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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7255 8733 8457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.56% 7.27% 7.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 7.69% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5498 6463 6465
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 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 24 April 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 -3 6531 £55,000 - 1158
London +1 3271 £57,500 -4.16% 522
South East -10 1362 £52,500 - 199
City of London +1 818 £55,000 -6.77% 202
Berkshire -8 467 £57,500 +6.97% 66
Surrey -1 373 £50,000 -4.76% 30
North West +1 369 £47,500 - 99
South West -1 320 £45,000 -5.26% 95
East of England +11 304 £47,500 - 54
West Midlands -18 297 £50,000 - 64
Yorkshire -20 258 £45,000 +3.96% 57
Manchester -4 239 £46,000 -3.15% 56
Reading -7 213 £55,000 +4.76% 27
Scotland 0 180 £50,000 +7.52% 24
Hampshire -23 176 £48,000 -5.88% 33
Egham 0 165 £85,000 - 1
Birmingham -9 165 £55,000 +4.76% 34
West Yorkshire -34 158 £45,000 +5.88% 37
Hertfordshire -5 145 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 128 £47,000 -6.00% 22
Leeds -32 122 £50,000 +17.64% 28
East Midlands -9 110 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Bristol +10 109 £55,000 +29.41% 48
Edinburgh +8 104 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Cheshire +9 84 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Oxfordshire +2 83 £35,000 -26.31% 14
Wiltshire +1 80 £40,000 -20.00% 22
Swindon +14 68 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Bedfordshire +63 64 £52,500 -6.66% 5
Milton Keynes -16 64 £47,500 - 10

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4037 (27.87%) Finance
2 3029 (20.91%) SAP
3 2896 (19.99%) Microsoft
4 2495 (17.23%) Oracle
5 2135 (14.74%) SQL
6 2000 (13.81%) Degree
7 1864 (12.87%) Windows
8 1723 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
9 1510 (10.43%) MS Excel
10 1433 (9.89%) SQL Server
11 1426 (9.85%) Project Management
12 1297 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
13 1220 (8.42%) CRM
14 1187 (8.20%) Java
15 1168 (8.06%) Security Cleared
16 1147 (7.92%) Retail
17 1102 (7.61%) VMware
18 1082 (7.47%) Cisco
19 1005 (6.94%) Analytics
20 962 (6.64%) Banking
21 930 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
22 919 (6.34%) Business Development
23 914 (6.31%) ERP
24 876 (6.05%) Manufacturing
25 839 (5.79%) Active Directory
26 815 (5.63%) .NET
27 799 (5.52%) Migration
28 788 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
28 788 (5.44%) SC Cleared
29 785 (5.42%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 785 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 512 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 389 (2.69%) Lync
4 330 (2.28%) IIS
5 272 (1.88%) SAS
6 247 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 241 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 230 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 189 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 187 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 143 (0.99%) NetWeaver
12 115 (0.79%) Apache
13 111 (0.77%) JBoss
14 109 (0.75%) WebLogic
15 107 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 104 (0.72%) Tomcat
17 84 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
18 78 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
19 66 (0.46%) CMS
20 65 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1510 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 366 (2.53%) MS Office
3 127 (0.88%) SPSS
4 107 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 92 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 62 (0.43%) MS Project
7 31 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 24 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 21 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.097%) Photoshop
12 9 (0.062%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.028%) InDesign
14 4 (0.028%) DOC1
14 4 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
14 4 (0.028%) FastStats
15 3 (0.021%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 678 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
2 575 (3.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 565 (3.90%) SAP FI
4 537 (3.71%) SAP MM
4 537 (3.71%) SAP CO
5 529 (3.65%) SAP FI/CO
6 400 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 394 (2.72%) SAP SD
8 263 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
9 239 (1.65%) SAP SCM
10 224 (1.55%) SAP PP
11 209 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
12 205 (1.42%) Oracle General Ledger
13 195 (1.35%) SAP HR
14 193 (1.33%) SAP APO
14 193 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
15 191 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
16 179 (1.24%) SAP WM
17 171 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
18 143 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 416 (2.87%) Office 365
2 407 (2.81%) SaaS
3 360 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 128 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
5 99 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
7 70 (0.48%) IaaS
8 55 (0.38%) Taleo
9 51 (0.35%) Force.com
10 39 (0.27%) Yammer
11 30 (0.21%) PaaS
12 28 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 26 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (0.097%) Boomi
15 14 (0.097%) Veeva
16 10 (0.069%) Terremark
17 8 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
18 7 (0.048%) FinancialForce.com
18 7 (0.048%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 766 (5.29%) Firewall
2 474 (3.27%) Network Security
3 427 (2.95%) SAN
4 418 (2.89%) WAN
5 404 (2.79%) LAN
6 385 (2.66%) TCP/IP
7 312 (2.15%) DNS
8 310 (2.14%) Wireless
9 263 (1.82%) VPN
10 253 (1.75%) Internet
11 236 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
12 231 (1.59%) BGP
13 207 (1.43%) OSPF
14 205 (1.42%) MPLS
14 205 (1.42%) DHCP
15 179 (1.24%) Unified Communications
16 145 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 139 (0.96%) NetScaler
18 121 (0.84%) SSL
19 115 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1433 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 578 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 386 (2.67%) SAP BW
4 385 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 371 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
6 355 (2.45%) SAP HANA
7 338 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 315 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 311 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 309 (2.13%) Big Data
11 283 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 256 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
13 252 (1.74%) SAP BI
14 222 (1.53%) QlikView
15 215 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 187 (1.29%) MySQL
17 181 (1.25%) OLAP
18 170 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
19 159 (1.10%) RDBMS
20 158 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 112 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
2 108 (0.75%) Selenium
3 87 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 87 (0.60%) LSMW
4 76 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 73 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 70 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.30%) JMeter
8 40 (0.28%) Git (software)
9 39 (0.27%) JIRA
10 36 (0.25%) Eclipse
11 33 (0.23%) Subversion
11 33 (0.23%) WebDriver
12 31 (0.21%) Toad
13 27 (0.19%) Maven
14 26 (0.18%) Jenkins
15 23 (0.16%) JUnit
16 20 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
17 19 (0.13%) SoapUI
18 17 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4037 (27.87%) Finance
2 1147 (7.92%) Retail
3 962 (6.64%) Banking
4 876 (6.05%) Manufacturing
5 701 (4.84%) Marketing
6 627 (4.33%) Telecoms
7 282 (1.95%) Advertising
8 249 (1.72%) Legal
9 206 (1.42%) Aerospace
10 179 (1.24%) Billing
11 175 (1.21%) Law
12 174 (1.20%) General Ledger
13 168 (1.16%) German Language
14 159 (1.10%) Retail Banking
15 150 (1.04%) Back Office
16 149 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
17 124 (0.86%) Investment Banking
18 119 (0.82%) French Language
19 118 (0.81%) Games
20 106 (0.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (5.63%) .NET
2 583 (4.03%) HTML
3 501 (3.46%) XML
4 399 (2.75%) Web Services
5 344 (2.38%) CSS
6 292 (2.02%) Middleware
7 263 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 262 (1.81%) ASP.NET
9 177 (1.22%) J2EE
10 153 (1.06%) SOAP
11 144 (0.99%) Ajax
12 127 (0.88%) HTML5
13 116 (0.80%) SAP Basis
14 115 (0.79%) jQuery
15 113 (0.78%) Java EE
16 106 (0.73%) BAPI
17 105 (0.72%) Spring
18 103 (0.71%) .NET Framework
19 89 (0.61%) XSLT
20 87 (0.60%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1297 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 484 (3.34%) Computer Science
3 444 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 339 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 274 (1.89%) Data Integration
6 204 (1.41%) FMCG
7 187 (1.29%) Visualisation
8 180 (1.24%) Social Media
9 179 (1.24%) Open Source
9 179 (1.24%) User Experience
10 168 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 158 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 142 (0.98%) Clustering
13 109 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 104 (0.72%) GIS
15 89 (0.61%) Mainframe
16 88 (0.61%) Hedge funds
17 87 (0.60%) Statistics
18 82 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 77 (0.53%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1864 (12.87%) Windows
2 780 (5.39%) Linux
3 677 (4.67%) UNIX
4 498 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 409 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 209 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 204 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 117 (0.81%) Solaris
10 87 (0.60%) AIX
11 83 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 70 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 53 (0.37%) Android
14 47 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 38 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 33 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 29 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.18%) MVS
19 22 (0.15%) HPUX
20 21 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1723 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
2 1426 (9.85%) Project Management
3 1220 (8.42%) CRM
4 1005 (6.94%) Analytics
5 930 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
6 919 (6.34%) Business Development
7 914 (6.31%) ERP
8 799 (5.52%) Migration
9 788 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 761 (5.25%) Business Analysis
11 728 (5.03%) ITIL
12 664 (4.58%) Information Security
13 577 (3.98%) Mentoring
14 567 (3.91%) Logistics
15 558 (3.85%) ETL
16 552 (3.81%) Coaching
17 477 (3.29%) Risk Management
18 471 (3.25%) Change Management
19 454 (3.13%) Workflow
20 423 (2.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2135 (14.74%) SQL
2 1187 (8.20%) Java
3 676 (4.67%) ABAP
4 650 (4.49%) C#
5 581 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 315 (2.17%) C
7 263 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 241 (1.66%) Python
9 195 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 186 (1.28%) Perl
11 167 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 159 (1.10%) PHP
13 158 (1.09%) C++
14 123 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 116 (0.80%) R
16 80 (0.55%) VBA
17 74 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 73 (0.50%) VBScript
18 73 (0.50%) VB
19 67 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2000 (13.81%) Degree
2 1168 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 788 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 742 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 610 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 536 (3.70%) MCSE
7 434 (3.00%) CISSP
8 380 (2.62%) CCNP
9 294 (2.03%) MCITP
10 256 (1.77%) CCIE
11 237 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 233 (1.61%) CCA
13 218 (1.51%) ISEB
14 196 (1.35%) CISM
15 177 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 172 (1.19%) SAP Certification
17 168 (1.16%) CCNA
18 167 (1.15%) MCSA
19 142 (0.98%) ACCA
19 142 (0.98%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 436 (3.01%) QA
3 233 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 226 (1.56%) SLA
5 133 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 82 (0.57%) COBIT
7 70 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 69 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 18 (0.12%) HL7
11 17 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 16 (0.11%) JSP 440
13 15 (0.10%) BS25999
13 15 (0.10%) Basel II
14 14 (0.097%) CRD IV
15 13 (0.090%) EMIR
16 10 (0.069%) GPG13
17 7 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 6 (0.041%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.041%) COREP
System Software
1 839 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 778 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 550 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 254 (1.75%) vSphere
5 240 (1.66%) XenApp
6 206 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 94 (0.65%) XenServer
8 84 (0.58%) vCloud
9 76 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 74 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (0.31%) NFS
12 39 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 32 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.14%) Xen
15 21 (0.14%) KVM
16 13 (0.090%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 13 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 12 (0.083%) Tivoli Directory Server
17 12 (0.083%) Snort
Systems Management
1 275 (1.90%) SCCM
2 206 (1.42%) SCOM
3 111 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 97 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 71 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 57 (0.39%) Windows Intune
7 51 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 47 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 41 (0.28%) Puppet
10 38 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 36 (0.25%) SCDPM
11 36 (0.25%) SCOrch
12 35 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
12 35 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 34 (0.23%) SCSM
14 31 (0.21%) XenMobile
14 31 (0.21%) Backup Exec
15 25 (0.17%) Legato
16 24 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
17 23 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3029 (20.91%) SAP
2 2896 (19.99%) Microsoft
3 2495 (17.23%) Oracle
4 1102 (7.61%) VMware
5 1082 (7.47%) Cisco
6 643 (4.44%) Citrix
7 607 (4.19%) HP
8 529 (3.65%) IBM
9 498 (3.44%) Business Objects
10 487 (3.36%) Juniper
11 403 (2.78%) CheckPoint
12 335 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
13 281 (1.94%) NetApp
14 262 (1.81%) Cognos
15 231 (1.59%) F5
16 214 (1.48%) Informatica
17 196 (1.35%) Tableau
18 193 (1.33%) EMC
19 171 (1.18%) Hyperion
20 157 (1.08%) Sage
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits OTE £35,000 - £100,000 First Year
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + plus an excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + £70k OTE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago