The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £54,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 268 321
Rank change year-on-year -43 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 83 175 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.95% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.98% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 59 114 91
Median salary £54,250 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.58% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £44,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00%  

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 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Oxfordshire +42 28 £35,000 -50.87% 1
Berkshire -39 23 £58,000 -3.33% 2
Surrey +29 17 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Hampshire +24 6 £67,500 +3.84% 3
West Sussex +7 4 £40,000 -25.92%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £51,250 -12.76%
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Kent -4 1 £30,000 -31.42%
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 72 (54.55%) Information Security
2 64 (48.48%) CISSP
3 58 (43.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
5 51 (38.64%) Degree
6 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
7 37 (28.03%) Penetration Testing
8 36 (27.27%) Firewall
9 34 (25.76%) Windows
10 33 (25.00%) Network Security
11 31 (23.48%) Presales
12 29 (21.97%) SC Cleared
12 29 (21.97%) Linux
13 27 (20.45%) CISM
13 27 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
14 25 (18.94%) Cisco
14 25 (18.94%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (18.18%) Computer Science
15 24 (18.18%) Security Architecture
16 22 (16.67%) Unix
16 22 (16.67%) Nessus
16 22 (16.67%) Palo Alto
17 21 (15.91%) Cyber Essentials
17 21 (15.91%) ITIL
17 21 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (15.91%) Finance
18 20 (15.15%) Risk Management
18 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
18 20 (15.15%) SIEM
18 20 (15.15%) CREST Certified

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 6 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) SaaS
2 5 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.27%) Firewall
2 33 (25.00%) Network Security
3 25 (18.94%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 15 (11.36%) SSL
6 12 (9.09%) VPN
7 11 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (5.30%) HTTP
10 6 (4.55%) BGP
10 6 (4.55%) LAN
10 6 (4.55%) NetScreen
10 6 (4.55%) WAN
10 6 (4.55%) Wireless
11 5 (3.79%) DMVPN
11 5 (3.79%) FWSM
11 5 (3.79%) IPsec
12 4 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Metasploit
2 5 (3.79%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 21 (15.91%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Legal
3 10 (7.58%) Digital Economy
4 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.79%) Games
7 3 (2.27%) Marketing
8 2 (1.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.76%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.61%) Web Services
2 7 (5.30%) Regular Expression
3 6 (4.55%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.03%) .NET
4 4 (3.03%) Ajax
4 4 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (1.52%) Middleware
5 2 (1.52%) OAuth
5 2 (1.52%) OpenID
5 2 (1.52%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.52%) SAML
6 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.36%) Driving Licence
3 12 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (4.55%) Life Science
7 5 (3.79%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (3.79%) Cybercrime
7 5 (3.79%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.52%) CESG
9 2 (1.52%) iPad
9 2 (1.52%) iSeries
9 2 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.52%) SCADA
9 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.76%) Windows
2 29 (21.97%) Linux
3 22 (16.67%) Unix
4 8 (6.06%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.52%) Solaris
7 1 (0.76%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) HPUX
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.55%) Information Security
2 55 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (28.03%) Penetration Testing
4 31 (23.48%) Presales
5 27 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 24 (18.18%) Security Architecture
7 21 (15.91%) ITIL
8 20 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 20 (15.15%) SIEM
9 19 (14.39%) Security Testing
10 18 (13.64%) OWASP
11 16 (12.12%) Data Protection
11 16 (12.12%) Social Engineering
12 12 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (8.33%) Business Development
13 11 (8.33%) Security Operations
14 10 (7.58%) Project Management
15 9 (6.82%) Mentoring
16 8 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
16 8 (6.06%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) Python
2 12 (9.09%) C
2 12 (9.09%) Java
3 11 (8.33%) C++
4 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.79%) Perl
6 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.03%) PHP
6 4 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 64 (48.48%) CISSP
2 51 (38.64%) Degree
3 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
4 29 (21.97%) SC Cleared
5 27 (20.45%) CISM
6 21 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (15.15%) CREST Certified
8 17 (12.88%) CLAS
9 14 (10.61%) CEH
10 13 (9.85%) CHECK Team Member
10 13 (9.85%) CISA
11 12 (9.09%) CCIE
11 12 (9.09%) Cyber Scheme
11 12 (9.09%) OSCP
11 12 (9.09%) Tigerscheme
12 9 (6.82%) CCSE
13 8 (6.06%) CCIE Security
13 8 (6.06%) DV Cleared
14 7 (5.30%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (5.30%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (43.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (15.91%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (12.12%) PCI DSS
4 12 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (4.55%) GPG13
6 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.52%) BS7799
7 2 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.52%) PMO
7 2 (1.52%) QA
8 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (16.67%) Nessus
2 10 (7.58%) Nmap
3 7 (5.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.52%) Nagios
4 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.52%) SCCM
4 2 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (18.94%) Cisco
2 22 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
4 19 (14.39%) F5
5 18 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 17 (12.88%) Blue Coat
7 13 (9.85%) Juniper
8 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.30%) LogRhythm
9 7 (5.30%) Splunk
9 7 (5.30%) VMware
10 6 (4.55%) IronPort
10 6 (4.55%) Tufin
11 5 (3.79%) Codenomicon
11 5 (3.79%) Imperva
11 5 (3.79%) LogLogic
11 5 (3.79%) NetWitness
11 5 (3.79%) Qualys
12 4 (3.03%) McAfee
13 3 (2.27%) Symantec
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Posted: Yesterday
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