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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 39 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 362 359 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.72% 6.05% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 6.36% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 313 290 348
Average salary £46,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £27,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,450
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -
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
6066 5649 5489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.78% 95.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5079 4819 4887
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Gloucestershire +4 89 £51,000 +21.42% 8
Bristol -14 75 £50,000 +11.11% 33
Dorset -2 65 £46,500 +24.00% 9
Wiltshire -24 52 £40,000 -14.43% 9
Somerset +33 37 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Devon +4 24 £40,000 +25.98%
Cornwall - 3 £26,500 - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 177 (25.11%) Windows
3 133 (18.87%) Finance
4 125 (17.73%) VMware
4 125 (17.73%) MS Exchange
5 122 (17.30%) MS Excel
6 120 (17.02%) Security Cleared
7 118 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 108 (15.32%) Degree
9 105 (14.89%) SQL
10 92 (13.05%) Active Directory
11 87 (12.34%) Oracle
11 87 (12.34%) Project Management
12 80 (11.35%) SQL Server
13 79 (11.21%) Citrix
13 79 (11.21%) SC Cleared
14 72 (10.21%) ITIL
14 72 (10.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 67 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 66 (9.36%) Firewall
17 63 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 63 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 61 (8.65%) SAP
18 61 (8.65%) MCSE
19 59 (8.37%) Python
20 57 (8.09%) PowerShell
21 53 (7.52%) SAN
22 52 (7.38%) Hyper-V
23 51 (7.23%) Service Management
23 51 (7.23%) .NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 125 (17.73%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.67%) Lync
3 40 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (4.54%) SharePoint
6 29 (4.11%) ArcGIS
7 28 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (3.69%) IIS
9 18 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2000
11 13 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.70%) CMS
13 11 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
15 5 (0.71%) iPlanet
16 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
17 3 (0.43%) SAS
18 2 (0.28%) Apache
18 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 122 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.69%) MS Office
3 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.85%) InDesign
5 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) FastStats
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (2.27%) SAP GRC
3 15 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (1.84%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (1.56%) SAP Business One
7 10 (1.42%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (1.13%) SAP HR
9 8 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (1.13%) SAP Payroll
9 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.43%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.43%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.55%) Office 365
2 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.71%) Pure360
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.36%) Firewall
2 53 (7.52%) SAN
3 42 (5.96%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.40%) NetScaler
5 30 (4.26%) WAN
6 28 (3.97%) VPN
7 16 (2.27%) LAN
8 14 (1.99%) DNS
8 14 (1.99%) Internet
9 12 (1.70%) Network Security
9 12 (1.70%) DHCP
10 9 (1.28%) Wireless
10 9 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (1.28%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.13%) NAS
11 8 (1.13%) Intranet
12 7 (0.99%) SNMP
12 7 (0.99%) VoIP
13 6 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.97%) MySQL
4 21 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.43%) QlikView
10 3 (0.43%) Xcelsius
10 3 (0.43%) Big Data
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.14%) Maven
4 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.14%) GDB
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 133 (18.87%) Finance
2 35 (4.96%) Marketing
3 32 (4.54%) Aerospace
4 25 (3.55%) Advertising
5 24 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.98%) Banking
7 17 (2.41%) Retail
8 14 (1.99%) Local Government
9 12 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.70%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.42%) Spanish Language
10 10 (1.42%) French Language
11 7 (0.99%) Electronics
12 6 (0.85%) Legal
12 6 (0.85%) Military
13 5 (0.71%) German Language
14 4 (0.57%) Publishing
14 4 (0.57%) Games
15 3 (0.43%) Billing
16 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.23%) .NET
2 36 (5.11%) HTML
3 19 (2.70%) Web Services
4 16 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.70%) CSS
5 12 (1.70%) HTML5
6 8 (1.13%) XML
7 7 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.85%) SOAP
9 5 (0.71%) XHTML
9 5 (0.71%) SAML
10 4 (0.57%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.57%) J2EE
11 3 (0.43%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.28%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.28%) XMPP
13 1 (0.14%) JSON
13 1 (0.14%) Ajax
13 1 (0.14%) Middleware
13 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.10%) GIS
2 34 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.98%) Mathematics
5 19 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 19 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.55%) Clustering
7 15 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.99%) PKI
9 12 (1.70%) RMADS
9 12 (1.70%) Open Source
9 12 (1.70%) CESG
10 9 (1.28%) Social Media
10 9 (1.28%) Graphic Design
11 8 (1.13%) iPad
11 8 (1.13%) Replication
12 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 177 (25.11%) Windows
2 63 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 63 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (6.95%) Linux
4 19 (2.70%) UNIX
5 17 (2.41%) Windows Vista
6 14 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.57%) Solaris
8 3 (0.43%) HPUX
9 2 (0.28%) AIX
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.34%) Project Management
2 72 (10.21%) ITIL
3 51 (7.23%) Service Management
4 50 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (5.82%) ITSM
5 41 (5.82%) CRM
6 40 (5.67%) PRINCE2
6 40 (5.67%) ERP
7 38 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (5.39%) Migration
8 35 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (3.55%) Information Security
10 25 (3.55%) Mentoring
11 24 (3.40%) Cyber Security
12 23 (3.26%) Risk Management
13 21 (2.98%) Change Management
13 21 (2.98%) Change Control
14 19 (2.70%) Time Management
15 18 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 105 (14.89%) SQL
2 59 (8.37%) Python
3 57 (8.09%) PowerShell
4 42 (5.96%) C#
5 34 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.55%) Perl
7 22 (3.12%) Java
8 17 (2.41%) C
8 17 (2.41%) C++
9 15 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.99%) VB
11 11 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.99%) VB6
12 7 (0.99%) VC++
12 7 (0.99%) Ada
12 7 (0.99%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.57%) Fortran
13 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.57%) ABAP
13 4 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 108 (15.32%) Degree
3 79 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 72 (10.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 67 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (8.65%) MCSE
7 46 (6.52%) CCA
7 46 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
8 41 (5.82%) DV Cleared
9 32 (4.54%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (4.26%) MCP
11 29 (4.11%) CCEA
11 29 (4.11%) CCEE
12 28 (3.97%) MCITP
13 20 (2.84%) VCP5
14 19 (2.70%) MCSA
15 12 (1.70%) CCNA
15 12 (1.70%) VCP4
16 11 (1.56%) CCIE
16 11 (1.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.84%) COBIT
3 17 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.56%) SLA
5 9 (1.28%) QA
6 6 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.71%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.14%) BS15000
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) WAI
9 1 (0.14%) CESG Infosec
9 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 118 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (13.05%) Active Directory
3 52 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.11%) XenDesktop
5 34 (4.82%) XenApp
6 32 (4.54%) vSphere
7 29 (4.11%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.28%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (3.12%) SCOM
2 20 (2.84%) SCCM
3 13 (1.84%) SCOrch
4 11 (1.56%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.43%) OpenView
7 3 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.43%) Nagios
7 3 (0.43%) OPNET
7 3 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.43%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.28%) SCSM
9 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 125 (17.73%) VMware
3 87 (12.34%) Oracle
4 79 (11.21%) Citrix
5 61 (8.65%) SAP
6 41 (5.82%) Cisco
7 35 (4.96%) ESRI
8 34 (4.82%) EMC
9 30 (4.26%) AppSense
10 23 (3.26%) IBM
11 19 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (2.55%) HP
13 17 (2.41%) Dell
14 10 (1.42%) Juniper
14 10 (1.42%) BMC
15 8 (1.13%) Sage
15 8 (1.13%) SolarWinds
16 7 (0.99%) NetApp
17 6 (0.85%) Adobe
17 6 (0.85%) F5
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car, pension, bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35-50K OTE
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35-50K OTE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35k+ OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum, Benefits £50k OTE
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits £60k OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Apache Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
set2recruit
Salary: £46000 - £52000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + 20-30% Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000.00 - £49000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 5 days ago