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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Consultant
Rank 791 751 710
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 108 122 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 48 87 147
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £88,250 £100,000 £104,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £67,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Principal Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 23 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 29 August 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 -26 97 £67,500 -8.16% 11
London -6 42 £71,250 -5.00% 8
South East -7 26 £61,250 -18.33% 1
Berkshire +15 24 £61,250 -18.33% 1
Newbury - 16 - -
Cambridge +5 13 £65,000 +18.18%
Cambridgeshire +4 13 £65,000 +18.18%
East of England -6 13 £65,000 -18.75%
South West -14 10 £62,500 -6.71% 1
Bristol -1 9 £62,500 +15.74% 1
Surrey 0 7 - -
City of London -3 7 £67,500 -10.00% 2
Woking - 7 - -
Edinburgh -5 6 £52,500 -
Scotland -14 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Oxfordshire -3 2 - -
Reading -6 2 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Slough - 2 £64,000 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -44 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 - -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 74 (31.49%) Finance
2 55 (23.40%) Business Development
3 40 (17.02%) Project Management
4 38 (16.17%) SAP
5 36 (15.32%) Microsoft
6 35 (14.89%) Degree
7 30 (12.77%) Service Management
7 30 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (12.34%) Knowledge Management
9 27 (11.49%) ITIL
10 24 (10.21%) Change Management
10 24 (10.21%) Oracle
11 23 (9.79%) Migration
12 21 (8.94%) SQL
13 19 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (7.66%) Performance Management
15 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
16 16 (6.81%) Business Continuity
17 15 (6.38%) ERP
17 15 (6.38%) IBM
17 15 (6.38%) Mathematics
17 15 (6.38%) Analytics
18 14 (5.96%) MS Excel
18 14 (5.96%) CRM
18 14 (5.96%) VMware
18 14 (5.96%) Retail
19 13 (5.53%) Banking
19 13 (5.53%) Programme Management
19 13 (5.53%) SAP BPC
20 12 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.55%) Lync
3 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.70%) SAS
4 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.53%) SAP BPC
2 8 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.55%) SAP ERP
4 6 (2.55%) SAP PP
5 5 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (1.70%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.70%) SAP CRM
7 3 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (1.28%) SAP CO
7 3 (1.28%) SAP SD
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.85%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.70%) Force.com
1 4 (1.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.68%) Network Security
2 8 (3.40%) LAN
2 8 (3.40%) WAN
3 5 (2.13%) DNS
3 5 (2.13%) Firewall
4 4 (1.70%) DHCP
5 3 (1.28%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.28%) VPN
6 2 (0.85%) VLAN
6 2 (0.85%) 2G
6 2 (0.85%) 4G
6 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.85%) VoIP
6 2 (0.85%) Broadband
6 2 (0.85%) Wireless
6 2 (0.85%) SAN
6 2 (0.85%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) 3G
7 1 (0.43%) OSPF
7 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.26%) SAP BI
1 10 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.40%) SAP BW
4 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.28%) QlikView
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.85%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (31.49%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Retail
3 13 (5.53%) Banking
4 12 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.26%) Local Government
6 8 (3.40%) Advertising
7 7 (2.98%) Marketing
8 5 (2.13%) Military
8 5 (2.13%) Electronics
9 4 (1.70%) Automotive
9 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.28%) Publishing
10 3 (1.28%) Games
11 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.68%) Middleware
2 7 (2.98%) MDX
3 5 (2.13%) HTML
4 4 (1.70%) CSS
4 4 (1.70%) Web Services
4 4 (1.70%) Visualforce
4 4 (1.70%) Mason
5 3 (1.28%) jQuery
5 3 (1.28%) CAML
5 3 (1.28%) XSLT
6 2 (0.85%) .NET
6 2 (0.85%) XML
7 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.43%) WCF
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) SOAP
7 1 (0.43%) EDI
7 1 (0.43%) JMS
7 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.38%) Mathematics
2 10 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.98%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.13%) Applied Mathematics
6 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.28%) FMCG
7 3 (1.28%) Blog
7 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.28%) Derivative
7 3 (1.28%) AS400
8 2 (0.85%) SCADA
8 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.85%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.43%) Life Science
9 1 (0.43%) RMADS
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
9 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.26%) UNIX
2 7 (2.98%) Windows
3 4 (1.70%) Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) OS/400
5 1 (0.43%) zOS
5 1 (0.43%) SUSE
5 1 (0.43%) AIX
5 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.40%) Business Development
2 40 (17.02%) Project Management
3 30 (12.77%) Service Management
3 30 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (12.34%) Knowledge Management
5 27 (11.49%) ITIL
6 24 (10.21%) Change Management
7 23 (9.79%) Migration
8 19 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.66%) Performance Management
10 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
11 16 (6.81%) Business Continuity
12 15 (6.38%) ERP
12 15 (6.38%) Analytics
13 14 (5.96%) CRM
14 13 (5.53%) Programme Management
15 11 (4.68%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (4.26%) Security Testing
16 10 (4.26%) Service Delivery
17 9 (3.83%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.94%) SQL
2 6 (2.55%) Java
3 5 (2.13%) C#
3 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.70%) ABAP
4 4 (1.70%) Apex Code
5 3 (1.28%) C
6 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (14.89%) Degree
2 6 (2.55%) CISM
2 6 (2.55%) CISSP
2 6 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.13%) CISA
3 5 (2.13%) Postgraduate
4 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.70%) MBA
5 3 (1.28%) MCITP
5 3 (1.28%) CCNA
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.28%) MCSE
5 3 (1.28%) MCSA
5 3 (1.28%) CRISC
6 2 (0.85%) CCEE
6 2 (0.85%) CCIA
6 2 (0.85%) CCIE
6 2 (0.85%) CCNP
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.85%) COBIT
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.85%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.43%) GAMP
5 1 (0.43%) GxP
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.55%) XenApp
2 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.85%) IAG
5 2 (0.85%) UAG
6 1 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.70%) XenMobile
3 3 (1.28%) SCCM
4 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) SAP
2 36 (15.32%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.21%) Oracle
4 15 (6.38%) IBM
5 14 (5.96%) VMware
6 10 (4.26%) Citrix
7 8 (3.40%) HP
7 8 (3.40%) Cisco
7 8 (3.40%) Business Objects
7 8 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.98%) EMC
9 6 (2.55%) Capita
9 6 (2.55%) Cognos
9 6 (2.55%) Ariba
10 4 (1.70%) Siebel
10 4 (1.70%) Brocade
10 4 (1.70%) Symantec
11 3 (1.28%) Informatica
11 3 (1.28%) NetApp
11 3 (1.28%) PlateSpin
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