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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 262 342 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.35% 8.36% 9.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 8.82% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 216 255 324
Average salary £52,500 £49,750 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.52% -3.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
4651 3877 4387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.03% 94.75% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4011 3153 3749
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -9 147 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Coventry -23 35 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Staffordshire +4 17 £35,500 -35.45% 8
Warwickshire +2 17 £27,500 -28.10% 4
Solihull -18 11 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Worcestershire -13 6 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Shropshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Dudley -5 2 £26,000 -20.00%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 181 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 120 (19.11%) Windows
3 114 (18.15%) Finance
4 110 (17.52%) SAP
5 108 (17.20%) Oracle
6 101 (16.08%) SQL
7 95 (15.13%) SQL Server
8 91 (14.49%) CRM
9 90 (14.33%) Security Cleared
10 75 (11.94%) MS Excel
11 71 (11.31%) SharePoint
11 71 (11.31%) SC Cleared
12 66 (10.51%) Retail
13 65 (10.35%) Cisco
14 64 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (10.19%) Degree
15 57 (9.08%) Project Management
16 56 (8.92%) VMware
17 54 (8.60%) Manufacturing
17 54 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (7.80%) ITIL
18 49 (7.80%) Hyper-V
19 47 (7.48%) Active Directory
20 41 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
21 40 (6.37%) IBM
22 39 (6.21%) Citrix
23 38 (6.05%) ERP
23 38 (6.05%) JavaScript
24 36 (5.73%) Linux
24 36 (5.73%) Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 71 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 28 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (4.14%) MS Exchange
5 21 (3.34%) Lync
6 18 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.39%) SAS
8 10 (1.59%) IIS
9 9 (1.43%) Apache
10 8 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.11%) Documentum
11 7 (1.11%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.80%) JBoss
13 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 75 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.66%) MS Office
3 5 (0.80%) MS Project
4 4 (0.64%) SPSS
5 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (4.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (4.46%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (3.18%) SAP FI
5 19 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (3.03%) SAP CO
6 14 (2.23%) SAP SD
7 13 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (1.75%) SAP HCM
9 9 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
9 9 (1.43%) SAP WM
9 9 (1.43%) SAP CRM
10 8 (1.27%) SAP MM
11 7 (1.11%) SAP HR
11 7 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
11 7 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.96%) HFM
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.82%) Office 365
2 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.59%) SaaS
4 8 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.32%) Yammer
5 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.82%) SAN
3 23 (3.66%) Firewall
4 19 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (2.71%) Unified Communications
5 17 (2.71%) Network Security
6 16 (2.55%) LAN
7 13 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (1.91%) SNMP
9 11 (1.75%) OSPF
9 11 (1.75%) WAN
9 11 (1.75%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.59%) VPN
10 10 (1.59%) DNS
10 10 (1.59%) SSL
11 9 (1.43%) DHCP
11 9 (1.43%) BGP
11 9 (1.43%) Internet
12 6 (0.96%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.96%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.34%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (2.87%) MySQL
6 15 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.07%) Essbase
7 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (2.07%) Big Data
8 12 (1.91%) DB2
9 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 10 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.27%) SAP BW
12 8 (1.27%) DTS
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (1.11%) LSMW
2 4 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.32%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 114 (18.15%) Finance
2 66 (10.51%) Retail
3 54 (8.60%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.98%) Banking
6 17 (2.71%) Advertising
7 12 (1.91%) Front Office
7 12 (1.91%) Marketing
8 9 (1.43%) Games
9 8 (1.27%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.96%) French Language
10 6 (0.96%) German Language
10 6 (0.96%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.80%) Automotive
12 4 (0.64%) Law
13 3 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Billing
13 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.57%) .NET
2 23 (3.66%) XML
3 15 (2.39%) HTML
4 10 (1.59%) Web Services
5 9 (1.43%) Java EE
6 8 (1.27%) CSS
7 6 (0.96%) Middleware
7 6 (0.96%) EDI
8 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 4 (0.64%) jQuery
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.48%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.48%) BAPI
10 3 (0.48%) Ajax
10 3 (0.48%) ISPF
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.32%) CGI
11 2 (0.32%) COM
11 2 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.91%) Clustering
4 11 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.43%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.96%) Life Science
9 5 (0.80%) Open Source
9 5 (0.80%) FlexPod
9 5 (0.80%) User Experience
10 3 (0.48%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.48%) Social Media
10 3 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.48%) iSeries
10 3 (0.48%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.48%) EPoS
10 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.48%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.11%) Windows
2 36 (5.73%) Linux
3 31 (4.94%) UNIX
4 30 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.07%) Solaris
7 12 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.64%) AIX
11 3 (0.48%) MVS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (14.49%) CRM
2 64 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (9.08%) Project Management
4 54 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (7.80%) ITIL
6 38 (6.05%) ERP
7 36 (5.73%) Migration
7 36 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (4.46%) Change Management
9 27 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (3.98%) Workflow
11 23 (3.66%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.66%) ETL
12 22 (3.50%) Asset Management
13 21 (3.34%) Information Security
14 20 (3.18%) Data Management
15 19 (3.03%) Business Development
15 19 (3.03%) Time Management
16 18 (2.87%) Analytics
16 18 (2.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (16.08%) SQL
2 38 (6.05%) JavaScript
3 23 (3.66%) C#
4 21 (3.34%) VBScript
5 20 (3.18%) Java
6 15 (2.39%) ABAP
6 15 (2.39%) Python
7 11 (1.75%) R
8 10 (1.59%) PHP
9 9 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.11%) C
11 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.48%) X++
13 3 (0.48%) VB
13 3 (0.48%) JCL
13 3 (0.48%) Perl
14 2 (0.32%) SAPscript
15 1 (0.16%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 90 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 64 (10.19%) Degree
4 41 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.98%) CCNP
7 23 (3.66%) MCSE
8 18 (2.87%) CISSP
9 17 (2.71%) CCA
9 17 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.55%) VCP4
11 15 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (2.07%) CCNA
12 13 (2.07%) PCI QSA
13 12 (1.91%) CCIE
14 11 (1.75%) ISEB
15 10 (1.59%) MCITP
15 10 (1.59%) CRISC
16 9 (1.43%) CCEE
16 9 (1.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.18%) SLA
1 20 (3.18%) QA
2 17 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) MiFID
6 2 (0.32%) EMIR
6 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (7.80%) Hyper-V
2 47 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 36 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.34%) XenApp
5 12 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.59%) vSphere
7 7 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.64%) vCloud
10 3 (0.48%) HDFS
10 3 (0.48%) XenServer
10 3 (0.48%) NFS
10 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.16%) Snort
11 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 18 (2.87%) SCCM
2 16 (2.55%) SCOM
3 10 (1.59%) WMI
4 9 (1.43%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.27%) XenMobile
6 5 (0.80%) SCSM
7 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.48%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.48%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 181 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 110 (17.52%) SAP
3 108 (17.20%) Oracle
4 65 (10.35%) Cisco
5 56 (8.92%) VMware
6 40 (6.37%) IBM
7 39 (6.21%) Citrix
8 34 (5.41%) HP
9 29 (4.62%) NetApp
10 22 (3.50%) EMC
10 22 (3.50%) CheckPoint
11 18 (2.87%) Cognos
12 16 (2.55%) Business Objects
12 16 (2.55%) Hyperion
13 15 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.91%) Sage
14 12 (1.91%) Fortinet
15 11 (1.75%) Informatica
16 9 (1.43%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.43%) Juniper
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits! Home working!
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Management
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £65,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + car, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33k - £38k per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum +attractive benefits and extensive c
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum +attractive benefits, 30 days holida
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago