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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 480 514 517
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 506 439 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 394 347 343
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +7.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £42,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +36 487 £55,000 -5.17% 57
London +75 236 £58,000 -8.66% 24
South East -19 125 £55,000 - 13
Berkshire +25 64 £57,500 +2.22% 7
City of London +48 45 £65,000 +8.33% 10
South West -3 34 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Reading -16 31 £55,000 - 1
North West -14 21 £55,000 -12.00% 2
East of England -20 18 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Kent - 17 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands -14 14 £55,000 -15.05% 4
Birmingham +4 13 £55,000 -11.29% 2
West Yorkshire -25 13 £42,500 -29.16% 4
Leeds -28 13 £42,500 -29.16% 3
Yorkshire -47 13 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Bedfordshire - 12 £50,000 - 1
Surrey -47 11 £51,250 -2.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £52,500 -25.00% 1
Manchester -8 10 £50,000 -10.71% 1
Hampshire -10 10 £54,500 +10.10%
Newbury +17 8 £62,500 - 1
Wiltshire +2 8 £42,500 +26.86%
Milton Keynes +2 7 £52,500 +7.69% 1
Cheshire -14 7 £55,000 -12.00%
Swindon +9 6 £53,250 +58.95%
Bristol +6 6 £45,000 - 2
Bromley +3 6 £53,000 -29.33% 1
Gloucestershire -13 6 £56,250 +12.50% 2
Bedford - 6 £47,500 -
Guildford -7 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 549 (54.09%) Information Security
2 349 (34.38%) CISSP
3 335 (33.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 228 (22.46%) Firewall
5 213 (20.99%) PCI DSS
6 205 (20.20%) Security Cleared
7 180 (17.73%) Penetration Testing
8 179 (17.64%) Finance
9 176 (17.34%) CISM
10 161 (15.86%) CheckPoint
11 151 (14.88%) Network Security
11 151 (14.88%) SC Cleared
12 147 (14.48%) Risk Management
13 142 (13.99%) Cyber Security
14 139 (13.69%) Security Architecture
15 138 (13.60%) SIEM
16 137 (13.50%) Degree
17 131 (12.91%) Cisco
18 130 (12.81%) Windows
19 125 (12.32%) CISA
20 111 (10.94%) Management Information System
21 100 (9.85%) Juniper
22 97 (9.56%) Linux
22 97 (9.56%) PCI QSA
23 92 (9.06%) F5
24 91 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
25 90 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
26 88 (8.67%) ITIL
27 76 (7.49%) Risk Assessment
28 73 (7.19%) PRINCE2

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (1.28%) IIS
2 10 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.30%) SAS
4 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
4 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.099%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.79%) MS Office
3 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (4.14%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.30%) RMDS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.07%) SaaS
2 1 (0.099%) PaaS
2 1 (0.099%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (22.46%) Firewall
2 151 (14.88%) Network Security
3 60 (5.91%) VPN
4 57 (5.62%) TCP/IP
5 56 (5.52%) Internet
6 47 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (4.53%) LAN
7 46 (4.53%) WAN
8 43 (4.24%) OSPF
8 43 (4.24%) BGP
9 41 (4.04%) MPLS
10 31 (3.05%) DNS
11 26 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 25 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (2.27%) IPsec
13 23 (2.27%) SSL
14 21 (2.07%) DHCP
14 21 (2.07%) Wireless
15 18 (1.77%) EIGRP
16 17 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 9 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.49%) Big Data
6 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.099%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.099%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.099%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
1 7 (0.69%) Eclipse
1 7 (0.69%) Bugzilla
1 7 (0.69%) CruiseControl
1 7 (0.69%) JIRA
1 7 (0.69%) Hudson
1 7 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.099%) QADirector
General
1 179 (17.64%) Finance
2 70 (6.90%) Banking
3 48 (4.73%) Retail
4 47 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.53%) Manufacturing
6 42 (4.14%) Games
7 27 (2.66%) Marketing
8 23 (2.27%) Law
9 13 (1.28%) Legal
9 13 (1.28%) Advertising
10 12 (1.18%) Local Government
11 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.099%) Publishing
15 1 (0.099%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.45%) Web Services
2 19 (1.87%) .NET
2 19 (1.87%) SAML
3 10 (0.99%) JMS
3 10 (0.99%) Spring
3 10 (0.99%) Ajax
3 10 (0.99%) Java SE
3 10 (0.99%) HTML
4 8 (0.79%) OAuth
4 8 (0.79%) OpenID
5 6 (0.59%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.49%) Middleware
6 5 (0.49%) HTML5
6 5 (0.49%) REST
6 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 5 (0.49%) WSDL
6 5 (0.49%) Flash
7 3 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.20%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.94%) Management Information System
2 64 (6.31%) RMADS
3 47 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.84%) CESG
5 37 (3.65%) PKI
6 33 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.05%) CESG CLAS
8 29 (2.86%) Cryptography
9 22 (2.17%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.48%) SCADA
11 13 (1.28%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.59%) Open Source
14 5 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.49%) Biometrics
14 5 (0.49%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.49%) Physics
14 5 (0.49%) Statistics
15 4 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 130 (12.81%) Windows
2 97 (9.56%) Linux
3 25 (2.46%) UNIX
4 14 (1.38%) Solaris
5 13 (1.28%) AIX
6 9 (0.89%) Debian
6 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.89%) CentOS
7 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.099%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (54.09%) Information Security
2 180 (17.73%) Penetration Testing
3 147 (14.48%) Risk Management
4 142 (13.99%) Cyber Security
5 139 (13.69%) Security Architecture
6 138 (13.60%) SIEM
7 90 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (8.67%) ITIL
9 76 (7.49%) Risk Assessment
10 73 (7.19%) PRINCE2
11 63 (6.21%) Business Development
12 57 (5.62%) Security Management
13 55 (5.42%) Project Management
14 54 (5.32%) Information Assurance
15 52 (5.12%) Mentoring
16 47 (4.63%) E-Commerce
17 46 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (4.53%) SAP Security
17 46 (4.53%) Vulnerability Management
18 40 (3.94%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.12%) Java
2 48 (4.73%) SQL
3 44 (4.33%) C
4 29 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 25 (2.46%) C#
6 24 (2.36%) C++
7 17 (1.67%) PHP
8 13 (1.28%) ABAP
9 5 (0.49%) Tcl
9 5 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.20%) Ruby
10 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 349 (34.38%) CISSP
2 205 (20.20%) Security Cleared
3 176 (17.34%) CISM
4 151 (14.88%) SC Cleared
5 137 (13.50%) Degree
6 125 (12.32%) CISA
7 97 (9.56%) PCI QSA
8 91 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
9 64 (6.31%) CCNP
10 47 (4.63%) CCIE
11 41 (4.04%) CRISC
12 34 (3.35%) CCSE
13 33 (3.25%) DV Cleared
14 32 (3.15%) CCNA
15 27 (2.66%) CEH
16 24 (2.36%) CCSA
17 22 (2.17%) SAP Certification
18 19 (1.87%) OSCP
19 17 (1.67%) GIAC
20 15 (1.48%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (33.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 213 (20.99%) PCI DSS
3 50 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 43 (4.24%) COBIT
5 17 (1.67%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.99%) QA
7 8 (0.79%) GPG13
8 6 (0.59%) BS25999
9 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.20%) SLA
12 1 (0.099%) BS7799
System Software
1 21 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.08%) Snort
4 7 (0.69%) Squid
5 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.39%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.39%) Nmap
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.099%) Samba
8 1 (0.099%) XenApp
8 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.099%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.099%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.99%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.59%) Nessus
3 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (0.49%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.30%) WSUS
4 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.099%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.099%) SCCM
Vendors
1 161 (15.86%) CheckPoint
2 131 (12.91%) Cisco
3 100 (9.85%) Juniper
4 92 (9.06%) F5
5 57 (5.62%) Blue Coat
6 55 (5.42%) Microsoft
7 53 (5.22%) Oracle
8 52 (5.12%) Websense
8 52 (5.12%) Fortinet
9 49 (4.83%) SAP
10 23 (2.27%) Sourcefire
11 21 (2.07%) ArcSight
12 20 (1.97%) VMware
12 20 (1.97%) McAfee
13 19 (1.87%) IBM
13 19 (1.87%) CA
14 14 (1.38%) Splunk
15 12 (1.18%) Dell
16 11 (1.08%) HP
17 10 (0.99%) LogRhythm
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