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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 47 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 338 422 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.18% 5.91% 8.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 6.22% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 244 325 535
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
6222 6780 6883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.89% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5487 5880
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -6 225 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Cheshire -19 56 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Merseyside +10 23 £55,000 +8.37% 2
Lancashire -6 12 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 166 (23.31%) Finance
2 142 (19.94%) Microsoft
3 125 (17.56%) SAP
4 103 (14.47%) SQL
5 99 (13.90%) Degree
6 92 (12.92%) SQL Server
7 89 (12.50%) Project Management
8 83 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
9 82 (11.52%) Business Analysis
10 80 (11.24%) Oracle
11 79 (11.10%) Migration
12 76 (10.67%) Management Information System
13 74 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
14 72 (10.11%) Windows
15 71 (9.97%) Cisco
16 65 (9.13%) VMware
17 64 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
18 56 (7.87%) ITIL
18 56 (7.87%) Data Centre
19 52 (7.30%) MS Excel
20 48 (6.74%) .NET
20 48 (6.74%) Retail
21 45 (6.32%) C#
21 45 (6.32%) Java
21 45 (6.32%) IBM
22 44 (6.18%) Citrix
22 44 (6.18%) HTML
22 44 (6.18%) Service Delivery
23 43 (6.04%) JavaScript

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 31 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.51%) SAS
3 20 (2.81%) IIS
4 10 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.12%) Drupal
6 8 (1.12%) Lync
7 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.56%) Apache
8 4 (0.56%) FileNet
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.42%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.65%) SPSS
3 6 (0.84%) MS Office
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (5.06%) SAP FI
1 36 (5.06%) SAP FI/CO
1 36 (5.06%) SAP CO
2 20 (2.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (1.97%) SAP SD
6 12 (1.69%) SAP SCM
7 11 (1.54%) SAP APO
7 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (1.54%) SAP FSCM
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.98%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (0.84%) SAP MM
10 6 (0.84%) SAP Business One
10 6 (0.84%) SAP HCM
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (0.70%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.70%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.70%) Office 365
5 4 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.42%) Force.com
7 2 (0.28%) Trello
7 2 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.95%) DNS
2 19 (2.67%) BGP
2 19 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (2.39%) MPLS
4 16 (2.25%) OSPF
4 16 (2.25%) Firewall
5 15 (2.11%) Network Security
6 14 (1.97%) Internet
6 14 (1.97%) SAN
6 14 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.83%) LAN
8 11 (1.54%) WAN
9 10 (1.40%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (1.40%) NetScreen
9 10 (1.40%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (1.12%) NX-OS
10 8 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.12%) Wireless
11 7 (0.98%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.34%) BusinessObjects
2 38 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.23%) QlikView
6 20 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.67%) Big Data
8 17 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.39%) Pentaho
9 16 (2.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 15 (2.11%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.69%) MySQL
13 10 (1.40%) Relational Database
14 9 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.26%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (1.12%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 14 (1.97%) LSMW
2 9 (1.26%) HP UFT
3 7 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.84%) MSTest
4 6 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.70%) Hudson
6 3 (0.42%) NeoLoad
6 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.42%) JMeter
6 3 (0.42%) Selenium
7 2 (0.28%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.28%) AppScan
7 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 166 (23.31%) Finance
2 48 (6.74%) Retail
3 42 (5.90%) Banking
4 40 (5.62%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.79%) Retail Banking
6 19 (2.67%) Advertising
7 17 (2.39%) Marketing
8 16 (2.25%) General Ledger
9 14 (1.97%) Law
10 11 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.12%) Billing
13 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.70%) Automotive
15 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.70%) Publishing
16 4 (0.56%) Legal
17 3 (0.42%) Local Government
18 2 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.74%) .NET
2 44 (6.18%) HTML
3 37 (5.20%) XML
4 34 (4.78%) CSS
5 32 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.21%) Web Services
7 19 (2.67%) jQuery
8 16 (2.25%) J2EE
9 12 (1.69%) WCF
10 11 (1.54%) 802.1X
10 11 (1.54%) COM
10 11 (1.54%) BAPI
11 9 (1.26%) Ajax
11 9 (1.26%) WPF
12 7 (0.98%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.98%) Spring
12 7 (0.98%) EDI
13 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (0.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 56 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.81%) Visualisation
4 20 (2.81%) Clustering
5 17 (2.39%) Replication
6 15 (2.11%) NHS
7 11 (1.54%) Social Media
7 11 (1.54%) User Experience
8 10 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.26%) FMCG
10 8 (1.12%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.70%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.56%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.56%) Derivative
13 4 (0.56%) Life Science
13 4 (0.56%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.11%) Windows
2 21 (2.95%) UNIX
3 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (2.67%) Linux
5 13 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.28%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) NetWare
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (12.50%) Project Management
2 82 (11.52%) Business Analysis
3 79 (11.10%) Migration
4 74 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (7.87%) ITIL
7 44 (6.18%) Service Delivery
8 43 (6.04%) PRINCE2
9 41 (5.76%) Analytics
10 40 (5.62%) Service Management
11 39 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (5.34%) Technical Architecture
13 37 (5.20%) CRM
14 34 (4.78%) Data Migration
15 32 (4.49%) Business Development
16 31 (4.35%) Data Management
17 30 (4.21%) SDLC
18 28 (3.93%) Open Source
19 26 (3.65%) Business Analytics
20 25 (3.51%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 103 (14.47%) SQL
2 45 (6.32%) C#
2 45 (6.32%) Java
3 43 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 25 (3.51%) R
5 21 (2.95%) ABAP
6 17 (2.39%) Python
6 17 (2.39%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.25%) PHP
8 15 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.40%) C
10 9 (1.26%) Perl
11 8 (1.12%) C++
11 8 (1.12%) ActionScript
11 8 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.98%) VBScript
13 6 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.70%) VBA
15 4 (0.56%) SPARQL
15 4 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (13.90%) Degree
2 56 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (5.20%) Security Cleared
4 35 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (4.49%) CCNP
6 24 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
7 22 (3.09%) CCIE
7 22 (3.09%) MCSE
7 22 (3.09%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.95%) CISSP
9 20 (2.81%) CCA
10 14 (1.97%) CCNA
10 14 (1.97%) CCEE
11 12 (1.69%) ISEB
12 11 (1.54%) CISM
13 10 (1.40%) CCSE
14 9 (1.26%) EMC Certification
14 9 (1.26%) MCSD
14 9 (1.26%) CCIA
15 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.97%) QA
4 9 (1.26%) SLA
5 7 (0.98%) COBIT
6 6 (0.84%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.42%) GCP
7 3 (0.42%) GLP
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 25 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.09%) XenDesktop
3 17 (2.39%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.39%) XenApp
4 14 (1.97%) XenServer
5 13 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.70%) vSphere
8 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.28%) vCloud
9 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.28%) HDFS
9 2 (0.28%) GPFS
9 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.26%) Nessus
1 9 (1.26%) Nmap
2 8 (1.12%) SCCM
2 8 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.70%) SCOM
4 4 (0.56%) WSUS
5 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.28%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.28%) MOM
5 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.28%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.14%) Control-M
6 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 142 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 125 (17.56%) SAP
3 80 (11.24%) Oracle
4 71 (9.97%) Cisco
5 65 (9.13%) VMware
6 45 (6.32%) IBM
7 44 (6.18%) Citrix
8 37 (5.20%) Juniper
9 21 (2.95%) Cognos
10 20 (2.81%) Tableau
11 19 (2.67%) F5
12 15 (2.11%) Fortinet
13 14 (1.97%) Riverbed
13 14 (1.97%) HP
13 14 (1.97%) ArcSight
14 13 (1.83%) Cloudera
14 13 (1.83%) EMC
14 13 (1.83%) NetApp
15 12 (1.69%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.69%) Splunk
Daresbury, Warrington
Elevate Direct
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £60000 Per Annum £16K ? 60K+ first yr OTE + Training + Commis
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rizz Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 + Package and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago