The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 65 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 +31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 36 35 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.21% 2.61% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.80% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33 34 7
Median salary £32,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.09% -4.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  

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 1069 1249 1297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.36% 93.28% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 693 840 786
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 50 (96.15%) Splunk
2 35 (67.31%) Security Monitoring
3 32 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (44.23%) Linux
5 19 (36.54%) Network Security
5 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
6 18 (34.62%) Law
7 13 (25.00%) Degree
8 12 (23.08%) Security Architecture
9 11 (21.15%) Project Management
9 11 (21.15%) ArcSight
10 10 (19.23%) Finance
11 9 (17.31%) Retail
11 9 (17.31%) CCSE
11 9 (17.31%) Fortinet
11 9 (17.31%) FortiGate
11 9 (17.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (17.31%) CheckPoint
11 9 (17.31%) Cisco
11 9 (17.31%) CCSP
11 9 (17.31%) CCNP
11 9 (17.31%) CCSA
11 9 (17.31%) Firewall
12 8 (15.38%) Unix
13 7 (13.46%) Cognos Impromptu
13 7 (13.46%) Presales
14 6 (11.54%) Security Operations
14 6 (11.54%) CISSP
14 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software

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 5 (9.62%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) Network Security
2 9 (17.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) Cognos Impromptu
2 6 (11.54%) Big Data
General
1 18 (34.62%) Law
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
3 9 (17.31%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (17.31%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Security Monitoring
2 32 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 11 (21.15%) Project Management
5 7 (13.46%) Presales
6 6 (11.54%) Security Operations
7 5 (9.62%) Information Security
8 4 (7.69%) Compliance Management
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Management
8 4 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.69%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (3.85%) Threat Management
10 1 (1.92%) Business Development
10 1 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.92%) Identity Access Management
10 1 (1.92%) IT Audit
10 1 (1.92%) Programme Governance
10 1 (1.92%) Records Management
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) CCNP
2 9 (17.31%) CCSA
2 9 (17.31%) CCSE
2 9 (17.31%) CCSP
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.54%) CISSP
4 5 (9.62%) IISP
5 2 (3.85%) CISA
6 1 (1.92%) CISM
6 1 (1.92%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (96.15%) Splunk
2 11 (21.15%) ArcSight
3 9 (17.31%) CheckPoint
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco
3 9 (17.31%) Fortinet
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) SAP