The median annual salary for a Information Security Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Consultant
UK
Rank 790 808 854
Rank change year-on-year +18 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 70 148 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 59 130 86
Median salary £52,500 £62,500 £57,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +9.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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%  

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 March 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 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 +32 70 £52,500 -16.00% 10
London +50 28 £52,500 -19.23% 5
West Midlands +26 11 £57,500 -8.00% 3
South West +22 11 £55,000 -12.00%
North West -9 8 £52,500 -16.00%
Bristol +3 7 £55,000 -12.00%
South East +32 4 £75,000 +36.36% 2
West Yorkshire +23 4 £38,500 +4.05%
Yorkshire +12 4 £38,500 +4.05%
Birmingham +1 4 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Leeds +15 3 £45,500 +22.97%
Warwickshire - 3 £60,000 -
Avon - 3 - -
Reading +29 2 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +17 2 £75,000 +42.85% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £73,750 +9.25%
Canary Wharf -9 2 £67,500 -
Darwen - 2 £52,500 -
Leamington Spa - 2 £61,250 -
Cheshire - 2 £53,750 -
Lancashire - 2 £52,500 -
Coventry - 2 £75,000 - 1
Surrey +33 1 - - 1
City of London +33 1 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Hampshire +32 1 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £100,000 +48.14%
Gloucestershire +7 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Nottingham +5 1 £100,000 +48.14%
Staines -13 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £57,500 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Information Security
2 110 (67.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (62.35%) CISSP
4 74 (45.68%) CISM
5 67 (41.36%) Risk Management
6 66 (40.74%) PCI DSS
7 57 (35.19%) CISA
8 53 (32.72%) Security Architecture
9 50 (30.86%) Management Information System
10 43 (26.54%) Network Security
11 40 (24.69%) Risk Assessment
12 37 (22.84%) Security Management
13 36 (22.22%) Degree
13 36 (22.22%) Finance
14 35 (21.60%) ISMS
15 32 (19.75%) Information Assurance
15 32 (19.75%) Information Security Management
16 31 (19.14%) Vulnerability Management
17 27 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
18 26 (16.05%) Security Operations
19 25 (15.43%) IISP
19 25 (15.43%) IIS
20 23 (14.20%) Penetration Testing
20 23 (14.20%) Data Protection
21 21 (12.96%) CESG Certified Professional
22 20 (12.35%) Data Centre
22 20 (12.35%) COBIT
22 20 (12.35%) Project Management
23 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
23 19 (11.73%) ITIL

Information Security 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 25 (15.43%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 12 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.70%) MS Office
2 6 (3.70%) MS Project
2 6 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (26.54%) Network Security
2 3 (1.85%) Firewall
3 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.62%) MPLS
4 1 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) GIS
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) AppScan
1 7 (4.32%) Burp Suite
1 7 (4.32%) Paros
1 7 (4.32%) WebScarab
General
1 36 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Law
3 12 (7.41%) Legal
4 7 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.70%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.70%) Banking
6 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.23%) Military
7 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (30.86%) Management Information System
2 20 (12.35%) Data Centre
3 17 (10.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (6.17%) CESG
4 10 (6.17%) Mainframe
5 9 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.70%) Fintech
6 6 (3.70%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.85%) BBC
8 2 (1.23%) Blog
8 2 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.23%) SCADA
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Windows
2 10 (6.17%) Unix
3 5 (3.09%) Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (100.00%) Information Security
2 67 (41.36%) Risk Management
3 53 (32.72%) Security Architecture
4 40 (24.69%) Risk Assessment
5 37 (22.84%) Security Management
6 35 (21.60%) ISMS
7 32 (19.75%) Information Assurance
7 32 (19.75%) Information Security Management
8 31 (19.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 27 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (16.05%) Security Operations
11 23 (14.20%) Data Protection
11 23 (14.20%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (12.35%) Project Management
13 19 (11.73%) ITIL
13 19 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (11.11%) Compliance Management
14 18 (11.11%) Data Security
14 18 (11.11%) Performance Management
14 18 (11.11%) Risk and Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 101 (62.35%) CISSP
2 74 (45.68%) CISM
3 57 (35.19%) CISA
4 36 (22.22%) Degree
5 25 (15.43%) IISP
6 21 (12.96%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 14 (8.64%) SANS
9 13 (8.02%) CEH
10 12 (7.41%) CRISC
11 9 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (5.56%) CLAS
12 8 (4.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (4.94%) PCI QSA
13 6 (3.70%) ISSAP
14 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
15 4 (2.47%) CCSP
16 3 (1.85%) ISEB
16 3 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
17 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (67.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (40.74%) PCI DSS
3 20 (12.35%) COBIT
4 13 (8.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (6.17%) ISO27002
6 9 (5.56%) GDPR
7 8 (4.94%) JSP 440
8 6 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.47%) QA
10 2 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.23%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.62%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.62%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.62%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) Nessus
2 1 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.49%) ArcSight
2 17 (10.49%) Splunk
3 8 (4.94%) IBM
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (0.62%) CA
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco
5 1 (0.62%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.62%) ForgeRock
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £75,000K & comprehensive bonus/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, training/certification
Posted: 10 days ago