The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 1456 1447 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 7.02% 7.27% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 7.68% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 1051 1095
Average salary £53,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,450 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Salary Trend in the South East

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the South East

Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Berkshire +6 502 £55,000 +3.77% 70
Surrey +3 363 £49,000 -2.00% 27
Hampshire -12 193 £46,000 +2.22% 23
Buckinghamshire +7 103 £40,000 -20.00% 14
Oxfordshire -9 62 £60,000 +20.00% 11
East Sussex +13 46 £46,500 -15.45% 3
Kent +18 44 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Middlesex -4 24 £47,500 -29.62% 2
West Sussex -39 22 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Home Counties 0 14 £60,000 +9.09%
Thames Valley +3 12 £55,000 +19.56%
Sussex - 4 £75,000 -
M4 Corridor 0 2 £47,250 -5.50%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 755 (24.31%) SAP
2 653 (21.02%) Microsoft
3 646 (20.80%) Finance
4 437 (14.07%) Windows
5 394 (12.69%) SQL
6 389 (12.52%) Oracle
7 379 (12.20%) Degree
8 334 (10.75%) SQL Server
9 333 (10.72%) ABAP
10 325 (10.46%) MS Excel
11 308 (9.92%) Telecoms
12 307 (9.88%) VMware
13 294 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
14 284 (9.14%) Business Development
15 277 (8.92%) Security Cleared
16 276 (8.89%) Cisco
17 267 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
18 266 (8.56%) Coaching
19 255 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
20 251 (8.08%) SAP Implementation
21 240 (7.73%) Project Management
22 235 (7.57%) SC Cleared
23 227 (7.31%) Linux
24 226 (7.28%) Marketing
25 223 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
26 215 (6.92%) Active Directory
26 215 (6.92%) Firewall
27 206 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
28 205 (6.60%) SharePoint
29 204 (6.57%) CRM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 205 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 138 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 92 (2.96%) IIS
4 64 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (2.06%) Lync
5 60 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 56 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 52 (1.67%) Apache
9 48 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 43 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 37 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 34 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
14 30 (0.97%) SAS
15 27 (0.87%) Apache Solr
16 24 (0.77%) JBoss
17 23 (0.74%) WebSphere
18 22 (0.71%) NetWeaver
19 21 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 325 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 108 (3.48%) MS Office
3 33 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.77%) SPSS
5 16 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.39%) MS Project
8 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.13%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 177 (5.70%) SAP MM
2 152 (4.89%) SAP FI
3 148 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 148 (4.76%) SAP CO
4 127 (4.09%) SAP SD
5 104 (3.35%) SAP R/3
6 101 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
7 73 (2.35%) SAP SCM
8 65 (2.09%) SAP HR
9 56 (1.80%) SAP QM
10 55 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
11 52 (1.67%) SAP WM
12 51 (1.64%) SAP APO
13 50 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
14 48 (1.55%) SAP PM
15 46 (1.48%) SAP LE
15 46 (1.48%) SAP EHS
15 46 (1.48%) Maximo
16 40 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
17 39 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (3.35%) Office 365
3 57 (1.84%) SaaS
4 39 (1.26%) Taleo
5 15 (0.48%) IaaS
6 10 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
7 9 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.097%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.097%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.097%) Terremark
10 1 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.032%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.032%) PaaS
10 1 (0.032%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 215 (6.92%) Firewall
2 140 (4.51%) Network Security
3 101 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 99 (3.19%) WAN
5 98 (3.16%) LAN
6 97 (3.12%) Internet
7 93 (2.99%) Wireless
8 87 (2.80%) SAN
9 60 (1.93%) DNS
10 48 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (1.51%) VPN
12 42 (1.35%) HTTP
13 41 (1.32%) OSPF
14 40 (1.29%) BGP
14 40 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (1.16%) Unified Communications
16 31 (1.00%) MPLS
16 31 (1.00%) DHCP
16 31 (1.00%) VoIP
17 27 (0.87%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 112 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 93 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (1.96%) MySQL
7 57 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
8 54 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
10 46 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 43 (1.38%) Big Data
12 41 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 29 (0.93%) SAP BW
14 27 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.74%) Data Mining
16 23 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
17 22 (0.71%) RDBMS
18 21 (0.68%) Essbase
18 21 (0.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (1.51%) LSMW
2 31 (1.00%) Selenium
3 30 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 27 (0.87%) Mockito
5 22 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 17 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
6 17 (0.55%) Maven
7 12 (0.39%) Subversion
7 12 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.35%) Toad
9 10 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (0.29%) JUnit
11 8 (0.26%) Ant
12 7 (0.23%) PVCS
12 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.19%) JDeveloper
13 6 (0.19%) TestDirector
14 5 (0.16%) SilkPerformer
15 4 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 646 (20.80%) Finance
2 308 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 226 (7.28%) Marketing
4 193 (6.21%) Retail
5 160 (5.15%) Banking
6 126 (4.06%) Manufacturing
7 91 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 83 (2.67%) Advertising
9 64 (2.06%) Legal
9 64 (2.06%) Billing
10 50 (1.61%) German Language
11 32 (1.03%) General Ledger
12 31 (1.00%) Aerospace
13 30 (0.97%) Local Government
14 22 (0.71%) Dutch Language
14 22 (0.71%) Spanish Language
14 22 (0.71%) Electronics
15 21 (0.68%) Back Office
16 17 (0.55%) Automotive
16 17 (0.55%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (5.92%) .NET
2 144 (4.64%) HTML
3 123 (3.96%) XML
4 103 (3.32%) Web Services
5 93 (2.99%) CSS
6 72 (2.32%) BAPI
7 68 (2.19%) ASP.NET
8 56 (1.80%) jQuery
9 54 (1.74%) J2EE
10 51 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
11 46 (1.48%) XSLT
12 41 (1.32%) Spring
13 40 (1.29%) XHTML
14 34 (1.09%) Middleware
15 33 (1.06%) Ajax
16 30 (0.97%) Java EE
17 28 (0.90%) JSP
18 24 (0.77%) EDI
18 24 (0.77%) SAP XI
19 22 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 86 (2.77%) Social Media
4 78 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 53 (1.71%) GIS
7 48 (1.55%) Clustering
8 46 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 39 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 39 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 35 (1.13%) iPad
11 33 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 31 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 29 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 26 (0.84%) FMCG
15 25 (0.80%) Mathematics
16 23 (0.74%) Life Science
16 23 (0.74%) RMADS
17 22 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 437 (14.07%) Windows
2 227 (7.31%) Linux
3 164 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 154 (4.96%) UNIX
5 97 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.29%) Solaris
9 39 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 33 (1.06%) AIX
11 26 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.84%) Windows Vista
12 21 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 20 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.52%) VMS
16 13 (0.42%) Android
17 8 (0.26%) HPUX
18 4 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (9.14%) Business Development
2 266 (8.56%) Coaching
3 255 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
4 251 (8.08%) SAP Implementation
5 240 (7.73%) Project Management
6 206 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
7 204 (6.57%) CRM
8 200 (6.44%) ERP
9 177 (5.70%) ITIL
10 164 (5.28%) Migration
11 143 (4.60%) Analytics
12 139 (4.48%) Information Security
13 119 (3.83%) Mentoring
14 113 (3.64%) PRINCE2
15 105 (3.38%) E-Commerce
16 99 (3.19%) Risk Management
17 98 (3.16%) Business Analysis
18 93 (2.99%) Logistics
19 88 (2.83%) Data Management
20 85 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 394 (12.69%) SQL
2 333 (10.72%) ABAP
3 171 (5.51%) Java
4 158 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 113 (3.64%) C#
6 89 (2.87%) C
7 64 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 51 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 43 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 43 (1.38%) PL/SQL
10 33 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 33 (1.06%) Perl
11 27 (0.87%) PHP
11 27 (0.87%) C++
12 23 (0.74%) R
13 20 (0.64%) VBScript
14 19 (0.61%) Python
15 18 (0.58%) VBA
16 14 (0.45%) SAPscript
16 14 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 379 (12.20%) Degree
2 277 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 235 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 223 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 153 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (4.64%) MCSE
7 134 (4.31%) CISSP
8 94 (3.03%) CCNP
9 87 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 74 (2.38%) CCIE
11 70 (2.25%) CCA
12 69 (2.22%) MCITP
13 67 (2.16%) CISM
14 59 (1.90%) ISEB
14 59 (1.90%) MCP
15 57 (1.84%) CCNA
16 48 (1.55%) CISA
17 46 (1.48%) MCSA
18 44 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
19 43 (1.38%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (2.25%) QA
3 55 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 46 (1.48%) SLA
5 34 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (0.90%) COBIT
7 24 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.32%) HL7
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.097%) BS25999
11 3 (0.097%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.097%) GPG13
12 1 (0.032%) BS15000
System Software
1 267 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 215 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 132 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 86 (2.77%) XenApp
5 76 (2.45%) vSphere
6 69 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 47 (1.51%) vCloud
8 43 (1.38%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (0.52%) XenServer
12 13 (0.42%) Xen
13 9 (0.29%) Firmware
14 8 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.23%) NFS
16 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.16%) KVM
17 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
18 4 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (1.42%) SCCM
2 26 (0.84%) Windows Intune
3 23 (0.74%) SCOM
3 23 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 16 (0.52%) XenMobile
5 16 (0.52%) Puppet
5 16 (0.52%) SCVMM
6 15 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.39%) Legato
7 12 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.35%) Nagios
9 10 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.29%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (0.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 755 (24.31%) SAP
2 653 (21.02%) Microsoft
3 389 (12.52%) Oracle
4 307 (9.88%) VMware
5 276 (8.89%) Cisco
6 188 (6.05%) HP
7 158 (5.09%) Citrix
8 130 (4.19%) IBM
9 116 (3.73%) Juniper
10 101 (3.25%) CheckPoint
11 91 (2.93%) NetApp
12 70 (2.25%) Business Objects
13 57 (1.84%) F5
14 52 (1.67%) Brocade
15 50 (1.61%) Hyperion
15 50 (1.61%) EMC
16 46 (1.48%) Primavera
17 45 (1.45%) Sage
18 43 (1.38%) Cognos
19 41 (1.32%) JD Edwards
Reading, Berkshire
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £45k OTE
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car allowance / Bonus / Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 Per Annum £40,000 - £42,000 per an
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £36000 per annum + 10% bonus, full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: To £80k Basic + 20% Bonus plus stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Jonathan Garth
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus,car,others
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus,car,others
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Conspicuous
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago