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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 810 840 813
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 77 54 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.050% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.053% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 73 51 55
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £31,000 £39,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+23.65% -7.00%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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%

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 2 March 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 21 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 2 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
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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 +33 64 £55,750 +11.50% 5
London +29 29 £56,500 -1.73% 2
Manchester - 16 £57,500 -
North West - 16 £57,500 -
City of London +15 10 £61,250 +22.50% 1
South East -18 10 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West - 10 £51,576 -
Berkshire +4 7 £55,000 -4.34%
Swindon - 6 £51,576 -
Wiltshire - 6 £51,576 -
Surrey - 4 £52,500 -
Reading - 3 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £67,500 -
Avon - 2 £55,000 -
Bristol - 2 £56,250 -
Guildford - 2 £47,500 -
Leeds -2 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire -2 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Maidenhead -6 1 £60,000 +4.34%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 105 (69.08%) Information Security
2 62 (40.79%) CISSP
3 55 (36.18%) Windows
4 51 (33.55%) Security Architecture
5 47 (30.92%) Linux
6 45 (29.61%) Firewall
7 40 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
8 34 (22.37%) Risk Management
9 33 (21.71%) Risk Assessment
10 30 (19.74%) Finance
11 26 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (16.45%) OSCP
12 25 (16.45%) OSCE
13 23 (15.13%) CISM
14 21 (13.82%) PCI DSS
15 19 (12.50%) CheckPoint
16 18 (11.84%) Juniper
16 18 (11.84%) Business Development
16 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (11.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (11.84%) SIEM
17 17 (11.18%) Cyber Security
18 15 (9.87%) F5
18 15 (9.87%) CISA
19 14 (9.21%) SQL
20 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
20 13 (8.55%) OWASP
21 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
21 12 (7.89%) Banking
21 12 (7.89%) Degree

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (0.66%) IIS
1 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (29.61%) Firewall
2 10 (6.58%) DNS
3 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.61%) DHCP
5 6 (3.95%) Network Security
6 3 (1.97%) HTTP
7 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.66%) LAN
8 1 (0.66%) VPN
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
3 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.61%) Retail
4 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.95%) Games
6 5 (3.29%) Law
7 3 (1.97%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.92%) HTML
1 9 (5.92%) Ajax
2 5 (3.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
1 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.32%) PKI
2 2 (1.32%) SCADA
3 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.66%) CESG
3 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (36.18%) Windows
2 47 (30.92%) Linux
3 11 (7.24%) UNIX
4 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (69.08%) Information Security
2 51 (33.55%) Security Architecture
3 40 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (22.37%) Risk Management
5 33 (21.71%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (11.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (11.84%) Business Development
6 18 (11.84%) SIEM
7 17 (11.18%) Cyber Security
8 13 (8.55%) OWASP
9 11 (7.24%) Security Testing
10 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.58%) ITIL
11 9 (5.92%) PRINCE2
11 9 (5.92%) Security Management
11 9 (5.92%) Identity Management
11 9 (5.92%) Static Code Analysis
11 9 (5.92%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.61%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.21%) SQL
2 10 (6.58%) Java
3 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) Python
5 1 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (40.79%) CISSP
2 25 (16.45%) OSCP
2 25 (16.45%) OSCE
3 23 (15.13%) CISM
4 15 (9.87%) CISA
5 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.89%) Degree
6 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.26%) CRISC
8 6 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.29%) PCI QSA
9 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.29%) MCSE
10 3 (1.97%) CEH
10 3 (1.97%) CISMP
11 2 (1.32%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.66%) CCNA
12 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.66%) CIMA
12 1 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (13.82%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.97%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.32%) GPG13
6 1 (0.66%) COBIT
6 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 18 (11.84%) Juniper
3 15 (9.87%) F5
4 11 (7.24%) Blue Coat
5 10 (6.58%) Fortinet
6 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.26%) Websense
8 6 (3.95%) Cisco
9 4 (2.63%) Symantec
9 4 (2.63%) McAfee
9 4 (2.63%) Qualys
10 3 (1.97%) Trustwave
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle
11 2 (1.32%) Dell
12 1 (0.66%) IronPort
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Acumin
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £41,300 to £46,500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago