The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Security Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 74 106
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 16 58 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.22% 3.28% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 3.40% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 14
Median salary £58,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,100
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.23% +30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1268 1704 2206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.02% 96.43% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1350 1656
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Reading

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in Reading

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Reading region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Information Security
2 14 (56.00%) CISSP
3 13 (52.00%) Linux
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (40.00%) SSL
6 10 (40.00%) Digital Economy
7 9 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (28.00%) CISM
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco
8 7 (28.00%) ITIL
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (28.00%) F5
8 7 (28.00%) Splunk
8 7 (28.00%) SIEM
8 7 (28.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (28.00%) Presales
9 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
9 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
9 6 (24.00%) Legal
9 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (20.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) IPsec
10 5 (20.00%) Nessus
10 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (20.00%) Nmap
10 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
10 5 (20.00%) Unix

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) SSL
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (20.00%) DMVPN
4 5 (20.00%) FWSM
4 5 (20.00%) HTTP
4 5 (20.00%) IPsec
4 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) Network Security
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 10 (40.00%) Digital Economy
2 6 (24.00%) Legal
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Billing
5 1 (4.00%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) Ajax
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) iPad
1 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) HPUX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) Presales
4 7 (28.00%) Security Architecture
4 7 (28.00%) SIEM
5 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 5 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (20.00%) Use Case
6 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (16.00%) OWASP
8 2 (8.00%) Business Development
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Perl
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) PHP
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) CISM
3 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) CISA
4 2 (8.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.00%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Nessus
1 5 (20.00%) Nmap
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco
1 7 (28.00%) F5
1 7 (28.00%) Splunk
2 5 (20.00%) NetWitness
2 5 (20.00%) Qualys
3 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.00%) AppSense
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee
4 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.00%) Sophos
4 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
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