The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7998 8366 9757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.87% 7.72% 8.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 8.19% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5995 6489 7808
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
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
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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 -6 7270 £55,000 +4.76% 1038
London 0 3388 £60,000 +4.34% 430
South East -5 1838 £52,000 +4.00% 188
City of London +5 685 £57,500 -4.16% 133
Berkshire +1 637 £52,500 +5.00% 79
Surrey -4 528 £52,500 +5.00% 35
North West -15 407 £47,500 +5.55% 87
West Midlands +1 397 £52,500 +5.00% 82
East of England +1 365 £50,000 - 49
South West -6 329 £45,000 +2.85% 83
Reading -6 295 £57,500 +21.05% 19
Yorkshire -25 276 £42,000 -6.66% 45
Manchester -15 254 £47,500 +5.55% 53
Birmingham -1 231 £55,000 - 43
Hampshire -17 198 £47,500 +5.55% 30
West Yorkshire -27 191 £41,500 -7.77% 21
Egham -1 186 £85,000 +47.82% 2
Scotland -25 180 £47,500 -5.00% 34
Hertfordshire -3 168 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Leeds -14 160 £42,000 -9.18% 17
Buckinghamshire -4 157 £47,500 -13.63% 9
East Midlands -39 136 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Cambridgeshire -3 126 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Kent +33 94 £41,000 -3.52% 6
Bristol +8 89 £55,000 +25.71% 46
Edinburgh -18 85 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Guildford +3 81 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Newbury +21 78 £45,000 -18.18% 12
Wiltshire +8 76 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Cheshire -21 76 £50,000 +3.09% 19

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4676 (27.92%) Finance
2 3359 (20.06%) SAP
3 3078 (18.38%) Microsoft
4 3002 (17.92%) Oracle
5 2480 (14.81%) Degree
6 2446 (14.60%) SQL
7 1874 (11.19%) Project Management
8 1784 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
9 1718 (10.26%) Windows
10 1657 (9.89%) MS Excel
11 1564 (9.34%) SQL Server
12 1517 (9.06%) Java
13 1292 (7.71%) CRM
14 1242 (7.42%) Business Development
15 1173 (7.00%) Security Cleared
16 1122 (6.70%) Telecoms
17 1114 (6.65%) .NET
18 1036 (6.19%) Retail
19 1022 (6.10%) VMware
20 984 (5.88%) Cisco
21 952 (5.68%) ERP
22 891 (5.32%) Analytics
23 860 (5.13%) Marketing
24 846 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
25 844 (5.04%) Banking
26 839 (5.01%) HTML
27 826 (4.93%) XML
28 818 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
29 817 (4.88%) ITIL
30 805 (4.81%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 805 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 527 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 395 (2.36%) SAS
4 369 (2.20%) Lync
5 287 (1.71%) IIS
6 279 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 254 (1.52%) NetWeaver
8 251 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 230 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 218 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 211 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 211 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 196 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 179 (1.07%) Tomcat
14 159 (0.95%) Apache
15 158 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
16 123 (0.73%) CMS
17 121 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
18 73 (0.44%) SAP Portal
19 68 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1657 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 511 (3.05%) MS Office
3 163 (0.97%) SPSS
4 144 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 97 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 53 (0.32%) MS Project
7 25 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 19 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 14 (0.084%) Fireworks
11 12 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.060%) PowerPivot
13 10 (0.060%) FastStats
13 10 (0.060%) Stata
14 5 (0.030%) Windchill
14 5 (0.030%) Vensim
14 5 (0.030%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 694 (4.14%) Oracle EBS
2 662 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 641 (3.83%) SAP FI
4 618 (3.69%) SAP CO
5 613 (3.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 387 (2.31%) SAP SD
7 376 (2.25%) SAP MM
8 367 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 265 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
9 265 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
10 259 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
11 257 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
12 254 (1.52%) SAP BPC
13 252 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
14 251 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
15 212 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
16 209 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
17 204 (1.22%) Oracle Assets
18 189 (1.13%) SAP HR
19 185 (1.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 325 (1.94%) SaaS
2 296 (1.77%) Office 365
3 134 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 119 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 77 (0.46%) Force.com
6 63 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
7 55 (0.33%) PaaS
8 49 (0.29%) Taleo
9 37 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (0.21%) IaaS
11 14 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.042%) Heroku
13 5 (0.030%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.030%) GitHub
13 5 (0.030%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.030%) Joyent
13 5 (0.030%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.012%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.012%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 726 (4.33%) Firewall
2 496 (2.96%) SAN
3 425 (2.54%) Internet
4 368 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 330 (1.97%) LAN
5 330 (1.97%) WAN
6 306 (1.83%) Network Security
7 269 (1.61%) DNS
8 229 (1.37%) Unified Communications
9 207 (1.24%) VPN
10 171 (1.02%) MPLS
11 155 (0.93%) Wireless
12 139 (0.83%) DHCP
13 133 (0.79%) HTTP
14 128 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 122 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
16 120 (0.72%) VoIP
17 117 (0.70%) NAS
18 111 (0.66%) NetScaler
19 90 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1564 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 673 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 464 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 452 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 450 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 421 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 383 (2.29%) Big Data
8 315 (1.88%) SAP BW
9 303 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 302 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
11 274 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
12 261 (1.56%) QlikView
13 217 (1.30%) SAP BI
14 211 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 198 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 190 (1.13%) SAP HANA
17 186 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
18 179 (1.07%) Hadoop
19 170 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
20 160 (0.96%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 123 (0.73%) Visual Studio
2 122 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
3 113 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 95 (0.57%) LoadRunner
5 89 (0.53%) Selenium
6 64 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 60 (0.36%) LSMW
8 58 (0.35%) JUnit
9 53 (0.32%) Maven
10 46 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 45 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (0.26%) Axure RP
13 43 (0.26%) Toad
13 43 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
13 43 (0.26%) Git (software)
14 40 (0.24%) Subversion
15 35 (0.21%) Ant
16 32 (0.19%) WebDriver
17 31 (0.19%) Xcode
18 26 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 4676 (27.92%) Finance
2 1122 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 1036 (6.19%) Retail
4 860 (5.13%) Marketing
5 844 (5.04%) Banking
6 750 (4.48%) Manufacturing
7 429 (2.56%) Advertising
8 332 (1.98%) Legal
9 272 (1.62%) Billing
10 211 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 163 (0.97%) Back Office
12 161 (0.96%) German Language
13 159 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 129 (0.77%) Front Office
15 121 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 112 (0.67%) French Language
17 99 (0.59%) Games
18 98 (0.59%) Law
19 97 (0.58%) Local Government
20 95 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1114 (6.65%) .NET
2 839 (5.01%) HTML
3 826 (4.93%) XML
4 666 (3.98%) Web Services
5 519 (3.10%) CSS
6 337 (2.01%) J2EE
7 315 (1.88%) ASP.NET
8 289 (1.73%) SOAP
9 275 (1.64%) Middleware
10 214 (1.28%) HTML5
11 193 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
12 179 (1.07%) Ajax
13 175 (1.04%) XSLT
13 175 (1.04%) jQuery
14 173 (1.03%) Spring
15 134 (0.80%) Java EE
16 126 (0.75%) MDX
17 116 (0.69%) BAPI
18 109 (0.65%) JSP
19 94 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 630 (3.76%) Computer Science
2 482 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 354 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 312 (1.86%) Mathematics
5 221 (1.32%) Open Source
6 207 (1.24%) FMCG
7 201 (1.20%) Social Media
8 191 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 179 (1.07%) GIS
10 163 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 152 (0.91%) PKI
12 141 (0.84%) Clustering
13 140 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 114 (0.68%) Statistics
14 114 (0.68%) RMADS
14 114 (0.68%) Digital Media
15 109 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 102 (0.61%) NHS
17 95 (0.57%) Life Science
18 75 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1718 (10.26%) Windows
2 705 (4.21%) Linux
3 661 (3.95%) UNIX
4 449 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 287 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 258 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 162 (0.97%) Solaris
8 145 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 99 (0.59%) Android
10 85 (0.51%) AIX
11 82 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 75 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 74 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 65 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 47 (0.28%) HPUX
16 44 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 43 (0.26%) Windows Vista
18 37 (0.22%) CentOS
19 23 (0.14%) Ubuntu
20 21 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1874 (11.19%) Project Management
2 1784 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
3 1292 (7.71%) CRM
4 1242 (7.42%) Business Development
5 952 (5.68%) ERP
6 891 (5.32%) Analytics
7 846 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 817 (4.88%) ITIL
9 748 (4.47%) Business Analysis
10 727 (4.34%) Migration
11 677 (4.04%) Risk Management
12 657 (3.92%) Information Security
13 629 (3.76%) Change Management
14 551 (3.29%) ETL
15 540 (3.22%) PRINCE2
16 508 (3.03%) Workflow
17 488 (2.91%) Data Management
18 461 (2.75%) Logistics
19 440 (2.63%) SAP Implementation
20 426 (2.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2446 (14.60%) SQL
2 1517 (9.06%) Java
3 804 (4.80%) C#
4 767 (4.58%) JavaScript
5 655 (3.91%) ABAP
6 443 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 408 (2.44%) C
8 259 (1.55%) C++
9 240 (1.43%) PHP
10 233 (1.39%) Python
11 191 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 176 (1.05%) VB
13 152 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 141 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 123 (0.73%) Perl
16 113 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 90 (0.54%) R
18 89 (0.53%) Ruby
19 87 (0.52%) VBScript
20 69 (0.41%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2480 (14.81%) Degree
2 1173 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 718 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 648 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 537 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 414 (2.47%) CISSP
7 411 (2.45%) MCSE
8 383 (2.29%) MCITP
9 300 (1.79%) CCNP
10 283 (1.69%) ACCA
11 277 (1.65%) CIMA
12 242 (1.44%) ISEB
13 216 (1.29%) CCNA
13 216 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 204 (1.22%) CISM
15 174 (1.04%) DV Cleared
16 171 (1.02%) CCIE
17 164 (0.98%) CISA
18 159 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
19 146 (0.87%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (3.28%) QA
2 397 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 254 (1.52%) SLA
4 190 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 143 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 132 (0.79%) COBIT
7 75 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 57 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 53 (0.32%) HL7
10 29 (0.17%) Basel II
11 25 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 23 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 22 (0.13%) EMIR
13 22 (0.13%) Solvency II
14 17 (0.10%) MiFID
15 16 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
15 16 (0.096%) ISO 9000
16 13 (0.078%) HMG Infosec
17 11 (0.066%) IAS 39
18 10 (0.060%) P3O
System Software
1 818 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 742 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 545 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 287 (1.71%) XenApp
5 272 (1.62%) XenDesktop
6 203 (1.21%) vSphere
7 121 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 108 (0.64%) XenServer
9 100 (0.60%) VMware ESX
10 92 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
11 60 (0.36%) vCloud
12 58 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 44 (0.26%) Xen
14 41 (0.24%) UAG
15 38 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 37 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 33 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
18 29 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
19 26 (0.16%) Terminal Server
20 20 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 256 (1.53%) SCCM
2 146 (0.87%) SCOM
3 113 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 99 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 91 (0.54%) SCVMM
6 68 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 55 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 51 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 46 (0.27%) Puppet
10 45 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
11 42 (0.25%) SCOrch
12 41 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 40 (0.24%) SCSM
13 40 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
14 39 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 37 (0.22%) XenMobile
16 34 (0.20%) Nagios
17 33 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
18 29 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
19 28 (0.17%) Legato
Vendors
1 3359 (20.06%) SAP
2 3078 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 3002 (17.92%) Oracle
4 1022 (6.10%) VMware
5 984 (5.88%) Cisco
6 684 (4.08%) HP
7 642 (3.83%) Citrix
8 541 (3.23%) IBM
9 436 (2.60%) Business Objects
10 346 (2.07%) NetApp
11 327 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
12 322 (1.92%) Juniper
13 307 (1.83%) Cognos
14 293 (1.75%) CheckPoint
15 260 (1.55%) EMC
16 228 (1.36%) Informatica
17 218 (1.30%) Hyperion
18 195 (1.16%) F5
19 191 (1.14%) JBoss
20 184 (1.10%) Tableau
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + decent benefits.
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £110000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bens, bonus, car
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + 10K bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £20K Bonus + Car + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 20K bonus + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus an excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + 20K bonus and car
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Uncapped Commission
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Step Ahead Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus +car allow OTE £100k
Posted: 14 hours ago