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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 37 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 448 569 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.15% 8.25% 8.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.50% 8.79% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 347 485 511
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,725
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
6897 6472 7129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 93.89% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5667 5578 6103
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -10 262 £47,500 +2.15% 75
Cheshire -15 96 £45,500 -17.27% 17
Merseyside -23 18 £48,000 +8.47% 4
Lancashire -22 17 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 286 (31.09%) Finance
2 204 (22.17%) SAP
3 163 (17.72%) SQL
4 150 (16.30%) Oracle
5 123 (13.37%) Microsoft
6 99 (10.76%) Project Management
7 95 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
8 93 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
9 92 (10.00%) Windows
9 92 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 81 (8.80%) SQL Server
11 76 (8.26%) VMware
12 73 (7.93%) Degree
13 71 (7.72%) ABAP
14 70 (7.61%) Retail
15 66 (7.17%) Manufacturing
16 63 (6.85%) CRM
16 63 (6.85%) Logistics
17 58 (6.30%) MS Excel
17 58 (6.30%) Oracle EBS R12
18 56 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (5.65%) SAP FI
19 52 (5.65%) SAP FI/CO
19 52 (5.65%) SAP CO
20 51 (5.54%) Business Analysis
21 50 (5.43%) Citrix
22 49 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
23 48 (5.22%) Java
24 47 (5.11%) ERP
25 45 (4.89%) Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 26 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.39%) SAS
4 20 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 16 (1.74%) Lync
6 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.87%) IIS
7 8 (0.87%) Apache
7 8 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
7 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.76%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 7 (0.76%) SAP Portal
8 7 (0.76%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.65%) CMS
9 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.41%) MS Office
3 6 (0.65%) MS Project
4 5 (0.54%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 58 (6.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 52 (5.65%) SAP FI
2 52 (5.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 52 (5.65%) SAP CO
3 49 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
4 41 (4.46%) SAP MM
5 39 (4.24%) Oracle iProcurement
6 35 (3.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 35 (3.80%) Oracle Assets
7 34 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
7 34 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
8 32 (3.48%) Oracle Financials
8 32 (3.48%) SAP SD
9 30 (3.26%) Oracle Receivables
10 27 (2.93%) SAP WM
11 26 (2.83%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 25 (2.72%) Dynamics NAV
13 22 (2.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 21 (2.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 21 (2.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (1.30%) Office 365
2 8 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.43%) SaaS
4 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.26%) SAN
2 21 (2.28%) WAN
3 20 (2.17%) Firewall
4 17 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.74%) Network Security
6 15 (1.63%) VPN
7 11 (1.20%) LAN
7 11 (1.20%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.09%) NetScaler
9 8 (0.87%) GSM
10 6 (0.65%) DNS
10 6 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.54%) HTTP
12 4 (0.43%) NAS
12 4 (0.43%) Wireless
12 4 (0.43%) Internet
13 3 (0.33%) MPLS
13 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.33%) DHCP
13 3 (0.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (2.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 23 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (2.07%) Essbase
7 18 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.74%) Big Data
10 15 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.52%) Oracle Discoverer
11 14 (1.52%) SAP HANA
12 13 (1.41%) SQLPlus
12 13 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (1.30%) OLAP
14 11 (1.20%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.39%) LSMW
2 13 (1.41%) Toad
3 10 (1.09%) ProC
3 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.33%) Hudson
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.11%) ERwin
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) JMeter
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 286 (31.09%) Finance
2 70 (7.61%) Retail
3 66 (7.17%) Manufacturing
4 40 (4.35%) Billing
5 37 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.91%) General Ledger
7 32 (3.48%) Advertising
7 32 (3.48%) Marketing
7 32 (3.48%) Banking
8 15 (1.63%) Back Office
9 14 (1.52%) Front Office
10 8 (0.87%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.87%) French Language
11 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.65%) Legal
12 5 (0.54%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.02%) EDI
2 32 (3.48%) .NET
3 29 (3.15%) XML
4 21 (2.28%) HTML
5 17 (1.85%) Middleware
6 16 (1.74%) Web Services
7 14 (1.52%) SAP PI
8 10 (1.09%) Web Dynpro
9 8 (0.87%) J2EE
10 7 (0.76%) SAP Smart Forms
10 7 (0.76%) SAP XI
10 7 (0.76%) Java SE
10 7 (0.76%) Java EE
10 7 (0.76%) Rendezvous
10 7 (0.76%) HTML5
11 6 (0.65%) JSP
12 5 (0.54%) Servlets
12 5 (0.54%) Struts
12 5 (0.54%) JMS
12 5 (0.54%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 26 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.28%) NHS
6 19 (2.07%) Social Media
7 18 (1.96%) Data Extraction
8 15 (1.63%) Statistics
9 13 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.30%) e-Health
10 12 (1.30%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.09%) Informatics
12 8 (0.87%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.76%) CESG
13 7 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
14 6 (0.65%) FMCG
14 6 (0.65%) iPhone
14 6 (0.65%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (10.00%) Windows
2 36 (3.91%) Linux
3 29 (3.15%) UNIX
4 25 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.54%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.43%) CentOS
11 4 (0.43%) Solaris
11 4 (0.43%) AIX
11 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.33%) Android
13 2 (0.22%) SUSE
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (10.76%) Project Management
2 95 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (6.85%) CRM
3 63 (6.85%) Logistics
4 51 (5.54%) Business Analysis
5 47 (5.11%) ERP
6 45 (4.89%) Migration
7 41 (4.46%) Workflow
7 41 (4.46%) Analytics
8 39 (4.24%) Data Management
9 36 (3.91%) Cash Management
10 35 (3.80%) Business Development
11 33 (3.59%) Information Security
11 33 (3.59%) Coaching
12 26 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (2.83%) ITIL
12 26 (2.83%) Capacity Management
13 25 (2.72%) SAP Implementation
13 25 (2.72%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 163 (17.72%) SQL
2 71 (7.72%) ABAP
3 48 (5.22%) Java
4 25 (2.72%) PowerShell
5 21 (2.28%) C#
6 19 (2.07%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.85%) VB
8 14 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.30%) VBScript
10 10 (1.09%) PHP
11 9 (0.98%) Perl
11 9 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.87%) Python
13 7 (0.76%) Scala
13 7 (0.76%) SAPscript
13 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.54%) C++
16 4 (0.43%) C
16 4 (0.43%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 92 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.93%) Degree
3 23 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.50%) ISEB
4 21 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (1.52%) CISSP
8 12 (1.30%) MCITP
9 11 (1.20%) CCA
9 11 (1.20%) CCNP
9 11 (1.20%) NCIE
10 10 (1.09%) MCSE
10 10 (1.09%) JNCIP
10 10 (1.09%) JNCIA
11 9 (0.98%) JNCIE
11 9 (0.98%) CCIE
12 8 (0.87%) CCNA
12 8 (0.87%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.91%) SLA
2 32 (3.48%) QA
3 14 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.33%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (3.48%) XenApp
3 26 (2.83%) Hyper-V
3 26 (2.83%) XenDesktop
4 23 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 15 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.63%) vCloud
7 13 (1.41%) VMware Server
8 12 (1.30%) VMFS
9 9 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.54%) XenServer
11 3 (0.33%) vSphere
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (0.76%) SCCM
2 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.22%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.22%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) YUM
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 204 (22.17%) SAP
2 150 (16.30%) Oracle
3 123 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 76 (8.26%) VMware
5 50 (5.43%) Citrix
6 44 (4.78%) Cisco
7 37 (4.02%) NetApp
8 30 (3.26%) Business Objects
9 24 (2.61%) Fujitsu
10 23 (2.50%) HP
11 22 (2.39%) AppSense
12 21 (2.28%) Hyperion
13 18 (1.96%) EMC
14 16 (1.74%) Teradata
14 16 (1.74%) Sage
15 13 (1.41%) CA
16 11 (1.20%) Juniper
17 9 (0.98%) Cognos
17 9 (0.98%) Symantec
18 8 (0.87%) TIBCO
North West
Networking People
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
threesixty selection
Salary: Highly Competitive + Market leading commission structure
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + OTE Yr 1 £30k
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Flexible Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + attractive benefits and extensive
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 4,800 car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £47000 to £51000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Share Scheme + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £80,000 to £115,000 per annum £115k OTE, Car Allowance, Health, L
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, (80K Package)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits, 30 days ho
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + attractive benefits, 30 days holid
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday