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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 496 521 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.68% 7.70% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.09% 8.15% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 404 456 441
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,350 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £72,500 £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
6999 6395 7015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.46% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5905 5482 6024
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 292 £47,500 - 81
Cheshire -10 109 £47,500 -13.63% 11
Merseyside -1 16 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Lancashire -20 15 £47,500 - 5
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 270 (29.57%) Finance
2 248 (27.16%) SAP
3 159 (17.42%) SQL
4 114 (12.49%) Project Management
5 111 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
6 107 (11.72%) Oracle
7 102 (11.17%) Microsoft
8 94 (10.30%) Security Cleared
9 93 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
10 90 (9.86%) Degree
11 79 (8.65%) ABAP
11 79 (8.65%) VMware
12 74 (8.11%) Windows
13 72 (7.89%) Logistics
14 69 (7.56%) CRM
15 68 (7.45%) SQL Server
16 67 (7.34%) Manufacturing
17 65 (7.12%) Retail
18 59 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 56 (6.13%) SAP FI
19 56 (6.13%) SAP CO
19 56 (6.13%) SAP FI/CO
20 53 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
21 52 (5.70%) Migration
21 52 (5.70%) Business Analysis
21 52 (5.70%) Analytics
22 50 (5.48%) ERP
22 50 (5.48%) Citrix
22 50 (5.48%) Java
23 49 (5.37%) SAP MM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (3.83%) SAS
2 24 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.08%) IIS
4 18 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.75%) Lync
6 12 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.20%) SAP Portal
7 11 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (0.99%) Apache
9 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.66%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.55%) JBoss
12 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.44%) SAP EP
13 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
13 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.10%) MS Office
3 6 (0.66%) MS Project
4 5 (0.55%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 56 (6.13%) SAP FI
1 56 (6.13%) SAP CO
1 56 (6.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 49 (5.37%) SAP MM
3 39 (4.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 39 (4.27%) SAP WM
4 33 (3.61%) SAP SD
5 30 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
6 28 (3.07%) Oracle iProcurement
7 27 (2.96%) SAP CRM
8 25 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
9 24 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
9 24 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
9 24 (2.63%) Oracle Assets
10 23 (2.52%) Oracle Cash Management
11 22 (2.41%) Oracle Receivables
11 22 (2.41%) SAP QM
12 18 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
12 18 (1.97%) SAP APO
12 18 (1.97%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (1.31%) Office 365
2 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.83%) SAN
2 14 (1.53%) Firewall
3 12 (1.31%) NetScaler
4 11 (1.20%) NAS
5 10 (1.10%) Network Security
6 9 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.99%) Unified Communications
6 9 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.77%) VPN
7 7 (0.77%) DNS
7 7 (0.77%) WAN
8 6 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.55%) Internet
9 5 (0.55%) LAN
9 5 (0.55%) HTTP
9 5 (0.55%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.44%) DHCP
10 4 (0.44%) Wireless
11 3 (0.33%) ADSL
12 2 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (2.52%) Big Data
5 21 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.86%) OLAP
7 17 (1.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 16 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 16 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 16 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (1.53%) SAP Data Services
9 14 (1.53%) SAP HANA
10 12 (1.31%) QlikView
11 11 (1.20%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.10%) SAP BW
12 10 (1.10%) Essbase
13 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (2.63%) LSMW
2 10 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.10%) ProC
3 7 (0.77%) Toad
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.44%) ERwin
6 3 (0.33%) Hudson
6 3 (0.33%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.22%) Selenium
7 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
General
1 270 (29.57%) Finance
2 67 (7.34%) Manufacturing
3 65 (7.12%) Retail
4 37 (4.05%) Banking
5 34 (3.72%) Marketing
6 33 (3.61%) Billing
7 30 (3.29%) General Ledger
8 28 (3.07%) Telecoms
9 25 (2.74%) Advertising
10 16 (1.75%) Back Office
11 14 (1.53%) Front Office
12 9 (0.99%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.99%) French Language
13 7 (0.77%) Law
13 7 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.66%) Legal
14 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.33%) Games
17 2 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.38%) EDI
2 32 (3.50%) .NET
3 25 (2.74%) HTML
4 23 (2.52%) XML
5 12 (1.31%) HTML5
6 11 (1.20%) SAP Smart Forms
6 11 (1.20%) Middleware
7 10 (1.10%) Web Dynpro
8 9 (0.99%) BAPI
8 9 (0.99%) Web Services
8 9 (0.99%) SAP PI
9 8 (0.88%) CSS
10 7 (0.77%) CSS3
11 6 (0.66%) J2EE
11 6 (0.66%) SAP XI
12 5 (0.55%) SAP Business Workflow
13 4 (0.44%) COM
13 4 (0.44%) SAP ALE
14 3 (0.33%) Java SE
14 3 (0.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.29%) Data Integration
3 24 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.08%) NHS
4 19 (2.08%) Data Extraction
5 18 (1.97%) Social Media
6 15 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.53%) Statistics
8 13 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.31%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.31%) FMCG
9 12 (1.31%) e-Health
10 11 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.10%) Informatics
12 9 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.88%) User Experience
13 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.77%) CESG
14 7 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
14 7 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.11%) Windows
2 33 (3.61%) Linux
3 27 (2.96%) UNIX
4 16 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.33%) Solaris
7 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.33%) CentOS
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Android
9 1 (0.11%) Fedora
9 1 (0.11%) SUSE
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (12.49%) Project Management
2 93 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (7.89%) Logistics
4 69 (7.56%) CRM
5 52 (5.70%) Migration
5 52 (5.70%) Business Analysis
5 52 (5.70%) Analytics
6 50 (5.48%) ERP
7 40 (4.38%) Workflow
7 40 (4.38%) SAP Implementation
8 35 (3.83%) Coaching
9 30 (3.29%) Information Security
10 28 (3.07%) Business Development
10 28 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (2.85%) Data Migration
11 26 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (2.74%) ITIL
12 25 (2.74%) Data Management
12 25 (2.74%) Cash Management
13 24 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 159 (17.42%) SQL
2 79 (8.65%) ABAP
3 50 (5.48%) Java
4 29 (3.18%) PowerShell
5 22 (2.41%) C#
6 21 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 20 (2.19%) VB
8 13 (1.42%) Perl
9 11 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.20%) VBScript
9 11 (1.20%) SAPscript
10 10 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.99%) Python
12 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.55%) PHP
12 5 (0.55%) C
13 4 (0.44%) C++
14 3 (0.33%) PeopleCode
14 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 90 (9.86%) Degree
3 32 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.40%) ISEB
5 19 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.86%) CISSP
7 14 (1.53%) NCIE
7 14 (1.53%) MCSE
8 12 (1.31%) NCDA
9 11 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (1.10%) MCITP
11 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.99%) JNCIA
11 9 (0.99%) JNCIP
11 9 (0.99%) CCA
12 8 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.88%) JNCIE
13 6 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.27%) QA
1 39 (4.27%) SLA
2 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 59 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.18%) Hyper-V
3 27 (2.96%) XenApp
4 24 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 18 (1.97%) Active Directory
6 17 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 16 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.64%) vCloud
9 12 (1.31%) VMware Server
9 12 (1.31%) VMFS
10 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.33%) XenServer
13 2 (0.22%) vSphere
14 1 (0.11%) Xen
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.10%) SCCM
2 3 (0.33%) Puppet
2 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.33%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.22%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) YUM
4 1 (0.11%) SCOM
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 248 (27.16%) SAP
2 107 (11.72%) Oracle
3 102 (11.17%) Microsoft
4 79 (8.65%) VMware
5 50 (5.48%) Citrix
6 43 (4.71%) Cisco
7 41 (4.49%) Business Objects
7 41 (4.49%) NetApp
8 23 (2.52%) HP
9 22 (2.41%) AppSense
10 20 (2.19%) Sage
11 19 (2.08%) Teradata
12 18 (1.97%) EMC
13 14 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.42%) Fujitsu
15 12 (1.31%) CA
16 10 (1.10%) Juniper
16 10 (1.10%) Hyperion
17 9 (0.99%) Cognos
17 9 (0.99%) Siebel
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + OTE Yr 1 £30k
Posted: 6 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £30k to £40k
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE of £45K
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Conspicuous
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Conspicuous
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + car, healthcare, life, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum car + share ownership scheme + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Avecto Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + 6,000 Car All + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago