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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 791 810 781
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 99 109 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 85 75 99
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £41,250 £38,850
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £54,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +9.00%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% 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 7 July 2015 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 7 July 2015. 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 +10 89 £50,000 -9.09% 16
London +52 41 £57,500 +3.60% 10
South East +4 27 £50,000 -18.36% 5
Scotland +19 10 £57,000 +3.63%
Berkshire -12 10 £60,000 -25.00%
Glasgow - 10 £57,000 -
Yorkshire +11 8 £39,000 -9.82%
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Milton Keynes -9 8 £42,500 +70.00%
West Yorkshire +4 7 £36,750 -15.02%
Leeds +2 7 £34,500 -20.23%
West Midlands - 7 £49,000 - 1
Surrey +4 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £50,000 +5.26%
City of London +32 4 £55,000 - 5
Birmingham - 4 £50,000 - 1
Guildford +2 3 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £50,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £49,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £71,250 -
Cheltenham -4 1 £55,000 -26.66%
Derbyshire -5 1 £48,000 -23.20%
Reading -15 1 - -
Gloucestershire -18 1 £55,000 -14.72%
South West -25 1 £55,000 +1.85%
North Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Scarborough - 1 £55,000 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 208 (99.52%) Information Security
2 126 (60.29%) CISSP
3 115 (55.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (41.63%) CISM
5 65 (31.10%) Cyber Security
6 62 (29.67%) Management Information System
7 60 (28.71%) PCI DSS
8 59 (28.23%) Risk Management
9 51 (24.40%) Finance
10 48 (22.97%) Degree
11 43 (20.57%) Security Cleared
12 42 (20.10%) CISA
13 38 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (16.75%) ISMS
14 35 (16.75%) Risk Assessment
15 34 (16.27%) Information Assurance
16 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
16 30 (14.35%) Business Continuity
17 27 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (12.44%) RMADS
19 25 (11.96%) SIEM
20 24 (11.48%) UNIX
20 24 (11.48%) Cryptography
21 23 (11.00%) Windows
21 23 (11.00%) Oracle
22 22 (10.53%) Security Management
22 22 (10.53%) Law
23 21 (10.05%) Data Protection
24 19 (9.09%) Network Security
24 19 (9.09%) Penetration Testing

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 4 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.26%) SaaS
2 4 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.09%) Network Security
2 16 (7.66%) Firewall
3 12 (5.74%) LAN
4 7 (3.35%) WLAN
5 3 (1.44%) DNS
5 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.96%) VPN
6 2 (0.96%) SAN
6 2 (0.96%) MPLS
6 2 (0.96%) DHCP
7 1 (0.48%) SDH
7 1 (0.48%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.96%) Big Data
General
1 51 (24.40%) Finance
2 22 (10.53%) Law
3 17 (8.13%) Retail
4 16 (7.66%) Banking
5 10 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.31%) Marketing
7 8 (3.83%) Legal
8 7 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.39%) Automotive
10 4 (1.91%) Advertising
11 2 (0.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (29.67%) Management Information System
2 38 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (12.44%) RMADS
4 24 (11.48%) Cryptography
5 11 (5.26%) CESG
6 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.31%) SCADA
8 8 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (3.35%) PKI
10 6 (2.87%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.91%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.91%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.44%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (1.44%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.48%) Life Science
14 1 (0.48%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.48%) UNIX
2 23 (11.00%) Windows
3 12 (5.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (99.52%) Information Security
2 65 (31.10%) Cyber Security
3 59 (28.23%) Risk Management
4 35 (16.75%) Risk Assessment
4 35 (16.75%) ISMS
5 34 (16.27%) Information Assurance
6 30 (14.35%) Business Continuity
7 27 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (11.96%) SIEM
9 22 (10.53%) Security Management
10 21 (10.05%) Data Protection
11 19 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (8.61%) ITIL
13 17 (8.13%) Incident Management
14 16 (7.66%) Security Architecture
15 14 (6.70%) Network Design
16 13 (6.22%) Analytics
16 13 (6.22%) Data Security
17 12 (5.74%) Project Management
17 12 (5.74%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (60.29%) CISSP
2 87 (41.63%) CISM
3 48 (22.97%) Degree
4 43 (20.57%) Security Cleared
5 42 (20.10%) CISA
6 30 (14.35%) SC Cleared
7 17 (8.13%) CEH
8 16 (7.66%) CRISC
9 12 (5.74%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (3.83%) CCNP
11 8 (3.83%) MBCS
11 8 (3.83%) CITP
12 7 (3.35%) MBA
13 5 (2.39%) CISMP
13 5 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (1.44%) PCI QSA
15 2 (0.96%) CGEIT
15 2 (0.96%) SSCP
15 2 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (55.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (28.71%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.26%) COBIT
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) BS25999
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.91%) RACF
3 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (11.00%) Oracle
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.44%) Juniper
3 3 (1.44%) Cisco
3 3 (1.44%) CA
3 3 (1.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (0.96%) Informatica
4 2 (0.96%) Ab Initio
4 2 (0.96%) Fortinet
4 2 (0.96%) Tableau
5 1 (0.48%) IronPort
5 1 (0.48%) Tufin
5 1 (0.48%) VMware
5 1 (0.48%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.48%) Websense
5 1 (0.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
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Via Resource
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: Up to £65 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Stem Graduates
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago