The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 383 483
Rank change year-on-year -128 +100  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 419 841 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.81% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.84% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 355 659 420
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +11.11%  

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 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -130 371 £62,500 - 55
London -28 216 £65,000 - 23
South East -58 54 £60,000 - 6
Scotland +15 33 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Edinburgh +10 32 £32,500 -38.09% 1
West Midlands -18 28 £57,500 -8.00% 3
North West -33 23 £47,500 -13.63% 13
East of England +16 22 £31,000 -47.23% 5
Manchester -24 19 £47,500 -14.02% 6
Berkshire -46 19 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Birmingham -19 16 £46,250 -22.91% 1
South West -47 15 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire +30 13 £32,500 -50.94% 2
Surrey +34 12 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Oxfordshire +18 12 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Reading -11 12 £66,250 +9.50% 1
Canary Wharf -14 11 £65,000 -10.34%
Bristol -30 9 £55,000 -12.00% 2
City of London 0 8 £48,750 -7.14% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 8 - -
West Yorkshire +11 7 £42,000 -35.38% 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £42,000 -35.38% 2
Suffolk +26 6 £29,500 - 1
Maidenhead +12 5 £75,000 -
Swansea - 5 - -
Newmarket - 5 £29,500 - 1
Wales - 5 - -
West Wales - 5 - -
Warwickshire +24 4 £58,750 - 1
Hampshire +11 4 £67,500 +31.70%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 338 (42.46%) Information Security
2 280 (35.18%) CISSP
3 270 (33.92%) Cybersecurity
4 194 (24.37%) Finance
5 192 (24.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 187 (23.49%) Presales
7 179 (22.49%) Network Security
8 176 (22.11%) Degree
9 169 (21.23%) CISM
9 169 (21.23%) Cisco Certification
10 159 (19.97%) Security Architecture
11 156 (19.60%) Firewall
11 156 (19.60%) Risk Management
12 153 (19.22%) Cisco
13 140 (17.59%) Splunk
14 137 (17.21%) Linux
15 134 (16.83%) CheckPoint
16 125 (15.70%) CISA
17 110 (13.82%) Security Cleared
18 104 (13.07%) Security Monitoring
19 98 (12.31%) Data Centre
20 96 (12.06%) CCNP
21 95 (11.93%) PCI DSS
21 95 (11.93%) Penetration Testing
22 94 (11.81%) Windows
23 90 (11.31%) Management Information System
24 83 (10.43%) Security Management
24 83 (10.43%) Security Operations
25 82 (10.30%) CCSE
25 82 (10.30%) ITIL

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 20 (2.51%) IIS
2 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.38%) Apache
3 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (3.14%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 31 (3.89%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.13%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (0.88%) SaaS
4 5 (0.63%) Office 365
5 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (22.49%) Network Security
2 156 (19.60%) Firewall
3 73 (9.17%) Cisco ASA
4 53 (6.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 49 (6.16%) LAN
6 48 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 48 (6.03%) WAN
7 34 (4.27%) SSL
8 31 (3.89%) VPN
9 30 (3.77%) BGP
9 30 (3.77%) Wireless
10 26 (3.27%) HTTP
11 25 (3.14%) OSPF
12 23 (2.89%) Cisco ISE
12 23 (2.89%) Spanning Tree
13 21 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (2.01%) Wireshark
15 15 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (1.76%) MPLS
16 14 (1.76%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.89%) Big Data
2 18 (2.26%) Cognos Impromptu
3 7 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.75%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.63%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.25%) GIS
7 1 (0.13%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) MySQL
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (2.51%) Metasploit
2 14 (1.76%) Burp Suite
3 11 (1.38%) AppScan
3 11 (1.38%) Paros
3 11 (1.38%) WebScarab
4 8 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.75%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 194 (24.37%) Finance
2 44 (5.53%) Retail
3 37 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 27 (3.39%) Legal
5 26 (3.27%) Law
6 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.14%) Marketing
7 17 (2.14%) Military
8 13 (1.63%) Banking
9 12 (1.51%) Local Government
10 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.63%) Back Office
13 4 (0.50%) Advertising
13 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.50%) Games
14 3 (0.38%) Electronics
14 3 (0.38%) Swedish Language
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.51%) HTML
2 9 (1.13%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.01%) boto
3 8 (1.01%) Web Services
4 7 (0.88%) .NET
5 6 (0.75%) Middleware
5 6 (0.75%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.63%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.63%) RESTful
7 4 (0.50%) Ajax
8 2 (0.25%) OAuth
8 2 (0.25%) OpenID
8 2 (0.25%) SAML
8 2 (0.25%) SPNEGO
9 1 (0.13%) CGI
9 1 (0.13%) J2EE
9 1 (0.13%) LAMP
9 1 (0.13%) REST
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 90 (11.31%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.65%) CESG
3 37 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 25 (3.14%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.63%) PKI
9 12 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (1.13%) Cyber Attack
12 9 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.88%) iPad
15 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 137 (17.21%) Linux
2 94 (11.81%) Windows
3 57 (7.16%) Unix
4 14 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.01%) VxWorks
6 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.63%) CentOS
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Debian
9 2 (0.25%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.25%) KNOPPIX
9 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (42.46%) Information Security
2 270 (33.92%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (23.49%) Presales
4 159 (19.97%) Security Architecture
5 156 (19.60%) Risk Management
6 104 (13.07%) Security Monitoring
7 95 (11.93%) Penetration Testing
8 83 (10.43%) Security Management
8 83 (10.43%) Security Operations
9 82 (10.30%) ITIL
10 75 (9.42%) Risk Assessment
11 69 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 59 (7.41%) Data Protection
13 55 (6.91%) Project Management
14 54 (6.78%) Business Development
15 51 (6.41%) SIEM
16 47 (5.90%) Identity Access Management
17 45 (5.65%) Ethical Hacking
18 43 (5.40%) Information Assurance
19 38 (4.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.27%) Java
2 30 (3.77%) C
3 27 (3.39%) Python
4 23 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.26%) C#
6 16 (2.01%) Perl
7 15 (1.88%) SQL
8 14 (1.76%) C++
8 14 (1.76%) Ruby
9 13 (1.63%) PHP
10 8 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 280 (35.18%) CISSP
2 176 (22.11%) Degree
3 169 (21.23%) Cisco Certification
3 169 (21.23%) CISM
4 125 (15.70%) CISA
5 110 (13.82%) Security Cleared
6 96 (12.06%) CCNP
7 82 (10.30%) CCSE
8 66 (8.29%) CCSP
9 61 (7.66%) CCSA
10 58 (7.29%) CEH
11 57 (7.16%) SC Cleared
12 52 (6.53%) CCIE
13 48 (6.03%) CESG Certified Professional
14 43 (5.40%) CLAS
15 42 (5.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 39 (4.90%) SANS
17 29 (3.64%) CCDP
18 24 (3.02%) CREST Certified
19 22 (2.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (24.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (11.93%) PCI DSS
3 38 (4.77%) COBIT
4 26 (3.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (2.64%) ISO27002
6 16 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (1.88%) GDPR
8 14 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (1.26%) GPG13
9 10 (1.26%) JSP 440
10 9 (1.13%) RMADS
11 8 (1.01%) ISO22301
11 8 (1.01%) ISO27005
12 7 (0.88%) QA
13 5 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
14 4 (0.50%) PMO
15 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.25%) BS25999
16 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.13%) VMware ESX
3 8 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.75%) Snort
5 4 (0.50%) IAG
6 2 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (4.15%) Nessus
2 27 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 9 (1.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (1.01%) Ansible
4 8 (1.01%) Nmap
4 8 (1.01%) Puppet
5 7 (0.88%) QRadar
6 6 (0.75%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.38%) SCCM
8 3 (0.38%) SELinux
9 2 (0.25%) Core Impact
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 153 (19.22%) Cisco
2 140 (17.59%) Splunk
3 134 (16.83%) CheckPoint
4 69 (8.67%) Fortinet
5 66 (8.29%) Palo Alto
6 61 (7.66%) F5
7 56 (7.04%) Blue Coat
8 54 (6.78%) Microsoft
9 50 (6.28%) Juniper
10 43 (5.40%) ArcSight
10 43 (5.40%) Oracle
11 21 (2.64%) IBM
12 18 (2.26%) Imperva
13 16 (2.01%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.01%) SAP
13 16 (2.01%) Sourcefire
14 12 (1.51%) Forcepoint
15 11 (1.38%) Aruba
16 10 (1.26%) Citrix
16 10 (1.26%) Tufin
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