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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Advisor
Rank 873 853 900
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 29 23 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.022% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.023% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 0
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £30,000 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 15 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 19 September 2014. 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 -11 29 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Manchester +10 10 £50,000 -
South East -7 10 £57,500 +91.66%
North West -8 10 £50,000 -
Guildford - 9 £60,000 -
Surrey - 9 £60,000 -
London -25 8 £50,000 -4.76% 3
City of London +4 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 45 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (75.93%) Law
3 33 (61.11%) Information Security
3 33 (61.11%) ISMS
3 33 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 33 (61.11%) Information Assurance
4 32 (59.26%) RMADS
4 32 (59.26%) Risk Analysis
4 32 (59.26%) CRAMM
4 32 (59.26%) SOA
4 32 (59.26%) CISSP
5 28 (51.85%) Degree
6 26 (48.15%) CISM
6 26 (48.15%) Risk Management
7 19 (35.19%) JSP 440
8 16 (29.63%) Network Security
9 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (27.78%) F5
9 15 (27.78%) Splunk
9 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (27.78%) Firewall
9 15 (27.78%) Juniper
9 15 (27.78%) CheckPoint
9 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 15 (27.78%) Windows
9 15 (27.78%) Data Analysis
10 10 (18.52%) CESG
10 10 (18.52%) CESG CLAS
11 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Network Security
2 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (27.78%) Firewall
General
1 41 (75.93%) Law
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Military
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Local Government
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 32 (59.26%) RMADS
2 10 (18.52%) CESG
2 10 (18.52%) CESG CLAS
3 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
1 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Information Security
1 33 (61.11%) ISMS
1 33 (61.11%) Information Assurance
2 32 (59.26%) Risk Analysis
2 32 (59.26%) SOA
2 32 (59.26%) CRAMM
3 26 (48.15%) Risk Management
4 15 (27.78%) Data Analysis
4 15 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.41%) Security Management
5 4 (7.41%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.85%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) ERP
8 1 (1.85%) Project Management
8 1 (1.85%) SIEM
8 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.85%) SAP Security
8 1 (1.85%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 33 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 32 (59.26%) CISSP
3 28 (51.85%) Degree
4 26 (48.15%) CISM
5 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (35.19%) JSP 440
3 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Juniper
1 15 (27.78%) CheckPoint
1 15 (27.78%) F5
1 15 (27.78%) Splunk
2 2 (3.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.85%) SAP