Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 461 535
Rank change year-on-year -61 +74 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 896 1215 1101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 721 921 896
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.19% +2.73%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +1.85%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -65 826 £60,000 - 75
London -45 425 £60,000 -7.69% 27
UK excluding London -80 414 £57,500 +4.55% 48
South East -46 160 £58,000 +10.48% 10
East of England +43 75 £62,500 +13.64% 1
North of England -62 68 £53,750 +1.42% 22
South West -11 42 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Midlands +7 39 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Yorkshire +14 37 £55,000 +2.33% 5
Scotland -44 33 £43,000 -14.00% 1
West Midlands -1 32 £47,500 -26.92% 6
North West -55 31 £60,000 +14.29% 13
East Midlands +33 5 £75,000 +7.14% 1
North East -7 2 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 484 (54.02%) Information Security
2 353 (39.40%) CISSP
3 342 (38.17%) Cybersecurity
4 324 (36.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 257 (28.68%) CISM
6 208 (23.21%) Finance
7 197 (21.99%) Risk Management
8 176 (19.64%) Firewall
9 175 (19.53%) Network Security
10 172 (19.20%) PCI DSS
11 169 (18.86%) Penetration Testing
12 142 (15.85%) Data Protection
13 135 (15.07%) Security Architecture
14 123 (13.73%) Degree
15 121 (13.50%) Security Cleared
16 117 (13.06%) Cisco
17 113 (12.61%) SIEM
17 113 (12.61%) Presales
18 112 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
19 109 (12.17%) Linux
20 107 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
21 105 (11.72%) CISA
21 105 (11.72%) GDPR
22 100 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
23 98 (10.94%) CheckPoint
24 96 (10.71%) ITIL
25 93 (10.38%) Windows
26 89 (9.93%) Project Management
27 84 (9.38%) SC Cleared
28 83 (9.26%) 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 (1.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (0.56%) IIS
4 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.11%) Apache
5 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.45%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.33%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.22%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.23%) SaaS
3 14 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (1.45%) IaaS
5 11 (1.23%) Office 365
6 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.67%) PaaS
8 5 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 176 (19.64%) Firewall
2 175 (19.53%) Network Security
3 65 (7.25%) LAN
4 51 (5.69%) TCP/IP
5 46 (5.13%) WAN
6 44 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (4.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (3.91%) VPN
9 27 (3.01%) Wireless
10 24 (2.68%) BGP
10 24 (2.68%) DNS
11 23 (2.57%) Cisco ISE
12 19 (2.12%) OSPF
13 18 (2.01%) Spanning Tree
14 17 (1.90%) DHCP
14 17 (1.90%) Internet
15 14 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (1.45%) HTTP
16 13 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (1.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.59%) Big Data
2 11 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.89%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.33%) GIS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 24 (2.68%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.89%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.11%) AppScan
3 1 (0.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 208 (23.21%) Finance
2 54 (6.03%) Law
3 42 (4.69%) Legal
4 32 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.24%) Banking
6 20 (2.23%) Retail
7 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.12%) Marketing
8 8 (0.89%) Digital Economy
8 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.89%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.56%) Games
10 4 (0.45%) Advertising
10 4 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Military
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.23%) Middleware
1 11 (1.23%) Web Services
2 10 (1.12%) HTML
3 9 (1.00%) .NET
3 9 (1.00%) SailPoint
3 9 (1.00%) XML
4 8 (0.89%) CGI
5 4 (0.45%) OAuth
5 4 (0.45%) OpenID
5 4 (0.45%) SAML
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.11%) CSS
7 1 (0.11%) Flash
7 1 (0.11%) HTML5
7 1 (0.11%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.11%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 77 (8.59%) Data Protection Act
3 66 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.25%) Computer Science
5 45 (5.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 43 (4.80%) Data Centre
7 32 (3.57%) CESG
8 30 (3.35%) Mobile App
9 28 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
10 26 (2.90%) PKI
11 16 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
12 13 (1.45%) Cybercrime
13 12 (1.34%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.23%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.23%) Smart Meter
15 10 (1.12%) NHS
15 10 (1.12%) User Experience
16 8 (0.89%) iSeries
17 7 (0.78%) iPad
17 7 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.17%) Linux
2 93 (10.38%) Windows
3 49 (5.47%) Unix
4 23 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.56%) Android
7 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.00%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.89%) Solaris
10 7 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 2 (0.22%) KNOPPIX
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (54.02%) Information Security
2 342 (38.17%) Cybersecurity
3 197 (21.99%) Risk Management
4 169 (18.86%) Penetration Testing
5 142 (15.85%) Data Protection
6 135 (15.07%) Security Architecture
7 113 (12.61%) Presales
7 113 (12.61%) SIEM
8 112 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 107 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (10.71%) ITIL
11 89 (9.93%) Project Management
12 80 (8.93%) Analytics
12 80 (8.93%) Identity Access Management
13 77 (8.59%) Security Operations
14 68 (7.59%) Security Monitoring
15 62 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
16 61 (6.81%) Data Analytics
17 59 (6.58%) OWASP
17 59 (6.58%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.34%) Java
2 18 (2.01%) Python
3 13 (1.45%) Perl
4 12 (1.34%) C++
4 12 (1.34%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.23%) C#
5 11 (1.23%) SQL
6 10 (1.12%) C
6 10 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.00%) VBScript
8 4 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.45%) Ruby
9 2 (0.22%) ABAP
9 2 (0.22%) VB
10 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.11%) PHP
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.11%) Tcl
10 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 353 (39.40%) CISSP
2 257 (28.68%) CISM
3 123 (13.73%) Degree
4 121 (13.50%) Security Cleared
5 105 (11.72%) CISA
6 100 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 69 (7.70%) CEH
9 66 (7.37%) CREST Certified
10 55 (6.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 49 (5.47%) CCNA
12 48 (5.36%) CCNP
13 33 (3.68%) CRISC
14 30 (3.35%) PCI QSA
15 26 (2.90%) CCSE
16 25 (2.79%) OSCP
17 22 (2.46%) CCDP
18 20 (2.23%) SANS
18 20 (2.23%) Tigerscheme
19 19 (2.12%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (36.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 172 (19.20%) PCI DSS
3 105 (11.72%) GDPR
4 47 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 41 (4.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 35 (3.91%) PMO
8 20 (2.23%) COBIT
9 18 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 13 (1.45%) NIST 800
12 13 (1.45%) QA
13 11 (1.23%) ISO 22301
14 9 (1.00%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.89%) RMADS
16 6 (0.67%) SAS 70
17 5 (0.56%) JSP 440
17 5 (0.56%) PA-DSS
18 3 (0.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 42 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.00%) Snort
4 8 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.33%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) iptables
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (3.68%) Nessus
2 10 (1.12%) Core Impact
3 9 (1.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 9 (1.00%) CSIRT
3 9 (1.00%) Nmap
4 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.56%) Nagios
5 5 (0.56%) SCOM
6 4 (0.45%) QRadar
6 4 (0.45%) SCCM
7 3 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.22%) EnCase
8 2 (0.22%) Puppet
8 2 (0.22%) SELinux
8 2 (0.22%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.11%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.11%) FTK
9 1 (0.11%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 117 (13.06%) Cisco
2 98 (10.94%) CheckPoint
3 66 (7.37%) Splunk
4 56 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 51 (5.69%) Palo Alto
6 44 (4.91%) Juniper
7 41 (4.58%) Fortinet
8 36 (4.02%) F5
9 31 (3.46%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.46%) SAP
10 22 (2.46%) Sourcefire
11 20 (2.23%) Blue Coat
12 19 (2.12%) VMware
13 18 (2.01%) ArcSight
14 13 (1.45%) FireEye
15 12 (1.34%) HP
16 11 (1.23%) Citrix
17 10 (1.12%) CyberArk
18 9 (1.00%) Qualys
19 8 (0.89%) Apple