Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Security Adviser
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1194 1258
Rank change year-on-year +23 +64 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 18 43 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.023% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 11 40 15
UK median annual salary £58,000 £72,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +51.04% -12.73%
10th Percentile £36,000 £40,875 £45,200
90th Percentile £67,000 £77,625 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,750 £52,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -29.33% +8.33% -12.73%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Advisor over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +17 17 £58,000 -20.00% 1
London -4 12 £60,000 -17.24% 1
UK excluding London +31 6 £36,750 -29.33%
South East +34 3 £34,000 -38.74%
Midlands +19 2 £38,750 -46.55%
West Midlands +14 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Scotland - 1 - -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (38.89%) CISM
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) CISA
4 6 (33.33%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
5 5 (27.78%) CEH
5 5 (27.78%) C
5 5 (27.78%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) CRISC
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
7 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management

Security Advisor 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 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) DMZ
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Blockchain
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Encryption
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C
1 5 (27.78%) C++
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISM
2 6 (33.33%) CISA
2 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 5 (27.78%) CEH
4 4 (22.22%) CRISC
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (11.11%) GIAC
6 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (5.56%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (5.56%) GDPR
4 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft