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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 790 899 963
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +64
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 106 42 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.039% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.14% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 61 39 6
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +122.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,200 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,500 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,377 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +106.11%

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
24908 29553 30654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.05% 27.30% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20025 23844 23923
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +113 101 £55,000 +10.00% 6
London +56 30 £70,000 +34.61% 2
South East +55 30 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South West +13 26 £50,000 +7.81%
Gloucestershire - 25 £50,000 -
Surrey - 13 £29,500 -
Abingdon - 11 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 11 - - 2
Leeds +28 7 £32,500 -21.42%
Yorkshire +23 7 £32,500 -21.42% 1
West Yorkshire +20 7 £32,500 -21.42% 1
City of London +46 6 £65,000 +52.94% 1
East of England - 5 £35,000 -
North West - 4 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 4 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 4 £65,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £85,000 -
Bedford - 3 £35,000 -
East Midlands +15 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Nottingham +4 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £37,500 +50.00%
East Sussex - 2 £58,000 -
Eastbourne - 2 £58,000 -
Berkshire +9 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Devon - 1 £28,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Southampton - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshunt - 1 £55,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £30,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 160 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 125 (78.13%) CISSP
3 89 (55.63%) Firewall
4 80 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (49.38%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (46.25%) CCNA
7 73 (45.63%) CISM
8 69 (43.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 69 (43.13%) CEH
9 68 (42.50%) Linux
10 64 (40.00%) SANS
11 62 (38.75%) MCSE
11 62 (38.75%) Information Security
12 59 (36.88%) C
13 55 (34.38%) Degree
14 54 (33.75%) Windows
15 51 (31.88%) Unix
16 50 (31.25%) SSCP
16 50 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 49 (30.63%) GIAC
18 48 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
18 48 (30.00%) SIEM
19 42 (26.25%) Security Cleared
19 42 (26.25%) Network Security
20 41 (25.63%) Network+ Certification
21 36 (22.50%) DV Cleared
22 35 (21.88%) TCP/IP
23 33 (20.63%) Python
23 33 (20.63%) ITIL
23 33 (20.63%) CISA

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 8 (5.00%) IIS
2 4 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (55.63%) Firewall
2 42 (26.25%) Network Security
3 35 (21.88%) TCP/IP
4 21 (13.13%) HTTP
5 20 (12.50%) DNS
6 19 (11.88%) SSL
7 16 (10.00%) VLAN
8 14 (8.75%) IPv4
8 14 (8.75%) IPv6
8 14 (8.75%) VPN
9 11 (6.88%) Wireshark
10 8 (5.00%) FCoE
10 8 (5.00%) SNMP
11 5 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.13%) Internet
12 4 (2.50%) DHCP
12 4 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (2.50%) Wireless
13 3 (1.88%) FTP
13 3 (1.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.50%) Big Data
3 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) JIRA
2 7 (4.38%) Redmine
3 4 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.50%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.50%) git-flow
3 4 (2.50%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 21 (13.13%) Games
2 15 (9.38%) Finance
3 6 (3.75%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.75%) Banking
3 6 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.50%) Military
4 4 (2.50%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.25%) Law
6 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.63%) Analyst
2 32 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 24 (15.00%) Consultant
4 18 (11.25%) Security Engineer
4 18 (11.25%) Systems Engineer
5 17 (10.63%) Platform Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) Security Manager
7 14 (8.75%) Presales Engineer
8 13 (8.13%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (6.88%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.88%) Security Operations Analyst
9 11 (6.88%) Software Consultant
9 11 (6.88%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Test Consultant
9 11 (6.88%) Test Engineer
10 10 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 10 (6.25%) Information Manager
10 10 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
10 10 (6.25%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.38%) Java EE
1 15 (9.38%) STL
2 4 (2.50%) .NET
2 4 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.50%) Django
2 4 (2.50%) LAMP
2 4 (2.50%) Node.js
2 4 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (2.50%) REST
2 4 (2.50%) SOAP
2 4 (2.50%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.25%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.38%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.50%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.75%) Cybercrime
7 6 (3.75%) PKI
8 5 (3.13%) SCADA
9 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.88%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.63%) Fintech
11 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 68 (42.50%) Linux
2 54 (33.75%) Windows
3 51 (31.88%) Unix
4 13 (8.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.63%) Mac OS X
6 8 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.38%) Mac OS
7 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.75%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.13%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.50%) Android
10 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.88%) AIX
11 3 (1.88%) NetWare
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (49.38%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (38.75%) Information Security
3 48 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 48 (30.00%) SIEM
4 33 (20.63%) ITIL
5 32 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 30 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
7 28 (17.50%) Mentoring
8 27 (16.88%) Security Operations
9 25 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
10 24 (15.00%) Coaching
11 23 (14.38%) Presales
12 22 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (11.25%) Risk Management
13 18 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (9.38%) Multithreading
15 15 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 13 (8.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (36.88%) C
2 33 (20.63%) Python
3 18 (11.25%) Perl
4 15 (9.38%) C#
4 15 (9.38%) C++
4 15 (9.38%) Java
4 15 (9.38%) Objective-C
5 14 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.88%) Shell Script
6 11 (6.88%) VB
7 10 (6.25%) SQL
8 8 (5.00%) Korn
9 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.13%) Ruby
11 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 125 (78.13%) CISSP
3 80 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (46.25%) CCNA
5 73 (45.63%) CISM
6 69 (43.13%) CEH
6 69 (43.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (40.00%) SANS
8 62 (38.75%) MCSE
9 55 (34.38%) Degree
10 50 (31.25%) SSCP
11 49 (30.63%) GIAC
12 42 (26.25%) Security Cleared
13 41 (25.63%) Network+ Certification
14 36 (22.50%) DV Cleared
15 33 (20.63%) CISA
15 33 (20.63%) Linux+ Certification
16 21 (13.13%) CCNP
17 12 (7.50%) GCIA
18 11 (6.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (13.13%) PCI DSS
3 18 (11.25%) COBIT
4 5 (3.13%) GPG13
4 5 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (3.13%) ISO27002
4 5 (3.13%) RMADS
5 3 (1.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.75%) Snort
3 12 (7.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.63%) NFS
5 8 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.00%) Samba
5 8 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (5.00%) Xen
6 7 (4.38%) vSphere
7 4 (2.50%) Docker
8 3 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) XenApp
9 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) QRadar
2 12 (7.50%) Nessus
2 12 (7.50%) Puppet
3 11 (6.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (5.00%) Ansible
4 8 (5.00%) Nagios
5 4 (2.50%) Salt
6 3 (1.88%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.63%) Juniper STRM
7 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Cisco
2 22 (13.75%) SolarWinds
2 22 (13.75%) VMware
3 17 (10.63%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.75%) Intel
6 13 (8.13%) Splunk
7 12 (7.50%) HP
7 12 (7.50%) Symantec
8 11 (6.88%) ArcSight
8 11 (6.88%) IBM
8 11 (6.88%) Sophos
9 9 (5.63%) Oracle
10 8 (5.00%) EMC
10 8 (5.00%) NetApp
11 6 (3.75%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.50%) Citrix
12 4 (2.50%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.50%) Qualys
13 3 (1.88%) Sourcefire
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