Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Consultant was £47,500 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.

IT Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 987 1066
Rank change year-on-year -109 +79 +60
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 52 202 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 162 167
England median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -17.39% +9.52% +5.00%

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% -

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Consultant in England

IT Security Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IT Security Consultant in England

IT Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for IT Security Consultant in England

IT 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 IT 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
South East +4 21 £47,500 +5.56% 1
London -45 13 £53,750 -14.00% 4
North of England -21 10 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £45,000 -23.40% 1
North West -3 5 £47,500 -13.64%
East of England +18 4 £61,250 +28.95%
Midlands +23 3 - -
West Midlands +6 3 - -
South West +16 2 £70,000 +7.69%
IT Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 36 (69.23%) Information Security
2 29 (55.77%) CISSP
3 21 (40.38%) Firewall
4 20 (38.46%) CISM
4 20 (38.46%) Presales
5 19 (36.54%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (30.77%) Project Management
8 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (25.00%) ITIL
10 12 (23.08%) Finance
11 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
11 11 (21.15%) Degree
12 10 (19.23%) Cisco
12 10 (19.23%) Windows
12 10 (19.23%) LAN
13 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
13 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
13 9 (17.31%) Middleware
13 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (17.31%) CEH
13 9 (17.31%) SIEM
13 9 (17.31%) SDLC
14 8 (15.38%) Cryptanalysis
14 8 (15.38%) Social Engineering
14 8 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (15.38%) iSeries
14 8 (15.38%) Content Management
14 8 (15.38%) Spreadsheet

IT 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 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
3 10 (19.23%) LAN
4 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (15.38%) HTTP
5 8 (15.38%) SMTP
5 8 (15.38%) WAN
5 8 (15.38%) Wireless
6 6 (11.54%) Network Security
7 4 (7.69%) VPN
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.92%) DNS
9 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.92%) MPLS
9 1 (1.92%) TACACS
9 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) GIS
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.92%) OAuth
3 1 (1.92%) OpenID
3 1 (1.92%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.92%) SAML
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) iSeries
1 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (7.69%) iPad
5 3 (5.77%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.77%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) CESG
7 1 (1.92%) Derivative
7 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.92%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Solaris
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Information Security
2 20 (38.46%) Presales
3 19 (36.54%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Project Management
5 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (25.00%) ITIL
7 9 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
7 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
7 9 (17.31%) SDLC
7 9 (17.31%) SIEM
8 8 (15.38%) Content Management
8 8 (15.38%) Cryptanalysis
8 8 (15.38%) Social Engineering
9 7 (13.46%) Data Protection
10 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (9.62%) Change Control
11 5 (9.62%) PRINCE
11 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) CISSP
2 20 (38.46%) CISM
3 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 9 (17.31%) CEH
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.54%) CCNA
6 6 (11.54%) CISA
7 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) CCIE
9 3 (5.77%) CCNP
9 3 (5.77%) CIMA
9 3 (5.77%) CLAS
10 2 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.85%) MCP
10 2 (3.85%) MCSE
10 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.38%) QA
3 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (5.77%) COBIT
5 3 (5.77%) GDPR
6 2 (3.85%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) QRadar
2 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Cisco
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) F5
3 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
4 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.62%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.77%) IBM
5 3 (5.77%) LogRhythm
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) CA
6 1 (1.92%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.92%) Cylance
6 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.92%) Varonis