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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 887 824 889
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 17 37 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.035% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.037% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 12 31 1
Average salary £56,250 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 11 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 18 September 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
England -63 16 £57,500 +4.54%
South East -23 4 £100,000 +81.81%
London -38 4 £58,750 -30.88%
Birmingham - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
South West -16 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Surrey -10 2 £57,500 +21.05%
Berkshire -12 2 £100,000 +81.81%
Reading -14 2 £100,000 +81.81%
City of London - 2 £47,500 -
Woking - 1 - -

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 26 (53.06%) Security Cleared
3 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 18 (36.73%) Internet
5 17 (34.69%) Information Security
6 16 (32.65%) Degree
7 11 (22.45%) Business Development
7 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
8 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
8 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
8 10 (20.41%) C
8 10 (20.41%) Java
9 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (18.37%) Physics
9 9 (18.37%) Statistics
9 9 (18.37%) Machine Learning
10 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
10 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
10 8 (16.33%) HTML5
10 8 (16.33%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (16.33%) Flash
10 8 (16.33%) CISSP
10 8 (16.33%) Device Driver
10 8 (16.33%) HTML
10 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.24%) Advertising
12 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
12 5 (10.20%) SIEM
12 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (8.16%) Information Assurance

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 18 (36.73%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
General
1 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Advertising
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
4 3 (6.12%) Local Government
5 2 (4.08%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (4.08%) Arabic Language
6 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML5
1 8 (16.33%) Flash
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
2 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
3 9 (18.37%) Physics
3 9 (18.37%) Statistics
4 8 (16.33%) Device Driver
5 4 (8.16%) SCADA
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 17 (34.69%) Information Security
3 11 (22.45%) Business Development
4 9 (18.37%) Machine Learning
5 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
5 8 (16.33%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) SIEM
6 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (8.16%) Information Assurance
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.12%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (6.12%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.08%) Data Security
9 2 (4.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
1 10 (20.41%) C
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) Ruby
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (32.65%) Degree
4 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) CISSP
5 2 (4.08%) CISA
6 1 (2.04%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.04%) CISM
6 1 (2.04%) GIAC
6 1 (2.04%) EnCE
6 1 (2.04%) GCIH
6 1 (2.04%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) COBIT