The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 44 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 68 158 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.94% 11.06% 7.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 11.63% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 111 53
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £40,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1295 1359 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 868 877 748
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,747 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 65 (39.39%) Finance
2 31 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (18.18%) Windows
4 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
4 29 (17.58%) Degree
5 27 (16.36%) Oracle
6 25 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (13.94%) SQL
8 21 (12.73%) MS Excel
8 21 (12.73%) Project Management
9 18 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (10.30%) ETL
10 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
11 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (9.09%) HP
12 15 (9.09%) HTML
13 14 (8.48%) Banking
13 14 (8.48%) Migration
13 14 (8.48%) JavaScript
13 14 (8.48%) .NET
14 13 (7.88%) GIS
14 13 (7.88%) Middleware
14 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
15 12 (7.27%) Web Development
15 12 (7.27%) Wealth Management
15 12 (7.27%) Citrix
15 12 (7.27%) C#
15 12 (7.27%) SAS
15 12 (7.27%) Test Scripting

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (7.27%) SAS
2 10 (6.06%) ArcGIS
2 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.42%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) JBoss
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.03%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (2.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.21%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) DNS
2 3 (1.82%) LAN
2 3 (1.82%) WAN
3 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.61%) SAN
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) Network Security
4 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.24%) Data Mining
5 7 (4.24%) QlikView
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.03%) Base SAS
7 5 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (2.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.42%) SAP BW
8 4 (2.42%) SAP BI
8 4 (2.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.42%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.21%) Selenium
4 2 (1.21%) JMeter
4 2 (1.21%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.61%) JIRA
5 1 (0.61%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (0.61%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.61%) WinRunner
General
1 65 (39.39%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 7 (4.24%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.24%) Marketing
5 4 (2.42%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.82%) Advertising
6 3 (1.82%) Local Government
7 2 (1.21%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.09%) HTML
2 14 (8.48%) .NET
3 13 (7.88%) Middleware
4 11 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.45%) CSS
6 7 (4.24%) SOAP
6 7 (4.24%) Web Services
6 7 (4.24%) XML
7 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.03%) RESTful
8 5 (3.03%) jQuery
9 4 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.42%) XSL
9 4 (2.42%) HTML5
9 4 (2.42%) CSS3
10 3 (1.82%) JSON
11 2 (1.21%) Ajax
12 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) GIS
2 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.64%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.03%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.42%) Blog
6 4 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.82%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.21%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.61%) Clustering
9 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.61%) Open Source
9 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.18%) Windows
2 25 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.45%) Windows 2000
4 9 (5.45%) UNIX
5 6 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.82%) Linux
6 3 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (12.73%) Project Management
3 18 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (10.30%) ETL
5 14 (8.48%) Migration
6 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
7 12 (7.27%) Wealth Management
7 12 (7.27%) Web Development
7 12 (7.27%) Test Scripting
8 11 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.45%) Workflow
9 9 (5.45%) ITIL
9 9 (5.45%) Change Control
9 9 (5.45%) Analytics
10 8 (4.85%) Business Transformation
10 8 (4.85%) CRM
10 8 (4.85%) Performance Management
11 7 (4.24%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.94%) SQL
2 14 (8.48%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.27%) C#
4 11 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.64%) Java
6 5 (3.03%) Python
7 4 (2.42%) ABAP
7 4 (2.42%) VBA
8 2 (1.21%) C
8 2 (1.21%) Perl
8 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (17.58%) Degree
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.06%) MCSE
4 9 (5.45%) CCA
4 9 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.03%) VCAP
6 4 (2.42%) OCP
6 4 (2.42%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.42%) MBA
7 2 (1.21%) CISSP
7 2 (1.21%) ISEB
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.61%) MCITP
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (5.45%) QA
3 8 (4.85%) SLA
4 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.03%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.61%) COSO
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 5 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.61%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.36%) Oracle
3 15 (9.09%) HP
4 12 (7.27%) Citrix
5 11 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 7 (4.24%) VMware
7 6 (3.64%) IBM
7 6 (3.64%) Informatica
8 5 (3.03%) NetApp
8 5 (3.03%) EMC
8 5 (3.03%) Cisco
8 5 (3.03%) ESRI
8 5 (3.03%) Teradata
8 5 (3.03%) Splunk
9 4 (2.42%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.42%) SAP
9 4 (2.42%) Cognos
10 3 (1.82%) McAfee
10 3 (1.82%) Lotus
11 2 (1.21%) Red Hat
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