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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 796 840 747
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -93
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 96 89 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.080% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85 65 111
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 £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £53,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.10% +6.50%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 31 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 31 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 +22 87 £50,000 -9.09% 10
London +46 41 £57,500 +1.32% 6
South East -12 22 £50,000 -9.09%
Scotland +20 8 £57,000 -5.00%
Glasgow +19 8 £57,000 -12.30%
Yorkshire +3 8 £40,000 -7.51% 1
West Midlands -3 8 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -3 8 £60,000 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £42,500 -
Leeds +14 7 £34,500 -20.23% 1
West Yorkshire +8 7 £37,250 -13.87% 1
East Midlands +5 7 £50,000 +25.00%
City of London +19 6 £50,000 -10.71% 3
Birmingham -3 5 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Nottingham -1 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Warwickshire - 3 £49,000 -
Surrey +5 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Guildford -5 2 £52,500 -
South West -14 2 £55,000 +1.85% 1
Middlesex - 2 £71,250 -
Derby - 2 £48,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £48,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Dorset +6 1 - -
Bournemouth +3 1 - -
Reading -5 1 - -
Cheltenham -6 1 £55,000 +1.85%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £55,000 +1.85%

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 203 (99.51%) Information Security
2 131 (64.22%) CISSP
3 116 (56.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 93 (45.59%) CISM
5 67 (32.84%) Cyber Security
6 61 (29.90%) Management Information System
7 60 (29.41%) PCI DSS
8 57 (27.94%) Risk Management
9 51 (25.00%) Finance
10 45 (22.06%) CISA
10 45 (22.06%) Security Cleared
11 44 (21.57%) Degree
12 39 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (18.63%) Risk Assessment
14 35 (17.16%) ISMS
15 32 (15.69%) SC Cleared
16 31 (15.20%) Information Assurance
17 26 (12.75%) Business Continuity
18 25 (12.25%) Security Management
18 25 (12.25%) SIEM
19 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (11.76%) UNIX
20 23 (11.27%) Windows
20 23 (11.27%) Oracle
20 23 (11.27%) RMADS
21 22 (10.78%) Data Protection
21 22 (10.78%) Cryptography
22 21 (10.29%) ITIL
23 20 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
23 20 (9.80%) Law

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.39%) SaaS
2 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) Network Security
2 15 (7.35%) Firewall
3 12 (5.88%) LAN
4 7 (3.43%) WLAN
5 4 (1.96%) DNS
5 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.47%) VPN
6 3 (1.47%) DHCP
7 2 (0.98%) SAN
7 2 (0.98%) MPLS
8 1 (0.49%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.49%) SDH
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.47%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.47%) Big Data
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Law
3 15 (7.35%) Banking
3 15 (7.35%) Retail
4 11 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (4.41%) Legal
6 8 (3.92%) Marketing
7 5 (2.45%) Automotive
8 4 (1.96%) Advertising
9 2 (0.98%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (29.90%) Management Information System
2 39 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (11.27%) RMADS
4 22 (10.78%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.41%) SCADA
5 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.92%) PKI
6 8 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.92%) CESG
7 6 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.47%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.47%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.76%) UNIX
2 23 (11.27%) Windows
3 12 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (99.51%) Information Security
2 67 (32.84%) Cyber Security
3 57 (27.94%) Risk Management
4 38 (18.63%) Risk Assessment
5 35 (17.16%) ISMS
6 31 (15.20%) Information Assurance
7 26 (12.75%) Business Continuity
8 25 (12.25%) Security Management
8 25 (12.25%) SIEM
9 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (10.78%) Data Protection
11 21 (10.29%) ITIL
12 20 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (7.84%) Incident Management
13 16 (7.84%) Security Architecture
14 14 (6.86%) Data Security
15 13 (6.37%) Network Design
15 13 (6.37%) Analytics
15 13 (6.37%) Risk Analysis
16 12 (5.88%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 131 (64.22%) CISSP
2 93 (45.59%) CISM
3 45 (22.06%) CISA
3 45 (22.06%) Security Cleared
4 44 (21.57%) Degree
5 32 (15.69%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.33%) CRISC
7 16 (7.84%) CEH
8 13 (6.37%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (4.41%) CCNP
11 8 (3.92%) CITP
11 8 (3.92%) MBCS
12 7 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (3.43%) MBA
13 5 (2.45%) CISMP
14 3 (1.47%) ISEB
15 2 (0.98%) SSCP
15 2 (0.98%) GSEC
15 2 (0.98%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (56.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.88%) COBIT
4 3 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.49%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.96%) RACF
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 3 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (11.27%) Oracle
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.45%) Cisco
4 3 (1.47%) Juniper
4 3 (1.47%) CA
4 3 (1.47%) Informatica
4 3 (1.47%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.47%) Ab Initio
4 3 (1.47%) Tableau
5 2 (0.98%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.49%) IronPort
6 1 (0.49%) Tufin
6 1 (0.49%) VMware
6 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.49%) Websense
6 1 (0.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
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Salary: 50,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
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Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
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