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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 462 519 503
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 517 452 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 358 338 345
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £39,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -3.80%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 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 31 March 2015 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 31 March 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 +37 476 £55,000 - 66
London +72 224 £60,000 +1.69% 24
South East -12 95 £55,000 +4.76% 17
City of London +30 58 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Berkshire +10 54 £55,000 +4.76% 7
East of England +40 39 £44,000 +41.93% 7
South West +5 38 £56,250 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire +9 34 £50,000 -1.96% 5
Yorkshire -13 34 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Leeds +7 33 £51,250 -8.07% 4
Scotland +37 28 £55,000 +15.78% 4
North West +26 28 £57,500 +39.39% 7
Hertfordshire - 17 £44,000 - 5
Bedfordshire +29 16 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire -9 16 £48,000 +5.49% 1
Wiltshire +20 15 £51,576 +14.61%
Swindon +7 15 £51,576 +14.61%
Manchester -3 14 £57,500 +39.39% 5
Cheshire - 13 £65,000 -
Surrey -12 12 £45,000 -14.28% 4
West Midlands -17 12 £62,500 +6.38% 1
Gloucestershire -4 11 £65,000 +28.71% 1
Reading -34 11 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Slough - 10 £48,000 - 1
Aberdeen +22 9 - -
Bristol -6 9 £62,500 +38.88%
Linlithgow - 8 - -
West Lothian - 8 - -
Bedford +31 7 £55,000 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 469 (48.45%) Information Security
2 317 (32.75%) CISSP
3 256 (26.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 236 (24.38%) Network Security
5 226 (23.35%) Cisco
6 222 (22.93%) Firewall
7 189 (19.52%) CheckPoint
8 187 (19.32%) Security Cleared
8 187 (19.32%) Cyber Security
9 177 (18.29%) Security Architecture
10 173 (17.87%) Finance
11 172 (17.77%) Juniper
12 155 (16.01%) PCI DSS
13 150 (15.50%) CISM
14 136 (14.05%) Risk Management
15 135 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
16 131 (13.53%) Penetration Testing
17 128 (13.22%) SC Cleared
18 127 (13.12%) ITIL
19 122 (12.60%) Management Information System
20 120 (12.40%) Degree
21 113 (11.67%) Windows
22 108 (11.16%) SIEM
23 101 (10.43%) Linux
24 99 (10.23%) CCSE
25 94 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
26 91 (9.40%) Blue Coat
27 89 (9.19%) Fortinet
28 88 (9.09%) CCNP
29 87 (8.99%) CISA

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 18 (1.86%) IIS
2 5 (0.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.21%) Apache
5 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.10%) SAS
6 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.10%) CMS
6 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (2.48%) MS Visio
2 22 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.55%) MS Office
4 11 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.93%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
1 21 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 21 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.93%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.45%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) PaaS
3 1 (0.10%) IaaS
3 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 236 (24.38%) Network Security
2 222 (22.93%) Firewall
3 94 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
4 79 (8.16%) LAN
5 68 (7.02%) WAN
6 65 (6.71%) Cisco PIX
7 64 (6.61%) VPN
8 57 (5.89%) Wireless
9 55 (5.68%) TCP/IP
10 50 (5.17%) NetScreen
11 42 (4.34%) Cisco ISE
12 41 (4.24%) DNS
13 37 (3.82%) OSPF
13 37 (3.82%) BGP
14 34 (3.51%) DHCP
15 33 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (3.10%) MPLS
17 28 (2.89%) Wireshark
18 24 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
19 20 (2.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.10%) Oracle Database
2 14 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.72%) Big Data
5 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Ant
1 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.10%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.10%) JIRA
1 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.10%) Hudson
1 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
General
1 173 (17.87%) Finance
2 55 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 54 (5.58%) Banking
4 46 (4.75%) Retail
5 37 (3.82%) Law
6 28 (2.89%) Marketing
7 19 (1.96%) Games
8 18 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.34%) Legal
10 10 (1.03%) Advertising
11 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.52%) Military
14 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.41%) German Language
15 3 (0.31%) Automotive
15 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
15 3 (0.31%) Local Government
16 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.24%) HTML
2 11 (1.14%) SAML
3 10 (1.03%) Ajax
3 10 (1.03%) OAuth
4 8 (0.83%) OpenID
4 8 (0.83%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.72%) JSP
6 6 (0.62%) .NET
7 5 (0.52%) REST
8 4 (0.41%) Middleware
8 4 (0.41%) Web Services
9 3 (0.31%) WSDL
10 2 (0.21%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.10%) XML
11 1 (0.10%) Flash
11 1 (0.10%) SOAP
11 1 (0.10%) HTML5
11 1 (0.10%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.10%) JNI
11 1 (0.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 122 (12.60%) Management Information System
2 43 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.34%) CESG
4 36 (3.72%) RMADS
5 33 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.17%) SCADA
6 21 (2.17%) Cryptography
7 19 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 17 (1.76%) CESG CLAS
8 17 (1.76%) PKI
9 16 (1.65%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.14%) CCTV
11 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (0.72%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.62%) Replication
13 6 (0.62%) e-Health
14 5 (0.52%) Online Banking
14 5 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 113 (11.67%) Windows
2 101 (10.43%) Linux
3 52 (5.37%) UNIX
4 5 (0.52%) Solaris
5 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.10%) Android
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (48.45%) Information Security
2 187 (19.32%) Cyber Security
3 177 (18.29%) Security Architecture
4 136 (14.05%) Risk Management
5 131 (13.53%) Penetration Testing
6 127 (13.12%) ITIL
7 108 (11.16%) SIEM
8 78 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
8 78 (8.06%) Business Development
9 71 (7.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 70 (7.23%) Security Management
11 63 (6.51%) PRINCE2
11 63 (6.51%) Information Assurance
12 56 (5.79%) Project Management
13 51 (5.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 51 (5.27%) TOGAF
14 46 (4.75%) Service Delivery
15 45 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (4.55%) Business Continuity
17 39 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (5.17%) SQL
2 29 (3.00%) C
3 27 (2.79%) Java
4 8 (0.83%) C#
5 7 (0.72%) C++
5 7 (0.72%) Python
6 6 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.52%) PHP
8 4 (0.41%) Perl
8 4 (0.41%) Ruby
9 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.21%) Tcl
10 2 (0.21%) ABAP
10 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 317 (32.75%) CISSP
2 187 (19.32%) Security Cleared
3 150 (15.50%) CISM
4 135 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (13.22%) SC Cleared
6 120 (12.40%) Degree
7 99 (10.23%) CCSE
8 88 (9.09%) CCNP
9 87 (8.99%) CISA
10 75 (7.75%) CCIE
11 72 (7.44%) PCI QSA
12 43 (4.44%) CRISC
13 36 (3.72%) JNCIP
14 34 (3.51%) OSCP
14 34 (3.51%) OSCE
15 31 (3.20%) DV Cleared
16 30 (3.10%) JNCIS
17 26 (2.69%) CCSA
18 24 (2.48%) CCNA
19 22 (2.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (26.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (16.01%) PCI DSS
3 30 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (2.79%) COBIT
5 17 (1.76%) QA
6 7 (0.72%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.31%) BS25999
7 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.31%) GPG13
7 3 (0.31%) FISMA
8 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.10%) WAI
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) SLA
8 1 (0.10%) BS7799
System Software
1 28 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.03%) Snort
4 3 (0.31%) XenServer
5 1 (0.10%) NFS
5 1 (0.10%) Squid
5 1 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (0.93%) Nessus
2 6 (0.62%) Nmap
2 6 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.31%) logstash
5 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.21%) SELinux
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.10%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 226 (23.35%) Cisco
2 189 (19.52%) CheckPoint
3 172 (17.77%) Juniper
4 91 (9.40%) Blue Coat
5 89 (9.19%) Fortinet
6 76 (7.85%) F5
7 53 (5.48%) Microsoft
8 50 (5.17%) Oracle
9 47 (4.86%) IronPort
10 46 (4.75%) Tufin
11 41 (4.24%) ArcSight
12 38 (3.93%) Sourcefire
13 28 (2.89%) VMware
14 26 (2.69%) HP
14 26 (2.69%) Citrix
14 26 (2.69%) Splunk
15 15 (1.55%) McAfee
16 13 (1.34%) Brocade
17 11 (1.14%) LogRhythm
17 11 (1.14%) Websense
Hertfordshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £39000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £46,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60000 - 85000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago