The table below looks at the statistics for the Information 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 829 765 733
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 65 112 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 53 97 132
Average salary £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £37,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-7.72% -

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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%

Information Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -42 61 £55,000 -5.17% 11
London -23 27 £57,500 -4.16% 7
South East -10 16 £55,000 +10.00% 1
City of London -3 8 £56,750 -6.96% 5
Berkshire -2 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Surrey -9 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Guildford +4 6 - -
Leeds -34 6 £43,750 -27.08%
West Yorkshire -54 6 £43,750 -27.08% 1
Yorkshire -71 6 £43,750 +15.13% 1
Reading -5 5 £67,500 +35.00%
South West -30 5 £56,500 -5.83%
Wiltshire -2 2 £56,500 -5.83%
Swindon -2 2 £56,500 -5.83%
Gloucestershire -3 2 £62,000 +3.33%
East Midlands -7 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Cheltenham -9 2 £62,000 +3.33%
Cheshire -14 2 £46,250 -24.48%
North West -17 2 £46,250 -28.84% 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £41,250 -
Teddington - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham +1 1 £40,000 -34.69%
Aldershot -4 1 £65,000 +26.82%
Hampshire -9 1 £65,000 +44.44%
West Midlands -9 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Glasgow -10 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Scotland -19 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Wales - 1 £75,000 -
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Kent - 1 £45,000 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title.

1 176 (100.00%) Information Security
2 112 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (44.89%) CISSP
4 64 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 61 (34.66%) CISM
6 53 (30.11%) Risk Management
7 50 (28.41%) RMADS
8 47 (26.70%) Information Assurance
9 46 (26.14%) Finance
10 42 (23.86%) SC Cleared
11 36 (20.45%) Degree
12 35 (19.89%) Risk Assessment
12 35 (19.89%) PCI DSS
13 34 (19.32%) Management Information System
14 31 (17.61%) Risk Analysis
14 31 (17.61%) Security Architecture
15 28 (15.91%) DV Cleared
16 24 (13.64%) SIEM
17 22 (12.50%) ISMS
18 21 (11.93%) CRAMM
19 20 (11.36%) Law
19 20 (11.36%) Network Design
20 19 (10.80%) SOA
20 19 (10.80%) JSP 440
21 18 (10.23%) Incident Management
22 17 (9.66%) Penetration Testing
22 17 (9.66%) Business Development
22 17 (9.66%) Business Continuity
22 17 (9.66%) Internet
23 16 (9.09%) Firewall

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) PaaS
2 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) Internet
2 16 (9.09%) Firewall
3 8 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.27%) Network Security
5 3 (1.70%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) DNS
General
1 46 (26.14%) Finance
2 20 (11.36%) Law
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 4 (2.27%) Local Government
5 3 (1.70%) Retail
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) Web Services
1 6 (3.41%) SAML
2 4 (2.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.41%) RMADS
2 34 (19.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) Mathematics
3 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.98%) CESG
4 6 (3.41%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.70%) PKI
5 3 (1.70%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.14%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.25%) Windows
2 8 (4.55%) Linux
3 4 (2.27%) UNIX
3 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (100.00%) Information Security
2 53 (30.11%) Risk Management
3 47 (26.70%) Information Assurance
4 35 (19.89%) Risk Assessment
5 31 (17.61%) Risk Analysis
5 31 (17.61%) Security Architecture
6 24 (13.64%) SIEM
7 22 (12.50%) ISMS
8 21 (11.93%) CRAMM
9 20 (11.36%) Network Design
10 19 (10.80%) SOA
11 18 (10.23%) Incident Management
12 17 (9.66%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (9.66%) Business Development
12 17 (9.66%) Business Continuity
13 16 (9.09%) ITIL
14 15 (8.52%) E-Commerce
14 15 (8.52%) Project Management
14 15 (8.52%) Cyber Security
15 14 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.41%) Java
2 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (44.89%) CISSP
2 64 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 61 (34.66%) CISM
4 42 (23.86%) SC Cleared
5 36 (20.45%) Degree
6 28 (15.91%) DV Cleared
7 14 (7.95%) CISA
8 8 (4.55%) CEH
9 7 (3.98%) CRISC
10 5 (2.84%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.70%) PCI QSA
12 2 (1.14%) CCNA
12 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.57%) CSSLP
13 1 (0.57%) GCED
13 1 (0.57%) GIAC
13 1 (0.57%) CCSE
13 1 (0.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (19.89%) PCI DSS
3 19 (10.80%) JSP 440
4 10 (5.68%) COBIT
5 9 (5.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.70%) SLA
6 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Nmap
2 1 (0.57%) XenApp
2 1 (0.57%) XenServer
2 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) WSUS
2 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (6.25%) IBM
2 10 (5.68%) Symantec
3 9 (5.11%) CheckPoint
4 8 (4.55%) Websense
4 8 (4.55%) Tripwire
4 8 (4.55%) Proofpoint
5 5 (2.84%) Qualys
6 4 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.70%) Q1 Labs
7 3 (1.70%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle
7 3 (1.70%) CA
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) BMC
8 2 (1.14%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) F5
9 1 (0.57%) Splunk
9 1 (0.57%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.57%) Sourcefire
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago