Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Information Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 968 961 1070
Rank change year-on-year -7 +109 +70
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 180 228 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 158 203 171
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £47,125 £43,750 £40,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £92,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 57 £65,000 -3.70% 3
South East +62 48 £57,500 - 2
North of England -6 31 £52,500 - 4
Yorkshire +40 23 £52,500 +2.44% 4
East of England +39 23 £65,000 -13.33%
South West +31 15 £55,000 -12.00%
North West -25 8 £60,000 +14.29%
Midlands +35 6 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +17 6 £55,000 -12.00%
Information Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Information 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 England region featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 177 (98.33%) Information Security
2 128 (71.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (53.89%) CISSP
4 71 (39.44%) CISM
4 71 (39.44%) Finance
5 65 (36.11%) Risk Management
6 58 (32.22%) Cybersecurity
7 50 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
8 49 (27.22%) PCI DSS
9 44 (24.44%) Data Protection
10 39 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 36 (20.00%) ITIL
12 34 (18.89%) Management Information System
13 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (18.33%) CRAMM
14 30 (16.67%) CISA
15 29 (16.11%) OWASP
16 28 (15.56%) Project Management
16 28 (15.56%) GDPR
17 26 (14.44%) Security Cleared
18 25 (13.89%) ISMS
18 25 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (13.89%) Cyber Essentials
19 24 (13.33%) SC Cleared
20 23 (12.78%) Security Management
21 22 (12.22%) Security Architecture
22 21 (11.67%) Data Protection Act
22 21 (11.67%) PRINCE2
23 20 (11.11%) Windows

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.11%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.11%) Firewall
2 10 (5.56%) VPN
3 9 (5.00%) DHCP
3 9 (5.00%) DNS
3 9 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 9 (5.00%) LAN
3 9 (5.00%) SAN
3 9 (5.00%) VLAN
3 9 (5.00%) VoIP
3 9 (5.00%) WAN
3 9 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (4.44%) Internet
4 8 (4.44%) Network Security
5 3 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.56%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 71 (39.44%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Legal
3 8 (4.44%) Retail
4 6 (3.33%) Law
5 5 (2.78%) Banking
5 5 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.22%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Games
7 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) Middleware
1 1 (0.56%) OAuth
1 1 (0.56%) OpenID
1 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.89%) Management Information System
2 25 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.67%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (5.00%) User Experience
6 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.78%) CESG
8 4 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.67%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.11%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.89%) Unix
4 6 (3.33%) Linux
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (98.33%) Information Security
2 65 (36.11%) Risk Management
3 58 (32.22%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
5 44 (24.44%) Data Protection
6 36 (20.00%) ITIL
7 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (18.33%) CRAMM
7 33 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
8 29 (16.11%) OWASP
9 28 (15.56%) Project Management
10 25 (13.89%) ISMS
11 23 (12.78%) Security Management
12 22 (12.22%) Security Architecture
13 21 (11.67%) PRINCE2
14 20 (11.11%) Information Security Management
14 20 (11.11%) Waterfall
15 17 (9.44%) Remediation Plan
16 14 (7.78%) Incident Management
17 13 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.11%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.56%) SQL
3 9 (5.00%) VBScript
4 4 (2.22%) C
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) Korn
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (53.89%) CISSP
2 71 (39.44%) CISM
3 30 (16.67%) CISA
4 26 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 24 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.33%) CRISC
7 14 (7.78%) Degree
8 12 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.89%) PCI QSA
11 6 (3.33%) CCAA
11 6 (3.33%) CCNA
11 6 (3.33%) CEH
11 6 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (3.33%) MCSA
11 6 (3.33%) MCSE
11 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (71.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (27.22%) PCI DSS
3 39 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 28 (15.56%) GDPR
5 25 (13.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (3.89%) COBIT
9 7 (3.89%) ISO 22301
10 6 (3.33%) SAS 70
11 4 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.67%) BS25999
12 3 (1.67%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.67%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.67%) JSP 440
13 2 (1.11%) QA
13 2 (1.11%) RMADS
14 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) EnCase
1 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.56%) Nessus
1 1 (0.56%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.56%) Nmap
1 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (5.56%) HP
1 10 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.00%) Cisco
2 9 (5.00%) Citrix
2 9 (5.00%) VMware
3 6 (3.33%) SonicWALL
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle
5 2 (1.11%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.56%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.56%) CA
6 1 (0.56%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.56%) Cylance
6 1 (0.56%) F5
6 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.56%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.56%) Splunk
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec