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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 32 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 331 349 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.27% 6.80% 8.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.59% 7.15% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 259 254 331
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £36,400 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
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
5025 4883 4828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4220 4119 4018
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -6 164 £55,000 +4.76% 26
Warwickshire +14 50 £27,500 -45.00% 3
Coventry -18 46 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Staffordshire +9 7 £38,000 +1.33% 6
Dudley - 7 £26,000 -
Solihull -23 6 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Worcestershire -4 5 £50,000 +2.56% 3
Wolverhampton +14 4 £46,250 +8.82%
Walsall +5 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Shropshire -12 3 £41,500 +1.84% 2
Herefordshire +2 1 £72,500 +26.08%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 176 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 138 (23.23%) SQL
3 121 (20.37%) SAP
4 110 (18.52%) Windows
5 104 (17.51%) Finance
6 99 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 85 (14.31%) Oracle
8 81 (13.64%) CRM
9 73 (12.29%) Manufacturing
10 71 (11.95%) MS Excel
10 71 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
11 69 (11.62%) Retail
12 60 (10.10%) Cisco
13 58 (9.76%) SharePoint
14 56 (9.43%) Linux
15 53 (8.92%) .NET
15 53 (8.92%) Java
16 52 (8.75%) Project Management
17 47 (7.91%) ERP
18 45 (7.58%) C#
18 45 (7.58%) UNIX
18 45 (7.58%) Cognos
18 45 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (7.41%) VMware
20 42 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
21 41 (6.90%) Banking
21 41 (6.90%) Business Objects
22 40 (6.73%) IBM
22 40 (6.73%) Active Directory
23 37 (6.23%) JavaScript

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.89%) WebSphere
3 29 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 28 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 25 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 22 (3.70%) SAS
7 18 (3.03%) Lync
8 16 (2.69%) MS Exchange
8 16 (2.69%) JBoss
9 15 (2.53%) MQSeries
9 15 (2.53%) CICS
10 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.85%) IIS
11 9 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.01%) Apache
13 4 (0.67%) MTS
14 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 71 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.02%) MS Office
2 12 (2.02%) SPSS
3 4 (0.67%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.54%) SAP SD
3 20 (3.37%) SAP FI
4 18 (3.03%) SAP CO
4 18 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (2.19%) SAP CRM
6 10 (1.68%) SAP MM
6 10 (1.68%) SAP ERP
6 10 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (1.52%) SAP SCM
7 9 (1.52%) SAP HCM
7 9 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (1.18%) SAP Business One
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (1.01%) SAP APO
9 6 (1.01%) Temenos T24
9 6 (1.01%) Sage ERP X3
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.20%) Office 365
2 16 (2.69%) SaaS
3 14 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.51%) Yammer
6 2 (0.34%) IaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Force.com
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.38%) Firewall
3 17 (2.86%) SSL
4 16 (2.69%) SAN
4 16 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (2.36%) OSPF
5 14 (2.36%) BGP
5 14 (2.36%) Network Security
6 12 (2.02%) LAN
7 11 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (1.68%) WAN
9 9 (1.52%) DHCP
9 9 (1.52%) VPN
9 9 (1.52%) DNS
10 8 (1.35%) FWSM
11 7 (1.18%) SNMP
12 6 (1.01%) Internet
12 6 (1.01%) MPLS
12 6 (1.01%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.67%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.39%) DB2
2 32 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.87%) DTS
5 21 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.69%) QlikView
7 13 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.02%) MySQL
8 12 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.02%) Pentaho
9 11 (1.85%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 11 (1.85%) Cognos Report Studio
9 11 (1.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.35%) SAP BW
12 8 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Selenium
2 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.67%) LSMW
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 104 (17.51%) Finance
2 73 (12.29%) Manufacturing
3 69 (11.62%) Retail
4 41 (6.90%) Banking
5 31 (5.22%) Telecoms
6 28 (4.71%) Retail Banking
7 20 (3.37%) Marketing
8 18 (3.03%) Automotive
9 13 (2.19%) Advertising
10 9 (1.52%) Publishing
10 9 (1.52%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.18%) German Language
11 7 (1.18%) Games
12 6 (1.01%) Back Office
12 6 (1.01%) Spanish Language
12 6 (1.01%) French Language
13 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.51%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.92%) .NET
2 31 (5.22%) HTML
3 23 (3.87%) XML
4 20 (3.37%) Web Services
5 15 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 15 (2.53%) ISPF
6 14 (2.36%) Java EE
7 13 (2.19%) SAP PI
8 10 (1.68%) CSS
9 7 (1.18%) SAP Basis
10 6 (1.01%) EDI
11 5 (0.84%) Ajax
12 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.67%) jQuery
13 3 (0.51%) WCF
13 3 (0.51%) SOAP
13 3 (0.51%) J2EE
13 3 (0.51%) COM
14 2 (0.34%) CGI
14 2 (0.34%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (3.37%) Visualisation
4 16 (2.69%) Mainframe
5 14 (2.36%) Open Source
6 12 (2.02%) Replication
7 7 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.01%) Life Science
8 6 (1.01%) Data Conversion
9 5 (0.84%) Clustering
10 4 (0.67%) User Experience
11 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.51%) iSeries
11 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.51%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.51%) EPoS
12 2 (0.34%) LIMS
12 2 (0.34%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.52%) Windows
2 56 (9.43%) Linux
3 45 (7.58%) UNIX
4 24 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.53%) MVS
6 15 (2.53%) AIX
6 15 (2.53%) Solaris
7 12 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) OS/390
11 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.64%) CRM
2 71 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (8.75%) Project Management
4 47 (7.91%) ERP
5 45 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (5.89%) Logistics
8 34 (5.72%) Migration
9 33 (5.56%) Analytics
10 32 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (5.39%) SOA
11 30 (5.05%) ITIL
12 28 (4.71%) Change Management
12 28 (4.71%) Workflow
12 28 (4.71%) Business Analysis
13 25 (4.21%) Software Testing
13 25 (4.21%) ETL
14 24 (4.04%) Information Security
14 24 (4.04%) Asset Management
15 20 (3.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 138 (23.23%) SQL
2 53 (8.92%) Java
3 45 (7.58%) C#
4 37 (6.23%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.21%) VBScript
6 21 (3.54%) ABAP
7 20 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.53%) JCL
8 15 (2.53%) Perl
9 14 (2.36%) R
10 12 (2.02%) Python
11 7 (1.18%) PHP
11 7 (1.18%) COBOL
12 6 (1.01%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.67%) C
14 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (5.56%) Degree
4 32 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.38%) CCNP
6 18 (3.03%) MCSE
7 14 (2.36%) CCIE
8 12 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.68%) CISSP
9 10 (1.68%) MCITP
10 9 (1.52%) ISEB
10 9 (1.52%) MCSD
11 8 (1.35%) CCNA
11 8 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (1.35%) CRISC
12 7 (1.18%) PCI QSA
12 7 (1.18%) CCSE
12 7 (1.18%) CISA
12 7 (1.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.22%) SLA
2 23 (3.87%) QA
3 11 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.89%) Hyper-V
3 21 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.35%) vSphere
5 6 (1.01%) XenApp
6 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.51%) XenServer
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.34%) Snort
9 2 (0.34%) vCloud
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.86%) SCOM
2 16 (2.69%) SCCM
3 15 (2.53%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.18%) WMI
5 6 (1.01%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.51%) SCSM
7 3 (0.51%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.34%) Puppet
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.17%) Cacti
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 121 (20.37%) SAP
3 85 (14.31%) Oracle
4 60 (10.10%) Cisco
5 45 (7.58%) Cognos
6 44 (7.41%) VMware
7 41 (6.90%) Business Objects
8 40 (6.73%) IBM
9 27 (4.55%) Citrix
10 24 (4.04%) CheckPoint
11 18 (3.03%) HP
11 18 (3.03%) Tableau
12 17 (2.86%) NetApp
13 15 (2.53%) Juniper
14 14 (2.36%) Sage
15 13 (2.19%) F5
15 13 (2.19%) Dell
16 11 (1.85%) Cloudera
16 11 (1.85%) Teradata
17 9 (1.52%) Fortinet
West Midlands
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
JPS Selection
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus Mileage Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance, 20% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + Training +Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance+Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £80k Package + Excellent company benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Travel, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £60,000-£65,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago