The table below looks at the statistics for Security+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 831 823 844
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 15 25 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.093% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 4
Average salary £42,000 £34,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -27.65%
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £33,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-12.03% -39.54%
Security+ Certification
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29878 26792 27166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.55% 27.25% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23951 21354 22478
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in England

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

Security+ Certification Salary Trend in England

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security+ Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in England

Security+ Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 4 £42,000 -23.63% 2
South East -18 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 £26,000 -
North West - 2 £44,000 -
East of England -6 1 - -
Security+ Certification
UK

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 30 (75.00%) CISSP
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (57.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (52.50%) MCSA
4 21 (52.50%) VMware
5 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (50.00%) CCNA
6 19 (47.50%) Information Security
7 18 (45.00%) Firewall
8 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
8 17 (42.50%) Windows
8 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (40.00%) Network Security
9 16 (40.00%) Linux
9 16 (40.00%) Cisco
9 16 (40.00%) Finance
10 13 (32.50%) CCNP
11 12 (30.00%) VPN
11 12 (30.00%) Degree
12 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity
12 11 (27.50%) LAN
12 11 (27.50%) BCP
12 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity Planning
13 10 (25.00%) WAN
14 9 (22.50%) MCITP
14 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (22.50%) MCSE
15 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
15 8 (20.00%) Publishing

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) Lync
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 16 (40.00%) Network Security
3 12 (30.00%) VPN
4 11 (27.50%) LAN
5 10 (25.00%) WAN
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.50%) Wireshark
6 7 (17.50%) tcpdump
6 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Publishing
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (10.00%) IT Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.50%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Junior
7 3 (7.50%) Information Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) CESG
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Solaris
6 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Information Security
2 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity
2 11 (27.50%) BCP
2 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (20.00%) Workflow
3 8 (20.00%) Document Management
4 7 (17.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Network Management
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) SIEM
6 4 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) ITSM
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) CISSP
2 23 (57.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (52.50%) MCSA
4 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (50.00%) CCNA
5 13 (32.50%) CCNP
6 12 (30.00%) Degree
7 9 (22.50%) MCITP
7 9 (22.50%) MCSE
8 7 (17.50%) CCSA
8 7 (17.50%) CEH
8 7 (17.50%) CCSE
8 7 (17.50%) SSCP
8 7 (17.50%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (10.00%) CCSP
9 4 (10.00%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (5.00%) CISA
10 2 (5.00%) CISM
10 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.00%) COBIT
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) VMware
3 16 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.50%) IBM
5 5 (12.50%) Websense
6 4 (10.00%) Intel
6 4 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (7.50%) Qualys
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 2 (5.00%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) GFI Software
9 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
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