Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 551 419
Rank change year-on-year +11 -132 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 821 847 1,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.51% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 661 688 1,098
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% +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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -14 700 £65,750 +14.35% 117
UK excluding London -27 388 £65,000 +23.81% 72
London +27 371 £67,500 +12.50% 46
South East +3 158 £70,000 +27.27% 32
North of England +9 64 £62,500 +25.00% 9
Scotland +11 61 £65,000 +113.11% 1
South West +5 49 £67,500 +22.73% 16
North West +3 33 £62,500 +30.21% 5
East of England -20 28 £65,000 +13.04% 5
Yorkshire +20 23 £62,500 +19.05% 3
Midlands -6 23 £65,000 +39.04% 9
West Midlands -9 12 £46,250 +2.78% 9
Wales - 10 £40,210 -
East Midlands +8 9 £65,000 -35.00%
North East - 8 £57,500 - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 482 (58.71%) Cybersecurity
2 335 (40.80%) Information Security
3 320 (38.98%) CISSP
4 259 (31.55%) Firewall
5 232 (28.26%) Network Security
6 218 (26.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 191 (23.26%) CISM
8 176 (21.44%) SIEM
9 165 (20.10%) Risk Management
10 143 (17.42%) Vulnerability Management
11 135 (16.44%) PKI
12 134 (16.32%) Degree
13 131 (15.96%) Security Cleared
14 127 (15.47%) Finance
15 116 (14.13%) Security Operations
16 111 (13.52%) Splunk
17 108 (13.15%) Cisco
17 108 (13.15%) Data Loss Prevention
18 107 (13.03%) Threat Management
18 107 (13.03%) PCI DSS
19 104 (12.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 102 (12.42%) Security Operations Centre
20 102 (12.42%) Qualys
21 99 (12.06%) QRadar
22 98 (11.94%) CISA
23 86 (10.48%) GDPR
24 81 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
25 80 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
26 79 (9.62%) Data Protection
27 77 (9.38%) Security Architecture

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 10 (1.22%) IIS
2 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) SAP CRM
1 5 (0.61%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.24%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.14%) PaaS
4 20 (2.44%) SaaS
5 17 (2.07%) IaaS
6 15 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.58%) Office 365
8 8 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 259 (31.55%) Firewall
2 232 (28.26%) Network Security
3 50 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (5.60%) Wireless
5 37 (4.51%) Internet
6 36 (4.38%) Cisco Firepower
6 36 (4.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 35 (4.26%) LAN
8 29 (3.53%) WAN
9 27 (3.29%) Cisco ISE
10 24 (2.92%) TCP/IP
11 22 (2.68%) IP Telephony
12 21 (2.56%) WLAN
13 20 (2.44%) SAN
14 17 (2.07%) VPN
15 16 (1.95%) IPsec
16 13 (1.58%) BGP
16 13 (1.58%) OSPF
16 13 (1.58%) Sourcefire
17 12 (1.46%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.46%) Big Data
1 12 (1.46%) SAP BW
2 10 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.49%) GIS
4 3 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Metasploit
1 3 (0.37%) RStudio
2 2 (0.24%) Paros
3 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.12%) JIRA
3 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.12%) Selenium
3 1 (0.12%) sqlmap
General
1 127 (15.47%) Finance
2 42 (5.12%) Retail
3 22 (2.68%) Banking
4 19 (2.31%) Law
5 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.95%) Legal
7 15 (1.83%) French Language
8 9 (1.10%) German Language
9 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Marketing
10 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.71%) HTML
1 14 (1.71%) XML
2 10 (1.22%) LDAP
3 7 (0.85%) SailPoint
3 7 (0.85%) SAML
4 6 (0.73%) OAuth
4 6 (0.73%) Web Services
5 5 (0.61%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.49%) ModSecurity
6 4 (0.49%) Node.js
6 4 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.37%) .NET
7 3 (0.37%) CGI
7 3 (0.37%) OpenID
7 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.24%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.24%) J2EE
8 2 (0.24%) Middleware
8 2 (0.24%) REST
9 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.44%) PKI
2 104 (12.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 102 (12.42%) Security Operations Centre
4 77 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 48 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (4.63%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.78%) Fintech
8 30 (3.65%) Data Centre
9 23 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (2.68%) CESG
11 21 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
12 19 (2.31%) NHS
13 14 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (1.71%) Internet of Things
14 11 (1.34%) Cyberattack
15 10 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
16 9 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (1.10%) SCADA
17 7 (0.85%) Mobile App
18 6 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.40%) Windows
2 54 (6.58%) Linux
3 16 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.46%) Unix
5 4 (0.49%) Android
5 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) AIX
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Debian
7 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (58.71%) Cybersecurity
2 335 (40.80%) Information Security
3 176 (21.44%) SIEM
4 165 (20.10%) Risk Management
5 143 (17.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 116 (14.13%) Security Operations
7 108 (13.15%) Data Loss Prevention
8 107 (13.03%) Threat Management
9 80 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
10 79 (9.62%) Data Protection
11 77 (9.38%) Security Architecture
12 75 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
13 62 (7.55%) Identity Access Management
14 60 (7.31%) Project Management
15 58 (7.06%) Presales
16 57 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (6.33%) DevOps
17 52 (6.33%) Security Management
18 49 (5.97%) SDLC
19 48 (5.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.65%) C
2 22 (2.68%) Python
3 18 (2.19%) Java
4 12 (1.46%) Perl
5 10 (1.22%) SQL
6 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.61%) C#
7 5 (0.61%) VBA
8 3 (0.37%) PHP
9 2 (0.24%) C++
10 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 320 (38.98%) CISSP
2 191 (23.26%) CISM
3 134 (16.32%) Degree
4 131 (15.96%) Security Cleared
5 98 (11.94%) CISA
6 81 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (9.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 69 (8.40%) SC Cleared
9 63 (7.67%) CCNP
10 39 (4.75%) CREST Certified
11 36 (4.38%) DV Cleared
12 35 (4.26%) CCNA
13 32 (3.90%) CEH
14 27 (3.29%) CRISC
15 26 (3.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 26 (3.17%) Master's Degree
16 21 (2.56%) SANS
16 21 (2.56%) TOGAF Certification
17 20 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (2.44%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (26.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (13.03%) PCI DSS
3 86 (10.48%) GDPR
4 55 (6.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 41 (4.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (4.75%) COBIT
7 31 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (2.07%) PMO
9 14 (1.71%) JSP 440
10 12 (1.46%) ISO 9001
11 9 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.85%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.85%) RMADS
13 6 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.73%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.61%) SLA
15 4 (0.49%) FISMA
15 4 (0.49%) PSD2
16 3 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.73%) vSphere
5 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.61%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 99 (12.06%) QRadar
2 14 (1.71%) Stealthwatch
3 10 (1.22%) Nessus
4 9 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.61%) CASB
7 5 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.37%) Nmap
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.24%) Nagios
10 2 (0.24%) RSA Security Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Ansible
11 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.12%) SCSM
Vendors
1 111 (13.52%) Splunk
2 108 (13.15%) Cisco
3 102 (12.42%) Qualys
4 75 (9.14%) Juniper
5 70 (8.53%) CheckPoint
6 56 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 55 (6.70%) Fortinet
8 53 (6.46%) Palo Alto
9 45 (5.48%) F5
10 40 (4.87%) Blue Coat
11 29 (3.53%) Symantec
11 29 (3.53%) VMware
12 19 (2.31%) FireEye
13 17 (2.07%) IronPort
13 17 (2.07%) McAfee
14 14 (1.71%) Citrix
14 14 (1.71%) Meraki
14 14 (1.71%) SAP
15 12 (1.46%) NetApp
16 11 (1.34%) Google