Period
to 31 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 585 508 509
Rank change year-on-year -77 +1 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 464 305 784
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 294 180 577
10th Percentile £45,988 £45,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £54,063 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £63,000 £64,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.56% -1.54%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £88,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -4.00%

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 103,600 64,604 137,788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,649 52,688 111,409
10th Percentile £31,984 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant.

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 16 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 31 July 2021. 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 -79 320 £65,000 +4.00% 67
UK excluding London -67 189 £62,500 +4.17% 40
London -100 174 £67,500 -2.17% 31
Work from Home -163 119 £72,500 +16.00% 15
Scotland -10 61 £85,000 +78.95% 4
South East -70 57 £55,000 -21.43% 10
North of England -50 33 £62,500 +4.17% 8
North West -17 26 £66,250 +17.78% 5
South West -78 15 £65,000 +2.36% 9
Midlands -92 12 £63,750 +21.43% 9
West Midlands -83 10 £70,000 +33.33% 7
East of England -40 9 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire - 7 £62,500 - 3
East Midlands -53 2 £42,500 -39.29% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £80,000 -
Wales -27 1 £50,000 -16.67%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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.

1 290 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 188 (40.52%) Information Security
3 176 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 137 (29.53%) Risk Management
5 123 (26.51%) CISSP
6 104 (22.41%) SIEM
7 97 (20.91%) Azure
8 96 (20.69%) Social Skills
9 94 (20.26%) Presales
9 94 (20.26%) Finance
10 88 (18.97%) CISM
10 88 (18.97%) GDPR
11 85 (18.32%) NIST
12 80 (17.24%) Data Protection
13 73 (15.73%) AWS
14 71 (15.30%) Security Architecture
15 70 (15.09%) PCI DSS
16 69 (14.87%) Security Cleared
17 67 (14.44%) Security Management
17 67 (14.44%) Security Operations
18 66 (14.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 63 (13.58%) Microsoft
20 62 (13.36%) ISMS
21 60 (12.93%) Cyber Essentials
22 58 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
23 57 (12.28%) Network Security
24 53 (11.42%) Security Testing
24 53 (11.42%) Degree
25 52 (11.21%) GCP
26 49 (10.56%) Splunk

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 9 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.86%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.91%) Azure
2 73 (15.73%) AWS
3 52 (11.21%) GCP
4 30 (6.47%) SaaS
5 23 (4.96%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (3.23%) Azure Sentinel
7 8 (1.72%) IaaS
7 8 (1.72%) PaaS
8 7 (1.51%) Serverless
9 6 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.65%) GitHub
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.28%) Network Security
2 46 (9.91%) Firewall
3 18 (3.88%) WAN
4 16 (3.45%) Internet
5 13 (2.80%) LAN
5 13 (2.80%) Wireless
6 10 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.16%) SD-WAN
7 9 (1.94%) Sourcefire
8 8 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
8 8 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.08%) VPN
11 4 (0.86%) BGP
11 4 (0.86%) DMZ
11 4 (0.86%) IPv4
11 4 (0.86%) OSPF
11 4 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.94%) Big Data
2 8 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
3 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.86%) HBase
3 4 (0.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.43%) Snyk
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 96 (20.69%) Social Skills
2 94 (20.26%) Finance
3 32 (6.90%) Police
4 25 (5.39%) Legal
5 24 (5.17%) Retail
6 21 (4.53%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.88%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.88%) Public Sector
8 14 (3.02%) Marketing
9 12 (2.59%) Law
10 9 (1.94%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (1.72%) Banking
12 7 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (1.08%) Public Speaking
15 4 (0.86%) Local Government
16 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.43%) Electronics
17 2 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.59%) RESTful
2 9 (1.94%) HTML
2 9 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 8 (1.72%) Lucene
4 5 (1.08%) JSON
5 4 (0.86%) Kafka
5 4 (0.86%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (0.86%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) LDAP
6 2 (0.43%) Middleware
7 1 (0.22%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) CSS
7 1 (0.22%) Laravel
7 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.22%) SAML
7 1 (0.22%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.27%) Management Information System
2 32 (6.90%) Smart Meter
3 26 (5.60%) PKI
4 15 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.94%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.94%) Cyberattack
8 9 (1.94%) Internet of Things
9 8 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.08%) CESG
10 5 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.08%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.86%) PMI
11 4 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.82%) Windows
2 25 (5.39%) Linux
3 18 (3.88%) Unix
4 3 (0.65%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) VMS
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 188 (40.52%) Information Security
3 137 (29.53%) Risk Management
4 104 (22.41%) SIEM
5 94 (20.26%) Presales
6 80 (17.24%) Data Protection
7 71 (15.30%) Security Architecture
8 67 (14.44%) Security Management
8 67 (14.44%) Security Operations
9 66 (14.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 62 (13.36%) ISMS
11 58 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
12 53 (11.42%) Security Testing
13 49 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (10.56%) Regulatory Compliance
14 47 (10.13%) Risk Assessment
15 38 (8.19%) Mentoring
16 36 (7.76%) Cyber Assurance
16 36 (7.76%) Data Privacy
16 36 (7.76%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.68%) Python
2 20 (4.31%) Java
3 19 (4.09%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.37%) SQL
5 8 (1.72%) C
5 8 (1.72%) Perl
5 8 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.08%) C++
8 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.86%) Go
9 2 (0.43%) C#
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (26.51%) CISSP
2 88 (18.97%) CISM
3 69 (14.87%) Security Cleared
4 53 (11.42%) Degree
5 43 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (5.60%) CCNP
7 25 (5.39%) CISA
8 20 (4.31%) DV Cleared
9 17 (3.66%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 16 (3.45%) GIAC
10 16 (3.45%) OSCP
11 13 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (2.59%) CEH
12 12 (2.59%) SSCP
13 11 (2.37%) CCNA
13 11 (2.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 10 (2.16%) CCSP
15 9 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
15 9 (1.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (18.97%) GDPR
3 85 (18.32%) NIST
4 70 (15.09%) PCI DSS
5 60 (12.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 45 (9.70%) GRC
7 39 (8.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 22 (4.74%) NCSC
9 16 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 15 (3.23%) COBIT
11 12 (2.59%) NIST 800
12 5 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (1.08%) RMADS
13 4 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.86%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.86%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.86%) PA-DSS
13 4 (0.86%) SOC 2
System Software
1 14 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.86%) HDFS
4 3 (0.65%) Docker
4 3 (0.65%) Firmware
5 2 (0.43%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.47%) QRadar
2 16 (3.45%) Terraform
3 13 (2.80%) Ansible
4 7 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.51%) Nessus
4 7 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.86%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.65%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.43%) CASB
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.43%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.43%) Nmap
8 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) Kibana
8 1 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.56%) Splunk
3 44 (9.48%) Google
4 36 (7.76%) Cisco
5 28 (6.03%) LogRhythm
6 26 (5.60%) Gemalto
7 17 (3.66%) ServiceNow
8 15 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 15 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.37%) F5
9 11 (2.37%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.51%) VMware
11 6 (1.29%) CrowdStrike
11 6 (1.29%) Meraki
11 6 (1.29%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.08%) McAfee
12 5 (1.08%) Qualys
12 5 (1.08%) SAP
13 4 (0.86%) ArcSight
14 3 (0.65%) Juniper