The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 297 323 335
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 144 105 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 105 79 66
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,750 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Security Consultant Salary Trend in the South East

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the South East

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Berkshire +34 83 £60,000 +4.34% 6
Hampshire -19 11 £55,000 -21.42%
Surrey -28 11 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Kent - 10 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 6 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £58,750 -16.07%
Middlesex +8 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Oxfordshire +7 3 £55,000 -15.38%
M4 Corridor +2 2 £57,500 -17.85%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 134 (48.38%) CISSP
2 131 (47.29%) Information Security
3 120 (43.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (31.41%) Security Cleared
5 73 (26.35%) Firewall
5 73 (26.35%) SC Cleared
6 72 (25.99%) Network Security
7 71 (25.63%) CISM
8 69 (24.91%) PCI DSS
9 62 (22.38%) SIEM
10 61 (22.02%) Windows
11 54 (19.49%) Security Architecture
12 50 (18.05%) Linux
12 50 (18.05%) Cisco
13 49 (17.69%) CheckPoint
14 48 (17.33%) ITIL
14 48 (17.33%) PRINCE2
15 47 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
16 45 (16.25%) PCI QSA
17 44 (15.88%) CISA
18 43 (15.52%) Risk Management
19 41 (14.80%) Degree
20 40 (14.44%) Finance
21 37 (13.36%) Cyber Security
22 36 (13.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
23 32 (11.55%) SQL
23 32 (11.55%) VPN
23 32 (11.55%) Vulnerability Management
24 29 (10.47%) Juniper
25 28 (10.11%) Management Information System

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (26.35%) Firewall
2 72 (25.99%) Network Security
3 32 (11.55%) VPN
4 19 (6.86%) LAN
4 19 (6.86%) WAN
4 19 (6.86%) TCP/IP
5 15 (5.42%) DNS
6 13 (4.69%) SSL
6 13 (4.69%) Internet
6 13 (4.69%) MPLS
6 13 (4.69%) Wireless
6 13 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (3.97%) X.509
8 10 (3.61%) OSPF
8 10 (3.61%) BGP
9 9 (3.25%) IPsec
10 8 (2.89%) EIGRP
10 8 (2.89%) SNMP
10 8 (2.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.44%) Big Data
5 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
General
1 40 (14.44%) Finance
2 22 (7.94%) Banking
3 19 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.14%) Retail
5 13 (4.69%) Marketing
6 11 (3.97%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.97%) Games
7 6 (2.17%) Law
8 5 (1.81%) Legal
9 3 (1.08%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.17%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.11%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.22%) CESG
2 20 (7.22%) RMADS
3 17 (6.14%) CESG CLAS
3 17 (6.14%) PKI
4 13 (4.69%) Cryptography
4 13 (4.69%) Visualisation
5 12 (4.33%) Smartcard
6 9 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.81%) SCADA
9 3 (1.08%) Open Source
10 2 (0.72%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.36%) DTV
11 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.02%) Windows
2 50 (18.05%) Linux
3 12 (4.33%) AIX
4 8 (2.89%) UNIX
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) Debian
5 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (47.29%) Information Security
2 62 (22.38%) SIEM
3 54 (19.49%) Security Architecture
4 48 (17.33%) ITIL
4 48 (17.33%) PRINCE2
5 47 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
6 43 (15.52%) Risk Management
7 37 (13.36%) Cyber Security
8 32 (11.55%) Vulnerability Management
9 28 (10.11%) TOGAF
10 22 (7.94%) Information Assurance
11 18 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (6.50%) Security Management
12 17 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (6.14%) SABSA
13 16 (5.78%) Network Design
13 16 (5.78%) Incident Management
14 15 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (5.05%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.55%) SQL
2 10 (3.61%) C
3 8 (2.89%) C#
3 8 (2.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.53%) Java
5 5 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.81%) C++
5 5 (1.81%) Tcl
5 5 (1.81%) PHP
5 5 (1.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.72%) Ruby
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 134 (48.38%) CISSP
2 87 (31.41%) Security Cleared
3 73 (26.35%) SC Cleared
4 71 (25.63%) CISM
5 45 (16.25%) PCI QSA
6 44 (15.88%) CISA
7 41 (14.80%) Degree
8 24 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (7.94%) CCNP
10 18 (6.50%) CCIE
11 16 (5.78%) CRISC
12 15 (5.42%) CCSE
13 11 (3.97%) DV Cleared
14 10 (3.61%) JNCIP
14 10 (3.61%) JNCIE
15 9 (3.25%) HP ASE
15 9 (3.25%) HP MASE
16 7 (2.53%) CCNA
17 6 (2.17%) CEH
17 6 (2.17%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (43.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (24.91%) PCI DSS
3 36 (13.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (9.03%) COBIT
5 7 (2.53%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.44%) GPG13
7 2 (0.72%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.08%) Snort
2 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.72%) Squid
4 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 50 (18.05%) Cisco
2 49 (17.69%) CheckPoint
3 29 (10.47%) Juniper
4 21 (7.58%) F5
5 19 (6.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.25%) HP
6 9 (3.25%) Oracle
6 9 (3.25%) Blue Coat
6 9 (3.25%) Apple
6 9 (3.25%) Brocade
7 8 (2.89%) Fortinet
7 8 (2.89%) Sourcefire
8 7 (2.53%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.81%) Imperva
9 5 (1.81%) McAfee
9 5 (1.81%) Websense
10 3 (1.08%) VMware
11 2 (0.72%) SAP
11 2 (0.72%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.72%) Nokia
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