The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Advisor role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Advisor in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 892 931 910
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 43 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.006% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 16
Average salary £55,000 £58,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% +23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £50,550 £58,750 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +70.28%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Advisor
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Advisor in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +52 38 £55,000 -6.38% 3
London - 26 £70,000 - 2
City of London - 11 £55,000 - 1
Norwich - 5 £50,550 -
Norfolk - 5 £50,550 -
East of England - 5 £50,550 -
South West - 4 - - 1
Cheltenham - 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £48,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £48,000 -
North West - 1 - -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in their job title.

1 35 (57.38%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) Risk Management
3 27 (44.26%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (36.07%) CISSP
5 20 (32.79%) Information Assurance
6 19 (31.15%) Project Management
6 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (21.31%) COBIT
9 12 (19.67%) CISM
10 11 (18.03%) CISA
10 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
10 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (18.03%) TOGAF
11 10 (16.39%) Retail
12 9 (14.75%) Logistics
12 9 (14.75%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
12 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.75%) Change Management
13 8 (13.11%) NHS
13 8 (13.11%) Data Governance
13 8 (13.11%) ISMS
14 7 (11.48%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
14 7 (11.48%) Degree
14 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
15 6 (9.84%) ITIL
15 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (9.84%) Security Testing

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) AppScan
1 5 (8.20%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (16.39%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
2 5 (8.20%) Legal
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) NHS
3 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.48%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.56%) Cryptography
4 4 (6.56%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) Risk Management
3 27 (44.26%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (32.79%) Information Assurance
5 19 (31.15%) Project Management
6 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
6 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (18.03%) TOGAF
7 9 (14.75%) Change Management
7 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
7 9 (14.75%) Logistics
7 9 (14.75%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (13.11%) Data Governance
8 8 (13.11%) ISMS
9 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.84%) ITIL
9 6 (9.84%) Security Testing
10 5 (8.20%) OpenUP
10 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) C#
1 5 (8.20%) Java
1 5 (8.20%) Python
2 4 (6.56%) C
2 4 (6.56%) C++
2 4 (6.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) CISM
3 11 (18.03%) CISA
4 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) Degree
6 5 (8.20%) CRISC
6 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) CEH
7 4 (6.56%) GIAC
7 4 (6.56%) MBA
8 2 (3.28%) CISMP
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (21.31%) COBIT
3 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) IBM
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.20%) Veracode
2 1 (1.64%) Telstra
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 13 days ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago