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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Consultant
Rank 743 809 782
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 147 110 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 98 61 94
Average salary £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,500 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 7 July 2015 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 7 July 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 +62 132 £75,000 - 14
London +81 81 £78,750 -1.56% 7
South East +24 31 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Berkshire -2 25 £66,250 -2.21% 1
City of London +59 21 £55,000 -37.14% 1
Reading +16 17 £55,000 -15.38%
Scotland +14 6 £78,750 +50.00%
Edinburgh +8 6 £78,750 +50.00%
Newbury -3 5 £67,500 -
Surrey +11 3 £82,500 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £66,000 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £66,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £72,500 - 1
North West +12 2 £78,750 +21.15% 2
Manchester +8 2 £78,750 +21.15%
East of England +5 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Leeds +3 2 £62,000 +12.72%
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridge +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £72,500 +48.71%
South West -13 1 £38,000 -36.66% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £72,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Camberley - 1 £82,500 -
Guildford - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 86 (32.70%) Finance
2 73 (27.76%) Oracle
3 65 (24.71%) Banking
4 62 (23.57%) Retail
5 52 (19.77%) Degree
6 50 (19.01%) Middleware
7 48 (18.25%) Microsoft
8 46 (17.49%) Java
9 42 (15.97%) TOGAF
9 42 (15.97%) Data Integration
10 41 (15.59%) SOA
11 40 (15.21%) Oracle Fusion
12 38 (14.45%) Business Development
12 38 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (14.45%) Zachman Framework
13 31 (11.79%) Windows
14 30 (11.41%) SAP
15 29 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (10.65%) Mentoring
17 27 (10.27%) Migration
18 23 (8.75%) Data Centre
19 22 (8.37%) Performance Management
19 22 (8.37%) SQL Server
19 22 (8.37%) Project Management
20 21 (7.98%) VMware
20 21 (7.98%) Analytics
21 20 (7.60%) SAP HANA
21 20 (7.60%) Marketing
21 20 (7.60%) CISSP
21 20 (7.60%) SharePoint

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 20 (7.60%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.28%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.90%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.90%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.52%) Lync
5 4 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) CICS
Applications
1 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (5.70%) SAP BPC
2 7 (2.66%) Summit
3 6 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (2.28%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (1.14%) Finacle
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.14%) HFM
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.38%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.80%) Office 365
3 3 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.94%) LAN
2 11 (4.18%) Wireless
3 8 (3.04%) Network Security
3 8 (3.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (3.04%) WAN
4 7 (2.66%) NetScaler
5 5 (1.90%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (1.90%) Internet
6 4 (1.52%) Firewall
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.14%) OSPF
7 3 (1.14%) BGP
7 3 (1.14%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.76%) IGRP
8 2 (0.76%) SAN
8 2 (0.76%) NFC
9 1 (0.38%) IPsec
9 1 (0.38%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.60%) SAP HANA
3 18 (6.84%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (6.08%) SAP BI
5 15 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.42%) Big Data
8 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.66%) QlikView
10 6 (2.28%) HDInsight
10 6 (2.28%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.52%) DB2
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.76%) Toad
2 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 86 (32.70%) Finance
2 65 (24.71%) Banking
3 62 (23.57%) Retail
4 20 (7.60%) Marketing
5 16 (6.08%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.04%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.90%) Local Government
7 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.52%) Games
9 3 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.76%) Automotive
10 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.01%) Middleware
2 40 (15.21%) Oracle Fusion
3 14 (5.32%) .NET
4 6 (2.28%) MDX
5 5 (1.90%) XSLT
5 5 (1.90%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.90%) Ajax
6 4 (1.52%) WCF
6 4 (1.52%) WPF
6 4 (1.52%) WF
6 4 (1.52%) Silverlight
6 4 (1.52%) CAML
6 4 (1.52%) ADO.NET
6 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.52%) Web Services
7 2 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.97%) Data Integration
2 23 (8.75%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.80%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.28%) Neural Network
7 5 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.90%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.52%) Derivative
9 3 (1.14%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.14%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.14%) Life Science
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.76%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.76%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.79%) Windows
2 10 (3.80%) UNIX
3 5 (1.90%) Linux
4 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.76%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) zOS
6 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.97%) TOGAF
2 41 (15.59%) SOA
3 38 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (14.45%) Zachman Framework
3 38 (14.45%) Business Development
4 29 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (10.65%) Mentoring
6 27 (10.27%) Migration
7 22 (8.37%) Project Management
7 22 (8.37%) Performance Management
8 21 (7.98%) Analytics
9 19 (7.22%) Information Security
10 15 (5.70%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.70%) CRM
10 15 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (4.56%) Programme Management
11 12 (4.56%) Change Management
12 11 (4.18%) Scrum
12 11 (4.18%) Resource Management
13 10 (3.80%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (17.49%) Java
2 11 (4.18%) SQL
3 6 (2.28%) ABAP
3 6 (2.28%) C#
3 6 (2.28%) R
4 5 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.52%) C
6 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 52 (19.77%) Degree
2 20 (7.60%) CISSP
3 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.94%) MCITP
4 10 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.42%) MCSE
6 8 (3.04%) CCIE
7 7 (2.66%) CISA
8 6 (2.28%) CISM
9 5 (1.90%) HP MASE
9 5 (1.90%) CRISC
10 4 (1.52%) PCI QSA
10 4 (1.52%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.52%) GCIH
10 4 (1.52%) MCP
10 4 (1.52%) MCSD
11 3 (1.14%) MCSA
11 3 (1.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.66%) SLA
2 7 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.28%) QA
4 4 (1.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.14%) XenApp
5 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.14%) vSphere
5 3 (1.14%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.76%) IAG
6 2 (0.76%) UAG
6 2 (0.76%) vCloud
6 2 (0.76%) XenServer
7 1 (0.38%) Snort
7 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (3.04%) SCCM
2 6 (2.28%) XenMobile
2 6 (2.28%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.76%) SCSM
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 73 (27.76%) Oracle
2 48 (18.25%) Microsoft
3 30 (11.41%) SAP
4 21 (7.98%) VMware
5 18 (6.84%) Business Objects
6 17 (6.46%) Cisco
7 16 (6.08%) Citrix
8 12 (4.56%) Juniper
8 12 (4.56%) HP
8 12 (4.56%) Computacenter
9 11 (4.18%) Symantec
10 9 (3.42%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.04%) EMC
11 8 (3.04%) NetApp
11 8 (3.04%) F5
12 7 (2.66%) McAfee
12 7 (2.66%) Sourcefire
12 7 (2.66%) i2
12 7 (2.66%) Dell
12 7 (2.66%) IBM
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