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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 788 800 735
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -65
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 93 92 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.092% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 77 71 118
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £63,600 £72,900
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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 February 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 February 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 -3 88 £58,750 +30.55% 7
London +7 33 £60,000 +33.33%
South West -2 22 £62,500 +38.88% 1
South East -13 16 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Gloucestershire +4 8 £65,000 +28.71%
Yorkshire +1 8 £39,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 8 £39,000 - 1
Leeds -6 8 £39,000 +5.40% 1
Bristol -6 8 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Berkshire +3 7 £60,000 +9.09% 1
City of London +2 7 £57,500 -3.36%
Wiltshire +9 6 £45,000 -
Swindon +4 6 £45,000 -
Scotland +7 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Edinburgh +4 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £60,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £60,000 - 1
Cheltenham -8 3 £52,500 +3.96%
Surrey -8 3 £45,000 -21.73% 1
West Midlands -15 3 - -
East of England - 3 £32,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £31,250 - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
East Midlands +24 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Leicestershire +20 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Glasgow +12 1 £60,000 -
Bromley +8 1 £45,000 -21.73%
Reading -10 1 - -
Hampshire -12 1 - -
North West -13 1 - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 159 (99.38%) Information Security
2 76 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (41.88%) CISSP
4 50 (31.25%) CISM
5 46 (28.75%) Management Information System
6 43 (26.88%) Risk Management
7 36 (22.50%) PCI DSS
8 35 (21.88%) Cyber Security
8 35 (21.88%) Degree
9 32 (20.00%) CISA
10 30 (18.75%) Finance
11 28 (17.50%) Information Assurance
12 27 (16.88%) Security Cleared
12 27 (16.88%) Time Management
13 26 (16.25%) RMADS
14 19 (11.88%) Security Management
15 18 (11.25%) UNIX
15 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
15 18 (11.25%) CRISC
16 17 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (10.00%) Business Continuity
17 16 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
17 16 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
17 16 (10.00%) Security Architecture
18 15 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
18 15 (9.38%) SIEM
18 15 (9.38%) CESG
18 15 (9.38%) Windows
18 15 (9.38%) Linux
19 14 (8.75%) Business Development

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.63%) Firewall
2 8 (5.00%) Network Security
3 6 (3.75%) LAN
4 4 (2.50%) MPLS
5 3 (1.88%) SDH
5 3 (1.88%) WLAN
5 3 (1.88%) ATM
5 3 (1.88%) DNS
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
6 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.63%) HTTP
6 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (18.75%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Banking
3 10 (6.25%) Retail
4 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.75%) Marketing
6 5 (3.13%) Law
7 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.50%) Advertising
8 3 (1.88%) Games
8 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.25%) Automotive
9 2 (1.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.63%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.25%) WSDL
1 2 (1.25%) Middleware
1 2 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 26 (16.25%) RMADS
3 15 (9.38%) CESG
4 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.25%) Cryptography
6 9 (5.63%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.75%) SCADA
8 4 (2.50%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.88%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.25%) PKI
10 2 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.25%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.63%) EMV
11 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.25%) UNIX
2 15 (9.38%) Windows
2 15 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (99.38%) Information Security
2 43 (26.88%) Risk Management
3 35 (21.88%) Cyber Security
4 28 (17.50%) Information Assurance
5 27 (16.88%) Time Management
6 19 (11.88%) Security Management
7 17 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (10.00%) Business Continuity
8 16 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (10.00%) Security Architecture
9 15 (9.38%) SIEM
9 15 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (8.75%) Business Development
11 13 (8.13%) Information Security Management
12 12 (7.50%) ITIL
12 12 (7.50%) Project Management
12 12 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (5.63%) Network Design
14 8 (5.00%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.38%) SQL
2 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (41.88%) CISSP
2 50 (31.25%) CISM
3 35 (21.88%) Degree
4 32 (20.00%) CISA
5 27 (16.88%) Security Cleared
6 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 18 (11.25%) CRISC
7 9 (5.63%) PCI QSA
8 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.13%) CEH
10 4 (2.50%) VCP4
11 3 (1.88%) MBA
12 2 (1.25%) GIAC
12 2 (1.25%) CISMP
12 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.25%) CCNA
13 1 (0.63%) MCSE
13 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.63%) MBCS
13 1 (0.63%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (22.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.75%) COBIT
4 4 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.25%) Nmap
2 1 (0.63%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (8.13%) Oracle
2 7 (4.38%) Cisco
3 6 (3.75%) ArcSight
4 4 (2.50%) Fortinet
4 4 (2.50%) Websense
4 4 (2.50%) Juniper
5 3 (1.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (1.88%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.88%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.88%) F5
5 3 (1.88%) Splunk
5 3 (1.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.88%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.25%) Q1 Labs
6 2 (1.25%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.25%) Qualys
6 2 (1.25%) IBM
6 2 (1.25%) CA
7 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
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