Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 325 422
Rank change year-on-year -52 +97 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 165 287 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.81% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.84% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 120 210 165
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £30,500 £38,750 £40,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,875 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,250 £56,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +11.16% +1.82%

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 27935 34363 41085
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.96% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 23275 28876 34094
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 October 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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 -14 84 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Berkshire -14 50 £57,500 - 3
Surrey +2 35 £57,500 -11.54%
Oxfordshire +40 28 £31,000 -57.24%
Hampshire +25 28 £65,000 +4.00% 1
West Sussex +20 11 £60,000 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £55,000 +8.37%
Middlesex 0 4 £50,000 -
Kent -9 3 £30,000 -33.33%
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 109 (66.06%) Information Security
2 94 (56.97%) CISSP
3 92 (55.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (46.06%) Cybersecurity
5 64 (38.79%) Degree
5 64 (38.79%) CISM
6 58 (35.15%) Firewall
7 56 (33.94%) Risk Management
8 52 (31.52%) Penetration Testing
9 51 (30.91%) Finance
9 51 (30.91%) ITIL
10 49 (29.70%) Security Cleared
11 45 (27.27%) SIEM
12 39 (23.64%) Presales
13 36 (21.82%) SC Cleared
14 33 (20.00%) Linux
15 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (18.79%) Security Architecture
17 28 (16.97%) Network Security
17 28 (16.97%) Computer Science
18 26 (15.76%) Risk Assessment
18 26 (15.76%) TCP/IP
18 26 (15.76%) Data Protection
19 25 (15.15%) Security Testing
19 25 (15.15%) Windows
20 24 (14.55%) CRAMM
20 24 (14.55%) PCI DSS
20 24 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 24 (14.55%) CREST Certified
21 23 (13.94%) OWASP

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 4 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.67%) SaaS
3 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (35.15%) Firewall
2 28 (16.97%) Network Security
3 26 (15.76%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.30%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (8.48%) VPN
6 13 (7.88%) Cisco PIX
7 9 (5.45%) DMVPN
7 9 (5.45%) FWSM
7 9 (5.45%) HTTP
7 9 (5.45%) IPsec
7 9 (5.45%) SMTP
7 9 (5.45%) SSL
7 9 (5.45%) Wireless
8 5 (3.03%) BGP
8 5 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (3.03%) DNS
8 5 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.03%) LAN
8 5 (3.03%) WAN
9 4 (2.42%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Metasploit
General
1 51 (30.91%) Finance
2 17 (10.30%) Legal
3 9 (5.45%) Digital Economy
3 9 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.64%) Banking
6 3 (1.82%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.09%) Web Services
2 8 (4.85%) Middleware
3 4 (2.42%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.42%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.82%) OAuth
4 3 (1.82%) OpenID
4 3 (1.82%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.82%) SAML
5 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.97%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 16 (9.70%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.88%) PKI
6 12 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (6.67%) Cybercrime
7 11 (6.67%) Driving Licence
8 10 (6.06%) Mobile App
9 8 (4.85%) iSeries
9 8 (4.85%) Life Science
10 7 (4.24%) NHS
11 6 (3.64%) CESG
12 5 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (3.03%) Smart Meter
12 5 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
13 3 (1.82%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.00%) Linux
2 25 (15.15%) Windows
3 15 (9.09%) Unix
4 8 (4.85%) Solaris
4 8 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.24%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.64%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) AIX
7 1 (0.61%) HPUX
7 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (66.06%) Information Security
2 76 (46.06%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (33.94%) Risk Management
4 52 (31.52%) Penetration Testing
5 51 (30.91%) ITIL
6 45 (27.27%) SIEM
7 39 (23.64%) Presales
8 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (18.79%) Security Architecture
10 26 (15.76%) Data Protection
10 26 (15.76%) Risk Assessment
11 25 (15.15%) Security Testing
12 24 (14.55%) CRAMM
13 23 (13.94%) OWASP
14 20 (12.12%) Project Management
14 20 (12.12%) Social Engineering
14 20 (12.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 19 (11.52%) Ethical Hacking
15 19 (11.52%) Security Operations
16 17 (10.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.24%) Python
2 4 (2.42%) C
2 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.21%) C++
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (56.97%) CISSP
2 64 (38.79%) CISM
2 64 (38.79%) Degree
3 49 (29.70%) Security Cleared
4 36 (21.82%) SC Cleared
5 24 (14.55%) CREST Certified
6 16 (9.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (8.48%) CISA
7 14 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (7.88%) CLAS
9 12 (7.27%) CEH
10 11 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
11 10 (6.06%) Cyber Scheme
11 10 (6.06%) OSCP
11 10 (6.06%) Tigerscheme
12 8 (4.85%) GCFE
12 8 (4.85%) GCIH
13 6 (3.64%) CCSE
13 6 (3.64%) GCFA
13 6 (3.64%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (55.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 24 (14.55%) PCI DSS
3 15 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (5.45%) GDPR
6 9 (5.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (4.85%) QA
8 5 (3.03%) PMO
9 4 (2.42%) GPG13
10 2 (1.21%) BS7799
10 2 (1.21%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.61%) COBIT
11 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (11.52%) Nessus
2 9 (5.45%) Nmap
3 5 (3.03%) Nagios
3 5 (3.03%) SCOM
4 3 (1.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.21%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 21 (12.73%) Cisco
2 14 (8.48%) Fortinet
2 14 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.48%) Palo Alto
3 11 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (6.67%) Juniper
4 10 (6.06%) Splunk
5 9 (5.45%) NetWitness
5 9 (5.45%) Qualys
6 8 (4.85%) F5
6 8 (4.85%) VMware
7 7 (4.24%) Apple
7 7 (4.24%) ArcSight
7 7 (4.24%) Blue Coat
7 7 (4.24%) LogRhythm
8 5 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.42%) IronPort
9 4 (2.42%) McAfee
9 4 (2.42%) Tufin
10 3 (1.82%) Symantec