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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 864 869 873
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 28 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.025% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 24 25 2
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £88,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 16 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 27 March 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 +12 21 £65,250 +13.47% 5
London +44 14 £70,000 -16.66% 4
Edinburgh - 6 £55,000 -
Scotland - 6 £55,000 -
South East -9 5 £45,000 -3.74% 1
City of London +11 3 £82,500 +57.14%
Surrey +5 2 £47,500 -3.55%
Hampshire 0 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Leatherhead +4 1 £50,000 +1.52%
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Reading -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £45,000 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £72,500 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £72,500 -

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 69 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 38 (55.07%) Information Security
3 36 (52.17%) CISSP
4 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
5 28 (40.58%) Degree
6 25 (36.23%) CISM
6 25 (36.23%) Risk Management
7 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
8 17 (24.64%) SIEM
8 17 (24.64%) Finance
9 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (23.19%) SCADA
10 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (20.29%) Management Information System
12 13 (18.84%) CISA
12 13 (18.84%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (17.39%) Security Management
13 12 (17.39%) Telecoms
13 12 (17.39%) PCI DSS
13 12 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (15.94%) Mathematics
15 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
15 10 (14.49%) LAN
15 10 (14.49%) WLAN
16 9 (13.04%) Project Management
16 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
16 9 (13.04%) Network Security
16 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
17 8 (11.59%) Data Protection

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (14.49%) LAN
1 10 (14.49%) WLAN
2 9 (13.04%) Network Security
3 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.80%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Big Data
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
6 3 (4.35%) Military
6 3 (4.35%) Local Government
6 3 (4.35%) Marketing
7 2 (2.90%) Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Legal
8 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) JSP
2 1 (1.45%) Flash
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) SCADA
2 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (20.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (15.94%) Mathematics
5 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
6 7 (10.14%) CESG
7 6 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (8.70%) Cryptography
8 3 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
8 3 (4.35%) Open Source
9 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) UNIX
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 38 (55.07%) Information Security
3 25 (36.23%) Risk Management
4 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
4 17 (24.64%) SIEM
5 13 (18.84%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (17.39%) Security Management
6 12 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Project Management
8 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
9 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Business Development
9 7 (10.14%) Security Architecture
9 7 (10.14%) Identity Management
10 6 (8.70%) ITIL
10 6 (8.70%) Benchmarking
11 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.25%) Business Continuity
11 5 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) C
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) CISSP
2 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
3 28 (40.58%) Degree
4 25 (36.23%) CISM
5 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.84%) CISA
7 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.70%) MBA
9 5 (7.25%) GIAC
10 4 (5.80%) CRISC
11 2 (2.90%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.59%) COBIT
4 4 (5.80%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 1 (1.45%) Unisys
2 1 (1.45%) HP
2 1 (1.45%) EMC
2 1 (1.45%) Software AG
2 1 (1.45%) CA
2 1 (1.45%) Symantec
2 1 (1.45%) Sophos
2 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.45%) Trend Micro
2 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
2 1 (1.45%) LogLogic
2 1 (1.45%) Verint
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