The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 118 133
Rank change year-on-year +22 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 36 46 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.56% 1.57% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.65% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33 39 10
Median salary £32,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.09% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £54,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £57,300
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2209 2782 2954
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.96% 94.82% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1809 1832
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Scotland

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in Scotland

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in Scotland

Security Consultant
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh +8 36 £32,500 -38.09%
Security Consultant
UK

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 50 (94.34%) Splunk
2 35 (66.04%) Security Monitoring
3 32 (60.38%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (45.28%) Linux
5 19 (35.85%) Network Security
5 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
6 18 (33.96%) Law
7 13 (24.53%) Degree
8 12 (22.64%) Security Architecture
9 11 (20.75%) Finance
9 11 (20.75%) Project Management
9 11 (20.75%) ArcSight
10 10 (18.87%) Firewall
11 9 (16.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (16.98%) Cisco
11 9 (16.98%) CCSP
11 9 (16.98%) CCNP
11 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
11 9 (16.98%) Fortinet
11 9 (16.98%) Retail
11 9 (16.98%) CCSE
11 9 (16.98%) CCSA
11 9 (16.98%) FortiGate
12 8 (15.09%) Unix
13 7 (13.21%) Cognos Impromptu
13 7 (13.21%) Presales
14 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (11.32%) Big Data
14 6 (11.32%) Security Operations

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) Network Security
2 10 (18.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Cognos Impromptu
2 6 (11.32%) Big Data
General
1 18 (33.96%) Law
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
3 9 (16.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (16.98%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.55%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Unix
3 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Security Monitoring
2 32 (60.38%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (22.64%) Security Architecture
4 11 (20.75%) Project Management
5 7 (13.21%) Presales
6 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security
8 4 (7.55%) Compliance Management
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
8 4 (7.55%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.55%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (3.77%) Threat Management
10 1 (1.89%) Analytics
10 1 (1.89%) Big Data Analytics
10 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity Planning
10 1 (1.89%) Data Analytics
10 1 (1.89%) IT Audit
10 1 (1.89%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C#
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 9 (16.98%) CCNP
2 9 (16.98%) CCSA
2 9 (16.98%) CCSE
2 9 (16.98%) CCSP
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.32%) CISSP
4 5 (9.43%) IISP
5 2 (3.77%) CISA
6 1 (1.89%) CISM
6 1 (1.89%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) Splunk
2 11 (20.75%) ArcSight
3 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco
3 9 (16.98%) Fortinet
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec