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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 617 643 629
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 19 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.079% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 1
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -26.66%
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £32,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -31.91%
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
11673 12673 11498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.12% 25.75% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9585 10307 9398
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £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 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
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
City of London - 9 £46,000 -
Security+ Certification
England

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) Information Security
2 25 (65.79%) CISSP
3 23 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (60.53%) MCSA
4 20 (52.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (52.63%) Business Continuity
5 19 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (50.00%) Network Security
6 17 (44.74%) Firewall
7 16 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
9 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
9 14 (36.84%) VMware
10 13 (34.21%) GSEC
10 13 (34.21%) Finance
10 13 (34.21%) Windows
10 13 (34.21%) SSCP
11 12 (31.58%) Identity Management
12 11 (28.95%) Cryptography
13 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (23.68%) Degree
14 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity Planning
14 9 (23.68%) BCP
15 8 (21.05%) CISM
15 8 (21.05%) ITIL
15 8 (21.05%) Cyber Security
16 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (18.42%) tcpdump
16 7 (18.42%) Network Management

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) Network Security
2 17 (44.74%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (18.42%) tcpdump
4 7 (18.42%) Wireshark
4 7 (18.42%) LAN
4 7 (18.42%) WAN
4 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (18.42%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (13.16%) VPN
6 4 (10.53%) Wireless
6 4 (10.53%) Wireless Security
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 7 (18.42%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
1 22 (57.89%) Security Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Information Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Information Security Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) IT Security Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Security Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Security Manager
4 6 (15.79%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Information Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Cryptography
2 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Information Security
2 20 (52.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (52.63%) Business Continuity
3 16 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Identity Management
5 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity Planning
5 9 (23.68%) BCP
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Cyber Security
7 7 (18.42%) Network Management
7 7 (18.42%) Document Management
7 7 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (18.42%) Workflow
8 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (15.79%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.53%) Password Management
9 4 (10.53%) Information Management
10 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) CISSP
2 23 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (60.53%) MCSA
3 13 (34.21%) GSEC
3 13 (34.21%) SSCP
4 9 (23.68%) Degree
5 8 (21.05%) CISM
6 7 (18.42%) MCITP
6 7 (18.42%) MCSE
6 7 (18.42%) CCNP
6 7 (18.42%) CCNA
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (18.42%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (18.42%) CCSE
6 7 (18.42%) CCSA
7 5 (13.16%) CISA
8 4 (10.53%) GCIA
8 4 (10.53%) GCIH
8 4 (10.53%) GCWN
8 4 (10.53%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.89%) COBIT
3 2 (5.26%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (18.42%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.16%) Websense
5 1 (2.63%) Qualys
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee