The median annual salary for a Security Advisor was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 908 945
Rank change year-on-year +43 +37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Advisor 9 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.028% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 14
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £45,000 £46,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £68,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £45,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -18.33% -33.33%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Advisor over the 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +35 9 £45,000 - 2
London +28 5 £50,000 +1.01% 1
Hampshire - 2 £34,000 -
Coventry - 2 £38,750 -
South East - 2 £34,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Southampton - 1 £36,000 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (93.75%) Information Security
2 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (37.50%) Financial Institution
5 6 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (37.50%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (37.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) CISSP
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
8 3 (18.75%) COBIT
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
8 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) CISM
9 2 (12.50%) Wireless
9 2 (12.50%) CISA
9 2 (12.50%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DMZ
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) AppScan
1 1 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Cyber Defence
2 6 (37.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 6 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
5 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
5 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Encryption
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (6.25%) Coaching
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CISA
3 2 (12.50%) CRISC
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (6.25%) GIAC
4 1 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) COBIT
3 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (6.25%) GDPR
4 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Veracode