The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 80 101
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 22 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.77% 1.26% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.32% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 6
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £50,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,750 £55,000
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1179 1137 1344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.85% 95.87% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 729 652 841
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,100 £60,000 £66,600
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 Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 51 (87.93%) Splunk
2 43 (74.14%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (74.14%) Security Monitoring
3 32 (55.17%) Linux
4 21 (36.21%) Big Data
5 20 (34.48%) Law
6 16 (27.59%) Big Data Analytics
6 16 (27.59%) Data Analytics
6 16 (27.59%) Analytics
7 13 (22.41%) Security Architecture
7 13 (22.41%) Degree
8 12 (20.69%) Threat Management
8 12 (20.69%) Security Operations
9 11 (18.97%) Network Security
10 9 (15.52%) ArcSight
10 9 (15.52%) Project Management
11 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
11 8 (13.79%) Cognos Impromptu
11 8 (13.79%) Unix
11 8 (13.79%) Presales
11 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
11 8 (13.79%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (6.90%) Cyber Attack
14 3 (5.17%) Finance
15 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (3.45%) Firewall
15 2 (3.45%) CCSA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Network Security
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) Big Data
2 8 (13.79%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 20 (34.48%) Law
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) Cybersecurity
1 43 (74.14%) Security Monitoring
2 16 (27.59%) Analytics
2 16 (27.59%) Big Data Analytics
2 16 (27.59%) Data Analytics
3 13 (22.41%) Security Architecture
4 12 (20.69%) Security Operations
4 12 (20.69%) Threat Management
5 9 (15.52%) Project Management
6 8 (13.79%) Presales
6 8 (13.79%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.72%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.72%) IT Audit
8 1 (1.72%) Programme Governance
8 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) CCNP
2 2 (3.45%) CCSA
2 2 (3.45%) CCSE
2 2 (3.45%) CCSP
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) CISA
3 1 (1.72%) CISSP
3 1 (1.72%) CRISC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (87.93%) Splunk
2 9 (15.52%) ArcSight
3 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.72%) SAP