Period
to 29 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £63,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 506 567
Rank change year-on-year +12 +61 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 232 698 770
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 188 571 676
Median annual salary £63,250 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.42% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%

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 52,094 129,325 155,020
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.62% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,390 103,511 124,798
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant.

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 14 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 29 November 2020. 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 +11 186 £64,000 +6.67% 40
London +97 94 £68,000 -2.86% 21
UK excluding London +19 88 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Work from Home -18 48 £63,250 +5.42% 5
South East +69 33 £68,000 +13.33% 8
North of England +132 28 £62,500 +25.00% 5
North West +124 20 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Midlands +30 12 £52,500 +5.00%
West Midlands +9 12 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +94 8 £33,500 -14.10% 4
Scotland +76 5 - - 1
South West +73 4 £52,500 +7.69% 3
East of England +101 3 £45,000 -30.77% 3
Wales +50 3 £68,000 +13.33%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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.

1 137 (59.05%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (56.47%) Information Security
3 88 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (32.33%) Azure
5 74 (31.90%) CISSP
6 71 (30.60%) Finance
7 66 (28.45%) AWS
8 65 (28.02%) Risk Management
9 48 (20.69%) Security Testing
10 47 (20.26%) PCI DSS
11 40 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 38 (16.38%) Manufacturing
13 37 (15.95%) Data Privacy
14 35 (15.09%) GDPR
14 35 (15.09%) CISM
14 35 (15.09%) Law
15 32 (13.79%) NIST
16 30 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (12.93%) Business Development
17 29 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
18 28 (12.07%) Security Management
18 28 (12.07%) GCP
18 28 (12.07%) Presales
19 27 (11.64%) SIEM
20 26 (11.21%) SaaS
20 26 (11.21%) Office 365
20 26 (11.21%) Firewall
21 25 (10.78%) Security Architecture
22 24 (10.34%) Management Information System
23 23 (9.91%) Security Cleared

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 5 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.43%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 75 (32.33%) Azure
2 66 (28.45%) AWS
3 28 (12.07%) GCP
4 26 (11.21%) Office 365
4 26 (11.21%) SaaS
5 16 (6.90%) IaaS
6 11 (4.74%) PaaS
7 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.16%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.43%) Route 53
9 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.21%) Firewall
2 18 (7.76%) Network Security
3 12 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.88%) Wireless
5 7 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (3.02%) Cisco Firepower
5 7 (3.02%) WAN
6 6 (2.59%) LAN
6 6 (2.59%) MPLS
7 5 (2.16%) BGP
7 5 (2.16%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.16%) OSPF
7 5 (2.16%) VPN
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.43%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) SSL
10 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.76%) Big Data
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.43%) MS Access
2 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 71 (30.60%) Finance
2 38 (16.38%) Manufacturing
3 35 (15.09%) Law
4 17 (7.33%) Marketing
5 15 (6.47%) Banking
5 15 (6.47%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.17%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.88%) Electronics
7 9 (3.88%) Legal
8 6 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.72%) Billing
10 2 (0.86%) Military
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
11 1 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.86%) ModSecurity
1 2 (0.86%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (0.86%) Web Services
2 1 (0.43%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.88%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (3.45%) Blog
4 8 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.02%) Cyberattack
5 7 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.59%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.16%) CESG
7 5 (2.16%) SCADA
8 4 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.29%) PKI
9 3 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.74%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) VMS
4 1 (0.43%) VyOS
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (59.05%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (56.47%) Information Security
3 65 (28.02%) Risk Management
4 48 (20.69%) Security Testing
5 37 (15.95%) Data Privacy
6 30 (12.93%) Business Development
7 29 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (12.07%) Presales
8 28 (12.07%) Security Management
9 27 (11.64%) SIEM
10 25 (10.78%) Security Architecture
11 22 (9.48%) ISMS
11 22 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (9.05%) GAP Analysis
13 18 (7.76%) DevOps
13 18 (7.76%) Threat Modelling
14 17 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (7.33%) OWASP
15 16 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.17%) Python
2 10 (4.31%) Java
3 6 (2.59%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.16%) Perl
5 2 (0.86%) C
5 2 (0.86%) R
6 1 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (31.90%) CISSP
2 35 (15.09%) CISM
3 30 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (9.91%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 15 (6.47%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.74%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (3.88%) AWS Certification
9 8 (3.45%) CISA
9 8 (3.45%) OSCP
10 7 (3.02%) Degree
11 6 (2.59%) CCIE
11 6 (2.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 5 (2.16%) CCNP
13 4 (1.72%) CEH
13 4 (1.72%) CLAS
13 4 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 3 (1.29%) CCIE Security
14 3 (1.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (20.26%) PCI DSS
3 35 (15.09%) GDPR
4 32 (13.79%) NIST
5 21 (9.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (6.90%) NCSC
7 13 (5.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.59%) COBIT
8 6 (2.59%) COSO
9 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.29%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.86%) BS25999
12 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) Ansible
2 14 (6.03%) Puppet
2 14 (6.03%) Terraform
3 11 (4.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.59%) QRadar
5 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.86%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.43%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.43%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 40 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.90%) Google
3 14 (6.03%) Cisco
4 13 (5.60%) VMware
5 11 (4.74%) SAP
6 8 (3.45%) Oracle
7 7 (3.02%) Splunk
8 6 (2.59%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.59%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.59%) Sophos
9 5 (2.16%) Alibaba
9 5 (2.16%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.72%) F5
11 2 (0.86%) Meraki
11 2 (0.86%) Thycotic
12 1 (0.43%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.43%) Arista
12 1 (0.43%) Black Duck
12 1 (0.43%) Qualys
12 1 (0.43%) Sonatype