The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 45 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 18 47 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.99% 7.23% 4.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 7.51% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 29
Average salary £48,000 £44,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.47% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,250 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
567 626 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.03% 96.31% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 471 548 560
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Consultant
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Merseyside

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Consultant
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Liverpool -13 9 £57,500 +27.77% 5
Southport - 4 £42,500 -
St Helens +13 3 £48,000 +6.66%
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 16 (38.10%) VMware
1 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (35.71%) SAN
3 14 (33.33%) NetApp
3 14 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 14 (33.33%) HP
3 14 (33.33%) EMC
4 13 (30.95%) Change Management
5 12 (28.57%) VMFS
5 12 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (28.57%) vCloud
5 12 (28.57%) Capacity Management
5 12 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (28.57%) VMware Server
5 12 (28.57%) CA
5 12 (28.57%) e-Health
5 12 (28.57%) SLA
5 12 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
7 7 (16.67%) Windows
7 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 6 (14.29%) HTML
8 6 (14.29%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.29%) QA
8 6 (14.29%) Analytics

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (11.90%) Apache
1 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP SD
1 4 (9.52%) SAP CRM
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.76%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
3 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) EDI
3 1 (2.38%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 12 (28.57%) e-Health
2 2 (4.76%) Celerra
2 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Change Management
2 12 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 12 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) Analytics
5 5 (11.90%) CRM
5 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.52%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.38%) Direct Marketing
8 1 (2.38%) Lean Six Sigma
8 1 (2.38%) User Stories
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) ABAP
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.52%) MCTS
1 4 (9.52%) MCITP
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) HP AIS
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) MCSA
2 2 (4.76%) HP MASE
2 2 (4.76%) VCDX
2 2 (4.76%) NCDA
2 2 (4.76%) NCIE
2 2 (4.76%) VCAP
2 2 (4.76%) CCEE
2 2 (4.76%) CCIA
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCA
3 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) SLA
2 6 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 12 (28.57%) VMware Server
3 12 (28.57%) VMFS
3 12 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (28.57%) vCloud
4 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) XenServer
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 14 (33.33%) NetApp
2 14 (33.33%) HP
2 14 (33.33%) EMC
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) CA
4 5 (11.90%) JBoss
5 4 (9.52%) SAP
5 4 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
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