Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 500 511 490
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 896 976 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.56% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 732 754 920
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -1.04%

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 156,321 172,939 184,186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 125,851 138,722 154,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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% - +4.94%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Consultant.

Salary trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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 +11 797 £55,000 +10.00% 108
UK excluding London -4 472 £50,000 +11.11% 75
London +15 358 £55,000 - 40
South East +14 183 £60,000 +26.32% 20
North of England +5 87 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Midlands +14 61 £42,500 -15.00% 22
East of England +40 60 £52,500 +2.44% 7
North West -1 56 £50,000 +17.65% 7
West Midlands +24 42 £46,250 -7.50% 18
South West +6 35 £43,500 -13.00% 9
Yorkshire +27 27 £45,000 +16.13% 2
Wales +21 24 £40,250 -5.29% 5
East Midlands -8 17 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Scotland -9 14 £46,000 -5.15% 3
Northern Ireland -12 6 £25,000 -5.66%
North East -14 4 £38,750 +10.71%
Channel Islands - 3 £72,500 -

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 280 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 234 (26.12%) SQL
3 223 (24.89%) Windows
4 219 (24.44%) Presales
5 182 (20.31%) JavaScript
6 162 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
7 148 (16.52%) Finance
7 148 (16.52%) Degree
8 146 (16.29%) Active Directory
9 144 (16.07%) HTML
10 141 (15.74%) VMware
11 139 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
12 134 (14.96%) Java
13 125 (13.95%) CSS
14 119 (13.28%) SQL Server
15 118 (13.17%) Mentoring
16 117 (13.06%) Windows Server
17 116 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
18 107 (11.94%) ITIL
19 104 (11.61%) XML
20 103 (11.50%) C#
20 103 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
21 102 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 100 (11.16%) Office 365
23 99 (11.05%) Oracle
24 97 (10.83%) Hyper-V
25 96 (10.71%) Linux
26 95 (10.60%) .NET
27 90 (10.04%) Computer Science
28 87 (9.71%) Project Management

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 66 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.68%) IIS
4 31 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (2.79%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.45%) Alfresco
8 13 (1.45%) CMS
8 13 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.89%) JBoss
12 7 (0.78%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.78%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.78%) GeoServer
12 7 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.22%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (1.00%) Front Arena
7 9 (1.00%) Markit EDM
7 9 (1.00%) thinkFolio
8 8 (0.89%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
9 7 (0.78%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 139 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (11.16%) Office 365
3 80 (8.93%) SaaS
4 45 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (4.80%) IaaS
6 39 (4.35%) PaaS
7 20 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.45%) Serverless
9 12 (1.34%) Azure Functions
10 11 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.89%) Slack
14 6 (0.67%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.22%) Force.com
16 2 (0.22%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.71%) Firewall
2 36 (4.02%) Internet
2 36 (4.02%) SAN
3 33 (3.68%) DNS
4 24 (2.68%) Wireless
5 22 (2.46%) LAN
6 21 (2.34%) WAN
7 20 (2.23%) VPN
8 19 (2.12%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.90%) Network Security
9 17 (1.90%) Skype
10 16 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.56%) SSL
13 12 (1.34%) Cisco Firepower
13 12 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.23%) IPsec
14 11 (1.23%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.12%) DHCP
16 7 (0.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 32 (3.57%) MySQL
4 29 (3.24%) Big Data
5 24 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.56%) DB2
9 14 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 7 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
15 7 (0.78%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 24 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.57%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.67%) JIRA
5 14 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.78%) Aptana Studio
8 6 (0.67%) Travis CI
9 5 (0.56%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.56%) Protractor
9 5 (0.56%) webpack
10 4 (0.45%) AutoIt
10 4 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.45%) Maven
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.33%) git-flow
11 3 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 148 (16.52%) Finance
2 41 (4.58%) Banking
3 40 (4.46%) Marketing
4 38 (4.24%) Advertising
5 22 (2.46%) Retail
6 20 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.01%) Publishing
8 11 (1.23%) Front Office
8 11 (1.23%) German Language
9 10 (1.12%) French Language
9 10 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.12%) Law
9 10 (1.12%) Legal
10 9 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.00%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.78%) Automotive
12 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (16.07%) HTML
2 125 (13.95%) CSS
3 104 (11.61%) XML
4 95 (10.60%) .NET
5 47 (5.25%) AngularJS
5 47 (5.25%) Web Services
6 46 (5.13%) HTML5
7 33 (3.68%) REST
8 28 (3.13%) Middleware
8 28 (3.13%) SOAP
9 26 (2.90%) jQuery
10 21 (2.34%) JSON
10 21 (2.34%) JSP
11 18 (2.01%) J2EE
12 17 (1.90%) Visualforce
12 17 (1.90%) XML Schema
13 16 (1.79%) XSL
14 15 (1.67%) Java EE
15 14 (1.56%) Ajax
15 14 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 61 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (5.92%) Management Information System
5 41 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 37 (4.13%) Driving Licence
7 36 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.12%) Fintech
10 18 (2.01%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.90%) Clustering
12 14 (1.56%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.34%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.23%) Blog
14 11 (1.23%) Derivative
14 11 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.00%) Equities
15 9 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 9 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 223 (24.89%) Windows
2 117 (13.06%) Windows Server
3 96 (10.71%) Linux
4 49 (5.47%) Unix
5 39 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (3.79%) Windows 10
7 26 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.34%) Android
9 19 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 19 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.45%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.00%) AIX
13 8 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.45%) CentOS
16 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (24.44%) Presales
2 162 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (13.17%) Mentoring
4 116 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
5 107 (11.94%) ITIL
6 87 (9.71%) Project Management
7 76 (8.48%) Migration
8 66 (7.37%) Service Management
9 64 (7.14%) CRM
10 58 (6.47%) Workflow
11 56 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 56 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
11 56 (6.25%) ITSM
12 50 (5.58%) Analytics
13 43 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (4.69%) ERP
15 37 (4.13%) Decision-Making
15 37 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (3.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 234 (26.12%) SQL
2 182 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 134 (14.96%) Java
4 103 (11.50%) C#
5 60 (6.70%) PowerShell
6 48 (5.36%) Apex Code
7 40 (4.46%) Python
8 33 (3.68%) C
9 31 (3.46%) C++
10 24 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.46%) Perl
12 11 (1.23%) ABAP
13 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.67%) Java 8
14 6 (0.67%) PHP
14 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.56%) ES6
16 4 (0.45%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (16.52%) Degree
2 48 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 43 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (3.79%) CCNP
7 20 (2.23%) MCSE
7 20 (2.23%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.45%) CCIE
8 13 (1.45%) CCNA
9 11 (1.23%) MCSA
10 8 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.78%) CISSP
11 7 (0.78%) MCP
12 6 (0.67%) CCIE Security
12 6 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.45%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.45%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (1.12%) QA
4 10 (1.12%) SLA
5 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.67%) PMO
7 5 (0.56%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.45%) GDPR
9 2 (0.22%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (16.29%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (10.83%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.90%) Docker
5 15 (1.67%) XenApp
6 14 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
8 9 (1.00%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.78%) vSphere
10 6 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.45%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.33%) UAG
13 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.90%) SCCM
2 15 (1.67%) Puppet
3 13 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.23%) Ansible
4 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.89%) Terraform
8 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.67%) TeamSite
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.56%) Nagios
10 5 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.45%) Cacti
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.45%) Rancher
11 4 (0.45%) SCOM
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 280 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 141 (15.74%) VMware
3 99 (11.05%) Oracle
4 86 (9.60%) Cisco
5 64 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (6.47%) Citrix
7 44 (4.91%) ServiceNow
8 40 (4.46%) HP
9 33 (3.68%) SAP
10 28 (3.13%) Dell
11 25 (2.79%) CheckPoint
12 23 (2.57%) Juniper
13 21 (2.34%) EMC
14 20 (2.23%) NetApp
15 17 (1.90%) Veeam
16 16 (1.79%) BMC
16 16 (1.79%) Remedy
16 16 (1.79%) SonicWALL
17 15 (1.67%) Adobe
17 15 (1.67%) Dell Compellent