The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 193 223 235
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 36 31 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 26 27 13
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +40.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £46,500 £38,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £67,600
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
Security Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6806 6379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.04% 96.58% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 5759 5348
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Manchester +25 33 £52,500 -8.69% 6
Lancashire +16 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Cheshire +22 1 £52,500 -8.69%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 39 (54.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 39 (54.17%) Vulnerability Management
2 35 (48.61%) PCI DSS
3 33 (45.83%) CISSP
3 33 (45.83%) Security Operations
4 30 (41.67%) IIS
4 30 (41.67%) SIEM
4 30 (41.67%) IISP
5 27 (37.50%) Security Architecture
6 26 (36.11%) Project Management
6 26 (36.11%) Degree
7 25 (34.72%) Information Security
7 25 (34.72%) Splunk
7 25 (34.72%) Portfolio Management
7 25 (34.72%) ArcSight
7 25 (34.72%) Performance Management
7 25 (34.72%) Data Centre
7 25 (34.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 24 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 24 (33.33%) Law
9 20 (27.78%) Network Security
10 19 (26.39%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (22.22%) Security Management
12 15 (20.83%) QRadar
13 11 (15.28%) Risk Management
14 9 (12.50%) Presales
14 9 (12.50%) Firewall
14 9 (12.50%) Internet
15 8 (11.11%) VPN
15 8 (11.11%) CISM

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 30 (41.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) Network Security
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
2 9 (12.50%) Internet
3 8 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 24 (33.33%) Law
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.72%) Data Centre
1 25 (34.72%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Android
1 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.78%) Windows
1 2 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Vulnerability Management
2 33 (45.83%) Security Operations
3 30 (41.67%) SIEM
4 27 (37.50%) Security Architecture
5 26 (36.11%) Project Management
6 25 (34.72%) Information Security
6 25 (34.72%) Performance Management
6 25 (34.72%) Portfolio Management
7 24 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 19 (26.39%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (22.22%) Security Management
10 11 (15.28%) Risk Management
11 9 (12.50%) Presales
12 8 (11.11%) Analytics
12 8 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (11.11%) Information Management
12 8 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
13 5 (6.94%) Information Assurance
14 4 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) CISSP
2 30 (41.67%) IISP
3 26 (36.11%) Degree
4 8 (11.11%) CISM
5 5 (6.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (6.94%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.78%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.39%) CEH
7 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) OSCP
7 1 (1.39%) SANS
7 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (54.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (48.61%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (6.94%) JSP 440
3 5 (6.94%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) QRadar
2 4 (5.56%) Nessus
2 4 (5.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) ArcSight
1 25 (34.72%) Splunk
2 4 (5.56%) Qualys
3 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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