The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 46 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 318 352 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.26% 6.54% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 6.84% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 273 293 296
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5801 5145 5413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.03% 95.56% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4942 4365 4815
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Consultant
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Consultant Salary Trend in the South West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Consultant Salary Histogram in the South West

Consultant
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South West 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
Bristol -21 74 £55,000 +22.22% 29
Gloucestershire -1 65 £55,000 +30.95% 11
Dorset -11 62 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Wiltshire -18 59 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Somerset +27 33 £27,500 -43.58% 5
Devon +9 15 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cornwall - 2 £26,500 -
Avon - 2 £55,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 212 (31.27%) Microsoft
2 175 (25.81%) Windows
3 128 (18.88%) MS Exchange
4 127 (18.73%) MS Excel
5 126 (18.58%) VMware
6 121 (17.85%) Finance
7 119 (17.55%) Security Cleared
7 119 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 107 (15.78%) Degree
9 90 (13.27%) SQL
10 89 (13.13%) Active Directory
11 86 (12.68%) Project Management
12 83 (12.24%) SQL Server
12 83 (12.24%) SC Cleared
13 78 (11.50%) Citrix
14 74 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 74 (10.91%) Oracle
14 74 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 70 (10.32%) Firewall
16 67 (9.88%) SAP
17 66 (9.73%) MCSE
18 65 (9.59%) ITIL
19 60 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
20 58 (8.55%) Hyper-V
21 57 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
22 54 (7.96%) .NET
23 53 (7.82%) PowerShell
24 52 (7.67%) SAN
25 50 (7.37%) Python

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 128 (18.88%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.93%) Lync
3 42 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (4.28%) SharePoint
5 29 (4.28%) ArcGIS
6 27 (3.98%) IIS
7 25 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2000
11 13 (1.92%) CMS
12 8 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.74%) iPlanet
14 4 (0.59%) SAS
15 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
16 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
17 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 127 (18.73%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.88%) InDesign
4 6 (0.88%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
1 15 (2.21%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (2.06%) SAP GRC
2 14 (2.06%) SAP Business One
3 13 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
3 13 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.33%) SAP SD
6 8 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.88%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.88%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.74%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.74%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.13%) Office 365
2 12 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.74%) Pure360
4 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Yammer
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.32%) Firewall
2 52 (7.67%) SAN
3 45 (6.64%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.87%) WAN
5 31 (4.57%) NetScaler
6 28 (4.13%) VPN
7 19 (2.80%) LAN
8 17 (2.51%) Network Security
9 15 (2.21%) DNS
10 14 (2.06%) Unified Communications
11 13 (1.92%) Wireless
12 12 (1.77%) DHCP
13 10 (1.47%) Internet
14 9 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.18%) NAS
16 7 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (0.88%) Intranet
17 6 (0.88%) SNMP
18 5 (0.74%) Wireshark
18 5 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.13%) MySQL
3 23 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.44%) Big Data
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) JUnit
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.15%) GDB
4 1 (0.15%) TestNG
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 121 (17.85%) Finance
2 28 (4.13%) Marketing
3 26 (3.83%) Aerospace
4 25 (3.69%) Retail
5 21 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.10%) Advertising
6 20 (2.95%) Banking
7 14 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.06%) French Language
7 14 (2.06%) Spanish Language
8 12 (1.77%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.33%) German Language
10 8 (1.18%) Local Government
11 7 (1.03%) Legal
12 6 (0.88%) Billing
13 5 (0.74%) Electronics
14 4 (0.59%) Law
14 4 (0.59%) Publishing
15 3 (0.44%) Military
16 2 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.96%) .NET
2 37 (5.46%) HTML
3 18 (2.65%) ASP.NET
3 18 (2.65%) Web Services
4 15 (2.21%) CSS
5 11 (1.62%) HTML5
6 9 (1.33%) XML
7 7 (1.03%) SOAP
8 5 (0.74%) XHTML
8 5 (0.74%) SAML
9 4 (0.59%) Middleware
9 4 (0.59%) J2EE
9 4 (0.59%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.44%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.44%) XMPP
11 2 (0.29%) JSON
11 2 (0.29%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.15%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.60%) GIS
2 31 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.95%) CESG
6 19 (2.80%) Fat Client
6 19 (2.80%) RMADS
6 19 (2.80%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.65%) Clustering
8 16 (2.36%) Mathematics
9 14 (2.06%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.77%) Open Source
11 11 (1.62%) PKI
12 9 (1.33%) Graphic Design
13 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.03%) Replication
15 6 (0.88%) iPad
15 6 (0.88%) Social Media
15 6 (0.88%) Life Science
16 5 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 175 (25.81%) Windows
2 60 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 58 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (6.78%) Linux
5 18 (2.65%) Windows Vista
6 15 (2.21%) UNIX
7 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.59%) Solaris
9 3 (0.44%) HPUX
9 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (12.68%) Project Management
2 65 (9.59%) ITIL
3 57 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (6.78%) CRM
5 44 (6.49%) Service Management
5 44 (6.49%) Information Security
6 42 (6.19%) PRINCE2
7 36 (5.31%) ERP
8 35 (5.16%) ITSM
9 34 (5.01%) Cyber Security
9 34 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.42%) Migration
12 27 (3.98%) Time Management
13 26 (3.83%) Risk Management
14 24 (3.54%) Information Assurance
15 21 (3.10%) Business Development
16 20 (2.95%) Web Development
16 20 (2.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (13.27%) SQL
2 53 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 50 (7.37%) Python
4 38 (5.60%) C#
5 35 (5.16%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.39%) Perl
7 19 (2.80%) Java
8 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.92%) VB
10 10 (1.47%) C++
11 9 (1.33%) C
11 9 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.03%) VB6
13 3 (0.44%) X++
13 3 (0.44%) VBScript
14 2 (0.29%) Fortran
14 2 (0.29%) ABAP
14 2 (0.29%) PHP
15 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 119 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 107 (15.78%) Degree
3 83 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 74 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 66 (9.73%) MCSE
6 47 (6.93%) CCA
6 47 (6.93%) Citrix Certification
7 40 (5.90%) DV Cleared
8 32 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (4.42%) MCP
9 30 (4.42%) MCITP
10 29 (4.28%) CCEA
10 29 (4.28%) CCEE
11 20 (2.95%) MCSA
11 20 (2.95%) VCP5
12 19 (2.80%) CISSP
13 15 (2.21%) CCNP
14 13 (1.92%) CCNA
15 12 (1.77%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.54%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.21%) COBIT
4 12 (1.77%) QA
5 6 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.88%) SLA
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
6 2 (0.29%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) WAI
7 1 (0.15%) BS15000
System Software
1 119 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (13.13%) Active Directory
3 58 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.16%) XenDesktop
5 34 (5.01%) XenApp
6 31 (4.57%) vSphere
7 30 (4.42%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (3.39%) SCOM
2 22 (3.24%) SCCM
3 12 (1.77%) SCOrch
4 11 (1.62%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.44%) SCSM
7 3 (0.44%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.44%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) OPNET
8 2 (0.29%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) OpenView
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 212 (31.27%) Microsoft
2 126 (18.58%) VMware
3 78 (11.50%) Citrix
4 74 (10.91%) Oracle
5 67 (9.88%) SAP
6 41 (6.05%) Cisco
7 34 (5.01%) EMC
8 32 (4.72%) ESRI
9 29 (4.28%) AppSense
10 20 (2.95%) IBM
11 18 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (2.51%) Dell
13 16 (2.36%) HP
14 12 (1.77%) Juniper
15 9 (1.33%) Sage
15 9 (1.33%) BMC
16 8 (1.18%) F5
17 7 (1.03%) SolarWinds
17 7 (1.03%) Riverbed
18 6 (0.88%) NetApp
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + £5,000 bonus + Car
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits DOE + £35-55k OTE
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits £35-55k OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits DOE + £35-55k OTE
Posted: Yesterday
South West
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago