The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 113 98 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 13 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 0.89% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.95% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 18
Average salary £60,000 £59,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -8.46%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Security Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1792 1583 2176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.46% 94.00% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1279 1878
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester - 2 £61,250 -
Security Consultant
North West

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) CISSP
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) CEH
5 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) Websense
6 2 (11.76%) SSCP
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Symantec
6 2 (11.76%) McAfee
6 2 (11.76%) CISM
6 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.76%) IronPort
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (5.88%) Degree

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.88%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 3 (17.65%) CEH
3 2 (11.76%) SSCP
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) CRISC
4 1 (5.88%) CISA
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) EnCE
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee
1 2 (11.76%) Websense
1 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
1 2 (11.76%) IronPort
2 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco