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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 815 865 802
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -63
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 87 73 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.062% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.065% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 60 68 56
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,100 £78,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £41,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+28.04% -13.68%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £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 3 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 3 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 +40 72 £52,500 +40.00% 5
London +43 37 £60,000 +8.10% 2
South East +3 15 £52,500 +52.17% 1
Berkshire -2 12 £50,500 +83.63% 1
East of England +14 8 £46,000 -8.00%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £46,000 -
Cambridge - 7 £46,000 -
Reading - 6 £52,500 -
North West 0 5 £70,000 -
Scotland - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 5 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £45,000 -
City of London +38 4 £61,250 -12.50% 1
Birmingham - 3 £55,000 - 1
Telford - 2 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey - 2 £57,500 -
West Sussex +5 1 - -
South West -7 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Wales - 1 £90,000 -
North Wales - 1 £90,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Horley - 1 £55,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £32,500 - 1

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 74 (45.96%) Information Security
2 73 (45.34%) CISSP
3 51 (31.68%) Windows
4 49 (30.43%) Firewall
5 45 (27.95%) Security Architecture
6 41 (25.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (25.47%) Degree
7 34 (21.12%) CISM
7 34 (21.12%) Finance
8 33 (20.50%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (19.88%) Cyber Security
10 29 (18.01%) Risk Assessment
11 27 (16.77%) Risk Management
11 27 (16.77%) Linux
12 26 (16.15%) PCI DSS
13 25 (15.53%) Network Security
14 24 (14.91%) Vulnerability Management
15 22 (13.66%) Java
16 20 (12.42%) ITIL
17 19 (11.80%) SDLC
17 19 (11.80%) Data Protection
18 18 (11.18%) Security Testing
18 18 (11.18%) Data Centre
18 18 (11.18%) Active Directory
18 18 (11.18%) UNIX
18 18 (11.18%) Law
19 17 (10.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 17 (10.56%) Ajax
19 17 (10.56%) SIEM
20 16 (9.94%) Static Code Analysis

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (8.70%) IIS
2 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.43%) Firewall
2 25 (15.53%) Network Security
3 10 (6.21%) Internet
3 10 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.73%) LAN
5 5 (3.11%) WAN
6 4 (2.48%) DHCP
6 4 (2.48%) DNS
7 3 (1.86%) VPN
7 3 (1.86%) Wireless
7 3 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.62%) SAN
9 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (21.12%) Finance
2 18 (11.18%) Law
3 13 (8.07%) Banking
4 7 (4.35%) Retail
5 5 (3.11%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Games
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.56%) Ajax
2 16 (9.94%) HTML
3 4 (2.48%) .NET
4 3 (1.86%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.59%) PKI
4 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.11%) Online Banking
6 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.11%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (2.48%) Blog
8 3 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.24%) BYOD
9 2 (1.24%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.62%) DTV
10 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.62%) SCADA
10 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.62%) Social Media
10 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.68%) Windows
2 27 (16.77%) Linux
3 18 (11.18%) UNIX
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (45.96%) Information Security
2 45 (27.95%) Security Architecture
3 33 (20.50%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (19.88%) Cyber Security
5 29 (18.01%) Risk Assessment
6 27 (16.77%) Risk Management
7 24 (14.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (12.42%) ITIL
9 19 (11.80%) Data Protection
9 19 (11.80%) SDLC
10 18 (11.18%) Security Testing
11 17 (10.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (10.56%) SIEM
12 16 (9.94%) Static Code Analysis
13 15 (9.32%) Performance Management
13 15 (9.32%) OWASP
14 14 (8.70%) Identity Management
14 14 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
14 14 (8.70%) Mentoring
15 13 (8.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.66%) Java
2 5 (3.11%) SQL
3 4 (2.48%) VB.NET
3 4 (2.48%) PHP
3 4 (2.48%) C
3 4 (2.48%) C#
3 4 (2.48%) C++
4 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (45.34%) CISSP
2 41 (25.47%) Degree
3 34 (21.12%) CISM
4 12 (7.45%) CISA
5 11 (6.83%) SSCP
5 11 (6.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.59%) OSCP
6 9 (5.59%) OSCE
7 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.48%) MCSE
8 4 (2.48%) CEH
8 4 (2.48%) CISMP
8 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.24%) PCI QSA
9 2 (1.24%) CRISC
9 2 (1.24%) ICAEW
9 2 (1.24%) CCSE
9 2 (1.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (25.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (16.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.62%) GPG13
4 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) Nessus
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.32%) Splunk
3 13 (8.07%) ArcSight
3 13 (8.07%) Oracle
4 11 (6.83%) CheckPoint
5 9 (5.59%) Cisco
6 6 (3.73%) Juniper
6 6 (3.73%) McAfee
7 5 (3.11%) F5
8 4 (2.48%) Websense
9 3 (1.86%) CA
9 3 (1.86%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.24%) IronPort
10 2 (1.24%) Symantec
10 2 (1.24%) VMware
11 1 (0.62%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.62%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.62%) IBM
11 1 (0.62%) SAP
11 1 (0.62%) HP
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