The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
UK
Rank 497 380 495
Rank change year-on-year -117 +115  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 398 803 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.78% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.81% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 318 663 379
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
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 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -110 343 £62,500 +4.16% 47
London -28 180 £65,000 - 27
South East -54 49 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Scotland +11 36 £32,500 -38.09%
Edinburgh 0 36 £32,500 -38.09%
North West -13 36 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Manchester -20 28 £53,750 -2.71% 3
West Midlands -2 23 £62,500 +4.16% 5
South West -42 21 £42,500 -29.16% 3
East of England +5 20 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Berkshire -40 18 £75,000 +25.00% 4
Birmingham -18 13 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Hertfordshire +22 11 £60,000 -9.43% 1
Surrey +21 11 £65,000 +10.63% 2
Oxfordshire -1 9 £67,500 +42.10%
Reading -5 9 £60,000 +2.12% 2
Bristol -30 9 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Canary Wharf -18 8 £65,000 -10.34%
Hemel Hempstead +7 7 £60,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +26 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Warwickshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £43,000 -18.09%
West Yorkshire +2 5 £43,000 -18.09%
Bedfordshire -3 5 £65,000 -2.98%
East Midlands -7 5 £65,000 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -13 5 £40,000 -33.33%
West Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Swansea - 5 - -
Suffolk +32 4 £29,500 -41.00%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 368 (43.40%) Information Security
2 291 (34.32%) CISSP
3 282 (33.25%) Cybersecurity
4 213 (25.12%) Finance
5 211 (24.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 194 (22.88%) Presales
7 192 (22.64%) Network Security
8 184 (21.70%) CISM
9 180 (21.23%) Firewall
10 175 (20.64%) Cisco Certification
11 172 (20.28%) Risk Management
11 172 (20.28%) Degree
12 169 (19.93%) Security Architecture
13 155 (18.28%) Cisco
14 145 (17.10%) Splunk
14 145 (17.10%) CheckPoint
15 134 (15.80%) CISA
16 130 (15.33%) Linux
17 125 (14.74%) Data Centre
18 120 (14.15%) PCI DSS
19 108 (12.74%) Security Cleared
19 108 (12.74%) Penetration Testing
19 108 (12.74%) Security Monitoring
20 106 (12.50%) CCNP
21 100 (11.79%) Management Information System
22 91 (10.73%) CCSE
22 91 (10.73%) Windows
23 90 (10.61%) Security Management
24 88 (10.38%) Risk Assessment
25 79 (9.32%) Security Operations

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 36 (4.25%) IIS
2 7 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.35%) Apache
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 32 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 28 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.00%) MS Project
4 12 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.30%) MS Office
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.95%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.53%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 192 (22.64%) Network Security
2 180 (21.23%) Firewall
3 67 (7.90%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (6.72%) TCP/IP
5 56 (6.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (6.01%) LAN
7 47 (5.54%) WAN
8 36 (4.25%) SSL
9 34 (4.01%) BGP
9 34 (4.01%) HTTP
10 31 (3.66%) Wireless
11 30 (3.54%) VPN
12 29 (3.42%) OSPF
13 27 (3.18%) Spanning Tree
14 22 (2.59%) Wireshark
15 20 (2.36%) tcpdump
16 19 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (2.00%) Cisco ISE
17 17 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (1.65%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.42%) Big Data
2 14 (1.65%) Cognos Impromptu
3 9 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.83%) SAP BW
5 6 (0.71%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 12 (1.42%) Burp Suite
3 8 (0.94%) AppScan
3 8 (0.94%) Paros
3 8 (0.94%) WebScarab
4 6 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 213 (25.12%) Finance
2 53 (6.25%) Retail
3 46 (5.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 34 (4.01%) Law
5 24 (2.83%) Legal
6 20 (2.36%) Banking
6 20 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.89%) Military
9 14 (1.65%) Marketing
10 10 (1.18%) Local Government
11 7 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.83%) Publishing
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.59%) Back Office
12 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.47%) Electronics
14 3 (0.35%) Swedish Language
15 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.59%) HTML
2 13 (1.53%) .NET
3 6 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 6 (0.71%) boto
3 6 (0.71%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.59%) Middleware
5 4 (0.47%) Ajax
5 4 (0.47%) RESTful
6 3 (0.35%) Web Services
7 2 (0.24%) CGI
7 2 (0.24%) OAuth
7 2 (0.24%) OpenID
7 2 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.24%) SAML
7 2 (0.24%) SPNEGO
8 1 (0.12%) Flash
8 1 (0.12%) HTML5
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 100 (11.79%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.83%) Security Operations Centre
4 36 (4.25%) CESG
5 35 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (4.01%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.36%) PKI
8 19 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.30%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 10 (1.18%) iPad
11 10 (1.18%) NHS
12 9 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 130 (15.33%) Linux
2 91 (10.73%) Windows
3 63 (7.43%) Unix
4 18 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.18%) VxWorks
6 7 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
9 2 (0.24%) Solaris
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (43.40%) Information Security
2 282 (33.25%) Cybersecurity
3 194 (22.88%) Presales
4 172 (20.28%) Risk Management
5 169 (19.93%) Security Architecture
6 108 (12.74%) Penetration Testing
6 108 (12.74%) Security Monitoring
7 90 (10.61%) Security Management
8 88 (10.38%) Risk Assessment
9 79 (9.32%) Security Operations
10 73 (8.61%) ITIL
11 64 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (7.31%) Project Management
12 62 (7.31%) SIEM
13 56 (6.60%) Data Protection
14 54 (6.37%) Identity Access Management
15 52 (6.13%) Business Development
16 49 (5.78%) Information Assurance
17 44 (5.19%) Information Security Management
18 42 (4.95%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.54%) Java
2 37 (4.36%) C
3 24 (2.83%) Python
4 22 (2.59%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.36%) C#
6 19 (2.24%) C++
7 17 (2.00%) SQL
8 15 (1.77%) Perl
9 14 (1.65%) PHP
10 13 (1.53%) Ruby
11 6 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.35%) ABAP
13 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 291 (34.32%) CISSP
2 184 (21.70%) CISM
3 175 (20.64%) Cisco Certification
4 172 (20.28%) Degree
5 134 (15.80%) CISA
6 108 (12.74%) Security Cleared
7 106 (12.50%) CCNP
8 91 (10.73%) CCSE
9 70 (8.25%) CCSA
10 66 (7.78%) CCSP
11 57 (6.72%) CEH
12 55 (6.49%) SC Cleared
13 54 (6.37%) CCIE
14 52 (6.13%) CESG Certified Professional
15 42 (4.95%) CLAS
16 39 (4.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 36 (4.25%) IISP
18 33 (3.89%) CCDP
18 33 (3.89%) SANS
19 26 (3.07%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (24.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (14.15%) PCI DSS
3 36 (4.25%) COBIT
4 26 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (2.48%) ISO27002
6 18 (2.12%) GDPR
6 18 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (1.30%) QA
8 11 (1.30%) RMADS
9 9 (1.06%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.83%) GPG13
10 7 (0.83%) ISO27005
11 6 (0.71%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.59%) PMO
13 4 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.24%) SLA
15 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.06%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) IAG
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Snort
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (3.77%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.59%) Nessus
3 14 (1.65%) Nmap
4 9 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (0.71%) Ansible
5 6 (0.71%) Puppet
5 6 (0.71%) QRadar
6 5 (0.59%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.35%) SELinux
9 2 (0.24%) Core Impact
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (18.28%) Cisco
2 145 (17.10%) CheckPoint
2 145 (17.10%) Splunk
3 75 (8.84%) F5
3 75 (8.84%) Fortinet
4 70 (8.25%) Palo Alto
5 55 (6.49%) Microsoft
6 54 (6.37%) Blue Coat
7 51 (6.01%) ArcSight
8 43 (5.07%) Juniper
9 36 (4.25%) Oracle
10 18 (2.12%) IBM
10 18 (2.12%) Imperva
10 18 (2.12%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.12%) SAP
11 16 (1.89%) VMware
12 14 (1.65%) Citrix
13 11 (1.30%) Aruba
13 11 (1.30%) Forcepoint
14 10 (1.18%) Huawei
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 minutes ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Up to £80k basic + excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: outstanding bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £75,000K & comprehensive bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Healthcare, Prof Dev
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £100,000k+ & comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Inspire Corporation Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, Car
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
ComputaCenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 10 days ago