Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1043 1047 1220
Rank change year-on-year +4 +173 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 146 190 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.10% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 106 151 55
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £44,750
90th Percentile £78,125 £100,000 £90,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Cybersecurity Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 November 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
England +2 143 £60,000 -4.00% 12
UK excluding London +34 80 £56,250 -10.00% 6
London -19 64 £60,000 -4.00% 6
South East +6 29 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Midlands +24 15 £55,000 -21.43% 2
South West +14 15 £48,500 -25.38% 1
West Midlands +15 12 £55,000 -20.00% 1
North of England +16 10 £48,500 -20.94% 2
East of England +14 9 £65,000 +73.33%
North West -10 8 £48,500 -25.38% 2
East Midlands +32 3 £100,000 +42.86% 1
Yorkshire +29 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 £85,000 +70.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -
North East - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (56.85%) CISSP
3 76 (52.05%) Information Security
4 62 (42.47%) CISM
5 61 (41.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 52 (35.62%) Security Cleared
7 44 (30.14%) Degree
8 43 (29.45%) SC Cleared
9 40 (27.40%) Network Security
10 36 (24.66%) PCI DSS
11 34 (23.29%) Penetration Testing
12 31 (21.23%) Firewall
12 31 (21.23%) CESG Certified Professional
13 30 (20.55%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (20.55%) Data Privacy
14 26 (17.81%) CREST Certified
15 25 (17.12%) Computer Science
15 25 (17.12%) Security Architecture
15 25 (17.12%) Risk Management
15 25 (17.12%) Cryptography
16 24 (16.44%) Management Information System
16 24 (16.44%) Business Analysis
16 24 (16.44%) GDPR
17 23 (15.75%) Cyber Essentials
17 23 (15.75%) Security Testing
17 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (15.07%) ITIL
19 21 (14.38%) Finance
20 20 (13.70%) Windows
21 18 (12.33%) Data Protection

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.40%) Network Security
2 31 (21.23%) Firewall
3 11 (7.53%) Internet
4 10 (6.85%) LAN
4 10 (6.85%) VPN
4 10 (6.85%) WAN
5 9 (6.16%) DHCP
5 9 (6.16%) DNS
5 9 (6.16%) iSCSI
5 9 (6.16%) SAN
5 9 (6.16%) VLAN
5 9 (6.16%) VoIP
5 9 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.68%) AppScan
2 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.68%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.11%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.37%) Military
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) SailPoint
1 5 (3.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) Flash
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
3 1 (0.68%) JSP
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Computer Science
2 24 (16.44%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.53%) Cybercrime
4 10 (6.85%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (6.85%) PKI
5 9 (6.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (6.16%) User Experience
6 8 (5.48%) CESG
6 8 (5.48%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (5.48%) NHS
7 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.11%) Life Science
9 5 (3.42%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.74%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (2.05%) Internet of Things
11 3 (2.05%) SCADA
12 2 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.70%) Windows
2 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
2 9 (6.16%) Windows Server
2 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.11%) Linux
3 6 (4.11%) Unix
4 5 (3.42%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 76 (52.05%) Information Security
3 34 (23.29%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (20.55%) Data Privacy
4 30 (20.55%) Identity Access Management
5 25 (17.12%) Cryptography
5 25 (17.12%) Risk Management
5 25 (17.12%) Security Architecture
6 24 (16.44%) Business Analysis
7 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (15.75%) Security Testing
8 22 (15.07%) ITIL
9 18 (12.33%) Data Protection
10 17 (11.64%) Business Development
10 17 (11.64%) Records Management
10 17 (11.64%) SIEM
10 17 (11.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (11.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 16 (10.96%) Information Assurance
12 15 (10.27%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
1 9 (6.16%) SQL
1 9 (6.16%) VBScript
2 2 (1.37%) Java
2 2 (1.37%) VB
3 1 (0.68%) C
3 1 (0.68%) C#
3 1 (0.68%) C++
3 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.68%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (56.85%) CISSP
2 62 (42.47%) CISM
3 52 (35.62%) Security Cleared
4 44 (30.14%) Degree
5 43 (29.45%) SC Cleared
6 31 (21.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 26 (17.81%) CREST Certified
8 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (9.59%) CEH
9 14 (9.59%) CISA
10 10 (6.85%) OSCP
11 9 (6.16%) CCNA
12 8 (5.48%) GCIH
13 7 (4.79%) CCSP
13 7 (4.79%) GCFE
13 7 (4.79%) SANS
14 6 (4.11%) CCNP
14 6 (4.11%) CLAS
14 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (4.11%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (41.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (24.66%) PCI DSS
3 24 (16.44%) GDPR
4 23 (15.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (9.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (8.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (4.79%) NIST 800
8 3 (2.05%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.37%) COBIT
9 2 (1.37%) RMADS
10 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Nessus
2 3 (2.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (2.05%) CSIRT
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.68%) EnCase
3 1 (0.68%) FTK
Vendors
1 10 (6.85%) VMware
2 9 (6.16%) Citrix
2 9 (6.16%) HP
3 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.11%) Cisco
4 6 (4.11%) SonicWALL
5 5 (3.42%) CyberArk
5 5 (3.42%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.37%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.37%) IBM
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle
6 2 (1.37%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) Intel
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin