Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 549 609
Rank change year-on-year +48 +60 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 48 41 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 43 36 42
South East median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £47,750 £43,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in the South East

Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Information Security Consultant in the South East

Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Consultant in the South East

Information Security Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Surrey +14 17 £55,000 -24.14%
West Sussex +13 14 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire +25 9 £56,250 -2.17% 2
Thames Valley +10 9 £56,250 -2.17% 2
Hampshire +22 7 £58,000 -3.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £47,500 -
Information Security Consultant
England

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Information 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 South East region featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 34 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (68.75%) CISSP
4 27 (56.25%) CISM
5 26 (54.17%) Finance
6 24 (50.00%) Risk Management
7 22 (45.83%) Risk Assessment
7 22 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 21 (43.75%) CRAMM
9 16 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (25.00%) Waterfall
11 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (25.00%) ITIL
12 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
12 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
12 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
12 11 (22.92%) OWASP
13 10 (20.83%) Incident Management
14 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
14 9 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (18.75%) PCI DSS
15 8 (16.67%) Data Protection
15 8 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
16 6 (12.50%) Project Management
16 6 (12.50%) CISA
16 6 (12.50%) Firewall
16 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
17 5 (10.42%) Degree

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) TACACS
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) OAuth
1 1 (2.08%) OpenID
1 1 (2.08%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.08%) CESG
6 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 22 (45.83%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (43.75%) CRAMM
5 16 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.00%) ITIL
6 12 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 11 (22.92%) OWASP
7 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
8 10 (20.83%) Incident Management
9 9 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Data Protection
10 8 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
11 6 (12.50%) Project Management
12 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
13 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
13 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
13 4 (8.33%) Security Management
13 4 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) CISSP
2 27 (56.25%) CISM
3 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) CISA
5 5 (10.42%) Degree
6 3 (6.25%) CRISC
6 3 (6.25%) PCI QSA
7 2 (4.17%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.08%) IISP
8 1 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 9 (18.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (10.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (6.25%) ISO 22301
6 3 (6.25%) ISO 31000
7 1 (2.08%) COBIT
7 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (2.08%) HIPAA
7 1 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.08%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.08%) CA
3 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.08%) Cylance
3 1 (2.08%) F5
3 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow