The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 652 667 707
Rank change year-on-year +15 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 242 269 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 209 220 233
Median salary £40,000 £49,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.19% +16.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Consultant.

Salary trend for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Consultant over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 227 £40,000 -15.78% 23
London +14 76 £44,000 -23.47% 5
East of England +16 43 £52,500 +16.66% 2
South East +23 34 £37,500 -16.66% 5
North West -28 25 £32,500 -7.14% 3
West Midlands +7 23 £44,000 -16.19% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 23 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Cambridge +4 20 £30,000 -50.00% 2
Berkshire +24 19 £42,500 -5.55%
Reading +31 18 £42,500 +13.33%
Ipswich +18 13 £52,500 +40.00%
Suffolk +15 13 £52,500 +40.00%
Warwickshire +10 13 £80,000 -
Yorkshire -15 12 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Liverpool - 11 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside - 11 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -34 10 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Warwick +22 9 £80,000 -
North Yorkshire +12 9 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Hampshire +18 8 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Southampton +18 7 £35,000 +81.81% 1
Wolverhampton - 7 £35,000 -
City of London +31 6 £71,250 -8.65% 2
South West -10 6 £26,000 -62.85% 3
Harrogate +4 5 £35,000 -26.31%
Chelmsford - 5 £40,000 -
Essex - 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +26 4 £45,000 -12.19% 1
West Yorkshire -1 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Bristol -26 3 £25,000 -37.50% 3

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 170 (34.21%) Finance
2 125 (25.15%) SQL
3 118 (23.74%) Java
4 114 (22.94%) Project Management
5 106 (21.33%) ERP
6 95 (19.11%) Degree
6 95 (19.11%) Presales
7 86 (17.30%) Sage
8 76 (15.29%) C++
9 71 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 67 (13.48%) C#
11 66 (13.28%) Microsoft
12 62 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (10.46%) Computer Science
14 52 (10.46%) Mentoring
14 52 (10.46%) JavaScript
15 48 (9.66%) SDLC
16 47 (9.46%) SQL Server
16 47 (9.46%) PRINCE2
17 46 (9.26%) HTML
18 45 (9.05%) .NET
18 45 (9.05%) NetSuite
19 43 (8.65%) Business Analysis
20 42 (8.45%) C
21 40 (8.05%) Oracle
21 40 (8.05%) Customer Requirements
22 39 (7.85%) Windows
23 38 (7.65%) Mathematics
24 37 (7.44%) CSS

Software 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 15 (3.02%) SharePoint
1 15 (3.02%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.41%) Apache
3 9 (1.81%) IIS
4 7 (1.41%) Apache Pig
4 7 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.01%) CMS
5 5 (1.01%) JBoss
5 5 (1.01%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (9.05%) NetSuite
2 34 (6.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 32 (6.44%) Sage X3
4 26 (5.23%) Sage 200
5 10 (2.01%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (1.41%) Workfront
7 6 (1.21%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.80%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.60%) Lawson
10 3 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg AIM
11 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.40%) Fredhopper
11 2 (0.40%) Line 100
11 2 (0.40%) Line 50
11 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.24%) SaaS
2 12 (2.41%) Force.com
3 11 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.01%) Intacct
4 10 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.41%) FinancialForce.com
5 7 (1.41%) Mavenlink
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.01%) Internet
2 3 (0.60%) Broadband
2 3 (0.60%) NAS
2 3 (0.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.20%) Skype
3 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.62%) Big Data
2 18 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.82%) MS Access
4 12 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.61%) MySQL
6 7 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 7 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.40%) Endeca
10 2 (0.40%) QlikView
11 1 (0.20%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.41%) Ant
2 7 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.41%) Subversion
3 5 (1.01%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.01%) Toad
4 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.40%) Appium
5 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.40%) Buildbot
5 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.40%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.40%) Selenium
5 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 170 (34.21%) Finance
2 27 (5.43%) Banking
3 23 (4.63%) Electronics
4 18 (3.62%) Legal
5 15 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.62%) Automotive
6 13 (2.62%) Front Office
6 13 (2.62%) Retail
6 13 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.41%) Games
8 6 (1.21%) Marketing
9 5 (1.01%) Back Office
9 5 (1.01%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Avionics
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.26%) HTML
2 45 (9.05%) .NET
3 37 (7.44%) CSS
4 23 (4.63%) XML
5 22 (4.43%) J2EE
6 16 (3.22%) Spring
7 14 (2.82%) JSON
7 14 (2.82%) SOAP
8 13 (2.62%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.62%) STL
9 12 (2.41%) EJB
9 12 (2.41%) Hibernate
9 12 (2.41%) Web Services
10 11 (2.21%) REST
11 10 (2.01%) jQuery
12 9 (1.81%) Ajax
12 9 (1.81%) RESTful
13 8 (1.61%) Java EE
14 7 (1.41%) HTML5
14 7 (1.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (10.46%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (5.23%) Fintech
5 10 (2.01%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.81%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.01%) iPad
8 3 (0.60%) Clustering
8 3 (0.60%) Derivative
8 3 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) DTCC
9 2 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.40%) NHS
9 2 (0.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.20%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.20%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.85%) Windows
2 19 (3.82%) Unix
3 16 (3.22%) Linux
4 12 (2.41%) Android
4 12 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.94%) Project Management
2 106 (21.33%) ERP
3 95 (19.11%) Presales
4 71 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 56 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 52 (10.46%) Mentoring
7 48 (9.66%) SDLC
8 47 (9.46%) PRINCE2
9 43 (8.65%) Business Analysis
10 40 (8.05%) Customer Requirements
11 38 (7.65%) Mathematics
12 35 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (6.44%) Business Process Mapping
14 29 (5.84%) Change Control
15 21 (4.23%) Physics
15 21 (4.23%) Test Scripting
16 20 (4.02%) Web Development
17 18 (3.62%) Coaching
17 18 (3.62%) Logistics
17 18 (3.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 125 (25.15%) SQL
2 118 (23.74%) Java
3 76 (15.29%) C++
4 67 (13.48%) C#
5 52 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 42 (8.45%) C
7 34 (6.84%) Python
8 25 (5.03%) Embedded C
8 25 (5.03%) Embedded C++
9 12 (2.41%) Objective-C
10 10 (2.01%) PHP
10 10 (2.01%) Ruby
11 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.60%) Groovy
13 3 (0.60%) R
13 3 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 95 (19.11%) Degree
2 36 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.21%) AAT
4 6 (1.21%) CIMA
4 6 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.01%) ACCA
5 5 (1.01%) MCP
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.40%) APMP
7 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.40%) PMP
7 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.84%) QA
2 15 (3.02%) HL7
3 8 (1.61%) PMO
4 2 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.40%) EMIR
4 2 (0.40%) FATCA
4 2 (0.40%) MiFID
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (17.30%) Sage
2 66 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 40 (8.05%) Oracle
4 33 (6.64%) Pegasus
4 33 (6.64%) SAP
5 28 (5.63%) Sun
6 20 (4.02%) Epicor
7 16 (3.22%) JD Edwards
8 15 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.82%) Workday
10 12 (2.41%) Infor
11 8 (1.61%) HP
11 8 (1.61%) Maconomy
12 5 (1.01%) Apple
12 5 (1.01%) Pega
13 3 (0.60%) Citrix
13 3 (0.60%) CODA
13 3 (0.60%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.60%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.40%) Calypso
South West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and generous benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and great benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + package
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £34000 - £38200 per annum + 25 days holiday,pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45,000 + car allow + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45,000 + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45,000 + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45,000 + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum OTE £110k, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £330000 per annum + Benefits Included
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20,837 per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Dudley
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago