The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
UK
Rank 501 381 504
Rank change year-on-year -120 +123  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 394 815 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.79% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.82% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 316 671 382
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £47,500 £43,850
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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 Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England -116 339 £62,500 +4.16% 48
London -29 179 £65,000 - 27
South East -59 49 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Scotland +22 36 £32,500 -38.09%
Edinburgh +8 36 £32,500 -38.09%
North West -11 35 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Manchester -19 27 £52,500 -4.97% 3
West Midlands +8 23 £62,500 +4.16% 5
South West -41 20 £42,500 -29.16% 3
East of England +4 19 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Berkshire -44 18 £75,000 +25.00% 4
Birmingham -14 13 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Hertfordshire +27 11 £60,000 -9.43% 1
Surrey +23 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Oxfordshire +3 9 £67,500 +42.10%
Reading +3 9 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Bristol -30 9 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Canary Wharf -16 8 £65,000 -10.34%
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 £60,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +32 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Warwickshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 5 £43,000 -18.09%
Yorkshire -2 5 £43,000 -18.09%
East Midlands -3 5 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Gloucestershire -5 5 £40,000 -33.33%
Wales - 5 - -
Swansea - 5 - -
West Wales - 5 - -
Suffolk +31 4 £29,500 -41.00%
Cheltenham +6 4 £40,000 -40.74%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Security Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 363 (43.47%) Information Security
2 284 (34.01%) CISSP
3 273 (32.69%) Cybersecurity
4 210 (25.15%) Finance
5 208 (24.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 193 (23.11%) Presales
7 192 (22.99%) Network Security
8 181 (21.68%) CISM
9 177 (21.20%) Firewall
10 174 (20.84%) Cisco Certification
11 168 (20.12%) Risk Management
11 168 (20.12%) Degree
11 168 (20.12%) Security Architecture
12 155 (18.56%) Cisco
13 144 (17.25%) Splunk
13 144 (17.25%) CheckPoint
14 134 (16.05%) CISA
15 130 (15.57%) Linux
16 125 (14.97%) Data Centre
17 117 (14.01%) PCI DSS
18 107 (12.81%) Security Monitoring
19 106 (12.69%) CCNP
20 103 (12.34%) Security Cleared
20 103 (12.34%) Penetration Testing
21 96 (11.50%) Management Information System
22 91 (10.90%) CCSE
23 89 (10.66%) Security Management
23 89 (10.66%) Windows
24 88 (10.54%) Risk Assessment
25 79 (9.46%) Security Operations

Security Consultant 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:

Application Platforms
1 36 (4.31%) IIS
2 7 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.36%) Apache
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 32 (3.83%) MS Visio
2 28 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.04%) MS Project
4 12 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.32%) MS Office
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.44%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (22.99%) Network Security
2 177 (21.20%) Firewall
3 67 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (6.83%) TCP/IP
5 56 (6.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (6.11%) LAN
7 47 (5.63%) WAN
8 36 (4.31%) SSL
9 34 (4.07%) BGP
9 34 (4.07%) HTTP
10 31 (3.71%) Wireless
11 30 (3.59%) VPN
12 29 (3.47%) OSPF
13 27 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
14 22 (2.63%) Wireshark
15 20 (2.40%) tcpdump
16 19 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
17 17 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (1.68%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.47%) Big Data
2 14 (1.68%) Cognos Impromptu
3 9 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.72%) SAP BW
4 6 (0.72%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.24%) GIS
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Burp Suite
1 12 (1.44%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.96%) AppScan
2 8 (0.96%) Paros
2 8 (0.96%) WebScarab
3 6 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 210 (25.15%) Finance
2 52 (6.23%) Retail
3 46 (5.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 34 (4.07%) Law
5 24 (2.87%) Legal
6 20 (2.40%) Banking
7 19 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.92%) Military
10 14 (1.68%) Marketing
11 10 (1.20%) Local Government
12 7 (0.84%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.60%) Advertising
13 5 (0.60%) Back Office
13 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.60%) Publishing
14 4 (0.48%) Electronics
15 3 (0.36%) Swedish Language
16 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.63%) HTML
2 12 (1.44%) .NET
3 6 (0.72%) 802.1X
3 6 (0.72%) boto
3 6 (0.72%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.60%) Middleware
5 4 (0.48%) Ajax
5 4 (0.48%) RESTful
6 3 (0.36%) Web Services
7 2 (0.24%) CGI
7 2 (0.24%) OAuth
7 2 (0.24%) OpenID
7 2 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.24%) SAML
7 2 (0.24%) SPNEGO
8 1 (0.12%) HTML5
8 1 (0.12%) LAMP
8 1 (0.12%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (14.97%) Data Centre
2 96 (11.50%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 36 (4.31%) CESG
5 35 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (2.28%) PKI
8 12 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.20%) iPad
11 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.08%) NHS
12 8 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 130 (15.57%) Linux
2 89 (10.66%) Windows
3 63 (7.54%) Unix
4 18 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.08%) VxWorks
6 7 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.36%) CentOS
9 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
9 2 (0.24%) Solaris
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (43.47%) Information Security
2 273 (32.69%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (23.11%) Presales
4 168 (20.12%) Risk Management
4 168 (20.12%) Security Architecture
5 107 (12.81%) Security Monitoring
6 103 (12.34%) Penetration Testing
7 89 (10.66%) Security Management
8 88 (10.54%) Risk Assessment
9 79 (9.46%) Security Operations
10 72 (8.62%) ITIL
11 64 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (7.43%) Project Management
13 61 (7.31%) SIEM
14 55 (6.59%) Data Protection
15 54 (6.47%) Identity Access Management
16 51 (6.11%) Business Development
17 47 (5.63%) Information Assurance
18 43 (5.15%) Information Security Management
19 42 (5.03%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.27%) Java
2 36 (4.31%) C
3 23 (2.75%) Python
4 22 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.40%) C#
6 18 (2.16%) C++
7 17 (2.04%) SQL
8 15 (1.80%) Perl
9 14 (1.68%) PHP
10 13 (1.56%) Ruby
11 6 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.24%) ABAP
15 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 284 (34.01%) CISSP
2 181 (21.68%) CISM
3 174 (20.84%) Cisco Certification
4 168 (20.12%) Degree
5 134 (16.05%) CISA
6 106 (12.69%) CCNP
7 103 (12.34%) Security Cleared
8 91 (10.90%) CCSE
9 70 (8.38%) CCSA
10 66 (7.90%) CCSP
11 56 (6.71%) CEH
12 53 (6.35%) CCIE
13 52 (6.23%) SC Cleared
14 48 (5.75%) CESG Certified Professional
15 39 (4.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 39 (4.67%) CLAS
16 36 (4.31%) IISP
17 33 (3.95%) CCDP
17 33 (3.95%) SANS
18 25 (2.99%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (24.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (14.01%) PCI DSS
3 36 (4.31%) COBIT
4 26 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (2.51%) ISO27002
6 18 (2.16%) GDPR
7 17 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (1.32%) QA
8 11 (1.32%) RMADS
9 9 (1.08%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.84%) GPG13
10 7 (0.84%) ISO27005
11 6 (0.72%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.60%) PMO
13 4 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.24%) SLA
15 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
15 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.48%) IAG
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Snort
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (3.83%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.51%) Nessus
3 12 (1.44%) Nmap
4 9 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (0.72%) Ansible
5 6 (0.72%) Puppet
5 6 (0.72%) QRadar
6 5 (0.60%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.36%) SELinux
9 2 (0.24%) Core Impact
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.12%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (18.56%) Cisco
2 144 (17.25%) CheckPoint
2 144 (17.25%) Splunk
3 75 (8.98%) Fortinet
4 74 (8.86%) F5
5 69 (8.26%) Palo Alto
6 54 (6.47%) Blue Coat
6 54 (6.47%) Microsoft
7 51 (6.11%) ArcSight
8 43 (5.15%) Juniper
9 36 (4.31%) Oracle
10 18 (2.16%) IBM
10 18 (2.16%) Imperva
10 18 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.04%) SAP
12 16 (1.92%) VMware
13 14 (1.68%) Citrix
14 11 (1.32%) Aruba
14 11 (1.32%) Forcepoint
15 10 (1.20%) Huawei
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: outstanding bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £75,000K & comprehensive bonus/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Healthcare, Prof Dev
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £100,000k+ & comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Up to £80k basic + excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago