highly attractive, plus car + bonuses
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arnold Ash
Salary: company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £90000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £90000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 13 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago