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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 792 786 821
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 99 110 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.095% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.10% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 82 96 53
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,875 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £60,750 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.66%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 23 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 3 September 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 +6 78 £52,500 +23.52% 9
London +16 41 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Edinburgh - 13 £55,000 - 1
Scotland - 13 £55,000 - 2
Manchester +21 12 £50,000 - 1
North West +9 12 £50,000 - 1
South East -23 10 £60,000 +60.00% 2
West Midlands +17 9 £57,500 -
Berkshire +12 8 £60,000 +118.18%
Birmingham +14 6 £57,500 -
South West -9 5 £46,000 +22.66% 4
Rochdale - 5 - -
City of London +28 3 £62,500 +16.27%
Swindon +15 3 £46,000 +22.66% 2
Wiltshire +8 3 £46,000 +22.66% 2
Cheltenham -8 2 £51,250 +36.66% 2
Gloucestershire -17 2 £51,250 +36.66% 2
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Telford - 2 £45,000 -
Reading - 2 £50,500 -
Surrey +15 1 £60,000 +13.74%
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 111 (60.99%) CISSP
2 81 (44.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (37.91%) Degree
3 69 (37.91%) Security Architecture
4 63 (34.62%) Information Security
5 61 (33.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 56 (30.77%) PCI DSS
7 53 (29.12%) Data Centre
8 47 (25.82%) Finance
9 45 (24.73%) Splunk
10 44 (24.18%) Performance Management
11 43 (23.63%) IIS
11 43 (23.63%) Portfolio Management
12 42 (23.08%) Project Management
12 42 (23.08%) CISM
13 41 (22.53%) Firewall
13 41 (22.53%) Windows
14 40 (21.98%) Law
15 38 (20.88%) ArcSight
16 36 (19.78%) Test Strategy
16 36 (19.78%) Penetration Testing
17 30 (16.48%) SIEM
17 30 (16.48%) Network Security
18 29 (15.93%) Cyber Security
19 26 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
20 23 (12.64%) ITIL
21 21 (11.54%) Data Protection
22 20 (10.99%) Linux
23 18 (9.89%) Active Directory
23 18 (9.89%) Risk Management

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 43 (23.63%) IIS
2 8 (4.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.53%) Firewall
2 30 (16.48%) Network Security
3 17 (9.34%) Internet
4 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.49%) VPN
6 5 (2.75%) DNS
6 5 (2.75%) LAN
6 5 (2.75%) WAN
6 5 (2.75%) DHCP
7 3 (1.65%) Wireless
7 3 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.65%) SAN
7 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.10%) Big Data
2 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 47 (25.82%) Finance
2 40 (21.98%) Law
3 17 (9.34%) Banking
4 8 (4.40%) Retail
5 6 (3.30%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.65%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Legal
8 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.10%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.95%) Ajax
2 8 (4.40%) HTML
3 4 (2.20%) .NET
4 2 (1.10%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.55%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 53 (29.12%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.34%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.49%) PKI
5 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.30%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (3.30%) Online Banking
6 6 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.20%) Blog
8 3 (1.65%) CESG
9 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) DTV
9 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.55%) Social Media
9 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.53%) Windows
2 20 (10.99%) Linux
3 12 (6.59%) UNIX
4 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.75%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.91%) Security Architecture
2 63 (34.62%) Information Security
3 61 (33.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 44 (24.18%) Performance Management
5 43 (23.63%) Portfolio Management
6 42 (23.08%) Project Management
7 36 (19.78%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (19.78%) Test Strategy
8 30 (16.48%) SIEM
9 29 (15.93%) Cyber Security
10 26 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
11 23 (12.64%) ITIL
12 21 (11.54%) Data Protection
13 18 (9.89%) Risk Management
14 15 (8.24%) SDLC
15 14 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 13 (7.14%) Identity Management
17 12 (6.59%) OWASP
18 10 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.24%) Java
2 11 (6.04%) SQL
3 4 (2.20%) VB.NET
3 4 (2.20%) PHP
3 4 (2.20%) C
3 4 (2.20%) C#
3 4 (2.20%) C++
4 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 111 (60.99%) CISSP
2 69 (37.91%) Degree
3 42 (23.08%) CISM
4 17 (9.34%) CISA
5 13 (7.14%) SSCP
6 10 (5.49%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.49%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.30%) OSCP
7 6 (3.30%) OSCE
7 6 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.30%) CISMP
8 5 (2.75%) CEH
9 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) ICAEW
9 2 (1.10%) PCI QSA
9 2 (1.10%) CCSE
9 2 (1.10%) ACCA
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.10%) MCSE
10 1 (0.55%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (44.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (30.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.65%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.55%) BS25999
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.55%) Nessus
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (24.73%) Splunk
2 38 (20.88%) ArcSight
3 15 (8.24%) Oracle
3 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.40%) Cisco
4 8 (4.40%) McAfee
5 7 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.20%) Juniper
6 4 (2.20%) VMware
7 3 (1.65%) CA
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) Symantec
8 2 (1.10%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.10%) IBM
8 2 (1.10%) Dell
8 2 (1.10%) Websense
8 2 (1.10%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.10%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.10%) F5
9 1 (0.55%) FireEye
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South East
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + car, bens allow, bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Commission + Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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