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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 793 847 752
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -95
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 110 93 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.081% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 90 54 107
Average salary £55,250 £53,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.79% -2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £30,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,850 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+8.91% +6.31%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +38 96 £56,500 +2.72% 9
London +24 42 £60,000 +4.34% 5
South East -11 21 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Scotland +28 14 £55,000 +15.78%
South West -14 14 £58,750 +23.68%
Berkshire +6 13 £60,000 +9.09% 1
City of London +26 10 £60,000 +19.40% 1
Edinburgh +19 8 £55,000 -
Surrey +15 8 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Yorkshire +10 8 £39,000 -6.02% 1
West Yorkshire +7 8 £39,000 -6.02% 1
Leeds +7 8 £39,000 -6.02% 1
Glasgow +15 6 £57,000 -
Wiltshire +9 6 £51,250 +13.88%
Swindon +2 6 £51,250 +13.88%
Gloucestershire -11 5 £65,000 +28.71%
Bristol +4 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Bedfordshire - 3 £32,500 -
East of England - 3 £32,500 -
Cheltenham -2 2 £55,000 -12.35%
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Guildford +16 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands +12 1 £47,500 -
North West +2 1 - - 1
Reading -16 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 170 (99.42%) Information Security
2 89 (52.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (47.95%) CISSP
4 57 (33.33%) CISM
5 53 (30.99%) Management Information System
6 48 (28.07%) Cyber Security
7 43 (25.15%) Degree
8 42 (24.56%) Risk Management
8 42 (24.56%) PCI DSS
9 38 (22.22%) Finance
10 35 (20.47%) Security Cleared
11 33 (19.30%) Information Assurance
12 31 (18.13%) CISA
13 29 (16.96%) RMADS
14 27 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (14.62%) Risk Assessment
16 24 (14.04%) UNIX
16 24 (14.04%) Time Management
17 23 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (12.28%) SC Cleared
19 20 (11.70%) Windows
20 18 (10.53%) Oracle
20 18 (10.53%) Security Management
20 18 (10.53%) Business Continuity
21 17 (9.94%) Linux
21 17 (9.94%) ISMS
21 17 (9.94%) SIEM
22 16 (9.36%) Network Security
22 16 (9.36%) CESG
22 16 (9.36%) Cryptography

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Project
1 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) SaaS
2 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.36%) Network Security
2 9 (5.26%) LAN
3 8 (4.68%) Firewall
4 6 (3.51%) WLAN
5 4 (2.34%) MPLS
6 3 (1.75%) ATM
6 3 (1.75%) DNS
6 3 (1.75%) SDH
7 1 (0.58%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (22.22%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Law
3 14 (8.19%) Banking
4 12 (7.02%) Retail
4 12 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.85%) Marketing
6 7 (4.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.34%) Automotive
7 4 (2.34%) Advertising
8 3 (1.75%) Games
8 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.17%) Military
10 1 (0.58%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 53 (30.99%) Management Information System
2 29 (16.96%) RMADS
3 27 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.36%) CESG
4 16 (9.36%) Cryptography
5 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.26%) SCADA
7 6 (3.51%) PKI
7 6 (3.51%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.75%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.58%) EMV
10 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.04%) UNIX
2 20 (11.70%) Windows
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (99.42%) Information Security
2 48 (28.07%) Cyber Security
3 42 (24.56%) Risk Management
4 33 (19.30%) Information Assurance
5 25 (14.62%) Risk Assessment
6 24 (14.04%) Time Management
7 23 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.53%) Business Continuity
8 18 (10.53%) Security Management
9 17 (9.94%) ISMS
9 17 (9.94%) SIEM
10 14 (8.19%) Security Architecture
10 14 (8.19%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (7.02%) Network Design
12 12 (7.02%) Project Management
12 12 (7.02%) ITIL
13 11 (6.43%) Data Protection
14 10 (5.85%) Information Security Management
14 10 (5.85%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (47.95%) CISSP
2 57 (33.33%) CISM
3 43 (25.15%) Degree
4 35 (20.47%) Security Cleared
5 31 (18.13%) CISA
6 21 (12.28%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.60%) CRISC
8 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.68%) CEH
9 7 (4.09%) PCI QSA
10 6 (3.51%) MBA
11 3 (1.75%) GIAC
11 3 (1.75%) MBCS
11 3 (1.75%) CITP
12 2 (1.17%) CISMP
13 1 (0.58%) MCSE
13 1 (0.58%) CCNA
13 1 (0.58%) GCFA
13 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (52.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (24.56%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.51%) COBIT
4 5 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) RACF
Vendors
1 18 (10.53%) Oracle
2 7 (4.09%) Cisco
3 5 (2.92%) Juniper
4 4 (2.34%) Fortinet
5 3 (1.75%) Websense
5 3 (1.75%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (1.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.17%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.17%) F5
6 2 (1.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.17%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.58%) Splunk
7 1 (0.58%) IronPort
7 1 (0.58%) Tufin
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