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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 374 483 532
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 841 610 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.57% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 659 412 380
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £53,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
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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 +92 778 £62,500 +13.63% 72
London +56 339 £65,000 +10.40% 29
South East +60 181 £60,000 +14.28% 15
Berkshire +33 99 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South West +48 81 £60,000 +9.09% 8
West Midlands +30 64 £62,500 +13.63% 4
Birmingham +25 53 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Bristol +30 44 £62,500 +6.38% 1
Reading +28 42 £60,500 +10.00% 3
City of London +24 42 £52,500 -3.66% 10
North West +35 32 £55,000 +107.54% 5
Surrey +22 31 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Scotland -4 30 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Yorkshire +1 25 £65,000 +30.00% 4
Edinburgh +22 24 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Manchester +15 23 £55,250 +108.49% 4
West Yorkshire -8 21 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Leeds -9 21 £65,000 +30.00% 3
East of England -6 19 £58,750 +27.71% 3
Swindon -4 16 £65,000 +33.23% 4
Wiltshire -4 16 £65,000 +33.23% 4
Gloucestershire +17 14 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Bedfordshire -3 14 £63,500 +15.45% 1
Canary Wharf +17 13 £72,500 -
East Midlands +10 11 £53,750 -8.51% 1
Staines - 11 £57,500 -
Bedford +11 10 £67,000 +21.81% 1
Leatherhead +29 9 £62,500 +25.00%
Hampshire -14 9 £51,250 +6.77% 1
Cheshire +20 8 £45,000 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 666 (46.19%) Information Security
2 610 (42.30%) Cybersecurity
3 543 (37.66%) CISSP
4 381 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 357 (24.76%) Degree
5 357 (24.76%) Security Cleared
6 333 (23.09%) Security Architecture
7 315 (21.84%) CISM
8 308 (21.36%) SC Cleared
8 308 (21.36%) Network Security
9 305 (21.15%) PCI DSS
10 281 (19.49%) Finance
11 253 (17.55%) Risk Management
12 219 (15.19%) SIEM
13 213 (14.77%) Security Operations
14 201 (13.94%) Presales
15 197 (13.66%) Firewall
16 177 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
17 174 (12.07%) CISA
17 174 (12.07%) Security Operations Centre
18 171 (11.86%) Data Centre
19 166 (11.51%) Cisco
20 156 (10.82%) Data Protection
21 151 (10.47%) ArcSight
22 139 (9.64%) Security Management
23 132 (9.15%) CheckPoint
24 117 (8.11%) Project Management
25 114 (7.91%) CLAS
26 113 (7.84%) Identity Management
27 111 (7.70%) Cisco Certification

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 99 (6.87%) IIS
2 10 (0.69%) Skype for Business
3 8 (0.55%) SAS
4 7 (0.49%) Apache
4 7 (0.49%) Apache Pig
5 6 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.069%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.32%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.04%) MS Office
4 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.32%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.35%) SAP R/3
3 4 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.069%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.90%) SaaS
2 10 (0.69%) IaaS
3 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 308 (21.36%) Network Security
2 197 (13.66%) Firewall
3 71 (4.92%) Wireless
4 69 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
5 64 (4.44%) WAN
6 61 (4.23%) VPN
7 59 (4.09%) LAN
8 44 (3.05%) Internet
9 42 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (2.64%) BGP
10 38 (2.64%) OSPF
11 33 (2.29%) TCP/IP
12 30 (2.08%) SSL
13 29 (2.01%) Spanning Tree
14 28 (1.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 28 (1.94%) IPsec
14 28 (1.94%) SAN
15 21 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (1.32%) VLAN
16 19 (1.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.60%) Big Data
2 14 (0.97%) Hadoop
2 14 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.42%) Data Mining
3 6 (0.42%) GIS
3 6 (0.42%) SAP BI
3 6 (0.42%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.28%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.21%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.14%) MySQL
7 2 (0.14%) Redis
8 1 (0.069%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.069%) DB2
8 1 (0.069%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.069%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.35%) JIRA
3 4 (0.28%) AppScan
3 4 (0.28%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.28%) CruiseControl
3 4 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.28%) Hudson
3 4 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.069%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.069%) Paros
4 1 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.069%) sqlmap
General
1 281 (19.49%) Finance
2 89 (6.17%) Law
3 88 (6.10%) Legal
4 52 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.64%) Banking
6 28 (1.94%) Marketing
7 23 (1.60%) Retail
8 16 (1.11%) Military
9 15 (1.04%) Games
10 14 (0.97%) Publishing
11 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.35%) Electronics
14 4 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.28%) French Language
15 2 (0.14%) Advertising
15 2 (0.14%) Back Office
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
16 1 (0.069%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.08%) .NET
2 12 (0.83%) HTML
3 10 (0.69%) SAML
3 10 (0.69%) XMPP
4 8 (0.55%) J2EE
5 5 (0.35%) Flash
5 5 (0.35%) HTML5
6 4 (0.28%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.28%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (0.21%) Middleware
8 2 (0.14%) JSON
8 2 (0.14%) REST
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.14%) Web Services
9 1 (0.069%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.069%) CGI
9 1 (0.069%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.069%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.069%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 174 (12.07%) Security Operations Centre
2 171 (11.86%) Data Centre
3 102 (7.07%) PKI
4 101 (7.00%) Management Information System
5 88 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 67 (4.65%) CESG
8 57 (3.95%) Mathematics
9 51 (3.54%) Cyber Attack
10 34 (2.36%) Mobile App
11 33 (2.29%) CESG CLAS
12 31 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
13 28 (1.94%) Social Media
14 20 (1.39%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
15 18 (1.25%) Cybercrime
16 16 (1.11%) Cryptography
17 15 (1.04%) iPad
18 14 (0.97%) Blog
19 10 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 77 (5.34%) Windows
2 53 (3.68%) Unix
3 34 (2.36%) Linux
4 12 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.28%) CentOS
5 4 (0.28%) Solaris
5 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.14%) Android
6 2 (0.14%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (0.069%) AIX
7 1 (0.069%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.069%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (46.19%) Information Security
2 610 (42.30%) Cybersecurity
3 333 (23.09%) Security Architecture
4 253 (17.55%) Risk Management
5 219 (15.19%) SIEM
6 213 (14.77%) Security Operations
7 201 (13.94%) Presales
8 177 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
9 156 (10.82%) Data Protection
10 139 (9.64%) Security Management
11 117 (8.11%) Project Management
12 113 (7.84%) Identity Management
13 108 (7.49%) Threat Analysis
14 105 (7.28%) Vulnerability Management
15 104 (7.21%) Risk Assessment
16 98 (6.80%) ITIL
17 91 (6.31%) Information Assurance
18 90 (6.24%) Fraud Detection
19 84 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
20 83 (5.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (5.83%) C
2 54 (3.74%) C++
3 49 (3.40%) Java
4 48 (3.33%) Python
5 40 (2.77%) PHP
6 34 (2.36%) C#
7 25 (1.73%) VB.NET
8 22 (1.53%) Perl
9 16 (1.11%) SQL
10 14 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.76%) Ruby
12 10 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.62%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.55%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.49%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.21%) ABAP
17 2 (0.14%) Embedded C++
18 1 (0.069%) VB
18 1 (0.069%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 543 (37.66%) CISSP
2 357 (24.76%) Degree
2 357 (24.76%) Security Cleared
3 315 (21.84%) CISM
4 308 (21.36%) SC Cleared
5 174 (12.07%) CISA
6 114 (7.91%) CLAS
7 111 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (7.07%) IISP
9 98 (6.80%) CESG Certified Professional
10 80 (5.55%) CREST Certified
11 78 (5.41%) CEH
12 70 (4.85%) CCNP
13 63 (4.37%) CRISC
14 58 (4.02%) DV Cleared
15 48 (3.33%) PCI QSA
16 41 (2.84%) SANS
17 37 (2.57%) GIAC
18 35 (2.43%) CCIE
19 33 (2.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 381 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 305 (21.15%) PCI DSS
3 40 (2.77%) ISO22301
3 40 (2.77%) ISO27002
4 34 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (1.94%) ISO27005
6 26 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 24 (1.66%) COBIT
8 23 (1.60%) QA
9 21 (1.46%) RMADS
10 18 (1.25%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.97%) BS25999
12 8 (0.55%) PA-DSS
13 7 (0.49%) SSAE 16
14 6 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.35%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
17 3 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
18 2 (0.14%) GCP
18 2 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) Firmware
5 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.069%) Snort
6 1 (0.069%) UAG
Systems Management
1 64 (4.44%) QRadar
2 13 (0.90%) Nessus
2 13 (0.90%) SELinux
3 8 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (0.49%) Nmap
5 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.42%) RSA Archer
6 5 (0.35%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 5 (0.35%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.35%) OpenIDM
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.14%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.14%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.069%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.069%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.069%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.069%) Proventia
8 1 (0.069%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 166 (11.51%) Cisco
2 151 (10.47%) ArcSight
3 132 (9.15%) CheckPoint
4 106 (7.35%) Juniper
5 103 (7.14%) Splunk
6 95 (6.59%) F5
7 85 (5.89%) Palo Alto
8 57 (3.95%) Blue Coat
9 45 (3.12%) Microsoft
10 40 (2.77%) Fortinet
11 37 (2.57%) VMware
12 33 (2.29%) Qualys
12 33 (2.29%) Riverbed
13 29 (2.01%) Oracle
14 28 (1.94%) Intel Security
14 28 (1.94%) SAP
15 26 (1.80%) Cyber-Ark
15 26 (1.80%) HP
16 22 (1.53%) Forcepoint
17 21 (1.46%) Aruba
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - £75k plus package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £20k PRP paid quarterly + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £78000 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Candour Solutions
Salary: Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Yoh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago