The table below looks at the statistics for the Support 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 Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 231 220 169
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Consultant 24 19 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.28% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 66
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £30,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £57,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Support 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
6959 6446 7140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 5546 6124
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Support Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Support Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Support Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Support 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 Support Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
(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 -9 19 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Cheshire -15 2 £29,500 -48.91%
Lancashire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Support 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 Support Consultant in their job title.

1 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Finance
3 21 (30.00%) SAP
4 18 (25.71%) SQL
5 15 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 15 (21.43%) Oracle
6 14 (20.00%) Logistics
7 13 (18.57%) Windows
8 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
8 12 (17.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (15.71%) ERP
10 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.86%) EDI
11 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.86%) ABAP
11 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
12 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (11.43%) UNIX
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (10.00%) VMware
14 6 (8.57%) Retail
14 6 (8.57%) SAP XI
14 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
14 6 (8.57%) Sage
14 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
14 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
14 6 (8.57%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Support 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 Support Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.71%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (7.14%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (5.71%) SAP CO
4 4 (5.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (5.71%) SAP FI
5 3 (4.29%) Sage 1000
5 3 (4.29%) Sage 200
5 3 (4.29%) SAP SD
5 3 (4.29%) SAP MM
5 3 (4.29%) SAP WM
5 3 (4.29%) SAP CRM
6 2 (2.86%) Movex
6 2 (2.86%) Lawson
6 2 (2.86%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.14%) WAN
2 5 (7.14%) LAN
3 4 (5.71%) VPN
4 3 (4.29%) DNS
5 2 (2.86%) VoIP
6 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.43%) SAN
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (7.14%) Sybase ASA
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 15 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.57%) Retail
4 4 (5.71%) General Ledger
5 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.29%) Advertising
5 3 (4.29%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) EDI
2 6 (8.57%) SAP XI
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (4.29%) LAMP
5 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (11.43%) UNIX
4 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.29%) CentOS
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Logistics
2 11 (15.71%) ERP
3 5 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.71%) CRM
5 3 (4.29%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.29%) Project Management
5 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
5 3 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.86%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.43%) Cash Management
7 1 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.43%) ETL
7 1 (1.43%) Information Security
7 1 (1.43%) Information Security Management
7 1 (1.43%) Security Management
7 1 (1.43%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) ABAP
3 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.71%) XenApp
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.29%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) SAP
3 15 (21.43%) Oracle
4 7 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (8.57%) Sage
6 5 (7.14%) Pegasus
6 5 (7.14%) Sybase
7 4 (5.71%) Citrix
7 4 (5.71%) Infor
8 3 (4.29%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.86%) Epicor
9 2 (2.86%) Baan
9 2 (2.86%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.43%) HP
10 1 (1.43%) Avaya
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco
10 1 (1.43%) Sun
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