Cybersecurity Consultant Jobs

Cybersecurity Consultant
UK

The median Cybersecurity Consultant salary in the UK is £75,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 695 817 957
Rank change year-on-year +122 +140 -239
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 128 201 199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 94 129 129
10th Percentile £49,125 £53,700 £43,500
25th Percentile £54,438 £57,500 £51,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £90,000
90th Percentile - £92,500 £94,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -3.70%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,040 104,650 131,712
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.41% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,838 66,214 83,200
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Cybersecurity Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 13 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 21 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +163 109 £75,000 +7.14% 39
UK excluding London +107 65 £60,000 -7.69% 28
London +182 50 £85,000 +21.43% 11
Work from Home +102 48 £65,000 -7.14% 19
South West +28 31 £60,000 -14.29% 4
South East +84 12 £72,500 +11.54% 14
Scotland -16 9 £67,050 -13.48% 2
North of England +87 5 £60,000 -17.24% 5
West Midlands +65 5 £55,000 -2.22% 2
Midlands +65 5 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +106 3 £47,500 -36.67% 3
East of England +45 3 £70,000 -6.67% 2
North West +50 2 £69,500 -13.13% 2

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 February 2024, Cybersecurity Consultant job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (65.63%) Security Cleared
3 71 (55.47%) NIST
4 42 (32.81%) Information Security
5 38 (29.69%) SC Cleared
6 33 (25.78%) SIEM
7 31 (24.22%) Risk Management
7 31 (24.22%) Social Skills
8 30 (23.44%) DV Cleared
9 28 (21.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 27 (21.09%) Information Assurance
10 27 (21.09%) Security Architecture
10 27 (21.09%) Military
10 27 (21.09%) Agile
11 26 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (19.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 25 (19.53%) Operational Technology
13 23 (17.97%) Network Security
13 23 (17.97%) Public Sector
14 22 (17.19%) NCSC
14 22 (17.19%) NIST 800
14 22 (17.19%) Management Information System
15 21 (16.41%) CISMP
15 21 (16.41%) Innovative Thinking
15 21 (16.41%) Security Operations
16 20 (15.63%) Analytics
17 19 (14.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 18 (14.06%) Tanium
18 18 (14.06%) Elastic Stack
18 18 (14.06%) Data Analytics

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Azure
2 4 (3.13%) AWS
2 4 (3.13%) GCP
3 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.97%) Network Security
2 13 (10.16%) Firewall
3 8 (6.25%) Modbus
4 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) BGP
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 31 (24.22%) Social Skills
2 27 (21.09%) Military
3 23 (17.97%) Public Sector
4 14 (10.94%) Finance
5 11 (8.59%) Aerospace
6 10 (7.81%) Aviation
7 8 (6.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 8 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (3.91%) Local Government
9 2 (1.56%) Law
9 2 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.06%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.56%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Operational Technology
2 22 (17.19%) Management Information System
3 19 (14.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 16 (12.50%) CESG
5 15 (11.72%) Cyber Defence
5 15 (11.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (10.94%) Cyberattack
7 11 (8.59%) PKI
8 9 (7.03%) SCADA
9 8 (6.25%) CAN bus
9 8 (6.25%) Onboarding
10 5 (3.91%) IoT
10 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
11 4 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (2.34%) Security Posture
13 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.56%) Insider Threat
14 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (32.81%) Information Security
3 33 (25.78%) SIEM
4 31 (24.22%) Risk Management
5 27 (21.09%) Agile
5 27 (21.09%) Information Assurance
5 27 (21.09%) Security Architecture
6 25 (19.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (16.41%) Innovative Thinking
7 21 (16.41%) Security Operations
8 20 (15.63%) Analytics
9 18 (14.06%) Data Analytics
9 18 (14.06%) Incident Management
10 17 (13.28%) Creative Thinking
10 17 (13.28%) Matrix Organization
10 17 (13.28%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.94%) SABSA
11 14 (10.94%) TOGAF
12 13 (10.16%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 84 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (29.69%) SC Cleared
3 30 (23.44%) DV Cleared
4 21 (16.41%) CISMP
5 17 (13.28%) CISSP
6 12 (9.38%) CISM
6 12 (9.38%) Degree
6 12 (9.38%) IISP
7 9 (7.03%) CREST Certified
7 9 (7.03%) Master's Degree
8 8 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (5.47%) CRISC
10 5 (3.91%) Cyber Scheme
11 2 (1.56%) CISA
11 2 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.56%) ISACA
12 1 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.78%) CASP
12 1 (0.78%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (55.47%) NIST
2 28 (21.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 26 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (17.19%) NCSC
4 22 (17.19%) NIST 800
5 18 (14.06%) RMADS
6 17 (13.28%) JSP 440
7 13 (10.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (7.03%) GDPR
9 7 (5.47%) GRC
10 3 (2.34%) COBIT
11 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) vSphere
2 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 18 (14.06%) SolarWinds
1 18 (14.06%) Tanium
1 18 (14.06%) Tripwire
2 3 (2.34%) Google
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.56%) Splunk
4 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.78%) QinetiQ