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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 445 495 566
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 615 513 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.50% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 517 398 316
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £44,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +63 560 £60,000 - 92
London +35 217 £65,000 +1.96% 38
South East +36 145 £60,000 +4.34% 17
Berkshire -9 74 £60,000 - 8
South West -12 44 £60,000 -4.00% 10
Reading +22 41 £57,500 +43.75% 3
Scotland +30 40 £54,500 -0.90% 3
City of London +52 39 £70,000 +12.00% 6
East of England -1 38 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Surrey +31 36 £55,000 - 5
North West +31 35 £52,500 -8.69% 8
Manchester +26 32 £52,500 -8.69% 5
West Midlands -1 30 £60,000 -7.69% 10
Bristol +2 26 £60,000 -4.00% 5
Bedfordshire +11 24 £58,750 +29.12% 1
Edinburgh +20 23 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Birmingham +6 19 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Bedford +24 18 £62,250 +36.81% 1
Yorkshire +2 15 £49,500 -7.04% 7
Leeds -3 15 £49,500 +1.53% 5
West Yorkshire -11 15 £49,500 -7.04% 6
Canary Wharf +13 14 £72,500 +7.40%
Glasgow - 14 £57,500 - 2
East Midlands - 12 £62,500 -
Hampshire +20 10 £70,000 +24.44%
Gloucestershire 0 9 £67,500 +3.84% 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £63,750 -
Nottingham - 9 £63,750 -
Cobham - 7 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 7 £45,000 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 511 (45.63%) Information Security
2 456 (40.71%) CISSP
3 349 (31.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 342 (30.54%) Cybersecurity
5 285 (25.45%) Degree
6 276 (24.64%) PCI DSS
7 262 (23.39%) Network Security
8 232 (20.71%) Security Architecture
9 231 (20.63%) CISM
10 216 (19.29%) Finance
11 207 (18.48%) Security Cleared
12 184 (16.43%) SC Cleared
13 174 (15.54%) Risk Management
14 173 (15.45%) SIEM
14 173 (15.45%) Presales
15 167 (14.91%) Security Operations
16 165 (14.73%) Penetration Testing
17 164 (14.64%) Data Centre
18 157 (14.02%) Firewall
19 143 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
20 131 (11.70%) Cisco
20 131 (11.70%) IIS
21 129 (11.52%) IISP
22 128 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
23 126 (11.25%) Project Management
24 125 (11.16%) CheckPoint
25 123 (10.98%) CISA
26 121 (10.80%) Security Management
27 110 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
27 110 (9.82%) Splunk

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 131 (11.70%) IIS
2 8 (0.71%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.36%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.089%) JBoss
7 1 (0.089%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.089%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.71%) MS Office
4 4 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.89%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.089%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.089%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.07%) SaaS
2 10 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.80%) IaaS
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.089%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
5 1 (0.089%) PaaS
5 1 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 262 (23.39%) Network Security
2 157 (14.02%) Firewall
3 66 (5.89%) Wireless
4 52 (4.64%) WAN
5 51 (4.55%) LAN
6 47 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (3.75%) VPN
8 39 (3.48%) Internet
9 35 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (3.04%) BGP
11 33 (2.95%) OSPF
12 31 (2.77%) SAN
13 28 (2.50%) TCP/IP
14 24 (2.14%) FCoE
14 24 (2.14%) SSL
15 22 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
17 20 (1.79%) IPsec
18 18 (1.61%) Spanning Tree
19 13 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.43%) Big Data
1 16 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.45%) SAP BI
5 4 (0.36%) GIS
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.18%) MySQL
6 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.18%) Redis
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.089%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.089%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.089%) AppScan
2 1 (0.089%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.089%) Paros
2 1 (0.089%) WebScarab
General
1 216 (19.29%) Finance
2 108 (9.64%) Law
3 50 (4.46%) Banking
4 40 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.04%) Legal
6 26 (2.32%) Marketing
7 17 (1.52%) Retail
8 13 (1.16%) Military
9 9 (0.80%) Games
10 7 (0.63%) German Language
10 7 (0.63%) Publishing
11 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.45%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.79%) .NET
2 8 (0.71%) XMPP
3 6 (0.54%) HTML
4 4 (0.36%) Web Services
5 3 (0.27%) Middleware
6 2 (0.18%) CGI
6 2 (0.18%) JSON
6 2 (0.18%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.089%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.089%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.089%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.089%) Flash
7 1 (0.089%) HTML5
7 1 (0.089%) J2EE
7 1 (0.089%) LAMP
7 1 (0.089%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.089%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.089%) Spring
7 1 (0.089%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 164 (14.64%) Data Centre
2 143 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 87 (7.77%) Management Information System
4 60 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.48%) CESG
7 34 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 32 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
8 32 (2.86%) PKI
9 18 (1.61%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
11 13 (1.16%) Social Media
12 10 (0.89%) iPad
13 9 (0.80%) Blog
13 9 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
15 6 (0.54%) Contactless
15 6 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 61 (5.45%) Windows
2 40 (3.57%) Unix
3 26 (2.32%) Linux
4 9 (0.80%) Android
5 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) Solaris
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.089%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.089%) HPUX
9 1 (0.089%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.089%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.089%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (45.63%) Information Security
2 342 (30.54%) Cybersecurity
3 232 (20.71%) Security Architecture
4 174 (15.54%) Risk Management
5 173 (15.45%) Presales
5 173 (15.45%) SIEM
6 167 (14.91%) Security Operations
7 165 (14.73%) Penetration Testing
8 128 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 126 (11.25%) Project Management
10 121 (10.80%) Security Management
11 94 (8.39%) Portfolio Management
12 93 (8.30%) Performance Management
13 81 (7.23%) ITIL
14 80 (7.14%) Information Assurance
14 80 (7.14%) Test Strategy
15 69 (6.16%) Risk Assessment
16 68 (6.07%) Data Protection
17 58 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 57 (5.09%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (4.46%) C
2 27 (2.41%) Java
3 26 (2.32%) Python
4 23 (2.05%) C++
5 18 (1.61%) C#
6 17 (1.52%) PHP
7 16 (1.43%) Perl
8 14 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 12 (1.07%) SQL
10 10 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.45%) Ruby
13 3 (0.27%) VB
14 2 (0.18%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.089%) ABAP
15 1 (0.089%) COBOL
15 1 (0.089%) Tcl
15 1 (0.089%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 456 (40.71%) CISSP
2 285 (25.45%) Degree
3 231 (20.63%) CISM
4 207 (18.48%) Security Cleared
5 184 (16.43%) SC Cleared
6 129 (11.52%) IISP
7 123 (10.98%) CISA
8 110 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
9 89 (7.95%) CLAS
10 75 (6.70%) CESG Certified Professional
11 74 (6.61%) CCNP
12 68 (6.07%) CEH
13 63 (5.63%) CREST Certified
14 46 (4.11%) CCSE
15 42 (3.75%) GIAC
15 42 (3.75%) PCI QSA
16 34 (3.04%) SANS
17 33 (2.95%) CCSA
18 31 (2.77%) CCIE
19 30 (2.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (31.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 276 (24.64%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.04%) COBIT
4 31 (2.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 30 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (2.14%) RMADS
7 21 (1.88%) JSP 440
8 19 (1.70%) ISO 9001
9 17 (1.52%) ISO27002
10 13 (1.16%) ISO22301
11 9 (0.80%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.80%) QA
12 8 (0.71%) ISO27005
12 8 (0.71%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.54%) BS25999
14 5 (0.45%) GPG13
15 3 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
16 2 (0.18%) GCP
16 2 (0.18%) SLA
17 1 (0.089%) BS7799
System Software
1 27 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.54%) Snort
5 3 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.089%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.089%) XenApp
6 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (5.45%) QRadar
2 15 (1.34%) Nessus
3 11 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (0.89%) SELinux
5 4 (0.36%) Nmap
6 3 (0.27%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.18%) Proventia
8 1 (0.089%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.089%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.089%) EnCase
8 1 (0.089%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.089%) SCCM
8 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 131 (11.70%) Cisco
2 125 (11.16%) CheckPoint
3 110 (9.82%) Splunk
4 109 (9.73%) ArcSight
5 91 (8.13%) Juniper
6 81 (7.23%) F5
7 70 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 46 (4.11%) Blue Coat
9 35 (3.13%) Fortinet
10 33 (2.95%) Intel Security
11 31 (2.77%) Microsoft
12 30 (2.68%) HP
13 26 (2.32%) VMware
14 25 (2.23%) Oracle
15 24 (2.14%) Forcepoint
16 23 (2.05%) Aruba
17 22 (1.96%) Sourcefire
18 19 (1.70%) SAP
19 15 (1.34%) Meraki
19 15 (1.34%) ProCurve
Birmingham
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Networking People
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £67,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- 65,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
2Source Talent Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
IO Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 + an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
NDK Consulting.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, flex working etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £120000 - £140000 per annum + bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
AC Assure
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago