The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal 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
Principal Consultant
Rank 735 749 714
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 160 137 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 94 86 138
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £114,050
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £66,500 £65,500
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.52%

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%

Principal Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the UK.

Principal Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Consultant over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 within the UK.

Principal Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal 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 +33 150 £70,000 - 16
London +42 88 £75,000 - 9
City of London +29 30 £55,000 -26.66% 2
South East +14 27 £65,000 +13.04%
Berkshire +19 18 £60,000 +14.28%
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £46,000 -16.36% 1
East of England -18 15 £46,000 -25.20% 1
Cambridge +13 13 - -
Reading -7 7 £65,000 +23.80%
South West -13 7 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Bristol +7 6 £62,500 -7.40%
Bracknell - 6 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +18 5 £65,000 -3.70%
North West -18 4 £67,500 +10.20% 3
Manchester -18 4 £67,500 +10.20% 3
Scotland -8 3 £80,000 +33.33%
Edinburgh -17 3 £80,000 +18.51%
Newbury - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £80,000 -
Surrey -2 1 £65,000 -18.75%
Birmingham -12 1 £65,000 +18.18% 1
West Midlands -24 1 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Cheltenham - 1 £55,000 - 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal 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 Principal Consultant in their job title.

1 90 (34.22%) Finance
2 61 (23.19%) Project Management
3 46 (17.49%) Microsoft
4 44 (16.73%) ITIL
4 44 (16.73%) Business Development
5 39 (14.83%) Banking
6 38 (14.45%) Retail
7 36 (13.69%) Oracle
8 35 (13.31%) TOGAF
9 33 (12.55%) PRINCE2
10 32 (12.17%) Degree
11 31 (11.79%) SAP
12 30 (11.41%) CISSP
13 29 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (10.27%) Migration
16 26 (9.89%) Middleware
17 25 (9.51%) Information Security
18 23 (8.75%) SOA
19 22 (8.37%) Change Management
19 22 (8.37%) Knowledge Management
19 22 (8.37%) Mentoring
19 22 (8.37%) Marketing
20 20 (7.60%) CISA
20 20 (7.60%) CISM
21 19 (7.22%) Manufacturing
21 19 (7.22%) Programme Management
21 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
21 19 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 18 (6.84%) Project Planning

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal 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 Principal Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) Lync
3 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.90%) SAS
4 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.52%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Documentum
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.04%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.66%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.66%) SAP PS
4 6 (2.28%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.52%) SAP CRM
6 3 (1.14%) SAP PP
6 3 (1.14%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.38%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.38%) HFM
8 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.66%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.14%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.76%) Force.com
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.66%) LAN
1 7 (2.66%) DNS
2 6 (2.28%) WAN
2 6 (2.28%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.90%) Network Security
3 5 (1.90%) DHCP
4 4 (1.52%) VPN
4 4 (1.52%) Firewall
4 4 (1.52%) Wireless
5 3 (1.14%) Internet
5 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.76%) 2G
6 2 (0.76%) 4G
6 2 (0.76%) VLAN
6 2 (0.76%) WAAS
6 2 (0.76%) 3G
6 2 (0.76%) VoIP
6 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.76%) Broadband
7 1 (0.38%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.66%) SAP BI
5 6 (2.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.90%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.52%) Big Data
7 4 (1.52%) QlikView
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.76%) OLAP
8 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (34.22%) Finance
2 39 (14.83%) Banking
3 38 (14.45%) Retail
4 22 (8.37%) Marketing
5 19 (7.22%) Manufacturing
6 16 (6.08%) Telecoms
7 15 (5.70%) Games
8 11 (4.18%) Local Government
9 6 (2.28%) Advertising
10 5 (1.90%) Military
10 5 (1.90%) Electronics
11 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.52%) Automotive
12 3 (1.14%) Publishing
13 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.89%) Middleware
2 15 (5.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (3.04%) MDX
4 4 (1.52%) HTML
4 4 (1.52%) .NET
4 4 (1.52%) CSS
5 3 (1.14%) XSLT
5 3 (1.14%) WCF
5 3 (1.14%) jQuery
5 3 (1.14%) CAML
5 3 (1.14%) Web Services
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) Mason
6 2 (0.76%) Visualforce
6 2 (0.76%) WPF
6 2 (0.76%) WF
6 2 (0.76%) Ajax
6 2 (0.76%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.38%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.84%) Data Integration
2 17 (6.46%) Mathematics
3 11 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.66%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.28%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (1.14%) Blog
8 3 (1.14%) Derivative
9 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.76%) Human Factors
9 2 (0.76%) SCADA
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.76%) FMCG
10 1 (0.38%) Open Source
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.38%) User Experience
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.80%) Windows
2 7 (2.66%) UNIX
3 5 (1.90%) Linux
4 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.76%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.19%) Project Management
2 44 (16.73%) ITIL
2 44 (16.73%) Business Development
3 35 (13.31%) TOGAF
4 33 (12.55%) PRINCE2
5 29 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (10.27%) Migration
8 25 (9.51%) Information Security
9 23 (8.75%) SOA
10 22 (8.37%) Change Management
10 22 (8.37%) Knowledge Management
10 22 (8.37%) Mentoring
11 19 (7.22%) Programme Management
12 18 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (6.84%) Project Planning
13 17 (6.46%) Zachman Framework
14 15 (5.70%) Resource Management
14 15 (5.70%) CRM
14 15 (5.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.84%) Java
2 15 (5.70%) SQL
3 8 (3.04%) C
4 7 (2.66%) C#
5 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.76%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.38%) Python
8 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (12.17%) Degree
2 30 (11.41%) CISSP
3 20 (7.60%) CISA
3 20 (7.60%) CISM
4 15 (5.70%) CRISC
5 12 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.18%) PCI QSA
7 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.42%) CCIE
8 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.28%) Postgraduate
9 6 (2.28%) MCITP
9 6 (2.28%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.90%) MCSE
11 4 (1.52%) MCSA
12 3 (1.14%) CCNA
12 3 (1.14%) PMP
12 3 (1.14%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.80%) SLA
3 8 (3.04%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.14%) COBIT
5 2 (0.76%) QA
5 2 (0.76%) BS25999
5 2 (0.76%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.38%) GAMP
6 1 (0.38%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.66%) XenApp
3 7 (2.66%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.76%) IAG
5 2 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.90%) XenMobile
2 4 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.14%) SCCM
4 2 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.69%) Oracle
3 31 (11.79%) SAP
4 15 (5.70%) Cisco
5 13 (4.94%) IBM
6 12 (4.56%) VMware
7 8 (3.04%) Citrix
8 7 (2.66%) Juniper
8 7 (2.66%) Cognos
9 5 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.52%) Siebel
10 4 (1.52%) EMC
10 4 (1.52%) Teradata
10 4 (1.52%) Netezza
11 3 (1.14%) Pega
11 3 (1.14%) F5
11 3 (1.14%) Capita
11 3 (1.14%) Brocade
11 3 (1.14%) AppSense
11 3 (1.14%) webMethods
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
T-Impact Ltd
Salary: bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 to £50000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + corporate package & bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum Plus Car Allowance and generous benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: £65,000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Package
Posted: 27 days ago