The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 197 206 192
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 21 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 13
Average salary £56,250 £62,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.27% +10.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,100 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,850 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
Security Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5473 4985 4664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.37% 95.39% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4846 4263 4066
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Security Consultant Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Security Consultant Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -4 17 £55,000 -11.29% 1
Coventry - 1 £65,000 - 1
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (45.16%) Information Security
2 13 (41.94%) CISSP
3 12 (38.71%) PCI DSS
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco
4 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) Network Security
6 8 (25.81%) PCI QSA
6 8 (25.81%) Cyber Security
7 7 (22.58%) Business Development
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (22.58%) CCNP
8 6 (19.35%) Sourcefire
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
9 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (16.13%) VPN
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
9 5 (16.13%) CISM
9 5 (16.13%) Advertising
10 4 (12.90%) Security Management
10 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.90%) MPLS
10 4 (12.90%) CCNA
10 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
10 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
10 4 (12.90%) CRISC

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) Network Security
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) SSL
6 3 (9.68%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) IKE
7 2 (6.45%) IPX
7 2 (6.45%) IPX/SPX
7 2 (6.45%) PPP
7 2 (6.45%) RIP
7 2 (6.45%) SNMP
7 2 (6.45%) LAN
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) WAN
7 2 (6.45%) POP3
7 2 (6.45%) SMTP
General
1 5 (16.13%) Advertising
2 3 (9.68%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) CESG
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Information Security
2 8 (25.81%) Cyber Security
3 7 (22.58%) Business Development
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (12.90%) Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) Network Design
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) SIEM
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CISSP
2 8 (25.81%) PCI QSA
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (22.58%) CCNP
4 5 (16.13%) CISM
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) CRISC
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
6 3 (9.68%) CCDP
6 3 (9.68%) CISA
6 3 (9.68%) CCIE
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) CCSE
7 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) PCI DSS
2 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.45%) GPG13
4 1 (3.23%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
1 2 (6.45%) Squid
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Sourcefire
3 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.68%) Juniper
5 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) Websense
6 2 (6.45%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) McAfee
7 1 (3.23%) HP
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