The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 211 218 235
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 26 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.55% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.57% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 8
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +69.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
IT 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
5438 6824 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.98% 96.56% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4555 5782 5290
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the North West region.

IT Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

IT Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

IT 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 IT Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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 +16 23 £52,500 -8.69% 6
Cheshire +20 3 £52,500 +87.50% 2
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 40 (43.48%) Degree
2 35 (38.04%) PCI DSS
3 34 (36.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (35.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 33 (35.87%) Security Operations
5 28 (30.43%) Project Management
5 28 (30.43%) SIEM
6 27 (29.35%) CISSP
7 25 (27.17%) IIS
7 25 (27.17%) Games
7 25 (27.17%) Splunk
7 25 (27.17%) Portfolio Management
7 25 (27.17%) ArcSight
7 25 (27.17%) Performance Management
7 25 (27.17%) Security Architecture
7 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
7 25 (27.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (27.17%) IISP
8 24 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 24 (26.09%) Law
9 15 (16.30%) QRadar
9 15 (16.30%) Network Security
10 12 (13.04%) Change Management
11 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
12 10 (10.87%) Analytics
13 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (9.78%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (9.78%) Information Security
13 9 (9.78%) Firewall
14 8 (8.70%) Internet

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (27.17%) IIS
2 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) JBoss
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Network Security
2 9 (9.78%) Firewall
3 8 (8.70%) Internet
3 8 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (2.17%) DHCP
4 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.17%) SAN
4 2 (2.17%) SMTP
4 2 (2.17%) SNMP
5 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (27.17%) Games
2 24 (26.09%) Law
3 4 (4.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Back Office
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
1 25 (27.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) AIX
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.87%) Security Operations
1 33 (35.87%) Vulnerability Management
2 28 (30.43%) Project Management
2 28 (30.43%) SIEM
3 25 (27.17%) Performance Management
3 25 (27.17%) Portfolio Management
3 25 (27.17%) Security Architecture
4 24 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 12 (13.04%) Change Management
6 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
7 10 (10.87%) Analytics
8 9 (9.78%) Information Security
8 9 (9.78%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (8.70%) Information Management
9 8 (8.70%) Presales
9 8 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL
11 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (43.48%) Degree
2 27 (29.35%) CISSP
3 25 (27.17%) IISP
4 3 (3.26%) CISM
5 1 (1.09%) CEH
5 1 (1.09%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.09%) OSCP
5 1 (1.09%) SANS
5 1 (1.09%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (38.04%) PCI DSS
2 34 (36.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (16.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) ArcSight
1 25 (27.17%) Splunk
2 6 (6.52%) VMware
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.17%) NetApp
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
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