Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 829 762
Rank change year-on-year -1 -67 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 309 379 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 269 336 461
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £24,850 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -11.76% -5.56%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.03%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +19 292 £45,000 +2.27% 46
UK excluding London +50 173 £37,500 - 33
London +41 122 £53,000 -3.64% 14
South East +18 77 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Midlands +30 27 £36,000 -24.21% 9
North of England 0 26 £37,500 +7.14% 7
East of England +34 20 £37,500 -6.25% 4
North West +18 20 £36,250 +11.54% 4
West Midlands +15 19 £32,500 -38.10% 3
South West +32 18 £45,000 +50.00% 2
East Midlands +23 7 £36,000 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire +33 6 £40,750 +8.67% 2
Scotland -1 5 £43,500 +2.35% 1

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 107 (34.63%) Degree
2 96 (31.07%) Project Management
3 95 (30.74%) Microsoft
4 94 (30.42%) SQL
5 81 (26.21%) Java
6 80 (25.89%) Finance
7 77 (24.92%) SQL Server
8 73 (23.62%) JavaScript
9 70 (22.65%) Software Engineering
10 66 (21.36%) Business Analysis
11 63 (20.39%) XML
12 59 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 51 (16.50%) C#
15 50 (16.18%) .NET
15 50 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (15.53%) SDLC
17 46 (14.89%) HTML
18 44 (14.24%) Web Services
18 44 (14.24%) Law
18 44 (14.24%) Big Data
19 42 (13.59%) Windows
19 42 (13.59%) Computer Science
20 41 (13.27%) QA
21 40 (12.94%) SOAP
21 40 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (12.62%) Oracle
22 39 (12.62%) Scrum
22 39 (12.62%) SaaS
23 38 (12.30%) DevOps

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 35 (11.33%) Apache Spark
2 33 (10.68%) Apache
3 9 (2.91%) IIS
4 7 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.62%) CMS
6 5 (1.62%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.29%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.29%) JBoss
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.32%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.94%) Front Arena
2 6 (1.94%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.94%) Pegasus Opera
2 6 (1.94%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.65%) Lawson
5 2 (0.65%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.32%) assyst
6 1 (0.32%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.32%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.32%) Relativity
6 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (12.62%) SaaS
4 29 (9.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Heroku
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Office 365
7 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.44%) Internet
2 14 (4.53%) DNS
3 12 (3.88%) Firewall
4 7 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.97%) WebEx
6 2 (0.65%) DHCP
6 2 (0.65%) SMS
6 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.32%) FTP
7 1 (0.32%) HTTP
7 1 (0.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) SMTP
7 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (24.92%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.24%) Big Data
3 35 (11.33%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.94%) DB2
4 6 (1.94%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (1.94%) MySQL
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.97%) GIS
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.65%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.32%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 31 (10.03%) Selenium
2 29 (9.39%) JMeter
2 29 (9.39%) SoapUI
3 11 (3.56%) JIRA
4 8 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.29%) git-flow
5 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.65%) CodeSonar
6 2 (0.65%) Polyspace
6 2 (0.65%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.65%) VectorCAST
6 2 (0.65%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (25.89%) Finance
2 44 (14.24%) Law
3 32 (10.36%) Banking
4 21 (6.80%) Legal
5 18 (5.83%) Retail
6 12 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (3.56%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.59%) French Language
8 8 (2.59%) Games
8 8 (2.59%) Marketing
9 6 (1.94%) Front Office
10 5 (1.62%) German Language
11 4 (1.29%) Electronics
11 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.65%) Automotive
12 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.39%) XML
2 50 (16.18%) .NET
3 46 (14.89%) HTML
4 44 (14.24%) Web Services
5 40 (12.94%) SOAP
6 31 (10.03%) Kafka
7 29 (9.39%) CSS
8 24 (7.77%) XSLT
9 21 (6.80%) jQuery
10 14 (4.53%) REST
11 10 (3.24%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.91%) RESTful
13 7 (2.27%) Spring
14 6 (1.94%) Java EE
14 6 (1.94%) Middleware
14 6 (1.94%) XML Schema
15 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (1.62%) Node.js
15 5 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (1.62%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.39%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (6.47%) Fintech
3 13 (4.21%) Life Science
4 11 (3.56%) e-Learning
4 11 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.59%) Derivative
6 8 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.27%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.94%) Equities
9 5 (1.62%) EPoS
10 4 (1.29%) NHS
10 4 (1.29%) Social Media
10 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.59%) Windows
2 20 (6.47%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.83%) Android
3 18 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.83%) Linux
4 14 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.88%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.62%) Unix
7 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (31.07%) Project Management
2 70 (22.65%) Software Engineering
3 66 (21.36%) Business Analysis
4 59 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (15.53%) SDLC
6 42 (13.59%) Computer Science
7 40 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (12.62%) Scrum
9 38 (12.30%) DevOps
10 37 (11.97%) Machine Learning
11 36 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
11 36 (11.65%) Data Science
12 33 (10.68%) Presales
13 32 (10.36%) Artificial Intelligence
14 26 (8.41%) CRM
15 25 (8.09%) Software Delivery
15 25 (8.09%) Time Management
16 22 (7.12%) Test Automation
17 21 (6.80%) Mentoring
18 20 (6.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 94 (30.42%) SQL
2 81 (26.21%) Java
3 73 (23.62%) JavaScript
4 51 (16.50%) C#
5 24 (7.77%) Python
6 23 (7.44%) C
7 15 (4.85%) C++
8 10 (3.24%) Perl
9 9 (2.91%) Apex Code
9 9 (2.91%) Objective-C
10 7 (2.27%) XPath
11 4 (1.29%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.29%) VB
11 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.65%) Ada
13 2 (0.65%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.65%) Java 8
13 2 (0.65%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 107 (34.63%) Degree
2 23 (7.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.53%) CISSP
4 14 (4.53%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.94%) PhD
7 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.97%) AAT
8 3 (0.97%) ACCA
8 3 (0.97%) CCNA
8 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.97%) GIAC
8 3 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MCSE
8 3 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.97%) SANS
8 3 (0.97%) SSCP
9 2 (0.65%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.27%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) PMO
3 2 (0.65%) GAMP
3 2 (0.65%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.91%) Docker
3 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.65%) vSphere
4 2 (0.65%) Xen
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.62%) Puppet
2 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.65%) Ansible
3 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.65%) Salt
3 2 (0.65%) SCCM
3 2 (0.65%) Terraform
3 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (30.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.62%) Oracle
3 29 (9.39%) Google
4 14 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.56%) Sage
6 9 (2.91%) SAP
7 8 (2.59%) Pegasus
7 8 (2.59%) VMware
8 6 (1.94%) Calypso
8 6 (1.94%) Charles River
8 6 (1.94%) SimCorp
9 5 (1.62%) Adobe
9 5 (1.62%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.62%) Symantec
10 4 (1.29%) Infor
10 4 (1.29%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.97%) Citrix
11 3 (0.97%) Epicor
11 3 (0.97%) Sybase
12 2 (0.65%) CODA