The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 346 287 337
Rank change year-on-year -59 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 49 172 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.89% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.92% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 39 143 88
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £53,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 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
Berkshire -44 18 £75,000 +25.00% 4
Surrey +23 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Oxfordshire +3 9 £67,500 +42.10%
Hampshire +32 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Kent +20 3 £57,500 -4.16%
Buckinghamshire +6 1 £50,000 -16.66% 1
M4 Corridor 0 1 £40,000 -40.74%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 64 (52.03%) Information Security
2 38 (30.89%) F5
3 37 (30.08%) Risk Management
4 33 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (26.02%) Linux
6 30 (24.39%) Firewall
6 30 (24.39%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (23.58%) Blue Coat
8 28 (22.76%) Security Cleared
9 27 (21.95%) Degree
9 27 (21.95%) Unix
9 27 (21.95%) SSL
10 26 (21.14%) CISSP
11 25 (20.33%) Presales
12 24 (19.51%) TCP/IP
12 24 (19.51%) Network Security
13 22 (17.89%) CheckPoint
13 22 (17.89%) HTTP
14 21 (17.07%) Cisco
14 21 (17.07%) Windows
14 21 (17.07%) Ethical Hacking
14 21 (17.07%) Finance
14 21 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (17.07%) Palo Alto
15 17 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (13.01%) SIEM
16 16 (13.01%) Service Delivery
17 15 (12.20%) Java
17 15 (12.20%) Fortinet

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Office
1 6 (4.88%) MS Project
1 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.39%) Firewall
2 27 (21.95%) SSL
3 24 (19.51%) Network Security
3 24 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 22 (17.89%) HTTP
5 21 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (6.50%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (6.50%) VPN
8 6 (4.88%) LAN
8 6 (4.88%) WAN
8 6 (4.88%) Wireless
9 5 (4.07%) BGP
9 5 (4.07%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (4.07%) IPv6
9 5 (4.07%) MPLS
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.69%) Legal
4 3 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) HTML
2 4 (3.25%) .NET
2 4 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.25%) Ajax
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.63%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.81%) Flash
4 1 (0.81%) HTML5
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Data Centre
1 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (5.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.69%) NHS
4 7 (5.69%) PKI
5 6 (4.88%) Fintech
5 6 (4.88%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.25%) CESG
7 4 (3.25%) iPad
8 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.63%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.63%) iSeries
9 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.81%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.02%) Linux
2 27 (21.95%) Unix
3 21 (17.07%) Windows
4 9 (7.32%) VxWorks
5 3 (2.44%) CentOS
5 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (52.03%) Information Security
2 37 (30.08%) Risk Management
3 33 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (24.39%) Penetration Testing
5 25 (20.33%) Presales
6 21 (17.07%) Ethical Hacking
7 16 (13.01%) Service Delivery
7 16 (13.01%) SIEM
8 14 (11.38%) Mathematics
9 13 (10.57%) ITIL
9 13 (10.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (9.76%) Information Assurance
10 12 (9.76%) Security Management
11 11 (8.94%) Secure Coding
12 10 (8.13%) Security Architecture
13 9 (7.32%) Physics
13 9 (7.32%) SABSA
13 9 (7.32%) Source Code Analysis
13 9 (7.32%) TOGAF
13 9 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.20%) Java
2 14 (11.38%) Python
3 13 (10.57%) C
4 12 (9.76%) C++
5 5 (4.07%) Perl
5 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.07%) Ruby
6 4 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.25%) PHP
7 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.95%) Degree
3 26 (21.14%) CISSP
4 17 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (10.57%) CISA
6 12 (9.76%) CCIE
6 12 (9.76%) CISM
7 10 (8.13%) DV Cleared
7 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.32%) CCNP
8 9 (7.32%) CCSE
9 6 (4.88%) CEH
9 6 (4.88%) CLAS
9 6 (4.88%) CREST Certified
9 6 (4.88%) ISSAP
10 5 (4.07%) SANS
11 4 (3.25%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (2.44%) CSSLP
12 3 (2.44%) JNCIE
12 3 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.94%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (6.50%) ISO27002
4 6 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.63%) QA
6 1 (0.81%) COBIT
6 1 (0.81%) COSO
6 1 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.81%) GPG13
6 1 (0.81%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) VMware ESX
2 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 9 (7.32%) Nessus
2 8 (6.50%) Nmap
3 3 (2.44%) SELinux
4 1 (0.81%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 38 (30.89%) F5
2 29 (23.58%) Blue Coat
3 22 (17.89%) CheckPoint
4 21 (17.07%) Cisco
4 21 (17.07%) Palo Alto
5 15 (12.20%) Fortinet
6 9 (7.32%) VMware
7 8 (6.50%) Juniper
7 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.69%) Imperva
8 7 (5.69%) LogLogic
9 5 (4.07%) IronPort
9 5 (4.07%) LogRhythm
10 4 (3.25%) Tufin
11 3 (2.44%) Huawei
11 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.63%) Sourcefire
13 1 (0.81%) FireEye
13 1 (0.81%) MobileIron
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle
Surrey
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago