Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 445 431
Rank change year-on-year +57 -14 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 428 803 1,043
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.67% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 402 575 786
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £49,150 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -

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 59,592 119,868 145,333
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.59% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,396 97,043 117,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 14 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 18 January 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 +38 352 £65,000 -7.14% 56
London +83 219 £65,000 -10.34% 30
UK excluding London +23 112 £62,500 - 26
Work from Home -72 83 £65,000 -7.14% 11
South East +126 57 £70,000 +12.00% 9
North of England +15 19 £57,000 -12.31% 7
North West +65 16 £57,000 -13.64% 5
South West +62 13 £70,000 +30.23% 1
Midlands +60 12 £62,500 -10.71% 5
West Midlands +42 10 £70,000 - 4
Scotland +10 8 £55,000 -21.43% 1
East of England +91 3 £60,000 +6.67% 3
Yorkshire +15 3 £27,500 -48.84%
East Midlands +48 1 £62,500 -3.85% 1

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 143 (33.41%) Finance
2 73 (17.06%) Presales
3 65 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (14.49%) Business Development
5 59 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (13.08%) Azure
7 52 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (11.92%) Thought Leadership
9 50 (11.68%) Java
9 50 (11.68%) Microsoft
9 50 (11.68%) SaaS
10 47 (10.98%) SAP
11 46 (10.75%) SQL
11 46 (10.75%) ERP
11 46 (10.75%) Migration
12 45 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (10.28%) Information Security
13 44 (10.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 43 (10.05%) Analytics
15 41 (9.58%) Degree
16 38 (8.88%) Python
16 38 (8.88%) Project Delivery
17 37 (8.64%) VMware
18 35 (8.18%) Requirements Gathering
19 33 (7.71%) Manufacturing
19 33 (7.71%) JavaScript
19 33 (7.71%) HTML
20 31 (7.24%) AWS
20 31 (7.24%) ServiceNow
21 30 (7.01%) Billing

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 10 (2.34%) SAS
2 8 (1.87%) Confluence
3 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (3.04%) SAP FI
3 10 (2.34%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (2.34%) SAP CO
3 10 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (1.17%) BigMachines
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.93%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.93%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.93%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.70%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.70%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.08%) Azure
2 50 (11.68%) SaaS
3 31 (7.24%) AWS
4 21 (4.91%) Power Platform
5 20 (4.67%) Office 365
6 13 (3.04%) GCP
7 10 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.34%) PaaS
8 8 (1.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.64%) IaaS
9 7 (1.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
10 5 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.17%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.17%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle CX
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.44%) Firewall
2 15 (3.50%) VPN
3 12 (2.80%) SAN
4 11 (2.57%) WAN
5 10 (2.34%) DNS
6 9 (2.10%) HTTP
6 9 (2.10%) SSL
6 9 (2.10%) VSAN
7 7 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.64%) Network Security
7 7 (1.64%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.40%) FTP
8 6 (1.40%) IMAP
8 6 (1.40%) SMTP
9 5 (1.17%) BGP
9 5 (1.17%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.17%) Extranet
9 5 (1.17%) LAN
9 5 (1.17%) MPLS
9 5 (1.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.37%) NoSQL
2 21 (4.91%) Power BI
3 20 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.80%) Big Data
4 12 (2.80%) Data Lake
4 12 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.64%) QlikView
7 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.64%) Tableau
8 6 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.40%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.40%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.57%) JIRA
2 10 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.40%) Artifactory
4 6 (1.40%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.47%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.47%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.23%) ER Studio
6 1 (0.23%) ERwin
6 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (33.41%) Finance
2 33 (7.71%) Manufacturing
3 30 (7.01%) Billing
4 24 (5.61%) Marketing
5 15 (3.50%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.57%) Electronics
7 10 (2.34%) Legal
8 9 (2.10%) Banking
8 9 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.87%) Retail
10 7 (1.64%) Brand Awareness
10 7 (1.64%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.40%) Games
12 5 (1.17%) Military
13 4 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.70%) Back Office
14 3 (0.70%) Law
15 2 (0.47%) Front Office
15 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.71%) HTML
2 28 (6.54%) XML
3 25 (5.84%) RESTful
4 19 (4.44%) Lambda Expressions
5 18 (4.21%) JMS
5 18 (4.21%) JPA
6 16 (3.74%) .NET
7 15 (3.50%) LDAP
8 14 (3.27%) Web Services
9 13 (3.04%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.57%) CSS
11 9 (2.10%) SOAP
12 8 (1.87%) Ajax
12 8 (1.87%) JSON
12 8 (1.87%) SailPoint
13 7 (1.64%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.64%) Entity Framework
13 7 (1.64%) SPML
13 7 (1.64%) XACML
14 6 (1.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.84%) iPhone
1 25 (5.84%) Renewable Energy
2 17 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.57%) User Experience
4 9 (2.10%) CMDB
4 9 (2.10%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.64%) Blog
5 7 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.47%) IVR
9 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.47%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.23%) AS400
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.84%) Android
2 19 (4.44%) Windows
3 15 (3.50%) Linux
4 11 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.87%) CentOS
6 6 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.70%) Unix
7 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.47%) VMS
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.06%) Presales
2 65 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (14.49%) Business Development
4 59 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (11.92%) Thought Leadership
7 46 (10.75%) ERP
7 46 (10.75%) Migration
8 45 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (10.28%) Information Security
10 43 (10.05%) Analytics
11 38 (8.88%) Project Delivery
12 35 (8.18%) Requirements Gathering
13 29 (6.78%) Project Management
14 28 (6.54%) Logistics
15 25 (5.84%) Fintech
15 25 (5.84%) Microservices
15 25 (5.84%) Risk Management
16 24 (5.61%) Open Source
17 23 (5.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.68%) Java
2 46 (10.75%) SQL
3 38 (8.88%) Python
4 33 (7.71%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.14%) C#
6 10 (2.34%) Ruby
7 9 (2.10%) Perl
7 9 (2.10%) R
8 8 (1.87%) C++
8 8 (1.87%) Groovy
9 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.40%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.17%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.17%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.93%) U-SQL
12 3 (0.70%) Go
13 2 (0.47%) Scala
13 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (9.58%) Degree
2 23 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.91%) CISSP
4 14 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.80%) CompTIA Security+
6 9 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.10%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.10%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (1.64%) ACCA
7 7 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.64%) CIPD
7 7 (1.64%) CISM
8 6 (1.40%) CIMA
8 6 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.40%) PCI QSA
8 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.17%) CISA
10 4 (0.93%) CCIE
10 4 (0.93%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.67%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.21%) NIST
4 15 (3.50%) QA
5 12 (2.80%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.64%) GDPR
6 7 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (1.64%) NCSC
6 7 (1.64%) PMO
7 4 (0.93%) PSD2
8 3 (0.70%) BS25999
8 3 (0.70%) GAMP
8 3 (0.70%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.70%) SEPA
9 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.23%) IFRS
10 1 (0.23%) ITGC
10 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.50%) VMware NSX
3 15 (3.50%) vSphere
4 12 (2.80%) vCloud
5 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.17%) Docker
7 3 (0.70%) GPFS
7 3 (0.70%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) StorNext
8 2 (0.47%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 12 (2.80%) vRealize
2 10 (2.34%) Ansible
2 10 (2.34%) Terraform
3 8 (1.87%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.40%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.47%) SCCM
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 50 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.98%) SAP
3 37 (8.64%) VMware
4 31 (7.24%) ServiceNow
5 30 (7.01%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (6.78%) Oracle
7 23 (5.37%) Cisco
8 16 (3.74%) EMC
9 11 (2.57%) Fortinet
9 11 (2.57%) HP
10 9 (2.10%) NetApp
11 8 (1.87%) BMC
11 8 (1.87%) CyberArk
11 8 (1.87%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.87%) Remedy
11 8 (1.87%) Teradata
12 7 (1.64%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.40%) Conga
13 6 (1.40%) Dell
13 6 (1.40%) Informatica