The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Consultant
Rank 739 813 740
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 163 111 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.096% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 146 91 139
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £28,700 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+23.28% +4.28%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Consultant within the UK.

Software Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Consultant over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 within the UK.

Software Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Software 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 Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +78 158 £45,000 +12.50% 23
South East +8 53 £40,000 -5.88% 11
North West +27 34 £45,000 +25.87% 2
Manchester +27 26 £45,000 +25.87% 2
London -13 25 £52,500 +7.69% 2
Oxfordshire +17 18 £38,500 +22.22% 7
Oxford +6 18 £38,500 +20.31% 3
Hampshire +32 17 £31,500 -21.25% 1
West Midlands +6 13 £35,000 +5.26%
East Midlands 0 12 £38,750 +13.97%
Nottingham +2 9 £45,000 +42.85%
Nottinghamshire -5 9 £45,000 +42.85%
Surrey +11 8 £51,250 -18.00%
Cheshire - 8 £43,500 -
West Yorkshire +14 7 £45,000 +30.43%
Yorkshire +14 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Leeds +12 6 £45,000 +42.85%
Berkshire +2 6 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £36,250 -
Birmingham +9 5 £45,000 +35.33%
East of England +1 5 £65,000 +65.60% 7
Reading -3 5 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Chester - 5 £42,000 -
Liss - 5 £30,000 -
Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +12 3 £25,000 -66.66% 2
Runcorn - 3 £45,000 -
Woking - 3 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire +21 2 £72,500 +93.33% 3
Cambridge +18 2 £72,500 +81.25% 3

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title.

1 97 (34.15%) SQL
2 94 (33.10%) Degree
3 89 (31.34%) Microsoft
4 82 (28.87%) .NET
5 80 (28.17%) Project Management
6 79 (27.82%) C#
7 78 (27.46%) SQL Server
8 64 (22.54%) Finance
9 56 (19.72%) Software Engineering
9 56 (19.72%) MS Excel
10 53 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (15.85%) Java
12 41 (14.44%) Business Analysis
13 37 (13.03%) HTML
13 37 (13.03%) ASP.NET
14 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
14 34 (11.97%) Oracle
14 34 (11.97%) PRINCE2
15 32 (11.27%) XML
16 29 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (10.21%) Computer Science
17 28 (9.86%) Windows
18 24 (8.45%) C++
19 23 (8.10%) ITIL
19 23 (8.10%) TDD
19 23 (8.10%) Time Management
20 21 (7.39%) Software Licensing
20 21 (7.39%) ERP
21 20 (7.04%) Asset Management
21 20 (7.04%) Analytical Skills

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.76%) Apache
4 5 (1.76%) IIS
5 4 (1.41%) JBoss
5 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (19.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.82%) SAP Business One
2 8 (2.82%) Sage ERP X3
3 5 (1.76%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (1.41%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.04%) SaaS
2 6 (2.11%) Office 365
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.41%) Firewall
2 3 (1.06%) CTI
2 3 (1.06%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) Wireless
3 2 (0.70%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.70%) Broadband
3 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) SMTP
4 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.35%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) Extranet
4 1 (0.35%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (27.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.46%) MySQL
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.11%) Big Data
6 5 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.41%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) Riak
10 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.41%) Subversion
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.06%) Selenium
4 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.70%) JUnit
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.35%) FishEye
5 1 (0.35%) MSTest
General
1 64 (22.54%) Finance
2 19 (6.69%) Banking
3 12 (4.23%) Marketing
4 5 (1.76%) International Banking
4 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.41%) Automotive
5 4 (1.41%) Games
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) French Language
6 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Front Office
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (28.87%) .NET
2 37 (13.03%) ASP.NET
2 37 (13.03%) HTML
3 32 (11.27%) XML
4 18 (6.34%) CSS
4 18 (6.34%) WCF
5 14 (4.93%) WPF
5 14 (4.93%) REST
6 12 (4.23%) Spring
7 11 (3.87%) Web Services
7 11 (3.87%) HTML5
8 10 (3.52%) WinForms
9 7 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.76%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (1.76%) Ajax
10 5 (1.76%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.76%) XHTML
10 5 (1.76%) J2EE
11 4 (1.41%) Java EE
11 4 (1.41%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.21%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.28%) Mathematics
3 15 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.58%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.52%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.76%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.70%) CMDB
10 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.70%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.35%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.35%) NHS
11 1 (0.35%) Replication
11 1 (0.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.86%) Windows
2 19 (6.69%) Linux
3 11 (3.87%) UNIX
4 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.35%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.17%) Project Management
2 56 (19.72%) Software Engineering
3 53 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.44%) Business Analysis
5 34 (11.97%) PRINCE2
6 23 (8.10%) ITIL
6 23 (8.10%) TDD
6 23 (8.10%) Time Management
7 21 (7.39%) ERP
7 21 (7.39%) Software Licensing
8 20 (7.04%) Asset Management
9 19 (6.69%) SDLC
10 18 (6.34%) Software Asset Management
11 16 (5.63%) Software Delivery
11 16 (5.63%) IT Asset Management
11 16 (5.63%) MVC
12 15 (5.28%) CRM
12 15 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.28%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.15%) SQL
2 79 (27.82%) C#
3 45 (15.85%) Java
4 34 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.45%) C++
6 19 (6.69%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.99%) C
8 11 (3.87%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.52%) PHP
10 8 (2.82%) Scala
11 6 (2.11%) VBA
11 6 (2.11%) Python
12 4 (1.41%) VB
13 2 (0.70%) Perl
13 2 (0.70%) Ruby
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.70%) TTCN
14 1 (0.35%) Clojure
14 1 (0.35%) Go
14 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 94 (33.10%) Degree
2 29 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.28%) MCP
4 10 (3.52%) MCSD
4 10 (3.52%) ISEB
4 10 (3.52%) MCPD
5 9 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.41%) ACCA
8 4 (1.41%) CIMA
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.70%) PhD
10 1 (0.35%) CCSP
10 1 (0.35%) CCNA
10 1 (0.35%) MCSE
10 1 (0.35%) CISSP
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.41%) SCCM
1 4 (1.41%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 89 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.97%) Oracle
3 17 (5.99%) SAP
4 9 (3.17%) Sage
5 8 (2.82%) Epicor
5 8 (2.82%) Infor
6 7 (2.46%) IBM
6 7 (2.46%) Sybase
7 6 (2.11%) Adobe
8 5 (1.76%) HP
8 5 (1.76%) FrontRange
9 4 (1.41%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.06%) Cisco
10 3 (1.06%) Avaya
10 3 (1.06%) Altiris
11 2 (0.70%) Citrix
11 2 (0.70%) Symantec
12 1 (0.35%) VMware
12 1 (0.35%) Hyperion
Oxfordshire
SunGard
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Pertemps IT
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum bonus + excellent bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + Full Bens Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus, Healthcare etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Harpenden
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 + Bonus and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + Full Bens Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Harpenden
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £60000 to £70000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago