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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Consultant
Rank 730 739 775
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 150 140 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 96 100 88
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £104,600
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Principal Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal 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 Principal Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +14 141 £67,500 -6.89% 17
London +6 75 £70,000 -9.67% 8
South East +18 44 £70,000 +19.14% 6
City of London +31 27 £55,000 -26.66% 3
Berkshire +14 13 £70,500 +34.28% 6
Surrey +5 13 £75,000 +15.38%
Guildford -7 12 £75,000 -6.25%
Oxfordshire +13 10 £65,000 -3.70%
South West -4 9 £57,500 -8.00%
North West -11 9 £67,500 +45.16% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £57,500 -
Reading +4 7 £80,000 +52.38% 1
Manchester -16 5 £67,500 +45.16% 1
Scotland +12 4 £78,000 -17.89%
Cheshire +4 4 £61,250 +31.72%
West Midlands -13 4 £71,500 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £75,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £71,500 - 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £55,000 -
Edinburgh +1 3 £62,000 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 - -
Leeds -3 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £46,000 -31.85%
Yorkshire -16 2 - -
East of England -34 2 £46,000 -31.85%
Aldershot - 2 £75,000 -
Kent - 2 £80,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 88 (32.00%) Finance
2 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
3 59 (21.45%) Project Management
4 55 (20.00%) Oracle
5 50 (18.18%) Degree
6 49 (17.82%) ITIL
7 48 (17.45%) Banking
7 48 (17.45%) Retail
8 41 (14.91%) TOGAF
9 37 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (13.09%) MS Excel
10 36 (13.09%) CRM
10 36 (13.09%) Mentoring
11 35 (12.73%) SQL Server
11 35 (12.73%) PRINCE2
12 33 (12.00%) Windows
12 33 (12.00%) SharePoint
12 33 (12.00%) CISSP
12 33 (12.00%) Business Development
13 29 (10.55%) SAP
14 28 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (10.18%) Middleware
14 28 (10.18%) Information Security
15 26 (9.45%) Migration
15 26 (9.45%) MCITP
16 25 (9.09%) Java
16 25 (9.09%) SQL
16 25 (9.09%) Workflow

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.82%) Lync
3 15 (5.45%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.27%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.82%) SAS
7 4 (1.45%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.73%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.36%) Documentum
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.09%) MS Office
3 8 (2.91%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (8.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.27%) SAP FI
2 9 (3.27%) SAP PS
2 9 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (3.27%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.91%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.36%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.09%) Office 365
3 10 (3.64%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.73%) Firewall
2 12 (4.36%) Internet
3 11 (4.00%) VPN
4 7 (2.55%) DNS
4 7 (2.55%) LAN
4 7 (2.55%) Network Security
5 6 (2.18%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.82%) WAN
7 3 (1.09%) DHCP
7 3 (1.09%) Wireless
8 2 (0.73%) 2G
8 2 (0.73%) VLAN
8 2 (0.73%) IMAP
8 2 (0.73%) NFC
8 2 (0.73%) SSL
8 2 (0.73%) 3G
8 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.73%) POP3
8 2 (0.73%) 4G
8 2 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (6.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.64%) Big Data
7 9 (3.27%) MySQL
7 9 (3.27%) QlikView
7 9 (3.27%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.91%) OLAP
8 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.55%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (2.55%) Informix
9 7 (2.55%) Cognos Powerplay
9 7 (2.55%) DB2
9 7 (2.55%) Ingres
9 7 (2.55%) Data Mining
9 7 (2.55%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (0.36%) Selenium
1 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 88 (32.00%) Finance
2 48 (17.45%) Banking
2 48 (17.45%) Retail
3 23 (8.36%) Marketing
3 23 (8.36%) Telecoms
4 20 (7.27%) Manufacturing
5 17 (6.18%) Games
6 9 (3.27%) Local Government
6 9 (3.27%) Automotive
7 8 (2.91%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.91%) Electronics
8 5 (1.82%) Czech Language
8 5 (1.82%) German Language
9 3 (1.09%) Advertising
10 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.73%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.18%) Middleware
2 22 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 21 (7.64%) .NET
4 12 (4.36%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.91%) Ajax
5 8 (2.91%) WCF
5 8 (2.91%) WPF
5 8 (2.91%) WF
5 8 (2.91%) ADO.NET
5 8 (2.91%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.55%) MDX
7 6 (2.18%) Web Services
8 5 (1.82%) XSLT
8 5 (1.82%) Silverlight
8 5 (1.82%) CAML
9 1 (0.36%) SAP ALE
9 1 (0.36%) JMS
9 1 (0.36%) CGI
9 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.73%) Data Integration
3 18 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.82%) Mathematics
5 10 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.18%) Applied Mathematics
6 6 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.82%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.82%) Neural Network
7 5 (1.82%) Replication
7 5 (1.82%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.73%) EMV
9 2 (0.73%) DTV
9 2 (0.73%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.73%) Life Science
10 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.36%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.00%) Windows
2 12 (4.36%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) UNIX
4 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.73%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.45%) Project Management
2 49 (17.82%) ITIL
3 41 (14.91%) TOGAF
4 37 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (13.09%) CRM
5 36 (13.09%) Mentoring
6 35 (12.73%) PRINCE2
7 33 (12.00%) Business Development
8 28 (10.18%) Information Security
9 26 (9.45%) Migration
10 25 (9.09%) Workflow
11 24 (8.73%) SOA
11 24 (8.73%) Zachman Framework
11 24 (8.73%) Coaching
12 22 (8.00%) ERP
13 19 (6.91%) Change Management
14 18 (6.55%) Project Planning
15 17 (6.18%) Resource Management
15 17 (6.18%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.09%) Java
1 25 (9.09%) SQL
2 16 (5.82%) C#
3 11 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.27%) Python
4 9 (3.27%) Perl
5 8 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.18%) C
7 5 (1.82%) R
8 2 (0.73%) ABAP
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (18.18%) Degree
2 33 (12.00%) CISSP
3 28 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (9.45%) MCITP
5 24 (8.73%) CISA
6 21 (7.64%) CISM
7 17 (6.18%) CRISC
8 15 (5.45%) MCDBA
8 15 (5.45%) MCP
8 15 (5.45%) MCSD
9 13 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (4.36%) MCSE
10 12 (4.36%) PCI QSA
11 11 (4.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (4.00%) MCSA
12 9 (3.27%) CCIE
12 9 (3.27%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.91%) MCTS
13 8 (2.91%) CCEE
13 8 (2.91%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.18%) SLA
3 12 (4.36%) ISO 9001
4 10 (3.64%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.73%) GxP
5 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.73%) COBIT
5 2 (0.73%) QA
5 2 (0.73%) BS25999
6 1 (0.36%) Basel II
System Software
1 17 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.45%) XenApp
4 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.73%) IAG
5 2 (0.73%) UAG
5 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) SCCM
2 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.73%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
2 55 (20.00%) Oracle
3 29 (10.55%) SAP
4 16 (5.82%) IBM
5 14 (5.09%) Cisco
6 12 (4.36%) Cognos
6 12 (4.36%) Hitachi
7 10 (3.64%) webMethods
7 10 (3.64%) Siebel
7 10 (3.64%) Pega
8 9 (3.27%) Business Objects
8 9 (3.27%) VMware
8 9 (3.27%) Hyperion
9 8 (2.91%) Juniper
10 7 (2.55%) Sybase
10 7 (2.55%) Sun
10 7 (2.55%) Informatica
10 7 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (2.55%) JD Edwards
10 7 (2.55%) Ab Initio
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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Salary: £60 - £75 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits £70k-£150k OTE
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