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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7212 7611 8107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.84% 7.32% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 7.75% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5587 5708 6568
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 26 January 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 26 January 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
England -2 6421 £55,000 +4.76% 1164
London +6 3051 £59,000 +2.60% 528
South East -2 1466 £55,000 +10.00% 196
City of London +19 732 £57,500 - 212
Berkshire +2 506 £57,500 +4.54% 73
North West -8 386 £50,000 +11.11% 102
Surrey +3 369 £50,000 - 33
East of England -11 329 £45,000 -10.00% 37
South West -10 321 £47,500 +5.55% 73
West Midlands -14 275 £55,000 +10.00% 73
Yorkshire -25 242 £45,000 -10.00% 51
Reading 0 223 £57,500 +4.54% 30
Manchester -15 208 £50,000 +11.11% 61
Hampshire -6 190 £46,750 +3.88% 22
Scotland -12 175 £47,500 -9.52% 18
West Yorkshire -15 167 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Egham 0 159 £85,000 +47.82% 2
Birmingham -9 155 £55,000 +10.55% 32
Hertfordshire -6 137 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Leeds -18 127 £42,750 -5.00% 21
East Midlands -18 122 £47,500 - 30
Buckinghamshire +6 101 £41,250 -17.50% 17
Cambridgeshire -21 87 £42,500 -15.00% 18
Edinburgh -12 82 £44,500 -11.00% 13
Cheshire -1 81 £46,500 +6.89% 12
Bristol -23 72 £55,000 +22.22% 36
Milton Keynes +18 69 £50,000 -6.97% 10
Southampton +10 68 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Gloucestershire +2 66 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Cambridge -16 66 £42,500 -12.82% 10

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4128 (27.20%) Finance
2 3477 (22.91%) SAP
3 2977 (19.62%) Microsoft
4 2443 (16.10%) Oracle
5 2126 (14.01%) SQL
6 2034 (13.40%) Degree
7 1858 (12.24%) Windows
8 1687 (11.12%) Business Intelligence
9 1580 (10.41%) MS Excel
10 1465 (9.65%) Project Management
11 1416 (9.33%) SQL Server
12 1405 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
13 1286 (8.47%) CRM
14 1268 (8.36%) Security Cleared
15 1219 (8.03%) Retail
16 1214 (8.00%) Java
17 1115 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
18 1089 (7.18%) VMware
19 1005 (6.62%) Manufacturing
20 990 (6.52%) Banking
21 933 (6.15%) Cisco
22 926 (6.10%) .NET
23 910 (6.00%) ERP
24 887 (5.85%) Business Development
25 826 (5.44%) Active Directory
26 823 (5.42%) SC Cleared
27 819 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
28 806 (5.31%) Migration
29 802 (5.29%) SharePoint
30 794 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 802 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 597 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 395 (2.60%) Lync
4 315 (2.08%) IIS
5 308 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 286 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 247 (1.63%) SAS
8 213 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 204 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 186 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 176 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 160 (1.05%) NetWeaver
13 137 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 130 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 125 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
16 124 (0.82%) WebLogic
17 119 (0.78%) Apache
18 106 (0.70%) JBoss
19 96 (0.63%) CMS
20 86 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1580 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 422 (2.78%) MS Office
3 110 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 81 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.53%) SPSS
6 60 (0.40%) MS Project
7 40 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 31 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 20 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 17 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.079%) Photoshop
12 10 (0.066%) FastStats
13 6 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.040%) InDesign
13 6 (0.040%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.033%) DOC1
14 5 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
14 5 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.033%) Mingle
15 4 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 659 (4.34%) SAP FI
2 642 (4.23%) SAP CO
3 628 (4.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 622 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
5 605 (3.99%) SAP MM
6 540 (3.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 484 (3.19%) SAP SD
8 418 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
9 270 (1.78%) SAP PP
10 269 (1.77%) SAP SCM
11 260 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
12 230 (1.52%) SAP HR
12 230 (1.52%) SAP WM
13 229 (1.51%) Oracle Financials
14 197 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
14 197 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
15 192 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
16 190 (1.25%) SAP BPC
17 182 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
17 182 (1.20%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 383 (2.52%) Office 365
2 329 (2.17%) SaaS
3 301 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 95 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
5 73 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 70 (0.46%) IaaS
7 55 (0.36%) Taleo
8 40 (0.26%) Force.com
9 35 (0.23%) PaaS
10 22 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (0.092%) IBM Blueworks
12 7 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.040%) IBM SmartCloud
13 6 (0.040%) Terremark
14 5 (0.033%) Pure360
15 4 (0.026%) CheetahMail
15 4 (0.026%) Google Apps
16 2 (0.013%) Amazon S3
17 1 (0.007%) Heroku
17 1 (0.007%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 721 (4.75%) Firewall
2 457 (3.01%) SAN
3 382 (2.52%) Network Security
4 361 (2.38%) WAN
5 339 (2.23%) LAN
5 339 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 306 (2.02%) DNS
7 284 (1.87%) Internet
8 247 (1.63%) Wireless
9 231 (1.52%) VPN
10 201 (1.32%) DHCP
10 201 (1.32%) Unified Communications
11 174 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 148 (0.98%) BGP
13 142 (0.94%) NetScaler
14 139 (0.92%) MPLS
15 136 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
16 135 (0.89%) OSPF
17 116 (0.76%) NAS
18 107 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1416 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 563 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 388 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 382 (2.52%) SAP BW
5 345 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 338 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 317 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 298 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 290 (1.91%) SAP HANA
10 284 (1.87%) Big Data
11 274 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
12 273 (1.80%) SAP BI
13 269 (1.77%) Oracle Database
14 213 (1.40%) QlikView
15 186 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
16 170 (1.12%) MySQL
17 168 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 156 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
19 153 (1.01%) OLAP
20 151 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 122 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
2 117 (0.77%) LSMW
3 87 (0.57%) LoadRunner
4 86 (0.57%) Selenium
5 79 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 73 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 72 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 61 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (0.36%) Git (software)
10 44 (0.29%) JMeter
11 42 (0.28%) Subversion
11 42 (0.28%) JUnit
11 42 (0.28%) JIRA
12 41 (0.27%) Maven
13 31 (0.20%) Jenkins
14 30 (0.20%) SoapUI
14 30 (0.20%) Mockito
15 26 (0.17%) Toad
16 21 (0.14%) Ant
17 19 (0.13%) SilkPerformer
General
1 4128 (27.20%) Finance
2 1219 (8.03%) Retail
3 1005 (6.62%) Manufacturing
4 990 (6.52%) Banking
5 781 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 748 (4.93%) Marketing
7 384 (2.53%) Advertising
8 282 (1.86%) Legal
9 259 (1.71%) Aerospace
10 201 (1.32%) Billing
11 194 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 179 (1.18%) General Ledger
13 155 (1.02%) Law
14 151 (1.00%) German Language
15 139 (0.92%) Games
16 125 (0.82%) Back Office
17 124 (0.82%) French Language
18 119 (0.78%) Investment Banking
19 83 (0.55%) Front Office
20 79 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (6.10%) .NET
2 609 (4.01%) HTML
3 548 (3.61%) XML
4 406 (2.68%) CSS
5 402 (2.65%) Web Services
6 286 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 252 (1.66%) Middleware
8 200 (1.32%) J2EE
9 193 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
10 179 (1.18%) SOAP
11 162 (1.07%) jQuery
12 155 (1.02%) Spring
13 129 (0.85%) BAPI
13 129 (0.85%) Ajax
14 126 (0.83%) XSLT
15 124 (0.82%) Java EE
16 123 (0.81%) HTML5
17 108 (0.71%) .NET Framework
18 102 (0.67%) EDI
18 102 (0.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1405 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 483 (3.18%) Computer Science
3 368 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 358 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 255 (1.68%) Data Integration
6 201 (1.32%) FMCG
7 177 (1.17%) Social Media
8 166 (1.09%) User Experience
9 165 (1.09%) GIS
9 165 (1.09%) Clustering
10 149 (0.98%) Open Source
11 145 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 127 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 94 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 91 (0.60%) Mobile App
15 87 (0.57%) NHS
16 84 (0.55%) Client/Server
17 75 (0.49%) CESG
17 75 (0.49%) RMADS
18 71 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1858 (12.24%) Windows
2 726 (4.78%) Linux
3 584 (3.85%) UNIX
4 539 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 419 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 240 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 208 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 141 (0.93%) Windows 8
9 118 (0.78%) Solaris
10 77 (0.51%) AIX
11 68 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 64 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 56 (0.37%) Windows Vista
14 53 (0.35%) Android
15 52 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 50 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
17 29 (0.19%) Windows 2000
18 27 (0.18%) HPUX
18 27 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1687 (11.12%) Business Intelligence
2 1465 (9.65%) Project Management
3 1286 (8.47%) CRM
4 1115 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
5 910 (6.00%) ERP
6 887 (5.85%) Business Development
7 806 (5.31%) Migration
8 794 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 777 (5.12%) Analytics
10 729 (4.80%) ITIL
11 652 (4.30%) Business Analysis
12 633 (4.17%) Information Security
13 610 (4.02%) Logistics
14 601 (3.96%) Coaching
15 552 (3.64%) ETL
16 545 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 516 (3.40%) SAP Implementation
18 480 (3.16%) Change Management
19 479 (3.16%) Workflow
20 434 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2126 (14.01%) SQL
2 1214 (8.00%) Java
3 741 (4.88%) ABAP
4 735 (4.84%) C#
5 701 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 332 (2.19%) C
7 314 (2.07%) PL/SQL
8 245 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 242 (1.59%) Python
10 166 (1.09%) Perl
11 165 (1.09%) PHP
12 157 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 151 (1.00%) C++
14 132 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 99 (0.65%) VB
16 98 (0.65%) VBScript
17 94 (0.62%) VBA
18 78 (0.51%) R
19 66 (0.43%) VB.NET
20 65 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2034 (13.40%) Degree
2 1268 (8.36%) Security Cleared
3 823 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 763 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 529 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 515 (3.39%) MCSE
7 414 (2.73%) CISSP
8 336 (2.21%) ISEB
8 336 (2.21%) CCNP
9 321 (2.12%) MCITP
10 297 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 244 (1.61%) CCA
12 204 (1.34%) CCIE
13 203 (1.34%) CCNA
13 203 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 202 (1.33%) SAP Certification
15 195 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
16 172 (1.13%) MCSA
17 167 (1.10%) CISM
18 165 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (3.16%) QA
2 364 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 238 (1.57%) SLA
4 217 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 119 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 96 (0.63%) COBIT
7 91 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 88 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.12%) EMIR
10 17 (0.11%) HL7
11 15 (0.099%) Basel II
12 11 (0.072%) Solvency II
13 10 (0.066%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.059%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.053%) BS25999
15 8 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
16 7 (0.046%) FATCA
16 7 (0.046%) MiFID
16 7 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 6 (0.040%) GAAP
System Software
1 826 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 819 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 568 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 306 (2.02%) XenApp
5 243 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 241 (1.59%) vSphere
7 127 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 108 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 93 (0.61%) XenServer
10 64 (0.42%) vCloud
11 62 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 50 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 36 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
14 32 (0.21%) NFS
15 26 (0.17%) Xen
16 25 (0.16%) Terminal Services
17 22 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
18 14 (0.092%) Firmware
19 13 (0.086%) ISA Server
20 11 (0.072%) RACF
Systems Management
1 256 (1.69%) SCCM
2 184 (1.21%) SCOM
3 145 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
4 107 (0.71%) SCVMM
5 56 (0.37%) XenMobile
6 52 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 45 (0.30%) NetBackup
8 43 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 40 (0.26%) Puppet
10 39 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 38 (0.25%) SCDPM
12 37 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 35 (0.23%) Windows Intune
14 34 (0.22%) Backup Exec
15 32 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 32 (0.21%) Data Guard
16 31 (0.20%) Nagios
17 29 (0.19%) SCSM
18 26 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3477 (22.91%) SAP
2 2977 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 2443 (16.10%) Oracle
4 1089 (7.18%) VMware
5 933 (6.15%) Cisco
6 716 (4.72%) Citrix
7 639 (4.21%) HP
8 550 (3.62%) IBM
9 516 (3.40%) Business Objects
10 412 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
11 335 (2.21%) CheckPoint
12 327 (2.15%) NetApp
13 325 (2.14%) Juniper
14 240 (1.58%) Cognos
15 226 (1.49%) EMC
16 203 (1.34%) F5
17 193 (1.27%) Hyperion
18 182 (1.20%) Siebel
19 181 (1.19%) Informatica
20 166 (1.09%) Sage
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum + + Inc Car allowance +Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car or All, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Base salary + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + OTE 100k
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits OTE £35-60k
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits + OTE £35-55k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35-40K!
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits DOE + £35-55k OTE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits DOE + £35-55k OTE
Posted: 9 hours ago