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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 40 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 331 258 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.46% 5.04% 6.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.30% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 264 217 306
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,750 £57,500
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
5767 4871 5461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.12% 95.23% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4837 4205 4840
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 October 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 1 October 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
Bristol +21 93 £50,000 - 35
Wiltshire -7 85 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Gloucestershire 0 67 £42,000 -6.66% 8
Somerset +8 32 £55,000 +20.21% 7
Dorset 0 26 £42,500 +9.67% 3
Devon -13 12 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 158 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 138 (20.51%) Windows
3 135 (20.06%) Finance
4 123 (18.28%) Security Cleared
5 101 (15.01%) VMware
6 96 (14.26%) Degree
7 94 (13.97%) Active Directory
8 90 (13.37%) SQL
8 90 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 87 (12.93%) MS Excel
10 84 (12.48%) ITIL
11 75 (11.14%) SQL Server
12 71 (10.55%) SC Cleared
13 67 (9.96%) Service Management
14 66 (9.81%) Citrix
15 59 (8.77%) MS Exchange
16 55 (8.17%) Firewall
17 54 (8.02%) Cisco
17 54 (8.02%) Oracle
17 54 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (7.73%) ITSM
18 52 (7.73%) Project Management
19 51 (7.58%) SAP
19 51 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
20 50 (7.43%) .NET
21 45 (6.69%) C#
21 45 (6.69%) Python
21 45 (6.69%) PowerShell
22 44 (6.54%) TCP/IP
22 44 (6.54%) Information Security

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 59 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 28 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.27%) IIS
6 20 (2.97%) ArcGIS
7 18 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.53%) Lync
9 15 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (1.49%) SAS
11 7 (1.04%) Apache
12 6 (0.89%) CMS
12 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.59%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.59%) Documentum
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.61%) MS Office
3 7 (1.04%) SPSS
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) FastStats
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (3.27%) SAP GRC
2 17 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.74%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.59%) GoldMine
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.59%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.59%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.59%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.45%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.86%) Office 365
2 18 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.89%) Pure360
3 6 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.17%) Firewall
2 44 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 33 (4.90%) SAN
4 23 (3.42%) WAN
5 17 (2.53%) DNS
6 15 (2.23%) VoIP
6 15 (2.23%) Internet
7 13 (1.93%) SNMP
8 11 (1.63%) Network Security
8 11 (1.63%) Wireshark
9 10 (1.49%) DHCP
9 10 (1.49%) LAN
10 9 (1.34%) NAS
11 8 (1.19%) VPN
11 8 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.04%) LDAP
13 5 (0.74%) SMTP
14 4 (0.59%) VLAN
14 4 (0.59%) Softphone
14 4 (0.59%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.75%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.63%) QlikView
5 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.74%) Big Data
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.45%) Xcelsius
9 3 (0.45%) MySQL
10 2 (0.30%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.30%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.30%) Maven
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.15%) Hudson
3 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) Selenium
3 1 (0.15%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) Ant
3 1 (0.15%) JUnit
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 135 (20.06%) Finance
2 38 (5.65%) Marketing
3 33 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.42%) Advertising
5 20 (2.97%) Banking
6 15 (2.23%) Local Government
7 14 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 14 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.49%) Military
8 10 (1.49%) Retail
9 6 (0.89%) Electronics
10 5 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.74%) French Language
11 4 (0.59%) German Language
11 4 (0.59%) Games
11 4 (0.59%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.43%) .NET
2 36 (5.35%) Web Services
3 34 (5.05%) HTML
4 17 (2.53%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.08%) CSS
6 12 (1.78%) XML
7 9 (1.34%) SOAP
8 8 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.19%) HTML5
9 6 (0.89%) XHTML
9 6 (0.89%) Apache Flex
10 5 (0.74%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.59%) SAML
12 3 (0.45%) SailPoint
12 3 (0.45%) jQuery
13 2 (0.30%) JSON
13 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.30%) Ajax
13 2 (0.30%) Middleware
13 2 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.94%) Computer Science
2 38 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.90%) GIS
4 31 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.01%) PKI
6 22 (3.27%) Clustering
7 20 (2.97%) Fat Client
7 20 (2.97%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.38%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.23%) Open Source
10 14 (2.08%) Algorithms
10 14 (2.08%) User Experience
11 13 (1.93%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.49%) Social Media
13 9 (1.34%) Replication
14 8 (1.19%) iPad
15 6 (0.89%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.89%) Blog
15 6 (0.89%) Statistics
15 6 (0.89%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 138 (20.51%) Windows
2 54 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (6.24%) Linux
5 24 (3.57%) UNIX
6 18 (2.67%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.19%) CentOS
8 8 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.89%) HPUX
9 6 (0.89%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (12.48%) ITIL
2 67 (9.96%) Service Management
3 52 (7.73%) ITSM
3 52 (7.73%) Project Management
4 44 (6.54%) Information Security
5 43 (6.39%) Business Development
6 42 (6.24%) Mentoring
7 38 (5.65%) Migration
7 38 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (4.75%) PRINCE2
10 28 (4.16%) CRM
10 28 (4.16%) ERP
10 28 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (3.86%) Security Architecture
12 23 (3.42%) Cyber Security
13 22 (3.27%) SAP Security
14 21 (3.12%) Change Control
15 20 (2.97%) Business Analysis
15 20 (2.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (13.37%) SQL
2 45 (6.69%) C#
2 45 (6.69%) Python
2 45 (6.69%) PowerShell
3 40 (5.94%) Java
4 38 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.16%) VB
6 22 (3.27%) Perl
7 21 (3.12%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.67%) C++
9 14 (2.08%) C
9 14 (2.08%) ABAP
10 9 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.34%) Ruby
11 8 (1.19%) PHP
12 7 (1.04%) Ada
12 7 (1.04%) VC++
12 7 (1.04%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.26%) Degree
3 71 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 35 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (4.90%) DV Cleared
7 32 (4.75%) MCSE
8 29 (4.31%) MCITP
9 20 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (2.82%) CCA
10 19 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.38%) SAP Certification
11 16 (2.38%) MCP
12 13 (1.93%) CISSP
13 11 (1.63%) CISM
14 10 (1.49%) ISEB
14 10 (1.49%) CCIE
15 8 (1.19%) CEH
15 8 (1.19%) MCSA
16 7 (1.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.97%) COBIT
3 15 (2.23%) SLA
4 14 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.93%) HMG Infosec
5 13 (1.93%) QA
6 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 94 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 90 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.39%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.27%) XenApp
5 16 (2.38%) Terminal Services
6 15 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.74%) qmail
9 5 (0.74%) NFS
9 5 (0.74%) Xen
9 5 (0.74%) Squid
10 3 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.45%) vSphere
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.15%) UAG
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 23 (3.42%) SCOM
2 18 (2.67%) SCCM
2 18 (2.67%) SCOrch
3 16 (2.38%) OPNET
3 16 (2.38%) OpenView
4 15 (2.23%) SCVMM
4 15 (2.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
5 11 (1.63%) Nagios
6 5 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.74%) Netcool
6 5 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.45%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 158 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 101 (15.01%) VMware
3 66 (9.81%) Citrix
4 54 (8.02%) Cisco
4 54 (8.02%) Oracle
5 51 (7.58%) SAP
6 34 (5.05%) HP
7 28 (4.16%) ESRI
8 26 (3.86%) IBM
9 22 (3.27%) Juniper
10 19 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (2.67%) SolarWinds
12 17 (2.53%) F5
13 12 (1.78%) CA
13 12 (1.78%) Sage
14 11 (1.63%) Riverbed
14 11 (1.63%) Tableau
14 11 (1.63%) Dell
14 11 (1.63%) Compuware
14 11 (1.63%) NetApp
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35 - £50 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION
Posted: 8 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £20-22,000 + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-32,000 + £5k Car Allow.
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £200000 per annum + competitive, commission, car, super trips
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE (approx £5,000)
Posted: Yesterday
Poole
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + profit share scheme + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Trowbridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + holiday incentives, car, home based
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £41 - £50000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £18000 per annum + excellent OTE, training
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago