Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 177 178
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 8 17 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.22% 0.44% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.46% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 37
Birmingham median annual salary £61,250 £37,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.33% -42.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £38,125 £30,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,000 £108,750
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £38,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +19.35% -40.38% +13.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,571 3,691 4,616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 96.27% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,590 2,975 3,446
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Meraki
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) DNA

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (12.50%) DNA
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Security Auditing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PCI QSA
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (12.50%) NIST 800
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CASB
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (25.00%) Meraki
2 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Aruba
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware