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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 817 813 841
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 79 68 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.063% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.066% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 67 61 43
Average salary £55,000 £58,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +18.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £38,500
% 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 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 24 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 +3 76 £55,000 -6.77% 3
London +28 49 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South East -2 16 £55,000 +41.47% 2
Kent - 8 £55,000 -
City of London +24 7 £52,750 -12.08%
Bromley -5 6 £53,000 -29.33%
Newbury +15 4 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire -6 4 £62,500 +55.27% 2
Birmingham -12 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 2 £50,000 -
Manchester - 2 £50,000 -
Essex - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire -11 1 £55,000 +64.17%
Leeds -24 1 £40,000 -31.03%
South West -26 1 £50,000 -23.07%
West Yorkshire -38 1 £40,000 -31.03%
Yorkshire -49 1 £40,000 -31.03%
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £50,000 -
Dorking - 1 £50,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £31,250 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 81 (46.29%) CISSP
4 68 (38.86%) PCI DSS
5 57 (32.57%) CISA
6 56 (32.00%) CISM
7 54 (30.86%) Firewall
8 52 (29.71%) Windows
9 49 (28.00%) Management Information System
10 42 (24.00%) Linux
11 40 (22.86%) SIEM
12 39 (22.29%) Finance
13 38 (21.71%) E-Commerce
14 35 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
15 33 (18.86%) CheckPoint
16 30 (17.14%) Mentoring
17 27 (15.43%) ITIL
18 26 (14.86%) Degree
19 23 (13.14%) PRINCE2
20 21 (12.00%) SQL
20 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 18 (10.29%) COBIT
23 17 (9.71%) PCI QSA
24 16 (9.14%) Internet
24 16 (9.14%) Network Security
25 15 (8.57%) F5
25 15 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
25 15 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
25 15 (8.57%) Cisco

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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%) IIS
1 3 (1.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) 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 16 (9.14%) Network Security
2 16 (9.14%) Internet
3 13 (7.43%) LAN
3 13 (7.43%) WAN
3 13 (7.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.29%) VPN
5 7 (4.00%) DNS
6 4 (2.29%) DHCP
6 4 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.71%) OSPF
7 3 (1.71%) BGP
8 2 (1.14%) HTTP
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless
9 1 (0.57%) DMZ
9 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.57%) IGRP
9 1 (0.57%) VLAN
9 1 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
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 39 (22.29%) Finance
2 15 (8.57%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.00%) Retail
5 7 (4.00%) Games
6 3 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 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%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.57%) CESG
5 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.71%) Windows
2 42 (24.00%) 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 35 (20.00%) 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 15 (8.57%) Security Management
9 15 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 15 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (6.86%) Security Architecture
12 9 (5.14%) System Testing
13 8 (4.57%) TOGAF
13 8 (4.57%) Identity Management
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 81 (46.29%) CISSP
2 57 (32.57%) CISA
3 56 (32.00%) CISM
4 26 (14.86%) 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%) GIAC
9 5 (2.86%) CEH
10 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.29%) CCNA
11 3 (1.71%) CCSE
11 3 (1.71%) GSEC
11 3 (1.71%) CCSA
11 3 (1.71%) SSCP
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 68 (38.86%) PCI DSS
3 20 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (10.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.57%) Samba
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
1 1 (0.57%) Nessus
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (18.86%) CheckPoint
2 15 (8.57%) Cisco
2 15 (8.57%) F5
3 14 (8.00%) Juniper
4 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle
6 11 (6.29%) Websense
7 9 (5.14%) Apple
8 8 (4.57%) Fortinet
8 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
9 7 (4.00%) VMware
9 7 (4.00%) McAfee
9 7 (4.00%) Dell
10 4 (2.29%) Trustwave
10 4 (2.29%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.71%) Proofpoint
11 3 (1.71%) IBM
11 3 (1.71%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.14%) Sophos
12 2 (1.14%) Symantec
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