Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 31 51
Rank change year-on-year -52 +20 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 109 426 359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.10% 6.30% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 6.55% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 126 369 320
Median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 3,364 6,499 7,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.05% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,608 5,474 5,649
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,644
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.66% +3.29%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 -42 52 £65,000 +23.81% 24
Warwickshire -2 13 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Staffordshire +20 12 £22,500 -43.75% 8
Coventry +9 10 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Shropshire +6 8 £70,000 +55.56%
Worcestershire -24 4 £57,500 +6.48% 2
Dudley - 4 - - 3
Solihull +16 3 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Wolverhampton -11 1 £65,000 +25.60%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.69%) Finance
3 18 (16.51%) Workshop Facilitation
4 17 (15.60%) Migration
4 17 (15.60%) Azure
5 16 (14.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (14.68%) Requirements Gathering
6 15 (13.76%) Public Sector
6 15 (13.76%) Power Platform
6 15 (13.76%) Information Security
7 13 (11.93%) ERP
7 13 (11.93%) SQL
7 13 (11.93%) Power Automate
7 13 (11.93%) Presales
8 12 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
9 11 (10.09%) Power BI
9 11 (10.09%) PowerApps
10 10 (9.17%) SAP
10 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
10 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.17%) Business Development
10 10 (9.17%) Security Cleared
11 9 (8.26%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (8.26%) Data Migration
11 9 (8.26%) Degree
11 9 (8.26%) AWS
11 9 (8.26%) Office 365
11 9 (8.26%) .NET
11 9 (8.26%) ITIL

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 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.75%) IIS
2 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) SAP FI
1 7 (6.42%) SAP FI-CA
1 7 (6.42%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.50%) Magento
2 6 (5.50%) Shopify
3 4 (3.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.83%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.83%) SAP HCM
5 2 (1.83%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Azure
2 15 (13.76%) Power Platform
3 13 (11.93%) Power Automate
4 11 (10.09%) PowerApps
5 9 (8.26%) AWS
5 9 (8.26%) Office 365
6 8 (7.34%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (4.59%) SaaS
9 3 (2.75%) IaaS
10 2 (1.83%) Logic Apps
10 2 (1.83%) PaaS
11 1 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.92%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.92%) Force.com
11 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) Firewall
2 5 (4.59%) WAN
3 4 (3.67%) LAN
3 4 (3.67%) RTP
4 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.75%) VLAN
4 3 (2.75%) VoIP
4 3 (2.75%) VPN
4 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.75%) Wireless
5 2 (1.83%) Skype
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.92%) Network Security
6 1 (0.92%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) Power BI
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.83%) GIS
4 2 (1.83%) Tableau
5 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) OLTP
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Public Sector
3 8 (7.34%) Billing
4 7 (6.42%) Marketing
5 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.83%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.92%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Military
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) JSON
2 4 (3.67%) SAML
3 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.92%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.92%) SPML
4 1 (0.92%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.67%) CMDB
3 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.83%) BYOD
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Workshop Facilitation
2 17 (15.60%) Migration
3 16 (14.68%) Requirements Gathering
4 15 (13.76%) Information Security
5 13 (11.93%) ERP
5 13 (11.93%) Presales
6 12 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.17%) Business Development
7 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
8 9 (8.26%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (8.26%) Data Migration
8 9 (8.26%) Inventory Management
8 9 (8.26%) ITIL
8 9 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.26%) SDLC
8 9 (8.26%) Thought Leadership
9 8 (7.34%) CRM
9 8 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) C#
3 6 (5.50%) Python
4 5 (4.59%) Java
4 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.26%) Degree
3 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) CISSP
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.67%) CISM
6 3 (2.75%) CCNA
7 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.83%) CIMA
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.92%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.92%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.92%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.92%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.92%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 7 (6.42%) NCSC
4 6 (5.50%) NIST
5 4 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.75%) GDPR
7 2 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Ansible
1 5 (4.59%) Terraform
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) SAP
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 6 (5.50%) VMware
4 6 (5.50%) WooCommerce
4 6 (5.50%) Xero
5 4 (3.67%) BMC
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco
5 4 (3.67%) Remedy
5 4 (3.67%) Sage
6 2 (1.83%) Avaya
6 2 (1.83%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.83%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.83%) Mitel
6 2 (1.83%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.92%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.92%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.92%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.92%) Google
7 1 (0.92%) Meraki