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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 123 111 134
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 7 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.66% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.70% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 6
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £59,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +5.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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
1822 1572 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.11% 94.93% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1300 1627
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram 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 30 October 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 £58,750 -
Knutsford - 1 £47,500 -
Security Consultant
North West

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 17 (89.47%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Financial Institution
5 5 (26.32%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) CCNP
8 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) MS Office
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
8 2 (10.53%) GIS
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 2 (10.53%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
8 2 (10.53%) SIEM
9 1 (5.26%) CRISC
9 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
9 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (5.26%) Degree
9 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
9 1 (5.26%) EnCE

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (89.47%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
3 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
6 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.26%) Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) CEH
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) EnCE
3 1 (5.26%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco