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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 600 580 610
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 308 324 279
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 246 245 231
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
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 £38,000
% 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 20 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 20 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 -28 286 £47,500 +5.55% 34
London -9 148 £52,500 - 17
South East +8 83 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Berkshire +2 20 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Surrey +13 17 £37,500 -21.05%
City of London +1 17 £50,750 -30.00% 10
North West -10 17 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Hampshire -11 17 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West -24 15 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Southampton -5 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Manchester -7 12 £40,000 +77.77% 1
East of England -18 12 £37,500 -31.81% 4
Kent +15 11 £42,000 -30.00%
Bromley 0 10 £48,500 -35.33%
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £35,000 +2.94%
Scotland -6 10 £44,750 +5.29% 1
Reading -7 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Marlow +4 8 £35,000 +2.94%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £35,000 - 4
Newbury +8 7 £56,250 -2.17% 1
Altrincham - 7 - -
West Sussex -5 5 £66,250 +165.00%
Edinburgh -14 5 - -
Yorkshire -44 5 £38,500 -31.85% 2
Somerset -11 4 £53,750 +17.48%
Cheshire -16 4 £42,500 -22.72% 1
West Yorkshire -29 4 £40,000 -31.03% 2
Leeds -30 4 £40,000 -31.03% 2
Redhill - 4 - -
Bristol +4 3 £52,500 +90.90% 1

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 162 (26.13%) Finance
2 132 (21.29%) Degree
3 119 (19.19%) Windows
4 111 (17.90%) Information Security
5 99 (15.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 97 (15.65%) Microsoft
7 88 (14.19%) ITIL
8 84 (13.55%) Firewall
9 83 (13.39%) CISSP
10 76 (12.26%) Project Management
11 74 (11.94%) PRINCE2
12 73 (11.77%) MS Excel
13 69 (11.13%) PCI DSS
14 68 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (10.97%) Banking
14 68 (10.97%) SQL
15 63 (10.16%) CISA
16 62 (10.00%) Management Information System
17 61 (9.84%) Oracle
18 60 (9.68%) Linux
19 59 (9.52%) COBIT
19 59 (9.52%) Business Development
20 57 (9.19%) CISM
21 53 (8.55%) Business Analysis
22 52 (8.39%) VMware
22 52 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
23 51 (8.23%) Service Management
24 45 (7.26%) E-Commerce
25 43 (6.94%) MS Office
25 43 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.26%) Lync
4 12 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.29%) IIS
7 7 (1.13%) JBoss
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.48%) SAS
9 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) Mule
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 73 (11.77%) MS Excel
2 43 (6.94%) MS Office
3 8 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.97%) MS Project
5 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle SCM
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.32%) Agresso
5 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.32%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Demantra
6 1 (0.16%) assyst
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 (1.45%) Office 365
2 5 (0.81%) SaaS
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (13.55%) Firewall
2 36 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.35%) SAN
4 20 (3.23%) Internet
4 20 (3.23%) WAN
5 17 (2.74%) LAN
5 17 (2.74%) Network Security
6 14 (2.26%) VPN
6 14 (2.26%) DHCP
7 11 (1.77%) DNS
8 5 (0.81%) Wireless
9 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.48%) Wireless Security
9 3 (0.48%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.48%) OSPF
9 3 (0.48%) BGP
10 2 (0.32%) MPLS
10 2 (0.32%) HTTP
10 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) DB2
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.32%) JMeter
3 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 162 (26.13%) Finance
2 68 (10.97%) Banking
3 37 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 34 (5.48%) Retail
5 23 (3.71%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.39%) Marketing
7 18 (2.90%) Back Office
8 15 (2.42%) Advertising
8 15 (2.42%) Legal
9 14 (2.26%) French Language
10 13 (2.10%) Law
11 11 (1.77%) Games
11 11 (1.77%) German Language
12 9 (1.45%) Billing
12 9 (1.45%) Front Office
13 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.71%) .NET
2 18 (2.90%) HTML
3 9 (1.45%) CSS
4 7 (1.13%) Web Services
4 7 (1.13%) HTML5
4 7 (1.13%) CSS3
5 6 (0.97%) Hibernate
5 6 (0.97%) XML
5 6 (0.97%) SOAP
6 4 (0.65%) Middleware
6 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.32%) jQuery
9 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 52 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.58%) User Experience
6 13 (2.10%) E-Learning
7 8 (1.29%) Open Source
8 7 (1.13%) Social Media
8 7 (1.13%) FMCG
8 7 (1.13%) PKI
9 6 (0.97%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.65%) Life Science
11 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.65%) Informatics
11 4 (0.65%) PMI
12 3 (0.48%) NHS
12 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.19%) Windows
2 60 (9.68%) Linux
3 41 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (3.23%) UNIX
5 17 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.58%) Windows Vista
7 13 (2.10%) AIX
8 12 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.13%) Solaris
11 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.32%) 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
1 111 (17.90%) Information Security
2 88 (14.19%) ITIL
3 76 (12.26%) Project Management
4 74 (11.94%) PRINCE2
5 68 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (9.52%) Business Development
7 53 (8.55%) Business Analysis
8 51 (8.23%) Service Management
9 45 (7.26%) E-Commerce
10 43 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (6.61%) Risk Management
12 40 (6.45%) SIEM
13 39 (6.29%) Penetration Testing
14 37 (5.97%) ERP
14 37 (5.97%) Mentoring
15 30 (4.84%) CRM
16 28 (4.52%) Coaching
17 26 (4.19%) Change Management
18 24 (3.87%) ITSM
19 23 (3.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.97%) SQL
2 40 (6.45%) Java
3 22 (3.55%) C++
4 16 (2.58%) Python
5 15 (2.42%) C#
6 12 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.45%) PHP
9 8 (1.29%) Perl
9 8 (1.29%) VB
10 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.16%) C
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (21.29%) Degree
2 83 (13.39%) CISSP
3 63 (10.16%) CISA
4 57 (9.19%) CISM
5 30 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (4.68%) MCSE
7 25 (4.03%) MCITP
7 25 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 20 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.74%) CCA
9 17 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (2.74%) CCNA
9 17 (2.74%) PCI QSA
10 16 (2.58%) ISEB
11 11 (1.77%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.61%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.61%) CRISC
13 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (15.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (11.13%) PCI DSS
3 59 (9.52%) COBIT
4 33 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.97%) QA
6 3 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.32%) GCP
7 2 (0.32%) 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 36 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.48%) 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 12 (1.94%) SCCM
2 5 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.65%) SCOM
4 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 97 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.84%) Oracle
3 52 (8.39%) VMware
4 41 (6.61%) CheckPoint
5 35 (5.65%) Citrix
6 32 (5.16%) Cisco
7 29 (4.68%) SAP
8 21 (3.39%) Apple
9 18 (2.90%) F5
10 16 (2.58%) Juniper
11 12 (1.94%) HP
11 12 (1.94%) Websense
12 9 (1.45%) Dell
13 8 (1.29%) IBM
13 8 (1.29%) McAfee
13 8 (1.29%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.29%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.13%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.81%) Sage
15 5 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harnham
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bonus, pension, training scheme
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Rockwool
Salary: Good employment conditions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 to £50000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Orchid Wire
Salary: Car or £300p/m Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Orchid Wire
Salary: Car or £300p/m Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago