Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 397 348
Rank change year-on-year +27 -49 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 170 161 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.54% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 126 113 190
South East median annual salary £65,000 £58,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% +10.48% -8.70%
10th Percentile £36,875 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £69,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.26%

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 27,713 29,616 33,657
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.71% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23,028 24,739 28,222
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 67 £72,500 +34.88% 8
Berkshire -1 52 £72,500 +26.09% 6
Hampshire +17 45 £62,500 -3.85% 9
Surrey +36 39 £75,000 +30.43% 6
West Sussex 0 15 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +19 11 - - 2
East Sussex - 5 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire -3 4 £71,500 +104.29%
Kent +13 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (36.47%) CISSP
3 60 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (32.94%) Information Security
5 46 (27.06%) CISM
6 45 (26.47%) Firewall
7 42 (24.71%) Degree
8 37 (21.76%) Risk Management
9 36 (21.18%) Cisco
10 33 (19.41%) Network Security
11 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
12 30 (17.65%) ITIL
13 29 (17.06%) Microsoft
14 28 (16.47%) Juniper
14 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
15 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
16 26 (15.29%) Linux
17 25 (14.71%) Windows
17 25 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (14.12%) PKI
19 23 (13.53%) SIEM
19 23 (13.53%) CESG Certified Professional
20 22 (12.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 22 (12.94%) Data Protection
20 22 (12.94%) PCI DSS
20 22 (12.94%) Security Testing
20 22 (12.94%) Finance
20 22 (12.94%) TOGAF
21 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (12.35%) CCNP

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 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (4.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.76%) SaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.47%) Firewall
2 33 (19.41%) Network Security
3 14 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (8.24%) Internet
4 13 (7.65%) Cisco Firepower
4 13 (7.65%) Wireless
5 8 (4.71%) LAN
5 8 (4.71%) SMTP
6 7 (4.12%) IPsec
7 6 (3.53%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (3.53%) IP Telephony
7 6 (3.53%) VPN
7 6 (3.53%) WLAN
8 5 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.35%) BGP
9 4 (2.35%) DNS
9 4 (2.35%) MPLS
9 4 (2.35%) OSPF
10 3 (1.76%) SSL
10 3 (1.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
General
1 22 (12.94%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.12%) Retail
3 6 (3.53%) French Language
4 4 (2.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) HTML
1 11 (6.47%) XML
2 9 (5.29%) LDAP
3 4 (2.35%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
2 24 (14.12%) PKI
3 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.71%) NHS
6 6 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.76%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.18%) Robotics
10 1 (0.59%) CMDB
10 1 (0.59%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.29%) Linux
2 25 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (1.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (32.94%) Information Security
3 37 (21.76%) Risk Management
4 30 (17.65%) ITIL
5 23 (13.53%) SIEM
6 22 (12.94%) Data Protection
6 22 (12.94%) Security Testing
6 22 (12.94%) TOGAF
7 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.18%) Information Assurance
9 18 (10.59%) Identity Management
9 18 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (10.59%) SABSA
10 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 16 (9.41%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (8.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 14 (8.24%) Cryptography
12 14 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (8.24%) Project Management
12 14 (8.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.47%) Java
2 2 (1.18%) SQL
3 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (36.47%) CISSP
2 46 (27.06%) CISM
3 42 (24.71%) Degree
4 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
5 25 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (13.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 21 (12.35%) CCNP
8 20 (11.76%) CREST Certified
9 16 (9.41%) TOGAF Certification
10 15 (8.82%) Master's Degree
11 12 (7.06%) CISA
12 10 (5.88%) JNCIS
12 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.71%) CRISC
13 8 (4.71%) JNCIP
14 7 (4.12%) JNCIE
15 6 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (3.53%) CCIE
15 6 (3.53%) SSCP
16 5 (2.94%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 22 (12.94%) PCI DSS
3 15 (8.82%) GDPR
4 9 (5.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (3.53%) SLA
6 4 (2.35%) COBIT
6 4 (2.35%) RMADS
7 3 (1.76%) FISMA
7 3 (1.76%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.59%) BS7799
8 1 (0.59%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) vSphere
4 1 (0.59%) XenApp
4 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.59%) CASB
5 1 (0.59%) Nessus
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
5 1 (0.59%) SCSM
5 1 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 36 (21.18%) Cisco
2 29 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.47%) Juniper
4 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
5 21 (12.35%) Palo Alto
6 20 (11.76%) F5
7 16 (9.41%) Fortinet
8 15 (8.82%) Blue Coat
9 11 (6.47%) VMware
10 7 (4.12%) Meraki
10 7 (4.12%) SAP
11 6 (3.53%) FireEye
11 6 (3.53%) ForeScout
11 6 (3.53%) Tufin
12 5 (2.94%) Aruba
12 5 (2.94%) McAfee
12 5 (2.94%) Symantec
12 5 (2.94%) Trend Micro
13 4 (2.35%) Sophos
14 3 (1.76%) Oracle