Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 394 468 461
Rank change year-on-year +74 -7 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 564 690 944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 423 424 614
10th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £44,125
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,625 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +4.04% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £94,625 £88,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +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 76,883 108,263 142,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 95.37% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 87,903 115,257
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +27 439 £65,000 -7.14% 85
London +68 251 £70,000 -3.45% 45
UK excluding London +7 184 £62,500 -3.85% 41
Work from Home -82 158 £65,000 -7.14% 13
South East +94 103 £62,500 -3.85% 11
North of England +10 31 £57,000 -12.31% 15
North West +20 22 £57,000 -12.31% 7
Scotland +3 17 £60,000 -11.11% 2
South West -10 14 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Midlands -6 12 £70,000 +3.70% 6
West Midlands +2 11 £70,000 +1.82% 6
Yorkshire -5 6 £41,250 -37.85% 2
East of England +28 4 £56,500 +2.73% 2
Wales +32 3 £42,500 -35.85%
North East +17 3 £55,000 +39.24% 6

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 177 (31.38%) Finance
2 106 (18.79%) Azure
2 106 (18.79%) Presales
3 98 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 81 (14.36%) SaaS
6 74 (13.12%) AWS
7 71 (12.59%) Migration
8 70 (12.41%) Project Management
8 70 (12.41%) Java
8 70 (12.41%) Cybersecurity
9 68 (12.06%) Oracle
10 67 (11.88%) Thought Leadership
11 66 (11.70%) ERP
12 63 (11.17%) Requirements Gathering
13 57 (10.11%) SAP
14 56 (9.93%) Business Development
15 54 (9.57%) Python
15 54 (9.57%) Security Cleared
16 53 (9.40%) Project Delivery
17 52 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (9.04%) VMware
19 50 (8.87%) SQL
19 50 (8.87%) Analytics
20 48 (8.51%) DevOps
21 47 (8.33%) JavaScript
22 45 (7.98%) GAP Analysis
23 44 (7.80%) ServiceNow
23 44 (7.80%) Microservices
24 42 (7.45%) Logistics

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 13 (2.30%) SAS
2 9 (1.60%) Confluence
3 7 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.35%) Apache
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.35%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.35%) CMS
5 2 (0.35%) nginx
5 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.18%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) Traefik
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (3.19%) Adobe Premiere
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (6.03%) Oracle ERP
2 33 (5.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (2.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (2.66%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (2.30%) HFM
5 13 (2.30%) Hyperion Planning
6 12 (2.13%) SAP FI
7 11 (1.95%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (1.95%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (1.95%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 11 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (1.77%) SAP CO
8 10 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (1.06%) NetSuite
9 6 (1.06%) SAP BPC
9 6 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.89%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 106 (18.79%) Azure
2 81 (14.36%) SaaS
3 74 (13.12%) AWS
4 39 (6.91%) Microsoft 365
5 27 (4.79%) GCP
6 24 (4.26%) Power Platform
7 20 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.48%) PaaS
9 10 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.60%) IaaS
10 9 (1.60%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.24%) GitHub
11 7 (1.24%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.89%) Logic Apps
12 5 (0.89%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.26%) Firewall
2 21 (3.72%) DNS
3 19 (3.37%) SSL
4 12 (2.13%) VPN
5 11 (1.95%) VSAN
6 10 (1.77%) HTTP
6 10 (1.77%) Network Security
6 10 (1.77%) WAN
7 9 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.42%) LAN
9 7 (1.24%) FTP
9 7 (1.24%) IMAP
9 7 (1.24%) Internet
9 7 (1.24%) SAN
9 7 (1.24%) SD-WAN
9 7 (1.24%) SMTP
10 4 (0.71%) Wireless
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.67%) Big Data
1 32 (5.67%) NoSQL
2 22 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.37%) Power BI
4 15 (2.66%) SQL Server
5 14 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.30%) Tableau
7 12 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.95%) Oracle Smart View
9 10 (1.77%) Essbase
10 9 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.42%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.24%) QlikView
13 6 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.89%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (0.89%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.66%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.13%) JIRA
4 7 (1.24%) Artifactory
4 7 (1.24%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.71%) GitLab
5 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.71%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.35%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.35%) JMeter
6 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.18%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) Spinnaker
General
1 177 (31.38%) Finance
2 36 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 36 (6.38%) Marketing
3 24 (4.26%) Billing
4 23 (4.08%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.19%) Retail
6 12 (2.13%) Games
7 11 (1.95%) General Ledger
7 11 (1.95%) Law
8 9 (1.60%) Banking
8 9 (1.60%) French Language
9 8 (1.42%) Legal
10 6 (1.06%) Electronics
11 5 (0.89%) Military
11 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.53%) Back Office
13 3 (0.53%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.09%) HTML
2 34 (6.03%) .NET
3 33 (5.85%) RESTful
4 29 (5.14%) XML
5 25 (4.43%) AngularJS
6 22 (3.90%) LDAP
7 21 (3.72%) Web Services
8 20 (3.55%) Lambda Expressions
9 19 (3.37%) JMS
9 19 (3.37%) JPA
10 15 (2.66%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.48%) Entity Framework
12 13 (2.30%) Kafka
13 12 (2.13%) SOAP
14 11 (1.95%) CSS
15 10 (1.77%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.77%) Ajax
15 10 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (1.42%) SAP Fiori
17 7 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.03%) iPhone
1 34 (6.03%) Renewable Energy
2 25 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.13%) CMDB
6 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.77%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.24%) FMCG
9 6 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.89%) User Experience
11 4 (0.71%) Blog
11 4 (0.71%) EPoS
11 4 (0.71%) PKI
12 3 (0.53%) AS400
12 3 (0.53%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.09%) Windows
2 33 (5.85%) Android
2 33 (5.85%) Linux
3 21 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.95%) CentOS
5 10 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.06%) Unix
8 5 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.53%) SUSE
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.35%) VMS
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.79%) Presales
2 98 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (12.59%) Migration
4 70 (12.41%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (12.41%) Project Management
5 67 (11.88%) Thought Leadership
6 66 (11.70%) ERP
7 63 (11.17%) Requirements Gathering
8 56 (9.93%) Business Development
9 53 (9.40%) Project Delivery
10 52 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (8.87%) Analytics
12 48 (8.51%) DevOps
13 45 (7.98%) GAP Analysis
14 44 (7.80%) Microservices
15 42 (7.45%) Logistics
15 42 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.27%) Risk Management
17 37 (6.56%) Information Security
17 37 (6.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 70 (12.41%) Java
2 54 (9.57%) Python
3 50 (8.87%) SQL
4 47 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.03%) C#
6 21 (3.72%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.55%) Ruby
8 19 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.66%) Go
10 12 (2.13%) Groovy
11 11 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.42%) Perl
12 8 (1.42%) R
12 8 (1.42%) Scala
13 5 (0.89%) C
14 4 (0.71%) C++
14 4 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.71%) U-SQL
15 2 (0.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 54 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.21%) Degree
3 33 (5.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 33 (5.85%) Oracle Certification
4 18 (3.19%) ACCA
4 18 (3.19%) CIPD
5 15 (2.66%) CIMA
6 14 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (1.42%) CISSP
9 7 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (1.06%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.89%) CISM
11 5 (0.89%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.71%) CCNP
12 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.72%) GDPR
3 19 (3.37%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.48%) QA
5 11 (1.95%) GRC
6 8 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.42%) NCSC
7 7 (1.24%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.06%) NIST
9 4 (0.71%) PSD2
10 3 (0.53%) BS25999
10 3 (0.53%) GAMP
10 3 (0.53%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.53%) SEPA
11 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.90%) Docker
4 18 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.19%) vSphere
5 14 (2.48%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.30%) vCloud
7 11 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.71%) NDS
9 4 (0.71%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.53%) StorNext
10 3 (0.53%) Xsan
11 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.18%) Ceph
12 1 (0.18%) GPFS
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) XenApp
12 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.26%) Ansible
2 24 (4.26%) Terraform
3 13 (2.30%) vRealize
4 11 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.95%) Puppet
5 10 (1.77%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.42%) QRadar
7 5 (0.89%) Istio
7 5 (0.89%) SCCM
8 4 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.71%) MIIS
8 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.35%) Argo
9 2 (0.35%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.18%) linkerd
10 1 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 91 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.06%) Oracle
3 57 (10.11%) SAP
4 51 (9.04%) VMware
5 44 (7.80%) ServiceNow
6 23 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (3.55%) Cisco
7 20 (3.55%) Splunk
8 15 (2.66%) EMC
8 15 (2.66%) HP
9 13 (2.30%) Hyperion
10 12 (2.13%) BMC
10 12 (2.13%) NetApp
11 11 (1.95%) Remedy
12 9 (1.60%) Google
13 8 (1.42%) Citrix
13 8 (1.42%) LogRhythm
14 7 (1.24%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.24%) Dell
14 7 (1.24%) Teradata