The median annual salary for a Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 391 350 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.69% 6.23% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 6.37% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 265 259 266
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,750
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 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 6631 5495 6111
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.58% 97.78% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5421 4663 4986
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 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
Manchester -26 221 £47,500 +2.15% 44
Cheshire -1 74 £42,500 -10.52% 13
Merseyside +4 26 £32,500 -27.77% 8
Cumbria - 7 £52,500 -
Lancashire -5 6 £45,000 - 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 179 (27.50%) Finance
2 144 (22.12%) SAP
3 113 (17.36%) Microsoft
4 95 (14.59%) SQL
4 95 (14.59%) Manufacturing
5 84 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (10.45%) Oracle
8 64 (9.83%) Degree
9 62 (9.52%) ERP
10 57 (8.76%) Windows
11 51 (7.83%) Retail
12 49 (7.53%) Sage
13 48 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (7.07%) Logistics
14 46 (7.07%) Analytics
15 45 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 45 (6.91%) CISSP
15 45 (6.91%) SQL Server
16 44 (6.76%) Project Management
17 42 (6.45%) Banking
18 40 (6.14%) SAS
19 38 (5.84%) Presales
20 35 (5.38%) Information Security
21 34 (5.22%) SAP MM
21 34 (5.22%) Mentoring
22 33 (5.07%) DevOps
23 32 (4.92%) SDLC
23 32 (4.92%) VMware
23 32 (4.92%) Linux

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 40 (6.14%) SAS
2 11 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.23%) Drupal
4 8 (1.23%) NetWeaver
4 8 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.08%) GeoServer
6 6 (0.92%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.77%) JBoss
7 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.31%) Apache
10 2 (0.31%) IIS
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.77%) SPSS
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (5.22%) SAP MM
2 25 (3.84%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (3.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 24 (3.69%) SAP PP
4 21 (3.23%) SAP FI
5 19 (2.92%) Sage X3
6 16 (2.46%) SAP CO
6 16 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
7 15 (2.30%) Sage 200
7 15 (2.30%) SAP Business One
7 15 (2.30%) SAP SD
8 13 (2.00%) SAP SRM
9 10 (1.54%) NetSuite
10 8 (1.23%) SAP APO
11 7 (1.08%) SAP HCM
11 7 (1.08%) SAP WM
12 6 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
13 5 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
13 5 (0.77%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.00%) Office 365
4 11 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.61%) IaaS
6 4 (0.61%) SaaS
7 3 (0.46%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (0.46%) PaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.76%) Network Security
2 15 (2.30%) Firewall
3 12 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (1.84%) NetScaler
4 10 (1.54%) DNS
4 10 (1.54%) Internet
4 10 (1.54%) LAN
4 10 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.54%) VPN
5 9 (1.38%) WAN
6 8 (1.23%) DHCP
6 8 (1.23%) SAN
7 7 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.77%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.77%) Skype
8 5 (0.77%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.61%) VoIP
10 3 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.45%) SAP HANA
3 24 (3.69%) Base SAS
3 24 (3.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 23 (3.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 23 (3.53%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 15 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (1.69%) QlikView
7 9 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 8 (1.23%) GIS
8 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.23%) Spotfire
9 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.92%) DataStage
10 6 (0.92%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.61%) Big Data
12 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.53%) ProC
2 3 (0.46%) JIRA
2 3 (0.46%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.31%) eCATT
3 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.31%) LSMW
3 2 (0.31%) Selenium
3 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.15%) Ant
4 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.15%) Gradle
4 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 179 (27.50%) Finance
2 95 (14.59%) Manufacturing
3 51 (7.83%) Retail
4 42 (6.45%) Banking
5 31 (4.76%) Advertising
6 22 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.61%) Billing
8 13 (2.00%) Local Government
9 11 (1.69%) Automotive
10 10 (1.54%) Marketing
11 8 (1.23%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.77%) Legal
13 4 (0.61%) German Language
14 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.46%) Publishing
15 2 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.15%) French Language
16 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.15%) Web Services
2 17 (2.61%) .NET
3 16 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (2.00%) EJB
4 13 (2.00%) JMS
4 13 (2.00%) JSP
4 13 (2.00%) Servlets
5 9 (1.38%) Middleware
6 8 (1.23%) SAP Basis
6 8 (1.23%) XML
7 7 (1.08%) HTML
8 6 (0.92%) EDI
8 6 (0.92%) XSD
9 5 (0.77%) DCOM
9 5 (0.77%) WSDL
10 4 (0.61%) CSS
10 4 (0.61%) JSON
10 4 (0.61%) SAP Core Interface
10 4 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
11 3 (0.46%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.61%) iPhone
6 16 (2.46%) iPad
7 13 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.84%) Life Science
9 8 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.23%) Social Media
10 7 (1.08%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.92%) FMCG
11 6 (0.92%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.61%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.46%) Replication
13 3 (0.46%) Smart Energy
14 2 (0.31%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.76%) Windows
2 32 (4.92%) Linux
3 26 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.61%) Unix
5 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
7 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.31%) AIX
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.31%) VMS
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 62 (9.52%) ERP
3 48 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (7.07%) Analytics
4 46 (7.07%) Logistics
5 45 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (6.76%) Project Management
7 38 (5.84%) Presales
8 35 (5.38%) Information Security
9 34 (5.22%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.07%) DevOps
11 32 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (4.92%) SDLC
12 30 (4.61%) Business Analysis
13 27 (4.15%) SAP Implementation
14 24 (3.69%) CRM
14 24 (3.69%) Migration
14 24 (3.69%) Risk Management
14 24 (3.69%) Visual Analytics
15 23 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.59%) SQL
2 32 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 30 (4.61%) Java
4 23 (3.53%) PROC SQL
4 23 (3.53%) SAS Macro
5 12 (1.84%) ABAP
6 7 (1.08%) C
6 7 (1.08%) C#
7 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.77%) C++
8 5 (0.77%) Python
9 4 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.61%) VB
10 3 (0.46%) R
11 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) Korn
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) Scala
12 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 64 (9.83%) Degree
2 45 (6.91%) CISSP
3 24 (3.69%) CISM
4 19 (2.92%) CIMA
5 17 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.46%) CEH
7 15 (2.30%) CLAS
8 13 (2.00%) CCNP
9 10 (1.54%) SANS
10 9 (1.38%) CISA
10 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.38%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.23%) CCIE
12 7 (1.08%) ACCA
12 7 (1.08%) MCSE
12 7 (1.08%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.92%) CCSA
13 6 (0.92%) CCSE
13 6 (0.92%) CCSP
13 6 (0.92%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.46%) SLA
3 10 (1.54%) ISO 9000
4 9 (1.38%) QA
5 8 (1.23%) GDPR
5 8 (1.23%) GMP
6 6 (0.92%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.61%) PMO
9 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.77%) Docker
3 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.77%) XenApp
4 2 (0.31%) Samba
4 2 (0.31%) Snort
4 2 (0.31%) vCloud
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.23%) FortiGate
2 5 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.46%) Nessus
4 3 (0.46%) vRealize
5 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.31%) Icinga
5 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.31%) Nagios
5 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 144 (22.12%) SAP
2 113 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 68 (10.45%) Oracle
4 49 (7.53%) Sage
5 32 (4.92%) VMware
6 28 (4.30%) Cisco
7 25 (3.84%) Citrix
8 19 (2.92%) Google
9 16 (2.46%) Ariba
10 15 (2.30%) Facebook
11 12 (1.84%) Sun
12 11 (1.69%) Pegasus
13 10 (1.54%) Rackspace
14 9 (1.38%) Infor
15 8 (1.23%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.23%) EMC
15 8 (1.23%) Epicor
16 7 (1.08%) HP
16 7 (1.08%) Informatica
16 7 (1.08%) Splunk
Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 95000 per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 95000 per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £850000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£72,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £90,000 per annum Based on experience + Bonus + Benefi
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday + flexible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (plus competitive package)
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30k - £40k + 29 days holiday + bene
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago