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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 864 902 860
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -42
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 40 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.023% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 38 7 16
Average salary £48,188 £26,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.33% -38.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £17,400 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £26,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+78.37% -38.46%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 23 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 4 September 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
England +39 37 £50,000 +92.30% 3
London +12 16 £51,000 +33.33%
South West - 8 £46,377 - 1
South East +15 7 £55,000 +189.47% 2
Berkshire +22 6 £55,000 +189.47% 1
Reading +11 6 £55,000 +189.47% 1
Swindon - 6 £46,377 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £46,377 - 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £41,362 +13.32%
West Yorkshire +11 4 £41,362 +11.78%
Leeds - 4 £41,362 -
Docklands, London - 3 £43,750 -
Edinburgh - 3 £35,000 -
Scotland - 3 £35,000 -
City of London - 2 £42,500 -
Bristol - 2 £47,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £25,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £50,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £25,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,000 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £50,000 - 1

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (47.95%) Vulnerability Management
2 31 (42.47%) CISSP
3 27 (36.99%) Network Security
4 24 (32.88%) Degree
5 22 (30.14%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (30.14%) Windows
6 21 (28.77%) Finance
6 21 (28.77%) Information Security
7 19 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
8 18 (24.66%) SSCP
9 17 (23.29%) PCI DSS
10 16 (21.92%) CEH
10 16 (21.92%) CISM
10 16 (21.92%) Firewall
11 15 (20.55%) GSEC
12 13 (17.81%) Identity Management
12 13 (17.81%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (17.81%) DNS
12 13 (17.81%) WAN
12 13 (17.81%) DHCP
13 12 (16.44%) IIS
13 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
13 12 (16.44%) LAN
13 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.44%) Law
13 12 (16.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (16.44%) A+ Certification
13 12 (16.44%) Intrusion Detection

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.44%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.99%) Network Security
2 16 (21.92%) Firewall
3 13 (17.81%) WAN
3 13 (17.81%) DHCP
3 13 (17.81%) DNS
4 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
4 12 (16.44%) LAN
4 12 (16.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (15.07%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.22%) Wireless Security
6 6 (8.22%) Wireless
7 4 (5.48%) VPN
8 2 (2.74%) Internet
9 1 (1.37%) BGP
9 1 (1.37%) DMZ
9 1 (1.37%) SMTP
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Law
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Analyst
2 34 (46.58%) Security Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) IT Security Analyst
4 12 (16.44%) Administrator
5 11 (15.07%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Administrator
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 9 (12.33%) Security Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) IT Security Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Information Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Data Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Training Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Security Specialist
10 1 (1.37%) Junior
10 1 (1.37%) Junior Consultant
10 1 (1.37%) Security Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Information Manager
10 1 (1.37%) Information Security Manager
10 1 (1.37%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Cryptography
1 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.48%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (30.14%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (28.77%) Information Security
4 13 (17.81%) Identity Management
5 12 (16.44%) Business Continuity
5 12 (16.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (16.44%) Security Architecture
6 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (15.07%) Project Management
6 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.70%) ITIL
7 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (13.70%) Cyber Security
7 10 (13.70%) Performance Management
8 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.22%) Project Planning
9 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.22%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (8.22%) Workflow
10 5 (6.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) CISSP
2 24 (32.88%) Degree
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (24.66%) SSCP
5 16 (21.92%) CISM
5 16 (21.92%) CEH
6 15 (20.55%) GSEC
7 13 (17.81%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (16.44%) A+ Certification
9 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (9.59%) CCNA
10 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
10 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.22%) CISMP
11 6 (8.22%) OSCP
11 6 (8.22%) MCSA
11 6 (8.22%) GCIH
12 5 (6.85%) GCWN
12 5 (6.85%) CISA
12 5 (6.85%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (23.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) VMware
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) Citrix
2 11 (15.07%) Altiris
3 10 (13.70%) Splunk
3 10 (13.70%) ArcSight
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.74%) Qualys
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Full Package
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
CPS Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £29905 - £38212 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago