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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 53 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 295 340 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.91% 5.48% 5.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 5.72% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 263 263 252
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
5758 5949 5020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.92% 95.92% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4836 4901 4435
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -7 89 £47,500 -9.52% 37
Gloucestershire +6 69 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire -14 62 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Dorset -3 33 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Somerset -6 17 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Cornwall - 11 £25,000 -
Devon -4 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 161 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 131 (21.58%) Windows
3 106 (17.46%) MS Excel
4 103 (16.97%) Finance
5 89 (14.66%) Active Directory
6 87 (14.33%) VMware
7 72 (11.86%) Project Management
7 72 (11.86%) ITIL
8 71 (11.70%) Security Cleared
9 67 (11.04%) Service Management
10 65 (10.71%) SQL
11 63 (10.38%) SAP
12 62 (10.21%) MS Exchange
13 61 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 61 (10.05%) Information Security
14 60 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (9.72%) SQL Server
16 58 (9.56%) SAN
17 56 (9.23%) Firewall
18 55 (9.06%) .NET
19 54 (8.90%) MCSE
19 54 (8.90%) Citrix
19 54 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 51 (8.40%) Web Services
20 51 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 51 (8.40%) Degree
21 49 (8.07%) Time Management
21 49 (8.07%) Java
22 48 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (7.91%) Hyper-V

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 62 (10.21%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.60%) IIS
3 25 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.64%) Lync
7 12 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.48%) CMS
8 9 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.32%) SAS
10 7 (1.15%) NetWeaver
10 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.66%) Apache
12 3 (0.49%) JBoss
12 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.49%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.33%) Mule
13 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 106 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.15%) MS Office
3 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) MS Project
4 3 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.64%) SAP FI
1 16 (2.64%) SAP FI/CO
1 16 (2.64%) SAP CO
2 11 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.81%) Sage 200
3 9 (1.48%) SAP SD
4 7 (1.15%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.99%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.66%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (0.66%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.66%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.94%) Office 365
2 13 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) Yammer
4 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.56%) SAN
2 56 (9.23%) Firewall
3 39 (6.43%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.95%) WAN
5 18 (2.97%) DNS
5 18 (2.97%) Wireless
6 16 (2.64%) Network Security
6 16 (2.64%) DHCP
7 15 (2.47%) LAN
7 15 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (2.31%) Unified Communications
9 9 (1.48%) Internet
9 9 (1.48%) VPN
10 8 (1.32%) VLAN
11 7 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.99%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.99%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.99%) HSRP
13 5 (0.82%) VoIP
13 5 (0.82%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (1.15%) OLAP
8 6 (0.99%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle OLAP
8 6 (0.99%) Big Data
9 5 (0.82%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
10 4 (0.66%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.99%) ERwin
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.66%) TestNG
3 4 (0.66%) Maven
3 4 (0.66%) JUnit
4 3 (0.49%) Subversion
4 3 (0.49%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) Toad
6 1 (0.16%) PROIV
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 103 (16.97%) Finance
2 20 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.64%) Retail
4 15 (2.47%) Marketing
5 13 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.14%) Advertising
6 11 (1.81%) Banking
7 7 (1.15%) Law
7 7 (1.15%) German Language
8 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.82%) Billing
9 4 (0.66%) Military
10 3 (0.49%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.06%) .NET
2 51 (8.40%) Web Services
3 33 (5.44%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.46%) HTML
5 20 (3.29%) CSS
6 15 (2.47%) .NET Framework
7 13 (2.14%) Middleware
7 13 (2.14%) REST
8 12 (1.98%) SOAP
8 12 (1.98%) XML
9 7 (1.15%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.99%) JSON
10 6 (0.99%) CSS3
11 4 (0.66%) Spring MVC
11 4 (0.66%) JPA
11 4 (0.66%) Spring
11 4 (0.66%) LAMP
11 4 (0.66%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.49%) MSMQ
12 3 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.28%) CESG
3 25 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.46%) Thin Client
4 21 (3.46%) Fat Client
5 17 (2.80%) User Experience
6 15 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.98%) CESG CLAS
7 12 (1.98%) RMADS
8 10 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.32%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.32%) Xbox
11 7 (1.15%) BYOD
11 7 (1.15%) Social Media
12 6 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.99%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 131 (21.58%) Windows
2 54 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.79%) UNIX
5 20 (3.29%) Windows Vista
6 13 (2.14%) Linux
7 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.82%) Android
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.66%) AIX
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
12 2 (0.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.33%) zOS
12 2 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (11.86%) ITIL
1 72 (11.86%) Project Management
2 67 (11.04%) Service Management
3 61 (10.05%) Information Security
4 51 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (8.07%) Time Management
6 43 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (5.77%) ITSM
9 34 (5.60%) Cyber Security
10 30 (4.94%) Migration
10 30 (4.94%) SDLC
11 29 (4.78%) Risk Management
11 29 (4.78%) PRINCE2
12 27 (4.45%) Information Assurance
12 27 (4.45%) ITIL V2
13 26 (4.28%) Analytics
13 26 (4.28%) CRM
13 26 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (4.28%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.71%) SQL
2 49 (8.07%) Java
3 47 (7.74%) C#
4 27 (4.45%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.64%) C
7 7 (1.15%) Python
7 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.82%) C++
10 4 (0.66%) PHP
10 4 (0.66%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.49%) VBScript
11 3 (0.49%) VB
11 3 (0.49%) Perl
11 3 (0.49%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.33%) ABAP
12 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (8.90%) MCSE
4 51 (8.40%) Degree
5 44 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 44 (7.25%) CCA
6 42 (6.92%) SC Cleared
7 39 (6.43%) Citrix Certification
8 36 (5.93%) CISSP
9 26 (4.28%) MCSA
10 25 (4.12%) MCITP
11 24 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (3.79%) CCNP
12 23 (3.79%) MCP
12 23 (3.79%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.80%) CCEA
13 17 (2.80%) CCEE
14 13 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.98%) CISM
16 10 (1.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (4.45%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.65%) COBIT
4 5 (0.82%) QA
4 5 (0.82%) SLA
5 3 (0.49%) BS7799
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 89 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 60 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.45%) XenApp
5 10 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.33%) iptables
8 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 2 (0.33%) Postfix
8 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.33%) Samba
8 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.77%) SCCM
2 13 (2.14%) SCOM
3 8 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.15%) Legato
4 7 (1.15%) Windows Intune
5 5 (0.82%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.82%) SCSM
6 4 (0.66%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.33%) WSUS
8 2 (0.33%) Ansible
8 2 (0.33%) Salt
8 2 (0.33%) Puppet
8 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.16%) Nmap
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 161 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 87 (14.33%) VMware
3 63 (10.38%) SAP
4 54 (8.90%) Citrix
5 42 (6.92%) Cisco
6 39 (6.43%) Oracle
7 28 (4.61%) HP
8 24 (3.95%) EMC
9 18 (2.97%) Business Objects
10 17 (2.80%) AppSense
11 13 (2.14%) IBM
12 12 (1.98%) Sage
13 10 (1.65%) Veeam
14 8 (1.32%) Facebook
14 8 (1.32%) Google
14 8 (1.32%) Informatica
14 8 (1.32%) Veritas
15 7 (1.15%) Hitachi
15 7 (1.15%) Cognos
15 7 (1.15%) NetApp
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Pesaro
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Pesaro
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000k - £90,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Harvey Nash
Salary: Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
Duke Hudson
Salary: Unspecified Salary - Depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £80k
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: car, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Nakama
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago