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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 290 376 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.48% 7.62% 9.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 7.98% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 232 278 345
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £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
5044 4713 4767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.50% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4294 3935 3993
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -10 165 £55,000 +4.76% 32
Coventry -28 34 £50,000 - 8
Warwickshire +10 32 £25,000 -52.38% 3
Staffordshire +7 10 £35,500 -42.04% 3
Dudley -4 7 £26,000 -20.00%
Solihull -20 6 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Worcestershire -10 5 £47,500 +5.55%
Wolverhampton +9 4 £46,250 +3.93% 1
Shropshire -6 3 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Walsall +3 2 £41,250 -21.42%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 165 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 115 (20.50%) SQL
3 103 (18.36%) Windows
4 101 (18.00%) SAP
5 94 (16.76%) Finance
6 90 (16.04%) SQL Server
7 89 (15.86%) Oracle
8 75 (13.37%) CRM
9 72 (12.83%) MS Excel
10 63 (11.23%) SharePoint
10 63 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
11 60 (10.70%) Retail
12 56 (9.98%) Cisco
13 55 (9.80%) Security Cleared
14 54 (9.63%) Linux
14 54 (9.63%) Manufacturing
15 48 (8.56%) SC Cleared
16 43 (7.66%) ERP
16 43 (7.66%) VMware
16 43 (7.66%) Degree
17 42 (7.49%) ITIL
18 41 (7.31%) Active Directory
18 41 (7.31%) Project Management
18 41 (7.31%) Hyper-V
19 40 (7.13%) .NET
20 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
21 38 (6.77%) UNIX
22 37 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
23 35 (6.24%) Migration
23 35 (6.24%) Java

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (11.23%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 29 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 20 (3.57%) Lync
5 19 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (3.21%) MS Exchange
7 17 (3.03%) SAS
8 13 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.14%) JBoss
10 10 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.60%) Apache
11 9 (1.60%) MQSeries
11 9 (1.60%) CICS
12 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.71%) IIS
13 3 (0.53%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.36%) Documentum
14 2 (0.36%) Alfresco
Applications
1 72 (12.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.78%) MS Office
3 7 (1.25%) SPSS
4 2 (0.36%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.57%) SAP FI
3 19 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (3.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (3.21%) SAP CO
5 16 (2.85%) SAP SD
6 15 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (2.14%) SAP HCM
8 10 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (1.43%) SAP MM
9 8 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (1.25%) SAP HR
10 7 (1.25%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (0.89%) Sage 200
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.92%) Office 365
2 14 (2.50%) SaaS
3 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.53%) Yammer
6 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.99%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.63%) Firewall
3 19 (3.39%) Network Security
4 16 (2.85%) SSL
5 15 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (2.50%) SAN
7 13 (2.32%) LAN
8 12 (2.14%) SNMP
9 11 (1.96%) DNS
9 11 (1.96%) Unified Communications
9 11 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.78%) DHCP
11 9 (1.60%) WAN
11 9 (1.60%) OSPF
11 9 (1.60%) BGP
12 8 (1.43%) VPN
13 6 (1.07%) RIP
13 6 (1.07%) EIGRP
13 6 (1.07%) IGRP
13 6 (1.07%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.10%) DB2
4 20 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.21%) MySQL
6 17 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.85%) DTS
7 16 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.78%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.60%) QlikView
11 9 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.60%) Big Data
12 7 (1.25%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 7 (1.25%) Cognos Report Studio
12 7 (1.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 7 (1.25%) LSMW
2 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 94 (16.76%) Finance
2 60 (10.70%) Retail
3 54 (9.63%) Manufacturing
4 33 (5.88%) Banking
5 29 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.21%) Retail Banking
7 17 (3.03%) Marketing
8 15 (2.67%) Advertising
9 9 (1.60%) Games
10 8 (1.43%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.25%) German Language
12 6 (1.07%) Spanish Language
12 6 (1.07%) French Language
12 6 (1.07%) Automotive
13 5 (0.89%) Back Office
14 4 (0.71%) Law
15 3 (0.53%) Publishing
15 3 (0.53%) Local Government
15 3 (0.53%) Billing
16 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.13%) .NET
2 24 (4.28%) HTML
3 19 (3.39%) XML
4 14 (2.50%) Web Services
5 10 (1.78%) Java EE
6 9 (1.60%) ISPF
6 9 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (1.43%) CSS
7 8 (1.43%) SAP PI
8 7 (1.25%) EDI
9 5 (0.89%) jQuery
10 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 3 (0.53%) Ajax
11 3 (0.53%) WCF
11 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.53%) J2EE
12 2 (0.36%) COM
12 2 (0.36%) CGI
12 2 (0.36%) SOAP
12 2 (0.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.67%) Visualisation
2 15 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.78%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.60%) Open Source
6 6 (1.07%) Clustering
6 6 (1.07%) Life Science
6 6 (1.07%) Data Conversion
7 4 (0.71%) iSeries
7 4 (0.71%) User Experience
8 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.53%) Replication
8 3 (0.53%) EPoS
9 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.36%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.36%) SecurID
9 2 (0.36%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 103 (18.36%) Windows
2 54 (9.63%) Linux
3 38 (6.77%) UNIX
4 23 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.32%) Solaris
8 10 (1.78%) AIX
9 9 (1.60%) MVS
10 8 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.37%) CRM
2 63 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (7.66%) ERP
4 42 (7.49%) ITIL
5 41 (7.31%) Project Management
6 37 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (6.24%) Migration
7 35 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (5.35%) Change Management
10 27 (4.81%) Analytics
11 26 (4.63%) Workflow
12 25 (4.46%) SOA
12 25 (4.46%) ETL
13 24 (4.28%) Information Security
14 22 (3.92%) Asset Management
15 21 (3.74%) Business Analysis
15 21 (3.74%) Service Delivery
16 20 (3.57%) Software Testing
16 20 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (20.50%) SQL
2 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
3 35 (6.24%) Java
4 32 (5.70%) C#
5 19 (3.39%) ABAP
6 17 (3.03%) VBScript
7 11 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.96%) R
8 10 (1.78%) PHP
9 9 (1.60%) Perl
9 9 (1.60%) JCL
9 9 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.25%) Python
10 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.07%) C
12 2 (0.36%) X++
12 2 (0.36%) SAPscript
12 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 55 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 43 (7.66%) Degree
4 34 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.74%) CCNP
7 15 (2.67%) MCSE
8 14 (2.50%) CISSP
9 11 (1.96%) CRISC
10 10 (1.78%) ISEB
10 10 (1.78%) PCI QSA
11 9 (1.60%) MCITP
11 9 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.60%) CISA
12 8 (1.43%) CISM
12 8 (1.43%) CCSE
12 8 (1.43%) CCNA
12 8 (1.43%) MCSD
12 8 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (1.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.99%) SLA
2 22 (3.92%) QA
3 13 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (7.31%) Active Directory
1 41 (7.31%) Hyper-V
2 23 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.43%) vSphere
4 4 (0.71%) XenApp
4 4 (0.71%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.36%) Snort
6 2 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.18%) NFS
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (2.85%) SCCM
2 13 (2.32%) SCOM
3 10 (1.78%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.78%) WMI
4 6 (1.07%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.53%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.53%) SCSM
7 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 165 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 101 (18.00%) SAP
3 89 (15.86%) Oracle
4 56 (9.98%) Cisco
5 43 (7.66%) VMware
6 35 (6.24%) Business Objects
7 34 (6.06%) IBM
8 30 (5.35%) Cognos
9 26 (4.63%) CheckPoint
10 24 (4.28%) Citrix
11 22 (3.92%) NetApp
12 19 (3.39%) HP
13 13 (2.32%) Sage
13 13 (2.32%) Tableau
14 12 (2.14%) EMC
15 11 (1.96%) Dell
15 11 (1.96%) Juniper
16 10 (1.78%) F5
16 10 (1.78%) Cloudera
16 10 (1.78%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Catch Resource Management Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Argyll Scott Technology
Salary: £30k - £40k per annum + Up To 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Pension/Medical/37hols
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Ideal Training
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago