Period
to 29 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 489 508
Rank change year-on-year +57 +19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 827 877 973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 711 745 754
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,600 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -8.16%

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 119,773 145,847 166,971
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.92% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 95,883 116,580 136,217
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020. 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 +45 659 £57,500 +4.55% 84
UK excluding London +109 489 £47,500 -5.00% 47
London -9 280 £62,500 +13.64% 46
South East +39 127 £50,000 -16.67% 12
North of England +81 96 £45,000 - 9
Wales +32 70 £45,000 +12.50% 5
South West +67 63 £46,250 -11.90% 4
Midlands +17 52 £52,500 +17.98% 6
North West +52 50 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Scotland +50 40 £37,500 -18.48% 4
West Midlands +28 39 £52,500 +14.13% 5
Yorkshire +43 37 £45,000 - 5
East of England +51 31 £55,000 +4.76% 7
East Midlands +31 13 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Northern Ireland +13 10 £41,750 +67.00%
North East +22 9 £27,500 -31.25%

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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.

1 356 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 281 (33.98%) Windows
3 220 (26.60%) SQL
4 199 (24.06%) Azure
5 187 (22.61%) Presales
6 171 (20.68%) Active Directory
7 161 (19.47%) Windows Server
8 152 (18.38%) Finance
8 152 (18.38%) VMware
9 144 (17.41%) Linux
10 133 (16.08%) SQL Server
11 132 (15.96%) Office 365
12 126 (15.24%) ITIL
13 113 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 113 (13.66%) AWS
14 107 (12.94%) Degree
15 106 (12.82%) JavaScript
16 102 (12.33%) HTML
17 95 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
18 89 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
19 88 (10.64%) Windows 10
20 78 (9.43%) Oracle
21 76 (9.19%) Migration
22 75 (9.07%) C#
23 73 (8.83%) Java
24 72 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
25 69 (8.34%) Hyper-V
26 68 (8.22%) Python
26 68 (8.22%) Project Delivery
27 65 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune

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 52 (6.29%) WebSphere
2 43 (5.20%) IBM HTTP Server
3 42 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 40 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 36 (4.35%) IIS
6 26 (3.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 25 (3.02%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.73%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.60%) JBoss
12 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.36%) CMS
13 3 (0.36%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.66%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.93%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (1.45%) NetSuite
5 12 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (1.21%) Front Arena
6 10 (1.21%) Markit EDM
6 10 (1.21%) thinkFolio
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.60%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 199 (24.06%) Azure
2 132 (15.96%) Office 365
3 113 (13.66%) AWS
4 63 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (6.05%) SaaS
6 30 (3.63%) IaaS
7 29 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (2.54%) GCP
9 17 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (2.06%) Google Analytics
9 17 (2.06%) PaaS
10 12 (1.45%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.21%) G Suite
12 6 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
13 5 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (0.60%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.60%) Serverless
14 4 (0.48%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.05%) Firewall
2 48 (5.80%) HTTP
3 37 (4.47%) TCP/IP
4 35 (4.23%) VPN
5 33 (3.99%) WAN
6 30 (3.63%) DNS
6 30 (3.63%) SAN
7 28 (3.39%) DHCP
7 28 (3.39%) Skype
8 27 (3.26%) NetScaler
9 24 (2.90%) LAN
10 23 (2.78%) Wireless
11 22 (2.66%) VSAN
12 19 (2.30%) Unified Communications
13 16 (1.93%) Internet
14 15 (1.81%) SSL
15 12 (1.45%) NAS
16 9 (1.09%) VoIP
16 9 (1.09%) Wireshark
17 8 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 24 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 19 (2.30%) MySQL
5 18 (2.18%) Big Data
6 17 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 15 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.45%) Oracle Discoverer
11 9 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.85%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.85%) Ingres
12 7 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (0.73%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.73%) SAP HANA
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.48%) JIRA
4 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.36%) Selenium
5 3 (0.36%) Subversion
5 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) JMeter
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 152 (18.38%) Finance
2 65 (7.86%) Marketing
3 55 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 54 (6.53%) Retail
5 48 (5.80%) Advertising
6 46 (5.56%) Banking
7 30 (3.63%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.78%) Local Government
9 19 (2.30%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.93%) French Language
10 16 (1.93%) German Language
10 16 (1.93%) Spanish Language
11 13 (1.57%) Dutch Language
11 13 (1.57%) Electronics
12 10 (1.21%) Front Office
12 10 (1.21%) Italian Language
13 9 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.09%) Military
14 8 (0.97%) Legal
15 5 (0.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.33%) HTML
2 62 (7.50%) CSS
3 61 (7.38%) .NET
4 51 (6.17%) Middleware
5 43 (5.20%) XML
6 33 (3.99%) SOAP
7 31 (3.75%) AngularJS
8 28 (3.39%) Web Services
9 25 (3.02%) REST
10 21 (2.54%) JSON
11 19 (2.30%) J2EE
12 17 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
13 14 (1.69%) LDAP
14 12 (1.45%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.21%) HTML5
16 8 (0.97%) JDBC
16 8 (0.97%) PrimeFaces
16 8 (0.97%) RESTful
16 8 (0.97%) Restlet
16 8 (0.97%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 39 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.59%) iSeries
5 23 (2.78%) Clustering
6 22 (2.66%) Driving Licence
6 22 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.06%) PKI
8 13 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.21%) Derivative
10 10 (1.21%) Equities
10 10 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.09%) AS400
11 9 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.09%) User Experience
12 8 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 281 (33.98%) Windows
2 161 (19.47%) Windows Server
3 144 (17.41%) Linux
4 88 (10.64%) Windows 10
5 63 (7.62%) Unix
6 44 (5.32%) OS/400
7 27 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.06%) Android
9 17 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.97%) CentOS
11 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.48%) AIX
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (22.61%) Presales
2 126 (15.24%) ITIL
3 95 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (9.19%) Migration
6 68 (8.22%) Project Delivery
7 62 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
8 59 (7.13%) Service Delivery
9 57 (6.89%) Project Management
10 55 (6.65%) Computer Science
11 49 (5.93%) Analytics
11 49 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
12 44 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (5.20%) ERP
14 39 (4.72%) Fintech
14 39 (4.72%) Workflow
15 37 (4.47%) Service Management
16 33 (3.99%) CRM
16 33 (3.99%) Mentoring
17 32 (3.87%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 220 (26.60%) SQL
2 106 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 75 (9.07%) C#
4 73 (8.83%) Java
5 68 (8.22%) Python
6 63 (7.62%) Bash Shell
7 61 (7.38%) PowerShell
7 61 (7.38%) Shell Script
8 53 (6.41%) Perl
9 28 (3.39%) PL/SQL
10 19 (2.30%) C
11 15 (1.81%) PHP
12 14 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.33%) Apex Code
13 11 (1.33%) Ruby
14 8 (0.97%) VBScript
15 7 (0.85%) VB
16 6 (0.73%) X++
17 5 (0.60%) ABAP
17 5 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (12.94%) Degree
2 36 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (3.87%) IBM Certification
4 29 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.02%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.18%) CISSP
8 18 (2.18%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.93%) CCNA
10 15 (1.81%) MCSA
11 14 (1.69%) MCSE
12 11 (1.33%) Analytics IQ
13 6 (0.73%) CCIE
14 5 (0.60%) CCNP
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.48%) CEH
15 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.21%) SLA
2 7 (0.85%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) COBIT
3 4 (0.48%) PMO
4 3 (0.36%) HL7
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.24%) DICOM
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 171 (20.68%) Active Directory
2 113 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (8.34%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.11%) XenApp
5 33 (3.99%) XenDesktop
6 28 (3.39%) vSphere
7 27 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.66%) VMware NSX
9 13 (1.57%) Docker
9 13 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.36%) vCloud
11 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.36%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 65 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 60 (7.26%) SCCM
3 21 (2.54%) SCOM
4 18 (2.18%) vRealize
5 16 (1.93%) Nagios
6 13 (1.57%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.97%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.73%) Cacti
9 6 (0.73%) Puppet
10 5 (0.60%) Ansible
10 5 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.48%) Terraform
12 3 (0.36%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.36%) SCSM
12 3 (0.36%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 356 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 152 (18.38%) VMware
3 78 (9.43%) Oracle
4 65 (7.86%) Citrix
5 55 (6.65%) ServiceNow
6 53 (6.41%) IBM
7 52 (6.29%) Cisco
8 28 (3.39%) Google
9 25 (3.02%) EMC
9 25 (3.02%) NetApp
10 23 (2.78%) SAP
11 20 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (2.06%) Symantec
13 16 (1.93%) Capita
13 16 (1.93%) Veeam
14 15 (1.81%) Red Hat
15 14 (1.69%) Dell
16 12 (1.45%) TOWER Software
17 10 (1.21%) Calypso
17 10 (1.21%) Charles River