The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 403 479 519
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 696 567 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.55% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 524 447 430
Median salary £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +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
94167 103508 112247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.20% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79244 85842 90577
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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 29 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 619 £57,500 - 74
London +65 283 £62,500 +8.69% 27
South East +80 156 £52,500 -4.54% 20
Berkshire +5 61 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Reading +20 41 £53,750 -14.00% 3
Scotland +11 40 £52,000 +3.99% 1
South West +14 35 £65,000 +30.00% 6
North West +22 34 £50,000 - 5
West Midlands -10 33 £65,000 +13.04% 7
City of London +52 26 £65,000 +13.04% 8
Surrey +48 24 £65,000 -7.14% 4
Edinburgh +24 24 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +19 24 £60,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire +23 23 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Manchester -1 23 £50,000 - 4
West Yorkshire +20 22 £60,000 -14.28% 3
Birmingham -31 21 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Kent - 21 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +27 19 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Bristol +23 16 £65,000 +30.00% 2
East of England +13 15 £55,000 +13.98% 3
North East - 15 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +16 12 £46,500 +3.33% 3
Gloucestershire -6 12 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Hertfordshire +19 10 £55,000 +9.45% 2
Leatherhead - 10 £65,000 - 2
Aberdeen - 8 - -
Durham - 8 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 7 £65,000 -
Cheshire +34 6 £47,500 -13.63% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 717 (46.02%) Cybersecurity
2 685 (43.97%) Information Security
3 576 (36.97%) CISSP
4 509 (32.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 411 (26.38%) Security Architecture
6 372 (23.88%) Degree
7 368 (23.62%) Security Cleared
8 366 (23.49%) PCI DSS
9 345 (22.14%) Network Security
10 331 (21.25%) Finance
11 321 (20.60%) SIEM
12 303 (19.45%) SC Cleared
13 300 (19.26%) CISM
14 271 (17.39%) Risk Management
15 259 (16.62%) Firewall
16 242 (15.53%) Presales
17 241 (15.47%) Penetration Testing
18 222 (14.25%) Security Operations
19 201 (12.90%) CISA
20 176 (11.30%) Data Protection
21 156 (10.01%) Cisco
22 155 (9.95%) Security Operations Centre
23 154 (9.88%) Data Centre
24 142 (9.11%) Management Information System
25 140 (8.99%) ArcSight
26 138 (8.86%) PKI
27 130 (8.34%) Risk Assessment
28 128 (8.22%) CheckPoint
29 126 (8.09%) Windows
30 120 (7.70%) Project Management

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 84 (5.39%) IIS
2 12 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.58%) Apache
4 9 (0.58%) Apache Pig
5 8 (0.51%) SAS
6 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.13%) CICS
7 2 (0.13%) Drupal
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Portal
7 2 (0.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.064%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.22%) MS Office
4 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 48 (3.08%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.32%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.26%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.77%) SaaS
3 8 (0.51%) IaaS
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.45%) PaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.064%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 345 (22.14%) Network Security
2 259 (16.62%) Firewall
3 67 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
4 60 (3.85%) LAN
5 55 (3.53%) Internet
6 54 (3.47%) Wireless
7 45 (2.89%) VPN
8 39 (2.50%) WAN
9 35 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 31 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (1.28%) MPLS
13 19 (1.22%) BGP
14 14 (0.90%) DNS
15 13 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (0.83%) OSPF
15 13 (0.83%) Wireless Security
16 11 (0.71%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.41%) Big Data
2 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
3 13 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 8 (0.51%) SAP BW
5 7 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.39%) SAP HANA
7 5 (0.32%) GIS
7 5 (0.32%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.064%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.064%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.064%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.064%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.51%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.32%) AppScan
4 4 (0.26%) JIRA
4 4 (0.26%) sqlmap
5 3 (0.19%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.19%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.19%) Hudson
5 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.064%) Paros
7 1 (0.064%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 331 (21.25%) Finance
2 73 (4.69%) Legal
3 70 (4.49%) Law
4 48 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.95%) Banking
6 32 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 31 (1.99%) Retail
8 25 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.77%) Marketing
10 8 (0.51%) Publishing
11 7 (0.45%) Games
11 7 (0.45%) Military
12 5 (0.32%) Electronics
12 5 (0.32%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.26%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.13%) Back Office
15 2 (0.13%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.98%) .NET
2 15 (0.96%) SAML
3 11 (0.71%) J2EE
3 11 (0.71%) Regular Expression
4 10 (0.64%) SAP Basis
5 8 (0.51%) ZeroMQ
6 7 (0.45%) Web Services
7 5 (0.32%) HTML
8 4 (0.26%) POSIX
9 2 (0.13%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.13%) Flash
9 2 (0.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.064%) Middleware
10 1 (0.064%) OAuth
10 1 (0.064%) OpenID
10 1 (0.064%) REST
10 1 (0.064%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.064%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.064%) SOAP
10 1 (0.064%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.95%) Security Operations Centre
2 154 (9.88%) Data Centre
3 142 (9.11%) Management Information System
4 138 (8.86%) PKI
5 88 (5.65%) Computer Science
6 81 (5.20%) CESG
7 80 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
8 58 (3.72%) Cyber Attack
9 39 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
10 35 (2.25%) CESG CLAS
11 32 (2.05%) Cryptography
12 31 (1.99%) Mobile App
13 29 (1.86%) Mathematics
14 28 (1.80%) Blog
15 25 (1.60%) Cybercrime
15 25 (1.60%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.60%) iPad
16 17 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
16 17 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
17 14 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 126 (8.09%) Windows
2 66 (4.24%) Linux
3 61 (3.92%) Unix
4 31 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.51%) CentOS
7 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.26%) Android
8 4 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.19%) Debian
9 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.064%) Solaris
11 1 (0.064%) VMS
11 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (46.02%) Cybersecurity
2 685 (43.97%) Information Security
3 411 (26.38%) Security Architecture
4 321 (20.60%) SIEM
5 271 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 242 (15.53%) Presales
7 241 (15.47%) Penetration Testing
8 222 (14.25%) Security Operations
9 176 (11.30%) Data Protection
10 130 (8.34%) Risk Assessment
11 120 (7.70%) Project Management
12 117 (7.51%) Identity Management
12 117 (7.51%) Security Management
13 108 (6.93%) ITIL
14 107 (6.87%) Vulnerability Management
15 100 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 99 (6.35%) Threat Analysis
17 96 (6.16%) Identity Access Management
18 89 (5.71%) Fraud Detection
19 87 (5.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 109 (7.00%) C
2 90 (5.78%) Java
3 82 (5.26%) C++
4 65 (4.17%) PHP
5 62 (3.98%) C#
6 51 (3.27%) Python
7 48 (3.08%) VB.NET
8 24 (1.54%) Objective-C
9 23 (1.48%) Perl
10 16 (1.03%) ABAP
10 16 (1.03%) SQL
11 15 (0.96%) PowerShell
12 13 (0.83%) Ruby
13 10 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.39%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.19%) VB
17 2 (0.13%) CLIST
17 2 (0.13%) REXX
17 2 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 576 (36.97%) CISSP
2 372 (23.88%) Degree
3 368 (23.62%) Security Cleared
4 303 (19.45%) SC Cleared
5 300 (19.26%) CISM
6 201 (12.90%) CISA
7 116 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
8 115 (7.38%) CREST Certified
9 99 (6.35%) CLAS
10 90 (5.78%) CESG Certified Professional
11 86 (5.52%) CEH
12 85 (5.46%) IISP
13 80 (5.13%) CRISC
14 72 (4.62%) CCNP
15 64 (4.11%) DV Cleared
16 60 (3.85%) OSCP
16 60 (3.85%) SANS
17 56 (3.59%) PCI QSA
18 41 (2.63%) CCSE
19 40 (2.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (32.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 366 (23.49%) PCI DSS
3 62 (3.98%) ISO22301
4 58 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 50 (3.21%) ISO27002
6 42 (2.70%) ISO27005
7 38 (2.44%) COBIT
8 29 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 29 (1.86%) QA
9 28 (1.80%) RMADS
10 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.58%) GPG13
12 8 (0.51%) BS25999
12 8 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.51%) SSAE 16
13 6 (0.39%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.32%) GxP
14 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
16 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 38 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.32%) Snort
5 3 (0.19%) RACF
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.064%) Docker
7 1 (0.064%) KVM
7 1 (0.064%) pfSense
7 1 (0.064%) UAG
7 1 (0.064%) vCloud
7 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (2.89%) QRadar
2 15 (0.96%) Nessus
3 14 (0.90%) Nmap
4 11 (0.71%) FortiGate
4 11 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.45%) RSA Archer
6 6 (0.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 6 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.39%) OpenAM
6 6 (0.39%) OpenIDM
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.13%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.13%) SCOM
9 2 (0.13%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.064%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 156 (10.01%) Cisco
2 140 (8.99%) ArcSight
3 128 (8.22%) CheckPoint
4 107 (6.87%) Splunk
5 89 (5.71%) F5
6 87 (5.58%) Palo Alto
7 75 (4.81%) Juniper
8 73 (4.69%) SAP
9 57 (3.66%) Fortinet
10 49 (3.15%) Microsoft
11 46 (2.95%) Blue Coat
12 33 (2.12%) Intel Security
13 32 (2.05%) VMware
14 30 (1.93%) Qualys
15 27 (1.73%) Riverbed
16 25 (1.60%) HP
17 23 (1.48%) Forcepoint
18 20 (1.28%) IBM
18 20 (1.28%) Sourcefire
19 18 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Acumin
Salary: Competitive including benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Recann
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Tech
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £56,000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago