The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 5 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.17% 8.64% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 8.64% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 81 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 99.17% 100.00% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87 58 131
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £18,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Shropshire

Consultant
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Telford -12 4 £45,000 -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Kofax
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) OPNET
5 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Visualisation

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCVP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OPNET
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Kofax
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) F5