The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 40 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.97% 4.92% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 5.01% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 9
Average salary £55,000 £43,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -23.91%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
331 499 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.24% 98.23% 99.31%
Number of salaries quoted 274 434 374
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Lancashire

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Consultant
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Blackpool - 1 £65,000 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 10 (33.33%) Degree
3 9 (30.00%) Change Management
4 8 (26.67%) SAP
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Security Management
7 5 (16.67%) CISM
7 5 (16.67%) Java
7 5 (16.67%) IIS
7 5 (16.67%) CISSP
7 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (16.67%) JSP 440
7 5 (16.67%) RMADS
7 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (16.67%) IISP
7 5 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (13.33%) Change Control
8 4 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) SAP Basis
9 3 (10.00%) CMS
9 3 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (10.00%) InDesign
9 3 (10.00%) Adobe

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Acrobat
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (10.00%) InDesign
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) JTA
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) AIX
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 9 (30.00%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (16.67%) Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Content Management
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Line Management
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.33%) ERP
8 1 (3.33%) Information Security
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
8 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) ABAP
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (16.67%) CISM
3 5 (16.67%) CISSP
3 5 (16.67%) IISP
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (16.67%) JSP 440
1 5 (16.67%) RMADS
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) VMware