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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 606 595 615
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 310 286 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 237 204 241
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,500 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 -18 267 £45,000 - 35
London -11 122 £55,000 - 16
South East -4 83 £41,500 +3.75% 7
Kent - 27 £37,500 -
City of London -1 22 £50,000 +47.60% 3
Berkshire +3 21 £47,500 +15.15% 3
Surrey +7 16 £52,500 +16.66% 3
East of England +7 15 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South West -11 15 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Newbury - 13 £27,500 - 2
Yorkshire -37 11 £36,000 -37.93% 6
Southampton -4 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -24 8 £26,500 -30.71% 1
Scotland -25 8 £44,750 +5.29% 4
Hampshire -32 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Manchester -1 7 £26,500 -44.21% 1
Folkestone - 7 £34,500 -
Leeds -26 6 £30,500 -48.30% 3
West Yorkshire -36 6 £30,500 -49.16% 4
Gloucestershire -3 5 £37,500 -42.30% 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 £26,000 +13.04%
West Sussex -5 5 £100,000 +300.00%
West Midlands -6 5 £70,000 +55.55%
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Bristol +2 4 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Reading -1 4 £47,500 +61.01% 1
Edinburgh -5 4 £24,000 -46.66% 3
Cheltenham -12 4 £37,500 -42.30%
South Yorkshire -12 4 £36,000 -
Sheffield -13 4 £36,000 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 179 (29.49%) Finance
2 143 (23.56%) Degree
3 103 (16.97%) Microsoft
4 94 (15.49%) Windows
5 93 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 87 (14.33%) Information Security
7 84 (13.84%) Firewall
8 80 (13.18%) Oracle
9 77 (12.69%) Project Management
9 77 (12.69%) Banking
10 75 (12.36%) CISSP
11 72 (11.86%) SQL
12 70 (11.53%) ITIL
13 65 (10.71%) CISA
14 63 (10.38%) PCI DSS
15 62 (10.21%) Business Development
16 60 (9.88%) Management Information System
17 59 (9.72%) PRINCE2
18 56 (9.23%) MS Excel
19 53 (8.73%) Java
20 49 (8.07%) CISM
20 49 (8.07%) Business Analysis
21 48 (7.91%) COBIT
21 48 (7.91%) VMware
22 47 (7.74%) Risk Management
23 46 (7.58%) Service Management
23 46 (7.58%) ERP
24 43 (7.08%) E-Commerce
25 42 (6.92%) Linux
26 38 (6.26%) CheckPoint

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.80%) Lync
4 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.82%) SAS
8 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.66%) IIS
8 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 56 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.48%) MS Project
4 7 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.82%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle SCM
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.49%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.49%) Movex
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.33%) Agresso
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Demantra
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.82%) Office 365
2 3 (0.49%) SaaS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (13.84%) Firewall
2 30 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 28 (4.61%) WAN
4 27 (4.45%) LAN
5 23 (3.79%) SAN
5 23 (3.79%) Network Security
6 22 (3.62%) Internet
7 18 (2.97%) VPN
8 15 (2.47%) DNS
9 8 (1.32%) DHCP
10 4 (0.66%) NAS
10 4 (0.66%) Wireless
11 3 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.49%) BGP
11 3 (0.49%) OSPF
11 3 (0.49%) FTP
11 3 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.93%) Relational Database
2 32 (5.27%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.66%) MS Access
5 4 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (0.66%) EDRMS
6 3 (0.49%) Big Data
6 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) MySQL
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.66%) FrontPage
2 4 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 179 (29.49%) Finance
2 77 (12.69%) Banking
3 37 (6.10%) Retail
4 36 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.79%) German Language
7 22 (3.62%) Back Office
8 21 (3.46%) French Language
9 16 (2.64%) Marketing
10 12 (1.98%) Legal
10 12 (1.98%) Advertising
11 11 (1.81%) Law
11 11 (1.81%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.65%) Billing
13 8 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (1.15%) Front Office
15 5 (0.82%) Games
15 5 (0.82%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.66%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.29%) .NET
2 17 (2.80%) HTML
3 12 (1.98%) Web Services
4 11 (1.81%) XML
5 8 (1.32%) SOAP
5 8 (1.32%) Hibernate
6 6 (0.99%) Middleware
7 5 (0.82%) CSS
8 3 (0.49%) HTML5
8 3 (0.49%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.49%) jQuery
9 2 (0.33%) CSS3
10 1 (0.16%) XSLT
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.16%) J2EE
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 31 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.31%) E-Learning
4 9 (1.48%) Thin Client
4 9 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.15%) Open Source
5 7 (1.15%) FMCG
6 6 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.82%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.82%) Life Science
7 5 (0.82%) PKI
7 5 (0.82%) Economics
8 4 (0.66%) PMI
8 4 (0.66%) Clustering
8 4 (0.66%) Social Media
9 3 (0.49%) Replication
9 3 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.49%) NHS
9 3 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 94 (15.49%) Windows
2 42 (6.92%) Linux
3 26 (4.28%) UNIX
4 22 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.14%) AIX
6 13 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.48%) Solaris
7 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.32%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (14.33%) Information Security
2 77 (12.69%) Project Management
3 70 (11.53%) ITIL
4 62 (10.21%) Business Development
5 59 (9.72%) PRINCE2
6 49 (8.07%) Business Analysis
7 47 (7.74%) Risk Management
8 46 (7.58%) Service Management
8 46 (7.58%) ERP
9 43 (7.08%) E-Commerce
10 36 (5.93%) SIEM
11 31 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (4.94%) Change Management
12 30 (4.94%) CRM
13 27 (4.45%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (4.28%) Six Sigma
15 24 (3.95%) ITSM
15 24 (3.95%) Business Transformation
16 22 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 72 (11.86%) SQL
2 53 (8.73%) Java
3 24 (3.95%) C++
4 17 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.65%) C#
7 9 (1.48%) Python
8 6 (0.99%) PHP
8 6 (0.99%) VB
9 4 (0.66%) VBA
9 4 (0.66%) Perl
10 3 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (23.56%) Degree
2 75 (12.36%) CISSP
3 65 (10.71%) CISA
4 49 (8.07%) CISM
5 29 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.12%) CCNA
7 19 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 16 (2.64%) PCI QSA
8 16 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.98%) MCSE
11 11 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.81%) MCITP
12 10 (1.65%) ISEB
13 8 (1.32%) CCA
14 7 (1.15%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.15%) CCSE
15 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
15 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.99%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (10.38%) PCI DSS
3 48 (7.91%) COBIT
4 26 (4.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.48%) QA
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.33%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.16%) UCITS
8 1 (0.16%) P3O
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) GAMP
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) BS25999
System Software
1 38 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.66%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.66%) vSphere
5 3 (0.49%) KVM
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
5 3 (0.49%) XenServer
5 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.33%) UAG
7 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.16%) Samba
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (1.98%) SCCM
2 4 (0.66%) SCOM
2 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.49%) WSUS
4 2 (0.33%) Cryoserver
5 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.16%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 103 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 80 (13.18%) Oracle
3 48 (7.91%) VMware
4 38 (6.26%) CheckPoint
5 33 (5.44%) Cisco
5 33 (5.44%) SAP
6 24 (3.95%) Citrix
7 14 (2.31%) Apple
8 11 (1.81%) McAfee
9 10 (1.65%) IBM
9 10 (1.65%) F5
10 9 (1.48%) HP
10 9 (1.48%) Dell
11 8 (1.32%) JBoss
12 7 (1.15%) Symantec
13 6 (0.99%) LogRhythm
14 5 (0.82%) Websense
14 5 (0.82%) Adobe
14 5 (0.82%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.66%) Tripwire
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
RecruitX
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CPI Selection
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £20000 per annum + OTE £35000 1st Year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £37000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £23k - 33k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + £4k/car + 5% bonus
Posted: 17 days ago