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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 562 636 592
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -44
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 338 292 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 255 206 238
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £94,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +85 313 £46,500 +2.76% 32
London +69 154 £52,500 +5.00% 11
South East +40 85 £42,500 -5.55% 8
City of London +50 48 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Surrey +49 40 £35,750 -20.55% 1
North West +22 23 £42,500 +46.55% 7
Berkshire +9 22 £50,000 +81.81% 2
Redhill +17 20 £25,000 -
East of England +35 18 £46,000 +100.00%
West Midlands +9 16 £55,000 -
Cambridge +28 14 £46,000 +100.00%
Cambridgeshire +24 14 £46,000 +100.00%
Manchester +22 13 £45,000 +91.48% 4
Reading +5 13 £27,500 -54.16% 1
Hampshire +8 12 £42,500 -6.59% 1
Birmingham -11 9 £55,000 -
Southampton - 9 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +17 8 £49,500 +59.67% 2
East Midlands +8 7 £25,000 -10.71%
Yorkshire -7 7 £47,500 +11.76% 4
West Yorkshire +2 6 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Leeds +8 5 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Glasgow +6 4 £49,750 +42.14%
Liverpool - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £25,000 -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £25,000 -
Reigate +16 3 £21,500 -35.33%
Edinburgh +13 3 £45,000 +66.66% 2
Cheshire +4 3 £28,000 -49.09% 3

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 186 (27.31%) Finance
2 172 (25.26%) Windows
3 138 (20.26%) Degree
4 122 (17.91%) Microsoft
5 103 (15.12%) Firewall
6 99 (14.54%) VMware
7 90 (13.22%) Information Security
8 77 (11.31%) ITIL
8 77 (11.31%) Banking
9 76 (11.16%) MS Excel
9 76 (11.16%) CISSP
10 74 (10.87%) Business Development
11 71 (10.43%) Project Management
12 69 (10.13%) Risk Management
13 60 (8.81%) SQL
14 56 (8.22%) Oracle
15 55 (8.08%) Active Directory
15 55 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 54 (7.93%) Linux
17 52 (7.64%) Citrix
17 52 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 51 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (7.20%) Security Architecture
20 46 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 44 (6.46%) Retail
21 44 (6.46%) Service Delivery
21 44 (6.46%) B2B
22 43 (6.31%) Cisco
22 43 (6.31%) PRINCE2

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 37 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.23%) IIS
3 18 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.76%) Lync
4 12 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.59%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) JBoss
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Liferay
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 76 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.50%) MS Office
3 6 (0.88%) MS Project
4 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.44%) Movex
2 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.44%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.06%) Office 365
2 11 (1.62%) SaaS
2 11 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 103 (15.12%) Firewall
2 37 (5.43%) SAN
3 32 (4.70%) LAN
4 31 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.41%) WAN
6 28 (4.11%) Network Security
7 15 (2.20%) VPN
7 15 (2.20%) DNS
8 13 (1.91%) DHCP
9 11 (1.62%) FTP
10 8 (1.17%) Wireless
11 7 (1.03%) Internet
11 7 (1.03%) WebEx
12 5 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.73%) NAS
13 3 (0.44%) OSPF
13 3 (0.44%) Intranet
13 3 (0.44%) VoIP
13 3 (0.44%) HTTP
13 3 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.17%) Big Data
4 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.59%) MySQL
7 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.44%) DB2
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.15%) OLAP
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (0.73%) LoadRunner
1 5 (0.73%) JIRA
1 5 (0.73%) Selenium
2 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
General
1 186 (27.31%) Finance
2 77 (11.31%) Banking
3 44 (6.46%) Retail
4 39 (5.73%) Back Office
5 35 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 35 (5.14%) Law
6 27 (3.96%) German Language
7 22 (3.23%) French Language
8 20 (2.94%) Legal
9 19 (2.79%) Advertising
9 19 (2.79%) Marketing
9 19 (2.79%) Retail Banking
10 17 (2.50%) Billing
11 16 (2.35%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.47%) Front Office
14 8 (1.17%) Games
15 5 (0.73%) Wholesale Banking
16 4 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.59%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.52%) HTML
2 22 (3.23%) Ajax
3 21 (3.08%) .NET
4 8 (1.17%) CSS
5 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.73%) jQuery
6 4 (0.59%) J2EE
6 4 (0.59%) COM
6 4 (0.59%) XML
7 3 (0.44%) V-Ray
7 3 (0.44%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.29%) HTML5
8 2 (0.29%) Web Services
9 1 (0.15%) ODBC
9 1 (0.15%) Spring
9 1 (0.15%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.79%) Thin Client
5 19 (2.79%) Fat Client
6 18 (2.64%) Clustering
6 18 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.20%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.62%) Replication
8 11 (1.62%) Derivative
9 10 (1.47%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.17%) PKI
12 7 (1.03%) Social Media
13 6 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.88%) Physics
13 6 (0.88%) E-Learning
14 5 (0.73%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 172 (25.26%) Windows
2 55 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (7.93%) Linux
4 39 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (4.99%) Windows 7
6 27 (3.96%) UNIX
7 26 (3.82%) Windows 8
8 19 (2.79%) Windows Vista
9 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.29%) Android
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) NetWare
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (13.22%) Information Security
2 77 (11.31%) ITIL
3 74 (10.87%) Business Development
4 71 (10.43%) Project Management
5 69 (10.13%) Risk Management
6 49 (7.20%) Security Architecture
7 44 (6.46%) Service Delivery
7 44 (6.46%) B2B
8 43 (6.31%) PRINCE2
9 37 (5.43%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (5.29%) Business Analysis
10 36 (5.29%) SDLC
11 32 (4.70%) Risk Assessment
12 31 (4.55%) Cyber Security
12 31 (4.55%) ERP
12 31 (4.55%) Service Management
13 30 (4.41%) Mentoring
14 27 (3.96%) Analytics
15 24 (3.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 22 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.81%) SQL
2 38 (5.58%) Java
3 14 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.76%) C
5 8 (1.17%) C++
6 7 (1.03%) C#
7 5 (0.73%) PHP
7 5 (0.73%) VB
7 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.59%) Perl
8 4 (0.59%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.15%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 138 (20.26%) Degree
2 76 (11.16%) CISSP
3 52 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (6.02%) MCSE
5 36 (5.29%) CISM
6 29 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (4.11%) MCITP
7 28 (4.11%) ACCA
8 27 (3.96%) CIMA
9 26 (3.82%) CISA
10 25 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (2.94%) CCA
12 18 (2.64%) OSCP
12 18 (2.64%) OSCE
13 14 (2.06%) ISEB
14 13 (1.91%) PMP
14 13 (1.91%) PMI Certification
15 12 (1.76%) SC Cleared
15 12 (1.76%) Security Cleared
16 11 (1.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (4.11%) COBIT
3 27 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.47%) CRD IV
5 10 (1.47%) QA
6 5 (0.73%) COREP
6 5 (0.73%) FINREP
7 2 (0.29%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 55 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.35%) vSphere
5 8 (1.17%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.73%) XenApp
8 4 (0.59%) vCloud
8 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.59%) SCCM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.15%) MOM
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 122 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 99 (14.54%) VMware
3 56 (8.22%) Oracle
4 52 (7.64%) Citrix
5 43 (6.31%) Cisco
6 41 (6.02%) HP
7 22 (3.23%) Avaloq
8 21 (3.08%) SAP
9 19 (2.79%) NetApp
9 19 (2.79%) Wall Street Systems
10 18 (2.64%) SunGard
11 15 (2.20%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.06%) Veeam
13 12 (1.76%) EMC
14 11 (1.62%) Symantec
14 11 (1.62%) Apple
15 10 (1.47%) IBM
16 9 (1.32%) Juniper
16 9 (1.32%) Splunk
17 8 (1.17%) ArcSight
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Market Leading Salary + Commission + Incentives
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum With great flexible benefits.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum + Best in Class Commission Scheme &
Posted: 13 hours ago
North
AXA
Salary: £38,000 to £48,000 (DOE)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, training, progression
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECS
Salary: benefits,
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: From £65,000 to £77,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago