Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Consultant was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 429 429
Rank change year-on-year -47 0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 728 276 995
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.56% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 443 190 604
10th Percentile £50,750 £48,625 £47,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £65,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.52% +1.54%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £94,750 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £73,250 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.08% - -

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 111,569 46,329 134,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 94.82% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,638 38,446 108,598
10th Percentile £31,759 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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 -48 540 £75,000 +15.38% 94
London -46 327 £75,000 +15.38% 55
UK excluding London -73 260 £73,250 +22.08% 41
Work from Home -129 204 £70,000 +7.69% 16
South East -107 98 £75,000 +7.14% 15
Scotland -37 70 £85,000 +54.55% 3
North of England -74 50 £62,500 +13.64% 6
North West -70 41 £62,500 +13.64% 4
Midlands -93 30 £62,500 +17.37% 12
West Midlands -78 23 £61,000 +15.09% 10
Yorkshire -87 8 £58,750 -2.08% 2
East of England -93 6 £50,000 -16.67% 2
South West -95 5 £51,250 -10.87% 2
East Midlands -79 2 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Wales -44 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 212 (29.12%) Social Skills
2 211 (28.98%) Finance
3 191 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (25.41%) Project Management
5 182 (25.00%) Presales
6 162 (22.25%) Cybersecurity
7 144 (19.78%) SaaS
8 142 (19.51%) Degree
9 138 (18.96%) Mentoring
10 119 (16.35%) Azure
11 114 (15.66%) Microsoft
12 88 (12.09%) SAP
12 88 (12.09%) Migration
13 87 (11.95%) DevOps
14 85 (11.68%) AWS
15 83 (11.40%) Oracle
15 83 (11.40%) Life Science
15 83 (11.40%) Requirements Gathering
16 81 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 81 (11.13%) Veeva
17 80 (10.99%) SQL
18 78 (10.71%) Project Delivery
19 74 (10.16%) Analytics
20 73 (10.03%) ERP
21 72 (9.89%) Self-Motivation
22 71 (9.75%) Risk Management
23 69 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
24 65 (8.93%) Thought Leadership
24 65 (8.93%) ServiceNow
25 63 (8.65%) Retail

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 48 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 37 (5.08%) Documentum
3 22 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.96%) Confluence
4 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.69%) Apache
5 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.69%) CMS
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.55%) SAS
7 3 (0.41%) IIS
7 3 (0.41%) nginx
7 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Appian
8 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.27%) Traefik
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.65%) Oracle Smart View
4 8 (1.10%) Windchill
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) InVision
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 43 (5.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 42 (5.77%) Oracle ERP
3 35 (4.81%) Oracle Payables
3 35 (4.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 31 (4.26%) TrackWise
5 24 (3.30%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (2.75%) Oracle 11i
7 20 (2.75%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (1.65%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
8 12 (1.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 11 (1.51%) Hyperion Planning
9 11 (1.51%) SAP MM
10 8 (1.10%) NetSuite
10 8 (1.10%) SAP MDG
10 8 (1.10%) SAP Retail
11 7 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.96%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.96%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 144 (19.78%) SaaS
2 119 (16.35%) Azure
3 85 (11.68%) AWS
4 81 (11.13%) Veeva
5 45 (6.18%) GCP
6 32 (4.40%) Power Platform
7 30 (4.12%) GitHub
7 30 (4.12%) Microsoft 365
8 24 (3.30%) Azure Logic Apps
9 23 (3.16%) GitHub Actions
10 22 (3.02%) Azure Event Grid
10 22 (3.02%) Azure Service Bus
11 15 (2.06%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.65%) Azure Sentinel
14 11 (1.51%) AWS CodePipeline
14 11 (1.51%) Serverless
15 9 (1.24%) PaaS
16 8 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.20%) Firewall
2 14 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (1.65%) VPN
4 9 (1.24%) LAN
4 9 (1.24%) WAN
5 8 (1.10%) Network Security
6 7 (0.96%) SSL
7 5 (0.69%) FTP
7 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.69%) Wireless
8 4 (0.55%) SAN
8 4 (0.55%) SD-WAN
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (0.41%) MPLS
9 3 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.41%) Skype
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 33 (4.53%) Big Data
3 33 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.43%) Tableau
6 22 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.02%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.02%) Power BI
7 14 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.37%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.24%) Essbase
9 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.10%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.96%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.82%) BigQuery
12 6 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 14 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.79%) JIRA
3 7 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.27%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.27%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.14%) Charles Proxy
6 1 (0.14%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.14%) Firebug
6 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Postman
6 1 (0.14%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.14%) Selenium
6 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 212 (29.12%) Social Skills
2 211 (28.98%) Finance
3 63 (8.65%) Retail
4 49 (6.73%) Presentation Skills
5 48 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 36 (4.95%) Manufacturing
8 35 (4.81%) Billing
8 35 (4.81%) French Language
9 34 (4.67%) German Language
9 34 (4.67%) Legal
10 33 (4.53%) Public Sector
11 32 (4.40%) Spanish Language
12 31 (4.26%) Italian Language
13 25 (3.43%) Marketing
14 23 (3.16%) Banking
15 21 (2.88%) Law
16 18 (2.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 14 (1.92%) Telecoms
18 12 (1.65%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.97%) .NET
2 33 (4.53%) RESTful
2 33 (4.53%) Web Services
3 32 (4.40%) HTML
4 27 (3.71%) Kafka
5 23 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 23 (3.16%) Oracle Fusion
6 22 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.79%) XML
8 12 (1.65%) CSS
9 9 (1.24%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.24%) Entity Framework
9 9 (1.24%) SOAP
10 8 (1.10%) LDAP
10 8 (1.10%) React
11 7 (0.96%) Ajax
12 6 (0.82%) COM
12 6 (0.82%) J2EE
12 6 (0.82%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.40%) Life Science
2 72 (9.89%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.92%) iPhone
6 12 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 12 (1.65%) Renewable Energy
7 11 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (1.51%) Pharmacovigilance
8 10 (1.37%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.24%) Blog
9 9 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.10%) Marketing Technology
11 7 (0.96%) Biotechnology
11 7 (0.96%) CMDB
11 7 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
12 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.26%) Linux
2 25 (3.43%) Windows
3 16 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.79%) Android
5 8 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.82%) SUSE
7 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (25.41%) Project Management
3 182 (25.00%) Presales
4 162 (22.25%) Cybersecurity
5 138 (18.96%) Mentoring
6 88 (12.09%) Migration
7 87 (11.95%) DevOps
8 83 (11.40%) Requirements Gathering
9 81 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (10.71%) Project Delivery
11 74 (10.16%) Analytics
12 73 (10.03%) ERP
13 71 (9.75%) Risk Management
14 69 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (8.93%) Thought Leadership
16 62 (8.52%) Computer Science
17 61 (8.38%) GAP Analysis
18 55 (7.55%) Coaching
19 54 (7.42%) Validation
20 53 (7.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 80 (10.99%) SQL
2 55 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 52 (7.14%) C#
4 39 (5.36%) Python
5 37 (5.08%) Bash Shell
6 36 (4.95%) Java
7 26 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.96%) C++
8 7 (0.96%) Perl
9 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.82%) Scala
10 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.55%) C
11 4 (0.55%) R
12 3 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.41%) Go
13 2 (0.27%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) VB
13 2 (0.27%) VBA
13 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (19.51%) Degree
2 60 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (5.49%) Oracle Certification
5 33 (4.53%) CISSP
6 32 (4.40%) CISM
7 24 (3.30%) SC Cleared
8 22 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 22 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.06%) CISA
9 15 (2.06%) PMI Certification
9 15 (2.06%) PMP
10 12 (1.65%) ACCA
11 11 (1.51%) CCNP
11 11 (1.51%) CIMA
12 10 (1.37%) PhD
13 9 (1.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (1.24%) CCSP
14 8 (1.10%) AAT
14 8 (1.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.73%) GDPR
2 34 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.85%) GRC
4 25 (3.43%) PCI DSS
5 23 (3.16%) Data Quality
6 19 (2.61%) NIST
7 16 (2.20%) QA
8 11 (1.51%) CDISC
9 8 (1.10%) ISO 13485
10 7 (0.96%) GxP
11 5 (0.69%) IASME
11 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.55%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.41%) COBIT
13 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.27%) NCSC
15 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
15 1 (0.14%) ITGC
System Software
1 55 (7.55%) Docker
2 22 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.96%) vSphere
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.27%) Ceph
7 2 (0.27%) Gluster
7 2 (0.27%) StorNext
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.27%) Xsan
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 61 (8.38%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.85%) Terraform
3 23 (3.16%) Ansible
4 20 (2.75%) QRadar
5 10 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.10%) Puppet
7 7 (0.96%) HP UCMDB
8 5 (0.69%) CASB
8 5 (0.69%) Rancher
9 3 (0.41%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.41%) SCCM
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.27%) Consul
10 2 (0.27%) Istio
10 2 (0.27%) linkerd
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 114 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 88 (12.09%) SAP
3 83 (11.40%) Oracle
4 65 (8.93%) ServiceNow
5 53 (7.28%) Splunk
6 48 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (3.71%) VMware
8 24 (3.30%) Google
8 24 (3.30%) OpenText
9 20 (2.75%) LogRhythm
10 18 (2.47%) F5
11 16 (2.20%) Cisco
12 15 (2.06%) Hyperion
13 12 (1.65%) Palo Alto
14 11 (1.51%) Databricks
15 10 (1.37%) HP
15 10 (1.37%) Siebel
16 9 (1.24%) Red Hat
17 8 (1.10%) Adobe
17 8 (1.10%) PTC