The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 8715 8391 10623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.20% 7.55% 8.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.62% 7.97% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6475 6447 8517
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,100 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 2014 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -2 7770 £55,000 +4.76% 1157
London 0 3623 £60,000 +4.34% 507
South East -3 1894 £52,500 +5.00% 196
City of London +17 941 £58,500 +6.36% 197
Berkshire +7 650 £55,000 +10.00% 76
Surrey -9 482 £52,500 - 32
North West -10 438 £47,500 +2.70% 107
West Midlands -3 374 £50,000 - 71
Yorkshire +8 370 £43,286 -3.81% 42
East of England -36 324 £45,000 -10.00% 53
South West +6 307 £47,500 +5.55% 86
Manchester -5 291 £47,500 - 75
West Yorkshire +1 290 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Reading -4 288 £52,500 +5.00% 35
Hampshire +18 270 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Birmingham -1 229 £52,500 -4.54% 42
Leeds +3 223 £42,500 -15.00% 21
Scotland -8 221 £46,500 -11.42% 35
East Midlands -25 165 £47,500 -9.52% 16
Egham 0 156 £85,000 -
Hertfordshire -10 150 £48,750 -2.50% 14
Buckinghamshire +14 136 £50,000 - 10
Oxfordshire -5 117 £50,000 +8.10% 16
Edinburgh -16 96 £50,000 -2.91% 11
Cambridgeshire -7 94 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Cheshire -17 85 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Guildford +25 80 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Newbury +38 79 £44,000 -23.47% 2
Bristol +3 79 £42,500 -15.00% 41
Wiltshire +11 75 £50,000 +11.11% 16

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4473 (27.28%) Finance
2 3919 (23.90%) SAP
3 3206 (19.55%) Microsoft
4 2756 (16.81%) Oracle
5 2483 (15.14%) SQL
6 2368 (14.44%) Degree
7 2054 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
8 1974 (12.04%) Windows
9 1854 (11.31%) Project Management
10 1757 (10.72%) SQL Server
11 1685 (10.28%) MS Excel
12 1507 (9.19%) Java
13 1237 (7.54%) CRM
14 1191 (7.26%) VMware
15 1160 (7.07%) Business Development
16 1142 (6.97%) .NET
17 1100 (6.71%) ERP
18 1004 (6.12%) Manufacturing
19 978 (5.96%) Retail
20 965 (5.89%) Telecoms
20 965 (5.89%) Cisco
21 961 (5.86%) SharePoint
22 930 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
23 922 (5.62%) Security Cleared
24 838 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
25 833 (5.08%) Active Directory
26 829 (5.06%) Analytics
27 822 (5.01%) ITIL
28 812 (4.95%) Banking
29 809 (4.93%) Business Analysis

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 961 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 539 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 366 (2.23%) Lync
4 330 (2.01%) IIS
5 326 (1.99%) SAS
6 311 (1.90%) NetWeaver
7 305 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 260 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 231 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 215 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 210 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 191 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
13 170 (1.04%) Tomcat
14 164 (1.00%) WebLogic
15 160 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
16 136 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
17 98 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
18 86 (0.52%) Apache
19 82 (0.50%) SAP Portal
20 78 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 1685 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 539 (3.29%) MS Office
3 127 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 121 (0.74%) SPSS
5 91 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 60 (0.37%) MS Project
7 34 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 26 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 18 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 17 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.055%) Stata
15 6 (0.037%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.030%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.030%) InDesign
16 5 (0.030%) Windchill
16 5 (0.030%) Vensim
16 5 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 704 (4.29%) SAP FI
2 690 (4.21%) SAP CO
3 670 (4.09%) SAP FI/CO
4 597 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
5 560 (3.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 507 (3.09%) SAP SD
7 484 (2.95%) SAP MM
8 327 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
9 282 (1.72%) SAP CRM
10 268 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
11 243 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
11 243 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
12 241 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
13 238 (1.45%) SAP PP
14 228 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
14 228 (1.39%) SAP BPC
15 226 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
16 200 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
17 189 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
18 186 (1.13%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 290 (1.77%) Office 365
2 250 (1.52%) SaaS
3 169 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 156 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 61 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
6 50 (0.30%) Force.com
7 38 (0.23%) Taleo
8 37 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (0.20%) PaaS
10 23 (0.14%) IaaS
11 15 (0.091%) GitHub
12 8 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.030%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.024%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.018%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.018%) Google Apps
15 3 (0.018%) Heroku
16 2 (0.012%) Engine Yard
16 2 (0.012%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 738 (4.50%) Firewall
2 522 (3.18%) SAN
3 466 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 362 (2.21%) Internet
5 358 (2.18%) WAN
6 328 (2.00%) LAN
7 327 (1.99%) Network Security
8 272 (1.66%) DNS
9 261 (1.59%) VPN
10 255 (1.56%) Unified Communications
11 195 (1.19%) MPLS
12 180 (1.10%) Wireless
13 170 (1.04%) DHCP
14 146 (0.89%) HTTP
15 140 (0.85%) NAS
16 130 (0.79%) VoIP
17 127 (0.77%) NetScaler
18 125 (0.76%) SSL
19 114 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
20 110 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1757 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 695 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 666 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 659 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 460 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 458 (2.79%) SAP BW
7 453 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 396 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
9 365 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 343 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 282 (1.72%) SAP BI
12 269 (1.64%) Big Data
13 261 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
14 250 (1.52%) QlikView
15 244 (1.49%) OLAP
16 234 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 201 (1.23%) RDBMS
18 199 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
19 164 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
20 160 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 122 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 108 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
3 101 (0.62%) Eclipse
4 91 (0.56%) Selenium
5 71 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 70 (0.43%) JUnit
7 58 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 58 (0.35%) Subversion
8 51 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (0.27%) Ant
10 43 (0.26%) Xcode
11 41 (0.25%) Maven
11 41 (0.25%) PhoneGap
12 40 (0.24%) JIRA
12 40 (0.24%) WebDriver
13 38 (0.23%) Axure RP
13 38 (0.23%) LSMW
14 33 (0.20%) Jenkins
15 30 (0.18%) Introscope
16 29 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 4473 (27.28%) Finance
2 1004 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 978 (5.96%) Retail
4 965 (5.89%) Telecoms
5 812 (4.95%) Banking
6 721 (4.40%) Marketing
7 351 (2.14%) Legal
8 327 (1.99%) Advertising
9 285 (1.74%) Billing
10 167 (1.02%) Back Office
11 166 (1.01%) Local Government
12 158 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 152 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 127 (0.77%) Games
15 124 (0.76%) German Language
16 113 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 106 (0.65%) General Ledger
18 103 (0.63%) Front Office
18 103 (0.63%) French Language
19 102 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1142 (6.97%) .NET
2 731 (4.46%) HTML
3 681 (4.15%) XML
4 584 (3.56%) Web Services
5 467 (2.85%) CSS
6 339 (2.07%) J2EE
7 328 (2.00%) Middleware
8 317 (1.93%) ASP.NET
9 202 (1.23%) SOAP
10 177 (1.08%) HTML5
11 173 (1.06%) Java EE
12 167 (1.02%) Spring
13 160 (0.98%) JSP
14 158 (0.96%) MDX
15 157 (0.96%) jQuery
16 155 (0.95%) XSLT
17 144 (0.88%) Ajax
18 137 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
19 131 (0.80%) SAP PI
20 102 (0.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 529 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 414 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 305 (1.86%) FMCG
4 293 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 249 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 241 (1.47%) Social Media
7 198 (1.21%) Open Source
8 189 (1.15%) Data Integration
9 188 (1.15%) Clustering
10 157 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 152 (0.93%) GIS
12 138 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 120 (0.73%) PKI
14 117 (0.71%) Life Science
15 112 (0.68%) NHS
16 103 (0.63%) Digital Media
17 98 (0.60%) RMADS
18 91 (0.56%) Statistics
19 84 (0.51%) Data Extraction
20 82 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1974 (12.04%) Windows
2 770 (4.70%) Linux
3 767 (4.68%) UNIX
4 563 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 376 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 331 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 181 (1.10%) Solaris
8 180 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 136 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 123 (0.75%) Android
11 112 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 101 (0.62%) AIX
13 80 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 62 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 60 (0.37%) Windows Vista
16 54 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
17 38 (0.23%) HPUX
18 36 (0.22%) CentOS
19 32 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
20 21 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2054 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
2 1854 (11.31%) Project Management
3 1237 (7.54%) CRM
4 1160 (7.07%) Business Development
5 1100 (6.71%) ERP
6 838 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 829 (5.06%) Analytics
8 822 (5.01%) ITIL
9 809 (4.93%) Business Analysis
10 698 (4.26%) Migration
11 652 (3.98%) Risk Management
12 627 (3.82%) ETL
13 557 (3.40%) Logistics
14 535 (3.26%) Information Security
15 475 (2.90%) Change Management
16 474 (2.89%) PRINCE2
17 441 (2.69%) Data Management
18 436 (2.66%) Workflow
19 426 (2.60%) SAP Implementation
20 424 (2.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2483 (15.14%) SQL
2 1507 (9.19%) Java
3 808 (4.93%) C#
4 704 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 655 (3.99%) ABAP
6 403 (2.46%) PL/SQL
7 352 (2.15%) C
8 301 (1.84%) C++
9 264 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 200 (1.22%) PHP
11 184 (1.12%) VB
12 161 (0.98%) Python
13 153 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 140 (0.85%) Perl
15 105 (0.64%) VBScript
16 103 (0.63%) PowerShell
17 93 (0.57%) Ruby
18 92 (0.56%) VB.NET
19 77 (0.47%) VBA
19 77 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2368 (14.44%) Degree
2 922 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 704 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 520 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 467 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 418 (2.55%) MCSE
7 417 (2.54%) CISSP
8 413 (2.52%) MCITP
9 256 (1.56%) ACCA
10 250 (1.52%) CCNP
11 247 (1.51%) CISA
12 241 (1.47%) CIMA
13 226 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 213 (1.30%) CCIE
15 201 (1.23%) CISM
16 192 (1.17%) CCNA
17 175 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
18 162 (0.99%) DV Cleared
19 146 (0.89%) MCTS
20 142 (0.87%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (2.44%) QA
2 339 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 186 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 147 (0.90%) COBIT
5 146 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 143 (0.87%) SLA
7 62 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 58 (0.35%) HL7
9 53 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 45 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 32 (0.20%) Basel II
12 25 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 19 (0.12%) EMIR
14 16 (0.098%) CRD IV
14 16 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
15 15 (0.091%) BS25999
16 14 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 13 (0.079%) COSO
18 12 (0.073%) COREP
18 12 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 930 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 833 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 516 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 334 (2.04%) XenApp
5 289 (1.76%) XenDesktop
6 272 (1.66%) vSphere
7 158 (0.96%) XenServer
8 116 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 89 (0.54%) VMware ESX
10 73 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 62 (0.38%) vCloud
12 61 (0.37%) Xen
13 58 (0.35%) UAG
14 55 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 43 (0.26%) Terminal Services
16 41 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
17 27 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (0.15%) ISA Server
19 23 (0.14%) Terminal Server
19 23 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 239 (1.46%) SCCM
2 186 (1.13%) SCOM
3 107 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 93 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 59 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 55 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 53 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 49 (0.30%) SCSM
9 44 (0.27%) SCOrch
10 40 (0.24%) Puppet
11 37 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
11 37 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 35 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
13 33 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
13 33 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 33 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
14 29 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.16%) SCDPM
16 26 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3919 (23.90%) SAP
2 3206 (19.55%) Microsoft
3 2756 (16.81%) Oracle
4 1191 (7.26%) VMware
5 965 (5.89%) Cisco
6 749 (4.57%) Citrix
7 546 (3.33%) Business Objects
8 529 (3.23%) HP
9 478 (2.92%) IBM
10 357 (2.18%) Cognos
11 351 (2.14%) NetApp
12 288 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 282 (1.72%) EMC
14 252 (1.54%) Informatica
15 240 (1.46%) Juniper
16 237 (1.45%) CheckPoint
17 211 (1.29%) Hyperion
18 182 (1.11%) Sage
19 176 (1.07%) Siebel
20 171 (1.04%) Tableau
London
LA International
Salary: £43000 - £54000 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, cash allowances
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Fusion Experience
Salary: £54,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Unspecified £excellent + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60,000 per annum Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum Corporate Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum Corporate Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verizon
Salary: Competitive basic + bonus and excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Home working, Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000-50000 +Benifits+ Life&Health+Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago