Management consultant | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Management consultants help organisations solve problems and improve efficiency.

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  • Document findings of study and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.
  • Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  • Plan
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Management consultants typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Management consultant you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
47,903 GBP *
per year
25,000 GBP
90,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Management consultant

  • 49,001 GBP
  • 45,809 GBP
Average salary for part-time Management consultant
Average salary for full-time Management consultant

  • 22,276 GBP
  • 25,073 GBP
  • 47,903 GBP
  • 45,809 GBP
  • 49,001 GBP
Salary over time for Management consultant

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 46,955 GBP
  • 48,703 GBP
  • 48,111 GBP
  • 48,951 GBP
  • 46,706 GBP
  • 47,135 GBP
  • 47,903 GBP
  • 47,560 GBP
  • 59,105 GBP

Future outlook for Management consultants

Balanced outlook
195 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
3% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
27% chance of automation in the future

Management consultant - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Management consultant and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 47% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 31% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
  • 19% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You can apply directly to become a management consultant or set up your own business if you've got relevant work experience in:

  • business management or finance
  • human resources
  • project management
  • IT

You'll need:

  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • business management skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Management consultant

Business Analysis

Things to highlight for your Management consultant interview

Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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