The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Advisor featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 903 954 976
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 37 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.012% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 13
Median salary £52,175 £61,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +17.39%

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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Advisor
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Advisor Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Advisor
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Trend in the UK

Security Advisor
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Advisor over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +30 29 £49,350 -22.58% 5
London +23 13 £70,000 +16.66% 3
North West - 7 £45,000 -
South West - 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Warrington - 5 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 5 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £45,000 -
York - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +61 1 - - 1
South East +24 1 £27,500 -59.25% 1
Edinburgh +4 1 £58,500 +27.17%
Scotland -3 1 £58,500 +27.17%
East of England - 1 £49,350 -
Kidlington - 1 £27,500 -
Norwich - 1 £49,350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Norfolk - 1 £49,350 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in the job title.

1 51 (62.20%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (54.88%) Information Security
3 43 (52.44%) CISSP
4 40 (48.78%) Risk Management
5 30 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (35.37%) Project Management
7 27 (32.93%) Information Assurance
8 26 (31.71%) CISM
9 21 (25.61%) CISA
10 20 (24.39%) COBIT
11 19 (23.17%) PCI DSS
12 16 (19.51%) Degree
13 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
14 14 (17.07%) TOGAF
15 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
16 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
16 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
16 12 (14.63%) PRINCE2
17 11 (13.41%) Change Management
17 11 (13.41%) Technical Architecture
17 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (13.41%) Retail
17 11 (13.41%) Logistics
18 10 (12.20%) Finance
18 10 (12.20%) ITIL
19 9 (10.98%) MBA
19 9 (10.98%) Benchmarking
19 9 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
19 9 (10.98%) Security Testing

Security Advisor 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:

Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) AppScan
1 8 (9.76%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (13.41%) Retail
2 10 (12.20%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Law
3 2 (2.44%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
3 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (9.76%) NHS
5 7 (8.54%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.22%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.20%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (54.88%) Information Security
3 40 (48.78%) Risk Management
4 29 (35.37%) Project Management
5 27 (32.93%) Information Assurance
6 14 (17.07%) TOGAF
7 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (14.63%) PRINCE2
9 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (13.41%) Change Management
9 11 (13.41%) Logistics
9 11 (13.41%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (12.20%) ITIL
11 9 (10.98%) Benchmarking
11 9 (10.98%) ISMS
11 9 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (10.98%) Security Testing
12 8 (9.76%) Data Governance
12 8 (9.76%) Time Management
13 7 (8.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) C#
1 8 (9.76%) Java
1 8 (9.76%) Python
2 7 (8.54%) C
2 7 (8.54%) C++
2 7 (8.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (52.44%) CISSP
2 26 (31.71%) CISM
3 21 (25.61%) CISA
4 16 (19.51%) Degree
5 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.98%) MBA
7 8 (9.76%) CRISC
8 5 (6.10%) CEH
8 5 (6.10%) GIAC
9 2 (2.44%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) CISMP
10 1 (1.22%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (24.39%) COBIT
3 19 (23.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) IBM
1 8 (9.76%) Veracode
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.22%) Telstra
London
Beecher Madden
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28500.00 - £35000.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago