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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Advisor
Rank 861 859 885
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 19 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.020% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 4
Average salary £60,000 £46,250 £62,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.72% -25.70%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £45,000 £62,250
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.71%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 6 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 24 December 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 -3 19 £60,000 +29.72% 2
Surrey - 14 £60,000 -
South East - 14 £60,000 -
Guildford - 8 £60,000 -
London -18 5 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Woking - 3 £60,000 -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (53.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (51.06%) Law
3 21 (44.68%) CISSP
4 19 (40.43%) Information Assurance
5 18 (38.30%) Firewall
5 18 (38.30%) Risk Management
5 18 (38.30%) Information Security
5 18 (38.30%) Risk Analysis
5 18 (38.30%) Network Security
5 18 (38.30%) ISMS
5 18 (38.30%) RMADS
6 17 (36.17%) Windows
6 17 (36.17%) SOA
6 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
6 17 (36.17%) Juniper
6 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
6 17 (36.17%) Data Analysis
6 17 (36.17%) CRAMM
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (36.17%) F5
6 17 (36.17%) Splunk
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (36.17%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (25.53%) CESG
7 12 (25.53%) CESG CLAS
8 11 (23.40%) CISM
8 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
9 10 (21.28%) Degree
10 8 (17.02%) PCI DSS
10 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) Firewall
1 18 (38.30%) Network Security
2 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 24 (51.06%) Law
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) RMADS
2 12 (25.53%) CESG
2 12 (25.53%) CESG CLAS
3 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
1 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Information Assurance
2 18 (38.30%) Risk Analysis
2 18 (38.30%) Risk Management
2 18 (38.30%) Information Security
2 18 (38.30%) ISMS
3 17 (36.17%) CRAMM
3 17 (36.17%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (36.17%) SOA
3 17 (36.17%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.51%) SABSA
5 3 (6.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.26%) Security Management
6 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) SIEM
7 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) CISSP
2 11 (23.40%) CISM
3 10 (21.28%) Degree
4 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) ISACA
5 4 (8.51%) CISA
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (53.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.02%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.77%) JSP 440
4 4 (8.51%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Juniper
1 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
1 17 (36.17%) F5
1 17 (36.17%) Splunk