Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 425 517
Rank change year-on-year -101 +92 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 886 1377 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 717 1069 887
UK median annual salary £58,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.20% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £42,400 £39,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 -81 825 £58,000 -7.20% 57
UK excluding London -89 436 £55,000 -4.35% 26
London -79 407 £60,000 -7.69% 32
South East -33 165 £57,500 +4.55% 8
North of England -68 77 £52,500 -4.55% 7
East of England +53 68 £61,250 +16.67% 4
Midlands +5 48 £46,250 -28.85% 3
South West -20 44 £55,000 -15.38% 3
West Midlands +3 42 £42,500 -34.62% 2
North West -45 39 £49,250 -6.19% 3
Yorkshire +21 38 £52,500 -10.64% 2
Scotland -40 38 £31,000 -38.00% 1
East Midlands +36 4 £100,000 +42.86% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 476 (53.72%) Information Security
2 365 (41.20%) CISSP
3 328 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
4 317 (35.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 244 (27.54%) CISM
6 200 (22.57%) Finance
7 194 (21.90%) Risk Management
8 166 (18.74%) PCI DSS
9 164 (18.51%) Firewall
10 159 (17.95%) Network Security
11 157 (17.72%) Penetration Testing
12 141 (15.91%) Data Protection
13 131 (14.79%) Degree
14 127 (14.33%) Security Architecture
15 123 (13.88%) Presales
16 114 (12.87%) Security Cleared
17 113 (12.75%) Linux
18 111 (12.53%) Risk Assessment
19 110 (12.42%) CISA
20 109 (12.30%) Cisco
21 101 (11.40%) SIEM
22 99 (11.17%) ITIL
22 99 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
22 99 (11.17%) Analytics
23 95 (10.72%) Windows
23 95 (10.72%) Cisco Certification
24 91 (10.27%) Security Operations
25 89 (10.05%) Management Information System
26 85 (9.59%) CheckPoint
26 85 (9.59%) Identity Access 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 11 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.11%) Apache
4 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.34%) assyst
4 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.23%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.05%) SaaS
3 19 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.58%) IaaS
6 12 (1.35%) Office 365
7 9 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.79%) PaaS
9 5 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (18.51%) Firewall
2 159 (17.95%) Network Security
3 53 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 52 (5.87%) LAN
5 43 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (4.51%) WAN
7 33 (3.72%) VPN
8 28 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (3.16%) Wireless
9 27 (3.05%) Cisco ISE
10 26 (2.93%) DNS
11 23 (2.60%) BGP
11 23 (2.60%) Cisco PIX
12 18 (2.03%) OSPF
12 18 (2.03%) Spanning Tree
13 17 (1.92%) DHCP
13 17 (1.92%) Internet
14 13 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (1.35%) VLAN
16 11 (1.24%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.80%) Big Data
2 14 (1.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.34%) GIS
7 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (3.05%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.56%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.23%) AppScan
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) Paros
4 1 (0.11%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.11%) WebScarab
General
1 200 (22.57%) Finance
2 61 (6.88%) Law
3 43 (4.85%) Legal
4 22 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.14%) Banking
5 19 (2.14%) Retail
6 11 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.24%) Marketing
7 9 (1.02%) Digital Economy
7 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.68%) Games
8 6 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.56%) Local Government
10 4 (0.45%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.14%) Web Services
2 12 (1.35%) XML
3 11 (1.24%) 802.1X
4 10 (1.13%) .NET
4 10 (1.13%) HTML
4 10 (1.13%) Middleware
5 8 (0.90%) CGI
6 4 (0.45%) OAuth
6 4 (0.45%) OpenID
6 4 (0.45%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.45%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.45%) SAML
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.11%) Flash
8 1 (0.11%) HTML5
8 1 (0.11%) J2EE
8 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.11%) SAPUI5
8 1 (0.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.05%) Management Information System
2 75 (8.47%) Data Protection Act
3 58 (6.55%) Computer Science
4 56 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 40 (4.51%) Data Centre
7 35 (3.95%) Mobile App
8 33 (3.72%) Cyberthreat
9 32 (3.61%) CESG
10 22 (2.48%) PKI
11 17 (1.92%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.47%) Cybercrime
13 12 (1.35%) Cyber Attack
13 12 (1.35%) NHS
14 11 (1.24%) iPad
15 10 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
16 9 (1.02%) User Experience
17 8 (0.90%) iSeries
17 8 (0.90%) Life Science
17 8 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.75%) Linux
2 95 (10.72%) Windows
3 50 (5.64%) Unix
4 29 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.90%) Android
8 8 (0.90%) Solaris
9 7 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.56%) AIX
11 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.45%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.34%) HPUX
14 2 (0.23%) KNOPPIX
14 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (53.72%) Information Security
2 328 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
3 194 (21.90%) Risk Management
4 157 (17.72%) Penetration Testing
5 141 (15.91%) Data Protection
6 127 (14.33%) Security Architecture
7 123 (13.88%) Presales
8 111 (12.53%) Risk Assessment
9 101 (11.40%) SIEM
10 99 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
10 99 (11.17%) Analytics
10 99 (11.17%) ITIL
11 91 (10.27%) Security Operations
12 85 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
13 79 (8.92%) Project Management
13 79 (8.92%) Security Monitoring
14 73 (8.24%) Data Analytics
15 69 (7.79%) Big Data Analytics
15 69 (7.79%) Security Testing
16 64 (7.22%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.71%) Python
2 22 (2.48%) Java
3 15 (1.69%) Perl
4 14 (1.58%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.35%) C
6 12 (1.35%) C++
6 12 (1.35%) SQL
7 11 (1.24%) C#
8 9 (1.02%) VBScript
9 3 (0.34%) ABAP
9 3 (0.34%) Ruby
10 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.23%) VB
11 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.11%) PHP
11 1 (0.11%) sed
11 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 365 (41.20%) CISSP
2 244 (27.54%) CISM
3 131 (14.79%) Degree
4 114 (12.87%) Security Cleared
5 110 (12.42%) CISA
6 95 (10.72%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (9.37%) SC Cleared
8 70 (7.90%) CEH
9 64 (7.22%) CREST Certified
10 54 (6.09%) CESG Certified Professional
11 41 (4.63%) CCNA
12 38 (4.29%) CCNP
13 37 (4.18%) CCSE
14 36 (4.06%) CRISC
15 34 (3.84%) CLAS
16 27 (3.05%) OSCP
17 25 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
18 22 (2.48%) CCDP
18 22 (2.48%) PCI QSA
19 21 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (35.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 166 (18.74%) PCI DSS
3 77 (8.69%) GDPR
4 49 (5.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 40 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (2.60%) COBIT
8 21 (2.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 19 (2.14%) PMO
10 16 (1.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 14 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (1.47%) QA
13 11 (1.24%) ISO 22301
14 10 (1.13%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.68%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.68%) RMADS
15 6 (0.68%) SAS 70
16 4 (0.45%) BS25999
16 4 (0.45%) GPG13
16 4 (0.45%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 47 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.24%) Snort
3 9 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 39 (4.40%) Nessus
2 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (1.13%) Nmap
3 8 (0.90%) SCCM
4 7 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 7 (0.79%) CSIRT
5 5 (0.56%) Core Impact
5 5 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.56%) Nagios
5 5 (0.56%) SCOM
6 4 (0.45%) Puppet
6 4 (0.45%) QRadar
7 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (0.23%) EnCase
9 1 (0.11%) Ansible
9 1 (0.11%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.11%) FTK
9 1 (0.11%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 109 (12.30%) Cisco
2 85 (9.59%) CheckPoint
3 84 (9.48%) Splunk
4 53 (5.98%) Microsoft
5 46 (5.19%) Juniper
6 41 (4.63%) Palo Alto
7 40 (4.51%) Fortinet
7 40 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 27 (3.05%) Blue Coat
9 25 (2.82%) F5
10 21 (2.37%) Sourcefire
11 20 (2.26%) SAP
12 17 (1.92%) VMware
13 13 (1.47%) IronPort
14 12 (1.35%) HP
15 11 (1.24%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.24%) Citrix
15 11 (1.24%) Tufin
16 10 (1.13%) LogRhythm
16 10 (1.13%) Qualys