Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 93 126
Rank change year-on-year -34 +33 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 25 46 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.92% 1.97% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.07% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25 28 28
Edinburgh median annual salary £31,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.00% -4.76% -19.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2607 2223 2934
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 95.37% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1463 1879
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (88.00%) Big Data
2 18 (72.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 18 (72.00%) Data Analytics
2 18 (72.00%) Analytics
2 18 (72.00%) Splunk
2 18 (72.00%) Security Monitoring
3 15 (60.00%) Linux
4 14 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (44.00%) Law
6 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 10 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (32.00%) Threat Management
8 7 (28.00%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (16.00%) Unix
10 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
10 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
11 2 (8.00%) SIEM
11 2 (8.00%) Degree
12 1 (4.00%) CISM
12 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (4.00%) Project Management
12 1 (4.00%) IIS
12 1 (4.00%) CISSP
12 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
12 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
12 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
12 1 (4.00%) IISP
12 1 (4.00%) Compliance Management
12 1 (4.00%) Risk and Compliance Management

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) Big Data
General
1 11 (44.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Analytics
1 18 (72.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 18 (72.00%) Data Analytics
1 18 (72.00%) Security Monitoring
2 14 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 8 (32.00%) Threat Management
5 7 (28.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) SIEM
8 1 (4.00%) Compliance Management
8 1 (4.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
8 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (4.00%) Presales
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 1 (4.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CISM
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Splunk
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) ArcSight