Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 753 762
Rank change year-on-year -79 +9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 363 517 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 319 466 548
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,200 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +12.50%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Consultant in the UK

Software 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 Software Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -84 341 £42,500 -5.56% 38
UK excluding London -40 214 £37,500 -16.67% 17
London -47 125 £55,000 - 20
South East +9 73 £37,500 -16.67% 7
North of England -38 61 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North West -34 37 £32,500 - 1
Midlands +24 32 £46,250 -15.91% 3
West Midlands +21 29 £52,500 -8.70% 2
East of England +16 24 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Yorkshire -9 13 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South West -17 13 £27,500 -45.00% 2
Scotland -3 11 £42,500 -32.00%
North East +12 4 £37,500 +44.23%
East Midlands +27 3 £34,000 +49.45% 1

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 112 (30.85%) SQL
2 94 (25.90%) Project Management
3 87 (23.97%) Microsoft
4 80 (22.04%) Finance
5 68 (18.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (18.46%) Degree
7 61 (16.80%) Presales
8 60 (16.53%) Java
9 58 (15.98%) Windows
10 54 (14.88%) HTML
11 53 (14.60%) C#
12 50 (13.77%) Oracle
13 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
15 40 (11.02%) ERP
15 40 (11.02%) Linux
16 39 (10.74%) SQL Server
16 39 (10.74%) JavaScript
16 39 (10.74%) CSS
17 38 (10.47%) Mentoring
18 33 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
18 33 (9.09%) .NET
19 32 (8.82%) PRINCE2
20 30 (8.26%) Business Analysis
21 29 (7.99%) Change Control
22 27 (7.44%) Software Engineering
23 26 (7.16%) C++
24 25 (6.89%) C
24 25 (6.89%) SaaS
24 25 (6.89%) Test Scripting

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 16 (4.41%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.13%) JBoss
3 12 (3.31%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.65%) IIS
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (2.75%) NetSuite
3 6 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.38%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (1.38%) Workfront
5 4 (1.10%) Advent Geneva
5 4 (1.10%) HiPortfolio
5 4 (1.10%) MultiFonds
5 4 (1.10%) PORTIA
6 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.55%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.55%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.28%) Line 100
7 1 (0.28%) Line 50
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.28%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.89%) SaaS
2 18 (4.96%) FinancialForce
3 10 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.65%) Mavenlink
7 5 (1.38%) IaaS
7 5 (1.38%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.10%) Heroku
9 3 (0.83%) Force.com
9 3 (0.83%) Intacct
10 2 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.55%) Office 365
10 2 (0.55%) PaaS
11 1 (0.28%) Boomi
11 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.86%) HTTP
1 14 (3.86%) SSL
2 12 (3.31%) LDAP
3 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.65%) Internet
5 4 (1.10%) Firewall
6 2 (0.55%) WebEx
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) Skype
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.61%) MS Access
3 21 (5.79%) Big Data
4 18 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.41%) MySQL
6 12 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.31%) DataStage
6 12 (3.31%) LucidDB
6 12 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.55%) OLAP
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.20%) JIRA
3 7 (1.93%) Subversion
4 2 (0.55%) Ant
4 2 (0.55%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.28%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.28%) git-flow
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) JUnit
5 1 (0.28%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.28%) Selenium
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (22.04%) Finance
2 14 (3.86%) Banking
3 12 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.75%) Legal
4 10 (2.75%) Marketing
5 9 (2.48%) Automotive
6 8 (2.20%) Retail
7 6 (1.65%) Back Office
7 6 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.38%) Law
9 4 (1.10%) Advertising
9 4 (1.10%) Billing
9 4 (1.10%) Electronics
9 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Front Office
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.88%) HTML
2 39 (10.74%) CSS
3 33 (9.09%) .NET
4 23 (6.34%) XML
5 19 (5.23%) Web Services
6 18 (4.96%) Spring
7 14 (3.86%) JSP
7 14 (3.86%) MDX
8 12 (3.31%) Spring Security
8 12 (3.31%) XSLT
9 8 (2.20%) HTML5
10 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.65%) XHTML
10 6 (1.65%) XSL
11 5 (1.38%) SOAP
12 4 (1.10%) Java EE
12 4 (1.10%) jQuery
12 4 (1.10%) STL
12 4 (1.10%) Visualforce
13 3 (0.83%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.86%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.86%) Fintech
5 8 (2.20%) iPad
6 7 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.93%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.10%) User Experience
8 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (0.83%) NHS
8 3 (0.83%) Smart Energy
8 3 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.55%) ASIC
9 2 (0.55%) Derivative
9 2 (0.55%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.98%) Windows
2 40 (11.02%) Linux
3 23 (6.34%) Unix
4 12 (3.31%) Solaris
5 10 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) Android
7 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.90%) Project Management
2 68 (18.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 61 (16.80%) Presales
4 40 (11.02%) ERP
5 38 (10.47%) Mentoring
6 32 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 30 (8.26%) Business Analysis
8 29 (7.99%) Change Control
9 27 (7.44%) Software Engineering
10 25 (6.89%) Test Scripting
11 24 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (6.61%) Logistics
12 23 (6.34%) Analytics
12 23 (6.34%) SDLC
12 23 (6.34%) Web Development
13 20 (5.51%) Coaching
13 20 (5.51%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 20 (5.51%) Unit Testing
14 18 (4.96%) CRM
15 17 (4.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 112 (30.85%) SQL
2 60 (16.53%) Java
3 53 (14.60%) C#
4 39 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.16%) C++
6 25 (6.89%) C
7 16 (4.41%) Python
8 13 (3.58%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.93%) PHP
10 7 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.65%) Bourne shell
12 5 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.10%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.10%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.10%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.10%) Go
13 4 (1.10%) Perl
14 3 (0.83%) Korn
14 3 (0.83%) Lua
Qualifications
1 67 (18.46%) Degree
2 13 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.48%) ISEB
5 8 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.93%) ACCA
7 6 (1.65%) CIMA
8 5 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.96%) QA
2 7 (1.93%) GAAP
3 6 (1.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.38%) Puppet
2 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Ambari
3 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.77%) Oracle
3 19 (5.23%) Sage
4 14 (3.86%) SAP
5 12 (3.31%) Cassiopae
5 12 (3.31%) Cognos
5 12 (3.31%) Informatica
5 12 (3.31%) Intel
5 12 (3.31%) Jaspersoft
5 12 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
5 12 (3.31%) NETSOL
5 12 (3.31%) Talend
5 12 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.31%) Vertica
5 12 (3.31%) White Clarke
5 12 (3.31%) Xero
6 10 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.20%) Workday
8 6 (1.65%) Infor
8 6 (1.65%) Linedata