Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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

Senior Consultant
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 430 422
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 1,140 1,285 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.75% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 765 953 1,012
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.66%

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Consultant.

Salary trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 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 +5 1,012 £65,000 - 117
London +7 570 £67,500 -3.57% 43
UK excluding London +37 465 £60,000 - 89
South East +33 157 £68,000 +13.33% 30
North of England -16 82 £50,000 -23.08% 18
Scotland +15 62 £62,500 +8.70% 10
East of England +47 57 £60,000 - 5
Midlands +13 51 £50,000 -16.67% 13
South West -3 47 £56,500 -29.38% 8
Yorkshire +40 45 £30,000 -53.85% 6
West Midlands +22 44 £50,000 -16.67% 8
North West -14 36 £62,500 -3.85% 9
Wales +16 11 £44,375 -20.05% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Northern Ireland -11 1 £25,000 - 1
North East -11 1 £40,000 -23.81% 3

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 351 (30.79%) Finance
2 186 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (15.53%) Degree
4 160 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 154 (13.51%) SAP
6 146 (12.81%) Oracle
6 146 (12.81%) Presales
7 140 (12.28%) Windows
7 140 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
8 137 (12.02%) SQL
9 133 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
10 132 (11.58%) Mentoring
11 127 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
12 126 (11.05%) Analytics
13 124 (10.88%) Java
14 121 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 115 (10.09%) ERP
16 112 (9.82%) Cybersecurity
17 105 (9.21%) DevOps
18 102 (8.95%) Project Management
19 101 (8.86%) Banking
20 94 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
21 89 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
21 89 (7.81%) Retail
22 85 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (7.37%) Firewall
23 84 (7.37%) Linux
24 80 (7.02%) Office 365
25 78 (6.84%) Computer Science
26 77 (6.75%) CRM

Senior 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 22 (1.93%) SAS
2 20 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.05%) Confluence
6 11 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 11 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.88%) ArcGIS
8 9 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.44%) GroupWise
10 5 (0.44%) IIS
10 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.35%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.35%) Mule
11 4 (0.35%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 38 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.05%) SPSS
4 8 (0.70%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.35%) Revit
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Windchill
8 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 47 (4.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (2.11%) HFM
3 20 (1.75%) SAP SCM
4 19 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (1.40%) SAP ERP
5 16 (1.40%) SAP HCM
5 16 (1.40%) SAP HR
5 16 (1.40%) SAP SD
6 14 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
8 11 (0.96%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.88%) SAP BPC
9 10 (0.88%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.88%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.79%) SAP CRM
11 8 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
11 8 (0.70%) SAP PP
11 8 (0.70%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 186 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (7.02%) Office 365
4 66 (5.79%) SaaS
5 51 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (3.07%) Oracle CX
7 32 (2.81%) PaaS
8 30 (2.63%) IaaS
9 20 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (1.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 14 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.79%) GitHub
14 8 (0.70%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.61%) Serverless
16 6 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.53%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.37%) Firewall
2 44 (3.86%) Network Security
3 40 (3.51%) WAN
4 36 (3.16%) LAN
5 28 (2.46%) SAN
6 26 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (2.28%) NFC
7 19 (1.67%) Cisco Firepower
7 19 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.32%) NAS
9 14 (1.23%) iSCSI
9 14 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (1.23%) VPN
10 12 (1.05%) DHCP
11 11 (0.96%) DNS
12 8 (0.70%) BGP
12 8 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.70%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.70%) Sourcefire
13 7 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.12%) Big Data
3 39 (3.42%) QlikView
3 39 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 37 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (2.89%) Hadoop
6 32 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (2.72%) Blockchain
8 29 (2.54%) Power BI
8 29 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (2.46%) SAP HANA
10 27 (2.37%) SAP BW
11 21 (1.84%) Spotfire
12 15 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 15 (1.32%) MySQL
12 15 (1.32%) Relational Database
13 14 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (1.05%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 50 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (3.95%) IBM UrbanCode
3 45 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 42 (3.68%) JIRA
5 36 (3.16%) Git (software)
6 33 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (2.54%) Subversion
8 26 (2.28%) GoCD
9 22 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.67%) Travis CI
11 12 (1.05%) JUnit
12 10 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.79%) Mockito
13 9 (0.79%) Selenium
14 7 (0.61%) Maven
14 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.44%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.44%) IntelliJ
16 4 (0.35%) HP UFT
General
1 351 (30.79%) Finance
2 101 (8.86%) Banking
3 89 (7.81%) Retail
4 71 (6.23%) Marketing
5 56 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.63%) Legal
7 30 (2.63%) Retail Banking
8 29 (2.54%) Advertising
8 29 (2.54%) Electronics
9 23 (2.02%) Law
10 16 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.14%) Back Office
12 12 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 12 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.88%) Front Office
14 7 (0.61%) Billing
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
15 5 (0.44%) Games
15 5 (0.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
2 45 (3.95%) REST
3 38 (3.33%) XML
4 26 (2.28%) HTML
5 21 (1.84%) .NET
6 20 (1.75%) Web Services
7 18 (1.58%) CSS
8 16 (1.40%) SOAP
8 16 (1.40%) Spring
9 12 (1.05%) J2EE
10 11 (0.96%) Kafka
11 10 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.79%) JSON
12 9 (0.79%) RESTful
12 9 (0.79%) SAP XI
13 8 (0.70%) HTML5
14 7 (0.61%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.61%) OAuth
15 6 (0.53%) SAML
15 6 (0.53%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (2.81%) Fintech
5 27 (2.37%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.28%) Contactless
6 26 (2.28%) EMV
6 26 (2.28%) Mobile Payment
6 26 (2.28%) Smartcard
7 20 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 19 (1.67%) PlayStation
9 18 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.49%) PKI
10 17 (1.49%) User Experience
11 16 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (1.32%) Life Science
13 14 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 140 (12.28%) Windows
2 84 (7.37%) Linux
3 47 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.42%) Unix
5 19 (1.67%) Mesosphere
6 17 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.35%) AIX
11 4 (0.35%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.26%) Android
12 3 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.088%) CentOS
14 1 (0.088%) HPUX
14 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.088%) Solaris
14 1 (0.088%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (12.81%) Presales
2 140 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (11.58%) Mentoring
5 126 (11.05%) Analytics
6 121 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (10.09%) ERP
8 112 (9.82%) Cybersecurity
9 105 (9.21%) DevOps
10 102 (8.95%) Project Management
11 94 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (6.84%) Computer Science
14 77 (6.75%) CRM
15 71 (6.23%) Information Security
15 71 (6.23%) Migration
16 70 (6.14%) Business Development
17 68 (5.96%) Open Source
18 55 (4.82%) Coaching
18 55 (4.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (12.02%) SQL
2 124 (10.88%) Java
3 63 (5.53%) Python
4 60 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 41 (3.60%) C#
7 31 (2.72%) R
8 30 (2.63%) C
9 25 (2.19%) Apex Code
10 23 (2.02%) Go
11 22 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.40%) Perl
13 14 (1.23%) Ruby
14 13 (1.14%) PHP
15 12 (1.05%) ABAP
16 10 (0.88%) Java 8
17 5 (0.44%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.18%) Assembly Language
18 2 (0.18%) C++
18 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (15.53%) Degree
2 58 (5.09%) CISSP
3 51 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.86%) Security Cleared
5 42 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (3.68%) MCSE
6 34 (2.98%) CISM
7 33 (2.89%) CCNP
8 27 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.11%) CISA
10 20 (1.75%) CCIE
10 20 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (1.67%) MCITP
12 18 (1.58%) CRISC
12 18 (1.58%) MCSA
13 15 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 15 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.05%) CCNA
14 12 (1.05%) CIMA
14 12 (1.05%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.35%) QA
2 53 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.95%) GDPR
3 45 (3.95%) PCI DSS
4 23 (2.02%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.88%) COBIT
5 10 (0.88%) PMO
6 9 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.44%) IFRS
8 5 (0.44%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.35%) FATCA
9 4 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.35%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.26%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.26%) SLA
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 43 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (3.51%) Docker
5 28 (2.46%) vSphere
6 10 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.70%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.44%) XenApp
8 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.35%) vCloud
9 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.26%) HDFS
11 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.088%) KVM
12 1 (0.088%) NFS
12 1 (0.088%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (5.53%) Ansible
2 58 (5.09%) Terraform
3 55 (4.82%) Puppet
4 52 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (3.95%) Consul
6 28 (2.46%) Kubernetes
7 26 (2.28%) Rundeck
8 20 (1.75%) Automic
9 19 (1.67%) Prometheus
10 16 (1.40%) QRadar
10 16 (1.40%) SCCM
11 10 (0.88%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.79%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.61%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.53%) Nessus
14 6 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
15 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
16 4 (0.35%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 160 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 154 (13.51%) SAP
3 146 (12.81%) Oracle
4 76 (6.67%) Splunk
5 71 (6.23%) VMware
6 64 (5.61%) Tableau
7 62 (5.44%) Cisco
8 58 (5.09%) Hyperion
9 55 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (2.72%) Juniper
11 30 (2.63%) Citrix
12 29 (2.54%) ServiceNow
13 26 (2.28%) CheckPoint
13 26 (2.28%) Delphix
13 26 (2.28%) RedGate
14 25 (2.19%) F5
15 23 (2.02%) Fortinet
16 22 (1.93%) NetApp
17 21 (1.84%) IBM
17 21 (1.84%) Qualys