The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 44 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 338 437 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.27% 6.27% 8.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 6.61% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 261 330 512
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6097 6608 7127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.15% 94.78% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4965 5327 6109
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 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Manchester -3 223 £45,000 -5.26% 77
Cheshire -27 53 £45,000 -2.17% 16
Merseyside +8 24 £55,000 +8.37% 4
Lancashire -7 17 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 171 (23.55%) Finance
2 144 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 133 (18.32%) SAP
4 112 (15.43%) SQL
5 90 (12.40%) SQL Server
6 87 (11.98%) Project Management
6 87 (11.98%) Degree
7 81 (11.16%) Oracle
8 80 (11.02%) Cisco
9 78 (10.74%) Migration
10 77 (10.61%) Windows
11 75 (10.33%) Business Analysis
12 72 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
13 68 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (8.95%) VMware
15 64 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
17 58 (7.99%) Data Centre
18 57 (7.85%) Management Information System
19 55 (7.58%) MS Excel
20 53 (7.30%) ITIL
21 50 (6.89%) .NET
21 50 (6.89%) Java
22 48 (6.61%) Retail
23 46 (6.34%) C#
24 45 (6.20%) JavaScript
24 45 (6.20%) HTML
24 45 (6.20%) Citrix
24 45 (6.20%) Security Cleared
25 43 (5.92%) PRINCE2

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 33 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.89%) SAS
4 18 (2.48%) IIS
5 12 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.10%) Drupal
8 8 (1.10%) Lync
9 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.55%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.55%) FileNet
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.28%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.48%) SPSS
3 8 (1.10%) MS Office
4 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 38 (5.23%) SAP FI
1 38 (5.23%) SAP FI/CO
1 38 (5.23%) SAP CO
2 19 (2.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (2.20%) SAP SD
4 11 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
5 10 (1.38%) Oracle iProcurement
5 10 (1.38%) SAP HCM
5 10 (1.38%) SAP HR
6 9 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.96%) SAP SCM
7 7 (0.96%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 6 (0.83%) SAP APO
8 6 (0.83%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.96%) Office 365
4 4 (0.55%) Force.com
5 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.28%) Trello
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.31%) BGP
2 22 (3.03%) Firewall
2 22 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (2.75%) Network Security
3 20 (2.75%) MPLS
3 20 (2.75%) DNS
4 18 (2.48%) LAN
4 18 (2.48%) OSPF
5 17 (2.34%) SAN
6 14 (1.93%) Wireless
6 14 (1.93%) WAN
7 12 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.38%) VPN
8 10 (1.38%) NetScreen
8 10 (1.38%) Internet
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (1.38%) NAS
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (1.10%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.62%) QlikView
6 17 (2.34%) Pentaho
7 16 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (2.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 14 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.52%) MySQL
12 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.24%) SAP BW
13 9 (1.24%) Big Data
13 9 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.07%) LSMW
2 12 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (1.38%) HP UFT
4 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.10%) MSTest
6 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.41%) JMeter
7 3 (0.41%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.28%) Hudson
8 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 2 (0.28%) AppScan
8 2 (0.28%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 171 (23.55%) Finance
2 48 (6.61%) Retail
3 39 (5.37%) Manufacturing
4 38 (5.23%) Banking
5 27 (3.72%) Retail Banking
6 22 (3.03%) General Ledger
7 18 (2.48%) Advertising
8 15 (2.07%) Marketing
9 11 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.24%) Law
10 9 (1.24%) Billing
11 8 (1.10%) Aerospace
11 8 (1.10%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.69%) Publishing
12 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) Games
14 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.89%) .NET
2 45 (6.20%) HTML
3 36 (4.96%) CSS
4 35 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 34 (4.68%) XML
6 23 (3.17%) Web Services
7 20 (2.75%) jQuery
8 14 (1.93%) J2EE
9 12 (1.65%) BAPI
9 12 (1.65%) WCF
10 10 (1.38%) WPF
11 9 (1.24%) Ajax
12 7 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.96%) COM
12 7 (0.96%) EDI
12 7 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (0.96%) REST
13 6 (0.83%) Spring
14 5 (0.69%) WinForms
14 5 (0.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.99%) Data Centre
3 57 (7.85%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.03%) Clustering
5 16 (2.20%) NHS
5 16 (2.20%) Replication
5 16 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 12 (1.65%) User Experience
7 10 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.38%) FMCG
8 8 (1.10%) Social Media
8 8 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.83%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.69%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.69%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.55%) GIS
13 3 (0.41%) iSeries
13 3 (0.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.61%) Windows
2 23 (3.17%) Linux
3 22 (3.03%) UNIX
4 18 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.28%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) NetWare
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) zOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (11.98%) Project Management
2 78 (10.74%) Migration
3 75 (10.33%) Business Analysis
4 68 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (7.30%) ITIL
7 43 (5.92%) PRINCE2
8 42 (5.79%) Service Delivery
9 41 (5.65%) Service Management
10 39 (5.37%) Technical Architecture
11 36 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (4.41%) Data Migration
13 30 (4.13%) CRM
14 28 (3.86%) Data Management
14 28 (3.86%) Analytics
15 26 (3.58%) ERP
16 25 (3.44%) SAP Implementation
16 25 (3.44%) Mentoring
17 23 (3.17%) Open Source
18 22 (3.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 112 (15.43%) SQL
2 50 (6.89%) Java
3 46 (6.34%) C#
4 45 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.86%) ABAP
6 17 (2.34%) R
6 17 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.20%) Python
8 15 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.79%) PHP
10 11 (1.52%) C
11 9 (1.24%) C++
12 8 (1.10%) Perl
12 8 (1.10%) ActionScript
12 8 (1.10%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.96%) VBScript
14 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.69%) VBA
14 5 (0.69%) Scala
15 3 (0.41%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 87 (11.98%) Degree
2 61 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.23%) CCNP
5 32 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.58%) CCIE
8 21 (2.89%) Citrix Certification
9 19 (2.62%) CISSP
9 19 (2.62%) CCA
9 19 (2.62%) MCSE
10 14 (1.93%) CCNA
10 14 (1.93%) ISEB
10 14 (1.93%) CCEE
11 11 (1.52%) CCSE
12 9 (1.24%) MCSD
12 9 (1.24%) CCIA
13 8 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.10%) MCITP
14 7 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.20%) QA
3 15 (2.07%) SLA
4 11 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.83%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.83%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 28 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.58%) XenDesktop
3 25 (3.44%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.48%) XenApp
5 14 (1.93%) XenServer
6 11 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.24%) vSphere
8 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.28%) vCloud
8 2 (0.28%) HDFS
8 2 (0.28%) GPFS
8 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.24%) Nessus
3 8 (1.10%) Nmap
4 7 (0.96%) SCCM
5 4 (0.55%) SCOM
5 4 (0.55%) WSUS
6 2 (0.28%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.28%) MOM
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 144 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 133 (18.32%) SAP
3 81 (11.16%) Oracle
4 80 (11.02%) Cisco
5 65 (8.95%) VMware
6 45 (6.20%) Citrix
7 38 (5.23%) Juniper
8 36 (4.96%) Business Objects
9 32 (4.41%) IBM
10 21 (2.89%) Fortinet
11 20 (2.75%) F5
12 18 (2.48%) NetApp
13 17 (2.34%) Cognos
13 17 (2.34%) HP
14 16 (2.20%) Tableau
15 15 (2.07%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.93%) Riverbed
17 11 (1.52%) Teradata
17 11 (1.52%) EMC
18 10 (1.38%) Blue Coat
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £60,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 -£85,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £60,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 3 days ago