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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 77 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 221 317 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.65% 5.20% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 5.46% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 187 238 234
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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
5826 5804 4819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.24% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4800 4150
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Gloucestershire -7 69 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Bristol -47 51 £50,000 -4.76% 31
Wiltshire -22 44 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Somerset -14 20 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Dorset -16 18 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Cornwall - 3 £23,500 -
Devon -14 1 £105,000 +156.09% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 127 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 107 (20.27%) Windows
3 87 (16.48%) Finance
4 83 (15.72%) MS Excel
5 73 (13.83%) VMware
6 70 (13.26%) SQL
7 67 (12.69%) Project Management
8 65 (12.31%) Security Cleared
9 58 (10.98%) SAN
10 57 (10.80%) SAP
11 56 (10.61%) ITIL
12 54 (10.23%) Active Directory
12 54 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 51 (9.66%) Degree
15 50 (9.47%) Citrix
16 48 (9.09%) MS Exchange
16 48 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
17 47 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (8.90%) Service Management
17 47 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (8.71%) MCSE
19 44 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (8.14%) Oracle
20 43 (8.14%) .NET
21 41 (7.77%) CCA
22 40 (7.58%) SQL Server
22 40 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 39 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 37 (7.01%) Information Security

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.17%) IIS
3 16 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.65%) CMS
5 11 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.70%) Lync
8 8 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.33%) NetWeaver
9 7 (1.33%) Apache
9 7 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.95%) MediaWiki
10 5 (0.95%) nginx
10 5 (0.95%) Confluence
10 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.95%) SAS
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.57%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (15.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) SPSS
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.08%) SAP FI
1 11 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 11 (2.08%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.95%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.95%) Sage 200
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.95%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.38%) SAP FI-AP
7 2 (0.38%) SAP FI-AR
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.03%) Office 365
2 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.98%) SAN
2 37 (7.01%) Firewall
3 32 (6.06%) WAN
4 30 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.41%) LAN
5 18 (3.41%) Wireless
6 15 (2.84%) Network Security
7 13 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (2.27%) Internet
8 12 (2.27%) VPN
8 12 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (1.89%) DNS
9 10 (1.89%) IPsec
10 9 (1.70%) DHCP
11 7 (1.33%) MPLS
11 7 (1.33%) OSPF
11 7 (1.33%) BGP
11 7 (1.33%) EIGRP
11 7 (1.33%) VoIP
11 7 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (4.73%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (2.84%) SAP BW
5 13 (2.46%) SAP BI
5 13 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.27%) SAP HANA
7 11 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.70%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.33%) Big Data
11 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.95%) MySQL
12 5 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Toad
2 7 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.14%) ERwin
4 5 (0.95%) Subversion
4 5 (0.95%) JIRA
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (0.95%) Hudson
4 5 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.57%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) PROIV
8 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
General
1 87 (16.48%) Finance
2 21 (3.98%) Telecoms
2 21 (3.98%) Marketing
3 18 (3.41%) Banking
4 16 (3.03%) Retail
5 15 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.70%) Advertising
7 7 (1.33%) Electronics
8 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.95%) Legal
9 4 (0.76%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.14%) .NET
2 31 (5.87%) Web Services
3 22 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.84%) HTML
5 13 (2.46%) CSS
6 10 (1.89%) Middleware
6 10 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.52%) REST
7 8 (1.52%) SOAP
8 7 (1.33%) SAP Basis
8 7 (1.33%) LAMP
9 6 (1.14%) XML
10 3 (0.57%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.38%) jQuery
11 2 (0.38%) SAP PI
11 2 (0.38%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.49%) CESG
3 28 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.79%) CESG CLAS
5 15 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.84%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.65%) User Experience
7 13 (2.46%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.46%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.33%) DTV
10 6 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.14%) GIS
10 6 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.14%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.14%) BYOD
11 5 (0.95%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (20.27%) Windows
2 48 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (3.03%) Linux
5 12 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.89%) UNIX
7 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.52%) Android
9 5 (0.95%) Debian
9 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.95%) AIX
9 5 (0.95%) CentOS
10 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.57%) Solaris
11 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.57%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (12.69%) Project Management
2 56 (10.61%) ITIL
3 54 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (8.90%) Service Management
4 47 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (7.01%) Information Security
6 32 (6.06%) Analytics
6 32 (6.06%) Cyber Security
7 30 (5.68%) Time Management
8 29 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (5.11%) ITSM
10 26 (4.92%) Risk Management
11 24 (4.55%) SDLC
12 23 (4.36%) Migration
12 23 (4.36%) Information Assurance
13 21 (3.98%) ETL
14 19 (3.60%) Mentoring
15 18 (3.41%) CRM
16 17 (3.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (13.26%) SQL
2 36 (6.82%) Java
3 34 (6.44%) C#
4 22 (4.17%) C
5 18 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.52%) PHP
9 6 (1.14%) Perl
10 5 (0.95%) Python
10 5 (0.95%) Ruby
10 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.76%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.76%) ABAP
11 4 (0.76%) VB
12 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.57%) VBScript
12 3 (0.57%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.38%) C++
13 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (9.66%) Degree
4 46 (8.71%) MCSE
5 41 (7.77%) CCA
6 40 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 37 (7.01%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (6.06%) CISSP
9 31 (5.87%) MCSA
9 31 (5.87%) MCP
10 29 (5.49%) SC Cleared
11 27 (5.11%) DV Cleared
12 25 (4.73%) CCEA
12 25 (4.73%) CCEE
13 19 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (3.60%) CCNP
14 18 (3.41%) CISM
15 16 (3.03%) MCITP
16 14 (2.65%) CISA
17 7 (1.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.33%) COBIT
5 3 (0.57%) QA
5 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 3 (0.57%) BS7799
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) FATCA
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 54 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.68%) XenApp
4 25 (4.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.95%) Postfix
6 5 (0.95%) XenServer
6 5 (0.95%) Samba
6 5 (0.95%) iptables
7 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.57%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.98%) SCCM
2 9 (1.70%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.33%) Legato
3 7 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.33%) SCOM
4 5 (0.95%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.95%) Puppet
4 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.95%) Ansible
4 5 (0.95%) Salt
5 4 (0.76%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.57%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.38%) SCSM
7 2 (0.38%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.83%) VMware
3 57 (10.80%) SAP
4 50 (9.47%) Citrix
5 43 (8.14%) Oracle
6 36 (6.82%) Cisco
7 31 (5.87%) EMC
8 28 (5.30%) HP
9 25 (4.73%) AppSense
10 14 (2.65%) IBM
11 9 (1.70%) Tableau
12 8 (1.52%) IronPort
12 8 (1.52%) Cognos
12 8 (1.52%) NetApp
12 8 (1.52%) Veritas
13 7 (1.33%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.33%) Hitachi
13 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.33%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (1.14%) Meraki
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, Car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, Car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: £Excellent DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £60k plus attractive benefits and extensive career progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40K - £65K
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + + Uncapped Commission
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £36000 per annum + 20-35% commission
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
ShapeIT Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
ShapeIT Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ketl Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Command Alkon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago