The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Consultant
UK
Rank 605 684 725
Rank change year-on-year +79 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 248 266 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 192 236 214
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +68 234 £40,000 -15.78% 40
South East +79 64 £37,500 -21.05% 6
London +35 60 £46,750 -15.00% 13
North West -10 27 £43,750 +2.94% 3
East of England +44 24 £52,500 +16.66% 6
West Midlands +25 24 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Hampshire +36 22 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Manchester -18 20 £45,000 - 3
Birmingham +27 18 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +27 18 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Cambridge +24 18 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Southampton - 17 £37,500 - 2
Surrey +44 16 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire +8 14 £45,000 +28.57% 4
South West +34 13 £38,500 - 3
Berkshire +27 12 £33,000 -40.00% 2
West Yorkshire +20 12 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Leeds +9 12 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Oxfordshire -9 7 £29,000 -10.76%
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Reading +40 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Merseyside - 6 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 6 £40,000 -
City of London +30 4 £57,500 -4.16% 5
Hungerford - 4 £32,750 -
Hertfordshire +17 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Coventry +11 3 £50,000 +33.33%
Letchworth -11 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wallingford - 3 £29,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 £40,000 -

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 183 (38.28%) Finance
2 125 (26.15%) SQL
3 106 (22.18%) Java
4 105 (21.97%) ERP
5 89 (18.62%) Sage
6 88 (18.41%) Presales
7 82 (17.15%) Project Management
8 81 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
9 76 (15.90%) Degree
10 72 (15.06%) MS Excel
11 68 (14.23%) Software Engineering
12 67 (14.02%) SQL Server
12 67 (14.02%) Microsoft
13 65 (13.60%) C#
14 62 (12.97%) C++
15 56 (11.72%) HTML
16 52 (10.88%) Windows
17 50 (10.46%) JavaScript
18 46 (9.62%) Oracle
18 46 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
19 43 (9.00%) Mentoring
20 42 (8.79%) Banking
21 40 (8.37%) Sage X3
21 40 (8.37%) Business Process Mapping
21 40 (8.37%) Security Cleared
22 39 (8.16%) Pegasus
23 38 (7.95%) C
24 37 (7.74%) CSS
24 37 (7.74%) PRINCE2

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 23 (4.81%) WebLogic
2 19 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.56%) JBoss
3 17 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (2.30%) Apache Pig
4 11 (2.30%) IIS
5 10 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.46%) GlassFish
7 7 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.84%) CMS
9 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.21%) Confluence
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 72 (15.06%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.60%) MS Office
3 13 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 40 (8.37%) Sage X3
2 37 (7.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (7.11%) Sage 200
4 31 (6.49%) NetSuite
5 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (1.05%) Pegasus Opera
5 5 (1.05%) Sage 1000
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.63%) Lawson
7 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.67%) Internet
2 7 (1.46%) NAS
2 7 (1.46%) SAN
3 5 (1.05%) SSL
3 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) Broadband
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.81%) Big Data
3 14 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.51%) MS Access
4 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.30%) Apache Hive
5 11 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.09%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.05%) DB2
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.63%) QlikView
11 2 (0.42%) MySQL
12 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.21%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.63%) TestComplete
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 183 (38.28%) Finance
2 42 (8.79%) Banking
3 19 (3.97%) Retail
4 18 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.14%) Games
6 14 (2.93%) Electronics
6 14 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.51%) Marketing
8 8 (1.67%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.26%) Avionics
10 6 (1.26%) Back Office
11 5 (1.05%) Automotive
11 5 (1.05%) International Banking
11 5 (1.05%) Legal
12 4 (0.84%) Advertising
12 4 (0.84%) Front Office
12 4 (0.84%) Law
12 4 (0.84%) Military
12 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.72%) HTML
2 37 (7.74%) CSS
3 36 (7.53%) .NET
4 32 (6.69%) Java EE
5 31 (6.49%) XML
6 21 (4.39%) STL
7 19 (3.97%) Spring
8 18 (3.77%) J2EE
9 15 (3.14%) HTML5
9 15 (3.14%) Node.js
10 14 (2.93%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.51%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.51%) JSON
12 11 (2.30%) EJB
12 11 (2.30%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.30%) REST
13 10 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (1.88%) jQuery
15 8 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.69%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (6.07%) Fintech
5 10 (2.09%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.67%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.46%) Clustering
7 7 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.26%) NHS
9 5 (1.05%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.21%) EPoS
12 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.21%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.21%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.88%) Windows
2 27 (5.65%) Linux
3 26 (5.44%) Unix
4 21 (4.39%) Android
4 21 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.09%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (21.97%) ERP
2 88 (18.41%) Presales
3 82 (17.15%) Project Management
4 68 (14.23%) Software Engineering
5 46 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
6 43 (9.00%) Mentoring
7 40 (8.37%) Business Process Mapping
8 37 (7.74%) PRINCE2
9 36 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (5.65%) Coaching
10 27 (5.65%) SOA
11 24 (5.02%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.60%) Change Control
12 22 (4.60%) Mathematics
12 22 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (4.39%) Time Management
14 20 (4.18%) Logistics
14 20 (4.18%) Test Scripting
15 19 (3.97%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.15%) SQL
2 106 (22.18%) Java
3 65 (13.60%) C#
4 62 (12.97%) C++
5 50 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 38 (7.95%) C
7 29 (6.07%) Python
8 25 (5.23%) Objective-C
9 14 (2.93%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.72%) Embedded C++
10 13 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.46%) Ruby
12 6 (1.26%) XPath
13 4 (0.84%) Perl
13 4 (0.84%) VB
14 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.42%) PHP
15 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (15.90%) Degree
2 40 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.14%) DV Cleared
3 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.93%) AAT
5 11 (2.30%) MCP
5 11 (2.30%) MCSE
6 10 (2.09%) CIMA
7 9 (1.88%) ACCA
8 5 (1.05%) CCNA
8 5 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.84%) CISSP
9 4 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.84%) GIAC
9 4 (0.84%) Linux+ Certification
9 4 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (0.84%) SANS
9 4 (0.84%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (0.84%) SSCP
10 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.07%) QA
2 10 (2.09%) SLA
3 8 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.26%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) HL7
6 2 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (2.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 89 (18.62%) Sage
2 67 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 46 (9.62%) Oracle
4 39 (8.16%) Pegasus
5 32 (6.69%) Sun
6 18 (3.77%) SAP
7 10 (2.09%) Apple
8 7 (1.46%) Citrix
8 7 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.26%) Green Hills
10 5 (1.05%) IBM
10 5 (1.05%) Sybase
11 4 (0.84%) Infor
11 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.84%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.84%) Snow
12 3 (0.63%) BISAM
12 3 (0.63%) Civica
12 3 (0.63%) StatPro
12 3 (0.63%) Vermilion
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £52000 per annum + bonus and generous benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and great benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance and package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Commission + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + car + bonus + share ownership sche
Posted: Yesterday
England
Washington Frank
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + OTE & Car Allowance
Posted: 19 hours ago
Orpington, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Company Car, bonus, paid overtime
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 40 - 60K + Car + 20% Bonus + 8% pe
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Salary: 30000-40000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits 45 - 65K + Car + 10 - 15% B = 8% P
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Code Red Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits + company car / car allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35k - £40k + Car AllTravel, Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey, Staines, Kingston, Guildford, Sutton,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + £5.5K car allow + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands, Birmingham
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + £5.5K car allow + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To c£40,000 + £5.5k car allowance + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
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Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Company Car, bonus, paid overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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