Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Consultant was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 913 939 930
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 248 256 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 163 156 211
UK median annual salary £87,500 £75,000 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £65,250 £50,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £127,000 £105,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -7.14%

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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +47 234 £88,750 +18.33% 13
London +11 156 £100,000 +21.21% 7
UK excluding London +8 66 £80,000 +33.33% 7
Midlands +34 24 £80,000 +30.61%
West Midlands +37 23 £80,000 +33.33%
South East +14 23 £80,000 +8.47% 3
North of England +15 8 £77,500 +29.17% 1
South West 0 7 £60,000 +106.90% 1
North West +3 4 £93,750 +56.25%
Yorkshire +33 3 £75,000 +30.43%
Scotland -20 2 - - 1
East of England +10 1 £72,500 +3.57% 1
Wales +5 1 £65,000 +44.44%
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 - 1

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 74 (29.84%) Finance
2 54 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (18.15%) Presales
5 43 (17.34%) DevOps
5 43 (17.34%) SAP
6 42 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (16.53%) Degree
8 39 (15.73%) Microsoft
9 38 (15.32%) Project Management
10 36 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (13.31%) Business Development
12 29 (11.69%) Google
12 29 (11.69%) Docker
13 28 (11.29%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (10.89%) Business Transformation
15 26 (10.48%) Migration
16 24 (9.68%) SQL
17 23 (9.27%) Data Science
18 22 (8.87%) ERP
19 20 (8.06%) Puppet
19 20 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
19 20 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (8.06%) SQL Server
19 20 (8.06%) .NET
20 19 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
20 19 (7.66%) SAP S/4HANA
20 19 (7.66%) New Relic
21 18 (7.26%) Analytics
22 17 (6.85%) Business Analysis

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 12 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (4.03%) IIS
3 7 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.82%) SAS
4 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (7.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.63%) SAP CO
2 9 (3.63%) SAP FI
2 9 (3.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (3.23%) SAP MDG
4 6 (2.42%) SAP ERP
5 5 (2.02%) SAP PM
5 5 (2.02%) SAP SCM
6 4 (1.61%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (1.61%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.40%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (11.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (4.03%) Azure Functions
4 10 (4.03%) PaaS
4 10 (4.03%) Serverless
5 8 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.82%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.42%) Loggly
7 6 (2.42%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (1.21%) Office 365
8 3 (1.21%) SaaS
9 1 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.40%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) Firewall
2 5 (2.02%) Network Security
3 4 (1.61%) HTTP
3 4 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (1.61%) SSL
3 4 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.61%) VSAN
4 1 (0.40%) BGP
4 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.40%) OSPF
4 1 (0.40%) VPLS
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.82%) Big Data
4 7 (2.82%) Redis
4 7 (2.82%) SAP BW
4 7 (2.82%) SAP HANA
5 6 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.42%) MySQL
5 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (1.61%) Lumira
8 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.81%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.23%) LSMW
4 6 (2.42%) CA Release Automation
4 6 (2.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.40%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.40%) JMeter
6 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.40%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (29.84%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Retail
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 6 (2.42%) Advertising
4 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
6 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.06%) .NET
2 12 (4.84%) Node.js
3 10 (4.03%) MSMQ
3 10 (4.03%) RESTful
3 10 (4.03%) WCF
3 10 (4.03%) Web Services
3 10 (4.03%) XML
4 8 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (3.23%) Spring
5 6 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.42%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.61%) SOAP
7 3 (1.21%) REST
8 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.81%) J2EE
8 2 (0.81%) Java EE
8 2 (0.81%) React
9 1 (0.40%) Middleware
9 1 (0.40%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.44%) Credit Risk
1 11 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.23%) PMI
4 8 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.02%) Fintech
7 4 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.21%) Derivative
8 3 (1.21%) Equities
8 3 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.81%) NHS
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.45%) Windows
2 11 (4.44%) Linux
3 6 (2.42%) Unix
4 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.15%) Presales
3 43 (17.34%) DevOps
4 38 (15.32%) Project Management
5 36 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (13.31%) Business Development
7 27 (10.89%) Business Transformation
8 26 (10.48%) Migration
9 23 (9.27%) Data Science
10 22 (8.87%) ERP
11 20 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (7.26%) Analytics
14 17 (6.85%) Business Analysis
14 17 (6.85%) Visualisation
15 16 (6.45%) Configuration Management
15 16 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
15 16 (6.45%) Machine Learning
15 16 (6.45%) Target Operating Model
16 15 (6.05%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.68%) SQL
2 16 (6.45%) Python
3 15 (6.05%) Java
4 14 (5.65%) C#
5 10 (4.03%) ABAP
5 10 (4.03%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.82%) Ruby
7 6 (2.42%) C++
7 6 (2.42%) Go
7 6 (2.42%) PHP
7 6 (2.42%) Scala
8 5 (2.02%) C
8 5 (2.02%) R
9 4 (1.61%) Perl
9 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.21%) VBScript
11 2 (0.81%) Java 8
11 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (16.53%) Degree
2 14 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.24%) Master's Degree
4 10 (4.03%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.63%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.23%) CISSP
7 7 (2.82%) ISEB
8 5 (2.02%) ACCA
8 5 (2.02%) CFA
8 5 (2.02%) SANS
8 5 (2.02%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.61%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.61%) CSSLP
9 4 (1.61%) GWAPT
10 3 (1.21%) CIMA
11 2 (0.81%) CCNP
11 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (2.42%) COBIT
3 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.21%) GDPR
6 2 (0.81%) GAAP
6 2 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (11.69%) Docker
2 10 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.61%) vSphere
5 3 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (8.06%) Puppet
2 14 (5.65%) Ansible
3 10 (4.03%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.82%) Terraform
5 6 (2.42%) Cobbler
5 6 (2.42%) Nagios
5 6 (2.42%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.42%) Rancher
5 6 (2.42%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.42%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.61%) SCCM
6 4 (1.61%) vRealize
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.40%) QRadar
7 1 (0.40%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) TADDM
Vendors
1 43 (17.34%) SAP
2 39 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.69%) Google
4 19 (7.66%) New Relic
5 16 (6.45%) VMware
6 15 (6.05%) Oracle
7 8 (3.23%) Splunk
8 7 (2.82%) Citrix
8 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.42%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.61%) Cisco
10 4 (1.61%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.81%) Charles River
11 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.81%) FNZ
11 2 (0.81%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.81%) IBM
11 2 (0.81%) McAfee
11 2 (0.81%) Symantec
11 2 (0.81%) Twitter