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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 439 494 430
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 587 516 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.46% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 435 405 429
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +44 512 £55,000 - 87
London +86 253 £58,875 -9.42% 35
South East -49 109 £55,000 +10.00% 20
Berkshire +1 70 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Scotland +47 42 £45,000 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +14 36 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Reading -15 31 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Glasgow +36 28 £42,000 -35.38% 1
City of London +10 26 £60,000 +4.34% 7
East of England +18 25 £47,250 -7.80% 4
Birmingham +7 25 £57,500 +9.52% 2
North West -3 25 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South West -28 24 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Manchester +12 20 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Yorkshire -5 19 £67,500 +50.00% 5
West Yorkshire -6 19 £67,500 +50.00% 4
Leeds +11 18 £70,000 +66.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £45,000 -18.18%
Milton Keynes +4 15 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +15 13 £55,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +15 13 £52,250 -5.00%
Surrey -1 11 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Hertfordshire +7 10 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Midlands +10 9 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Bedford +9 8 £52,500 +16.66%
Gloucestershire -7 8 £53,750 +38.70%
Bristol -13 8 £50,750 -21.92% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £51,500 -
Hampshire -6 6 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Cheshire 0 5 £55,000 -8.33% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 555 (49.07%) Information Security
2 447 (39.52%) CISSP
3 350 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 287 (25.38%) Cyber Security
5 269 (23.78%) Firewall
6 252 (22.28%) CISM
7 234 (20.69%) Security Cleared
8 229 (20.25%) Finance
9 226 (19.98%) PCI DSS
10 224 (19.81%) Network Security
11 200 (17.68%) Cisco
12 199 (17.60%) Degree
13 194 (17.15%) CheckPoint
14 173 (15.30%) Security Architecture
15 169 (14.94%) SC Cleared
16 161 (14.24%) Risk Management
17 154 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
18 148 (13.09%) Juniper
19 134 (11.85%) Data Centre
20 126 (11.14%) Penetration Testing
21 125 (11.05%) Management Information System
22 124 (10.96%) ITIL
23 123 (10.88%) CISA
24 113 (9.99%) Risk Assessment
25 109 (9.64%) Windows
26 102 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
27 101 (8.93%) CCSE
28 100 (8.84%) SIEM
28 100 (8.84%) Fortinet
29 97 (8.58%) Blue Coat

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 61 (5.39%) IIS
2 10 (0.88%) NetWeaver
3 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.088%) Apache
6 1 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.97%) MS Office
3 9 (0.80%) MS Excel
4 5 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.088%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.41%) SAP GRC
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.88%) SAP HCM
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.48%) SaaS
2 14 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
3 11 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.88%) PaaS
5 9 (0.80%) IaaS
6 6 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 269 (23.78%) Firewall
2 224 (19.81%) Network Security
3 102 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
4 88 (7.78%) Cisco PIX
5 79 (6.98%) LAN
6 72 (6.37%) NetScreen
7 67 (5.92%) WAN
7 67 (5.92%) Cisco ISE
8 43 (3.80%) TCP/IP
8 43 (3.80%) Internet
9 36 (3.18%) Wireless
10 34 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (2.74%) OSPF
11 31 (2.74%) BGP
12 27 (2.39%) VPN
13 23 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (1.77%) Wireshark
15 16 (1.41%) Spanning Tree
16 14 (1.24%) MPLS
17 13 (1.15%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.39%) Oracle Database
2 13 (1.15%) SAP BW
3 10 (0.88%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.35%) Big Data
6 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.088%) Ant
1 1 (0.088%) Metasploit
General
1 229 (20.25%) Finance
2 64 (5.66%) Law
3 49 (4.33%) Banking
4 48 (4.24%) Retail
5 47 (4.16%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.27%) Marketing
7 26 (2.30%) Legal
8 13 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.88%) German Language
11 9 (0.80%) Games
12 8 (0.71%) French Language
12 8 (0.71%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.62%) Advertising
14 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Military
15 4 (0.35%) Electronics
16 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.30%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.77%) SAP Basis
3 19 (1.68%) .NET
4 17 (1.50%) HTML
4 17 (1.50%) Ajax
5 9 (0.80%) JSP
5 9 (0.80%) Web Services
6 6 (0.53%) Middleware
7 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.27%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.27%) SAML
7 3 (0.27%) OAuth
8 2 (0.18%) OpenID
8 2 (0.18%) JNI
8 2 (0.18%) J2EE
9 1 (0.088%) XML
9 1 (0.088%) Flash
9 1 (0.088%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.088%) JSON
9 1 (0.088%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 134 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 125 (11.05%) Management Information System
3 80 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.01%) Cryptography
6 32 (2.83%) PKI
6 32 (2.83%) RMADS
7 31 (2.74%) CESG
8 20 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.68%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.33%) SCADA
10 15 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
11 12 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
11 12 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
11 12 (1.06%) Cybercrime
12 10 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.80%) BYOD
14 7 (0.62%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.64%) Windows
2 66 (5.84%) UNIX
3 64 (5.66%) Linux
4 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (0.62%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.53%) Windows 8
5 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.35%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.088%) GCOS
8 1 (0.088%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (49.07%) Information Security
2 287 (25.38%) Cyber Security
3 173 (15.30%) Security Architecture
4 161 (14.24%) Risk Management
5 126 (11.14%) Penetration Testing
6 124 (10.96%) ITIL
7 113 (9.99%) Risk Assessment
8 100 (8.84%) SIEM
9 97 (8.58%) Project Management
10 96 (8.49%) Information Assurance
11 93 (8.22%) Data Protection
12 74 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
13 70 (6.19%) Security Management
14 69 (6.10%) Business Development
15 64 (5.66%) Security Testing
16 63 (5.57%) Business Continuity
17 56 (4.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 52 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (4.24%) Performance Management
20 47 (4.16%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (5.13%) C
2 46 (4.07%) Java
3 28 (2.48%) SQL
4 18 (1.59%) C#
5 15 (1.33%) C++
6 12 (1.06%) PHP
7 11 (0.97%) Python
8 10 (0.88%) VB.NET
9 9 (0.80%) Perl
10 7 (0.62%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.53%) Ruby
12 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.088%) ABAP
13 1 (0.088%) Tcl
13 1 (0.088%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.088%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 447 (39.52%) CISSP
2 252 (22.28%) CISM
3 234 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 199 (17.60%) Degree
5 169 (14.94%) SC Cleared
6 154 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
7 123 (10.88%) CISA
8 101 (8.93%) CCSE
9 72 (6.37%) CCIE
9 72 (6.37%) CCNP
10 66 (5.84%) CRISC
11 64 (5.66%) PCI QSA
12 52 (4.60%) JNCIS
13 46 (4.07%) DV Cleared
14 40 (3.54%) CEH
15 24 (2.12%) CCNA
16 23 (2.03%) CCSA
17 22 (1.95%) SSCP
17 22 (1.95%) CCDP
18 21 (1.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (19.98%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.01%) COBIT
4 24 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (1.95%) BS25999
6 17 (1.50%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.97%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.53%) QA
8 6 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.27%) BS7799
9 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.18%) GPG13
11 1 (0.088%) GxP
System Software
1 31 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.44%) Snort
5 4 (0.35%) RACF
6 1 (0.088%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (1.15%) Nessus
1 13 (1.15%) Nmap
2 10 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.44%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.18%) SELinux
8 1 (0.088%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.088%) SCCM
Vendors
1 200 (17.68%) Cisco
2 194 (17.15%) CheckPoint
3 148 (13.09%) Juniper
4 100 (8.84%) Fortinet
5 97 (8.58%) Blue Coat
6 79 (6.98%) IronPort
7 71 (6.28%) F5
8 66 (5.84%) Tufin
9 65 (5.75%) Oracle
10 57 (5.04%) Splunk
10 57 (5.04%) ArcSight
11 44 (3.89%) Microsoft
12 36 (3.18%) SAP
13 32 (2.83%) Sourcefire
14 28 (2.48%) HP
15 26 (2.30%) McAfee
16 23 (2.03%) Symantec
17 20 (1.77%) Websense
17 20 (1.77%) Trustwave
18 19 (1.68%) VMware
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