Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 43 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 434 559 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.14% 5.49% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.34% 5.70% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 320 436 405
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £34,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,375 £70,000
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 8,120 9,815 11,128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.41% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,274 8,088 8,822
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 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 November 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 -9 252 £47,500 -13.64% 98
Warwickshire +16 31 £47,500 +2.70% 15
Coventry -1 26 £56,500 +13.00% 9
Worcestershire +2 14 £47,500 -4.04% 3
Solihull +5 13 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Staffordshire -27 10 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Shropshire +2 6 £29,500 -46.36% 1
Wolverhampton +4 4 £37,500 -46.43% 5
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £30,000 -
Halesowen +41 2 £40,000 -
West Bromwich +18 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Walsall -6 1 - - 1
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 17 November 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.

1 139 (32.03%) Finance
2 126 (29.03%) SAP
3 109 (25.12%) Microsoft
4 85 (19.59%) SQL
5 64 (14.75%) ERP
6 51 (11.75%) Presales
7 50 (11.52%) Manufacturing
8 49 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (11.29%) Degree
9 47 (10.83%) CRM
10 46 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (9.45%) Logistics
11 41 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (9.22%) Project Management
13 38 (8.76%) Java
14 37 (8.53%) Windows
14 37 (8.53%) SAP S/4HANA
15 36 (8.29%) Firewall
15 36 (8.29%) Retail
16 35 (8.06%) SQL Server
17 34 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (7.37%) Security Cleared
20 31 (7.14%) Advertising
21 30 (6.91%) Analytics
22 29 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
23 28 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (6.45%) Driving Licence
24 27 (6.22%) Oracle
25 26 (5.99%) C#

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 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.38%) NetWeaver
4 6 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.92%) Apache
5 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.92%) JBoss
5 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.69%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.23%) Confluence
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 37 (8.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (5.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (4.15%) SAP CO
4 18 (4.15%) SAP FI
4 18 (4.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (3.23%) SAP APO
6 13 (3.00%) SAP Business One
7 11 (2.53%) SAP PP
7 11 (2.53%) SAP SCM
8 9 (2.07%) SAP MM
8 9 (2.07%) SAP WM
9 8 (1.84%) SAP HCM
9 8 (1.84%) SAP HR
10 7 (1.61%) SAP CRM
11 6 (1.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 5 (1.15%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.92%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 4 (0.92%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.76%) SuccessFactors
3 22 (5.07%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.07%) Office 365
6 7 (1.61%) PaaS
7 6 (1.38%) IaaS
7 6 (1.38%) SaaS
8 5 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.15%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.15%) Serverless
9 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Yammer
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.29%) Firewall
2 14 (3.23%) MPLS
3 13 (3.00%) LAN
4 11 (2.53%) Wireless
5 10 (2.30%) IPsec
5 10 (2.30%) SAN
5 10 (2.30%) WAN
6 9 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (2.07%) VPLS
7 8 (1.84%) SSL
7 8 (1.84%) VLAN
7 8 (1.84%) VPN
8 7 (1.61%) Internet
9 6 (1.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (1.38%) OSPF
9 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.38%) TETRA
10 5 (1.15%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (1.15%) Network Security
10 5 (1.15%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.30%) SAP HANA
3 17 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.23%) Power BI
6 12 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.07%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.84%) Big Data
10 6 (1.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.38%) HDInsight
10 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.15%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.15%) GIS
11 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.92%) DB2
12 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 8 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.38%) LSMW
4 4 (0.92%) eCATT
4 4 (0.92%) JMeter
4 4 (0.92%) Selenium
4 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 139 (32.03%) Finance
2 50 (11.52%) Manufacturing
3 36 (8.29%) Retail
4 31 (7.14%) Advertising
5 19 (4.38%) Publishing
6 12 (2.76%) Marketing
7 11 (2.53%) Law
7 11 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.15%) Billing
9 4 (0.92%) Games
9 4 (0.92%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.69%) Banking
10 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.92%) HTML
2 16 (3.69%) .NET
2 16 (3.69%) XML
3 14 (3.23%) SOAP
4 13 (3.00%) Web Services
5 9 (2.07%) CSS
6 6 (1.38%) IDoc
7 5 (1.15%) EDI
7 5 (1.15%) SAP Core Interface
8 4 (0.92%) Java EE
8 4 (0.92%) Kafka
8 4 (0.92%) WCF
8 4 (0.92%) XSLT
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.69%) REST
9 3 (0.69%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.46%) COM
10 2 (0.46%) JDBC
10 2 (0.46%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
2 28 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 17 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.07%) HP StoreVirtual
4 9 (2.07%) User Experience
5 8 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.61%) FMCG
7 5 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.92%) LIMS
9 3 (0.69%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.46%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.46%) CESG
10 2 (0.46%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.46%) PMI
10 2 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.53%) Windows
2 25 (5.76%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.30%) Linux
5 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.61%) Unix
7 4 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.75%) ERP
2 51 (11.75%) Presales
3 49 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (10.83%) CRM
5 46 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (9.45%) Logistics
7 40 (9.22%) Project Management
8 34 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (6.91%) Analytics
11 23 (5.30%) Business Analysis
11 23 (5.30%) Customer Requirements
12 21 (4.84%) Migration
13 20 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (4.15%) Workflow
15 17 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (3.69%) Change Management
16 16 (3.69%) Integration Testing
16 16 (3.69%) Workshop Facilitation
17 15 (3.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.59%) SQL
2 38 (8.76%) Java
3 26 (5.99%) C#
4 22 (5.07%) ABAP
5 13 (3.00%) C
5 13 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.92%) Apex Code
7 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.92%) Python
8 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.46%) C++
9 2 (0.46%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) VBA
9 2 (0.46%) XPath
10 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (11.29%) Degree
2 32 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.07%) CCNP
6 9 (2.07%) CISSP
7 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.61%) ACCA
8 7 (1.61%) CIMA
9 6 (1.38%) CCNA
10 4 (0.92%) AAT
11 3 (0.69%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.46%) CISA
12 2 (0.46%) MCSE
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.61%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.69%) GDPR
4 3 (0.69%) PMO
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (1.84%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.46%) XenApp
7 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.46%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.15%) QRadar
1 5 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (0.69%) SCCM
3 2 (0.46%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.23%) Ambari
4 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.23%) CASB
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 126 (29.03%) SAP
2 109 (25.12%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.22%) Oracle
4 24 (5.53%) Cisco
4 24 (5.53%) VMware
5 19 (4.38%) HP
6 16 (3.69%) Sage
7 12 (2.76%) CheckPoint
8 11 (2.53%) Meraki
8 11 (2.53%) NetApp
9 9 (2.07%) JD Edwards
9 9 (2.07%) SonicWALL
10 7 (1.61%) F5
10 7 (1.61%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.38%) Epicor
11 6 (1.38%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.15%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.15%) Google
12 5 (1.15%) Infor