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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 580 587 611
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 346 297 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 277 227 244
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.66%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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%

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 23 September 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 23 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
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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 +7 315 £46,000 +2.22% 44
London +9 151 £54,500 +3.80% 22
South East +32 106 £42,000 +5.00% 9
Kent - 26 £37,500 -
Berkshire +1 24 £47,500 +5.55% 4
City of London +12 20 £50,000 -28.57% 5
Surrey +3 18 £50,000 +12.35%
East of England -4 16 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Hampshire -16 16 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South West -34 15 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Southampton -2 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -14 13 £42,500 +70.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Manchester +2 11 £40,000 - 1
Newbury +15 10 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Scotland -20 10 £44,750 +5.29% 1
Reading -9 9 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Marlow +11 8 £35,000 +2.94%
Bromley -6 8 £50,250 +3.07% 1
West Sussex -5 7 £100,000 +300.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Altrincham - 6 - -
Edinburgh -5 5 - -
Gloucestershire -6 5 £24,000 -63.07%
Cheltenham -10 5 £24,000 -63.07%
Yorkshire -54 5 £36,500 -35.39% 2
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Folkestone - 5 £31,250 -
Bristol -5 4 £50,000 +81.81%
Redhill - 4 - -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 184 (28.31%) Finance
2 151 (23.23%) Degree
3 113 (17.38%) Windows
4 107 (16.46%) Information Security
5 103 (15.85%) Microsoft
6 99 (15.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 91 (14.00%) Firewall
8 83 (12.77%) ITIL
9 82 (12.62%) CISSP
10 80 (12.31%) Banking
11 79 (12.15%) Project Management
12 76 (11.69%) Oracle
13 72 (11.08%) SQL
13 72 (11.08%) MS Excel
14 70 (10.77%) CISA
15 68 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
16 67 (10.31%) Business Development
16 67 (10.31%) PRINCE2
17 66 (10.15%) PCI DSS
18 64 (9.85%) Management Information System
19 57 (8.77%) CISM
20 56 (8.62%) Linux
20 56 (8.62%) COBIT
21 54 (8.31%) Business Analysis
22 52 (8.00%) Service Management
23 51 (7.85%) VMware
24 50 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
25 49 (7.54%) Java
26 45 (6.92%) Risk Management
27 44 (6.77%) E-Commerce

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 34 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.46%) Lync
4 13 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.92%) IIS
8 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.62%) SAS
9 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.15%) Mule
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.15%) Apache
12 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 43 (6.62%) MS Office
3 12 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.54%) MS Project
5 8 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
1 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.92%) Oracle SCM
2 6 (0.92%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Agresso
5 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.31%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.15%) Demantra
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Office 365
2 4 (0.62%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.00%) Firewall
2 32 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.69%) WAN
4 22 (3.38%) SAN
5 21 (3.23%) LAN
5 21 (3.23%) Internet
6 19 (2.92%) Network Security
7 14 (2.15%) VPN
8 12 (1.85%) DNS
9 9 (1.38%) DHCP
10 8 (1.23%) Wireless
11 3 (0.46%) Wireless Security
11 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.46%) OSPF
11 3 (0.46%) BGP
12 2 (0.31%) MPLS
12 2 (0.31%) VoIP
12 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.38%) Relational Database
2 30 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.62%) MS Access
5 4 (0.62%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (0.62%) Big Data
6 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.15%) DB2
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.62%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (28.31%) Finance
2 80 (12.31%) Banking
3 40 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.85%) Retail
5 28 (4.31%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.85%) Back Office
7 21 (3.23%) French Language
8 20 (3.08%) Marketing
9 19 (2.92%) German Language
10 16 (2.46%) Advertising
11 15 (2.31%) Legal
12 11 (1.69%) Games
12 11 (1.69%) Law
13 10 (1.54%) Front Office
14 9 (1.38%) Investment Banking
15 8 (1.23%) Billing
16 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.77%) Japanese Language
18 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.54%) .NET
2 20 (3.08%) HTML
3 12 (1.85%) Web Services
4 10 (1.54%) XML
5 8 (1.23%) CSS
5 8 (1.23%) SOAP
5 8 (1.23%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.08%) HTML5
7 6 (0.92%) CSS3
8 5 (0.77%) Middleware
9 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.46%) jQuery
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.31%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.15%) Ajax
12 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.15%) J2EE
12 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.85%) Management Information System
2 50 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.77%) User Experience
5 16 (2.46%) E-Learning
6 14 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.23%) Open Source
8 7 (1.08%) FMCG
9 6 (0.92%) Social Media
10 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.77%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.77%) Economics
10 5 (0.77%) PKI
10 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.62%) Clustering
11 4 (0.62%) PMI
11 4 (0.62%) Informatics
11 4 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.38%) Windows
2 56 (8.62%) Linux
3 32 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (3.85%) UNIX
5 17 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.15%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.00%) Windows Vista
7 13 (2.00%) AIX
8 10 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.38%) Solaris
10 8 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (16.46%) Information Security
2 83 (12.77%) ITIL
3 79 (12.15%) Project Management
4 68 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (10.31%) PRINCE2
5 67 (10.31%) Business Development
6 54 (8.31%) Business Analysis
7 52 (8.00%) Service Management
8 45 (6.92%) Risk Management
9 44 (6.77%) E-Commerce
10 42 (6.46%) SIEM
11 41 (6.31%) ERP
12 36 (5.54%) CRM
12 36 (5.54%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 32 (4.92%) Coaching
15 29 (4.46%) Change Management
16 26 (4.00%) Business Transformation
17 24 (3.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 72 (11.08%) SQL
2 49 (7.54%) Java
3 26 (4.00%) C++
4 16 (2.46%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.15%) Python
7 12 (1.85%) C#
8 8 (1.23%) Perl
8 8 (1.23%) VB
9 7 (1.08%) PHP
10 4 (0.62%) VBA
11 2 (0.31%) C
12 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 151 (23.23%) Degree
2 82 (12.62%) CISSP
3 70 (10.77%) CISA
4 57 (8.77%) CISM
5 28 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 24 (3.69%) CCNA
8 22 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (3.23%) MCSE
10 18 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (2.77%) MCITP
11 17 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (2.46%) PCI QSA
13 15 (2.31%) ISEB
14 14 (2.15%) CCA
15 11 (1.69%) CRISC
16 10 (1.54%) SC Cleared
16 10 (1.54%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (0.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (15.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (10.15%) PCI DSS
3 56 (8.62%) COBIT
4 31 (4.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.54%) QA
6 3 (0.46%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.31%) GCP
7 2 (0.31%) COSO
8 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
8 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.15%) UCITS
8 1 (0.15%) Basel II
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 38 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.62%) vSphere
5 3 (0.46%) KVM
5 3 (0.46%) XenApp
5 3 (0.46%) XenServer
5 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.15%) Samba
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) Nmap
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.15%) UAG
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.54%) SCCM
2 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.46%) WSUS
4 2 (0.31%) SCOM
5 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Nessus
5 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 103 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 76 (11.69%) Oracle
3 51 (7.85%) VMware
4 44 (6.77%) CheckPoint
5 36 (5.54%) Cisco
6 31 (4.77%) SAP
6 31 (4.77%) Citrix
7 18 (2.77%) F5
8 17 (2.62%) Apple
9 14 (2.15%) Juniper
10 12 (1.85%) Dell
11 11 (1.69%) HP
11 11 (1.69%) Websense
12 10 (1.54%) IBM
13 9 (1.38%) JBoss
13 9 (1.38%) McAfee
14 7 (1.08%) Symantec
14 7 (1.08%) Blue Coat
14 7 (1.08%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.08%) Sitecore
London
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + £4k/car + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
RecruitX
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
networx
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 to £50000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 50k-£60k plus additional core benefi
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
threesixty selection
Salary: Highly Competitive + Market leading commission structure
Posted: 5 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum OTE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago