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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 557 607 567
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 353 293 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 300 244 281
Average salary £54,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.42% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -4.76%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +31 325 £52,500 +23.52% 36
London +74 174 £57,000 +14.00% 17
South East -47 69 £42,500 +6.25% 5
City of London +33 41 £55,000 +13.98% 8
North West +12 35 £57,500 +109.09% 5
Manchester +12 32 £57,500 +119.04% 1
Surrey +13 31 £25,000 -47.04%
East of England -5 18 £27,750 -10.48%
South West -5 16 £51,576 +51.69% 4
Berkshire -15 16 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Redhill +13 14 £25,000 -
Hampshire -30 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Southampton -17 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Swindon +1 6 £51,576 +14.61% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £26,000 -30.66% 1
Reading -1 6 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Wiltshire -3 6 £51,576 +14.61% 1
Reigate -13 6 £20,000 -57.63%
Maidenhead +3 5 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Hertfordshire -2 5 £20,500 -54.44%
Yorkshire -18 5 £45,750 +22.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £25,000 -19.35%
Scotland -1 4 £38,000 -2.56% 1
Bristol -5 4 £57,500 +98.27%
West Yorkshire -13 4 £60,000 +60.00% 3
West Midlands -16 4 £37,500 - 2
Essex -17 4 £30,000 +53.84%
Canary Wharf - 4 £67,500 -
Cheshire -5 3 £42,500 - 4
Cambridge -6 3 £25,000 -19.35%

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 161 (24.51%) Finance
2 158 (24.05%) Windows
3 126 (19.18%) Degree
4 112 (17.05%) Information Security
5 101 (15.37%) Firewall
6 96 (14.61%) Microsoft
7 80 (12.18%) Linux
7 80 (12.18%) MS Excel
8 71 (10.81%) VMware
9 70 (10.65%) CISSP
10 68 (10.35%) SQL
11 65 (9.89%) ITIL
12 62 (9.44%) Project Management
13 61 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
14 60 (9.13%) Business Development
15 59 (8.98%) Risk Management
16 58 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 55 (8.37%) Citrix
18 54 (8.22%) Security Architecture
19 51 (7.76%) Banking
20 50 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
21 47 (7.15%) Retail
21 47 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (6.70%) PRINCE2
23 42 (6.39%) MCSE
23 42 (6.39%) Business Analysis
24 41 (6.24%) Risk Assessment
25 39 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
26 38 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
27 37 (5.63%) Telecoms

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (5.18%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.67%) IIS
4 11 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.52%) Lync
6 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.61%) CMS
8 3 (0.46%) SAS
8 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.30%) WordPress
9 2 (0.30%) Drupal
9 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.30%) Kentico
9 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 80 (12.18%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.41%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.91%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) SalesLogix
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Demantra
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.28%) Office 365
2 12 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (1.67%) SaaS
4 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (15.37%) Firewall
2 37 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 32 (4.87%) DHCP
3 32 (4.87%) SAN
4 23 (3.50%) DNS
5 20 (3.04%) LAN
5 20 (3.04%) WAN
6 18 (2.74%) VPN
7 11 (1.67%) Network Security
8 10 (1.52%) Wireless
9 5 (0.76%) HTTP
9 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.76%) Wireless Security
10 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.61%) Internet
10 4 (0.61%) FTP
10 4 (0.61%) VoIP
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.76%) Big Data
3 5 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.30%) QlikView
6 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.30%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
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%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 161 (24.51%) Finance
2 51 (7.76%) Banking
3 47 (7.15%) Retail
4 37 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.26%) Back Office
6 18 (2.74%) Advertising
7 15 (2.28%) Law
8 14 (2.13%) Marketing
9 13 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.98%) Games
9 13 (1.98%) Billing
10 12 (1.83%) French Language
10 12 (1.83%) Front Office
10 12 (1.83%) Legal
11 11 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.22%) German Language
13 7 (1.07%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.91%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.04%) .NET
2 13 (1.98%) HTML
3 9 (1.37%) CSS
4 8 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.07%) HTML5
5 7 (1.07%) CSS3
6 5 (0.76%) Middleware
6 5 (0.76%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.61%) Web Services
8 3 (0.46%) Ajax
9 2 (0.30%) jQuery
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.30%) XML
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) J2EE
10 1 (0.15%) JSP
10 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.50%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.50%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.67%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.37%) Clustering
7 9 (1.37%) E-Learning
7 9 (1.37%) PKI
8 7 (1.07%) Social Media
9 6 (0.91%) Economics
9 6 (0.91%) Open Source
10 5 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.61%) User Experience
11 4 (0.61%) Derivative
11 4 (0.61%) Informatics
11 4 (0.61%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 158 (24.05%) Windows
2 80 (12.18%) Linux
3 58 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.50%) Windows Vista
7 22 (3.35%) Windows 8
8 21 (3.20%) UNIX
9 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.46%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.05%) Information Security
2 65 (9.89%) ITIL
3 62 (9.44%) Project Management
4 60 (9.13%) Business Development
5 59 (8.98%) Risk Management
6 54 (8.22%) Security Architecture
7 50 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (6.70%) PRINCE2
9 42 (6.39%) Business Analysis
10 41 (6.24%) Risk Assessment
11 38 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (5.48%) B2B
13 35 (5.33%) CRM
14 33 (5.02%) ERP
15 28 (4.26%) Service Management
15 28 (4.26%) Service Delivery
16 27 (4.11%) Mentoring
17 26 (3.96%) SIEM
18 25 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.35%) SQL
2 22 (3.35%) Java
3 14 (2.13%) Python
4 13 (1.98%) C#
5 12 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.52%) Perl
6 10 (1.52%) C++
7 8 (1.22%) VB
8 6 (0.91%) PHP
9 5 (0.76%) C
10 2 (0.30%) VBScript
11 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 126 (19.18%) Degree
2 70 (10.65%) CISSP
3 47 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (6.39%) MCSE
5 36 (5.48%) MCITP
6 33 (5.02%) CISA
7 29 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (4.11%) CISM
9 26 (3.96%) OSCP
9 26 (3.96%) OSCE
10 24 (3.65%) CCA
10 24 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (3.50%) Security Cleared
12 16 (2.44%) SC Cleared
13 15 (2.28%) ISTQB
14 12 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (1.67%) ISEB
16 10 (1.52%) CIMA
16 10 (1.52%) ACCA
17 9 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (4.72%) COBIT
3 27 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (3.96%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.61%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.46%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.30%) GPG13
7 2 (0.30%) QA
7 2 (0.30%) COSO
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (1.83%) SCCM
2 7 (1.07%) 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 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.81%) VMware
3 55 (8.37%) Citrix
4 34 (5.18%) Cisco
5 33 (5.02%) Oracle
6 31 (4.72%) HP
7 28 (4.26%) CheckPoint
8 21 (3.20%) Juniper
9 19 (2.89%) Apple
10 18 (2.74%) F5
11 16 (2.44%) SAP
12 13 (1.98%) Blue Coat
13 12 (1.83%) Websense
13 12 (1.83%) NetApp
14 11 (1.67%) Fortinet
15 8 (1.22%) Dell
16 7 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.07%) Sage
16 7 (1.07%) McAfee
16 7 (1.07%) EMC
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + £5,000 bonus + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on skill set and length of
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
PCR
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Commission + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus travel and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orbium
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits. This is Y1 OTE as a trainee
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago