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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 22 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 405 388 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.54% 7.12% 11.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 7.52% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 329 316 409
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
5125 5163 4549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.75% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4248 4385 3888
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 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
(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 +2 260 £55,000 +2.32% 27
Coventry -6 29 £55,000 +7.10% 9
Warwickshire +16 21 £41,500 +7.79% 4
Solihull -4 19 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Staffordshire -14 6 £43,000 +7.50%
Wolverhampton +2 5 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Shropshire -7 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Worcestershire -16 2 £35,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 218 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 154 (20.56%) Finance
3 145 (19.36%) Oracle
3 145 (19.36%) SAP
4 126 (16.82%) Security Cleared
5 109 (14.55%) SQL
6 108 (14.42%) Windows
7 100 (13.35%) VMware
8 90 (12.02%) Project Management
9 88 (11.75%) SQL Server
10 87 (11.62%) Cisco
11 84 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
12 83 (11.08%) CRM
13 82 (10.95%) Citrix
14 81 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 77 (10.28%) Active Directory
15 77 (10.28%) MS Excel
16 76 (10.15%) Retail
17 75 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 75 (10.01%) ERP
18 70 (9.35%) SC Cleared
19 64 (8.54%) Hyper-V
19 64 (8.54%) Oracle EBS
20 63 (8.41%) MS Exchange
20 63 (8.41%) Degree
21 60 (8.01%) MCSE
21 60 (8.01%) Lync
22 58 (7.74%) Migration
23 54 (7.21%) Oracle EBS R12
24 53 (7.08%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (8.41%) MS Exchange
2 60 (8.01%) Lync
3 53 (7.08%) SharePoint
4 41 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 25 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (2.40%) IIS
10 15 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (2.00%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.67%) CMS
13 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.34%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 64 (8.54%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (7.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (4.01%) Oracle ERP
4 28 (3.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 28 (3.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (2.94%) Cognos TM1
6 21 (2.80%) SAP SD
7 20 (2.67%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 18 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (2.27%) Hyperion Planning
10 16 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
11 15 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
11 15 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (1.87%) SAP CO
12 14 (1.87%) SAP CRM
13 13 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
13 13 (1.74%) SAP FI
13 13 (1.74%) SAP MM
14 11 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.54%) Office 365
2 16 (2.14%) Taleo
3 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 6 (0.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.14%) Unified Communications
2 35 (4.67%) SAN
3 32 (4.27%) Internet
4 25 (3.34%) Firewall
5 22 (2.94%) NAS
6 20 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (2.40%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.27%) MPLS
9 14 (1.87%) DNS
9 14 (1.87%) WAN
10 12 (1.60%) LAN
11 11 (1.47%) Wireless
12 10 (1.34%) Network Security
13 9 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.20%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.20%) VPN
14 7 (0.93%) DHCP
14 7 (0.93%) DWDM
15 6 (0.80%) OSPF
15 6 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 17 (2.27%) Essbase
5 17 (2.27%) Oracle Discoverer
6 16 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 13 (1.74%) Big Data
9 13 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.47%) SAP BW
11 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.07%) Hyperion Smart View
14 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.60%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.80%) LSMW
6 4 (0.53%) MSI
7 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) Toad
8 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
General
1 154 (20.56%) Finance
2 76 (10.15%) Retail
3 46 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 42 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 38 (5.07%) Advertising
6 24 (3.20%) Automotive
7 10 (1.34%) Banking
7 10 (1.34%) Marketing
8 8 (1.07%) Billing
9 7 (0.93%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.93%) Games
9 7 (0.93%) Publishing
10 6 (0.80%) Front Office
10 6 (0.80%) Back Office
11 4 (0.53%) Local Government
12 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.28%) .NET
2 46 (6.14%) XML
3 32 (4.27%) HTML
4 30 (4.01%) CSS
5 18 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.14%) jQuery
7 14 (1.87%) Middleware
7 14 (1.87%) Web Services
8 11 (1.47%) EDI
9 10 (1.34%) XSLT
9 10 (1.34%) SAP ALE
10 9 (1.20%) Java EE
10 9 (1.20%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (1.20%) SOAP
11 7 (0.93%) Application Packaging
11 7 (0.93%) SAP Smart Forms
11 7 (0.93%) SAP XI
12 6 (0.80%) XSL
12 6 (0.80%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (2.94%) Data Integration
2 18 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.27%) FlexPod
4 15 (2.00%) Clustering
4 15 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 12 (1.60%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.47%) NHS
7 9 (1.20%) Informatics
7 9 (1.20%) Psychology
8 8 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.07%) Social Media
9 6 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.53%) APACS
10 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.27%) CESG
12 2 (0.27%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 108 (14.42%) Windows
2 41 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (2.54%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (1.07%) UNIX
7 8 (1.07%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.80%) Android
9 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.40%) SUSE
10 3 (0.40%) Debian
10 3 (0.40%) Solaris
10 3 (0.40%) Linux
10 3 (0.40%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (12.02%) Project Management
2 84 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (11.08%) CRM
4 75 (10.01%) ERP
5 58 (7.74%) Migration
6 52 (6.94%) Logistics
7 44 (5.87%) ETL
8 41 (5.47%) Workflow
9 35 (4.67%) Business Development
10 34 (4.54%) Technical Architecture
11 27 (3.60%) Data Management
12 25 (3.34%) Data Modelling
12 25 (3.34%) Business Analysis
13 22 (2.94%) E-Commerce
13 22 (2.94%) Data Migration
14 21 (2.80%) SAP Implementation
14 21 (2.80%) Time Management
15 20 (2.67%) ITIL
15 20 (2.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 19 (2.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (14.55%) SQL
2 35 (4.67%) ABAP
3 34 (4.54%) JavaScript
4 33 (4.41%) C#
5 25 (3.34%) Java
6 17 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.14%) VBScript
7 16 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.74%) VB
9 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.20%) PHP
9 9 (1.20%) C
10 6 (0.80%) SAPscript
11 5 (0.67%) Python
12 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.40%) C++
13 3 (0.40%) COBOL
14 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.27%) VBA
14 2 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 126 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 75 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 63 (8.41%) Degree
5 60 (8.01%) MCSE
6 52 (6.94%) MCITP
7 38 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (4.27%) MCTS
10 26 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (3.20%) CCA
12 21 (2.80%) CCEE
12 21 (2.80%) NCDA
13 20 (2.67%) NCIE
14 19 (2.54%) CCNP
15 15 (2.00%) MCSA
16 14 (1.87%) VTSP
17 13 (1.74%) VCAP
18 12 (1.60%) CCIE
18 12 (1.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.14%) SLA
2 15 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.00%) Basel II
3 14 (1.87%) Solvency II
4 13 (1.74%) QA
5 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.53%) IAS 39
7 4 (0.53%) COBIT
8 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.27%) GPG13
10 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 81 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (10.28%) Active Directory
3 64 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 38 (5.07%) XenDesktop
5 36 (4.81%) XenApp
6 22 (2.94%) vSphere
7 14 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.80%) XenServer
10 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.67%) vCloud
12 4 (0.53%) HDFS
13 3 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.40%) NFS
14 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.27%) Squid
14 2 (0.27%) Snort
14 2 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (2.80%) SCCM
2 12 (1.60%) SCOM
3 11 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.93%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.67%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.67%) Legato
6 4 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.53%) SCSM
6 4 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.40%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.40%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.27%) MOM
8 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 218 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 145 (19.36%) Oracle
2 145 (19.36%) SAP
3 100 (13.35%) VMware
4 87 (11.62%) Cisco
5 82 (10.95%) Citrix
6 46 (6.14%) IBM
7 37 (4.94%) NetApp
8 33 (4.41%) Cognos
9 32 (4.27%) HP
10 30 (4.01%) Fujitsu
11 22 (2.94%) EMC
12 21 (2.80%) Hyperion
13 19 (2.54%) Juniper
14 18 (2.40%) Business Objects
15 16 (2.14%) Avaya
16 15 (2.00%) AppSense
17 13 (1.74%) Dialogic
17 13 (1.74%) Mitel
17 13 (1.74%) Nortel
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped OTE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: competitive + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Red Commerce
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance, holiday incentives
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Worlds largest company
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + holidays, company car, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000 + Car
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40k + £400 per month car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + bonus, benefits, car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Comission
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £5500 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Comission
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension scheme, Holidays
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago