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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7074 8122 8473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.45% 6.93% 7.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 7.33% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5380 6084 6577
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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 6254 £55,000 - 973
London 0 3064 £57,500 -4.16% 438
South East -7 1364 £52,500 - 160
City of London +6 661 £55,500 -3.47% 146
Berkshire -7 434 £55,000 - 57
West Midlands -5 386 £52,500 +5.00% 56
Surrey -8 375 £55,000 +4.76% 30
North West -7 342 £45,000 -5.26% 107
East of England -7 308 £50,000 - 44
South West -22 242 £50,000 +11.11% 56
Manchester -1 231 £45,000 -5.26% 57
Reading -3 224 £55,000 -4.34% 26
Yorkshire -17 224 £47,500 +13.09% 39
Scotland +13 200 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Birmingham -7 194 £55,250 +0.45% 34
West Yorkshire -19 154 £50,000 +19.76% 27
Hampshire -24 144 £47,500 - 20
Egham +1 140 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire -10 134 £52,500 +10.52% 12
Hertfordshire -8 131 £50,000 -2.43% 17
Leeds -16 126 £50,000 +19.04% 22
Edinburgh +14 113 £52,500 +10.52% 21
Oxfordshire +30 102 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +1 100 £45,000 -5.26% 15
East Midlands -21 99 £47,500 +5.55% 14
Milton Keynes +16 96 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Glasgow +32 89 £46,250 -2.11% 6
North East 0 77 £55,000 +42.85% 19
Gloucestershire 0 69 £52,500 +25.00% 6
Oxford +32 68 £45,000 +35.33% 4

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4018 (27.96%) Finance
2 2974 (20.69%) SAP
3 2526 (17.58%) Microsoft
4 2417 (16.82%) Oracle
5 2113 (14.70%) Degree
6 1950 (13.57%) SQL
7 1628 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1603 (11.15%) Project Management
9 1543 (10.74%) Windows
10 1402 (9.76%) SQL Server
11 1396 (9.71%) MS Excel
12 1373 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
13 1214 (8.45%) Java
14 1144 (7.96%) CRM
15 1102 (7.67%) Retail
16 1080 (7.51%) Cisco
17 1059 (7.37%) Analytics
18 969 (6.74%) Banking
19 963 (6.70%) Business Development
20 954 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
20 954 (6.64%) VMware
21 953 (6.63%) ERP
22 904 (6.29%) Security Cleared
23 891 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
24 875 (6.09%) Manufacturing
25 834 (5.80%) Business Analysis
26 786 (5.47%) .NET
27 775 (5.39%) Migration
28 753 (5.24%) Firewall
29 739 (5.14%) ITIL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 568 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 351 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 322 (2.24%) IIS
4 279 (1.94%) SAS
5 238 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 233 (1.62%) Lync
7 167 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 166 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 142 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 132 (0.92%) NetWeaver
11 115 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 113 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
13 112 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 112 (0.78%) JBoss
14 105 (0.73%) Apache
15 94 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 90 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 82 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
18 70 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
19 64 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1396 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 358 (2.49%) MS Office
3 142 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 139 (0.97%) SPSS
5 128 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 90 (0.63%) MS Project
7 40 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 26 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 21 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 20 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 17 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 13 (0.090%) InDesign
14 11 (0.077%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.028%) Siemens NX
16 3 (0.021%) PaintShop Pro
16 3 (0.021%) AutoCAD
17 2 (0.014%) FrameMaker
17 2 (0.014%) FastStats
18 1 (0.007%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 660 (4.59%) Oracle EBS
2 552 (3.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 493 (3.43%) SAP FI
4 479 (3.33%) SAP MM
5 464 (3.23%) SAP CO
6 460 (3.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 328 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 326 (2.27%) SAP SD
9 256 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
10 231 (1.61%) SAP PP
11 196 (1.36%) SAP SCM
12 182 (1.27%) SAP APO
13 181 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
14 169 (1.18%) SAP HR
15 163 (1.13%) SAP WM
16 159 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
17 146 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
18 145 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
19 141 (0.98%) SAP BPC
19 141 (0.98%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 420 (2.92%) SaaS
2 317 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 307 (2.14%) Office 365
4 138 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
5 124 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 120 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
7 78 (0.54%) IaaS
8 68 (0.47%) Force.com
9 58 (0.40%) PaaS
10 46 (0.32%) Taleo
11 33 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 32 (0.22%) Yammer
13 28 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
16 17 (0.12%) Boomi
17 15 (0.10%) Amazon S3
18 12 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
19 11 (0.077%) Veeva
20 7 (0.049%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 753 (5.24%) Firewall
2 431 (3.00%) WAN
3 400 (2.78%) Network Security
4 389 (2.71%) LAN
5 374 (2.60%) SAN
6 326 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 261 (1.82%) Internet
8 244 (1.70%) BGP
9 240 (1.67%) DNS
10 239 (1.66%) Wireless
11 235 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
12 234 (1.63%) OSPF
13 197 (1.37%) MPLS
14 173 (1.20%) VPN
15 147 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 144 (1.00%) DHCP
17 130 (0.90%) Unified Communications
18 128 (0.89%) Cisco PIX
19 122 (0.85%) VoIP
20 112 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1402 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 584 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
3 518 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
4 381 (2.65%) SAP BW
4 381 (2.65%) SAP HANA
5 362 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 355 (2.47%) Big Data
7 334 (2.32%) Relational Database
8 296 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 287 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 264 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
11 260 (1.81%) SAP BI
12 246 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 214 (1.49%) QlikView
14 197 (1.37%) DB2
15 161 (1.12%) Hadoop
16 156 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
17 152 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
18 149 (1.04%) MySQL
19 145 (1.01%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 121 (0.84%) Selenium
2 89 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
3 83 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 83 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (0.45%) LoadRunner
5 59 (0.41%) Subversion
6 53 (0.37%) LSMW
6 53 (0.37%) HP UFT
7 51 (0.35%) JIRA
8 49 (0.34%) Git (software)
9 48 (0.33%) Axure RP
9 48 (0.33%) Jenkins
10 47 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
11 35 (0.24%) Toad
12 33 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
13 29 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 26 (0.18%) Hudson
15 21 (0.15%) WebDriver
16 19 (0.13%) JUnit
16 19 (0.13%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4018 (27.96%) Finance
2 1102 (7.67%) Retail
3 969 (6.74%) Banking
4 875 (6.09%) Manufacturing
5 736 (5.12%) Marketing
6 564 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 299 (2.08%) Legal
8 235 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 207 (1.44%) Back Office
10 180 (1.25%) Law
11 177 (1.23%) Billing
12 175 (1.22%) German Language
13 171 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 164 (1.14%) Advertising
15 155 (1.08%) General Ledger
16 148 (1.03%) Investment Banking
17 140 (0.97%) French Language
18 122 (0.85%) Front Office
19 108 (0.75%) Aerospace
20 103 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 786 (5.47%) .NET
2 698 (4.86%) HTML
3 556 (3.87%) XML
4 536 (3.73%) Web Services
5 362 (2.52%) CSS
6 280 (1.95%) Middleware
7 262 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 236 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 217 (1.51%) J2EE
10 150 (1.04%) SOAP
11 142 (0.99%) HTML5
11 142 (0.99%) jQuery
12 130 (0.90%) SAP Basis
13 116 (0.81%) Ajax
14 114 (0.79%) WCF
15 107 (0.74%) Java EE
16 104 (0.72%) Spring
17 102 (0.71%) .NET Framework
18 97 (0.67%) SAP PI
18 97 (0.67%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1373 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 606 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 573 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 502 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 294 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 290 (2.02%) Data Integration
7 225 (1.57%) FMCG
8 221 (1.54%) User Experience
9 190 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 160 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 148 (1.03%) Social Media
12 121 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 113 (0.79%) Clustering
14 112 (0.78%) Private Cloud
15 109 (0.76%) Derivative
16 88 (0.61%) Credit Risk
17 86 (0.60%) Hedge funds
18 83 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 81 (0.56%) GIS
20 79 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1543 (10.74%) Windows
2 624 (4.34%) Linux
3 564 (3.92%) UNIX
4 330 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 327 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 173 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 142 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 105 (0.73%) Windows 8
9 93 (0.65%) Solaris
10 84 (0.58%) AIX
11 79 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 78 (0.54%) Android
13 55 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 34 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 33 (0.23%) MVS
17 29 (0.20%) CentOS
18 26 (0.18%) Windows XP
19 25 (0.17%) Mac OS X
20 24 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1628 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1603 (11.15%) Project Management
3 1144 (7.96%) CRM
4 1059 (7.37%) Analytics
5 963 (6.70%) Business Development
6 954 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
7 953 (6.63%) ERP
8 891 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 834 (5.80%) Business Analysis
10 775 (5.39%) Migration
11 739 (5.14%) ITIL
12 709 (4.93%) Information Security
13 590 (4.11%) Mentoring
14 586 (4.08%) Coaching
15 556 (3.87%) Risk Management
16 517 (3.60%) Logistics
17 504 (3.51%) ETL
18 502 (3.49%) PRINCE2
19 490 (3.41%) Change Management
20 454 (3.16%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1950 (13.57%) SQL
2 1214 (8.45%) Java
3 693 (4.82%) C#
4 641 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 576 (4.01%) ABAP
6 338 (2.35%) C
7 234 (1.63%) Python
8 214 (1.49%) C++
9 207 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 192 (1.34%) PHP
11 185 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 184 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 178 (1.24%) Perl
14 139 (0.97%) R
15 114 (0.79%) VB
16 105 (0.73%) Ruby
17 101 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 84 (0.58%) VBA
19 83 (0.58%) Bash Shell
20 77 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2113 (14.70%) Degree
2 904 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 668 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 594 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 522 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 522 (3.63%) CISSP
6 391 (2.72%) CCNP
7 361 (2.51%) MCSE
8 285 (1.98%) CCIE
9 265 (1.84%) CISM
10 225 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 195 (1.36%) MCITP
12 190 (1.32%) CCA
13 154 (1.07%) ISEB
14 150 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
14 150 (1.04%) CISA
15 138 (0.96%) CCNA
16 134 (0.93%) CCSE
16 134 (0.93%) ACCA
17 123 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 363 (2.53%) QA
3 272 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 164 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 146 (1.02%) SLA
6 115 (0.80%) COBIT
7 66 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (0.19%) CRD IV
9 26 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 25 (0.17%) BS25999
10 25 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 23 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 17 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 17 (0.12%) EMIR
13 13 (0.090%) MiFID
14 12 (0.083%) Basel II
14 12 (0.083%) GCP
15 10 (0.070%) GPG13
16 9 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 666 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 633 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 425 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 195 (1.36%) vSphere
5 193 (1.34%) XenApp
6 135 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 84 (0.58%) vCloud
8 66 (0.46%) XenServer
8 66 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 49 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.19%) NFS
13 23 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.13%) IMail Server
15 18 (0.13%) KVM
15 18 (0.13%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
17 14 (0.097%) UAG
Systems Management
1 220 (1.53%) SCCM
2 139 (0.97%) SCOM
3 76 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 65 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 60 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 56 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 50 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 44 (0.31%) Puppet
10 40 (0.28%) Windows Intune
11 38 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 37 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 32 (0.22%) Backup Exec
14 29 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
14 29 (0.20%) SCOrch
15 28 (0.19%) SCSM
15 28 (0.19%) XenMobile
16 24 (0.17%) AirWatch
16 24 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 21 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2974 (20.69%) SAP
2 2526 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 2417 (16.82%) Oracle
4 1080 (7.51%) Cisco
5 954 (6.64%) VMware
6 538 (3.74%) Juniper
7 524 (3.65%) Citrix
8 501 (3.49%) IBM
9 494 (3.44%) HP
10 371 (2.58%) CheckPoint
11 308 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
12 260 (1.81%) F5
13 251 (1.75%) Informatica
14 235 (1.64%) Cognos
15 216 (1.50%) Tableau
16 194 (1.35%) NetApp
17 184 (1.28%) EMC
18 166 (1.16%) Hyperion
19 154 (1.07%) Fortinet
20 148 (1.03%) Adobe
London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + OTE of 25% base salary
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + uncapped Commission + Benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £68,000-£85,000+ EXCELLENT package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
PA Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: +Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
PA Consulting
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
PA Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Private Health, 28 days hol
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago