The first table below looks at the demand for Security+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 650 596 626
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 1 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.002% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.008% 0.045% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 7
Average salary £61,500 £52,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -19.23%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -21.73%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12124 11188 12701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.19% 25.21% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9733 9029 11050
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Security+ Certification
England

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Security+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in London

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

Security+ Certification Salary Trend in London

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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 8 (72.73%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) CEH
3 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) CISM
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) GIAC
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) SIEM
6 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
6 3 (27.27%) COBIT
6 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (27.27%) GSEC
6 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
6 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) MCSA
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
6 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) SSCP
7 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Information Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Network Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Chief Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Chief Information Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) IT Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) CESG
2 2 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) SIEM
4 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
6 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (9.09%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
1 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) CEH
3 5 (45.45%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) GIAC
5 3 (27.27%) GSEC
5 3 (27.27%) MCSA
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) SSCP
6 2 (18.18%) CISMP
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) GCIH
6 2 (18.18%) GCIA
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) CGEIT
6 2 (18.18%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
1 3 (27.27%) Juniper
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) McAfee