Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 505 515 479
Rank change year-on-year +10 -36 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 890 927 1,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 714 715 1,012
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -4.26%

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 160,846 169,613 187,877
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.99% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 129,629 135,934 157,885
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +5 798 £55,000 +4.76% 77
UK excluding London +16 480 £52,500 +10.53% 47
London +21 344 £60,000 +4.35% 34
South East +12 212 £60,000 +20.00% 19
North of England -16 70 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Midlands +25 62 £45,000 -18.18% 8
East of England +24 56 £50,000 -8.26% 4
North West +4 47 £54,500 +28.24% 6
West Midlands +26 44 £52,250 -5.00% 4
South West -21 34 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Yorkshire +6 20 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Wales +26 19 £40,250 -19.50% 2
East Midlands -13 16 £42,500 -22.73% 4
Scotland -12 12 £60,000 +35.59% 1
Channel Islands - 11 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland -3 5 - - 1
North East -24 3 £36,750 -3.29%

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 227 (25.51%) SQL
3 224 (25.17%) Windows
4 189 (21.24%) Presales
5 171 (19.21%) Finance
6 156 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
7 149 (16.74%) VMware
8 143 (16.07%) JavaScript
9 132 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 129 (14.49%) Degree
11 128 (14.38%) Windows Server
12 127 (14.27%) Active Directory
13 121 (13.60%) SQL Server
14 116 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 109 (12.25%) Hyper-V
16 106 (11.91%) Java
17 103 (11.57%) .NET
17 103 (11.57%) Office 365
18 102 (11.46%) HTML
19 97 (10.90%) Oracle
20 96 (10.79%) C#
20 96 (10.79%) ITIL
21 91 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
22 87 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
23 86 (9.66%) XML
24 84 (9.44%) Project Management
24 84 (9.44%) Mentoring
25 80 (8.99%) Linux
26 77 (8.65%) Computer Science
27 76 (8.54%) Salesforce.com

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 60 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.17%) IIS
3 28 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.81%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.90%) NetWeaver
9 8 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.79%) Alfresco
10 7 (0.79%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.67%) CMS
11 6 (0.67%) JBoss
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.56%) Confluence
12 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.56%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (5.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (3.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
6 12 (1.35%) Oracle HRMS
6 12 (1.35%) Oracle Payroll
7 11 (1.24%) Front Arena
7 11 (1.24%) Markit EDM
7 11 (1.24%) thinkFolio
8 10 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (1.01%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.79%) Temenos T24
11 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.34%) Sonata
13 2 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 132 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (11.57%) Office 365
3 72 (8.09%) SaaS
4 60 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (3.93%) PaaS
6 33 (3.71%) IaaS
7 27 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 12 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.79%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.67%) Slack
13 5 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.34%) Force.com
15 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.22%) Boomi
16 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.19%) Firewall
2 45 (5.06%) SAN
3 33 (3.71%) Internet
4 31 (3.48%) DNS
5 20 (2.25%) VPN
6 19 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (1.69%) Skype
9 14 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (1.57%) LAN
9 14 (1.57%) SSL
10 13 (1.46%) Network Security
11 11 (1.24%) WAN
11 11 (1.24%) Wireless
12 10 (1.12%) IPsec
13 9 (1.01%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (1.01%) NAS
14 8 (0.90%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.79%) Intranet
16 6 (0.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.36%) MySQL
5 18 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
6 17 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.35%) Big Data
10 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.67%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.67%) Power BI
12 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.67%) SQLPlus
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.35%) JIRA
3 11 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.56%) Jasmine
5 5 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.56%) Protractor
5 5 (0.56%) webpack
6 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.45%) AutoIt
6 4 (0.45%) JDeveloper
6 4 (0.45%) Maven
6 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.34%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.22%) git-flow
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.11%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) TestNG
General
1 171 (19.21%) Finance
2 57 (6.40%) Advertising
3 35 (3.93%) Manufacturing
4 32 (3.60%) Banking
5 30 (3.37%) Retail
6 29 (3.26%) Marketing
7 17 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.57%) Front Office
8 14 (1.57%) Law
9 13 (1.46%) Publishing
10 11 (1.24%) German Language
10 11 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.01%) French Language
12 8 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.67%) Electronics
14 6 (0.67%) Legal
15 5 (0.56%) Automotive
15 5 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (11.57%) .NET
2 102 (11.46%) HTML
3 86 (9.66%) XML
4 74 (8.31%) CSS
5 55 (6.18%) Web Services
6 52 (5.84%) Mason
7 30 (3.37%) AngularJS
8 26 (2.92%) SOAP
9 25 (2.81%) Visualforce
10 23 (2.58%) REST
11 19 (2.13%) HTML5
12 18 (2.02%) jQuery
12 18 (2.02%) Middleware
13 15 (1.69%) WCF
14 14 (1.57%) JSON
15 11 (1.24%) LDAP
16 10 (1.12%) Java EE
17 8 (0.90%) J2EE
17 8 (0.90%) SAML
17 8 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 60 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (6.18%) Management Information System
5 40 (4.49%) Data Centre
6 39 (4.38%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.92%) Clustering
8 25 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.13%) Hedge funds
10 18 (2.02%) Derivative
11 16 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.46%) Fintech
12 13 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.24%) Equities
13 11 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.01%) HP StoreVirtual
16 7 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 224 (25.17%) Windows
2 128 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 80 (8.99%) Linux
4 50 (5.62%) Unix
5 40 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.26%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.46%) Android
12 11 (1.24%) AIX
13 10 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.56%) CentOS
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.45%) VMS
16 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (21.24%) Presales
2 156 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (10.79%) ITIL
4 91 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
5 84 (9.44%) Mentoring
5 84 (9.44%) Project Management
6 75 (8.43%) CRM
7 64 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (6.85%) Business Analysis
8 61 (6.85%) Customer Requirements
9 58 (6.52%) Service Management
10 52 (5.84%) Migration
11 50 (5.62%) ERP
12 47 (5.28%) Workflow
13 46 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (4.83%) ITSM
15 40 (4.49%) Scrum
16 37 (4.16%) Analytics
17 35 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (3.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 227 (25.51%) SQL
2 143 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 106 (11.91%) Java
4 96 (10.79%) C#
5 56 (6.29%) Apex Code
6 42 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.82%) C
8 29 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 23 (2.58%) C++
10 20 (2.25%) Perl
10 20 (2.25%) Python
11 13 (1.46%) ABAP
12 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.79%) PHP
14 5 (0.56%) ES6
14 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.45%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
15 4 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (14.49%) Degree
2 51 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.58%) CCNP
7 22 (2.47%) MCSE
8 21 (2.36%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.35%) MCSA
10 10 (1.12%) CCNA
10 10 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.01%) AWS Certification
11 9 (1.01%) CCIE
12 7 (0.79%) CCIE Security
12 7 (0.79%) MCP
12 7 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.67%) CISSP
13 6 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.67%) VTSP
14 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.46%) QA
5 11 (1.24%) GCP
6 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.79%) PMO
7 6 (0.67%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.45%) COBIT
8 4 (0.45%) SLA
9 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.34%) GDPR
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (14.27%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (12.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.13%) Docker
5 13 (1.46%) XenApp
6 12 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (1.01%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.79%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.56%) vSphere
12 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.34%) UAG
13 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.11%) Squid
14 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (2.47%) SCCM
2 16 (1.80%) Puppet
3 15 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.24%) Ansible
4 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.67%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.56%) Cacti
8 5 (0.56%) Nagios
9 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.45%) Rancher
9 4 (0.45%) Terraform
10 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.34%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.22%) Kibana
11 2 (0.22%) SCOM
12 1 (0.11%) CASB
12 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 280 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 149 (16.74%) VMware
3 97 (10.90%) Oracle
4 76 (8.54%) Salesforce.com
5 73 (8.20%) Cisco
6 64 (7.19%) Citrix
7 45 (5.06%) HP
8 42 (4.72%) ServiceNow
9 31 (3.48%) SAP
10 30 (3.37%) Dell
11 24 (2.70%) NetApp
12 23 (2.58%) EMC
13 22 (2.47%) BMC
14 21 (2.36%) Juniper
15 20 (2.25%) CheckPoint
15 20 (2.25%) Remedy
16 17 (1.91%) SonicWALL
16 17 (1.91%) Veeam
17 14 (1.57%) F5
17 14 (1.57%) Informatica