The median annual salary for a Lead Security Consultant was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 915 971
Rank change year-on-year +44 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Security Consultant 3 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.032% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.034% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 13
Median salary £75,000 £95,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £100,000 £97,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +71.05%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Lead Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Security Consultant in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Top 6 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 3 months to 22 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 +27 3 £75,000 -21.05%
London +18 2 £71,250 -22.97%
Docklands, London - 1 £67,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £100,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £100,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £100,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) CISM
3 8 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (80.00%) Information Security
4 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 4 (40.00%) COBIT
5 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (40.00%) ISMS
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Security Management
6 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (20.00%) Presales
7 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (20.00%) CEH
7 2 (20.00%) CISA
7 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (10.00%) Firewall
8 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL
8 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (10.00%) Windows
8 1 (10.00%) Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
1 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
1 8 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) ISMS
3 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Security Management
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Presales
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) CEH
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) COBIT
2 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm