Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 532 448
Rank change year-on-year -10 -84 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 785 908 1,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.52% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 614 740 956
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.19%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -

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 156,848 173,458 183,361
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 126,356 139,121 153,524
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -26 685 £65,000 +8.33% 103
UK excluding London -2 384 £62,500 +8.70% 66
London -18 334 £65,000 +8.33% 41
South East +14 171 £65,000 +13.04% 25
North of England +20 72 £57,500 +9.52% 17
North West +25 48 £56,000 -6.67% 8
South West +5 48 £60,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland +1 42 £65,000 +109.68% 4
Midlands +3 28 £65,000 +34.02% 10
West Midlands +10 20 £46,250 +23.33% 9
East of England -21 20 £65,000 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire +1 16 £62,500 +19.05% 8
North East +3 8 £57,500 -23.33% 1
Wales - 7 £38,311 -
East Midlands +10 6 £68,750 -8.33% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 427 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
2 346 (44.08%) Information Security
3 298 (37.96%) CISSP
4 224 (28.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 199 (25.35%) Firewall
6 180 (22.93%) Network Security
7 175 (22.29%) CISM
8 166 (21.15%) Risk Management
9 138 (17.58%) Finance
10 135 (17.20%) Cisco
11 128 (16.31%) SIEM
12 127 (16.18%) Degree
13 121 (15.41%) PCI DSS
14 116 (14.78%) Security Cleared
15 111 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
16 98 (12.48%) Juniper
17 95 (12.10%) PKI
17 95 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
18 91 (11.59%) CISA
19 87 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
20 85 (10.83%) CheckPoint
20 85 (10.83%) Data Protection
21 80 (10.19%) CCNP
21 80 (10.19%) Palo Alto
21 80 (10.19%) GDPR
22 76 (9.68%) Splunk
23 72 (9.17%) Microsoft
24 69 (8.79%) Data Loss Prevention
25 68 (8.66%) Security Operations
25 68 (8.66%) Wireless

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 12 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.64%) IIS
5 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.93%) PaaS
4 17 (2.17%) SaaS
5 15 (1.91%) Office 365
6 14 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.40%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 199 (25.35%) Firewall
2 180 (22.93%) Network Security
3 68 (8.66%) Wireless
4 65 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (6.88%) Cisco Firepower
6 41 (5.22%) Cisco ISE
7 37 (4.71%) LAN
8 35 (4.46%) Internet
9 32 (4.08%) WAN
10 26 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 23 (2.93%) WLAN
12 22 (2.80%) IP Telephony
13 20 (2.55%) TCP/IP
14 19 (2.42%) SAN
15 16 (2.04%) BGP
15 16 (2.04%) OSPF
16 15 (1.91%) MPLS
17 14 (1.78%) IPsec
17 14 (1.78%) Sourcefire
17 14 (1.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.29%) Big Data
2 13 (1.66%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.02%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.64%) GIS
5 4 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Burp Suite
2 4 (0.51%) RStudio
3 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.25%) Paros
3 2 (0.25%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (0.25%) Subversion
3 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) AppScan
4 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.13%) WebScarab
General
1 138 (17.58%) Finance
2 51 (6.50%) Retail
3 26 (3.31%) Banking
4 23 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.04%) Law
6 15 (1.91%) Legal
7 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.53%) French Language
8 12 (1.53%) Marketing
9 6 (0.76%) German Language
10 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.04%) LDAP
2 14 (1.78%) HTML
3 12 (1.53%) XML
4 7 (0.89%) OAuth
4 7 (0.89%) SailPoint
4 7 (0.89%) SAML
4 7 (0.89%) Web Services
5 6 (0.76%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.64%) .NET
6 5 (0.64%) CGI
7 4 (0.51%) J2EE
7 4 (0.51%) ModSecurity
7 4 (0.51%) Node.js
7 4 (0.51%) OpenID
7 4 (0.51%) SOAP
8 3 (0.38%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.25%) Java EE
9 2 (0.25%) JSON
9 2 (0.25%) JSP
9 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.10%) PKI
2 63 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 60 (7.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 58 (7.39%) Security Operations Centre
5 52 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 33 (4.20%) Fintech
7 28 (3.57%) Data Centre
8 27 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.55%) CESG
10 19 (2.42%) Cyberattack
11 17 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
12 16 (2.04%) Internet of Things
13 15 (1.91%) NHS
14 13 (1.66%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
16 8 (1.02%) Social Media
17 6 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.54%) Windows
2 58 (7.39%) Linux
3 15 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.53%) Unix
5 4 (0.51%) Android
5 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.51%) Solaris
6 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) CentOS
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
2 346 (44.08%) Information Security
3 166 (21.15%) Risk Management
4 128 (16.31%) SIEM
5 95 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
6 87 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
7 85 (10.83%) Data Protection
8 69 (8.79%) Data Loss Prevention
9 68 (8.66%) Security Operations
10 66 (8.41%) Security Architecture
11 65 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (8.15%) Presales
13 61 (7.77%) Threat Management
14 55 (7.01%) Identity Access Management
14 55 (7.01%) Security Testing
15 51 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (6.50%) Project Management
16 50 (6.37%) ITIL
17 43 (5.48%) DevOps
17 43 (5.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.06%) C
2 18 (2.29%) Java
3 16 (2.04%) Python
4 11 (1.40%) SQL
5 10 (1.27%) Perl
6 9 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.51%) PHP
7 4 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.38%) C#
8 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 298 (37.96%) CISSP
2 175 (22.29%) CISM
3 127 (16.18%) Degree
4 116 (14.78%) Security Cleared
5 111 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (11.59%) CISA
7 80 (10.19%) CCNP
8 62 (7.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 55 (7.01%) SC Cleared
10 48 (6.11%) CCNA
11 44 (5.61%) CREST Certified
12 35 (4.46%) CRISC
13 31 (3.95%) SANS
14 29 (3.69%) CEH
15 27 (3.44%) DV Cleared
16 22 (2.80%) GIAC
17 20 (2.55%) CCIE
17 20 (2.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 19 (2.42%) CCDP
18 19 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (28.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (15.41%) PCI DSS
3 80 (10.19%) GDPR
4 50 (6.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 42 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (3.44%) COBIT
8 18 (2.29%) PMO
9 11 (1.40%) JSP 440
9 11 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.40%) SLA
10 10 (1.27%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.89%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.76%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.76%) RMADS
13 5 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.51%) FISMA
14 4 (0.51%) GxP
15 2 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 30 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.15%) ProxySG
4 6 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.76%) vSphere
5 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.38%) Snort
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) XenApp
7 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (7.26%) QRadar
2 22 (2.80%) Stealthwatch
3 13 (1.66%) Nessus
4 12 (1.53%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.64%) CASB
7 5 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.38%) Nagios
9 3 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.25%) Nmap
10 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (17.20%) Cisco
2 98 (12.48%) Juniper
3 85 (10.83%) CheckPoint
4 80 (10.19%) Palo Alto
5 76 (9.68%) Splunk
6 72 (9.17%) Microsoft
7 62 (7.90%) Qualys
8 60 (7.64%) Fortinet
9 45 (5.73%) F5
10 34 (4.33%) Blue Coat
10 34 (4.33%) Meraki
10 34 (4.33%) VMware
11 31 (3.95%) IronPort
12 23 (2.93%) Symantec
13 22 (2.80%) McAfee
14 16 (2.04%) Citrix
15 15 (1.91%) FireEye
16 14 (1.78%) ArcSight
16 14 (1.78%) NetApp
17 13 (1.66%) Google