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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 810 828 868
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +40
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 27 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.095% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 2
Average salary £43,000 £34,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.47% -33.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £25,100 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £32,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -45.83%
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
26711 26365 29295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.49% 27.12% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21542 20977 24759
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 £62,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +6 22 £44,500 -8.24%
South East -21 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £26,000 -
Yorkshire -8 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Security+ Certification
UK

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (67.65%) MCSA
1 23 (67.65%) CISSP
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (50.00%) Information Security
4 16 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (47.06%) Finance
4 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 15 (44.12%) Windows
6 14 (41.18%) Firewall
6 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (41.18%) CCNA
7 12 (35.29%) Degree
7 12 (35.29%) Network Security
7 12 (35.29%) Cisco
7 12 (35.29%) Linux
8 11 (32.35%) BCP
8 11 (32.35%) Business Continuity
8 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (32.35%) Business Continuity Planning
9 10 (29.41%) LAN
9 10 (29.41%) WAN
9 10 (29.41%) VPN
10 9 (26.47%) CCNP
11 8 (23.53%) Publishing
11 8 (23.53%) Workflow
11 8 (23.53%) Client/Server
11 8 (23.53%) Banking
11 8 (23.53%) Document Management

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 12 (35.29%) Network Security
3 10 (29.41%) LAN
3 10 (29.41%) WAN
3 10 (29.41%) VPN
4 7 (20.59%) Wireshark
4 7 (20.59%) tcpdump
4 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Publishing
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 14 (41.18%) Security Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Information Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Information Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.82%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Information Security
2 11 (32.35%) BCP
2 11 (32.35%) Business Continuity
2 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (32.35%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (23.53%) Workflow
3 8 (23.53%) Document Management
4 7 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (20.59%) Network Management
5 4 (11.76%) SIEM
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.94%) IT Governance
8 1 (2.94%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (2.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) MCSA
1 23 (67.65%) CISSP
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (41.18%) CCNA
3 12 (35.29%) Degree
4 9 (26.47%) CCNP
5 8 (23.53%) MCITP
6 7 (20.59%) CCSE
6 7 (20.59%) MCSE
6 7 (20.59%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (20.59%) CCSA
7 5 (14.71%) SSCP
7 5 (14.71%) CEH
8 2 (5.88%) CISA
8 2 (5.88%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.88%) CCSP
8 2 (5.88%) MCP
8 2 (5.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) COBIT
3 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.94%) QA
4 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco
4 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 5 (14.71%) Websense
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Intel
7 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.88%) Qualys
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