Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Consultant
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 208 197
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 47 50 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.74% 0.82% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.85% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 72
Berkshire median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% - -4.17%
10th Percentile £51,500 £36,500 £42,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £74,750 £80,000
South East median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% -4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,054 5,858 8,350
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.53% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,909 4,715 6,583
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 24 £65,000 +12.07% 9
Bracknell -24 2 £75,000 +66.67% 2
Maidenhead -39 2 £65,000 +73.33%
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (55.32%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (40.43%) CISSP
2 19 (40.43%) Information Security
3 17 (36.17%) CISM
4 13 (27.66%) Security Architecture
4 13 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (19.15%) Finance
5 9 (19.15%) Data Protection
6 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.89%) Network Security
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco
7 7 (14.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.77%) Degree
9 5 (10.64%) PKI
9 5 (10.64%) Threat Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) SIEM
9 5 (10.64%) CISA
9 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
9 5 (10.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (10.64%) Security Auditing
9 5 (10.64%) GDPR
10 4 (8.51%) CREST Certified
10 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (8.51%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.51%) ITIL
10 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
10 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.51%) Telecoms

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Network Security
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.26%) WebEx
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.13%) IOS XR
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless Security
4 1 (2.13%) WLAN
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) PKI
2 4 (8.51%) SCADA
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (40.43%) Information Security
3 13 (27.66%) Security Architecture
4 9 (19.15%) Data Protection
5 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.64%) Security Auditing
6 5 (10.64%) SIEM
6 5 (10.64%) Threat Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 4 (8.51%) OpenUP
7 4 (8.51%) Presales
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) SABSA
8 3 (6.38%) Fraud Detection
8 3 (6.38%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) C++
1 1 (2.13%) Java
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) PHP
1 1 (2.13%) Python
1 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) CISSP
2 17 (36.17%) CISM
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (12.77%) Degree
6 5 (10.64%) CISA
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.51%) CREST Certified
7 4 (8.51%) CRISC
8 3 (6.38%) SSCP
9 2 (4.26%) CCNP
9 2 (4.26%) CCSP
9 2 (4.26%) ISSAP
9 2 (4.26%) PCI QSA
9 2 (4.26%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (2.13%) CCDP
10 1 (2.13%) CCIE
10 1 (2.13%) CCNA
10 1 (2.13%) CLAS
10 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.64%) GDPR
2 5 (10.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.26%) COBIT
4 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) CASB
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.51%) F5
4 3 (6.38%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.26%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.26%) Juniper
5 2 (4.26%) McAfee
5 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.26%) Qualys
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) Trend Micro
6 1 (2.13%) Aruba
6 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.13%) Sophos
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec
6 1 (2.13%) VMware