Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 468 560
Rank change year-on-year -66 +92 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 818 1080 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.60% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.63% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 655 830 803
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year - +6.19% +2.73%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in England

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 Security Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 -31 423 £60,000 -7.69% 26
South East -29 157 £58,000 +10.48% 10
East of England +47 75 £62,500 +13.64% 2
North of England -57 66 £55,000 +1.85% 21
South West +1 42 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Midlands +15 39 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire +9 36 £55,000 +2.33% 5
West Midlands 0 32 £47,500 -26.92% 5
North West -59 30 £60,000 +14.29% 12
East Midlands +32 5 £75,000 +7.14% 1
North East -11 2 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 460 (56.23%) Information Security
2 326 (39.85%) CISSP
3 314 (38.39%) Cybersecurity
4 312 (38.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 238 (29.10%) CISM
6 188 (22.98%) Risk Management
6 188 (22.98%) Finance
7 170 (20.78%) Penetration Testing
8 163 (19.93%) PCI DSS
9 157 (19.19%) Network Security
10 156 (19.07%) Firewall
11 138 (16.87%) Data Protection
12 126 (15.40%) Security Architecture
13 117 (14.30%) Degree
14 115 (14.06%) Cisco
15 111 (13.57%) Risk Assessment
15 111 (13.57%) SIEM
16 110 (13.45%) Security Cleared
16 110 (13.45%) Presales
17 102 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
18 101 (12.35%) GDPR
19 99 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
20 95 (11.61%) CISA
21 94 (11.49%) ITIL
22 93 (11.37%) Linux
23 85 (10.39%) Windows
24 84 (10.27%) CheckPoint
25 82 (10.02%) Project Management
26 77 (9.41%) Management Information System
26 77 (9.41%) Data Protection Act

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 10 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (0.49%) IIS
4 2 (0.24%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.12%) Apache
5 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.59%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.37%) assyst
4 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (2.32%) SaaS
2 14 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.34%) IaaS
4 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.86%) Office 365
6 4 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 157 (19.19%) Network Security
2 156 (19.07%) Firewall
3 64 (7.82%) LAN
4 47 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 46 (5.62%) WAN
6 44 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (4.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (4.03%) VPN
9 26 (3.18%) Wireless
10 23 (2.81%) BGP
10 23 (2.81%) DNS
11 22 (2.69%) Cisco ISE
12 18 (2.20%) OSPF
12 18 (2.20%) Spanning Tree
13 17 (2.08%) DHCP
13 17 (2.08%) Internet
14 14 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (1.47%) HTTP
17 11 (1.34%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.62%) Big Data
2 11 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.98%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.24%) GIS
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.12%) MySQL
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.81%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.98%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.12%) AppScan
3 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 188 (22.98%) Finance
2 41 (5.01%) Law
3 35 (4.28%) Legal
4 32 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.18%) Banking
6 20 (2.44%) Retail
7 9 (1.10%) Marketing
8 8 (0.98%) Digital Economy
8 8 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.98%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.61%) Games
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 4 (0.49%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Military
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.34%) Middleware
2 10 (1.22%) HTML
2 10 (1.22%) Web Services
3 9 (1.10%) .NET
3 9 (1.10%) SailPoint
3 9 (1.10%) XML
4 8 (0.98%) CGI
5 4 (0.49%) OAuth
5 4 (0.49%) OpenID
5 4 (0.49%) SAML
6 3 (0.37%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.12%) Flash
7 1 (0.12%) HTML5
7 1 (0.12%) J2EE
7 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.12%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.12%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.12%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.41%) Data Protection Act
1 77 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 58 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 43 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 35 (4.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 29 (3.55%) CESG
6 29 (3.55%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (2.57%) PKI
9 15 (1.83%) Cyber Attack
10 11 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.34%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.22%) Cybercrime
11 10 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.22%) NHS
11 10 (1.22%) User Experience
12 8 (0.98%) iSeries
13 7 (0.86%) Java Card
13 7 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.37%) Linux
2 85 (10.39%) Windows
3 42 (5.13%) Unix
4 21 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.32%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.71%) Android
7 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.10%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.98%) Solaris
10 7 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (56.23%) Information Security
2 314 (38.39%) Cybersecurity
3 188 (22.98%) Risk Management
4 170 (20.78%) Penetration Testing
5 138 (16.87%) Data Protection
6 126 (15.40%) Security Architecture
7 111 (13.57%) Risk Assessment
7 111 (13.57%) SIEM
8 110 (13.45%) Presales
9 102 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
10 94 (11.49%) ITIL
11 82 (10.02%) Project Management
12 72 (8.80%) Identity Access Management
13 66 (8.07%) Security Operations
14 61 (7.46%) Risk Analysis
15 58 (7.09%) Analytics
15 58 (7.09%) OWASP
16 57 (6.97%) PRINCE2
17 56 (6.85%) Social Engineering
18 55 (6.72%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.44%) Java
2 18 (2.20%) Python
3 12 (1.47%) Perl
3 12 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.34%) C#
4 11 (1.34%) C++
4 11 (1.34%) SQL
5 10 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.10%) C
6 9 (1.10%) VBScript
7 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.49%) Ruby
8 2 (0.24%) ABAP
8 2 (0.24%) VB
9 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.12%) Korn
9 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 326 (39.85%) CISSP
2 238 (29.10%) CISM
3 117 (14.30%) Degree
4 110 (13.45%) Security Cleared
5 99 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (11.61%) CISA
7 77 (9.41%) SC Cleared
8 66 (8.07%) CEH
9 65 (7.95%) CREST Certified
10 52 (6.36%) CESG Certified Professional
11 48 (5.87%) CCNA
11 48 (5.87%) CCNP
12 32 (3.91%) CRISC
13 26 (3.18%) CCSE
14 24 (2.93%) OSCP
14 24 (2.93%) PCI QSA
15 22 (2.69%) CCDP
16 19 (2.32%) SANS
16 19 (2.32%) Tigerscheme
17 18 (2.20%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (38.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (19.93%) PCI DSS
3 101 (12.35%) GDPR
4 47 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 39 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (4.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (4.16%) PMO
8 18 (2.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 16 (1.96%) COBIT
10 15 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 13 (1.59%) QA
13 11 (1.34%) ISO 22301
13 11 (1.34%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.98%) RMADS
15 6 (0.73%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.61%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.61%) JSP 440
17 3 (0.37%) BS25999
17 3 (0.37%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 36 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.10%) Snort
4 8 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.24%) iptables
6 2 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (3.91%) Nessus
2 10 (1.22%) Core Impact
3 9 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 9 (1.10%) Nmap
4 8 (0.98%) CSIRT
5 5 (0.61%) Nagios
5 5 (0.61%) SCOM
6 4 (0.49%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.49%) SCCM
7 3 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.37%) QRadar
8 2 (0.24%) EnCase
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
8 2 (0.24%) SELinux
8 2 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.12%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.12%) FTK
9 1 (0.12%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 115 (14.06%) Cisco
2 84 (10.27%) CheckPoint
3 51 (6.23%) Microsoft
4 50 (6.11%) Palo Alto
5 47 (5.75%) Splunk
6 43 (5.26%) Juniper
7 29 (3.55%) Fortinet
8 24 (2.93%) F5
9 22 (2.69%) Sourcefire
10 21 (2.57%) SAP
11 20 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 19 (2.32%) VMware
13 14 (1.71%) ArcSight
14 12 (1.47%) HP
15 11 (1.34%) Citrix
16 10 (1.22%) CyberArk
17 9 (1.10%) Blue Coat
17 9 (1.10%) Qualys
18 8 (0.98%) Apple
18 8 (0.98%) NetWitness