Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 46 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 506 500 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.80% 5.03% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 5.20% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 371 425 431
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 8,408 9,607 11,488
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.57% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,544 8,029 9,069
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,754 £24,500 £23,367
90th Percentile £67,350 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 299 £50,000 -13.04% 79
Warwickshire +12 36 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Coventry -5 36 £50,000 - 7
Staffordshire +15 26 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Shropshire +17 9 £29,500 -46.36% 1
Solihull +4 9 £27,500 -51.11% 1
Worcestershire +7 7 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Wolverhampton -6 5 £47,500 +30.14% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £30,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £40,000 - 1
West Bromwich +17 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Walsall 0 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 184 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 163 (32.21%) Finance
3 121 (23.91%) SAP
4 105 (20.75%) SQL
5 82 (16.21%) CRM
6 73 (14.43%) Advertising
7 67 (13.24%) ERP
7 67 (13.24%) Presales
8 65 (12.85%) Dynamics CRM
9 58 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 57 (11.26%) Manufacturing
11 55 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (10.47%) Dynamics 365
13 52 (10.28%) Analytics
14 50 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (9.49%) Retail
17 47 (9.29%) Project Management
18 46 (9.09%) SQL Server
18 46 (9.09%) Degree
19 45 (8.89%) Logistics
20 44 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (8.50%) Self-Motivation
22 40 (7.91%) Security Cleared
23 39 (7.71%) C#
24 38 (7.51%) Java
25 36 (7.11%) Windows
25 36 (7.11%) Customer Requirements
26 35 (6.92%) Driving Licence
26 35 (6.92%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (2.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.79%) JBoss
4 4 (0.79%) NetWeaver
4 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.79%) SAS
4 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 65 (12.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (6.72%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (5.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (4.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 20 (3.95%) SAP CO
5 20 (3.95%) SAP FI
5 20 (3.95%) SAP FI/CO
6 14 (2.77%) SAP APO
7 11 (2.17%) SAP HCM
8 10 (1.98%) NetSuite
9 9 (1.78%) SAP Business One
9 9 (1.78%) SAP SCM
10 8 (1.58%) SAP HR
10 8 (1.58%) SAP PP
11 7 (1.38%) SAP WM
11 7 (1.38%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (1.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 5 (0.99%) SAP MM
14 3 (0.59%) SAP CRM
14 3 (0.59%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (10.47%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (5.34%) SuccessFactors
4 23 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 19 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (2.77%) SaaS
7 10 (1.98%) IaaS
8 8 (1.58%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 8 (1.58%) Serverless
9 7 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.38%) Office 365
10 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.59%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.53%) Firewall
2 14 (2.77%) LAN
2 14 (2.77%) VLAN
2 14 (2.77%) VPN
2 14 (2.77%) WAN
2 14 (2.77%) Wireless
3 13 (2.57%) MPLS
4 12 (2.37%) Cisco Firepower
4 12 (2.37%) OSPF
5 11 (2.17%) Cisco Wireless
5 11 (2.17%) TACACS
6 10 (1.98%) SAN
7 9 (1.78%) IPsec
8 8 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (1.19%) SSL
10 5 (0.99%) SMS
10 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.79%) Internet
12 3 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.52%) Power BI
3 31 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (4.55%) Data Lake
7 20 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.96%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (2.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.57%) SAP HANA
10 13 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (2.37%) Big Data
12 11 (2.17%) HDInsight
13 9 (1.78%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.19%) LSMW
4 4 (0.79%) eCATT
4 4 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.59%) GoCD
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.20%) JIRA
7 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 163 (32.21%) Finance
2 73 (14.43%) Advertising
3 57 (11.26%) Manufacturing
4 48 (9.49%) Retail
5 28 (5.53%) Publishing
6 19 (3.75%) Marketing
7 8 (1.58%) Banking
7 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.38%) Law
9 6 (1.19%) Automotive
9 6 (1.19%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.19%) Legal
10 4 (0.79%) Billing
10 4 (0.79%) Games
10 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) International Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.53%) .NET
2 14 (2.77%) XML
3 12 (2.37%) HTML
3 12 (2.37%) Web Services
4 8 (1.58%) SOAP
5 6 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.19%) CSS
5 6 (1.19%) Entity Framework
5 6 (1.19%) IDoc
5 6 (1.19%) Mason
6 5 (0.99%) EDI
6 5 (0.99%) WCF
7 4 (0.79%) COM
7 4 (0.79%) Java EE
8 3 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.40%) JRules
9 2 (0.40%) OpenCV
9 2 (0.40%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.40%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.50%) Self-Motivation
2 35 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.92%) Driving Licence
3 18 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.78%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.79%) EPoS
8 4 (0.79%) LIMS
9 3 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.40%) FMCG
10 2 (0.40%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.40%) PMI
10 2 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.11%) Windows
2 25 (4.94%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.36%) Linux
4 14 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.58%) Unix
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.21%) CRM
2 67 (13.24%) ERP
2 67 (13.24%) Presales
3 55 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (10.28%) Analytics
5 50 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (9.29%) Project Management
8 45 (8.89%) Logistics
9 44 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (7.11%) Customer Requirements
11 27 (5.34%) Business Analysis
12 26 (5.14%) Service Delivery
13 25 (4.94%) Change Management
13 25 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (4.94%) Integration Testing
14 24 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (4.55%) Data Analytics
16 22 (4.35%) Migration
17 18 (3.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.75%) SQL
2 39 (7.71%) C#
3 38 (7.51%) Java
4 19 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.57%) ABAP
6 9 (1.78%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.58%) C
7 8 (1.58%) Python
7 8 (1.58%) U-SQL
8 6 (1.19%) VB
9 5 (0.99%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.59%) Jython
10 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.59%) R
11 2 (0.40%) C++
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 46 (9.09%) Degree
2 40 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.77%) ACCA
4 14 (2.77%) CIMA
5 13 (2.57%) CCNP
5 13 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.38%) CISSP
9 6 (1.19%) AAT
9 6 (1.19%) CCNA
10 5 (0.99%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (0.59%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.40%) CCA
13 2 (0.40%) ISEB
13 2 (0.40%) MCSE
13 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.19%) GDPR
3 6 (1.19%) PMO
3 6 (1.19%) QA
4 5 (0.99%) SLA
5 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 32 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.98%) HDFS
5 9 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.58%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.59%) Docker
7 3 (0.59%) Xen
7 3 (0.59%) XenApp
8 2 (0.40%) XenServer
9 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.17%) QRadar
1 11 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (0.59%) Ansible
2 3 (0.59%) Graphite
2 3 (0.59%) Kibana
2 3 (0.59%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.59%) logstash
2 3 (0.59%) Nagios
3 2 (0.40%) EnCase
3 2 (0.40%) FTK
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.40%) PaperCut
3 2 (0.40%) SCCM
4 1 (0.20%) Ambari
4 1 (0.20%) CASB
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 184 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 121 (23.91%) SAP
3 34 (6.72%) VMware
4 32 (6.32%) Oracle
5 25 (4.94%) Cisco
6 23 (4.55%) HP
7 17 (3.36%) JD Edwards
7 17 (3.36%) Sage
8 13 (2.57%) Meraki
9 12 (2.37%) Epicor
9 12 (2.37%) F5
9 12 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.37%) SolarWinds
9 12 (2.37%) Tableau
10 11 (2.17%) Tripwire
11 10 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.98%) NetApp
12 9 (1.78%) Infor
12 9 (1.78%) SonicWALL
13 5 (0.99%) Symantec