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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 788 848 805
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -43
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 90 45 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.044% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.046% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 86 43 71
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £68,800
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 20 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 30 January 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 +28 74 £57,500 +15.00% 5
London +13 29 £56,500 -16.29% 3
North West +13 24 £57,500 +23.65%
Manchester +11 24 £57,500 +23.65%
South East -16 14 £55,000 -6.38% 1
City of London +14 12 £58,250 +25.26% 1
Berkshire -8 9 £55,000 -4.34% 1
South West - 8 £51,576 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £51,576 - 1
Swindon - 5 £51,576 - 1
Surrey - 4 £52,500 -
Maidenhead +3 3 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Reading - 3 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £67,500 -
Kent - 2 £55,000 -
Bristol - 2 £56,250 -
Guildford - 2 £47,500 -
Woking - 1 £60,000 -
Newbury - 1 £62,500 -
Avon - 1 £55,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 109 (65.66%) Information Security
2 70 (42.17%) CISSP
3 59 (35.54%) Windows
4 54 (32.53%) Security Architecture
5 53 (31.93%) Linux
6 48 (28.92%) Firewall
7 46 (27.71%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (22.29%) Finance
9 34 (20.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 33 (19.88%) Risk Assessment
11 30 (18.07%) Risk Management
12 27 (16.27%) CISM
13 26 (15.66%) PCI DSS
13 26 (15.66%) OSCP
13 26 (15.66%) OSCE
14 25 (15.06%) CheckPoint
15 24 (14.46%) SIEM
16 21 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (12.65%) CISA
17 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 20 (12.05%) Juniper
18 18 (10.84%) Business Development
19 17 (10.24%) SQL
20 16 (9.64%) F5
21 14 (8.43%) Degree
22 13 (7.83%) Blue Coat
22 13 (7.83%) Security Management
22 13 (7.83%) Banking
22 13 (7.83%) ITIL
22 13 (7.83%) Active Directory

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.20%) IIS
1 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.92%) Firewall
2 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.02%) DNS
3 7 (4.22%) DHCP
3 7 (4.22%) Network Security
4 4 (2.41%) Internet
5 3 (1.81%) HTTP
6 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.20%) LAN
6 2 (1.20%) WAN
6 2 (1.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) Big Data
3 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
General
1 37 (22.29%) Finance
2 13 (7.83%) Banking
3 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.82%) Retail
4 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.22%) Games
6 5 (3.01%) Law
7 3 (1.81%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.01%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.81%) HTML
2 3 (1.81%) Ajax
3 2 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.41%) PKI
3 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.20%) SCADA
5 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.60%) CESG
5 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.54%) Windows
2 53 (31.93%) Linux
3 11 (6.63%) UNIX
4 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.66%) Information Security
2 54 (32.53%) Security Architecture
3 46 (27.71%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (19.88%) Risk Assessment
5 30 (18.07%) Risk Management
6 24 (14.46%) SIEM
7 21 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 18 (10.84%) Business Development
10 13 (7.83%) Security Management
10 13 (7.83%) ITIL
11 12 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.63%) OWASP
12 11 (6.63%) Identity Management
12 11 (6.63%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.02%) Cyber Security
13 10 (6.02%) Mentoring
14 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce
15 7 (4.22%) TOGAF
15 7 (4.22%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.24%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) Java
3 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.20%) C++
5 1 (0.60%) Python
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 70 (42.17%) CISSP
2 27 (16.27%) CISM
3 26 (15.66%) OSCP
3 26 (15.66%) OSCE
4 21 (12.65%) CISA
5 14 (8.43%) Degree
6 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
7 10 (6.02%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.22%) CRISC
8 7 (4.22%) PCI QSA
9 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.41%) CEH
10 4 (2.41%) MCSE
10 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.81%) CISMP
11 3 (1.81%) GIAC
12 2 (1.20%) GSEC
12 2 (1.20%) Postgraduate
12 2 (1.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (15.66%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.41%) COBIT
5 3 (1.81%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.60%) QA
7 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Snort
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (15.06%) CheckPoint
2 20 (12.05%) Juniper
3 16 (9.64%) F5
4 13 (7.83%) Blue Coat
5 11 (6.63%) Fortinet
5 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.02%) Websense
7 8 (4.82%) Cisco
8 7 (4.22%) McAfee
9 5 (3.01%) Dell
10 4 (2.41%) Trustwave
10 4 (2.41%) Qualys
10 4 (2.41%) Symantec
11 3 (1.81%) Oracle
12 2 (1.20%) IronPort
13 1 (0.60%) Apple
13 1 (0.60%) VMware
13 1 (0.60%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.60%) ScanSafe
13 1 (0.60%) Stonesoft
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