The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 209 208 193
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Consultant 47 46 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 40
Average salary £31,000 £31,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.58% -20.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,450 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,150 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Support Consultant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 38 £33,000 +4.76% 9
Cheshire +2 5 £25,500 +41.66%
Merseyside - 1 £31,000 - 1
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 40 (43.48%) SQL
3 36 (39.13%) Windows
4 32 (34.78%) Finance
5 29 (31.52%) SQL Server
6 27 (29.35%) Oracle
7 26 (28.26%) VMware
8 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (21.74%) Cisco
11 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
12 18 (19.57%) Firewall
12 18 (19.57%) Degree
13 16 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
15 14 (15.22%) SAP
16 13 (14.13%) SAN
17 12 (13.04%) Hitachi
17 12 (13.04%) Symantec
17 12 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (13.04%) VMware ESX
17 12 (13.04%) Backup Exec
17 12 (13.04%) MS Office
17 12 (13.04%) Juniper
18 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
18 11 (11.96%) LAN
18 11 (11.96%) WAN
18 11 (11.96%) Service Delivery
19 10 (10.87%) Citrix
20 9 (9.78%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.43%) IIS
3 2 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (9.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (6.52%) SAP Business One
3 5 (5.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (4.35%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (4.35%) SAP CO
4 4 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (4.35%) SAP FI
5 2 (2.17%) Movex
5 2 (2.17%) Lawson
5 2 (2.17%) Sage 1000
5 2 (2.17%) Sage 200
6 1 (1.09%) GoldMine
6 1 (1.09%) FRx
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) Firewall
2 13 (14.13%) SAN
3 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.96%) LAN
3 11 (11.96%) WAN
4 5 (5.43%) NetScaler
4 5 (5.43%) VPN
5 4 (4.35%) DNS
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.26%) VoIP
7 2 (2.17%) DHCP
7 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (9.78%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.43%) Sybase ASA
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) DTS
General
1 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.13%) Windows
2 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.43%) UNIX
6 5 (5.43%) Solaris
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.26%) Android
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (11.96%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.78%) ERP
3 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (9.78%) Service Management
4 6 (6.52%) ITIL
4 6 (6.52%) CRM
4 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.43%) Project Management
6 4 (4.35%) Logistics
6 4 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.17%) Change Control
9 1 (1.09%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (1.09%) Wealth Management
9 1 (1.09%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.09%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.48%) SQL
2 7 (7.61%) PL/SQL
3 6 (6.52%) Java
4 4 (4.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) CCA
2 5 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.26%) MCSE
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.04%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.70%) XenApp
5 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.26%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.09%) vSphere
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.35%) Oracle
3 26 (28.26%) VMware
4 20 (21.74%) Cisco
5 14 (15.22%) SAP
6 12 (13.04%) Hitachi
6 12 (13.04%) Symantec
6 12 (13.04%) Juniper
7 10 (10.87%) Citrix
8 6 (6.52%) JD Edwards
9 5 (5.43%) NetApp
9 5 (5.43%) Sybase
10 4 (4.35%) Pegasus
10 4 (4.35%) Infor
11 3 (3.26%) Sage
11 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
11 3 (3.26%) Cognos
12 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (2.17%) Epicor
12 2 (2.17%) Baan
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