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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 50 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 288 311 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.93% 6.11% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 6.39% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 223 264 240
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
5610 4870 5039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.13% 95.64% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 4153 4460
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,950 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -10 89 £57,500 +27.77% 28
Wiltshire -5 69 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Gloucestershire -4 51 £52,500 +23.52% 13
Dorset -8 43 £41,000 -8.88% 4
Somerset -2 18 £27,500 -47.61% 6
Devon -1 8 £75,000 +36.36% 3
Avon - 4 £55,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 216 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 167 (24.42%) Windows
3 134 (19.59%) MS Excel
4 133 (19.44%) Finance
5 130 (19.01%) VMware
6 128 (18.71%) MS Exchange
7 120 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (14.04%) Degree
8 96 (14.04%) Security Cleared
9 95 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 94 (13.74%) SQL
11 88 (12.87%) Project Management
12 82 (11.99%) Oracle
12 82 (11.99%) SQL Server
13 80 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (11.40%) Citrix
15 74 (10.82%) SAP
16 73 (10.67%) Firewall
17 72 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 70 (10.23%) MCSE
19 65 (9.50%) SC Cleared
20 64 (9.36%) Hyper-V
21 59 (8.63%) ITIL
22 58 (8.48%) SAN
23 55 (8.04%) Information Security
24 52 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
25 51 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
25 51 (7.46%) PowerShell
25 51 (7.46%) CCA
26 50 (7.31%) .NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (18.71%) MS Exchange
2 48 (7.02%) Lync
3 39 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (4.53%) IIS
6 27 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.78%) ArcGIS
8 17 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.46%) CMS
12 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.02%) SAS
15 5 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.58%) iPlanet
17 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
17 3 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 134 (19.59%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.78%) MS Office
3 6 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.88%) Acrobat
3 6 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.88%) InDesign
4 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.58%) MS Project
5 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) FastStats
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
1 16 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
2 15 (2.19%) SAP Business One
3 14 (2.05%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (2.05%) Oracle Financials
4 12 (1.75%) SAP SD
5 9 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.32%) SAP GRC
5 9 (1.32%) Sage 200
6 8 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.17%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.17%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.88%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.88%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.73%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.73%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.53%) Office 365
2 14 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Pure360
4 1 (0.15%) Yammer
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.67%) Firewall
2 58 (8.48%) SAN
3 46 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.53%) WAN
5 30 (4.39%) NetScaler
6 26 (3.80%) VPN
7 21 (3.07%) LAN
8 20 (2.92%) DNS
9 19 (2.78%) Unified Communications
10 18 (2.63%) Wireless
11 16 (2.34%) Network Security
11 16 (2.34%) DHCP
12 14 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (1.75%) NAS
14 8 (1.17%) Internet
15 7 (1.02%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.02%) iSCSI
16 6 (0.88%) VLAN
16 6 (0.88%) Intranet
17 5 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.24%) MySQL
3 19 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 16 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.88%) OLAP
12 5 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.58%) JUnit
3 4 (0.58%) Maven
3 4 (0.58%) TestNG
4 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.15%) PROIV
6 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.15%) GDB
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 133 (19.44%) Finance
2 28 (4.09%) Retail
3 24 (3.51%) Aerospace
4 23 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.22%) Advertising
6 19 (2.78%) Marketing
7 17 (2.49%) Banking
8 16 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.05%) French Language
9 14 (2.05%) Spanish Language
10 13 (1.90%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.46%) German Language
12 8 (1.17%) Billing
13 7 (1.02%) Legal
14 5 (0.73%) Electronics
14 5 (0.73%) Law
14 5 (0.73%) Military
15 4 (0.58%) Local Government
15 4 (0.58%) Publishing
16 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.31%) .NET
2 32 (4.68%) HTML
3 28 (4.09%) Web Services
4 20 (2.92%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.19%) CSS
6 10 (1.46%) XML
7 8 (1.17%) HTML5
8 6 (0.88%) REST
8 6 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.88%) SOAP
9 5 (0.73%) J2EE
9 5 (0.73%) Middleware
9 5 (0.73%) CSS3
10 4 (0.58%) Spring MVC
10 4 (0.58%) JSON
10 4 (0.58%) Spring
10 4 (0.58%) SAML
10 4 (0.58%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.58%) JPA
11 3 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.95%) Management Information System
2 22 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.07%) GIS
3 21 (3.07%) RMADS
4 20 (2.92%) CESG
5 19 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 19 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 17 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.32%) PKI
8 9 (1.32%) Clustering
9 8 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.17%) Open Source
9 8 (1.17%) Social Media
9 8 (1.17%) User Experience
10 7 (1.02%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.88%) Life Science
12 5 (0.73%) Xbox
13 4 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 167 (24.42%) Windows
2 52 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (6.29%) Linux
5 22 (3.22%) UNIX
6 18 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.73%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.58%) Solaris
10 3 (0.44%) HPUX
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (12.87%) Project Management
2 59 (8.63%) ITIL
3 55 (8.04%) Information Security
4 49 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (7.16%) CRM
5 48 (7.02%) Service Management
6 40 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (5.70%) PRINCE2
8 38 (5.56%) ERP
8 38 (5.56%) Cyber Security
9 37 (5.41%) Time Management
9 37 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (4.82%) Migration
11 29 (4.24%) Risk Management
12 28 (4.09%) ITSM
13 25 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.65%) Information Assurance
14 19 (2.78%) Service Delivery
14 19 (2.78%) Logistics
15 18 (2.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.74%) SQL
2 51 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 40 (5.85%) Python
4 38 (5.56%) C#
5 31 (4.53%) Java
6 24 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.22%) Perl
8 13 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.46%) C++
9 10 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.17%) VB
11 7 (1.02%) C
12 3 (0.44%) VB6
12 3 (0.44%) X++
13 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 96 (14.04%) Degree
1 96 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 80 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 70 (10.23%) MCSE
5 65 (9.50%) SC Cleared
6 51 (7.46%) CCA
7 48 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
8 35 (5.12%) DV Cleared
9 32 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (4.53%) VCP4
11 30 (4.39%) MCITP
12 28 (4.09%) CCEA
12 28 (4.09%) CCEE
13 26 (3.80%) MCP
14 22 (3.22%) CCNP
15 21 (3.07%) MCSA
15 21 (3.07%) CISSP
16 20 (2.92%) VCP5
17 11 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.90%) QA
4 9 (1.32%) COBIT
5 7 (1.02%) SLA
6 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.29%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) BS15000
8 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 120 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (13.89%) Active Directory
3 64 (9.36%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 32 (4.68%) XenApp
6 31 (4.53%) vSphere
7 24 (3.51%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Nmap
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (4.68%) SCCM
2 20 (2.92%) SCOM
3 10 (1.46%) SCVMM
3 10 (1.46%) SCOrch
4 8 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.73%) SCSM
5 5 (0.73%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.44%) WSUS
6 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.29%) OpenView
7 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.29%) Nagios
7 2 (0.29%) OPNET
7 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 216 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 130 (19.01%) VMware
3 82 (11.99%) Oracle
4 78 (11.40%) Citrix
5 74 (10.82%) SAP
6 45 (6.58%) Cisco
7 31 (4.53%) EMC
8 28 (4.09%) AppSense
9 18 (2.63%) HP
10 17 (2.49%) ESRI
11 15 (2.19%) Dell
12 12 (1.75%) IBM
12 12 (1.75%) Juniper
12 12 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.61%) Sage
14 8 (1.17%) BMC
14 8 (1.17%) Adobe
14 8 (1.17%) F5
15 7 (1.02%) Riverbed
15 7 (1.02%) Informatica
South West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Circa 80K + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fairford, Gloucestershire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + £18 - £22K basic + uncapped Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum +attractive benefits and extensive c
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum +attractive benefits, 30 days holida
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum +attractive benefits, 30 days holida
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £15k - 16k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum, Benefits OTE £35-45k
Posted: 3 days ago