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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 585 616 609
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 334 339 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 261 235 233
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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 4 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 4 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
(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 +18 311 £47,500 +3.26% 28
London +34 155 £55,000 - 14
South East +13 75 £42,500 -5.55% 7
City of London +25 45 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Surrey +35 34 £25,000 -44.44% 2
West Midlands +3 22 £53,750 +43.33%
North West +14 20 £43,750 +26.81% 4
Berkshire -10 19 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Redhill +9 18 £25,000 - 1
East of England +23 15 £46,000 +57.26%
Hampshire +7 12 £42,500 -6.59% 1
Birmingham +2 12 £60,000 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +23 11 £46,000 +48.38%
Cambridge +21 11 £46,000 +48.38%
Manchester +17 11 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Southampton - 11 £42,500 -
Reading -2 10 £32,500 -31.57%
Scotland +22 9 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Yorkshire -5 9 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £25,000 -33.33%
West Yorkshire -5 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South West -11 7 £48,288 +7.30% 2
Edinburgh +25 5 £28,500 -24.00%
Leeds +4 5 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cheshire +3 5 £36,500 -33.63% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £35,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £35,500 -
Buckinghamshire +7 4 £20,000 -36.50% 2
Maidenhead -1 4 £55,000 +107.54%
Reigate +11 3 £21,500 -52.22%

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 184 (26.78%) Finance
2 174 (25.33%) Windows
3 126 (18.34%) Degree
4 115 (16.74%) Microsoft
5 103 (14.99%) VMware
6 101 (14.70%) Firewall
7 97 (14.12%) Information Security
8 76 (11.06%) MS Excel
9 75 (10.92%) ITIL
10 71 (10.33%) CISSP
10 71 (10.33%) Banking
11 70 (10.19%) Risk Management
12 69 (10.04%) Business Development
13 65 (9.46%) Linux
14 63 (9.17%) Citrix
15 62 (9.02%) SQL
15 62 (9.02%) Project Management
16 60 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
17 55 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
18 54 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (7.28%) Retail
21 49 (7.13%) Oracle
22 48 (6.99%) Security Architecture
23 47 (6.84%) Active Directory
24 46 (6.70%) Service Delivery
25 45 (6.55%) MCSE
26 44 (6.40%) B2B
27 41 (5.97%) Cisco
27 41 (5.97%) SAN

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 34 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.18%) IIS
4 14 (2.04%) Lync
5 11 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.58%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.29%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
10 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Liferay
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.15%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 76 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.89%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.44%) Movex
1 3 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.44%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.18%) Office 365
2 14 (2.04%) SaaS
3 12 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 101 (14.70%) Firewall
2 41 (5.97%) SAN
3 32 (4.66%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.08%) LAN
5 27 (3.93%) Network Security
6 26 (3.78%) WAN
7 17 (2.47%) DHCP
8 15 (2.18%) VPN
8 15 (2.18%) DNS
9 9 (1.31%) FTP
10 8 (1.16%) Internet
11 7 (1.02%) Wireless
12 6 (0.87%) WebEx
13 5 (0.73%) NAS
14 4 (0.58%) VoIP
15 3 (0.44%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.44%) HTTP
15 3 (0.44%) Intranet
15 3 (0.44%) OSPF
15 3 (0.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.16%) Big Data
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.58%) MySQL
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.29%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.29%) QlikView
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.15%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.15%) Selenium
2 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.15%) JMeter
2 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 184 (26.78%) Finance
2 71 (10.33%) Banking
3 50 (7.28%) Retail
4 39 (5.68%) Back Office
5 34 (4.95%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.64%) Law
7 24 (3.49%) German Language
8 21 (3.06%) Retail Banking
9 19 (2.77%) French Language
10 18 (2.62%) Billing
11 17 (2.47%) Legal
11 17 (2.47%) Advertising
12 15 (2.18%) Marketing
13 13 (1.89%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.46%) Manufacturing
15 9 (1.31%) Wholesale Banking
16 8 (1.16%) Games
16 8 (1.16%) Front Office
17 4 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.44%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.91%) Ajax
1 20 (2.91%) .NET
1 20 (2.91%) HTML
2 8 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.02%) CSS
4 5 (0.73%) Web Services
4 5 (0.73%) XML
4 5 (0.73%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.58%) jQuery
6 3 (0.44%) COM
6 3 (0.44%) J2EE
7 2 (0.29%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) GWT
8 1 (0.15%) HTML5
8 1 (0.15%) V-Ray
8 1 (0.15%) Spring
8 1 (0.15%) ODBC
8 1 (0.15%) JSP
8 1 (0.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.35%) Thin Client
3 23 (3.35%) Fat Client
4 22 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.47%) Clustering
5 17 (2.47%) Credit Risk
6 16 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.31%) Derivative
8 9 (1.31%) Replication
9 8 (1.16%) Social Media
9 8 (1.16%) BYOD
9 8 (1.16%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.02%) PKI
10 7 (1.02%) Economics
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.87%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.73%) Physics
12 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 174 (25.33%) Windows
2 65 (9.46%) Linux
3 60 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.66%) Windows 7
6 27 (3.93%) UNIX
7 24 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 23 (3.35%) Windows Vista
9 10 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) NetWare
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (14.12%) Information Security
2 75 (10.92%) ITIL
3 70 (10.19%) Risk Management
4 69 (10.04%) Business Development
5 62 (9.02%) Project Management
6 48 (6.99%) Security Architecture
7 46 (6.70%) Service Delivery
8 44 (6.40%) B2B
9 38 (5.53%) Risk Assessment
9 38 (5.53%) PRINCE2
9 38 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (4.66%) Business Analysis
11 30 (4.37%) ERP
12 28 (4.08%) Service Management
12 28 (4.08%) Mentoring
12 28 (4.08%) Cyber Security
13 27 (3.93%) Analytics
14 25 (3.64%) Programme Management
15 20 (2.91%) CRM
15 20 (2.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.02%) SQL
2 30 (4.37%) Java
3 11 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.46%) C
5 9 (1.31%) C#
6 7 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.73%) PHP
8 4 (0.58%) Perl
8 4 (0.58%) Python
9 3 (0.44%) C++
9 3 (0.44%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.15%) VB6
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
10 1 (0.15%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (18.34%) Degree
2 71 (10.33%) CISSP
3 55 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (6.55%) MCSE
5 34 (4.95%) CISM
6 33 (4.80%) MCITP
7 32 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
9 26 (3.78%) CISA
9 26 (3.78%) ACCA
10 25 (3.64%) CIMA
11 24 (3.49%) CCA
12 22 (3.20%) OSCP
12 22 (3.20%) OSCE
13 15 (2.18%) SC Cleared
13 15 (2.18%) Security Cleared
14 13 (1.89%) PMP
14 13 (1.89%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (1.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.64%) COBIT
3 23 (3.35%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.16%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.73%) QA
6 5 (0.73%) COREP
6 5 (0.73%) FINREP
7 3 (0.44%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.44%) FISMA
8 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.29%) GPG13
8 2 (0.29%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.04%) vSphere
5 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.58%) vCloud
7 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.58%) XenApp
8 2 (0.29%) XenServer
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.15%) Snort
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.16%) Backup Exec
2 7 (1.02%) SCCM
3 5 (0.73%) SCOM
3 5 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.15%) MOM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 115 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 103 (14.99%) VMware
3 63 (9.17%) Citrix
4 49 (7.13%) Oracle
5 41 (5.97%) Cisco
6 37 (5.39%) HP
7 19 (2.77%) SAP
7 19 (2.77%) NetApp
8 18 (2.62%) Avaloq
9 17 (2.47%) Wall Street Systems
10 16 (2.33%) SunGard
11 15 (2.18%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.04%) Apple
13 13 (1.89%) Veeam
14 11 (1.60%) Symantec
15 10 (1.46%) Juniper
15 10 (1.46%) EMC
16 9 (1.31%) IBM
17 7 (1.02%) Pega
17 7 (1.02%) CA
Redhill, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
North
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus(OTE £50-55K) + 5k car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: From £65,000 to £77,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £80k
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary To 40k DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Consulting Point
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Consulting Point
Salary: £45000 - £125000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Horley, Surrey
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum OTE £80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus, Pension + flex benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Salary: £50k - 80k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago