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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 556 633 579
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -54
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 367 307 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 261 230 232
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +62 314 £45,000 +5.88% 30
London +67 168 £50,000 -8.25% 13
South East +5 78 £30,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +40 36 £50,000 +1.52% 6
Surrey +31 28 £32,500 -43.72%
North West +17 27 £45,000 +80.00% 10
Berkshire +15 27 £46,500 +69.09%
Scotland +31 22 £50,000 +108.33% 1
West Midlands +5 20 £55,000 -21.42% 4
Edinburgh +15 17 £50,000 +108.33% 1
Manchester +17 16 £54,063 +116.25% 5
Redhill +13 14 £25,000 -
Reading +19 13 £30,000 -58.62%
Hampshire +8 11 £26,250 -38.23%
Newbury +8 8 £67,500 +145.45%
Wales +7 8 £63,750 - 1
Birmingham 0 8 £56,250 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £17,500 - 1
South Wales - 7 £37,500 - 1
Southampton +8 6 £23,500 -44.70%
Glasgow +16 5 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +6 5 £36,250 -9.37%
East Midlands +3 5 £25,000 -33.33%
East of England -2 5 £44,250 +10.62%
Yorkshire -7 5 £36,250 +0.69%
Cardiff - 5 - -
Lancashire - 5 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside - 5 - - 1
Liverpool - 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £44,250 +10.62%

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 213 (30.43%) Finance
2 165 (23.57%) Degree
3 147 (21.00%) Windows
4 128 (18.29%) Microsoft
5 99 (14.14%) Banking
6 94 (13.43%) CISSP
6 94 (13.43%) Project Management
7 89 (12.71%) VMware
8 88 (12.57%) MS Excel
9 80 (11.43%) Business Development
10 76 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 75 (10.71%) Information Security
12 74 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
13 71 (10.14%) ITIL
14 69 (9.86%) Firewall
15 68 (9.71%) Oracle
16 65 (9.29%) Risk Management
17 63 (9.00%) Active Directory
18 62 (8.86%) Data Centre
19 57 (8.14%) Retail
20 56 (8.00%) Security Architecture
20 56 (8.00%) PRINCE2
21 53 (7.57%) SQL
22 51 (7.29%) Law
23 49 (7.00%) Back Office
24 48 (6.86%) SQL Server
24 48 (6.86%) Citrix
24 48 (6.86%) PCI DSS
25 47 (6.71%) Java
26 46 (6.57%) Service Delivery

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (6.00%) IIS
2 35 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.57%) Lync
5 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.57%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) Liferay
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.00%) MS Office
3 7 (1.00%) MS Project
4 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.43%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.43%) Movex
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.14%) Office 365
2 8 (1.14%) SaaS
3 6 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.86%) Firewall
2 32 (4.57%) Network Security
2 32 (4.57%) SAN
3 30 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.57%) LAN
5 17 (2.43%) WAN
6 16 (2.29%) Internet
7 14 (2.00%) FTP
8 8 (1.14%) VPN
9 7 (1.00%) DNS
10 6 (0.86%) Intranet
10 6 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.57%) NAS
11 4 (0.57%) DHCP
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.43%) WebEx
12 3 (0.43%) Wireless
12 3 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.29%) OSPF
13 2 (0.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.29%) Big Data
4 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.71%) DB2
6 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.57%) Xcelsius
7 4 (0.57%) MySQL
7 4 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.71%) HP UFT
1 5 (0.71%) LoadRunner
1 5 (0.71%) JIRA
1 5 (0.71%) Selenium
2 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.57%) Toad
3 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 213 (30.43%) Finance
2 99 (14.14%) Banking
3 57 (8.14%) Retail
4 51 (7.29%) Law
5 49 (7.00%) Back Office
6 34 (4.86%) Retail Banking
7 31 (4.43%) German Language
8 26 (3.71%) French Language
9 25 (3.57%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.57%) Advertising
10 24 (3.43%) Legal
10 24 (3.43%) Investment Banking
11 18 (2.57%) Marketing
12 13 (1.86%) Billing
12 13 (1.86%) Front Office
13 12 (1.71%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.71%) Wholesale Banking
14 6 (0.86%) Local Government
15 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.00%) HTML
2 27 (3.86%) .NET
3 22 (3.14%) Ajax
4 10 (1.43%) CSS
5 8 (1.14%) COM
6 7 (1.00%) XML
7 5 (0.71%) jQuery
7 5 (0.71%) HTML5
8 4 (0.57%) V-Ray
8 4 (0.57%) J2EE
8 4 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.57%) SAP XI
9 3 (0.43%) Web Services
9 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.29%) CSS3
10 2 (0.29%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.14%) Spring
11 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.14%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.14%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.86%) Data Centre
3 37 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 20 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.00%) Derivative
8 13 (1.86%) Market Risk
9 12 (1.71%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.71%) Social Media
10 11 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.43%) Replication
11 10 (1.43%) Physics
12 9 (1.29%) Clustering
12 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.14%) PKI
13 8 (1.14%) Blog
14 7 (1.00%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.86%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 147 (21.00%) Windows
2 43 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (5.14%) Windows 7
4 33 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.57%) Linux
6 27 (3.86%) Windows 8
7 26 (3.71%) UNIX
8 12 (1.71%) Windows Vista
9 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.71%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.43%) Android
14 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.29%) NetWare
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.14%) Solaris
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (13.43%) Project Management
2 80 (11.43%) Business Development
3 75 (10.71%) Information Security
4 71 (10.14%) ITIL
5 65 (9.29%) Risk Management
6 56 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 56 (8.00%) Security Architecture
7 46 (6.57%) Service Delivery
8 45 (6.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 43 (6.14%) B2B
10 42 (6.00%) SDLC
11 36 (5.14%) Business Analysis
12 35 (5.00%) Cyber Security
13 34 (4.86%) Performance Management
14 32 (4.57%) Service Management
15 31 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (4.43%) Portfolio Management
16 30 (4.29%) Analytics
16 30 (4.29%) Programme Management
16 30 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.57%) SQL
2 47 (6.71%) Java
3 19 (2.71%) C
3 19 (2.71%) C++
4 18 (2.57%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.29%) C#
6 12 (1.71%) PHP
7 10 (1.43%) VB
8 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.57%) VBScript
10 4 (0.57%) Perl
10 4 (0.57%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.57%) Python
11 2 (0.29%) Smalltalk
11 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 165 (23.57%) Degree
2 94 (13.43%) CISSP
3 42 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.00%) CISM
4 34 (4.86%) MCSE
5 24 (3.43%) ACCA
6 23 (3.29%) CIMA
6 23 (3.29%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (2.86%) CISA
8 20 (2.86%) MCITP
9 17 (2.43%) ISEB
10 16 (2.29%) SC Cleared
10 16 (2.29%) Security Cleared
11 15 (2.14%) PMP
11 15 (2.14%) PMI Certification
12 13 (1.86%) CCA
13 12 (1.71%) CCNA
13 12 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (1.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (6.86%) PCI DSS
3 30 (4.29%) COBIT
4 21 (3.00%) QA
5 16 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.86%) CRD IV
7 5 (0.71%) COREP
7 5 (0.71%) FINREP
7 5 (0.71%) SLA
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.43%) FATCA
9 2 (0.29%) GPG13
10 1 (0.14%) HL7
10 1 (0.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 63 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.14%) vSphere
5 7 (1.00%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.71%) XenApp
7 4 (0.57%) vCloud
8 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.29%) XenServer
9 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.71%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.43%) SCCM
4 2 (0.29%) MOM
5 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.14%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.14%) Nessus
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 128 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 89 (12.71%) VMware
3 68 (9.71%) Oracle
4 48 (6.86%) Citrix
5 38 (5.43%) Cisco
6 31 (4.43%) Splunk
7 27 (3.86%) HP
8 26 (3.71%) ArcSight
9 24 (3.43%) Avaloq
10 23 (3.29%) SAP
11 22 (3.14%) IBM
12 20 (2.86%) SunGard
12 20 (2.86%) Wall Street Systems
13 15 (2.14%) EMC
14 14 (2.00%) Veeam
15 11 (1.57%) Symantec
15 11 (1.57%) Dell
16 10 (1.43%) CheckPoint
17 9 (1.29%) Pega
17 9 (1.29%) BT
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k to £120k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 48k per year + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £60000 Per Annum £16K ? 60K+ first yr OTE + Training + Commis
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rizz Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PA Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Travel Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago