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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7567 8003 8185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.85% 7.43% 7.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 7.84% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5921 5991 6643
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 0 6842 £55,000 - 810
London +5 3256 £57,500 -4.16% 361
South East -2 1547 £55,000 +4.76% 131
City of London +20 765 £57,500 -0.86% 153
Berkshire -1 508 £60,000 +9.09% 44
North West -4 433 £50,000 +11.11% 70
Surrey +1 384 £53,000 +0.95% 25
South West +1 356 £46,500 +9.41% 57
East of England -15 325 £45,000 -10.00% 39
West Midlands -9 311 £55,000 +10.00% 55
Yorkshire -14 263 £44,000 -12.00% 36
Reading +1 240 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Manchester -10 240 £47,500 +5.55% 45
Hampshire -14 194 £49,000 +8.88% 15
Birmingham -5 182 £55,000 +10.00% 29
West Yorkshire -6 180 £42,500 -5.55% 23
Scotland -18 162 £50,000 -4.76% 21
Egham 0 153 £85,000 +47.82% 2
Hertfordshire -5 141 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Leeds -7 140 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East Midlands -26 115 £47,500 - 15
Buckinghamshire -12 92 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Cheshire -1 91 £50,000 +8.69% 11
Cambridgeshire -31 89 £42,500 -10.52% 22
Gloucestershire +7 88 £50,000 +19.04% 10
Oxfordshire +3 76 £58,750 +17.50% 8
Bristol -28 73 £52,500 +17.97% 24
Edinburgh -21 70 £50,000 - 9
Kent +33 68 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Dorset -1 68 £46,500 +24.00% 6

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4193 (27.22%) Finance
2 3425 (22.23%) SAP
3 2883 (18.72%) Microsoft
4 2586 (16.79%) Oracle
5 2188 (14.20%) SQL
6 2111 (13.70%) Degree
7 1812 (11.76%) Windows
8 1655 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
9 1567 (10.17%) MS Excel
10 1498 (9.72%) Project Management
11 1415 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
12 1387 (9.00%) SQL Server
13 1292 (8.39%) CRM
14 1290 (8.37%) Java
15 1277 (8.29%) Security Cleared
16 1156 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
17 1146 (7.44%) Retail
18 1044 (6.78%) VMware
19 999 (6.49%) Banking
20 967 (6.28%) .NET
21 956 (6.21%) Manufacturing
22 949 (6.16%) Cisco
23 940 (6.10%) ERP
24 896 (5.82%) Business Development
25 835 (5.42%) Telecoms
26 830 (5.39%) SC Cleared
27 812 (5.27%) Migration
28 801 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
29 786 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
30 769 (4.99%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 753 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 569 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 355 (2.30%) Lync
4 284 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 271 (1.76%) IIS
6 264 (1.71%) SAS
7 256 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 209 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 205 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 179 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 164 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 161 (1.05%) NetWeaver
13 160 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
14 152 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
15 140 (0.91%) Apache
16 132 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
17 129 (0.84%) WebLogic
18 116 (0.75%) JBoss
19 97 (0.63%) CMS
20 84 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1567 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 430 (2.79%) MS Office
3 117 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (0.48%) SPSS
5 72 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 62 (0.40%) MS Project
7 41 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 29 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 15 (0.097%) FastStats
11 13 (0.084%) PowerPivot
11 13 (0.084%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.039%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.039%) InDesign
13 5 (0.032%) DOC1
13 5 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
13 5 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.032%) Mingle
14 4 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 658 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 657 (4.27%) SAP FI
3 638 (4.14%) SAP CO
4 626 (4.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 585 (3.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 554 (3.60%) SAP MM
7 450 (2.92%) SAP SD
8 386 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
9 261 (1.69%) SAP PP
10 259 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
11 250 (1.62%) SAP SCM
12 223 (1.45%) SAP HR
13 222 (1.44%) SAP WM
14 218 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
15 215 (1.40%) SAP BPC
16 207 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
17 203 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
17 203 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
18 194 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
19 173 (1.12%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 318 (2.06%) Office 365
2 315 (2.04%) SaaS
3 237 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
5 73 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (0.35%) IaaS
7 53 (0.34%) Taleo
8 42 (0.27%) Force.com
9 31 (0.20%) PaaS
10 21 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (0.091%) IBM Blueworks
12 8 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.032%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.032%) Pure360
14 4 (0.026%) CheetahMail
15 3 (0.019%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.019%) Heroku
16 1 (0.006%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.006%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 702 (4.56%) Firewall
2 437 (2.84%) SAN
3 359 (2.33%) Network Security
4 339 (2.20%) WAN
5 335 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 322 (2.09%) LAN
7 307 (1.99%) Internet
8 273 (1.77%) DNS
9 214 (1.39%) Wireless
10 207 (1.34%) VPN
11 189 (1.23%) Unified Communications
12 182 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 176 (1.14%) DHCP
14 141 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
15 137 (0.89%) MPLS
16 127 (0.82%) NetScaler
17 116 (0.75%) BGP
18 112 (0.73%) HTTP
19 109 (0.71%) OSPF
20 107 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1387 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 590 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 364 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 362 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 353 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 341 (2.21%) SAP BW
7 332 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
8 298 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 298 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 291 (1.89%) Big Data
10 287 (1.86%) Oracle Database
11 258 (1.67%) SAP HANA
12 236 (1.53%) SAP BI
13 213 (1.38%) QlikView
14 183 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 175 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
16 172 (1.12%) MySQL
17 169 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
18 156 (1.01%) OLAP
19 151 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 125 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
2 103 (0.67%) LSMW
3 94 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 89 (0.58%) LoadRunner
5 81 (0.53%) Eclipse
5 81 (0.53%) Selenium
6 70 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 68 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 67 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 43 (0.28%) JUnit
10 39 (0.25%) Subversion
11 38 (0.25%) Maven
12 37 (0.24%) Mockito
13 34 (0.22%) JIRA
13 34 (0.22%) JMeter
14 28 (0.18%) Jenkins
15 26 (0.17%) Toad
16 24 (0.16%) SoapUI
17 21 (0.14%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4193 (27.22%) Finance
2 1146 (7.44%) Retail
3 999 (6.49%) Banking
4 956 (6.21%) Manufacturing
5 835 (5.42%) Telecoms
6 758 (4.92%) Marketing
7 385 (2.50%) Advertising
8 282 (1.83%) Legal
9 216 (1.40%) Aerospace
10 212 (1.38%) Billing
11 199 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 178 (1.16%) General Ledger
13 155 (1.01%) German Language
14 133 (0.86%) Law
15 132 (0.86%) French Language
16 125 (0.81%) Back Office
17 120 (0.78%) Games
18 118 (0.77%) Investment Banking
19 100 (0.65%) Front Office
20 90 (0.58%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (6.28%) .NET
2 638 (4.14%) HTML
3 610 (3.96%) XML
4 435 (2.82%) Web Services
5 420 (2.73%) CSS
6 289 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 253 (1.64%) Middleware
8 224 (1.45%) J2EE
9 193 (1.25%) SOAP
10 187 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
11 167 (1.08%) jQuery
12 160 (1.04%) Spring
13 144 (0.93%) XSLT
14 132 (0.86%) BAPI
15 129 (0.84%) Java EE
16 125 (0.81%) Ajax
17 124 (0.80%) HTML5
18 121 (0.79%) JSP
19 117 (0.76%) EDI
20 105 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1415 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 548 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 385 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 367 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 249 (1.62%) Data Integration
6 196 (1.27%) FMCG
7 187 (1.21%) User Experience
8 180 (1.17%) GIS
9 172 (1.12%) Social Media
10 165 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 143 (0.93%) Clustering
12 122 (0.79%) Open Source
13 115 (0.75%) Visualisation
14 107 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 100 (0.65%) Mobile App
16 94 (0.61%) Blackberry
17 89 (0.58%) NHS
18 88 (0.57%) CESG
19 83 (0.54%) Mainframe
19 83 (0.54%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1812 (11.76%) Windows
2 734 (4.76%) Linux
3 602 (3.91%) UNIX
4 499 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 376 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 175 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 128 (0.83%) Solaris
9 116 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 82 (0.53%) AIX
11 64 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 61 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 54 (0.35%) Android
14 52 (0.34%) Windows Vista
15 51 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 48 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
17 29 (0.19%) HPUX
18 27 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 27 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1655 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
2 1498 (9.72%) Project Management
3 1292 (8.39%) CRM
4 1156 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 940 (6.10%) ERP
6 896 (5.82%) Business Development
7 812 (5.27%) Migration
8 786 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 751 (4.88%) ITIL
10 734 (4.76%) Analytics
11 642 (4.17%) Information Security
12 626 (4.06%) Coaching
13 609 (3.95%) Business Analysis
14 594 (3.86%) Logistics
15 561 (3.64%) Mentoring
16 558 (3.62%) ETL
17 508 (3.30%) SAP Implementation
18 507 (3.29%) Workflow
19 478 (3.10%) Change Management
20 461 (2.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2188 (14.20%) SQL
2 1290 (8.37%) Java
3 767 (4.98%) C#
4 726 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 703 (4.56%) ABAP
6 351 (2.28%) C
7 331 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 257 (1.67%) Python
9 230 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 177 (1.15%) PHP
11 176 (1.14%) C++
12 170 (1.10%) Perl
13 152 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 126 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 111 (0.72%) VB
16 102 (0.66%) VBScript
17 96 (0.62%) VBA
18 79 (0.51%) VB.NET
19 78 (0.51%) R
20 69 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2111 (13.70%) Degree
2 1277 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 830 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 718 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 541 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 475 (3.08%) MCSE
7 424 (2.75%) CISSP
8 338 (2.19%) ISEB
8 338 (2.19%) CCNP
9 329 (2.14%) MCITP
10 304 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 242 (1.57%) CCA
12 217 (1.41%) CCNA
13 199 (1.29%) CCIE
14 194 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
15 184 (1.19%) CISM
16 182 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 176 (1.14%) CIMA
18 174 (1.13%) ACCA
19 157 (1.02%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (3.06%) QA
2 405 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 236 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 235 (1.53%) SLA
5 116 (0.75%) COBIT
6 112 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 99 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 97 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.12%) EMIR
10 15 (0.097%) Basel II
10 15 (0.097%) HL7
11 14 (0.091%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 10 (0.065%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.058%) MiFID
15 8 (0.052%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.052%) BS25999
15 8 (0.052%) GPG13
15 8 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
16 7 (0.045%) FATCA
System Software
1 801 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 769 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 538 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 293 (1.90%) XenApp
5 243 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 216 (1.40%) vSphere
7 130 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 100 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 79 (0.51%) XenServer
10 69 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 66 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 51 (0.33%) vCloud
13 36 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
15 23 (0.15%) NFS
16 21 (0.14%) Xen
17 20 (0.13%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.10%) Firmware
19 14 (0.091%) ISA Server
20 12 (0.078%) UAG
Systems Management
1 222 (1.44%) SCCM
2 150 (0.97%) SCOM
3 144 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 101 (0.66%) SCVMM
5 54 (0.35%) XenMobile
6 45 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 44 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 42 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 40 (0.26%) SCOrch
10 38 (0.25%) Puppet
11 37 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
12 36 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 36 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 33 (0.21%) Nagios
14 29 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 28 (0.18%) SCDPM
15 28 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
16 24 (0.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 3425 (22.23%) SAP
2 2883 (18.72%) Microsoft
3 2586 (16.79%) Oracle
4 1044 (6.78%) VMware
5 949 (6.16%) Cisco
6 682 (4.43%) Citrix
7 622 (4.04%) HP
8 535 (3.47%) IBM
9 462 (3.00%) Business Objects
10 395 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
11 340 (2.21%) NetApp
12 327 (2.12%) CheckPoint
13 320 (2.08%) Juniper
14 254 (1.65%) EMC
15 218 (1.42%) Cognos
16 206 (1.34%) F5
17 201 (1.30%) Siebel
18 195 (1.27%) Hyperion
19 189 (1.23%) Informatica
20 154 (1.00%) Sage
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