Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 781 562 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.04% 5.68% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 5.84% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 593 468 515
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £32,600 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £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 9,379 9,621 11,064
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 97.22% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7,307 7,867 9,024
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 387 £55,000 - 22
Staffordshire +17 91 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Coventry -13 72 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Warwickshire -8 39 £50,000 +12.99% 8
Solihull +24 32 £60,000 +79.10% 2
Worcestershire +35 25 £45,000 - 4
Shropshire +19 18 £55,000 +42.86% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £52,500 - 1
Wolverhampton -23 5 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Walsall -7 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 354 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 228 (29.19%) Finance
3 217 (27.78%) SAP
4 151 (19.33%) Manufacturing
5 150 (19.21%) SQL
6 139 (17.80%) Advertising
7 132 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 104 (13.32%) Presales
10 102 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (12.93%) Windows
11 101 (12.93%) Retail
12 92 (11.78%) ERP
13 89 (11.40%) ABAP
13 89 (11.40%) Dynamics 365
14 88 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
15 87 (11.14%) VMware
16 86 (11.01%) CRM
16 86 (11.01%) Dynamics NAV
16 86 (11.01%) Customer Requirements
17 82 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
18 78 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 78 (9.99%) Dynamics CRM
19 77 (9.86%) SQL Server
20 71 (9.09%) C#
21 66 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
22 62 (7.94%) Migration
23 60 (7.68%) Office 365
24 59 (7.55%) Logistics
25 56 (7.17%) Dynamics AX

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 14 (1.79%) NetWeaver
2 12 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.77%) Confluence
5 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) InVision
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 86 (11.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 78 (9.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 56 (7.17%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (4.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 35 (4.48%) SAP SD
6 30 (3.84%) SAP SCM
7 29 (3.71%) SAP CO
7 29 (3.71%) SAP FI
7 29 (3.71%) SAP FI/CO
8 20 (2.56%) SAP ERP
9 16 (2.05%) SAP APO
10 13 (1.66%) SAP BPC
10 13 (1.66%) SAP HCM
11 12 (1.54%) SAP Business One
11 12 (1.54%) SAP QM
12 8 (1.02%) SAP MM
13 6 (0.77%) Sage 200
13 6 (0.77%) SAP PS
13 6 (0.77%) SAP VC
14 5 (0.64%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 106 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (11.40%) Dynamics 365
3 60 (7.68%) Office 365
4 33 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
5 31 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (3.07%) IaaS
8 16 (2.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 12 (1.54%) Serverless
10 11 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
11 9 (1.15%) PaaS
12 8 (1.02%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.02%) SaaS
13 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.71%) SAN
2 27 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
3 24 (3.07%) Firewall
4 19 (2.43%) LAN
5 18 (2.30%) VPN
5 18 (2.30%) WAN
6 17 (2.18%) VLAN
7 12 (1.54%) Wireless
8 11 (1.41%) Skype
9 10 (1.28%) MPLS
10 9 (1.15%) OSPF
11 8 (1.02%) Cisco Firepower
11 8 (1.02%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (1.02%) DHCP
11 8 (1.02%) TACACS
11 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.02%) VoIP
12 6 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.77%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.77%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.02%) Power BI
2 47 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 32 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (2.30%) SAP HANA
9 16 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (1.92%) Big Data
10 15 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.92%) SAP BW
11 12 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.54%) HDInsight
11 12 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.30%) eCATT
2 18 (2.30%) LSMW
3 14 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.02%) GoCD
6 7 (0.90%) JIRA
7 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.51%) Subversion
8 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.26%) Hudson
10 2 (0.26%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 228 (29.19%) Finance
2 151 (19.33%) Manufacturing
3 139 (17.80%) Advertising
4 101 (12.93%) Retail
5 56 (7.17%) Publishing
6 41 (5.25%) Banking
7 21 (2.69%) Marketing
8 18 (2.30%) Billing
8 18 (2.30%) International Banking
8 18 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.66%) Automotive
10 10 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.77%) Legal
12 3 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.02%) .NET
2 31 (3.97%) XML
3 19 (2.43%) EDI
4 18 (2.30%) IDoc
5 16 (2.05%) SAP Core Interface
6 12 (1.54%) SAP PI
6 12 (1.54%) Web Services
7 8 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.77%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.64%) BAPI
9 5 (0.64%) Entity Framework
9 5 (0.64%) HTML
9 5 (0.64%) SAP ALE
9 5 (0.64%) SAP Smart Forms
9 5 (0.64%) SAPUI5
9 5 (0.64%) Visualforce
10 4 (0.51%) WCF
11 3 (0.38%) Mason
12 2 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
2 82 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.61%) User Experience
4 30 (3.84%) Driving Licence
5 21 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.43%) Fintech
7 18 (2.30%) LIMS
8 11 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.77%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.77%) Clustering
11 6 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.51%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.51%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.38%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.26%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.26%) FMCG
14 2 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.93%) Windows
2 41 (5.25%) Linux
3 29 (3.71%) Unix
4 26 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.28%) VMS
7 10 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
2 104 (13.32%) Presales
3 102 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
4 92 (11.78%) ERP
5 86 (11.01%) CRM
5 86 (11.01%) Customer Requirements
6 66 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (7.94%) Migration
8 59 (7.55%) Logistics
9 56 (7.17%) Analytics
10 55 (7.04%) Project Management
11 50 (6.40%) Service Delivery
12 49 (6.27%) Integration Testing
13 42 (5.38%) Business Analysis
14 39 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (4.74%) Data Migration
16 35 (4.48%) Process Management
16 35 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (4.23%) Workflow
18 31 (3.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 150 (19.21%) SQL
2 89 (11.40%) ABAP
3 71 (9.09%) C#
4 41 (5.25%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.23%) C
6 30 (3.84%) Java
7 15 (1.92%) Python
8 12 (1.54%) U-SQL
9 10 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.15%) X++
11 8 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.02%) Jython
12 7 (0.90%) VB
13 6 (0.77%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.64%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.64%) SAPscript
15 3 (0.38%) C++
15 3 (0.38%) Ruby
15 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (4.74%) Degree
4 31 (3.97%) MCSE
5 27 (3.46%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (2.43%) SAP Certification
8 18 (2.30%) ACCA
8 18 (2.30%) CIMA
8 18 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (2.18%) CCA
10 13 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.54%) CCNP
11 12 (1.54%) Master's Degree
12 11 (1.41%) MCSA
13 10 (1.28%) CCNA
13 10 (1.28%) CPIM
14 8 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.02%) MCP
15 7 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.79%) QA
2 13 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.28%) SLA
4 6 (0.77%) PMO
5 3 (0.38%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 78 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.66%) Active Directory
3 48 (6.15%) XenApp
4 45 (5.76%) Hyper-V
5 33 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.92%) Docker
9 9 (1.15%) HDFS
10 8 (1.02%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.02%) Xen
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
1 21 (2.69%) SCDPM
1 21 (2.69%) SCOrch
1 21 (2.69%) SCSM
1 21 (2.69%) SCVMM
2 14 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.54%) Ansible
3 12 (1.54%) SCCM
4 8 (1.02%) Graphite
4 8 (1.02%) Kibana
4 8 (1.02%) logstash
4 8 (1.02%) Nagios
4 8 (1.02%) QRadar
4 8 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (0.77%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.51%) Puppet
7 3 (0.38%) Packer
Vendors
1 354 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 217 (27.78%) SAP
3 87 (11.14%) VMware
4 52 (6.66%) Citrix
5 40 (5.12%) Oracle
6 25 (3.20%) Sage
7 23 (2.94%) Epicor
8 22 (2.82%) Tableau
9 18 (2.30%) Infor
10 17 (2.18%) Cisco
10 17 (2.18%) JD Edwards
11 14 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.41%) Capita
12 11 (1.41%) Cognos
12 11 (1.41%) HP
13 9 (1.15%) Google
13 9 (1.15%) IFS
13 9 (1.15%) Meraki
13 9 (1.15%) Pegasus
14 8 (1.02%) IBM