Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £57,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Security Adviser
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1156 1161 1256
Rank change year-on-year +5 +95 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 18 37 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.022% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 12 36 14
England median annual salary £57,750 £72,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.34% +51.04% -12.73%
10th Percentile £36,025 £39,375 £45,500
90th Percentile £66,925 £78,125 £70,250
UK median annual salary £57,750 £72,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -20.34% +51.04% -12.73%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
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% -

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Advisor in England

Security Advisor
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Advisor in England

Security Advisor
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Advisor in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Advisor in England

Security Advisor
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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 +12 13 £60,000 -17.24% 1
South East +45 3 £34,000 -38.74%
Midlands +33 2 £38,750 -46.55%
West Midlands +15 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Security Advisor
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (38.89%) CISM
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 6 (33.33%) CISA
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) CISSP
5 5 (27.78%) C
5 5 (27.78%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
5 5 (27.78%) CEH
5 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (22.22%) CRISC
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) SDLC
7 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
7 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Security Testing

Security Advisor 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) DMZ
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Blockchain
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) C
2 5 (27.78%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISM
2 6 (33.33%) CISA
2 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 5 (27.78%) CEH
4 4 (22.22%) CRISC
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (11.11%) GIAC
6 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (5.56%) GDPR
4 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft