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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 794 827 795
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 98 102 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.087% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.092% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 73 92 56
Average salary £55,000 £45,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.87% -4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,800 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £55,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+35.80% -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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 29 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 31 July 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 +14 74 £52,500 +40.00% 6
London +50 39 £52,500 -4.97% 3
South East -27 13 £52,500 +43.83%
Scotland - 12 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 12 £55,000 - 1
North West +5 10 £70,000 - 1
Manchester - 10 £70,000 - 1
Berkshire +1 9 £48,500 +76.36%
West Midlands - 8 £56,250 - 2
Birmingham - 6 £57,500 - 2
Reading - 4 £50,500 -
City of London +27 3 £62,500 +7.75% 1
Surrey +17 2 £57,500 +3.60%
East of England +3 2 £44,250 -11.50%
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £44,250 -
Cambridge - 2 £44,250 -
Telford - 2 £45,000 -
Swindon +10 1 £32,500 -13.33%
West Sussex +6 1 - -
Wiltshire -5 1 £32,500 -13.33%
South West -16 1 £32,500 -13.33%
North Wales - 1 £90,000 -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Horley - 1 £55,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Wales - 1 £90,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 87 (54.72%) CISSP
2 63 (39.62%) Information Security
3 61 (38.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (33.33%) Degree
5 52 (32.70%) Security Architecture
6 43 (27.04%) Windows
7 41 (25.79%) PCI DSS
7 41 (25.79%) Vulnerability Management
8 38 (23.90%) Data Centre
8 38 (23.90%) Firewall
9 36 (22.64%) CISM
9 36 (22.64%) Finance
10 31 (19.50%) Splunk
11 30 (18.87%) Performance Management
11 30 (18.87%) Cyber Security
11 30 (18.87%) Penetration Testing
12 29 (18.24%) IIS
12 29 (18.24%) Network Security
12 29 (18.24%) Portfolio Management
13 28 (17.61%) Project Management
14 27 (16.98%) Law
15 26 (16.35%) ArcSight
16 24 (15.09%) Risk Assessment
17 22 (13.84%) Test Strategy
18 21 (13.21%) ITIL
19 20 (12.58%) Java
19 20 (12.58%) SIEM
19 20 (12.58%) Data Protection
20 19 (11.95%) SDLC
20 19 (11.95%) Linux

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (18.24%) IIS
2 6 (3.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.90%) Firewall
2 29 (18.24%) Network Security
3 13 (8.18%) Internet
4 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.77%) LAN
6 5 (3.14%) WAN
6 5 (3.14%) VPN
7 3 (1.89%) DNS
7 3 (1.89%) SAN
7 3 (1.89%) DHCP
7 3 (1.89%) Wireless
7 3 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (22.64%) Finance
2 27 (16.98%) Law
3 13 (8.18%) Banking
4 8 (5.03%) Retail
5 6 (3.77%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Marketing
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (1.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.43%) Ajax
2 14 (8.81%) HTML
3 4 (2.52%) .NET
4 2 (1.26%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.90%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.03%) PKI
5 7 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.77%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (3.77%) Online Banking
6 6 (3.77%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.14%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.52%) Blog
9 1 (0.63%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.04%) Windows
2 19 (11.95%) Linux
3 14 (8.81%) UNIX
4 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.62%) Information Security
2 52 (32.70%) Security Architecture
3 41 (25.79%) Vulnerability Management
4 30 (18.87%) Cyber Security
4 30 (18.87%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (18.87%) Performance Management
5 29 (18.24%) Portfolio Management
6 28 (17.61%) Project Management
7 24 (15.09%) Risk Assessment
8 22 (13.84%) Test Strategy
9 21 (13.21%) ITIL
10 20 (12.58%) SIEM
10 20 (12.58%) Data Protection
11 19 (11.95%) SDLC
12 18 (11.32%) Risk Management
13 16 (10.06%) Security Testing
14 15 (9.43%) OWASP
15 14 (8.81%) Static Code Analysis
16 13 (8.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 12 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.58%) Java
2 9 (5.66%) SQL
3 4 (2.52%) VB.NET
3 4 (2.52%) PHP
3 4 (2.52%) C
3 4 (2.52%) C#
3 4 (2.52%) C++
4 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 87 (54.72%) CISSP
2 53 (33.33%) Degree
3 36 (22.64%) CISM
4 12 (7.55%) SSCP
4 12 (7.55%) CISA
5 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.14%) CEH
7 5 (3.14%) OSCP
7 5 (3.14%) OSCE
8 4 (2.52%) CISMP
9 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.89%) MCSE
9 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.26%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.26%) CRISC
10 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.26%) ACCA
10 2 (1.26%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (38.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (25.79%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) GPG13
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.63%) Nessus
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (19.50%) Splunk
2 26 (16.35%) ArcSight
3 15 (9.43%) Oracle
3 15 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.03%) Cisco
4 8 (5.03%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.40%) McAfee
6 4 (2.52%) VMware
6 4 (2.52%) Juniper
7 3 (1.89%) CA
7 3 (1.89%) F5
8 2 (1.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.26%) Symantec
8 2 (1.26%) Websense
8 2 (1.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) Dell
9 1 (0.63%) EMC
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) SAP
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