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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 482 506 490
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 506 432 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 391 332 371
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,050 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.91%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
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 £38,000
% 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 21 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 21 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 +33 484 £55,000 -4.34% 41
London +43 237 £58,000 -10.07% 24
South East -6 127 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Berkshire +9 57 £55,000 - 3
City of London +22 42 £65,000 +9.70% 13
Reading -6 33 £55,000 -
South West -4 32 £55,000 - 3
Kent - 23 £52,500 - 2
North West -1 20 £60,000 -4.00% 1
East of England -22 15 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Hampshire -9 13 £52,500 +10.52%
Surrey -45 13 £51,250 -2.38% 1
West Midlands -18 12 £55,000 -13.72% 2
West Yorkshire -35 12 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Yorkshire -38 12 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Newbury +15 11 £62,500 - 1
Birmingham -5 11 £55,000 -10.20% 1
Leeds -37 11 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £52,500 -4.54%
Cheshire -15 10 £60,000 -4.00%
Wiltshire +3 8 £42,500 -9.09% 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Bromley -2 7 £51,000 -32.00% 1
Milton Keynes -5 7 £52,500 +7.69%
Bristol +4 6 £45,000 - 1
Swindon +4 6 £53,250 +13.90% 1
Manchester -15 6 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Farnborough 0 5 £52,500 -25.00%
Guildford -3 5 £58,750 +9.30% 1
Scotland -4 4 £65,000 +52.94% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 547 (54.27%) Information Security
2 345 (34.23%) CISSP
3 338 (33.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 223 (22.12%) Firewall
5 210 (20.83%) PCI DSS
6 199 (19.74%) Security Cleared
7 182 (18.06%) Finance
8 175 (17.36%) CISM
9 168 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 155 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 145 (14.38%) Risk Management
12 144 (14.29%) Cyber Security
13 142 (14.09%) SC Cleared
14 138 (13.69%) Network Security
15 133 (13.19%) Degree
16 132 (13.10%) SIEM
17 131 (13.00%) Security Architecture
18 123 (12.20%) CISA
18 123 (12.20%) Windows
19 117 (11.61%) Cisco
20 108 (10.71%) Management Information System
21 97 (9.62%) Juniper
22 95 (9.42%) PCI QSA
23 93 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
24 91 (9.03%) Linux
25 88 (8.73%) F5
26 87 (8.63%) ITIL
27 86 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
28 74 (7.34%) Risk Assessment
29 73 (7.24%) Business Development

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 16 (1.59%) IIS
2 10 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.40%) SAS
5 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.20%) Apache
6 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.099%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.89%) MS Office
3 5 (0.50%) MS Project
4 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (4.27%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.30%) RMDS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.099%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.099%) IaaS
2 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (22.12%) Firewall
2 138 (13.69%) Network Security
3 59 (5.85%) Internet
4 58 (5.75%) VPN
5 53 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 47 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (4.37%) WAN
8 42 (4.17%) LAN
9 40 (3.97%) OSPF
9 40 (3.97%) BGP
10 39 (3.87%) MPLS
11 29 (2.88%) DNS
12 27 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 23 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (2.08%) SSL
14 21 (2.08%) IPsec
15 19 (1.88%) DHCP
16 16 (1.59%) EIGRP
16 16 (1.59%) VoIP
17 15 (1.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.69%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.30%) Big Data
5 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.099%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.099%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.099%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 7 (0.69%) Hudson
1 7 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 7 (0.69%) JIRA
1 7 (0.69%) Eclipse
1 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
1 7 (0.69%) Bugzilla
1 7 (0.69%) CruiseControl
2 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.099%) QADirector
General
1 182 (18.06%) Finance
2 68 (6.75%) Banking
3 50 (4.96%) Retail
4 47 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.56%) Manufacturing
6 42 (4.17%) Games
7 28 (2.78%) Marketing
8 23 (2.28%) Law
9 13 (1.29%) Legal
10 12 (1.19%) Local Government
11 11 (1.09%) Advertising
12 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.20%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.099%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.57%) Web Services
2 19 (1.88%) .NET
3 18 (1.79%) SAML
4 11 (1.09%) HTML
5 10 (0.99%) JMS
5 10 (0.99%) Java SE
5 10 (0.99%) Spring
5 10 (0.99%) Ajax
6 7 (0.69%) OAuth
6 7 (0.69%) OpenID
7 6 (0.60%) Flash
7 6 (0.60%) HTML5
7 6 (0.60%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.50%) REST
8 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 5 (0.50%) Middleware
8 5 (0.50%) WSDL
9 2 (0.20%) BAPI
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 68 (6.75%) RMADS
3 44 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.77%) CESG
5 37 (3.67%) PKI
6 33 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
8 29 (2.88%) Cryptography
9 22 (2.18%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.29%) Smartcard
11 11 (1.09%) SCADA
12 7 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.60%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.60%) Biometrics
13 6 (0.60%) Physics
13 6 (0.60%) Statistics
13 6 (0.60%) Open Source
14 4 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.20%) Windows
2 91 (9.03%) Linux
3 20 (1.98%) UNIX
4 14 (1.39%) Solaris
5 13 (1.29%) AIX
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.89%) CentOS
7 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.89%) Debian
8 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.099%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (54.27%) Information Security
2 168 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 145 (14.38%) Risk Management
4 144 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 132 (13.10%) SIEM
6 131 (13.00%) Security Architecture
7 93 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (8.63%) ITIL
9 74 (7.34%) Risk Assessment
10 73 (7.24%) Business Development
11 70 (6.94%) PRINCE2
12 55 (5.46%) Project Management
12 55 (5.46%) Information Assurance
13 53 (5.26%) Security Management
13 53 (5.26%) Mentoring
14 48 (4.76%) SAP Security
15 47 (4.66%) E-Commerce
16 45 (4.46%) Vulnerability Management
17 44 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (4.17%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.36%) Java
2 44 (4.37%) SQL
2 44 (4.37%) C
3 30 (2.98%) Shell Script
4 25 (2.48%) C#
5 24 (2.38%) C++
6 17 (1.69%) PHP
7 14 (1.39%) ABAP
8 5 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.50%) Tcl
8 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.30%) Perl
10 2 (0.20%) PowerHouse
10 2 (0.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.099%) Python
Qualifications
1 345 (34.23%) CISSP
2 199 (19.74%) Security Cleared
3 175 (17.36%) CISM
4 142 (14.09%) SC Cleared
5 133 (13.19%) Degree
6 123 (12.20%) CISA
7 95 (9.42%) PCI QSA
8 86 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (5.85%) CCNP
10 44 (4.37%) CCIE
11 37 (3.67%) CRISC
12 34 (3.37%) DV Cleared
13 29 (2.88%) CCNA
14 27 (2.68%) CCSE
14 27 (2.68%) CEH
15 22 (2.18%) SAP Certification
16 20 (1.98%) CCSA
17 16 (1.59%) OSCP
18 14 (1.39%) GIAC
19 13 (1.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (33.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 50 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 43 (4.27%) COBIT
5 16 (1.59%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.09%) QA
7 8 (0.79%) GPG13
8 6 (0.60%) BS25999
9 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.20%) SLA
12 1 (0.099%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.19%) Snort
4 8 (0.79%) Squid
5 6 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.40%) Nmap
6 4 (0.40%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.20%) UAG
7 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.099%) XenApp
8 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.099%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (0.99%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.60%) Nessus
3 5 (0.50%) FortiGate
3 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (0.30%) WSUS
5 2 (0.20%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.099%) SCCM
6 1 (0.099%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 155 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 117 (11.61%) Cisco
3 97 (9.62%) Juniper
4 88 (8.73%) F5
5 60 (5.95%) Blue Coat
6 56 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 56 (5.56%) Websense
7 52 (5.16%) Oracle
7 52 (5.16%) Fortinet
8 51 (5.06%) SAP
9 23 (2.28%) Sourcefire
10 21 (2.08%) IBM
10 21 (2.08%) ArcSight
11 19 (1.88%) McAfee
11 19 (1.88%) CA
11 19 (1.88%) VMware
12 14 (1.39%) Splunk
13 12 (1.19%) Dell
14 9 (0.89%) Tripwire
14 9 (0.89%) Apple
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Acumin
Salary: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + commission, full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £80000 per annum + bens/training etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension, Life
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago