The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 194 185 198
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Consultant 20 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 7
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £37,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,250 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
IT 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
5008 4676 4843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.25% 95.45% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4270 3907 4065
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 £24,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IT Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the West Midlands region.

IT Consultant Salary Trend in the West Midlands

IT Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

IT Consultant Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 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 11 £65,000 +18.18%
Staffordshire +4 5 £35,500 -43.20%
Warwickshire -7 3 - -
Coventry -17 1 £60,000 -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) SAN
5 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (25.00%) Lync
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
7 5 (20.83%) Line Management
7 5 (20.83%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) MCSE
9 3 (12.50%) ERP
9 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
9 3 (12.50%) Data Management
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (12.50%) Logistics
9 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security
9 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Movex
1 3 (12.50%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) DTS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Conversion
1 3 (12.50%) iSeries
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) Line Management
4 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) Master Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) OWASP
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Security Management
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (12.50%) MCITP
2 2 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) OSCP
3 1 (4.17%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Veeam
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp