Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 46 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 664 543 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.85% 5.21% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.09% 5.38% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 474 415 527
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £34,125 £25,250 £33,450
90th Percentile £71,825 £68,750 £73,750
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 9,371 10,101 10,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,464 8,024 8,488
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +10 359 £55,000 - 51
Staffordshire +34 85 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Coventry +3 53 £58,750 +15.20% 8
Warwickshire +22 46 £49,250 -1.50% 5
Solihull -11 16 £65,000 +124.14% 2
Worcestershire +10 14 £49,000 +3.16% 5
Shropshire +6 13 £62,500 +125.23% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £52,500 - 3
Walsall -2 3 £70,000 +288.89%
Wolverhampton -14 3 £70,000 +288.89% 1
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 235 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 212 (31.93%) SAP
3 189 (28.46%) Finance
4 144 (21.69%) Manufacturing
5 109 (16.42%) SQL
6 101 (15.21%) Retail
7 96 (14.46%) ABAP
8 92 (13.86%) Advertising
9 90 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
10 87 (13.10%) Presales
11 82 (12.35%) Customer Requirements
12 74 (11.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 72 (10.84%) ERP
14 69 (10.39%) Windows
15 68 (10.24%) Migration
16 64 (9.64%) Logistics
17 55 (8.28%) Publishing
17 55 (8.28%) VMware
18 54 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (8.13%) Analytics
19 52 (7.83%) Project Management
20 51 (7.68%) SQL Server
21 50 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
22 49 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (7.23%) Data Migration
23 48 (7.23%) Office 365
24 46 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
24 46 (6.93%) Banking
24 46 (6.93%) Business Analysis
25 43 (6.48%) SAP S/4HANA

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 29 (4.37%) SAS
2 16 (2.41%) NetWeaver
3 12 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.51%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.51%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.90%) Confluence
7 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.45%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.45%) ArcInfo
7 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 74 (11.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 43 (6.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (5.72%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (5.12%) SAP SD
5 24 (3.61%) SAP CO
5 24 (3.61%) SAP FI
5 24 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 22 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (3.01%) SAP SCM
8 18 (2.71%) SAP ERP
9 14 (2.11%) SAP BPC
9 14 (2.11%) SAP Business One
10 11 (1.66%) SAP MM
11 10 (1.51%) SAP APO
12 9 (1.36%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (1.20%) SAP QM
14 7 (1.05%) Sage 200
14 7 (1.05%) SAP EWM
14 7 (1.05%) SAP HCM
15 6 (0.90%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.23%) Office 365
3 40 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (2.26%) SaaS
6 10 (1.51%) IaaS
6 10 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.20%) PaaS
9 7 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.90%) Taleo
11 5 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Serverless
14 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.22%) SAN
2 21 (3.16%) Firewall
3 18 (2.71%) LAN
4 16 (2.41%) WAN
5 15 (2.26%) Skype
6 11 (1.66%) VLAN
6 11 (1.66%) VPN
7 9 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.36%) VoIP
8 7 (1.05%) MPLS
9 5 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (0.75%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.75%) Wireless
10 4 (0.60%) DHCP
11 3 (0.45%) DNS
11 3 (0.45%) Internet
11 3 (0.45%) Network Security
11 3 (0.45%) OSPF
11 3 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.37%) Base SAS
2 29 (4.37%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 28 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
4 25 (3.77%) SAP HANA
5 23 (3.46%) QlikView
5 23 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.11%) SAP BW
9 13 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 13 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 11 (1.66%) Power BI
10 11 (1.66%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.36%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (4.97%) eCATT
1 33 (4.97%) LSMW
2 13 (1.96%) ProC
3 8 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.05%) JIRA
5 6 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.90%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.60%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.30%) Hudson
7 2 (0.30%) JMeter
7 2 (0.30%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.30%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.30%) Selenium
7 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.30%) WATIR
7 2 (0.30%) WebLOAD
General
1 189 (28.46%) Finance
2 144 (21.69%) Manufacturing
3 101 (15.21%) Retail
4 92 (13.86%) Advertising
5 55 (8.28%) Publishing
6 46 (6.93%) Banking
7 30 (4.52%) Billing
8 15 (2.26%) Marketing
9 10 (1.51%) General Ledger
10 9 (1.36%) International Banking
11 7 (1.05%) Legal
12 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.60%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.12%) EDI
2 33 (4.97%) IDoc
3 12 (1.81%) .NET
3 12 (1.81%) XML
4 11 (1.66%) HTML
5 10 (1.51%) SAP Core Interface
6 8 (1.20%) SAP PI
7 7 (1.05%) SAP XI
8 4 (0.60%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.60%) Spring
8 4 (0.60%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.60%) Web Services
9 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.45%) BAPI
9 3 (0.45%) CSS
9 3 (0.45%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.45%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.45%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.45%) SAPUI5
10 2 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.92%) LIMS
3 21 (3.16%) Driving Licence
4 13 (1.96%) NHS
4 13 (1.96%) User Experience
5 10 (1.51%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.36%) Fintech
7 4 (0.60%) Clustering
7 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.45%) EPoS
8 3 (0.45%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.30%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.30%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.30%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.30%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.30%) PlayStation
9 2 (0.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.39%) Windows
2 20 (3.01%) Linux
3 19 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.26%) Unix
6 10 (1.51%) VMS
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.90%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Android
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.10%) Presales
2 82 (12.35%) Customer Requirements
3 72 (10.84%) ERP
4 68 (10.24%) Migration
5 64 (9.64%) Logistics
6 54 (8.13%) Analytics
6 54 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (7.83%) Project Management
8 50 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (7.23%) Data Migration
10 46 (6.93%) Business Analysis
11 42 (6.33%) Integration Testing
12 40 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (6.02%) Mentoring
13 34 (5.12%) CRM
13 34 (5.12%) Project Planning
13 34 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (4.52%) Demand Management
14 30 (4.52%) GAP Analysis
14 30 (4.52%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (16.42%) SQL
2 96 (14.46%) ABAP
3 24 (3.61%) C
4 19 (2.86%) C#
5 17 (2.56%) Java
6 13 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.96%) PROC SQL
6 13 (1.96%) SAS Macro
7 8 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.20%) Python
8 6 (0.90%) X++
9 5 (0.75%) Ruby
9 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.60%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.60%) C++
11 3 (0.45%) SAPscript
12 2 (0.30%) Go
12 2 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) Scala
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (4.97%) Degree
2 32 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.46%) MCSE
5 22 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (2.56%) CCA
8 13 (1.96%) ACCA
8 13 (1.96%) SAP Certification
8 13 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.81%) CIMA
10 11 (1.66%) CISSP
11 9 (1.36%) CPIM
11 9 (1.36%) ISEB
12 8 (1.20%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.05%) MCP
14 6 (0.90%) CCNA
14 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.75%) CISM
15 5 (0.75%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.75%) QA
3 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) GDPR
4 3 (0.45%) PMO
5 2 (0.30%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 46 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 29 (4.37%) XenApp
4 28 (4.22%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.90%) Snort
7 5 (0.75%) Docker
8 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.45%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) Ceph
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.05%) SCCM
2 6 (0.90%) Ansible
2 6 (0.90%) Nessus
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.75%) Puppet
4 4 (0.60%) EnCase
4 4 (0.60%) FTK
4 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (0.60%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.60%) SCSM
4 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.60%) Terraform
5 3 (0.45%) Packer
6 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 235 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 212 (31.93%) SAP
3 55 (8.28%) VMware
4 38 (5.72%) Oracle
5 32 (4.82%) Citrix
6 27 (4.07%) Tableau
7 24 (3.61%) Sage
8 16 (2.41%) Infor
9 15 (2.26%) Epicor
10 12 (1.81%) JD Edwards
11 10 (1.51%) Cognos
12 9 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.20%) Cisco
14 7 (1.05%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.05%) Capita
14 7 (1.05%) HP
14 7 (1.05%) IBM
14 7 (1.05%) Informatica
14 7 (1.05%) Pegasus
14 7 (1.05%) Sophos