Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 537 525 511
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 747 901 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 545 743 693
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.65%

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 145,255 167,294 171,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,140 135,774 142,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 14 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 January 2019. 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 -29 647 £62,500 +4.17% 118
UK excluding London +35 368 £60,000 - 73
London -62 293 £65,000 +4.00% 46
South East +28 166 £60,000 - 30
North of England +37 56 £58,250 -2.92% 7
South West +47 52 £56,250 +2.27% 10
Midlands +65 48 £60,000 +6.67% 19
North West +49 48 £57,500 -19.30% 4
West Midlands +56 39 £58,750 +51.61% 17
Scotland +9 25 £60,000 +26.32% 1
East of England -4 18 £73,750 +18.00% 6
Yorkshire -15 8 £59,000 +2.61% 3
East Midlands +25 7 £66,250 -11.67% 2
Wales +18 7 £36,412 +40.04%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 377 (50.47%) Cybersecurity
2 331 (44.31%) Information Security
3 267 (35.74%) CISSP
4 212 (28.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 181 (24.23%) Firewall
6 152 (20.35%) CISM
7 148 (19.81%) Risk Management
8 143 (19.14%) Network Security
9 137 (18.34%) Cisco
10 126 (16.87%) Security Cleared
11 125 (16.73%) Cisco Certification
12 118 (15.80%) Finance
13 116 (15.53%) Degree
14 109 (14.59%) PCI DSS
15 102 (13.65%) SIEM
15 102 (13.65%) Palo Alto
16 99 (13.25%) Penetration Testing
17 91 (12.18%) CCNP
18 90 (12.05%) Microsoft
19 84 (11.24%) Juniper
20 80 (10.71%) CISA
21 76 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
21 76 (10.17%) GDPR
22 73 (9.77%) Management Information System
23 71 (9.50%) CheckPoint
24 70 (9.37%) Windows
24 70 (9.37%) Presales
25 69 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
26 68 (9.10%) Data Protection
26 68 (9.10%) SC Cleared

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 18 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.94%) IIS
4 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) CMS
6 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) SAP GRC
1 4 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.88%) Office 365
4 12 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (1.61%) PaaS
5 7 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.94%) SaaS
6 5 (0.67%) IaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 181 (24.23%) Firewall
2 143 (19.14%) Network Security
3 76 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
4 64 (8.57%) Cisco Firepower
5 62 (8.30%) Wireless
6 41 (5.49%) Cisco ISE
7 31 (4.15%) LAN
8 28 (3.75%) Internet
9 24 (3.21%) VPN
10 23 (3.08%) WAN
11 20 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (2.68%) MPLS
12 17 (2.28%) BGP
12 17 (2.28%) OSPF
13 15 (2.01%) IPsec
14 14 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.74%) Cisco Wireless
15 13 (1.74%) SSL
16 12 (1.61%) Sourcefire
17 11 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.81%) Big Data
2 12 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (0.67%) SAP BW
4 4 (0.54%) DB2
4 4 (0.54%) GIS
4 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.13%) Maltego
5 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Burp Suite
2 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.54%) Rational Application Developer
3 4 (0.54%) RStudio
3 4 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) AppScan
4 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.13%) Paros
4 1 (0.13%) WebScarab
General
1 118 (15.80%) Finance
2 34 (4.55%) Retail
3 23 (3.08%) Banking
3 23 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.47%) Law
6 10 (1.34%) Legal
7 9 (1.20%) Marketing
8 6 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.67%) German Language
10 4 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.28%) LDAP
2 13 (1.74%) HTML
3 11 (1.47%) SailPoint
3 11 (1.47%) Web Services
4 10 (1.34%) 802.1X
4 10 (1.34%) XML
5 8 (1.07%) .NET
6 7 (0.94%) OAuth
7 6 (0.80%) J2EE
7 6 (0.80%) SAML
8 5 (0.67%) JSON
8 5 (0.67%) SOAP
9 4 (0.54%) CGI
9 4 (0.54%) Java EE
9 4 (0.54%) JSP
9 4 (0.54%) Node.js
9 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
10 3 (0.40%) ModSecurity
10 3 (0.40%) OpenID
11 1 (0.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.30%) PKI
3 40 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.28%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 27 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.35%) Cyberattack
6 25 (3.35%) Fintech
7 24 (3.21%) Security Operations Centre
8 17 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.14%) CESG
9 16 (2.14%) Internet of Things
9 16 (2.14%) NHS
10 12 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (1.20%) SCADA
13 8 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.07%) Social Media
14 7 (0.94%) CMDB
14 7 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.37%) Windows
2 52 (6.96%) Linux
3 22 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.74%) Unix
5 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.27%) Android
6 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.27%) CentOS
6 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (50.47%) Cybersecurity
2 331 (44.31%) Information Security
3 148 (19.81%) Risk Management
4 102 (13.65%) SIEM
5 99 (13.25%) Penetration Testing
6 70 (9.37%) Presales
7 68 (9.10%) Data Protection
8 58 (7.76%) ITIL
9 57 (7.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 56 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (7.23%) Security Architecture
12 52 (6.96%) Security Testing
13 51 (6.83%) Information Assurance
14 48 (6.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 47 (6.29%) Identity Access Management
15 47 (6.29%) Project Management
16 43 (5.76%) Computer Science
16 43 (5.76%) Security Operations
17 41 (5.49%) Incident Management
18 40 (5.35%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.35%) C
2 21 (2.81%) Python
3 19 (2.54%) SQL
4 16 (2.14%) Java
5 11 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.07%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.07%) Perl
7 6 (0.80%) C#
7 6 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.80%) PHP
8 5 (0.67%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 267 (35.74%) CISSP
2 152 (20.35%) CISM
3 126 (16.87%) Security Cleared
4 125 (16.73%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (15.53%) Degree
6 91 (12.18%) CCNP
7 80 (10.71%) CISA
8 68 (9.10%) SC Cleared
9 63 (8.43%) CCNA
10 50 (6.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 47 (6.29%) CREST Certified
12 43 (5.76%) CRISC
13 33 (4.42%) DV Cleared
14 32 (4.28%) SANS
15 22 (2.95%) Master's Degree
16 19 (2.54%) CEH
16 19 (2.54%) GIAC
16 19 (2.54%) MCSA
16 19 (2.54%) MCSE
16 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (28.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (14.59%) PCI DSS
3 76 (10.17%) GDPR
4 39 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 38 (5.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 31 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (4.02%) PMO
8 24 (3.21%) COBIT
9 15 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (2.01%) SLA
10 8 (1.07%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.94%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.94%) QA
12 5 (0.67%) RMADS
13 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.54%) GxP
14 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.13%) BS7799
15 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 33 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.20%) ProxySG
4 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.94%) XenApp
5 7 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.80%) vSphere
7 4 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (4.15%) Stealthwatch
2 23 (3.08%) QRadar
3 15 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 13 (1.74%) Nessus
6 6 (0.80%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.40%) CASB
9 3 (0.40%) Nagios
9 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.27%) RSA Security Analytics
10 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.27%) Terraform
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (18.34%) Cisco
2 102 (13.65%) Palo Alto
3 90 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 84 (11.24%) Juniper
5 71 (9.50%) CheckPoint
6 45 (6.02%) Meraki
7 41 (5.49%) Fortinet
8 39 (5.22%) IronPort
9 37 (4.95%) Splunk
10 34 (4.55%) Blue Coat
11 32 (4.28%) F5
12 30 (4.02%) VMware
13 29 (3.88%) Qualys
14 22 (2.95%) McAfee
15 16 (2.14%) Aruba
15 16 (2.14%) HP
16 15 (2.01%) Google
17 12 (1.61%) SAP
17 12 (1.61%) Symantec
18 11 (1.47%) Dell