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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 113 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 25 36 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.12% 1.44% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.56% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 20
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £42,275
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £84,000 £60,950
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 2305 2138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.78% 92.24% 93.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1625 1701
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 30 (50.00%) Information Security
2 22 (36.67%) Firewall
3 21 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.67%) CISSP
5 18 (30.00%) F5
6 17 (28.33%) Juniper
7 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
8 13 (21.67%) Degree
8 13 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (18.33%) PCI DSS
9 11 (18.33%) Websense
10 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 10 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 9 (15.00%) Project Planning
12 8 (13.33%) Marketing
12 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
12 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
12 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.33%) PCI QSA
12 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
12 8 (13.33%) BS25999
12 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
13 7 (11.67%) CISM
13 7 (11.67%) Finance
13 7 (11.67%) Resource Management
13 7 (11.67%) Product Marketing
13 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (11.67%) PKI
14 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.67%) Wireless
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
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information
1 7 (11.67%) PKI
2 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) CESG
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 30 (50.00%) Information Security
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 9 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 7 (11.67%) Resource Management
7 7 (11.67%) Product Marketing
8 6 (10.00%) Information Security Management
8 6 (10.00%) Security Management
8 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.33%) Business Development
9 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
10 4 (6.67%) SIEM
11 3 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) CISSP
2 13 (21.67%) Degree
3 8 (13.33%) PCI QSA
3 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) CISM
5 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) GPEN
7 2 (3.33%) GREM
7 2 (3.33%) GIAC
7 2 (3.33%) GCIH
7 2 (3.33%) GCFA
7 2 (3.33%) EnCE
7 2 (3.33%) CISA
8 1 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.33%) PCI DSS
3 8 (13.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (30.00%) F5
3 17 (28.33%) Juniper
4 11 (18.33%) Websense
5 10 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) Splunk
7 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.33%) McAfee
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.67%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.67%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.67%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.67%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.67%) Aruba