The median annual salary for an Information Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 796 870
Rank change year-on-year +18 +74  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 96 137 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82 111 91
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £85,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +3 95 £60,000 -4.00% 18
London -5 32 £65,000 - 7
South East +52 19 £53,000 -7.82% 3
East of England +12 13 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire - 11 £42,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 11 £42,000 - 2
Surrey +37 10 £54,250 -36.17% 2
Leeds - 10 £42,000 - 2
Staines +14 9 £53,500 -37.05% 2
South West -8 8 £73,750 +34.09% 2
West Midlands +11 7 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Hertfordshire -1 7 £65,000 -13.33%
Bedfordshire - 6 £56,000 - 2
City of London +30 5 £77,500 +10.71% 2
North West -42 5 £35,000 -58.82% 1
Luton - 5 £56,000 - 1
West Sussex +14 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire +6 4 £75,000 +30.43%
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £65,000 -13.33%
Manchester -37 4 £35,000 -58.82% 1
Reading +13 3 £75,000 +30.43%
Bristol -23 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £55,000 -
Hatfield - 3 £70,000 -
Redditch - 3 £55,000 -
Crawley - 2 £40,000 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £75,000 -
Glasgow +6 1 - - 3
Birmingham +1 1 £45,000 -28.00%

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Information Security
2 110 (66.27%) CISSP
3 104 (62.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (40.36%) CISM
5 60 (36.14%) Risk Management
6 59 (35.54%) PCI DSS
7 49 (29.52%) Management Information System
8 47 (28.31%) CISA
8 47 (28.31%) Data Protection
9 40 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (22.89%) Finance
11 36 (21.69%) Risk Assessment
12 34 (20.48%) Security Architecture
13 30 (18.07%) Security Management
14 29 (17.47%) Penetration Testing
15 26 (15.66%) ITIL
15 26 (15.66%) Data Protection Act
16 24 (14.46%) Network Security
16 24 (14.46%) Project Management
16 24 (14.46%) Information Security Management
17 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (13.86%) Security Operations
18 22 (13.25%) Windows
18 22 (13.25%) Degree
19 21 (12.65%) ISMS
19 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
20 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
21 19 (11.45%) Information Assurance
21 19 (11.45%) SANS
21 19 (11.45%) CESG Certified Professional

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 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (2.41%) IIS
1 4 (2.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.41%) IaaS
2 4 (2.41%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.46%) Network Security
2 14 (8.43%) Firewall
3 8 (4.82%) VPN
4 5 (3.01%) LAN
4 5 (3.01%) WAN
5 4 (2.41%) DHCP
5 4 (2.41%) DNS
5 4 (2.41%) Internet
5 4 (2.41%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.41%) SAN
5 4 (2.41%) VLAN
5 4 (2.41%) VoIP
5 4 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) TACACS
6 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.60%) GIS
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.02%) AppScan
1 10 (6.02%) Burp Suite
1 10 (6.02%) Paros
1 10 (6.02%) WebScarab
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 10 (6.02%) Retail
3 6 (3.61%) Legal
4 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.41%) Military
5 3 (1.81%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) OAuth
2 1 (0.60%) OpenID
2 1 (0.60%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.60%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (29.52%) Management Information System
2 26 (15.66%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.42%) CESG
4 7 (4.22%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.41%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.41%) User Experience
7 3 (1.81%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.20%) Blog
8 2 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.20%) SCADA
9 1 (0.60%) BBC
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.25%) Windows
2 13 (7.83%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Linux
4 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (100.00%) Information Security
2 60 (36.14%) Risk Management
3 47 (28.31%) Data Protection
4 40 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (21.69%) Risk Assessment
6 34 (20.48%) Security Architecture
7 30 (18.07%) Security Management
8 29 (17.47%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (15.66%) ITIL
10 24 (14.46%) Information Security Management
10 24 (14.46%) Project Management
11 23 (13.86%) Security Operations
11 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (12.65%) ISMS
13 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (11.45%) Information Assurance
15 15 (9.04%) Information Security Governance
16 13 (7.83%) Business Development
16 13 (7.83%) Data Security
17 12 (7.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.42%) C
2 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.41%) SQL
2 4 (2.41%) VBScript
3 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (66.27%) CISSP
2 67 (40.36%) CISM
3 47 (28.31%) CISA
4 22 (13.25%) Degree
5 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (11.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 19 (11.45%) SANS
7 17 (10.24%) CEH
8 16 (9.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 15 (9.04%) CRISC
10 13 (7.83%) CLAS
11 11 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (5.42%) SC Cleared
13 7 (4.22%) PCI QSA
14 6 (3.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (3.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 5 (3.01%) CCNA
15 5 (3.01%) CCSP
15 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (62.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (35.54%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.64%) COBIT
4 13 (7.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 8 (4.82%) GDPR
8 7 (4.22%) JSP 440
9 6 (3.61%) ISO 22301
10 4 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.81%) ISO 9001
11 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.60%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.60%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) Nessus
2 1 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) IBM
1 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) Oracle
3 5 (3.01%) Cisco
3 5 (3.01%) HP
4 4 (2.41%) Citrix
4 4 (2.41%) SonicWALL
4 4 (2.41%) VMware
5 2 (1.20%) CA
6 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.60%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.60%) F5
6 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.60%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.60%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Remote working
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haysfm
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £52000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £5500 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Whitbread
Posted: 13 days ago
Telford
RCDTS
Salary: £52,250 - £57,750
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working, exc pen, bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago