The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 376 452 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.60% 9.02% 10.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 9.48% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 278 345 392
Average salary £50,000 £50,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.49% +0.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4722 4767 4494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.17% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3993 3869
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Consultant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 229 £52,500 -4.54% 40
Coventry +20 64 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Solihull -19 25 £41,250 -28.26%
Warwickshire -3 16 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Worcestershire +5 12 £45,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -10 4 £44,500 -22.60% 1
Staffordshire -15 4 £61,250 +36.11% 4
Herefordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Shropshire 0 2 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Walsall - 2 £52,500 -
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £35,000 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 182 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 169 (24.25%) Finance
3 150 (21.52%) SAP
4 113 (16.21%) VMware
5 109 (15.64%) Windows
6 107 (15.35%) Retail
7 103 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
8 99 (14.20%) SQL
9 97 (13.92%) Oracle
10 94 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 91 (13.06%) Degree
12 88 (12.63%) MS Excel
13 85 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 83 (11.91%) Cisco
15 70 (10.04%) Security Cleared
16 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
17 65 (9.33%) Active Directory
18 62 (8.90%) Citrix
19 60 (8.61%) Manufacturing
20 59 (8.46%) Project Management
21 55 (7.89%) ERP
22 53 (7.60%) SharePoint
23 52 (7.46%) Logistics
24 51 (7.32%) HP
25 50 (7.17%) MCITP
26 47 (6.74%) CRM
26 47 (6.74%) NetApp
27 45 (6.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 45 (6.46%) Business Development
28 44 (6.31%) MS Office

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 53 (7.60%) SharePoint
2 37 (5.31%) Lync
3 35 (5.02%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (2.30%) IIS
7 12 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
9 8 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.29%) CMS
14 1 (0.14%) Apache
14 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (4.30%) SAP SD
3 24 (3.44%) Oracle Financials
4 23 (3.30%) SAP FI
4 23 (3.30%) SAP CO
5 21 (3.01%) Hyperion Planning
6 20 (2.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 19 (2.73%) Cognos TM1
8 18 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
8 18 (2.58%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (2.30%) HFM
9 16 (2.30%) SAP WM
10 14 (2.01%) SAP EWM
11 11 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (1.29%) SAP CRM
14 8 (1.15%) Sage 200
14 8 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.44%) Office 365
2 5 (0.72%) SaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.17%) TCP/IP
2 41 (5.88%) SAN
3 32 (4.59%) Firewall
4 30 (4.30%) Unified Communications
5 22 (3.16%) WAN
6 19 (2.73%) LAN
7 17 (2.44%) Internet
8 16 (2.30%) NetScaler
9 15 (2.15%) DNS
9 15 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (1.87%) NAS
11 12 (1.72%) Network Security
11 12 (1.72%) Wireless
12 11 (1.58%) VPN
13 9 (1.29%) DHCP
14 8 (1.15%) Ethernet
15 6 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.86%) MPLS
15 6 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.73%) Essbase
3 31 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (3.73%) Oracle ODI
6 22 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.30%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.00%) SAP BW
12 7 (1.00%) SAP BI
13 6 (0.86%) Big Data
13 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (0.57%) MSI
3 2 (0.29%) LSMW
3 2 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.14%) JUnit
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) ERwin
4 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 169 (24.25%) Finance
2 107 (15.35%) Retail
3 60 (8.61%) Manufacturing
4 40 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.88%) Marketing
6 32 (4.59%) Advertising
7 31 (4.45%) Banking
8 15 (2.15%) Billing
8 15 (2.15%) Corporate Banking
9 13 (1.87%) Automotive
10 11 (1.58%) Front Office
10 11 (1.58%) Local Government
11 6 (0.86%) Back Office
12 5 (0.72%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.57%) German Language
13 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.73%) .NET
2 21 (3.01%) HTML
3 18 (2.58%) XML
4 17 (2.44%) CSS
5 11 (1.58%) Web Services
6 8 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.86%) SAP ALE
7 6 (0.86%) RSS
8 5 (0.72%) NHibernate
8 5 (0.72%) SAP CO-PA
9 4 (0.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (0.57%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (0.57%) Spring.NET
9 4 (0.57%) WPF
9 4 (0.57%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.57%) Ajax
9 4 (0.57%) WinForms
9 4 (0.57%) Web Dynpro
9 4 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.16%) Social Media
2 18 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.44%) Clustering
3 17 (2.44%) FlexPod
4 16 (2.30%) Digital Media
5 15 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.01%) Data Extraction
7 12 (1.72%) Data Integration
8 10 (1.43%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.00%) NHS
9 7 (1.00%) RMADS
10 6 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.86%) APACS
11 5 (0.72%) EPoS
11 5 (0.72%) CESG
11 5 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (0.72%) Informatics
11 5 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.64%) Windows
2 32 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (2.15%) UNIX
5 13 (1.87%) Windows 8
6 11 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.15%) Linux
9 6 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.43%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.43%) Solaris
11 3 (0.43%) SUSE
11 3 (0.43%) Debian
11 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.29%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (8.46%) Project Management
3 55 (7.89%) ERP
4 52 (7.46%) Logistics
5 47 (6.74%) CRM
6 45 (6.46%) Business Development
7 39 (5.60%) ITIL
8 35 (5.02%) ETL
8 35 (5.02%) Migration
9 34 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 34 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
10 33 (4.73%) Analytics
11 30 (4.30%) Time Management
12 28 (4.02%) SAP Implementation
13 22 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (3.01%) Asset Management
15 19 (2.73%) PRINCE2
15 19 (2.73%) Dimensional Modelling
16 18 (2.58%) Programme Management
16 18 (2.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 99 (14.20%) SQL
2 36 (5.16%) ABAP
3 24 (3.44%) C#
4 23 (3.30%) VBScript
5 16 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.30%) Python
6 14 (2.01%) Java
6 14 (2.01%) C
7 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.00%) VB
9 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.43%) VBA
11 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.29%) Korn
12 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.29%) PHP
13 1 (0.14%) X++
13 1 (0.14%) XPath
13 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (13.06%) Degree
2 70 (10.04%) Security Cleared
3 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (7.17%) MCITP
5 45 (6.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (5.88%) MCSE
7 30 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
8 23 (3.30%) CCEE
9 22 (3.16%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.73%) MCTS
10 19 (2.73%) NCDA
10 19 (2.73%) NCIE
10 19 (2.73%) CCIA
11 17 (2.44%) CCIE
11 17 (2.44%) VCAP
12 14 (2.01%) CCNP
12 14 (2.01%) CCA
13 13 (1.87%) CCEA
14 10 (1.43%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.30%) Basel II
2 13 (1.87%) Solvency II
3 10 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.43%) SLA
4 9 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.15%) QA
6 6 (0.86%) COBIT
6 6 (0.86%) IAS 39
7 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.43%) GxP
8 3 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.14%) BS7799
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 94 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (9.33%) Active Directory
3 43 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.45%) vSphere
5 29 (4.16%) XenApp
6 27 (3.87%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.87%) XenServer
8 14 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.72%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.15%) vCloud
11 6 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.57%) UAG
12 4 (0.57%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.43%) NFS
13 3 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (4.59%) SCCM
2 22 (3.16%) SCOM
3 21 (3.01%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.58%) SCVMM
5 7 (1.00%) SCDPM
5 7 (1.00%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.86%) SCSM
7 4 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.57%) MOM
7 4 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.43%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 182 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 150 (21.52%) SAP
3 113 (16.21%) VMware
4 97 (13.92%) Oracle
5 83 (11.91%) Cisco
6 62 (8.90%) Citrix
7 51 (7.32%) HP
8 47 (6.74%) NetApp
9 42 (6.03%) IBM
10 33 (4.73%) Hyperion
11 32 (4.59%) Fujitsu
12 28 (4.02%) EMC
13 24 (3.44%) Pegasus
14 21 (3.01%) Cognos
15 20 (2.87%) Dell
16 17 (2.44%) Symantec
17 13 (1.87%) Sage
18 12 (1.72%) Informatica
18 12 (1.72%) Avaya
19 10 (1.43%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits+ £20k Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: Competitive + Flexible Benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Comission
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Project Ownership, Company Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
IT HR
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago