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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 463 478 454
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 525 513 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 413 406 405
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 461 £57,500 +4.54% 69
London +48 230 £60,000 - 36
South East -67 86 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Berkshire -6 53 £60,000 +17.07% 2
West Midlands +24 39 £57,500 +27.77% 4
Scotland +35 29 £52,500 -19.23% 5
Birmingham +27 29 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Reading -12 26 £62,500 +16.27%
South West -19 26 £50,000 - 9
North West +8 25 £50,000 -16.66% 6
Manchester +20 21 £50,000 +6.95% 5
City of London +12 19 £61,250 +6.52% 9
Yorkshire -1 18 £70,000 +60.00% 4
West Yorkshire -2 18 £70,000 +60.00%
East of England +4 17 £51,500 +3.00% 1
Leeds +3 17 £70,000 +64.70%
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Edinburgh - 15 £55,000 - 4
Glasgow +18 14 £42,000 -35.38% 1
Milton Keynes -5 14 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Gloucestershire -14 11 £55,000 +20.21% 3
East Midlands +13 10 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Hertfordshire +4 8 £50,250 -8.63% 1
Bedfordshire +1 8 £49,750 -0.50%
Hampshire +8 6 £55,000 +4.76%
Cheltenham -5 6 £52,000 +38.66% 2
Bedford +3 5 £52,000 +15.55%
Derby - 5 £52,500 -
Derbyshire - 5 £52,500 -
Wiltshire +3 4 £46,000 -8.00% 3

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 530 (48.62%) Information Security
2 458 (42.02%) CISSP
3 344 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 289 (26.51%) Cyber Security
5 255 (23.39%) Firewall
6 254 (23.30%) CISM
7 225 (20.64%) Finance
8 223 (20.46%) Network Security
9 221 (20.28%) PCI DSS
10 215 (19.72%) Security Cleared
11 203 (18.62%) Degree
12 191 (17.52%) Security Architecture
13 161 (14.77%) SC Cleared
14 160 (14.68%) CheckPoint
15 158 (14.50%) Cisco
16 156 (14.31%) Risk Management
17 142 (13.03%) Data Centre
18 141 (12.94%) Penetration Testing
19 129 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
20 119 (10.92%) CISA
21 110 (10.09%) ITIL
22 107 (9.82%) Juniper
22 107 (9.82%) SIEM
23 103 (9.45%) Windows
23 103 (9.45%) Management Information System
23 103 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
24 102 (9.36%) Project Management
25 98 (8.99%) Information Assurance
26 91 (8.35%) Data Protection
27 81 (7.43%) Vulnerability Management

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 72 (6.61%) IIS
2 10 (0.92%) NetWeaver
3 9 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.01%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.92%) MS Office
4 6 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.092%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.56%) SAP GRC
2 10 (0.92%) SAP HCM
3 8 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.64%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.83%) SaaS
2 15 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
3 13 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.83%) PaaS
6 8 (0.73%) IaaS
7 6 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 255 (23.39%) Firewall
2 223 (20.46%) Network Security
3 79 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
4 66 (6.06%) LAN
5 61 (5.60%) Cisco PIX
6 57 (5.23%) WAN
7 47 (4.31%) Cisco ISE
8 46 (4.22%) NetScreen
9 42 (3.85%) Internet
10 41 (3.76%) TCP/IP
11 37 (3.39%) Wireless
12 36 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (2.75%) OSPF
13 30 (2.75%) BGP
14 27 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
15 25 (2.29%) VPN
16 16 (1.47%) Wireshark
17 15 (1.38%) Spanning Tree
18 14 (1.28%) Wireless Security
19 12 (1.10%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.02%) Oracle Database
2 13 (1.19%) SAP BW
3 9 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.55%) Big Data
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.092%) Metasploit
General
1 225 (20.64%) Finance
2 66 (6.06%) Law
3 46 (4.22%) Banking
4 43 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.67%) Retail
6 34 (3.12%) Marketing
7 25 (2.29%) Legal
8 13 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.01%) German Language
11 9 (0.83%) French Language
12 8 (0.73%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.55%) Advertising
13 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.46%) Games
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.28%) Local Government
15 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.83%) SAP Basis
2 19 (1.74%) .NET
3 14 (1.28%) Ajax
4 13 (1.19%) HTML
5 11 (1.01%) JSP
6 9 (0.83%) Web Services
7 7 (0.64%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.46%) Middleware
9 3 (0.28%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.28%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.18%) JNI
10 2 (0.18%) J2EE
11 1 (0.092%) SAML
11 1 (0.092%) OAuth
11 1 (0.092%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 142 (13.03%) Data Centre
2 103 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 80 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.03%) CESG
6 30 (2.75%) Cryptography
7 27 (2.48%) PKI
8 24 (2.20%) RMADS
9 19 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.74%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.10%) SCADA
10 12 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
10 12 (1.10%) Cybercrime
11 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
13 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.73%) Internet of Things
14 8 (0.73%) BYOD
15 6 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.45%) Windows
2 57 (5.23%) Linux
3 56 (5.14%) UNIX
4 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (0.73%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.55%) Windows 8
5 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.092%) GCOS
7 1 (0.092%) Solaris
7 1 (0.092%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (48.62%) Information Security
2 289 (26.51%) Cyber Security
3 191 (17.52%) Security Architecture
4 156 (14.31%) Risk Management
5 141 (12.94%) Penetration Testing
6 110 (10.09%) ITIL
7 107 (9.82%) SIEM
8 103 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
9 102 (9.36%) Project Management
10 98 (8.99%) Information Assurance
11 91 (8.35%) Data Protection
12 81 (7.43%) Vulnerability Management
13 73 (6.70%) Security Management
14 66 (6.06%) Business Development
15 60 (5.50%) Security Testing
16 59 (5.41%) Business Continuity
17 58 (5.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 53 (4.86%) Performance Management
19 52 (4.77%) Portfolio Management
19 52 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (5.32%) C
2 42 (3.85%) Java
3 24 (2.20%) SQL
4 18 (1.65%) C#
5 14 (1.28%) C++
6 12 (1.10%) Perl
6 12 (1.10%) PHP
7 10 (0.92%) VB.NET
7 10 (0.92%) Python
8 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.46%) Ruby
10 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.18%) VB
11 1 (0.092%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.092%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.092%) Tcl
11 1 (0.092%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 458 (42.02%) CISSP
2 254 (23.30%) CISM
3 215 (19.72%) Security Cleared
4 203 (18.62%) Degree
5 161 (14.77%) SC Cleared
6 129 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
7 119 (10.92%) CISA
8 73 (6.70%) CCSE
9 67 (6.15%) PCI QSA
10 64 (5.87%) CCNP
11 61 (5.60%) CRISC
12 60 (5.50%) CCIE
13 42 (3.85%) DV Cleared
14 39 (3.58%) JNCIS
15 34 (3.12%) CEH
16 25 (2.29%) GIAC
17 22 (2.02%) CCDP
18 21 (1.93%) CCSA
18 21 (1.93%) SSCP
18 21 (1.93%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 221 (20.28%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.94%) COBIT
4 29 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (2.02%) BS25999
6 17 (1.56%) JSP 440
6 17 (1.56%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.55%) QA
7 6 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.28%) BS7799
8 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.28%) GPG13
9 1 (0.092%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.46%) Snort
5 3 (0.28%) RACF
6 1 (0.092%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (1.19%) Nessus
2 10 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (0.83%) Nmap
4 7 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.28%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.18%) SELinux
8 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.092%) SCCM
Vendors
1 160 (14.68%) CheckPoint
2 158 (14.50%) Cisco
3 107 (9.82%) Juniper
4 70 (6.42%) Fortinet
5 65 (5.96%) F5
6 61 (5.60%) Blue Coat
7 58 (5.32%) Splunk
8 57 (5.23%) IronPort
9 56 (5.14%) Oracle
10 54 (4.95%) ArcSight
11 43 (3.94%) Tufin
12 39 (3.58%) Microsoft
13 37 (3.39%) SAP
14 33 (3.03%) HP
15 26 (2.39%) McAfee
16 24 (2.20%) Sourcefire
17 23 (2.11%) Symantec
18 20 (1.83%) Trustwave
19 16 (1.47%) Websense
19 16 (1.47%) VMware
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- £90,000+ an EXCELLENT package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- £90,000+ an EXCELLENT package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- £90,000+ an EXCELLENT package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £55,000- £90,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, car
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, medical, car
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
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