The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Consultant
Rank 798 851 896
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +45
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 139 123 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 113 94 68
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £29,450
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £71,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Information Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Security Consultant in the job title.

Information Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Information Security Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 137 £62,500 +19.04% 5
London +34 62 £65,000 +13.04% 4
South East +18 26 £55,500 -7.50% 1
West Midlands +3 22 £62,500 +70.06%
Berkshire +15 21 £55,000 -8.33%
Birmingham +5 21 £62,500 +70.06%
Reading +29 14 £57,500 -
City of London +43 12 £70,000 +16.66% 1
South West -2 7 £62,500 +8.69%
East Midlands +23 6 - -
North West +18 6 £85,000 -
Bristol +7 6 £62,500 +4.16%
Nottingham - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
Manchester - 6 £85,000 -
East of England +6 2 £75,000 +130.76%
Surrey -4 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Scotland -12 2 £47,500 -15.17% 1
Kent - 2 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £60,000 -
Hampshire +8 1 - -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £37,000 -5.12%
Yorkshire +2 1 £37,000 -5.12%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £60,000 +6.66%
Leeds -4 1 £37,000 -5.12%
Cheltenham -6 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Basingstoke -7 1 - -
Edinburgh -10 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Glasgow -16 1 £47,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire - 1 £75,000 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Information Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 241 (97.18%) Information Security
2 119 (47.98%) CISSP
3 117 (47.18%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 86 (34.68%) CISM
6 77 (31.05%) Finance
7 72 (29.03%) PCI DSS
8 61 (24.60%) CISA
9 58 (23.39%) Risk Management
10 52 (20.97%) Data Protection
11 47 (18.95%) Degree
12 42 (16.94%) Security Cleared
12 42 (16.94%) Penetration Testing
13 39 (15.73%) Risk Assessment
13 39 (15.73%) SC Cleared
14 35 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (12.50%) Fraud Detection
16 30 (12.10%) Security Operations
17 28 (11.29%) Security Management
17 28 (11.29%) Management Information System
18 26 (10.48%) Security Architecture
18 26 (10.48%) Identity Management
19 24 (9.68%) Information Security Management
19 24 (9.68%) CLAS
20 22 (8.87%) Threat Analysis
20 22 (8.87%) Information Assurance
20 22 (8.87%) PKI
20 22 (8.87%) Banking
20 22 (8.87%) Legal
21 20 (8.06%) Presales

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) Network Security
2 9 (3.63%) WAN
3 8 (3.23%) LAN
4 6 (2.42%) Firewall
5 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) MPLS
6 1 (0.40%) RTP
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.61%) Big Data
3 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
General
1 77 (31.05%) Finance
2 22 (8.87%) Banking
2 22 (8.87%) Legal
3 11 (4.44%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Marketing
4 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.42%) SAML
2 5 (2.02%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.29%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.87%) PKI
3 18 (7.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.84%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.03%) CESG
6 10 (4.03%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.63%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.61%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.40%) Blog
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) FMCG
11 1 (0.40%) Physics
11 1 (0.40%) SCADA
11 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.45%) Windows
2 8 (3.23%) Unix
3 6 (2.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (97.18%) Information Security
2 117 (47.18%) Cybersecurity
3 58 (23.39%) Risk Management
4 52 (20.97%) Data Protection
5 42 (16.94%) Penetration Testing
6 39 (15.73%) Risk Assessment
7 35 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (12.50%) Fraud Detection
9 30 (12.10%) Security Operations
10 28 (11.29%) Security Management
11 26 (10.48%) Identity Management
11 26 (10.48%) Security Architecture
12 24 (9.68%) Information Security Management
13 22 (8.87%) Information Assurance
13 22 (8.87%) Threat Analysis
14 20 (8.06%) Presales
15 19 (7.66%) ITIL
16 18 (7.26%) SIEM
17 16 (6.45%) Business Continuity
17 16 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.03%) C
2 5 (2.02%) Java
3 3 (1.21%) SQL
4 2 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) C#
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) PHP
5 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.40%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 119 (47.98%) CISSP
2 86 (34.68%) CISM
3 61 (24.60%) CISA
4 47 (18.95%) Degree
5 42 (16.94%) Security Cleared
6 39 (15.73%) SC Cleared
7 24 (9.68%) CLAS
8 14 (5.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (4.84%) PCI QSA
10 10 (4.03%) CEH
10 10 (4.03%) CRISC
10 10 (4.03%) SANS
11 9 (3.63%) CREST Certified
12 6 (2.42%) CHECK Team Member
12 6 (2.42%) CISMP
12 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.61%) CITP
14 4 (1.61%) ISEB
14 4 (1.61%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (29.03%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (3.63%) ISO 9001
5 8 (3.23%) ISO27002
6 6 (2.42%) RMADS
7 5 (2.02%) BS25999
7 5 (2.02%) COBIT
8 4 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.81%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.81%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.40%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.40%) QA
11 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.40%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.40%) Proventia
1 1 (0.40%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (3.63%) Cisco
2 7 (2.82%) Oracle
3 6 (2.42%) FireEye
4 5 (2.02%) ArcSight
5 4 (1.61%) SunGard
6 2 (0.81%) Forcepoint
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.40%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.40%) F5
7 1 (0.40%) Informatica
7 1 (0.40%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.40%) Juniper
7 1 (0.40%) Qualys
7 1 (0.40%) ScanSafe
7 1 (0.40%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) Tableau
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