Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 430 423 524
Rank change year-on-year -7 +101 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 294 983 893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.73% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 371 1,083 844
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,275 £31,550
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +8.25%

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 47,195 135,357 160,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.77% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38,479 107,740 129,607
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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 +25 243 £60,000 +4.35% 54
UK excluding London +67 134 £52,500 +10.53% 31
London +32 124 £67,500 +12.50% 25
Work from Home -39 86 £62,500 +4.17% 8
South East +112 54 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North of England +119 20 £50,000 -4.76% 5
South West +104 20 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Midlands +96 15 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands +72 14 £50,000 +8.70% 3
Yorkshire +118 11 £50,000 +8.11% 2
East of England +125 8 £46,250 +2.78% 3
North West +100 8 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Wales -3 8 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Scotland +85 5 £39,625 +5.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £23,500 -
East Midlands +84 3 £60,000 +14.29% 5
North East +17 1 £35,000 -

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 90 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 79 (26.87%) JavaScript
3 76 (25.85%) HTML
4 69 (23.47%) Presales
5 67 (22.79%) Azure
6 64 (21.77%) SQL
7 61 (20.75%) Degree
8 50 (17.01%) Requirements Gathering
9 49 (16.67%) SaaS
9 49 (16.67%) XML
9 49 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (15.99%) CSS
11 46 (15.65%) Migration
11 46 (15.65%) Finance
12 45 (15.31%) VMware
13 44 (14.97%) Windows
13 44 (14.97%) ServiceNow
14 42 (14.29%) Office 365
15 40 (13.61%) CRM
16 36 (12.24%) ITIL
17 32 (10.88%) Active Directory
17 32 (10.88%) Scrum
18 31 (10.54%) Linux
19 30 (10.20%) Dynamics 365
20 29 (9.86%) Banking
21 28 (9.52%) HP
21 28 (9.52%) VPN
21 28 (9.52%) Windows Server
22 27 (9.18%) Requirements Workshops
22 27 (9.18%) AngularJS

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 16 (5.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.02%) IIS
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) nginx
6 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Documentum
7 1 (0.34%) FileNet
Applications
1 18 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (5.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (3.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (2.04%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.02%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.79%) Azure
2 49 (16.67%) SaaS
3 42 (14.29%) Office 365
4 30 (10.20%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (7.48%) AWS
6 21 (7.14%) Power Platform
7 15 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (3.74%) Logic Apps
9 6 (2.04%) PaaS
10 5 (1.70%) IaaS
10 5 (1.70%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.70%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.02%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.68%) WhatsApp
13 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.52%) VPN
2 22 (7.48%) SSL
3 20 (6.80%) Firewall
4 16 (5.44%) Internet
4 16 (5.44%) SAN
5 13 (4.42%) WAN
6 12 (4.08%) LAN
6 12 (4.08%) VSAN
7 11 (3.74%) NetScaler
7 11 (3.74%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.04%) DHCP
8 6 (2.04%) DNS
9 5 (1.70%) DKIM
9 5 (1.70%) IPsec
9 5 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.70%) SSH
9 5 (1.70%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.70%) VLAN
9 5 (1.70%) VoIP
10 4 (1.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.46%) MySQL
2 19 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.72%) Big Data
5 6 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.70%) GIS
7 4 (1.36%) DB2
8 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.68%) Power BI
8 2 (0.68%) Sisense
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) Looker
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.02%) Selenium
3 2 (0.68%) JMeter
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 46 (15.65%) Finance
2 29 (9.86%) Banking
3 21 (7.14%) Law
4 19 (6.46%) Marketing
4 19 (6.46%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.76%) Private Banking
6 13 (4.42%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.40%) Local Government
8 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.70%) Electronics
10 4 (1.36%) Advertising
11 3 (1.02%) Billing
11 3 (1.02%) French Language
11 3 (1.02%) Retail
12 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.34%) Games
13 1 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.85%) HTML
2 49 (16.67%) XML
3 47 (15.99%) CSS
4 27 (9.18%) AngularJS
5 26 (8.84%) Web Services
6 25 (8.50%) .NET
6 25 (8.50%) SOAP
7 18 (6.12%) LDAP
8 17 (5.78%) Ajax
8 17 (5.78%) ASP.NET
9 14 (4.76%) WCF
9 14 (4.76%) XSD
10 8 (2.72%) JSON
11 7 (2.38%) REST
12 6 (2.04%) JDBC
12 6 (2.04%) Restlet
12 6 (2.04%) Spring
12 6 (2.04%) WSDL
13 5 (1.70%) Visualforce
14 3 (1.02%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.10%) CMDB
3 12 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.38%) Clustering
6 6 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.04%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.04%) NHS
7 5 (1.70%) AS400
8 4 (1.36%) Blog
8 4 (1.36%) iSeries
9 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) LIMS
10 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) PACS
10 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.97%) Windows
2 31 (10.54%) Linux
3 28 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.46%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.74%) Unix
6 10 (3.40%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.02%) VyOS
13 2 (0.68%) AIX
13 2 (0.68%) Android
13 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.47%) Presales
2 50 (17.01%) Requirements Gathering
3 49 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (15.65%) Migration
5 40 (13.61%) CRM
6 36 (12.24%) ITIL
7 32 (10.88%) Scrum
8 27 (9.18%) Requirements Workshops
9 25 (8.50%) Data Migration
10 23 (7.82%) Customer Requirements
10 23 (7.82%) ITSM
10 23 (7.82%) Project Management
11 22 (7.48%) Customer Engagement
12 18 (6.12%) Analytics
12 18 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
12 18 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (5.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.87%) JavaScript
2 64 (21.77%) SQL
3 23 (7.82%) Java
4 16 (5.44%) C#
5 11 (3.74%) Python
6 7 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.70%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.36%) C++
8 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.02%) PHP
10 2 (0.68%) COBOL
10 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) C
11 1 (0.34%) R
11 1 (0.34%) Ruby
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (20.75%) Degree
2 18 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.74%) MCSE
4 11 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.06%) MCP
6 7 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.04%) CCNA
7 6 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.02%) MCSA
10 2 (0.68%) Analytics IQ
10 2 (0.68%) APMP
10 2 (0.68%) CCIE
10 2 (0.68%) CISSP
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.68%) HNC
10 2 (0.68%) HPE ATP
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.02%) SLA
4 2 (0.68%) HL7
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.68%) PSD2
4 2 (0.68%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) DICOM
5 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.34%) NIST
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.10%) vSphere
5 10 (3.40%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.72%) XenApp
7 6 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.36%) vCloud
10 2 (0.68%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.34%) Docker
11 1 (0.34%) KVM
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (6.46%) SCCM
2 15 (5.10%) HP UCMDB
2 15 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.74%) SCOM
4 10 (3.40%) vRealize
5 9 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.70%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.68%) DameWare
7 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.68%) OpenView
7 2 (0.68%) OVSD
8 1 (0.34%) Argo
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 90 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.31%) VMware
3 44 (14.97%) ServiceNow
4 28 (9.52%) HP
5 23 (7.82%) Citrix
6 19 (6.46%) Oracle
7 15 (5.10%) BMC
7 15 (5.10%) Cisco
7 15 (5.10%) Remedy
8 14 (4.76%) EMC
9 12 (4.08%) Dell
10 9 (3.06%) BiZZdesign
10 9 (3.06%) IBM
10 9 (3.06%) NetApp
10 9 (3.06%) Sparx
11 8 (2.72%) SAP
12 5 (1.70%) F5
12 5 (1.70%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.36%) Brocade