Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 566 546
Rank change year-on-year +66 -20 -115
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 745 769 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.49% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 569 620 727
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £83,150 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +18.18% -

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +89 668 £60,000 -7.69% 68
UK excluding London +88 418 £57,500 -11.54% 36
London +31 261 £70,000 +3.70% 33
South East +50 183 £60,000 -7.69% 10
Midlands +80 78 £50,000 -25.93% 10
West Midlands +83 71 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North of England 0 50 £60,000 -4.00% 6
East of England +87 46 £65,000 - 4
South West +13 43 £50,000 -25.93% 5
North West +29 29 £62,500 - 4
Yorkshire +7 20 £39,000 -37.60% 1
Scotland -20 16 £40,000 -38.46%
East Midlands +32 7 £80,000 +16.36%
Wales 0 2 £60,000 +49.22%
North East +12 1 £36,000 -37.39% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 408 (54.77%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (39.73%) Information Security
3 295 (39.60%) CISSP
4 275 (36.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 172 (23.09%) Firewall
6 167 (22.42%) Network Security
7 163 (21.88%) CISM
8 157 (21.07%) Degree
9 148 (19.87%) Security Cleared
10 129 (17.32%) Cisco Certification
10 129 (17.32%) PCI DSS
11 125 (16.78%) Presales
12 121 (16.24%) Cisco
13 115 (15.44%) SIEM
14 112 (15.03%) Security Architecture
15 111 (14.90%) Public Sector
16 108 (14.50%) GDPR
17 107 (14.36%) Data Protection
17 107 (14.36%) CCNP
18 106 (14.23%) Risk Management
19 103 (13.83%) Finance
20 102 (13.69%) Customer Requirements
21 101 (13.56%) SC Cleared
22 95 (12.75%) Management Information System
23 93 (12.48%) LAN
23 93 (12.48%) Technical Leadership
23 93 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
24 92 (12.35%) Risk Assessment
25 90 (12.08%) NIST
26 89 (11.95%) Data Centre

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 16 (2.15%) IIS
2 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (5.37%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.40%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.79%) Azure
2 35 (4.70%) AWS
3 19 (2.55%) Office 365
4 17 (2.28%) GCP
5 11 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.21%) SaaS
7 4 (0.54%) IaaS
7 4 (0.54%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.27%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 172 (23.09%) Firewall
2 167 (22.42%) Network Security
3 93 (12.48%) LAN
4 84 (11.28%) WAN
5 63 (8.46%) TCP/IP
6 35 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (4.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (4.30%) BGP
8 30 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 29 (3.89%) Cisco Firepower
10 26 (3.49%) OSPF
10 26 (3.49%) Spanning Tree
11 23 (3.09%) Wireless
12 14 (1.88%) tcpdump
12 14 (1.88%) Wireless Security
12 14 (1.88%) Wireshark
13 12 (1.61%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (1.48%) Cisco Wireless
14 11 (1.48%) Internet
14 11 (1.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.34%) Big Data
2 9 (1.21%) Maltego
2 9 (1.21%) SAP BW
3 7 (0.94%) SAP HANA
4 4 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.13%) Power BI
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (1.48%) Burp Suite
1 11 (1.48%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.67%) sqlmap
3 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 111 (14.90%) Public Sector
2 103 (13.83%) Finance
3 18 (2.42%) Legal
4 15 (2.01%) Retail
5 11 (1.48%) Law
6 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.21%) Marketing
7 7 (0.94%) Games
8 6 (0.81%) Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Finnish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Greek Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.94%) SAP Fiori
2 5 (0.67%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.67%) Web Services
3 2 (0.27%) OAuth
3 2 (0.27%) OAuth2
3 2 (0.27%) OpenID
3 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.13%) REST
4 1 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.75%) Management Information System
2 89 (11.95%) Data Centre
3 39 (5.23%) PKI
4 33 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (2.28%) CESG
7 15 (2.01%) Mobile Computing
7 15 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
9 11 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.34%) Cyberattack
10 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 8 (1.07%) CCTV
12 8 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
13 7 (0.94%) NHS
14 6 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.23%) Windows
2 31 (4.16%) Linux
3 13 (1.74%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.94%) Unix
5 6 (0.81%) Android
6 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (54.77%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (39.73%) Information Security
3 125 (16.78%) Presales
4 115 (15.44%) SIEM
5 112 (15.03%) Security Architecture
6 107 (14.36%) Data Protection
7 106 (14.23%) Risk Management
8 102 (13.69%) Customer Requirements
9 93 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
9 93 (12.48%) Technical Leadership
10 92 (12.35%) Risk Assessment
11 83 (11.14%) Business Development
12 76 (10.20%) Identity Access Management
12 76 (10.20%) ITIL
13 72 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 64 (8.59%) SABSA
14 64 (8.59%) TOGAF
15 60 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
15 60 (8.05%) Collaborative Working
16 58 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.61%) C
2 10 (1.34%) Python
3 7 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.40%) SQL
6 2 (0.27%) Perl
6 2 (0.27%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 295 (39.60%) CISSP
2 163 (21.88%) CISM
3 157 (21.07%) Degree
4 148 (19.87%) Security Cleared
5 129 (17.32%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (14.36%) CCNP
7 101 (13.56%) SC Cleared
8 74 (9.93%) CISA
9 38 (5.10%) CESG Certified Professional
10 35 (4.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 34 (4.56%) CCSE
11 34 (4.56%) CREST Certified
12 31 (4.16%) Master's Degree
13 28 (3.76%) CCIE
13 28 (3.76%) CEH
14 25 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
15 22 (2.95%) CCDP
15 22 (2.95%) CCNA
16 21 (2.82%) CRISC
17 20 (2.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (36.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (17.32%) PCI DSS
3 108 (14.50%) GDPR
4 90 (12.08%) NIST
5 64 (8.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 54 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 54 (7.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 51 (6.85%) ISO 22301
8 36 (4.83%) Cyber Essentials
9 35 (4.70%) ISO 9001
10 25 (3.36%) COBIT
11 20 (2.68%) NCSC
12 12 (1.61%) SLA
13 9 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (0.94%) RMADS
15 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.40%) QA
17 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
18 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
18 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 25 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.54%) Docker
4 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) Squid
6 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (2.68%) Stealthwatch
2 18 (2.42%) FortiGate
2 18 (2.42%) Nessus
3 17 (2.28%) CASB
3 17 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (1.48%) Nmap
6 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.21%) OpenVAS
8 5 (0.67%) WSUS
9 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.54%) QRadar
10 2 (0.27%) Ansible
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.27%) Nagios
10 2 (0.27%) Puppet
10 2 (0.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 121 (16.24%) Cisco
2 66 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 61 (8.19%) CheckPoint
4 56 (7.52%) Fortinet
5 46 (6.17%) Palo Alto
6 44 (5.91%) Huawei
7 36 (4.83%) Meraki
8 34 (4.56%) Brocade
8 34 (4.56%) Ruckus Wireless
9 30 (4.03%) SAP
10 29 (3.89%) Juniper
11 19 (2.55%) McAfee
12 18 (2.42%) F5
13 17 (2.28%) Symantec
14 15 (2.01%) VMware
15 14 (1.88%) Splunk
16 13 (1.74%) Trend Micro
17 12 (1.61%) Blue Coat
18 11 (1.48%) Google
19 9 (1.21%) IronPort