The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Consultant
UK
Rank 745 799 800
Rank change year-on-year +54 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 119 150 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 71 91 105
Median salary £77,500 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £130,000 £99,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -19.44% +28.57%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal 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 Principal Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +59 110 £77,500 -3.12% 17
London +50 59 £77,500 +3.33% 11
South East +52 13 £75,000 -42.30%
South West - 9 £49,500 -
East of England - 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
Hatfield - 8 - -
Scotland +26 7 £65,000 -27.77%
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
City of London +50 6 £70,000 -6.66% 3
Hampshire +26 6 £81,250 -4.41%
Edinburgh +7 6 - -
West Midlands +30 4 £61,750 - 3
North West -14 4 £58,750 -34.72% 1
Manchester -25 4 £58,750 -34.72%
Midlands - 3 £90,000 -
Birmingham +14 2 £48,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £62,500 +25.00%
Bristol - 2 £49,500 -
Coventry - 2 £75,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £80,000 -
Hastings - 2 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Oxford - 2 £62,500 -
Surrey +40 1 £70,000 -46.15%
Berkshire +31 1 - -
Glasgow +24 1 £65,000 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 77 (32.63%) Presales
2 67 (28.39%) Mentoring
3 60 (25.42%) Degree
4 57 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (19.92%) Microsoft
6 35 (14.83%) Finance
7 34 (14.41%) Security Cleared
8 33 (13.98%) MS Excel
9 32 (13.56%) Java
10 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (12.29%) Project Management
12 27 (11.44%) JavaScript
12 27 (11.44%) Business Development
12 27 (11.44%) Open Source
13 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (10.59%) Information Security
13 25 (10.59%) .NET
14 24 (10.17%) HTML
14 24 (10.17%) VMware
14 24 (10.17%) Change Management
14 24 (10.17%) Test Strategy
15 23 (9.75%) Security Architecture
16 22 (9.32%) SQL
16 22 (9.32%) Test Automation
16 22 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (8.90%) DevOps
17 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (8.90%) Wealth Management
17 21 (8.90%) C#
17 21 (8.90%) CISSP

Principal 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 8 (3.39%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.54%) IIS
4 5 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.27%) JBoss
6 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.85%) Confluence
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.42%) Mule
8 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.20%) MS Office
3 15 (6.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP BPC
1 3 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.85%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.42%) assyst
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.39%) Office 365
4 4 (1.69%) Slack
5 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.85%) G Suite
6 2 (0.85%) GitHub
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.51%) Firewall
2 10 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (2.54%) LAN
3 6 (2.54%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.69%) Network Security
4 4 (1.69%) WAN
5 3 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.27%) Internet
5 3 (1.27%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.27%) VPN
5 3 (1.27%) Wireless
6 2 (0.85%) DHCP
6 2 (0.85%) DNS
6 2 (0.85%) Intranet
6 2 (0.85%) NAS
6 2 (0.85%) SAN
6 2 (0.85%) Skype
6 2 (0.85%) TACACS
7 1 (0.42%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.81%) Big Data
3 6 (2.54%) QlikView
4 5 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.12%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.12%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.27%) DB2
6 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Selenium
2 17 (7.20%) JUnit
3 16 (6.78%) Jasmine
3 16 (6.78%) Protractor
3 16 (6.78%) TestNG
4 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.69%) JIRA
5 3 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.85%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) JMeter
6 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 35 (14.83%) Finance
2 13 (5.51%) Marketing
3 9 (3.81%) Retail
4 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.54%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.54%) Avionics
6 5 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.69%) Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Military
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.59%) .NET
2 24 (10.17%) HTML
3 16 (6.78%) CSS
4 8 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.39%) Node.js
4 8 (3.39%) REST
4 8 (3.39%) Spring
5 7 (2.97%) Apache Camel
5 7 (2.97%) HTML5
5 7 (2.97%) JSON
5 7 (2.97%) Spring Integration
6 4 (1.69%) Web Services
6 4 (1.69%) XML
7 3 (1.27%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.27%) RESTful
7 3 (1.27%) WCF
8 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.85%) JMS
9 1 (0.42%) COM
9 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.20%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.93%) Fintech
5 13 (5.51%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (2.97%) CESG
9 6 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (2.12%) Driving Licence
10 5 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.12%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.85%) Blog
12 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.85%) User Experience
13 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.42%) Derivative
13 1 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.51%) Linux
2 11 (4.66%) Windows
3 7 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.69%) AIX
4 4 (1.69%) Unix
5 3 (1.27%) Android
5 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.85%) VMS
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (32.63%) Presales
2 67 (28.39%) Mentoring
3 57 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (12.29%) Project Management
6 27 (11.44%) Business Development
6 27 (11.44%) Open Source
7 25 (10.59%) Information Security
7 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.17%) Change Management
8 24 (10.17%) Test Strategy
9 23 (9.75%) Security Architecture
10 22 (9.32%) Test Automation
11 21 (8.90%) DevOps
11 21 (8.90%) Wealth Management
12 20 (8.47%) Coaching
12 20 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (7.63%) SDLC
14 17 (7.20%) PRINCE2
14 17 (7.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.56%) Java
2 27 (11.44%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.32%) SQL
4 21 (8.90%) C#
5 12 (5.08%) C
6 3 (1.27%) ABAP
6 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.27%) Python
6 3 (1.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
7 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (25.42%) Degree
2 34 (14.41%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.90%) CISSP
4 18 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.51%) CCNP
5 13 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.24%) CISM
7 8 (3.39%) CCDP
7 8 (3.39%) CEH
7 8 (3.39%) CREST Certified
7 8 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.97%) APMP
8 7 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (2.97%) MCSE
8 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.54%) CCIE
9 6 (2.54%) CCSE
10 5 (2.12%) CCNA
10 5 (2.12%) CISA
10 5 (2.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.54%) DO-178B
3 6 (2.54%) GPG13
3 6 (2.54%) HMG Infosec
3 6 (2.54%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.54%) RMADS
4 5 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.69%) QA
6 2 (0.85%) PMO
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) GAAP
7 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.12%) vCloud
4 5 (2.12%) XenApp
4 5 (2.12%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.27%) vSphere
6 3 (1.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.12%) vRealize
2 4 (1.69%) SCCM
3 3 (1.27%) Ansible
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.27%) Puppet
3 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.85%) Salt
4 2 (0.85%) SCOM
4 2 (0.85%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 47 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.17%) VMware
3 20 (8.47%) Cisco
4 17 (7.20%) Computacenter
5 11 (4.66%) Oracle
6 10 (4.24%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.24%) Splunk
7 8 (3.39%) ArcSight
7 8 (3.39%) Citrix
7 8 (3.39%) SAP
8 6 (2.54%) Green Hills
8 6 (2.54%) IBM
8 6 (2.54%) Sourcefire
9 5 (2.12%) F5
9 5 (2.12%) HP
10 4 (1.69%) AppSense
10 4 (1.69%) Google
10 4 (1.69%) Juniper
10 4 (1.69%) Symantec
11 3 (1.27%) TIBCO
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