Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 564 756 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.64% 5.73% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 5.93% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 471 512 464
North West median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.40% -4.21%
10th Percentile £22,250 £26,300 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
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 11,770 12,757 11,273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.70% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,550 10,380 9,509
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £61,250
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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +2 414 £52,500 +9.38% 65
Cheshire -34 65 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Lancashire +39 47 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Merseyside -11 20 £36,250 -9.38% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 144 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 130 (23.05%) Finance
3 100 (17.73%) SAP
4 86 (15.25%) SQL
5 82 (14.54%) Manufacturing
6 70 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (10.46%) ERP
8 57 (10.11%) Retail
9 56 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (9.22%) CRM
11 50 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (8.51%) Dynamics 365
13 47 (8.33%) Presales
14 46 (8.16%) Dynamics NAV
15 45 (7.98%) Advertising
16 44 (7.80%) SQL Server
16 44 (7.80%) Dynamics AX
17 42 (7.45%) Logistics
18 41 (7.27%) Oracle
19 40 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (6.91%) Degree
21 35 (6.21%) VMware
22 34 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
23 31 (5.50%) Java
23 31 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
24 30 (5.32%) Business Analysis
25 27 (4.79%) Billing
25 27 (4.79%) ABAP
25 27 (4.79%) Coaching
26 26 (4.61%) ACCA

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 14 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.13%) SAS
3 5 (0.89%) IIS
4 4 (0.71%) Apache
4 4 (0.71%) Confluence
4 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.35%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.35%) InVision
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (8.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 44 (7.80%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 18 (3.19%) SAP CO
5 18 (3.19%) SAP FI
5 18 (3.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (2.66%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (2.48%) SAP PP
8 13 (2.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 12 (2.13%) SAP MM
10 10 (1.77%) SAP SD
11 6 (1.06%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (1.06%) Sage 200
11 6 (1.06%) SAP SCM
12 5 (0.89%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.71%) SAP APO
13 4 (0.71%) SAP Business One
14 3 (0.53%) SAP GRC
14 3 (0.53%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.51%) Dynamics 365
2 22 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.84%) Office 365
5 12 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.37%) Wireless
2 17 (3.01%) Network Security
3 14 (2.48%) Firewall
4 9 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (1.60%) Cisco Firepower
4 9 (1.60%) Cisco ISE
4 9 (1.60%) LAN
5 8 (1.42%) SAN
5 8 (1.42%) WAN
6 6 (1.06%) Internet
6 6 (1.06%) IP Telephony
6 6 (1.06%) NGN
6 6 (1.06%) WLAN
7 5 (0.89%) SMS
7 5 (0.89%) VPN
8 4 (0.71%) Intranet
9 3 (0.53%) ADSL
9 3 (0.53%) Broadband
9 3 (0.53%) Skype
9 3 (0.53%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.30%) QlikView
5 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.60%) Big Data
7 7 (1.24%) DataStage
8 6 (1.06%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (1.06%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.06%) Spotfire
8 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.71%) GIS
10 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.71%) Power BI
10 4 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.24%) JIRA
3 5 (0.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.53%) eCATT
5 3 (0.53%) LSMW
6 2 (0.35%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.35%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.18%) Hudson
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 130 (23.05%) Finance
2 82 (14.54%) Manufacturing
3 57 (10.11%) Retail
4 45 (7.98%) Advertising
5 27 (4.79%) Billing
6 19 (3.37%) Banking
6 19 (3.37%) Publishing
7 14 (2.48%) Local Government
7 14 (2.48%) Marketing
8 8 (1.42%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.06%) Law
10 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.71%) Automotive
13 3 (0.53%) Legal
14 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.35%) German Language
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
15 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (2.48%) Web Services
3 13 (2.30%) Mason
4 11 (1.95%) Middleware
5 10 (1.77%) .NET
5 10 (1.77%) SAP Basis
6 8 (1.42%) CSS
6 8 (1.42%) HTML
7 6 (1.06%) XML
8 5 (0.89%) IDoc
9 4 (0.71%) jQuery
10 3 (0.53%) EDI
11 2 (0.35%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.35%) KML
11 2 (0.35%) MDX
11 2 (0.35%) React
11 2 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.35%) SOAP
11 2 (0.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.48%) PKI
5 13 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.77%) FMCG
7 9 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.89%) Replication
10 5 (0.89%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.71%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.71%) Smart Energy
11 4 (0.71%) Xbox
12 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.53%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.72%) Windows
2 12 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.77%) Unix
4 9 (1.60%) Linux
5 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.71%) AIX
7 2 (0.35%) Solaris
7 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) HPUX
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (10.46%) ERP
3 52 (9.22%) CRM
4 50 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (8.33%) Presales
6 42 (7.45%) Logistics
7 40 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (5.32%) Business Analysis
10 27 (4.79%) Coaching
11 24 (4.26%) Migration
12 23 (4.08%) Project Management
13 22 (3.90%) Analytics
14 21 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (3.72%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (3.72%) Service Delivery
14 21 (3.72%) Test Automation
15 19 (3.37%) DevOps
15 19 (3.37%) Time Management
16 16 (2.84%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (15.25%) SQL
2 31 (5.50%) Java
3 27 (4.79%) ABAP
4 15 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.30%) C#
6 9 (1.60%) X++
7 8 (1.42%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.24%) C
9 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.53%) Python
11 2 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) Groovy
12 1 (0.18%) Perl
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (6.91%) Degree
2 26 (4.61%) ACCA
3 24 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.84%) CCNP
6 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.48%) CIMA
8 8 (1.42%) CCDP
8 8 (1.42%) CCNA
8 8 (1.42%) IIBA
8 8 (1.42%) ISEB
9 5 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.89%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.53%) CCIE
11 3 (0.53%) CEH
11 3 (0.53%) OSCE
11 3 (0.53%) OSCP
11 3 (0.53%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.84%) PMO
2 10 (1.77%) QA
3 7 (1.24%) SLA
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) GDPR
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.18%) FISMA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.84%) Hyper-V
2 15 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.71%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (1.60%) QRadar
2 6 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
3 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.35%) Ansible
5 2 (0.35%) Nessus
5 2 (0.35%) Nmap
5 2 (0.35%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 144 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 100 (17.73%) SAP
3 41 (7.27%) Oracle
4 35 (6.21%) VMware
5 25 (4.43%) Cisco
6 18 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (2.66%) Citrix
7 15 (2.66%) Google
8 14 (2.48%) Sage
9 11 (1.95%) Juniper
9 11 (1.95%) Rackspace
10 10 (1.77%) Dell
10 10 (1.77%) Informatica
10 10 (1.77%) Splunk
11 9 (1.60%) NetApp
11 9 (1.60%) Qualys
11 9 (1.60%) Workday
12 8 (1.42%) Capita
12 8 (1.42%) EMC
12 8 (1.42%) Veeam