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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 272 315 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.45% 7.29% 9.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 7.72% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 224 240 349
Average salary £55,000 £49,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.55% -0.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £67,850 £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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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 -11 151 £55,000 +10.55% 28
Coventry +6 45 £60,000 +26.31% 5
Staffordshire +5 17 £38,000 -33.91% 5
Solihull -6 15 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Warwickshire -7 8 £46,250 +33.09% 7
Worcestershire +10 7 £41,250 +3.12% 3
Shropshire -5 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 189 (28.51%) Microsoft
2 135 (20.36%) SAP
3 134 (20.21%) Oracle
4 126 (19.00%) Finance
5 118 (17.80%) Windows
6 115 (17.35%) Security Cleared
7 95 (14.33%) CRM
8 93 (14.03%) SC Cleared
9 92 (13.88%) SQL
10 91 (13.73%) SQL Server
11 81 (12.22%) Retail
12 77 (11.61%) MS Excel
13 75 (11.31%) Project Management
13 75 (11.31%) Degree
14 69 (10.41%) Cisco
15 67 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (9.50%) SharePoint
18 61 (9.20%) VMware
19 58 (8.75%) Manufacturing
20 52 (7.84%) ERP
20 52 (7.84%) IBM
21 51 (7.69%) Active Directory
21 51 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
21 51 (7.69%) Hyper-V
22 49 (7.39%) ITIL
23 47 (7.09%) Migration
23 47 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
24 46 (6.94%) Citrix
25 43 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 63 (9.50%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.83%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.17%) WebSphere
7 19 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (2.87%) Lync
8 13 (1.96%) IIS
9 11 (1.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.36%) SAS
11 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.21%) Apache
12 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (1.06%) JBoss
13 7 (1.06%) Documentum
13 7 (1.06%) Alfresco
Applications
1 77 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.07%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.30%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (6.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 39 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.87%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (2.71%) SAP FI
6 17 (2.56%) SAP CO
6 17 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
6 17 (2.56%) SAP SD
7 15 (2.26%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (1.96%) SAP MM
9 12 (1.81%) SAP HCM
9 12 (1.81%) Oracle iProcurement
10 11 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
10 11 (1.66%) SAP WM
11 10 (1.51%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 9 (1.36%) SAP CRM
13 8 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
14 7 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
14 7 (1.06%) SAP HR
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.77%) Office 365
2 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.75%) SaaS
5 3 (0.45%) Taleo
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.17%) Internet
3 20 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (2.87%) SAN
4 19 (2.87%) Firewall
4 19 (2.87%) Unified Communications
5 18 (2.71%) LAN
6 14 (2.11%) WAN
7 12 (1.81%) Network Security
7 12 (1.81%) NetScaler
8 11 (1.66%) SNMP
9 10 (1.51%) DNS
10 9 (1.36%) DHCP
11 8 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.06%) VPN
12 7 (1.06%) MPLS
12 7 (1.06%) OSPF
13 6 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.90%) WAAS
13 6 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
4 22 (3.32%) Oracle BI EE
5 19 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.71%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.56%) MySQL
8 16 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (2.26%) Big Data
10 13 (1.96%) SAP BW
10 13 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 12 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.66%) Essbase
13 9 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
13 9 (1.36%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.36%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.90%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (1.51%) LSMW
3 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 126 (19.00%) Finance
2 81 (12.22%) Retail
3 58 (8.75%) Manufacturing
4 35 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.71%) Advertising
5 18 (2.71%) Banking
6 15 (2.26%) Front Office
7 9 (1.36%) Marketing
8 8 (1.21%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.06%) Games
10 6 (0.90%) French Language
10 6 (0.90%) German Language
10 6 (0.90%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.75%) Automotive
11 5 (0.75%) Billing
12 4 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.45%) Local Government
13 3 (0.45%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.18%) .NET
2 29 (4.37%) XML
3 21 (3.17%) HTML
4 18 (2.71%) Middleware
5 17 (2.56%) CSS
5 17 (2.56%) jQuery
6 16 (2.41%) EDI
7 14 (2.11%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.96%) Web Services
9 12 (1.81%) Java EE
10 8 (1.21%) SOAP
11 7 (1.06%) SAP XI
11 7 (1.06%) XSLT
11 7 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (1.06%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (1.06%) YUI
12 3 (0.45%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.45%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.45%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 16 (2.41%) Clustering
4 11 (1.66%) FlexPod
4 11 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.51%) User Experience
6 8 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.90%) Life Science
8 5 (0.75%) CESG
8 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.45%) EPoS
9 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.45%) Social Media
10 2 (0.30%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.30%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.30%) RMADS
10 2 (0.30%) FMCG
10 2 (0.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.80%) Windows
2 32 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (3.62%) Linux
5 22 (3.32%) UNIX
6 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.66%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.51%) Solaris
9 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (14.33%) CRM
2 75 (11.31%) Project Management
3 64 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (7.84%) ERP
5 51 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (7.39%) ITIL
7 47 (7.09%) Migration
8 35 (5.28%) ETL
9 32 (4.83%) SAP Implementation
10 30 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (4.37%) Data Management
12 27 (4.07%) Workflow
13 26 (3.92%) Logistics
13 26 (3.92%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.77%) Mentoring
14 25 (3.77%) Change Management
15 24 (3.62%) Enterprise Architecture
16 23 (3.47%) Information Security
17 22 (3.32%) Data Migration
17 22 (3.32%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.88%) SQL
2 43 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 26 (3.92%) ABAP
4 25 (3.77%) C#
5 23 (3.47%) VBScript
6 22 (3.32%) Java
7 16 (2.41%) PHP
8 15 (2.26%) Python
9 12 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.21%) R
12 8 (1.21%) C
12 8 (1.21%) VB
13 3 (0.45%) X++
13 3 (0.45%) C++
14 2 (0.30%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.30%) COBOL
15 1 (0.15%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 115 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 93 (14.03%) SC Cleared
3 75 (11.31%) Degree
4 43 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.77%) MCSE
7 24 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (3.47%) CCNP
9 21 (3.17%) CCA
10 20 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (3.02%) CISSP
11 14 (2.11%) CCEE
11 14 (2.11%) CCNA
12 13 (1.96%) PCI QSA
13 12 (1.81%) MCITP
13 12 (1.81%) MCTS
14 11 (1.66%) MCP
14 11 (1.66%) CCIE
14 11 (1.66%) ISEB
14 11 (1.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.32%) SLA
2 19 (2.87%) QA
3 18 (2.71%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) EMIR
7 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 51 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 51 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 47 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.98%) XenApp
4 23 (3.47%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.81%) vSphere
6 9 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.06%) vCloud
9 6 (0.90%) HDFS
10 5 (0.75%) XenServer
11 4 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.45%) NFS
13 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 17 (2.56%) SCCM
2 14 (2.11%) SCOM
3 11 (1.66%) XenMobile
4 9 (1.36%) WMI
5 7 (1.06%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.75%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.75%) SCSM
7 4 (0.60%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 189 (28.51%) Microsoft
2 135 (20.36%) SAP
3 134 (20.21%) Oracle
4 69 (10.41%) Cisco
5 61 (9.20%) VMware
6 52 (7.84%) IBM
7 46 (6.94%) Citrix
8 42 (6.33%) HP
9 36 (5.43%) NetApp
10 28 (4.22%) EMC
11 24 (3.62%) Business Objects
12 18 (2.71%) Hyperion
13 17 (2.56%) Informatica
14 14 (2.11%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.96%) Sage
16 12 (1.81%) Fujitsu
16 12 (1.81%) Talend
16 12 (1.81%) Cognos
17 9 (1.36%) Fortinet
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Fantastic Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
Technical Prospects
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Car
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonathan Garth
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package, Car Allowance,Can work from Home
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Significant Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Salary: Very Competitive + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car £6,180, Bonus 12% to 15%
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Home Working, Private Health Care
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago