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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 7872 8310 8503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.01% 7.50% 7.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 7.92% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6109 6289 6832
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 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 7171 £55,000 - 1077
London +4 3349 £57,500 -4.16% 457
South East -4 1609 £55,000 +4.76% 174
City of London +20 780 £57,500 -4.16% 170
Berkshire 0 521 £60,000 +9.09% 55
North West -1 486 £50,000 +5.26% 89
Surrey -1 420 £55,000 +4.76% 37
South West +2 408 £45,500 +1.11% 84
West Midlands +1 374 £55,000 +10.00% 70
East of England -18 329 £47,500 -5.00% 50
Yorkshire -14 287 £45,000 -5.26% 62
Manchester -6 275 £47,500 +2.15% 56
Reading +1 267 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Birmingham +3 225 £55,000 +7.10% 43
Hampshire -8 196 £45,000 - 30
West Yorkshire -1 191 £46,500 +3.33% 41
Egham 0 161 £85,000 +47.82% 1
Leeds -1 156 £47,500 +5.55% 25
Scotland -28 150 £50,000 -4.76% 32
Hertfordshire -8 148 £55,000 +10.00% 17
East Midlands -21 129 £47,000 -1.05% 32
Cheshire +5 109 £50,000 - 17
Cambridgeshire -24 107 £44,000 -2.76% 19
Buckinghamshire -16 105 £37,500 -25.00% 12
Gloucestershire +14 103 £47,500 +13.09% 20
Bristol +1 95 £50,000 - 32
Oxfordshire +13 89 £50,000 - 12
Kent +41 82 £51,000 +7.36% 3
North East +28 73 £57,500 +15.00% 19
Edinburgh -30 73 £52,500 +1.94% 10

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4321 (27.30%) Finance
2 3459 (21.85%) SAP
3 2866 (18.10%) Microsoft
4 2638 (16.66%) Oracle
5 2183 (13.79%) Degree
6 2168 (13.70%) SQL
7 1729 (10.92%) Windows
8 1630 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
9 1574 (9.94%) Project Management
10 1562 (9.87%) MS Excel
11 1366 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
12 1365 (8.62%) SQL Server
13 1331 (8.41%) CRM
14 1314 (8.30%) Java
15 1298 (8.20%) Security Cleared
16 1180 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
17 1173 (7.41%) Retail
18 1023 (6.46%) Banking
19 1017 (6.42%) VMware
20 976 (6.17%) .NET
21 961 (6.07%) Business Development
22 954 (6.03%) ERP
23 938 (5.93%) Cisco
24 921 (5.82%) Telecoms
25 891 (5.63%) Manufacturing
26 850 (5.37%) SC Cleared
27 832 (5.26%) Migration
28 808 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
29 804 (5.08%) Marketing
30 800 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 697 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 600 (3.79%) MS Exchange
3 375 (2.37%) Lync
4 310 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 296 (1.87%) SAS
6 270 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 258 (1.63%) IIS
8 205 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 203 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 189 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 172 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
12 170 (1.07%) Tomcat
13 166 (1.05%) NetWeaver
14 164 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
15 147 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 147 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 144 (0.91%) Apache
17 131 (0.83%) JBoss
18 107 (0.68%) CMS
19 89 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1562 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 464 (2.93%) MS Office
3 121 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 96 (0.61%) SPSS
5 67 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 59 (0.37%) MS Project
7 31 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 20 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (0.11%) FastStats
11 14 (0.088%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.051%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.038%) PowerPivot
15 6 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.038%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.038%) InDesign
16 5 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
16 5 (0.032%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 658 (4.16%) SAP FI
2 653 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
3 640 (4.04%) SAP CO
4 629 (3.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 589 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
6 527 (3.33%) SAP MM
7 416 (2.63%) SAP SD
8 369 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 260 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
10 249 (1.57%) SAP BPC
11 247 (1.56%) SAP PP
12 232 (1.47%) SAP SCM
13 219 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
14 217 (1.37%) SAP HR
15 215 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
16 214 (1.35%) SAP WM
17 213 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
18 203 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
19 202 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
20 179 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 312 (1.97%) SaaS
2 302 (1.91%) Office 365
3 183 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 68 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
6 52 (0.33%) Force.com
6 52 (0.33%) IaaS
7 51 (0.32%) Taleo
8 34 (0.21%) PaaS
9 24 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (0.038%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.032%) Heroku
12 5 (0.032%) Pure360
13 4 (0.025%) CheetahMail
13 4 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.019%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.013%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.013%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 701 (4.43%) Firewall
2 442 (2.79%) SAN
3 333 (2.10%) Internet
4 330 (2.08%) WAN
5 325 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 323 (2.04%) Network Security
7 310 (1.96%) LAN
8 262 (1.66%) DNS
9 200 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 193 (1.22%) Wireless
11 191 (1.21%) VPN
12 184 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 162 (1.02%) DHCP
14 151 (0.95%) MPLS
15 135 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
16 132 (0.83%) NetScaler
17 111 (0.70%) HTTP
18 103 (0.65%) BGP
19 102 (0.64%) VoIP
20 99 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1365 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 581 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 368 (2.32%) Relational Database
4 342 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 337 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 334 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 331 (2.09%) SAP BW
8 323 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
9 298 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 294 (1.86%) Big Data
11 265 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 243 (1.54%) SAP HANA
13 229 (1.45%) SAP BI
14 197 (1.24%) QlikView
15 179 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
16 178 (1.12%) RDBMS
17 166 (1.05%) MySQL
18 163 (1.03%) OLAP
19 145 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
20 143 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 118 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
2 110 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 103 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 94 (0.59%) LSMW
5 83 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 83 (0.52%) Selenium
6 74 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 66 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 49 (0.31%) JUnit
10 41 (0.26%) Maven
11 40 (0.25%) Subversion
12 35 (0.22%) Mockito
13 33 (0.21%) JMeter
14 32 (0.20%) Jenkins
15 31 (0.20%) JIRA
16 28 (0.18%) Toad
17 24 (0.15%) Cucumber
18 23 (0.15%) Ant
19 21 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4321 (27.30%) Finance
2 1173 (7.41%) Retail
3 1023 (6.46%) Banking
4 921 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 891 (5.63%) Manufacturing
6 804 (5.08%) Marketing
7 387 (2.44%) Advertising
8 309 (1.95%) Legal
9 226 (1.43%) Billing
10 220 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 191 (1.21%) Aerospace
12 177 (1.12%) General Ledger
13 165 (1.04%) German Language
14 129 (0.81%) Back Office
14 129 (0.81%) Law
15 127 (0.80%) French Language
16 121 (0.76%) Investment Banking
17 115 (0.73%) Front Office
18 100 (0.63%) Games
19 96 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (6.17%) .NET
2 681 (4.30%) HTML
3 667 (4.21%) XML
4 481 (3.04%) Web Services
5 429 (2.71%) CSS
6 280 (1.77%) ASP.NET
7 265 (1.67%) Middleware
8 238 (1.50%) J2EE
9 217 (1.37%) SOAP
10 182 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
11 181 (1.14%) jQuery
12 163 (1.03%) Spring
13 155 (0.98%) HTML5
14 150 (0.95%) XSLT
15 134 (0.85%) BAPI
16 131 (0.83%) Java EE
17 130 (0.82%) Ajax
18 114 (0.72%) EDI
19 111 (0.70%) JSP
20 91 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1366 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 571 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 408 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 361 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
5 225 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 211 (1.33%) User Experience
7 204 (1.29%) FMCG
8 199 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 184 (1.16%) GIS
10 168 (1.06%) Social Media
11 151 (0.95%) Clustering
12 137 (0.87%) Open Source
13 110 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 108 (0.68%) Visualisation
15 104 (0.66%) Mobile App
16 103 (0.65%) Blackberry
17 99 (0.63%) PKI
18 89 (0.56%) NHS
19 86 (0.54%) CESG
20 85 (0.54%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1729 (10.92%) Windows
2 677 (4.28%) Linux
3 572 (3.61%) UNIX
4 472 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 353 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 154 (0.97%) Solaris
8 147 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 99 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 87 (0.55%) AIX
11 74 (0.47%) Android
12 62 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 61 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 56 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 47 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 37 (0.23%) HPUX
18 29 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 28 (0.18%) Windows 2000
20 24 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1630 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
2 1574 (9.94%) Project Management
3 1331 (8.41%) CRM
4 1180 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
5 961 (6.07%) Business Development
6 954 (6.03%) ERP
7 832 (5.26%) Migration
8 808 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 781 (4.93%) ITIL
10 740 (4.67%) Analytics
11 662 (4.18%) Information Security
12 656 (4.14%) Coaching
13 640 (4.04%) Business Analysis
14 555 (3.51%) ETL
15 547 (3.46%) Logistics
16 530 (3.35%) Mentoring
17 514 (3.25%) SAP Implementation
18 510 (3.22%) PRINCE2
19 502 (3.17%) Workflow
20 478 (3.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2168 (13.70%) SQL
2 1314 (8.30%) Java
3 777 (4.91%) C#
4 725 (4.58%) JavaScript
5 682 (4.31%) ABAP
6 361 (2.28%) C
7 341 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 262 (1.66%) Python
9 217 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 190 (1.20%) PHP
11 186 (1.17%) C++
12 162 (1.02%) Perl
13 150 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 127 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 117 (0.74%) VB
16 101 (0.64%) VBScript
17 90 (0.57%) VBA
18 87 (0.55%) VB.NET
19 80 (0.51%) R
20 75 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2183 (13.79%) Degree
2 1298 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 850 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 681 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 539 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 459 (2.90%) MCSE
7 436 (2.75%) CISSP
8 358 (2.26%) ISEB
9 351 (2.22%) MCITP
10 335 (2.12%) CCNP
11 296 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 247 (1.56%) CCA
13 226 (1.43%) CCNA
14 207 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
15 201 (1.27%) CISM
16 196 (1.24%) CCIE
17 194 (1.23%) CIMA
18 191 (1.21%) ACCA
19 174 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 168 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (3.25%) QA
2 416 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 255 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 242 (1.53%) SLA
5 129 (0.81%) COBIT
6 118 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 100 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 91 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 18 (0.11%) EMIR
10 17 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 15 (0.095%) Basel II
12 13 (0.082%) HL7
13 12 (0.076%) MiFID
14 10 (0.063%) GPG13
15 9 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
16 8 (0.051%) Solvency II
17 7 (0.044%) FATCA
17 7 (0.044%) HMG Infosec
17 7 (0.044%) BS25999
System Software
1 800 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 760 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 545 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 295 (1.86%) XenApp
5 253 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 204 (1.29%) vSphere
7 134 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 110 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 73 (0.46%) XenServer
9 73 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 71 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 50 (0.32%) vCloud
12 40 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
13 34 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 27 (0.17%) NFS
15 26 (0.16%) Xen
16 24 (0.15%) Firmware
17 19 (0.12%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.095%) KVM
19 14 (0.088%) UAG
Systems Management
1 224 (1.42%) SCCM
2 160 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 130 (0.82%) SCOM
4 106 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 55 (0.35%) Data Guard
6 53 (0.33%) XenMobile
7 52 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 46 (0.29%) Puppet
9 42 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 41 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 40 (0.25%) Backup Exec
12 38 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 37 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (0.22%) Nagios
15 33 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
16 32 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 32 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
17 24 (0.15%) SCDPM
18 22 (0.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3459 (21.85%) SAP
2 2866 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 2638 (16.66%) Oracle
4 1017 (6.42%) VMware
5 938 (5.93%) Cisco
6 696 (4.40%) Citrix
7 645 (4.07%) HP
8 527 (3.33%) IBM
9 452 (2.86%) Business Objects
10 403 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
11 329 (2.08%) NetApp
12 309 (1.95%) CheckPoint
13 308 (1.95%) Juniper
14 257 (1.62%) EMC
15 227 (1.43%) Hyperion
16 216 (1.36%) F5
17 210 (1.33%) Siebel
18 208 (1.31%) Cognos
19 182 (1.15%) Informatica
20 155 (0.98%) Sage
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35k OTE
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Share Options
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Randstad Digital
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
LEXSTRA
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + FS Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £110,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago