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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 384 389 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.57% 7.22% 7.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.05% 7.61% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 281 312 334
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
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
5443 5112 5259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.12% 94.86% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4274 4413
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
(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 -4 193 £55,000 - 30
Coventry -4 51 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire +4 46 £49,000 +18.07% 2
Worcestershire +3 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Solihull -4 14 £42,500 -17.07% 1
Staffordshire +11 13 £45,000 +21.62% 4
Shropshire -4 5 £42,500 -5.55%
Walsall - 4 £36,250 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £46,250 - 1
Wolverhampton -8 2 £40,000 -
Dudley - 2 £40,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 211 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 153 (22.27%) SAP
3 146 (21.25%) SQL
4 122 (17.76%) Finance
5 120 (17.47%) Windows
6 98 (14.26%) Oracle
6 98 (14.26%) Manufacturing
7 92 (13.39%) SQL Server
8 86 (12.52%) Cisco
8 86 (12.52%) Project Management
9 84 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
9 84 (12.23%) MS Excel
10 79 (11.50%) CRM
11 73 (10.63%) Java
12 67 (9.75%) .NET
12 67 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (9.75%) Retail
13 57 (8.30%) ERP
13 57 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
14 55 (8.01%) C#
14 55 (8.01%) SharePoint
14 55 (8.01%) Linux
14 55 (8.01%) VMware
15 53 (7.71%) HTML
15 53 (7.71%) BusinessObjects
16 51 (7.42%) Logistics
17 50 (7.28%) Cognos
18 48 (6.99%) IBM
19 46 (6.70%) UNIX
19 46 (6.70%) Security Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 55 (8.01%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.40%) WebSphere
3 33 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (2.77%) SAS
6 18 (2.62%) JBoss
7 17 (2.47%) CICS
7 17 (2.47%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.18%) MS Exchange
8 15 (2.18%) Lync
9 13 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.89%) IIS
10 8 (1.16%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.73%) MTS
14 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 84 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.18%) MS Office
2 15 (2.18%) SPSS
3 6 (0.87%) MS Project
4 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (3.78%) SAP FI
3 25 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 25 (3.64%) SAP CO
4 21 (3.06%) SAP SD
5 18 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (2.62%) SAP Business One
6 17 (2.47%) SAP MM
7 15 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (2.04%) Exchequer
9 13 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (1.60%) SAP CRM
10 11 (1.60%) SAP SCM
11 10 (1.46%) SAP ERP
12 9 (1.31%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (1.16%) SAP APO
14 7 (1.02%) Pegasus Opera
14 7 (1.02%) SAP PP
14 7 (1.02%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.78%) Office 365
2 22 (3.20%) SaaS
3 18 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.58%) IaaS
5 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.29%) Yammer
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.97%) Firewall
2 31 (4.51%) OSPF
2 31 (4.51%) BGP
3 29 (4.22%) SAN
4 27 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.77%) WAN
6 18 (2.62%) MPLS
6 18 (2.62%) Network Security
7 17 (2.47%) SSL
8 16 (2.33%) LAN
9 13 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (1.60%) Wireless
11 10 (1.46%) IPsec
11 10 (1.46%) VPN
11 10 (1.46%) IOS XR
11 10 (1.46%) NX-OS
12 8 (1.16%) NAS
12 8 (1.16%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.71%) BusinessObjects
3 36 (5.24%) DB2
4 35 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 32 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (3.93%) DTS
7 21 (3.06%) QlikView
8 16 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 15 (2.18%) Pentaho
9 15 (2.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 15 (2.18%) Cognos Report Studio
9 15 (2.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.02%) Base SAS
12 7 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 7 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Selenium
2 6 (0.87%) LSMW
3 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.29%) Hudson
5 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (17.76%) Finance
2 98 (14.26%) Manufacturing
3 67 (9.75%) Retail
4 39 (5.68%) Banking
5 33 (4.80%) Retail Banking
5 33 (4.80%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.35%) Marketing
7 19 (2.77%) Automotive
8 18 (2.62%) Publishing
9 9 (1.31%) Advertising
10 8 (1.16%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.73%) Billing
11 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Law
13 2 (0.29%) Legal
13 2 (0.29%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.75%) .NET
2 53 (7.71%) HTML
3 30 (4.37%) XML
4 29 (4.22%) Web Services
5 20 (2.91%) SAP PI
6 17 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 17 (2.47%) ISPF
7 16 (2.33%) Java EE
7 16 (2.33%) CSS
8 10 (1.46%) J2EE
8 10 (1.46%) Middleware
8 10 (1.46%) EDI
8 10 (1.46%) SAP Basis
9 9 (1.31%) jQuery
10 8 (1.16%) JSP
11 7 (1.02%) SOAP
11 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.02%) Ext JS
12 6 (0.87%) WCF
13 5 (0.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.20%) Visualisation
3 22 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 13 (1.89%) Replication
5 13 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.46%) Clustering
6 10 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.31%) FMCG
8 7 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.87%) Data Conversion
9 6 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (0.73%) LIMS
11 4 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.58%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.44%) iSeries
12 3 (0.44%) Derivative
12 3 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (17.47%) Windows
2 55 (8.01%) Linux
3 46 (6.70%) UNIX
4 28 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.47%) AIX
6 17 (2.47%) Solaris
6 17 (2.47%) MVS
7 10 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.31%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) OS/390
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (12.52%) Project Management
2 84 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
3 79 (11.50%) CRM
4 67 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 57 (8.30%) ERP
6 51 (7.42%) Logistics
7 43 (6.26%) Business Analysis
8 39 (5.68%) Analytics
9 37 (5.39%) Migration
10 36 (5.24%) SOA
11 34 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (4.37%) Information Security
13 29 (4.22%) SAP Implementation
14 28 (4.08%) ITIL
14 28 (4.08%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.93%) Change Management
15 27 (3.93%) Time Management
16 26 (3.78%) ETL
17 23 (3.35%) Data Migration
18 22 (3.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (21.25%) SQL
2 73 (10.63%) Java
3 55 (8.01%) C#
4 41 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.80%) ABAP
6 30 (4.37%) VBScript
7 21 (3.06%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.47%) JCL
8 17 (2.47%) Perl
9 15 (2.18%) Python
9 15 (2.18%) R
10 9 (1.31%) COBOL
11 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.44%) VB
13 3 (0.44%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.29%) C
15 1 (0.15%) PHP
15 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 57 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 34 (4.95%) CCIE
5 33 (4.80%) CCNP
6 30 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (3.78%) Degree
8 17 (2.47%) CISSP
8 17 (2.47%) MCSE
8 17 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.18%) ACCA
10 10 (1.46%) CCA
11 8 (1.16%) CCNA
11 8 (1.16%) MCITP
11 8 (1.16%) HP ASE
11 8 (1.16%) OSCP
11 8 (1.16%) OSCE
12 7 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.51%) SLA
2 17 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.33%) QA
4 14 (2.04%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 28 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.33%) vSphere
5 13 (1.89%) XenApp
6 11 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.02%) XenServer
9 6 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.58%) vCloud
11 4 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.29%) Snort
14 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.47%) Tivoli
1 17 (2.47%) SCCM
2 16 (2.33%) SCOM
3 9 (1.31%) SCVMM
4 6 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.58%) SCSM
6 4 (0.58%) Puppet
6 4 (0.58%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.58%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.44%) Cacti
7 3 (0.44%) Nagios
7 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 211 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 153 (22.27%) SAP
3 98 (14.26%) Oracle
4 86 (12.52%) Cisco
5 55 (8.01%) VMware
6 50 (7.28%) Cognos
7 48 (6.99%) IBM
8 40 (5.82%) CheckPoint
9 35 (5.09%) Citrix
10 30 (4.37%) HP
11 28 (4.08%) F5
12 26 (3.78%) Juniper
13 24 (3.49%) Sage
14 21 (3.06%) Riverbed
15 20 (2.91%) Tableau
15 20 (2.91%) NetApp
16 16 (2.33%) Dell
17 13 (1.89%) Pegasus
18 10 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
19 9 (1.31%) Teradata
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + 12% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 27k per year + car allowance / company car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £60k plus attractive benefits and extensive career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 + Package and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 + Attractive benefits package and career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent Spa
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Uncapped Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago