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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 805 870 826
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -44
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 81 55 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.046% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.049% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 60 52 46
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £28,250 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
101925 112965 102678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.63% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 83823 92812 85368
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 June 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 June 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 +72 69 £55,000 +15.78% 7
London +67 32 £58,750 +6.33% 4
South East +20 13 £55,000 +57.14% 1
East of England - 11 £46,000 -
Berkshire +4 10 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 10 £46,000 -
Cambridge - 10 £46,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £55,000 -
Manchester +12 5 £70,000 +21.73% 1
North West +10 5 £70,000 +21.73% 1
Scotland - 4 £45,000 - 2
Reading - 4 £53,750 -
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £55,000 -
City of London +35 2 - -
Leeds +7 2 - -
Yorkshire +6 2 - -
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Horley - 2 £55,000 -
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
West Sussex +1 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £90,000 -
Wales - 1 £90,000 -
Paddington - 1 £57,500 -
Telford - 1 £45,000 -
Watford - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 -
Coventry - 1 £60,000 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 75 (49.67%) Information Security
2 72 (47.68%) CISSP
3 53 (35.10%) Windows
3 53 (35.10%) Security Architecture
4 46 (30.46%) Firewall
5 37 (24.50%) Penetration Testing
5 37 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (23.84%) Degree
7 34 (22.52%) Linux
8 32 (21.19%) CISM
8 32 (21.19%) Finance
9 30 (19.87%) Risk Assessment
10 29 (19.21%) Risk Management
11 28 (18.54%) Cyber Security
12 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
13 22 (14.57%) Network Security
14 19 (12.58%) ITIL
15 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
16 17 (11.26%) OSCP
16 17 (11.26%) OSCE
16 17 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
16 17 (11.26%) Law
16 17 (11.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (10.60%) Java
17 16 (10.60%) UNIX
17 16 (10.60%) SDLC
18 15 (9.93%) Security Testing
18 15 (9.93%) OWASP
18 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
18 15 (9.93%) Ajax

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 13 (8.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (30.46%) Firewall
2 22 (14.57%) Network Security
3 6 (3.97%) LAN
3 6 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.97%) Internet
4 5 (3.31%) WAN
5 3 (1.99%) DHCP
5 3 (1.99%) DNS
5 3 (1.99%) Wireless
6 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.32%) VPN
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
General
1 32 (21.19%) Finance
2 17 (11.26%) Law
3 11 (7.28%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Retail
5 4 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.66%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.93%) Ajax
2 14 (9.27%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.30%) PKI
3 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.65%) Online Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.32%) SCADA
6 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.32%) BYOD
7 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) Blog
7 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.10%) Windows
2 34 (22.52%) Linux
3 16 (10.60%) UNIX
4 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (49.67%) Information Security
2 53 (35.10%) Security Architecture
3 37 (24.50%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (19.87%) Risk Assessment
5 29 (19.21%) Risk Management
6 28 (18.54%) Cyber Security
7 19 (12.58%) ITIL
8 17 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (11.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (10.60%) SDLC
10 15 (9.93%) Security Testing
10 15 (9.93%) OWASP
11 14 (9.27%) Performance Management
11 14 (9.27%) Business Development
11 14 (9.27%) Static Code Analysis
12 13 (8.61%) Portfolio Management
12 13 (8.61%) Data Protection
12 13 (8.61%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.61%) Identity Management
13 12 (7.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.60%) Java
2 6 (3.97%) SQL
3 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.66%) PHP
5 1 (0.66%) C
5 1 (0.66%) C#
5 1 (0.66%) C++
5 1 (0.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (47.68%) CISSP
2 36 (23.84%) Degree
3 32 (21.19%) CISM
4 17 (11.26%) OSCP
4 17 (11.26%) OSCE
5 11 (7.28%) SSCP
6 9 (5.96%) CISA
7 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.31%) CEH
9 4 (2.65%) CISMP
9 4 (2.65%) MCSE
9 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.32%) ICAEW
11 2 (1.32%) CCNA
11 2 (1.32%) ACCA
11 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.32%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (24.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.99%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.66%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (9.27%) Splunk
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.95%) Oracle
3 12 (7.95%) ArcSight
4 11 (7.28%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.30%) Cisco
6 5 (3.31%) Juniper
7 4 (2.65%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.65%) Websense
7 4 (2.65%) McAfee
7 4 (2.65%) F5
8 2 (1.32%) VMware
8 2 (1.32%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.32%) Symantec
8 2 (1.32%) CA
8 2 (1.32%) IronPort
9 1 (0.66%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.66%) Qualys
9 1 (0.66%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.66%) HP
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