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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 442 507 494
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 562 472 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 376 357 337
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £41,900 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +72 526 £55,000 - 42
London +130 239 £60,000 - 17
South East -10 136 £52,500 - 11
Berkshire +19 88 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England +50 46 £46,000 -16.36% 2
City of London +44 41 £58,750 -0.42% 2
Reading -21 36 £60,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire +6 30 £45,250 -16.20% 2
Scotland +48 29 £57,000 - 7
West Yorkshire +20 27 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Leeds +18 26 £50,000 -7.40% 1
South West -31 26 £53,750 +4.36% 3
Hampshire -2 22 £48,000 +5.49%
North West 0 20 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Bedfordshire +28 18 £55,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 18 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +5 16 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Bristol -8 16 £55,000 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -8 16 £51,250 -2.38% 4
Glasgow - 13 £57,000 - 6
Cambridge +31 11 £46,000 -
Cambridgeshire +17 11 £46,000 -
Slough +14 11 £49,000 -21.60% 1
Manchester +12 11 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Bedford +32 10 £55,000 - 1
Birmingham -18 10 £53,750 +2.38% 2
Bracknell +14 8 £48,000 +1.05%
Aberdeen - 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Wiltshire -1 7 £43,750 -2.77% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 510 (49.28%) Information Security
2 347 (33.53%) CISSP
3 295 (28.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 268 (25.89%) Firewall
5 232 (22.42%) Cyber Security
6 231 (22.32%) Network Security
7 221 (21.35%) Finance
8 215 (20.77%) Cisco
9 208 (20.10%) CheckPoint
10 205 (19.81%) Security Cleared
11 188 (18.16%) CISM
12 182 (17.58%) Juniper
13 178 (17.20%) Security Architecture
14 166 (16.04%) PCI DSS
15 154 (14.88%) Degree
16 142 (13.72%) ITIL
17 141 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
18 136 (13.14%) Risk Management
19 135 (13.04%) SC Cleared
20 126 (12.17%) Management Information System
21 118 (11.40%) Windows
22 115 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
23 112 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
24 110 (10.63%) CCSE
25 103 (9.95%) Blue Coat
26 99 (9.57%) CISA
27 93 (8.99%) Fortinet
28 92 (8.89%) Linux
29 88 (8.50%) Risk Assessment
30 87 (8.41%) SIEM

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (2.71%) IIS
2 7 (0.68%) NetWeaver
2 7 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.097%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.097%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 21 (2.03%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.74%) MS Office
4 11 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.097%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.71%) Oracle Financials
1 28 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
1 28 (2.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.97%) SAP GRC
3 7 (0.68%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.74%) SaaS
2 7 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.58%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.097%) IaaS
4 1 (0.097%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 268 (25.89%) Firewall
2 231 (22.32%) Network Security
3 112 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (8.12%) Cisco PIX
5 80 (7.73%) LAN
6 69 (6.67%) WAN
7 68 (6.57%) NetScreen
8 61 (5.89%) Cisco ISE
9 50 (4.83%) TCP/IP
10 47 (4.54%) Wireless
11 44 (4.25%) VPN
12 34 (3.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (3.00%) Wireshark
13 31 (3.00%) OSPF
13 31 (3.00%) BGP
14 29 (2.80%) DNS
15 25 (2.42%) Internet
16 24 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
17 22 (2.13%) DHCP
18 16 (1.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.15%) Oracle Database
2 9 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.097%) Big Data
6 1 (0.097%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.097%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.097%) Ant
General
1 221 (21.35%) Finance
2 52 (5.02%) Telecoms
2 52 (5.02%) Law
3 45 (4.35%) Banking
4 40 (3.86%) Retail
5 35 (3.38%) Marketing
6 13 (1.26%) Games
7 11 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.06%) Legal
7 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.68%) Advertising
8 7 (0.68%) Military
9 5 (0.48%) German Language
9 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.48%) Automotive
10 4 (0.39%) French Language
11 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.29%) Local Government
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.84%) HTML
1 19 (1.84%) Ajax
2 11 (1.06%) .NET
3 7 (0.68%) SAP Basis
4 5 (0.48%) OAuth
4 5 (0.48%) SAML
4 5 (0.48%) JSP
4 5 (0.48%) Web Services
5 3 (0.29%) OpenID
5 3 (0.29%) Middleware
6 2 (0.19%) JNI
6 2 (0.19%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.19%) REST
7 1 (0.097%) Dalvik
7 1 (0.097%) HTML5
7 1 (0.097%) JSON
7 1 (0.097%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.097%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.097%) J2EE
7 1 (0.097%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.17%) Management Information System
2 63 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.06%) RMADS
4 36 (3.48%) CESG
5 29 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.71%) Cryptography
6 28 (2.71%) PKI
7 19 (1.84%) CESG CLAS
7 19 (1.84%) Mathematics
8 17 (1.64%) SCADA
9 14 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
11 10 (0.97%) CCTV
11 10 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.87%) BYOD
12 9 (0.87%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.87%) Open Source
13 7 (0.68%) Smartcard
13 7 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.40%) Windows
2 92 (8.89%) Linux
3 65 (6.28%) UNIX
4 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.48%) Solaris
6 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.19%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.097%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (49.28%) Information Security
2 232 (22.42%) Cyber Security
3 178 (17.20%) Security Architecture
4 142 (13.72%) ITIL
5 136 (13.14%) Risk Management
6 115 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 88 (8.50%) Risk Assessment
8 87 (8.41%) SIEM
9 85 (8.21%) Business Development
10 77 (7.44%) Information Assurance
11 66 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 65 (6.28%) Project Management
13 64 (6.18%) Security Management
14 63 (6.09%) Business Continuity
15 62 (5.99%) Data Protection
16 53 (5.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 52 (5.02%) PRINCE2
18 51 (4.93%) Security Testing
19 47 (4.54%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (4.44%) SQL
2 41 (3.96%) Java
3 39 (3.77%) C
4 12 (1.16%) C#
5 9 (0.87%) C++
6 8 (0.77%) Python
7 6 (0.58%) PHP
8 5 (0.48%) Perl
9 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.39%) Ruby
10 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.19%) ABAP
11 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.097%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.097%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.097%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.097%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 347 (33.53%) CISSP
2 205 (19.81%) Security Cleared
3 188 (18.16%) CISM
4 154 (14.88%) Degree
5 141 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 110 (10.63%) CCSE
8 99 (9.57%) CISA
9 82 (7.92%) CCNP
10 70 (6.76%) CCIE
11 50 (4.83%) PCI QSA
12 43 (4.15%) JNCIS
13 42 (4.06%) CRISC
14 31 (3.00%) OSCP
15 30 (2.90%) DV Cleared
16 29 (2.80%) OSCE
16 29 (2.80%) JNCIP
17 26 (2.51%) CCSA
18 24 (2.32%) CEH
19 21 (2.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (28.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 166 (16.04%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.29%) COBIT
4 22 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.84%) BS25999
6 16 (1.55%) QA
7 6 (0.58%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.39%) BS7799
10 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.097%) GPG13
11 1 (0.097%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.87%) Snort
5 3 (0.29%) XenServer
6 1 (0.097%) UAG
6 1 (0.097%) Squid
6 1 (0.097%) RACF
6 1 (0.097%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.06%) Nessus
2 10 (0.97%) Nmap
3 8 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.19%) SELinux
6 2 (0.19%) logstash
6 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.097%) Nagios
Vendors
1 215 (20.77%) Cisco
2 208 (20.10%) CheckPoint
3 182 (17.58%) Juniper
4 103 (9.95%) Blue Coat
5 93 (8.99%) Fortinet
6 73 (7.05%) F5
6 73 (7.05%) Oracle
7 71 (6.86%) IronPort
8 61 (5.89%) Tufin
9 59 (5.70%) Microsoft
10 47 (4.54%) ArcSight
11 37 (3.57%) Splunk
12 36 (3.48%) Sourcefire
13 28 (2.71%) VMware
14 22 (2.13%) Citrix
15 19 (1.84%) McAfee
15 19 (1.84%) Symantec
16 16 (1.55%) HP
17 15 (1.45%) Websense
18 14 (1.35%) SAP
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: To £70k + Car Allowance, Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Car Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70k basic + £7,200 travel allowance (£77,200 base) + 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Sterling Manhattan
Salary: + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago