Period
to 25 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 895 754 714
Rank change year-on-year -141 -40 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 203 460 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 163 418 409
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £27,100 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £76,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%

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 139,312 167,603 163,128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.38% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 110,682 136,261 135,027
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -131 187 £47,500 +5.56% 31
UK excluding London -42 144 £45,000 +12.50% 27
South East -13 70 £46,250 +23.33% 7
London -67 45 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South West +35 28 £55,000 +92.98% 3
North of England +48 27 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +32 16 £27,500 -56.69% 3
Midlands +1 14 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Midlands -9 13 £37,500 -11.76% 1
North West +30 11 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East of England +48 3 £51,250 -14.58% 7
Scotland +12 2 £32,500 -27.78% 1
East Midlands +40 1 - - 1

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 69 (33.99%) Project Management
2 68 (33.50%) SQL
3 67 (33.00%) Software Engineering
4 61 (30.05%) Finance
5 54 (26.60%) Degree
6 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
6 51 (25.12%) Presales
7 49 (24.14%) Oracle
8 48 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (23.15%) Microsoft
10 36 (17.73%) C
10 36 (17.73%) Java
11 35 (17.24%) Windows
11 35 (17.24%) ERP
12 30 (14.78%) Security Cleared
13 29 (14.29%) Business Analysis
13 29 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (13.79%) OO
15 26 (12.81%) CRM
15 26 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (12.32%) DevOps
16 25 (12.32%) SOAP
16 25 (12.32%) JavaScript
17 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (11.33%) Web Services
19 21 (10.34%) Windows Server
20 20 (9.85%) SaaS
20 20 (9.85%) C++
20 20 (9.85%) Manufacturing
20 20 (9.85%) Banking

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 17 (8.37%) IIS
2 16 (7.88%) JBoss
3 13 (6.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.94%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.96%) Apache
6 3 (1.48%) CMS
6 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (3.45%) NetSuite
3 6 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.97%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.48%) Lawson
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.49%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) SaaS
2 12 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) DNS
2 10 (4.93%) DHCP
3 8 (3.94%) Network Security
4 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.99%) Firewall
5 2 (0.99%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) FTP
6 1 (0.49%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.49%) SMTP
6 1 (0.49%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.90%) Big Data
4 13 (6.40%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.93%) DB2
5 10 (4.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.94%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.94%) MySQL
7 7 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.45%) UniData
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.99%) Spatial Data
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (8.37%) Polyspace
1 17 (8.37%) VectorCAST
2 14 (6.90%) Selenium
3 12 (5.91%) JMeter
3 12 (5.91%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.46%) JIRA
5 4 (1.97%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.97%) git-flow
6 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.99%) CodeSonar
7 2 (0.99%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.49%) VersionOne
General
1 61 (30.05%) Finance
2 20 (9.85%) Banking
2 20 (9.85%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.39%) Law
4 13 (6.40%) Aerospace
4 13 (6.40%) Automotive
5 12 (5.91%) Marketing
6 11 (5.42%) Electronics
7 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
8 7 (3.45%) Retail
9 4 (1.97%) Avionics
10 3 (1.48%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.99%) Legal
11 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.49%) Billing
12 1 (0.49%) French Language
12 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.32%) SOAP
2 23 (11.33%) Web Services
3 15 (7.39%) XML
4 14 (6.90%) REST
4 14 (6.90%) Spring
5 13 (6.40%) Hibernate
6 8 (3.94%) .NET
7 7 (3.45%) Kafka
8 5 (2.46%) CSS
8 5 (2.46%) HTML
9 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.97%) WPF
10 3 (1.48%) Java EE
10 3 (1.48%) Node.js
10 3 (1.48%) React
10 3 (1.48%) Spring MVC
10 3 (1.48%) STL
10 3 (1.48%) WCF
10 3 (1.48%) XSLT
11 2 (0.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 17 (8.37%) VHDL
3 13 (6.40%) Fintech
4 11 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.94%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.46%) Cyber Warfare
7 4 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.97%) Smart Energy
7 4 (1.97%) Verilog
8 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.48%) FMCG
8 3 (1.48%) Life Science
8 3 (1.48%) Marketing Technology
8 3 (1.48%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.99%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.99%) NHS
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.24%) Windows
2 21 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.87%) Linux
4 4 (1.97%) Android
4 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.99%) Project Management
2 67 (33.00%) Software Engineering
3 51 (25.12%) Presales
4 48 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (17.24%) ERP
6 29 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 29 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (13.79%) OO
8 26 (12.81%) CRM
9 25 (12.32%) DevOps
10 19 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
11 18 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (8.87%) Software Delivery
11 18 (8.87%) Waterfall
12 17 (8.37%) System Testing
12 17 (8.37%) Unit Testing
13 16 (7.88%) Data Science
13 16 (7.88%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.90%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.50%) SQL
2 36 (17.73%) C
2 36 (17.73%) Java
3 25 (12.32%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.85%) C++
5 17 (8.37%) Ada
5 17 (8.37%) Assembly Language
6 14 (6.90%) C#
7 13 (6.40%) Embedded C
7 13 (6.40%) Embedded C++
8 9 (4.43%) Python
9 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.48%) Delphi
9 3 (1.48%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.99%) Perl
10 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.49%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 54 (26.60%) Degree
2 30 (14.78%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.48%) AAT
4 3 (1.48%) ACCA
4 3 (1.48%) CIMA
5 1 (0.49%) CCNA
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.49%) GIAC
5 1 (0.49%) HND
5 1 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.49%) SANS
5 1 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.37%) IEC 61508
2 15 (7.39%) QA
3 10 (4.93%) GAMP
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) MISRA
4 1 (0.49%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (6.40%) Hyper-V
1 13 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (4.93%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.46%) Docker
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.99%) Puppet
1 2 (0.99%) Salt
2 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (24.14%) Oracle
2 47 (23.15%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.36%) SAP
4 14 (6.90%) VMware
5 11 (5.42%) Sage
6 10 (4.93%) Infor
6 10 (4.93%) JD Edwards
7 9 (4.43%) Epicor
8 8 (3.94%) Google
9 5 (2.46%) Sybase
10 3 (1.48%) CODA
10 3 (1.48%) Infragistics
10 3 (1.48%) Pegasus
10 3 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.48%) Sun
11 2 (0.99%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.49%) Citrix
12 1 (0.49%) Magma