Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Information Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1022 968 1120
Rank change year-on-year -54 +152 +31
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 189 256 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 166 226 177
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £45,625 £43,750 £40,950
90th Percentile £76,250 £84,375 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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%

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -1 180 £60,000 - 12
UK excluding London +52 128 £57,500 +4.55% 6
London -56 59 £65,000 -3.70% 6
South East +64 49 £57,500 - 4
North of England +5 30 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +37 22 £52,500 - 1
East of England +31 22 £65,000 -13.33% 1
South West +22 15 £55,000 -12.00%
North West -41 8 £60,000 +14.29%
Scotland -26 7 £48,250 -7.21%
Midlands +34 6 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +18 6 £55,000 -12.00%

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 186 (98.41%) Information Security
2 129 (68.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (53.97%) CISSP
4 79 (41.80%) Finance
5 77 (40.74%) CISM
6 70 (37.04%) Risk Management
7 62 (32.80%) Cybersecurity
8 52 (27.51%) Risk Assessment
9 49 (25.93%) PCI DSS
10 45 (23.81%) Data Protection
11 38 (20.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 36 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (18.52%) ITIL
14 34 (17.99%) Management Information System
14 34 (17.99%) Penetration Testing
15 32 (16.93%) CRAMM
16 31 (16.40%) CISA
17 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
17 29 (15.34%) GDPR
18 28 (14.81%) OWASP
19 27 (14.29%) ISMS
19 27 (14.29%) Project Management
20 26 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (13.23%) SC Cleared
21 25 (13.23%) Cyber Essentials
22 24 (12.70%) Security Architecture
22 24 (12.70%) Security Management
23 22 (11.64%) Data Protection Act
24 21 (11.11%) Information Security Management
24 21 (11.11%) PRINCE2

Information Security 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.53%) IIS
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.58%) Firewall
2 10 (5.29%) VPN
2 10 (5.29%) WAN
3 9 (4.76%) DHCP
3 9 (4.76%) DNS
3 9 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 9 (4.76%) LAN
3 9 (4.76%) Network Security
3 9 (4.76%) SAN
3 9 (4.76%) VLAN
3 9 (4.76%) VoIP
3 9 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (4.23%) Internet
5 4 (2.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.53%) SCCP
6 1 (0.53%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 79 (41.80%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Legal
3 9 (4.76%) Law
4 8 (4.23%) Retail
5 7 (3.70%) Banking
6 5 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.12%) Advertising
8 3 (1.59%) Games
8 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) Middleware
1 1 (0.53%) OAuth
1 1 (0.53%) OpenID
1 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.99%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.64%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (6.88%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (4.76%) User Experience
6 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.65%) CESG
8 4 (2.12%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.59%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.06%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.53%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.05%) Windows
2 9 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 9 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.17%) Linux
3 6 (3.17%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) AIX
4 1 (0.53%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (98.41%) Information Security
2 70 (37.04%) Risk Management
3 62 (32.80%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (27.51%) Risk Assessment
5 45 (23.81%) Data Protection
6 36 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (18.52%) ITIL
8 34 (17.99%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (16.93%) CRAMM
10 28 (14.81%) OWASP
11 27 (14.29%) ISMS
11 27 (14.29%) Project Management
12 24 (12.70%) Security Architecture
12 24 (12.70%) Security Management
13 21 (11.11%) Information Security Management
13 21 (11.11%) PRINCE2
14 20 (10.58%) Waterfall
15 18 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
16 15 (7.94%) Incident Management
17 14 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.29%) SQL
3 9 (4.76%) VBScript
4 4 (2.12%) C
5 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.53%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) Korn
5 1 (0.53%) Perl
5 1 (0.53%) Python
5 1 (0.53%) Ruby
5 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (53.97%) CISSP
2 77 (40.74%) CISM
3 31 (16.40%) CISA
4 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
5 25 (13.23%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.41%) CRISC
6 14 (7.41%) Degree
7 12 (6.35%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.70%) CEH
9 7 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 7 (3.70%) PCI QSA
10 6 (3.17%) CCAA
10 6 (3.17%) CCNA
10 6 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (3.17%) MCSA
10 6 (3.17%) MCSE
10 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (68.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (25.93%) PCI DSS
3 38 (20.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 29 (15.34%) GDPR
5 25 (13.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (5.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (3.70%) COBIT
8 7 (3.70%) ISO 22301
9 6 (3.17%) SAS 70
10 5 (2.65%) HIPAA
11 4 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.59%) BS25999
12 3 (1.59%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.59%) JSP 440
13 2 (1.06%) PA-DSS
13 2 (1.06%) QA
13 2 (1.06%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) EnCase
1 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.53%) Nessus
1 1 (0.53%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.53%) Nmap
1 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (5.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.29%) HP
3 9 (4.76%) Cisco
3 9 (4.76%) Citrix
3 9 (4.76%) VMware
4 6 (3.17%) SonicWALL
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle
6 2 (1.06%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.53%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.53%) CA
7 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.53%) Cylance
7 1 (0.53%) F5
7 1 (0.53%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.53%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.53%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.53%) Splunk
7 1 (0.53%) Symantec