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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 864 878 866
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 26 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.088% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 10
Average salary £45,500 £34,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.82% -27.65%
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £32,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.85%

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
29644 30676 30153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.18% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23286 24384 24383
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 30 March 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 22 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 30 March 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 +11 24 £46,000 +35.29% 3
London +4 11 £53,500 -2.72% 2
South East +6 4 - - 1
Berkshire -6 4 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 £26,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £26,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £26,000 -
Reading - 4 - - 1
City of London +5 3 £46,000 +31.42%
East of England +11 2 £47,500 +46.15%
North West - 2 £44,000 -
South Wales - 2 £33,750 -
Wales - 2 £33,750 -
Cardiff - 2 £33,750 -
Cheshire - 2 £44,000 -
Yorkshire -3 1 £20,500 -31.66%
West Yorkshire -9 1 £20,500 -31.66%
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Leeds - 1 £20,500 -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 40 (75.47%) CISSP
2 28 (52.83%) Information Security
3 27 (50.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (50.94%) Firewall
4 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
4 25 (47.17%) MCSA
5 24 (45.28%) Windows
6 22 (41.51%) Network Security
7 21 (39.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (39.62%) VMware
8 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (37.74%) CCNA
9 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
9 18 (33.96%) Linux
9 18 (33.96%) Finance
10 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (30.19%) Business Continuity
10 16 (30.19%) Cisco
11 14 (26.42%) SSCP
11 14 (26.42%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (24.53%) Degree
12 13 (24.53%) CCNP
13 12 (22.64%) VPN
13 12 (22.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (20.75%) LAN
14 11 (20.75%) BCP
14 11 (20.75%) Business Continuity Planning
15 10 (18.87%) WAN
15 10 (18.87%) ITIL
16 9 (16.98%) MCSE

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Lync
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.94%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) Network Security
3 12 (22.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (22.64%) VPN
4 11 (20.75%) LAN
5 10 (18.87%) WAN
6 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.21%) Wireshark
6 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (13.21%) tcpdump
7 4 (7.55%) Wireless Security
7 4 (7.55%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) Internet
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Publishing
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Legal
4 4 (7.55%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Analyst
2 23 (43.40%) Security Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Information Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Network Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.55%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (7.55%) IT Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Junior
7 3 (5.66%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Information Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.43%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.66%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) iSeries
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.66%) UNIX
5 3 (5.66%) Solaris
6 2 (3.77%) AIX
6 2 (3.77%) CentOS
6 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Information Security
2 16 (30.19%) Business Continuity
2 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (26.42%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (20.75%) BCP
4 11 (20.75%) Business Continuity Planning
5 10 (18.87%) ITIL
6 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 8 (15.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (15.09%) Document Management
7 7 (13.21%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (13.21%) Network Management
8 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
9 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (9.43%) SIEM
9 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.55%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (7.55%) Information Management
10 4 (7.55%) Software Deployment
10 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (75.47%) CISSP
2 27 (50.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (47.17%) MCSA
4 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (37.74%) CCNA
5 14 (26.42%) SSCP
6 13 (24.53%) CCNP
6 13 (24.53%) Degree
7 9 (16.98%) MCITP
7 9 (16.98%) MCSE
8 8 (15.09%) GSEC
8 8 (15.09%) CEH
9 7 (13.21%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (13.21%) CCSE
9 7 (13.21%) CCSA
10 6 (11.32%) GCIH
10 6 (11.32%) CISA
10 6 (11.32%) CISM
11 4 (7.55%) Linux+ Certification
11 4 (7.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (39.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.55%) COBIT
3 2 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
1 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) VMware
3 16 (30.19%) Cisco
4 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.43%) IBM
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.43%) Websense
6 4 (7.55%) Sourcefire
6 4 (7.55%) Intel
7 3 (5.66%) Qualys
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.77%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.89%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
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