Security Consultant
UK

The median Security Consultant salary in the UK is £75,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 520 493 677
Rank change year-on-year -27 +184 -148
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 318 670 517
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 243 435 382
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £46,025
25th Percentile £57,500 £58,000 £55,656
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £92,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +1.56%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 16 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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +30 269 £75,000 +7.14% 88
UK excluding London +5 176 £65,000 -3.70% 50
Work from Home -19 135 £76,750 +9.64% 44
London +58 99 £81,250 +16.07% 34
South West +36 58 £90,000 +28.57% 11
South East +75 41 £69,000 +6.15% 19
North of England +62 31 £55,000 -18.52% 10
Yorkshire +91 21 £55,000 -21.43% 5
Midlands +39 17 £62,500 -10.71% 5
West Midlands +47 15 £65,000 -7.14% 5
East of England +53 14 £90,000 +24.14% 3
Scotland -61 14 £70,000 - 2
North West +34 10 £79,000 +27.42% 5
Wales +11 1 £58,000 -23.18%
Northern Ireland +10 1 £45,000 -27.42%
East Midlands -1 1 £60,000 -12.73%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Security Consultant job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 229 (72.01%) Cybersecurity
2 151 (47.48%) Security Cleared
3 141 (44.34%) NIST
4 131 (41.19%) Information Security
5 83 (26.10%) SC Cleared
6 78 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 75 (23.58%) CISSP
8 73 (22.96%) Network Security
9 68 (21.38%) Risk Management
10 60 (18.87%) Security Architecture
11 59 (18.55%) Social Skills
12 57 (17.92%) Information Assurance
13 55 (17.30%) CISM
14 54 (16.98%) DV Cleared
14 54 (16.98%) SIEM
15 52 (16.35%) Agile
16 49 (15.41%) Security Operations
17 46 (14.47%) Operational Technology
18 45 (14.15%) Military
19 41 (12.89%) NIST 800
20 40 (12.58%) Management Information System
21 39 (12.26%) RMADS
22 38 (11.95%) Cyber Essentials
23 37 (11.64%) Public Sector
23 37 (11.64%) NCSC
24 35 (11.01%) Mentoring
25 34 (10.69%) CRISC
25 34 (10.69%) Finance
26 33 (10.38%) Vulnerability Management
26 33 (10.38%) Coaching

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.31%) SAS
2 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.83%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.18%) Azure
2 18 (5.66%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (4.72%) AWS
4 7 (2.20%) GCP
5 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Purview
6 4 (1.26%) Azure Sentinel
6 4 (1.26%) IaaS
6 4 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.94%) Entra ID
7 3 (0.94%) PaaS
7 3 (0.94%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.31%) Azure DevOps
9 1 (0.31%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 73 (22.96%) Network Security
2 27 (8.49%) Firewall
3 13 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.46%) Cisco Firepower
4 11 (3.46%) Internet
5 10 (3.14%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (2.52%) DNS
6 8 (2.52%) Modbus
6 8 (2.52%) VPN
7 7 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (2.20%) SD-WAN
7 7 (2.20%) WAN
7 7 (2.20%) Wireless
8 5 (1.57%) LAN
9 4 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.94%) 5G
10 3 (0.94%) VoIP
10 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.63%) IPv4
11 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.94%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.31%) Big Data
2 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
General
1 59 (18.55%) Social Skills
2 45 (14.15%) Military
3 37 (11.64%) Public Sector
4 34 (10.69%) Finance
5 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.40%) Presentation Skills
6 14 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.77%) Aerospace
8 10 (3.14%) Aviation
8 10 (3.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (2.83%) Law
10 7 (2.20%) Local Government
11 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.94%) Public Speaking
12 3 (0.94%) Retail
13 2 (0.63%) Advertising
13 2 (0.63%) Automotive
13 2 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.26%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.63%) LDAP
3 2 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.31%) JWT
4 1 (0.31%) OAuth
4 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.47%) Operational Technology
2 40 (12.58%) Management Information System
3 33 (10.38%) Cyber Defence
3 33 (10.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 18 (5.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 17 (5.35%) Cyberattack
6 16 (5.03%) CESG
7 13 (4.09%) PKI
8 11 (3.46%) Data Centre
8 11 (3.46%) SCADA
9 10 (3.14%) Security Posture
10 8 (2.52%) CAN bus
10 8 (2.52%) IoT
10 8 (2.52%) Onboarding
11 7 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.31%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.26%) Linux
1 4 (1.26%) Windows
2 3 (0.94%) Android
2 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (72.01%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (41.19%) Information Security
3 68 (21.38%) Risk Management
4 60 (18.87%) Security Architecture
5 57 (17.92%) Information Assurance
6 54 (16.98%) SIEM
7 52 (16.35%) Agile
8 49 (15.41%) Security Operations
9 35 (11.01%) Mentoring
10 33 (10.38%) Coaching
10 33 (10.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (8.81%) Risk Assessment
13 25 (7.86%) Roadmaps
13 25 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (7.55%) GAP Analysis
15 22 (6.92%) Analytics
16 21 (6.60%) Incident Management
16 21 (6.60%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.26%) SQL
2 3 (0.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.63%) C#
3 2 (0.63%) Java
3 2 (0.63%) Kusto Query Language
3 2 (0.63%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) Dart
4 1 (0.31%) Go
4 1 (0.31%) Kotlin
4 1 (0.31%) Lua
4 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.31%) Ruby
4 1 (0.31%) Rust
4 1 (0.31%) Swift
Qualifications
1 151 (47.48%) Security Cleared
2 83 (26.10%) SC Cleared
3 75 (23.58%) CISSP
4 55 (17.30%) CISM
5 54 (16.98%) DV Cleared
6 34 (10.69%) CRISC
7 24 (7.55%) CESG Certified Professional
8 23 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (7.23%) CREST Certified
9 21 (6.60%) CISMP
10 19 (5.97%) CCNP
11 17 (5.35%) Degree
12 15 (4.72%) CEH
12 15 (4.72%) Cyber Scheme
13 12 (3.77%) CCIE
13 12 (3.77%) IISP
14 11 (3.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 10 (3.14%) CCSP
16 9 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (2.83%) CASP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (44.34%) NIST
2 78 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (12.89%) NIST 800
4 39 (12.26%) RMADS
5 38 (11.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (11.64%) NCSC
7 31 (9.75%) GRC
8 28 (8.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 28 (8.81%) JSP 440
9 26 (8.18%) GDPR
10 13 (4.09%) PCI DSS
11 10 (3.14%) COBIT
11 10 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (1.26%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.94%) SOC 2
16 2 (0.63%) IASME
16 2 (0.63%) ITGC
16 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 18 (5.66%) vSphere
2 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.31%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 24 (7.55%) Cisco
2 22 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.29%) Fortinet
4 18 (5.66%) SolarWinds
4 18 (5.66%) Tanium
4 18 (5.66%) Tripwire
5 13 (4.09%) Palo Alto
6 10 (3.14%) SAP
7 8 (2.52%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.52%) Zscaler
8 7 (2.20%) Blue Coat
8 7 (2.20%) CrowdStrike
8 7 (2.20%) Netskope
8 7 (2.20%) Symantec
9 6 (1.89%) Google
10 5 (1.57%) Aruba
11 4 (1.26%) Meraki
12 3 (0.94%) Ariba
12 3 (0.94%) Juniper
12 3 (0.94%) VMware