The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was - in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Consultant
North West / Cheshire
Rank 92 92 113
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 1 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.094% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 10
Median salary - £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +54.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1037 1252 1687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.01% 95.57% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1067 1289
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Software Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in Cheshire

Software Consultant
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Software Consultant in Cheshire

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) SSADM
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle