The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 181 198 177
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 58 57 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.80% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.84% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 70
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Technical 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
6172 6782 7061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 95.53% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 5486 5934
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Technical Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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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 +23 35 £51,500 +8.42% 7
Cheshire +15 22 £40,000 +56.86% 3
Lancashire -4 1 £47,500 +46.15%
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Cisco
3 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 24 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (26.19%) Juniper
6 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 20 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 18 (21.43%) Windows
8 16 (19.05%) SQL
9 14 (16.67%) VMware
10 13 (15.48%) Degree
10 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
11 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (14.29%) XenDesktop
11 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 12 (14.29%) Citrix
11 12 (14.29%) CheckPoint
12 11 (13.10%) NetApp
12 11 (13.10%) CCIE
12 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
12 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (11.90%) Riverbed
13 10 (11.90%) Tufin
13 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
13 10 (11.90%) IronPort
13 10 (11.90%) F5
13 10 (11.90%) Cisco ISE

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) Lync
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (11.90%) Cisco ISE
2 10 (11.90%) MPLS
2 10 (11.90%) OSPF
2 10 (11.90%) BGP
2 10 (11.90%) NetScreen
2 10 (11.90%) Firewall
2 10 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (9.52%) SAN
4 7 (8.33%) VPN
4 7 (8.33%) Wireless
4 7 (8.33%) NAS
5 6 (7.14%) IOS XR
5 6 (7.14%) NX-OS
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.38%) Network Security
6 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) GPRS
6 2 (2.38%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.19%) PowerBuilder
General
1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 7 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.57%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) Web Services
1 7 (8.33%) XML
2 6 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) XSLT
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) WinForms
4 1 (1.19%) Spring
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.52%) Clustering
4 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.95%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.76%) User Experience
7 3 (3.57%) Economics
8 2 (2.38%) NHS
8 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 8 (9.52%) Data Management
4 8 (9.52%) Service Management
4 8 (9.52%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) ITIL
5 7 (8.33%) Project Management
5 7 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 7 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.95%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) SOA
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.76%) VBA
4 4 (4.76%) C
5 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.48%) Degree
3 11 (13.10%) CCIE
4 10 (11.90%) CCNP
4 10 (11.90%) CCSE
5 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.95%) JNCIS
6 5 (5.95%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.76%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.76%) CCNA
7 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) MCSA
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.19%) CCA
9 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.19%) PMP
9 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.19%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
1 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
2 12 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (8.33%) vSphere
5 5 (5.95%) XenApp
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) Cisco
2 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.19%) Juniper
4 14 (16.67%) VMware
5 12 (14.29%) Citrix
5 12 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 11 (13.10%) NetApp
7 10 (11.90%) HP
7 10 (11.90%) Oracle
7 10 (11.90%) Blue Coat
7 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
7 10 (11.90%) IronPort
7 10 (11.90%) Riverbed
7 10 (11.90%) Tufin
7 10 (11.90%) F5
8 7 (8.33%) Meraki
9 6 (7.14%) IBM
10 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.38%) EMC
11 2 (2.38%) AppSense
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