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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 46 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 338 425 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.03% 5.79% 8.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 6.11% 9.14%
Number of salaries quoted 241 325 505
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 £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 227 £45,000 -5.26% 89
Cheshire -16 59 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Lancashire +10 20 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Merseyside +8 17 £55,000 +14.58% 6
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 153 (22.50%) Finance
2 139 (20.44%) Microsoft
3 133 (19.56%) SAP
4 104 (15.29%) Degree
5 98 (14.41%) SQL Server
6 94 (13.82%) SQL
7 93 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
8 91 (13.38%) Oracle
9 83 (12.21%) Project Management
10 79 (11.62%) Windows
11 77 (11.32%) Business Analysis
12 74 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
13 68 (10.00%) Migration
14 63 (9.26%) VMware
15 62 (9.12%) Management Information System
16 61 (8.97%) .NET
17 58 (8.53%) ITIL
17 58 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (8.09%) C#
19 52 (7.65%) IBM
19 52 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
20 51 (7.50%) Java
20 51 (7.50%) MS Excel
20 51 (7.50%) Data Centre
21 49 (7.21%) Analytics
21 49 (7.21%) JavaScript
22 48 (7.06%) HTML
22 48 (7.06%) Retail
23 44 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 43 (6.32%) Citrix

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.53%) SAS
3 22 (3.24%) IIS
4 17 (2.50%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.18%) Drupal
7 7 (1.03%) Lync
8 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.74%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.74%) Apache
10 4 (0.59%) FileNet
11 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.82%) SPSS
3 10 (1.47%) MS Office
4 8 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.74%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.74%) InDesign
7 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (5.59%) SAP FI
1 38 (5.59%) SAP FI/CO
1 38 (5.59%) SAP CO
2 21 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.76%) SAP SCM
4 12 (1.76%) SAP SD
4 12 (1.76%) SAP APO
5 10 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.47%) SAP Business One
5 10 (1.47%) SAP FSCM
6 8 (1.18%) Oracle iProcurement
6 8 (1.18%) SAP BPC
6 8 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.88%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 6 (0.88%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (0.74%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.74%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.29%) Trello
5 2 (0.29%) Yammer
5 2 (0.29%) Office 365
5 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.94%) DNS
1 20 (2.94%) Internet
2 18 (2.65%) SAN
3 16 (2.35%) Firewall
4 10 (1.47%) Network Security
4 10 (1.47%) NAS
4 10 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.88%) LAN
6 6 (0.88%) Intranet
6 6 (0.88%) Wireless
7 5 (0.74%) VPN
7 5 (0.74%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.59%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.59%) WLAN
8 4 (0.59%) WAN
8 4 (0.59%) DMZ
8 4 (0.59%) SSL
9 3 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.29%) BusinessObjects
3 35 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.68%) Big Data
7 21 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (3.09%) QlikView
7 21 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 17 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 15 (2.21%) Pentaho
12 13 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.91%) MySQL
13 12 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (1.62%) SAP HANA
15 10 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (1.91%) LSMW
2 10 (1.47%) HP UFT
3 8 (1.18%) Selenium
4 7 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.88%) SilkTest
5 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.74%) Hudson
7 3 (0.44%) NeoLoad
7 3 (0.44%) JMeter
7 3 (0.44%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.29%) AppScan
8 2 (0.29%) WebLOAD
8 2 (0.29%) MSTest
9 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.15%) Grunt
9 1 (0.15%) Bower
General
1 153 (22.50%) Finance
2 48 (7.06%) Retail
3 37 (5.44%) Banking
4 30 (4.41%) Law
4 30 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.24%) Marketing
6 18 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.65%) Advertising
7 15 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.76%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.03%) Legal
12 6 (0.88%) Publishing
12 6 (0.88%) Billing
12 6 (0.88%) Automotive
13 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.59%) Local Government
14 3 (0.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.97%) .NET
2 48 (7.06%) HTML
3 41 (6.03%) XML
4 37 (5.44%) Web Services
5 36 (5.29%) CSS
6 35 (5.15%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.79%) WCF
8 17 (2.50%) jQuery
9 16 (2.35%) J2EE
10 13 (1.91%) Ajax
11 12 (1.76%) WPF
12 10 (1.47%) Spring
12 10 (1.47%) BAPI
13 9 (1.32%) EDI
13 9 (1.32%) COM
14 8 (1.18%) REST
15 7 (1.03%) SAP Basis
15 7 (1.03%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (9.12%) Management Information System
3 51 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.24%) Clustering
5 19 (2.79%) Visualisation
6 15 (2.21%) Replication
7 13 (1.91%) NHS
8 12 (1.76%) Social Media
9 11 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.47%) User Experience
11 8 (1.18%) Cybercrime
11 8 (1.18%) FMCG
12 7 (1.03%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.03%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.74%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (0.74%) Derivative
14 5 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.62%) Windows
2 30 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (3.82%) Linux
4 23 (3.38%) UNIX
5 15 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.29%) NetWare
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (12.21%) Project Management
2 77 (11.32%) Business Analysis
3 74 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (10.00%) Migration
5 58 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (8.53%) ITIL
6 52 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (7.21%) Analytics
8 38 (5.59%) PRINCE2
9 36 (5.29%) Service Management
9 36 (5.29%) Data Migration
10 35 (5.15%) CRM
11 34 (5.00%) Business Development
12 31 (4.56%) SDLC
13 30 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
14 29 (4.26%) Open Source
15 27 (3.97%) SAP Implementation
16 26 (3.82%) Mentoring
17 25 (3.68%) Business Analytics
17 25 (3.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.82%) SQL
2 55 (8.09%) C#
3 51 (7.50%) Java
4 49 (7.21%) JavaScript
5 25 (3.68%) R
6 24 (3.53%) ABAP
7 20 (2.94%) Python
8 18 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.50%) PHP
10 16 (2.35%) C++
11 15 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.21%) C
11 15 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.06%) Perl
13 9 (1.32%) VB
14 8 (1.18%) ActionScript
15 7 (1.03%) Scala
16 5 (0.74%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.74%) SPARQL
17 4 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (15.29%) Degree
2 39 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.68%) CISSP
4 25 (3.68%) MCSE
5 22 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (2.94%) CCA
8 18 (2.65%) MCITP
9 15 (2.21%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.76%) CISM
10 12 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.62%) CCEE
12 10 (1.47%) CCNP
12 10 (1.47%) MCSD
13 9 (1.32%) CCNA
13 9 (1.32%) EMC Certification
14 8 (1.18%) ISEB
14 8 (1.18%) CCIE
14 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.76%) QA
4 7 (1.03%) COBIT
5 6 (0.88%) SLA
6 4 (0.59%) GCP
6 4 (0.59%) GLP
6 4 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 27 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.76%) XenApp
4 12 (1.76%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.62%) XenServer
6 6 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.59%) vSphere
7 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.44%) vCloud
9 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.29%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) GPFS
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.32%) Nessus
1 9 (1.32%) Nmap
2 6 (0.88%) SCCM
3 5 (0.74%) SCOM
4 4 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.44%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.29%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.29%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.29%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 139 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 133 (19.56%) SAP
3 91 (13.38%) Oracle
4 63 (9.26%) VMware
5 52 (7.65%) IBM
6 43 (6.32%) Citrix
7 31 (4.56%) Cisco
8 20 (2.94%) Cognos
9 19 (2.79%) Tableau
10 17 (2.50%) HP
10 17 (2.50%) ArcSight
11 14 (2.06%) Splunk
12 12 (1.76%) EMC
12 12 (1.76%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.47%) Twitter
14 9 (1.32%) Qualys
14 9 (1.32%) Teradata
14 9 (1.32%) Juniper
15 8 (1.18%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.18%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30, 000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 + Package and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 + Attractive benefits package and career progression
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dufrain Consulting
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday