The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 888 941
Rank change year-on-year +31 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 9 23 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 12
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -29.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £45,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £69,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £45,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -18.33% -33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Advisor in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 5 £50,000 +1.01%
South East - 2 £34,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Security Advisor
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) CISSP
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Information Security Governance
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) COBIT
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
6 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) CISM
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Unix
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) DMZ
7 2 (20.00%) CISA
7 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) Security Operations

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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) DMZ
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AppScan
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security Governance
5 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
5 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Encryption
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
7 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CRISC
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) CEH
4 1 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
4 1 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) COBIT
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (10.00%) GDPR
4 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Veracode