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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 816 832 824
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 64 47 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.044% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.046% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 61 43 60
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 £33,500 £37,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £66,400
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 17 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 24 December 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 +9 56 £57,500 +15.00% 2
London -15 20 £56,500 -24.66%
South East +1 19 £55,000 +20.87% 1
North West +2 16 £57,500 +23.65%
Manchester 0 16 £57,500 +23.65%
Berkshire +12 9 £60,000 -2.04% 1
Kent - 6 £55,000 -
City of London +16 5 £55,750 -
Maidenhead +9 4 £57,500 -6.12%
Newbury +3 3 £62,500 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £67,500 -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Hampshire -19 1 £55,000 +64.17%
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Woking - 1 £60,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £55,000 -
Guildford - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 112 (63.64%) Information Security
2 79 (44.89%) CISSP
3 68 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (35.80%) Windows
5 58 (32.95%) Linux
6 52 (29.55%) PCI DSS
7 47 (26.70%) Firewall
8 46 (26.14%) Finance
9 45 (25.57%) Penetration Testing
10 39 (22.16%) CISM
11 38 (21.59%) SIEM
12 37 (21.02%) Security Architecture
13 33 (18.75%) CISA
14 30 (17.05%) CheckPoint
15 27 (15.34%) SQL
15 27 (15.34%) Management Information System
15 27 (15.34%) Risk Assessment
16 23 (13.07%) Degree
17 22 (12.50%) E-Commerce
18 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (11.36%) Risk Management
20 18 (10.23%) Juniper
20 18 (10.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 17 (9.66%) ITIL
21 17 (9.66%) OSCP
21 17 (9.66%) OSCE
22 15 (8.52%) PRINCE2
22 15 (8.52%) Cisco
22 15 (8.52%) Banking
23 14 (7.95%) Security Management

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (1.70%) IIS
1 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.70%) Firewall
2 13 (7.39%) Network Security
3 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.68%) Internet
4 9 (5.11%) DNS
5 8 (4.55%) LAN
5 8 (4.55%) WAN
6 7 (3.98%) VPN
7 5 (2.84%) DHCP
8 3 (1.70%) HTTP
8 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.11%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
General
1 46 (26.14%) Finance
2 15 (8.52%) Banking
3 11 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.55%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.98%) Games
6 4 (2.27%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (0.57%) JSP
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.34%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.27%) PKI
4 2 (1.14%) SCADA
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.57%) CESG
5 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.80%) Windows
2 58 (32.95%) Linux
3 12 (6.82%) AIX
4 7 (3.98%) UNIX
5 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (63.64%) Information Security
2 45 (25.57%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (21.59%) SIEM
4 37 (21.02%) Security Architecture
5 27 (15.34%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (11.36%) Risk Management
9 17 (9.66%) ITIL
10 15 (8.52%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.95%) Security Management
11 14 (7.95%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (6.25%) OWASP
13 11 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (5.68%) Business Development
14 10 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (5.11%) Identity Management
16 8 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.34%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.14%) C++
2 2 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (44.89%) CISSP
2 39 (22.16%) CISM
3 33 (18.75%) CISA
4 23 (13.07%) Degree
5 17 (9.66%) OSCP
5 17 (9.66%) OSCE
6 12 (6.82%) PCI QSA
7 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.98%) CEH
9 7 (3.98%) CRISC
10 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.27%) GIAC
11 4 (2.27%) CCNA
12 3 (1.70%) MCSE
12 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.14%) CISMP
13 2 (1.14%) MCDBA
13 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (29.55%) PCI DSS
3 18 (10.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (5.11%) COBIT
5 3 (1.70%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.57%) QA
7 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Samba
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.57%) Snort
2 1 (0.57%) Nmap
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.57%) Nessus
2 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (17.05%) CheckPoint
2 18 (10.23%) Juniper
3 15 (8.52%) Cisco
4 14 (7.95%) F5
5 12 (6.82%) Oracle
5 12 (6.82%) Blue Coat
6 10 (5.68%) Fortinet
7 9 (5.11%) Apple
7 9 (5.11%) McAfee
8 8 (4.55%) Websense
9 6 (3.41%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.41%) Dell
9 6 (3.41%) Symantec
10 4 (2.27%) Qualys
10 4 (2.27%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.70%) Trustwave
12 2 (1.14%) VMware
12 2 (1.14%) Sophos
13 1 (0.57%) IronPort
13 1 (0.57%) Novell
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