Agencies recruiting in "IT Security Consultant Jobs"

With business and commerce increasingly reliant on IT systems, the security and integrity of those systems is of the utmost importance. For this reason, candidates with skills relevant to the role of IT Security Consultant are highly sought after by recruitment agencies, and can command extremely competitive remuneration / benefit packages.

What do IT Security Consultants do?

IT Security Consultants are responsible wholly or in part for the overall integrity, security, and often compliance of an IT system. In order to achieve this, consultants utilise techniques such as ethical or 'white hat' hacking / penetration testing; simulated security breaches; risk assessments; and planning for disaster recovery. A consultant might also be required to prepare reports on a system's security - as well as designing entirely new systems / components of systems.

Security compliance involves standards and laws such as the ISO 27000 Series and Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. These guidelines are intended to safeguard the security not only of data belonging to the companies implementing them, but also that of their customers, clients, employees, and associates - in fact, any living individual on whom they hold data.

What do recruiters look for in an IT Security Consultant?

IT Security Consultant is generally a high-level role within an organisation, commanding significant cachet. As such, candidates for these vacancies tend to be experienced IT professionals - who more often than not have an existing background in data security.

When making a hire in this area, firms look for certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) membership, and often a degree in an IT-related discipline such as Computer Science.

Working in this sector

Salaries for IT Security Consultants tend to be relatively high - with roles often offering upwards of £40k. Salaries can easily rise to around double this with experience, if working for the right company - and even get into six-figure sums for senior roles. Because of the nature of IT, this job role can often involve remote, home-based working - as well as visiting clients in person, or working in an office.

Speaking to the recruitment agencies listed on this page is the easiest way to find work in this sector. Each one employs consultants with a wealth of expertise in this area, who specialise in filling vacancies

 
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  • We have specialised exclusively in IT recruitment since 1997. We cover all IT skills / IT roles found within (and bridging) an IT dept. Internal training is focused on technology understanding and candidate search best practice. We deliver an objective & focused service in a gentle & informative manner that delivers great results. BSI accredited, REC member, CertRP qualified recruiters. Each time we present a CV for review we donate £1 to charity
    Coverage We deliver an IT recruitment service UK wide.
    • Mortimer's Park, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AF
    • Beckett House, 36 Old Jewry, London, Greater London, EC2R 8DD
  • Specialising in IT Security Consultant staff, HW Search & Selection will strive to find the ideal employee for you! We offer competitive placement fees and a special discount of 12.5% for exclusivity (Exclusive to Agency Central).
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia
    • 162-168 Regent Street, Linen Hall, London, Greater London, W1B 5TG
    • Church Bank, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 1HX
  • Venturi is the go-to Staffing Agency when it comes to IT and have key foundations in all major areas of IT including; Business intelligence, Infrastructure & cloud, Web Development & design, Big data & data science, Network & security's
    Coverage Greater London, New York, Germany
    • 81 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1D2EU
  • IT Recruit UK is a specialist Information Technology recruitment agency that has the technical expertise and the recruitment knowledge to offer a service that is both personal and professional. We specialise in placing high quality candidates in the Information Technology sector at all levels - from graduate trainees to senior management. Whether you need permanent, temporary or contract professionals, our experienced team can help.
    Coverage We recruit nationally across the UK
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    • 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • IT Recruit UK, Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • LinkPoint, CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • MP Resourcing understand the diverse needs of today's businesses and job seekers and offer expert help for clients and candidates. From candidate sourcing through to advertising, response handling, screening and interviewing, MP Resourcing offers local Permanent Recruitment Services providing comprehensive and tailored solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.
    Coverage Berkshire and Oxfordshire
    • 99 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY
  • Berry Recruitment provide complete staffing solutions for a range of IT clients, addressing areas including Support & Training, Data Communications and Development. Covering all IT positions, we carry out thorough candidate checks to supply our clients with staff that are not just suited to the job, but also the company culture. We're based nationwide and also work in EMEA. We cover contact and permanent roles and are members of the REC.
    Coverage UK wide
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    • Temple Courtrn13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
    • 20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL
  • When there may only be a handful of suitable individuals in the market place with the relevant IT skills for your vacancy you cannot rely on advertising alone. Our IT recruitment consultants combine market knowledge, expertise and an insider's perspective to fully understand our client's requirements. They come from the industry and understand the technology and vacancies that they are recruiting for.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 6 New Street, Paisley, West Lanarkshire, PA1 1XY
    • 139 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4JY
  • Upgrade your IT recruitment drive by working with Wild Recruitment. We know the value of good IT Support, and we source candidates who are analytical, innovative and reliable. We work on temporary, permanent or contract roles. Whether you need a Web Designer to give your online presence a facelift, or Technical Support staff for everyday IT assistance, our expert recruitment consultants would love to hear from you.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
  • FIrst Choice for Recruitment. We focus on delivering a comprehensive recruitment solution across the IT, Media and Engineering sectors across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, keeping the entire process of hiring staff as smooth and efficient as possible.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Clarendon House, 59-75 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4BG
    • 4th/5th Floor, 164 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4LX
    • 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB
  • The Information Technology Industry supports a plethora of different skills and qualifications - and it's only getting larger. Finding just the candidate you need in this landscape can be difficult - especially if you would prefer someone multi-talented. Fortunately, Connect Appointments have a wealth of experience in filling vacancies for our clients, right across the IT Sector. Whether you need ATM Engineers or a Linux Specialist, get in touch.
    Coverage Scotland & North East England
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    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
    • 4 Admiral Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XW
    • 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF
    • Suite 106, Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ
    • 152 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ

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IT Security Consultant Salary Rates
Low Pay:£37,500
Medium Pay:£52,500
High Pay:£82,500
6 Month Change:Down 3.9%
Sample Size:123
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Average IT Security Consultant Salaries by Region
Scotland
£111k
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£41k
Midlands
£46k
East Anglia
£70k
London
£63k
Home Counties
£59k
South East
£51k
South West
£49k
Welsh Borders
£58k
North West
£53k
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