The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 635 674
Rank change year-on-year +24 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 5 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.023% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 5
Median salary £50,000 £49,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -17.50%  
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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34367 38431 43064
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.93% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27870 33422 36403
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Advisor in London

Security Advisor
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Advisor in London

Security Advisor
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Advisor in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Advisor in London

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Security Advisor in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) COBIT
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security Governance
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (16.67%) Veracode

Security Advisor 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AppScan
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security Governance
3 3 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CRISC
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) COBIT
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Veracode