Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Consultant
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 96 83
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 60 81 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.31% 2.70% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.82% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 54 54 51
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +13.10%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,125 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,750 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -9.05% +14.13% +2.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,523 2,871 2,185
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 95.80% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,946 2,207 1,883
Cheshire median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £36,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% +15.18% -7.75%
10th Percentile £25,313 £24,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cheshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 27 £43,750 +16.67% 3
Macclesfield - 8 £62,500 -
Runcorn +13 5 £45,000 +37.40% 1
Chester +10 5 £40,000 -33.33% 5
Crewe +3 2 £35,000 -31.71% 1
Northwich -2 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Wilmslow -19 2 - - 1
Knutsford +8 1 - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) SAP
2 13 (21.67%) ERP
2 13 (21.67%) Office 365
3 11 (18.33%) Presales
3 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco
3 11 (18.33%) VMware
4 10 (16.67%) Publishing
4 10 (16.67%) Degree
4 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (16.67%) Wireless
4 10 (16.67%) Dell
4 10 (16.67%) EMC
4 10 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
4 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (16.67%) Veeam
4 10 (16.67%) EqualLogic
5 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (15.00%) Marketing
5 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 8 (13.33%) Change Management
6 8 (13.33%) Firewall
6 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (11.67%) Coaching
7 7 (11.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (3.33%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.67%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.67%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) Office 365
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.33%) PaaS
4 2 (3.33%) SaaS
4 2 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Wireless
2 8 (13.33%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) Network Security
4 3 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (1.67%) DHCP
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.67%) LAN
5 1 (1.67%) PPP
5 1 (1.67%) SAN
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (3.33%) QlikView
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) GIS
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (16.67%) Publishing
2 9 (15.00%) Marketing
3 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (11.67%) Finance
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
6 1 (1.67%) Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Law
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) REST
3 1 (1.67%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.67%) SAPUI5
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 7 (11.67%) PKI
1 7 (11.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Life Science
3 2 (3.33%) iPhone
3 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ERP
2 11 (18.33%) Presales
3 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 8 (13.33%) Change Management
5 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (11.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (11.67%) Coaching
6 7 (11.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (11.67%) Project Management
6 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
6 7 (11.67%) SIEM
6 7 (11.67%) Threat Management
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (3.33%) Dashboard Development
9 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.00%) X++
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) CIPD
5 1 (1.67%) ACCA
5 1 (1.67%) CIMA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) BS7799
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) SAP
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco
3 11 (18.33%) VMware
4 10 (16.67%) Dell
4 10 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
4 10 (16.67%) EMC
4 10 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 10 (16.67%) Veeam
5 7 (11.67%) Citrix
5 7 (11.67%) Qualys
5 7 (11.67%) Splunk
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 3 (5.00%) Sage
7 2 (3.33%) Cognizant
7 2 (3.33%) Facebook
7 2 (3.33%) Nintex
8 1 (1.67%) Infor
8 1 (1.67%) Pegasus
8 1 (1.67%) Twitter