The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 130 169 154
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 39 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 0.081% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.085% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30 1 6
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.77%
Security Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2981 3536 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.51% 95.10% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2328 2011
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in Scotland

Security Consultant
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow - 31 £42,000 -
Edinburgh +10 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Security Consultant
UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (54.41%) CISSP
2 34 (50.00%) Degree
3 28 (41.18%) Information Security
4 26 (38.24%) Law
5 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (33.82%) Network Security
6 23 (33.82%) CISM
7 22 (32.35%) PCI DSS
8 21 (30.88%) Finance
8 21 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (30.88%) Project Management
9 20 (29.41%) Cyber Security
10 18 (26.47%) Cryptography
11 17 (25.00%) Firewall
12 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
12 15 (22.06%) Performance Management
12 15 (22.06%) Security Architecture
12 15 (22.06%) Splunk
12 15 (22.06%) ArcSight
12 15 (22.06%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (20.59%) Portfolio Management
13 14 (20.59%) Test Strategy
13 14 (20.59%) IIS
14 13 (19.12%) SIEM
15 12 (17.65%) Analytics
15 12 (17.65%) Data Security
15 12 (17.65%) Incident Management
16 10 (14.71%) Service Management
16 10 (14.71%) Mentoring
16 10 (14.71%) Coaching

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (20.59%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.82%) Network Security
2 17 (25.00%) Firewall
3 6 (8.82%) LAN
3 6 (8.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SAP BW
General
1 26 (38.24%) Law
2 21 (30.88%) Finance
3 6 (8.82%) Legal
3 6 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (26.47%) Cryptography
3 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.82%) SCADA
5 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.82%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) UNIX
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
1 6 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Information Security
2 21 (30.88%) Project Management
3 20 (29.41%) Cyber Security
4 15 (22.06%) Security Architecture
4 15 (22.06%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (22.06%) Performance Management
5 14 (20.59%) Test Strategy
5 14 (20.59%) Portfolio Management
6 13 (19.12%) SIEM
7 12 (17.65%) Analytics
7 12 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 12 (17.65%) Data Security
8 10 (14.71%) Service Management
8 10 (14.71%) Mentoring
8 10 (14.71%) Coaching
9 8 (11.76%) SAP Security
9 8 (11.76%) Change Management
9 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.82%) Benchmarking
10 6 (8.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (54.41%) CISSP
2 34 (50.00%) Degree
3 23 (33.82%) CISM
4 6 (8.82%) MBA
4 6 (8.82%) CISA
4 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) PCI DSS
2 21 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.82%) COBIT
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Splunk
1 15 (22.06%) ArcSight
2 8 (11.76%) SAP
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle