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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 871 938 1001
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +63
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 50 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.086% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 41 26 11
Median salary £55,000 £46,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% +41.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £35,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +8.52%

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
25871 30355 33200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.43% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20910 24061 26309
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +79 46 £55,000 +15.78% 6
London +41 16 £52,500 +10.52% 3
South East - 10 £58,000 - 3
South West +22 9 £43,000 +11.68%
East of England - 9 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Essex - 5 £52,500 -
Harlow - 5 £52,500 -
Cheshunt - 4 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £60,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
Belfast - 3 £35,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £30,000 -
Reading - 2 £63,750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £58,000 -
Eastbourne - 2 £58,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
City of London +40 1 £65,000 +41.30%
North West +17 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
Bristol - 1 £57,500 -
Bromley - 1 £57,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £58,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £30,000 -
Bradford - 1 £29,000 -
Leeds - 1 £65,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Security+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 112 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 93 (83.04%) CISSP
3 53 (47.32%) Information Security
4 51 (45.54%) Linux
4 51 (45.54%) Firewall
5 49 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (42.86%) Network Security
7 46 (41.07%) CISM
7 46 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (40.18%) Windows
9 44 (39.29%) CEH
10 42 (37.50%) CCNA
11 41 (36.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 41 (36.61%) SIEM
12 39 (34.82%) Unix
13 37 (33.04%) SANS
14 36 (32.14%) ITIL
15 34 (30.36%) Red Hat
16 33 (29.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (29.46%) MCSE
17 30 (26.79%) Security Operations
18 27 (24.11%) Penetration Testing
19 25 (22.32%) Degree
19 25 (22.32%) Python
19 25 (22.32%) CCNP
20 24 (21.43%) Cisco
20 24 (21.43%) Management Information System
21 23 (20.54%) SSCP
21 23 (20.54%) C
21 23 (20.54%) Nessus

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.36%) IIS
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.46%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.68%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.68%) IaaS
3 3 (2.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (45.54%) Firewall
2 48 (42.86%) Network Security
3 22 (19.64%) Wireshark
4 18 (16.07%) DNS
4 18 (16.07%) TCP/IP
5 15 (13.39%) VPN
6 11 (9.82%) LAN
7 10 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (8.93%) SSL
7 10 (8.93%) tcpdump
7 10 (8.93%) VLAN
8 9 (8.04%) IPsec
8 9 (8.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (5.36%) WAN
10 5 (4.46%) HTTP
10 5 (4.46%) IPv4
10 5 (4.46%) IPv6
11 4 (3.57%) Internet
11 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.57%) Big Data
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (9.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Games
3 7 (6.25%) Back Office
3 7 (6.25%) Law
3 7 (6.25%) Legal
4 5 (4.46%) Marketing
4 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Local Government
6 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Analyst
2 33 (29.46%) Security Analyst
3 23 (20.54%) Security Manager
4 17 (15.18%) Security Engineer
5 12 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 12 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Consultant
7 9 (8.04%) Information Manager
7 9 (8.04%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (8.04%) Network Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Risk Manager
7 9 (8.04%) Senior Security Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Product Manager
8 8 (7.14%) Security Product Manager
8 8 (7.14%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Java EE
1 4 (3.57%) STL
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (1.79%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.71%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (8.93%) PKI
4 10 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (4.46%) User Experience
7 3 (2.68%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.68%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.79%) SCADA
8 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.54%) Linux
2 45 (40.18%) Windows
3 39 (34.82%) Unix
4 22 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.61%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.04%) FreeBSD
8 9 (8.04%) Solaris
8 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.46%) AIX
9 5 (4.46%) CentOS
10 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.57%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.89%) Android
12 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.32%) Information Security
2 49 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (36.61%) SIEM
4 36 (32.14%) ITIL
5 30 (26.79%) Security Operations
6 27 (24.11%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (16.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
10 16 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (13.39%) Security Architecture
11 15 (13.39%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (12.50%) Presales
12 14 (12.50%) Product Management
13 11 (9.82%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (9.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 10 (8.93%) Open Source
14 10 (8.93%) SDLC
15 9 (8.04%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) Python
2 23 (20.54%) C
3 22 (19.64%) Perl
4 19 (16.96%) SQL
5 13 (11.61%) Bash Shell
5 13 (11.61%) Ruby
6 12 (10.71%) Shell Script
7 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.57%) C#
8 4 (3.57%) C++
8 4 (3.57%) Java
8 4 (3.57%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 93 (83.04%) CISSP
3 46 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (41.07%) CISM
4 44 (39.29%) CEH
5 42 (37.50%) CCNA
6 37 (33.04%) SANS
7 33 (29.46%) MCSE
7 33 (29.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (22.32%) CCNP
8 25 (22.32%) Degree
9 23 (20.54%) SSCP
10 20 (17.86%) CISA
11 15 (13.39%) Network+ Certification
12 14 (12.50%) GIAC
13 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.82%) GCIH
15 10 (8.93%) ISACA
16 9 (8.04%) MCITP
16 9 (8.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (36.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.39%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.93%) COBIT
4 8 (7.14%) ISO27002
5 7 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Snort
2 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.25%) vSphere
4 4 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.57%) NDS
4 4 (3.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (3.57%) Squid
5 2 (1.79%) NFS
5 2 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) Nessus
2 14 (12.50%) QRadar
3 12 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (8.04%) EnCase
4 9 (8.04%) Nmap
5 5 (4.46%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.46%) HP SIM
5 5 (4.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (4.46%) WSUS
6 4 (3.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.79%) Juniper STRM
7 2 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 34 (30.36%) Red Hat
2 24 (21.43%) Cisco
3 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.18%) HP
4 17 (15.18%) IBM
4 17 (15.18%) SolarWinds
4 17 (15.18%) Symantec
5 14 (12.50%) Splunk
6 12 (10.71%) ArcSight
7 8 (7.14%) Oracle
7 8 (7.14%) VMware
8 6 (5.36%) Palo Alto
8 6 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (4.46%) Citrix
9 5 (4.46%) Dell
9 5 (4.46%) GFI Software
9 5 (4.46%) Intel
9 5 (4.46%) ProCurve
9 5 (4.46%) Sophos
10 4 (3.57%) Blue Coat
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