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 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 866 912 953
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 20 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.032% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 21
Median salary £72,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% -8.33%
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £47,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -21.66%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 December 2016 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 7 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 December 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 +49 14 £72,500 +31.81%
London +67 13 £72,500 +31.81%
Newport - 6 £52,000 -
South Wales - 6 £52,000 -
Wales - 6 £52,000 -
Sussex - 1 £59,000 -
South East - 1 £59,000 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 34 (85.00%) Information Security
2 21 (52.50%) Finance
3 19 (47.50%) CISSP
4 18 (45.00%) CISM
4 18 (45.00%) Banking
5 13 (32.50%) CISA
5 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
8 8 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.50%) Statistics
9 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (15.00%) Time Management
10 6 (15.00%) Information Assurance
10 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
11 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
12 4 (10.00%) SAP Security
12 4 (10.00%) SAP HANA
12 4 (10.00%) User Experience
12 4 (10.00%) SAP
13 3 (7.50%) Degree
14 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
14 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
14 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning

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 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 18 (45.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.50%) Statistics
3 4 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) CESG
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Information Security
2 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
4 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) Information Assurance
6 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
6 6 (15.00%) Time Management
6 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (10.00%) SAP Security
8 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (5.00%) SABSA
8 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.50%) ITIL
9 1 (2.50%) Logistics
9 1 (2.50%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) CISSP
2 18 (45.00%) CISM
3 13 (32.50%) CISA
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.50%) CRISC
5 1 (2.50%) SANS
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.50%) Tufin