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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Advisor
Rank 875 907 854
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 17 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.020% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 10
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £50,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +46.66%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 10 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 31 July 2015. 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 +9 12 £57,500 +15.00%
West Midlands -5 6 £48,000 -12.72%
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
London +30 3 £60,000 +20.00%
South East -11 3 £67,500 +17.39%
Reading - 3 £67,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £67,500 -
Birmingham -6 2 £48,000 -12.72%
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (75.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (65.52%) Risk Management
4 18 (62.07%) Data Protection
5 17 (58.62%) Freedom of Information
6 12 (41.38%) PCI DSS
7 11 (37.93%) BS25999
7 11 (37.93%) Business Continuity
8 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
8 10 (34.48%) Security Management
9 8 (27.59%) CISM
10 7 (24.14%) Retail
11 6 (20.69%) Information Management
11 6 (20.69%) CESG
11 6 (20.69%) CISMP
11 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (20.69%) CISA
11 6 (20.69%) PCI QSA
12 3 (10.34%) RMADS
12 3 (10.34%) Law
12 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 2 (6.90%) Change Management
13 2 (6.90%) ITIL
13 2 (6.90%) Windows
13 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
13 2 (6.90%) CISSP
13 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
13 2 (6.90%) Operations Management
13 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (20.69%) CESG
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (65.52%) Risk Management
3 18 (62.07%) Data Protection
4 11 (37.93%) Business Continuity
5 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
5 10 (34.48%) Security Management
6 6 (20.69%) Information Management
6 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.90%) Operations Management
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) ISMS
8 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) CISM
2 6 (20.69%) CISMP
2 6 (20.69%) PCI QSA
2 6 (20.69%) CISA
3 2 (6.90%) CISSP
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (75.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (41.38%) PCI DSS
3 11 (37.93%) BS25999
4 1 (3.45%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory