Period
to 17 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 520 529
Rank change year-on-year -107 +9 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 294 335 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.46% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 206 248 538
10th Percentile £46,875 £45,950 £39,850
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £77,188 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £89,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.56% -1.54%

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 83,293 72,434 127,285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.74% 95.07% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60,996 59,383 103,226
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £74,375 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,478 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +8.96% -

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in England.

Salary trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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 17 June 2021. 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 -66 154 £67,500 -3.57% 27
South East -9 53 £58,497 -16.43% 13
North of England -49 28 £60,000 +4.35% 9
North West -27 19 £60,000 +4.80% 3
South West -77 14 £65,000 +2.36% 6
Midlands -60 13 £72,500 +27.19% 4
East of England -8 12 £73,750 +47.50% 3
West Midlands -49 11 £72,500 +32.42% 3
Yorkshire -47 7 £60,000 +5.26% 6
North East -18 2 £47,500 -20.83%
East Midlands -37 2 £42,500 -39.29% 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2021, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 184 (62.59%) Cybersecurity
2 135 (45.92%) Information Security
3 132 (44.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 86 (29.25%) CISSP
5 85 (28.91%) Risk Management
6 82 (27.89%) Azure
7 74 (25.17%) Finance
8 60 (20.41%) AWS
8 60 (20.41%) Social Skills
9 59 (20.07%) GDPR
10 58 (19.73%) PCI DSS
11 56 (19.05%) CISM
12 55 (18.71%) Security Architecture
13 54 (18.37%) NIST
14 53 (18.03%) SIEM
15 52 (17.69%) Security Cleared
16 50 (17.01%) Penetration Testing
16 50 (17.01%) Security Operations
17 48 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
18 46 (15.65%) Network Security
19 43 (14.63%) Firewall
20 42 (14.29%) Security Testing
20 42 (14.29%) Presales
21 41 (13.95%) Data Protection
22 37 (12.59%) Cyber Essentials
23 36 (12.24%) Security Management
24 35 (11.90%) Microsoft
24 35 (11.90%) ISMS
24 35 (11.90%) Google
25 34 (11.56%) SaaS

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 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) nginx
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 82 (27.89%) Azure
2 60 (20.41%) AWS
3 34 (11.56%) SaaS
4 31 (10.54%) GCP
5 21 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (2.38%) Azure Sentinel
6 7 (2.38%) IaaS
6 7 (2.38%) PaaS
7 5 (1.70%) Serverless
8 3 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.68%) GitHub
9 2 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.34%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.65%) Network Security
2 43 (14.63%) Firewall
3 19 (6.46%) WAN
4 14 (4.76%) LAN
5 11 (3.74%) SD-WAN
6 10 (3.40%) Wireless
7 8 (2.72%) Internet
8 6 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.04%) VPN
8 6 (2.04%) WLAN
9 5 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.02%) BGP
10 3 (1.02%) DMZ
10 3 (1.02%) OSPF
10 3 (1.02%) VoIP
10 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.68%) MPLS
11 2 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.34%) MySQL
2 1 (0.34%) Redis
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.02%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Snyk
4 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (25.17%) Finance
2 60 (20.41%) Social Skills
3 22 (7.48%) Legal
4 21 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 20 (6.80%) Telecoms
6 17 (5.78%) Law
7 15 (5.10%) Public Sector
8 12 (4.08%) Police
9 8 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.72%) Banking
9 8 (2.72%) Marketing
10 6 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (2.04%) Public Speaking
11 5 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.36%) Electronics
12 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.02%) Local Government
14 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.08%) CGI
2 6 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (0.68%) .NET
3 2 (0.68%) LDAP
3 2 (0.68%) RESTful
4 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) Laravel
4 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.34%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.34%) REST
4 1 (0.34%) SAML
4 1 (0.34%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.50%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (4.08%) Smart Meter
4 11 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.72%) SCADA
6 6 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.70%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.68%) Blog
10 2 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.68%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.68%) PMI
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.52%) Linux
2 22 (7.48%) Windows
3 11 (3.74%) Unix
4 3 (1.02%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) VMS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (62.59%) Cybersecurity
2 135 (45.92%) Information Security
3 85 (28.91%) Risk Management
4 55 (18.71%) Security Architecture
5 53 (18.03%) SIEM
6 50 (17.01%) Penetration Testing
6 50 (17.01%) Security Operations
7 48 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 42 (14.29%) Presales
8 42 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 41 (13.95%) Data Protection
10 36 (12.24%) Security Management
11 35 (11.90%) ISMS
12 30 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
14 28 (9.52%) Data Privacy
15 25 (8.50%) Business Development
16 24 (8.16%) DevOps
17 23 (7.82%) Regulatory Compliance
18 19 (6.46%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.12%) Python
2 14 (4.76%) Java
3 7 (2.38%) C++
4 6 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.70%) C
6 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.02%) SQL
7 3 (1.02%) VB
8 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) C#
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (29.25%) CISSP
2 56 (19.05%) CISM
3 52 (17.69%) Security Cleared
4 30 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (9.86%) Degree
6 24 (8.16%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.46%) CCNP
7 19 (6.46%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.76%) GIAC
9 13 (4.42%) CEH
9 13 (4.42%) SSCP
10 12 (4.08%) CCSP
10 12 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (3.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (3.40%) CCNA
11 10 (3.40%) OSCP
12 9 (3.06%) CISA
12 9 (3.06%) PCI QSA
13 8 (2.72%) ISSAP
14 7 (2.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (44.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (20.07%) GDPR
3 58 (19.73%) PCI DSS
4 54 (18.37%) NIST
5 37 (12.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (10.54%) GRC
7 26 (8.84%) NCSC
8 18 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (3.74%) NIST 800
11 9 (3.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (2.38%) JSP 440
13 6 (2.04%) Government Security Classifications
13 6 (2.04%) PA-DSS
13 6 (2.04%) RMADS
14 5 (1.70%) PMO
15 4 (1.36%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (1.36%) COBIT
16 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.36%) Docker
3 3 (1.02%) Firmware
4 2 (0.68%) Snort
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) NLBS
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.06%) Ansible
2 8 (2.72%) Terraform
3 5 (1.70%) Nessus
4 4 (1.36%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.02%) Puppet
5 3 (1.02%) QRadar
5 3 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.68%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.34%) CASB
7 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.34%) Kibana
7 1 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 35 (11.90%) Google
1 35 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.12%) Cisco
3 8 (2.72%) Oracle
4 7 (2.38%) SAP
4 7 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.04%) Splunk
6 5 (1.70%) F5
6 5 (1.70%) Fortinet
6 5 (1.70%) Meraki
6 5 (1.70%) Rapid7
7 4 (1.36%) McAfee
7 4 (1.36%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.36%) VMware
8 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.02%) Thycotic
9 2 (0.68%) Alibaba
9 2 (0.68%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.68%) Tanium
9 2 (0.68%) Zscaler