Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Consultant was £65,000 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 Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1032 1053 1092
Rank change year-on-year +21 +39 +111
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Consultant 144 140 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.080% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.083% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 122 109 143
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £52,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +0.84%

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 Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior 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 +4 132 £65,000 - 10
London -8 87 £67,500 +3.85% 6
UK excluding London -9 47 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South East +34 32 £60,000 -14.29% 2
South West +3 7 £53,750 +123.96%
Scotland -45 6 £66,250 +1.92%
Midlands +15 1 £72,500 +9.43%
East of England +10 1 £55,000 +15.79%
West Midlands -9 1 £72,500 +9.43%

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

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

1 102 (70.83%) Cybersecurity
2 82 (56.94%) Information Security
3 54 (37.50%) CISSP
4 44 (30.56%) CISM
5 41 (28.47%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
7 37 (25.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 35 (24.31%) Security Architecture
9 32 (22.22%) SIEM
10 29 (20.14%) Degree
11 28 (19.44%) PCI DSS
12 27 (18.75%) Presales
13 25 (17.36%) Security Operations
14 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (15.97%) Linux
15 22 (15.28%) Security Operations Centre
15 22 (15.28%) CREST Certified
16 21 (14.58%) Windows
17 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
17 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
17 20 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
18 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (12.50%) Unix
19 18 (12.50%) Analytics
19 18 (12.50%) Splunk
20 17 (11.81%) Apple iOS
20 17 (11.81%) Android
20 17 (11.81%) Finance
21 16 (11.11%) CISA
21 16 (11.11%) Threat Management

Senior 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 6 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.78%) SaaS
2 3 (2.08%) IaaS
2 3 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) Network Security
2 10 (6.94%) Firewall
3 6 (4.17%) Wireless
4 5 (3.47%) HTTP
4 5 (3.47%) VPN
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (2.78%) DMVPN
5 4 (2.78%) FWSM
5 4 (2.78%) IPsec
5 4 (2.78%) SSL
5 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.08%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.08%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.08%) SSH
7 2 (1.39%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.39%) Internet
7 2 (1.39%) LAN
7 2 (1.39%) NFC
7 2 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Rational Rose
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Legal
2 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.17%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.47%) Banking
5 4 (2.78%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.39%) Publishing
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (15.28%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (8.33%) Cyberattack
4 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.47%) SCADA
6 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) CESG
7 2 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.69%) Fintech
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.97%) Linux
2 21 (14.58%) Windows
3 18 (12.50%) Unix
4 17 (11.81%) Android
4 17 (11.81%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (70.83%) Cybersecurity
2 82 (56.94%) Information Security
3 41 (28.47%) Penetration Testing
4 35 (24.31%) Security Architecture
5 32 (22.22%) SIEM
6 27 (18.75%) Presales
7 25 (17.36%) Security Operations
8 20 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (12.50%) Analytics
11 16 (11.11%) Threat Management
12 15 (10.42%) Incident Management
12 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.42%) Threat Intelligence
13 14 (9.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 14 (9.72%) Project Management
14 13 (9.03%) Change Management
14 13 (9.03%) Compliance Management
14 13 (9.03%) DevOps
14 13 (9.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.39%) Python
1 2 (1.39%) Ruby
1 2 (1.39%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (37.50%) CISSP
2 44 (30.56%) CISM
3 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
4 29 (20.14%) Degree
5 22 (15.28%) CREST Certified
6 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
7 16 (11.11%) CISA
8 15 (10.42%) CEH
8 15 (10.42%) Cyber Scheme
8 15 (10.42%) Tigerscheme
9 9 (6.25%) CRISC
10 8 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (4.17%) IISP
12 5 (3.47%) ISACA
12 5 (3.47%) PCI QSA
13 4 (2.78%) GIAC
14 3 (2.08%) CCA
14 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (2.08%) GCIA
14 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (19.44%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.94%) GDPR
4 4 (2.78%) QA
5 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.39%) COBIT
6 2 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.39%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.39%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.69%) PMO
7 1 (0.69%) SAS 70
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) XenApp
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) Nessus
2 4 (2.78%) Nmap
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.69%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) QRadar
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.50%) Splunk
3 8 (5.56%) ArcSight
4 6 (4.17%) F5
5 5 (3.47%) Cisco
6 4 (2.78%) Juniper
6 4 (2.78%) NetWitness
6 4 (2.78%) Qualys
7 3 (2.08%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.39%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.39%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.69%) Intel
9 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds