Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 361 377 418
Rank change year-on-year +16 +41 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 162 190 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.60% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 146 138 122
South East median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.13% -2.08%
10th Percentile £36,875 £43,000 £37,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £68,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 25,904 30,568 30,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.85% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21,416 25,568 25,265
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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
Hampshire +37 53 £55,000 -5.98% 1
Thames Valley -6 51 £70,000 +21.74% 11
Berkshire +2 46 £70,000 +21.74% 7
Surrey +20 24 £75,000 +25.00% 6
West Sussex -25 19 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £70,000 +36.59% 3
East Sussex +13 4 £57,500 -
Kent +21 2 £70,000 +16.67%
Home Counties -1 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £68,000 - 1
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 (43.21%) Information Security
2 68 (41.98%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (38.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (27.16%) Risk Management
5 41 (25.31%) Firewall
5 41 (25.31%) CISSP
6 40 (24.69%) Network Security
7 37 (22.84%) Cisco
8 34 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (19.75%) PCI DSS
10 31 (19.14%) ITIL
11 30 (18.52%) CCNP
12 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
12 28 (17.28%) Juniper
12 28 (17.28%) SIEM
13 27 (16.67%) Palo Alto
14 26 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
15 25 (15.43%) CISM
16 23 (14.20%) Security Testing
16 23 (14.20%) Presales
17 22 (13.58%) Degree
17 22 (13.58%) Management Information System
18 20 (12.35%) CheckPoint
18 20 (12.35%) Data Protection
19 19 (11.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
20 17 (10.49%) VMware
21 16 (9.88%) Active Directory
21 16 (9.88%) PKI

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 12 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.62%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.31%) Firewall
2 40 (24.69%) Network Security
3 14 (8.64%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (8.02%) Wireless
5 12 (7.41%) SMTP
6 11 (6.79%) Cisco Firepower
7 10 (6.17%) Junos
8 8 (4.94%) BGP
8 8 (4.94%) MPLS
8 8 (4.94%) OSPF
9 7 (4.32%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (4.32%) WAN
10 6 (3.70%) LAN
10 6 (3.70%) VLAN
10 6 (3.70%) VPLS
10 6 (3.70%) VPN
11 5 (3.09%) EIGRP
11 5 (3.09%) IPsec
11 5 (3.09%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (3.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) LDAP
2 6 (3.70%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.23%) HTML
3 2 (1.23%) XML
4 1 (0.62%) CGI
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.88%) PKI
3 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.32%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.09%) CMDB
5 5 (3.09%) NHS
5 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.23%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.62%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Robotics
8 1 (0.62%) SCADA
8 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.94%) Windows
2 6 (3.70%) Linux
3 3 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (43.21%) Information Security
2 68 (41.98%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (27.16%) Risk Management
4 31 (19.14%) ITIL
5 28 (17.28%) SIEM
6 26 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (14.20%) Presales
7 23 (14.20%) Security Testing
8 20 (12.35%) Data Protection
9 19 (11.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
11 16 (9.88%) Information Assurance
12 13 (8.02%) Change Control
12 13 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (8.02%) Identity Management
12 13 (8.02%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.02%) SABSA
12 13 (8.02%) TOGAF
13 12 (7.41%) Disk Encryption
13 12 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.09%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (25.31%) CISSP
2 34 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (18.52%) CCNP
4 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
5 25 (15.43%) CISM
6 22 (13.58%) Degree
7 15 (9.26%) JNCIS
8 12 (7.41%) Master's Degree
8 12 (7.41%) SC Cleared
9 11 (6.79%) CISA
10 10 (6.17%) JNCIA
11 9 (5.56%) CRISC
12 7 (4.32%) CCNA
12 7 (4.32%) CCSA
13 6 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (3.70%) CREST Certified
14 5 (3.09%) CCDP
14 5 (3.09%) CCIE
14 5 (3.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (38.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (19.75%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (8.02%) SLA
5 11 (6.79%) GDPR
6 10 (6.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (4.32%) RMADS
8 5 (3.09%) QA
9 4 (2.47%) COBIT
10 2 (1.23%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.62%) BS7799
System Software
1 16 (9.88%) Active Directory
1 16 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.85%) XenApp
2 3 (1.85%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.23%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (0.62%) CASB
2 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.62%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (22.84%) Cisco
2 28 (17.28%) Juniper
2 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 20 (12.35%) CheckPoint
5 17 (10.49%) VMware
6 15 (9.26%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.64%) Aruba
8 10 (6.17%) Extreme Networks
8 10 (6.17%) Meraki
9 9 (5.56%) F5
10 8 (4.94%) HP
11 7 (4.32%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.70%) Dell
13 5 (3.09%) McAfee
13 5 (3.09%) Ruckus Wireless
13 5 (3.09%) SAP
14 4 (2.47%) CyberArk
14 4 (2.47%) Qualys
14 4 (2.47%) Trend Micro