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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 218 236 240
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 26 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 12
Average salary £57,500 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £56,250 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
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
6312 6635 6991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.15% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5083 5407 5878
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%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 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 +16 20 £57,500 +109.09% 2
Cheshire +1 5 £36,500 -33.63% 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Linux
3 26 (50.98%) Information Security
4 24 (47.06%) CISSP
5 22 (43.14%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (43.14%) Security Architecture
5 22 (43.14%) OSCP
5 22 (43.14%) OSCE
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) SQL
8 8 (15.69%) VMware
8 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (13.73%) Cisco
10 6 (11.76%) EMC
10 6 (11.76%) Degree
11 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.80%) Finance
11 5 (9.80%) Project Management
11 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
12 4 (7.84%) MCSE
12 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
12 4 (7.84%) .NET
12 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (7.84%) SAN
12 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
12 4 (7.84%) HP
12 4 (7.84%) CISA
12 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
12 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (7.84%) Lync
1 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Drupal
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 3 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (5.88%) VPN
2 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) Intranet
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Advertising
2 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) J2EE
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Ajax
2 2 (3.92%) jQuery
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Economics
2 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) NetWare
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Information Security
2 22 (43.14%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (43.14%) Security Architecture
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Data Security
4 3 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) Content Management
5 2 (3.92%) OWASP
5 2 (3.92%) Web Development
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.92%) UML
5 2 (3.92%) OO
5 2 (3.92%) RAD
5 2 (3.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) VB
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) ActionScript
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) CISSP
2 22 (43.14%) OSCP
2 22 (43.14%) OSCE
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) MCSE
4 4 (7.84%) CISA
5 3 (5.88%) CISM
5 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.88%) MCTS
5 3 (5.88%) MCITP
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.96%) EMC Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CCNA
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 3 (5.88%) FISMA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) EMC
5 4 (7.84%) HP
6 3 (5.88%) NETGEAR
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) Novell
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Sun
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
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