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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 43 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 320 304 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.21% 5.25% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.42% 5.52% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 252 259 224
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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
5900 5512 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.22% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4834 4637 4668
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +10 109 £55,000 +29.41% 48
Wiltshire +1 80 £40,000 -20.00% 21
Gloucestershire +1 56 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Dorset -14 36 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Somerset -18 12 £27,500 -47.61%
Devon -5 9 £38,500 -30.00% 3
Cornwall - 6 £25,000 - 1
Avon 0 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 200 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 148 (22.87%) Windows
3 131 (20.25%) MS Excel
4 116 (17.93%) VMware
5 115 (17.77%) Finance
6 105 (16.23%) MS Exchange
7 99 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 95 (14.68%) Active Directory
9 90 (13.91%) SQL
10 80 (12.36%) Firewall
11 77 (11.90%) Project Management
11 77 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 76 (11.75%) Security Cleared
13 70 (10.82%) SQL Server
14 66 (10.20%) Oracle
14 66 (10.20%) MCSE
15 65 (10.05%) Citrix
15 65 (10.05%) Degree
16 63 (9.74%) SAP
17 62 (9.58%) SAN
18 61 (9.43%) ITIL
18 61 (9.43%) Hyper-V
19 59 (9.12%) Information Security
20 58 (8.96%) Service Management
21 56 (8.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 54 (8.35%) .NET
22 54 (8.35%) CCA
23 52 (8.04%) Cisco
24 51 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
24 51 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 105 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.03%) Lync
3 32 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.95%) IIS
4 31 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.39%) SAS
7 9 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.08%) CMS
9 6 (0.93%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.46%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.31%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.31%) Apache
13 2 (0.31%) Mule
13 2 (0.31%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 131 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.16%) MS Office
3 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.46%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.46%) InDesign
6 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (2.01%) SAP SD
1 13 (2.01%) SAP FI
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
1 13 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
1 13 (2.01%) SAP CO
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle Receivables
2 12 (1.85%) SAP Business One
3 9 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (1.39%) Sage 200
4 8 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.08%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.93%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.62%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.41%) Office 365
2 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.31%) Yammer
4 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.36%) Firewall
2 62 (9.58%) SAN
3 47 (7.26%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.48%) WAN
5 24 (3.71%) Wireless
6 22 (3.40%) VPN
7 21 (3.25%) DNS
7 21 (3.25%) LAN
7 21 (3.25%) Unified Communications
8 19 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (2.78%) NetScaler
10 17 (2.63%) Network Security
10 17 (2.63%) DHCP
11 12 (1.85%) NAS
12 11 (1.70%) VLAN
12 11 (1.70%) Internet
13 7 (1.08%) Wireshark
13 7 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.93%) HSRP
15 5 (0.77%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.94%) MySQL
3 15 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (0.93%) OLAP
9 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (0.62%) TestNG
2 4 (0.62%) Maven
2 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.62%) JUnit
3 3 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.15%) GDB
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
5 1 (0.15%) PROIV
5 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 115 (17.77%) Finance
2 25 (3.86%) Retail
3 21 (3.25%) Aerospace
3 21 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.32%) Advertising
4 15 (2.32%) Banking
5 11 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.70%) German Language
6 10 (1.55%) Marketing
7 9 (1.39%) Law
7 9 (1.39%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.24%) Billing
8 8 (1.24%) French Language
8 8 (1.24%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.93%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Electronics
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.62%) Military
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.35%) .NET
2 43 (6.65%) Web Services
3 28 (4.33%) ASP.NET
4 24 (3.71%) HTML
5 17 (2.63%) CSS
6 13 (2.01%) XML
7 12 (1.85%) REST
8 11 (1.70%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.55%) SOAP
10 9 (1.39%) Middleware
11 6 (0.93%) J2EE
12 5 (0.77%) JSON
12 5 (0.77%) CSS3
13 4 (0.62%) HTML5
13 4 (0.62%) Spring
13 4 (0.62%) Spring MVC
13 4 (0.62%) JPA
13 4 (0.62%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.46%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.46%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.86%) CESG
1 25 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.40%) Thin Client
2 22 (3.40%) Fat Client
3 20 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.94%) RMADS
5 12 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 12 (1.85%) User Experience
6 9 (1.39%) Xbox
7 8 (1.24%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.08%) Social Media
9 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.93%) Life Science
9 6 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (0.93%) GIS
10 5 (0.77%) BYOD
11 4 (0.62%) PKI
11 4 (0.62%) Open Source
12 3 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 148 (22.87%) Windows
2 51 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (4.64%) Linux
4 24 (3.71%) UNIX
5 23 (3.55%) Windows Vista
6 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.77%) Solaris
7 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.31%) Android
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.31%) AIX
9 2 (0.31%) HPUX
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.90%) Project Management
2 61 (9.43%) ITIL
3 59 (9.12%) Information Security
4 58 (8.96%) Service Management
5 49 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (7.26%) Time Management
7 41 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (6.03%) Cyber Security
9 38 (5.87%) CRM
10 37 (5.72%) Migration
11 32 (4.95%) ERP
11 32 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 31 (4.79%) PRINCE2
13 29 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (4.17%) ITSM
15 25 (3.86%) Information Assurance
16 21 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (3.09%) Service Delivery
18 19 (2.94%) ITIL V2
19 18 (2.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 90 (13.91%) SQL
2 44 (6.80%) C#
3 41 (6.34%) PowerShell
4 39 (6.03%) Java
5 26 (4.02%) Python
6 25 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.63%) Perl
8 12 (1.85%) C
9 10 (1.55%) C++
9 10 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.08%) VB
12 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.46%) VB6
13 3 (0.46%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.31%) X++
14 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.31%) PHP
15 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (11.75%) Security Cleared
3 66 (10.20%) MCSE
4 65 (10.05%) Degree
5 56 (8.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 54 (8.35%) CCA
7 49 (7.57%) Citrix Certification
8 48 (7.42%) SC Cleared
9 32 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (4.48%) CCNP
11 28 (4.33%) CISSP
11 28 (4.33%) MCITP
12 27 (4.17%) DV Cleared
13 24 (3.71%) CCEA
13 24 (3.71%) CCEE
14 21 (3.25%) MCSA
15 20 (3.09%) MCP
16 12 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.55%) ISEB
18 9 (1.39%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.70%) QA
4 9 (1.39%) COBIT
5 6 (0.93%) SLA
6 2 (0.31%) HL7
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) BS15000
7 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 99 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (14.68%) Active Directory
3 61 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.17%) XenApp
4 27 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 21 (3.25%) vSphere
6 14 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.85%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.46%) Xen
9 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 34 (5.26%) SCCM
2 14 (2.16%) SCOM
3 6 (0.93%) Windows Intune
4 5 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.62%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.62%) SCSM
6 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.46%) Legato
6 3 (0.46%) WSUS
7 2 (0.31%) OpenView
7 2 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.31%) Nagios
7 2 (0.31%) OPNET
Vendors
1 200 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 116 (17.93%) VMware
3 66 (10.20%) Oracle
4 65 (10.05%) Citrix
5 63 (9.74%) SAP
6 52 (8.04%) Cisco
7 28 (4.33%) EMC
8 24 (3.71%) HP
8 24 (3.71%) AppSense
9 10 (1.55%) Sage
9 10 (1.55%) Juniper
10 9 (1.39%) Google
10 9 (1.39%) Facebook
11 8 (1.24%) Riverbed
11 8 (1.24%) F5
11 8 (1.24%) Veeam
11 8 (1.24%) Dell
12 7 (1.08%) Avaya
12 7 (1.08%) Informatica
13 6 (0.93%) ESRI
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits OTE £35,000 - £100,000 First Year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum, Benefits Quarterly, Annual & Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Commission + Incentives + Car Targets
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + £6k car, 10% pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Experis IT
Salary: excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Robert Half
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £85k plus competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago