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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 818 887 870
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 54 37 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.031% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.033% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 41 35 3
Average salary £55,000 £48,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% -33.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £58,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £74,500
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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 24 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 6 May 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 +41 49 £50,750 +1.50% 10
London +49 32 £50,000 -37.50% 7
South East +1 8 £47,500 +5.55% 2
City of London - 8 £47,500 -
South West -3 6 £52,000 +22.35% 1
Bristol +6 5 £51,500 +21.17% 1
Hampshire -3 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £55,000 -
Scotland - 5 £55,000 -
Wales - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +20 1 £50,000 -6.97%
Leatherhead +3 1 £50,000 +1.52%
Berkshire -8 1 - -
Reading -18 1 - -
Romsey - 1 £65,000 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 -

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 82 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 54 (65.85%) Information Security
3 45 (54.88%) CISSP
4 42 (51.22%) Security Cleared
5 34 (41.46%) Degree
6 32 (39.02%) CISM
7 29 (35.37%) Finance
8 27 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (31.71%) CISA
10 24 (29.27%) Information Assurance
11 20 (24.39%) PCI DSS
11 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
11 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
13 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
13 17 (20.73%) COBIT
13 17 (20.73%) SCADA
13 17 (20.73%) Data Protection
14 16 (19.51%) Network Security
14 16 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (19.51%) ITIL
14 16 (19.51%) UNIX
14 16 (19.51%) Windows
15 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
15 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
16 14 (17.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 14 (17.07%) Management Information System
17 12 (14.63%) Oracle
17 12 (14.63%) Security Testing
18 11 (13.41%) Cryptography

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) Network Security
2 8 (9.76%) LAN
2 8 (9.76%) WLAN
3 6 (7.32%) Internet
4 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (1.22%) Firewall
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 17 (20.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.10%) Military
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 3 (3.66%) Local Government
5 3 (3.66%) Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) JSP
3 1 (1.22%) Flash
3 1 (1.22%) HTML5
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.73%) SCADA
3 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
3 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
4 14 (17.07%) Management Information System
5 11 (13.41%) Cryptography
5 11 (13.41%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (6.10%) Internet of Things
6 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (6.10%) Open Source
6 5 (6.10%) BYOD
7 4 (4.88%) CESG
8 2 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.22%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.22%) RMADS
9 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) UNIX
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 54 (65.85%) Information Security
3 24 (29.27%) Information Assurance
4 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
5 17 (20.73%) Data Protection
6 16 (19.51%) ITIL
6 16 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (17.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (14.63%) Security Testing
9 11 (13.41%) Benchmarking
9 11 (13.41%) Project Management
9 11 (13.41%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (12.20%) Security Architecture
10 10 (12.20%) Identity Management
10 10 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
11 7 (8.54%) SIEM
12 6 (7.32%) Malware Analysis
12 6 (7.32%) Security Management
12 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) C
3 6 (7.32%) SQL
4 5 (6.10%) C++
5 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.88%) C#
5 4 (4.88%) PHP
6 1 (1.22%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (54.88%) CISSP
2 42 (51.22%) Security Cleared
3 34 (41.46%) Degree
4 32 (39.02%) CISM
5 26 (31.71%) CISA
6 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.20%) DV Cleared
8 9 (10.98%) GIAC
9 7 (8.54%) CRISC
10 6 (7.32%) MBA
11 1 (1.22%) EnCE
11 1 (1.22%) GPEN
11 1 (1.22%) GCIH
11 1 (1.22%) GCFA
11 1 (1.22%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.22%) CCNP
11 1 (1.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (24.39%) PCI DSS
3 17 (20.73%) COBIT
4 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.22%) Juniper
2 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£85,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £130k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Volaris Exec
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + flexi-time, 30+ days holiday
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol, Avon
PwC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 27 days ago