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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 31 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 492 522 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.58% 7.80% 7.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 8.25% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 403 458 435
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,800 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £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
7047 6326 6839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.24% 94.52% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5440 5905
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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
Manchester -3 286 £45,000 -5.26% 72
Cheshire -4 108 £47,500 -13.63% 15
Lancashire -23 16 £47,500 - 7
Merseyside -5 14 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 255 (28.21%) SAP
1 255 (28.21%) Finance
2 161 (17.81%) SQL
3 112 (12.39%) Project Management
3 112 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (11.73%) Oracle
5 102 (11.28%) Microsoft
6 96 (10.62%) Security Cleared
7 91 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
8 89 (9.85%) Degree
9 79 (8.74%) ABAP
10 77 (8.52%) VMware
11 75 (8.30%) Logistics
12 74 (8.19%) Windows
13 68 (7.52%) CRM
13 68 (7.52%) Manufacturing
14 67 (7.41%) SQL Server
15 66 (7.30%) Retail
16 59 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 55 (6.08%) SAP FI
17 55 (6.08%) SAP CO
17 55 (6.08%) Migration
17 55 (6.08%) SAP FI/CO
18 53 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
18 53 (5.86%) Analytics
19 51 (5.64%) Java
19 51 (5.64%) SAP MM
20 50 (5.53%) Business Analysis
21 49 (5.42%) ERP
22 46 (5.09%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 35 (3.87%) SAS
2 23 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.43%) IIS
4 17 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.77%) Lync
6 13 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.22%) SAP Portal
9 9 (1.00%) Apache
9 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.55%) JBoss
11 5 (0.55%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.44%) SAP EP
13 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.11%) MS Office
3 6 (0.66%) MS Project
4 5 (0.55%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 55 (6.08%) SAP FI
1 55 (6.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 55 (6.08%) SAP CO
2 51 (5.64%) SAP MM
3 40 (4.42%) SAP WM
4 34 (3.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 33 (3.65%) SAP SD
6 27 (2.99%) SAP CRM
7 26 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
8 25 (2.77%) Dynamics NAV
8 25 (2.77%) Oracle iProcurement
9 24 (2.65%) SAP QM
10 19 (2.10%) SAP PP
10 19 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
10 19 (2.10%) Oracle Payables
10 19 (2.10%) Oracle Assets
11 18 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
11 18 (1.99%) Oracle Cash Management
11 18 (1.99%) SAP APO
11 18 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (1.33%) Office 365
2 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.87%) SAN
2 13 (1.44%) Firewall
3 11 (1.22%) NAS
4 10 (1.11%) Network Security
5 9 (1.00%) NetScaler
5 9 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.88%) VPN
6 8 (0.88%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (0.77%) DNS
8 6 (0.66%) Internet
8 6 (0.66%) LAN
8 6 (0.66%) WAN
8 6 (0.66%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.55%) Wireless
9 5 (0.55%) DHCP
9 5 (0.55%) HTTP
10 3 (0.33%) ADSL
10 3 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (3.65%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (2.54%) Big Data
5 21 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 20 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 17 (1.88%) OLAP
8 16 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 14 (1.55%) SAP Data Services
9 14 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.44%) QlikView
10 13 (1.44%) SAP HANA
10 13 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 12 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
11 12 (1.33%) Essbase
12 11 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.22%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (2.77%) LSMW
2 10 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.11%) ProC
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.44%) Toad
4 4 (0.44%) ERwin
5 3 (0.33%) Hudson
5 3 (0.33%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (0.22%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) AppScan
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleTools
General
1 255 (28.21%) Finance
2 68 (7.52%) Manufacturing
3 66 (7.30%) Retail
4 37 (4.09%) Banking
5 32 (3.54%) Marketing
6 29 (3.21%) Advertising
7 28 (3.10%) Billing
7 28 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.77%) General Ledger
9 15 (1.66%) Back Office
10 13 (1.44%) Front Office
11 9 (1.00%) French Language
11 9 (1.00%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.77%) Law
13 6 (0.66%) Legal
13 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.33%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.54%) EDI
2 30 (3.32%) .NET
3 25 (2.77%) HTML
4 23 (2.54%) XML
5 12 (1.33%) HTML5
6 11 (1.22%) SAP Smart Forms
7 9 (1.00%) BAPI
7 9 (1.00%) Middleware
7 9 (1.00%) Web Dynpro
8 8 (0.88%) SAP PI
8 8 (0.88%) CSS
9 7 (0.77%) Web Services
9 7 (0.77%) CSS3
10 6 (0.66%) J2EE
10 6 (0.66%) SAP XI
11 5 (0.55%) COM
11 5 (0.55%) SAP Business Workflow
12 4 (0.44%) SAP ALE
13 3 (0.33%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.32%) Data Integration
3 23 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.10%) Data Extraction
5 18 (1.99%) Social Media
5 18 (1.99%) NHS
6 14 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.55%) Statistics
7 13 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.33%) e-Health
8 12 (1.33%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.33%) FMCG
9 11 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 10 (1.11%) Informatics
11 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (0.88%) CESG
11 8 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.88%) User Experience
11 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.19%) Windows
2 36 (3.98%) Linux
3 28 (3.10%) UNIX
4 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.55%) Solaris
8 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (12.39%) Project Management
2 91 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (8.30%) Logistics
4 68 (7.52%) CRM
5 55 (6.08%) Migration
6 53 (5.86%) Analytics
7 50 (5.53%) Business Analysis
8 49 (5.42%) ERP
9 40 (4.42%) SAP Implementation
10 38 (4.20%) Workflow
11 36 (3.98%) Coaching
12 29 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (3.10%) Information Security
14 27 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (2.99%) Data Migration
15 26 (2.88%) Business Development
16 25 (2.77%) Test Scripting
16 25 (2.77%) Service Delivery
16 25 (2.77%) ITIL
17 24 (2.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (17.81%) SQL
2 79 (8.74%) ABAP
3 51 (5.64%) Java
4 29 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 21 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.32%) C#
6 19 (2.10%) VB
7 14 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.44%) Perl
9 11 (1.22%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.22%) SAPscript
10 10 (1.11%) VBScript
11 9 (1.00%) Python
12 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.55%) PHP
12 5 (0.55%) C
13 4 (0.44%) C++
14 3 (0.33%) VBA
14 3 (0.33%) PeopleCode
15 2 (0.22%) SQR
Qualifications
1 96 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 89 (9.85%) Degree
3 34 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.54%) ISEB
5 21 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.88%) CISSP
8 16 (1.77%) NCIE
9 15 (1.66%) MCSE
10 13 (1.44%) NCDA
11 11 (1.22%) MCITP
12 10 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.00%) JNCIA
13 9 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 9 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.00%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.88%) JNCIE
14 8 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.88%) CCA
15 6 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.31%) SLA
1 39 (4.31%) QA
2 13 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 59 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.43%) Hyper-V
3 23 (2.54%) XenApp
4 20 (2.21%) XenDesktop
5 18 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.88%) Active Directory
6 17 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.66%) vCloud
8 12 (1.33%) VMware Server
8 12 (1.33%) VMFS
9 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 2 (0.22%) vSphere
12 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) Nmap
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.33%) SCCM
2 6 (0.66%) EdgeSight
3 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.33%) Puppet
4 3 (0.33%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.22%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.22%) SCOM
5 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) YUM
6 1 (0.11%) Nessus
6 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 255 (28.21%) SAP
2 106 (11.73%) Oracle
3 102 (11.28%) Microsoft
4 77 (8.52%) VMware
5 45 (4.98%) Citrix
6 41 (4.54%) Business Objects
6 41 (4.54%) Cisco
7 40 (4.42%) NetApp
8 25 (2.77%) HP
9 23 (2.54%) Sage
10 19 (2.10%) EMC
10 19 (2.10%) AppSense
10 19 (2.10%) Teradata
11 14 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.33%) CA
12 12 (1.33%) Hyperion
12 12 (1.33%) Fujitsu
13 10 (1.11%) Juniper
13 10 (1.11%) Cognos
14 9 (1.00%) Siebel
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: commission + benefits + incentives
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £45k OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + car, healthcare, life, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70k, Health, Pension, Life
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 6k bonus + 6k car allowance + bene
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum car + share ownership scheme + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago