Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 274 245
Rank change year-on-year -10 -29 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 13 49 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.49% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.51% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7 48 95
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,375 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -0.83% +10.00%

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 8,717 9,682 11,496
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.59% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6,778 8,133 9,100
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -28 7 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Warwickshire +30 3 £38,750 -40.38% 1
Coventry +7 3 £67,500 -10.00%
Shropshire +12 2 - -
Wolverhampton -9 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 6 (46.15%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
2 5 (38.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (30.77%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
3 4 (30.77%) MobileIron
3 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
3 4 (30.77%) SCOrch
3 4 (30.77%) SCSM
3 4 (30.77%) User Experience
3 4 (30.77%) AirWatch
3 4 (30.77%) XenApp
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
3 4 (30.77%) SCVMM
3 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office

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:

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (38.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
3 4 (30.77%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 4 (30.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) CISMP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (15.38%) GDPR
4 1 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (30.77%) AirWatch
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
2 4 (30.77%) SCOrch
2 4 (30.77%) SCSM
2 4 (30.77%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) MobileIron
2 4 (30.77%) VMware