Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 426 418
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 1275 1363 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1022 1269
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 17 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 22 November 2017. 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 1153 £65,000 - 77
London -20 641 £70,000 - 44
UK excluding London -6 482 £60,000 - 33
South East +16 166 £60,000 -7.69% 7
North of England -29 110 £60,000 +6.67% 11
North West -17 64 £60,000 +2.13% 7
Midlands +24 63 £60,000 - 3
South West +36 61 £80,000 +45.45% 4
West Midlands +15 50 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Scotland -21 48 £57,500 -4.17% 1
East of England +2 38 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire -7 31 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East Midlands +29 11 £50,000 -16.67%
North East 0 9 £41,500 +7.79% 1
Wales +14 3 £47,750 -26.54%
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 2
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 464 (36.39%) Finance
2 229 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 220 (17.25%) Microsoft
4 216 (16.94%) SQL
5 215 (16.86%) Analytics
6 203 (15.92%) SAP
7 190 (14.90%) Presales
8 189 (14.82%) Degree
9 174 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
10 169 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
11 165 (12.94%) Banking
11 165 (12.94%) Oracle
12 155 (12.16%) Mentoring
13 151 (11.84%) Project Management
14 135 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
15 131 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 119 (9.33%) Retail
17 113 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
18 110 (8.63%) Information Security
19 106 (8.31%) Java
20 104 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
21 97 (7.61%) DevOps
22 96 (7.53%) SQL Server
23 95 (7.45%) ITIL
24 92 (7.22%) Windows
25 88 (6.90%) Telecoms
26 83 (6.51%) SAS
27 82 (6.43%) Security Cleared
28 81 (6.35%) People Management
29 80 (6.27%) Business Development

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 83 (6.51%) SAS
2 26 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.49%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.33%) JBoss
7 16 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.02%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.71%) IIS
11 7 (0.55%) Apache
11 7 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.47%) Anypoint
12 6 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.31%) Oracle UPK
14 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
1 22 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.39%) SPSS
6 1 (0.078%) InVision
6 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.078%) Vensim
Business Applications
1 48 (3.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 40 (3.14%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (2.04%) SAP FI
5 24 (1.88%) SAP CO
5 24 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 23 (1.80%) SAP Retail
7 20 (1.57%) SAP HCM
7 20 (1.57%) SAP MM
8 18 (1.41%) SAP HR
9 17 (1.33%) Hyperion Planning
10 16 (1.25%) SAP SD
11 15 (1.18%) HFM
12 14 (1.10%) SAP BPC
13 13 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (1.02%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.94%) Markit EDM
15 11 (0.86%) Cognos TM1
16 10 (0.78%) SAP SCM
16 10 (0.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 131 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.92%) Office 365
4 30 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
4 30 (2.35%) SaaS
5 26 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
6 21 (1.65%) IaaS
7 15 (1.18%) PaaS
8 14 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (0.86%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle CX
13 7 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.45%) Firewall
2 33 (2.59%) SAN
3 31 (2.43%) Wireless
4 27 (2.12%) Internet
4 27 (2.12%) VPN
5 24 (1.88%) Network Security
6 23 (1.80%) HTTP
6 23 (1.80%) SSL
7 22 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (1.65%) NFC
9 17 (1.33%) Skype
9 17 (1.33%) WAN
10 16 (1.25%) TCP/IP
11 15 (1.18%) IPsec
11 15 (1.18%) LAN
12 12 (0.94%) BGP
12 12 (0.94%) LDAP
12 12 (0.94%) MPLS
12 12 (0.94%) NAS
13 11 (0.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.96%) Big Data
3 67 (5.25%) Base SAS
3 67 (5.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 67 (5.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 67 (5.25%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 37 (2.90%) Power BI
5 31 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.96%) QlikView
9 23 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
10 22 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (1.57%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.57%) MySQL
12 19 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.41%) DataStage
14 16 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.10%) GIS
Development Applications
1 67 (5.25%) ProC
2 34 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.59%) Selenium
4 28 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
6 24 (1.88%) JIRA
7 21 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.25%) JUnit
9 14 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.02%) TestNG
11 12 (0.94%) Axure RP
12 11 (0.86%) Subversion
13 10 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (0.71%) Appium
14 9 (0.71%) GoCD
14 9 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.71%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.63%) Protractor
15 8 (0.63%) VersionOne
General
1 464 (36.39%) Finance
2 165 (12.94%) Banking
3 119 (9.33%) Retail
4 88 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 64 (5.02%) Manufacturing
6 47 (3.69%) Marketing
7 37 (2.90%) Advertising
8 36 (2.82%) Electronics
9 34 (2.67%) Legal
10 29 (2.27%) Retail Banking
11 27 (2.12%) Back Office
11 27 (2.12%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.41%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.25%) Local Government
14 15 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.78%) Billing
16 9 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.63%) Digital Economy
18 7 (0.55%) Front Office
18 7 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.65%) .NET
2 65 (5.10%) HTML
3 59 (4.63%) Web Services
4 44 (3.45%) CSS
5 25 (1.96%) Middleware
6 23 (1.80%) Spring
7 22 (1.73%) XML
8 19 (1.49%) MDX
9 18 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.10%) JSON
10 14 (1.10%) RESTful
11 13 (1.02%) JDBC
11 13 (1.02%) JSP
11 13 (1.02%) Spring Security
12 12 (0.94%) XSLT
13 11 (0.86%) AngularJS
13 11 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (0.78%) JMS
14 10 (0.78%) jQuery
15 9 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 174 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 51 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.06%) User Experience
5 37 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.51%) Fintech
7 31 (2.43%) Driving Licence
8 28 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 21 (1.65%) Contactless
9 21 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.65%) EMV
9 21 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
9 21 (1.65%) Smartcard
10 18 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.25%) Life Science
12 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.18%) Social Media
13 14 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (0.94%) Digital Currency
14 12 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.22%) Windows
2 79 (6.20%) Linux
3 55 (4.31%) Unix
4 33 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.25%) Android
6 14 (1.10%) Solaris
7 13 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.31%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.078%) CentOS
12 1 (0.078%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
2 215 (16.86%) Analytics
3 190 (14.90%) Presales
4 169 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (12.16%) Mentoring
6 151 (11.84%) Project Management
7 135 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
8 113 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
9 110 (8.63%) Information Security
10 97 (7.61%) DevOps
11 95 (7.45%) ITIL
12 81 (6.35%) People Management
13 80 (6.27%) Business Development
13 80 (6.27%) PRINCE2
14 72 (5.65%) ERP
14 72 (5.65%) Migration
15 70 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
16 69 (5.41%) Visual Analytics
17 62 (4.86%) CRM
18 60 (4.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (16.94%) SQL
2 106 (8.31%) Java
3 75 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 67 (5.25%) C#
4 67 (5.25%) PROC SQL
4 67 (5.25%) SAS Macro
5 54 (4.24%) C
6 33 (2.59%) Python
7 25 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 25 (1.96%) C++
8 20 (1.57%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.49%) R
10 18 (1.41%) PHP
11 14 (1.10%) Ruby
12 13 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.78%) Apex Code
14 9 (0.71%) Perl
15 8 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (14.82%) Degree
2 82 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.20%) CISSP
4 58 (4.55%) CISM
5 54 (4.24%) SC Cleared
6 32 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.12%) MCSE
9 25 (1.96%) CISA
10 24 (1.88%) CCNP
11 22 (1.73%) CEH
11 22 (1.73%) CIMA
12 19 (1.49%) CREST Certified
13 18 (1.41%) ACCA
13 18 (1.41%) CCA
14 17 (1.33%) DV Cleared
15 16 (1.25%) CCNA
16 15 (1.18%) CCIE
17 14 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (3.84%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.27%) QA
4 21 (1.65%) GDPR
5 17 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.63%) PMO
7 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.55%) SLA
8 6 (0.47%) SAS 70
9 5 (0.39%) GCP
10 4 (0.31%) COBIT
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.078%) COSO
13 1 (0.078%) MiFID
13 1 (0.078%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 32 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.18%) Docker
5 8 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.55%) vSphere
7 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.39%) XenApp
8 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) KVM
9 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.078%) Gluster
10 1 (0.078%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.078%) iptables
10 1 (0.078%) NFS
10 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.078%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
1 36 (2.82%) Puppet
2 29 (2.27%) Ansible
3 17 (1.33%) Terraform
4 15 (1.18%) SCOM
5 12 (0.94%) Nagios
6 9 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.71%) Nessus
6 9 (0.71%) Nmap
6 9 (0.71%) SCCM
7 6 (0.47%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.39%) Consul
8 5 (0.39%) Mesos
8 5 (0.39%) rkt
8 5 (0.39%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.31%) Graphite
9 4 (0.31%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.31%) SmoothWall
10 3 (0.24%) QRadar
11 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 220 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 203 (15.92%) SAP
3 165 (12.94%) Oracle
4 63 (4.94%) VMware
5 57 (4.47%) Tableau
6 50 (3.92%) Cisco
6 50 (3.92%) Hyperion
7 39 (3.06%) Citrix
7 39 (3.06%) Google
8 38 (2.98%) Cognos
9 32 (2.51%) Splunk
10 29 (2.27%) IBM
11 28 (2.20%) Informatica
12 26 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
13 25 (1.96%) Talend
14 24 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (1.57%) F5
15 20 (1.57%) JD Edwards
16 16 (1.25%) Alteryx
16 16 (1.25%) NetApp