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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 603 573 624
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +51
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 308 328 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 245 255 230
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 24 October 2014 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 24 October 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
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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 -29 287 £47,500 +5.55% 31
London +2 150 £51,000 +2.00% 12
South East -11 80 £42,500 +6.25% 8
City of London +11 19 £47,500 -20.83% 6
Berkshire -12 19 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Surrey +12 18 £37,500 -21.05%
North West -14 17 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Hampshire -19 17 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South West -25 15 £42,500 -8.60% 1
Southampton -3 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Manchester +5 12 £40,000 +77.77% 1
East of England -12 12 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Scotland -5 10 £44,750 -0.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £35,000 +2.94%
Reading 0 9 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Bromley -4 9 £49,500 -34.00%
Kent +10 8 £55,000 -8.33%
Marlow +4 8 £35,000 +2.94%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £35,000 - 1
Altrincham - 7 - - 1
Newbury +13 6 £56,250 -2.17% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £66,250 +165.00%
Edinburgh -12 5 - -
Yorkshire -53 5 £38,500 -31.85%
Redhill - 5 - -
Somerset -8 4 £53,750 +17.48%
Cheshire -14 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Leeds -25 4 £40,000 -31.03%
West Yorkshire -42 4 £40,000 -31.03%
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 153 (24.96%) Finance
2 124 (20.23%) Degree
3 122 (19.90%) Windows
4 110 (17.94%) Information Security
5 98 (15.99%) Microsoft
5 98 (15.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 88 (14.36%) ITIL
7 84 (13.70%) Firewall
8 81 (13.21%) CISSP
9 75 (12.23%) MS Excel
9 75 (12.23%) Project Management
10 74 (12.07%) PRINCE2
11 68 (11.09%) PCI DSS
11 68 (11.09%) SQL
12 65 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (10.60%) Banking
13 63 (10.28%) Linux
14 61 (9.95%) Management Information System
14 61 (9.95%) CISA
15 59 (9.62%) Business Development
15 59 (9.62%) COBIT
16 57 (9.30%) Oracle
17 56 (9.14%) CISM
18 54 (8.81%) VMware
19 53 (8.65%) Service Management
20 49 (7.99%) Business Analysis
20 49 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (7.34%) E-Commerce
22 43 (7.01%) MS Office
22 43 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 30 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.12%) Lync
4 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.31%) IIS
7 7 (1.14%) JBoss
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 43 (7.01%) MS Office
3 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.98%) MS Project
5 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle SCM
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.33%) Agresso
5 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.33%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Demantra
6 1 (0.16%) assyst
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) Office 365
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (13.70%) Firewall
2 37 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.40%) SAN
4 20 (3.26%) WAN
5 19 (3.10%) Internet
6 17 (2.77%) LAN
6 17 (2.77%) Network Security
7 16 (2.61%) DHCP
8 14 (2.28%) VPN
9 12 (1.96%) DNS
10 5 (0.82%) Wireless
11 4 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.49%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.49%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.49%) OSPF
12 3 (0.49%) BGP
13 2 (0.33%) MPLS
13 2 (0.33%) HTTP
13 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.65%) Big Data
6 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.49%) JMeter
3 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (24.96%) Finance
2 65 (10.60%) Banking
3 37 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 35 (5.71%) Retail
5 23 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.43%) Marketing
7 16 (2.61%) Back Office
8 15 (2.45%) Advertising
8 15 (2.45%) Legal
9 13 (2.12%) Law
10 12 (1.96%) French Language
11 11 (1.79%) Games
12 9 (1.47%) Billing
12 9 (1.47%) Front Office
12 9 (1.47%) German Language
13 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.75%) .NET
2 18 (2.94%) HTML
3 9 (1.47%) CSS
4 7 (1.14%) Web Services
4 7 (1.14%) HTML5
4 7 (1.14%) CSS3
5 6 (0.98%) Hibernate
5 6 (0.98%) XML
5 6 (0.98%) SOAP
6 4 (0.65%) Middleware
6 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.33%) jQuery
9 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.95%) Management Information System
2 49 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 18 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.45%) User Experience
6 13 (2.12%) E-Learning
7 8 (1.31%) Open Source
8 7 (1.14%) Social Media
8 7 (1.14%) FMCG
8 7 (1.14%) PKI
8 7 (1.14%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.65%) Life Science
10 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.65%) Informatics
10 4 (0.65%) PMI
11 3 (0.49%) NHS
11 3 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.90%) Windows
2 63 (10.28%) Linux
3 43 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.26%) UNIX
6 18 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.77%) Windows Vista
8 13 (2.12%) AIX
8 13 (2.12%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.14%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.94%) Information Security
2 88 (14.36%) ITIL
3 75 (12.23%) Project Management
4 74 (12.07%) PRINCE2
5 65 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (9.62%) Business Development
7 53 (8.65%) Service Management
8 49 (7.99%) Business Analysis
9 45 (7.34%) E-Commerce
10 43 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (6.53%) Penetration Testing
11 40 (6.53%) SIEM
12 38 (6.20%) Risk Management
13 37 (6.04%) Mentoring
14 36 (5.87%) ERP
15 30 (4.89%) CRM
16 27 (4.40%) Coaching
17 26 (4.24%) ITSM
18 24 (3.92%) Service Delivery
18 24 (3.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.09%) SQL
2 36 (5.87%) Java
3 20 (3.26%) C++
4 16 (2.61%) Python
5 15 (2.45%) C#
6 11 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.63%) Perl
8 9 (1.47%) PHP
8 9 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.14%) VB
10 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.16%) C
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (20.23%) Degree
2 81 (13.21%) CISSP
3 61 (9.95%) CISA
4 56 (9.14%) CISM
5 31 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (4.89%) MCSE
7 26 (4.24%) MCITP
8 25 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 21 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (2.94%) CCA
11 18 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (2.77%) PCI QSA
13 16 (2.61%) CCNA
13 16 (2.61%) ISEB
14 11 (1.79%) ISTQB
15 10 (1.63%) SC Cleared
15 10 (1.63%) CRISC
16 7 (1.14%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.98%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (15.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (11.09%) PCI DSS
3 59 (9.62%) COBIT
4 32 (5.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.65%) QA
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.33%) GCP
7 2 (0.33%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) P3O
8 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) Nmap
5 1 (0.16%) Samba
5 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.79%) SCCM
2 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.65%) SCOM
4 3 (0.49%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 98 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.30%) Oracle
3 54 (8.81%) VMware
4 40 (6.53%) CheckPoint
5 38 (6.20%) Citrix
6 32 (5.22%) Cisco
7 28 (4.57%) SAP
8 22 (3.59%) Apple
9 18 (2.94%) F5
10 16 (2.61%) Juniper
11 15 (2.45%) HP
12 11 (1.79%) Websense
13 9 (1.47%) Dell
14 8 (1.31%) McAfee
14 8 (1.31%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.31%) Fortinet
15 7 (1.14%) Sitecore
15 7 (1.14%) IBM
16 5 (0.82%) BMC
16 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + UNCAPPED COMMISSION/BONUS
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