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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 837 892 835
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -57
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 66 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.040% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.042% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 59 47 41
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.01%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 28 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 17 April 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 +54 61 £55,000 +12.82% 6
London +36 34 £55,000 -17.91% 5
South East +1 11 £55,000 +20.87%
Berkshire - 9 £55,000 -
City of London +31 6 £61,250 +6.52%
South West - 6 £51,576 -
East of England +31 5 £46,000 +48.38% 1
Cambridge +15 5 £46,000 +48.38% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £46,000 +48.38% 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £52,500 +0.96%
Yorkshire +4 3 £52,500 -4.54%
Leeds +4 3 £52,500 +0.96%
West Midlands -14 3 £55,000 -12.00%
Swindon - 3 £51,576 -
Surrey - 3 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £51,576 -
Reading - 3 £55,000 -
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £53,750 -
Avon - 2 £55,000 -
Manchester +5 1 £57,500 -
North West +3 1 £57,500 -
Paddington - 1 £57,500 -
Bristol - 1 £50,000 -
Coventry - 1 £60,000 -
Horley - 1 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 85 (58.22%) Information Security
2 63 (43.15%) CISSP
3 62 (42.47%) Windows
4 49 (33.56%) Linux
4 49 (33.56%) Security Architecture
5 39 (26.71%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (26.03%) Firewall
7 34 (23.29%) Risk Management
7 34 (23.29%) Risk Assessment
8 33 (22.60%) Finance
9 28 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 25 (17.12%) OSCP
10 25 (17.12%) OSCE
11 24 (16.44%) CISM
12 22 (15.07%) Cyber Security
13 19 (13.01%) PCI DSS
13 19 (13.01%) Degree
13 19 (13.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (11.64%) Network Security
15 16 (10.96%) Business Development
15 16 (10.96%) UNIX
16 15 (10.27%) Active Directory
16 15 (10.27%) OWASP
17 14 (9.59%) Security Testing
18 13 (8.90%) Java
18 13 (8.90%) Ajax
19 12 (8.22%) ITIL
19 12 (8.22%) SQL
19 12 (8.22%) HTML
19 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.37%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.03%) Firewall
2 17 (11.64%) Network Security
3 5 (3.42%) DNS
3 5 (3.42%) Internet
4 4 (2.74%) DHCP
4 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (22.60%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Banking
3 8 (5.48%) Law
4 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Retail
5 4 (2.74%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) Ajax
2 12 (8.22%) HTML
3 6 (4.11%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.74%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.74%) PKI
3 4 (2.74%) Online Banking
3 4 (2.74%) BYOD
3 4 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.37%) SCADA
4 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.37%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.47%) Windows
2 49 (33.56%) Linux
3 16 (10.96%) UNIX
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (58.22%) Information Security
2 49 (33.56%) Security Architecture
3 39 (26.71%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (23.29%) Risk Management
4 34 (23.29%) Risk Assessment
5 22 (15.07%) Cyber Security
6 19 (13.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (10.96%) Business Development
8 15 (10.27%) OWASP
9 14 (9.59%) Security Testing
10 12 (8.22%) ITIL
10 12 (8.22%) Static Code Analysis
11 11 (7.53%) SIEM
11 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.48%) Identity Management
12 8 (5.48%) Data Security
13 7 (4.79%) Project Management
13 7 (4.79%) Risk Analysis
14 6 (4.11%) Data Protection
15 5 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.90%) Java
2 12 (8.22%) SQL
3 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (43.15%) CISSP
2 25 (17.12%) OSCP
2 25 (17.12%) OSCE
3 24 (16.44%) CISM
4 19 (13.01%) Degree
5 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.16%) CISA
7 7 (4.79%) MCSE
7 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.11%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.42%) SSCP
9 5 (3.42%) PCI QSA
9 5 (3.42%) CEH
10 4 (2.74%) CISMP
10 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.05%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.37%) CCNA
12 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.05%) FISMA
4 3 (2.05%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.37%) GPG13
6 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft
1 9 (6.16%) CheckPoint
2 8 (5.48%) Cisco
2 8 (5.48%) Juniper
3 6 (4.11%) Oracle
4 5 (3.42%) Blue Coat
4 5 (3.42%) Fortinet
5 4 (2.74%) Qualys
5 4 (2.74%) F5
5 4 (2.74%) Symantec
5 4 (2.74%) McAfee
6 3 (2.05%) Websense
7 2 (1.37%) CA
8 1 (0.68%) IronPort
8 1 (0.68%) Trustwave
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix
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