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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 772 810 820
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 158 145 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87 95 91
Average salary £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £62,550
10% offered a salary of more than £115,500 £85,000 £94,750
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 +13 130 £80,000 +14.28% 13
London -3 60 £85,000 +21.42% 6
South East +2 32 £85,000 +21.42% 2
Edinburgh +23 17 £90,000 +108.09%
Scotland +10 17 £90,000 +104.54% 1
Berkshire +6 16 £85,000 +70.00% 1
Reading +11 13 £76,250 +17.30% 1
North West +41 12 £90,000 +56.52% 1
Manchester +33 12 £90,000 +56.52% 1
West Midlands -13 12 £75,000 -3.84% 1
Home Counties - 9 - -
City of London +51 8 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Glasgow -13 8 - - 1
Birmingham +1 7 £75,000 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire +15 6 £60,000 - 1
Leeds +12 6 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 6 £60,000 - 1
Stafford - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 5 - -
Middlesex - 4 £130,000 - 1
Bracknell 0 3 £85,000 +70.00%
Surrey 0 1 £130,000 +73.33%
Thames Valley 0 1 £90,000 +20.00%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £50,000 -23.07%
Cardiff - 1 £47,500 -
South Wales - 1 £47,500 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 -
Staines - 1 £130,000 -
Wales - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £90,000 -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 94 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 91 (26.00%) Presales
3 80 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 63 (18.00%) Finance
6 61 (17.43%) MS Excel
7 54 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (15.14%) CISSP
9 48 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (11.71%) .NET
11 40 (11.43%) Information Management
12 39 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (11.14%) Informatica
13 37 (10.57%) Java
13 37 (10.57%) Degree
14 36 (10.29%) Active Directory
15 35 (10.00%) C
15 35 (10.00%) Oracle
16 34 (9.71%) Migration
16 34 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (9.14%) Software Delivery
18 31 (8.86%) Open Source
18 31 (8.86%) Intel Security
18 31 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (8.86%) MCSE
18 31 (8.86%) GCIH
19 30 (8.57%) SQL Server
19 30 (8.57%) Network Security
20 29 (8.29%) Business Development
20 29 (8.29%) CISA

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 14 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.29%) SAS
3 7 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.71%) PowerExchange
5 5 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.14%) Confluence
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 61 (17.43%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.57%) MS Office
3 12 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.71%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (1.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle ASCP
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.86%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.29%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.00%) Office 365
3 9 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.43%) SaaS
5 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.57%) Network Security
2 28 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.86%) Wireshark
4 9 (2.57%) Firewall
4 9 (2.57%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.00%) Wireless
6 6 (1.71%) Internet
6 6 (1.71%) NFC
7 4 (1.14%) DHCP
7 4 (1.14%) DNS
7 4 (1.14%) LAN
7 4 (1.14%) LDAP
7 4 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.86%) WAN
9 2 (0.57%) Skype
9 2 (0.57%) VPN
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.29%) PBX
10 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.57%) Big Data
5 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.71%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.86%) SAP HANA
8 9 (2.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.71%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.71%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.71%) SAP BW
10 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (5.71%) Selenium
1 20 (5.71%) SoapUI
2 16 (4.57%) JUnit
2 16 (4.57%) Ranorex
3 4 (1.14%) Appium
3 4 (1.14%) Gatling
3 4 (1.14%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.14%) Hudson
3 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.14%) JIRA
3 4 (1.14%) JMeter
3 4 (1.14%) Maven
3 4 (1.14%) Subversion
3 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.14%) The Grinder
3 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.57%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) VersionOne
General
1 63 (18.00%) Finance
2 25 (7.14%) Banking
3 22 (6.29%) Marketing
4 16 (4.57%) Games
4 16 (4.57%) Legal
5 11 (3.14%) Retail
6 10 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.43%) Law
9 4 (1.14%) Billing
9 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.14%) Publishing
10 3 (0.86%) Local Government
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.71%) .NET
2 18 (5.14%) WCF
3 12 (3.43%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.57%) Web Services
5 8 (2.29%) REST
5 8 (2.29%) SOAP
6 7 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.71%) Middleware
8 5 (1.43%) MDX
9 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.14%) J2EE
9 4 (1.14%) Java EE
9 4 (1.14%) LINQ
9 4 (1.14%) RESTful
9 4 (1.14%) SailPoint
9 4 (1.14%) Spring
9 4 (1.14%) STL
9 4 (1.14%) WPF
10 2 (0.57%) XML
11 1 (0.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.29%) Driving Licence
5 14 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.14%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.00%) EMV
8 6 (1.71%) Contactless
8 6 (1.71%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.71%) DTV
8 6 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.43%) Windows
2 22 (6.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.86%) Android
3 10 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.14%) Linux
5 4 (1.14%) Unix
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (26.00%) Presales
2 80 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 48 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (11.43%) Information Management
6 39 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (9.71%) Migration
8 32 (9.14%) Software Delivery
9 31 (8.86%) Open Source
10 29 (8.29%) Business Development
11 26 (7.43%) Information Security
11 26 (7.43%) SIEM
12 25 (7.14%) Change Management
13 23 (6.57%) SOA
14 22 (6.29%) Software Engineering
15 21 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
15 21 (6.00%) Test Automation
16 19 (5.43%) Project Management
17 18 (5.14%) Translating Business Requirements
18 17 (4.86%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.57%) Java
2 35 (10.00%) C
3 16 (4.57%) Scala
4 14 (4.00%) C#
4 14 (4.00%) C++
4 14 (4.00%) Python
5 8 (2.29%) SQL
6 5 (1.43%) Ruby
7 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.14%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.14%) VBScript
8 3 (0.86%) R
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (15.14%) CISSP
2 37 (10.57%) Degree
3 31 (8.86%) GCIH
3 31 (8.86%) MCSE
3 31 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (8.29%) CISA
5 26 (7.43%) CEH
5 26 (7.43%) GCIA
6 21 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.71%) MCITP
7 20 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.86%) CISM
9 10 (2.86%) SANS
10 9 (2.57%) CCSE
11 7 (2.00%) PCI QSA
12 6 (1.71%) ACCA
12 6 (1.71%) CCNP
12 6 (1.71%) CIMA
13 5 (1.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.71%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.57%) QA
5 7 (2.00%) COBIT
6 6 (1.71%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.43%) GPG13
7 5 (1.43%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.57%) SLA
9 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 36 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.43%) Xen
4 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.14%) XenApp
4 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (7.43%) XenMobile
2 25 (7.14%) QRadar
3 22 (6.29%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.00%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 94 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.14%) Informatica
3 35 (10.00%) Oracle
4 31 (8.86%) Intel Security
5 25 (7.14%) Citrix
5 25 (7.14%) LogRhythm
6 24 (6.86%) ArcSight
6 24 (6.86%) SolarWinds
6 24 (6.86%) Splunk
6 24 (6.86%) Trustwave
7 19 (5.43%) Cisco
8 18 (5.14%) IBM
8 18 (5.14%) MobileIron
9 16 (4.57%) CheckPoint
9 16 (4.57%) Dell
9 16 (4.57%) SAP
10 15 (4.29%) Juniper
11 12 (3.43%) Hyperion
11 12 (3.43%) VMware
12 11 (3.14%) HP
London
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £120000 - £140000 per annum + package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £70,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £70,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £70,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £70,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £70,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Uncapped OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + benefits
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