Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 43 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 547 812 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.65% 6.36% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 6.58% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 452 532 495
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £19,750 £31,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £65,000
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 11,388 12,349 11,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.70% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,211 9,884 9,957
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -4 423 £50,000 -4.76% 94
Cheshire -23 64 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Lancashire +12 23 £50,000 +8.11% 12
Merseyside -22 17 £45,000 +34.33% 12
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 111 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 109 (19.93%) Finance
3 90 (16.45%) SAP
4 86 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (12.80%) Manufacturing
6 59 (10.79%) SQL
7 54 (9.87%) Presales
8 51 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (8.96%) Coaching
10 47 (8.59%) ERP
11 45 (8.23%) Retail
11 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (7.50%) Logistics
14 40 (7.31%) CRM
15 39 (7.13%) Java
15 39 (7.13%) Degree
16 38 (6.95%) Dynamics 365
17 35 (6.40%) Oracle
17 35 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (6.22%) Cisco
19 33 (6.03%) SQL Server
20 32 (5.85%) Wireless
21 31 (5.67%) VMware
21 31 (5.67%) Business Analysis
22 29 (5.30%) Dynamics AX
23 27 (4.94%) Billing
23 27 (4.94%) ABAP
23 27 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
24 26 (4.75%) Data Warehouse

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 16 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.46%) SAS
3 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.91%) IIS
5 4 (0.73%) Confluence
5 4 (0.73%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.55%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.55%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) InVision
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (5.30%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (4.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (4.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (3.11%) Oracle Financials
4 17 (3.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 17 (3.11%) SAP MM
5 12 (2.19%) SAP CO
5 12 (2.19%) SAP FI
5 12 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 12 (2.19%) SAP PP
6 8 (1.46%) SAP SCM
7 7 (1.28%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.91%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.91%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.73%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.73%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.73%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.55%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.95%) Dynamics 365
2 25 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (3.84%) Office 365
5 9 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) SaaS
8 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.85%) Wireless
2 17 (3.11%) Firewall
2 17 (3.11%) Network Security
3 14 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (2.56%) Cisco Firepower
3 14 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
4 10 (1.83%) Internet
4 10 (1.83%) LAN
5 8 (1.46%) WAN
6 7 (1.28%) SAN
6 7 (1.28%) WLAN
7 6 (1.10%) IP Telephony
7 6 (1.10%) NGN
8 5 (0.91%) Intranet
8 5 (0.91%) VPN
9 4 (0.73%) SMS
10 3 (0.55%) ADSL
10 3 (0.55%) Skype
11 2 (0.37%) Broadband
11 2 (0.37%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.29%) QlikView
4 13 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.01%) Big Data
5 11 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.83%) Power BI
7 8 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.46%) Qlik Sense
7 8 (1.46%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.10%) DataStage
8 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.91%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 5 (0.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (0.91%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.91%) GIS
9 5 (0.91%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.73%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) JIRA
2 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.55%) Aptana Studio
3 3 (0.55%) eCATT
3 3 (0.55%) LSMW
3 3 (0.55%) Selenium
4 2 (0.37%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (19.93%) Finance
2 70 (12.80%) Manufacturing
3 45 (8.23%) Retail
4 27 (4.94%) Billing
5 26 (4.75%) Advertising
6 22 (4.02%) Publishing
7 14 (2.56%) Banking
8 13 (2.38%) Local Government
9 12 (2.19%) Marketing
10 8 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.46%) Law
11 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.73%) Legal
12 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.55%) Automotive
13 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (2.93%) Middleware
3 14 (2.56%) HTML
4 13 (2.38%) CSS
5 10 (1.83%) .NET
5 10 (1.83%) SAP Basis
6 9 (1.65%) Web Services
7 8 (1.46%) XML
8 6 (1.10%) jQuery
9 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.55%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.55%) EDI
10 3 (0.55%) IDoc
10 3 (0.55%) Leaflet
10 3 (0.55%) OpenLayers
10 3 (0.55%) PostGIS
10 3 (0.55%) SOAP
10 3 (0.55%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.37%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.37%) React
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.56%) PKI
3 12 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (1.65%) Internet of Things
5 9 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.10%) FMCG
6 6 (1.10%) Graphic Design
7 5 (0.91%) Replication
7 5 (0.91%) Xbox
8 4 (0.73%) User Experience
9 3 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.55%) Life Science
9 3 (0.55%) LIMS
9 3 (0.55%) Social Media
10 2 (0.37%) EPoS
10 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.74%) Windows
2 8 (1.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.28%) Linux
3 7 (1.28%) Unix
4 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.91%) AIX
6 2 (0.37%) Solaris
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) HPUX
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (9.87%) Presales
3 49 (8.96%) Coaching
4 47 (8.59%) ERP
5 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (7.50%) Logistics
8 40 (7.31%) CRM
9 35 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (5.67%) Business Analysis
11 24 (4.39%) Migration
12 23 (4.20%) DevOps
13 21 (3.84%) Analytics
13 21 (3.84%) Information Security
14 19 (3.47%) Order to Cash
15 18 (3.29%) Data Analysis
15 18 (3.29%) Mentoring
16 17 (3.11%) Procure-to-Pay
16 17 (3.11%) Requirements Analysis
16 17 (3.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (10.79%) SQL
2 39 (7.13%) Java
3 27 (4.94%) ABAP
4 21 (3.84%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.83%) C#
6 9 (1.65%) Apex Code
6 9 (1.65%) Python
6 9 (1.65%) X++
7 6 (1.10%) R
8 5 (0.91%) C
9 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.37%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (7.13%) Degree
2 23 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.84%) ACCA
3 21 (3.84%) CCNP
4 16 (2.93%) CCNA
5 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.65%) IIBA
6 9 (1.65%) ISEB
6 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.10%) CCDP
8 6 (1.10%) CIMA
9 5 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.55%) CISSP
10 3 (0.55%) SANS
11 2 (0.37%) CEH
11 2 (0.37%) CIPD
11 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.47%) PMO
2 13 (2.38%) QA
3 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.55%) GDPR
5 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.18%) BS7799
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) FISMA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (2.93%) Hyper-V
2 13 (2.38%) Docker
3 12 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (2.56%) Stealthwatch
2 11 (2.01%) Puppet
3 9 (1.65%) QRadar
3 9 (1.65%) Terraform
4 5 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 111 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 90 (16.45%) SAP
3 35 (6.40%) Oracle
4 34 (6.22%) Cisco
5 31 (5.67%) VMware
6 18 (3.29%) Juniper
7 17 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (2.56%) IronPort
9 13 (2.38%) Citrix
9 13 (2.38%) Meraki
10 12 (2.19%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.19%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.19%) Sage
11 11 (2.01%) Dell
11 11 (2.01%) Google
12 10 (1.83%) Informatica
12 10 (1.83%) Splunk
13 9 (1.65%) Qualys
13 9 (1.65%) Veeam
13 9 (1.65%) Workday