The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 620 608 634
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 1 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.002% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.008% 0.070% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 11
Average salary £61,500 £46,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.25% -15.45%
UK excluding London average salary £29,750 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-38.65% -3.00%
Security+ Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11804 11394 12879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.87% 25.35% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9411 9292 11103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 4 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (25.00%) COBIT
4 1 (25.00%) assyst

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) IT Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) IT Security Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Information Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Product Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
1 2 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee