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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 39 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 414 634 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.64% 8.86% 8.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 9.39% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 319 535 495
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,500
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
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 -14 256 £47,500 +5.55% 64
Cheshire -26 82 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Merseyside -25 17 £48,000 +6.66% 4
Lancashire -20 13 £46,250 +0.54% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 260 (29.55%) Finance
2 179 (20.34%) SAP
3 162 (18.41%) Oracle
4 153 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 146 (16.59%) SQL
6 95 (10.80%) Windows
6 95 (10.80%) Project Management
7 86 (9.77%) Security Cleared
8 83 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (9.20%) SQL Server
10 73 (8.30%) MS Excel
11 72 (8.18%) VMware
12 71 (8.07%) Retail
13 68 (7.73%) Degree
14 62 (7.05%) Oracle EBS R12
14 62 (7.05%) CRM
15 59 (6.70%) ABAP
16 58 (6.59%) Manufacturing
17 55 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
18 54 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (5.91%) ERP
20 51 (5.80%) Citrix
20 51 (5.80%) Business Analysis
21 50 (5.68%) Java
22 49 (5.57%) Logistics
23 46 (5.23%) SAP FI/CO
23 46 (5.23%) SAP CO
23 46 (5.23%) SAP FI
24 44 (5.00%) Cisco
25 42 (4.77%) Business Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 20 (2.27%) SAS
4 15 (1.70%) Lync
5 11 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
6 10 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.02%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 9 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.91%) NetWeaver
8 8 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.80%) Apache
10 6 (0.68%) IIS
10 6 (0.68%) CMS
11 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.57%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 73 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.05%) MS Office
3 6 (0.68%) MS Project
4 4 (0.45%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 62 (7.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 55 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (5.23%) SAP FI
3 46 (5.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 46 (5.23%) SAP CO
4 41 (4.66%) Oracle iProcurement
5 37 (4.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 37 (4.20%) Oracle Assets
6 36 (4.09%) Dynamics NAV
6 36 (4.09%) Oracle Cash Management
7 35 (3.98%) Oracle Financials
7 35 (3.98%) Oracle Payables
8 32 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 31 (3.52%) SAP MM
10 28 (3.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 25 (2.84%) SAP SD
12 24 (2.73%) Oracle Applications
13 23 (2.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 22 (2.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 19 (2.16%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.48%) Office 365
2 11 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.30%) SAN
2 24 (2.73%) WAN
3 22 (2.50%) Firewall
4 21 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.82%) VPN
6 13 (1.48%) LAN
7 11 (1.25%) Network Security
7 11 (1.25%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.14%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.02%) DNS
10 8 (0.91%) GSM
11 6 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.57%) HTTP
12 5 (0.57%) DHCP
13 4 (0.45%) MPLS
13 4 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.34%) NAS
14 3 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.34%) SMTP
15 2 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
3 24 (2.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 21 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.16%) Essbase
6 17 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.70%) SAP HANA
8 15 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
10 13 (1.48%) SQLPlus
11 12 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.25%) SAP BW
12 11 (1.25%) Big Data
13 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.02%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (1.59%) LSMW
2 13 (1.48%) Toad
3 10 (1.14%) ProC
4 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.34%) Hudson
7 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.23%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.11%) ERwin
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) JMeter
8 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.11%) Selenium
8 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 260 (29.55%) Finance
2 71 (8.07%) Retail
3 58 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 40 (4.55%) Advertising
5 36 (4.09%) Billing
6 33 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 32 (3.64%) General Ledger
8 31 (3.52%) Marketing
9 30 (3.41%) Banking
10 12 (1.36%) Back Office
11 11 (1.25%) Front Office
12 6 (0.68%) Legal
13 5 (0.57%) Law
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.45%) French Language
14 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.34%) Games
16 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.64%) .NET
2 29 (3.30%) EDI
3 28 (3.18%) XML
4 17 (1.93%) HTML
4 17 (1.93%) Middleware
5 16 (1.82%) Web Services
6 13 (1.48%) SAP PI
7 11 (1.25%) Web Dynpro
8 10 (1.14%) J2EE
9 9 (1.02%) Rendezvous
9 9 (1.02%) Java SE
9 9 (1.02%) Java EE
10 7 (0.80%) SAP Smart Forms
10 7 (0.80%) Spring
11 6 (0.68%) SAP XI
11 6 (0.68%) JSP
12 5 (0.57%) Servlets
12 5 (0.57%) Struts
12 5 (0.57%) BAPI
12 5 (0.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (3.52%) Data Integration
2 28 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.50%) NHS
3 22 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.05%) Social Media
5 15 (1.70%) Statistics
6 14 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.48%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.25%) e-Health
10 10 (1.14%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.91%) Informatics
11 8 (0.91%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.80%) iPhone
13 6 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.68%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.68%) Physics
14 5 (0.57%) FMCG
14 5 (0.57%) FlexPod
15 4 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.80%) Windows
2 34 (3.86%) UNIX
3 31 (3.52%) Linux
4 29 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.14%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.57%) AIX
9 5 (0.57%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.45%) Solaris
10 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.45%) CentOS
11 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.34%) Android
12 2 (0.23%) SUSE
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.11%) OS/400
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (10.80%) Project Management
2 83 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (7.05%) CRM
4 52 (5.91%) ERP
5 51 (5.80%) Business Analysis
6 49 (5.57%) Logistics
7 42 (4.77%) Business Development
8 40 (4.55%) Migration
9 39 (4.43%) Data Management
10 38 (4.32%) Workflow
11 37 (4.20%) Cash Management
12 35 (3.98%) Analytics
13 31 (3.52%) Information Security
14 28 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (3.07%) ITIL
16 26 (2.95%) Capacity Management
17 24 (2.73%) Change Management
18 22 (2.50%) Quality Management
18 22 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (16.59%) SQL
2 59 (6.70%) ABAP
3 50 (5.68%) Java
4 23 (2.61%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.16%) PL/SQL
6 18 (2.05%) C#
7 13 (1.48%) C
8 12 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.25%) C++
9 11 (1.25%) VBScript
9 11 (1.25%) VB
10 10 (1.14%) Python
10 10 (1.14%) PHP
11 9 (1.02%) Scala
11 9 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.80%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 7 (0.80%) SAPscript
12 7 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.68%) Perl
14 5 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 68 (7.73%) Degree
3 27 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.05%) MCITP
8 16 (1.82%) ISEB
9 15 (1.70%) MCSE
9 15 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (1.36%) CCNP
11 11 (1.25%) CCA
11 11 (1.25%) CCIE
11 11 (1.25%) CISSP
11 11 (1.25%) JNCIA
11 11 (1.25%) JNCIP
11 11 (1.25%) NCIE
12 9 (1.02%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.02%) CCNA
13 8 (0.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.64%) SLA
2 25 (2.84%) QA
3 13 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.57%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.34%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 54 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.52%) XenApp
3 30 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 29 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.48%) vCloud
8 12 (1.36%) VMware Server
9 11 (1.25%) VMFS
10 9 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.80%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.57%) XenServer
13 4 (0.45%) vSphere
14 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.34%) UAG
14 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.11%) Xen
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (1.25%) SCCM
2 5 (0.57%) SCOM
2 5 (0.57%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.34%) MOM
3 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.34%) Puppet
3 3 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) YUM
5 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 179 (20.34%) SAP
2 162 (18.41%) Oracle
3 153 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 72 (8.18%) VMware
5 51 (5.80%) Citrix
6 44 (5.00%) Cisco
7 36 (4.09%) NetApp
8 27 (3.07%) Business Objects
9 23 (2.61%) Fujitsu
10 21 (2.39%) AppSense
10 21 (2.39%) HP
10 21 (2.39%) Hyperion
11 20 (2.27%) Teradata
12 17 (1.93%) Sage
13 16 (1.82%) EMC
14 14 (1.59%) Juniper
15 12 (1.36%) CA
16 11 (1.25%) Pegasus
17 10 (1.14%) TIBCO
17 10 (1.14%) Symantec
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, (c£20k Package)
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k per year + £5K Car Allowance + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + commission, car allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: £40,000-£50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago