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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 854 863 877
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 26 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.025% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.092% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 25 23 5
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.33%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £32,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -45.83%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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

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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 12 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 26 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
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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 0 26 £42,500 +25.00% 1
London +18 22 £43,500 -10.30%
City of London +1 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire -1 2 £35,500 +77.50% 1
South East -33 2 £35,500 +77.50% 1
Reading - 2 £35,500 - 1
Leeds +7 1 £19,000 -22.44%
West Yorkshire -5 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Yorkshire -7 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £26,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £26,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £26,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 23 (74.19%) MCSA
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (64.52%) CISSP
3 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
4 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 16 (51.61%) VMware
4 16 (51.61%) Information Security
5 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (45.16%) Windows
7 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (38.71%) CCNA
7 12 (38.71%) Firewall
7 12 (38.71%) Degree
8 11 (35.48%) Network Security
8 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity Planning
8 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity
8 11 (35.48%) Cisco
8 11 (35.48%) BCP
8 11 (35.48%) Linux
9 10 (32.26%) LAN
9 10 (32.26%) WAN
10 9 (29.03%) VPN
11 8 (25.81%) Client/Server
11 8 (25.81%) Workflow
11 8 (25.81%) Publishing
11 8 (25.81%) CCNP
11 8 (25.81%) Banking
11 8 (25.81%) MCITP

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Firewall
2 11 (35.48%) Network Security
3 10 (32.26%) LAN
3 10 (32.26%) WAN
4 9 (29.03%) VPN
5 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
5 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
5 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (22.58%) tcpdump
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Publishing
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 14 (45.16%) Security Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Information Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Security Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Security Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Solaris
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Information Security
2 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity
2 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity Planning
2 11 (35.48%) BCP
2 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.81%) Workflow
3 8 (25.81%) Document Management
4 7 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Network Management
5 4 (12.90%) SIEM
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) MCSA
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (64.52%) CISSP
3 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (38.71%) CCNA
3 12 (38.71%) Degree
4 8 (25.81%) MCITP
4 8 (25.81%) CCNP
5 7 (22.58%) MCSE
5 7 (22.58%) CCSA
5 7 (22.58%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (22.58%) CCSE
6 4 (12.90%) CEH
6 4 (12.90%) SSCP
7 2 (6.45%) CISA
7 2 (6.45%) GSEC
7 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
7 2 (6.45%) MCP
8 1 (3.23%) CCSP
8 1 (3.23%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco
4 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) Websense
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
7 2 (6.45%) Qualys
8 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Intel
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