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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 874 948 990
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 35 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.016% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 12
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.34%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +17.39%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Advisor Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 22 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 28 May 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 +36 27 £45,000 -28.00% 2
London +40 9 £65,000 +8.33% 1
North West - 8 £45,000 - 1
South West - 6 £40,000 -
Warrington - 5 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Manchester - 3 £45,000 - 1
York - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +51 1 - -
South East +14 1 £27,500 -59.25%
Edinburgh +1 1 £58,500 +27.17%
Scotland -7 1 £58,500 +27.17%
East of England - 1 £49,350 -
Kidlington - 1 £27,500 -
Norwich - 1 £49,350 -
Norfolk - 1 £49,350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £27,500 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 48 (65.75%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (60.27%) CISSP
3 41 (56.16%) Information Security
4 36 (49.32%) Risk Management
5 30 (41.10%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (39.73%) Project Management
7 26 (35.62%) CISM
7 26 (35.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (30.14%) Information Assurance
9 21 (28.77%) CISA
10 19 (26.03%) PCI DSS
10 19 (26.03%) COBIT
11 14 (19.18%) Degree
11 14 (19.18%) TOGAF
12 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
12 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
13 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
13 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (16.44%) Logistics
14 11 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (15.07%) Retail
14 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (15.07%) Finance
14 11 (15.07%) Change Management
15 10 (13.70%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (13.70%) Security Testing
16 9 (12.33%) Time Management
16 9 (12.33%) AppScan
16 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
16 9 (12.33%) Metasploit

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 8 (10.96%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) AppScan
1 9 (12.33%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
1 11 (15.07%) Retail
2 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 30 (41.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.96%) Cryptography
4 6 (8.22%) NHS
5 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (56.16%) Information Security
3 36 (49.32%) Risk Management
4 29 (39.73%) Project Management
5 22 (30.14%) Information Assurance
6 14 (19.18%) TOGAF
7 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.44%) Logistics
7 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
8 11 (15.07%) Change Management
8 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (13.70%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Security Testing
10 9 (12.33%) ITIL
10 9 (12.33%) Time Management
11 8 (10.96%) Benchmarking
11 8 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (9.59%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) C#
1 9 (12.33%) Java
1 9 (12.33%) Python
2 8 (10.96%) C
2 8 (10.96%) C++
2 8 (10.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (60.27%) CISSP
2 26 (35.62%) CISM
3 21 (28.77%) CISA
4 14 (19.18%) Degree
5 9 (12.33%) CRISC
5 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) MBA
7 6 (8.22%) CEH
7 6 (8.22%) GIAC
8 3 (4.11%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.37%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (35.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (26.03%) COBIT
2 19 (26.03%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) IBM
1 9 (12.33%) Veracode
2 1 (1.37%) Telstra
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