InSights by Vencon Research - Andy Klose and Ewin Harbauer - July, 2021 - Compensation, Consulting Between April and June 2020 Vencon Research conducted the first Pulse Survey in the light of the...


InSights by Vencon Research - Andy Klose and Ewin Harbauer - October, 2020 - Compensation, Consulting COVID-19 currently influences all of our lives and its constraints will have continued...


Vencon Research's tutorial video series continues with an introduction to percentile analysis and the compa-ratio tool in our compensation...


Compensation and Pay Mix (Part 1)

Posted December 3, 2019

Vencon Research Insights | By: Andy Klose | December, 2019 | Compensation, Pay Mix In the following article, we would like to highlight an aspect of remuneration strategy that is often...


Vencon Research's second tutorial video introduces the market statistics in our compensation...


Vencon Research's first tutorial video explains the difference between incumbent and firm weighted calculations in our compensation...


The digital marketing industry is undergoing profound change in the wake of advancing automation. Increasingly, client companies are adopting in-house measures that would have been...


Infographic: Cash or Equity?

Posted April 25, 2017

Equity at consulting firms can differ, take a look at our infographic to see our...


Global Projected Salary Increases

Posted March 13, 2017

Projecting salary increases for the coming year is a difficult task, especially where markets are volatile and fluctuations in the global economy have far reaching consequences. Our Pulse Survey...


Following deep structural problems, combined with geopolitical uncertainties and Western sanctions, the Russian economy and the Rouble experienced a sudden and significant drop at year-end 2014...


Vencon Research’s latest Mini-Survey offers a glimpse into the topic of practice-based differentiated remuneration policy versus ‘equal pay’ using the example of Digital Consulting. Today the...


Cross-Market Positioning Tool

Posted December 6, 2014

For those clients participating in a number of remuneration benchmarking studies, Vencon Research International has developed a simple methodology for quickly determining the firm’s competitive...


Vencon Research has completed a mini survey on the usage of Restricted Stock Units (‘RSUs’).  RSUs seem to be offered by ca. 38% of the firms surveyed; however only one of the firms contacted...


In the last issue of Perspectives, we applied our observations on consultant remuneration trends in the developed market of the USA to the four high-growth BRIC economies:  Brazil, Russia, India and...


A previous issue of Perspectives examined the apparent causal relationship between a country’s GDP growth and its consulting industry activity.  Having examined the situation in the USA, as the...


With more than a decade of remuneration benchmarking data behind us, what trends have we seen in consultant earnings?  Are there any lessons we might draw on to guide our thinking as we move...


In the light of the global economic downturn, Vencon Research’s previous edition of Perspectives responded to client requests for our theories on likely compensation movements over the next review...


In recent conversations with clients from Boston, Chicago, New York, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Sydney, we have repeatedly been asked what kind of movement we...


Strategy consulting, with its international recruitment practices, global clients and multi-national projects, is conceivably one of the most geographically mobile workforces in the world. This...


Vencon Perspectives – Partner Pay

Posted October 19, 2008

In the previous issue of Vencon Perspectives, we examined how consultant pay-scales differed across economies as varied as India and the USA, but noted how earnings converged as we approached the...


Our Approach


In addition to all the usual compensation data analyses of overall means, percentiles and ranges, Vencon Research reports include a full raw data set, enabling clients to further analyse the data in the manner best suited to their requirements. The data tables, graphics and executive summary are comprehensive and regularly revised in response to client needs.


Our reports cover more than 70 countries worldwide and provide actionable data for both mature and emerging consulting markets. Vencon Research works with more than 300 leading firms, ranging from independent strategy boutiques to the largest global firms. Our reports represent nearly 400,000 consultants and support staff ranging from junior reception staff to senior partners.

Cost Effective

Vencon Research is exclusively a remuneration data provider to the professional services industries; our research and production capabilities are designed for optimal delivery of these data. Clients can purchase a full report tailored to their line of business for less than a typical BA sign-on bonus. With a progressive discount structure, firms may purchase a dozen country reports for the cost equivalent of a single MBA sign-on bonus.


Within Vencon Research, data collection and validation is a continuous process. This enables us to produce salary and benefits reports at several points throughout the year containing the very latest information. ‘Snapshot’ data can be provided in new or rapidly developing markets where scheduled release dates are insufficient.


As their primary asset, management consulting firms are necessarily discreet about their professional staff. By observing the highest standards of data confidentiality, including commitment to any confidentiality agreement deemed appropriate by the client, Vencon Research has been able to establish its position of trust with the leading firms. Participant identity is divulged only to other participating firms and anonymity of individual data lines is paramount.


Our clients are the elite of the global management consulting industry and operate to the highest standards in the quality of their research, reports and presentations.  By setting the same high standards for ourselves, we enable clients to use our reports, graphics and tables in their original form when disseminating or presenting the information.

Primary Sourced

The principal sources of data are the HR directors and partners of the participant firms. All data are cross-validated against previous data sets to ensure consistency and accurate comparison in the data as presented.


Vencon Research's report data are sourced from the HR Directors and responsible Partners of the participating firms. Our generic reports can also be tailored to meet specific client needs, for example mapping their own data line against only upper-quartile competitors.