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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 792 807 747
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -60
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 100 89 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.084% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 81 60 118
Average salary £57,000 £50,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.87% -8.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £75,000
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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +17 90 £57,500 +9.52% 10
London +41 38 £61,250 +18.93% 6
South West -14 18 £60,000 +33.33%
South East -9 17 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Scotland +20 10 £55,000 +15.78% 1
City of London +9 10 £60,000 +3.89% 1
Berkshire +3 9 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Gloucestershire +4 8 £65,000 +28.71%
Edinburgh +13 7 £55,000 -8.33%
Wiltshire +11 7 £51,250 +13.88%
Swindon -4 7 £51,250 +13.88%
Surrey +10 6 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Leeds +8 5 £39,000 -6.02%
Yorkshire -2 5 £39,000 -
West Yorkshire -6 5 £39,000 -
East of England - 4 £36,250 - 1
Glasgow +15 3 £57,000 - 1
Cheltenham +4 3 £52,500 +3.96%
Bristol -6 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Bedfordshire - 3 £32,500 -
West Midlands -27 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £60,000 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 -
East Midlands +19 1 £47,500 -
North West +5 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 167 (99.40%) Information Security
2 84 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (45.83%) CISSP
4 52 (30.95%) Management Information System
5 51 (30.36%) CISM
6 45 (26.79%) Cyber Security
7 42 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 41 (24.40%) Degree
9 39 (23.21%) Risk Management
10 33 (19.64%) Finance
11 32 (19.05%) CISA
12 30 (17.86%) Information Assurance
13 29 (17.26%) Security Cleared
14 26 (15.48%) Time Management
15 25 (14.88%) RMADS
15 25 (14.88%) Risk Assessment
16 23 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (13.10%) UNIX
18 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (11.90%) Security Management
20 19 (11.31%) Business Continuity
21 17 (10.12%) Linux
22 16 (9.52%) Windows
22 16 (9.52%) Oracle
22 16 (9.52%) CESG
22 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
23 15 (8.93%) Security Architecture
23 15 (8.93%) Banking
23 15 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
23 15 (8.93%) Cryptography

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (2.98%) IIS
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Project
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.55%) Network Security
2 9 (5.36%) LAN
3 8 (4.76%) Firewall
4 6 (3.57%) WLAN
5 4 (2.38%) MPLS
6 3 (1.79%) ATM
6 3 (1.79%) DNS
6 3 (1.79%) SDH
7 1 (0.60%) HTTP
7 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.60%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless
7 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (19.64%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Banking
3 12 (7.14%) Retail
4 11 (6.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.95%) Marketing
5 10 (5.95%) Law
6 7 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.38%) Advertising
8 3 (1.79%) Games
8 3 (1.79%) Legal
8 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.79%) Automotive
9 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) WSDL
1 2 (1.19%) Middleware
1 2 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (30.95%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.88%) RMADS
3 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.52%) CESG
5 15 (8.93%) Cryptography
6 10 (5.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (5.36%) SCADA
8 6 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (2.38%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.79%) PKI
10 3 (1.79%) Smartcard
11 2 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.60%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) UNIX
2 17 (10.12%) Linux
3 16 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (99.40%) Information Security
2 45 (26.79%) Cyber Security
3 39 (23.21%) Risk Management
4 30 (17.86%) Information Assurance
5 26 (15.48%) Time Management
6 25 (14.88%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (11.90%) Security Management
9 19 (11.31%) Business Continuity
10 15 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (8.93%) Security Architecture
11 14 (8.33%) SIEM
11 14 (8.33%) Project Management
12 13 (7.74%) ITIL
12 13 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.14%) Business Development
13 12 (7.14%) Information Security Management
13 12 (7.14%) ISMS
14 11 (6.55%) Data Protection
14 11 (6.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (45.83%) CISSP
2 51 (30.36%) CISM
3 41 (24.40%) Degree
4 32 (19.05%) CISA
5 29 (17.26%) Security Cleared
6 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.74%) CRISC
8 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.17%) CEH
9 7 (4.17%) PCI QSA
10 6 (3.57%) MBA
11 3 (1.79%) MBCS
11 3 (1.79%) CITP
12 2 (1.19%) GIAC
12 2 (1.19%) CISMP
12 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.19%) CCNA
13 1 (0.60%) MCSE
13 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.17%) COBIT
4 4 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.19%) QA
6 1 (0.60%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) RACF
Vendors
1 16 (9.52%) Oracle
2 8 (4.76%) Cisco
3 5 (2.98%) Juniper
3 5 (2.98%) Fortinet
4 4 (2.38%) Websense
4 4 (2.38%) Blue Coat
4 4 (2.38%) ArcSight
5 3 (1.79%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.79%) F5
5 3 (1.79%) Splunk
5 3 (1.79%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.19%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.60%) IronPort
7 1 (0.60%) Tufin
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