Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 482 457
Rank change year-on-year -23 -25 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 973 1091 1410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 748 895 1231
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.16% - +2.15%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -23 888 £50,000 -9.09% 92
UK excluding London +23 525 £46,000 -3.16% 45
London -79 382 £55,000 - 47
South East +32 203 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North of England +56 114 £40,000 - 14
Midlands -5 72 £51,250 -1.44% 8
North West +30 68 £42,500 -2.86% 7
West Midlands -8 45 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East of England -27 45 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Yorkshire +10 35 £37,500 - 6
South West -15 35 £50,000 -9.09%
Scotland -16 30 £52,500 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +27 28 £57,500 +63.12% 4
Northern Ireland -18 15 £26,500 -41.11% 1
Wales +22 13 £42,500 -27.66%
North East +4 11 £35,000 +2.94% 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Technical Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 280 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 276 (28.37%) Finance
3 238 (24.46%) Presales
4 225 (23.12%) Windows
5 219 (22.51%) SQL
6 186 (19.12%) Java
7 172 (17.68%) Degree
8 155 (15.93%) Oracle
9 148 (15.21%) VMware
10 136 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
11 125 (12.85%) JavaScript
12 120 (12.33%) XML
13 119 (12.23%) SQL Server
14 118 (12.13%) Windows Server
15 111 (11.41%) HTML
15 111 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
16 109 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 106 (10.89%) C#
18 104 (10.69%) Active Directory
19 103 (10.59%) Web Services
20 101 (10.38%) .NET
21 99 (10.17%) Migration
22 96 (9.87%) Linux
23 91 (9.35%) Project Management
24 90 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
25 89 (9.15%) Office 365
25 89 (9.15%) Computer Science
26 88 (9.04%) CRM
27 86 (8.84%) Unix
28 84 (8.63%) ITIL

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 53 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 42 (4.32%) Skype for Business
3 39 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 37 (3.80%) WebSphere
6 33 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 31 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (3.08%) IIS
9 26 (2.67%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.64%) CMS
11 16 (1.64%) JBoss
12 14 (1.44%) Apache
12 14 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.92%) Drupal
15 9 (0.92%) Liferay
16 8 (0.82%) Alfresco
16 8 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) CATIA
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
6 1 (0.10%) Simulink
6 1 (0.10%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (1.85%) Oracle HRMS
6 16 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (1.13%) Oracle Retail
7 11 (1.13%) Unica
8 10 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (1.03%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.82%) Sage 200
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
11 6 (0.62%) Infor M3
12 5 (0.51%) NetSuite
12 5 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.41%) Sage 1000
13 4 (0.41%) Sage 500
14 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 111 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (9.15%) Office 365
3 68 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.49%) SaaS
5 29 (2.98%) IaaS
6 28 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.23%) Slack
9 9 (0.92%) G Suite
9 9 (0.92%) PaaS
10 4 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.31%) GitHub
11 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.31%) Yammer
12 2 (0.21%) Boomi
12 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle CX
13 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.89%) Firewall
2 52 (5.34%) SAN
3 48 (4.93%) VPN
4 33 (3.39%) WAN
5 28 (2.88%) DNS
6 24 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (2.47%) MPLS
6 24 (2.47%) Skype
6 24 (2.47%) VoIP
7 23 (2.36%) DHCP
7 23 (2.36%) LAN
7 23 (2.36%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
9 17 (1.75%) SSL
10 16 (1.64%) Ethernet
11 15 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
11 15 (1.54%) HTTP
12 14 (1.44%) DSL
12 14 (1.44%) Intranet
13 13 (1.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.98%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (2.77%) MySQL
6 26 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (2.36%) Big Data
7 23 (2.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 21 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (1.85%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.13%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.03%) GIS
15 8 (0.82%) MS Access
16 7 (0.72%) DB2
16 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.47%) JIRA
3 20 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (1.34%) Selenium
5 12 (1.23%) Appium
5 12 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 11 (1.13%) Buildbot
6 11 (1.13%) Ranorex
7 10 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (0.92%) JDeveloper
9 8 (0.82%) Travis CI
10 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.51%) Gatling
11 5 (0.51%) JMeter
11 5 (0.51%) NeoLoad
11 5 (0.51%) WATIR
11 5 (0.51%) WebLOAD
12 4 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 276 (28.37%) Finance
2 81 (8.32%) Banking
3 60 (6.17%) Retail
4 57 (5.86%) Advertising
5 48 (4.93%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 34 (3.49%) Marketing
8 32 (3.29%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.95%) Electronics
10 17 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.64%) Legal
12 12 (1.23%) French Language
12 12 (1.23%) Law
13 11 (1.13%) Publishing
14 9 (0.92%) Back Office
15 7 (0.72%) Automotive
16 6 (0.62%) Front Office
17 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.33%) XML
2 111 (11.41%) HTML
3 103 (10.59%) Web Services
4 101 (10.38%) .NET
5 60 (6.17%) CSS
6 50 (5.14%) SOAP
7 44 (4.52%) REST
8 37 (3.80%) J2EE
9 35 (3.60%) Middleware
10 30 (3.08%) JSON
11 29 (2.98%) jQuery
11 29 (2.98%) Spring
12 25 (2.57%) AngularJS
13 22 (2.26%) Visualforce
14 20 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
15 19 (1.95%) Servlets
16 18 (1.85%) Ajax
16 18 (1.85%) JMS
17 17 (1.75%) JSP
18 16 (1.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 37 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.60%) Hedge funds
5 26 (2.67%) NHS
6 23 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.16%) Replication
8 20 (2.06%) Fintech
8 20 (2.06%) iPad
9 19 (1.95%) Clustering
10 16 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.44%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.13%) Blackberry
14 11 (1.13%) CMDB
15 10 (1.03%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.92%) EPoS
16 9 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 225 (23.12%) Windows
2 118 (12.13%) Windows Server
3 96 (9.87%) Linux
4 86 (8.84%) Unix
5 39 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.06%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.03%) Android
10 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.72%) OS/400
12 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.51%) Solaris
13 3 (0.31%) CentOS
13 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.31%) VMS
13 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (24.46%) Presales
2 136 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (10.17%) Migration
4 91 (9.35%) Project Management
5 88 (9.04%) CRM
6 84 (8.63%) ITIL
7 66 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (6.78%) Customer Requirements
8 60 (6.17%) Scrum
9 59 (6.06%) ERP
9 59 (6.06%) ITSM
10 56 (5.76%) Service Delivery
10 56 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
10 56 (5.76%) Workflow
11 53 (5.45%) OO
12 46 (4.73%) Service Management
13 45 (4.62%) Customer Engagement
14 43 (4.42%) Data Migration
15 41 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (4.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (22.51%) SQL
2 186 (19.12%) Java
3 125 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 106 (10.89%) C#
5 56 (5.76%) C++
6 54 (5.55%) PowerShell
7 49 (5.04%) Shell Script
8 46 (4.73%) Python
9 38 (3.91%) PL/SQL
10 35 (3.60%) C
11 27 (2.77%) PHP
12 25 (2.57%) Apex Code
13 19 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.95%) Ruby
14 17 (1.75%) X++
15 14 (1.44%) Perl
15 14 (1.44%) Scala
15 14 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.44%) VBA
16 13 (1.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 172 (17.68%) Degree
2 62 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (4.73%) MCSE
4 44 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (3.49%) CCNA
7 33 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (2.88%) Security Cleared
9 22 (2.26%) CCNP
10 21 (2.16%) CCIE
11 19 (1.95%) MCP
12 16 (1.64%) MCSA
13 15 (1.54%) MCITP
14 14 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (1.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.34%) APMP
15 13 (1.34%) CCA
16 11 (1.13%) OCP
16 11 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
17 10 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.64%) QA
2 14 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (0.92%) ISO 9000
4 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.62%) GDPR
5 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.62%) SLA
6 4 (0.41%) COBIT
6 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.31%) SEPA
8 1 (0.10%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.10%) ARP4761
8 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.10%) DO-254
8 1 (0.10%) IFRS
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (10.69%) Active Directory
3 71 (7.30%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.64%) XenApp
5 14 (1.44%) Terminal Services
6 12 (1.23%) vSphere
7 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.41%) Docker
10 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.21%) Samba
11 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.10%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (2.77%) SCCM
2 16 (1.64%) vCenter Server
3 15 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.82%) TeamSite
5 5 (0.51%) Puppet
5 5 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.41%) SCOM
7 3 (0.31%) Nagios
7 3 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.21%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.21%) SCSM
8 2 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 280 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 155 (15.93%) Oracle
3 148 (15.21%) VMware
4 82 (8.43%) Citrix
5 71 (7.30%) Cisco
6 55 (5.65%) HP
7 40 (4.11%) IBM
8 39 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (3.80%) ServiceNow
10 32 (3.29%) Dell
11 30 (3.08%) SAP
12 27 (2.77%) BMC
13 26 (2.67%) Veeam
14 25 (2.57%) HEAT Software
14 25 (2.57%) Splunk
15 19 (1.95%) Juniper
16 18 (1.85%) Sage
16 18 (1.85%) SonicWALL
16 18 (1.85%) Symantec
17 17 (1.75%) Cognos