The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Adviser
UK
Rank 850 909 953
Rank change year-on-year +59 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 7 39 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.038% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.039% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 6
Median salary £59,000 £70,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.71% +24.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £59,000 £49,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +19.19% -13.91%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Top 5 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Edinburgh - 6 £59,000 -
Scotland - 6 £59,000 -
England +67 1 £55,000 -21.42% 2
City of London +49 1 £55,000 -
London +47 1 £55,000 -21.42% 1

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (72.73%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 7 (31.82%) Time Management
5 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
5 7 (31.82%) CISA
5 7 (31.82%) CISM
5 7 (31.82%) CISSP
5 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (27.27%) Information Security Governance
6 6 (27.27%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (27.27%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (27.27%) Financial Institution
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
6 6 (27.27%) Security Architecture
6 6 (27.27%) Statistics
6 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
7 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (4.55%) Veracode
8 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
8 1 (4.55%) Nessus
8 1 (4.55%) CEH

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.55%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) AppScan
1 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) Cyber Defence
2 6 (27.27%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
2 7 (31.82%) Time Management
3 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
3 6 (27.27%) Information Security Governance
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (27.27%) Security Architecture
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (27.27%) Statistics
4 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
4 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CISA
1 7 (31.82%) CISM
1 7 (31.82%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) CEH
2 1 (4.55%) CRISC
2 1 (4.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Veracode
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