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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 870 868 895
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 27 31 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.028% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.030% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 1
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Cyber Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 14 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 31 October 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 -19 27 £55,000 - 11
South East -10 10 £55,000 - 4
London +14 8 £65,000 -23.52% 6
Berkshire +17 7 £55,000 - 1
South West -23 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Surrey -9 3 £55,000 - 3
Reading -17 2 £100,000 +81.81% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £47,500 - 1
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £53,750 - 3

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
3 23 (44.23%) SC Cleared
4 19 (36.54%) Information Security
5 16 (30.77%) Degree
6 13 (25.00%) CISSP
7 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 11 (21.15%) Internet
9 10 (19.23%) Business Development
9 10 (19.23%) SIEM
10 9 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (15.38%) SCADA
11 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
11 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
11 8 (15.38%) Security Architecture
12 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
12 7 (13.46%) Java
12 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
12 7 (13.46%) C
12 7 (13.46%) CISM
13 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
13 6 (11.54%) Advertising
13 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
14 5 (9.62%) HTML5
14 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
14 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
14 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning
14 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (21.15%) Internet
2 4 (7.69%) Wireless
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) WLAN
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Advertising
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
4 4 (7.69%) Marketing
5 3 (5.77%) Local Government
6 2 (3.85%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (3.85%) Arabic Language
6 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) HTML
1 5 (9.62%) Flash
1 5 (9.62%) HTML5
2 2 (3.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) SCADA
1 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) Physics
3 5 (9.62%) Device Driver
3 5 (9.62%) Statistics
3 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) CESG
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) RMADS
6 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 19 (36.54%) Information Security
3 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 10 (19.23%) Business Development
4 10 (19.23%) SIEM
5 8 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
7 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning
7 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.62%) Security Management
8 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (5.77%) Data Security
9 3 (5.77%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
10 2 (3.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) C
1 7 (13.46%) Java
1 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.77%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
2 23 (44.23%) SC Cleared
3 16 (30.77%) Degree
4 13 (25.00%) CISSP
5 7 (13.46%) CISM
6 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CISA
8 1 (1.92%) CEH
8 1 (1.92%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.85%) COBIT
3 2 (3.85%) JSP 440
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