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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 8000 8191 9592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.83% 7.64% 8.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 8.11% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6064 6337 7645
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

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
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 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 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 21 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 -5 7241 £55,000 +4.76% 1135
London -1 3343 £60,000 +2.56% 492
South East -4 1824 £52,500 +5.00% 200
Berkshire +5 680 £55,000 +10.00% 73
City of London 0 653 £57,500 - 166
Surrey -2 511 £52,500 +5.00% 39
North West -16 425 £47,500 +5.55% 99
West Midlands +1 401 £52,500 +5.00% 75
East of England -2 371 £50,000 -4.76% 50
Reading 0 324 £57,500 +27.77% 19
South West -7 316 £45,000 - 85
Yorkshire -26 269 £42,000 -11.57% 50
Manchester -13 263 £47,500 +5.55% 67
Birmingham +3 250 £55,000 - 38
Egham 0 191 £85,000 +47.82% 1
Scotland -20 187 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Hampshire -20 183 £47,750 +6.11% 35
West Yorkshire -31 183 £42,000 -6.66% 34
Hertfordshire +4 164 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Buckinghamshire -2 154 £47,500 -13.63% 11
Leeds -20 151 £42,000 -12.95% 25
East Midlands -38 133 £42,500 -10.52% 21
Cambridgeshire -4 130 £47,500 -13.63% 20
Kent +38 98 £42,000 -11.57% 5
Edinburgh -19 87 £50,000 - 12
Bristol +6 84 £55,000 +29.41% 49
Cheshire -27 84 £47,500 -13.63% 13
Cambridge -10 81 £47,500 -13.63% 12
Wiltshire +5 78 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Newbury +12 76 £50,000 -9.09% 10

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 4630 (28.00%) Finance
2 3406 (20.59%) SAP
3 2958 (17.89%) Microsoft
4 2932 (17.73%) Oracle
5 2432 (14.71%) Degree
6 2395 (14.48%) SQL
7 1798 (10.87%) Project Management
8 1752 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
9 1643 (9.93%) Windows
10 1611 (9.74%) MS Excel
11 1511 (9.14%) SQL Server
12 1471 (8.89%) Java
13 1313 (7.94%) CRM
14 1190 (7.20%) Business Development
15 1187 (7.18%) Security Cleared
16 1121 (6.78%) Telecoms
17 1102 (6.66%) .NET
18 1060 (6.41%) Retail
19 962 (5.82%) Cisco
20 933 (5.64%) ERP
20 933 (5.64%) VMware
21 888 (5.37%) Analytics
22 881 (5.33%) Marketing
23 857 (5.18%) Banking
24 849 (5.13%) HTML
25 838 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
26 833 (5.04%) ITIL
27 823 (4.98%) XML
28 788 (4.76%) C#
29 774 (4.68%) JavaScript

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 773 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 514 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 385 (2.33%) SAS
4 362 (2.19%) Lync
5 274 (1.66%) IIS
6 268 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 241 (1.46%) NetWeaver
8 237 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 223 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 222 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 215 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 198 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 187 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 187 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 155 (0.94%) Apache
15 147 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
16 132 (0.80%) CMS
17 124 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
18 76 (0.46%) SAP Portal
19 64 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1611 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 486 (2.94%) MS Office
3 158 (0.96%) SPSS
4 151 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 98 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 53 (0.32%) MS Project
7 23 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 14 (0.085%) Fireworks
11 13 (0.079%) FastStats
12 10 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.054%) Stata
14 8 (0.048%) PowerPivot
15 6 (0.036%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
17 4 (0.024%) NASTRAN
17 4 (0.024%) Vensim
17 4 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 701 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
2 665 (4.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 639 (3.86%) SAP FI
4 614 (3.71%) SAP CO
5 608 (3.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 390 (2.36%) SAP SD
7 385 (2.33%) SAP MM
8 379 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 275 (1.66%) SAP BPC
10 262 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
11 261 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
12 257 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
13 253 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
14 251 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
15 241 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
16 202 (1.22%) SAP HR
17 201 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
18 195 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
19 191 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
20 186 (1.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 351 (2.12%) SaaS
2 287 (1.74%) Office 365
3 131 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 111 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 77 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
6 75 (0.45%) Force.com
7 52 (0.31%) PaaS
8 46 (0.28%) Taleo
9 38 (0.23%) IaaS
10 36 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.048%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.036%) Heroku
14 5 (0.030%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.030%) Joyent
15 4 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.024%) Pure360
16 3 (0.018%) CheetahMail
16 3 (0.018%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.018%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 723 (4.37%) Firewall
2 453 (2.74%) SAN
3 413 (2.50%) Internet
4 350 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 339 (2.05%) LAN
6 335 (2.03%) WAN
7 317 (1.92%) Network Security
8 252 (1.52%) DNS
9 215 (1.30%) Unified Communications
10 201 (1.22%) VPN
11 163 (0.99%) MPLS
12 141 (0.85%) Wireless
13 139 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 130 (0.79%) HTTP
15 128 (0.77%) DHCP
16 127 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
17 118 (0.71%) VoIP
18 113 (0.68%) NAS
19 103 (0.62%) NetScaler
20 85 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1511 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 637 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 424 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 417 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 405 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 404 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 363 (2.19%) Big Data
8 320 (1.93%) SAP BW
9 312 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
10 310 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
11 274 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 257 (1.55%) QlikView
13 220 (1.33%) SAP BI
14 212 (1.28%) SAP HANA
15 197 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
16 193 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 189 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
18 167 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
19 163 (0.99%) Hadoop
20 154 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 123 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
2 121 (0.73%) Visual Studio
3 114 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 90 (0.54%) LoadRunner
5 81 (0.49%) Selenium
6 72 (0.44%) LSMW
7 61 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 53 (0.32%) JUnit
9 52 (0.31%) Git (software)
10 51 (0.31%) Maven
11 48 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 46 (0.28%) Jenkins
13 42 (0.25%) Axure RP
13 42 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
14 41 (0.25%) Toad
15 35 (0.21%) Subversion
16 26 (0.16%) Ant
16 26 (0.16%) Xcode
17 25 (0.15%) WebDriver
18 23 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4630 (28.00%) Finance
2 1121 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 1060 (6.41%) Retail
4 881 (5.33%) Marketing
5 857 (5.18%) Banking
6 763 (4.61%) Manufacturing
7 455 (2.75%) Advertising
8 331 (2.00%) Legal
9 264 (1.60%) Billing
10 222 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 168 (1.02%) General Ledger
12 163 (0.99%) German Language
13 154 (0.93%) Back Office
14 126 (0.76%) Front Office
15 118 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 110 (0.67%) French Language
17 98 (0.59%) Law
18 92 (0.56%) Games
19 89 (0.54%) Retail Banking
20 85 (0.51%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1102 (6.66%) .NET
2 849 (5.13%) HTML
3 823 (4.98%) XML
4 652 (3.94%) Web Services
5 527 (3.19%) CSS
6 327 (1.98%) J2EE
7 314 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 282 (1.71%) SOAP
9 258 (1.56%) Middleware
10 220 (1.33%) HTML5
11 186 (1.12%) jQuery
12 181 (1.09%) XSLT
13 180 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
14 175 (1.06%) Spring
15 165 (1.00%) Ajax
16 128 (0.77%) Java EE
17 124 (0.75%) BAPI
18 114 (0.69%) MDX
19 111 (0.67%) JSP
20 98 (0.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 636 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 466 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 357 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 297 (1.80%) Mathematics
5 205 (1.24%) Social Media
6 204 (1.23%) Open Source
7 194 (1.17%) FMCG
8 185 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 175 (1.06%) GIS
10 153 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 152 (0.92%) PKI
12 140 (0.85%) Visualisation
13 122 (0.74%) Clustering
14 114 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 114 (0.69%) RMADS
15 107 (0.65%) Statistics
16 104 (0.63%) Digital Media
17 103 (0.62%) NHS
18 89 (0.54%) Life Science
19 75 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1643 (9.93%) Windows
2 683 (4.13%) Linux
3 617 (3.73%) UNIX
4 429 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 276 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 161 (0.97%) Solaris
8 127 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 99 (0.60%) Android
10 89 (0.54%) AIX
11 77 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 71 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 67 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 58 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 46 (0.28%) HPUX
17 45 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 35 (0.21%) CentOS
19 23 (0.14%) Ubuntu
20 21 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1798 (10.87%) Project Management
2 1752 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
3 1313 (7.94%) CRM
4 1190 (7.20%) Business Development
5 933 (5.64%) ERP
6 888 (5.37%) Analytics
7 838 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 833 (5.04%) ITIL
9 754 (4.56%) Migration
10 696 (4.21%) Business Analysis
11 665 (4.02%) Risk Management
12 645 (3.90%) Information Security
13 634 (3.83%) Change Management
14 551 (3.33%) ETL
15 534 (3.23%) Workflow
16 523 (3.16%) PRINCE2
17 489 (2.96%) Logistics
18 479 (2.90%) Data Management
19 471 (2.85%) SAP Implementation
20 449 (2.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2395 (14.48%) SQL
2 1471 (8.89%) Java
3 788 (4.76%) C#
4 774 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 695 (4.20%) ABAP
6 422 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 391 (2.36%) C
8 248 (1.50%) PHP
9 240 (1.45%) C++
10 231 (1.40%) Python
11 186 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 160 (0.97%) VB
13 148 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 139 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 123 (0.74%) Perl
16 107 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 90 (0.54%) R
18 80 (0.48%) Ruby
19 76 (0.46%) VBScript
20 74 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2432 (14.71%) Degree
2 1187 (7.18%) Security Cleared
3 716 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 617 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 544 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
6 426 (2.58%) CISSP
7 387 (2.34%) MCSE
8 365 (2.21%) MCITP
9 310 (1.87%) CCNP
10 261 (1.58%) ACCA
11 257 (1.55%) ISEB
12 256 (1.55%) CIMA
13 220 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 220 (1.33%) CCNA
14 208 (1.26%) CISM
15 172 (1.04%) DV Cleared
16 167 (1.01%) CCIE
17 163 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
18 162 (0.98%) CCA
19 154 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 540 (3.27%) QA
2 395 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 266 (1.61%) SLA
4 203 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 147 (0.89%) COBIT
6 139 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 56 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 46 (0.28%) HL7
10 29 (0.18%) Basel II
11 24 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 23 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 22 (0.13%) EMIR
14 19 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 17 (0.10%) MiFID
16 16 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
17 14 (0.085%) ISO 9000
17 14 (0.085%) HMG Infosec
18 10 (0.060%) GPG13
18 10 (0.060%) P3O
System Software
1 731 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 680 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 500 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 260 (1.57%) XenApp
5 252 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 168 (1.02%) vSphere
7 109 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 95 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 93 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 85 (0.51%) XenServer
11 54 (0.33%) vCloud
12 51 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 44 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 35 (0.21%) Xen
14 35 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
15 33 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 33 (0.20%) UAG
16 26 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
17 23 (0.14%) Terminal Server
18 20 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 240 (1.45%) SCCM
2 123 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 115 (0.70%) SCOM
4 85 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 79 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 75 (0.45%) Data Guard
7 53 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 49 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 41 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
10 39 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 39 (0.24%) Puppet
10 39 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 35 (0.21%) SCOrch
12 32 (0.19%) Nagios
12 32 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 31 (0.19%) XenMobile
14 30 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
14 30 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
15 28 (0.17%) SCSM
16 24 (0.15%) Legato
Vendors
1 3406 (20.59%) SAP
2 2958 (17.89%) Microsoft
3 2932 (17.73%) Oracle
4 962 (5.82%) Cisco
5 933 (5.64%) VMware
6 650 (3.93%) HP
7 606 (3.66%) Citrix
8 560 (3.39%) IBM
9 465 (2.81%) Business Objects
10 336 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 324 (1.96%) Juniper
12 322 (1.95%) NetApp
13 304 (1.84%) CheckPoint
14 296 (1.79%) Cognos
15 233 (1.41%) EMC
16 217 (1.31%) Hyperion
17 216 (1.31%) Informatica
18 193 (1.17%) F5
19 180 (1.09%) Tableau
19 180 (1.09%) JBoss
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + package/pension/bonus/car
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus (£10-15K OTB) + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £68,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £750000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits/bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago