The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 107 130
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 17 33 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.86% 1.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 30 8
Median salary £37,500 £65,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.30% +20.93%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.23% +30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1903 2244 1982
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.60% 96.06% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1666 1632
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,948 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Information Security
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) Sourcefire
4 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
4 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
4 7 (23.33%) F5
4 7 (23.33%) Presales
4 7 (23.33%) Palo Alto
4 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Threat Detection
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (20.00%) Nessus
5 6 (20.00%) Metasploit
5 6 (20.00%) Snort
6 5 (16.67%) Imperva
6 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.67%) Forcepoint
6 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) Aruba
6 5 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (13.33%) Internal Audit
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) MCSE
7 4 (13.33%) MCSA

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) CESG
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Information Security
2 7 (23.33%) Presales
3 6 (20.00%) Threat Detection
4 5 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (13.33%) Information Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Internal Audit
5 4 (13.33%) ISMS
5 4 (13.33%) Security Management
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.00%) SIEM
7 2 (6.67%) Business Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) MCSA
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CISM
4 3 (10.00%) CISSP
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (3.33%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.33%) OSCE
6 1 (3.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Snort
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Nessus
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.00%) QRadar
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Sourcefire
3 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) F5
3 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
3 7 (23.33%) Palo Alto
4 5 (16.67%) Aruba
4 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) Forcepoint
4 5 (16.67%) Imperva
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm