Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Information Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1144 1151 1236
Rank change year-on-year +7 +85 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Consultant 32 42 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.025% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 20
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -8.77% +19.75%
10th Percentile £51,500 £51,250 £54,500
90th Percentile £77,375 £75,000 £88,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +23.15%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Information Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Information Security Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Consultant.

Salary trend for Senior Information Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Information Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Consultant over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Information Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Information Security Consultant
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 -6 29 £60,000 -7.69% 3
UK excluding London +7 25 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South East +38 22 £60,000 -20.00% 2
London -35 5 £72,500 +23.40%
South West +3 2 £53,750 -2.27%
Scotland -48 1 £43,000 -33.85%

Senior Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Senior Information 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 Senior Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (46.88%) Incident Management
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (28.13%) SDLC
7 7 (21.88%) PCI DSS
7 7 (21.88%) CISM
7 7 (21.88%) CISSP
8 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) ISMS
9 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.38%) Business Development
10 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) OWASP
10 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
10 3 (9.38%) GDPR
11 2 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (6.25%) Data Centre

Senior Information 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:

Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (46.88%) Incident Management
4 9 (28.13%) SDLC
5 5 (15.63%) ISMS
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Business Development
7 3 (9.38%) OWASP
7 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Information Security Management
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Security Management
8 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) CISM
3 7 (21.88%) CISSP
4 2 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (6.25%) CEH
4 2 (6.25%) CISA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CRISC
4 2 (6.25%) GIAC
4 2 (6.25%) GSNA
4 2 (6.25%) IRCA
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (6.25%) PCI QSA
5 1 (3.13%) CASP
5 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.38%) GDPR
4 2 (6.25%) COBIT
4 2 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (6.25%) HIPAA
4 2 (6.25%) PA-DSS
4 2 (6.25%) QA
4 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (3.13%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft