Period
to 21 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 31 43
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 374 613 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.75% 6.52% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 6.76% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 307 479 467
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £30,950
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 7,575 9,062 9,801
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.35% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,943 7,074 8,268
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -2 222 £55,000 +4.76% 80
Coventry -3 38 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Warwickshire -12 38 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Solihull -5 26 £59,000 +96.67% 3
Worcestershire -16 17 £47,125 +4.72% 8
Staffordshire -16 11 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Shropshire -15 5 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Wolverhampton +25 4 £62,500 +21.95% 4
Walsall +6 2 £62,500 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £33,750 -
Halesowen - 1 £42,500 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 100 (26.74%) Microsoft
1 100 (26.74%) Finance
2 79 (21.12%) SQL
3 74 (19.79%) SAP
4 65 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 57 (15.24%) ERP
6 54 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (14.17%) Oracle
8 52 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 46 (12.30%) CRM
10 43 (11.50%) Information Security
11 41 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
12 38 (10.16%) Presales
13 36 (9.63%) Migration
13 36 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 35 (9.36%) ITIL
15 32 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (8.29%) Degree
16 31 (8.29%) Security Cleared
16 31 (8.29%) Analytics
16 31 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
17 30 (8.02%) Service Management
17 30 (8.02%) Windows
17 30 (8.02%) Project Management
18 29 (7.75%) Active Directory
19 28 (7.49%) Logistics
19 28 (7.49%) SQL Server
20 27 (7.22%) Manufacturing
20 27 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (6.95%) XML

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 9 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.60%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle UPK
4 3 (0.80%) IIS
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.21%) SAP PP
2 12 (3.21%) SAP SCM
3 10 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (2.41%) SAP MM
4 9 (2.41%) SAP SD
5 8 (2.14%) Oracle Assets
5 8 (2.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (2.14%) SAP PS
6 7 (1.87%) SAP HR
6 7 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.60%) NetSuite
7 6 (1.60%) SAP WM
8 5 (1.34%) HFM
8 5 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (1.34%) SAP FI
8 5 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.08%) Office 365
4 18 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (4.01%) Power Platform
6 13 (3.48%) SaaS
7 11 (2.94%) IaaS
7 11 (2.94%) PaaS
8 7 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.34%) Yammer
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.53%) Serverless
10 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.28%) Firewall
2 13 (3.48%) LAN
2 13 (3.48%) Network Security
3 11 (2.94%) DNS
4 10 (2.67%) Skype
5 9 (2.41%) WAN
6 8 (2.14%) DHCP
7 7 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.60%) PBX
8 6 (1.60%) TETRA
8 6 (1.60%) Unified Communications
8 6 (1.60%) VPN
9 4 (1.07%) Wireless
10 3 (0.80%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (0.80%) Internet
10 3 (0.80%) MPLS
10 3 (0.80%) SAN
10 3 (0.80%) VLAN
10 3 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.01%) Power BI
3 15 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.94%) Big Data
6 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.41%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 8 (2.14%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.14%) QlikView
8 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.87%) HDInsight
9 7 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) JDeveloper
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.53%) Hudson
2 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.27%) eCATT
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) LSMW
3 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) Selenium
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (26.74%) Finance
2 27 (7.22%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.21%) Marketing
5 10 (2.67%) Retail
6 6 (1.60%) Banking
6 6 (1.60%) Electronics
7 5 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.34%) Local Government
7 5 (1.34%) Military
8 4 (1.07%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.07%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.95%) XML
2 24 (6.42%) .NET
2 24 (6.42%) Web Services
3 23 (6.15%) CSS
3 23 (6.15%) HTML
4 22 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.35%) AngularJS
6 19 (5.08%) HTML5
6 19 (5.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.34%) EJB
7 5 (1.34%) J2EE
7 5 (1.34%) Spring
7 5 (1.34%) WebCenter
8 4 (1.07%) SOAP
9 3 (0.80%) JSON
9 3 (0.80%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.53%) Middleware
10 2 (0.53%) OAuth
10 2 (0.53%) OpenID
10 2 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.41%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.14%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) iPad
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.80%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.53%) FMCG
10 2 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.27%) SCADA
11 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.02%) Windows
2 16 (4.28%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.94%) Unix
4 8 (2.14%) Linux
5 5 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (15.24%) ERP
2 54 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (12.30%) CRM
5 43 (11.50%) Information Security
6 38 (10.16%) Presales
7 36 (9.63%) Migration
8 35 (9.36%) ITIL
9 32 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (8.29%) Analytics
10 31 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (8.02%) Project Management
11 30 (8.02%) Service Management
12 28 (7.49%) Logistics
13 22 (5.88%) Thought Leadership
14 20 (5.35%) ITSM
14 20 (5.35%) Mentoring
15 19 (5.08%) Business Analysis
15 19 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.12%) SQL
2 25 (6.68%) C#
3 24 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.35%) Java
5 12 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.14%) C
8 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.53%) ABAP
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (8.29%) Degree
1 31 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.08%) CISSP
4 15 (4.01%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 9 (2.41%) CISM
5 9 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.60%) MCSE
7 5 (1.34%) CCNP
7 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.07%) CCIE
8 4 (1.07%) MCSA
8 4 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.80%) CCDP
9 3 (0.80%) CISA
9 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.53%) CCNA
10 2 (0.53%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.53%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.35%) GDPR
3 17 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.74%) ISO 22301
5 5 (1.34%) QA
6 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.80%) SLA
7 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.27%) HL7
8 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 29 (7.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.80%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.80%) Docker
5 3 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.53%) XenApp
6 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.07%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) SCOM
3 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.27%) CASB
4 1 (0.27%) Nessus
4 1 (0.27%) Nmap
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) QRadar
4 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 100 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 74 (19.79%) SAP
3 53 (14.17%) Oracle
4 19 (5.08%) ServiceNow
5 14 (3.74%) VMware
6 8 (2.14%) Cisco
6 8 (2.14%) Google
6 8 (2.14%) NetApp
7 6 (1.60%) Citrix
7 6 (1.60%) Dell
8 5 (1.34%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.34%) IBM
8 5 (1.34%) Juniper
8 5 (1.34%) Meraki
8 5 (1.34%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.07%) HP
9 4 (1.07%) Veeam
10 3 (0.80%) Aruba
10 3 (0.80%) Syclo
10 3 (0.80%) Tableau