Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 71 72
Rank change year-on-year -36 +1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 63 103 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.29% 3.64% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.80% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 55 69 61
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £23,125 £21,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 2,664 2,710 2,068
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 95.90% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,024 2,079 1,802
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,700 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +11 28 £40,000 - 3
Macclesfield - 10 £62,500 -
Chester -5 6 £40,000 -33.33% 8
Crewe - 3 £35,000 -
Runcorn +12 2 £42,500 -
Northwich +1 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Wilmslow -22 2 - - 1
Knutsford -13 1 - - 1
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) ERP
2 13 (20.63%) SAP
3 12 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (15.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (15.87%) Presales
4 10 (15.87%) Finance
4 10 (15.87%) Degree
5 9 (14.29%) Marketing
5 9 (14.29%) PKI
5 9 (14.29%) Qualys
5 9 (14.29%) Firewall
5 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 9 (14.29%) QRadar
5 9 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
5 9 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (14.29%) Threat Management
5 9 (14.29%) Network Security
5 9 (14.29%) Splunk
5 9 (14.29%) SIEM
6 8 (12.70%) Change Management
6 8 (12.70%) Project Management
6 8 (12.70%) Cisco
6 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.11%) VMware
7 7 (11.11%) Dell
7 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.76%) Sage 200
3 2 (3.17%) NetSuite
3 2 (3.17%) SAP CO
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (3.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (3.17%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.59%) DELMIA
4 1 (1.59%) ENOVIA
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) Firewall
1 9 (14.29%) Network Security
2 6 (9.52%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) PPP
3 1 (1.59%) SAN
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.94%) Big Data
3 3 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (4.76%) QlikView
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.59%) GIS
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Marketing
3 6 (9.52%) Publishing
4 4 (6.35%) Advertising
4 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.35%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) CSS
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) IDoc
2 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.59%) jQuery
2 1 (1.59%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 9 (14.29%) PKI
1 9 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) FMCG
3 2 (3.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ERP
2 12 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (15.87%) Presales
3 10 (15.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
4 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 9 (14.29%) SIEM
4 9 (14.29%) Threat Management
5 8 (12.70%) Change Management
5 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
5 8 (12.70%) Project Management
6 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (11.11%) Coaching
7 6 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
8 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (4.76%) Data Validation
9 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) X++
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Degree
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ACCA
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) CEH
4 1 (1.59%) CIMA
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) XenApp
2 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) SAP
3 9 (14.29%) Qualys
3 9 (14.29%) Splunk
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco
5 7 (11.11%) Dell
5 7 (11.11%) VMware
6 6 (9.52%) Citrix
6 6 (9.52%) Dell Compellent
6 6 (9.52%) EMC
6 6 (9.52%) EqualLogic
6 6 (9.52%) Veeam
7 4 (6.35%) Sage
8 2 (3.17%) Facebook
8 2 (3.17%) Google
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Nintex
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) Twitter
9 1 (1.59%) Arista