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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 856 839 898
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 92 103 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.097% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.10% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 86 98 51
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £57,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +17.94%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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 +10 70 £55,000 -4.34% 5
London -4 30 £53,750 -10.41% 3
Scotland - 22 £56,500 - 1
North West +19 14 £52,500 -8.69%
Manchester +11 13 £52,500 -8.69%
South East +6 12 £55,750 +6.19%
Edinburgh - 11 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 11 £57,500 - 1
Berkshire -7 10 £55,000 +29.41%
West Midlands - 5 £67,500 -
Reading +5 4 £55,000 +100.00%
South West -10 4 £65,000 +26.02%
Yorkshire - 4 £62,500 - 2
Leeds - 4 £62,500 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £62,500 - 2
Canary Wharf +3 3 £67,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £67,500 -
Swindon +3 2 £65,000 +26.02%
Wiltshire +2 2 £65,000 +26.02%
Solihull - 2 £65,000 -
City of London +50 1 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Surrey +8 1 £77,500 +47.61%
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £42,500 -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £52,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £70,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £55,750 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 144 (60.25%) CISSP
2 130 (54.39%) Degree
3 125 (52.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 118 (49.37%) Security Operations
5 117 (48.95%) SIEM
6 110 (46.03%) PCI DSS
6 110 (46.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 95 (39.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 95 (39.75%) Information Security
8 93 (38.91%) Security Architecture
9 84 (35.15%) Data Centre
9 84 (35.15%) IIS
9 84 (35.15%) IISP
10 82 (34.31%) Splunk
10 82 (34.31%) Portfolio Management
10 82 (34.31%) Performance Management
11 81 (33.89%) ArcSight
12 79 (33.05%) Project Management
13 75 (31.38%) Law
13 75 (31.38%) Test Strategy
14 69 (28.87%) Network Security
15 60 (25.10%) Finance
16 51 (21.34%) Cybersecurity
17 49 (20.50%) QRadar
18 38 (15.90%) CISM
19 36 (15.06%) CEH
20 29 (12.13%) Presales
21 28 (11.72%) Analytics
21 28 (11.72%) ITIL
22 26 (10.88%) Penetration Testing

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 84 (35.15%) IIS
2 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (28.87%) Network Security
2 24 (10.04%) Firewall
3 13 (5.44%) VPN
4 9 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.77%) LAN
5 8 (3.35%) Internet
5 8 (3.35%) WAN
6 7 (2.93%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.67%) Wireless
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.26%) LDAP
9 2 (0.84%) DHCP
9 2 (0.84%) DNS
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.42%) FCoE
10 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.42%) SSL
10 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
General
1 75 (31.38%) Law
2 60 (25.10%) Finance
3 18 (7.53%) Banking
4 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.09%) Legal
6 3 (1.26%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.84%) .NET
1 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 110 (46.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 84 (35.15%) Data Centre
3 26 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.79%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.02%) PKI
6 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.67%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.67%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) CESG
7 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.84%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.84%) SCADA
9 1 (0.42%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.28%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.84%) Unix
5 1 (0.42%) Android
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (49.37%) Security Operations
2 117 (48.95%) SIEM
3 95 (39.75%) Information Security
3 95 (39.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 93 (38.91%) Security Architecture
5 82 (34.31%) Performance Management
5 82 (34.31%) Portfolio Management
6 79 (33.05%) Project Management
7 75 (31.38%) Test Strategy
8 51 (21.34%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (12.13%) Presales
10 28 (11.72%) Analytics
10 28 (11.72%) ITIL
11 26 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
12 23 (9.62%) Risk Management
13 18 (7.53%) Data Analytics
13 18 (7.53%) Use Case
14 14 (5.86%) Data Protection
14 14 (5.86%) Security Management
15 13 (5.44%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.09%) C
2 4 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.26%) SQL
4 2 (0.84%) Perl
4 2 (0.84%) VB
5 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 144 (60.25%) CISSP
2 130 (54.39%) Degree
3 84 (35.15%) IISP
4 38 (15.90%) CISM
5 36 (15.06%) CEH
6 24 (10.04%) CISA
7 18 (7.53%) GIAC
8 13 (5.44%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.44%) Security Cleared
9 12 (5.02%) CREST Certified
10 10 (4.18%) CLAS
11 6 (2.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.67%) CCSA
12 4 (1.67%) CCSE
12 4 (1.67%) CHFI
12 4 (1.67%) CISMP
12 4 (1.67%) ECSA
13 3 (1.26%) SANS
14 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (52.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (46.03%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.93%) ISO22301
4 6 (2.51%) ISO27002
4 6 (2.51%) ISO27005
5 4 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.26%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.84%) COBIT
8 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) Snort
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (20.50%) QRadar
2 3 (1.26%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.84%) Proventia
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 82 (34.31%) Splunk
2 81 (33.89%) ArcSight
3 14 (5.86%) Intel Security
4 12 (5.02%) Forcepoint
5 10 (4.18%) Cisco
6 7 (2.93%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.26%) F5
9 2 (0.84%) Citrix
9 2 (0.84%) HP
9 2 (0.84%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.84%) ScanSafe
9 2 (0.84%) VMware
10 1 (0.42%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (0.42%) IBM
10 1 (0.42%) Meraki
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.42%) Tripwire
City of London
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago