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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 363 435 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.53% 6.09% 8.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 6.40% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 244 341 461
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
6247 6794 7160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.19% 95.14% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4992 5499 6017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -6 235 £46,000 -3.15% 61
Cheshire +9 85 £45,750 +14.37% 23
Merseyside +14 19 £45,000 - 14
Lancashire -19 7 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 178 (23.51%) Finance
2 161 (21.27%) SAP
3 142 (18.76%) Microsoft
4 130 (17.17%) SQL
5 102 (13.47%) Windows
6 96 (12.68%) Oracle
7 91 (12.02%) Cisco
8 87 (11.49%) Degree
9 82 (10.83%) Project Management
10 78 (10.30%) Retail
11 72 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (8.85%) Java
12 67 (8.85%) MS Excel
13 66 (8.72%) Security Cleared
14 64 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
15 62 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
16 61 (8.06%) Migration
17 59 (7.79%) SQL Server
18 56 (7.40%) VMware
19 55 (7.27%) ERP
20 54 (7.13%) Business Analysis
21 52 (6.87%) Manufacturing
21 52 (6.87%) CRM
22 51 (6.74%) Management Information System
23 50 (6.61%) Linux
24 48 (6.34%) UNIX
24 48 (6.34%) SC Cleared
25 41 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
26 40 (5.28%) CCNP
27 39 (5.15%) Citrix

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.04%) IIS
4 19 (2.51%) SAS
5 12 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.19%) Lync
7 9 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.79%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.40%) FileNet
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.26%) Drupal
13 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.13%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 67 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.19%) SPSS
3 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.66%) MS Office
4 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 38 (5.02%) SAP FI
1 38 (5.02%) SAP FI/CO
1 38 (5.02%) SAP CO
2 37 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (4.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (3.83%) Oracle Retail
5 20 (2.64%) SAP QM
6 18 (2.38%) SAP HR
7 16 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (1.85%) SAP SD
9 13 (1.72%) SAP SCM
10 11 (1.45%) SAP Business One
10 11 (1.45%) SAP HCM
10 11 (1.45%) SAP WM
11 10 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (1.19%) Sage 200
13 8 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (1.06%) SAP MM
13 8 (1.06%) SAP PP
13 8 (1.06%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.25%) Office 365
2 9 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.53%) Force.com
5 3 (0.40%) Yammer
6 2 (0.26%) IaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.43%) BGP
2 22 (2.91%) MPLS
2 22 (2.91%) LAN
2 22 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (2.77%) Network Security
4 20 (2.64%) DNS
5 19 (2.51%) SAN
5 19 (2.51%) OSPF
5 19 (2.51%) Firewall
6 18 (2.38%) Wireless
7 14 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.72%) NAS
8 13 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.59%) VPN
9 12 (1.59%) WAN
9 12 (1.59%) DHCP
10 10 (1.32%) NetScreen
10 10 (1.32%) Internet
10 10 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (1.32%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.72%) OLAP
5 12 (1.59%) SAP BW
5 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.45%) QlikView
6 11 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.06%) DataStage
9 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.92%) Big Data
10 7 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (0.92%) Pentaho
10 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.79%) Essbase
11 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (4.23%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.32%) MSTest
3 10 (1.32%) LSMW
4 3 (0.40%) AppScan
5 2 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) Xcode
6 1 (0.13%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 178 (23.51%) Finance
2 78 (10.30%) Retail
3 52 (6.87%) Manufacturing
4 39 (5.15%) Banking
5 34 (4.49%) Advertising
6 27 (3.57%) General Ledger
7 23 (3.04%) Retail Banking
8 17 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.72%) Marketing
10 12 (1.59%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.79%) German Language
12 5 (0.66%) French Language
12 5 (0.66%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.66%) Billing
13 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) Legal
14 2 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.76%) .NET
2 25 (3.30%) HTML
3 18 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.25%) CSS
5 15 (1.98%) XML
6 14 (1.85%) Middleware
7 13 (1.72%) SAP Basis
7 13 (1.72%) jQuery
8 11 (1.45%) Web Services
9 10 (1.32%) REST
10 7 (0.92%) Spring
10 7 (0.92%) Apache Flex
10 7 (0.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 6 (0.79%) ISPF
11 6 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.79%) BAPI
11 6 (0.79%) JSP
12 5 (0.66%) J2EE
12 5 (0.66%) EDI
12 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.38%) Clustering
5 16 (2.11%) User Experience
6 12 (1.59%) Visualisation
6 12 (1.59%) Open Source
6 12 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.45%) NHS
8 8 (1.06%) Replication
9 7 (0.92%) Life Science
9 7 (0.92%) Social Media
9 7 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.79%) FMCG
11 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.66%) SCADA
11 5 (0.66%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.66%) CESG
11 5 (0.66%) BYOD
11 5 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.47%) Windows
2 50 (6.61%) Linux
3 48 (6.34%) UNIX
4 23 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.06%) AIX
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) Android
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) NetWare
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (10.83%) Project Management
2 72 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (8.06%) Migration
4 55 (7.27%) ERP
5 54 (7.13%) Business Analysis
6 52 (6.87%) CRM
7 41 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
9 33 (4.36%) ITIL
10 31 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 30 (3.96%) Information Security
11 30 (3.96%) Data Management
12 29 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (3.83%) Penetration Testing
12 29 (3.83%) PRINCE2
13 28 (3.70%) Security Architecture
13 28 (3.70%) Mentoring
14 27 (3.57%) Logistics
15 25 (3.30%) Service Management
16 23 (3.04%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.17%) SQL
2 67 (8.85%) Java
3 37 (4.89%) PL/SQL
4 33 (4.36%) ABAP
5 30 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.30%) C#
7 14 (1.85%) C
8 11 (1.45%) C++
9 9 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.06%) R
10 8 (1.06%) Perl
10 8 (1.06%) VBScript
11 7 (0.92%) Python
12 6 (0.79%) Scala
12 6 (0.79%) JCL
13 5 (0.66%) PHP
14 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.40%) VBA
15 3 (0.40%) C-shell
15 3 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 87 (11.49%) Degree
2 66 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (6.34%) SC Cleared
5 40 (5.28%) CCNP
6 32 (4.23%) CISSP
7 26 (3.43%) CCIE
8 24 (3.17%) OSCP
8 24 (3.17%) OSCE
9 21 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.38%) ISEB
11 13 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (1.59%) CCA
12 12 (1.59%) CCNA
12 12 (1.59%) MCSE
13 11 (1.45%) CCSE
14 9 (1.19%) CCEE
14 9 (1.19%) CCIA
15 7 (0.92%) JNCIA
16 6 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.64%) SLA
3 17 (2.25%) QA
4 9 (1.19%) JSP 440
5 8 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.40%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.40%) FISMA
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) GxP
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.83%) XenDesktop
4 24 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.64%) XenApp
6 15 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.59%) vSphere
8 11 (1.45%) XenServer
9 10 (1.32%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.13%) HDFS
11 1 (0.13%) GPFS
11 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.59%) SCCM
3 8 (1.06%) SCOM
4 7 (0.92%) Nessus
5 6 (0.79%) Nmap
6 4 (0.53%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.53%) WSUS
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.40%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.40%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.26%) SCSM
8 2 (0.26%) Legato
9 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 161 (21.27%) SAP
2 142 (18.76%) Microsoft
3 96 (12.68%) Oracle
4 91 (12.02%) Cisco
5 56 (7.40%) VMware
6 39 (5.15%) Citrix
6 39 (5.15%) Juniper
7 32 (4.23%) NetApp
8 26 (3.43%) HP
8 26 (3.43%) IBM
9 23 (3.04%) Fortinet
10 20 (2.64%) F5
11 18 (2.38%) Business Objects
11 18 (2.38%) CheckPoint
12 15 (1.98%) Teradata
13 14 (1.85%) Riverbed
14 13 (1.72%) Tableau
15 12 (1.59%) AppSense
15 12 (1.59%) EMC
16 10 (1.32%) Sage
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100K
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, bens.
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £16000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 0000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, incetives
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Progressive North
Salary: Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago