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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 31 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 6779 7967 8063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.11% 6.84% 7.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 7.24% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5307 6061 6206
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -7 6005 £55,000 - 1167
London -3 2904 £57,500 -4.16% 475
South East -8 1337 £50,000 -4.76% 188
City of London +10 563 £57,500 - 155
Berkshire -15 398 £55,000 - 55
West Midlands -5 351 £50,000 -9.09% 75
North West -9 348 £45,000 -5.26% 126
Surrey -19 311 £52,500 - 25
East of England -13 285 £50,000 - 57
Manchester +1 237 £45,000 -5.26% 86
South West -33 223 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Yorkshire -12 211 £45,000 +7.14% 52
Birmingham -7 200 £55,000 - 32
Reading -15 188 £55,000 -4.34% 19
Scotland -1 183 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Hampshire +12 180 £45,000 -6.25% 27
West Yorkshire -2 149 £51,250 +22.02% 29
Hertfordshire -7 144 £52,500 -8.69% 29
Buckinghamshire -9 134 £50,000 +6.38% 18
Oxfordshire +36 127 £45,000 +4.65% 31
Edinburgh +10 120 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Leeds -8 119 £52,500 +25.00% 23
East Midlands -8 116 £45,000 +6.50% 32
North East +9 102 £55,000 +29.41% 36
Egham -1 97 £85,000 -
Milton Keynes +9 93 £52,500 +16.66% 15
Cambridgeshire -4 88 £47,000 -1.05% 23
Oxford +36 83 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Glasgow +29 83 £47,500 - 10
Gloucestershire -7 68 £50,000 +25.00% 9

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3934 (28.37%) Finance
2 2896 (20.88%) SAP
3 2421 (17.46%) Microsoft
4 2304 (16.61%) Oracle
5 2072 (14.94%) Degree
6 1892 (13.64%) SQL
7 1613 (11.63%) Project Management
8 1510 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
9 1450 (10.46%) Windows
10 1378 (9.94%) MS Excel
11 1375 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
12 1364 (9.84%) SQL Server
13 1114 (8.03%) Java
14 1080 (7.79%) CRM
15 1073 (7.74%) Retail
16 967 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
17 959 (6.92%) Analytics
18 953 (6.87%) Banking
19 944 (6.81%) ERP
20 937 (6.76%) Cisco
21 913 (6.58%) Business Development
22 907 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 895 (6.45%) VMware
24 856 (6.17%) Manufacturing
25 813 (5.86%) Security Cleared
26 765 (5.52%) .NET
27 755 (5.44%) Business Analysis
28 734 (5.29%) Migration
29 723 (5.21%) Firewall
30 695 (5.01%) ITIL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 505 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 310 (2.24%) IIS
3 306 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 240 (1.73%) SAS
5 226 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 173 (1.25%) Lync
7 137 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 136 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 126 (0.91%) NetWeaver
10 114 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 113 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 111 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 101 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 99 (0.71%) JBoss
15 94 (0.68%) Apache
16 74 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
16 74 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 68 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
18 58 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
19 57 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1378 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 350 (2.52%) MS Office
3 152 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 117 (0.84%) SPSS
5 115 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 85 (0.61%) MS Project
7 47 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 22 (0.16%) PowerPivot
12 19 (0.14%) InDesign
12 19 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.065%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.036%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.029%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.029%) Siemens NX
16 3 (0.022%) PaintShop Pro
17 2 (0.014%) S-PLUS
17 2 (0.014%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 583 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 511 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 447 (3.22%) SAP FI
4 435 (3.14%) SAP MM
5 418 (3.01%) SAP CO
6 416 (3.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 312 (2.25%) SAP SD
8 308 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 244 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
10 230 (1.66%) SAP PP
11 197 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
12 183 (1.32%) SAP SCM
13 174 (1.25%) SAP HR
14 163 (1.18%) SAP APO
15 158 (1.14%) SAP CRM
16 154 (1.11%) SAP WM
17 143 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
18 133 (0.96%) SAP BPC
19 131 (0.94%) SAP PM
20 129 (0.93%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 404 (2.91%) SaaS
2 305 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 278 (2.00%) Office 365
4 131 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 127 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 121 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
7 67 (0.48%) IaaS
8 61 (0.44%) Force.com
9 60 (0.43%) PaaS
10 38 (0.27%) Taleo
11 30 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 29 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 26 (0.19%) Yammer
14 25 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
16 16 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.094%) Boomi
17 13 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
18 6 (0.043%) Mimecast
18 6 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 723 (5.21%) Firewall
2 381 (2.75%) SAN
3 377 (2.72%) WAN
4 355 (2.56%) Network Security
5 333 (2.40%) LAN
6 303 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 275 (1.98%) Internet
8 230 (1.66%) DNS
9 213 (1.54%) Wireless
10 194 (1.40%) BGP
11 193 (1.39%) OSPF
12 180 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
13 154 (1.11%) MPLS
14 139 (1.00%) VPN
15 130 (0.94%) DHCP
16 129 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 107 (0.77%) Unified Communications
18 102 (0.74%) VoIP
19 97 (0.70%) Cisco PIX
20 96 (0.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1364 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 522 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
3 484 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 372 (2.68%) Big Data
5 358 (2.58%) SAP HANA
6 351 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 348 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 343 (2.47%) SAP BW
9 308 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 278 (2.00%) Oracle Database
11 251 (1.81%) SAP BI
12 243 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
13 241 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 196 (1.41%) QlikView
15 178 (1.28%) DB2
16 167 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
17 166 (1.20%) Hadoop
18 155 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
19 135 (0.97%) RDBMS
20 133 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 130 (0.94%) Selenium
2 97 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 86 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 70 (0.50%) LoadRunner
6 64 (0.46%) Subversion
7 58 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 57 (0.41%) HP UFT
9 55 (0.40%) JIRA
10 51 (0.37%) Git (software)
11 50 (0.36%) LSMW
12 49 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
12 49 (0.35%) Axure RP
13 36 (0.26%) Toad
14 32 (0.23%) Hudson
15 27 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
16 26 (0.19%) Cucumber
17 24 (0.17%) Eclipse
18 21 (0.15%) JUnit
18 21 (0.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 3934 (28.37%) Finance
2 1073 (7.74%) Retail
3 953 (6.87%) Banking
4 856 (6.17%) Manufacturing
5 686 (4.95%) Marketing
6 510 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 312 (2.25%) Legal
8 216 (1.56%) Back Office
9 207 (1.49%) Retail Banking
10 196 (1.41%) Law
11 187 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 181 (1.31%) German Language
13 164 (1.18%) Advertising
14 155 (1.12%) Billing
15 143 (1.03%) French Language
16 141 (1.02%) General Ledger
17 138 (1.00%) Front Office
18 137 (0.99%) Investment Banking
19 95 (0.69%) Aerospace
19 95 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (5.52%) .NET
2 638 (4.60%) HTML
3 520 (3.75%) XML
4 508 (3.66%) Web Services
5 329 (2.37%) CSS
6 256 (1.85%) Middleware
7 250 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 217 (1.56%) J2EE
9 208 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 138 (1.00%) jQuery
10 138 (1.00%) SOAP
11 131 (0.94%) SAP Basis
12 122 (0.88%) WCF
13 121 (0.87%) HTML5
14 105 (0.76%) SAP PI
15 101 (0.73%) Spring
16 97 (0.70%) .NET Framework
17 92 (0.66%) Java EE
18 90 (0.65%) Ajax
19 89 (0.64%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1375 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 600 (4.33%) Data Centre
3 593 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 448 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 270 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 251 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 216 (1.56%) FMCG
8 205 (1.48%) User Experience
9 172 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 166 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 127 (0.92%) Social Media
12 106 (0.76%) Derivative
13 102 (0.74%) Mobile App
14 97 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 94 (0.68%) Clustering
16 90 (0.65%) GIS
17 88 (0.63%) Credit Risk
18 86 (0.62%) Hedge funds
19 85 (0.61%) Client/Server
20 72 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1450 (10.46%) Windows
2 569 (4.10%) Linux
3 497 (3.58%) UNIX
4 327 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 300 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 154 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 88 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 82 (0.59%) Android
10 77 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 74 (0.53%) Solaris
12 71 (0.51%) AIX
13 33 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 31 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (0.19%) MVS
16 25 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 25 (0.18%) CentOS
17 23 (0.17%) Windows XP
18 21 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1613 (11.63%) Project Management
2 1510 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
3 1080 (7.79%) CRM
4 967 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
5 959 (6.92%) Analytics
6 944 (6.81%) ERP
7 913 (6.58%) Business Development
8 907 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 755 (5.44%) Business Analysis
10 734 (5.29%) Migration
11 695 (5.01%) ITIL
12 684 (4.93%) Information Security
13 585 (4.22%) Mentoring
14 555 (4.00%) Risk Management
15 550 (3.97%) Coaching
16 508 (3.66%) Logistics
17 492 (3.55%) Change Management
17 492 (3.55%) PRINCE2
18 457 (3.30%) ETL
19 454 (3.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1892 (13.64%) SQL
2 1114 (8.03%) Java
3 678 (4.89%) C#
4 614 (4.43%) JavaScript
5 513 (3.70%) ABAP
6 350 (2.52%) C
7 231 (1.67%) Python
8 216 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 199 (1.44%) C++
10 174 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 172 (1.24%) PHP
12 171 (1.23%) Perl
13 161 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 130 (0.94%) R
15 119 (0.86%) VB
16 117 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 104 (0.75%) Ruby
18 86 (0.62%) VBA
19 76 (0.55%) Shell Script
20 67 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2072 (14.94%) Degree
2 813 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 580 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 558 (4.02%) CISSP
5 529 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 520 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 352 (2.54%) MCSE
8 346 (2.50%) CCNP
9 277 (2.00%) CISM
10 235 (1.69%) CCIE
11 202 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 190 (1.37%) MCITP
13 159 (1.15%) ISEB
13 159 (1.15%) CCA
14 155 (1.12%) CISA
15 137 (0.99%) ACCA
16 133 (0.96%) CCNA
17 128 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
18 115 (0.83%) MCP
18 115 (0.83%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 484 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 338 (2.44%) QA
3 272 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 160 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 109 (0.79%) SLA
6 107 (0.77%) COBIT
7 66 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 24 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 24 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.17%) BS25999
9 24 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.13%) EMIR
11 17 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 14 (0.10%) MiFID
13 13 (0.094%) GCP
14 10 (0.072%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 9 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
15 9 (0.065%) GPG13
16 8 (0.058%) FATCA
System Software
1 614 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 587 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 394 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 182 (1.31%) vSphere
5 170 (1.23%) XenApp
6 99 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 89 (0.64%) vCloud
8 78 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 55 (0.40%) XenServer
10 41 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 38 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 25 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
14 24 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (0.17%) IMail Server
16 20 (0.14%) Terminal Server
17 18 (0.13%) NFS
17 18 (0.13%) UAG
18 15 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 14 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 187 (1.35%) SCCM
2 114 (0.82%) SCOM
3 76 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 61 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 60 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 55 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 52 (0.37%) SCVMM
8 47 (0.34%) XenMobile
9 41 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 39 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 39 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 38 (0.27%) Windows Intune
11 38 (0.27%) Puppet
12 33 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 32 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 32 (0.23%) Backup Exec
14 31 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
15 29 (0.21%) SCSM
16 26 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 23 (0.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2896 (20.88%) SAP
2 2421 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 2304 (16.61%) Oracle
4 937 (6.76%) Cisco
5 895 (6.45%) VMware
6 515 (3.71%) Citrix
7 513 (3.70%) IBM
8 474 (3.42%) HP
9 435 (3.14%) Juniper
10 312 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 290 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
12 240 (1.73%) Informatica
13 223 (1.61%) Cognos
14 217 (1.56%) F5
15 205 (1.48%) Tableau
16 197 (1.42%) NetApp
17 180 (1.30%) EMC
18 147 (1.06%) Sage
19 142 (1.02%) Hyperion
19 142 (1.02%) Adobe
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