Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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

Security Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 403 332
Rank change year-on-year +17 -71 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 158 155 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.55% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 114 113 236
South East median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £46,625 £30,100 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00% +13.64%

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 28,557 28,174 35,002
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 96.71% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,736 23,503 29,592
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the South East

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 Security Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley -23 67 £70,000 +40.00% 14
Berkshire -1 47 £70,000 +21.74% 14
Surrey +38 45 £75,000 +33.33% 5
Hampshire 0 39 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +22 15 £52,500 -2.33%
West Sussex +9 11 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Oxfordshire -29 5 £40,000 +21.21%
East Sussex - 3 £72,500 -
Kent +12 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 70 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
2 65 (41.14%) CISSP
3 50 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (28.48%) Degree
4 45 (28.48%) CISM
5 44 (27.85%) Firewall
6 39 (24.68%) Network Security
7 36 (22.78%) Information Security
8 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
9 32 (20.25%) Management Information System
9 32 (20.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 31 (19.62%) Cisco
11 29 (18.35%) Windows
12 27 (17.09%) Linux
12 27 (17.09%) ITIL
12 27 (17.09%) SIEM
13 26 (16.46%) TOGAF
14 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
14 25 (15.82%) Juniper
14 25 (15.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 24 (15.19%) CREST Certified
15 24 (15.19%) Security Monitoring
15 24 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (15.19%) Risk Management
15 24 (15.19%) Finance
16 23 (14.56%) CheckPoint
16 23 (14.56%) PKI
17 22 (13.92%) SABSA
18 21 (13.29%) F5

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 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.85%) Firewall
2 39 (24.68%) Network Security
3 17 (10.76%) Internet
4 14 (8.86%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (6.33%) IPsec
5 10 (6.33%) Wireless
6 9 (5.70%) Cisco Firepower
6 9 (5.70%) VPN
7 7 (4.43%) LAN
7 7 (4.43%) WLAN
8 6 (3.80%) IP Telephony
8 6 (3.80%) SSL
9 5 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.53%) DNS
10 4 (2.53%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.90%) SMTP
11 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) SAP BW
2 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
1 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) French Language
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
3 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.90%) German Language
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.86%) HTML
1 14 (8.86%) XML
2 3 (1.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.90%) LDAP
3 2 (1.27%) CGI
3 2 (1.27%) REST
4 1 (0.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.25%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.56%) PKI
3 15 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.96%) NHS
6 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.53%) SCADA
8 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.27%) CESG
9 2 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) Robotics
9 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.35%) Windows
2 27 (17.09%) Linux
3 3 (1.90%) Solaris
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (22.78%) Information Security
3 27 (17.09%) ITIL
3 27 (17.09%) SIEM
4 26 (16.46%) TOGAF
5 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (15.19%) Risk Management
6 24 (15.19%) Security Monitoring
7 22 (13.92%) SABSA
8 19 (12.03%) Information Assurance
8 19 (12.03%) Security Architecture
8 19 (12.03%) Security Testing
9 17 (10.76%) Identity Management
10 16 (10.13%) Business Analysis
10 16 (10.13%) Project Management
11 15 (9.49%) Cryptography
11 15 (9.49%) Data Protection
11 15 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (9.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.13%) Java
2 3 (1.90%) C
3 2 (1.27%) C++
3 2 (1.27%) Perl
3 2 (1.27%) PHP
3 2 (1.27%) Python
3 2 (1.27%) Ruby
3 2 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (41.14%) CISSP
2 45 (28.48%) CISM
2 45 (28.48%) Degree
3 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
4 32 (20.25%) CESG Certified Professional
5 24 (15.19%) CREST Certified
6 19 (12.03%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (10.13%) Master's Degree
7 16 (10.13%) SC Cleared
8 15 (9.49%) CISA
9 14 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (8.23%) CCNP
11 8 (5.06%) JNCIP
12 7 (4.43%) JNCIE
13 6 (3.80%) JNCIS
14 5 (3.16%) CCIE
15 4 (2.53%) CRISC
16 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 3 (1.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (15.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 12 (7.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (6.96%) GDPR
5 5 (3.16%) COBIT
6 3 (1.90%) FISMA
6 3 (1.90%) GPG13
6 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.90%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.63%) PMO
7 1 (0.63%) PSD2
7 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.27%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.63%) CASB
4 1 (0.63%) Nessus
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) SCSM
4 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Cisco
2 25 (15.82%) Juniper
2 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (14.56%) CheckPoint
4 21 (13.29%) F5
5 19 (12.03%) Fortinet
6 18 (11.39%) Palo Alto
7 14 (8.86%) Blue Coat
8 7 (4.43%) SAP
9 6 (3.80%) FireEye
9 6 (3.80%) ForeScout
9 6 (3.80%) Tufin
9 6 (3.80%) VMware
10 5 (3.16%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.53%) Sophos
11 4 (2.53%) Symantec
12 3 (1.90%) McAfee
12 3 (1.90%) Trend Micro
13 2 (1.27%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.27%) Forcepoint