The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 472 450 454
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 504 519 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 404 407 439
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £39,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,100 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK.

Security Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 471 £55,000 - 50
London -39 174 £60,000 -7.69% 31
South East +21 169 £52,500 - 6
Berkshire +32 77 £50,000 -7.83% 2
City of London +7 38 £57,500 -9.44% 5
Reading +2 35 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Kent - 35 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire -34 27 £43,750 -25.84% 1
Yorkshire -36 27 £43,750 -2.77% 1
South West -36 26 £50,000 - 4
Newbury +16 24 £27,500 -
Surrey -20 23 £55,000 +10.00%
Leeds -22 21 £42,500 -29.16%
Hampshire -20 20 £52,500 +10.52% 3
North West -43 19 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East of England -5 15 £50,000 -13.79% 2
Cheshire -9 14 £60,000 +0.84% 2
Guildford +12 13 £55,000 +10.00%
Farnborough +5 12 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Midlands +4 10 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Birmingham +9 9 £45,000 -26.53% 1
Bedfordshire +2 9 £50,000 -13.79% 1
Swindon -4 7 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Wiltshire -5 7 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Gloucestershire -19 7 £45,750 -8.50% 2
Folkestone - 7 £34,500 -
Milton Keynes -4 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Essex +15 5 £50,000 -25.92%
Cheltenham -6 5 £37,500 -42.30% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 515 (51.92%) Information Security
2 320 (32.26%) CISSP
3 318 (32.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 229 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 213 (21.47%) Firewall
6 197 (19.86%) Finance
7 178 (17.94%) CISM
7 178 (17.94%) PCI DSS
8 159 (16.03%) Network Security
9 158 (15.93%) CheckPoint
10 156 (15.73%) Cyber Security
11 155 (15.63%) SC Cleared
12 147 (14.82%) Degree
13 146 (14.72%) Risk Management
14 139 (14.01%) Penetration Testing
15 131 (13.21%) Windows
16 127 (12.80%) Management Information System
17 117 (11.79%) Cisco
18 105 (10.58%) SIEM
19 103 (10.38%) CISA
20 99 (9.98%) Business Development
21 98 (9.88%) Security Architecture
22 86 (8.67%) Linux
23 82 (8.27%) Risk Assessment
24 79 (7.96%) RMADS
25 76 (7.66%) Internet
26 75 (7.56%) Juniper
27 71 (7.16%) ITIL
28 69 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
29 62 (6.25%) Microsoft

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (2.02%) IIS
2 8 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.50%) SAS
5 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.10%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.31%) MS Office
3 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (2.92%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.10%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.10%) PaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (21.47%) Firewall
2 159 (16.03%) Network Security
3 76 (7.66%) Internet
4 62 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 50 (5.04%) VPN
6 45 (4.54%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (4.44%) LAN
7 44 (4.44%) WAN
8 41 (4.13%) OSPF
8 41 (4.13%) BGP
9 38 (3.83%) MPLS
10 23 (2.32%) DNS
11 22 (2.22%) SSL
12 20 (2.02%) VLAN
12 20 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (1.92%) NetScaler
13 19 (1.92%) IPsec
13 19 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (1.81%) IPv6
15 17 (1.71%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.31%) Relational Database
2 9 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.40%) Big Data
5 3 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
5 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.40%) CruiseControl
1 4 (0.40%) JIRA
1 4 (0.40%) Hudson
1 4 (0.40%) Bugzilla
1 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
1 4 (0.40%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.10%) QADirector
General
1 197 (19.86%) Finance
2 44 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.03%) Banking
4 30 (3.02%) Retail
5 27 (2.72%) Advertising
6 26 (2.62%) Law
7 20 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.71%) Games
9 12 (1.21%) Marketing
10 11 (1.11%) Legal
10 11 (1.11%) Local Government
11 6 (0.60%) Publishing
12 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.10%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.33%) Web Services
2 22 (2.22%) SAML
3 17 (1.71%) .NET
4 11 (1.11%) OpenID
4 11 (1.11%) SailPoint
4 11 (1.11%) OAuth
5 9 (0.91%) HTML
5 9 (0.91%) Flash
5 9 (0.91%) HTML5
6 8 (0.81%) Spring
6 8 (0.81%) Ajax
6 8 (0.81%) Java SE
6 8 (0.81%) JMS
7 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 2 (0.20%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.20%) BAPI
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.10%) WSDL
9 1 (0.10%) Middleware
9 1 (0.10%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.80%) Management Information System
2 79 (7.96%) RMADS
3 48 (4.84%) PKI
4 42 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 35 (3.53%) CESG
6 31 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
7 29 (2.92%) Mathematics
8 25 (2.52%) Cryptography
9 13 (1.31%) Biometrics
9 13 (1.31%) Smartcard
9 13 (1.31%) Statistics
10 11 (1.11%) Physics
11 9 (0.91%) Device Driver
12 8 (0.81%) SCADA
13 5 (0.50%) Open Source
14 3 (0.30%) GIS
14 3 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.30%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.20%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 131 (13.21%) Windows
2 86 (8.67%) Linux
3 29 (2.92%) UNIX
4 16 (1.61%) Solaris
5 13 (1.31%) AIX
6 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.91%) Debian
7 9 (0.91%) CentOS
7 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Android
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (51.92%) Information Security
2 156 (15.73%) Cyber Security
3 146 (14.72%) Risk Management
4 139 (14.01%) Penetration Testing
5 105 (10.58%) SIEM
6 99 (9.98%) Business Development
7 98 (9.88%) Security Architecture
8 82 (8.27%) Risk Assessment
9 71 (7.16%) ITIL
10 59 (5.95%) Information Assurance
11 55 (5.54%) PRINCE2
12 53 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (5.34%) E-Commerce
13 49 (4.94%) ISMS
13 49 (4.94%) Project Management
14 46 (4.64%) Security Management
15 45 (4.54%) SOA
15 45 (4.54%) Kalman Filter
16 40 (4.03%) Network Design
17 39 (3.93%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.05%) Java
2 35 (3.53%) C
3 30 (3.02%) SQL
4 27 (2.72%) Shell Script
5 16 (1.61%) C++
6 15 (1.51%) C#
6 15 (1.51%) ABAP
7 8 (0.81%) PHP
8 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.30%) Perl
10 2 (0.20%) Ruby
10 2 (0.20%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 320 (32.26%) CISSP
2 229 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 178 (17.94%) CISM
4 155 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 147 (14.82%) Degree
6 103 (10.38%) CISA
7 69 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (6.25%) PCI QSA
9 50 (5.04%) CCNP
10 47 (4.74%) DV Cleared
11 35 (3.53%) CCSE
12 29 (2.92%) CEH
13 28 (2.82%) CCNA
14 24 (2.42%) CCSA
15 23 (2.32%) CCIE
16 17 (1.71%) GIAC
17 16 (1.61%) CRISC
18 15 (1.51%) SAP Certification
18 15 (1.51%) OSCP
19 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (32.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 178 (17.94%) PCI DSS
3 52 (5.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 40 (4.03%) COBIT
5 20 (2.02%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.91%) GPG13
7 7 (0.71%) QA
8 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.30%) SLA
10 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.10%) BS25999
System Software
1 22 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.31%) Snort
4 9 (0.91%) Squid
5 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.50%) UAG
8 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.20%) Nmap
10 1 (0.10%) Samba
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.01%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (0.40%) Nessus
3 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) Cryoserver
5 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.20%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.20%) AppDetective
5 2 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.10%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.10%) WSUS
6 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 158 (15.93%) CheckPoint
2 117 (11.79%) Cisco
3 75 (7.56%) Juniper
4 62 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 62 (6.25%) Oracle
5 58 (5.85%) F5
6 54 (5.44%) Websense
7 50 (5.04%) Blue Coat
8 38 (3.83%) SAP
9 35 (3.53%) Fortinet
10 32 (3.23%) IBM
11 28 (2.82%) Sourcefire
12 26 (2.62%) McAfee
13 22 (2.22%) Symantec
13 22 (2.22%) VMware
14 18 (1.81%) CA
15 15 (1.51%) Tripwire
16 14 (1.41%) ArcSight
16 14 (1.41%) Red Hat
17 13 (1.31%) Proofpoint
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