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 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 39 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 303 373 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.32% 5.40% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 5.59% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 214 311 383
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 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
Manchester +22 217 £48,375 -3.25% 78
Cheshire -10 47 £37,500 -19.35% 28
Merseyside -4 24 £42,500 -8.60% 5
Lancashire +1 7 £55,000 +25.71% 4
Cumbria - 1 £65,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 133 (21.63%) Finance
2 132 (21.46%) SAP
3 116 (18.86%) Microsoft
4 111 (18.05%) Degree
5 86 (13.98%) Oracle
6 83 (13.50%) SQL
7 81 (13.17%) Project Management
8 79 (12.85%) Windows
9 71 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 66 (10.73%) SQL Server
11 61 (9.92%) ERP
12 59 (9.59%) Manufacturing
13 50 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (7.97%) Presales
15 46 (7.48%) Data Centre
16 45 (7.32%) VMware
16 45 (7.32%) Business Analysis
16 45 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (7.15%) Law
17 44 (7.15%) PCI DSS
18 42 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 39 (6.34%) MS Excel
19 39 (6.34%) Vulnerability Management
20 36 (5.85%) Logistics
20 36 (5.85%) IIS
20 36 (5.85%) Migration
21 34 (5.53%) CRM
21 34 (5.53%) CISSP
22 33 (5.37%) Active Directory
22 33 (5.37%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 36 (5.85%) IIS
2 19 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.63%) Lync
5 10 (1.63%) SAS
6 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.30%) CMS
8 7 (1.14%) JBoss
8 7 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.49%) Node.js
11 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.60%) MS Office
3 14 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.81%) InDesign
4 5 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (4.39%) SAP SD
2 23 (3.74%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (3.25%) SAP MM
5 19 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (2.93%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (2.76%) SAP Business One
7 17 (2.76%) SAP WM
8 15 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
9 14 (2.28%) SAP SCM
10 13 (2.11%) SAP PP
11 12 (1.95%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (1.95%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (1.95%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (1.95%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (1.95%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (1.79%) SAP FI
13 10 (1.63%) SAP CO
13 10 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.95%) SaaS
3 11 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.98%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.98%) Office 365
4 6 (0.98%) PaaS
5 5 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.81%) Yammer
6 3 (0.49%) GitHub
7 2 (0.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Taleo
7 2 (0.33%) Trello
8 1 (0.16%) Force.com
8 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.72%) Internet
2 26 (4.23%) DNS
3 22 (3.58%) Firewall
4 20 (3.25%) Network Security
5 18 (2.93%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.11%) FTP
7 12 (1.95%) ADSL
8 11 (1.79%) SAN
9 10 (1.63%) ISDN
9 10 (1.63%) PSTN
10 9 (1.46%) VPN
11 8 (1.30%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.14%) LAN
12 7 (1.14%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.14%) WAN
13 6 (0.98%) SSL
14 5 (0.81%) LDAP
14 5 (0.81%) NAS
15 3 (0.49%) DHCP
15 3 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.88%) SAP HANA
3 14 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (1.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 9 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.30%) SAS EBI
9 7 (1.14%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.98%) Big Data
10 6 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.98%) OLAP
10 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.46%) JIRA
2 9 (1.46%) Selenium
3 7 (1.14%) Bugzilla
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.98%) LSMW
5 5 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.65%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.65%) SilkTest
6 4 (0.65%) Toad
7 3 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.49%) JUnit
7 3 (0.49%) Ranorex
7 3 (0.49%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.33%) Maven
8 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.16%) Ant
9 1 (0.16%) Subversion
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (21.63%) Finance
2 59 (9.59%) Manufacturing
3 44 (7.15%) Law
4 33 (5.37%) Retail
5 28 (4.55%) Games
6 27 (4.39%) Marketing
7 22 (3.58%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.60%) Banking
9 15 (2.44%) Billing
10 14 (2.28%) Publishing
11 12 (1.95%) Local Government
12 10 (1.63%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.46%) Back Office
13 9 (1.46%) Legal
14 8 (1.30%) Advertising
15 6 (0.98%) Front Office
16 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.33%) Electronics
18 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.20%) .NET
2 24 (3.90%) HTML
3 17 (2.76%) Web Services
4 16 (2.60%) EDI
5 12 (1.95%) CSS
6 10 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.63%) WCF
7 9 (1.46%) XML
8 8 (1.30%) LAMP
8 8 (1.30%) SAP Fiori
9 7 (1.14%) REST
10 6 (0.98%) jQuery
10 6 (0.98%) LINQ
10 6 (0.98%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.98%) Spring
10 6 (0.98%) WPF
11 5 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.81%) Middleware
11 5 (0.81%) SAP PI
12 4 (0.65%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.48%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.07%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (3.25%) AS400
5 18 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.76%) Clustering
7 13 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.63%) User Experience
10 9 (1.46%) Social Media
11 7 (1.14%) PMI
11 7 (1.14%) Replication
12 5 (0.81%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.81%) iSeries
12 5 (0.81%) LIMS
13 4 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (0.65%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.85%) Windows
2 33 (5.37%) Linux
3 25 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.41%) Unix
6 14 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.14%) Solaris
9 6 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.33%) AIX
11 2 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.17%) Project Management
2 61 (9.92%) ERP
3 50 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (7.97%) Presales
5 45 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 39 (6.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 36 (5.85%) Logistics
7 36 (5.85%) Migration
8 34 (5.53%) CRM
9 33 (5.37%) Analytics
9 33 (5.37%) Security Operations
10 30 (4.88%) Security Architecture
10 30 (4.88%) SIEM
11 29 (4.72%) Change Management
11 29 (4.72%) Information Security
11 29 (4.72%) Performance Management
12 28 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (4.23%) ITIL
13 26 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (13.50%) SQL
2 33 (5.37%) Java
3 24 (3.90%) ABAP
3 24 (3.90%) C#
3 24 (3.90%) RPG
4 21 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.60%) C++
5 16 (2.60%) Python
5 16 (2.60%) R
6 14 (2.28%) C
7 11 (1.79%) Perl
7 11 (1.79%) VB
8 10 (1.63%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.46%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.46%) Ruby
9 9 (1.46%) Scala
9 9 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.65%) PHP
12 3 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 111 (18.05%) Degree
2 34 (5.53%) CISSP
3 30 (4.88%) IISP
4 20 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.25%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.09%) MCSE
6 11 (1.79%) MCITP
7 10 (1.63%) ISEB
7 10 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.30%) CISM
9 7 (1.14%) MCSA
9 7 (1.14%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.98%) CCA
10 6 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.81%) CCNA
11 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.81%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.15%) PCI DSS
2 42 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.41%) SLA
4 12 (1.95%) QA
5 8 (1.30%) RMADS
6 6 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.81%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) EMIR
9 1 (0.16%) ISO19770
9 1 (0.16%) MiFID
9 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.16%) Val IT
System Software
1 33 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.46%) vSphere
5 8 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.14%) XenApp
7 6 (0.98%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.49%) XenServer
9 2 (0.33%) Docker
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (2.44%) Puppet
1 15 (2.44%) QRadar
2 10 (1.63%) SCCM
3 7 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.14%) XenMobile
4 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (0.65%) Nessus
5 4 (0.65%) Nmap
6 3 (0.49%) AppDNA
6 3 (0.49%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 132 (21.46%) SAP
2 116 (18.86%) Microsoft
3 86 (13.98%) Oracle
4 45 (7.32%) VMware
5 27 (4.39%) Citrix
6 25 (4.07%) ArcSight
6 25 (4.07%) Splunk
7 22 (3.58%) IBM
8 15 (2.44%) HP
9 13 (2.11%) Hitachi
10 11 (1.79%) Cisco
11 10 (1.63%) Infor
12 8 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.30%) Sage
13 7 (1.14%) Dell
13 7 (1.14%) Epicor
13 7 (1.14%) NetApp
14 6 (0.98%) Google
15 5 (0.81%) Adobe
15 5 (0.81%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £49000 - £61000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + £40 OTE Uncapped Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + 30,000 - 40,000 OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum plus v strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + OTE 100k
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45-65k plus bonuses and benefits 45-65k plus bonuses and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Pension, Health Care
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £80,000 per annum £35,000-£80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £80,000 per annum £35,000-£80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago