Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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

Information Security Consultant
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 798 748
Rank change year-on-year +31 -50 +99
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 44 63 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.084% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.088% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 37 56 121
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +17.39%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £84,000 £87,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
% change year-on-year +13.04% -9.80% +27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 65,630 71,257 76,032
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 94.80% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 53,436 55,799 66,074
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in London over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the London region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
West London - 4 £62,500 -
Central London -30 2 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South London - 2 - -
Information Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Information 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 London region featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (70.45%) Data Protection
3 26 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (52.27%) CISSP
5 22 (50.00%) CISM
6 21 (47.73%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (36.36%) GDPR
8 13 (29.55%) CISA
9 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
10 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
11 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
11 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
11 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
12 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 6 (13.64%) Law
13 6 (13.64%) Project Management
13 6 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
13 6 (13.64%) CRISC
13 6 (13.64%) SDLC
13 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (11.36%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (11.36%) SIEM
14 5 (11.36%) Degree
14 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
14 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (11.36%) Windows
14 5 (11.36%) Security Management
15 4 (9.09%) Firewall
15 4 (9.09%) Linux

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) Network Security
2 3 (6.82%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Big Data
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (4.55%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (4.55%) SCADA
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (70.45%) Data Protection
3 21 (47.73%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.64%) Project Management
6 6 (13.64%) SDLC
6 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
7 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.36%) Security Management
7 5 (11.36%) SIEM
8 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.82%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (6.82%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (6.82%) Cyber Resilience
9 3 (6.82%) Data Analytics
9 3 (6.82%) Data Privacy
9 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.82%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
1 3 (6.82%) Perl
1 3 (6.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) CISSP
2 22 (50.00%) CISM
3 13 (29.55%) CISA
4 6 (13.64%) CRISC
5 5 (11.36%) Degree
6 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (6.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (4.55%) CISMP
8 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
8 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
8 2 (4.55%) PCI QSA
8 2 (4.55%) SSCP
9 1 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.27%) GIAC
9 1 (2.27%) GSNA
9 1 (2.27%) ISACA
9 1 (2.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (36.36%) GDPR
3 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (11.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (6.82%) COBIT
7 2 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (4.55%) ISO 22301
7 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
7 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (2.27%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (2.27%) COSO
8 1 (2.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco
1 3 (6.82%) Splunk
1 3 (6.82%) VMware