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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 40 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 441 617 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.08% 8.22% 8.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 8.62% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 347 460 522
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
6899 7158 6912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 95.33% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5593 6013 6113
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 297 £47,500 - 68
Cheshire -22 81 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Lancashire +9 32 £56,250 +30.81% 5
Merseyside +4 22 £50,000 -23.07% 2
Cumbria - 2 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 235 (25.35%) Finance
2 227 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 181 (19.53%) SAP
4 167 (18.02%) SQL
5 160 (17.26%) Oracle
6 136 (14.67%) Degree
7 131 (14.13%) Windows
8 127 (13.70%) MS Excel
9 124 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
10 108 (11.65%) Project Management
11 105 (11.33%) VMware
12 101 (10.90%) SQL Server
13 77 (8.31%) Java
13 77 (8.31%) Cisco
14 72 (7.77%) UNIX
14 72 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 65 (7.01%) Citrix
16 63 (6.80%) CRM
17 62 (6.69%) Retail
18 60 (6.47%) ITIL
19 57 (6.15%) ERP
20 56 (6.04%) SharePoint
20 56 (6.04%) Manufacturing
21 55 (5.93%) Firewall
22 52 (5.61%) Active Directory
23 51 (5.50%) Linux
24 50 (5.39%) Oracle EBS
24 50 (5.39%) Security Cleared
25 49 (5.29%) MS Exchange
25 49 (5.29%) Middleware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 56 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 49 (5.29%) MS Exchange
3 38 (4.10%) Lync
4 30 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.16%) TIBCO EMS
5 20 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.05%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 19 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.73%) SAS
8 16 (1.73%) NetWeaver
9 15 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (1.19%) IIS
12 10 (1.08%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.65%) CMS
16 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 127 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.88%) MS Office
3 19 (2.05%) MS Project
4 11 (1.19%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.54%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 50 (5.39%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (4.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 39 (4.21%) SAP FI
3 38 (4.10%) SAP SD
4 37 (3.99%) SAP FI/CO
4 37 (3.99%) SAP CO
5 34 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 29 (3.13%) SAP CRM
7 25 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
8 21 (2.27%) TIBCO iProcess
9 20 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (2.05%) Oracle Assets
10 19 (2.05%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 19 (2.05%) Oracle General Ledger
10 19 (2.05%) BusinessWorks
11 17 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
11 17 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
11 17 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
11 17 (1.83%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.59%) Office 365
2 19 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.93%) Firewall
2 28 (3.02%) WAN
3 25 (2.70%) MPLS
3 25 (2.70%) SAN
4 23 (2.48%) NetScaler
5 22 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.16%) VPN
7 19 (2.05%) LAN
8 16 (1.73%) SSL
9 15 (1.62%) Network Security
9 15 (1.62%) Unified Communications
10 14 (1.51%) DNS
11 13 (1.40%) BGP
12 11 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.08%) Internet
14 8 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.86%) GSM
14 8 (0.86%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.76%) DHCP
16 6 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 29 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 21 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.16%) Essbase
7 20 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (1.94%) SAP BW
9 16 (1.73%) Big Data
10 15 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
10 15 (1.62%) QlikView
11 14 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
14 9 (0.97%) OLAP
14 9 (0.97%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (0.65%) Toad
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (0.54%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.54%) JMeter
4 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.22%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (0.22%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.22%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.22%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.11%) Selenium
6 1 (0.11%) ProC
6 1 (0.11%) ERwin
6 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
General
1 235 (25.35%) Finance
2 62 (6.69%) Retail
3 56 (6.04%) Manufacturing
4 44 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.27%) Banking
6 20 (2.16%) Advertising
6 20 (2.16%) Marketing
7 15 (1.62%) Billing
8 14 (1.51%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.29%) Local Government
9 12 (1.29%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) French Language
10 3 (0.32%) German Language
10 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.29%) Middleware
2 43 (4.64%) .NET
3 19 (2.05%) Java SE
3 19 (2.05%) Java EE
3 19 (2.05%) Rendezvous
4 16 (1.73%) HTML
4 16 (1.73%) J2EE
4 16 (1.73%) XML
5 15 (1.62%) EDI
6 13 (1.40%) MDX
6 13 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.40%) Spring
7 12 (1.29%) Web Services
8 10 (1.08%) Hibernate
9 9 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 9 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.76%) ISPF
10 7 (0.76%) XSLT
11 6 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
11 6 (0.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.02%) Social Media
3 27 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.48%) Data Integration
5 21 (2.27%) NHS
6 13 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.29%) FlexPod
8 10 (1.08%) PKI
8 10 (1.08%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.08%) Blog
9 9 (0.97%) Statistics
9 9 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 9 (0.97%) Copywriting
9 9 (0.97%) FMCG
9 9 (0.97%) Data Conversion
10 8 (0.86%) Replication
10 8 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.13%) Windows
2 72 (7.77%) UNIX
3 51 (5.50%) Linux
4 48 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.91%) Solaris
7 20 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.51%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.40%) AIX
10 11 (1.19%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.97%) Android
13 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.32%) Tru64
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
2 108 (11.65%) Project Management
3 63 (6.80%) CRM
4 60 (6.47%) ITIL
5 57 (6.15%) ERP
6 47 (5.07%) Information Security
7 46 (4.96%) Analytics
8 41 (4.42%) Service Delivery
8 41 (4.42%) Migration
9 40 (4.31%) Data Management
10 38 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (3.99%) Business Analysis
12 36 (3.88%) Business Development
13 33 (3.56%) PRINCE2
13 33 (3.56%) Logistics
14 29 (3.13%) Business Transformation
14 29 (3.13%) Quality Management
15 28 (3.02%) ETL
16 27 (2.91%) Time Management
17 26 (2.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (18.02%) SQL
2 77 (8.31%) Java
3 37 (3.99%) ABAP
4 27 (2.91%) PL/SQL
5 22 (2.37%) Shell Script
6 20 (2.16%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.16%) C#
7 15 (1.62%) VB.NET
8 14 (1.51%) C
9 11 (1.19%) Scala
9 11 (1.19%) C++
10 10 (1.08%) Python
10 10 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.97%) VB
12 8 (0.86%) Perl
13 7 (0.76%) JCL
13 7 (0.76%) VBScript
14 6 (0.65%) ActionScript
14 6 (0.65%) PHP
14 6 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 136 (14.67%) Degree
2 50 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (3.78%) MCITP
6 34 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 33 (3.56%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (2.70%) MCSE
9 24 (2.59%) CCNP
10 23 (2.48%) CCA
11 22 (2.37%) CISSP
11 22 (2.37%) CCNA
11 22 (2.37%) NCIE
12 21 (2.27%) CCEE
13 18 (1.94%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.73%) CCIE
15 15 (1.62%) CCIA
15 15 (1.62%) CISA
16 14 (1.51%) CISM
17 13 (1.40%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (2.37%) QA
3 16 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.51%) SLA
5 10 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.76%) HL7
7 6 (0.65%) COSO
7 6 (0.65%) COBIT
8 5 (0.54%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 41 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.56%) XenApp
5 28 (3.02%) XenDesktop
6 23 (2.48%) vSphere
7 21 (2.27%) XenServer
8 17 (1.83%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.54%) vCloud
10 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.43%) UAG
11 4 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.83%) Puppet
2 12 (1.29%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.08%) SCCM
4 9 (0.97%) SCOM
5 6 (0.65%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.43%) MOM
6 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.43%) SAP Afaria
6 4 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.32%) Nessus
8 2 (0.22%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.11%) SCSM
9 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 227 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 181 (19.53%) SAP
3 160 (17.26%) Oracle
4 105 (11.33%) VMware
5 77 (8.31%) Cisco
6 65 (7.01%) Citrix
7 46 (4.96%) NetApp
8 38 (4.10%) Business Objects
9 37 (3.99%) HP
10 30 (3.24%) Juniper
10 30 (3.24%) Hyperion
11 29 (3.13%) Informatica
12 22 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 21 (2.27%) Hitachi
14 20 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 20 (2.16%) Fujitsu
15 19 (2.05%) IBM
15 19 (2.05%) Symantec
16 17 (1.83%) Teradata
17 16 (1.73%) Cognos
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Home working, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + benefits OTE £40k Yr 1
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40k
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The 100 Company
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Pearson VUE
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Cheshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
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Cheshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £64000 per annum + 7K Car Allow + 20% Bonus
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