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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 611 544 579
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 355 437 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 273 362 328
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,209
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +16.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -49 325 £52,500 -4.54% 54
London -66 147 £52,500 -8.69% 24
South East -36 54 £42,500 - 8
West Midlands +2 30 £47,500 +21.79% 4
North West -4 27 £52,500 -8.69% 7
Yorkshire +32 24 £25,000 -45.35% 5
Manchester +13 24 £52,500 -8.69% 5
Scotland +15 23 £56,500 +53.74% 3
Hampshire +14 19 £42,500 - 4
Sheffield +26 18 £25,000 +11.11%
South Yorkshire +23 18 £25,000 +11.11%
East of England -1 17 £32,500 +8.33% 3
City of London +27 15 £35,000 -36.36% 6
Southampton +8 15 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire -7 15 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West -18 15 £57,500 +11.48% 2
Birmingham -4 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Glasgow -2 12 £57,000 +20.00% 2
Warwickshire -8 12 £47,500 +111.11% 1
Edinburgh +15 11 £52,500 +84.21% 1
Surrey -12 10 £25,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 10 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +6 9 £35,000 -44.00%
Hertfordshire -1 8 £40,000 +90.47% 2
Nottinghamshire - 7 £25,000 -
Nottingham - 7 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire +6 6 £62,500 +4.16% 4
Wiltshire +2 6 £45,750 -11.29%
Swindon 0 6 £45,750 -11.29%
Kent +15 5 £55,000 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 260 (31.98%) Degree
2 225 (27.68%) Finance
3 176 (21.65%) Project Management
4 152 (18.70%) CISSP
5 129 (15.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 119 (14.64%) Security Operations
7 118 (14.51%) SIEM
8 114 (14.02%) Microsoft
9 112 (13.78%) PCI DSS
9 112 (13.78%) Data Centre
10 111 (13.65%) Security Operations Centre
11 102 (12.55%) Information Security
12 100 (12.30%) Banking
13 98 (12.05%) Windows
14 97 (11.93%) Vulnerability Management
15 94 (11.56%) Security Architecture
16 90 (11.07%) Portfolio Management
16 90 (11.07%) Presales
17 89 (10.95%) ITIL
18 86 (10.58%) IIS
19 85 (10.46%) IISP
20 84 (10.33%) Performance Management
21 83 (10.21%) Oracle
21 83 (10.21%) Splunk
22 82 (10.09%) ArcSight
23 79 (9.72%) Law
24 77 (9.47%) Test Strategy
25 72 (8.86%) MS Excel
26 70 (8.61%) Business Development
27 69 (8.49%) Network Security

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 86 (10.58%) IIS
2 40 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (1.11%) Lync
7 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.37%) CMS
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.25%) JBoss
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.12%) Drupal
10 1 (0.12%) Mule
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.71%) MS Office
3 11 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Kondor
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.69%) Office 365
3 27 (3.32%) SaaS
4 21 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.11%) IaaS
6 9 (1.11%) PaaS
7 6 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.49%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 69 (8.49%) Network Security
2 53 (6.52%) Firewall
3 32 (3.94%) Internet
4 29 (3.57%) SAN
5 22 (2.71%) VPN
5 22 (2.71%) WAN
6 16 (1.97%) LAN
7 15 (1.85%) DNS
7 15 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.60%) DHCP
9 10 (1.23%) Wireless
10 9 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.98%) VoIP
12 7 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.74%) MPLS
13 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.62%) IPv4
14 5 (0.62%) LDAP
14 5 (0.62%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.98%) MySQL
4 6 (0.74%) Big Data
4 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.25%) DB2
7 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.12%) GIS
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.12%) PeopleTools
2 1 (0.12%) Selenium
2 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 225 (27.68%) Finance
2 100 (12.30%) Banking
3 79 (9.72%) Law
4 55 (6.77%) Marketing
5 38 (4.67%) Back Office
6 37 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 35 (4.31%) Games
8 30 (3.69%) German Language
9 29 (3.57%) Retail
10 25 (3.08%) Billing
11 21 (2.58%) French Language
12 19 (2.34%) Advertising
13 18 (2.21%) Legal
14 8 (0.98%) Local Government
15 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.62%) Automotive
16 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.21%) HTML
2 14 (1.72%) .NET
3 12 (1.48%) CSS
4 11 (1.35%) Ajax
5 9 (1.11%) COM
6 8 (0.98%) Web Services
7 6 (0.74%) Middleware
8 5 (0.62%) XML
9 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.37%) REST
9 3 (0.37%) SOAP
10 2 (0.25%) J2EE
10 2 (0.25%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.12%) Django
11 1 (0.12%) Grails
11 1 (0.12%) jQuery
11 1 (0.12%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 112 (13.78%) Data Centre
2 111 (13.65%) Security Operations Centre
3 58 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.01%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.85%) Social Media
8 14 (1.72%) PKI
8 14 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.86%) NHS
10 7 (0.86%) PMI
10 7 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.74%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.74%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (0.62%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.62%) Social Network
12 5 (0.62%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.05%) Windows
2 60 (7.38%) Windows Server
3 35 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (3.57%) Linux
5 22 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.72%) Unix
7 14 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.37%) Android
11 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.25%) CentOS
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) NetWare
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (21.65%) Project Management
2 119 (14.64%) Security Operations
3 118 (14.51%) SIEM
4 102 (12.55%) Information Security
5 97 (11.93%) Vulnerability Management
6 94 (11.56%) Security Architecture
7 90 (11.07%) Portfolio Management
7 90 (11.07%) Presales
8 89 (10.95%) ITIL
9 84 (10.33%) Performance Management
10 77 (9.47%) Test Strategy
11 70 (8.61%) Business Development
12 61 (7.50%) Business Analysis
13 59 (7.26%) Risk Management
14 55 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
15 47 (5.78%) B2B
16 42 (5.17%) Mentoring
16 42 (5.17%) PRINCE2
17 38 (4.67%) Analytics
18 27 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.66%) SQL
2 39 (4.80%) Java
3 21 (2.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.48%) C
5 10 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.11%) C#
7 7 (0.86%) VB
8 5 (0.62%) C++
8 5 (0.62%) Python
9 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.25%) Delphi
10 2 (0.25%) Perl
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.12%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 260 (31.98%) Degree
2 152 (18.70%) CISSP
3 85 (10.46%) IISP
4 47 (5.78%) CISM
5 41 (5.04%) CISA
6 36 (4.43%) CEH
7 33 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (3.44%) MCSE
8 28 (3.44%) Security Cleared
9 26 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.46%) CIMA
11 19 (2.34%) ACCA
12 18 (2.21%) CCNP
12 18 (2.21%) GIAC
13 17 (2.09%) CCNA
14 16 (1.97%) SC Cleared
15 12 (1.48%) CREST Certified
15 12 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.23%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (15.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (13.78%) PCI DSS
3 30 (3.69%) COBIT
4 12 (1.48%) QA
5 9 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.86%) ISO22301
7 6 (0.74%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.74%) ISO27005
8 5 (0.62%) SLA
9 4 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.12%) COSHH
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.71%) Hyper-V
3 22 (2.71%) XenApp
4 18 (2.21%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.48%) vSphere
6 7 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.62%) vCloud
9 2 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.25%) Snort
9 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) Postfix
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (6.03%) QRadar
2 3 (0.37%) Nexpose
2 3 (0.37%) SCCM
3 2 (0.25%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.25%) Proventia
3 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.12%) SCSM
4 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.12%) Terraform
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 114 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.21%) Oracle
2 83 (10.21%) Splunk
3 82 (10.09%) ArcSight
4 60 (7.38%) VMware
5 45 (5.54%) Cisco
6 40 (4.92%) Citrix
7 24 (2.95%) HP
8 20 (2.46%) Avaloq
9 19 (2.34%) SunGard
9 19 (2.34%) Wall Street Systems
10 18 (2.21%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.97%) IBM
11 16 (1.97%) NetApp
12 15 (1.85%) SAP
13 14 (1.72%) McAfee
14 12 (1.48%) SonicWALL
14 12 (1.48%) Websense
15 11 (1.35%) Juniper
16 8 (0.98%) Dell
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + extensive bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + commission 45-50k OTE 1st year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £DOE + uncapped commission, pension, medical, ins
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + 30,000 - 40,000 OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £35,000 per annum (OTE £60,000+ Uncapped)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum OTE £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: Car Allowance + Commision
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago