Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Security Consultant
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 300 368
Rank change year-on-year +4 +68 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 26 50 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 42
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% +2.88%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +1.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 City of London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (88.46%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (53.85%) PCI DSS
4 13 (50.00%) ISMS
5 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (34.62%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (34.62%) Security Management
6 9 (34.62%) Information Security Management
7 8 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
8 7 (26.92%) Law
9 6 (23.08%) Social Engineering
9 6 (23.08%) CREST Certified
9 6 (23.08%) Compliance Audit
9 6 (23.08%) GDPR
9 6 (23.08%) SIEM
10 5 (19.23%) OSCP
10 5 (19.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (19.23%) Firewall
10 5 (19.23%) Project Management
10 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Business Development
11 4 (15.38%) CESG
11 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
11 4 (15.38%) Local Government
11 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Banking
11 4 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (15.38%) CISSP

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) NFC
5 1 (3.85%) TACACS
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Burp Suite
1 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Law
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Local Government
4 3 (11.54%) Advertising
4 3 (11.54%) Games
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OAuth
1 1 (3.85%) OpenID
1 1 (3.85%) SailPoint
1 1 (3.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CESG
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (3.85%) Smart Energy
4 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Information Security
2 13 (50.00%) ISMS
3 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (34.62%) Information Security Management
4 9 (34.62%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (34.62%) Security Management
5 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 8 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (23.08%) Compliance Audit
6 6 (23.08%) SIEM
6 6 (23.08%) Social Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Business Development
8 4 (15.38%) Data Security
8 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Presales
8 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
9 3 (11.54%) OWASP
9 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CREST Certified
2 5 (19.23%) OSCP
3 4 (15.38%) CHECK Team Leader
3 4 (15.38%) CISA
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) CISM
5 2 (7.69%) CEH
5 2 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CCSP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CRISC
6 1 (3.85%) HPE ATP
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (53.85%) PCI DSS
2 6 (23.08%) GDPR
3 5 (19.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (11.54%) BS25999
6 2 (7.69%) QA
7 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
7 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Core Impact
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) CA
1 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
1 1 (3.85%) Cylance
1 1 (3.85%) F5
1 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
1 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow