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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7240 8397 8340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.54% 7.11% 7.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 7.52% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5497 6251 6456
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 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 3 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 0 6431 £55,000 +4.76% 1161
London +1 3170 £57,500 -4.16% 519
South East -6 1373 £52,500 - 200
City of London +2 680 £55,000 -4.34% 185
Berkshire -12 422 £57,500 +9.52% 51
Surrey -5 407 £50,000 -4.76% 42
West Midlands -7 381 £51,500 +3.00% 88
North West -8 351 £45,000 -5.75% 107
East of England +7 337 £47,500 -5.00% 56
South West -11 289 £45,000 - 68
Yorkshire -21 239 £42,250 +0.59% 35
Manchester -3 236 £45,000 -8.16% 79
Reading -11 219 £55,000 - 20
Scotland +11 203 £50,000 - 33
Birmingham -8 186 £55,000 +4.76% 55
Hertfordshire +4 160 £50,000 - 20
Hampshire -24 160 £49,000 +3.15% 31
Egham +1 156 £85,000 -
West Yorkshire -27 153 £45,000 +8.43% 23
Buckinghamshire -4 132 £55,000 +15.78% 21
Leeds -23 126 £47,500 +13.09% 16
Edinburgh +11 106 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Oxfordshire +20 104 £43,750 +16.66% 14
Cambridgeshire +1 100 £45,000 -5.26% 24
East Midlands -18 98 £46,250 +2.77% 24
Glasgow +28 94 £46,650 +0.32% 4
Bristol -18 86 £47,500 -9.52% 39
Milton Keynes +11 85 £57,500 +22.34% 9
Oxford +27 67 £42,500 +14.86% 2
Gloucestershire +7 66 £50,000 +11.11% 8

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 4106 (28.11%) Finance
2 3079 (21.08%) SAP
3 2685 (18.38%) Microsoft
4 2391 (16.37%) Oracle
5 2081 (14.25%) Degree
6 2010 (13.76%) SQL
7 1709 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1662 (11.38%) Windows
9 1560 (10.68%) Project Management
10 1455 (9.96%) SQL Server
11 1444 (9.88%) MS Excel
12 1363 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
13 1215 (8.32%) Java
14 1185 (8.11%) CRM
15 1125 (7.70%) Retail
16 1100 (7.53%) Cisco
17 1068 (7.31%) Analytics
18 1023 (7.00%) VMware
19 983 (6.73%) Banking
20 966 (6.61%) Business Development
21 957 (6.55%) Security Cleared
22 944 (6.46%) ERP
23 915 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
24 891 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
25 887 (6.07%) Manufacturing
26 861 (5.89%) Business Analysis
27 809 (5.54%) Migration
28 800 (5.48%) Firewall
29 799 (5.47%) .NET
30 766 (5.24%) Marketing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 635 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 406 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 342 (2.34%) IIS
4 284 (1.94%) Lync
5 271 (1.86%) SAS
6 235 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 209 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 201 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 168 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 138 (0.94%) NetWeaver
11 128 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 111 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 109 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 107 (0.73%) JBoss
15 103 (0.71%) Tomcat
16 95 (0.65%) Apache
17 94 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
18 87 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 84 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
20 64 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1444 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 380 (2.60%) MS Office
3 135 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 133 (0.91%) SPSS
5 123 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 84 (0.58%) MS Project
7 29 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 25 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 22 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 22 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.082%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.055%) InDesign
14 4 (0.027%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.014%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.014%) FastStats
16 1 (0.007%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.007%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 673 (4.61%) Oracle EBS
2 556 (3.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 531 (3.63%) SAP FI
4 512 (3.50%) SAP MM
5 501 (3.43%) SAP CO
6 495 (3.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 363 (2.48%) SAP SD
8 344 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
9 247 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
10 230 (1.57%) SAP PP
11 208 (1.42%) SAP SCM
12 190 (1.30%) SAP APO
13 183 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
14 178 (1.22%) SAP HR
15 171 (1.17%) SAP WM
16 164 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
17 153 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
18 151 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
19 149 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
20 135 (0.92%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 447 (3.06%) SaaS
2 360 (2.46%) Office 365
3 333 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 146 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
5 124 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 110 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
7 82 (0.56%) IaaS
8 59 (0.40%) Force.com
9 58 (0.40%) PaaS
10 51 (0.35%) Taleo
11 42 (0.29%) Yammer
12 34 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 26 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 19 (0.13%) Boomi
16 17 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
17 15 (0.10%) Veeva
18 13 (0.089%) Amazon S3
19 10 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
19 10 (0.068%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 800 (5.48%) Firewall
2 432 (2.96%) WAN
3 425 (2.91%) Network Security
4 402 (2.75%) LAN
5 401 (2.75%) SAN
6 365 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 277 (1.90%) DNS
8 262 (1.79%) BGP
9 256 (1.75%) Wireless
10 249 (1.70%) OSPF
11 248 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
12 246 (1.68%) Internet
13 216 (1.48%) MPLS
14 209 (1.43%) VPN
15 174 (1.19%) DHCP
16 152 (1.04%) Unified Communications
17 140 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 125 (0.86%) Cisco PIX
19 117 (0.80%) VoIP
20 113 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1455 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 515 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 415 (2.84%) SAP BW
4 394 (2.70%) SAP HANA
5 392 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
6 359 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 346 (2.37%) Big Data
8 327 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 298 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 278 (1.90%) SAP BI
11 276 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 260 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 259 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
14 217 (1.49%) QlikView
15 186 (1.27%) DB2
16 183 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
17 162 (1.11%) OLAP
18 154 (1.05%) Hadoop
19 143 (0.98%) MySQL
20 140 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 121 (0.83%) Selenium
2 87 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 83 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
4 72 (0.49%) LoadRunner
4 72 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (0.44%) LSMW
6 63 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 45 (0.31%) JIRA
8 44 (0.30%) Subversion
9 43 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
9 43 (0.29%) Axure RP
10 42 (0.29%) Git (software)
11 41 (0.28%) Jenkins
12 32 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
12 32 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 32 (0.22%) Toad
13 30 (0.21%) JMeter
13 30 (0.21%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.16%) JUnit
15 19 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 4106 (28.11%) Finance
2 1125 (7.70%) Retail
3 983 (6.73%) Banking
4 887 (6.07%) Manufacturing
5 766 (5.24%) Marketing
6 613 (4.20%) Telecoms
7 302 (2.07%) Legal
8 216 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 197 (1.35%) Back Office
10 193 (1.32%) Advertising
11 189 (1.29%) Billing
12 183 (1.25%) German Language
13 173 (1.18%) Law
14 158 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
15 151 (1.03%) General Ledger
16 142 (0.97%) Investment Banking
17 138 (0.94%) French Language
17 138 (0.94%) Aerospace
18 119 (0.81%) Front Office
19 101 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (5.47%) .NET
2 693 (4.74%) HTML
3 546 (3.74%) XML
4 512 (3.50%) Web Services
5 372 (2.55%) CSS
6 283 (1.94%) Middleware
7 271 (1.86%) ASP.NET
8 248 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
9 193 (1.32%) J2EE
10 153 (1.05%) SOAP
11 144 (0.99%) HTML5
12 133 (0.91%) SAP Basis
13 129 (0.88%) Ajax
14 128 (0.88%) jQuery
15 114 (0.78%) Java EE
16 106 (0.73%) Spring
17 104 (0.71%) SAP PI
18 101 (0.69%) BAPI
19 100 (0.68%) .NET Framework
20 98 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1363 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 606 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 542 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 493 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 321 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 285 (1.95%) Data Integration
7 234 (1.60%) FMCG
8 215 (1.47%) User Experience
9 192 (1.31%) Visualisation
10 160 (1.10%) Social Media
11 158 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 132 (0.90%) Clustering
13 128 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 106 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 98 (0.67%) Derivative
16 89 (0.61%) Hedge funds
17 83 (0.57%) Statistics
17 83 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 81 (0.55%) GIS
18 81 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1662 (11.38%) Windows
2 647 (4.43%) Linux
3 582 (3.98%) UNIX
4 395 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 363 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 171 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 134 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 104 (0.71%) Solaris
10 96 (0.66%) AIX
11 67 (0.46%) Android
12 66 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 64 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (0.39%) Windows Vista
15 33 (0.23%) MVS
16 29 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 28 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1709 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
2 1560 (10.68%) Project Management
3 1185 (8.11%) CRM
4 1068 (7.31%) Analytics
5 966 (6.61%) Business Development
6 944 (6.46%) ERP
7 915 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
8 891 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 861 (5.89%) Business Analysis
10 809 (5.54%) Migration
11 755 (5.17%) ITIL
12 705 (4.83%) Information Security
13 601 (4.11%) Mentoring
14 584 (4.00%) Coaching
15 542 (3.71%) Logistics
16 536 (3.67%) Risk Management
17 526 (3.60%) ETL
18 497 (3.40%) Change Management
19 491 (3.36%) PRINCE2
20 454 (3.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2010 (13.76%) SQL
2 1215 (8.32%) Java
3 689 (4.72%) C#
4 643 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 639 (4.37%) ABAP
6 327 (2.24%) C
7 243 (1.66%) Python
8 205 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 203 (1.39%) C++
10 193 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 191 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 180 (1.23%) PHP
13 175 (1.20%) Perl
14 127 (0.87%) R
15 103 (0.71%) VB
16 94 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 92 (0.63%) Ruby
18 84 (0.58%) VBA
19 78 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 78 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2081 (14.25%) Degree
2 957 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 658 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 625 (4.28%) SC Cleared
5 581 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 493 (3.37%) CISSP
7 416 (2.85%) MCSE
8 384 (2.63%) CCNP
9 285 (1.95%) CCIE
10 236 (1.62%) CISM
11 234 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 227 (1.55%) MCITP
13 204 (1.40%) CCA
14 169 (1.16%) ISEB
15 161 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
16 146 (1.00%) CCNA
17 145 (0.99%) CISA
18 135 (0.92%) CCSE
19 132 (0.90%) MCSA
20 129 (0.88%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 484 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 384 (2.63%) QA
3 261 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 168 (1.15%) SLA
5 156 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 103 (0.71%) COBIT
7 67 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (0.17%) CRD IV
9 24 (0.16%) BS25999
10 23 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 22 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 21 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 15 (0.10%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.082%) EMIR
15 11 (0.075%) GPG13
15 11 (0.075%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.068%) MiFID
16 10 (0.068%) HL7
16 10 (0.068%) Basel II
17 9 (0.062%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 749 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 688 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 464 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 231 (1.58%) vSphere
5 222 (1.52%) XenApp
6 163 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 94 (0.64%) vCloud
8 78 (0.53%) XenServer
9 74 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 49 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 48 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 35 (0.24%) NFS
13 31 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 21 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (0.14%) KVM
16 18 (0.12%) Terminal Server
17 16 (0.11%) IMail Server
18 15 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 13 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 13 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 235 (1.61%) SCCM
2 143 (0.98%) SCOM
3 91 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 73 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 63 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 62 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 51 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 51 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (0.31%) Windows Intune
9 45 (0.31%) Puppet
10 39 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 36 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 34 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 29 (0.20%) XenMobile
14 27 (0.18%) SCSM
15 26 (0.18%) SCOrch
16 24 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
17 23 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
18 22 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 21 (0.14%) Legato
Vendors
1 3079 (21.08%) SAP
2 2685 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 2391 (16.37%) Oracle
4 1100 (7.53%) Cisco
5 1023 (7.00%) VMware
6 581 (3.98%) Citrix
7 542 (3.71%) Business Objects
8 541 (3.70%) Juniper
9 540 (3.70%) HP
10 525 (3.59%) IBM
11 389 (2.66%) CheckPoint
12 318 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
13 257 (1.76%) F5
14 251 (1.72%) Cognos
15 244 (1.67%) Informatica
16 225 (1.54%) NetApp
17 211 (1.44%) Tableau
18 174 (1.19%) EMC
19 169 (1.16%) Hyperion
20 163 (1.12%) Fortinet
UK
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + + Comission (OTE £100,000)
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Rewards
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50,000 to £60,000 + Bonus/Profit Sh
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Incentives
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday