Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 843 623 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.36% 4.99% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 5.14% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 547 464 533
North West median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -8.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £74,750
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 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +11 589 £54,500 +18.48% 52
Cheshire -24 71 £47,500 - 9
Lancashire +28 48 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Merseyside +23 47 £35,500 +9.23% 5
Cumbria +5 5 £52,500 -20.75%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 349 (41.40%) SAP
2 236 (28.00%) Finance
3 184 (21.83%) Manufacturing
4 148 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
5 128 (15.18%) Oracle
5 128 (15.18%) Degree
6 127 (15.07%) SQL
7 126 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 115 (13.64%) Logistics
9 104 (12.34%) Retail
10 99 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 87 (10.32%) ABAP
12 78 (9.25%) Banking
12 78 (9.25%) Analytics
13 74 (8.78%) SAP SD
14 71 (8.42%) Windows
15 65 (7.71%) ERP
16 64 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 63 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
18 57 (6.76%) SAS
19 56 (6.64%) SQL Server
20 55 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
21 53 (6.29%) Oracle Fusion
21 53 (6.29%) SAP Implementation
22 52 (6.17%) Base SAS
22 52 (6.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
22 52 (6.17%) CRM
22 52 (6.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
23 51 (6.05%) Automotive
23 51 (6.05%) Agile Software Development

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 57 (6.76%) SAS
2 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.71%) Drupal
3 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.36%) IIS
7 2 (0.24%) Apache
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.24%) JBoss
7 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.12%) Confluence
8 1 (0.12%) Documentum
8 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 74 (8.78%) SAP SD
2 46 (5.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 39 (4.63%) SAP PP
4 36 (4.27%) SAP FI
5 35 (4.15%) SAP CO
5 35 (4.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 34 (4.03%) SAP MM
7 33 (3.91%) Oracle Financials
7 33 (3.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 32 (3.80%) SAP SCM
9 31 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
10 22 (2.61%) SAP WM
11 21 (2.49%) SAP BPC
12 20 (2.37%) SAP APO
13 15 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
14 13 (1.54%) SAP Retail
15 12 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
16 11 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
16 11 (1.30%) SAP Business One
17 6 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.07%) Office 365
6 7 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.71%) IaaS
7 6 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.59%) PaaS
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.47%) GitHub
10 3 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.36%) Bluemix
10 3 (0.36%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.36%) Serverless
10 3 (0.36%) Taleo
11 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.78%) Internet
2 13 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.30%) DNS
4 9 (1.07%) VPN
5 7 (0.83%) Firewall
6 6 (0.71%) DHCP
6 6 (0.71%) LAN
6 6 (0.71%) WAN
7 5 (0.59%) ADSL
7 5 (0.59%) FTP
7 5 (0.59%) PSTN
7 5 (0.59%) SAN
8 4 (0.47%) ISDN
8 4 (0.47%) PBX
8 4 (0.47%) VoIP
9 3 (0.36%) Network Security
9 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.24%) Skype
10 2 (0.24%) SMS
10 2 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.17%) Base SAS
2 52 (6.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 52 (6.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 49 (5.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 24 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.66%) QlikView
9 13 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.54%) SAP BW
10 12 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 12 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.30%) SAP HANA
12 10 (1.19%) GIS
13 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.83%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 49 (5.81%) ProC
2 16 (1.90%) eCATT
2 16 (1.90%) LSMW
3 8 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.71%) JIRA
5 5 (0.59%) Selenium
6 4 (0.47%) JUnit
7 3 (0.36%) Ant
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.36%) Gradle
7 3 (0.36%) Hudson
7 3 (0.36%) Maven
7 3 (0.36%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.12%) Wercker
General
1 236 (28.00%) Finance
2 184 (21.83%) Manufacturing
3 104 (12.34%) Retail
4 78 (9.25%) Banking
5 51 (6.05%) Automotive
6 38 (4.51%) Advertising
7 35 (4.15%) Billing
8 14 (1.66%) Marketing
8 14 (1.66%) Publishing
9 11 (1.30%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.07%) Electronics
11 9 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.83%) German Language
13 6 (0.71%) Law
13 6 (0.71%) Local Government
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
15 2 (0.24%) French Language
16 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 50 (5.93%) EDI
3 26 (3.08%) .NET
4 22 (2.61%) Web Services
5 18 (2.14%) IDoc
6 16 (1.90%) HTML
7 14 (1.66%) SAP Core Interface
8 11 (1.30%) SAP XI
8 11 (1.30%) XML
9 9 (1.07%) CSS
9 9 (1.07%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.71%) Middleware
11 5 (0.59%) SAP CO-PA
12 4 (0.47%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.47%) SOAP
13 3 (0.36%) EJB
13 3 (0.36%) JSON
13 3 (0.36%) JSP
13 3 (0.36%) RESTful
13 3 (0.36%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 148 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.68%) Driving Licence
4 19 (2.25%) FMCG
5 17 (2.02%) NHS
6 16 (1.90%) iPad
7 14 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.54%) Life Science
9 11 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.19%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.95%) LIMS
13 6 (0.71%) Smart Energy
13 6 (0.71%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.59%) Chip and PIN
14 5 (0.59%) EPoS
14 5 (0.59%) Social Media
15 4 (0.47%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.42%) Windows
2 29 (3.44%) Linux
3 27 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.19%) Unix
4 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.36%) AIX
6 3 (0.36%) CentOS
6 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.12%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (13.64%) Logistics
2 99 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (9.25%) Analytics
4 65 (7.71%) ERP
5 64 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 63 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 53 (6.29%) SAP Implementation
9 52 (6.17%) CRM
10 51 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (5.93%) Business Analysis
11 50 (5.93%) Migration
12 49 (5.81%) Infrastructure Management
12 49 (5.81%) Visual Analytics
13 47 (5.58%) Project Management
14 44 (5.22%) Regression Testing
15 40 (4.74%) Data Migration
16 38 (4.51%) Presales
17 37 (4.39%) Customer Requirements
18 33 (3.91%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 127 (15.07%) SQL
2 87 (10.32%) ABAP
3 49 (5.81%) PROC SQL
3 49 (5.81%) SAS Macro
4 23 (2.73%) Java
5 22 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.66%) C#
7 10 (1.19%) Python
8 8 (0.95%) C
8 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.83%) VB
9 7 (0.83%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.83%) VBA
10 6 (0.71%) Ruby
11 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.47%) PHP
12 4 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.47%) R
12 4 (0.47%) X++
13 3 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 128 (15.18%) Degree
2 25 (2.97%) ACCA
3 17 (2.02%) CISSP
4 15 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.42%) CISM
5 12 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.30%) CIMA
6 11 (1.30%) MCSE
7 8 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.59%) CCA
9 5 (0.59%) CISA
9 5 (0.59%) CRISC
9 5 (0.59%) SANS
10 4 (0.47%) CEH
10 4 (0.47%) CISMP
10 4 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.47%) CLAS
11 3 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.42%) PMO
3 11 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.07%) IFRS
4 9 (1.07%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.95%) GDPR
6 5 (0.59%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.47%) COBIT
7 4 (0.47%) SLA
8 3 (0.36%) GMP
8 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.36%) QA
9 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.59%) Docker
5 2 (0.24%) Samba
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
5 2 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.95%) Data Guard
2 8 (0.95%) Puppet
3 5 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.47%) Ansible
4 4 (0.47%) Terraform
5 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.36%) Packer
5 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.12%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.12%) Nessus
6 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 349 (41.40%) SAP
2 128 (15.18%) Oracle
3 126 (14.95%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.85%) VMware
5 23 (2.73%) Sage
6 22 (2.61%) Cognos
7 15 (1.78%) Infor
8 14 (1.66%) Google
8 14 (1.66%) Tableau
9 13 (1.54%) Informatica
10 12 (1.42%) Citrix
11 11 (1.30%) Epicor
11 11 (1.30%) IBM
12 10 (1.19%) JD Edwards
13 9 (1.07%) hybris
14 7 (0.83%) JDA
14 7 (0.83%) RedPrairie
15 6 (0.71%) HP
16 5 (0.59%) Hyperion
16 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com