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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 120 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 27 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 1.53% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.66% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 19
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £41,200
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
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
2431 2346 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.64% 92.11% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1776 1673
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,100 £67,500
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 19 December 2014.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (42.37%) Information Security
2 23 (38.98%) CISSP
2 23 (38.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (33.90%) Firewall
4 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
5 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.42%) PCI DSS
7 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
7 14 (23.73%) Degree
7 14 (23.73%) CISA
7 14 (23.73%) F5
8 13 (22.03%) CISM
8 13 (22.03%) CRISC
8 13 (22.03%) Retail
9 12 (20.34%) PCI QSA
10 11 (18.64%) Cisco
10 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
11 10 (16.95%) C
11 10 (16.95%) DNS
11 10 (16.95%) SSL
12 9 (15.25%) VPN
12 9 (15.25%) Network Security
12 9 (15.25%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) Games
12 9 (15.25%) Banking
12 9 (15.25%) SIEM
13 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
13 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
13 8 (13.56%) ITIL

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) DNS
2 10 (16.95%) SSL
3 9 (15.25%) VPN
3 9 (15.25%) Network Security
4 6 (10.17%) MPLS
4 6 (10.17%) OSPF
4 6 (10.17%) BGP
5 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
5 5 (8.47%) IGRP
5 5 (8.47%) TACACS
5 5 (8.47%) H.323
5 5 (8.47%) Frame Relay
5 5 (8.47%) IPsec
5 5 (8.47%) VLAN
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (8.47%) HSRP
5 5 (8.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (22.03%) Retail
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Games
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 8 (13.56%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) RMADS
2 6 (10.17%) PKI
3 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.47%) CESG
4 4 (6.78%) SCADA
5 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.39%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.39%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) UNIX
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
1 1 (1.69%) Debian
1 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
1 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Information Security
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) SIEM
4 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
4 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
4 8 (13.56%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
5 6 (10.17%) Network Design
5 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
5 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
5 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
6 5 (8.47%) Resource Management
6 5 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (8.47%) OWASP
6 5 (8.47%) Change Control
7 4 (6.78%) Business Development
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Identity Management
7 4 (6.78%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) C
2 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
3 7 (11.86%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) C++
4 5 (8.47%) PHP
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) Tcl
4 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) CISSP
2 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (23.73%) Degree
3 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (23.73%) CISA
4 13 (22.03%) CISM
4 13 (22.03%) CRISC
5 12 (20.34%) PCI QSA
6 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.78%) GIAC
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.78%) CCIE
7 4 (6.78%) CCNP
8 3 (5.08%) CCDP
9 1 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.69%) CCSA
9 1 (1.69%) CCSE
9 1 (1.69%) CEH
9 1 (1.69%) OSCP
9 1 (1.69%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (25.42%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.78%) ISO 9001
4 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.39%) COBIT
6 1 (1.69%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) F5
2 11 (18.64%) Cisco
2 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.47%) Sourcefire
3 5 (8.47%) Imperva
4 4 (6.78%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.08%) Juniper
6 2 (3.39%) Nokia
6 2 (3.39%) Websense
6 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.69%) McAfee
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