The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity Consultant
UK
Rank 814 794 927
Rank change year-on-year -20 +133  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 53 170 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.16% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.17% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 39 141 24
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £47,500 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Cybersecurity Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -25 47 £70,000 +16.66% 9
London +18 27 £80,000 +23.07% 7
South East +53 15 £65,000 +8.33%
Oxfordshire - 9 £67,500 -
West Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Swansea - 5 - -
Surrey +39 4 £55,000 +57.14%
South West -4 3 £24,000 -60.00%
Somerset - 3 £24,000 -
Bath - 3 £24,000 -
West Midlands +24 2 £71,250 +18.75%
Oxford - 2 £62,500 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Reading +20 1 £70,000 +15.70%
Birmingham +4 1 £90,000 +50.00%
Berkshire -2 1 £70,000 +16.66%
M4 Corridor - 1 £40,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £52,500 -
Woking - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (47.66%) Information Security
3 54 (42.19%) CISSP
4 50 (39.06%) Degree
5 48 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 35 (27.34%) CISM
7 34 (26.56%) Finance
8 33 (25.78%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (23.44%) Ethical Hacking
9 30 (23.44%) Firewall
9 30 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (21.09%) Java
11 24 (18.75%) SIEM
12 22 (17.19%) Security Architecture
12 22 (17.19%) Risk Management
13 21 (16.41%) Management Information System
14 20 (15.63%) CEH
15 19 (14.84%) Digital Forensics
15 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
16 18 (14.06%) Computer Science
16 18 (14.06%) CISA
17 17 (13.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 17 (13.28%) HTML
18 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 16 (12.50%) Windows
19 15 (11.72%) C#
19 15 (11.72%) Risk Assessment
19 15 (11.72%) Identity Management
19 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (10.94%) Malware Analysis

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (5.47%) IIS
2 2 (1.56%) Apache
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Project
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
2 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.44%) Firewall
2 6 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (3.91%) FTP
3 5 (3.91%) HTTP
3 5 (3.91%) Network Security
3 5 (3.91%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.13%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.34%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.56%) LAN
6 2 (1.56%) LDAP
6 2 (1.56%) SMTP
6 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.56%) VPN
7 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) Big Data
2 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 14 (10.94%) Military
3 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.69%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Legal
4 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.13%) Advertising
6 4 (3.13%) Marketing
7 3 (2.34%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Automotive
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) HTML
2 2 (1.56%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.56%) SPNEGO
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) Flash
3 1 (0.78%) HTML5
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Management Information System
2 18 (14.06%) Computer Science
3 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (7.03%) NHS
5 9 (7.03%) PKI
6 8 (6.25%) CESG
6 8 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.13%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.13%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.34%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.56%) Clustering
9 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (7.81%) Linux
2 10 (7.81%) VxWorks
3 4 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (47.66%) Information Security
3 33 (25.78%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (23.44%) Ethical Hacking
5 24 (18.75%) SIEM
6 22 (17.19%) Risk Management
6 22 (17.19%) Security Architecture
7 19 (14.84%) Digital Forensics
8 17 (13.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (11.72%) Identity Management
9 15 (11.72%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (10.94%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (10.94%) Information Assurance
10 14 (10.94%) Malware Analysis
10 14 (10.94%) Presales
10 14 (10.94%) SABSA
11 13 (10.16%) Business Development
12 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (9.38%) TOGAF
12 12 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) Java
2 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.72%) C#
4 14 (10.94%) SQL
5 13 (10.16%) C
6 12 (9.38%) C++
7 11 (8.59%) Python
8 2 (1.56%) Perl
8 2 (1.56%) Ruby
8 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (42.19%) CISSP
2 50 (39.06%) Degree
3 48 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 35 (27.34%) CISM
5 20 (15.63%) CEH
6 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
7 18 (14.06%) CISA
8 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
9 13 (10.16%) GCIA
9 13 (10.16%) GCIH
10 12 (9.38%) CHFI
11 11 (8.59%) GAWN
11 11 (8.59%) GPEN
12 8 (6.25%) CREST Certified
12 8 (6.25%) IISP
13 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (4.69%) SANS
14 5 (3.91%) CLAS
14 5 (3.91%) GIAC
14 5 (3.91%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.03%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (7.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 9 (7.03%) RMADS
3 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.13%) PMO
5 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.78%) COBIT
6 1 (0.78%) GDPR
6 1 (0.78%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.13%) IAG
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) Nessus
1 10 (7.81%) Nmap
2 5 (3.91%) CSIRT
3 4 (3.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.56%) QRadar
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.78%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 5 (3.91%) Splunk
2 4 (3.13%) Citrix
2 4 (3.13%) Cloudera
2 4 (3.13%) Hortonworks
3 3 (2.34%) MapR
4 2 (1.56%) CyberArk
4 2 (1.56%) Huawei
4 2 (1.56%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle
4 2 (1.56%) Trend Micro
4 2 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.78%) FireEye
5 1 (0.78%) LogRhythm
London
Networking People
Salary: outstanding bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £75,000K & comprehensive bonus/benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Salary: Salary depends on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
London
CapGemini Consulting
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago