The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 35 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 311 331 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.81% 6.82% 9.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 7.18% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 255 266 371
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,300 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5110 4608 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.97% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4529 3881 3988
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Consultant Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Consultant
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(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
Birmingham -5 182 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Coventry +7 38 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Warwickshire +1 19 £52,500 +208.82% 1
Solihull -8 17 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Staffordshire -13 12 £38,000 -33.91% 4
Worcestershire +12 6 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Shropshire -13 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Wolverhampton -10 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 191 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 161 (22.64%) Oracle
3 158 (22.22%) SAP
4 133 (18.71%) Finance
5 132 (18.57%) Security Cleared
6 117 (16.46%) Windows
7 104 (14.63%) SQL
8 102 (14.35%) SC Cleared
9 96 (13.50%) SQL Server
10 93 (13.08%) CRM
11 88 (12.38%) Project Management
12 81 (11.39%) Degree
13 80 (11.25%) MS Excel
13 80 (11.25%) Retail
14 77 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
15 74 (10.41%) Cisco
16 71 (9.99%) VMware
17 70 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
18 66 (9.28%) ERP
19 63 (8.86%) Manufacturing
20 59 (8.30%) SharePoint
21 58 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
21 58 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
22 57 (8.02%) IBM
23 54 (7.59%) Migration
23 54 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (7.45%) Citrix
25 52 (7.31%) Active Directory
26 50 (7.03%) .NET
26 50 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 25 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 22 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (2.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 17 (2.39%) Lync
9 16 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.69%) IIS
11 11 (1.55%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (1.13%) Apache
13 8 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.98%) JBoss
14 7 (0.98%) Documentum
14 7 (0.98%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 80 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.80%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
1 58 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 31 (4.36%) Oracle ERP
3 30 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.67%) SAP SD
5 18 (2.53%) SAP MM
5 18 (2.53%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 16 (2.25%) SAP CO
6 16 (2.25%) SAP WM
6 16 (2.25%) SAP FI
7 15 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (1.83%) SAP HCM
9 12 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
9 12 (1.69%) SAP HR
10 11 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (1.41%) SAP CRM
12 9 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.09%) Office 365
2 10 (1.41%) Taleo
3 7 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.70%) SaaS
6 2 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 30 (4.22%) Internet
3 22 (3.09%) Firewall
3 22 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 21 (2.95%) SAN
5 20 (2.81%) LAN
6 19 (2.67%) Unified Communications
7 16 (2.25%) NetScaler
7 16 (2.25%) WAN
8 15 (2.11%) MPLS
9 13 (1.83%) Network Security
10 11 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (1.41%) Wireless
12 9 (1.27%) SNMP
12 9 (1.27%) DNS
13 8 (1.13%) VPN
13 8 (1.13%) DHCP
14 7 (0.98%) OSPF
15 6 (0.84%) WAAS
15 6 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
4 23 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.25%) Oracle Discoverer
9 15 (2.11%) Big Data
9 15 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 13 (1.83%) SAP BW
10 13 (1.83%) MySQL
10 13 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.69%) Essbase
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.98%) MarkLogic
13 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 14 (1.97%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.27%) LSMW
4 8 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.28%) JIRA
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 133 (18.71%) Finance
2 80 (11.25%) Retail
3 63 (8.86%) Manufacturing
4 39 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.08%) Advertising
6 17 (2.39%) Front Office
7 12 (1.69%) Banking
8 11 (1.55%) Automotive
9 6 (0.84%) Billing
9 6 (0.84%) Games
9 6 (0.84%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) Local Government
11 4 (0.56%) Publishing
11 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.42%) Legal
13 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.03%) .NET
2 39 (5.49%) XML
3 32 (4.50%) HTML
4 29 (4.08%) CSS
5 21 (2.95%) Middleware
6 20 (2.81%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.81%) jQuery
7 15 (2.11%) EDI
8 14 (1.97%) Java EE
9 13 (1.83%) Web Services
10 11 (1.55%) SOAP
10 11 (1.55%) XSLT
11 10 (1.41%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.98%) SAP XI
12 7 (0.98%) YUI
13 5 (0.70%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.56%) SAP Basis
14 4 (0.56%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 20 (2.81%) Data Integration
3 17 (2.39%) Clustering
4 15 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.55%) FlexPod
6 9 (1.27%) User Experience
7 8 (1.13%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.70%) CESG
9 5 (0.70%) Social Media
10 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.28%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.28%) RMADS
11 2 (0.28%) FMCG
11 2 (0.28%) Life Science
11 2 (0.28%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.28%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.28%) Informatics
11 2 (0.28%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 117 (16.46%) Windows
2 35 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (2.81%) UNIX
4 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (2.67%) Linux
6 14 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.55%) Solaris
8 7 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (13.08%) CRM
2 88 (12.38%) Project Management
3 70 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (9.28%) ERP
5 54 (7.59%) Migration
6 45 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (6.05%) Logistics
7 43 (6.05%) ETL
8 42 (5.91%) ITIL
9 38 (5.34%) Mentoring
10 34 (4.78%) SAP Implementation
11 31 (4.36%) Workflow
12 30 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (4.08%) Business Development
14 28 (3.94%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (3.52%) Information Security
15 25 (3.52%) Data Management
15 25 (3.52%) PRINCE2
15 25 (3.52%) Data Migration
16 20 (2.81%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.63%) SQL
2 47 (6.61%) JavaScript
3 33 (4.64%) C#
4 29 (4.08%) Java
5 27 (3.80%) ABAP
6 23 (3.23%) VBScript
7 17 (2.39%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.11%) Python
8 15 (2.11%) PHP
9 12 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.13%) VB
11 6 (0.84%) C
11 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.84%) R
12 4 (0.56%) C++
13 3 (0.42%) COBOL
14 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) X++
14 2 (0.28%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 132 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 102 (14.35%) SC Cleared
3 81 (11.39%) Degree
4 50 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (4.22%) MCSE
7 26 (3.66%) CCNP
7 26 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (3.38%) CCA
9 23 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (2.53%) CCNA
11 17 (2.39%) CISSP
12 16 (2.25%) CCEE
13 15 (2.11%) MCITP
14 14 (1.97%) MCTS
15 11 (1.55%) CCIE
15 11 (1.55%) MCP
15 11 (1.55%) NCDA
15 11 (1.55%) NCIE
15 11 (1.55%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.38%) SLA
2 21 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.83%) QA
5 10 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.28%) MiFID
7 2 (0.28%) GPG13
7 2 (0.28%) EMIR
7 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 49 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 39 (5.49%) XenApp
5 26 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.25%) vSphere
7 9 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.98%) vCloud
9 7 (0.98%) HDFS
10 5 (0.70%) XenServer
11 4 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.42%) NFS
13 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.28%) Snort
13 2 (0.28%) Squid
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.25%) SCCM
2 13 (1.83%) XenMobile
3 11 (1.55%) SCOM
4 7 (0.98%) WMI
5 6 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.70%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.56%) SCSM
7 4 (0.56%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.28%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 191 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 161 (22.64%) Oracle
3 158 (22.22%) SAP
4 74 (10.41%) Cisco
5 71 (9.99%) VMware
6 57 (8.02%) IBM
7 53 (7.45%) Citrix
8 44 (6.19%) HP
9 36 (5.06%) NetApp
10 27 (3.80%) EMC
11 23 (3.23%) Business Objects
12 20 (2.81%) Hyperion
13 17 (2.39%) Informatica
14 14 (1.97%) Talend
15 13 (1.83%) Sage
15 13 (1.83%) Cognos
16 11 (1.55%) Juniper
16 11 (1.55%) Fujitsu
17 10 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (1.27%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £58000 - £60000 per annum + Home Based Working + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
@ITS
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + travel, great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Technical Prospects
Salary: Potential £60,000+ OTE (Self Employed)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Technical Prospects
Salary: Potential £60,000+ OTE (Self Employed)
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford
Technical Prospects
Salary: Potential £60,000+ OTE (Self Employed)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus attractive benefits, 30 days ho
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £58000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Home Based Working
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago