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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7935 8068 9175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.93% 7.56% 7.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 8.02% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6051 6208 7312
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 £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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 7217 £55,000 - 1123
London -1 3335 £59,000 -1.66% 452
South East -1 1724 £52,500 +5.00% 184
City of London +6 679 £57,500 -4.16% 170
Berkshire +5 637 £55,000 +10.00% 58
Surrey -3 485 £52,500 - 30
North West -10 474 £47,500 +2.15% 123
West Midlands +2 403 £55,000 +10.00% 86
East of England +1 401 £50,000 - 62
South West +6 346 £47,500 +5.55% 68
Reading 0 314 £60,000 +26.31% 30
Manchester -7 279 £47,500 +2.15% 80
Birmingham 0 268 £59,500 +8.18% 38
Yorkshire -37 233 £45,000 - 58
Egham 0 185 £85,000 +47.82% 1
Scotland -21 182 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Hertfordshire -4 169 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Cambridgeshire +4 167 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Hampshire -23 167 £45,500 +1.11% 33
West Yorkshire -35 159 £42,500 -5.55% 34
Buckinghamshire -2 152 £38,500 -25.02% 15
East Midlands -27 133 £42,500 -10.52% 23
Leeds -20 132 £42,500 -15.00% 23
Kent +38 105 £42,000 -11.57% 7
Cheshire -14 103 £47,500 -13.63% 20
Cambridge -8 100 £47,500 -13.63% 12
Edinburgh -21 94 £48,750 -2.50% 11
Bristol +18 93 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Wiltshire +2 91 £54,290 +8.58% 12
Oxfordshire -18 73 £45,000 -2.17% 9

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4673 (27.96%) Finance
2 3486 (20.86%) SAP
3 2936 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 2866 (17.15%) Oracle
5 2452 (14.67%) Degree
6 2361 (14.13%) SQL
7 1783 (10.67%) Project Management
8 1710 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1668 (9.98%) Windows
10 1598 (9.56%) MS Excel
11 1481 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
12 1470 (8.80%) Java
13 1462 (8.75%) SQL Server
14 1362 (8.15%) CRM
15 1234 (7.38%) Security Cleared
16 1199 (7.17%) Business Development
17 1156 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
18 1131 (6.77%) Telecoms
19 1117 (6.68%) Retail
20 1087 (6.50%) .NET
21 969 (5.80%) VMware
22 962 (5.76%) Cisco
23 951 (5.69%) Banking
24 926 (5.54%) Marketing
25 925 (5.53%) ERP
26 867 (5.19%) HTML
27 864 (5.17%) Analytics
28 850 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
29 842 (5.04%) ITIL
30 815 (4.88%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 742 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 554 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 365 (2.18%) Lync
4 354 (2.12%) SAS
5 305 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 273 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 254 (1.52%) IIS
8 240 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 220 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 217 (1.30%) NetWeaver
11 198 (1.18%) Tomcat
12 193 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 184 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
14 182 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 176 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 152 (0.91%) Apache
16 152 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
17 127 (0.76%) CMS
18 78 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 77 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1598 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 513 (3.07%) MS Office
3 155 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 145 (0.87%) SPSS
5 102 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 56 (0.34%) MS Project
7 21 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 17 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.084%) Fireworks
12 13 (0.078%) FastStats
13 12 (0.072%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
15 8 (0.048%) PowerPivot
16 7 (0.042%) Stata
17 5 (0.030%) Mingle
18 4 (0.024%) NASTRAN
19 3 (0.018%) Windchill
19 3 (0.018%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 680 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
2 647 (3.87%) SAP FI
3 626 (3.75%) SAP CO
4 617 (3.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 617 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 427 (2.56%) SAP MM
6 402 (2.41%) SAP SD
7 376 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 291 (1.74%) SAP BPC
9 255 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
10 249 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
11 242 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
12 240 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
13 236 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
14 224 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
15 208 (1.24%) SAP HR
16 195 (1.17%) SAP WM
17 193 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
18 190 (1.14%) SAP SCM
19 189 (1.13%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 354 (2.12%) SaaS
2 299 (1.79%) Office 365
3 131 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 77 (0.46%) Force.com
6 71 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
7 50 (0.30%) PaaS
8 43 (0.26%) IaaS
9 38 (0.23%) Taleo
10 34 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.054%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.042%) Pure360
14 5 (0.030%) Joyent
14 5 (0.030%) Heroku
15 4 (0.024%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.024%) CheetahMail
16 2 (0.012%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.012%) GitHub
16 2 (0.012%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 744 (4.45%) Firewall
2 444 (2.66%) SAN
3 415 (2.48%) Internet
4 334 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 327 (1.96%) WAN
6 316 (1.89%) LAN
7 307 (1.84%) Network Security
8 247 (1.48%) DNS
9 200 (1.20%) Unified Communications
10 182 (1.09%) VPN
11 154 (0.92%) MPLS
12 151 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 143 (0.86%) Wireless
14 123 (0.74%) DHCP
15 121 (0.72%) HTTP
16 119 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
17 109 (0.65%) VoIP
18 107 (0.64%) NetScaler
19 106 (0.63%) NAS
20 87 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1462 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 635 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 418 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 389 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 372 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 371 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 358 (2.14%) Big Data
8 335 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 335 (2.00%) SAP BW
9 311 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
10 257 (1.54%) QlikView
11 253 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 235 (1.41%) SAP BI
13 217 (1.30%) SAP HANA
14 193 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 182 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
16 160 (0.96%) OLAP
17 159 (0.95%) Essbase
18 158 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
19 157 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 119 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 108 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
4 89 (0.53%) LoadRunner
5 83 (0.50%) LSMW
5 83 (0.50%) Selenium
6 61 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
7 60 (0.36%) Git (software)
8 59 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 58 (0.35%) JUnit
10 52 (0.31%) Maven
10 52 (0.31%) Jenkins
11 40 (0.24%) Toad
12 38 (0.23%) Subversion
13 37 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
14 34 (0.20%) Axure RP
15 30 (0.18%) Hudson
16 29 (0.17%) Ant
17 27 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
17 27 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 4673 (27.96%) Finance
2 1131 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 1117 (6.68%) Retail
4 951 (5.69%) Banking
5 926 (5.54%) Marketing
6 815 (4.88%) Manufacturing
7 445 (2.66%) Advertising
8 347 (2.08%) Legal
9 252 (1.51%) Billing
10 240 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 176 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 174 (1.04%) German Language
13 146 (0.87%) Back Office
14 130 (0.78%) Front Office
15 128 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 128 (0.77%) French Language
16 113 (0.68%) Games
17 103 (0.62%) Law
18 102 (0.61%) Aerospace
19 93 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1087 (6.50%) .NET
2 867 (5.19%) HTML
3 801 (4.79%) XML
4 642 (3.84%) Web Services
5 538 (3.22%) CSS
6 315 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 300 (1.80%) J2EE
8 284 (1.70%) SOAP
9 269 (1.61%) Middleware
10 235 (1.41%) HTML5
11 199 (1.19%) jQuery
12 178 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
13 176 (1.05%) XSLT
14 173 (1.04%) Spring
15 162 (0.97%) Ajax
16 134 (0.80%) Java EE
17 128 (0.77%) BAPI
18 115 (0.69%) JSP
19 111 (0.66%) MDX
20 101 (0.60%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1481 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 642 (3.84%) Computer Science
3 487 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 361 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 319 (1.91%) User Experience
6 262 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 204 (1.22%) Social Media
8 197 (1.18%) Data Integration
9 193 (1.15%) FMCG
10 190 (1.14%) GIS
11 188 (1.12%) Open Source
12 154 (0.92%) Clustering
13 145 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 134 (0.80%) Visualisation
15 131 (0.78%) PKI
16 117 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 116 (0.69%) RMADS
18 103 (0.62%) Statistics
19 96 (0.57%) Life Science
20 95 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1668 (9.98%) Windows
2 696 (4.16%) Linux
3 595 (3.56%) UNIX
4 430 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 299 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 236 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 164 (0.98%) Solaris
8 122 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 99 (0.59%) AIX
10 91 (0.54%) Android
11 80 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 73 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 65 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 65 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 50 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 44 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 44 (0.26%) HPUX
16 32 (0.19%) CentOS
17 28 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1783 (10.67%) Project Management
2 1710 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
3 1362 (8.15%) CRM
4 1199 (7.17%) Business Development
5 1156 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
6 925 (5.53%) ERP
7 864 (5.17%) Analytics
8 850 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 842 (5.04%) ITIL
10 774 (4.63%) Migration
11 765 (4.58%) Coaching
12 717 (4.29%) Business Analysis
13 701 (4.19%) Information Security
14 661 (3.96%) Risk Management
15 645 (3.86%) Change Management
16 574 (3.43%) ETL
17 532 (3.18%) Mentoring
18 527 (3.15%) Workflow
19 521 (3.12%) PRINCE2
20 501 (3.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2361 (14.13%) SQL
2 1470 (8.80%) Java
3 799 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 793 (4.75%) C#
5 711 (4.25%) ABAP
6 400 (2.39%) PL/SQL
7 390 (2.33%) C
8 252 (1.51%) PHP
9 249 (1.49%) Python
10 226 (1.35%) C++
11 190 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 180 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 158 (0.95%) VB
14 138 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 129 (0.77%) Perl
16 109 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 94 (0.56%) VBScript
18 89 (0.53%) R
19 73 (0.44%) Ruby
19 73 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2452 (14.67%) Degree
2 1234 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 755 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 634 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 559 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 422 (2.53%) CISSP
7 394 (2.36%) MCSE
8 356 (2.13%) MCITP
9 314 (1.88%) CCNP
10 307 (1.84%) ISEB
11 260 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 239 (1.43%) ACCA
13 238 (1.42%) CIMA
14 228 (1.36%) CCNA
15 213 (1.27%) CISM
16 202 (1.21%) CCA
17 189 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
18 169 (1.01%) DV Cleared
19 161 (0.96%) CCIE
19 161 (0.96%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (3.29%) QA
2 427 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 279 (1.67%) SLA
4 217 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 149 (0.89%) COBIT
6 145 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 87 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 61 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 35 (0.21%) HL7
10 28 (0.17%) Basel II
11 26 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 23 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 22 (0.13%) EMIR
14 18 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 18 (0.11%) MiFID
15 14 (0.084%) HMG Infosec
15 14 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
16 10 (0.060%) P3O
17 9 (0.054%) GPG13
17 9 (0.054%) TickIT
System Software
1 766 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 693 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 534 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 296 (1.77%) XenApp
5 260 (1.56%) XenDesktop
6 157 (0.94%) vSphere
7 124 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 107 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 90 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
10 77 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 76 (0.45%) XenServer
12 56 (0.34%) vCloud
13 46 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
14 35 (0.21%) Xen
15 33 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
15 33 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 25 (0.15%) NFS
17 22 (0.13%) UAG
17 22 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 21 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 232 (1.39%) SCCM
2 155 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 106 (0.63%) SCOM
4 80 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 79 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 73 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 52 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 45 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 43 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 42 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
10 42 (0.25%) Puppet
11 40 (0.24%) XenMobile
12 36 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 33 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
14 31 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 31 (0.19%) Nagios
14 31 (0.19%) SCOrch
15 29 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
16 27 (0.16%) OpenView
17 26 (0.16%) Legato
Vendors
1 3486 (20.86%) SAP
2 2936 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 2866 (17.15%) Oracle
4 969 (5.80%) VMware
5 962 (5.76%) Cisco
6 674 (4.03%) HP
7 645 (3.86%) Citrix
8 575 (3.44%) IBM
9 454 (2.72%) Business Objects
10 392 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 345 (2.06%) NetApp
12 343 (2.05%) Juniper
13 330 (1.97%) CheckPoint
14 254 (1.52%) Cognos
15 244 (1.46%) EMC
15 244 (1.46%) Hyperion
16 226 (1.35%) F5
17 222 (1.33%) Informatica
18 187 (1.12%) Siebel
19 179 (1.07%) JBoss
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago