The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 63 73 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 23 25 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.36% 2.17% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 2.24% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 39
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £45,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
941 1114 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.41% 96.62% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 834 954 867
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region.

Consultant Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +6 12 £52,500 +10.52%
Luton -2 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 31 (34.83%) Network Security
2 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
3 27 (30.34%) SAP
3 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (29.21%) CheckPoint
4 26 (29.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (28.09%) CCNP
5 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (28.09%) Cisco
6 23 (25.84%) CCDP
6 23 (25.84%) Windows
6 23 (25.84%) LAN
6 23 (25.84%) WAN
6 23 (25.84%) CCSA
6 23 (25.84%) Firewall
6 23 (25.84%) CCSE
7 21 (23.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
9 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
9 18 (20.22%) Citrix
9 18 (20.22%) OSPF
9 18 (20.22%) BGP
9 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
9 18 (20.22%) XenApp
10 17 (19.10%) Spanning Tree
10 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
10 17 (19.10%) ERP
11 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (17.98%) Service Management
11 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (16.85%) MS Exchange
1 15 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) Lync
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) SAP MM
2 8 (8.99%) SAP CS
2 8 (8.99%) SAP ERP
3 3 (3.37%) SAP PP
3 3 (3.37%) SAP SD
4 2 (2.25%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.12%) SAP PM
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
1 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.83%) Network Security
2 23 (25.84%) Firewall
2 23 (25.84%) LAN
2 23 (25.84%) WAN
3 21 (23.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
5 18 (20.22%) OSPF
5 18 (20.22%) BGP
6 17 (19.10%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (12.36%) Wireshark
7 11 (12.36%) tcpdump
8 6 (6.74%) DHCP
9 4 (4.49%) DNS
10 1 (1.12%) Intranet
10 1 (1.12%) Internet
10 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.25%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.12%) Military
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) SAP ALE
2 9 (10.11%) EDI
3 4 (4.49%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) SAP PI
4 3 (3.37%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (1.12%) XSLT
6 1 (1.12%) BAPI
6 1 (1.12%) WSDL
6 1 (1.12%) Middleware
6 1 (1.12%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.74%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) GIS
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.25%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.25%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.12%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
3 17 (19.10%) ERP
4 16 (17.98%) Service Management
5 15 (16.85%) Network Management
6 14 (15.73%) Server Building
6 14 (15.73%) ITIL
7 10 (11.24%) Logistics
8 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.62%) Time Management
10 3 (3.37%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (3.37%) Information Security
10 3 (3.37%) Process Management
10 3 (3.37%) Network Design
10 3 (3.37%) ETL
10 3 (3.37%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.25%) Business Continuity Planning
11 2 (2.25%) Procure-to-pay
11 2 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) ABAP
2 4 (4.49%) SAPscript
2 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.25%) R
4 1 (1.12%) SOQL
4 1 (1.12%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.12%) XPath
4 1 (1.12%) XQuery
4 1 (1.12%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) CCNP
1 25 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (25.84%) CCSA
2 23 (25.84%) CCSE
2 23 (25.84%) CCDP
3 15 (16.85%) Check Point Certification
4 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (15.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (15.73%) MCP
4 14 (15.73%) MCSE
4 14 (15.73%) MCSA
4 14 (15.73%) VCP5
5 8 (8.99%) CCNA
6 4 (4.49%) CCDA
7 3 (3.37%) CCIP
7 3 (3.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) VCP4
8 1 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (6.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.37%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.22%) XenApp
2 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
3 14 (15.73%) VMware ESX
3 14 (15.73%) vSphere
4 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (30.34%) SAP
3 26 (29.21%) CheckPoint
4 25 (28.09%) Cisco
5 18 (20.22%) Citrix
6 14 (15.73%) Intel
6 14 (15.73%) VMware
7 7 (7.87%) F5
7 7 (7.87%) Oracle
8 2 (2.25%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.25%) Symantec
8 2 (2.25%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.12%) OpenText
9 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.12%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.12%) Pega
9 1 (1.12%) CA
Leighton Buzzard
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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