Period
to 16 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 498 545 554
Rank change year-on-year +47 +9 -169
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 796 893 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.53% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 606 724 696
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £40,625 £40,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,625 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -8.33%

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 139,770 169,348 170,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111,646 137,047 139,628
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 16 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 16 July 2019. 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 +41 726 £65,000 - 79
UK excluding London +72 448 £60,000 -4.00% 49
London -9 283 £67,500 - 32
South East +56 189 £60,000 -7.69% 15
North of England +21 87 £61,500 -1.60% 7
Midlands +85 66 £50,000 -23.08% 11
West Midlands +68 58 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East of England +103 52 £64,000 +6.67% 6
North West +44 49 £62,500 - 4
Yorkshire +19 35 £50,000 -20.00% 2
South West -1 34 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Scotland -26 20 £40,000 -36.00% 1
East Midlands +31 6 £80,000 +23.08% 2
Wales +16 3 £70,000 +74.09% 1
North East +6 3 £59,250 +3.04% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 381 (47.86%) Cybersecurity
2 294 (36.93%) Information Security
3 287 (36.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 279 (35.05%) CISSP
5 188 (23.62%) Firewall
6 180 (22.61%) Network Security
7 166 (20.85%) Risk Management
8 154 (19.35%) CISM
9 151 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
10 148 (18.59%) Cisco
11 147 (18.47%) Presales
12 140 (17.59%) PCI DSS
12 140 (17.59%) Security Cleared
13 131 (16.46%) Security Architecture
14 130 (16.33%) Degree
15 117 (14.70%) CCNP
16 112 (14.07%) ITIL
17 111 (13.94%) Management Information System
17 111 (13.94%) Data Centre
18 104 (13.07%) Finance
19 95 (11.93%) SIEM
19 95 (11.93%) GDPR
20 93 (11.68%) NIST
20 93 (11.68%) LAN
21 91 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
21 91 (11.43%) Data Protection
21 91 (11.43%) SC Cleared
22 89 (11.18%) Customer Requirements
23 87 (10.93%) Risk Assessment
23 87 (10.93%) CISA

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 4 (0.50%) IIS
2 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 46 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.26%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 83 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (3.02%) Office 365
4 24 (3.02%) SaaS
5 21 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.88%) IaaS
6 7 (0.88%) PaaS
7 6 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 188 (23.62%) Firewall
2 180 (22.61%) Network Security
3 93 (11.68%) LAN
4 76 (9.55%) WAN
5 63 (7.91%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (6.91%) TCP/IP
7 51 (6.41%) Wireless
8 50 (6.28%) Cisco Firepower
9 41 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (4.02%) Cisco Wireless
11 28 (3.52%) Cisco ISE
12 24 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (2.64%) Wireless Security
14 16 (2.01%) BGP
15 14 (1.76%) Internet
15 14 (1.76%) OSPF
15 14 (1.76%) WLAN
16 13 (1.63%) Spanning Tree
17 10 (1.26%) VoIP
18 8 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.26%) Big Data
2 8 (1.01%) SAP HANA
3 7 (0.88%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.13%) Power BI
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (1.26%) sqlmap
2 5 (0.63%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 104 (13.07%) Finance
2 35 (4.40%) Legal
3 19 (2.39%) Retail
4 11 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.26%) Games
6 8 (1.01%) Banking
6 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.50%) Electronics
8 4 (0.50%) Local Government
9 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.25%) Military
9 2 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
1 9 (1.13%) Web Services
2 6 (0.75%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.50%) .NET
3 4 (0.50%) OAuth
3 4 (0.50%) SAML
4 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.38%) OpenID
5 2 (0.25%) LDAP
5 2 (0.25%) Middleware
5 2 (0.25%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.25%) REST
5 2 (0.25%) SOAP
6 1 (0.13%) JDBC
6 1 (0.13%) JNI
6 1 (0.13%) JSON
6 1 (0.13%) RESTful
6 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (13.94%) Data Centre
1 111 (13.94%) Management Information System
2 37 (4.65%) PKI
3 26 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.27%) CESG
4 21 (2.64%) Cyberattack
5 17 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.76%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.76%) NHS
7 14 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.51%) SCADA
9 7 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.03%) Windows
2 30 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.88%) Linux
4 13 (1.63%) Android
5 6 (0.75%) Unix
6 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) CentOS
7 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) OS/390
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (47.86%) Cybersecurity
2 294 (36.93%) Information Security
3 166 (20.85%) Risk Management
4 147 (18.47%) Presales
5 131 (16.46%) Security Architecture
6 112 (14.07%) ITIL
7 95 (11.93%) SIEM
8 91 (11.43%) Data Protection
8 91 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
9 89 (11.18%) Customer Requirements
10 87 (10.93%) Risk Assessment
11 83 (10.43%) TOGAF
12 80 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (9.17%) Technical Leadership
14 72 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (8.79%) Business Development
16 69 (8.67%) SABSA
17 68 (8.54%) Identity Management
18 66 (8.29%) Security Management
19 62 (7.79%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.38%) Java
2 10 (1.26%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.01%) Python
3 8 (1.01%) SQL
4 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.63%) PHP
6 2 (0.25%) C
6 2 (0.25%) C#
6 2 (0.25%) Perl
6 2 (0.25%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 279 (35.05%) CISSP
2 154 (19.35%) CISM
3 151 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
4 140 (17.59%) Security Cleared
5 130 (16.33%) Degree
6 117 (14.70%) CCNP
7 91 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 87 (10.93%) CISA
9 48 (6.03%) CREST Certified
10 39 (4.90%) CCIE
11 36 (4.52%) CRISC
12 35 (4.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 34 (4.27%) OSCP
14 33 (4.15%) CCNA
15 30 (3.77%) Master's Degree
16 27 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 23 (2.89%) CompTIA Security+
18 22 (2.76%) CEH
19 21 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (2.51%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (36.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (17.59%) PCI DSS
3 95 (11.93%) GDPR
4 93 (11.68%) NIST
5 67 (8.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 66 (8.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 55 (6.91%) ISO 22301
8 54 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 40 (5.03%) ISO 9001
10 33 (4.15%) COBIT
11 28 (3.52%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (1.76%) NCSC
13 14 (1.76%) RMADS
14 13 (1.63%) SLA
15 6 (0.75%) PMO
16 2 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
16 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
17 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 36 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.88%) Docker
5 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.50%) XenApp
7 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (4.27%) Stealthwatch
2 30 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
3 26 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
4 19 (2.39%) CASB
4 19 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.01%) Nessus
8 5 (0.63%) WSUS
9 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.38%) Ansible
10 3 (0.38%) Nmap
10 3 (0.38%) Puppet
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.25%) Nagios
11 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.25%) TrustSec
12 1 (0.13%) Demisto
12 1 (0.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 148 (18.59%) Cisco
2 79 (9.92%) Palo Alto
3 62 (7.79%) Huawei
4 58 (7.29%) Microsoft
5 56 (7.04%) Fortinet
6 54 (6.78%) CheckPoint
7 49 (6.16%) Meraki
7 49 (6.16%) Ruckus Wireless
8 45 (5.65%) Juniper
9 42 (5.28%) Brocade
10 32 (4.02%) SAP
11 24 (3.02%) IronPort
12 20 (2.51%) VMware
13 19 (2.39%) HP
14 18 (2.26%) Symantec
15 17 (2.14%) McAfee
16 16 (2.01%) F5
17 15 (1.88%) Aruba
17 15 (1.88%) Dell
17 15 (1.88%) Trend Micro