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 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
Information Security Consultant
Rank 829 793 775
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 68 106 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.097% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 61 92 96
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,100 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%

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%

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 31 October 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 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 -55 64 £55,000 -8.33% 12
London 0 32 £56,250 -3.84% 5
City of London +28 9 £57,500 -1.70% 3
South East -21 9 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South West - 8 £56,500 - 2
North West -19 6 £46,250 -31.48% 1
Berkshire +12 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Cheshire -8 4 £46,250 -35.08%
West Yorkshire -26 4 £41,000 -31.66% 3
Leeds -32 4 £41,000 -31.66% 3
Yorkshire -48 4 £41,000 -31.66% 3
Reading -18 3 £67,500 +42.10%
Gloucestershire - 3 £57,500 - 2
Manchester -15 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £56,500 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £62,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £56,500 -
Hampshire -2 1 £65,000 -7.14%
M4 Corridor -6 1 £70,000 -
Birmingham -7 1 £55,000 -15.05%
Guildford -9 1 - -
Surrey -20 1 - - 1
West Midlands -21 1 £55,000 -15.05%
East of England -30 1 £47,500 -17.39%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £65,000 -
Somerset - 1 £80,000 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Information Security
2 90 (57.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (43.95%) CISSP
4 50 (31.85%) CISM
5 49 (31.21%) Security Cleared
6 43 (27.39%) Risk Management
7 37 (23.57%) Information Assurance
8 36 (22.93%) Finance
8 36 (22.93%) RMADS
9 32 (20.38%) Degree
9 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
10 31 (19.75%) PCI DSS
11 29 (18.47%) Risk Analysis
12 28 (17.83%) Security Architecture
13 27 (17.20%) Risk Assessment
14 25 (15.92%) Management Information System
15 18 (11.46%) CISA
16 17 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (10.83%) ISMS
16 17 (10.83%) DV Cleared
16 17 (10.83%) SIEM
16 17 (10.83%) Cyber Security
17 16 (10.19%) CRAMM
18 15 (9.55%) Network Design
18 15 (9.55%) Project Management
19 14 (8.92%) Law
19 14 (8.92%) SOA
19 14 (8.92%) JSP 440
19 14 (8.92%) Business Development
20 13 (8.28%) ITIL

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (1.27%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) Internet
2 7 (4.46%) Firewall
3 4 (2.55%) Network Security
4 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.91%) Wireless
5 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
General
1 36 (22.93%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Law
3 5 (3.18%) Legal
3 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.55%) Local Government
5 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.91%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) SAML
1 4 (2.55%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) WSDL
2 2 (1.27%) Middleware
2 2 (1.27%) REST
2 2 (1.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.93%) RMADS
2 25 (15.92%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.46%) CESG
5 6 (3.82%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (3.18%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.91%) PKI
9 2 (1.27%) GIS
9 2 (1.27%) SCADA
9 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Linux
3 5 (3.18%) UNIX
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (100.00%) Information Security
2 43 (27.39%) Risk Management
3 37 (23.57%) Information Assurance
4 29 (18.47%) Risk Analysis
5 28 (17.83%) Security Architecture
6 27 (17.20%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (10.83%) SIEM
7 17 (10.83%) ISMS
7 17 (10.83%) Cyber Security
8 16 (10.19%) CRAMM
9 15 (9.55%) Network Design
9 15 (9.55%) Project Management
10 14 (8.92%) SOA
10 14 (8.92%) Business Development
11 13 (8.28%) ITIL
11 13 (8.28%) Security Management
12 11 (7.01%) Incident Management
13 10 (6.37%) Business Continuity
13 10 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.55%) Java
2 2 (1.27%) SQL
2 2 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (43.95%) CISSP
2 50 (31.85%) CISM
3 49 (31.21%) Security Cleared
4 32 (20.38%) Degree
4 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
5 18 (11.46%) CISA
6 17 (10.83%) DV Cleared
7 11 (7.01%) CRISC
8 7 (4.46%) CEH
9 4 (2.55%) PCI QSA
10 3 (1.91%) GIAC
11 2 (1.27%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.27%) CCNA
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.64%) GSEC
12 1 (0.64%) GCED
12 1 (0.64%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (57.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.75%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.92%) JSP 440
4 9 (5.73%) COBIT
5 8 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (1.27%) SLA
7 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (3.82%) IBM
1 6 (3.82%) ArcSight
2 5 (3.18%) Websense
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle
4 3 (1.91%) LANDesk
4 3 (1.91%) Qualys
4 3 (1.91%) Proofpoint
4 3 (1.91%) CA
4 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.91%) Q1 Labs
4 3 (1.91%) Tripwire
4 3 (1.91%) Splunk
5 2 (1.27%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.27%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.27%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.27%) Symantec
5 2 (1.27%) F5
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco
5 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.64%) Remedy
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