Period
to 17 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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

Technical Consultant
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 440 458
Rank change year-on-year -121 +18 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 425 515 957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 345 457 840
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,625 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 93,959 78,732 137,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,792 63,914 110,674
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,371
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,478 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +8.96% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Consultant.

Salary trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 17 June 2021. 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 -116 347 £57,500 -4.17% 94
UK excluding London -95 196 £50,000 - 65
London -94 142 £65,000 - 31
Work from Home -211 139 £60,000 - 18
South East -31 75 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Midlands -28 48 £52,500 +30.03% 19
North of England -44 40 £50,000 - 18
East Midlands -14 26 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North West -25 26 £49,500 -1.00% 10
West Midlands -37 22 £52,500 +38.16% 14
South West -78 18 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire -43 12 £50,000 -9.09% 8
East of England -15 6 £56,250 +7.14% 5
Scotland -53 6 £52,500 +23.53% 2
North East -19 2 £44,375 +61.36%
Wales -23 2 £25,000 -41.18%
Northern Ireland -17 1 £50,000 -

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 June 2021, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 170 (40.00%) Azure
2 155 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 107 (25.18%) Social Skills
4 92 (21.65%) Presales
5 90 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (20.24%) Degree
7 85 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
8 77 (18.12%) SQL
9 70 (16.47%) XML
10 69 (16.24%) Windows
11 68 (16.00%) Finance
12 67 (15.76%) HTML
13 65 (15.29%) JavaScript
13 65 (15.29%) VMware
13 65 (15.29%) AWS
14 53 (12.47%) Cybersecurity
14 53 (12.47%) DevOps
15 51 (12.00%) Java
16 50 (11.76%) Linux
16 50 (11.76%) Project Delivery
17 49 (11.53%) Windows Server
17 49 (11.53%) Security Cleared
18 47 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
19 46 (10.82%) SaaS
19 46 (10.82%) SharePoint
19 46 (10.82%) Migration
20 45 (10.59%) Power Platform
21 42 (9.88%) Cisco
21 42 (9.88%) Hyper-V
22 41 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical 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 46 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (2.82%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (2.35%) Apache
4 8 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.88%) SAS
5 7 (1.65%) IIS
6 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.94%) Jadu
7 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.06%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.82%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 10 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (1.41%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.47%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.24%) Magento
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.24%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 170 (40.00%) Azure
2 85 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (15.29%) AWS
4 46 (10.82%) SaaS
5 45 (10.59%) Power Platform
6 39 (9.18%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (7.06%) PowerApps
8 28 (6.59%) PaaS
9 23 (5.41%) IaaS
10 20 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (3.76%) GCP
12 13 (3.06%) Boomi
13 10 (2.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (1.18%) Azure Sentinel
15 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.94%) dbt
15 4 (0.94%) Fivetran
15 4 (0.94%) Serverless
15 4 (0.94%) Snowflake
16 3 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.06%) Firewall
2 28 (6.59%) SSL
3 19 (4.47%) SAN
4 18 (4.24%) VPN
5 16 (3.76%) Internet
6 14 (3.29%) LAN
7 12 (2.82%) Network Security
8 9 (2.12%) DNS
9 8 (1.88%) WAN
10 7 (1.65%) HTTP
10 7 (1.65%) VSAN
11 6 (1.41%) DHCP
11 6 (1.41%) SSH
11 6 (1.41%) VoIP
11 6 (1.41%) Wireless
12 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.18%) VLAN
13 4 (0.94%) NAS
13 4 (0.94%) SD-WAN
14 3 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.00%) Big Data
1 34 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.94%) MySQL
4 14 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 12 (2.82%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.88%) Power BI
10 6 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.94%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.94%) Looker
12 4 (0.94%) Tableau
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.06%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) JMeter
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (25.18%) Social Skills
2 68 (16.00%) Finance
3 34 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 32 (7.53%) Banking
5 24 (5.65%) Private Banking
6 21 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.94%) Marketing
7 19 (4.47%) Influencing Skills
8 17 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (3.53%) Local Government
9 15 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
11 10 (2.35%) Legal
12 8 (1.88%) Electronics
13 5 (1.18%) Law
14 4 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.94%) Retail
15 3 (0.71%) Advertising
15 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.47%) XML
2 67 (15.76%) HTML
3 39 (9.18%) CSS
4 34 (8.00%) .NET
5 29 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 27 (6.35%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.88%) WCF
7 25 (5.88%) Web Services
8 24 (5.65%) XSD
9 16 (3.76%) JSON
10 15 (3.53%) LDAP
11 13 (3.06%) XBRL
12 12 (2.82%) J2EE
12 12 (2.82%) Kafka
12 12 (2.82%) Middleware
12 12 (2.82%) SOAP
12 12 (2.82%) XSLT
13 11 (2.59%) RESTful
14 10 (2.35%) Ajax
14 10 (2.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.47%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.06%) Internet of Things
4 13 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.82%) User Experience
6 11 (2.59%) CMDB
7 8 (1.88%) NHS
7 8 (1.88%) Renewable Energy
8 6 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.41%) HP Storage
8 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
8 6 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.18%) iPhone
10 3 (0.71%) Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) Cybercrime
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.47%) AS400
11 2 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.24%) Windows
2 50 (11.76%) Linux
3 49 (11.53%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.76%) Unix
5 11 (2.59%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.12%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.18%) Android
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.94%) AIX
9 4 (0.94%) CentOS
9 4 (0.94%) Solaris
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (21.65%) Presales
2 90 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (12.47%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (12.47%) DevOps
4 50 (11.76%) Project Delivery
5 47 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (10.82%) Migration
7 39 (9.18%) Project Management
8 35 (8.24%) Information Security
9 32 (7.53%) Scrum
10 31 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (7.29%) CRM
10 31 (7.29%) Requirements Gathering
11 30 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 29 (6.82%) OO
13 28 (6.59%) Business Analysis
13 28 (6.59%) ERP
13 28 (6.59%) Web Development
14 27 (6.35%) Requirements Workshops
14 27 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.12%) SQL
2 65 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 51 (12.00%) Java
4 31 (7.29%) PowerShell
5 26 (6.12%) Python
6 21 (4.94%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.53%) C
8 12 (2.82%) C#
9 8 (1.88%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.65%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.18%) C++
12 3 (0.71%) R
12 3 (0.71%) VBA
13 2 (0.47%) Ruby
13 2 (0.47%) Scala
14 1 (0.24%) ABAP
14 1 (0.24%) Perl
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
14 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (20.24%) Degree
2 49 (11.53%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.76%) CCNA
7 15 (3.53%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (1.88%) CCNP
10 8 (1.88%) CCSP
10 8 (1.88%) CEH
10 8 (1.88%) GIAC
10 8 (1.88%) OSCP
11 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.94%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.94%) MCSE
12 4 (0.94%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.88%) QA
5 7 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.94%) SLA
7 3 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.71%) NIST
8 2 (0.47%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.47%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (9.88%) Hyper-V
2 41 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.24%) Docker
5 13 (3.06%) vSphere
6 11 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.47%) StorNext
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.47%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Xsan
9 1 (0.24%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.24%) Ceph
9 1 (0.24%) DRBD
9 1 (0.24%) GPFS
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.18%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.12%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.41%) Puppet
6 5 (1.18%) Ansible
7 4 (0.94%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.94%) Terraform
8 3 (0.71%) Argo
8 3 (0.71%) Nagios
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Statspack
8 3 (0.71%) SCCM
9 2 (0.47%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.24%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.24%) vMotion
10 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 155 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.29%) VMware
3 42 (9.88%) Cisco
4 37 (8.71%) ServiceNow
5 31 (7.29%) Oracle
6 30 (7.06%) HP
7 20 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (4.24%) Dell
8 18 (4.24%) JD Edwards
8 18 (4.24%) Veeam
9 16 (3.76%) Citrix
10 12 (2.82%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (2.59%) BMC
11 11 (2.59%) EMC
11 11 (2.59%) NetApp
11 11 (2.59%) SAP
12 10 (2.35%) Remedy
13 9 (2.12%) IBM
14 7 (1.65%) Google