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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 38 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 365 422 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.52% 6.10% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 6.41% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 253 335 469
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,200 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 224 £46,000 +2.22% 66
Cheshire +16 91 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Merseyside +9 16 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Lancashire -8 10 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 189 (23.80%) Finance
2 181 (22.80%) SAP
3 151 (19.02%) SQL
4 143 (18.01%) Microsoft
5 110 (13.85%) Windows
6 106 (13.35%) Oracle
7 103 (12.97%) Cisco
8 92 (11.59%) Degree
9 89 (11.21%) Project Management
10 83 (10.45%) Retail
11 72 (9.07%) MS Excel
12 71 (8.94%) Security Cleared
13 70 (8.82%) Java
13 70 (8.82%) VMware
14 69 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
15 64 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 61 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
17 60 (7.56%) ERP
18 59 (7.43%) SQL Server
19 58 (7.30%) CRM
19 58 (7.30%) Migration
20 54 (6.80%) UNIX
21 53 (6.68%) Manufacturing
21 53 (6.68%) SC Cleared
22 52 (6.55%) Linux
23 50 (6.30%) Business Analysis
24 49 (6.17%) Citrix
25 47 (5.92%) Management Information System
25 47 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 45 (5.67%) Business Intelligence

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.90%) IIS
3 25 (3.15%) SAS
4 12 (1.51%) Lync
5 11 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.01%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.38%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.38%) Apache
13 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.25%) Drupal
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.88%) MS Office
3 6 (0.76%) SPSS
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 39 (4.91%) SAP FI
1 39 (4.91%) SAP CO
1 39 (4.91%) SAP FI/CO
1 39 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (4.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 33 (4.16%) Oracle Retail
3 23 (2.90%) SAP QM
4 20 (2.52%) SAP HR
5 18 (2.27%) SAP WM
5 18 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (2.02%) SAP SD
7 12 (1.51%) SAP Payroll
7 12 (1.51%) SAP SCM
7 12 (1.51%) SAP Business One
8 11 (1.39%) SAP MM
8 11 (1.39%) Sage 200
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (1.26%) SAP CRM
10 9 (1.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.39%) Office 365
2 6 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.50%) Force.com
3 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.50%) Yammer
4 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.27%) SAN
1 26 (3.27%) BGP
2 25 (3.15%) LAN
3 22 (2.77%) MPLS
4 21 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (2.52%) Network Security
5 20 (2.52%) Firewall
6 19 (2.39%) OSPF
6 19 (2.39%) DNS
7 18 (2.27%) Wireless
7 18 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (2.02%) NAS
9 15 (1.89%) WAN
10 14 (1.76%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.76%) VPN
10 14 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (1.51%) DHCP
12 11 (1.39%) Internet
12 11 (1.39%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.26%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.02%) OLAP
6 13 (1.64%) SAP BW
6 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.39%) Big Data
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle OLAP
9 10 (1.26%) QlikView
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 9 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (1.13%) DataStage
11 8 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (4.53%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.26%) MSTest
3 10 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (1.01%) LSMW
5 2 (0.25%) AppScan
5 2 (0.25%) ERwin
5 2 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) Xcode
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (23.80%) Finance
2 83 (10.45%) Retail
3 53 (6.68%) Manufacturing
4 43 (5.42%) Banking
5 35 (4.41%) Advertising
6 26 (3.27%) General Ledger
7 18 (2.27%) Retail Banking
8 16 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.76%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.64%) Marketing
11 7 (0.88%) German Language
12 6 (0.76%) French Language
12 6 (0.76%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.76%) Billing
13 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Legal
15 2 (0.25%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.16%) .NET
2 25 (3.15%) HTML
3 15 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 15 (1.89%) CSS
4 14 (1.76%) XML
4 14 (1.76%) Middleware
5 13 (1.64%) SAP Basis
5 13 (1.64%) jQuery
6 8 (1.01%) REST
6 8 (1.01%) Web Services
6 8 (1.01%) BAPI
7 7 (0.88%) Apache Flex
7 7 (0.88%) J2EE
7 7 (0.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.76%) EDI
8 6 (0.76%) ISPF
8 6 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.63%) Spring
9 5 (0.63%) JSP
10 4 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.89%) Clustering
5 14 (1.76%) Visualisation
5 14 (1.76%) User Experience
6 12 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.26%) Open Source
8 9 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.01%) Social Media
9 8 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.01%) FMCG
9 8 (1.01%) Replication
10 7 (0.88%) Life Science
10 7 (0.88%) NHS
11 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.63%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.63%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 110 (13.85%) Windows
2 54 (6.80%) UNIX
3 52 (6.55%) Linux
4 22 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.01%) AIX
8 4 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) NetWare
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
10 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (11.21%) Project Management
2 64 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (7.56%) ERP
4 58 (7.30%) CRM
4 58 (7.30%) Migration
5 50 (6.30%) Business Analysis
6 45 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (4.79%) Service Delivery
8 35 (4.41%) Information Security
9 34 (4.28%) ITIL
10 33 (4.16%) Logistics
11 31 (3.90%) Penetration Testing
12 29 (3.65%) Security Architecture
12 29 (3.65%) Mentoring
13 28 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (3.53%) Data Management
13 28 (3.53%) PRINCE2
14 27 (3.40%) SAP Implementation
15 26 (3.27%) Analytics
16 25 (3.15%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 151 (19.02%) SQL
2 70 (8.82%) Java
3 43 (5.42%) PL/SQL
4 41 (5.16%) ABAP
5 27 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 23 (2.90%) C#
7 13 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.51%) C
9 10 (1.26%) VBScript
10 9 (1.13%) C++
10 9 (1.13%) Perl
11 8 (1.01%) VB
12 6 (0.76%) Python
12 6 (0.76%) JCL
13 5 (0.63%) R
13 5 (0.63%) PHP
14 4 (0.50%) Scala
15 3 (0.38%) SAPscript
16 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (11.59%) Degree
2 71 (8.94%) Security Cleared
3 61 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (6.68%) SC Cleared
5 39 (4.91%) CCNP
6 35 (4.41%) CISSP
7 25 (3.15%) CCIE
8 24 (3.02%) OSCP
8 24 (3.02%) OSCE
9 23 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (2.77%) ISEB
11 17 (2.14%) MCSE
12 13 (1.64%) CCNA
13 11 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (1.39%) CCSE
14 10 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.26%) CCA
14 10 (1.26%) NCIE
15 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (1.01%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.77%) SLA
1 22 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.39%) QA
3 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.38%) FISMA
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) GxP
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 47 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.65%) XenDesktop
5 20 (2.52%) XenApp
6 14 (1.76%) vSphere
7 13 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.13%) XenServer
9 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) vCloud
11 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (1.76%) SCCM
1 14 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.13%) SCOM
3 5 (0.63%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.63%) Nessus
4 4 (0.50%) Nmap
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.50%) WSUS
4 4 (0.50%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.25%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.25%) SCSM
5 2 (0.25%) Legato
5 2 (0.25%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 181 (22.80%) SAP
2 143 (18.01%) Microsoft
3 106 (13.35%) Oracle
4 103 (12.97%) Cisco
5 70 (8.82%) VMware
6 49 (6.17%) Citrix
7 38 (4.79%) Juniper
8 37 (4.66%) NetApp
9 26 (3.27%) HP
10 23 (2.90%) Business Objects
10 23 (2.90%) Fortinet
11 21 (2.64%) IBM
12 20 (2.52%) F5
13 18 (2.27%) CheckPoint
14 17 (2.14%) Teradata
15 14 (1.76%) Riverbed
15 14 (1.76%) Tableau
15 14 (1.76%) EMC
16 12 (1.51%) Sage
17 11 (1.39%) AppSense
Warrington, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35-40K!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35-40K!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000-£100,000 + excellent package
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k-£60k+benefits+ career progression opportunities
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40K - £95K
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40K - £95K
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £55,000- £90,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago