The median annual salary for a IT Security Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Consultant
UK
Rank 816 834 862
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 48 115 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 47 102 79
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.16% +9.09%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +26 31 £57,500 -4.16% 9
London +53 19 £58,750 +0.42% 2
Scotland +22 13 £57,500 +9.52%
Edinburgh +10 13 £57,500 +9.52%
North West -15 7 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Manchester -25 7 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South East +52 1 £50,000 -13.04% 1
West Yorkshire +26 1 £47,500 -26.92%
South West +20 1 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Yorkshire +14 1 £47,500 -26.92%
Leeds +13 1 £47,500 -26.92%
East Midlands +6 1 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £42,500 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £80,000 -
Southwark - 1 £27,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £50,000 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £45,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 38 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (30.68%) Security Architecture
3 25 (28.41%) Splunk
3 25 (28.41%) Finance
3 25 (28.41%) CISSP
3 25 (28.41%) Presales
4 20 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (22.73%) Degree
5 19 (21.59%) Project Management
6 16 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (15.91%) ArcSight
7 14 (15.91%) Network Security
7 14 (15.91%) Information Security
7 14 (15.91%) Security Monitoring
8 13 (14.77%) Big Data
9 12 (13.64%) PCI DSS
10 11 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 11 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (11.36%) Firewall
11 10 (11.36%) Security Management
11 10 (11.36%) Cognos Impromptu
11 10 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (10.23%) CEH
12 9 (10.23%) SIEM
12 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
13 8 (9.09%) Security Auditing
13 8 (9.09%) CLAS
14 7 (7.95%) Windows
14 7 (7.95%) CISA
14 7 (7.95%) CISM

IT 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 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Network Security
2 10 (11.36%) Firewall
3 2 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) Big Data
2 10 (11.36%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Back Office
3 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Publishing
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.55%) iPad
3 4 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (30.68%) Security Architecture
3 25 (28.41%) Presales
4 20 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (21.59%) Project Management
6 14 (15.91%) Information Security
6 14 (15.91%) Security Monitoring
7 11 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 11 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (11.36%) Security Management
9 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.23%) SIEM
10 8 (9.09%) Security Auditing
11 6 (6.82%) Security Operations
12 5 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
13 4 (4.55%) IT Audit
13 4 (4.55%) ITIL
13 4 (4.55%) OWASP
14 3 (3.41%) Cryptography
14 3 (3.41%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) C#
1 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.14%) SQL
1 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) CISSP
2 20 (22.73%) Degree
3 9 (10.23%) CEH
4 8 (9.09%) CLAS
5 7 (7.95%) CISA
5 7 (7.95%) CISM
6 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (4.55%) CIMA
7 4 (4.55%) PCI QSA
7 4 (4.55%) SANS
8 3 (3.41%) CREST Certified
8 3 (3.41%) CRISC
8 3 (3.41%) OSCP
8 3 (3.41%) SSCP
9 2 (2.27%) CCNA
9 2 (2.27%) CCNP
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.27%) GIAC
9 2 (2.27%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.68%) ISO22301
3 5 (5.68%) ISO27002
3 5 (5.68%) ISO27005
4 4 (4.55%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Nmap
2 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Splunk
2 14 (15.91%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco
4 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.27%) Qualys
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
4 2 (2.27%) Sophos
5 1 (1.14%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.14%) F5
5 1 (1.14%) FireEye
5 1 (1.14%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec
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