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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 823 713 725
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 80 152 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 61 129 139
Average salary £55,000 £51,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -16.66%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -89 75 £54,500 +6.86% 8
South East -6 28 £55,000 +10.00%
London -44 22 £57,500 +4.54% 6
Surrey -2 12 £55,000 +22.22%
Berkshire -10 12 £67,500 +35.00%
Guildford +16 11 - -
City of London 0 11 £57,500 -9.44% 3
Leeds -23 10 £42,500 -29.16%
West Yorkshire -35 10 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Yorkshire -48 10 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Reading 0 9 £80,000 +60.00%
South West -28 4 £55,250 +10.50%
Cheltenham -8 3 £54,000 -10.00%
Gloucestershire -15 3 £54,000 +8.00%
East Midlands -15 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Kent - 3 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Scotland -15 2 £60,000 +9.09%
North West -18 2 £53,750 -2.27%
Teddington - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham 0 1 £40,000 -34.69%
West Midlands 0 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Swindon -1 1 £56,500 -5.83%
North East -2 1 £41,000 -14.58%
Tyne and Wear -3 1 £41,000 -14.58%
Manchester -7 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Wiltshire -8 1 £56,500 -5.83%
Aldershot -9 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Glasgow -9 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Hampshire -10 1 £65,000 +30.00%

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Information Security
2 113 (63.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (45.76%) CISSP
4 65 (36.72%) Security Cleared
5 60 (33.90%) CISM
6 48 (27.12%) Risk Management
6 48 (27.12%) Finance
6 48 (27.12%) RMADS
7 45 (25.42%) Information Assurance
8 42 (23.73%) SC Cleared
9 39 (22.03%) Risk Assessment
9 39 (22.03%) Degree
10 37 (20.90%) Management Information System
11 36 (20.34%) PCI DSS
12 31 (17.51%) DV Cleared
13 28 (15.82%) Security Architecture
14 25 (14.12%) Risk Analysis
15 24 (13.56%) SIEM
15 24 (13.56%) Network Design
16 20 (11.30%) Law
16 20 (11.30%) Internet
16 20 (11.30%) CRAMM
16 20 (11.30%) ISMS
17 19 (10.73%) JSP 440
17 19 (10.73%) Firewall
17 19 (10.73%) SOA
18 18 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
19 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
20 16 (9.04%) Incident Management
20 16 (9.04%) Business Continuity

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) Apache
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) PaaS
1 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.30%) Internet
2 19 (10.73%) Firewall
3 10 (5.65%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.26%) Wireless
4 4 (2.26%) Network Security
5 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.56%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 48 (27.12%) Finance
2 20 (11.30%) Law
3 6 (3.39%) Legal
4 5 (2.82%) Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Retail
5 4 (2.26%) Local Government
6 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.13%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) Web Services
1 7 (3.95%) SAML
2 4 (2.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.12%) RMADS
2 37 (20.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.39%) CESG
5 5 (2.82%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (2.26%) PKI
7 2 (1.13%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.21%) Windows
2 7 (3.95%) Linux
3 6 (3.39%) UNIX
4 2 (1.13%) Solaris
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (27.12%) Risk Management
3 45 (25.42%) Information Assurance
4 39 (22.03%) Risk Assessment
5 28 (15.82%) Security Architecture
6 25 (14.12%) Risk Analysis
7 24 (13.56%) Network Design
7 24 (13.56%) SIEM
8 20 (11.30%) CRAMM
8 20 (11.30%) ISMS
9 19 (10.73%) SOA
10 18 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
12 16 (9.04%) Incident Management
12 16 (9.04%) Business Continuity
13 15 (8.47%) Project Management
13 15 (8.47%) ITIL
13 15 (8.47%) Cyber Security
14 14 (7.91%) Vulnerability Management
14 14 (7.91%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.95%) Java
2 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (45.76%) CISSP
2 65 (36.72%) Security Cleared
3 60 (33.90%) CISM
4 42 (23.73%) SC Cleared
5 39 (22.03%) Degree
6 31 (17.51%) DV Cleared
7 11 (6.21%) CISA
8 7 (3.95%) CEH
9 5 (2.82%) ISSAP
9 5 (2.82%) CRISC
10 3 (1.69%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.13%) CCNA
11 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.56%) GIAC
12 1 (0.56%) GSEC
12 1 (0.56%) CCSE
12 1 (0.56%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.56%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (63.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (20.34%) PCI DSS
3 19 (10.73%) JSP 440
4 10 (5.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.52%) COBIT
6 3 (1.69%) SLA
7 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Nmap
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.56%) XenApp
1 1 (0.56%) XenServer
1 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (7.34%) Symantec
2 11 (6.21%) CheckPoint
2 11 (6.21%) IBM
3 10 (5.65%) Websense
3 10 (5.65%) Tripwire
3 10 (5.65%) Proofpoint
4 4 (2.26%) Qualys
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle
5 3 (1.69%) Remedy
5 3 (1.69%) HP
5 3 (1.69%) BMC
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.13%) Juniper
6 2 (1.13%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.13%) F5
6 2 (1.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.13%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.56%) Q1 Labs
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