Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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

Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 548 413
Rank change year-on-year +20 -135 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 885 791 1,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.48% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 716 633 1,254
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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 +23 790 £65,000 +8.33% 88
London +51 443 £67,500 +3.85% 36
UK excluding London -28 396 £60,000 +9.09% 56
South East +40 183 £60,000 - 25
North of England -31 59 £63,750 +27.50% 10
Scotland -34 53 £60,000 +84.62% 4
South West -17 41 £55,000 +29.41% 5
East of England -19 40 £60,000 +37.14% 2
North West -35 33 £70,000 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire +36 22 £62,500 +31.58% 6
Midlands -19 17 £65,000 +13.04% 10
West Midlands -26 10 £67,500 +22.73% 8
Wales +7 6 £40,210 -
East Midlands +11 5 £65,000 - 2
North East -16 4 - - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 434 (49.04%) Cybersecurity
2 363 (41.02%) Information Security
3 275 (31.07%) CISSP
4 245 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 222 (25.08%) Firewall
6 201 (22.71%) Network Security
7 192 (21.69%) CISM
8 179 (20.23%) SIEM
9 145 (16.38%) Risk Management
10 143 (16.16%) Penetration Testing
11 142 (16.05%) Security Cleared
12 130 (14.69%) Security Operations
13 129 (14.58%) GDPR
14 127 (14.35%) Finance
14 127 (14.35%) PCI DSS
15 121 (13.67%) Cisco
16 117 (13.22%) Security Architecture
17 116 (13.11%) Degree
18 113 (12.77%) CISA
19 109 (12.32%) Cisco Certification
20 105 (11.86%) Data Protection
21 98 (11.07%) Vulnerability Management
22 96 (10.85%) Security Operations Centre
23 94 (10.62%) Threat Management
24 93 (10.51%) SC Cleared
25 92 (10.40%) Splunk
26 91 (10.28%) Presales
27 90 (10.17%) Windows
28 87 (9.83%) Data Loss Prevention
29 86 (9.72%) Management Information System

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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (1.58%) IIS
2 4 (0.45%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.92%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.56%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.23%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.73%) PaaS
3 31 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.05%) SaaS
5 24 (2.71%) Office 365
6 22 (2.49%) IaaS
7 8 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 222 (25.08%) Firewall
2 201 (22.71%) Network Security
3 54 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (5.76%) Cisco Firepower
5 43 (4.86%) Cisco ISE
5 43 (4.86%) Wireless
6 38 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 33 (3.73%) VPN
8 30 (3.39%) Internet
9 27 (3.05%) Sourcefire
9 27 (3.05%) SSL
10 26 (2.94%) IPsec
11 19 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (1.92%) LAN
13 16 (1.81%) WAN
14 14 (1.58%) TCP/IP
15 9 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (1.02%) Wireless Security
16 8 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.81%) Big Data
2 7 (0.79%) SAP BW
3 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Metasploit
2 13 (1.47%) Burp Suite
3 6 (0.68%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) Paros
6 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 127 (14.35%) Finance
2 41 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.39%) Retail
4 28 (3.16%) Banking
5 27 (3.05%) Legal
6 18 (2.03%) Law
7 15 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.90%) French Language
8 8 (0.90%) German Language
9 6 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.68%) Publishing
10 5 (0.56%) Games
10 5 (0.56%) Marketing
10 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.36%) HTML
1 12 (1.36%) SailPoint
2 9 (1.02%) .NET
2 9 (1.02%) Web Services
3 6 (0.68%) XML
4 4 (0.45%) Apache Flex
4 4 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.45%) REST
5 3 (0.34%) LDAP
5 3 (0.34%) SAML
6 2 (0.23%) J2EE
6 2 (0.23%) Middleware
6 2 (0.23%) OAuth
6 2 (0.23%) OpenID
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
7 1 (0.11%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.85%) Security Operations Centre
2 86 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 76 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (7.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 66 (7.46%) PKI
5 47 (5.31%) Data Protection Act
6 46 (5.20%) Data Centre
7 41 (4.63%) Cyberattack
8 36 (4.07%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.60%) NHS
9 23 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (2.15%) CESG
11 18 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
12 16 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.69%) Cybercrime
14 13 (1.47%) Public Cloud
15 12 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
16 11 (1.24%) Internet of Things
17 10 (1.13%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 90 (10.17%) Windows
2 53 (5.99%) Linux
3 30 (3.39%) Unix
4 24 (2.71%) Android
4 24 (2.71%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.24%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) AIX
8 1 (0.11%) CentOS
8 1 (0.11%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (49.04%) Cybersecurity
2 363 (41.02%) Information Security
3 179 (20.23%) SIEM
4 145 (16.38%) Risk Management
5 143 (16.16%) Penetration Testing
6 130 (14.69%) Security Operations
7 117 (13.22%) Security Architecture
8 105 (11.86%) Data Protection
9 98 (11.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 94 (10.62%) Threat Management
11 91 (10.28%) Presales
12 87 (9.83%) Data Loss Prevention
13 70 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
14 69 (7.80%) Identity Access Management
15 67 (7.57%) Project Management
16 66 (7.46%) Security Management
16 66 (7.46%) Security Monitoring
17 65 (7.34%) SDLC
18 57 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
19 52 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.18%) C
2 35 (3.95%) Python
3 26 (2.94%) C#
3 26 (2.94%) Java
4 23 (2.60%) SQL
5 13 (1.47%) Perl
5 13 (1.47%) VBA
6 11 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.90%) PHP
7 8 (0.90%) Ruby
8 7 (0.79%) ABAP
8 7 (0.79%) C++
9 6 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 275 (31.07%) CISSP
2 192 (21.69%) CISM
3 142 (16.05%) Security Cleared
4 116 (13.11%) Degree
5 113 (12.77%) CISA
6 109 (12.32%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (10.51%) SC Cleared
8 71 (8.02%) CCNP
9 54 (6.10%) CESG Certified Professional
10 44 (4.97%) CCNA
11 43 (4.86%) CEH
12 40 (4.52%) CREST Certified
13 32 (3.62%) DV Cleared
14 30 (3.39%) CCIE
14 30 (3.39%) OSCP
15 24 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 23 (2.60%) PCI QSA
17 22 (2.49%) Master's Degree
18 21 (2.37%) CCSP
19 20 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (14.58%) GDPR
3 127 (14.35%) PCI DSS
4 44 (4.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 44 (4.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 31 (3.50%) COBIT
6 30 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 29 (3.28%) PMO
8 22 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (1.47%) ISO 31000
10 10 (1.13%) RMADS
11 8 (0.90%) GPG13
11 8 (0.90%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.79%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.79%) SLA
13 6 (0.68%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.68%) PSD2
14 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 31 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.81%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.56%) XenApp
5 4 (0.45%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.23%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) UAG
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (5.99%) QRadar
2 23 (2.60%) Nessus
3 10 (1.13%) Nmap
4 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.90%) Core Impact
5 8 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
6 6 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.45%) CASB
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.45%) SCSM
7 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 121 (13.67%) Cisco
2 92 (10.40%) Splunk
3 71 (8.02%) CheckPoint
4 67 (7.57%) Palo Alto
5 64 (7.23%) Microsoft
6 62 (7.01%) Juniper
7 55 (6.21%) Qualys
8 45 (5.08%) F5
9 41 (4.63%) Fortinet
10 34 (3.84%) Symantec
11 29 (3.28%) Blue Coat
12 26 (2.94%) SAP
13 25 (2.82%) VMware
14 21 (2.37%) McAfee
15 20 (2.26%) FireEye
16 19 (2.15%) ArcSight
17 14 (1.58%) IBM
18 13 (1.47%) CyberArk
19 10 (1.13%) Citrix
20 9 (1.02%) NetApp