The table below looks at the statistics for Security+ Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 887 861 868
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 6 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.056% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 24
Average salary £31,250 £45,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.93% -17.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £42,150 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £43,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-40.57% -23.91%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31039 28809 33399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.13% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 24047 23396 28270
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend

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

Security+ Certification Salary Trend in the UK

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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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
England -35 6 £31,250 -30.93%
Yorkshire -28 3 £36,500 -16.57%
Bradford -1 2 £37,000 -15.42%
South East -32 2 £19,000 -60.82%
West Yorkshire -37 2 £37,000 -15.42%
Reading - 2 £19,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £19,000 -
London -12 1 £61,500 +32.25%
North Yorkshire - 1 £26,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) Information Security
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) SSCP
5 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 9 (42.86%) SIEM
7 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (38.10%) MCSE
8 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (33.33%) CISSP
8 7 (33.33%) Degree
8 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
8 7 (33.33%) Data Protection
8 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (23.81%) McAfee
9 5 (23.81%) Legal
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) A+ Certification
10 4 (19.05%) MCSA
10 4 (19.05%) MCP
10 4 (19.05%) MS Office
10 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (19.05%) Symantec
11 3 (14.29%) Blackberry

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) LDAP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Security Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
1 3 (14.29%) iPhone
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
3 9 (42.86%) SIEM
4 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 7 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) Security Management
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
7 1 (4.76%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
2 2 (9.52%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (52.38%) SSCP
3 8 (38.10%) MCSE
4 7 (33.33%) CISSP
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) A+ Certification
5 4 (19.05%) MCSA
5 4 (19.05%) MCP
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (14.29%) CCSA
6 3 (14.29%) CCNA
7 2 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.76%) Server+ Certification
8 1 (4.76%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (4.76%) GIAC
8 1 (4.76%) MCT
8 1 (4.76%) CCDA
8 1 (4.76%) CCNP
8 1 (4.76%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) MetaFrame
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) McAfee
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris