The median annual salary for a Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / North West
Rank 63 46 41
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 263 267 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.34% 4.73% 5.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 4.87% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 195 187 261
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% -1.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Manchester -22 191 £45,000 -5.26% 42
Cheshire 0 21 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Merseyside -1 17 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Lancashire +4 10 £45,500 -17.27%
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 157 (30.37%) Finance
2 96 (18.57%) SAP
3 82 (15.86%) Microsoft
4 78 (15.09%) SQL
4 78 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (14.89%) Degree
6 74 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (12.57%) Manufacturing
7 65 (12.57%) Retail
8 58 (11.22%) ERP
9 52 (10.06%) Cisco
10 50 (9.67%) Sage
11 49 (9.48%) Project Management
12 46 (8.90%) CISSP
13 45 (8.70%) Data Centre
14 44 (8.51%) Information Security
15 42 (8.12%) MS Excel
15 42 (8.12%) Presales
16 40 (7.74%) Windows
17 39 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (7.35%) ITIL
19 37 (7.16%) Oracle
20 36 (6.96%) Risk Management
20 36 (6.96%) SQL Server
20 36 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (6.58%) Banking
21 34 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 33 (6.38%) VMware
23 32 (6.19%) Migration
23 32 (6.19%) Management Information System

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (2.32%) SAS
2 9 (1.74%) GeoServer
2 9 (1.74%) IIS
3 7 (1.35%) Drupal
4 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.16%) MS Office
5 2 (0.39%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (5.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 22 (4.26%) Sage 200
3 18 (3.48%) SAP PP
4 17 (3.29%) SAP CO
4 17 (3.29%) SAP FI
4 17 (3.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (2.90%) Sage X3
5 15 (2.90%) SAP Business One
6 13 (2.51%) SAP MM
7 12 (2.32%) NetSuite
8 11 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (1.55%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (1.55%) SAP GRC
10 7 (1.35%) SAP HCM
10 7 (1.35%) SAP QM
11 6 (1.16%) Sage 1000
12 4 (0.77%) ResourceLink
12 4 (0.77%) Sage 50
12 4 (0.77%) SAP AFS
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.93%) Office 365
5 9 (1.74%) SaaS
6 7 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.77%) FinancialForce.com
8 4 (0.77%) Force.com
8 4 (0.77%) IaaS
8 4 (0.77%) PaaS
9 3 (0.58%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.19%) Network Security
2 25 (4.84%) Firewall
3 19 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (3.68%) NetScaler
4 12 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (2.32%) LAN
4 12 (2.32%) WAN
5 9 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (1.74%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.74%) VPN
6 8 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.97%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.97%) VoIP
8 4 (0.77%) Skype
9 3 (0.58%) Internet
10 2 (0.39%) DMZ
10 2 (0.39%) DNS
10 2 (0.39%) Extranet
10 2 (0.39%) Intranet
10 2 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.90%) SAP HANA
3 14 (2.71%) QlikView
4 12 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (2.32%) SAP BW
5 9 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.74%) Spotfire
6 8 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.55%) DataStage
7 7 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.16%) Big Data
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (0.77%) LSMW
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.58%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Gradle
4 1 (0.19%) Maven
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 157 (30.37%) Finance
2 65 (12.57%) Manufacturing
2 65 (12.57%) Retail
3 34 (6.58%) Banking
4 21 (4.06%) Advertising
4 21 (4.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (3.48%) Legal
5 18 (3.48%) Local Government
6 12 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.13%) Billing
7 11 (2.13%) Marketing
8 7 (1.35%) Law
9 6 (1.16%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.97%) French Language
11 4 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.77%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) German Language
12 2 (0.39%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.45%) Web Services
2 16 (3.09%) .NET
3 15 (2.90%) Middleware
4 14 (2.71%) HTML
5 8 (1.55%) SAP Business Workflow
6 6 (1.16%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.16%) DCOM
6 6 (1.16%) EJB
6 6 (1.16%) JMS
6 6 (1.16%) JSP
6 6 (1.16%) Servlets
6 6 (1.16%) XML
7 5 (0.97%) EDI
7 5 (0.97%) HTML5
7 5 (0.97%) Node.js
8 4 (0.77%) CSS
8 4 (0.77%) DHTML
8 4 (0.77%) JSON
8 4 (0.77%) Spring
8 4 (0.77%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 32 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.06%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.29%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.93%) iPad
8 8 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.97%) FMCG
11 4 (0.77%) LIMS
11 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.77%) User Experience
12 3 (0.58%) Fintech
12 3 (0.58%) NHS
12 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.58%) Social Media
13 2 (0.39%) CESG
13 2 (0.39%) iPhone
13 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.74%) Windows
2 23 (4.45%) Linux
3 17 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.51%) Unix
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.39%) VMS
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 58 (11.22%) ERP
3 49 (9.48%) Project Management
4 44 (8.51%) Information Security
5 42 (8.12%) Presales
6 39 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (7.35%) ITIL
8 36 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (6.96%) Risk Management
9 32 (6.19%) Migration
10 31 (6.00%) Logistics
11 29 (5.61%) DevOps
11 29 (5.61%) Service Delivery
12 27 (5.22%) Mentoring
12 27 (5.22%) Time Management
13 26 (5.03%) Change Management
14 25 (4.84%) Open Source
15 24 (4.64%) Business Development
16 22 (4.26%) Incident Management
17 21 (4.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.09%) SQL
2 22 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 20 (3.87%) ABAP
4 18 (3.48%) Java
5 15 (2.90%) C
6 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.16%) C#
7 6 (1.16%) R
8 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.97%) VB
9 4 (0.77%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.77%) Python
10 3 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Scala
11 1 (0.19%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 77 (14.89%) Degree
2 46 (8.90%) CISSP
3 32 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.00%) CCNP
5 26 (5.03%) CISM
6 16 (3.09%) Security Cleared
7 13 (2.51%) CCIE
7 13 (2.51%) CCSA
7 13 (2.51%) CCSE
7 13 (2.51%) CCSP
7 13 (2.51%) CIMA
8 12 (2.32%) CEH
8 12 (2.32%) CLAS
9 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.74%) IISP
10 7 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.97%) ACCA
12 4 (0.77%) MCSE
12 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.77%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.84%) SLA
3 24 (4.64%) PCI DSS
4 16 (3.09%) QA
5 9 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.74%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.16%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.77%) COBIT
9 3 (0.58%) IFRS
9 3 (0.58%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.39%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.39%) PMO
10 2 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.58%) vCloud
4 2 (0.39%) Docker
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.39%) vSphere
4 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.19%) Snort
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.51%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.77%) vRealize
3 3 (0.58%) Icinga
3 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.58%) Puppet
4 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.39%) Nagios
4 2 (0.39%) Nessus
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 96 (18.57%) SAP
2 82 (15.86%) Microsoft
3 52 (10.06%) Cisco
4 50 (9.67%) Sage
5 37 (7.16%) Oracle
6 33 (6.38%) VMware
7 21 (4.06%) Splunk
8 19 (3.68%) Google
9 16 (3.09%) Citrix
9 16 (3.09%) Rackspace
10 15 (2.90%) Pegasus
11 13 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.51%) Fortinet
12 12 (2.32%) Informatica
12 12 (2.32%) Sun
13 11 (2.13%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.93%) Ab Initio
15 9 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (1.55%) Riverbed
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + OTE 100k+
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35k - £40k + Car AllTravel, Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £78,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £60000 Per Annum + training + career prospects + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + 40% comission
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable + Guarantees
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bespoke Excel
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 21 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + extensive benefits and commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary: Competitive + bonus + expenses + training
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £27,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Comm, Bens.
Posted: 23 hours ago