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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Adviser
UK
Rank 839 893 958
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 7 40 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.039% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.041% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 2
Median salary £59,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.71% +21.73%
UK excluding London median salary £59,000 £50,550 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+16.71% -12.08%

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
80883 98578 103250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.45% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67143 82699 85275
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 5 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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh - 6 £59,000 -
Scotland - 6 £59,000 -
England +53 1 £55,000 -21.42%
London +51 1 £55,000 -21.42%
City of London +28 1 £55,000 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 31 (96.88%) Information Security
2 25 (78.13%) Finance
3 18 (56.25%) Banking
4 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
4 14 (43.75%) CISM
4 14 (43.75%) CISSP
5 12 (37.50%) CISA
6 11 (34.38%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (31.25%) Information Security Governance
7 10 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (21.88%) Security Architecture
9 7 (21.88%) Time Management
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.75%) Financial Institution
10 6 (18.75%) Statistics
10 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
10 6 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (18.75%) Security Operations
11 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
11 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
11 2 (6.25%) Nessus
11 2 (6.25%) Firewall
11 2 (6.25%) Project Management
12 1 (3.13%) SSCP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) AppScan
1 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (78.13%) Finance
2 18 (56.25%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
2 6 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Information Security
2 11 (34.38%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (31.25%) Information Security Governance
3 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.88%) Security Architecture
5 7 (21.88%) Time Management
6 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
6 6 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 6 (18.75%) Statistics
6 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL
8 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) C++
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) CISM
1 14 (43.75%) CISSP
2 12 (37.50%) CISA
3 1 (3.13%) CEH
3 1 (3.13%) CRISC
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) GIAC
3 1 (3.13%) SANS
3 1 (3.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.13%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
2 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.13%) Tufin
2 1 (3.13%) Veracode