The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 35 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 415 642 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.77% 8.89% 8.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 9.39% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 322 535 508
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6822 6839 7208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.82% 94.75% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5529 5855 6319
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Consultant
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -12 262 £47,500 +5.55% 55
Cheshire -27 78 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Merseyside -13 25 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Lancashire -8 14 £45,000 - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 258 (30.00%) Finance
2 167 (19.42%) Microsoft
3 159 (18.49%) Oracle
4 156 (18.14%) SAP
5 141 (16.40%) SQL
6 101 (11.74%) Project Management
7 95 (11.05%) Windows
8 85 (9.88%) MS Excel
9 83 (9.65%) SQL Server
10 82 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (9.30%) Degree
12 78 (9.07%) VMware
13 75 (8.72%) Security Cleared
14 60 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
15 59 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 58 (6.74%) Retail
16 58 (6.74%) CRM
17 56 (6.51%) Oracle EBS
18 53 (6.16%) Manufacturing
18 53 (6.16%) Business Analysis
19 50 (5.81%) Java
19 50 (5.81%) ERP
20 47 (5.47%) Cisco
20 47 (5.47%) Citrix
21 43 (5.00%) ABAP
21 43 (5.00%) SAP FI
21 43 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
21 43 (5.00%) SAP CO
22 42 (4.88%) NetApp
23 40 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (3.14%) SharePoint
1 27 (3.14%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 15 (1.74%) SAS
3 15 (1.74%) Lync
4 12 (1.40%) TIBCO EMS
5 11 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.93%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.70%) CMS
10 6 (0.70%) Apache
11 5 (0.58%) IIS
12 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 85 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.09%) MS Office
3 9 (1.05%) MS Project
4 4 (0.47%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 60 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 56 (6.51%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (5.00%) SAP FI
3 43 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 43 (5.00%) SAP CO
4 40 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 39 (4.53%) Oracle iProcurement
6 35 (4.07%) Oracle General Ledger
6 35 (4.07%) Oracle Assets
7 34 (3.95%) Oracle Cash Management
8 33 (3.84%) Oracle Financials
8 33 (3.84%) Oracle Payables
9 30 (3.49%) Oracle Receivables
10 29 (3.37%) SAP SD
11 26 (3.02%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 25 (2.91%) SAP MM
13 24 (2.79%) Oracle Applications
14 23 (2.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 20 (2.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 20 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.40%) Office 365
1 12 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.60%) SAN
2 27 (3.14%) Firewall
3 24 (2.79%) WAN
4 21 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.86%) VPN
6 13 (1.51%) LAN
6 13 (1.51%) NetScaler
7 12 (1.40%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.16%) DNS
9 9 (1.05%) Network Security
10 8 (0.93%) GSM
11 6 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.58%) DHCP
13 4 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.47%) HTTP
13 4 (0.47%) SMTP
13 4 (0.47%) MPLS
14 3 (0.35%) LDAP
14 3 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 23 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.33%) Essbase
6 19 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.63%) Oracle Discoverer
10 13 (1.51%) SQLPlus
11 12 (1.40%) SAP HANA
11 12 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.28%) SAP BW
13 10 (1.16%) Big Data
13 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.05%) OLAP
14 9 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (1.05%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (1.51%) Toad
2 9 (1.05%) LSMW
3 8 (0.93%) ProC
4 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.35%) Hudson
7 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.23%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.12%) ERwin
8 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) JMeter
8 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 258 (30.00%) Finance
2 58 (6.74%) Retail
3 53 (6.16%) Manufacturing
4 37 (4.30%) Advertising
5 34 (3.95%) Billing
6 32 (3.72%) Marketing
7 31 (3.60%) General Ledger
8 29 (3.37%) Telecoms
9 28 (3.26%) Banking
10 9 (1.05%) Front Office
10 9 (1.05%) Back Office
11 7 (0.81%) Legal
12 5 (0.58%) Law
13 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Games
15 2 (0.23%) French Language
15 2 (0.23%) German Language
15 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.49%) .NET
2 24 (2.79%) XML
3 19 (2.21%) Middleware
4 17 (1.98%) EDI
5 16 (1.86%) Web Services
6 12 (1.40%) J2EE
7 11 (1.28%) Rendezvous
7 11 (1.28%) Web Dynpro
7 11 (1.28%) Java SE
7 11 (1.28%) Java EE
8 10 (1.16%) SAP PI
8 10 (1.16%) HTML
9 9 (1.05%) Spring
10 7 (0.81%) SAP Smart Forms
11 6 (0.70%) DCOM
11 6 (0.70%) JSP
12 5 (0.58%) Servlets
12 5 (0.58%) Struts
12 5 (0.58%) JMS
12 5 (0.58%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.72%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.26%) Data Integration
3 23 (2.67%) NHS
4 20 (2.33%) Social Media
5 18 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.63%) Statistics
7 13 (1.51%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.28%) e-Health
10 9 (1.05%) Data Extraction
10 9 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.81%) iPhone
11 7 (0.81%) Informatics
12 6 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.70%) FlexPod
12 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.70%) Physics
13 5 (0.58%) FMCG
13 5 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.05%) Windows
2 39 (4.53%) UNIX
3 32 (3.72%) Linux
4 28 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.05%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.70%) AIX
9 6 (0.70%) Solaris
10 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.47%) CentOS
11 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.35%) Android
13 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.23%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (11.74%) Project Management
2 82 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (6.74%) CRM
4 53 (6.16%) Business Analysis
5 50 (5.81%) ERP
6 40 (4.65%) Data Management
7 39 (4.53%) Business Development
8 36 (4.19%) Workflow
9 35 (4.07%) ITIL
9 35 (4.07%) Cash Management
10 33 (3.84%) Migration
10 33 (3.84%) Information Security
11 32 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (3.72%) Logistics
12 29 (3.37%) Analytics
13 27 (3.14%) Change Management
14 26 (3.02%) Capacity Management
15 25 (2.91%) Time Management
15 25 (2.91%) Quality Management
16 21 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (16.40%) SQL
2 50 (5.81%) Java
3 43 (5.00%) ABAP
4 20 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 19 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.74%) C
6 15 (1.74%) C#
7 12 (1.40%) C++
7 12 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.28%) Scala
9 10 (1.16%) PHP
10 9 (1.05%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.93%) VBScript
11 8 (0.93%) VB
11 8 (0.93%) Python
12 7 (0.81%) SAPscript
12 7 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (9.30%) Degree
2 75 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (2.33%) MCITP
5 19 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (1.63%) MCSE
9 11 (1.28%) ISEB
9 11 (1.28%) CCIE
9 11 (1.28%) CCNP
9 11 (1.28%) CCA
9 11 (1.28%) JNCIA
9 11 (1.28%) JNCIP
9 11 (1.28%) NCIE
10 9 (1.05%) CISSP
10 9 (1.05%) MCTS
10 9 (1.05%) JNCIE
11 8 (0.93%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.72%) SLA
2 21 (2.44%) QA
3 13 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.70%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.58%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) FATCA
System Software
1 59 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.37%) XenApp
5 24 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.09%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.51%) vCloud
8 12 (1.40%) VMware Server
9 11 (1.28%) VMFS
10 9 (1.05%) XenServer
11 8 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.81%) vSphere
13 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.35%) UAG
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (1.16%) SCCM
2 5 (0.58%) SCOM
2 5 (0.58%) SCVMM
3 4 (0.47%) Puppet
3 4 (0.47%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.35%) MOM
4 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.12%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) YUM
6 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 167 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 159 (18.49%) Oracle
3 156 (18.14%) SAP
4 78 (9.07%) VMware
5 47 (5.47%) Cisco
5 47 (5.47%) Citrix
6 42 (4.88%) NetApp
7 25 (2.91%) HP
8 23 (2.67%) Hyperion
9 21 (2.44%) Teradata
9 21 (2.44%) Fujitsu
10 19 (2.21%) EMC
11 16 (1.86%) AppSense
11 16 (1.86%) Business Objects
11 16 (1.86%) Juniper
12 15 (1.74%) CA
13 12 (1.40%) TIBCO
13 12 (1.40%) Symantec
14 11 (1.28%) Sage
15 10 (1.16%) Pegasus
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + commission, car allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 58k per year + 15% Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Company Car Sch
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
EXCELerate
Salary: From £80,000 to £115,000 per annum & Car, Bonus, Health, LIfe, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year + Bonus + Guarantee
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago