Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Security Consultant was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Principal Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1156 1148 1231
Rank change year-on-year -8 +83 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Security Consultant 23 40 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.023% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 14 34 32
UK median annual salary £72,500 £85,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.71% +17.24% +2.84%
10th Percentile £55,625 £71,250 £62,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,625 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -17.24% +3.57% -

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Principal Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Security Consultant in the UK

Principal Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Security Consultant in the UK

Principal Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Security Consultant over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Security Consultant in the UK

Principal Security Consultant
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -9 19 £80,000 -5.88% 8
UK excluding London +4 9 £60,000 -17.24% 6
South East +39 6 £87,500 +40.00% 2
London -18 6 £85,000 - 2
South West - 3 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Principal 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 Principal Security Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (73.91%) CISSP
3 15 (65.22%) Risk Management
4 13 (56.52%) Information Security
5 11 (47.83%) CISM
5 11 (47.83%) PCI DSS
5 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) Network Security
6 8 (34.78%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) PCI QSA
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Presales
7 7 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (26.09%) SANS
8 6 (26.09%) GDPR
8 6 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (21.74%) GIAC
9 5 (21.74%) PA-DSS
10 4 (17.39%) Local Government
10 4 (17.39%) ISMS
10 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
10 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
10 4 (17.39%) CISA
10 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
10 4 (17.39%) Symantec
10 4 (17.39%) McAfee
10 4 (17.39%) Juniper
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco
10 4 (17.39%) Compliance Audit

Principal 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 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Local Government
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Cybercrime
3 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Risk Management
2 13 (56.52%) Information Security
3 8 (34.78%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Presales
5 4 (17.39%) Change Control
5 4 (17.39%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (17.39%) ISMS
5 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (8.70%) Security Auditing
7 2 (8.70%) Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) CISM
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (30.43%) PCI QSA
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) SANS
5 5 (21.74%) GIAC
6 4 (17.39%) CISA
6 4 (17.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) ISACA
8 2 (8.70%) GSNA
8 2 (8.70%) IRCA
8 2 (8.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (4.35%) CCIE
9 1 (4.35%) CCNA
9 1 (4.35%) CCNP
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (4.35%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (47.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (26.09%) GDPR
3 6 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (21.74%) PA-DSS
5 4 (17.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (13.04%) NIST 800
7 2 (8.70%) COBIT
7 2 (8.70%) HIPAA
7 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
8 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (4.35%) RMADS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) F5
1 4 (17.39%) Juniper
1 4 (17.39%) McAfee
1 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
1 4 (17.39%) Symantec
2 3 (13.04%) Trend Micro
3 1 (4.35%) BT
3 1 (4.35%) Computacenter
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) NEC
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia