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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 200 170 200
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 11 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.29% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £65,000 £58,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.63% +23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -2.85%
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
4870 4250 4606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.04% 95.23% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 3506 3905
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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
(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 -15 6 £62,500 +13.63%
Coventry - 3 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 16 (47.06%) CISSP
2 15 (44.12%) PCI DSS
3 13 (38.24%) PCI QSA
3 13 (38.24%) ITIL
4 12 (35.29%) Cisco
4 12 (35.29%) Firewall
4 12 (35.29%) Network Security
5 11 (32.35%) Information Security
6 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (29.41%) CRISC
7 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
7 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (23.53%) CCNP
8 8 (23.53%) CISM
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (20.59%) Fortinet
10 6 (17.65%) Sourcefire
10 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.65%) Security Management
10 6 (17.65%) Juniper
10 6 (17.65%) VPN
11 5 (14.71%) DNS
11 5 (14.71%) SSL
11 5 (14.71%) DHCP
11 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
11 5 (14.71%) CISA
11 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (14.71%) Games
11 5 (14.71%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (2.94%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
1 12 (35.29%) Network Security
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (17.65%) VPN
4 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 5 (14.71%) SSL
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
5 4 (11.76%) LAN
5 4 (11.76%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) MPLS
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) FWSM
6 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.88%) HSRP
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless
6 2 (5.88%) Frame Relay
6 2 (5.88%) IPsec
6 2 (5.88%) VLAN
6 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
1 5 (14.71%) Games
1 5 (14.71%) Banking
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Law
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) SAML
1 1 (2.94%) OAuth
1 1 (2.94%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) CESG
2 2 (5.88%) SecurID
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 11 (32.35%) Information Security
3 6 (17.65%) Security Management
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) SIEM
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) Network Design
6 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security Management
6 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 2 (5.88%) OWASP
7 2 (5.88%) Network Management
7 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) CISSP
2 13 (38.24%) PCI QSA
3 10 (29.41%) CRISC
4 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (23.53%) CCNP
5 8 (23.53%) CISM
6 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) CCSE
7 5 (14.71%) CISA
8 4 (11.76%) CCNA
9 2 (5.88%) CCDP
9 2 (5.88%) CEH
9 2 (5.88%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.88%) CCSA
9 2 (5.88%) CCIE
9 2 (5.88%) OSCP
9 2 (5.88%) OSCE
10 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) PCI DSS
2 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.94%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.59%) Fortinet
4 6 (17.65%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) Sourcefire
5 5 (14.71%) F5
6 3 (8.82%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (5.88%) Aruba
7 2 (5.88%) VMware