Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 44 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 417 466 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.74% 5.39% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 5.58% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 313 341 386
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +2.94%
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £74,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 7,020 8,344 9,541
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.50% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,707 6,493 7,920
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +13 248 £55,000 +15.79% 63
Coventry +18 40 £52,500 -4.55% 7
Warwickshire -16 33 £55,000 +15.79% 14
Worcestershire +13 31 £48,000 +1.05% 6
Staffordshire +8 20 £45,000 +23.29% 5
Solihull +1 15 £59,000 +18.00% 2
Shropshire +14 7 £55,000 +86.44%
Wolverhampton +17 6 £55,000 +18.92% 5
Walsall +5 2 £62,500 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £33,750 -
Sutton Coldfield +17 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 113 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 110 (26.38%) Finance
3 92 (22.06%) SAP
4 72 (17.27%) SQL
5 68 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (15.35%) Azure
6 64 (15.35%) Presales
7 62 (14.87%) ERP
8 61 (14.63%) Information Security
9 58 (13.91%) Cybersecurity
10 51 (12.23%) Thought Leadership
11 49 (11.75%) Oracle
12 46 (11.03%) Logistics
13 45 (10.79%) Windows
14 44 (10.55%) Migration
15 42 (10.07%) Public Sector
16 41 (9.83%) Active Directory
16 41 (9.83%) Degree
17 34 (8.15%) CISSP
18 33 (7.91%) Security Cleared
19 32 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 32 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (7.43%) Project Delivery
20 31 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
20 31 (7.43%) Office 365
21 28 (6.71%) AWS
21 28 (6.71%) Project Management
21 28 (6.71%) C#
22 27 (6.47%) SAP PP
22 27 (6.47%) SAP SCM

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 16 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.60%) SAS
3 11 (2.64%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.16%) Oracle UPK
5 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.96%) IIS
7 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (6.47%) SAP PP
1 27 (6.47%) SAP SCM
2 22 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (5.04%) Oracle Payables
3 21 (5.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 20 (4.80%) SAP PS
5 18 (4.32%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (4.08%) Oracle Assets
6 17 (4.08%) Oracle Cash Management
7 16 (3.84%) SAP MM
7 16 (3.84%) SAP SD
8 12 (2.88%) SAP WM
9 11 (2.64%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (2.64%) SAP EWM
9 11 (2.64%) SAP HR
10 10 (2.40%) SAP APO
11 9 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (2.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (2.16%) SAP Business One
12 8 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.35%) Azure
2 31 (7.43%) Office 365
3 28 (6.71%) AWS
4 22 (5.28%) IaaS
5 16 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (3.60%) PaaS
6 15 (3.60%) Power Platform
7 14 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.16%) GCP
9 8 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (1.44%) Serverless
11 5 (1.20%) SaaS
12 4 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.96%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.72%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.72%) Yammer
14 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.52%) Firewall
2 14 (3.36%) DNS
3 13 (3.12%) LAN
4 12 (2.88%) VPN
5 11 (2.64%) Network Security
6 10 (2.40%) WAN
7 9 (2.16%) Wireless
8 8 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.44%) DHCP
11 5 (1.20%) IPsec
11 5 (1.20%) SAN
11 5 (1.20%) Skype
11 5 (1.20%) WLAN
12 4 (0.96%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.96%) Multicast
12 4 (0.96%) NX-OS
12 4 (0.96%) Unicast
12 4 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.36%) Power BI
3 11 (2.64%) Big Data
3 11 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.64%) SAP HANA
4 10 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.92%) QlikView
6 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.20%) MySQL
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.96%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.96%) MSI
3 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) Hudson
5 2 (0.48%) LSMW
6 1 (0.24%) eCATT
General
1 110 (26.38%) Finance
2 42 (10.07%) Public Sector
3 23 (5.52%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.08%) Retail
5 15 (3.60%) Marketing
6 13 (3.12%) Banking
7 12 (2.88%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.16%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.16%) Military
9 7 (1.68%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.72%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.24%) Oracle Fusion
2 15 (3.60%) Web Services
3 13 (3.12%) .NET
4 10 (2.40%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.40%) XML
5 9 (2.16%) CSS
5 9 (2.16%) HTML
5 9 (2.16%) WebCenter
6 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.44%) HTML5
7 5 (1.20%) JSON
7 5 (1.20%) SOAP
8 4 (0.96%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.96%) Middleware
9 3 (0.72%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.48%) MAPI
10 2 (0.48%) SAML
11 1 (0.24%) jQuery
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.88%) Credit Risk
3 12 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.96%) AS400
9 4 (0.96%) Cyberattack
9 4 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.96%) iSeries
10 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.72%) PKI
10 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) Replication
11 2 (0.48%) Blog
12 1 (0.24%) FMCG
12 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.79%) Windows
2 18 (4.32%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.36%) Linux
3 14 (3.36%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (1.20%) Unix
6 4 (0.96%) CatOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 64 (15.35%) Presales
3 62 (14.87%) ERP
4 61 (14.63%) Information Security
5 58 (13.91%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (12.23%) Thought Leadership
7 46 (11.03%) Logistics
8 44 (10.55%) Migration
9 31 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (7.43%) Project Delivery
10 28 (6.71%) Project Management
11 26 (6.24%) CRM
12 24 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
13 23 (5.52%) Analytics
14 22 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (5.04%) Computer Science
16 20 (4.80%) Due Diligence
17 19 (4.56%) Data Protection
18 18 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.27%) SQL
2 28 (6.71%) C#
3 18 (4.32%) C
3 18 (4.32%) Java
3 18 (4.32%) Python
4 16 (3.84%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.60%) R
6 13 (3.12%) C++
7 12 (2.88%) Scala
8 9 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.96%) ABAP
10 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.48%) Go
11 1 (0.24%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (9.83%) Degree
2 34 (8.15%) CISSP
3 33 (7.91%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.47%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.32%) CISM
6 17 (4.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.88%) MCSE
8 11 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.40%) MCSA
10 9 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.68%) CCNP
11 7 (1.68%) CIMA
11 7 (1.68%) CISA
12 5 (1.20%) CCNA
12 5 (1.20%) SANS
12 5 (1.20%) SSCP
13 3 (0.72%) CCDP
13 3 (0.72%) CCIE
14 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.56%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.08%) GDPR
3 17 (4.08%) ISO 22301
4 12 (2.88%) Basel II
4 12 (2.88%) IFRS
4 12 (2.88%) IFRS 9
4 12 (2.88%) SLA
5 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.48%) NIST
6 2 (0.48%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.12%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.92%) vSphere
6 7 (1.68%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.44%) Docker
8 4 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.48%) XenApp
9 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.68%) Backup Exec
2 7 (1.68%) SCCM
2 7 (1.68%) SCVMM
3 5 (1.20%) Puppet
4 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.96%) QRadar
4 4 (0.96%) Terraform
5 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.72%) Ansible
6 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.24%) CASB
7 1 (0.24%) EnCase
7 1 (0.24%) FTK
7 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 113 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 92 (22.06%) SAP
3 49 (11.75%) Oracle
4 22 (5.28%) Cisco
5 18 (4.32%) VMware
6 11 (2.64%) IBM
7 10 (2.40%) Veeam
8 9 (2.16%) Citrix
9 7 (1.68%) Dell
9 7 (1.68%) NetApp
9 7 (1.68%) Symantec
9 7 (1.68%) Tableau
10 6 (1.44%) Google
10 6 (1.44%) Meraki
10 6 (1.44%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.20%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.20%) F5
11 5 (1.20%) HP
12 4 (0.96%) Forcepoint
12 4 (0.96%) McAfee