Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 426 454 453
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 655 495 982
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 464 312 606
10th Percentile £47,875 £50,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £69,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.96% +3.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% -2.54%

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 92,626 79,527 137,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,351 64,555 110,874
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,375 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Consultant over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. 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 +8 505 £70,000 - 74
London +32 278 £75,000 +7.14% 35
UK excluding London -16 245 £62,500 -3.85% 50
Work from Home -132 181 £70,000 - 15
South East +25 120 £62,500 -10.71% 18
North of England -45 46 £57,000 -5.00% 11
Scotland -22 38 £85,000 +21.43% 10
North West -23 36 £57,000 +3.64% 6
Midlands -29 20 £72,250 +13.33% 5
West Midlands -38 16 £62,000 +7.83% 5
South West -63 13 £65,000 +9.70% 2
Yorkshire -44 7 £55,000 -36.23% 4
East of England -16 5 £58,250 +5.91% 3
Wales -3 3 £42,500 -5.56%
North East - 3 £55,000 - 1

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 195 (29.77%) Finance
2 192 (29.31%) Social Skills
3 146 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (21.83%) Presales
5 124 (18.93%) Azure
6 117 (17.86%) Project Management
7 107 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
8 100 (15.27%) SaaS
9 96 (14.66%) AWS
10 95 (14.50%) Microsoft
11 85 (12.98%) Thought Leadership
12 83 (12.67%) DevOps
13 82 (12.52%) SAP
14 80 (12.21%) Oracle
15 72 (10.99%) Security Cleared
15 72 (10.99%) Migration
16 71 (10.84%) GAP Analysis
17 68 (10.38%) ERP
18 65 (9.92%) Java
18 65 (9.92%) Requirements Gathering
19 62 (9.47%) Kubernetes
20 61 (9.31%) Mentoring
21 59 (9.01%) Analytics
22 58 (8.85%) Project Delivery
23 57 (8.70%) SQL
24 55 (8.40%) Business Development
25 54 (8.24%) .NET
25 54 (8.24%) JavaScript
25 54 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
26 53 (8.09%) Risk Management

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 15 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.68%) SAS
4 7 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.76%) Documentum
6 4 (0.61%) Confluence
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.46%) CMS
7 3 (0.46%) nginx
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) Appian
8 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.31%) Traefik
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) JBoss
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (2.75%) Adobe Premiere
2 15 (2.29%) Oracle Smart View
3 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.15%) Revit
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (7.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 45 (6.87%) Oracle ERP
3 24 (3.66%) Oracle Payables
3 24 (3.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (2.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 15 (2.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 15 (2.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 14 (2.14%) SAP CO
5 14 (2.14%) SAP FI
5 14 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (1.68%) HFM
6 11 (1.68%) Hyperion Planning
6 11 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.76%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.76%) SAP Retail
10 5 (0.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 124 (18.93%) Azure
2 100 (15.27%) SaaS
3 96 (14.66%) AWS
4 40 (6.11%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (5.34%) GCP
6 18 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 15 (2.29%) GitHub
7 15 (2.29%) Veeva
8 13 (1.98%) Azure Event Grid
8 13 (1.98%) Azure Logic Apps
8 13 (1.98%) Azure Service Bus
9 12 (1.83%) PaaS
10 11 (1.68%) OneDrive
11 10 (1.53%) AWS CodePipeline
12 8 (1.22%) Azure Sentinel
12 8 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.92%) IaaS
13 6 (0.92%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.97%) Firewall
2 17 (2.60%) SSL
3 13 (1.98%) VPN
4 12 (1.83%) DNS
5 10 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (1.53%) VSAN
6 9 (1.37%) Internet
6 9 (1.37%) Network Security
7 8 (1.22%) WAN
8 7 (1.07%) LAN
9 6 (0.92%) SD-WAN
10 5 (0.76%) SAN
10 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.61%) BGP
11 4 (0.61%) FTP
11 4 (0.61%) MPLS
12 3 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.46%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.46%) OSPF
12 3 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.56%) Big Data
2 38 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 23 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.05%) Tableau
6 16 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.53%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.37%) Essbase
10 9 (1.37%) Power BI
11 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.76%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.76%) QlikView
12 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.61%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 25 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.92%) JIRA
4 4 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.61%) GitLab
4 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.61%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.31%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.31%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.31%) JMeter
5 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.31%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.15%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.15%) Postman
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 195 (29.77%) Finance
2 192 (29.31%) Social Skills
3 40 (6.11%) Manufacturing
3 40 (6.11%) Marketing
4 35 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.04%) Public Sector
6 29 (4.43%) Retail
7 26 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (2.90%) French Language
9 17 (2.60%) Law
10 16 (2.44%) Billing
11 15 (2.29%) Games
11 15 (2.29%) General Ledger
11 15 (2.29%) Legal
12 14 (2.14%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.98%) Banking
14 11 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (1.53%) German Language
16 9 (1.37%) Italian Language
16 9 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.24%) .NET
2 37 (5.65%) RESTful
3 35 (5.34%) HTML
4 26 (3.97%) AngularJS
5 23 (3.51%) Web Services
6 21 (3.21%) XML
7 20 (3.05%) ASP.NET
8 19 (2.90%) Kafka
9 18 (2.75%) Entity Framework
10 16 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 16 (2.44%) Lambda Expressions
11 15 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (2.29%) JMS
11 15 (2.29%) JPA
11 15 (2.29%) LDAP
12 13 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (1.68%) CSS
13 11 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (1.68%) SAP Fiori
13 11 (1.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.34%) iPhone
2 34 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (5.04%) Renewable Energy
4 25 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.60%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.29%) Life Science
7 11 (1.68%) CMDB
7 11 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.37%) Blog
10 7 (1.07%) BBC
10 7 (1.07%) FMCG
10 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.76%) Biotechnology
11 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.61%) Pharmacovigilance
12 4 (0.61%) PKI
12 4 (0.61%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.26%) Windows
2 35 (5.34%) Linux
3 34 (5.19%) Android
4 21 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.92%) CentOS
6 6 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.92%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.76%) Unix
8 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.61%) SUSE
9 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (21.83%) Presales
3 117 (17.86%) Project Management
4 107 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
5 85 (12.98%) Thought Leadership
6 83 (12.67%) DevOps
7 72 (10.99%) Migration
8 71 (10.84%) GAP Analysis
9 68 (10.38%) ERP
10 65 (9.92%) Requirements Gathering
11 61 (9.31%) Mentoring
12 59 (9.01%) Analytics
13 58 (8.85%) Project Delivery
14 55 (8.40%) Business Development
15 54 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (8.09%) Risk Management
17 51 (7.79%) Microservices
18 46 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (6.41%) SIEM
20 41 (6.26%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 65 (9.92%) Java
2 57 (8.70%) SQL
3 54 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 52 (7.94%) Python
5 45 (6.87%) C#
6 31 (4.73%) Bash Shell
6 31 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 16 (2.44%) Go
8 15 (2.29%) Ruby
9 11 (1.68%) Scala
10 9 (1.37%) Groovy
11 7 (1.07%) R
11 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.92%) C
13 4 (0.61%) VBScript
14 3 (0.46%) Perl
15 2 (0.31%) ABAP
15 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.63%) Degree
3 43 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 43 (6.56%) Oracle Certification
4 21 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.75%) CIPD
6 14 (2.14%) CISSP
7 13 (1.98%) ACCA
7 13 (1.98%) CISM
8 11 (1.68%) CIMA
9 10 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.07%) PMP
11 6 (0.92%) PhD
12 5 (0.76%) CEH
12 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.76%) GIAC
12 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (5.34%) GDPR
3 25 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.90%) GRC
5 12 (1.83%) NIST
6 8 (1.22%) QA
7 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.76%) NCSC
9 4 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.61%) PSD2
9 4 (0.61%) SEPA
10 3 (0.46%) CDISC
10 3 (0.46%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.31%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.15%) BS25999
12 1 (0.15%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (7.79%) Docker
2 34 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.29%) vSphere
6 13 (1.98%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.53%) vCloud
7 10 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.61%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.61%) NDS
10 4 (0.61%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 3 (0.46%) StorNext
11 3 (0.46%) Xsan
12 2 (0.31%) Ceph
12 2 (0.31%) Gluster
12 2 (0.31%) XenApp
12 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (9.47%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.89%) Terraform
3 30 (4.58%) Ansible
4 18 (2.75%) QRadar
5 11 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.68%) Puppet
6 10 (1.53%) vRealize
7 9 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
8 7 (1.07%) SCCM
9 6 (0.92%) Istio
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.76%) Rancher
11 4 (0.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.61%) MIIS
11 4 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.31%) Consul
13 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 95 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 82 (12.52%) SAP
3 80 (12.21%) Oracle
4 46 (7.02%) ServiceNow
4 46 (7.02%) VMware
5 43 (6.56%) Splunk
6 30 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (3.05%) Cisco
8 18 (2.75%) LogRhythm
9 13 (1.98%) EMC
9 13 (1.98%) Google
9 13 (1.98%) HP
10 12 (1.83%) Citrix
10 12 (1.83%) Hyperion
11 11 (1.68%) BMC
11 11 (1.68%) NetApp
12 10 (1.53%) Remedy
13 7 (1.07%) Dell
14 6 (0.92%) F5
14 6 (0.92%) Zerto