The table below looks at the statistics for the Cyber Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cyber Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 844 877 865
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 34 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.016% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 1
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £54,250 -
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Cyber Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cyber Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England +14 33 £70,000 +27.27% 6
South East -15 15 £55,000 -
London +4 11 £82,500 +3.12% 5
Berkshire -8 9 £55,000 -
Surrey 0 6 £62,500 +16.82%
Reading 0 4 £75,000 +36.36%
Gloucestershire -7 3 £66,250 +32.50%
South West -11 3 £66,250 +32.50%
North West - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Cheadle - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +5 2 £82,500 +57.14%
Bracknell - 2 £75,000 -
Gloucester +13 1 £72,500 +45.00%

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber 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 Cyber Security Consultant in their job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 26 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (43.33%) CISSP
2 26 (43.33%) Information Security
3 24 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 23 (38.33%) Degree
5 21 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 19 (31.67%) CISM
7 17 (28.33%) SIEM
8 14 (23.33%) SCADA
9 12 (20.00%) Finance
10 11 (18.33%) Business Development
10 11 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Information Assurance
12 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
12 9 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (15.00%) Security Management
13 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
13 8 (13.33%) Mathematics
13 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
13 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (11.67%) CESG
15 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (10.00%) Wireless
15 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
16 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
16 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
16 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber 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 Cyber Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Wireless
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.33%) Network Security
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) WLAN
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.00%) Military
3 3 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (3.33%) Arabic Language
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (1.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) SCADA
2 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.67%) CESG
4 3 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (5.00%) Open Source
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 26 (43.33%) Information Security
3 24 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 17 (28.33%) SIEM
5 11 (18.33%) Business Development
5 11 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 9 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (15.00%) Security Management
8 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
9 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
11 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
11 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (6.67%) Network Management
13 3 (5.00%) Information Security Management
13 3 (5.00%) Data Security
13 3 (5.00%) Project Management
13 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C
1 3 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (3.33%) Ruby
2 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.33%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Security Cleared
1 26 (43.33%) CISSP
2 23 (38.33%) Degree
3 21 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (31.67%) CISM
5 4 (6.67%) CRISC
5 4 (6.67%) GIAC
5 4 (6.67%) CISA
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.67%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle
1 1 (1.67%) Unisys
1 1 (1.67%) Symantec
1 1 (1.67%) Sophos
1 1 (1.67%) HP
1 1 (1.67%) EMC
1 1 (1.67%) Software AG
1 1 (1.67%) CA
1 1 (1.67%) Sourcefire
1 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
1 1 (1.67%) LogLogic
1 1 (1.67%) Verint
1 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Circa £100K total package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + Circa £150K total package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £100,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago