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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 484 471 465
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 506 459 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.46% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 386 360 415
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +1 481 £55,000 -4.34% 59
London -5 217 £60,000 -7.69% 34
South East +17 146 £52,500 - 11
Berkshire +16 68 £55,000 - 7
City of London +6 36 £57,750 -9.05% 18
Reading -7 33 £55,000 - 3
Kent - 33 £37,500 - 1
South West -12 22 £54,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -41 22 £43,750 -24.56% 2
Yorkshire -45 22 £43,750 -20.45% 2
Newbury +27 20 £45,000 - 2
North West -24 18 £60,000 +4.80% 3
Hampshire -13 17 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Leeds -25 17 £42,500 -29.16%
East of England -7 16 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Surrey -33 16 £49,250 -6.19% 1
Cheshire -13 13 £60,000 -
Farnborough +5 12 £52,500 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £52,500 +7.69%
Bedfordshire - 9 £50,000 -
Birmingham +6 8 £42,500 -22.72%
West Midlands -24 8 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Swindon +5 7 £50,000 -16.66%
Guildford +4 7 - -
Wiltshire +2 7 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Bromley -7 6 £52,250 -30.33% 1
Milton Keynes -11 6 £52,500 +7.69%
Essex +6 5 £50,000 -25.92%
Gloucestershire -16 5 £54,000 +8.00%
Folkestone - 5 £31,250 -

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 565 (55.45%) Information Security
2 341 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 325 (31.89%) CISSP
4 226 (22.18%) Firewall
5 221 (21.69%) Security Cleared
6 195 (19.14%) Finance
7 187 (18.35%) PCI DSS
8 181 (17.76%) CISM
9 175 (17.17%) CheckPoint
10 152 (14.92%) SC Cleared
11 150 (14.72%) Network Security
12 149 (14.62%) Cyber Security
13 148 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
14 146 (14.33%) Risk Management
15 139 (13.64%) Degree
16 128 (12.56%) SIEM
17 125 (12.27%) Management Information System
17 125 (12.27%) Windows
18 119 (11.68%) CISA
19 110 (10.79%) Cisco
20 109 (10.70%) Security Architecture
21 97 (9.52%) Juniper
22 94 (9.22%) Business Development
23 89 (8.73%) Linux
24 87 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
25 85 (8.34%) F5
26 81 (7.95%) RMADS
26 81 (7.95%) ITIL
27 75 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
28 71 (6.97%) Internet

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (1.67%) IIS
2 10 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.49%) SAS
5 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.098%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.098%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.098%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.098%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.08%) MS Office
3 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (3.14%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.20%) RMDS
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.098%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.098%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.098%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.098%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.098%) PaaS
2 1 (0.098%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 226 (22.18%) Firewall
2 150 (14.72%) Network Security
3 71 (6.97%) Internet
4 57 (5.59%) TCP/IP
5 47 (4.61%) VPN
6 42 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (3.93%) LAN
7 40 (3.93%) WAN
7 40 (3.93%) OSPF
7 40 (3.93%) BGP
8 38 (3.73%) MPLS
9 26 (2.55%) DNS
10 22 (2.16%) SSL
11 20 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (1.86%) VLAN
13 17 (1.67%) RIP
13 17 (1.67%) SNMP
13 17 (1.67%) EIGRP
13 17 (1.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.098%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.098%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 6 (0.59%) Hudson
1 6 (0.59%) JIRA
1 6 (0.59%) Bugzilla
1 6 (0.59%) CruiseControl
1 6 (0.59%) Eclipse
1 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.098%) QADirector
General
1 195 (19.14%) Finance
2 62 (6.08%) Banking
3 50 (4.91%) Retail
4 47 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 43 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 38 (3.73%) Games
7 23 (2.26%) Marketing
8 22 (2.16%) Law
9 21 (2.06%) Advertising
10 12 (1.18%) Legal
11 11 (1.08%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.098%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.12%) Web Services
2 21 (2.06%) SAML
3 17 (1.67%) .NET
4 11 (1.08%) HTML
5 10 (0.98%) Java SE
5 10 (0.98%) Ajax
5 10 (0.98%) Spring
5 10 (0.98%) JMS
6 9 (0.88%) SailPoint
6 9 (0.88%) OpenID
6 9 (0.88%) OAuth
7 8 (0.79%) HTML5
7 8 (0.79%) Flash
8 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 2 (0.20%) REST
9 2 (0.20%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.20%) BAPI
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.20%) Middleware
9 2 (0.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.27%) Management Information System
2 81 (7.95%) RMADS
3 43 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.02%) PKI
5 36 (3.53%) CESG
5 36 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (3.14%) CESG CLAS
7 27 (2.65%) Mathematics
7 27 (2.65%) Cryptography
8 13 (1.28%) Smartcard
9 11 (1.08%) Biometrics
10 9 (0.88%) Physics
10 9 (0.88%) Statistics
11 8 (0.79%) SCADA
11 8 (0.79%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.49%) Open Source
13 3 (0.29%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.29%) GIS
14 2 (0.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 125 (12.27%) Windows
2 89 (8.73%) Linux
3 23 (2.26%) UNIX
4 15 (1.47%) Solaris
5 13 (1.28%) AIX
6 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.88%) Debian
7 9 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.88%) CentOS
8 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.098%) Android
12 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (55.45%) Information Security
2 149 (14.62%) Cyber Security
3 148 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
4 146 (14.33%) Risk Management
5 128 (12.56%) SIEM
6 109 (10.70%) Security Architecture
7 94 (9.22%) Business Development
8 87 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (7.95%) ITIL
10 75 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
11 64 (6.28%) PRINCE2
12 62 (6.08%) Information Assurance
13 52 (5.10%) E-Commerce
13 52 (5.10%) Security Management
13 52 (5.10%) ISMS
14 49 (4.81%) Project Management
15 47 (4.61%) Mentoring
16 46 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (4.32%) SOA
18 41 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 61 (5.99%) Java
2 40 (3.93%) C
3 36 (3.53%) SQL
4 29 (2.85%) Shell Script
5 21 (2.06%) C++
6 20 (1.96%) C#
7 15 (1.47%) ABAP
8 13 (1.28%) PHP
9 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.29%) Perl
10 3 (0.29%) Tcl
10 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.20%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.098%) Python
Qualifications
1 325 (31.89%) CISSP
2 221 (21.69%) Security Cleared
3 181 (17.76%) CISM
4 152 (14.92%) SC Cleared
5 139 (13.64%) Degree
6 119 (11.68%) CISA
7 68 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (6.67%) PCI QSA
8 47 (4.61%) CCNP
9 46 (4.51%) DV Cleared
10 35 (3.43%) CCSE
11 30 (2.94%) CRISC
11 30 (2.94%) CEH
12 26 (2.55%) CCNA
13 25 (2.45%) CCIE
14 23 (2.26%) CCSA
15 16 (1.57%) OSCP
15 16 (1.57%) GIAC
15 16 (1.57%) SAP Certification
16 11 (1.08%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 187 (18.35%) PCI DSS
3 52 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 42 (4.12%) COBIT
5 20 (1.96%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.88%) GPG13
7 8 (0.79%) QA
8 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.39%) BS25999
10 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.29%) SLA
11 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.098%) BS7799
System Software
1 21 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.37%) Snort
4 9 (0.88%) Squid
5 7 (0.69%) ProxySG
6 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.39%) Nmap
8 3 (0.29%) UAG
8 3 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.098%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.098%) Samba
9 1 (0.098%) XenApp
9 1 (0.098%) XenServer
9 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (0.39%) Nessus
4 3 (0.29%) WSUS
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.098%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.098%) SCCM
Vendors
1 175 (17.17%) CheckPoint
2 110 (10.79%) Cisco
3 97 (9.52%) Juniper
4 85 (8.34%) F5
5 66 (6.48%) Websense
6 61 (5.99%) Blue Coat
7 57 (5.59%) Oracle
8 55 (5.40%) Microsoft
9 49 (4.81%) Fortinet
10 41 (4.02%) SAP
11 31 (3.04%) IBM
12 24 (2.36%) Sourcefire
13 23 (2.26%) McAfee
14 22 (2.16%) VMware
15 19 (1.86%) CA
16 18 (1.77%) Symantec
17 14 (1.37%) Tripwire
18 13 (1.28%) ArcSight
19 12 (1.18%) Proofpoint
19 12 (1.18%) Red Hat
Wiltshire
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and great benefits
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum plus car and bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75000
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dixons Retail
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: £75k, Car Allowance, Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package incl Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package incl Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago