Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Security Consultant was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1146 1204 1279
Rank change year-on-year +58 +75 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Security Consultant 26 56 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.029% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 20 42 22
UK median annual salary £75,000 £95,000 £76,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +24.59% +1.67%
10th Percentile £67,250 £71,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £108,750 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £97,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +39.29% +13.82%

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Security Consultant in the UK

Principal Security Consultant
Top 8 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 23 July 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 +59 24 £75,000 -21.05% 1
UK excluding London +52 14 £75,000 -23.08% 1
London +26 10 £80,000 -15.79%
South East +80 5 £75,000 -11.76%
Midlands +36 5 £75,000 -23.08%
West Midlands +30 4 £75,000 -23.08%
East of England +26 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £80,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 (69.23%) CISSP
1 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (57.69%) Presales
4 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (42.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
6 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
6 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
6 9 (34.62%) Information Assurance
6 9 (34.62%) Business Development
6 9 (34.62%) Degree
6 9 (34.62%) CISM
6 9 (34.62%) CLAS
6 9 (34.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
8 7 (26.92%) CISA
8 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
9 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (19.23%) Driving Licence
10 5 (19.23%) CCSE
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco
10 5 (19.23%) CCNP
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (19.23%) CRISC
11 4 (15.38%) Sourcefire
11 4 (15.38%) CCDP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) DLNA
4 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) Multicast
4 1 (3.85%) SSL
4 1 (3.85%) Unicast
4 1 (3.85%) UPnP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 4 (15.38%) Military
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Digital Economy
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Cybercrime
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) IPTV
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) Presales
3 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 9 (34.62%) Business Development
4 9 (34.62%) Information Assurance
5 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
6 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
9 3 (11.54%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (11.54%) Marketing Strategy
9 3 (11.54%) SIEM
10 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
11 1 (3.85%) Coaching
11 1 (3.85%) Microservices
11 1 (3.85%) Social Engineering
11 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) CISSP
2 11 (42.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) CISM
3 9 (34.62%) CLAS
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) CISA
5 5 (19.23%) CCNP
5 5 (19.23%) CCSE
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (19.23%) CRISC
6 4 (15.38%) CCDP
6 4 (15.38%) CCIE
7 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.69%) Master's Degree
7 2 (7.69%) MBA
7 2 (7.69%) PCI QSA
8 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
8 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (15.38%) GPG13
3 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.85%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Computacenter
2 4 (15.38%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.69%) NetWitness
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
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