Period
to 16 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £63,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 539 557 534
Rank change year-on-year +18 -23 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 558 720 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 417 525 762
UK median annual salary £63,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.31% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

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 116,944 144,401 169,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.90% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93,656 115,495 138,924
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +26 505 £63,500 +1.60% 70
UK excluding London +33 277 £55,000 -8.33% 39
London +41 236 £70,000 +7.69% 35
South East +8 95 £63,500 +5.83% 12
Midlands +56 76 £50,000 -14.89% 7
West Midlands +56 70 £50,000 -16.67% 7
South West +19 40 £48,750 -18.75% 8
North of England +31 33 £57,000 -2.15% 5
East of England +76 22 £60,000 -18.92% 3
North West +21 21 £52,500 -11.02% 4
Yorkshire +37 10 £57,000 -0.87%
Scotland +29 7 £70,000 +21.74% 3
East Midlands +31 6 £47,500 -24.00%
Wales -4 4 £60,000 +2.13% 1
North East +7 2 £60,000 - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 386 (69.18%) Cybersecurity
2 242 (43.37%) CISSP
3 216 (38.71%) Information Security
4 164 (29.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 153 (27.42%) CISM
6 119 (21.33%) Security Cleared
7 114 (20.43%) Finance
8 102 (18.28%) Degree
9 98 (17.56%) Risk Management
10 83 (14.87%) Network Security
11 82 (14.70%) PCI DSS
12 79 (14.16%) Security Architecture
13 76 (13.62%) SIEM
13 76 (13.62%) SC Cleared
14 75 (13.44%) Firewall
15 71 (12.72%) Risk Assessment
16 70 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
17 66 (11.83%) Azure
18 62 (11.11%) GDPR
19 60 (10.75%) Data Protection
19 60 (10.75%) Identity Access Management
20 59 (10.57%) NIST
21 56 (10.04%) CISA
22 55 (9.86%) Business Development
23 53 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
23 53 (9.50%) Microsoft
24 52 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
25 50 (8.96%) Mentoring
25 50 (8.96%) Public Sector
26 46 (8.24%) Management Information System

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 24 (4.30%) IIS
2 1 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.83%) Azure
2 39 (6.99%) AWS
3 24 (4.30%) Office 365
4 23 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.51%) IaaS
5 14 (2.51%) PaaS
6 13 (2.33%) GCP
7 10 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.61%) SaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.87%) Network Security
2 75 (13.44%) Firewall
3 22 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (3.58%) WAN
5 18 (3.23%) LAN
6 16 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.33%) BGP
8 12 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.79%) OSPF
9 10 (1.79%) Spanning Tree
9 10 (1.79%) Wireless
10 7 (1.25%) tcpdump
10 7 (1.25%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
11 5 (0.90%) Internet
12 4 (0.72%) MPLS
12 4 (0.72%) VPN
13 3 (0.54%) IPv6
13 3 (0.54%) Wireless Security
14 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.43%) Maltego
2 4 (0.72%) Big Data
2 4 (0.72%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Burp Suite
1 8 (1.43%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 114 (20.43%) Finance
2 50 (8.96%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.66%) Law
4 23 (4.12%) Retail
5 17 (3.05%) Legal
6 9 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.25%) Games
9 6 (1.08%) Marketing
9 6 (1.08%) Military
10 5 (0.90%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) Danish Language
11 3 (0.54%) Finnish Language
11 3 (0.54%) Greek Language
11 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.54%) Norwegian Language
11 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.54%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.25%) RESTful
2 4 (0.72%) ModSecurity
2 4 (0.72%) OAuth
2 4 (0.72%) OpenID
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.36%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) REST
5 1 (0.18%) SOAP
5 1 (0.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.24%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.63%) PKI
3 27 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
7 14 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.97%) Cyberattack
8 11 (1.97%) Mobile Computing
9 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.61%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 8 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.72%) CESG
13 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.72%) SCADA
14 3 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.02%) Windows
2 23 (4.12%) Linux
3 7 (1.25%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.54%) Unix
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (69.18%) Cybersecurity
2 216 (38.71%) Information Security
3 98 (17.56%) Risk Management
4 79 (14.16%) Security Architecture
5 76 (13.62%) SIEM
6 71 (12.72%) Risk Assessment
7 60 (10.75%) Data Protection
7 60 (10.75%) Identity Access Management
8 55 (9.86%) Business Development
9 53 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (8.96%) Mentoring
12 44 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
13 43 (7.71%) ITIL
14 41 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (6.99%) ISMS
15 39 (6.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 38 (6.81%) Technical Leadership
17 36 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
18 35 (6.27%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.87%) C
2 11 (1.97%) Python
3 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.54%) Ruby
4 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.18%) C#
4 1 (0.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 242 (43.37%) CISSP
2 153 (27.42%) CISM
3 119 (21.33%) Security Cleared
4 102 (18.28%) Degree
5 76 (13.62%) SC Cleared
6 70 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (10.04%) CISA
8 37 (6.63%) CRISC
9 34 (6.09%) CCNP
10 26 (4.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 26 (4.66%) CESG Certified Professional
11 24 (4.30%) CISMP
11 24 (4.30%) IISP
12 21 (3.76%) Master's Degree
13 20 (3.58%) CompTIA Security+
13 20 (3.58%) CREST Certified
14 18 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (2.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 15 (2.69%) OSCP
17 14 (2.51%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (29.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (14.70%) PCI DSS
3 62 (11.11%) GDPR
4 59 (10.57%) NIST
5 32 (5.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 29 (5.20%) NCSC
7 24 (4.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (2.33%) JSP 440
11 12 (2.15%) COBIT
11 12 (2.15%) QA
11 12 (2.15%) RMADS
12 11 (1.97%) SLA
13 10 (1.79%) ISO 22301
14 8 (1.43%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.36%) IASME
16 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
17 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) Docker
4 2 (0.36%) Snort
5 1 (0.18%) ACF2
5 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.18%) RACF
5 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (1.97%) FortiGate
1 11 (1.97%) Nessus
2 8 (1.43%) Nmap
2 8 (1.43%) OpenVAS
2 8 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.08%) Ansible
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.54%) CASB
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.36%) QRadar
5 2 (0.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.18%) EnCase
6 1 (0.18%) FTK
6 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 53 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.45%) Cisco
3 19 (3.41%) SAP
4 16 (2.87%) CheckPoint
5 15 (2.69%) Splunk
6 13 (2.33%) ArcSight
7 12 (2.15%) Fortinet
8 8 (1.43%) Apple
8 8 (1.43%) Centrify
8 8 (1.43%) Palo Alto
8 8 (1.43%) VMware
9 7 (1.25%) McAfee
10 6 (1.08%) F5
11 5 (0.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (0.90%) Forcepoint
11 5 (0.90%) Symantec
11 5 (0.90%) Trend Micro
12 4 (0.72%) Juniper
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle
12 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com