Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Security Consultant was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1159 1189 1276
Rank change year-on-year +30 +87 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Security Consultant 30 30 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 28 22 30
UK median annual salary £87,500 £75,000 £63,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +19.05% -10.00%
10th Percentile £62,500 £47,125 £53,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £108,750 £81,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £100,000 £70,500 £56,500
% change year-on-year +41.84% +24.78% -9.60%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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%

Lead Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Security Consultant in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Security Consultant in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Security Consultant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Security Consultant in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +51 30 £87,500 +16.67% 1
London +17 26 £87,500 +16.67%
UK excluding London +14 5 £100,000 +41.84% 1
North of England +8 2 £65,000 -
Midlands +7 2 £100,000 +2.56%
East Midlands - 2 £100,000 -
South East +35 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £65,000 -
North West -11 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Security Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 19 (63.33%) CREST Certified
3 15 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (43.33%) Apple iOS
4 13 (43.33%) Android
4 13 (43.33%) Unix
4 13 (43.33%) Windows
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (40.00%) Tigerscheme
5 12 (40.00%) Cyber Scheme
6 10 (33.33%) CISSP
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) PCI DSS
8 6 (20.00%) CISA
8 6 (20.00%) CISM
9 4 (13.33%) Law
9 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
9 4 (13.33%) OSCP
9 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Local Government
9 4 (13.33%) CESG
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (13.33%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (13.33%) Social Engineering
10 3 (10.00%) Security Auditing
10 3 (10.00%) Creative Thinking

Lead 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Law
2 4 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CESG
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Android
1 13 (43.33%) Apple iOS
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
1 13 (43.33%) Unix
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 15 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Social Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.00%) Security Auditing
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.67%) Business Development
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) ISMS
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) CREST Certified
2 12 (40.00%) Cyber Scheme
2 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) Tigerscheme
3 10 (33.33%) CISSP
4 6 (20.00%) CISA
4 6 (20.00%) CISM
5 4 (13.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) OSCP
6 3 (10.00%) CEH
7 2 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (6.67%) CRISC
7 2 (6.67%) GIAC
7 2 (6.67%) SANS
7 2 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (3.33%) CCIE
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft