The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Consultant
Rank 136 124 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 7 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 3
Average salary £57,500 £32,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+79.68% -32.63%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
Software Consultant
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2290 2137 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.20% 92.79% 94.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 1692 1575
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Consultant
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Software Consultant Salary Trend in Reading

Software Consultant
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Consultant across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Software Consultant Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (16.67%) MCP
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software License Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
6 1 (8.33%) SaaS
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software License Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com