Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 45 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 553 614 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.49% 5.32% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 5.53% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 428 408 592
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £34,500 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham +3 309 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Staffordshire +46 65 £50,000 +48.15%
Warwickshire +25 54 £46,250 -7.50%
Coventry -7 40 £50,000 -1.96% 2
Worcestershire 0 14 £49,500 +10.00%
Shropshire -7 13 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Solihull -18 11 £65,000 +52.94%
Wolverhampton +3 6 £70,000 +288.89%
Walsall +2 2 £70,000 +288.89%
West Bromwich 0 1 £40,000 -23.08%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 164 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 148 (26.76%) SAP
3 110 (19.89%) Finance
4 98 (17.72%) SQL
5 80 (14.47%) Manufacturing
5 80 (14.47%) Presales
6 73 (13.20%) Retail
7 67 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (11.39%) ABAP
9 61 (11.03%) Customer Requirements
10 56 (10.13%) Analytics
11 55 (9.95%) Project Management
12 49 (8.86%) Advertising
12 49 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (8.14%) Banking
13 45 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 43 (7.78%) Security Cleared
14 43 (7.78%) SQL Server
14 43 (7.78%) Windows
15 41 (7.41%) Business Analysis
16 38 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (6.87%) Logistics
17 37 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (6.69%) Office 365
18 36 (6.51%) Migration
18 36 (6.51%) Dynamics NAV
19 35 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
20 33 (5.97%) Infrastructure Management
20 33 (5.97%) Visual Analytics
20 33 (5.97%) Mentoring

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 33 (5.97%) SAS
2 19 (3.44%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.35%) NetWeaver
4 10 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.72%) Amazon Alexa
7 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.08%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.90%) SPSS
5 4 (0.72%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.54%) ArcInfo
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.18%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (6.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 25 (4.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (3.80%) SAP SD
4 20 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (2.71%) SAP MM
7 14 (2.53%) SAP BPC
8 13 (2.35%) SAP SCM
9 10 (1.81%) SAP HCM
10 9 (1.63%) SAP Retail
10 9 (1.63%) SAP WM
11 8 (1.45%) SAP APO
11 8 (1.45%) SAP FI
11 8 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
12 7 (1.27%) Sage 200
12 7 (1.27%) SAP Business One
12 7 (1.27%) SAP CO
12 7 (1.27%) SAP EWM
12 7 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.90%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (6.69%) Office 365
3 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (2.89%) SaaS
6 11 (1.99%) IaaS
7 10 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.81%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.08%) Taleo
9 5 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.72%) PaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.71%) Firewall
2 14 (2.53%) LAN
2 14 (2.53%) Skype
3 13 (2.35%) WAN
4 12 (2.17%) SAN
5 10 (1.81%) Internet
6 8 (1.45%) MPLS
7 7 (1.27%) VLAN
7 7 (1.27%) VPN
8 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.08%) Wireless
9 5 (0.90%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (0.90%) PBX
10 4 (0.72%) OSPF
10 4 (0.72%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (0.72%) TACACS
11 3 (0.54%) VoIP
12 2 (0.36%) DNS
12 2 (0.36%) SMS
12 2 (0.36%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.97%) Base SAS
2 33 (5.97%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 29 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (4.70%) QlikView
6 21 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.07%) SAP HANA
8 16 (2.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 16 (2.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 14 (2.53%) SAP BW
10 11 (1.99%) Power BI
11 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.45%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 7 (1.27%) DataStage
14 5 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.90%) GIS
Development Applications
1 25 (4.52%) eCATT
1 25 (4.52%) LSMW
2 16 (2.89%) ProC
3 9 (1.63%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.54%) Subversion
5 2 (0.36%) Ant
5 2 (0.36%) Appium
5 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.36%) Gatling
5 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) JMeter
5 2 (0.36%) NeoLoad
5 2 (0.36%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.36%) Selenium
5 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.36%) WATIR
5 2 (0.36%) WebLOAD
General
1 110 (19.89%) Finance
2 80 (14.47%) Manufacturing
3 73 (13.20%) Retail
4 49 (8.86%) Advertising
5 45 (8.14%) Banking
6 27 (4.88%) Publishing
7 23 (4.16%) Billing
8 12 (2.17%) Marketing
9 9 (1.63%) Automotive
10 5 (0.90%) Legal
11 4 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.70%) EDI
2 25 (4.52%) IDoc
3 13 (2.35%) HTML
4 11 (1.99%) .NET
5 9 (1.63%) SAP XI
6 8 (1.45%) SAP Core Interface
7 7 (1.27%) SAP PI
7 7 (1.27%) Web Services
7 7 (1.27%) XML
8 5 (0.90%) SOAP
9 4 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.72%) CSS
10 3 (0.54%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.54%) RESTful
10 3 (0.54%) SAP CO-PA
10 3 (0.54%) Spring
11 2 (0.36%) J2EE
11 2 (0.36%) JSON
11 2 (0.36%) Node.js
11 2 (0.36%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.25%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.07%) LIMS
4 16 (2.89%) Driving Licence
4 16 (2.89%) NHS
4 16 (2.89%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.63%) User Experience
6 7 (1.27%) EPoS
6 7 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.72%) Robotics
9 3 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Blog
10 2 (0.36%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.78%) Windows
2 11 (1.99%) Linux
3 10 (1.81%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.08%) VMS
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Unix
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (14.47%) Presales
2 61 (11.03%) Customer Requirements
3 56 (10.13%) Analytics
4 55 (9.95%) Project Management
5 49 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 38 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (6.87%) Logistics
8 37 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (6.51%) Migration
10 35 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 33 (5.97%) Infrastructure Management
11 33 (5.97%) Mentoring
11 33 (5.97%) Visual Analytics
12 31 (5.61%) CRM
12 31 (5.61%) Data Migration
13 30 (5.42%) ERP
13 30 (5.42%) ETL
14 27 (4.88%) Project Planning
15 26 (4.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (17.72%) SQL
2 63 (11.39%) ABAP
3 21 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 16 (2.89%) PROC SQL
4 16 (2.89%) SAS Macro
5 15 (2.71%) C#
6 11 (1.99%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.99%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.81%) C
7 10 (1.81%) Java
8 4 (0.72%) Python
9 3 (0.54%) C++
9 3 (0.54%) Ruby
9 3 (0.54%) X++
10 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.36%) PHP
10 2 (0.36%) Scala
10 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.36%) VBScript
11 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 43 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.06%) Degree
3 22 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.44%) CISSP
5 17 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.89%) MCSE
7 14 (2.53%) CISM
8 13 (2.35%) ISEB
8 13 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.45%) CCNA
10 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.27%) CCA
12 6 (1.08%) CCNP
12 6 (1.08%) HP ASE
12 6 (1.08%) MCSA
12 6 (1.08%) SAP Certification
13 5 (0.90%) MCP
14 4 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) GDPR
1 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.08%) QA
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.63%) Snort
4 9 (1.63%) XenApp
5 5 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) Ceph
7 1 (0.18%) Docker
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (1.99%) SCCM
2 9 (1.63%) Nessus
3 8 (1.45%) SCOM
4 7 (1.27%) QRadar
5 5 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.72%) EnCase
6 4 (0.72%) FTK
6 4 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.54%) Ansible
7 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.36%) Puppet
8 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.36%) SCSM
8 2 (0.36%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 164 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 148 (26.76%) SAP
3 32 (5.79%) VMware
4 29 (5.24%) Oracle
5 25 (4.52%) Tableau
6 17 (3.07%) IBM
7 16 (2.89%) Sage
8 15 (2.71%) Cognos
9 11 (1.99%) Citrix
10 10 (1.81%) Cisco
10 10 (1.81%) HP
11 9 (1.63%) Sourcefire
12 8 (1.45%) Infor
13 7 (1.27%) Informatica
14 6 (1.08%) Epicor
14 6 (1.08%) NetApp
15 5 (0.90%) EMC
15 5 (0.90%) JD Edwards
15 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.90%) SolarWinds