The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 76 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 21 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.65% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 6
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £54,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
Security Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1286 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.81% 95.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 811 830 861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 34 (91.89%) Data Centre
2 31 (83.78%) CISSP
3 30 (81.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (81.08%) Performance Management
3 30 (81.08%) PCI DSS
3 30 (81.08%) Security Architecture
3 30 (81.08%) Splunk
3 30 (81.08%) Portfolio Management
3 30 (81.08%) ArcSight
3 30 (81.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 29 (78.38%) IISP
4 29 (78.38%) Security Operations
4 29 (78.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (78.38%) Degree
4 29 (78.38%) IIS
4 29 (78.38%) Law
5 25 (67.57%) Project Management
5 25 (67.57%) Test Strategy
6 19 (51.35%) SIEM
7 15 (40.54%) QRadar
7 15 (40.54%) Network Security
8 5 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (13.51%) CISM
9 4 (10.81%) Information Security
9 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (10.81%) CEH
9 4 (10.81%) CHFI
9 4 (10.81%) ECSA
10 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 29 (78.38%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Network Security
General
1 29 (78.38%) Law
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 34 (91.89%) Data Centre
2 29 (78.38%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Performance Management
1 30 (81.08%) Portfolio Management
1 30 (81.08%) Security Architecture
1 30 (81.08%) Vulnerability Management
2 29 (78.38%) Security Operations
3 25 (67.57%) Project Management
3 25 (67.57%) Test Strategy
4 19 (51.35%) SIEM
5 5 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.70%) Coaching
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) CISSP
2 29 (78.38%) Degree
2 29 (78.38%) IISP
3 5 (13.51%) CISM
4 4 (10.81%) CEH
4 4 (10.81%) CHFI
4 4 (10.81%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (81.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 30 (81.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) ArcSight
1 30 (81.08%) Splunk
2 1 (2.70%) McAfee