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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Consultant
Rank 829 856 831
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 106 81 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.079% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 100 62 86
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £69,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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 +49 104 £62,500 +4.16% 9
South East +46 42 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London +11 30 £67,500 +3.84% 5
Surrey +37 27 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £50,000 -16.66%
East of England +6 9 £51,250 +32.25%
Reading +11 8 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire +3 7 £50,000 +66.66%
City of London +52 6 £87,500 +52.17% 1
West Midlands -13 6 £65,000 - 1
Cobham - 6 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +5 5 £37,000 -5.12% 1
Leeds 0 5 £37,000 -5.12% 1
Birmingham -1 5 £67,500 -
West Yorkshire -8 5 £37,000 -5.12% 1
South West -29 5 £52,500 -16.00%
Staines - 5 £70,000 - 1
Bristol -13 4 £57,500 -8.00%
East Midlands - 4 £66,250 -
Nottingham - 4 £66,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £66,250 -
Bedford - 4 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £67,500 -
North West - 2 £57,500 -
Manchester - 2 £57,500 -
Hampshire +20 1 £80,000 -
Scotland -1 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £52,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 - 1

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 198 (98.51%) Information Security
2 122 (60.70%) CISSP
3 97 (48.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 83 (41.29%) CISM
5 68 (33.83%) PCI DSS
6 67 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 61 (30.35%) Risk Management
8 56 (27.86%) CISA
9 53 (26.37%) Finance
10 44 (21.89%) Degree
11 39 (19.40%) Penetration Testing
12 38 (18.91%) Security Management
13 36 (17.91%) Management Information System
14 32 (15.92%) ITIL
15 31 (15.42%) CLAS
16 29 (14.43%) Information Security Management
17 27 (13.43%) Risk Assessment
17 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
18 26 (12.94%) Information Assurance
19 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
20 23 (11.44%) Presales
21 19 (9.45%) IIS
21 19 (9.45%) Business Continuity
21 19 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (9.45%) Security Architecture
22 17 (8.46%) ISMS
22 17 (8.46%) Data Governance
22 17 (8.46%) CESG Certified Professional
22 17 (8.46%) IISP
23 16 (7.96%) Data Protection

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (9.45%) IIS
2 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) Apache
3 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
2 1 (0.50%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.48%) Network Security
2 8 (3.98%) Firewall
3 7 (3.48%) LAN
3 7 (3.48%) WAN
4 3 (1.49%) DNS
4 3 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.00%) DHCP
5 2 (1.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) Big Data
2 6 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
General
1 53 (26.37%) Finance
2 13 (6.47%) Banking
3 12 (5.97%) Legal
4 8 (3.98%) Law
5 6 (2.99%) Marketing
6 5 (2.49%) Retail
7 4 (1.99%) German Language
7 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) .NET
1 1 (0.50%) Middleware
1 1 (0.50%) Spring
1 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.91%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.48%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.49%) PKI
5 5 (2.49%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.99%) CESG
6 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.50%) Blog
9 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.50%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.96%) Windows
2 7 (3.48%) Unix
3 1 (0.50%) Linux
3 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (98.51%) Information Security
2 67 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (30.35%) Risk Management
4 39 (19.40%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (18.91%) Security Management
6 32 (15.92%) ITIL
7 29 (14.43%) Information Security Management
8 27 (13.43%) Risk Assessment
9 26 (12.94%) Information Assurance
10 23 (11.44%) Presales
11 19 (9.45%) Business Continuity
11 19 (9.45%) Security Architecture
11 19 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (8.46%) Data Governance
12 17 (8.46%) ISMS
13 16 (7.96%) Data Protection
14 15 (7.46%) Coaching
14 15 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (7.46%) Mentoring
14 15 (7.46%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.99%) C
2 3 (1.49%) SQL
3 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.00%) Python
3 2 (1.00%) VB
4 1 (0.50%) C#
4 1 (0.50%) C++
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) Perl
4 1 (0.50%) PHP
4 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (60.70%) CISSP
2 83 (41.29%) CISM
3 56 (27.86%) CISA
4 44 (21.89%) Degree
5 31 (15.42%) CLAS
6 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
7 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
8 17 (8.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 17 (8.46%) IISP
9 14 (6.97%) CRISC
10 9 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (3.98%) DV Cleared
11 8 (3.98%) ISEB
11 8 (3.98%) SANS
12 5 (2.49%) CREST Certified
12 5 (2.49%) ISSAP
12 5 (2.49%) ISSEP
13 4 (1.99%) CISMP
13 4 (1.99%) CITP
13 4 (1.99%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (48.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (33.83%) PCI DSS
3 13 (6.47%) COBIT
3 13 (6.47%) ISO 9001
4 9 (4.48%) Data Quality
5 8 (3.98%) ISO27002
6 6 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (2.99%) RMADS
7 4 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.00%) BS25999
8 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.50%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.50%) QA
9 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) Snort
3 1 (0.50%) XenApp
3 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Nexpose
1 2 (1.00%) Proventia
1 2 (1.00%) QRadar
2 1 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (3.48%) Cisco
1 7 (3.48%) Oracle
2 6 (2.99%) CA
3 4 (1.99%) Tableau
4 3 (1.49%) Ab Initio
4 3 (1.49%) Citrix
4 3 (1.49%) Informatica
4 3 (1.49%) Intel Security
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.00%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.00%) F5
5 2 (1.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (1.00%) Qualys
5 2 (1.00%) ScanSafe
6 1 (0.50%) Akamai
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.50%) Splunk
6 1 (0.50%) SunGard
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, flex working etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Staines
Quant Capital
Salary: £65,000 - £90,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago