The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 357 464
Rank change year-on-year -146 +107  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 409 827 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.88% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 336 621 440
Median salary £58,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.76% +18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £81,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.23% +30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -155 382 £58,000 -7.20% 72
London -100 178 £65,000 +1.96% 30
South East -29 84 £54,250 -13.20% 13
North West -54 33 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Oxfordshire +44 29 £35,000 -50.87%
East of England +19 27 £57,500 - 7
West Midlands -17 25 £50,000 -23.07% 5
Manchester -32 23 £47,500 -7.31% 6
Berkshire -33 23 £58,000 -3.33% 4
Scotland +6 22 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Edinburgh +1 20 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Surrey +15 17 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South West -34 17 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Birmingham -10 16 £37,500 -42.30% 1
Reading -20 16 £58,000 -3.33% 3
Oxford - 16 £45,000 -
City of London +21 14 £42,500 -19.04% 11
West Yorkshire +2 12 £46,000 -29.23% 2
Yorkshire -3 12 £46,000 -29.23% 3
Bedfordshire +25 11 £57,500 +4.54% 4
Staines +8 10 £53,000 -18.46% 2
Hertfordshire -2 10 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Leeds -10 10 £42,000 -35.38% 2
Cheshire -35 7 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Guildford +21 6 £60,000 -25.00%
Suffolk +10 6 £29,500 -21.33% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £67,500 +3.84% 5
Hemel Hempstead +4 6 £65,000 -13.33%
Canary Wharf -12 6 £65,000 -
Bristol -43 6 £57,500 -11.53% 2

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 350 (43.42%) Information Security
2 316 (39.21%) CISSP
3 292 (36.23%) Cybersecurity
4 234 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 192 (23.82%) Finance
6 183 (22.70%) CISM
7 175 (21.71%) Presales
8 171 (21.22%) Degree
9 155 (19.23%) Network Security
9 155 (19.23%) Security Architecture
10 147 (18.24%) Risk Management
11 143 (17.74%) Linux
12 141 (17.49%) Firewall
13 134 (16.63%) Cisco Certification
13 134 (16.63%) Splunk
14 132 (16.38%) CISA
15 128 (15.88%) Cisco
16 118 (14.64%) PCI DSS
17 115 (14.27%) Windows
18 110 (13.65%) Security Cleared
18 110 (13.65%) Penetration Testing
19 104 (12.90%) CheckPoint
20 102 (12.66%) Security Monitoring
21 96 (11.91%) Security Operations
22 94 (11.66%) ITIL
23 84 (10.42%) Security Management
23 84 (10.42%) Management Information System
24 81 (10.05%) Data Protection
25 77 (9.55%) Risk Assessment
26 75 (9.31%) Project Management

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 8 (0.99%) IIS
1 8 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.12%) Apache
4 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 29 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.99%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) assyst
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.11%) SaaS
3 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (0.99%) IaaS
4 8 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.74%) Office 365
6 5 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (19.23%) Network Security
2 141 (17.49%) Firewall
3 65 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (5.58%) TCP/IP
5 41 (5.09%) LAN
6 40 (4.96%) WAN
7 34 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (3.97%) VPN
9 27 (3.35%) SSL
10 26 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
10 26 (3.23%) Wireless
11 19 (2.36%) Cisco PIX
12 17 (2.11%) BGP
12 17 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (1.74%) NetScreen
15 13 (1.61%) DNS
15 13 (1.61%) Internet
16 10 (1.24%) HTTP
16 10 (1.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.58%) Big Data
2 18 (2.23%) Cognos Impromptu
3 12 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.37%) GIS
7 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) MySQL
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (3.60%) Metasploit
2 13 (1.61%) Burp Suite
3 11 (1.36%) AppScan
3 11 (1.36%) Paros
3 11 (1.36%) WebScarab
4 8 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.62%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 192 (23.82%) Finance
2 37 (4.59%) Law
3 35 (4.34%) Retail
4 33 (4.09%) Legal
5 22 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (2.23%) Military
7 17 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.74%) Marketing
9 13 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.49%) Digital Economy
11 8 (0.99%) Local Government
12 7 (0.87%) Banking
12 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.62%) Back Office
13 5 (0.62%) Games
14 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.37%) Advertising
15 3 (0.37%) Electronics
16 2 (0.25%) Billing
16 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.61%) Web Services
2 20 (2.48%) HTML
3 14 (1.74%) 802.1X
4 8 (0.99%) .NET
4 8 (0.99%) boto
5 7 (0.87%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.74%) Middleware
7 5 (0.62%) XML
8 4 (0.50%) Ajax
8 4 (0.50%) RESTful
9 3 (0.37%) OAuth
9 3 (0.37%) OpenID
9 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.37%) SAML
10 2 (0.25%) CGI
11 1 (0.12%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.12%) REST
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 63 (7.82%) Data Centre
3 50 (6.20%) Computer Science
4 40 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
5 34 (4.22%) CESG
6 30 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (2.73%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.61%) PKI
11 12 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
12 11 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
12 11 (1.36%) Cybercrime
12 11 (1.36%) iPad
13 8 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 143 (17.74%) Linux
2 115 (14.27%) Windows
3 51 (6.33%) Unix
4 16 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.99%) VxWorks
7 6 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.50%) HPUX
9 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.37%) AIX
11 2 (0.25%) CentOS
11 2 (0.25%) Debian
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.12%) KNOPPIX
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (43.42%) Information Security
2 292 (36.23%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (21.71%) Presales
4 155 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 147 (18.24%) Risk Management
6 110 (13.65%) Penetration Testing
7 102 (12.66%) Security Monitoring
8 96 (11.91%) Security Operations
9 94 (11.66%) ITIL
10 84 (10.42%) Security Management
11 81 (10.05%) Data Protection
12 77 (9.55%) Risk Assessment
13 75 (9.31%) Project Management
14 73 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (7.57%) SIEM
16 55 (6.82%) Analytics
17 48 (5.96%) Ethical Hacking
18 47 (5.83%) Business Development
18 47 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
19 44 (5.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.34%) Java
2 34 (4.22%) Python
3 27 (3.35%) C
4 24 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.48%) SQL
6 19 (2.36%) C#
6 19 (2.36%) Perl
7 15 (1.86%) C++
8 14 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.49%) PHP
9 12 (1.49%) Ruby
10 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.50%) VBScript
11 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.25%) ABAP
13 1 (0.12%) sed
13 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 316 (39.21%) CISSP
2 183 (22.70%) CISM
3 171 (21.22%) Degree
4 134 (16.63%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (16.38%) CISA
6 110 (13.65%) Security Cleared
7 71 (8.81%) CEH
7 71 (8.81%) SC Cleared
8 54 (6.70%) CCSE
9 52 (6.45%) CLAS
10 51 (6.33%) CCNP
10 51 (6.33%) CCSP
11 46 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
12 41 (5.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 41 (5.09%) CCIE
12 41 (5.09%) SANS
13 36 (4.47%) CREST Certified
14 25 (3.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 24 (2.98%) CHECK Team Member
16 23 (2.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (14.64%) PCI DSS
3 40 (4.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 36 (4.47%) COBIT
5 35 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 23 (2.85%) GDPR
7 16 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 15 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 10 (1.24%) GPG13
10 10 (1.24%) ISO 22301
11 9 (1.12%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.74%) QA
13 6 (0.74%) RMADS
14 4 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.37%) PMO
16 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.24%) Snort
3 9 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 45 (5.58%) Nessus
2 19 (2.36%) FortiGate
3 10 (1.24%) Nmap
4 9 (1.12%) Puppet
5 8 (0.99%) Ansible
6 7 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.62%) SCCM
8 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.50%) QRadar
9 3 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (0.37%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 3 (0.37%) SCOM
10 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.12%) Core Impact
11 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 134 (16.63%) Splunk
2 128 (15.88%) Cisco
3 104 (12.90%) CheckPoint
4 58 (7.20%) Fortinet
5 54 (6.70%) Palo Alto
6 49 (6.08%) Juniper
7 48 (5.96%) Blue Coat
8 46 (5.71%) F5
9 44 (5.46%) Microsoft
10 36 (4.47%) Oracle
11 30 (3.72%) ArcSight
12 25 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 21 (2.61%) Sourcefire
14 17 (2.11%) IBM
15 16 (1.99%) Imperva
15 16 (1.99%) SAP
16 14 (1.74%) IronPort
16 14 (1.74%) Tufin
17 12 (1.49%) Citrix
17 12 (1.49%) Forcepoint
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, 12% pension, fexi-working
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £5500 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haysfm
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + expenses + benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £52000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Car Allowance, Health Insurance, Life Insuranc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £100,000 + car, bonus, pension, and healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago