The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Security Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 206 227
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 35 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.61% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 15
Median salary £52,500 £55,125 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.13%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the North West

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the North West

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the North West

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Manchester -26 27 £52,500 -4.97% 2
Cheshire +7 2 £53,750 +19.44%
Lancashire -10 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 46 (59.74%) Finance
2 35 (45.45%) CISSP
3 29 (37.66%) Information Security
3 29 (37.66%) Network Security
3 29 (37.66%) Data Centre
4 27 (35.06%) Retail
5 23 (29.87%) Risk Management
6 21 (27.27%) Firewall
6 21 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (27.27%) CCNP
6 21 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (27.27%) Cisco
6 21 (27.27%) Splunk
7 19 (24.68%) PCI DSS
8 16 (20.78%) Degree
8 16 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (18.18%) CISM
10 13 (16.88%) CIMA
10 13 (16.88%) CCSA
10 13 (16.88%) CCIE
10 13 (16.88%) CCSP
10 13 (16.88%) CheckPoint
10 13 (16.88%) Fortinet
10 13 (16.88%) CCSE
10 13 (16.88%) CEH
10 13 (16.88%) Security Architecture
10 13 (16.88%) FortiGate
10 13 (16.88%) CLAS
11 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.99%) Vulnerability Management

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (11.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (37.66%) Network Security
2 21 (27.27%) Firewall
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (10.39%) Ethernet
3 8 (10.39%) NetScaler
3 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (59.74%) Finance
2 27 (35.06%) Retail
3 21 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Law
4 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 29 (37.66%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.39%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Information Security
2 23 (29.87%) Risk Management
3 13 (16.88%) Security Architecture
4 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.99%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (10.39%) Compliance Management
6 8 (10.39%) Performance Management
6 8 (10.39%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (10.39%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 8 (10.39%) SAP Security
6 8 (10.39%) Security Monitoring
6 8 (10.39%) Security Operations
7 7 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (9.09%) Security Management
8 6 (7.79%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (7.79%) Data Security
8 6 (7.79%) Presales
8 6 (7.79%) Remediation Plan
8 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 35 (45.45%) CISSP
2 21 (27.27%) CCNP
2 21 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (20.78%) Degree
4 14 (18.18%) CISM
5 13 (16.88%) CCIE
5 13 (16.88%) CCSA
5 13 (16.88%) CCSE
5 13 (16.88%) CCSP
5 13 (16.88%) CEH
5 13 (16.88%) CIMA
5 13 (16.88%) CLAS
6 9 (11.69%) IISP
7 4 (5.19%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.30%) ACCA
8 1 (1.30%) CISA
8 1 (1.30%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.30%) GIAC
8 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.68%) PCI DSS
2 16 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.60%) Nessus
3 1 (1.30%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Cisco
1 21 (27.27%) Splunk
2 13 (16.88%) CheckPoint
2 13 (16.88%) Fortinet
3 9 (11.69%) SAP
4 8 (10.39%) ArcSight
4 8 (10.39%) Citrix
4 8 (10.39%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.30%) Epicor
6 1 (1.30%) Infor
6 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.30%) Sage
6 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
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