Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 89 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 81 60 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.68% 2.65% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.72% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 55 50 71
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,125 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -5.26%

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 2897 2202 3186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.30% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2221 1895 2702
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 20 £37,500 +66.67% 2
Knutsford -35 13 £50,000 -16.67%
Wilmslow +14 6 £43,750 +121.52% 1
Chester -5 5 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Crewe +4 4 £51,250 -
Runcorn - 2 £32,750 -
Northwich +4 1 £50,000 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 30 (37.04%) Finance
2 22 (27.16%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) Windows
4 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.05%) Manufacturing
4 13 (16.05%) Banking
5 12 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.58%) ERP
7 10 (12.35%) Citrix
7 10 (12.35%) VMware
7 10 (12.35%) Advertising
8 9 (11.11%) Project Management
8 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 9 (11.11%) SAP
8 9 (11.11%) Logistics
8 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 8 (9.88%) Presales
9 8 (9.88%) ITIL
9 8 (9.88%) Sage
9 8 (9.88%) DNS
10 7 (8.64%) DHCP
10 7 (8.64%) CISSP
10 7 (8.64%) Web Services
10 7 (8.64%) Java
10 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (7.41%) SDLC
11 6 (7.41%) Driving Licence
11 6 (7.41%) Analytics

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 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.17%) JBoss
2 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) SAS
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.23%) Confluence
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (4.94%) Sage 1000
1 4 (4.94%) Sage 500
1 4 (4.94%) SAP Business One
2 3 (3.70%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (3.70%) Sage X3
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.47%) SAP QM
4 1 (1.23%) Infor LN
4 1 (1.23%) Infor M3
4 1 (1.23%) Movex
4 1 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) DNS
2 7 (8.64%) DHCP
3 6 (7.41%) VPN
4 5 (6.17%) SAN
5 3 (3.70%) Firewall
5 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.47%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.23%) SNMP
7 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Base SAS
1 4 (4.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 4 (4.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 4 (4.94%) SAS Visual Analytics
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) GIS
3 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.23%) QlikView
4 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.23%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) ProC
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 30 (37.04%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Banking
2 13 (16.05%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.35%) Advertising
4 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 6 (7.41%) XML
2 6 (7.41%) XSD
3 5 (6.17%) .NET
3 5 (6.17%) EJB
3 5 (6.17%) JMS
3 5 (6.17%) JSP
3 5 (6.17%) Servlets
3 5 (6.17%) WSDL
4 1 (1.23%) COM
4 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.41%) Life Science
2 6 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) iPhone
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Unix
5 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (13.58%) ERP
3 9 (11.11%) Logistics
3 9 (11.11%) Project Management
4 8 (9.88%) ITIL
4 8 (9.88%) Presales
5 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.41%) Analytics
5 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.41%) Information Security
5 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.41%) SDLC
6 5 (6.17%) BDD
6 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.17%) System Testing
6 5 (6.17%) TDD
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.94%) Line Management
7 4 (4.94%) People Management
7 4 (4.94%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.94%) C#
3 4 (4.94%) PROC SQL
3 4 (4.94%) SAS Macro
4 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.23%) ABAP
5 1 (1.23%) C
5 1 (1.23%) PHP
5 1 (1.23%) Python
5 1 (1.23%) RPG
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) CISSP
2 6 (7.41%) CISM
3 5 (6.17%) MCSE
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.94%) CCA
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.47%) CISA
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) ACCA
7 1 (1.23%) CIMA
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) IISP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.70%) PMO
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
4 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) XenApp
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Citrix
2 10 (12.35%) VMware
3 9 (11.11%) SAP
4 8 (9.88%) Sage
5 5 (6.17%) JDA
5 5 (6.17%) RedPrairie
5 5 (6.17%) Veeam
6 4 (4.94%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.47%) Cognos
7 2 (2.47%) Infor
7 2 (2.47%) Juniper
8 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.23%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.23%) Google
8 1 (1.23%) hybris
8 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.23%) SonicWALL