Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 475 489
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 890 1,064 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 759 842 773
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,075 £31,300
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +6.38%

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 145,316 169,257 169,664
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,207 138,647 141,062
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -5 785 £55,000 +4.76% 112
London +56 419 £56,500 -1.74% 36
UK excluding London -42 412 £52,500 +10.53% 78
South East -28 136 £60,000 +14.29% 24
North of England +16 82 £45,000 +5.88% 19
East of England +66 54 £52,500 +23.53% 11
Midlands -4 54 £46,000 -8.00% 9
North West +9 43 £50,000 +11.11% 10
West Midlands +7 39 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Yorkshire +45 36 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Wales +30 29 £40,000 -5.88% 2
South West +17 26 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Scotland -18 23 £46,000 +2.22%
East Midlands +6 14 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Northern Ireland -10 11 £25,000 -35.90%
North East +7 3 £40,000 +14.29% 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 255 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 231 (25.96%) Presales
3 219 (24.61%) JavaScript
4 213 (23.93%) SQL
5 202 (22.70%) Windows
6 165 (18.54%) Java
7 161 (18.09%) HTML
8 155 (17.42%) Degree
9 150 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
10 146 (16.40%) Finance
10 146 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 140 (15.73%) CSS
12 133 (14.94%) Active Directory
13 128 (14.38%) SQL Server
14 127 (14.27%) VMware
15 126 (14.16%) XML
16 123 (13.82%) Linux
17 116 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
18 114 (12.81%) Oracle
19 112 (12.58%) ITIL
20 110 (12.36%) Migration
21 105 (11.80%) Mentoring
22 103 (11.57%) C#
23 102 (11.46%) Windows Server
24 101 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
25 100 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
26 93 (10.45%) .NET
27 91 (10.22%) Office 365
28 90 (10.11%) Computer Science
29 84 (9.44%) SaaS

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 59 (6.63%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.16%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.48%) IIS
5 26 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 24 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (2.70%) Skype for Business
6 24 (2.70%) WebLogic
7 18 (2.02%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.91%) CMS
9 15 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.46%) Alfresco
10 13 (1.46%) JBoss
11 10 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.12%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (1.01%) ArcGIS
12 9 (1.01%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.90%) Apache
14 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.57%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.24%) Front Arena
2 11 (1.24%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 10 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.79%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.67%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 146 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (10.22%) Office 365
3 84 (9.44%) SaaS
4 55 (6.18%) IaaS
5 54 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (4.83%) PaaS
7 18 (2.02%) Serverless
8 16 (1.80%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.45%) CloudSense
12 4 (0.45%) Slack
12 4 (0.45%) Yammer
13 3 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.31%) Firewall
2 35 (3.93%) Wireless
3 34 (3.82%) VPN
4 33 (3.71%) DNS
5 28 (3.15%) Network Security
6 23 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 23 (2.58%) Internet
6 23 (2.58%) WAN
7 22 (2.47%) LAN
8 19 (2.13%) DHCP
8 19 (2.13%) Skype
9 16 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (1.80%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.69%) Cisco Firepower
11 14 (1.57%) Cisco ISE
11 14 (1.57%) SAN
11 14 (1.57%) SSH
12 12 (1.35%) Cisco Wireless
12 12 (1.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 52 (5.84%) MySQL
4 48 (5.39%) Big Data
5 29 (3.26%) DB2
6 27 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.46%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (1.35%) GIS
11 11 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
12 10 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 9 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.01%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (2.02%) Eclipse
5 14 (1.57%) JIRA
6 11 (1.24%) Maven
7 9 (1.01%) Ant
7 9 (1.01%) IntelliJ
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.90%) Selenium
9 7 (0.79%) Aptana Studio
10 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.67%) webpack
11 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.56%) Robot Framework
11 5 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.45%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.45%) git-flow
12 4 (0.45%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 146 (16.40%) Finance
2 70 (7.87%) Marketing
3 66 (7.42%) Banking
4 37 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.81%) Advertising
6 19 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.13%) Retail
7 16 (1.80%) Front Office
8 14 (1.57%) Electronics
8 14 (1.57%) Publishing
9 10 (1.12%) Automotive
9 10 (1.12%) Legal
10 9 (1.01%) French Language
11 8 (0.90%) Back Office
12 6 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.45%) German Language
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (18.09%) HTML
2 140 (15.73%) CSS
3 126 (14.16%) XML
4 93 (10.45%) .NET
5 77 (8.65%) AngularJS
6 73 (8.20%) Web Services
7 51 (5.73%) HTML5
8 49 (5.51%) REST
9 40 (4.49%) SOAP
10 36 (4.04%) JSON
11 25 (2.81%) Kafka
12 21 (2.36%) JSP
13 20 (2.25%) ASP.NET
13 20 (2.25%) J2EE
14 19 (2.13%) Middleware
15 18 (2.02%) jQuery
16 16 (1.80%) Ajax
16 16 (1.80%) Spring
17 14 (1.57%) XSL
18 13 (1.46%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.61%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (3.82%) Fintech
6 23 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.46%) Derivative
12 12 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.24%) Equities
13 11 (1.24%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.90%) Blog
14 8 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.67%) iPhone
17 5 (0.56%) Cybercrime
17 5 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 202 (22.70%) Windows
2 123 (13.82%) Linux
3 102 (11.46%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.71%) Windows 10
5 28 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (3.03%) Unix
7 25 (2.81%) Android
8 19 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.02%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.24%) AIX
10 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (0.67%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.56%) SUSE
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (25.96%) Presales
2 150 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
4 112 (12.58%) ITIL
5 110 (12.36%) Migration
6 105 (11.80%) Mentoring
7 90 (10.11%) Computer Science
8 82 (9.21%) ITSM
9 68 (7.64%) Service Management
10 63 (7.08%) Project Management
11 59 (6.63%) Workflow
12 48 (5.39%) CRM
12 48 (5.39%) Customer Requirements
13 47 (5.28%) DevOps
14 45 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (4.94%) ERP
16 41 (4.61%) Software Engineering
17 40 (4.49%) Customer Engagement
17 40 (4.49%) Service Delivery
18 37 (4.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 219 (24.61%) JavaScript
2 213 (23.93%) SQL
3 165 (18.54%) Java
4 103 (11.57%) C#
5 55 (6.18%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.17%) Python
7 34 (3.82%) Apex Code
8 32 (3.60%) C
9 31 (3.48%) Perl
10 30 (3.37%) C++
11 21 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.12%) Groovy
13 10 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.90%) PHP
14 8 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.79%) VBScript
16 5 (0.56%) ABAP
16 5 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 155 (17.42%) Degree
2 60 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (4.38%) CCNP
5 35 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 22 (2.47%) MCSE
9 19 (2.13%) MCSA
10 15 (1.69%) CCNA
10 15 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.46%) CISSP
12 12 (1.35%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.24%) JNCIA
13 11 (1.24%) JNCIS
14 10 (1.12%) CCIE
15 7 (0.79%) MCP
16 5 (0.56%) SAP Certification
17 4 (0.45%) OCP
17 4 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.26%) QA
2 14 (1.57%) SLA
3 11 (1.24%) GDPR
4 9 (1.01%) GAMP
5 6 (0.67%) HL7
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) PMO
8 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 101 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (2.47%) Docker
6 15 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.57%) XenApp
8 11 (1.24%) vSphere
9 10 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.01%) XenServer
11 8 (0.90%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.67%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.11%) Firmware
15 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.11%) NFS
15 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (3.37%) SCCM
2 19 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.01%) Ansible
8 8 (0.90%) Marathon
8 8 (0.90%) Mesos
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (0.90%) systemd
8 8 (0.90%) Terraform
9 7 (0.79%) Puppet
9 7 (0.79%) SCOM
9 7 (0.79%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.67%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.56%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.56%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 255 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 127 (14.27%) VMware
3 114 (12.81%) Oracle
4 80 (8.99%) ServiceNow
5 76 (8.54%) Cisco
6 52 (5.84%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (4.83%) Citrix
8 42 (4.72%) SAP
9 33 (3.71%) HP
10 26 (2.92%) CheckPoint
11 24 (2.70%) Dell
12 21 (2.36%) Juniper
13 19 (2.13%) IBM
13 19 (2.13%) Veeam
14 17 (1.91%) NetApp
14 17 (1.91%) Palo Alto
15 15 (1.69%) Adobe
16 14 (1.57%) Aruba
16 14 (1.57%) Tableau
17 12 (1.35%) Calypso