The median annual salary for an IT Security Consultant was £47,500 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.

IT Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 785 879
Rank change year-on-year -51 +94  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 38 148 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.16% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 29 122 73
Median salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -20.83% +14.28%  

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%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 26 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 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 -73 35 £47,500 -20.83% 4
North West -29 14 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Manchester -26 10 £47,500 -19.14% 1
London +2 9 £57,500 -6.12% 1
South East +16 6 £35,500 -33.33%
Berkshire +9 5 £40,000 -30.43%
Cheshire -29 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Birmingham +7 3 £50,000 -16.66%
West Midlands +2 3 £50,000 -23.07%
Scotland - 3 £57,500 -
East of England +1 2 £36,250 -51.66%
Southwark - 2 £28,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £57,500 -
City of London +26 1 - - 1
Cheltenham +14 1 £37,500 -37.50%
Reading +5 1 £40,000 -30.43%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £37,500 -37.50%
Hertfordshire -7 1 £32,500 -56.66%
South West -23 1 £37,500 -42.30%
Oxfordshire - 1 £31,000 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £32,500 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 44 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (43.02%) CISSP
3 34 (39.53%) Splunk
4 28 (32.56%) Security Architecture
5 27 (31.40%) Finance
6 24 (27.91%) Security Monitoring
7 23 (26.74%) Degree
8 22 (25.58%) Project Management
9 21 (24.42%) ArcSight
10 20 (23.26%) Information Security
11 19 (22.09%) Presales
12 18 (20.93%) Risk Management
13 16 (18.60%) CLAS
14 15 (17.44%) Windows
14 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (16.28%) Network Security
15 14 (16.28%) Management Information System
16 13 (15.12%) SIEM
17 12 (13.95%) CIMA
17 12 (13.95%) CEH
18 10 (11.63%) Big Data
18 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (11.63%) Cognos Impromptu
19 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
19 9 (10.47%) Risk Assessment
19 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
20 8 (9.30%) iPad
20 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
20 8 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
20 8 (9.30%) Linux

IT 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 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) assyst
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Network Security
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) Firewall
4 3 (3.49%) MPLS
5 2 (2.33%) DNS
5 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.16%) TACACS
6 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Big Data
1 10 (11.63%) Cognos Impromptu
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Burp Suite
General
1 27 (31.40%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Back Office
2 4 (4.65%) Games
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.49%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) OAuth
3 1 (1.16%) OpenID
3 1 (1.16%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.16%) SAML
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.30%) iPad
4 5 (5.81%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.16%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.16%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.49%) AIX
4 3 (3.49%) HPUX
5 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (32.56%) Security Architecture
3 24 (27.91%) Security Monitoring
4 22 (25.58%) Project Management
5 20 (23.26%) Information Security
6 19 (22.09%) Presales
7 18 (20.93%) Risk Management
8 13 (15.12%) SIEM
9 9 (10.47%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Analytics
11 7 (8.14%) Security Management
12 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.65%) Remediation Plan
13 4 (4.65%) Security Operations
14 3 (3.49%) Data Loss Prevention
14 3 (3.49%) Identity Access Management
14 3 (3.49%) IT Audit
14 3 (3.49%) Matrix Organization
14 3 (3.49%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) Python
2 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.49%) Perl
4 2 (2.33%) C
5 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (43.02%) CISSP
2 23 (26.74%) Degree
3 16 (18.60%) CLAS
4 12 (13.95%) CEH
4 12 (13.95%) CIMA
5 8 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.98%) CISM
8 5 (5.81%) CCNA
8 5 (5.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (4.65%) CISA
9 4 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (4.65%) MCP
9 4 (4.65%) MCSE
9 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.65%) PCI QSA
9 4 (4.65%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.65%) GPG13
3 4 (4.65%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) QRadar
2 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Splunk
2 21 (24.42%) ArcSight
3 5 (5.81%) LogRhythm
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco
4 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) CA
6 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.16%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.16%) F5
6 1 (1.16%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.16%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.16%) McAfee
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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