Period
to 5 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 70 23
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 248 308 685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.66% 4.00% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 4.17% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 238 302 689
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.37% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £30,050 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,625 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +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 4,180 7,381 9,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.88% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 5,724 6,978
Median annual salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 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
Birmingham -3 75 £57,500 +15.00% 14
Staffordshire +38 30 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Warwickshire +24 26 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Worcestershire +25 22 £60,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 14 £60,000 - 1
Coventry +2 8 £70,000 +33.33% 3
Solihull -10 5 £75,000 +15.38% 1
West Bromwich - 5 £65,000 -
Wolverhampton +4 4 £75,000 +7.14%
Shropshire +23 3 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill +1 1 £32,500 -3.70%
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 -
Walsall - 1 £75,000 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 83 (33.47%) SAP
2 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 42 (16.94%) SAP S/4HANA
4 39 (15.73%) Finance
5 36 (14.52%) SAP CO
5 36 (14.52%) SQL
6 35 (14.11%) SAP FI
6 35 (14.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 35 (14.11%) Azure
7 33 (13.31%) Project Management
8 31 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (11.69%) Presales
10 27 (10.89%) Windows
11 26 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (10.08%) Decision-Making
13 23 (9.27%) ERP
14 21 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (8.47%) Degree
15 20 (8.06%) SAP PP
15 20 (8.06%) SAP WM
16 19 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (7.66%) Analytics
17 18 (7.26%) CISSP
18 17 (6.85%) Oracle
18 17 (6.85%) SQL Server
18 17 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
18 17 (6.85%) Project Planning
18 17 (6.85%) Risk Management
18 17 (6.85%) Security Cleared
19 16 (6.45%) AWS

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 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.81%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (0.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 42 (16.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 36 (14.52%) SAP CO
3 35 (14.11%) SAP FI
3 35 (14.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 20 (8.06%) SAP PP
4 20 (8.06%) SAP WM
5 12 (4.84%) SAP PS
6 11 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (2.42%) NetSuite
7 6 (2.42%) SAP SCM
8 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
9 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (1.61%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (1.21%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.11%) Azure
2 16 (6.45%) AWS
3 12 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (4.84%) Office 365
3 12 (4.84%) SaaS
4 11 (4.44%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.21%) IaaS
6 3 (1.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.40%) Boomi
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) GCP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) Network Security
2 7 (2.82%) Firewall
3 5 (2.02%) LAN
3 5 (2.02%) SAN
3 5 (2.02%) VLAN
3 5 (2.02%) WAN
4 4 (1.61%) MPLS
4 4 (1.61%) Skype
4 4 (1.61%) SNMP
5 3 (1.21%) Internet
5 3 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.81%) VSAN
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.03%) Power BI
2 10 (4.03%) SAP HANA
3 8 (3.23%) Big Data
3 8 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.42%) GIS
4 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.61%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.81%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) RStudio
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (15.73%) Finance
2 12 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.03%) Legal
4 9 (3.63%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.63%) Military
5 6 (2.42%) Law
5 6 (2.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.81%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.02%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.61%) HTML
2 4 (1.61%) Web Services
3 3 (1.21%) Apache Flex
3 3 (1.21%) HTML5
4 2 (0.81%) .NET
4 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.81%) JSON
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.81%) SAML
4 2 (0.81%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.40%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) MDX
5 1 (0.40%) React Native
5 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.82%) Cyberattack
5 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.81%) Clustering
7 2 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.81%) Replication
7 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.89%) Windows
2 10 (4.03%) Linux
2 10 (4.03%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.63%) Unix
4 6 (2.42%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.02%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.31%) Project Management
2 29 (11.69%) Presales
3 26 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (10.08%) Decision-Making
5 23 (9.27%) ERP
6 21 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (7.66%) Analytics
8 17 (6.85%) Project Planning
8 17 (6.85%) Risk Management
9 16 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (5.65%) ITIL
10 14 (5.65%) Project Delivery
11 12 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (4.84%) Data Conversion
11 12 (4.84%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.84%) SDLC
12 11 (4.44%) Information Security
12 11 (4.44%) SAP Implementation
13 10 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.52%) SQL
2 13 (5.24%) C#
3 10 (4.03%) Java
4 6 (2.42%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.42%) X++
5 5 (2.02%) ABAP
5 5 (2.02%) Python
6 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.81%) C
8 2 (0.81%) R
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.47%) Degree
2 18 (7.26%) CISSP
3 17 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.44%) CISM
7 10 (4.03%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.23%) CCNP
9 6 (2.42%) CISA
10 5 (2.02%) CCNA
10 5 (2.02%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.02%) PMP
11 4 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (1.61%) AAT
11 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.61%) CRISC
11 4 (1.61%) MCSE
11 4 (1.61%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.61%) NIST
3 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) GDPR
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.21%) XenApp
4 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.81%) vCloud
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.81%) vSphere
5 2 (0.81%) Xen
6 1 (0.40%) Docker
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) CASB
1 4 (1.61%) EnCase
1 4 (1.61%) FTK
2 3 (1.21%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.81%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Rancher
4 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (33.47%) SAP
2 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.85%) Oracle
4 9 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.82%) VMware
6 6 (2.42%) Citrix
7 4 (1.61%) EMC
7 4 (1.61%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.61%) Nuix
7 4 (1.61%) TOWER Software
8 3 (1.21%) Epicor
9 2 (0.81%) Databricks
9 2 (0.81%) Dell
9 2 (0.81%) hybris
9 2 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.81%) NetApp
9 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.81%) Veeam
9 2 (0.81%) Zerto
10 1 (0.40%) BeyondTrust