Period
to 17 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 September 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 423 432
Rank change year-on-year -149 +9 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 545 302 988
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 375 278 883
10th Percentile £38,100 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,719 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -9.52%

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 111,095 48,347 135,943
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.46% 94.81% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 77,428 39,946 109,552
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 16 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 September 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 -130 421 £55,000 -8.33% 66
UK excluding London -56 340 £47,500 -5.00% 51
Work from Home -136 266 £60,000 -4.00% 19
South East -93 116 £47,000 -21.67% 12
London -244 106 £67,500 +3.85% 16
North of England -44 83 £50,000 - 14
Midlands -76 66 £52,500 +118.75% 16
North West -56 41 £49,500 -10.00% 11
West Midlands -70 40 £52,500 +118.75% 12
Yorkshire -71 39 £55,000 +25.00% 2
Wales -22 33 £42,500 +70.00% 1
South West -101 22 £47,500 -17.39% 4
East Midlands -54 20 £48,750 -18.75% 3
Scotland -84 13 £47,500 +19.87%
East of England -97 7 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North East -28 3 £50,000 +42.86% 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 248 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 235 (43.12%) Azure
3 209 (38.35%) Presales
4 180 (33.03%) Microsoft 365
5 175 (32.11%) Finance
6 144 (26.42%) Active Directory
7 138 (25.32%) Windows
8 134 (24.59%) Requirements Gathering
9 124 (22.75%) Social Skills
10 114 (20.92%) Data Centre
11 111 (20.37%) Windows Server
11 111 (20.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 107 (19.63%) VMware
13 106 (19.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 97 (17.80%) Public Cloud
15 93 (17.06%) VPN
16 92 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
17 85 (15.60%) Security Cleared
17 85 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (15.60%) Self-Motivation
18 76 (13.94%) SC Cleared
19 74 (13.58%) Linux
20 68 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
21 66 (12.11%) SCCM
22 65 (11.93%) Hyper-V
23 63 (11.56%) AWS
24 59 (10.83%) JavaScript
24 59 (10.83%) SQL
24 59 (10.83%) Windows 10
25 54 (9.91%) PowerShell

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 47 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.39%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.83%) OpenEdge
5 10 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.47%) IIS
7 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.28%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.10%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.73%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.18%) Magento
9 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 235 (43.12%) Azure
2 180 (33.03%) Microsoft 365
3 106 (19.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 63 (11.56%) AWS
5 34 (6.24%) SaaS
6 28 (5.14%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (4.59%) Power Platform
8 19 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 16 (2.94%) IaaS
9 16 (2.94%) PaaS
10 12 (2.20%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.47%) GCP
13 7 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (1.10%) Azure Logic Apps
15 5 (0.92%) Azure Sentinel
15 5 (0.92%) Boomi
15 5 (0.92%) Smartsheet
16 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.55%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 93 (17.06%) VPN
2 46 (8.44%) Firewall
3 43 (7.89%) Unified Communications
4 41 (7.52%) LAN
5 34 (6.24%) SAN
5 34 (6.24%) WAN
6 17 (3.12%) Network Security
7 13 (2.39%) SSL
7 13 (2.39%) VLAN
8 12 (2.20%) VoIP
9 11 (2.02%) BGP
9 11 (2.02%) OSPF
10 10 (1.83%) NAS
10 10 (1.83%) Skype
11 9 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (1.65%) Internet
12 8 (1.47%) TCP/IP
12 8 (1.47%) Wireless
13 7 (1.28%) VSAN
14 5 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.30%) Big Data
4 14 (2.57%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.65%) MySQL
8 8 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.28%) QlikView
10 6 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Selenium
2 8 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.73%) JIRA
5 3 (0.55%) Balsamiq
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) JMeter
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 175 (32.11%) Finance
2 124 (22.75%) Social Skills
3 39 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.61%) Public Sector
5 35 (6.42%) Marketing
6 34 (6.24%) Advertising
7 22 (4.04%) Influencing Skills
8 20 (3.67%) Legal
8 20 (3.67%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (3.12%) Banking
9 17 (3.12%) Law
10 14 (2.57%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.02%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.28%) Back Office
14 6 (1.10%) Electronics
15 4 (0.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.73%) Retail
16 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.55%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.99%) XML
2 45 (8.26%) HTML
3 30 (5.50%) Web Services
4 27 (4.95%) AngularJS
5 25 (4.59%) .NET
5 25 (4.59%) SOAP
6 19 (3.49%) REST
7 17 (3.12%) JSON
8 16 (2.94%) LDAP
9 15 (2.75%) CSS
10 14 (2.57%) XSLT
11 11 (2.02%) Middleware
12 10 (1.83%) Ajax
12 10 (1.83%) J2EE
12 10 (1.83%) XBRL
13 8 (1.47%) ASP.NET
14 7 (1.28%) React
15 6 (1.10%) RESTful
16 5 (0.92%) Entity Framework
16 5 (0.92%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 114 (20.92%) Data Centre
2 97 (17.80%) Public Cloud
3 85 (15.60%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.02%) CMDB
7 10 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.83%) User Experience
8 9 (1.65%) HP Storage
8 9 (1.65%) iSeries
9 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
9 8 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
10 7 (1.28%) IBM Storwize
10 7 (1.28%) LPAR
10 7 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
12 5 (0.92%) iPhone
13 3 (0.55%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (25.32%) Windows
2 111 (20.37%) Windows Server
3 74 (13.58%) Linux
4 59 (10.83%) Windows 10
5 19 (3.49%) CentOS
6 18 (3.30%) Unix
7 13 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.65%) VyOS
10 7 (1.28%) OS/400
11 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.92%) Android
12 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.37%) AIX
15 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.37%) Solaris
16 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (38.35%) Presales
2 134 (24.59%) Requirements Gathering
3 92 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (9.72%) DevOps
5 53 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (9.72%) Project Management
6 52 (9.54%) Software Licensing
7 49 (8.99%) Migration
8 41 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
9 39 (7.16%) Information Security
9 39 (7.16%) ITIL
9 39 (7.16%) ITSM
10 38 (6.97%) ERP
11 37 (6.79%) Project Delivery
12 36 (6.61%) High Availability
13 34 (6.24%) Customer Requirements
14 33 (6.06%) Service Management
15 30 (5.50%) Requirements Workshops
15 30 (5.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 59 (10.83%) JavaScript
1 59 (10.83%) SQL
2 54 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 43 (7.89%) Java
4 21 (3.85%) C#
5 15 (2.75%) Python
6 12 (2.20%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.65%) X++
8 7 (1.28%) RPG
8 7 (1.28%) VB
9 6 (1.10%) C++
9 6 (1.10%) PHP
9 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.10%) XPath
10 3 (0.55%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 76 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.26%) Degree
4 37 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.77%) CCNA
6 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.39%) CCNP
8 11 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.83%) NCSIE
10 8 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (1.47%) CCSP
10 8 (1.47%) CEH
10 8 (1.47%) GIAC
10 8 (1.47%) OSCP
11 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.73%) MCP
13 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (5.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.65%) GDPR
6 5 (0.92%) SLA
7 4 (0.73%) QA
8 3 (0.55%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.55%) NIST
9 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.37%) HL7
9 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
System Software
1 144 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 85 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (11.93%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.75%) Docker
5 11 (2.02%) vSphere
6 9 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.55%) StorNext
8 3 (0.55%) Xsan
9 2 (0.37%) GPFS
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.37%) Samba
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 111 (20.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 66 (12.11%) SCCM
3 51 (9.36%) Single Sign-On
4 44 (8.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 20 (3.67%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.65%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (1.28%) Ansible
7 7 (1.28%) Nagios
7 7 (1.28%) Terraform
8 4 (0.73%) Puppet
9 3 (0.55%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (0.55%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.18%) CASB
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 248 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 107 (19.63%) VMware
3 49 (8.99%) Cisco
4 46 (8.44%) Adobe
4 46 (8.44%) ServiceNow
5 45 (8.26%) Apple
6 32 (5.87%) HP
7 27 (4.95%) Oracle
7 27 (4.95%) Veeam
8 25 (4.59%) Brocade
9 23 (4.22%) Citrix
10 21 (3.85%) IBM
11 19 (3.49%) BMC
11 19 (3.49%) Red Hat
12 18 (3.30%) Remedy
13 15 (2.75%) Dell
13 15 (2.75%) SAP
14 14 (2.57%) EMC
14 14 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (2.39%) NetApp