Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 641 530 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.75% 5.26% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.01% 5.44% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 488 462 492
West Midlands median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £29,700 £30,575 £28,775
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 9,145 9,735 11,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.70% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,116 8,210 9,471
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,975 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +16 350 £52,500 - 42
Coventry -2 65 £50,000 -9.91% 7
Warwickshire -4 42 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Staffordshire +1 34 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Solihull +28 29 £30,000 -29.41%
Worcestershire +23 18 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire +21 12 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton -25 5 £51,250 +46.43%
West Bromwich +11 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Walsall -3 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 290 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 186 (29.02%) Finance
3 137 (21.37%) SAP
4 132 (20.59%) SQL
5 115 (17.94%) CRM
6 107 (16.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 104 (16.22%) Advertising
8 103 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 98 (15.29%) Presales
10 92 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (13.42%) Dynamics 365
12 82 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
12 82 (12.79%) C#
13 77 (12.01%) Manufacturing
14 75 (11.70%) Windows
15 72 (11.23%) Self-Motivation
15 72 (11.23%) Analytics
16 71 (11.08%) Customer Requirements
17 66 (10.30%) Retail
18 64 (9.98%) SQL Server
19 63 (9.83%) ERP
19 63 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
20 59 (9.20%) VMware
21 56 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
22 55 (8.58%) Project Management
22 55 (8.58%) .NET
22 55 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
23 54 (8.42%) Service Delivery
24 50 (7.80%) Security Cleared
24 50 (7.80%) Power BI

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 8 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (1.25%) NetWeaver
2 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.47%) IIS
4 3 (0.47%) JBoss
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.16%) Confluence
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 107 (16.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (6.71%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (5.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (3.12%) SAP SCM
5 19 (2.96%) SAP S/4HANA
6 18 (2.81%) SAP APO
6 18 (2.81%) SAP CO
6 18 (2.81%) SAP FI
6 18 (2.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (1.56%) SAP HCM
8 9 (1.40%) NetSuite
9 8 (1.25%) SAP QM
9 8 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.78%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.62%) Movex
11 4 (0.62%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.62%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
11 4 (0.62%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 103 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (13.42%) Dynamics 365
3 35 (5.46%) Azure Data Factory
4 33 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (4.68%) Office 365
6 26 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.12%) IaaS
8 18 (2.81%) SuccessFactors
9 16 (2.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 16 (2.50%) Serverless
10 14 (2.18%) SaaS
11 9 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.25%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.47%) PaaS
15 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.16%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.90%) Firewall
2 22 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
3 21 (3.28%) VLAN
3 21 (3.28%) Wireless
4 20 (3.12%) LAN
4 20 (3.12%) VPN
4 20 (3.12%) WAN
5 19 (2.96%) Cisco Firepower
5 19 (2.96%) MPLS
5 19 (2.96%) OSPF
6 18 (2.81%) Cisco Wireless
6 18 (2.81%) TACACS
7 11 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (1.25%) SAN
9 5 (0.78%) SMS
9 5 (0.78%) SSL
9 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.62%) DHCP
11 3 (0.47%) DNS
11 3 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.80%) Power BI
3 46 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.46%) Data Lake
4 35 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (3.12%) Big Data
8 19 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (2.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.72%) HDInsight
11 11 (1.72%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.40%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.40%) eCATT
4 9 (1.40%) LSMW
5 8 (1.25%) GoCD
6 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.31%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) JIRA
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 186 (29.02%) Finance
2 104 (16.22%) Advertising
3 77 (12.01%) Manufacturing
4 66 (10.30%) Retail
5 43 (6.71%) Publishing
6 30 (4.68%) Banking
7 22 (3.43%) Marketing
8 17 (2.65%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.87%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.72%) Automotive
11 9 (1.40%) Billing
11 9 (1.40%) International Banking
12 8 (1.25%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.94%) Law
14 5 (0.78%) Legal
15 3 (0.47%) Games
15 3 (0.47%) Local Government
16 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.58%) .NET
2 30 (4.68%) XML
3 18 (2.81%) Web Services
4 11 (1.72%) IDoc
4 11 (1.72%) SAP Core Interface
5 10 (1.56%) HTML
6 9 (1.40%) EDI
7 8 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.94%) Mason
8 6 (0.94%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.78%) COM
9 5 (0.78%) Entity Framework
9 5 (0.78%) SAP ALE
9 5 (0.78%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.78%) SAPUI5
9 5 (0.78%) SOAP
9 5 (0.78%) WCF
10 4 (0.62%) CSS
11 3 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.23%) Self-Motivation
2 55 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.24%) Driving Licence
4 31 (4.84%) User Experience
5 26 (4.06%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.56%) Fintech
9 9 (1.40%) LIMS
10 8 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.78%) Clustering
12 4 (0.62%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.47%) EPoS
13 3 (0.47%) FMCG
13 3 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.70%) Windows
2 38 (5.93%) Linux
3 26 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.74%) Unix
5 21 (3.28%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (17.94%) CRM
2 98 (15.29%) Presales
3 92 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
4 82 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (11.23%) Analytics
6 71 (11.08%) Customer Requirements
7 63 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (9.83%) ERP
8 55 (8.58%) Project Management
9 54 (8.42%) Service Delivery
10 45 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (6.55%) Logistics
12 40 (6.24%) Integration Testing
13 34 (5.30%) Business Analysis
14 33 (5.15%) Workflow
15 32 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (4.99%) Data Analytics
15 32 (4.99%) ITIL
16 30 (4.68%) Change Management
16 30 (4.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 132 (20.59%) SQL
2 82 (12.79%) C#
3 44 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (6.40%) Java
5 38 (5.93%) ABAP
6 17 (2.65%) C
7 16 (2.50%) U-SQL
8 12 (1.87%) Python
9 11 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.72%) VB
10 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.25%) Jython
11 6 (0.94%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.62%) X++
14 3 (0.47%) R
14 3 (0.47%) SAPscript
14 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.49%) Degree
3 29 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.28%) CCNP
5 21 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.65%) ACCA
6 17 (2.65%) CIMA
7 15 (2.34%) SAP Certification
8 13 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.03%) MCSE
9 12 (1.87%) CCNA
10 9 (1.40%) MCSA
11 8 (1.25%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.78%) CISSP
13 4 (0.62%) AAT
14 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.47%) MCP
15 2 (0.31%) CCA
15 2 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.18%) QA
3 10 (1.56%) SLA
4 7 (1.09%) PMO
5 6 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.78%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 56 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.46%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (3.59%) XenApp
5 19 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (2.18%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.72%) Docker
8 11 (1.72%) HDFS
9 8 (1.25%) Xen
10 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.31%) XenServer
13 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (2.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 18 (2.81%) QRadar
2 18 (2.81%) SCDPM
2 18 (2.81%) SCOrch
2 18 (2.81%) SCSM
2 18 (2.81%) SCVMM
2 18 (2.81%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (1.56%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.25%) Ansible
4 8 (1.25%) Graphite
4 8 (1.25%) Kibana
4 8 (1.25%) logstash
4 8 (1.25%) Nagios
4 8 (1.25%) SCCM
5 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.47%) EnCase
7 3 (0.47%) FTK
8 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 290 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 137 (21.37%) SAP
3 59 (9.20%) VMware
4 44 (6.86%) Oracle
5 26 (4.06%) Cisco
6 24 (3.74%) Citrix
7 22 (3.43%) HP
8 19 (2.96%) JD Edwards
8 19 (2.96%) Meraki
8 19 (2.96%) Sage
9 18 (2.81%) F5
9 18 (2.81%) SolarWinds
9 18 (2.81%) Tableau
9 18 (2.81%) Tripwire
10 17 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (2.50%) Epicor
12 9 (1.40%) Infor
13 8 (1.25%) Capita
14 6 (0.94%) Pegasus
15 5 (0.78%) IBM