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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 820 810 854
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 84 69 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.064% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.067% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 71 62 51
Average salary £55,000 £57,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +15.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £69,250
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 80 £55,000 -5.17% 6
London +1 50 £55,000 -21.42% 3
South East +7 20 £55,000 +41.47% 2
Kent - 11 £42,000 -
City of London +11 7 £52,750 -12.08% 2
Bromley -2 7 £51,000 -32.00%
Newbury +9 5 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire +3 5 £62,500 +55.27% 1
Birmingham -13 2 - -
West Midlands -21 2 - -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 2 £50,000 -
Manchester - 2 £50,000 -
Essex - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire -5 1 £55,000 +64.17%
South West -26 1 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Yorkshire -32 1 £40,000 -31.03%
West Yorkshire -36 1 £40,000 -31.03%
Leeds -40 1 £40,000 -31.03%
Basingstoke - 1 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £50,000 -
Dorking - 1 £50,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £31,250 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 110 (62.86%) Information Security
2 89 (50.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (47.43%) CISSP
4 69 (39.43%) PCI DSS
5 58 (33.14%) CISA
6 57 (32.57%) CISM
7 54 (30.86%) Firewall
8 51 (29.14%) Windows
9 49 (28.00%) Management Information System
10 41 (23.43%) Linux
11 40 (22.86%) Finance
11 40 (22.86%) SIEM
12 38 (21.71%) E-Commerce
13 34 (19.43%) CheckPoint
13 34 (19.43%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (17.14%) Mentoring
15 27 (15.43%) Degree
15 27 (15.43%) ITIL
16 23 (13.14%) PRINCE2
17 21 (12.00%) SQL
17 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 18 (10.29%) COBIT
20 17 (9.71%) PCI QSA
20 17 (9.71%) Internet
21 16 (9.14%) Risk Management
21 16 (9.14%) Network Security
21 16 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
22 15 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
22 15 (8.57%) F5

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (1.71%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.71%) IIS
1 3 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) MS Office
2 3 (1.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (30.86%) Firewall
2 17 (9.71%) Internet
3 16 (9.14%) Network Security
4 13 (7.43%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.43%) LAN
4 13 (7.43%) WAN
5 11 (6.29%) VPN
6 6 (3.43%) DNS
7 3 (1.71%) BGP
7 3 (1.71%) OSPF
7 3 (1.71%) DHCP
7 3 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.14%) HTTP
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.57%) VLAN
9 1 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.57%) IGRP
9 1 (0.57%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.14%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
General
1 40 (22.86%) Finance
2 15 (8.57%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.00%) Games
5 7 (4.00%) Retail
6 3 (1.71%) Legal
6 3 (1.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.29%) PKI
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.57%) SCADA
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.57%) CESG
5 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.14%) Windows
2 41 (23.43%) Linux
3 13 (7.43%) AIX
4 6 (3.43%) UNIX
5 5 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (62.86%) Information Security
2 40 (22.86%) SIEM
3 38 (21.71%) E-Commerce
4 34 (19.43%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (17.14%) Mentoring
6 27 (15.43%) ITIL
7 23 (13.14%) PRINCE2
8 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (9.14%) Risk Management
9 16 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (8.57%) Security Management
11 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (6.86%) Security Architecture
11 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (5.14%) System Testing
13 8 (4.57%) TOGAF
14 7 (4.00%) Database Security
14 7 (4.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) C++
2 2 (1.14%) Java
3 1 (0.57%) Perl
3 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 83 (47.43%) CISSP
2 58 (33.14%) CISA
3 57 (32.57%) CISM
4 27 (15.43%) Degree
5 17 (9.71%) PCI QSA
6 10 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.57%) CRISC
8 6 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.86%) CEH
9 5 (2.86%) GIAC
10 4 (2.29%) CCNA
10 4 (2.29%) SSCP
10 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.71%) CCSE
11 3 (1.71%) CCSA
11 3 (1.71%) GSEC
12 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
12 2 (1.14%) CCNP
12 2 (1.14%) OSCP
12 2 (1.14%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (50.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (39.43%) PCI DSS
3 20 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (10.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) Nmap
3 1 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
1 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
1 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (19.43%) CheckPoint
2 15 (8.57%) F5
2 15 (8.57%) Cisco
3 14 (8.00%) Juniper
4 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle
5 12 (6.86%) Websense
6 9 (5.14%) Apple
7 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.57%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.00%) VMware
8 7 (4.00%) Dell
8 7 (4.00%) McAfee
9 4 (2.29%) Tripwire
9 4 (2.29%) IBM
9 4 (2.29%) Proofpoint
9 4 (2.29%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.29%) Trustwave
10 2 (1.14%) Symantec
10 2 (1.14%) Sophos
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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