The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 169 183 170
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 52 33 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.64% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 49 28 39
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,450 £57,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Technical 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
5455 5155 5148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.48% 94.47% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4560 4367 4308
Average salary £39,100 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,450 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Consultant Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Technical Consultant Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 0 36 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Shropshire - 5 £41,500 -
Staffordshire +17 2 £43,250 +27.20% 3
Wolverhampton +13 2 £41,250 +17.85%
Coventry -13 1 £35,000 -26.31%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 44 (50.00%) SQL
2 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 32 (36.36%) Java
4 31 (35.23%) UNIX
5 29 (32.95%) Windows
5 29 (32.95%) Oracle
5 29 (32.95%) Linux
5 29 (32.95%) SOA
6 27 (30.68%) WebSphere
7 26 (29.55%) DB2
7 26 (29.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
8 21 (23.86%) Web Services
9 19 (21.59%) Business Objects
9 19 (21.59%) IBM
10 18 (20.45%) MS Excel
11 17 (19.32%) MQSeries
11 17 (19.32%) Perl
11 17 (19.32%) AIX
11 17 (19.32%) Solaris
11 17 (19.32%) JCL
11 17 (19.32%) WebSphere MQ
11 17 (19.32%) Tivoli
11 17 (19.32%) Mainframe
11 17 (19.32%) CICS
11 17 (19.32%) MVS
11 17 (19.32%) ISPF
11 17 (19.32%) Retail
12 16 (18.18%) HTML
13 15 (17.05%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (30.68%) WebSphere
2 26 (29.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (19.32%) MQSeries
3 17 (19.32%) CICS
4 11 (12.50%) JBoss
5 9 (10.23%) IIS
5 9 (10.23%) Lync
6 1 (1.14%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.27%) Cordys
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.23%) SSL
3 8 (9.09%) MPLS
3 8 (9.09%) OSPF
3 8 (9.09%) BGP
4 7 (7.95%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (5.68%) IOS XR
5 5 (5.68%) NX-OS
6 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.55%) SAN
7 3 (3.41%) Skype
8 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.27%) Network Security
9 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.14%) NAS
9 1 (1.14%) IPsec
9 1 (1.14%) Internet
9 1 (1.14%) Firewall
9 1 (1.14%) IPv4
9 1 (1.14%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.55%) DB2
2 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.23%) RDBMS
3 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.41%) MySQL
7 2 (2.27%) Big Data
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.14%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 17 (19.32%) Retail
2 13 (14.77%) Banking
2 13 (14.77%) Finance
3 12 (13.64%) Retail Banking
4 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.41%) Private Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Law
7 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.14%) Local Government
7 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) Web Services
2 17 (19.32%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (19.32%) ISPF
3 16 (18.18%) HTML
4 15 (17.05%) XML
5 9 (10.23%) Java EE
6 7 (7.95%) .NET
7 6 (6.82%) CSS
8 3 (3.41%) jQuery
9 2 (2.27%) WCF
9 2 (2.27%) J2EE
9 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.27%) COM
10 1 (1.14%) JSP
10 1 (1.14%) SOAP
10 1 (1.14%) XSD
10 1 (1.14%) WPF
10 1 (1.14%) JSON
10 1 (1.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Mainframe
2 14 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.09%) Replication
4 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) iSeries
6 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.14%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.14%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.14%) IVR
7 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.23%) UNIX
2 29 (32.95%) Windows
2 29 (32.95%) Linux
3 17 (19.32%) MVS
3 17 (19.32%) AIX
3 17 (19.32%) Solaris
4 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) OS/390
6 1 (1.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) SOA
2 10 (11.36%) High Availability
3 9 (10.23%) Time Management
3 9 (10.23%) Migration
4 8 (9.09%) Workflow
5 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
7 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.55%) ETL
8 4 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.41%) Wealth Management
9 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.41%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.41%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.27%) Product Management
10 2 (2.27%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (2.27%) Analytics
10 2 (2.27%) Marketing Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.00%) SQL
2 32 (36.36%) Java
3 17 (19.32%) Perl
3 17 (19.32%) JCL
4 9 (10.23%) COBOL
4 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) C#
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) MCSE
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.23%) CCNP
4 7 (7.95%) CCIE
4 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.82%) MCITP
6 5 (5.68%) CCA
6 5 (5.68%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.41%) Degree
8 3 (3.41%) CCVP
9 2 (2.27%) CCIP
9 2 (2.27%) CCDP
10 1 (1.14%) ISEB
10 1 (1.14%) HP MASE
10 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.95%) XenApp
3 7 (7.95%) XenDesktop
4 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.68%) vSphere
5 5 (5.68%) XenServer
6 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.95%) Oracle
3 19 (21.59%) Business Objects
3 19 (21.59%) IBM
4 14 (15.91%) Cisco
5 13 (14.77%) VMware
6 11 (12.50%) Citrix
7 9 (10.23%) CheckPoint
8 8 (9.09%) Juniper
8 8 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 8 (9.09%) F5
9 5 (5.68%) HP
10 4 (4.55%) Avaya
10 4 (4.55%) Mitel
10 4 (4.55%) Aruba
10 4 (4.55%) LANDesk
11 3 (3.41%) NetApp
12 2 (2.27%) CommVault
12 2 (2.27%) Metastorm
12 2 (2.27%) OpenText
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