Period
to 22 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

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

Consultant
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 40 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 808 667 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.16% 5.59% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 5.75% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 533 510 533
North West median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,600 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,875 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12659 11596 12750
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.25% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10192 9791 10516
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the North West

Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Consultant in the North West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Consultant in the North West

Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Manchester -3 538 £50,000 +8.70% 25
Cheshire -9 102 £42,500 -10.53% 5
Merseyside +21 51 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Lancashire -14 16 £45,000 - 1
Cumbria +10 8 £52,500 -19.23%
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 North West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 281 (34.78%) SAP
2 229 (28.34%) Finance
3 144 (17.82%) SQL
4 139 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 139 (17.20%) Manufacturing
5 135 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (15.10%) Degree
7 118 (14.60%) Oracle
8 114 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (11.88%) Logistics
10 91 (11.26%) Retail
11 90 (11.14%) Banking
12 89 (11.01%) Analytics
13 76 (9.41%) SAS
14 66 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 62 (7.67%) Base SAS
15 62 (7.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 62 (7.67%) Windows
16 61 (7.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 60 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
18 58 (7.18%) ProC
18 58 (7.18%) SAS Macro
18 58 (7.18%) PROC SQL
18 58 (7.18%) Visual Analytics
18 58 (7.18%) Infrastructure Management
18 58 (7.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
19 54 (6.68%) Automotive
20 52 (6.44%) ERP
20 52 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
21 51 (6.31%) SQL Server

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 76 (9.41%) SAS
2 12 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.11%) NetWeaver
4 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.62%) JBoss
5 5 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.50%) Drupal
6 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.25%) IIS
8 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.74%) SPSS
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (5.45%) SAP SD
2 43 (5.32%) SAP MM
3 40 (4.95%) SAP S/4HANA
4 28 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (3.47%) SAP FI
5 27 (3.34%) SAP PP
6 23 (2.85%) Oracle Financials
6 23 (2.85%) SAP CO
6 23 (2.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (2.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 20 (2.48%) SAP BPC
8 20 (2.48%) SAP WM
9 16 (1.98%) SAP SCM
10 14 (1.73%) SAP Business One
11 13 (1.61%) SAP SRM
12 11 (1.36%) SAP Retail
13 10 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
13 10 (1.24%) SAP APO
14 9 (1.11%) Sage X3
15 8 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (1.11%) Office 365
5 5 (0.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 5 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.50%) Taleo
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.37%) GitHub
7 3 (0.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.25%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.12%) SaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.98%) DNS
2 10 (1.24%) DHCP
3 7 (0.87%) Internet
3 7 (0.87%) LAN
3 7 (0.87%) SAN
3 7 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.74%) VPN
4 6 (0.74%) WAN
5 5 (0.62%) Network Security
5 5 (0.62%) VoIP
6 4 (0.50%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.50%) ISDN
6 4 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.37%) Firewall
7 3 (0.37%) PBX
7 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.25%) Skype
8 2 (0.25%) SMS
8 2 (0.25%) WebEx
8 2 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.67%) Base SAS
1 62 (7.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 61 (7.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 58 (7.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 51 (6.31%) SQL Server
5 25 (3.09%) SAP HANA
6 24 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
7 19 (2.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 16 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.86%) SAP BW
10 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.11%) QlikView
12 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.87%) GIS
14 6 (0.74%) Cognos Report Studio
14 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.62%) Big Data
15 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (7.18%) ProC
2 14 (1.73%) eCATT
2 14 (1.73%) LSMW
3 6 (0.74%) JIRA
4 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.62%) Selenium
5 4 (0.50%) JUnit
6 3 (0.37%) Ant
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.37%) Gradle
6 3 (0.37%) Maven
6 3 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
General
1 229 (28.34%) Finance
2 139 (17.20%) Manufacturing
3 91 (11.26%) Retail
4 90 (11.14%) Banking
5 54 (6.68%) Automotive
6 36 (4.46%) Billing
7 33 (4.08%) Advertising
8 15 (1.86%) Marketing
8 15 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.61%) Publishing
10 9 (1.11%) Electronics
10 9 (1.11%) General Ledger
10 9 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.50%) German Language
12 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 30 (3.71%) EDI
3 20 (2.48%) .NET
3 20 (2.48%) Web Services
4 16 (1.98%) IDoc
5 15 (1.86%) SAP Core Interface
5 15 (1.86%) XML
6 10 (1.24%) HTML
7 9 (1.11%) SAP Basis
8 8 (0.99%) CSS
8 8 (0.99%) EJB
8 8 (0.99%) JSP
8 8 (0.99%) SAP XI
9 7 (0.87%) JMS
9 7 (0.87%) Servlets
10 6 (0.74%) SAP CO-PA
10 6 (0.74%) XSD
11 5 (0.62%) SOAP
11 5 (0.62%) WSDL
12 4 (0.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.48%) Life Science
4 19 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.10%) iPad
5 17 (2.10%) iPhone
5 17 (2.10%) NHS
6 15 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.24%) Social Media
9 9 (1.11%) FMCG
10 8 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.74%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.74%) LIMS
11 6 (0.74%) Smart Energy
11 6 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.62%) Chip and PIN
12 5 (0.62%) EPoS
13 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.67%) Windows
2 25 (3.09%) Linux
3 15 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.61%) Unix
5 10 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.37%) AIX
8 3 (0.37%) CentOS
8 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 96 (11.88%) Logistics
3 89 (11.01%) Analytics
4 66 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 60 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (7.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 58 (7.18%) Visual Analytics
7 52 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (6.44%) ERP
8 46 (5.69%) Business Analysis
8 46 (5.69%) Project Management
9 45 (5.57%) Requirements Analysis
10 41 (5.07%) Mentoring
11 38 (4.70%) Migration
12 37 (4.58%) Regression Testing
12 37 (4.58%) SAP Implementation
13 36 (4.46%) CRM
14 34 (4.21%) Presales
15 33 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
16 32 (3.96%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.82%) SQL
2 58 (7.18%) PROC SQL
2 58 (7.18%) SAS Macro
3 49 (6.06%) ABAP
4 25 (3.09%) Java
5 20 (2.48%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.99%) C#
6 8 (0.99%) Python
6 8 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.99%) VB
6 8 (0.99%) VB.NET
7 7 (0.87%) VBA
8 6 (0.74%) C
9 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.62%) R
10 4 (0.50%) C++
10 4 (0.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.50%) Ruby
11 3 (0.37%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 122 (15.10%) Degree
2 33 (4.08%) CISSP
3 23 (2.85%) ACCA
4 20 (2.48%) CISM
5 17 (2.10%) CIMA
6 12 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.24%) CEH
8 10 (1.24%) CLAS
9 9 (1.11%) CISA
9 9 (1.11%) MCSE
10 8 (0.99%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.99%) SANS
11 7 (0.87%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.74%) CISMP
12 6 (0.74%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.74%) CRISC
12 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.49%) ISO 9000
4 9 (1.11%) GDPR
4 9 (1.11%) IFRS
5 8 (0.99%) GMP
6 7 (0.87%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.87%) PMO
7 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.74%) SLA
8 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.25%) QA
9 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.74%) XenApp
4 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.37%) Docker
6 2 (0.25%) Samba
6 2 (0.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (0.62%) Puppet
2 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.37%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.25%) Nessus
3 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 281 (34.78%) SAP
2 139 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 118 (14.60%) Oracle
4 28 (3.47%) Sage
5 21 (2.60%) Citrix
5 21 (2.60%) VMware
6 15 (1.86%) Ariba
7 14 (1.73%) Epicor
7 14 (1.73%) Infor
8 13 (1.61%) Cognos
8 13 (1.61%) Facebook
9 10 (1.24%) JD Edwards
10 9 (1.11%) IBM
11 8 (0.99%) Tableau
11 8 (0.99%) Teradata
12 7 (0.87%) Google
13 6 (0.74%) hybris
13 6 (0.74%) Informatica
14 5 (0.62%) HP
14 5 (0.62%) Hyperion