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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Consultant
Rank 749 755 752
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 117 120 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 73 87 101
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,600 £93,500 £104,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £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 28 January 2015 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 28 January 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
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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 +24 112 £70,000 -6.66% 20
London 0 62 £70,000 -11.11% 9
South East +6 35 £70,000 +7.69% 5
City of London +16 16 £55,000 -21.42% 4
Guildford +6 15 £75,000 -
Surrey +2 15 £75,000 +15.38%
Berkshire -2 9 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South West -11 8 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland +12 4 £44,000 -53.68% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £61,250 +31.72%
North West -2 4 £61,250 +31.72% 1
Hampshire - 4 £75,000 -
Bracknell - 4 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham -9 3 £78,000 +23.80% 1
West Midlands -9 3 £78,000 +23.80% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £43,250 - 1
Leeds +12 2 - -
West Yorkshire -6 2 - -
Yorkshire -7 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £55,000 -
Aldershot - 2 £75,000 -
Bristol +2 1 - - 1
Reading -5 1 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Crewe - 1 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £78,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £75,000 -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 91 (32.85%) Finance
2 71 (25.63%) Microsoft
3 60 (21.66%) Oracle
4 56 (20.22%) Banking
5 55 (19.86%) Retail
6 53 (19.13%) Project Management
7 47 (16.97%) ITIL
8 45 (16.25%) TOGAF
9 42 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (14.80%) Mentoring
10 41 (14.80%) Degree
10 41 (14.80%) SharePoint
10 41 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (14.44%) MS Excel
12 39 (14.08%) CRM
12 39 (14.08%) Windows
13 38 (13.72%) SQL Server
14 33 (11.91%) SAP
14 33 (11.91%) CISSP
14 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (11.19%) Middleware
15 31 (11.19%) PRINCE2
15 31 (11.19%) MCITP
16 30 (10.83%) SQL
17 29 (10.47%) Java
17 29 (10.47%) Information Security
18 28 (10.11%) Data Integration
18 28 (10.11%) Zachman Framework
19 27 (9.75%) Dynamics CRM

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 41 (14.80%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.22%) Lync
3 14 (5.05%) Office Communications Server
4 13 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.17%) SAS
6 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.44%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.72%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.36%) Documentum
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.69%) MS Office
3 9 (3.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (9.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.25%) SAP FI
2 9 (3.25%) SAP PS
2 9 (3.25%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (3.25%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.53%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
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%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.42%) Office 365
3 10 (3.61%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (1.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.05%) Firewall
2 13 (4.69%) Internet
3 11 (3.97%) VPN
4 7 (2.53%) Network Security
5 6 (2.17%) DNS
6 5 (1.81%) LAN
7 4 (1.44%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.08%) SSL
8 3 (1.08%) WAN
8 3 (1.08%) POP3
8 3 (1.08%) IMAP
8 3 (1.08%) NFC
8 3 (1.08%) Wireless
9 2 (0.72%) 2G
9 2 (0.72%) 3G
9 2 (0.72%) 4G
9 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.72%) WAAS
10 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.36%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (4.69%) Big Data
4 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.33%) QlikView
6 10 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (3.25%) MySQL
8 8 (2.89%) Oracle OLAP
8 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.89%) OLAP
9 7 (2.53%) Informix
9 7 (2.53%) Cognos Powerplay
9 7 (2.53%) DB2
9 7 (2.53%) Ingres
9 7 (2.53%) Data Mining
9 7 (2.53%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 4 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.44%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.44%) Selenium
2 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 91 (32.85%) Finance
2 56 (20.22%) Banking
3 55 (19.86%) Retail
4 27 (9.75%) Telecoms
5 23 (8.30%) Manufacturing
5 23 (8.30%) Marketing
6 17 (6.14%) Games
7 11 (3.97%) Aerospace
7 11 (3.97%) Automotive
8 9 (3.25%) Electronics
9 6 (2.17%) Czech Language
9 6 (2.17%) German Language
10 5 (1.81%) Local Government
11 3 (1.08%) Advertising
12 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.19%) Middleware
2 26 (9.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 25 (9.03%) .NET
4 12 (4.33%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.61%) Ajax
6 9 (3.25%) WCF
6 9 (3.25%) WPF
6 9 (3.25%) WF
6 9 (3.25%) ADO.NET
6 9 (3.25%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.17%) Web Services
7 6 (2.17%) XSLT
7 6 (2.17%) MDX
8 5 (1.81%) Silverlight
8 5 (1.81%) CAML
9 1 (0.36%) SAP ALE
9 1 (0.36%) JMS
9 1 (0.36%) CGI
9 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.11%) Data Integration
3 14 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.61%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.53%) Neural Network
7 6 (2.17%) Replication
7 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.17%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.44%) Applied Mathematics
8 4 (1.44%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.08%) EMV
9 3 (1.08%) DTV
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.72%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.36%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.08%) Windows
2 12 (4.33%) Linux
3 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.08%) Android
4 2 (0.72%) UNIX
4 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.13%) Project Management
2 47 (16.97%) ITIL
3 45 (16.25%) TOGAF
4 42 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (14.80%) Mentoring
6 39 (14.08%) CRM
7 31 (11.19%) PRINCE2
8 29 (10.47%) Information Security
9 28 (10.11%) Zachman Framework
10 27 (9.75%) SOA
11 26 (9.39%) Workflow
11 26 (9.39%) Business Development
12 24 (8.66%) Coaching
13 23 (8.30%) ERP
14 21 (7.58%) Migration
14 21 (7.58%) Analytics
15 18 (6.50%) Project Planning
16 17 (6.14%) Resource Management
16 17 (6.14%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.83%) SQL
2 29 (10.47%) Java
3 18 (6.50%) C#
4 12 (4.33%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.25%) Perl
6 9 (3.25%) Python
7 7 (2.53%) R
8 6 (2.17%) C
9 3 (1.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 41 (14.80%) Degree
2 33 (11.91%) CISSP
2 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (11.19%) MCITP
4 24 (8.66%) CISA
5 21 (7.58%) CISM
6 17 (6.14%) CRISC
7 16 (5.78%) MCP
7 16 (5.78%) MCSD
7 16 (5.78%) MCSE
7 16 (5.78%) MCDBA
8 15 (5.42%) MCSA
9 14 (5.05%) Security Cleared
10 13 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (4.69%) MCTS
10 13 (4.69%) CCEE
10 13 (4.69%) CCIA
11 12 (4.33%) PCI QSA
11 12 (4.33%) SC Cleared
11 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (6.86%) SLA
3 12 (4.33%) ISO 9001
4 10 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.81%) QA
6 2 (0.72%) BS25999
6 2 (0.72%) COBIT
6 2 (0.72%) GxP
6 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.72%) XenApp
4 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.36%) IAG
5 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) SCCM
1 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.36%) SCOM
4 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.66%) Oracle
3 33 (11.91%) SAP
4 16 (5.78%) IBM
5 12 (4.33%) Cognos
5 12 (4.33%) Cisco
5 12 (4.33%) Hitachi
6 10 (3.61%) Hyperion
6 10 (3.61%) Business Objects
6 10 (3.61%) Siebel
6 10 (3.61%) webMethods
6 10 (3.61%) Pega
7 7 (2.53%) Ab Initio
7 7 (2.53%) Kalido
7 7 (2.53%) Applix
7 7 (2.53%) Informatica
7 7 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (2.53%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.53%) Sybase
7 7 (2.53%) Sun
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