The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 799 791 798
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 104 73 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.067% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.071% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 92 54 83
Average salary £48,750 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.21% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £37,500 £40,025
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £85,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

IT Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 +7 84 £42,000 -30.00% 8
South East +27 40 £37,500 -16.66% 1
London -14 27 £55,000 -35.29% 4
Kent - 26 £37,500 -
Berkshire -1 12 £27,500 -43.58%
Newbury - 12 £27,500 -
Folkestone - 7 £34,500 -
South West -7 5 £37,500 -42.30% 1
East of England - 5 £50,000 -
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Leeds -25 4 £35,250 -41.25%
West Yorkshire -27 4 £35,250 -41.25%
Yorkshire -34 4 £35,250 -41.25%
City of London - 4 £61,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -1 3 £37,500 -42.30%
Cheltenham -9 3 £37,500 -42.30%
Bromley - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey -2 2 £52,750 +17.22% 1
North West -13 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £50,000 - 1
Dorking - 1 £50,000 - 1
Swindon - 1 £37,500 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title.

1 83 (53.90%) Information Security
2 81 (52.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (48.05%) CISSP
4 63 (40.91%) PCI DSS
5 53 (34.42%) Firewall
6 50 (32.47%) CISA
7 48 (31.17%) CISM
8 47 (30.52%) Management Information System
9 44 (28.57%) Windows
10 36 (23.38%) E-Commerce
11 34 (22.08%) SIEM
12 33 (21.43%) Linux
13 30 (19.48%) CheckPoint
13 30 (19.48%) Finance
14 26 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (15.58%) Degree
16 23 (14.94%) Network Security
17 18 (11.69%) Risk Management
17 18 (11.69%) Cisco
17 18 (11.69%) Internet
17 18 (11.69%) ITIL
18 17 (11.04%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.04%) COBIT
19 16 (10.39%) PCI QSA
19 16 (10.39%) Kalman Filter
19 16 (10.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 16 (10.39%) PRINCE2
20 15 (9.74%) SQL
20 15 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
21 13 (8.44%) AIX

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Office
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 53 (34.42%) Firewall
2 23 (14.94%) Network Security
3 18 (11.69%) Internet
4 13 (8.44%) LAN
4 13 (8.44%) WAN
5 12 (7.79%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.14%) VPN
7 6 (3.90%) DNS
8 3 (1.95%) OSPF
8 3 (1.95%) BGP
8 3 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.65%) LDAP
10 1 (0.65%) VLAN
10 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.65%) Wireless
10 1 (0.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.84%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
General
1 30 (19.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Law
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.60%) PKI
3 1 (0.65%) Derivative
3 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.65%) SCADA
3 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.65%) RMADS
3 1 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.57%) Windows
2 33 (21.43%) Linux
3 13 (8.44%) AIX
4 8 (5.19%) UNIX
5 5 (3.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.90%) Information Security
2 36 (23.38%) E-Commerce
3 34 (22.08%) SIEM
4 26 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (11.69%) ITIL
5 18 (11.69%) Risk Management
6 16 (10.39%) PRINCE2
6 16 (10.39%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (7.14%) Security Management
10 9 (5.84%) System Testing
11 6 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.25%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.25%) Security Architecture
13 4 (2.60%) Identity Management
14 3 (1.95%) Ethical Hacking
14 3 (1.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 3 (1.95%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.74%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) Python
2 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (48.05%) CISSP
2 50 (32.47%) CISA
3 48 (31.17%) CISM
4 24 (15.58%) Degree
5 16 (10.39%) PCI QSA
6 8 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.55%) CCSE
7 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.90%) CCSA
9 5 (3.25%) CEH
9 5 (3.25%) CCNA
10 4 (2.60%) GIAC
10 4 (2.60%) SSCP
11 3 (1.95%) CCNP
11 3 (1.95%) CRISC
12 2 (1.30%) Postgraduate
12 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.65%) GCIA
13 1 (0.65%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (52.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (40.91%) PCI DSS
3 17 (11.04%) COBIT
4 16 (10.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.30%) QA
6 1 (0.65%) BS25999
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.60%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.65%) Samba
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Cryoserver
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.65%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.65%) Nessus
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (19.48%) CheckPoint
2 18 (11.69%) Cisco
3 17 (11.04%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.49%) Oracle
4 10 (6.49%) McAfee
4 10 (6.49%) VMware
5 9 (5.84%) Apple
6 6 (3.90%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.25%) Dell
8 4 (2.60%) IBM
8 4 (2.60%) Websense
8 4 (2.60%) Trustwave
8 4 (2.60%) Tripwire
8 4 (2.60%) Proofpoint
8 4 (2.60%) F5
9 3 (1.95%) IronPort
9 3 (1.95%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.95%) ScanSafe
9 3 (1.95%) Stonesoft
9 3 (1.95%) PortSys
London
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago