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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 853 911 880
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -31
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 33 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.012% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.043% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 9
Average salary £46,000 £32,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.53% -30.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -31.91%

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
29502 32577 30062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.37% 27.29% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23187 26096 24249
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 £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 3 June 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 16 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 3 June 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 +57 28 £47,500 +46.15% 3
London +65 24 £47,500 +26.66%
City of London - 11 £46,000 -
Scotland - 5 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £20,500 -35.93%
East of England +9 1 £47,500 +41.79% 1
West Yorkshire +2 1 £20,500 -35.93%
Wiltshire -4 1 £38,500 -
South West -4 1 £38,500 -26.66%
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Leeds - 1 £20,500 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 1
Swindon - 1 £38,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 31 (62.00%) CISSP
2 24 (48.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (44.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) Network Security
5 20 (40.00%) Information Security
6 18 (36.00%) SSCP
6 18 (36.00%) Windows
7 17 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (32.00%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (26.00%) GSEC
10 13 (26.00%) Identity Management
11 12 (24.00%) CISM
11 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (24.00%) CCNA
11 12 (24.00%) Cryptography
11 12 (24.00%) Business Continuity
11 12 (24.00%) Security Architecture
12 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
12 11 (22.00%) ITIL
12 11 (22.00%) Project Management
13 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
13 10 (20.00%) Linux
13 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
14 9 (18.00%) Degree
14 9 (18.00%) CEH
14 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Lync
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) Network Security
3 15 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.00%) VPN
5 5 (10.00%) Wireless
5 5 (10.00%) Wireless Security
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.00%) LAN
8 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.00%) WAN
8 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.00%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.00%) Internet
General
1 8 (16.00%) Law
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Legal
4 4 (8.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Analyst
2 26 (52.00%) Security Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Security Manager
5 6 (12.00%) IT Security Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Information Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) IT Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Junior
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Cryptography
2 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
5 1 (2.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) CentOS
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 20 (40.00%) Information Security
3 16 (32.00%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Identity Management
5 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (24.00%) Business Continuity
5 12 (24.00%) Security Architecture
6 11 (22.00%) ITIL
6 11 (22.00%) Project Management
7 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (16.00%) Cyber Security
9 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
10 6 (12.00%) Protective Monitoring
11 5 (10.00%) Password Management
11 5 (10.00%) Information Management
12 4 (8.00%) Change Management
12 4 (8.00%) SDLC
12 4 (8.00%) Software Deployment
13 2 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) CISSP
2 18 (36.00%) SSCP
3 13 (26.00%) GSEC
4 12 (24.00%) CISM
4 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (24.00%) CCNA
5 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (18.00%) Degree
6 9 (18.00%) CEH
7 8 (16.00%) MCSA
7 8 (16.00%) CCNP
8 6 (12.00%) GCIH
9 5 (10.00%) GCED
9 5 (10.00%) CISA
9 5 (10.00%) GCWN
9 5 (10.00%) GCIA
10 4 (8.00%) MCITP
10 4 (8.00%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (8.00%) MCSE
10 4 (8.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) COBIT
3 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) VMware
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco
3 6 (12.00%) Splunk
3 6 (12.00%) ArcSight
4 5 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (8.00%) Sourcefire
5 4 (8.00%) Intel
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Websense
7 1 (2.00%) GFI Software
7 1 (2.00%) Qualys
7 1 (2.00%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Capita - ITIN
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago