The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 103 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 33 39 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.49% 1.64% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.78% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14 30 25
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £45,000 £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,000 £58,300
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Security Consultant
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2097 2196 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.63% 92.54% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1550 1717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in Reading

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 27 (45.00%) Information Security
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Firewall
3 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 16 (26.67%) CISSP
4 16 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (26.67%) F5
5 15 (25.00%) Juniper
6 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
7 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
8 12 (20.00%) Degree
9 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 9 (15.00%) Fortinet
10 9 (15.00%) Websense
11 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
11 8 (13.33%) PKI
11 8 (13.33%) Marketing
11 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
11 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
11 8 (13.33%) Project Planning
11 8 (13.33%) PCI QSA
11 8 (13.33%) BS25999
11 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
12 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.67%) Resource Management
12 7 (11.67%) Product Marketing
12 7 (11.67%) Finance
12 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 3 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.67%) Wireless
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
General
1 8 (13.33%) Marketing
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) PKI
2 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.67%) RMADS
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
1 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Information Security
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
5 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
5 8 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 7 (11.67%) Resource Management
6 7 (11.67%) Product Marketing
7 6 (10.00%) Information Security Management
7 6 (10.00%) Security Management
7 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (8.33%) Business Development
8 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (6.67%) SIEM
9 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
9 4 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) C
3 1 (1.67%) C++
3 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) CISSP
2 12 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) PCI QSA
5 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) CISM
7 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) CISA
8 2 (3.33%) OSCP
8 2 (3.33%) OSCE
8 2 (3.33%) CEH
9 1 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (13.33%) BS25999
4 1 (1.67%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Nessus
1 1 (1.67%) Nmap
1 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (26.67%) F5
3 15 (25.00%) Juniper
4 9 (15.00%) Fortinet
4 9 (15.00%) Websense
5 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco
6 3 (5.00%) Splunk
6 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.67%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.67%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.67%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.67%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.67%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.67%) Aruba
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