The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7106 7675 8169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.66% 7.19% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.02% 7.61% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5422 5737 6460
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -0.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,900 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 within the UK.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 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
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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
England -2 6306 £55,000 +4.76% 1071
London +1 3045 £60,000 - 505
South East -4 1418 £52,500 +5.00% 164
City of London +4 766 £57,500 - 175
Berkshire +2 525 £55,000 - 50
North West -2 385 £47,500 +5.55% 85
Surrey 0 362 £50,000 - 36
East of England -12 305 £45,000 -10.00% 55
South West -15 292 £47,500 +5.55% 73
West Midlands -21 269 £54,500 +9.54% 67
Manchester -5 225 £47,500 +11.76% 58
Reading +3 224 £55,000 +4.76% 26
Yorkshire -35 213 £46,500 +3.33% 31
Scotland +1 186 £45,000 -6.73% 29
Hampshire -14 179 £48,500 +2.10% 15
Egham 0 175 £85,000 +47.82% 2
Birmingham -9 155 £55,000 +10.55% 30
West Yorkshire -39 143 £43,000 -2.82% 20
East Midlands -10 132 £47,500 - 27
Hertfordshire -18 120 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Buckinghamshire +11 117 £42,500 -15.00% 21
Edinburgh +8 109 £44,000 -12.00% 17
Leeds -33 107 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Cheshire +5 82 £45,750 +5.17% 16
Bristol -19 79 £60,000 +55.84% 31
Bracknell +13 75 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Southampton -7 71 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 71 £47,000 +3.29% 12
Wiltshire -9 68 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Milton Keynes +14 67 £49,000 -2.00% 10

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4165 (27.42%) Finance
2 3275 (21.56%) SAP
3 3059 (20.14%) Microsoft
4 2488 (16.38%) Oracle
5 2185 (14.38%) SQL
6 2069 (13.62%) Degree
7 1924 (12.66%) Windows
8 1759 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
9 1603 (10.55%) MS Excel
10 1505 (9.91%) Project Management
11 1416 (9.32%) SQL Server
12 1349 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
13 1309 (8.62%) CRM
14 1298 (8.54%) Security Cleared
15 1213 (7.98%) Java
15 1213 (7.98%) Retail
16 1184 (7.79%) VMware
17 1072 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
18 1059 (6.97%) Cisco
19 1016 (6.69%) Banking
20 976 (6.42%) Manufacturing
21 929 (6.12%) ERP
22 910 (5.99%) Analytics
23 909 (5.98%) Active Directory
24 907 (5.97%) Business Development
25 886 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
26 880 (5.79%) .NET
27 862 (5.67%) SC Cleared
28 838 (5.52%) Migration
29 824 (5.42%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 824 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 632 (4.16%) MS Exchange
3 432 (2.84%) Lync
4 344 (2.26%) IIS
5 320 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 312 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 270 (1.78%) SAS
8 223 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 204 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 194 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 169 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 145 (0.95%) NetWeaver
13 120 (0.79%) Apache
14 117 (0.77%) WebLogic
15 111 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 111 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
16 109 (0.72%) JBoss
16 109 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
17 75 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 74 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1603 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 416 (2.74%) MS Office
3 103 (0.68%) SPSS
4 96 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 87 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 63 (0.41%) MS Project
7 39 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 33 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 14 (0.092%) Photoshop
11 13 (0.086%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.046%) FastStats
13 7 (0.046%) InDesign
14 6 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.039%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.033%) DOC1
15 5 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
16 4 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
17 3 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 668 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 653 (4.30%) SAP FI
3 630 (4.15%) SAP CO
4 620 (4.08%) SAP FI/CO
5 592 (3.90%) SAP MM
6 558 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 449 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
8 443 (2.92%) SAP SD
9 251 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
10 242 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
11 239 (1.57%) SAP PP
12 232 (1.53%) SAP SCM
13 222 (1.46%) SAP HR
14 211 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
15 206 (1.36%) SAP WM
16 203 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
17 201 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
18 194 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
19 176 (1.16%) SAP APO
20 173 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 429 (2.82%) Office 365
2 358 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 345 (2.27%) SaaS
4 101 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
5 86 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 83 (0.55%) IaaS
7 63 (0.41%) Taleo
8 50 (0.33%) Force.com
9 33 (0.22%) PaaS
10 31 (0.20%) Yammer
11 29 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (0.092%) IBM Blueworks
13 13 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.066%) Terremark
15 6 (0.039%) IBM SmartCloud
16 4 (0.026%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.013%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.013%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.013%) Pure360
18 1 (0.007%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 745 (4.90%) Firewall
2 477 (3.14%) SAN
3 440 (2.90%) Network Security
4 405 (2.67%) WAN
5 375 (2.47%) LAN
6 346 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 321 (2.11%) DNS
8 305 (2.01%) Wireless
9 278 (1.83%) Internet
10 263 (1.73%) VPN
11 215 (1.42%) Unified Communications
12 207 (1.36%) DHCP
13 196 (1.29%) BGP
14 183 (1.20%) MPLS
15 176 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
16 173 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 173 (1.14%) OSPF
17 156 (1.03%) NetScaler
18 128 (0.84%) VoIP
19 119 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1416 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 588 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 379 (2.49%) SAP BW
4 374 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
5 356 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 345 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 326 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 306 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 300 (1.97%) SAP HANA
10 285 (1.88%) Big Data
10 285 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 285 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 263 (1.73%) SAP BI
12 216 (1.42%) QlikView
13 197 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 185 (1.22%) OLAP
14 185 (1.22%) MySQL
15 171 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 157 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
17 154 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 128 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
2 102 (0.67%) LSMW
3 87 (0.57%) Selenium
4 85 (0.56%) LoadRunner
5 74 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 71 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 61 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 57 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (0.32%) JMeter
10 45 (0.30%) Git (software)
11 42 (0.28%) JIRA
12 40 (0.26%) Subversion
12 40 (0.26%) Maven
13 34 (0.22%) JUnit
14 30 (0.20%) Toad
14 30 (0.20%) SoapUI
15 28 (0.18%) Jenkins
16 21 (0.14%) WebDriver
17 20 (0.13%) Mockito
18 19 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 4165 (27.42%) Finance
2 1213 (7.98%) Retail
3 1016 (6.69%) Banking
4 976 (6.42%) Manufacturing
5 753 (4.96%) Telecoms
6 738 (4.86%) Marketing
7 363 (2.39%) Advertising
8 265 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 263 (1.73%) Legal
10 190 (1.25%) Billing
11 173 (1.14%) General Ledger
12 170 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 167 (1.10%) Law
14 144 (0.95%) German Language
15 133 (0.88%) Games
16 129 (0.85%) Investment Banking
17 128 (0.84%) French Language
18 124 (0.82%) Back Office
19 95 (0.63%) Retail Banking
20 92 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 880 (5.79%) .NET
2 582 (3.83%) HTML
3 516 (3.40%) XML
4 397 (2.61%) Web Services
5 367 (2.42%) CSS
6 277 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 266 (1.75%) Middleware
8 226 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 190 (1.25%) J2EE
10 171 (1.13%) SOAP
11 142 (0.93%) Ajax
12 137 (0.90%) jQuery
13 129 (0.85%) Spring
14 128 (0.84%) BAPI
15 116 (0.76%) HTML5
16 110 (0.72%) Java EE
17 109 (0.72%) XSLT
18 108 (0.71%) .NET Framework
19 81 (0.53%) SAP Basis
20 79 (0.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1349 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 465 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 418 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 374 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 271 (1.78%) Data Integration
6 204 (1.34%) FMCG
7 174 (1.15%) Social Media
7 174 (1.15%) Clustering
8 166 (1.09%) User Experience
9 162 (1.07%) Open Source
10 160 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 140 (0.92%) GIS
12 139 (0.91%) Mathematics
13 111 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 81 (0.53%) Blackberry
15 78 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 77 (0.51%) Replication
16 77 (0.51%) Hedge funds
17 76 (0.50%) RMADS
17 76 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1924 (12.66%) Windows
2 740 (4.87%) Linux
3 625 (4.11%) UNIX
4 553 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 450 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 256 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 227 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 165 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 117 (0.77%) Solaris
10 85 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (0.49%) AIX
12 70 (0.46%) Windows Vista
13 65 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 60 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 58 (0.38%) Android
16 51 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 30 (0.20%) HPUX
18 28 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 28 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1759 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
2 1505 (9.91%) Project Management
3 1309 (8.62%) CRM
4 1072 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 929 (6.12%) ERP
6 910 (5.99%) Analytics
7 907 (5.97%) Business Development
8 838 (5.52%) Migration
9 776 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 716 (4.71%) ITIL
10 716 (4.71%) Business Analysis
11 678 (4.46%) Information Security
12 581 (3.82%) Coaching
13 573 (3.77%) ETL
14 564 (3.71%) Mentoring
15 551 (3.63%) Logistics
16 477 (3.14%) Workflow
17 465 (3.06%) Risk Management
17 465 (3.06%) Change Management
18 452 (2.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2185 (14.38%) SQL
2 1213 (7.98%) Java
3 701 (4.61%) C#
4 685 (4.51%) ABAP
5 656 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 321 (2.11%) C
7 310 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 258 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 247 (1.63%) Python
10 174 (1.15%) Perl
11 171 (1.13%) C++
12 159 (1.05%) PHP
13 156 (1.03%) T-SQL
14 138 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 96 (0.63%) VB
16 94 (0.62%) VBScript
17 92 (0.61%) VBA
17 92 (0.61%) R
18 71 (0.47%) Bash Shell
19 60 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2069 (13.62%) Degree
2 1298 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 862 (5.67%) SC Cleared
4 783 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 605 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 566 (3.73%) MCSE
7 424 (2.79%) CISSP
8 386 (2.54%) CCNP
9 321 (2.11%) MCITP
10 300 (1.97%) ISEB
11 295 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 253 (1.67%) CCA
13 247 (1.63%) VCP4
14 243 (1.60%) CCIE
15 204 (1.34%) CCNA
16 199 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
17 197 (1.30%) SAP Certification
18 188 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 187 (1.23%) MCSA
20 172 (1.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (3.18%) QA
2 399 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 240 (1.58%) SLA
4 224 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 126 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 81 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 76 (0.50%) COBIT
8 74 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.12%) HL7
10 17 (0.11%) EMIR
10 17 (0.11%) Basel II
11 13 (0.086%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.066%) CRD IV
12 10 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.066%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.059%) BS25999
14 8 (0.053%) FATCA
15 6 (0.039%) GPG13
15 6 (0.039%) COSO
System Software
1 909 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 886 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 606 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 313 (2.06%) XenApp
5 271 (1.78%) vSphere
6 255 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 110 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 108 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 104 (0.68%) XenServer
10 77 (0.51%) vCloud
11 43 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 42 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 38 (0.25%) NFS
14 37 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
15 29 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 27 (0.18%) Xen
17 17 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
18 14 (0.092%) KVM
19 12 (0.079%) UAG
19 12 (0.079%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 274 (1.80%) SCCM
2 211 (1.39%) SCOM
3 137 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 117 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 58 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 55 (0.36%) XenMobile
7 51 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 47 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 46 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 45 (0.30%) Windows Intune
11 42 (0.28%) Puppet
12 41 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 38 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 38 (0.25%) SCDPM
14 35 (0.23%) SCSM
15 33 (0.22%) Backup Exec
16 32 (0.21%) Nagios
17 30 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 26 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
19 22 (0.14%) Legato
Vendors
1 3275 (21.56%) SAP
2 3059 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 2488 (16.38%) Oracle
4 1184 (7.79%) VMware
5 1059 (6.97%) Cisco
6 737 (4.85%) Citrix
7 655 (4.31%) HP
8 530 (3.49%) IBM
9 507 (3.34%) Business Objects
10 414 (2.73%) Juniper
11 412 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
12 362 (2.38%) CheckPoint
13 317 (2.09%) NetApp
14 249 (1.64%) Cognos
15 240 (1.58%) F5
16 223 (1.47%) EMC
17 211 (1.39%) Informatica
18 199 (1.31%) Hyperion
19 166 (1.09%) Tableau
20 165 (1.09%) Sage
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 35 minutes ago
UK
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
UK
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 50 minutes ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 52 minutes ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18,000 - 22,000
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 57 minutes ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Commission, Training, Incentives
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission and Incentives
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum +attractive benefits and extensive c
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum +attractive benefits and extensive c
Posted: 1 hour ago