Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 West
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 290 317
Rank change year-on-year +51 +27 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 53 46 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 32
Median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.52% +22.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,625
90th Percentile £79,500 £80,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +0.81% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 7,486 9,644 10,191
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.32% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6,099 7,677 8,406
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in the South West.

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
Bristol +50 23 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Devon - 7 £55,000 -
Dorset +33 4 - -
Gloucestershire -21 4 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Somerset +21 2 - -
Wiltshire +17 1 £77,500 +29.17%
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 West region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 42 (79.25%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (60.38%) Security Cleared
3 29 (54.72%) CISSP
4 26 (49.06%) SC Cleared
5 24 (45.28%) Security Architecture
6 20 (37.74%) CISM
7 19 (35.85%) Information Security
7 19 (35.85%) CRISC
8 18 (33.96%) Information Assurance
8 18 (33.96%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (33.96%) CESG Certified Professional
9 15 (28.30%) Security Management
9 15 (28.30%) Risk Management
10 13 (24.53%) CISMP
11 12 (22.64%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
12 11 (20.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (20.75%) DV Cleared
13 10 (18.87%) Azure
13 10 (18.87%) IISP
13 10 (18.87%) IIS
13 10 (18.87%) Management Information System
13 10 (18.87%) Creative Thinking
13 10 (18.87%) Innovative Thinking
14 9 (16.98%) Active Listening
14 9 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
14 9 (16.98%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (16.98%) Finance
14 9 (16.98%) CESG

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (18.87%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.96%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (18.87%) Azure
3 9 (16.98%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) AWS
4 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) BGP
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.89%) FCoE
3 1 (1.89%) IPsec
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) MPLS
3 1 (1.89%) OSPF
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
3 1 (1.89%) VPLS
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Wireless
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) ModSecurity
1 1 (1.89%) OAuth
1 1 (1.89%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.98%) CESG
3 8 (15.09%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (13.21%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
6 3 (5.66%) PKI
7 2 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (45.28%) Security Architecture
3 19 (35.85%) Information Security
4 18 (33.96%) Information Assurance
5 15 (28.30%) Risk Management
5 15 (28.30%) Security Management
6 10 (18.87%) Creative Thinking
6 10 (18.87%) Innovative Thinking
7 9 (16.98%) Active Listening
7 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
7 9 (16.98%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (15.09%) Information Security Management
8 8 (15.09%) ISMS
8 8 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (15.09%) Web Filtering
9 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
9 7 (13.21%) SIEM
10 4 (7.55%) Internal Audit
10 4 (7.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (54.72%) CISSP
3 26 (49.06%) SC Cleared
4 20 (37.74%) CISM
5 19 (35.85%) CRISC
6 18 (33.96%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (24.53%) CISMP
8 12 (22.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 11 (20.75%) DV Cleared
10 10 (18.87%) IISP
11 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (7.55%) CISA
12 3 (5.66%) CCSAS
12 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (5.66%) CREST Certified
13 2 (3.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (3.77%) CCSP
13 2 (3.77%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (3.77%) CLAS
13 2 (3.77%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 9 (16.98%) JSP 440
3 8 (15.09%) NCSC
4 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (11.32%) NIST
6 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
7 4 (7.55%) GDPR
7 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (3.77%) RMADS
9 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
9 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Intel
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds