Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 427 417
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 1,206 1,282 1,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.77% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 830 953 1,032
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £43,587 £46,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +4.35%

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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 1,080 £65,000 - 134
London +17 608 £67,500 - 61
UK excluding London +6 487 £60,000 +1.69% 86
South East +13 172 £68,000 +17.24% 19
North of England +28 87 £51,250 -14.58% 18
Scotland +26 70 £62,500 -3.85% 9
East of England +37 54 £60,000 - 4
Midlands +17 47 £50,000 -16.67% 12
South West -16 46 £59,000 -26.25% 20
Yorkshire +45 44 £30,000 -53.85% 7
North West -13 41 £60,000 +1.69% 7
West Midlands +22 40 £47,500 -20.83% 10
Wales +9 12 £41,980 -5.66% 2
East Midlands -4 5 £47,500 -13.64% 2
North East -11 2 £28,750 -27.22% 4
Northern Ireland +11 1 £25,000 - 2

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 378 (31.34%) Finance
2 194 (16.09%) Degree
3 179 (14.84%) SAP
4 175 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 161 (13.35%) SQL
6 159 (13.18%) Microsoft
7 145 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
9 134 (11.11%) Presales
10 130 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 127 (10.53%) Windows
12 125 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
13 124 (10.28%) Oracle
13 124 (10.28%) Project Management
14 123 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (10.12%) Analytics
16 114 (9.45%) Mentoring
17 113 (9.37%) Java
18 108 (8.96%) Retail
19 107 (8.87%) Banking
20 104 (8.62%) Firewall
21 98 (8.13%) ERP
22 90 (7.46%) CRM
23 88 (7.30%) DevOps
24 84 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
25 82 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
26 80 (6.63%) Salesforce.com
27 79 (6.55%) SaaS
28 77 (6.38%) Information Security
28 77 (6.38%) CISSP

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 24 (1.99%) SAS
2 17 (1.41%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.00%) Confluence
4 11 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.83%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.83%) IIS
5 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.33%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.33%) Mule
8 4 (0.33%) Mule ESB
8 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 39 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.83%) SPSS
5 8 (0.66%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.33%) Revit
8 2 (0.17%) Gephi
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.17%) Windchill
9 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 63 (5.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (2.07%) SAP SD
3 23 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.74%) HFM
5 19 (1.58%) SAP SCM
6 18 (1.49%) SAP BPC
6 18 (1.49%) SAP PP
7 16 (1.33%) SAP CO
7 16 (1.33%) SAP FI
7 16 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (1.33%) SAP HCM
7 16 (1.33%) SAP HR
8 15 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (1.24%) SAP MM
9 14 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (1.16%) Hyperion Planning
9 14 (1.16%) SAP WM
10 13 (1.08%) SAP ERP
11 12 (1.00%) SAP QM
12 11 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 175 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (6.55%) SaaS
4 72 (5.97%) Office 365
5 43 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (2.74%) Oracle CX
7 29 (2.40%) PaaS
8 24 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (1.66%) IaaS
11 16 (1.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 14 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (0.75%) GitHub
16 7 (0.58%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.58%) Serverless
17 6 (0.50%) Mimecast
18 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (8.62%) Firewall
2 57 (4.73%) Network Security
3 43 (3.57%) SAN
4 34 (2.82%) WAN
5 31 (2.57%) LAN
6 28 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (2.07%) NFC
8 24 (1.99%) NAS
9 23 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 19 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
11 16 (1.33%) Cisco Firepower
12 13 (1.08%) Skype
12 13 (1.08%) VPN
13 11 (0.91%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.83%) Internet
15 9 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (0.58%) BGP
17 7 (0.58%) Intranet
18 6 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.57%) SAP HANA
3 38 (3.15%) Big Data
4 36 (2.99%) SAP BW
5 35 (2.90%) QlikView
6 34 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (2.32%) Blockchain
8 28 (2.32%) Power BI
9 24 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.33%) Spotfire
13 14 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 13 (1.08%) GIS
15 11 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.83%) MySQL
16 10 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 41 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.32%) JIRA
4 37 (3.07%) IBM UrbanCode
4 37 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (2.99%) Git (software)
6 30 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (2.24%) Subversion
8 25 (2.07%) GoCD
9 15 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.16%) JUnit
11 12 (1.00%) Travis CI
12 11 (0.91%) Selenium
13 8 (0.66%) Maven
14 7 (0.58%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.58%) Jasmine
14 7 (0.58%) Mockito
14 7 (0.58%) Protractor
14 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.58%) TestNG
General
1 378 (31.34%) Finance
2 108 (8.96%) Retail
3 107 (8.87%) Banking
4 64 (5.31%) Marketing
5 55 (4.56%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.23%) Advertising
7 31 (2.57%) Law
8 30 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.40%) Electronics
10 28 (2.32%) Legal
11 26 (2.16%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.24%) Front Office
13 14 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (1.08%) Back Office
14 13 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.58%) Billing
15 7 (0.58%) Games
16 5 (0.41%) French Language
16 5 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.06%) REST
2 47 (3.90%) XML
3 39 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
4 28 (2.32%) .NET
5 21 (1.74%) HTML
6 19 (1.58%) CSS
6 19 (1.58%) Web Services
7 15 (1.24%) Spring
8 12 (1.00%) SOAP
9 10 (0.83%) J2EE
9 10 (0.83%) SAPUI5
10 8 (0.66%) WCF
11 6 (0.50%) RESTful
11 6 (0.50%) SailPoint
11 6 (0.50%) SAML
11 6 (0.50%) SAP Fiori
12 5 (0.41%) HTML5
12 5 (0.41%) Kafka
12 5 (0.41%) OAuth
12 5 (0.41%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 55 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.82%) Fintech
6 31 (2.57%) PKI
6 31 (2.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 29 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 26 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 25 (2.07%) Contactless
9 25 (2.07%) EMV
9 25 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.07%) Mobile Payment
9 25 (2.07%) Smartcard
10 22 (1.82%) Life Science
11 17 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.33%) PMI
13 14 (1.16%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.00%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 127 (10.53%) Windows
2 73 (6.05%) Linux
3 50 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.40%) Unix
5 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.00%) Mesosphere
8 11 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.33%) AIX
12 4 (0.33%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.25%) Android
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.083%) CentOS
14 1 (0.083%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.083%) VMS
14 1 (0.083%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (11.11%) Presales
3 130 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
5 124 (10.28%) Project Management
6 123 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
7 122 (10.12%) Analytics
8 114 (9.45%) Mentoring
9 98 (8.13%) ERP
10 90 (7.46%) CRM
11 88 (7.30%) DevOps
12 84 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (6.38%) Information Security
14 75 (6.22%) Business Development
15 69 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (4.73%) Open Source
17 54 (4.48%) Migration
17 54 (4.48%) Test Automation
18 50 (4.15%) PRINCE2
19 49 (4.06%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (13.35%) SQL
2 113 (9.37%) Java
3 65 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 51 (4.23%) Python
5 43 (3.57%) C
6 39 (3.23%) Apex Code
7 37 (3.07%) C#
8 33 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.40%) R
10 24 (1.99%) ABAP
11 21 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.33%) Go
13 10 (0.83%) Perl
14 9 (0.75%) Java 8
14 9 (0.75%) Ruby
15 8 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.58%) PHP
17 4 (0.33%) C++
17 4 (0.33%) VBA
18 2 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 194 (16.09%) Degree
2 77 (6.38%) CISSP
3 48 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (3.81%) Security Cleared
5 44 (3.65%) CISM
6 42 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (3.23%) MCSE
8 35 (2.90%) CISA
8 35 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 33 (2.74%) CCNP
10 23 (1.91%) PMI Certification
11 19 (1.58%) CIMA
12 18 (1.49%) CCIE
13 17 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.41%) MCITP
14 15 (1.24%) CRISC
15 14 (1.16%) ACCA
16 13 (1.08%) CCNA
16 13 (1.08%) MCSA
17 12 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.64%) GDPR
2 54 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (4.15%) QA
4 43 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.66%) COBIT
6 19 (1.58%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.75%) PMO
10 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.50%) PMBOK
12 5 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.41%) FATCA
12 5 (0.41%) IFRS
12 5 (0.41%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 74 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 53 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 37 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.49%) Docker
4 30 (2.49%) vSphere
5 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.41%) KVM
7 5 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.33%) XenApp
9 3 (0.25%) HDFS
9 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.25%) vCloud
10 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.17%) UAG
10 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (4.06%) Puppet
2 48 (3.98%) Ansible
3 46 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (3.81%) Terraform
4 37 (3.07%) Consul
5 31 (2.57%) QRadar
6 25 (2.07%) Rundeck
7 22 (1.82%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.08%) Automic
9 12 (1.00%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.83%) Nessus
11 9 (0.75%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.75%) SCCM
12 5 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.33%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.33%) CloudHub
13 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.33%) Mesos
13 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 179 (14.84%) SAP
2 159 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 124 (10.28%) Oracle
4 80 (6.63%) Salesforce.com
5 76 (6.30%) Splunk
6 71 (5.89%) VMware
7 62 (5.14%) Cisco
8 57 (4.73%) Hyperion
9 54 (4.48%) Tableau
10 38 (3.15%) Citrix
11 35 (2.90%) Qualys
12 30 (2.49%) Juniper
13 29 (2.40%) IBM
14 28 (2.32%) ServiceNow
15 25 (2.07%) Delphix
15 25 (2.07%) RedGate
16 23 (1.91%) CheckPoint
16 23 (1.91%) Informatica
17 19 (1.58%) Blue Coat
17 19 (1.58%) MicroStrategy