The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 163 180 186
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 65 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 25
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,750
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +1.44%
Security Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5178 4957 4806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.23% 93.56% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3827 3669 3993
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Security Consultant Salary Trend in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 18 £50,000 - 4
Newbury +4 13 £57,500 +9.00%
Bracknell -9 7 £67,500 +22.72% 1
Maidenhead +4 4 £58,750 +2.17% 1
Slough -1 1 £65,000 - 1
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title.

1 80 (61.07%) CISSP
2 65 (49.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (43.51%) Security Cleared
4 55 (41.98%) CISM
5 52 (39.69%) SC Cleared
6 50 (38.17%) Information Security
7 46 (35.11%) Firewall
8 36 (27.48%) CISA
9 35 (26.72%) Security Architecture
10 34 (25.95%) Network Security
11 30 (22.90%) PCI QSA
11 30 (22.90%) SIEM
12 28 (21.37%) TOGAF
13 27 (20.61%) PCI DSS
13 27 (20.61%) Cyber Security
13 27 (20.61%) Windows
14 26 (19.85%) ITIL
14 26 (19.85%) PRINCE2
14 26 (19.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 25 (19.08%) Linux
16 23 (17.56%) Risk Management
17 22 (16.79%) VPN
18 20 (15.27%) Cisco
19 19 (14.50%) Banking
19 19 (14.50%) SABSA
19 19 (14.50%) COBIT
20 18 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
21 15 (11.45%) Telecoms
21 15 (11.45%) CRISC
22 14 (10.69%) F5

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.11%) Firewall
2 34 (25.95%) Network Security
3 22 (16.79%) VPN
4 13 (9.92%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.92%) WAN
4 13 (9.92%) LAN
5 11 (8.40%) DNS
6 9 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.11%) MPLS
7 8 (6.11%) SSL
8 6 (4.58%) HTTP
8 6 (4.58%) Wireless
9 5 (3.82%) OSPF
9 5 (3.82%) Internet
9 5 (3.82%) BGP
9 5 (3.82%) FTP
10 4 (3.05%) VoIP
10 4 (3.05%) EIGRP
10 4 (3.05%) IPsec
11 3 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.05%) Big Data
4 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
General
1 19 (14.50%) Banking
2 15 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.69%) Finance
3 14 (10.69%) Retail
4 9 (6.87%) Games
5 8 (6.11%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.11%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Regular Expression
2 5 (3.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) RMADS
2 8 (6.11%) CESG
3 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.82%) PKI
4 5 (3.82%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (3.05%) SCADA
6 3 (2.29%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.53%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Windows
2 25 (19.08%) Linux
3 8 (6.11%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
4 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.76%) Debian
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.17%) Information Security
2 35 (26.72%) Security Architecture
3 30 (22.90%) SIEM
4 28 (21.37%) TOGAF
5 27 (20.61%) Cyber Security
6 26 (19.85%) ITIL
6 26 (19.85%) PRINCE2
7 23 (17.56%) Risk Management
8 19 (14.50%) SABSA
9 18 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (9.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (9.16%) Information Assurance
13 10 (7.63%) Project Management
13 10 (7.63%) Network Design
14 7 (5.34%) Database Security
14 7 (5.34%) Security Management
14 7 (5.34%) Information Security Management
15 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.92%) SQL
2 8 (6.11%) Shell Script
2 8 (6.11%) C
3 7 (5.34%) C#
3 7 (5.34%) Java
4 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.82%) Tcl
4 5 (3.82%) PHP
4 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.82%) C++
5 2 (1.53%) Perl
5 2 (1.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (61.07%) CISSP
2 57 (43.51%) Security Cleared
3 55 (41.98%) CISM
4 52 (39.69%) SC Cleared
5 36 (27.48%) CISA
6 30 (22.90%) PCI QSA
7 15 (11.45%) CRISC
8 14 (10.69%) Degree
9 7 (5.34%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.58%) MCSE
10 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (3.82%) CCNP
11 5 (3.82%) CCIE
12 4 (3.05%) MCDBA
12 4 (3.05%) CCDP
12 4 (3.05%) GIAC
13 2 (1.53%) CCSE
13 2 (1.53%) CCSA
14 1 (0.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (49.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (20.61%) PCI DSS
3 26 (19.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (14.50%) COBIT
5 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.53%) GPG13
7 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.76%) BS25999
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Cisco
2 14 (10.69%) F5
3 13 (9.92%) CheckPoint
4 9 (6.87%) Juniper
5 6 (4.58%) Sourcefire
6 5 (3.82%) Imperva
7 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.29%) Websense
8 2 (1.53%) Nokia
8 2 (1.53%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.53%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.76%) McAfee
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
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