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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 822 758 752
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 64 114 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52 101 105
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,300
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £58,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +16.00%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -27 62 £57,500 - 8
London -45 22 £57,500 +2.22% 1
South West +1 15 £62,500 +78.57% 1
South East -35 11 £60,000 -14.28% 3
West Yorkshire -1 9 £39,000 - 2
Leeds -2 9 £39,000 +5.40% 2
Yorkshire -5 9 £39,000 - 2
Bristol +2 8 £62,500 +78.57%
City of London -2 8 £57,500 -16.05%
West Midlands -19 6 £55,000 -11.29% 1
Berkshire -2 5 £53,750 -15.68% 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £60,000 -14.28%
Birmingham -4 4 £55,000 -11.29%
Milton Keynes - 4 £60,000 -
Reading 0 3 - - 2
Hampshire -17 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
North West -6 2 £47,500 -16.66%
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 - - 1
Bromley +20 1 £45,000 -21.73%
M4 Corridor +7 1 £45,000 -35.71%
Scotland 0 1 £72,500 +52.63%
Manchester -12 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £47,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £52,500 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Information Security
2 61 (46.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (37.40%) CISSP
4 41 (31.30%) Risk Management
5 39 (29.77%) CISM
6 33 (25.19%) Management Information System
7 27 (20.61%) Degree
7 27 (20.61%) Time Management
8 26 (19.85%) PCI DSS
9 23 (17.56%) RMADS
10 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
10 22 (16.79%) Information Assurance
10 22 (16.79%) Finance
11 21 (16.03%) CISA
11 21 (16.03%) Cyber Security
12 17 (12.98%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (12.21%) Business Development
13 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
13 16 (12.21%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (11.45%) CESG
14 15 (11.45%) CRISC
15 14 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (9.16%) Security Management
16 12 (9.16%) ITIL
16 12 (9.16%) Security Architecture
17 11 (8.40%) Project Management
17 11 (8.40%) Business Continuity
18 10 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (7.63%) Risk Assessment
18 10 (7.63%) PCI QSA

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (2.29%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Network Security
2 6 (4.58%) Firewall
3 2 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.53%) ATM
3 2 (1.53%) LAN
3 2 (1.53%) SDH
3 2 (1.53%) DNS
3 2 (1.53%) MPLS
4 1 (0.76%) Wireless
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Law
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Marketing
4 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.05%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.29%) Advertising
5 3 (2.29%) Games
6 2 (1.53%) Local Government
6 2 (1.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) REST
1 2 (1.53%) WSDL
1 2 (1.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.19%) Management Information System
2 23 (17.56%) RMADS
3 15 (11.45%) CESG
4 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.58%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.05%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.05%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.53%) SCADA
6 2 (1.53%) GIS
7 1 (0.76%) EMV
7 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.63%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) UNIX
3 7 (5.34%) Windows
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (31.30%) Risk Management
3 27 (20.61%) Time Management
4 22 (16.79%) Information Assurance
5 21 (16.03%) Cyber Security
6 17 (12.98%) Risk Analysis
7 16 (12.21%) Business Development
7 16 (12.21%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.16%) Security Management
9 12 (9.16%) ITIL
9 12 (9.16%) Security Architecture
10 11 (8.40%) Project Management
10 11 (8.40%) Business Continuity
11 10 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.63%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (7.63%) Information Security Management
12 9 (6.87%) SIEM
13 7 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 6 (4.58%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.29%) SQL
2 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (37.40%) CISSP
2 39 (29.77%) CISM
3 27 (20.61%) Degree
4 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
5 21 (16.03%) CISA
6 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
7 15 (11.45%) CRISC
8 10 (7.63%) PCI QSA
9 6 (4.58%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) CEH
11 2 (1.53%) CCNA
11 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.53%) GIAC
12 1 (0.76%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.76%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (46.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (19.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.82%) COBIT
5 3 (2.29%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.53%) QA
6 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (4.58%) ArcSight
2 5 (3.82%) Oracle
2 5 (3.82%) Cisco
3 3 (2.29%) Websense
3 3 (2.29%) Sourcefire
3 3 (2.29%) Blue Coat
3 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
3 3 (2.29%) F5
3 3 (2.29%) Splunk
3 3 (2.29%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.53%) Q1 Labs
4 2 (1.53%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.53%) Qualys
4 2 (1.53%) IBM
4 2 (1.53%) Juniper
4 2 (1.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (1.53%) CA
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
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