The median annual salary for a Consultant was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 25 April 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 54 49
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 2 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.50% 1.02% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.04% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 9
Median salary £45,500 £37,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.97% -26.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 395 386 454
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 98.50% 98.22% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 360 327 384
Median salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £45,500 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Lancashire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) V-Model
1 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Time Management
3 4 (28.57%) Smart Meter
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) ISMS
4 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Security
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 7 (50.00%) V-Model
1 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Security
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) ISMS
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft