The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Consultant
Rank 893 865 878
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Consultant 3 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.006% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 8
Average salary £36,000 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.61% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-37.39% -17.85%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Software Development Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Development Consultant over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 within the UK.

Software Development Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Consultant
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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 -17 3 £36,000 -44.61%
South East -14 1 £36,000 -37.39%
London -14 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Manchester - 1 £57,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £36,000 -
Southampton - 1 £36,000 -
Waterlooville - 1 £36,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £36,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £36,000 -
City of London - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £57,500 -
Chichester - 1 £36,000 -
Fareham - 1 £36,000 -

Software Development Consultant
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (50.00%) Business Development
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server

Software Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft