Period
to 18 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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

Security Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 293 294
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 20 33 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 40
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £48,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.65% -26.15% +13.04%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,625 £108,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,060 9,725 11,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.43% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,236 8,008 8,805
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Birmingham +13 13 £61,250 +10.36% 6
Halesowen +41 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire +38 2 £30,000 -58.62%
Coventry - 2 £67,500 -
Wolverhampton +4 1 - -
Shropshire +4 1 - - 1
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Solihull - 1 £65,000 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) CISSP
4 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) CCNP
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 4 (20.00%) SIEM
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) Juniper
8 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.00%) McAfee
8 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (15.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (15.00%) Meraki
9 2 (10.00%) F5
9 2 (10.00%) Presales
9 2 (10.00%) GDPR

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) VPLS
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) CESG
1 1 (5.00%) CMDB
1 1 (5.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) SIEM
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Presales
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Application Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Privacy
6 1 (5.00%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (5.00%) Security Auditing
6 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CISSP
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (10.00%) CISMP
5 2 (10.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
6 1 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (10.00%) GDPR
4 1 (5.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (5.00%) NIST 800
4 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CASB
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
1 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
2 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee
4 3 (15.00%) Meraki
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec