The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 570 574 550
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 333 334 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 280 256 286
Average salary £55,000 £46,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% +8.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £67,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
99934 100679 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.48% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 82413 80836 87730
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK.

IT Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Consultant over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 within the UK.

IT Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 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 -4 307 £55,000 +19.56% 40
London +69 173 £57,500 +4.54% 22
South East -53 62 £31,250 -21.87% 5
City of London +29 44 £55,000 - 7
North West +6 31 £57,500 +130.00% 5
Surrey +10 28 £25,000 -47.04%
Manchester +26 27 £57,500 +130.00% 1
South West +7 17 £51,576 +63.73% 2
Redhill +8 16 £25,000 -
Berkshire -14 14 £55,000 -6.38% 1
Hampshire -8 12 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Southampton -13 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
East of England -15 9 £30,000 -3.22% 1
West Midlands -30 9 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Scotland +14 8 £28,500 +3.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 8 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Wiltshire +12 7 £51,576 +14.61%
Swindon +5 7 £51,576 +14.61%
Edinburgh +5 6 £28,500 +14.00%
Reading +4 6 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Reigate -2 6 £22,250 -52.86%
Yorkshire -5 5 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Birmingham -11 5 £65,000 +106.34%
Staffordshire -6 4 £35,500 -43.20% 2
Maidenhead -7 4 £42,000 +13.51%
Cheshire -9 4 £42,500 - 3
Essex -16 4 £30,000 +53.84%
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £35,500 - 2
Canary Wharf - 4 £67,500 -
Marlow - 4 £25,000 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 166 (25.11%) Windows
2 161 (24.36%) Finance
3 123 (18.61%) Degree
4 108 (16.34%) Information Security
5 105 (15.89%) Microsoft
6 100 (15.13%) Firewall
7 84 (12.71%) MS Excel
8 83 (12.56%) VMware
9 74 (11.20%) Linux
10 70 (10.59%) SQL
11 66 (9.98%) Risk Management
12 64 (9.68%) Business Development
13 61 (9.23%) CISSP
14 60 (9.08%) ITIL
15 59 (8.93%) Citrix
15 59 (8.93%) Project Management
15 59 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 54 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (7.87%) Banking
18 51 (7.72%) Security Architecture
19 50 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (7.11%) Retail
21 45 (6.81%) MCSE
22 43 (6.51%) Penetration Testing
23 42 (6.35%) PRINCE2
24 41 (6.20%) Active Directory
24 41 (6.20%) Risk Assessment
24 41 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
25 39 (5.90%) Computer Science
25 39 (5.90%) B2B

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.27%) Lync
5 12 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.82%) IIS
6 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.45%) CMS
7 3 (0.45%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.30%) Drupal
8 2 (0.30%) WordPress
8 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.30%) Kentico
9 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Liferay
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 84 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.33%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.87%) Office 365
2 13 (1.97%) SaaS
3 12 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 100 (15.13%) Firewall
2 36 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 36 (5.45%) SAN
3 29 (4.39%) DHCP
4 25 (3.78%) LAN
5 24 (3.63%) WAN
6 23 (3.48%) DNS
7 17 (2.57%) VPN
8 11 (1.66%) Network Security
9 9 (1.36%) Wireless
10 8 (1.21%) FTP
11 5 (0.76%) HTTP
11 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.61%) Wireless Security
12 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.61%) VoIP
13 3 (0.45%) Internet
13 3 (0.45%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.30%) NAS
14 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.76%) Big Data
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.30%) QlikView
6 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
6 2 (0.30%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.76%) LoadRunner
1 5 (0.76%) JMeter
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 161 (24.36%) Finance
2 52 (7.87%) Banking
3 47 (7.11%) Retail
4 35 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.99%) Back Office
6 21 (3.18%) Advertising
7 17 (2.57%) Billing
8 14 (2.12%) Games
8 14 (2.12%) Law
8 14 (2.12%) Retail Banking
8 14 (2.12%) Marketing
8 14 (2.12%) French Language
9 12 (1.82%) German Language
9 12 (1.82%) Front Office
9 12 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.21%) Legal
12 6 (0.91%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.03%) .NET
2 16 (2.42%) HTML
3 10 (1.51%) Ajax
4 8 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.91%) CSS
6 5 (0.76%) HTML5
6 5 (0.76%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.61%) CSS3
7 4 (0.61%) Web Services
8 3 (0.45%) Middleware
9 2 (0.30%) XML
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) JSP
10 1 (0.15%) J2EE
10 1 (0.15%) Spring
10 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.15%) GWT
10 1 (0.15%) jQuery
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.48%) Fat Client
3 23 (3.48%) Thin Client
3 23 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.27%) Clustering
4 15 (2.27%) Credit Risk
5 14 (2.12%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.51%) Social Media
7 9 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.21%) Derivative
8 8 (1.21%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.06%) PKI
9 7 (1.06%) E-Learning
9 7 (1.06%) User Experience
10 6 (0.91%) Economics
11 5 (0.76%) Open Source
12 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (25.11%) Windows
2 74 (11.20%) Linux
3 59 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.48%) Windows 8
6 23 (3.48%) Windows Vista
7 22 (3.33%) UNIX
8 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.45%) Android
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.34%) Information Security
2 66 (9.98%) Risk Management
3 64 (9.68%) Business Development
4 60 (9.08%) ITIL
5 59 (8.93%) Project Management
6 51 (7.72%) Security Architecture
7 43 (6.51%) Penetration Testing
8 42 (6.35%) PRINCE2
9 41 (6.20%) Risk Assessment
10 39 (5.90%) B2B
11 36 (5.45%) Business Analysis
12 35 (5.30%) Service Delivery
13 33 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (4.69%) CRM
14 31 (4.69%) ERP
15 28 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (3.93%) Programme Management
16 26 (3.93%) Mentoring
17 23 (3.48%) Business Transformation
17 23 (3.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.59%) SQL
2 28 (4.24%) Java
3 14 (2.12%) C#
4 11 (1.66%) Python
5 10 (1.51%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.36%) C++
6 9 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.21%) VB
8 7 (1.06%) C
8 7 (1.06%) Perl
9 5 (0.76%) PHP
10 2 (0.30%) VBScript
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (18.61%) Degree
2 61 (9.23%) CISSP
3 50 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (6.81%) MCSE
5 37 (5.60%) MCITP
6 31 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (4.08%) CISA
8 25 (3.78%) OSCP
8 25 (3.78%) OSCE
9 24 (3.63%) CCA
9 24 (3.63%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (3.33%) CISM
10 22 (3.33%) Security Cleared
11 18 (2.72%) CIMA
11 18 (2.72%) SC Cleared
12 17 (2.57%) ACCA
13 12 (1.82%) PMP
13 12 (1.82%) PMI Certification
14 11 (1.66%) ISTQB
15 10 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.48%) COBIT
2 23 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.21%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.61%) COREP
5 4 (0.61%) FINREP
6 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.45%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.30%) COSO
7 2 (0.30%) GPG13
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (6.20%) Active Directory
1 41 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.76%) vSphere
4 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.61%) XenApp
5 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.30%) vCloud
6 2 (0.30%) XenServer
6 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (1.97%) SCCM
2 7 (1.06%) SCOM
3 5 (0.76%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.76%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 105 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 83 (12.56%) VMware
3 59 (8.93%) Citrix
4 37 (5.60%) Cisco
5 35 (5.30%) HP
6 34 (5.14%) Oracle
7 21 (3.18%) CheckPoint
8 19 (2.87%) SAP
8 19 (2.87%) Juniper
9 17 (2.57%) NetApp
10 16 (2.42%) F5
11 15 (2.27%) Apple
12 11 (1.66%) Blue Coat
13 10 (1.51%) Websense
13 10 (1.51%) Wall Street Systems
14 9 (1.36%) Avaloq
14 9 (1.36%) Fortinet
14 9 (1.36%) SunGard
15 7 (1.06%) EMC
15 7 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Glue Reply
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
BITE London
Salary: From £32,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stanation
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Stanation
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £33k - £38k per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + package
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Salary: £34000 per annum
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London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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London
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