The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Consultant
Rank 113 - 147
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.22% - 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% - 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £27,500 - £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
Software Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1691 1459 2006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.84% 93.29% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1133 1687
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Consultant
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Consultant Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Consultant
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) MSTest
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (80.00%) MSTest
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center