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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 41 50 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 343 248 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.52% 4.95% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 5.21% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 269 209 314
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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
5917 4756 5500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 94.99% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4935 4113 4877
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
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 18 September 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 September 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
Wiltshire +2 92 £52,145 +4.29% 10
Bristol +13 91 £50,000 -0.99% 32
Gloucestershire -1 62 £42,000 -6.66% 10
Somerset +15 41 £55,000 +20.21% 8
Dorset 0 33 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Devon -19 8 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 152 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 143 (21.34%) Finance
3 129 (19.25%) Windows
4 118 (17.61%) Security Cleared
5 96 (14.33%) VMware
6 93 (13.88%) Degree
7 92 (13.73%) Active Directory
8 88 (13.13%) MS Excel
9 87 (12.99%) SQL
10 83 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 81 (12.09%) ITIL
12 79 (11.79%) SQL Server
13 69 (10.30%) Service Management
14 65 (9.70%) SC Cleared
15 60 (8.96%) Citrix
16 55 (8.21%) Firewall
16 55 (8.21%) Project Management
17 54 (8.06%) MS Exchange
18 52 (7.76%) Cisco
18 52 (7.76%) Oracle
18 52 (7.76%) ITSM
19 50 (7.46%) .NET
19 50 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
21 47 (7.01%) SAP
22 46 (6.87%) C#
23 45 (6.72%) TCP/IP
24 44 (6.57%) Java
24 44 (6.57%) Information Security
24 44 (6.57%) Business Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.28%) IIS
6 19 (2.84%) ArcGIS
7 18 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.24%) Lync
9 14 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
10 11 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (1.49%) SAS
12 7 (1.04%) Apache
13 6 (0.90%) CMS
13 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.60%) Documentum
15 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.33%) MS Office
3 7 (1.04%) SPSS
3 7 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) FastStats
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.69%) SAP GRC
2 17 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.34%) Sage 200
6 8 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.90%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.90%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.75%) GoldMine
10 4 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
10 4 (0.60%) Exchequer
10 4 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.45%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.73%) Office 365
2 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.04%) Pure360
4 5 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.21%) Firewall
2 45 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 33 (4.93%) SAN
4 24 (3.58%) WAN
5 17 (2.54%) DNS
6 15 (2.24%) Internet
6 15 (2.24%) VoIP
7 13 (1.94%) Network Security
7 13 (1.94%) SNMP
8 11 (1.64%) Wireshark
8 11 (1.64%) DHCP
8 11 (1.64%) LAN
9 10 (1.49%) NAS
10 8 (1.19%) VPN
10 8 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.04%) LDAP
12 5 (0.75%) SMTP
13 4 (0.60%) PBX
13 4 (0.60%) VLAN
13 4 (0.60%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.64%) QlikView
6 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.75%) MySQL
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.60%) Big Data
10 3 (0.45%) Xcelsius
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.30%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.60%) Maven
3 3 (0.45%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (0.45%) Selenium
3 3 (0.45%) Ant
3 3 (0.45%) JUnit
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Hudson
5 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 143 (21.34%) Finance
2 37 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 34 (5.07%) Marketing
4 24 (3.58%) Advertising
5 19 (2.84%) Banking
6 15 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.09%) Aerospace
7 14 (2.09%) Local Government
8 11 (1.64%) Retail
8 11 (1.64%) Military
9 8 (1.19%) Electronics
10 4 (0.60%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) German Language
10 4 (0.60%) Games
11 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.45%) French Language
11 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.46%) .NET
2 39 (5.82%) Web Services
3 37 (5.52%) HTML
4 17 (2.54%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.54%) CSS
5 15 (2.24%) XML
6 12 (1.79%) SOAP
7 11 (1.64%) HTML5
8 8 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (1.04%) Apache Flex
9 7 (1.04%) XHTML
10 5 (0.75%) jQuery
10 5 (0.75%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.60%) XSLT
11 4 (0.60%) SAML
11 4 (0.60%) SailPoint
12 3 (0.45%) YUI
12 3 (0.45%) Spring Batch
12 3 (0.45%) Spring Integration
12 3 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.52%) Computer Science
2 35 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.78%) GIS
4 29 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.88%) PKI
6 20 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 20 (2.99%) Clustering
6 20 (2.99%) Fat Client
7 16 (2.39%) Open Source
8 15 (2.24%) User Experience
9 13 (1.94%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.79%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.64%) Social Media
12 10 (1.49%) Replication
13 8 (1.19%) iPad
14 7 (1.04%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.90%) Statistics
15 6 (0.90%) Blog
15 6 (0.90%) CESG
16 5 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 129 (19.25%) Windows
2 50 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (6.27%) Linux
5 25 (3.73%) UNIX
6 18 (2.69%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.19%) CentOS
8 8 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.04%) HPUX
9 7 (1.04%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Fedora
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (12.09%) ITIL
2 69 (10.30%) Service Management
3 55 (8.21%) Project Management
4 52 (7.76%) ITSM
5 44 (6.57%) Information Security
5 44 (6.57%) Business Development
6 39 (5.82%) Mentoring
6 39 (5.82%) Migration
7 35 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (4.33%) PRINCE2
9 29 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (4.03%) ERP
11 26 (3.88%) CRM
11 26 (3.88%) Security Architecture
12 22 (3.28%) Cyber Security
13 21 (3.13%) SOA
14 20 (2.99%) Risk Management
14 20 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (2.84%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (12.99%) SQL
2 46 (6.87%) C#
3 44 (6.57%) Java
4 43 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 43 (6.42%) Python
5 41 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 30 (4.48%) VB
7 24 (3.58%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.13%) C++
8 21 (3.13%) Perl
9 14 (2.09%) C
9 14 (2.09%) ABAP
10 9 (1.34%) Ruby
10 9 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.19%) PHP
12 7 (1.04%) Assembly Language
12 7 (1.04%) Ada
12 7 (1.04%) VC++
13 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 93 (13.88%) Degree
3 65 (9.70%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 33 (4.93%) DV Cleared
5 32 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (4.33%) MCSE
7 28 (4.18%) MCITP
8 19 (2.84%) CCA
8 19 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.09%) SAP Certification
11 12 (1.79%) MCP
11 12 (1.79%) CISSP
12 11 (1.64%) ISEB
13 10 (1.49%) CCIE
13 10 (1.49%) CISM
14 8 (1.19%) CEH
15 7 (1.04%) MCSA
16 5 (0.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.99%) COBIT
3 15 (2.24%) SLA
4 14 (2.09%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.94%) HMG Infosec
6 11 (1.64%) QA
7 5 (0.75%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 92 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.84%) XenApp
5 16 (2.39%) Terminal Services
6 12 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (1.34%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.75%) qmail
9 5 (0.75%) Squid
9 5 (0.75%) Xen
9 5 (0.75%) NFS
10 3 (0.45%) vSphere
10 3 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
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
12 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (2.84%) SCOM
2 16 (2.39%) OpenView
2 16 (2.39%) OPNET
3 15 (2.24%) SCCM
3 15 (2.24%) SCOrch
4 12 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 12 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 11 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
5 11 (1.64%) Nagios
6 5 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.75%) Netcool
6 5 (0.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 5 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.45%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 152 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.33%) VMware
3 60 (8.96%) Citrix
4 52 (7.76%) Cisco
4 52 (7.76%) Oracle
5 47 (7.01%) SAP
6 35 (5.22%) HP
7 28 (4.18%) ESRI
8 26 (3.88%) IBM
9 20 (2.99%) Juniper
10 18 (2.69%) SolarWinds
11 17 (2.54%) F5
11 17 (2.54%) Sage
11 17 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.79%) CA
12 12 (1.79%) Symantec
13 11 (1.64%) Riverbed
13 11 (1.64%) Tableau
13 11 (1.64%) NetApp
13 11 (1.64%) Compuware
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35-40k + £4k Car Allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Clevedon, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32k + Car or £5k Car Allow
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Baltimore
Salary: £0
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Baltimore
Salary: £0
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Car or Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + OTE (approx £19,000)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £18000 per annum + excellent OTE, training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago