The median annual salary for a Consultant was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 24 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.44% 3.25% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 3.32% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 8
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 452 498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.68% 97.84% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 369 368 366
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Liverpool +11 23 £32,500 -23.52% 5
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Merseyside region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (43.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Logistics
3 8 (19.51%) Validation
3 8 (19.51%) GMP
3 8 (19.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Life Science
4 7 (17.07%) Sage
4 7 (17.07%) ERP
5 6 (14.63%) Finance
6 5 (12.20%) VMware
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
7 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) EMC
7 4 (9.76%) ITSM
8 3 (7.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (7.32%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) Pegasus
8 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 3 (7.32%) Sage X3
8 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
8 3 (7.32%) Presales
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (7.32%) Sage X3
2 2 (4.88%) NetSuite
2 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.88%) Sage 1000
2 2 (4.88%) Sage 200
2 2 (4.88%) SAP CO
2 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
2 2 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.44%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
1 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.88%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Big Data
General
1 8 (19.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Life Science
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Logistics
3 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Validation
4 7 (17.07%) ERP
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) ITSM
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Presales
7 2 (4.88%) Business Process Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.88%) Data Conversion
7 2 (4.88%) IT Strategy
7 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) MCSD
1 2 (4.88%) MCSE
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CCDE
2 1 (2.44%) CCIE
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) GMP
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Icinga
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Sage
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) EMC
3 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.32%) NetApp
4 3 (7.32%) Pegasus
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Avaya
5 2 (4.88%) BMC
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Epicor
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