Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 60 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 596 586 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.90% 4.70% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 4.85% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 427 466 423
North West median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £70,000
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 11,784 12,082 10,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.90% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9,538 10,059 9,143
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +14 435 £55,000 +22.22% 49
Cheshire -49 64 £51,000 +20.00% 9
Lancashire +26 46 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Merseyside -4 21 £46,000 -26.40% 4
Cumbria -15 1 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 183 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 173 (29.03%) Finance
3 158 (26.51%) SAP
4 130 (21.81%) Manufacturing
5 113 (18.96%) SQL
6 95 (15.94%) Retail
7 91 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
8 87 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
9 76 (12.75%) ERP
10 72 (12.08%) Advertising
11 70 (11.74%) Logistics
12 63 (10.57%) Dynamics AX
13 60 (10.07%) CRM
14 59 (9.90%) Self-Motivation
15 57 (9.56%) Dynamics NAV
16 56 (9.40%) Dynamics 365
17 55 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (8.89%) SQL Server
19 52 (8.72%) Oracle
20 49 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
21 48 (8.05%) Presales
22 46 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
23 45 (7.55%) Migration
24 42 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
25 41 (6.88%) ABAP
26 39 (6.54%) Billing
26 39 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
27 36 (6.04%) Publishing
28 35 (5.87%) Windows
28 35 (5.87%) DevOps

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 18 (3.02%) SAS
2 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.67%) NetWeaver
4 3 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 63 (10.57%) Dynamics AX
2 57 (9.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 42 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (4.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 22 (3.69%) SAP PP
6 20 (3.36%) SAP CO
6 20 (3.36%) SAP FI
6 20 (3.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 20 (3.36%) SAP SD
7 14 (2.35%) SAP MM
8 11 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (1.85%) SAP APO
9 9 (1.51%) SAP SCM
10 8 (1.34%) SAP EWM
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (1.01%) HFM
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 56 (9.40%) Dynamics 365
2 39 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.85%) IaaS
6 10 (1.68%) Office 365
7 7 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.01%) PaaS
8 6 (1.01%) SaaS
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Serverless
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.52%) Internet
2 13 (2.18%) Wireless
3 6 (1.01%) LAN
3 6 (1.01%) Network Security
3 6 (1.01%) SMS
3 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.01%) WAN
4 5 (0.84%) ADSL
4 5 (0.84%) Firewall
4 5 (0.84%) FTP
4 5 (0.84%) PSTN
4 5 (0.84%) VSAN
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (0.50%) SAN
5 3 (0.50%) VoIP
5 3 (0.50%) WLAN
6 2 (0.34%) MPLS
6 2 (0.34%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 13 (2.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 9 (1.51%) Base SAS
5 9 (1.51%) Big Data
5 9 (1.51%) SAP HANA
5 9 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.84%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.84%) SAS EBI
7 5 (0.84%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (2.85%) eCATT
1 17 (2.85%) LSMW
2 14 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.34%) ProC
4 6 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.34%) JIRA
7 2 (0.34%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 173 (29.03%) Finance
2 130 (21.81%) Manufacturing
3 95 (15.94%) Retail
4 72 (12.08%) Advertising
5 39 (6.54%) Billing
6 36 (6.04%) Publishing
7 27 (4.53%) Banking
8 19 (3.19%) General Ledger
9 13 (2.18%) German Language
10 10 (1.68%) Marketing
11 9 (1.51%) Local Government
12 8 (1.34%) Legal
13 6 (1.01%) Law
14 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.17%) Automotive
17 1 (0.17%) Back Office
17 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.52%) .NET
2 19 (3.19%) IDoc
3 18 (3.02%) EDI
4 15 (2.52%) Web Services
5 12 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (1.51%) Mason
6 9 (1.51%) Middleware
7 6 (1.01%) HTML
8 4 (0.67%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.34%) CSS
9 2 (0.34%) MDX
9 2 (0.34%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.34%) XML
10 1 (0.17%) Ajax
10 1 (0.17%) Django
10 1 (0.17%) KML
10 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.17%) REST
10 1 (0.17%) RESTful
10 1 (0.17%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (9.90%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.02%) FMCG
4 18 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.85%) LIMS
6 16 (2.68%) Internet of Things
7 14 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.68%) Life Science
10 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.34%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.84%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.67%) Clustering
13 4 (0.67%) PKI
13 4 (0.67%) Smart Energy
13 4 (0.67%) Social Media
14 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.87%) Windows
2 14 (2.35%) Linux
3 13 (2.18%) Unix
4 10 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.17%) Android
5 7 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.34%) SUSE
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
2 76 (12.75%) ERP
3 70 (11.74%) Logistics
4 60 (10.07%) CRM
5 55 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (8.05%) Presales
8 46 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (7.55%) Migration
10 35 (5.87%) DevOps
11 31 (5.20%) Data Migration
11 31 (5.20%) Project Management
11 31 (5.20%) Service Delivery
12 27 (4.53%) Analytics
13 26 (4.36%) Time Management
14 25 (4.19%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
16 23 (3.86%) Integration Testing
17 22 (3.69%) ITIL
17 22 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.96%) SQL
2 41 (6.88%) ABAP
3 27 (4.53%) C#
4 18 (3.02%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.68%) Java
6 12 (2.01%) C
6 12 (2.01%) Python
6 12 (2.01%) X++
7 8 (1.34%) PROC SQL
7 8 (1.34%) SAS Macro
8 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.67%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.50%) VBA
12 2 (0.34%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (4.70%) Degree
2 19 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.68%) ACCA
3 16 (2.68%) CIMA
4 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.34%) CISSP
8 7 (1.17%) CCDP
8 7 (1.17%) CCNP
9 6 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.67%) CCDE
10 4 (0.67%) CISM
10 4 (0.67%) OSCP
11 3 (0.50%) CCIE
11 3 (0.50%) CEH
11 3 (0.50%) OSCE
11 3 (0.50%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.18%) PMO
2 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.17%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) GCP
3 6 (1.01%) SLA
4 3 (0.50%) GDPR
5 2 (0.34%) GAAP
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 15 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.51%) Docker
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.34%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) UAG
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.68%) Ansible
2 9 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.51%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.50%) Nessus
4 3 (0.50%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.34%) Nmap
5 2 (0.34%) QRadar
5 2 (0.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.17%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.17%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.17%) SCSM
6 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 183 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 158 (26.51%) SAP
3 52 (8.72%) Oracle
4 31 (5.20%) VMware
5 27 (4.53%) Sage
6 21 (3.52%) JD Edwards
7 17 (2.85%) Cisco
7 17 (2.85%) Infor
8 16 (2.68%) Epicor
9 15 (2.52%) Google
10 14 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (2.18%) Citrix
12 9 (1.51%) Rackspace
13 8 (1.34%) Dell
13 8 (1.34%) Workday
14 7 (1.17%) EMC
14 7 (1.17%) NetApp
14 7 (1.17%) Veeam
15 5 (0.84%) Informatica
16 4 (0.67%) Zerto