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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 52 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 258 374 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 5.76% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 5.95% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 200 257 342
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £70,000
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
5509 6281 6841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.71% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4663 5011 5513
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 -8 177 £45,000 - 41
Cheshire -3 50 £45,000 - 16
Merseyside +5 15 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Lancashire 0 4 £37,000 -26.00% 6
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 131 (23.06%) SAP
2 114 (20.07%) Microsoft
3 104 (18.31%) Finance
4 93 (16.37%) Degree
5 90 (15.85%) Manufacturing
6 80 (14.08%) Project Management
7 77 (13.56%) Oracle
8 59 (10.39%) Presales
9 58 (10.21%) SQL Server
10 57 (10.04%) Windows
11 56 (9.86%) SQL
12 55 (9.68%) MS Excel
13 51 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 48 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
16 46 (8.10%) ERP
16 46 (8.10%) .NET
17 45 (7.92%) Java
18 38 (6.69%) Logistics
19 37 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 35 (6.16%) Analytics
21 33 (5.81%) C#
22 32 (5.63%) HTML
22 32 (5.63%) ITIL
22 32 (5.63%) Linux
23 31 (5.46%) Migration
24 30 (5.28%) SAP MM
24 30 (5.28%) SAP PP
25 29 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
25 29 (5.11%) CISSP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 18 (3.17%) IIS
1 18 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.11%) SAS
3 12 (2.11%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.58%) GeoServer
5 8 (1.41%) Drupal
6 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.06%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.53%) CMS
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 55 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.99%) MS Office
3 15 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.35%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 30 (5.28%) SAP MM
1 30 (5.28%) SAP PP
2 29 (5.11%) SAP SD
3 25 (4.40%) SAP WM
4 22 (3.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (3.35%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (2.82%) SAP CO
6 16 (2.82%) SAP FI
6 16 (2.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (2.11%) SAP SCM
9 11 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (1.41%) SAP Business One
11 8 (1.41%) WebTrends
12 7 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Payroll
13 6 (1.06%) SAP BPC
13 6 (1.06%) SAP GRC
13 6 (1.06%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.82%) SaaS
3 11 (1.94%) Google Analytics
4 9 (1.58%) Office 365
4 9 (1.58%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (1.41%) AdWords
5 8 (1.41%) Google Tag Manager
5 8 (1.41%) IaaS
5 8 (1.41%) PaaS
6 4 (0.70%) GitHub
7 2 (0.35%) Taleo
7 2 (0.35%) Trello
7 2 (0.35%) Yammer
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.87%) Network Security
2 16 (2.82%) Firewall
3 13 (2.29%) Internet
3 13 (2.29%) WAN
4 12 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.94%) ADSL
5 11 (1.94%) FTP
6 10 (1.76%) DNS
6 10 (1.76%) LAN
7 6 (1.06%) ISDN
7 6 (1.06%) PSTN
7 6 (1.06%) SSL
7 6 (1.06%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.06%) Wireless
8 5 (0.88%) MPLS
8 5 (0.88%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.88%) VLAN
8 5 (0.88%) VPN
9 4 (0.70%) LDAP
9 4 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.11%) GIS
5 12 (2.11%) MySQL
6 10 (1.76%) SAP HANA
7 9 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.41%) Big Data
9 6 (1.06%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.88%) Power BI
10 5 (0.88%) QlikView
11 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.53%) Base SAS
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Selenium
2 6 (1.06%) LSMW
3 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.88%) JIRA
3 5 (0.88%) JUnit
3 5 (0.88%) Ranorex
3 5 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.70%) Ant
4 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.70%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.53%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.53%) Toad
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) NUnit
6 2 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 104 (18.31%) Finance
2 90 (15.85%) Manufacturing
3 27 (4.75%) Retail
4 18 (3.17%) Law
4 18 (3.17%) Publishing
5 17 (2.99%) Billing
5 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.82%) Banking
7 14 (2.46%) Marketing
8 13 (2.29%) Advertising
9 12 (2.11%) Games
9 12 (2.11%) Local Government
10 9 (1.58%) Legal
11 6 (1.06%) Back Office
12 4 (0.70%) Front Office
12 4 (0.70%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.10%) .NET
2 32 (5.63%) HTML
3 22 (3.87%) CSS
4 19 (3.35%) EDI
5 17 (2.99%) XML
6 14 (2.46%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.29%) Web Services
8 12 (2.11%) jQuery
9 11 (1.94%) J2EE
10 9 (1.58%) Ajax
11 8 (1.41%) Middleware
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (1.23%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.88%) LAMP
14 4 (0.70%) REST
14 4 (0.70%) SAP Fiori
14 4 (0.70%) WCF
14 4 (0.70%) XMPP
15 3 (0.53%) LINQ
15 3 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.46%) AS400
4 14 (2.46%) iPad
5 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.94%) Replication
5 11 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (1.76%) Social Media
7 9 (1.58%) Clustering
8 8 (1.41%) User Experience
9 6 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.06%) SCADA
10 5 (0.88%) Blog
10 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.70%) LIMS
12 3 (0.53%) Informatics
12 3 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.04%) Windows
2 32 (5.63%) Linux
3 21 (3.70%) Unix
4 15 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.06%) Solaris
7 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (14.08%) Project Management
2 59 (10.39%) Presales
3 51 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (8.10%) ERP
6 38 (6.69%) Logistics
7 35 (6.16%) Analytics
8 32 (5.63%) ITIL
9 31 (5.46%) Migration
10 29 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (4.93%) Information Security
12 26 (4.58%) Business Analysis
12 26 (4.58%) CRM
12 26 (4.58%) Mentoring
13 25 (4.40%) Business Transformation
14 22 (3.87%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (3.52%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (3.35%) Integration Testing
16 19 (3.35%) Risk Management
16 19 (3.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.86%) SQL
2 45 (7.92%) Java
3 33 (5.81%) C#
4 27 (4.75%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.87%) RPG
6 18 (3.17%) ABAP
7 15 (2.64%) PHP
7 15 (2.64%) Python
8 13 (2.29%) C++
8 13 (2.29%) Perl
8 13 (2.29%) R
9 10 (1.76%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.58%) ActionScript
10 9 (1.58%) Ruby
11 8 (1.41%) C
11 8 (1.41%) Scala
11 8 (1.41%) VB
12 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (16.37%) Degree
2 29 (5.11%) CISSP
3 23 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.64%) CISM
4 15 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.29%) IISP
7 12 (2.11%) MCSE
8 10 (1.76%) CREST Certified
9 9 (1.58%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.58%) MCSA
10 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.23%) CCNP
12 6 (1.06%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (1.06%) Tigerscheme
12 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.88%) Cyber Scheme
13 5 (0.88%) ISEB
13 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (5.11%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.46%) QA
4 9 (1.58%) SLA
5 8 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.06%) RMADS
7 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) GAAP
9 1 (0.18%) ISO19770
9 1 (0.18%) Val IT
System Software
1 19 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.23%) vSphere
4 7 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.88%) Docker
5 5 (0.88%) XenApp
6 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.70%) XenServer
7 2 (0.35%) vCloud
8 1 (0.18%) NDS
8 1 (0.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.29%) Puppet
2 11 (1.94%) QRadar
3 10 (1.76%) SCCM
4 9 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.88%) Nessus
5 5 (0.88%) Nmap
5 5 (0.88%) RSA Archer
6 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.35%) Nagios
7 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.35%) vRealize
7 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.18%) Ansible
8 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.18%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 131 (23.06%) SAP
2 114 (20.07%) Microsoft
3 77 (13.56%) Oracle
4 26 (4.58%) VMware
5 21 (3.70%) Cisco
6 16 (2.82%) HP
7 12 (2.11%) Citrix
8 11 (1.94%) ArcSight
8 11 (1.94%) Google
8 11 (1.94%) Splunk
9 9 (1.58%) ESRI
9 9 (1.58%) Tableau
10 8 (1.41%) IBM
11 7 (1.23%) Dell
11 7 (1.23%) NetApp
11 7 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.06%) Hitachi
12 6 (1.06%) Wonderware
13 5 (0.88%) Juniper
13 5 (0.88%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits, commision
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + (OTE £70,000+)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £31000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent pension and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Core Bens + Flexi Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + commission + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K-£70k plus attractive benefits, 30 days holiday and extensive care
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + 5K Car allowance + 20% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance,Training, Overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £18,500 to £20,500 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dynamic Nation
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
SolutionsPT
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago