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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 220 200 215
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Consultant 14 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.72% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.76% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 31
Average salary £45,000 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.81% -11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
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
5728 6484 7011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 95.14% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5233 5968
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 £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
Cheshire +4 8 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Manchester -13 4 - - 5
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £27,500 -
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) SAP
3 15 (36.59%) General Ledger
4 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (26.83%) SAP FI
5 11 (26.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (26.83%) SAP CO
5 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
6 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.95%) Windows
6 9 (21.95%) VPN
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
7 8 (19.51%) ITIL
8 7 (17.07%) Service Management
8 7 (17.07%) Firewall
8 7 (17.07%) Wireless
8 7 (17.07%) Citrix
8 7 (17.07%) SAN
8 7 (17.07%) NetApp
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco
8 7 (17.07%) IIS
8 7 (17.07%) SQL
8 7 (17.07%) HP
8 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.07%) Clustering
8 7 (17.07%) VMware
8 7 (17.07%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (17.07%) IIS
1 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (26.83%) SAP FI
1 11 (26.83%) SAP FI/CO
1 11 (26.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.44%) Maximo
2 1 (2.44%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Sage CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.44%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) VPN
2 7 (17.07%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) Wireless
2 7 (17.07%) SAN
2 7 (17.07%) NAS
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.32%) DataStage
3 3 (7.32%) MySQL
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.88%) Advertising
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) LAMP
2 2 (4.88%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.44%) EDI
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) EFT
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (19.51%) ITIL
3 7 (17.07%) Service Management
3 7 (17.07%) Business Continuity
3 7 (17.07%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.44%) Logistics
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (2.44%) Business Development
7 1 (2.44%) Workflow
7 1 (2.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) ABAP
3 3 (7.32%) Korn
3 3 (7.32%) C-shell
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.07%) XenDesktop
2 7 (17.07%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) SAP
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix
3 7 (17.07%) NetApp
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
3 7 (17.07%) HP
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Meraki
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Sage
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
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