Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Consultant was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1011 1057
Rank change year-on-year -110 +46 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 56 211 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 43 170 211
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +25.00%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -124 54 £50,000 -13.04% 7
UK excluding London -38 43 £50,000 -9.09% 4
South East -16 21 £47,500 +5.56% 1
London -54 13 £53,750 -14.00% 4
North of England -14 12 £47,500 -17.39% 2
North West -17 7 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Yorkshire +12 5 £45,000 -23.40% 1
East of England +12 4 £61,250 +28.95%
Midlands +15 3 - -
West Midlands +6 3 - -
Scotland -8 2 - - 1
South West -23 2 £70,000 +7.69%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 39 (69.64%) Information Security
2 32 (57.14%) CISSP
3 22 (39.29%) CISM
4 21 (37.50%) Firewall
5 20 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (35.71%) Presales
6 19 (33.93%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Project Management
8 15 (26.79%) Finance
8 15 (26.79%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (23.21%) ITIL
10 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
10 11 (19.64%) Degree
11 10 (17.86%) Cisco
11 10 (17.86%) Windows
11 10 (17.86%) LAN
11 10 (17.86%) Risk Management
12 9 (16.07%) SDLC
12 9 (16.07%) SIEM
12 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
12 9 (16.07%) Middleware
12 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2
12 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (16.07%) CEH
13 8 (14.29%) Content Management
13 8 (14.29%) QA
13 8 (14.29%) WAN
13 8 (14.29%) SMTP

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 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) Firewall
2 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.86%) LAN
4 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (14.29%) HTTP
5 8 (14.29%) SMTP
5 8 (14.29%) WAN
5 8 (14.29%) Wireless
6 6 (10.71%) Network Security
7 4 (7.14%) VPN
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.79%) DNS
9 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.79%) MPLS
9 1 (1.79%) TACACS
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) GIS
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.79%) OAuth
3 1 (1.79%) OpenID
3 1 (1.79%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.79%) SAML
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.29%) iSeries
3 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (7.14%) iPad
5 3 (5.36%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) CESG
7 1 (1.79%) Derivative
7 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Solaris
3 7 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Unix
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Information Security
2 20 (35.71%) Presales
3 19 (33.93%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (28.57%) Project Management
5 15 (26.79%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (23.21%) ITIL
7 10 (17.86%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2
8 9 (16.07%) SDLC
8 9 (16.07%) SIEM
9 8 (14.29%) Content Management
9 8 (14.29%) Cryptanalysis
9 8 (14.29%) Social Engineering
10 7 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 7 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
12 5 (8.93%) Change Control
12 5 (8.93%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) CISSP
2 22 (39.29%) CISM
3 11 (19.64%) Degree
4 9 (16.07%) CEH
4 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (12.50%) CISA
6 6 (10.71%) CCNA
7 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (5.36%) CCIE
9 3 (5.36%) CCNP
9 3 (5.36%) CIMA
9 3 (5.36%) CLAS
9 3 (5.36%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (5.36%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.57%) MCP
10 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.29%) QA
3 7 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (5.36%) COBIT
6 3 (5.36%) GDPR
7 2 (3.57%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) QRadar
2 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Cisco
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) F5
3 6 (10.71%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.93%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) LogRhythm
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.79%) CA
6 1 (1.79%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.79%) Cylance
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) Varonis