The median annual salary for a Principal Security Consultant was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 950 973
Rank change year-on-year +106 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Security Consultant 21 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 6
Median salary £75,000 £96,250 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.07% +20.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £84,500 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,750 £100,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £97,500 -
% change year-on-year -23.07% -  

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 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Security Consultant in the UK

Principal 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 Principal Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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 +100 19 £75,000 -22.07%
London +54 7 £80,000 -15.78%
South East +72 4 £72,500 -14.70%
Oxfordshire - 4 £72,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Hatfield - 4 - -
West Midlands +25 3 £75,000 -23.07%
Oxford - 3 £70,000 -
Coventry - 3 £75,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £80,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 28 (71.79%) Presales
2 18 (46.15%) Security Architecture
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) CISSP
3 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
6 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 13 (33.33%) Degree
7 11 (28.21%) Business Development
7 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) Splunk
8 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
9 9 (23.08%) CLAS
9 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
9 9 (23.08%) Information Assurance
9 9 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (20.51%) ArcSight
10 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
11 7 (17.95%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
11 7 (17.95%) CISM
11 7 (17.95%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (15.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 6 (15.38%) CCNP
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco
12 6 (15.38%) CCSE
12 6 (15.38%) Driving Licence
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA

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 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) DLNA
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Multicast
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) TACACS
4 1 (2.56%) Unicast
4 1 (2.56%) UPnP
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (12.82%) Marketing
2 3 (7.69%) Military
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) OAuth
1 1 (2.56%) OpenID
1 1 (2.56%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (15.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Cybercrime
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) IPTV
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Presales
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) Security Architecture
3 15 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
5 11 (28.21%) Business Development
6 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
7 9 (23.08%) Information Assurance
8 7 (17.95%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (15.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.26%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (10.26%) Marketing Strategy
12 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
12 3 (7.69%) SIEM
13 2 (5.13%) Logistics
13 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
13 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (5.13%) Physics
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) CISSP
2 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (23.08%) CLAS
5 7 (17.95%) CISM
6 6 (15.38%) CCNP
6 6 (15.38%) CCSE
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (12.82%) CCDP
7 5 (12.82%) CCIE
7 5 (12.82%) CISA
8 3 (7.69%) CRISC
9 2 (5.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (5.13%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (5.13%) GIAC
9 2 (5.13%) GPEN
9 2 (5.13%) MBA
9 2 (5.13%) PCI QSA
9 2 (5.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 5 (12.82%) GPG13
4 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Splunk
2 8 (20.51%) ArcSight
3 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) Computacenter
5 5 (12.82%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.13%) F5
6 2 (5.13%) NetWitness
6 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.56%) AlgoSec
7 1 (2.56%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) FireEye
7 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (2.56%) Qualys
7 1 (2.56%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.56%) Tufin