Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 384 497
Rank change year-on-year -165 +113 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 847 1588 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.80% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.83% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 686 1235 901
UK median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,550 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year -11.67% +15.94% -1.43%

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 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 -157 774 £60,000 -0.83% 72
UK excluding London -149 420 £53,000 -11.67% 41
London -95 399 £62,500 - 38
South East -83 143 £55,000 -8.33% 13
North of England -90 73 £47,500 -13.64% 13
East of England +34 58 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +9 56 £32,500 -38.10% 5
Midlands -20 55 £55,000 -12.00% 4
West Midlands -34 49 £55,000 -12.00% 4
North West -54 47 £47,500 -10.38% 9
South West -61 36 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Yorkshire -3 26 £47,500 -26.92% 4
East Midlands +22 6 £90,000 +44.00%
Wales +20 3 - - 2
Channel Islands +3 1 £75,000 +42.86%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 425 (50.18%) Information Security
2 355 (41.91%) CISSP
3 320 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
4 294 (34.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 217 (25.62%) CISM
6 181 (21.37%) Finance
7 171 (20.19%) Risk Management
8 170 (20.07%) Degree
9 161 (19.01%) Presales
10 155 (18.30%) Security Architecture
11 147 (17.36%) PCI DSS
12 146 (17.24%) Network Security
13 130 (15.35%) Firewall
14 129 (15.23%) Linux
14 129 (15.23%) Penetration Testing
15 127 (14.99%) CISA
16 120 (14.17%) Data Protection
17 107 (12.63%) Splunk
17 107 (12.63%) Cisco
17 107 (12.63%) Security Monitoring
18 105 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
18 105 (12.40%) Windows
19 103 (12.16%) ITIL
19 103 (12.16%) Security Cleared
20 97 (11.45%) Risk Assessment
20 97 (11.45%) Security Operations
21 87 (10.27%) Analytics
21 87 (10.27%) Project Management
22 85 (10.04%) CheckPoint
22 85 (10.04%) Management Information System

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 10 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.71%) IIS
4 2 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.71%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.35%) assyst
5 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (3.19%) SaaS
2 25 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (1.42%) IaaS
3 12 (1.42%) Office 365
4 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.71%) PaaS
6 5 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (17.24%) Network Security
2 130 (15.35%) Firewall
3 54 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 50 (5.90%) LAN
6 48 (5.67%) WAN
7 30 (3.54%) VPN
8 28 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (2.95%) DNS
10 23 (2.72%) Cisco ISE
10 23 (2.72%) Wireless
11 22 (2.60%) Cisco PIX
12 21 (2.48%) BGP
13 16 (1.89%) Internet
13 16 (1.89%) OSPF
13 16 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
14 15 (1.77%) DHCP
15 14 (1.65%) NetScreen
15 14 (1.65%) SSL
16 12 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.50%) Big Data
2 16 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.42%) Cognos Impromptu
4 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.71%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.35%) GIS
7 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.24%) MySQL
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.54%) Metasploit
2 9 (1.06%) AppScan
2 9 (1.06%) Burp Suite
3 8 (0.94%) Paros
3 8 (0.94%) WebScarab
4 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 181 (21.37%) Finance
2 55 (6.49%) Law
3 44 (5.19%) Legal
4 20 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.89%) Retail
6 13 (1.53%) Marketing
7 11 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.18%) Military
9 8 (0.94%) Digital Economy
9 8 (0.94%) Games
10 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.71%) Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Local Government
12 5 (0.59%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.47%) Advertising
14 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.83%) Web Services
2 17 (2.01%) HTML
3 14 (1.65%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.53%) XML
5 12 (1.42%) .NET
6 9 (1.06%) CGI
7 7 (0.83%) Middleware
7 7 (0.83%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.59%) boto
9 4 (0.47%) OAuth
9 4 (0.47%) OpenID
9 4 (0.47%) RESTful
9 4 (0.47%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.47%) SAML
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.12%) CSS
10 1 (0.12%) J2EE
10 1 (0.12%) JSP
10 1 (0.12%) LAMP
10 1 (0.12%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.04%) Management Information System
2 72 (8.50%) Computer Science
3 70 (8.26%) Data Protection Act
4 48 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.25%) Data Centre
6 30 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
7 29 (3.42%) Mobile App
8 28 (3.31%) CESG
9 27 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
10 23 (2.72%) Driving Licence
11 17 (2.01%) PKI
12 15 (1.77%) Cyber Attack
12 15 (1.77%) iPad
13 13 (1.53%) Cybercrime
14 11 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
15 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.06%) NHS
16 8 (0.94%) Life Science
17 7 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.23%) Linux
2 105 (12.40%) Windows
3 39 (4.60%) Unix
4 28 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.47%) HPUX
10 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.47%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.35%) AIX
11 3 (0.35%) KNOPPIX
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.24%) CentOS
12 2 (0.24%) Debian
12 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (50.18%) Information Security
2 320 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (20.19%) Risk Management
4 161 (19.01%) Presales
5 155 (18.30%) Security Architecture
6 129 (15.23%) Penetration Testing
7 120 (14.17%) Data Protection
8 107 (12.63%) Security Monitoring
9 103 (12.16%) ITIL
10 97 (11.45%) Risk Assessment
10 97 (11.45%) Security Operations
11 87 (10.27%) Analytics
11 87 (10.27%) Project Management
12 79 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
13 72 (8.50%) SIEM
14 69 (8.15%) Data Analytics
15 65 (7.67%) Big Data Analytics
16 64 (7.56%) Identity Access Management
17 56 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (6.49%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (3.78%) Python
2 30 (3.54%) Java
3 21 (2.48%) JavaScript
3 21 (2.48%) Perl
4 19 (2.24%) C#
4 19 (2.24%) C++
5 18 (2.13%) C
6 16 (1.89%) SQL
7 15 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.83%) VBScript
9 6 (0.71%) PHP
9 6 (0.71%) Ruby
10 3 (0.35%) ABAP
11 2 (0.24%) VB
12 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.12%) sed
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 355 (41.91%) CISSP
2 217 (25.62%) CISM
3 170 (20.07%) Degree
4 127 (14.99%) CISA
5 105 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (12.16%) Security Cleared
7 82 (9.68%) CEH
8 77 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 49 (5.79%) CLAS
10 48 (5.67%) CESG Certified Professional
11 45 (5.31%) CREST Certified
12 42 (4.96%) CCSE
13 35 (4.13%) CCNP
14 34 (4.01%) SANS
15 31 (3.66%) CCIE
16 29 (3.42%) CCSP
17 27 (3.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 26 (3.07%) CCNA
19 23 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (2.72%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (34.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 147 (17.36%) PCI DSS
3 54 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 53 (6.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (5.43%) GDPR
6 34 (4.01%) COBIT
7 24 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 21 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (1.30%) ISO 22301
12 10 (1.18%) GPG13
13 6 (0.71%) RMADS
13 6 (0.71%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.59%) BS25999
14 5 (0.59%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.59%) PMO
15 4 (0.47%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.47%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 48 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.53%) Snort
3 7 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.35%) Firmware
4 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 45 (5.31%) Nessus
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (0.83%) Nmap
3 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
3 6 (0.71%) Puppet
4 5 (0.59%) Ansible
4 5 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (0.59%) CSIRT
4 5 (0.59%) Nagios
4 5 (0.59%) SCCM
4 5 (0.59%) SCOM
5 4 (0.47%) QRadar
6 3 (0.35%) Core Impact
6 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.24%) EnCase
8 1 (0.12%) FTK
8 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.12%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 107 (12.63%) Cisco
1 107 (12.63%) Splunk
2 85 (10.04%) CheckPoint
3 52 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 51 (6.02%) Juniper
5 47 (5.55%) Palo Alto
6 44 (5.19%) Fortinet
7 42 (4.96%) Blue Coat
8 39 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 34 (4.01%) F5
10 26 (3.07%) Oracle
11 25 (2.95%) Sourcefire
12 20 (2.36%) ArcSight
13 16 (1.89%) SAP
14 15 (1.77%) IBM
15 14 (1.65%) IronPort
15 14 (1.65%) Tufin
16 11 (1.30%) HP
16 11 (1.30%) LogRhythm
17 10 (1.18%) Forcepoint