The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 36 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 412 639 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.85% 8.73% 8.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 9.22% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 317 530 513
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6673 6931 7192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.74% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5396 5932 6340
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Consultant
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -11 260 £47,500 +5.55% 56
Cheshire -20 80 £47,500 +5.55% 18
Merseyside -12 26 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Lancashire -3 15 £45,000 - 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 258 (29.62%) Finance
2 176 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 161 (18.48%) Oracle
4 150 (17.22%) SQL
5 145 (16.65%) SAP
6 103 (11.83%) Project Management
7 99 (11.37%) Windows
8 91 (10.45%) SQL Server
9 90 (10.33%) MS Excel
10 86 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
11 84 (9.64%) VMware
11 84 (9.64%) Degree
12 74 (8.50%) Security Cleared
13 63 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 61 (7.00%) Retail
15 60 (6.89%) CRM
16 58 (6.66%) Java
17 57 (6.54%) Oracle EBS R12
18 56 (6.43%) Manufacturing
19 55 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
19 55 (6.31%) Business Analysis
19 55 (6.31%) ERP
20 50 (5.74%) Cisco
20 50 (5.74%) Citrix
21 49 (5.63%) UNIX
22 44 (5.05%) NetApp
23 43 (4.94%) Data Management
24 42 (4.82%) Dynamics NAV
25 41 (4.71%) SAP CO
25 41 (4.71%) SAP FI/CO

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 20 (2.30%) Lync
4 15 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
5 14 (1.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 13 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.38%) SAS
8 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.80%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.69%) CMS
13 5 (0.57%) IIS
13 5 (0.57%) Apache
13 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 90 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.64%) MS Office
3 10 (1.15%) MS Project
4 3 (0.34%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 57 (6.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 55 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (4.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 41 (4.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 41 (4.71%) SAP CO
4 41 (4.71%) SAP FI
5 38 (4.36%) Oracle iProcurement
6 35 (4.02%) Oracle Assets
6 35 (4.02%) Oracle General Ledger
7 33 (3.79%) Oracle Payables
7 33 (3.79%) Oracle Financials
8 32 (3.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 30 (3.44%) Oracle Receivables
10 27 (3.10%) SAP SD
11 25 (2.87%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 23 (2.64%) Oracle Applications
13 22 (2.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 21 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
15 20 (2.30%) SAP MM
16 19 (2.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.72%) Office 365
2 14 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.79%) SAN
2 29 (3.33%) Firewall
3 24 (2.76%) WAN
4 23 (2.64%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.95%) VPN
6 15 (1.72%) Unified Communications
6 15 (1.72%) NetScaler
7 13 (1.49%) LAN
8 10 (1.15%) DNS
9 8 (0.92%) GSM
9 8 (0.92%) Network Security
10 6 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.57%) MPLS
11 5 (0.57%) SMTP
11 5 (0.57%) DHCP
12 4 (0.46%) SSL
12 4 (0.46%) HTTP
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.34%) NAS
13 3 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.87%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 23 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.41%) Essbase
8 16 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
10 14 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (1.49%) SQLPlus
12 12 (1.38%) SAP HANA
13 11 (1.26%) QlikView
13 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.15%) SAP BW
14 10 (1.15%) OLAP
14 10 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Toad
2 8 (0.92%) LSMW
3 7 (0.80%) ProC
4 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.34%) JMeter
5 3 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.23%) JDeveloper
6 2 (0.23%) Hudson
6 2 (0.23%) Selenium
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
General
1 258 (29.62%) Finance
2 61 (7.00%) Retail
3 56 (6.43%) Manufacturing
4 35 (4.02%) Advertising
5 32 (3.67%) Billing
5 32 (3.67%) General Ledger
5 32 (3.67%) Marketing
6 30 (3.44%) Banking
6 30 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.03%) Front Office
7 9 (1.03%) Back Office
8 7 (0.80%) Legal
9 5 (0.57%) Law
10 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.23%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) French Language
11 2 (0.23%) German Language
11 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.44%) .NET
2 25 (2.87%) XML
2 25 (2.87%) Middleware
3 16 (1.84%) Web Services
4 15 (1.72%) EDI
5 14 (1.61%) J2EE
5 14 (1.61%) Rendezvous
5 14 (1.61%) Java SE
5 14 (1.61%) Java EE
6 11 (1.26%) Web Dynpro
6 11 (1.26%) Spring
7 10 (1.15%) HTML
8 9 (1.03%) SAP PI
9 7 (0.80%) SAP Smart Forms
10 6 (0.69%) Hibernate
10 6 (0.69%) DCOM
10 6 (0.69%) JSP
11 5 (0.57%) Servlets
11 5 (0.57%) Struts
11 5 (0.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 27 (3.10%) Data Integration
3 24 (2.76%) NHS
4 22 (2.53%) Social Media
5 17 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.38%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.38%) Statistics
9 11 (1.26%) e-Health
10 10 (1.15%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.92%) iPhone
11 8 (0.92%) Data Extraction
12 7 (0.80%) Informatics
12 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.69%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.69%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.69%) Physics
13 6 (0.69%) Copywriting
13 6 (0.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 99 (11.37%) Windows
2 49 (5.63%) UNIX
3 39 (4.48%) Linux
4 32 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.03%) Solaris
9 8 (0.92%) AIX
10 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.69%) Android
12 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.57%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.46%) CentOS
14 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.23%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (11.83%) Project Management
2 86 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (6.89%) CRM
4 55 (6.31%) ERP
4 55 (6.31%) Business Analysis
5 43 (4.94%) Data Management
6 41 (4.71%) Business Development
7 37 (4.25%) Migration
7 37 (4.25%) ITIL
8 36 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (3.90%) Workflow
9 34 (3.90%) Cash Management
10 33 (3.79%) Information Security
11 28 (3.21%) Change Management
11 28 (3.21%) Analytics
12 26 (2.99%) Quality Management
12 26 (2.99%) Capacity Management
12 26 (2.99%) Time Management
13 25 (2.87%) Logistics
14 23 (2.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 150 (17.22%) SQL
2 58 (6.66%) Java
3 38 (4.36%) ABAP
4 22 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 20 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 17 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.84%) C#
8 15 (1.72%) C
9 14 (1.61%) C++
10 12 (1.38%) Scala
11 10 (1.15%) PHP
11 10 (1.15%) Python
12 9 (1.03%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.92%) VBScript
13 8 (0.92%) VB
14 7 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.80%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.80%) SAPscript
15 4 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 84 (9.64%) Degree
2 74 (8.50%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.64%) MCITP
5 22 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.72%) MCSE
10 12 (1.38%) NCIE
11 11 (1.26%) CCIE
11 11 (1.26%) CCNP
11 11 (1.26%) CCA
11 11 (1.26%) JNCIA
11 11 (1.26%) JNCIP
11 11 (1.26%) MCTS
12 10 (1.15%) ISEB
13 9 (1.03%) CISSP
13 9 (1.03%) JNCIE
13 9 (1.03%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.21%) SLA
2 19 (2.18%) QA
3 13 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.69%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.57%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) COSO
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) EMIR
6 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.56%) XenApp
4 30 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.10%) XenDesktop
6 20 (2.30%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.61%) vCloud
8 12 (1.38%) XenServer
8 12 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.38%) VMware Server
9 11 (1.26%) vSphere
9 11 (1.26%) VMFS
10 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.46%) UAG
13 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.11%) Xen
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (0.92%) SCCM
2 6 (0.69%) SCOM
2 6 (0.69%) Puppet
3 5 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.46%) MOM
4 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.46%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.11%) SCSM
7 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 176 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 161 (18.48%) Oracle
3 145 (16.65%) SAP
4 84 (9.64%) VMware
5 50 (5.74%) Cisco
5 50 (5.74%) Citrix
6 44 (5.05%) NetApp
7 30 (3.44%) HP
8 25 (2.87%) Hyperion
9 22 (2.53%) Teradata
9 22 (2.53%) Fujitsu
10 21 (2.41%) EMC
11 20 (2.30%) Juniper
12 19 (2.18%) Business Objects
13 16 (1.84%) AppSense
14 15 (1.72%) TIBCO
14 15 (1.72%) Symantec
14 15 (1.72%) CA
15 11 (1.26%) Sage
16 9 (1.03%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £185000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Car, Bonus, Corporate Benefits, Pens
Posted: Yesterday
Widnes, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
networx
Salary: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 58k per year + 15% Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Company Car Sch
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum various bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18500 per annum + Mobile, Laptop, £45K OTE, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago