Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 516 516
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 907 889 1,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.53% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 752 664 979
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,673 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +1.12% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +5 837 £60,000 - 109
London +47 459 £62,500 -3.85% 50
UK excluding London -30 387 £60,000 +9.09% 65
South East +44 187 £60,000 +4.35% 22
East of England +9 60 £62,500 +13.64% 7
North of England -50 57 £60,000 +14.29% 19
South West -1 39 £54,000 -1.82% 6
Yorkshire +17 31 £60,000 +20.00% 4
North West -69 26 £72,500 +38.10% 13
Scotland -60 24 £52,500 +13.51% 4
Midlands -16 20 £66,250 +6.00% 5
West Midlands -9 14 £43,750 -27.08% 4
East Midlands +22 3 £75,000 +15.38% 1
North East -27 2 £75,000 +20.00% 2
Wales +8 1 £26,000 - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 427 (47.08%) Information Security
2 346 (38.15%) Cybersecurity
3 299 (32.97%) CISSP
4 298 (32.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 227 (25.03%) CISM
6 180 (19.85%) Penetration Testing
7 175 (19.29%) Finance
8 174 (19.18%) Firewall
9 173 (19.07%) Network Security
10 168 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 155 (17.09%) SIEM
12 147 (16.21%) PCI DSS
13 144 (15.88%) GDPR
14 142 (15.66%) Cisco
15 139 (15.33%) Security Architecture
16 128 (14.11%) Security Cleared
17 127 (14.00%) Data Protection
18 124 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
19 115 (12.68%) Degree
19 115 (12.68%) Presales
20 112 (12.35%) CheckPoint
21 105 (11.58%) CISA
22 90 (9.92%) Security Operations
23 88 (9.70%) Management Information System
24 84 (9.26%) Windows
25 81 (8.93%) Palo Alto
26 80 (8.82%) Project Management
27 78 (8.60%) Identity Access Management
27 78 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
28 77 (8.49%) Linux

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 7 (0.77%) IIS
2 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.87%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.98%) Office 365
3 17 (1.87%) SaaS
4 15 (1.65%) PaaS
5 14 (1.54%) IaaS
6 11 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 174 (19.18%) Firewall
2 173 (19.07%) Network Security
3 55 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
4 49 (5.40%) Wireless
5 45 (4.96%) Cisco ISE
6 38 (4.19%) LAN
7 30 (3.31%) VPN
8 26 (2.87%) SSL
9 25 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
10 24 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (2.32%) TCP/IP
11 21 (2.32%) WAN
12 20 (2.21%) IPsec
13 19 (2.09%) HTTP
13 19 (2.09%) Internet
13 19 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.99%) SMTP
15 6 (0.66%) Bluetooth
15 6 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.41%) Big Data
2 5 (0.55%) SAP BW
3 4 (0.44%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.11%) GIS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (2.43%) Metasploit
2 17 (1.87%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 175 (19.29%) Finance
2 52 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.19%) Banking
4 33 (3.64%) Retail
5 31 (3.42%) Legal
6 25 (2.76%) Law
7 15 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.10%) Local Government
8 10 (1.10%) Marketing
9 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.77%) Publishing
10 6 (0.66%) Games
11 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.44%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.21%) SailPoint
2 10 (1.10%) Middleware
3 7 (0.77%) HTML
3 7 (0.77%) Web Services
4 4 (0.44%) .NET
4 4 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.22%) J2EE
5 2 (0.22%) OAuth
5 2 (0.22%) REST
5 2 (0.22%) SAML
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.22%) WCF
6 1 (0.11%) Flash
6 1 (0.11%) HTML5
6 1 (0.11%) LDAP
6 1 (0.11%) OpenID
6 1 (0.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 78 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.39%) Data Protection Act
4 54 (5.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 51 (5.62%) Data Centre
6 44 (4.85%) Cyberattack
7 33 (3.64%) CESG
8 27 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
9 23 (2.54%) PKI
10 22 (2.43%) Mobile App
11 20 (2.21%) Computer Science
12 18 (1.98%) NHS
13 15 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (1.32%) Smart Meter
16 10 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
16 10 (1.10%) Private Cloud
17 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
18 7 (0.77%) iSeries
18 7 (0.77%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 84 (9.26%) Windows
2 77 (8.49%) Linux
3 41 (4.52%) Unix
4 34 (3.75%) Android
4 34 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.87%) Kali Linux
6 15 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.77%) Solaris
8 2 (0.22%) AIX
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (47.08%) Information Security
2 346 (38.15%) Cybersecurity
3 180 (19.85%) Penetration Testing
4 168 (18.52%) Risk Management
5 155 (17.09%) SIEM
6 139 (15.33%) Security Architecture
7 127 (14.00%) Data Protection
8 115 (12.68%) Presales
9 90 (9.92%) Security Operations
10 80 (8.82%) Project Management
11 78 (8.60%) Identity Access Management
12 76 (8.38%) Security Monitoring
13 75 (8.27%) Risk Assessment
14 69 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (6.39%) ITIL
15 58 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
16 56 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
17 55 (6.06%) Analytics
17 55 (6.06%) SDLC
18 52 (5.73%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.21%) Java
2 18 (1.98%) SQL
3 17 (1.87%) Python
4 16 (1.76%) C
5 14 (1.54%) C#
6 10 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.10%) Ruby
7 8 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.88%) Perl
7 8 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.55%) ABAP
8 5 (0.55%) C++
9 2 (0.22%) PHP
9 2 (0.22%) VBScript
10 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.11%) Korn
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.11%) Tcl
10 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 299 (32.97%) CISSP
2 227 (25.03%) CISM
3 128 (14.11%) Security Cleared
4 124 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (12.68%) Degree
6 105 (11.58%) CISA
7 76 (8.38%) CREST Certified
8 75 (8.27%) SC Cleared
9 57 (6.28%) CCNA
9 57 (6.28%) CCNP
10 50 (5.51%) CESG Certified Professional
11 38 (4.19%) CEH
12 34 (3.75%) OSCP
13 31 (3.42%) CCSP
14 28 (3.09%) CRISC
15 26 (2.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 26 (2.87%) PCI QSA
16 24 (2.65%) SANS
17 23 (2.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 22 (2.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (32.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 147 (16.21%) PCI DSS
3 144 (15.88%) GDPR
4 47 (5.18%) PMO
5 36 (3.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 32 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 31 (3.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 26 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 17 (1.87%) COBIT
11 14 (1.54%) ISO 22301
11 14 (1.54%) NIST 800
11 14 (1.54%) QA
12 13 (1.43%) ISO 31000
13 8 (0.88%) RMADS
14 6 (0.66%) GPG13
15 5 (0.55%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.44%) SLA
17 3 (0.33%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.33%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 27 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.55%) Firmware
6 3 (0.33%) Snort
6 3 (0.33%) XenApp
7 2 (0.22%) iptables
8 1 (0.11%) UAG
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (3.09%) Nessus
2 16 (1.76%) Core Impact
3 9 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 7 (0.77%) Nmap
6 6 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.55%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.33%) SCCM
8 3 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.22%) Puppet
9 2 (0.22%) SELinux
10 1 (0.11%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.11%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 142 (15.66%) Cisco
2 112 (12.35%) CheckPoint
3 81 (8.93%) Palo Alto
4 69 (7.61%) Splunk
5 64 (7.06%) Juniper
5 64 (7.06%) Microsoft
6 54 (5.95%) F5
7 50 (5.51%) Fortinet
8 33 (3.64%) ArcSight
9 31 (3.42%) Sourcefire
10 26 (2.87%) Blue Coat
10 26 (2.87%) FireEye
11 24 (2.65%) SAP
12 22 (2.43%) VMware
13 19 (2.09%) Symantec
14 16 (1.76%) McAfee
15 11 (1.21%) CyberArk
16 10 (1.10%) IBM
17 8 (0.88%) BMC
17 8 (0.88%) NetIQ