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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 437 477 454
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 581 533 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 402 402 420
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,300 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
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 £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 1 July 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 July 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 +31 525 £55,000 - 64
London +127 254 £60,000 -2.04% 27
South East -19 129 £55,000 +4.76% 18
Berkshire +9 90 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Reading -5 44 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Scotland +44 40 £42,000 -23.63%
East of England +35 38 £46,000 -14.81% 5
City of London +14 32 £57,500 - 3
Glasgow - 31 £42,000 -
South West -42 29 £51,500 -1.90% 4
North West -5 18 £50,000 -4.76% 3
West Midlands -11 18 £49,000 -6.66% 5
Bristol -6 17 £51,500 -1.90%
Yorkshire -8 17 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 17 £45,000 - 3
Surrey -9 15 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Leeds +11 14 £36,000 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -3 14 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Bedfordshire +20 13 £52,500 -2.77% 1
Manchester +1 13 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Hampshire -6 13 £55,000 +20.87% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £45,000 +9.09% 5
Milton Keynes -9 9 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Cambridge +17 8 £46,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £46,000 -
East Midlands +11 8 £52,500 -16.00%
Birmingham -20 8 £53,750 +2.38% 3
Bedford +22 7 £55,000 +1.85% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £47,500 -
Edinburgh +17 6 £45,000 -18.18%

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 543 (49.45%) Information Security
2 394 (35.88%) CISSP
3 311 (28.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 296 (26.96%) Firewall
5 264 (24.04%) Cyber Security
6 233 (21.22%) Finance
7 226 (20.58%) Network Security
8 217 (19.76%) Cisco
9 215 (19.58%) CISM
10 213 (19.40%) Security Cleared
11 208 (18.94%) CheckPoint
12 193 (17.58%) PCI DSS
13 182 (16.58%) Degree
14 174 (15.85%) Juniper
15 168 (15.30%) Security Architecture
16 156 (14.21%) Risk Management
17 149 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
18 147 (13.39%) SC Cleared
19 134 (12.20%) ITIL
19 134 (12.20%) Management Information System
20 119 (10.84%) Penetration Testing
21 117 (10.66%) Windows
22 116 (10.56%) Cisco ASA
23 115 (10.47%) CCSE
23 115 (10.47%) CISA
24 108 (9.84%) Blue Coat
25 106 (9.65%) Risk Assessment
26 102 (9.29%) Fortinet
27 99 (9.02%) Data Centre
28 92 (8.38%) Cisco PIX

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 40 (3.64%) IIS
2 10 (0.91%) NetWeaver
3 8 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.091%) Apache
7 1 (0.091%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.091%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.37%) MS Office
2 15 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) MS Project
4 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
1 20 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (1.18%) SAP GRC
3 10 (0.91%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.091%) RMDS
6 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.19%) SaaS
2 11 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (0.64%) Mimecast
4 7 (0.64%) PaaS
4 7 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 296 (26.96%) Firewall
2 226 (20.58%) Network Security
3 116 (10.56%) Cisco ASA
4 92 (8.38%) Cisco PIX
5 77 (7.01%) NetScreen
6 76 (6.92%) LAN
7 69 (6.28%) Cisco ISE
8 64 (5.83%) WAN
9 49 (4.46%) TCP/IP
10 41 (3.73%) Wireless
11 37 (3.37%) VPN
12 36 (3.28%) Internet
13 33 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (2.64%) OSPF
14 29 (2.64%) BGP
15 28 (2.55%) Wireshark
16 22 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (2.00%) DNS
17 18 (1.64%) DHCP
18 15 (1.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 13 (1.18%) SAP BW
3 11 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.27%) Big Data
6 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.091%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.091%) Ant
1 1 (0.091%) Metasploit
General
1 233 (21.22%) Finance
2 59 (5.37%) Law
3 52 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.28%) Retail
5 45 (4.10%) Banking
6 40 (3.64%) Marketing
7 22 (2.00%) Legal
8 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.82%) Games
10 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.73%) German Language
11 7 (0.64%) French Language
11 7 (0.64%) Online Betting
11 7 (0.64%) Advertising
12 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.46%) Automotive
12 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
13 4 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.00%) HTML
1 22 (2.00%) Ajax
2 20 (1.82%) SAP Basis
3 18 (1.64%) .NET
4 9 (0.82%) JSP
4 9 (0.82%) Web Services
5 6 (0.55%) Middleware
6 4 (0.36%) OAuth
6 4 (0.36%) SAML
7 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.18%) J2EE
8 2 (0.18%) OpenID
8 2 (0.18%) REST
8 2 (0.18%) JNI
9 1 (0.091%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.091%) JSON
9 1 (0.091%) HTML5
9 1 (0.091%) SOAP
9 1 (0.091%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 99 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 80 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.46%) RMADS
4 38 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 35 (3.19%) Cryptography
6 33 (3.01%) CESG
7 30 (2.73%) PKI
8 17 (1.55%) CESG CLAS
8 17 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.37%) SCADA
10 12 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
11 11 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
12 10 (0.91%) Cybercrime
13 9 (0.82%) BYOD
13 9 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.64%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 117 (10.66%) Windows
2 75 (6.83%) Linux
3 73 (6.65%) UNIX
4 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.55%) Windows 8
5 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.36%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.091%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (49.45%) Information Security
2 264 (24.04%) Cyber Security
3 168 (15.30%) Security Architecture
4 156 (14.21%) Risk Management
5 134 (12.20%) ITIL
6 119 (10.84%) Penetration Testing
7 106 (9.65%) Risk Assessment
8 91 (8.29%) Information Assurance
9 89 (8.11%) SIEM
10 81 (7.38%) Data Protection
10 81 (7.38%) Business Development
11 80 (7.29%) Project Management
12 72 (6.56%) Business Continuity
13 70 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
14 67 (6.10%) Security Management
15 64 (5.83%) Security Testing
16 62 (5.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 47 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (4.19%) OWASP
19 45 (4.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (4.74%) Java
2 50 (4.55%) C
3 37 (3.37%) SQL
4 19 (1.73%) C#
5 15 (1.37%) C++
6 12 (1.09%) PHP
7 10 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.82%) Python
9 5 (0.46%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.46%) Perl
10 4 (0.36%) Ruby
11 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.18%) ABAP
12 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.091%) Tcl
13 1 (0.091%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.091%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 394 (35.88%) CISSP
2 215 (19.58%) CISM
3 213 (19.40%) Security Cleared
4 182 (16.58%) Degree
5 149 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
6 147 (13.39%) SC Cleared
7 115 (10.47%) CISA
7 115 (10.47%) CCSE
8 81 (7.38%) CCNP
9 74 (6.74%) CCIE
10 57 (5.19%) PCI QSA
11 53 (4.83%) CRISC
12 51 (4.64%) JNCIS
13 37 (3.37%) DV Cleared
14 33 (3.01%) CEH
15 26 (2.37%) CCSA
16 24 (2.19%) JNCIP
17 22 (2.00%) CCNA
18 20 (1.82%) CCDP
19 19 (1.73%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (28.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 193 (17.58%) PCI DSS
3 33 (3.01%) COBIT
4 23 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (2.00%) BS25999
6 15 (1.37%) HIPAA
7 11 (1.00%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.82%) QA
9 6 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.36%) BS7799
11 3 (0.27%) GPG13
12 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.091%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.82%) Snort
5 3 (0.27%) RACF
5 3 (0.27%) XenServer
6 1 (0.091%) UAG
6 1 (0.091%) Squid
6 1 (0.091%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.00%) Nessus
1 11 (1.00%) Nmap
2 10 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.36%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.18%) SELinux
6 1 (0.091%) logstash
6 1 (0.091%) Nagios
6 1 (0.091%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (19.76%) Cisco
2 208 (18.94%) CheckPoint
3 174 (15.85%) Juniper
4 108 (9.84%) Blue Coat
5 102 (9.29%) Fortinet
6 81 (7.38%) IronPort
7 75 (6.83%) Oracle
7 75 (6.83%) F5
8 70 (6.38%) Tufin
9 55 (5.01%) Microsoft
10 50 (4.55%) ArcSight
11 42 (3.83%) Splunk
12 37 (3.37%) Sourcefire
13 30 (2.73%) SAP
14 24 (2.19%) VMware
15 22 (2.00%) McAfee
16 20 (1.82%) Symantec
17 18 (1.64%) Websense
18 17 (1.55%) Trustwave
19 16 (1.46%) Citrix
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £5000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
2Source Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £100,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £70,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £80k
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £80k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £80k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£85,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £47,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 6,900 car allowance + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evolve IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago