Period
to 3 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 68 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 247 456 591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 4.05% 4.49% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 4.69% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 200 430 531
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 5,856 9,722 11,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.79% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,651 7,321 9,488
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the North West.

Salary trend for Consultant in the North West

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the North West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -28 127 £60,000 +4.35% 13
Lancashire +47 52 £47,500 +2.15% 2
Cheshire +14 28 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Cumbria +5 21 £70,000 -
Merseyside +8 3 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 124 (50.20%) SAP
2 64 (25.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 62 (25.10%) ERP
4 52 (21.05%) Public Sector
5 50 (20.24%) Azure
6 40 (16.19%) Microsoft
7 36 (14.57%) SAP FI
7 36 (14.57%) SAP CO
7 36 (14.57%) SAP FI/CO
8 34 (13.77%) Finance
9 32 (12.96%) Security Cleared
10 27 (10.93%) AWS
11 26 (10.53%) SAP PS
11 26 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (9.72%) Cash Management
13 21 (8.50%) SAP MM
14 20 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (8.10%) Office 365
15 19 (7.69%) Manufacturing
15 19 (7.69%) SAP SD
15 19 (7.69%) Python
15 19 (7.69%) Oracle
16 17 (6.88%) Active Directory
16 17 (6.88%) Risk Management
16 17 (6.88%) SAP SCM
16 17 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
17 16 (6.48%) Presales
17 16 (6.48%) Degree
18 15 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (5.67%) SAP ERP

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 8 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.02%) CMS
2 5 (2.02%) Confluence
3 4 (1.62%) EPiServer
3 4 (1.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 64 (25.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 36 (14.57%) SAP CO
2 36 (14.57%) SAP FI
2 36 (14.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 26 (10.53%) SAP PS
4 21 (8.50%) SAP MM
5 19 (7.69%) SAP SD
6 17 (6.88%) SAP SCM
7 14 (5.67%) SAP ERP
8 9 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (3.64%) NetSuite
8 9 (3.64%) SAP Business One
9 8 (3.24%) Sage 200
9 8 (3.24%) Sage 500
9 8 (3.24%) SAP MII
10 7 (2.83%) SAP WM
11 6 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (2.02%) SAP PP
13 3 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.24%) Azure
2 27 (10.93%) AWS
3 20 (8.10%) Office 365
4 10 (4.05%) PaaS
4 10 (4.05%) SaaS
5 9 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (3.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (3.24%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (3.24%) Amazon S3
6 8 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (3.24%) Serverless
7 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.02%) Slack
8 4 (1.62%) GCP
9 3 (1.21%) Logic Apps
10 2 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) VSAN
2 3 (1.21%) Firewall
2 3 (1.21%) Skype
2 3 (1.21%) VPN
3 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.81%) SAN
3 2 (0.81%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) BGP
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.40%) DSL
4 1 (0.40%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) MPLS
4 1 (0.40%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.24%) Amazon Athena
1 8 (3.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (2.02%) Power BI
3 4 (1.62%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.21%) Big Data
4 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.81%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Essbase
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Selenium
1 7 (2.83%) WebDriver
2 6 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.02%) Gatling
3 5 (2.02%) GitLab
3 5 (2.02%) HP UFT
3 5 (2.02%) Jasmine
3 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.02%) JMeter
3 5 (2.02%) LoadRunner
3 5 (2.02%) Maven
3 5 (2.02%) Mockito
3 5 (2.02%) Protractor
3 5 (2.02%) Robot Framework
3 5 (2.02%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.02%) TestComplete
3 5 (2.02%) The Grinder
3 5 (2.02%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (21.05%) Public Sector
2 34 (13.77%) Finance
3 19 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.64%) Law
5 8 (3.24%) Retail
6 5 (2.02%) Local Government
6 5 (2.02%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.86%) Web Services
2 11 (4.45%) .NET
3 9 (3.64%) CSS
3 9 (3.64%) HTML
4 8 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (3.24%) Node.js
4 8 (3.24%) SAP Fiori
4 8 (3.24%) SAPUI5
5 5 (2.02%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.02%) Nightwatchjs
5 5 (2.02%) REST
6 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.62%) EDI
6 4 (1.62%) EDIFACT
6 4 (1.62%) Middleware
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.81%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.81%) Kafka
8 2 (0.81%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.43%) Renewable Energy
3 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.81%) Clustering
4 2 (0.81%) Cyberattack
4 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
4 2 (0.81%) Replication
4 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.40%) NHS
5 1 (0.40%) PKI
5 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.24%) Windows
2 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
2 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.40%) CatOS
3 1 (0.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.40%) VMS
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.10%) ERP
2 26 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (9.72%) Cash Management
4 20 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (6.88%) Risk Management
6 16 (6.48%) Presales
7 15 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (5.67%) Migration
9 13 (5.26%) DevOps
10 12 (4.86%) Project Delivery
11 11 (4.45%) Thought Leadership
12 10 (4.05%) ITIL
12 10 (4.05%) Requirements Gathering
13 9 (3.64%) CRM
13 9 (3.64%) OO
13 9 (3.64%) Translating Business Requirements
14 8 (3.24%) PLM
14 8 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (3.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.69%) Python
2 14 (5.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (5.26%) C#
4 11 (4.45%) Java
5 10 (4.05%) SQL
6 5 (2.02%) ABAP
6 5 (2.02%) Groovy
6 5 (2.02%) Ruby
6 5 (2.02%) Scala
6 5 (2.02%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.02%) VBScript
7 3 (1.21%) C
7 3 (1.21%) C++
8 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.48%) Degree
3 10 (4.05%) CISSP
4 7 (2.83%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.83%) CISM
4 7 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.81%) CCNP
8 2 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.81%) CISA
8 2 (0.81%) MCITP
8 2 (0.81%) MCSA
8 2 (0.81%) MCSE
8 2 (0.81%) MCTS
8 2 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.21%) NIST
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) Docker
4 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.21%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.21%) vSphere
5 2 (0.81%) vCloud
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.81%) Xen
5 2 (0.81%) XenApp
5 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.24%) Kibana
1 8 (3.24%) logstash
1 8 (3.24%) Terraform
2 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.02%) Puppet
3 3 (1.21%) SCCM
4 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.81%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.40%) DameWare
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) OpenView
5 1 (0.40%) OVSD
5 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 124 (50.20%) SAP
2 40 (16.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.69%) Oracle
4 14 (5.67%) VMware
5 9 (3.64%) Google
6 8 (3.24%) Sage
6 8 (3.24%) Splunk
7 6 (2.43%) Citrix
7 6 (2.43%) IBM
8 5 (2.02%) CA
8 5 (2.02%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (2.02%) EMC
8 5 (2.02%) Micro Focus
8 5 (2.02%) Parasoft
9 4 (1.62%) Dell
9 4 (1.62%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.62%) Veeam
10 3 (1.21%) Databricks
10 3 (1.21%) NetApp
11 2 (0.81%) Tagetik