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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 385 421 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.53% 6.46% 8.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 6.81% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 290 339 468
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,500 £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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -9 221 £47,500 +11.76% 57
Cheshire +4 84 £46,500 +4.49% 19
Lancashire +10 20 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Merseyside 0 16 £50,750 +12.77% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 228 (26.18%) SAP
2 211 (24.23%) Finance
3 166 (19.06%) SQL
4 144 (16.53%) Microsoft
5 107 (12.28%) Degree
6 106 (12.17%) Windows
7 102 (11.71%) Oracle
8 100 (11.48%) Cisco
9 98 (11.25%) Project Management
10 90 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
11 84 (9.64%) Security Cleared
12 81 (9.30%) Retail
13 79 (9.07%) Java
14 73 (8.38%) VMware
15 72 (8.27%) MS Excel
16 68 (7.81%) CRM
16 68 (7.81%) Manufacturing
17 64 (7.35%) ERP
18 63 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
19 62 (7.12%) Migration
20 60 (6.89%) SC Cleared
21 59 (6.77%) SQL Server
22 56 (6.43%) Linux
22 56 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
23 55 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
24 54 (6.20%) UNIX
25 52 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
25 52 (5.97%) Business Analysis
26 50 (5.74%) ABAP
27 46 (5.28%) Logistics

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.25%) IIS
3 32 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 32 (3.67%) SAS
4 15 (1.72%) Lync
5 14 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 9 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.69%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.46%) SAP EP
11 4 (0.46%) Apache
12 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.03%) MS Office
3 5 (0.57%) MS Project
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.46%) SPSS
5 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (4.94%) SAP FI
1 43 (4.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 43 (4.94%) SAP CO
2 38 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (3.79%) Oracle Retail
4 32 (3.67%) SAP QM
4 32 (3.67%) SAP WM
5 31 (3.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (3.33%) SAP MM
7 23 (2.64%) SAP SD
7 23 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (2.30%) SAP HR
9 18 (2.07%) SAP CRM
10 16 (1.84%) SAP PP
11 14 (1.61%) Sage 200
12 13 (1.49%) SAP SCM
13 12 (1.38%) SAP Business One
13 12 (1.38%) SAP Payroll
14 11 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
15 10 (1.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.41%) Office 365
2 5 (0.57%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Force.com
3 4 (0.46%) Yammer
4 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.33%) SAN
2 25 (2.87%) BGP
2 25 (2.87%) LAN
3 22 (2.53%) MPLS
3 22 (2.53%) Firewall
4 21 (2.41%) Wireless
4 21 (2.41%) DNS
4 21 (2.41%) Network Security
5 18 (2.07%) NAS
5 18 (2.07%) VPN
5 18 (2.07%) OSPF
6 15 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.72%) WAN
6 15 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (1.61%) Internet
8 12 (1.38%) DHCP
8 12 (1.38%) Unified Communications
9 10 (1.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (2.07%) Big Data
5 17 (1.95%) OLAP
6 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 13 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.49%) QlikView
8 13 (1.49%) SAP BW
9 12 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.15%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.03%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (0.92%) DataStage
14 7 (0.80%) BODI
Development Applications
1 36 (4.13%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (1.84%) LSMW
3 10 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.92%) MSTest
4 8 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.34%) ERwin
5 3 (0.34%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (0.23%) MSI
6 2 (0.23%) AppScan
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) Xcode
7 1 (0.11%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
General
1 211 (24.23%) Finance
2 81 (9.30%) Retail
3 68 (7.81%) Manufacturing
4 39 (4.48%) Banking
5 37 (4.25%) Advertising
6 25 (2.87%) General Ledger
7 20 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.07%) Marketing
9 15 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.61%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.15%) French Language
11 10 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.80%) German Language
13 6 (0.69%) Billing
14 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.57%) Back Office
15 4 (0.46%) Front Office
16 2 (0.23%) Law
16 2 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.13%) .NET
2 27 (3.10%) HTML
3 15 (1.72%) Middleware
3 15 (1.72%) CSS
4 13 (1.49%) EDI
5 12 (1.38%) SAP Basis
6 11 (1.26%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.15%) Apache Flex
7 10 (1.15%) jQuery
8 9 (1.03%) BAPI
9 7 (0.80%) XML
9 7 (0.80%) HTML5
9 7 (0.80%) REST
10 6 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (0.69%) J2EE
10 6 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.69%) ISPF
11 5 (0.57%) Spring
11 5 (0.57%) SAP Smart Forms
11 5 (0.57%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.72%) FMCG
5 14 (1.61%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.49%) Clustering
7 12 (1.38%) Data Integration
7 12 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.26%) User Experience
8 11 (1.26%) Social Media
8 11 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.92%) Open Source
9 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.80%) Data Extraction
10 7 (0.80%) Life Science
10 7 (0.80%) Replication
10 7 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.80%) CESG
11 6 (0.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.17%) Windows
2 56 (6.43%) Linux
3 54 (6.20%) UNIX
4 16 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.92%) AIX
8 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.46%) Solaris
9 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (11.25%) Project Management
2 68 (7.81%) CRM
3 64 (7.35%) ERP
4 63 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (7.12%) Migration
6 56 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (5.97%) Business Analysis
8 46 (5.28%) Logistics
9 43 (4.94%) Service Delivery
10 38 (4.36%) Information Security
11 37 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
12 35 (4.02%) ITIL
13 34 (3.90%) Security Architecture
14 33 (3.79%) Analytics
15 31 (3.56%) SAP Implementation
16 28 (3.21%) Mentoring
17 25 (2.87%) Service Management
17 25 (2.87%) Data Management
18 24 (2.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 166 (19.06%) SQL
2 79 (9.07%) Java
3 50 (5.74%) ABAP
4 41 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 28 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 23 (2.64%) C#
7 18 (2.07%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.38%) C
8 12 (1.38%) Perl
8 12 (1.38%) VB
9 10 (1.15%) C++
10 9 (1.03%) VBScript
11 6 (0.69%) JCL
11 6 (0.69%) Python
12 5 (0.57%) SAPscript
13 4 (0.46%) Scala
14 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.34%) PHP
15 2 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 107 (12.28%) Degree
2 84 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.89%) SC Cleared
4 52 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (4.25%) CISSP
6 32 (3.67%) CCNP
7 27 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.99%) ISEB
9 25 (2.87%) OSCP
9 25 (2.87%) OSCE
10 19 (2.18%) CCIE
11 18 (2.07%) MCSE
12 14 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.61%) NCIE
13 13 (1.49%) VCP4
13 13 (1.49%) CCNA
14 11 (1.26%) NCDA
15 9 (1.03%) CCSE
15 9 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.33%) SLA
2 26 (2.99%) QA
3 20 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.34%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) GxP
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 55 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.10%) XenDesktop
5 18 (2.07%) XenApp
6 14 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.61%) vSphere
7 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.69%) XenServer
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.34%) vCloud
11 2 (0.23%) Nmap
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.11%) VMFS
12 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
1 12 (1.38%) SCCM
2 6 (0.69%) SCOM
3 5 (0.57%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.57%) XenMobile
4 4 (0.46%) WSUS
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.34%) Nessus
6 2 (0.23%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.23%) Legato
6 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.23%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 228 (26.18%) SAP
2 144 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 102 (11.71%) Oracle
4 100 (11.48%) Cisco
5 73 (8.38%) VMware
6 45 (5.17%) Citrix
7 40 (4.59%) NetApp
8 32 (3.67%) Juniper
8 32 (3.67%) HP
9 30 (3.44%) Business Objects
10 21 (2.41%) Fortinet
11 18 (2.07%) F5
12 16 (1.84%) IBM
12 16 (1.84%) EMC
12 16 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.72%) Sage
13 15 (1.72%) Teradata
14 13 (1.49%) Riverbed
15 12 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (1.26%) Symantec
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