Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

Software Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 828 735
Rank change year-on-year +57 -93 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 382 371 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 337 321 485
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +5.88%

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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Top 13 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 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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 +33 363 £47,500 +18.75% 41
UK excluding London -21 192 £40,000 +6.67% 32
London +79 167 £55,000 +17.02% 12
South East +18 78 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Midlands +25 34 £36,000 -20.66% 7
East of England +8 30 £42,500 -19.05% 5
West Midlands +23 26 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South West +20 23 £27,000 +8.00% 5
North of England +1 22 £52,500 +50.00% 6
North West -15 15 £60,000 +84.62%
Yorkshire +11 7 £50,000 +42.86% 5
East Midlands +7 7 £36,000 +4.35% 4
Scotland -2 5 £43,500 +2.35% 1

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 134 (35.08%) Java
2 133 (34.82%) SQL
3 128 (33.51%) Finance
4 102 (26.70%) Degree
5 101 (26.44%) JavaScript
6 90 (23.56%) SQL Server
7 89 (23.30%) XML
7 89 (23.30%) Project Management
8 84 (21.99%) C#
9 78 (20.42%) .NET
10 74 (19.37%) Microsoft
11 67 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (17.28%) Business Analysis
13 60 (15.71%) SaaS
14 58 (15.18%) Banking
15 57 (14.92%) Presales
16 56 (14.66%) Computer Science
17 55 (14.40%) Software Engineering
17 55 (14.40%) HTML
18 52 (13.61%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
20 48 (12.57%) Oracle
21 44 (11.52%) Windows
21 44 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (11.52%) Software Delivery
22 41 (10.73%) QA
22 41 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
23 37 (9.69%) Mentoring
24 36 (9.42%) Python
24 36 (9.42%) 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 (3.93%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.40%) Apache
3 11 (2.88%) IIS
3 11 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.83%) CMS
5 7 (1.83%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.31%) JBoss
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.05%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.79%) Confluence
9 3 (0.79%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.26%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.88%) Front Arena
2 11 (2.88%) Markit EDM
2 11 (2.88%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.57%) assyst
3 6 (1.57%) Pegasus Opera
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.52%) Actimize
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.52%) Lawson
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.26%) HFM
6 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.71%) SaaS
2 50 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.83%) GitHub
7 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.79%) Slack
9 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.76%) Internet
2 11 (2.88%) DNS
2 11 (2.88%) Firewall
3 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.31%) SMS
5 3 (0.79%) NAS
5 3 (0.79%) SAN
5 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.33%) Big Data
3 14 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (2.09%) MySQL
5 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.83%) DB2
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.05%) GIS
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.52%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.26%) OLAP
12 1 (0.26%) QlikView
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Selenium
2 9 (2.36%) JIRA
2 9 (2.36%) JMeter
2 9 (2.36%) SoapUI
2 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.79%) git-flow
4 3 (0.79%) GitLab
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.26%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
General
1 128 (33.51%) Finance
2 58 (15.18%) Banking
3 20 (5.24%) Law
4 18 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.71%) Legal
5 15 (3.93%) Front Office
6 14 (3.66%) Retail
7 13 (3.40%) French Language
7 13 (3.40%) Marketing
8 12 (3.14%) Games
8 12 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.88%) German Language
10 6 (1.57%) Publishing
11 5 (1.31%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.52%) Electronics
13 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (23.30%) XML
2 78 (20.42%) .NET
3 55 (14.40%) HTML
4 36 (9.42%) CSS
5 30 (7.85%) XSLT
6 24 (6.28%) jQuery
7 23 (6.02%) REST
8 22 (5.76%) Web Services
9 17 (4.45%) SOAP
10 11 (2.88%) Kafka
10 11 (2.88%) RESTful
11 9 (2.36%) CSS3
11 9 (2.36%) HTML5
11 9 (2.36%) Spring
12 8 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.83%) Java EE
13 7 (1.83%) Redux
13 7 (1.83%) XSL
14 6 (1.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.66%) Computer Science
2 52 (13.61%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.28%) Fintech
4 20 (5.24%) Derivative
5 17 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (4.45%) Hedge funds
6 16 (4.19%) Fixed Income
7 15 (3.93%) Equities
8 13 (3.40%) Life Science
9 12 (3.14%) e-Learning
10 11 (2.88%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (2.36%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.57%) NHS
15 5 (1.31%) EPoS
16 4 (1.05%) Exotic Derivative
16 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
16 4 (1.05%) Social Media
17 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.52%) Windows
2 27 (7.07%) Linux
3 17 (4.45%) Android
3 17 (4.45%) Apple iOS
3 17 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.66%) Unix
5 13 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.88%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.30%) Project Management
2 67 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (17.28%) Business Analysis
4 57 (14.92%) Presales
5 55 (14.40%) Software Engineering
6 44 (11.52%) Software Delivery
7 41 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (9.69%) Mentoring
9 35 (9.16%) SDLC
10 30 (7.85%) Scrum
10 30 (7.85%) Workflow
11 29 (7.59%) Asset Management
11 29 (7.59%) OO
12 26 (6.81%) DevOps
13 25 (6.54%) Mathematics
13 25 (6.54%) Time Management
14 24 (6.28%) Customer Requirements
15 23 (6.02%) Physics
16 22 (5.76%) Test Automation
17 21 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (35.08%) Java
2 133 (34.82%) SQL
3 101 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 84 (21.99%) C#
5 36 (9.42%) Python
6 22 (5.76%) Apex Code
7 19 (4.97%) C++
8 18 (4.71%) C
9 17 (4.45%) Perl
10 10 (2.62%) Objective-C
10 10 (2.62%) VB
11 6 (1.57%) XPath
12 4 (1.05%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.79%) Scala
13 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) PHP
14 2 (0.52%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.52%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (26.70%) Degree
2 21 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.97%) DV Cleared
4 18 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (4.19%) CISSP
6 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.57%) PhD
6 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.31%) CCNA
7 5 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.31%) GIAC
7 5 (1.31%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (1.31%) MCSE
7 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.31%) SANS
7 5 (1.31%) SSCP
8 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.73%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) COBIT
3 4 (1.05%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 13 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.83%) Docker
3 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) Xen
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
1 4 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.79%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) Terraform
3 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.57%) Oracle
3 29 (7.59%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.88%) Calypso
4 11 (2.88%) Charles River
4 11 (2.88%) SimCorp
5 9 (2.36%) Google
5 9 (2.36%) Sage
6 8 (2.09%) Pegasus
6 8 (2.09%) VMware
7 7 (1.83%) SAP
8 6 (1.57%) Adobe
9 5 (1.31%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.31%) Symantec
10 4 (1.05%) Splunk
11 3 (0.79%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.79%) Dell
11 3 (0.79%) EMC
11 3 (0.79%) F5
11 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow