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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 492 548 479
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 477 377 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 378 300 376
Average salary £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.87% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +61 446 £57,500 +0.87% 46
London +67 178 £65,000 +13.04% 18
South East +36 144 £57,500 - 10
Berkshire +27 83 £60,000 +4.34% 8
City of London +57 42 £65,000 +8.33% 6
North West +9 33 £52,500 -7.89% 5
South West +2 30 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Reading -8 27 £55,000 - 4
Manchester +1 26 £57,500 +13.30% 5
West Midlands +10 22 £57,500 -7.25% 1
Birmingham +8 18 £55,000 -11.29% 1
East of England -17 17 £44,000 -2.22% 4
West Yorkshire -8 13 £65,000 +85.71% 2
Yorkshire -19 13 £65,000 +67.74% 2
Newbury +14 12 £62,500 +18.48%
Leeds +4 12 £55,750 +23.88% 2
Hampshire -25 12 £55,000 -21.42%
Bristol +3 11 £62,500 +78.57% 2
Surrey -32 10 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Kent - 10 £55,000 -
Scotland -3 7 £68,750 +57.14% 1
Hertfordshire -12 7 £44,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 7 £56,250 +12.50%
Bracknell - 7 £67,500 - 2
Maidenhead +9 6 £57,500 -6.12%
Brighton - 6 £55,000 - 1
East Sussex - 6 £55,000 - 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £46,000 +37.31% 2
Cheshire -8 5 £50,000 -20.00%
Guildford -21 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 513 (52.13%) Information Security
2 351 (35.67%) CISSP
3 330 (33.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 223 (22.66%) Firewall
5 205 (20.83%) PCI DSS
6 188 (19.11%) Security Cleared
7 187 (19.00%) Network Security
8 178 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
9 174 (17.68%) CheckPoint
10 171 (17.38%) Security Architecture
10 171 (17.38%) Finance
11 166 (16.87%) CISM
12 158 (16.06%) Cisco
13 156 (15.85%) SIEM
14 151 (15.35%) Risk Management
15 144 (14.63%) SC Cleared
16 127 (12.91%) Windows
17 122 (12.40%) Juniper
18 119 (12.09%) CISA
19 118 (11.99%) Cyber Security
20 114 (11.59%) Degree
21 109 (11.08%) Linux
22 103 (10.47%) PCI QSA
23 102 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
24 101 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
25 100 (10.16%) ITIL
26 95 (9.65%) F5
27 92 (9.35%) Management Information System
28 77 (7.83%) Banking
29 76 (7.72%) PRINCE2

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (1.42%) IIS
2 9 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.20%) SAS
5 2 (0.20%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.10%) CMS
6 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.02%) MS Office
4 7 (0.71%) AutoCAD
4 7 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (2.64%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.30%) RMDS
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.10%) PaaS
2 1 (0.10%) IaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 223 (22.66%) Firewall
2 187 (19.00%) Network Security
3 70 (7.11%) VPN
4 59 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 58 (5.89%) LAN
6 56 (5.69%) WAN
7 51 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
8 43 (4.37%) MPLS
8 43 (4.37%) OSPF
8 43 (4.37%) BGP
9 42 (4.27%) DNS
10 32 (3.25%) Internet
11 31 (3.15%) Wireless
12 30 (3.05%) DHCP
13 29 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
14 28 (2.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (2.85%) SSL
15 23 (2.34%) IPsec
16 18 (1.83%) SNMP
17 16 (1.63%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.03%) Relational Database
2 18 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 9 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (0.81%) Big Data
6 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 7 (0.71%) Eclipse
1 7 (0.71%) Bugzilla
1 7 (0.71%) CruiseControl
1 7 (0.71%) JIRA
1 7 (0.71%) Hudson
1 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
General
1 171 (17.38%) Finance
2 77 (7.83%) Banking
3 58 (5.89%) Retail
4 49 (4.98%) Games
5 47 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 45 (4.57%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.95%) Marketing
8 19 (1.93%) Law
9 14 (1.42%) Advertising
10 10 (1.02%) Legal
11 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.71%) Local Government
13 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.73%) Web Services
2 15 (1.52%) SAML
3 14 (1.42%) .NET
4 9 (0.91%) JMS
4 9 (0.91%) Spring
4 9 (0.91%) Ajax
4 9 (0.91%) Java SE
5 7 (0.71%) OAuth
5 7 (0.71%) OpenID
6 6 (0.61%) HTML
6 6 (0.61%) REST
6 6 (0.61%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.61%) Middleware
6 6 (0.61%) WSDL
6 6 (0.61%) JSP
7 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 2 (0.20%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.20%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.10%) Dalvik
9 1 (0.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 53 (5.39%) CESG
3 49 (4.98%) RMADS
4 35 (3.56%) CESG CLAS
5 34 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.54%) PKI
7 25 (2.54%) Cryptography
8 17 (1.73%) SCADA
9 16 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.32%) Smartcard
11 12 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.71%) CCTV
14 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.41%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.41%) Open Source
16 3 (0.30%) Replication
16 3 (0.30%) GIS
17 2 (0.20%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 127 (12.91%) Windows
2 109 (11.08%) Linux
3 30 (3.05%) UNIX
4 12 (1.22%) AIX
5 9 (0.91%) Debian
5 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
5 9 (0.91%) CentOS
6 5 (0.51%) Solaris
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.10%) Android
10 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (52.13%) Information Security
2 178 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
3 171 (17.38%) Security Architecture
4 156 (15.85%) SIEM
5 151 (15.35%) Risk Management
6 118 (11.99%) Cyber Security
7 102 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (10.16%) ITIL
9 76 (7.72%) PRINCE2
10 71 (7.22%) Security Management
11 70 (7.11%) Risk Assessment
12 61 (6.20%) Vulnerability Management
13 55 (5.59%) Business Development
14 52 (5.28%) Information Assurance
15 51 (5.18%) TOGAF
16 48 (4.88%) Project Management
17 45 (4.57%) Mentoring
18 41 (4.17%) Project Planning
19 40 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.69%) SQL
2 36 (3.66%) C
3 31 (3.15%) Java
4 24 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 18 (1.83%) C#
6 17 (1.73%) C++
7 15 (1.52%) PHP
8 5 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.51%) Tcl
8 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.41%) ABAP
10 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.20%) Perl
11 2 (0.20%) Ruby
12 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 351 (35.67%) CISSP
2 188 (19.11%) Security Cleared
3 166 (16.87%) CISM
4 144 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 119 (12.09%) CISA
6 114 (11.59%) Degree
7 103 (10.47%) PCI QSA
8 101 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (7.52%) CCNP
10 56 (5.69%) CCIE
10 56 (5.69%) CRISC
11 43 (4.37%) CCSE
12 31 (3.15%) CCNA
13 30 (3.05%) OSCP
14 29 (2.95%) OSCE
15 26 (2.64%) DV Cleared
16 23 (2.34%) CEH
17 22 (2.24%) CCSA
18 21 (2.13%) GIAC
19 16 (1.63%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (33.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 205 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 55 (5.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 37 (3.76%) COBIT
5 16 (1.63%) QA
6 14 (1.42%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.81%) GPG13
8 7 (0.71%) BS25999
9 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) SLA
10 3 (0.30%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.10%) BS7799
12 1 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
12 1 (0.10%) WAI
12 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 20 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.12%) Snort
4 6 (0.61%) Squid
5 4 (0.41%) Nmap
5 4 (0.41%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.10%) Samba
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.61%) Tivoli
1 6 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (0.51%) Nessus
3 4 (0.41%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.30%) WSUS
4 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.10%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.10%) SCCM
6 1 (0.10%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 174 (17.68%) CheckPoint
2 158 (16.06%) Cisco
3 122 (12.40%) Juniper
4 95 (9.65%) F5
5 56 (5.69%) Fortinet
6 53 (5.39%) Blue Coat
7 49 (4.98%) Microsoft
8 43 (4.37%) Oracle
9 37 (3.76%) Websense
10 32 (3.25%) SAP
11 29 (2.95%) ArcSight
12 23 (2.34%) McAfee
12 23 (2.34%) Sourcefire
13 21 (2.13%) VMware
14 18 (1.83%) Splunk
15 16 (1.63%) HP
16 13 (1.32%) LogRhythm
17 11 (1.12%) Brocade
17 11 (1.12%) Citrix
18 10 (1.02%) Symantec
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Hudson - London
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 - 80,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £900000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Required IT
Salary: £50k+ Package with Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 60000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 4 days ago