Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £53,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 128 93
Rank change year-on-year +38 -35 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 48 63 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.29% 1.86% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.93% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 40 44 35
Cheshire median annual salary £53,500 £53,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.47% +13.16% +26.67%
10th Percentile £29,350 £32,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.57% +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 2,035 3,258 2,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 96.28% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,549 2,440 1,713
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.88% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £61,250
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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +21 21 £62,500 +86.57% 10
Wilmslow -7 6 £67,250 +34.50% 1
Runcorn +4 5 £47,500 +5.56%
Knutsford +29 2 - - 2
Chester +21 2 £42,250 -29.58% 8
Crewe +7 1 - -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (27.08%) Office 365
3 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (20.83%) ERP
4 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
4 8 (16.67%) SAP
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
5 7 (14.58%) Veeam
5 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.58%) Dell
5 7 (14.58%) EMC
5 7 (14.58%) Publishing
5 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.58%) Wireless
5 7 (14.58%) EqualLogic
5 7 (14.58%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (14.58%) Presales
5 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 6 (12.50%) Skype
6 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (12.50%) MCSE
6 6 (12.50%) Oracle
6 6 (12.50%) Windows
6 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
7 5 (10.42%) SAP ERP

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 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SAP ERP
2 4 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.08%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Wireless
2 6 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) PPP
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.58%) Publishing
2 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.33%) Finance
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
1 4 (8.33%) SAP Fiori
1 4 (8.33%) SAPUI5
2 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) CSS3
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.17%) React
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.33%) Life Science
3 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) ERP
2 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.58%) Presales
2 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
3 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Coaching
4 3 (6.25%) Coaching
4 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.25%) Decision-Making
4 3 (6.25%) Scrum
4 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.25%) Time Management
5 2 (4.17%) BPEL
5 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) Logistics
5 2 (4.17%) MVC
5 2 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) C#
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) MCSE
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CIPD
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) BS7799
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco
2 8 (16.67%) SAP
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Dell
3 7 (14.58%) Dell Compellent
3 7 (14.58%) EMC
3 7 (14.58%) EqualLogic
3 7 (14.58%) Veeam
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle
5 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) Cognizant
7 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.08%) Nintex
7 1 (2.08%) Pegasus