Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 58 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 720 544 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.60% 4.42% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 4.57% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 476 451 462
North West median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% +2.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,875 £27,000 £25,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £72,500
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 12,457 11,909 11,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.68% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10,024 10,003 9,608
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +23 534 £55,000 +19.57% 79
Cheshire -38 63 £53,750 +13.16% 19
Lancashire +34 49 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Merseyside -9 24 £63,750 +27.50% 5
Cumbria -9 2 £68,750 +1.85% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 290 (40.28%) SAP
2 221 (30.69%) Finance
3 181 (25.14%) Manufacturing
4 142 (19.72%) Microsoft
5 128 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
6 106 (14.72%) Retail
7 99 (13.75%) Oracle
8 98 (13.61%) Logistics
9 96 (13.33%) SQL
10 85 (11.81%) ERP
11 84 (11.67%) ABAP
12 68 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (9.44%) CRM
13 66 (9.17%) Degree
14 62 (8.61%) Windows
14 62 (8.61%) SAP SD
15 61 (8.47%) Advertising
16 53 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 52 (7.22%) Migration
18 51 (7.08%) Dynamics AX
19 48 (6.67%) EDI
20 47 (6.53%) SQL Server
21 45 (6.25%) Analytics
22 44 (6.11%) DevOps
22 44 (6.11%) Project Management
23 42 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
24 40 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
25 39 (5.42%) Banking

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 26 (3.61%) SAS
2 5 (0.69%) Drupal
3 4 (0.56%) NetWeaver
4 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.28%) IIS
5 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.14%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.14%) FileNet
6 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 62 (8.61%) SAP SD
2 51 (7.08%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (5.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (5.00%) SAP PP
5 34 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 29 (4.03%) SAP SCM
7 25 (3.47%) Oracle Financials
7 25 (3.47%) SAP APO
8 24 (3.33%) SAP CO
8 24 (3.33%) SAP FI
8 24 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (3.06%) SAP MM
10 20 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 19 (2.64%) Dynamics NAV
12 15 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
13 14 (1.94%) SAP BPC
14 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
14 11 (1.53%) SAP EWM
15 9 (1.25%) SAP Retail
15 9 (1.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.94%) IaaS
6 9 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.25%) PaaS
7 8 (1.11%) Office 365
8 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.97%) SaaS
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.56%) GitHub
9 4 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.42%) Serverless
11 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.89%) Internet
2 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.39%) ADSL
3 10 (1.39%) FTP
3 10 (1.39%) PSTN
4 9 (1.25%) Wireless
5 6 (0.83%) Firewall
6 5 (0.69%) DNS
6 5 (0.69%) LAN
6 5 (0.69%) VPN
6 5 (0.69%) WAN
7 4 (0.56%) VoIP
8 3 (0.42%) DHCP
8 3 (0.42%) Network Security
8 3 (0.42%) SMS
9 2 (0.28%) MPLS
9 2 (0.28%) SAN
9 2 (0.28%) VSAN
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 23 (3.19%) Base SAS
4 23 (3.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 22 (3.06%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 16 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (1.67%) SAP BW
9 11 (1.53%) SAP HANA
10 10 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 10 (1.39%) QlikView
11 8 (1.11%) Big Data
11 8 (1.11%) GIS
11 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (3.06%) eCATT
1 22 (3.06%) LSMW
2 20 (2.78%) ProC
3 16 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.56%) JIRA
4 4 (0.56%) Selenium
5 3 (0.42%) Ant
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Gradle
5 3 (0.42%) Hudson
5 3 (0.42%) JUnit
5 3 (0.42%) Maven
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 221 (30.69%) Finance
2 181 (25.14%) Manufacturing
3 106 (14.72%) Retail
4 61 (8.47%) Advertising
5 39 (5.42%) Banking
6 36 (5.00%) Billing
7 35 (4.86%) Publishing
8 20 (2.78%) Automotive
9 19 (2.64%) German Language
10 17 (2.36%) General Ledger
11 12 (1.67%) Marketing
12 10 (1.39%) Law
12 10 (1.39%) Legal
13 8 (1.11%) Local Government
14 4 (0.56%) Electronics
15 3 (0.42%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.14%) Back Office
16 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.67%) EDI
2 32 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 29 (4.03%) .NET
4 22 (3.06%) IDoc
5 16 (2.22%) Web Services
6 12 (1.67%) SAP Basis
7 10 (1.39%) HTML
8 9 (1.25%) Middleware
9 6 (0.83%) SAP XI
10 5 (0.69%) SAP PI
11 4 (0.56%) SAP Core Interface
12 3 (0.42%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.42%) RESTful
13 2 (0.28%) JSON
13 2 (0.28%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.28%) XML
13 2 (0.28%) XSLT
14 1 (0.14%) CSS3
14 1 (0.14%) Node.js
14 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 128 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.31%) Driving Licence
3 29 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 27 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.47%) FMCG
7 19 (2.64%) Internet of Things
7 19 (2.64%) LIMS
8 17 (2.36%) Virtual Team
9 15 (2.08%) Life Science
10 9 (1.25%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.83%) Clustering
13 5 (0.69%) NHS
14 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.56%) Replication
14 4 (0.56%) Social Media
15 3 (0.42%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.61%) Windows
2 27 (3.75%) Linux
3 24 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.94%) Unix
5 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.97%) Android
6 7 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.83%) CentOS
8 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.28%) SUSE
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (13.61%) Logistics
2 85 (11.81%) ERP
3 68 (9.44%) CRM
3 68 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 52 (7.22%) Migration
6 45 (6.25%) Analytics
7 44 (6.11%) DevOps
7 44 (6.11%) Project Management
8 38 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (5.28%) Data Migration
8 38 (5.28%) Requirements Analysis
9 34 (4.72%) Presales
9 34 (4.72%) SAP Implementation
10 32 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
10 32 (4.44%) Integration Testing
10 32 (4.44%) ITIL
11 31 (4.31%) GAP Analysis
12 29 (4.03%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.33%) SQL
2 84 (11.67%) ABAP
3 30 (4.17%) C#
4 27 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.06%) Java
6 20 (2.78%) PROC SQL
6 20 (2.78%) SAS Macro
7 18 (2.50%) Python
8 12 (1.67%) C
9 11 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.39%) X++
11 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.83%) Ruby
13 4 (0.56%) PHP
13 4 (0.56%) R
14 3 (0.42%) VBA
15 2 (0.28%) Scala
15 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 66 (9.17%) Degree
2 19 (2.64%) ACCA
3 17 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.53%) CIMA
5 11 (1.53%) CISSP
5 11 (1.53%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.11%) CISM
7 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.83%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.69%) CCDP
10 4 (0.56%) CCDE
10 4 (0.56%) MCSE
11 3 (0.42%) CCNP
11 3 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.28%) CCA
12 2 (0.28%) CISA
12 2 (0.28%) MCSA
12 2 (0.28%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.08%) PMO
2 14 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.11%) IFRS
5 6 (0.83%) GCP
5 6 (0.83%) GDPR
6 5 (0.69%) COBIT
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.42%) SLA
8 2 (0.28%) GAAP
8 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.28%) QA
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.81%) Docker
2 13 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.28%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) Ceph
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.14%) UAG
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.94%) Puppet
3 12 (1.67%) Ansible
4 8 (1.11%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.69%) Terraform
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.42%) Packer
8 3 (0.42%) Simian Army
8 3 (0.42%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.14%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.14%) SCSM
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 290 (40.28%) SAP
2 142 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 99 (13.75%) Oracle
4 34 (4.72%) Sage
5 29 (4.03%) VMware
6 23 (3.19%) Infor
7 21 (2.92%) JD Edwards
8 20 (2.78%) Epicor
9 18 (2.50%) Cognos
10 15 (2.08%) Google
11 13 (1.81%) Informatica
12 11 (1.53%) Cisco
12 11 (1.53%) Citrix
12 11 (1.53%) hybris
12 11 (1.53%) Tableau
13 8 (1.11%) IBM
13 8 (1.11%) Rackspace
13 8 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.83%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.69%) Veeam