The table below looks at the statistics for Security+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 300 304 316
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 11 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.067% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.27% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 1
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £32,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -45.83%
Security+ Certification
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2562 2607 2810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.93% 24.77% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2200 2505
Average salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security+ Certification across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security+ Certification across the City of London region.

Security+ Certification Salary Trend in the City of London

Security+ Certification
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Security+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Security+ Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) BCP
1 11 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
1 11 (100.00%) Degree
1 11 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 8 (72.73%) Publishing
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 8 (72.73%) Document Management
2 8 (72.73%) Workflow
2 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Security+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Security+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Publishing
2 8 (72.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
1 11 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Information Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) BCP
1 11 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
1 11 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 8 (72.73%) Document Management
2 8 (72.73%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft