The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 772 858 880
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 142 104 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.095% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.098% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 103 81 95
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +32.53%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured IT Security Consultant in the job title.

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 August 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +120 137 £57,500 +9.52% 7
South East +72 53 £45,000 -14.28% 2
London +32 39 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Kent - 19 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire +25 15 £57,500 +13.86%
Reading +22 13 £57,500 +13.86%
South West +16 13 £65,000 +100.00%
West Midlands +6 12 £65,000 +13.04%
Yorkshire - 12 £63,750 - 2
Leeds - 11 £65,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 11 £65,000 - 2
Birmingham -14 7 £62,500 +8.69%
Bristol - 7 £62,500 -
Hampshire - 7 £65,000 -
Farnborough - 7 £65,000 -
Surrey +31 6 - -
Swindon +14 6 £65,000 +100.00%
Wiltshire +10 6 £65,000 +100.00%
Folkestone - 6 £42,500 - 1
Leatherhead - 6 - -
North West -3 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Solihull - 5 £65,000 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Manchester -12 4 £53,750 +7.50% 1
City of London +65 2 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £50,000 -
North East - 2 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +4 1 £65,000 +18.18% 1

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 145 (52.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (50.00%) CISSP
3 125 (45.62%) Information Security
4 124 (45.26%) SIEM
5 107 (39.05%) Cybersecurity
6 100 (36.50%) PCI DSS
7 82 (29.93%) Security Architecture
8 75 (27.37%) Finance
9 66 (24.09%) Degree
10 64 (23.36%) Firewall
11 57 (20.80%) CISM
12 55 (20.07%) Penetration Testing
13 50 (18.25%) ITIL
14 49 (17.88%) Security Cleared
14 49 (17.88%) Presales
15 48 (17.52%) SC Cleared
15 48 (17.52%) PKI
16 41 (14.96%) ISO22301
16 41 (14.96%) ISO27005
16 41 (14.96%) ISO27002
17 39 (14.23%) Supplier Management
17 39 (14.23%) ITIL V3
18 38 (13.87%) Enterprise Architecture
19 37 (13.50%) Risk Management
20 33 (12.04%) CEH
21 32 (11.68%) Windows
22 29 (10.58%) CREST Certified
23 27 (9.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 26 (9.49%) Secure Coding
25 25 (9.12%) Malware Detection/Protection

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.28%) Apache
1 9 (3.28%) Apache Pig
2 7 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) CICS
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.36%) Firewall
2 14 (5.11%) LAN
3 10 (3.65%) WAN
4 9 (3.28%) Network Security
5 6 (2.19%) MPLS
5 6 (2.19%) Wireless
6 5 (1.82%) DNS
6 5 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.46%) VLAN
8 3 (1.09%) RTP
8 3 (1.09%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.09%) VPN
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.73%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (0.36%) Internet
10 1 (0.36%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.65%) Big Data
2 9 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.73%) AppScan
2 2 (0.73%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (27.37%) Finance
2 14 (5.11%) Legal
3 11 (4.01%) Banking
4 4 (1.46%) Retail
4 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.73%) Back Office
5 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.36%) VXML
2 1 (0.36%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.52%) PKI
2 18 (6.57%) CESG
3 17 (6.20%) iPad
4 12 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.38%) Smart Energy
5 10 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.92%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.82%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.46%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.36%) EPoS
12 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.68%) Windows
2 18 (6.57%) Linux
3 13 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (45.62%) Information Security
2 124 (45.26%) SIEM
3 107 (39.05%) Cybersecurity
4 82 (29.93%) Security Architecture
5 55 (20.07%) Penetration Testing
6 50 (18.25%) ITIL
7 49 (17.88%) Presales
8 39 (14.23%) ITIL V3
8 39 (14.23%) Supplier Management
9 38 (13.87%) Enterprise Architecture
10 37 (13.50%) Risk Management
11 27 (9.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 26 (9.49%) Secure Coding
13 25 (9.12%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 24 (8.76%) System Testing
15 23 (8.39%) Security Management
16 21 (7.66%) Data Protection
17 17 (6.20%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (6.20%) Time Management
18 15 (5.47%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.74%) C
2 8 (2.92%) SQL
3 5 (1.82%) Perl
3 5 (1.82%) Python
4 4 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.73%) C#
5 2 (0.73%) C++
5 2 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) CLIST
6 1 (0.36%) REXX
Qualifications
1 137 (50.00%) CISSP
2 66 (24.09%) Degree
3 57 (20.80%) CISM
4 49 (17.88%) Security Cleared
5 48 (17.52%) SC Cleared
6 33 (12.04%) CEH
7 29 (10.58%) CREST Certified
8 23 (8.39%) OSCP
8 23 (8.39%) SANS
9 21 (7.66%) CISA
9 21 (7.66%) CRISC
10 18 (6.57%) PCI QSA
11 7 (2.55%) CLAS
12 6 (2.19%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.82%) CCSP
13 5 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.82%) CISMP
14 4 (1.46%) EC-Council LPT
15 3 (1.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 3 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (52.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (36.50%) PCI DSS
3 41 (14.96%) ISO22301
3 41 (14.96%) ISO27002
3 41 (14.96%) ISO27005
4 8 (2.92%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (2.92%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.46%) RMADS
6 2 (0.73%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.36%) RACF
3 1 (0.36%) UAG
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.73%) Nessus
2 2 (0.73%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (6.20%) Intel Security
2 11 (4.01%) Cisco
3 9 (3.28%) Forcepoint
4 8 (2.92%) Splunk
5 5 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.46%) IBM
6 4 (1.46%) Symantec
7 3 (1.09%) Sophos
8 2 (0.73%) Citrix
8 2 (0.73%) Dell
8 2 (0.73%) F5
8 2 (0.73%) Juniper
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.73%) Radware
8 2 (0.73%) SonicWALL
8 2 (0.73%) Veracode
8 2 (0.73%) VMware
9 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.36%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Folkestone
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
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