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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 481 524 474
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 480 410 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 347 308 360
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £39,000 £41,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +39 443 £57,500 +11.11% 56
London +43 189 £62,500 +13.63% 21
South East -8 94 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Berkshire +24 57 £60,000 +20.00% 4
City of London +21 47 £62,500 +16.27% 3
South West +4 44 £62,500 +38.88% 5
East of England +30 42 £44,000 +41.93% 3
North West +13 34 £57,500 +40.24% 6
West Yorkshire +11 30 £50,000 - 4
Leeds +10 30 £50,000 - 4
Yorkshire +4 30 £50,000 -1.96% 4
Hertfordshire +14 23 £44,000 -
Manchester +7 21 £57,500 +40.24% 5
Scotland +13 18 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Bristol -13 15 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Wiltshire +17 14 £51,576 +14.61% 2
Swindon +12 14 £51,576 +14.61% 2
Gloucestershire +9 13 £65,000 +28.71% 2
Reading -18 13 £50,000 +3.09% 2
West Midlands -15 12 £65,000 +4.00% 1
Cheshire - 12 £57,500 - 1
Surrey -18 11 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Newbury +9 10 £61,250 +25.00%
Bedfordshire - 10 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire -15 8 £51,502 +3.00% 1
Birmingham -15 8 £65,000 +5.26%
Newmarket - 8 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £60,000 - 1
Suffolk - 8 £35,000 -
Edinburgh +6 7 £55,000 -15.38% 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 510 (52.42%) Information Security
2 325 (33.40%) CISSP
3 271 (27.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 226 (23.23%) Firewall
5 201 (20.66%) Network Security
6 197 (20.25%) Security Architecture
7 194 (19.94%) Cisco
8 190 (19.53%) CheckPoint
9 173 (17.78%) Juniper
10 165 (16.96%) Security Cleared
11 159 (16.34%) PCI DSS
12 156 (16.03%) CISM
13 152 (15.62%) Finance
13 152 (15.62%) Cyber Security
14 141 (14.49%) Penetration Testing
15 137 (14.08%) Risk Management
16 136 (13.98%) SIEM
17 120 (12.33%) SC Cleared
18 118 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
19 117 (12.02%) ITIL
20 110 (11.31%) Degree
21 109 (11.20%) Windows
22 104 (10.69%) F5
23 103 (10.59%) Management Information System
24 100 (10.28%) CISA
25 99 (10.17%) Linux
26 91 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
27 90 (9.25%) Fortinet
28 88 (9.04%) Blue Coat
29 82 (8.43%) PCI QSA

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (1.95%) IIS
2 6 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.21%) Apache
5 2 (0.21%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.10%) CMS
6 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.64%) MS Office
4 11 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.92%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
1 20 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (1.75%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.31%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (0.21%) PaaS
2 2 (0.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 226 (23.23%) Firewall
2 201 (20.66%) Network Security
3 68 (6.99%) Cisco ASA
4 65 (6.68%) LAN
5 63 (6.47%) VPN
6 55 (5.65%) WAN
7 54 (5.55%) Wireless
8 52 (5.34%) TCP/IP
9 51 (5.24%) DNS
10 41 (4.21%) Cisco PIX
11 38 (3.91%) DHCP
12 32 (3.29%) MPLS
12 32 (3.29%) NetScreen
13 30 (3.08%) OSPF
13 30 (3.08%) BGP
14 28 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (2.77%) Cisco ISE
16 25 (2.57%) SSL
17 24 (2.47%) Wireshark
17 24 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.19%) Oracle Database
2 16 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.72%) Big Data
5 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
1 3 (0.31%) Bugzilla
1 3 (0.31%) CruiseControl
1 3 (0.31%) JIRA
1 3 (0.31%) Hudson
1 3 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.10%) Ant
2 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
General
1 152 (15.62%) Finance
2 64 (6.58%) Banking
3 54 (5.55%) Telecoms
4 53 (5.45%) Retail
5 40 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.80%) Games
7 33 (3.39%) Law
8 31 (3.19%) Marketing
9 13 (1.34%) Legal
10 12 (1.23%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.10%) French Language
15 1 (0.10%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.54%) HTML
2 13 (1.34%) SAML
3 11 (1.13%) Ajax
4 10 (1.03%) OAuth
5 8 (0.82%) OpenID
6 7 (0.72%) REST
6 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
7 6 (0.62%) Middleware
7 6 (0.62%) JSP
8 5 (0.51%) .NET
8 5 (0.51%) Web Services
8 5 (0.51%) WSDL
9 2 (0.21%) JMS
9 2 (0.21%) Spring
9 2 (0.21%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.21%) Java SE
10 1 (0.10%) JSON
10 1 (0.10%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.10%) JNI
10 1 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.59%) Management Information System
2 42 (4.32%) CESG
3 39 (4.01%) RMADS
4 34 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (1.95%) Mathematics
7 18 (1.85%) Visualisation
7 18 (1.85%) SCADA
7 18 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
7 18 (1.85%) Cryptography
8 11 (1.13%) CCTV
9 10 (1.03%) PKI
10 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.62%) Replication
11 6 (0.62%) e-Health
12 5 (0.51%) Smartcard
13 4 (0.41%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.41%) Open Source
14 3 (0.31%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 109 (11.20%) Windows
2 99 (10.17%) Linux
3 45 (4.62%) UNIX
4 4 (0.41%) Solaris
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) Android
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (52.42%) Information Security
2 197 (20.25%) Security Architecture
3 152 (15.62%) Cyber Security
4 141 (14.49%) Penetration Testing
5 137 (14.08%) Risk Management
6 136 (13.98%) SIEM
7 117 (12.02%) ITIL
8 91 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (8.02%) Vulnerability Management
10 74 (7.61%) Business Development
10 74 (7.61%) Security Management
11 70 (7.19%) PRINCE2
12 65 (6.68%) Risk Assessment
13 62 (6.37%) Project Management
14 61 (6.27%) TOGAF
15 56 (5.76%) Information Assurance
16 54 (5.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 41 (4.21%) Service Delivery
18 40 (4.11%) Business Continuity
18 40 (4.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.76%) SQL
2 31 (3.19%) Java
3 28 (2.88%) C
4 13 (1.34%) C++
5 11 (1.13%) C#
6 9 (0.92%) PHP
6 9 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.51%) Tcl
8 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.41%) Python
10 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.10%) Ruby
10 1 (0.10%) Perl
10 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.10%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 325 (33.40%) CISSP
2 165 (16.96%) Security Cleared
3 156 (16.03%) CISM
4 120 (12.33%) SC Cleared
5 118 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (11.31%) Degree
7 100 (10.28%) CISA
8 82 (8.43%) PCI QSA
9 79 (8.12%) CCNP
10 72 (7.40%) CCSE
11 67 (6.89%) CCIE
12 60 (6.17%) CRISC
13 33 (3.39%) OSCP
13 33 (3.39%) OSCE
14 29 (2.98%) DV Cleared
14 29 (2.98%) JNCIP
15 21 (2.16%) CCNA
16 20 (2.06%) CCSA
17 18 (1.85%) GIAC
18 17 (1.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (27.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (16.34%) PCI DSS
3 32 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (2.47%) COBIT
5 19 (1.95%) QA
6 8 (0.82%) BS25999
7 6 (0.62%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.31%) GPG13
9 2 (0.21%) BS7799
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) SLA
10 1 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
10 1 (0.10%) WAI
10 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 23 (2.36%) Active Directory
1 23 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.03%) Snort
3 6 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.41%) Nmap
5 3 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.10%) Squid
6 1 (0.10%) RACF
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.51%) Nessus
2 5 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.31%) logstash
4 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.10%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.10%) Nagios
5 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 194 (19.94%) Cisco
2 190 (19.53%) CheckPoint
3 173 (17.78%) Juniper
4 104 (10.69%) F5
5 90 (9.25%) Fortinet
6 88 (9.04%) Blue Coat
7 51 (5.24%) Microsoft
8 44 (4.52%) Oracle
8 44 (4.52%) ArcSight
9 30 (3.08%) Splunk
9 30 (3.08%) IronPort
10 29 (2.98%) Tufin
10 29 (2.98%) Websense
11 28 (2.88%) Sourcefire
12 24 (2.47%) VMware
13 23 (2.36%) Citrix
14 19 (1.95%) HP
15 18 (1.85%) SAP
16 16 (1.64%) McAfee
17 12 (1.23%) Brocade
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harris Global
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £77,200 per annum (£70k basic + £7,200 TA) + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Please discuss
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
UK
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Harris Global
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
2Source Talent
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VIQU
Salary: £70k - 80k per year + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago