Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 51 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 858 619 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.44% 4.98% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 5.13% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 557 461 529
North West median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £24,950
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £75,000
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 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 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 21 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 +11 598 £54,000 +17.39% 45
Cheshire -16 77 £47,500 - 13
Lancashire +31 48 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Merseyside +26 47 £35,500 +9.23% 4
Cumbria +9 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 21 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.

1 344 (40.09%) SAP
2 243 (28.32%) Finance
3 180 (20.98%) Manufacturing
4 150 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (15.62%) SQL
6 131 (15.27%) Oracle
6 131 (15.27%) Microsoft
6 131 (15.27%) Degree
7 115 (13.40%) Logistics
8 104 (12.12%) Retail
9 103 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 84 (9.79%) Banking
10 84 (9.79%) ABAP
11 83 (9.67%) Analytics
12 74 (8.62%) SAP SD
13 71 (8.28%) Windows
14 65 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (7.46%) ERP
16 63 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
17 60 (6.99%) SAS
18 58 (6.76%) SQL Server
19 56 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
20 55 (6.41%) Base SAS
20 55 (6.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
20 55 (6.41%) Oracle Fusion
20 55 (6.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
21 54 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
22 52 (6.06%) Business Analysis
22 52 (6.06%) SAS Macro
22 52 (6.06%) ProC

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 60 (6.99%) SAS
2 8 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.82%) Drupal
3 7 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.47%) JBoss
5 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.35%) IIS
7 2 (0.23%) Apache
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
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%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 74 (8.62%) SAP SD
2 44 (5.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (4.43%) SAP PP
4 33 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
4 33 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 33 (3.85%) SAP FI
5 32 (3.73%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (3.73%) SAP CO
5 32 (3.73%) SAP FI/CO
6 31 (3.61%) SAP MM
7 30 (3.50%) SAP SCM
8 22 (2.56%) SAP WM
9 21 (2.45%) SAP BPC
10 18 (2.10%) SAP APO
11 15 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
12 13 (1.52%) SAP Retail
13 11 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
13 11 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
13 11 (1.28%) SAP Business One
14 7 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.17%) Office 365
5 7 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.70%) IaaS
7 5 (0.58%) PaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.47%) GitHub
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.35%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.35%) Serverless
9 3 (0.35%) Taleo
10 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.40%) DNS
1 12 (1.40%) Internet
1 12 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.17%) VPN
3 8 (0.93%) Firewall
4 7 (0.82%) DHCP
5 6 (0.70%) LAN
5 6 (0.70%) SAN
5 6 (0.70%) WAN
6 4 (0.47%) ISDN
6 4 (0.47%) Network Security
6 4 (0.47%) PBX
6 4 (0.47%) VoIP
7 3 (0.35%) ADSL
7 3 (0.35%) FTP
7 3 (0.35%) PSTN
7 3 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.23%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) SMS
8 2 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.41%) Base SAS
2 55 (6.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 55 (6.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 52 (6.06%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 24 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.63%) QlikView
9 13 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.52%) SAP BW
10 12 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 12 (1.40%) GIS
10 12 (1.40%) SAP HANA
11 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.82%) Cognos Report Studio
14 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 52 (6.06%) ProC
2 16 (1.86%) eCATT
2 16 (1.86%) LSMW
3 8 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.70%) JIRA
5 5 (0.58%) Selenium
6 4 (0.47%) JUnit
7 3 (0.35%) Ant
7 3 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.35%) Gradle
7 3 (0.35%) Hudson
7 3 (0.35%) Maven
7 3 (0.35%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.12%) Wercker
General
1 243 (28.32%) Finance
2 180 (20.98%) Manufacturing
3 104 (12.12%) Retail
4 84 (9.79%) Banking
5 51 (5.94%) Automotive
6 38 (4.43%) Advertising
7 36 (4.20%) Billing
8 15 (1.75%) Marketing
9 14 (1.63%) Publishing
10 11 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.05%) Electronics
11 9 (1.05%) General Ledger
11 9 (1.05%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.82%) Law
13 6 (0.70%) German Language
13 6 (0.70%) Local Government
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
15 3 (0.35%) French Language
16 2 (0.23%) Back Office
17 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 50 (5.83%) EDI
3 27 (3.15%) .NET
4 25 (2.91%) Web Services
5 18 (2.10%) IDoc
6 14 (1.63%) HTML
6 14 (1.63%) SAP Core Interface
6 14 (1.63%) XML
7 11 (1.28%) SAP XI
8 9 (1.05%) CSS
9 8 (0.93%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.70%) Middleware
11 5 (0.58%) EJB
11 5 (0.58%) JSP
11 5 (0.58%) SAP CO-PA
11 5 (0.58%) XSD
12 4 (0.47%) JMS
12 4 (0.47%) Servlets
12 4 (0.47%) SOAP
12 4 (0.47%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 150 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 18 (2.10%) FMCG
5 17 (1.98%) NHS
6 16 (1.86%) iPad
7 15 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.75%) Life Science
8 13 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.05%) Internet of Things
12 8 (0.93%) LIMS
13 7 (0.82%) Smart Energy
13 7 (0.82%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.58%) Chip and PIN
14 5 (0.58%) EPoS
14 5 (0.58%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.28%) Windows
2 31 (3.61%) Linux
3 26 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.28%) Unix
5 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.35%) AIX
7 3 (0.35%) CentOS
7 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.12%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (13.40%) Logistics
2 103 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (9.67%) Analytics
4 65 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 64 (7.46%) ERP
6 63 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (6.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 52 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 52 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
9 52 (6.06%) Visual Analytics
10 51 (5.94%) CRM
10 51 (5.94%) Project Management
10 51 (5.94%) SAP Implementation
11 50 (5.83%) Migration
12 43 (5.01%) Regression Testing
13 40 (4.66%) Data Migration
14 39 (4.55%) Presales
15 37 (4.31%) Customer Requirements
16 34 (3.96%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.62%) SQL
2 84 (9.79%) ABAP
3 52 (6.06%) PROC SQL
3 52 (6.06%) SAS Macro
4 25 (2.91%) Java
4 25 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.63%) C#
6 10 (1.17%) Python
7 8 (0.93%) C
7 8 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.82%) VB
8 7 (0.82%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.82%) VBA
9 6 (0.70%) Ruby
10 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.47%) PHP
11 4 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.47%) R
11 4 (0.47%) X++
12 3 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 131 (15.27%) Degree
2 25 (2.91%) ACCA
3 19 (2.21%) CISSP
4 15 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.52%) CISM
6 12 (1.40%) CIMA
6 12 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.28%) MCSE
8 8 (0.93%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.70%) CISA
11 5 (0.58%) CEH
11 5 (0.58%) CLAS
11 5 (0.58%) CRISC
11 5 (0.58%) SANS
12 4 (0.47%) CCA
12 4 (0.47%) CISMP
12 4 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.40%) PMO
3 11 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.05%) GDPR
4 9 (1.05%) IFRS
4 9 (1.05%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.58%) ISO 22301
5 5 (0.58%) SLA
6 4 (0.47%) COBIT
6 4 (0.47%) GMP
7 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.35%) QA
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.58%) Docker
5 3 (0.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.23%) Samba
6 2 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.93%) Puppet
3 7 (0.82%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.47%) Ansible
5 4 (0.47%) Terraform
6 3 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.35%) Packer
6 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.12%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) Nessus
8 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 344 (40.09%) SAP
2 131 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.27%) Oracle
3 25 (2.91%) VMware
4 23 (2.68%) Sage
5 22 (2.56%) Cognos
6 15 (1.75%) Infor
7 14 (1.63%) Google
7 14 (1.63%) Tableau
8 13 (1.52%) Citrix
8 13 (1.52%) Informatica
9 11 (1.28%) Epicor
9 11 (1.28%) IBM
10 10 (1.17%) hybris
10 10 (1.17%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.82%) JDA
11 7 (0.82%) RedPrairie
12 6 (0.70%) HP
13 5 (0.58%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.58%) Salesforce.com