Principal Consultant
UK

The median Principal Consultant salary in the UK is £89,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 738 919 1022
Rank change year-on-year +181 +103 -287
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 84 82 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.079% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 69 63 86
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,750 £62,750
25th Percentile £72,500 £64,375 £77,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £89,000 £75,000 £88,750
Median % change year-on-year +18.67% -15.49% +10.94%
75th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £100,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £120,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £73,750 £110,000
% change year-on-year +11.86% -32.95% +41.94%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,082 103,887 134,218
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.09% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,664 65,135 83,672
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,475 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Principal Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Consultant.

Salary trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Consultant over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 10 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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +217 68 £89,500 +15.48% 66
London +193 55 £90,000 +8.11% 31
Work from Home +149 41 £85,000 +17.24% 39
UK excluding London +94 13 £82,500 +11.86% 29
South West +15 5 £80,000 +3.23% 8
South East +58 4 £80,000 +23.08% 4
Yorkshire +107 2 £102,500 +46.43% 4
North of England +94 2 £102,500 +20.59% 12
East of England +46 1 - - 2
Scotland -12 1 £64,100 -35.90% 1

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 26 February 2024, Principal Consultant job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 27 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 25 (29.76%) Project Management
3 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.00%) Agile
3 21 (25.00%) Azure
4 19 (22.62%) Degree
5 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (20.24%) Python
6 17 (20.24%) AWS
6 17 (20.24%) Data Strategy
7 16 (19.05%) SQL
8 15 (17.86%) Presales
9 14 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (16.67%) Decision-Making
10 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
10 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (15.48%) Roadmaps
11 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 12 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
12 11 (13.10%) Analytics
12 11 (13.10%) CISSP
13 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.90%) Data Integration
13 10 (11.90%) Big Data
13 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (11.90%) Public Sector
13 10 (11.90%) Azure Certification
13 10 (11.90%) Data Pipeline
14 9 (10.71%) Azure Data Factory

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.52%) Apache
1 8 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Exchange
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 7 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 7 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.00%) Azure
2 17 (20.24%) AWS
3 9 (10.71%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (9.52%) Azure Sentinel
4 8 (9.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 8 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (9.52%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.76%) SaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.19%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (2.38%) LAN
1 2 (2.38%) Network Security
1 2 (2.38%) TETRA
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) SD-WAN
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) Big Data
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Tableau
3 2 (2.38%) GIS
3 2 (2.38%) Metadata
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
General
1 27 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.90%) Public Sector
4 8 (9.52%) Finance
5 5 (5.95%) Marketing
6 3 (3.57%) Military
6 3 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Local Government
7 2 (2.38%) Retail
8 1 (1.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) PySpark
2 1 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.19%) Kafka
2 1 (1.19%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.19%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) IoT
1 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.57%) Cyberattack
2 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.57%) Operational Technology
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (2.38%) SCADA
4 1 (1.19%) CESG
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.19%) Insider Threat
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) Project Management
2 21 (25.00%) Agile
3 17 (20.24%) Data Strategy
4 15 (17.86%) Presales
5 14 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
6 13 (15.48%) Roadmaps
6 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
8 11 (13.10%) Analytics
9 10 (11.90%) Data Integration
9 10 (11.90%) Data Pipeline
9 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.71%) Business Development
10 9 (10.71%) Data Engineering
10 9 (10.71%) Data Modelling
10 9 (10.71%) ETL
11 8 (9.52%) Application Security
11 8 (9.52%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) Python
2 16 (19.05%) SQL
3 8 (9.52%) Kotlin
3 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.52%) R
4 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Degree
2 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.10%) CISSP
5 10 (11.90%) Azure Certification
6 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.52%) CISM
7 8 (9.52%) PMI Certification
7 8 (9.52%) PMP
8 4 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.57%) SANS
10 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.38%) CEH
10 2 (2.38%) CISA
10 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.38%) GIAC
10 2 (2.38%) ISACA
10 2 (2.38%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.76%) NCSC
2 4 (4.76%) NIST
3 3 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (3.57%) IASME
4 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.19%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Databricks
2 9 (10.71%) SAP
3 8 (9.52%) Salesforce
4 7 (8.33%) F5
5 4 (4.76%) Splunk
6 2 (2.38%) ESRI
6 2 (2.38%) Google
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle