Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 550 392
Rank change year-on-year +18 -158 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 886 848 1,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.48% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.50% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 716 695 1,331
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +14.83%

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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 +1 774 £65,000 +8.33% 95
London +38 421 £67,500 +8.00% 45
UK excluding London -15 417 £62,500 +13.64% 57
South East +22 170 £65,000 +12.07% 11
North of England -1 71 £62,500 +31.58% 9
Scotland -26 66 £62,500 +85.19% 6
South West +22 48 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North West -10 38 £62,500 +31.58% 5
East of England -9 36 £60,000 +4.35% 10
Midlands -14 23 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Yorkshire +20 21 £62,500 +31.58% 2
West Midlands -18 12 £47,500 -13.64% 8
North East - 12 £57,500 - 2
East Midlands +3 8 £65,000 -10.34% 3
Wales +6 7 £40,210 - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills 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.

1 502 (56.66%) Cybersecurity
2 359 (40.52%) Information Security
3 307 (34.65%) CISSP
4 255 (28.78%) Firewall
5 237 (26.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 220 (24.83%) Network Security
7 208 (23.48%) CISM
8 177 (19.98%) SIEM
9 176 (19.86%) Risk Management
10 151 (17.04%) Security Cleared
11 136 (15.35%) Degree
12 135 (15.24%) Security Operations
13 128 (14.45%) Finance
14 123 (13.88%) PCI DSS
15 121 (13.66%) Cisco
16 120 (13.54%) Vulnerability Management
17 116 (13.09%) Data Loss Prevention
18 115 (12.98%) Threat Management
19 112 (12.64%) Security Operations Centre
20 111 (12.53%) CISA
21 106 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
22 104 (11.74%) PKI
23 100 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
24 99 (11.17%) Splunk
25 94 (10.61%) Security Architecture
25 94 (10.61%) GDPR
26 91 (10.27%) SC Cleared
26 91 (10.27%) Data Protection
27 90 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
27 90 (10.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 (1.13%) IIS
2 6 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.11%) Apache
3 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.47%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 64 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.85%) PaaS
3 37 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.61%) SaaS
5 25 (2.82%) IaaS
6 17 (1.92%) Office 365
7 16 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 255 (28.78%) Firewall
2 220 (24.83%) Network Security
3 53 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (5.08%) Wireless
5 44 (4.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 43 (4.85%) Cisco Firepower
7 37 (4.18%) LAN
8 36 (4.06%) Cisco ISE
9 33 (3.72%) Internet
10 30 (3.39%) WAN
11 26 (2.93%) VPN
12 22 (2.48%) IP Telephony
12 22 (2.48%) Sourcefire
13 20 (2.26%) IPsec
13 20 (2.26%) SAN
14 19 (2.14%) WLAN
15 18 (2.03%) TCP/IP
16 16 (1.81%) SSL
17 14 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (1.35%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.90%) Big Data
1 8 (0.90%) SAP BW
2 6 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.23%) GIS
5 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.90%) Burp Suite
3 7 (0.79%) sqlmap
4 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.23%) Paros
4 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 128 (14.45%) Finance
2 36 (4.06%) Retail
3 25 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.37%) Banking
4 21 (2.37%) Legal
5 15 (1.69%) Law
6 14 (1.58%) French Language
7 11 (1.24%) German Language
8 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.68%) Marketing
10 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.47%) HTML
2 9 (1.02%) XML
3 8 (0.90%) .NET
3 8 (0.90%) Web Services
4 6 (0.68%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.56%) LDAP
6 4 (0.45%) Apache Flex
6 4 (0.45%) REST
7 3 (0.34%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.23%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.23%) J2EE
8 2 (0.23%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) ModSecurity
8 2 (0.23%) OpenID
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.23%) WCF
9 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.64%) Security Operations Centre
2 104 (11.74%) PKI
3 90 (10.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 86 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 68 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (4.51%) Computer Science
7 38 (4.29%) Data Centre
8 33 (3.72%) Data Protection Act
9 29 (3.27%) CESG
9 29 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (3.05%) Cyberattack
11 22 (2.48%) NHS
12 21 (2.37%) Mobile App
13 19 (2.14%) Fintech
14 16 (1.81%) Internet of Things
15 12 (1.35%) Cybercrime
15 12 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
16 9 (1.02%) Public Cloud
16 9 (1.02%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 86 (9.71%) Windows
2 56 (6.32%) Linux
3 25 (2.82%) Unix
4 21 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.35%) Android
5 12 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.79%) Kali Linux
7 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (56.66%) Cybersecurity
2 359 (40.52%) Information Security
3 177 (19.98%) SIEM
4 176 (19.86%) Risk Management
5 135 (15.24%) Security Operations
6 120 (13.54%) Vulnerability Management
7 116 (13.09%) Data Loss Prevention
8 115 (12.98%) Threat Management
9 106 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
10 94 (10.61%) Security Architecture
11 91 (10.27%) Data Protection
12 90 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
13 73 (8.24%) Presales
14 67 (7.56%) Identity Access Management
15 64 (7.22%) Project Management
15 64 (7.22%) Security Management
16 60 (6.77%) Security Testing
17 58 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 54 (6.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.18%) C
2 30 (3.39%) Python
3 24 (2.71%) Java
4 21 (2.37%) C#
5 15 (1.69%) SQL
6 12 (1.35%) Perl
6 12 (1.35%) VBA
7 8 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.79%) PHP
9 6 (0.68%) C++
10 4 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.45%) Ruby
11 3 (0.34%) ABAP
12 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 307 (34.65%) CISSP
2 208 (23.48%) CISM
3 151 (17.04%) Security Cleared
4 136 (15.35%) Degree
5 111 (12.53%) CISA
6 100 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (10.27%) SC Cleared
8 83 (9.37%) CESG Certified Professional
9 72 (8.13%) CCNP
10 51 (5.76%) CEH
11 42 (4.74%) CREST Certified
12 36 (4.06%) CCNA
13 34 (3.84%) DV Cleared
14 28 (3.16%) Master's Degree
15 25 (2.82%) CCIE
15 25 (2.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 24 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (2.71%) OSCP
17 21 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
18 20 (2.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (26.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (13.88%) PCI DSS
3 94 (10.61%) GDPR
4 59 (6.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 37 (4.18%) COBIT
6 36 (4.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (2.93%) PMO
8 25 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 14 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (1.35%) JSP 440
11 10 (1.13%) ISO 9001
11 10 (1.13%) RMADS
12 9 (1.02%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.68%) SLA
14 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.56%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.56%) PSD2
15 4 (0.45%) GPG13
15 4 (0.45%) NIST 800
16 3 (0.34%) FISMA
System Software
1 29 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.45%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.45%) XenApp
5 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.34%) Snort
7 1 (0.11%) UAG
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (9.26%) QRadar
2 19 (2.14%) Nessus
3 12 (1.35%) Nmap
4 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.45%) CASB
7 4 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.45%) SCSM
7 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (0.34%) Core Impact
8 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 121 (13.66%) Cisco
2 99 (11.17%) Splunk
3 83 (9.37%) Qualys
4 69 (7.79%) Juniper
5 68 (7.67%) CheckPoint
6 55 (6.21%) Palo Alto
7 53 (5.98%) Microsoft
8 45 (5.08%) Fortinet
9 41 (4.63%) F5
10 31 (3.50%) Symantec
11 29 (3.27%) Blue Coat
12 27 (3.05%) VMware
13 21 (2.37%) SAP
14 17 (1.92%) Citrix
15 16 (1.81%) McAfee
16 15 (1.69%) FireEye
17 12 (1.35%) NetApp
18 11 (1.24%) IBM
19 9 (1.02%) LogRhythm
19 9 (1.02%) SolarWinds