Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 295 255
Rank change year-on-year -1 -40 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Consultant 32 48 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.43% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 67
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.92% +13.04% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £102,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.64%

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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +8 11 £48,500 -25.38% 5
Staffordshire - 7 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 6 £55,000 -
Warwickshire -4 4 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Worcestershire 0 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £45,000 -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (59.38%) CISSP
2 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 16 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (43.75%) CISM
4 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) Metasploit
5 9 (28.13%) Nessus
5 9 (28.13%) Sourcefire
5 9 (28.13%) Snort
5 9 (28.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (28.13%) Threat Detection
6 8 (25.00%) GDPR
7 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) SIEM
8 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
8 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (18.75%) Internet
8 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
10 4 (12.50%) SABSA
10 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
11 3 (9.38%) QRadar
11 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
11 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
11 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (28.13%) Threat Detection
3 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.88%) SIEM
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) SABSA
5 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Business Development
6 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.38%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
6 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.38%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) CISSP
2 14 (43.75%) CISM
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (28.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (9.38%) ISSMP
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) PCI QSA
7 1 (3.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) GDPR
2 6 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.13%) ISO 22301
5 1 (3.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Snort
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Nessus
2 3 (9.38%) QRadar
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Sourcefire
2 3 (9.38%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) NetIQ