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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 853 768 755
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 62 108 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 52 92 133
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 £41,250 £37,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £58,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.42%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -95 56 £55,000 -8.33% 12
London -28 27 £57,500 -4.16% 6
South East -17 14 £55,000 +10.00% 1
City of London +17 7 £57,500 -1.70% 5
Surrey -5 6 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire -8 6 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Guildford -1 5 - -
Reading -4 5 £67,500 +38.46%
South West -23 5 £56,500 -5.83%
Leeds -32 3 £43,750 -27.08%
West Yorkshire -50 3 £43,750 -27.08% 1
Yorkshire -57 3 £43,750 -27.08% 1
Gloucestershire +1 2 £62,000 +3.33%
Swindon 0 2 £56,500 -5.83%
Wiltshire -6 2 £56,500 -5.83%
Cheltenham -8 2 £62,000 +3.33%
Cheshire -9 2 £46,250 -31.48% 2
North West -13 2 £46,250 -30.18% 4
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £41,250 -
Teddington - 2 £55,000 -
Glasgow -6 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Birmingham -12 1 £40,000 -34.69%
Scotland -12 1 £65,000 +18.18%
West Midlands -13 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Wales - 1 £75,000 -
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Somerset - 1 £80,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £65,000 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Information Security
2 110 (63.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (45.66%) CISSP
4 63 (36.42%) Security Cleared
5 62 (35.84%) CISM
6 53 (30.64%) Risk Management
7 49 (28.32%) RMADS
8 47 (27.17%) Information Assurance
9 44 (25.43%) Finance
10 41 (23.70%) SC Cleared
11 34 (19.65%) Degree
11 34 (19.65%) Risk Assessment
12 33 (19.08%) PCI DSS
13 32 (18.50%) Risk Analysis
14 31 (17.92%) Management Information System
14 31 (17.92%) Security Architecture
15 27 (15.61%) DV Cleared
16 23 (13.29%) SIEM
17 22 (12.72%) ISMS
18 21 (12.14%) CRAMM
19 20 (11.56%) Law
20 19 (10.98%) SOA
20 19 (10.98%) Network Design
20 19 (10.98%) JSP 440
21 17 (9.83%) Business Development
21 17 (9.83%) Penetration Testing
22 16 (9.25%) Incident Management
22 16 (9.25%) Internet
22 16 (9.25%) Firewall
22 16 (9.25%) Cyber Security

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (3.47%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) Apache
2 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.25%) Internet
1 16 (9.25%) Firewall
2 7 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.31%) Network Security
4 3 (1.73%) Wireless
5 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
General
1 44 (25.43%) Finance
2 20 (11.56%) Law
3 5 (2.89%) Legal
4 4 (2.31%) Local Government
5 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.47%) Web Services
1 6 (3.47%) SAML
2 3 (1.73%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.32%) RMADS
2 31 (17.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.05%) CESG
3 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.47%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.47%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (2.31%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.73%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.16%) GIS
8 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Derivative
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Windows
2 7 (4.05%) Linux
3 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.16%) UNIX
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (100.00%) Information Security
2 53 (30.64%) Risk Management
3 47 (27.17%) Information Assurance
4 34 (19.65%) Risk Assessment
5 32 (18.50%) Risk Analysis
6 31 (17.92%) Security Architecture
7 23 (13.29%) SIEM
8 22 (12.72%) ISMS
9 21 (12.14%) CRAMM
10 19 (10.98%) Network Design
10 19 (10.98%) SOA
11 17 (9.83%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (9.83%) Business Development
12 16 (9.25%) Incident Management
12 16 (9.25%) Cyber Security
13 15 (8.67%) Business Continuity
13 15 (8.67%) Project Management
13 15 (8.67%) ITIL
14 13 (7.51%) E-Commerce
15 12 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.47%) Java
2 2 (1.16%) C
3 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (45.66%) CISSP
2 63 (36.42%) Security Cleared
3 62 (35.84%) CISM
4 41 (23.70%) SC Cleared
5 34 (19.65%) Degree
6 27 (15.61%) DV Cleared
7 15 (8.67%) CISA
8 8 (4.62%) CEH
8 8 (4.62%) CRISC
9 5 (2.89%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.73%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.16%) CCNA
11 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.58%) GIAC
12 1 (0.58%) GSEC
12 1 (0.58%) CCSE
12 1 (0.58%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.58%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (63.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (19.08%) PCI DSS
3 19 (10.98%) JSP 440
4 10 (5.78%) COBIT
5 7 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (1.73%) SLA
7 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) Nmap
2 1 (0.58%) XenApp
2 1 (0.58%) XenServer
2 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.73%) WSUS
2 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (5.78%) IBM
2 8 (4.62%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.05%) Symantec
3 7 (4.05%) Websense
3 7 (4.05%) Tripwire
3 7 (4.05%) Proofpoint
4 4 (2.31%) ArcSight
4 4 (2.31%) Qualys
5 3 (1.73%) LANDesk
5 3 (1.73%) CA
5 3 (1.73%) Q1 Labs
6 2 (1.16%) BMC
6 2 (1.16%) HP
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle
6 2 (1.16%) Remedy
7 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
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