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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 37 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 379 480 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.57% 7.25% 8.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 7.62% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 320 394 552
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £30,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,400 £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
6459 6300 7627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 95.17% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5521 5297 6628
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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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 -16 202 £50,000 +11.11% 58
Cheshire -2 81 £46,500 +9.41% 17
Lancashire +9 28 £45,000 -21.73% 7
Merseyside +1 19 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 268 (30.77%) SAP
2 207 (23.77%) Finance
3 162 (18.60%) SQL
4 128 (14.70%) Microsoft
5 109 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (11.94%) Oracle
6 104 (11.94%) Degree
7 98 (11.25%) Windows
8 96 (11.02%) Project Management
9 95 (10.91%) Security Cleared
10 85 (9.76%) Retail
11 80 (9.18%) Java
12 75 (8.61%) Logistics
13 74 (8.50%) ABAP
14 70 (8.04%) MS Excel
14 70 (8.04%) CRM
15 69 (7.92%) Manufacturing
16 66 (7.58%) ERP
17 64 (7.35%) VMware
18 63 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
19 62 (7.12%) Cisco
20 60 (6.89%) Linux
21 59 (6.77%) SQL Server
21 59 (6.77%) SC Cleared
22 50 (5.74%) Migration
23 49 (5.63%) SAP CO
23 49 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
23 49 (5.63%) SAP FI
23 49 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 48 (5.51%) UNIX

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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%) SAS
2 36 (4.13%) IIS
3 35 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.49%) Lync
5 13 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.15%) SAP Portal
7 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.92%) NetWeaver
8 6 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.57%) Apache
9 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.46%) SAP EP
10 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) JBoss
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 70 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.38%) MS Office
3 7 (0.80%) MS Project
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (5.63%) SAP CO
1 49 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
1 49 (5.63%) SAP FI
2 44 (5.05%) SAP WM
3 40 (4.59%) SAP MM
4 36 (4.13%) SAP QM
5 32 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (3.44%) Oracle Retail
7 28 (3.21%) SAP SD
8 26 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
9 25 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
10 23 (2.64%) SAP CRM
11 21 (2.41%) SAP SCM
12 19 (2.18%) SAP PP
13 18 (2.07%) SAP HR
14 16 (1.84%) Sage 200
15 15 (1.72%) SAP Business One
16 12 (1.38%) SAP BPC
16 12 (1.38%) SAP Payroll
16 12 (1.38%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.18%) Office 365
2 5 (0.57%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Yammer
3 4 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.10%) SAN
2 19 (2.18%) Wireless
2 19 (2.18%) Network Security
3 18 (2.07%) LAN
4 17 (1.95%) Firewall
5 16 (1.84%) NAS
6 15 (1.72%) VPN
7 13 (1.49%) DNS
8 12 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (1.26%) Internet
9 11 (1.26%) DHCP
9 11 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 10 (1.15%) NetScaler
11 9 (1.03%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.92%) WAN
13 7 (0.80%) SMTP
13 7 (0.80%) SSL
13 7 (0.80%) BGP
14 6 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
4 25 (2.87%) Big Data
5 18 (2.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 18 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.07%) OLAP
6 16 (1.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 16 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.61%) QlikView
8 13 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.38%) SAP BW
10 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (3.56%) Oracle Forms
2 22 (2.53%) LSMW
3 9 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.46%) MSTest
4 4 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.34%) ERwin
5 3 (0.34%) ProC
5 3 (0.34%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (0.23%) AppScan
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.11%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.11%) Xcode
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
General
1 207 (23.77%) Finance
2 85 (9.76%) Retail
3 69 (7.92%) Manufacturing
4 39 (4.48%) Advertising
5 33 (3.79%) Banking
6 26 (2.99%) General Ledger
7 23 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.84%) Marketing
9 13 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.49%) French Language
9 13 (1.49%) Spanish Language
10 12 (1.38%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.26%) Billing
12 9 (1.03%) Back Office
13 8 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.80%) Front Office
14 7 (0.80%) German Language
15 2 (0.23%) Local Government
15 2 (0.23%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.36%) .NET
2 31 (3.56%) HTML
3 30 (3.44%) EDI
4 16 (1.84%) Middleware
5 14 (1.61%) CSS
6 12 (1.38%) SAP Basis
7 11 (1.26%) XML
7 11 (1.26%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.15%) HTML5
9 9 (1.03%) Apache Flex
10 8 (0.92%) jQuery
10 8 (0.92%) BAPI
11 7 (0.80%) CSS3
12 6 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 6 (0.69%) REST
12 6 (0.69%) ISPF
12 6 (0.69%) SAP XI
12 6 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.69%) J2EE
13 5 (0.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.07%) Data Integration
4 14 (1.61%) FMCG
4 14 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.26%) CESG
6 11 (1.26%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.15%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.15%) Social Media
8 9 (1.03%) User Experience
9 8 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
10 7 (0.80%) Clustering
10 7 (0.80%) Statistics
10 7 (0.80%) Life Science
11 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.25%) Windows
2 60 (6.89%) Linux
3 48 (5.51%) UNIX
4 19 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.92%) AIX
9 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.23%) Android
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (11.02%) Project Management
2 75 (8.61%) Logistics
3 70 (8.04%) CRM
4 66 (7.58%) ERP
5 63 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (5.74%) Migration
7 48 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (5.28%) SAP Implementation
9 45 (5.17%) Information Security
10 42 (4.82%) Business Analysis
11 40 (4.59%) Security Architecture
12 39 (4.48%) Analytics
13 37 (4.25%) Penetration Testing
14 32 (3.67%) ITIL
14 32 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (3.33%) Mentoring
16 27 (3.10%) Monte Carlo Method
17 25 (2.87%) Data Migration
17 25 (2.87%) Business Development
18 23 (2.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 162 (18.60%) SQL
2 80 (9.18%) Java
3 74 (8.50%) ABAP
4 36 (4.13%) PL/SQL
5 30 (3.44%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.10%) C#
7 17 (1.95%) VB
7 17 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.72%) Perl
9 11 (1.26%) C
10 8 (0.92%) C++
11 7 (0.80%) Python
11 7 (0.80%) VBScript
12 6 (0.69%) JCL
13 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.57%) SAPscript
14 4 (0.46%) Scala
14 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.34%) VBA
16 2 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 104 (11.94%) Degree
2 95 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 59 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 41 (4.71%) CISSP
5 29 (3.33%) ISEB
6 26 (2.99%) OSCP
6 26 (2.99%) OSCE
7 23 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.84%) NCIE
11 14 (1.61%) MCSE
12 11 (1.26%) CCNP
12 11 (1.26%) NCDA
13 10 (1.15%) CCNA
14 9 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.80%) MCITP
15 7 (0.80%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.21%) SLA
1 28 (3.21%) QA
2 19 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.34%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 49 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.64%) XenDesktop
5 20 (2.30%) XenApp
6 12 (1.38%) vSphere
7 8 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.46%) vCloud
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.34%) XenServer
12 2 (0.23%) Nmap
13 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) VMFS
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.26%) SCCM
2 8 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.69%) SCOM
4 5 (0.57%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.57%) XenMobile
5 4 (0.46%) EdgeSight
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.34%) Nessus
7 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.23%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.23%) SCSM
7 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.23%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.23%) Legato
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 268 (30.77%) SAP
2 128 (14.70%) Microsoft
3 104 (11.94%) Oracle
4 64 (7.35%) VMware
5 62 (7.12%) Cisco
6 44 (5.05%) Citrix
7 43 (4.94%) Business Objects
8 37 (4.25%) NetApp
9 31 (3.56%) HP
10 21 (2.41%) Sage
11 15 (1.72%) EMC
12 14 (1.61%) IBM
13 13 (1.49%) Teradata
13 13 (1.49%) AppSense
14 12 (1.38%) Cognos
14 12 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.26%) Symantec
16 10 (1.15%) Siebel
17 9 (1.03%) Pegasus
17 9 (1.03%) Fortinet
Liverpool, Merseyside
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £48,000 to £68,000 per annum + Bens +Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + £6,600 Car Allowance + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + 15% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + OTE 100k
Posted: 3 days ago