Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 32 47
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 358 650 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.62% 6.63% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 6.85% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 272 476 418
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £50,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.21% +6.73% -4.52%
10th Percentile £23,075 £34,375 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,375 £68,750
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 7,415 9,484 10,150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.78% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,602 8,064
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -24 187 £47,500 -13.64% 72
Worcestershire +18 32 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Coventry -4 27 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Warwickshire +12 21 £47,500 -3.55% 10
Solihull +12 12 £57,500 -11.54% 5
Wolverhampton +19 4 £35,000 -50.00% 1
Staffordshire -39 4 £46,250 - 1
Shropshire -3 3 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Halesowen +48 2 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 115 (32.12%) SAP
2 107 (29.89%) Finance
3 69 (19.27%) SQL
4 64 (17.88%) Microsoft
5 60 (16.76%) ERP
6 46 (12.85%) Presales
7 41 (11.45%) Degree
8 38 (10.61%) Firewall
9 37 (10.34%) Manufacturing
9 37 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (9.78%) SAP S/4HANA
11 35 (9.78%) Project Management
12 30 (8.38%) Windows
13 29 (8.10%) Oracle
13 29 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (8.10%) Logistics
14 28 (7.82%) Java
14 28 (7.82%) CRM
15 26 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
16 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
17 23 (6.42%) C#
18 22 (6.15%) SuccessFactors
19 21 (5.87%) SAP HANA
19 21 (5.87%) SQL Server
19 21 (5.87%) Cisco
20 20 (5.59%) Workflow
20 20 (5.59%) Windows Server

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 10 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.23%) Apache
2 8 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Captiva
7 1 (0.28%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Windchill
4 1 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 35 (9.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (4.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (4.19%) SAP CO
3 15 (4.19%) SAP FI
3 15 (4.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (3.63%) SAP Business One
4 13 (3.63%) SAP HCM
5 12 (3.35%) SAP HR
6 11 (3.07%) SAP APO
6 11 (3.07%) SAP PP
7 10 (2.79%) SAP MM
7 10 (2.79%) SAP SCM
8 9 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (2.23%) SAP CRM
10 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (1.68%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.68%) SAP WM
12 5 (1.40%) NetSuite
12 5 (1.40%) SAP VC
13 4 (1.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.15%) SuccessFactors
3 11 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.79%) Office 365
5 9 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (2.23%) PaaS
7 7 (1.96%) IaaS
8 6 (1.68%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.68%) Serverless
9 3 (0.84%) SaaS
9 3 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Yammer
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.61%) Firewall
2 15 (4.19%) MPLS
3 14 (3.91%) VPLS
4 11 (3.07%) LAN
5 9 (2.51%) IPsec
5 9 (2.51%) Wireless
6 8 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (2.23%) WAN
7 7 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.96%) Network Security
7 7 (1.96%) SAN
7 7 (1.96%) VLAN
7 7 (1.96%) VPN
8 6 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.68%) SSL
8 6 (1.68%) TETRA
9 5 (1.40%) Internet
10 4 (1.12%) OSPF
10 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.84%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.87%) SAP HANA
1 21 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (2.51%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.23%) Power BI
4 7 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.68%) Big Data
5 6 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.12%) GIS
7 3 (0.84%) Essbase
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.56%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.68%) JMeter
3 6 (1.68%) Selenium
3 6 (1.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.84%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.84%) LSMW
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) eCATT
6 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 107 (29.89%) Finance
2 37 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.75%) Retail
4 14 (3.91%) Advertising
5 13 (3.63%) Marketing
5 13 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.96%) Automotive
6 7 (1.96%) Law
7 6 (1.68%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.40%) Publishing
9 4 (1.12%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.84%) Legal
10 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.91%) HTML
2 12 (3.35%) SOAP
2 12 (3.35%) XML
3 11 (3.07%) .NET
4 10 (2.79%) CSS
5 9 (2.51%) SAP Core Interface
5 9 (2.51%) Web Services
6 6 (1.68%) Kafka
6 6 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.12%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.84%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.84%) REST
8 3 (0.84%) WCF
8 3 (0.84%) WSDL
8 3 (0.84%) XSLT
9 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.56%) CGI
9 2 (0.56%) EDI
9 2 (0.56%) Middleware
9 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.35%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.51%) User Experience
5 6 (1.68%) FMCG
5 6 (1.68%) HP StoreVirtual
5 6 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (0.84%) CMDB
6 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.84%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.56%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.56%) CESG
7 2 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.56%) PMI
7 2 (0.56%) Robotics
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.38%) Windows
2 20 (5.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.40%) Unix
5 5 (1.40%) VMS
6 4 (1.12%) Linux
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.76%) ERP
2 46 (12.85%) Presales
3 36 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (9.78%) Project Management
5 29 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (8.10%) Logistics
6 28 (7.82%) CRM
7 26 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (5.59%) Workflow
9 18 (5.03%) Information Security
10 17 (4.75%) Migration
11 16 (4.47%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.19%) Business Analysis
13 14 (3.91%) Data Management
14 13 (3.63%) B2B
15 12 (3.35%) Business Development
15 12 (3.35%) Change Management
15 12 (3.35%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.27%) SQL
2 28 (7.82%) Java
3 23 (6.42%) C#
4 17 (4.75%) ABAP
5 13 (3.63%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.07%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.79%) C
7 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.12%) Python
8 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.56%) PHP
9 2 (0.56%) VBA
9 2 (0.56%) XPath
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (11.45%) Degree
2 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.35%) CISSP
5 11 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.23%) CCNP
7 8 (2.23%) CREST Certified
7 8 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (1.68%) CCNA
9 6 (1.68%) CISM
10 4 (1.12%) PCI QSA
11 3 (0.84%) AAT
11 3 (0.84%) ACCA
11 3 (0.84%) CIMA
11 3 (0.84%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.47%) QA
3 9 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.12%) SLA
5 3 (0.84%) COBIT
5 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) GDPR
7 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (1.68%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.84%) XenApp
5 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.28%) CASB
2 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.28%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 115 (32.12%) SAP
2 64 (17.88%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.10%) Oracle
4 21 (5.87%) Cisco
5 17 (4.75%) VMware
6 12 (3.35%) HP
7 11 (3.07%) Palo Alto
7 11 (3.07%) Sage
8 10 (2.79%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.79%) NetApp
9 8 (2.23%) Meraki
10 7 (1.96%) Epicor
10 7 (1.96%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.96%) Google
11 6 (1.68%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.68%) McAfee
11 6 (1.68%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.68%) UiPath
12 5 (1.40%) Ariba
12 5 (1.40%) Juniper