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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 907 943 983
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +40
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 37 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.027% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.099% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 24
Median salary £52,500 £46,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.13% +41.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,301 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £88,500 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £33,750 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +5.46%

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
28018 30426 33062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.58% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22591 23759 26450
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 3 May 2016 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 29 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 3 May 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
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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 +29 36 £52,500 +14.13% 2
East of England +22 10 £52,500 +10.52%
Yorkshire +16 9 £30,503 +48.79%
London -5 9 £52,500 +10.52% 1
West Yorkshire +21 7 £29,000 +41.46%
Essex +10 7 £52,500 +10.52%
Harlow - 6 £52,500 -
South East +27 5 £68,750 - 1
Berkshire +19 5 £68,750 -
Reading +25 4 £82,500 -
Bradford - 4 £29,000 -
Leeds 0 3 £65,000 +217.07%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £90,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £90,000 -
South West - 2 £57,500 -
York - 2 £30,503 -
Harrow - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £30,503 -
Bristol - 2 £57,500 -
City of London +51 1 £65,000 +41.30%
North West +28 1 £65,000 +47.72%
East Midlands +10 1 £67,500 +159.61%
Nottingham +8 1 £67,500 +159.61%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £67,500 +159.61%
Liverpool - 1 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £65,000 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 115 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (88.70%) CISSP
3 55 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (45.22%) Windows
4 52 (45.22%) Information Security
5 51 (44.35%) Network Security
5 51 (44.35%) Cybersecurity
6 46 (40.00%) Linux
7 44 (38.26%) Firewall
8 38 (33.04%) CISM
8 38 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (32.17%) CEH
9 37 (32.17%) ITIL
10 35 (30.43%) Red Hat
10 35 (30.43%) SIEM
11 34 (29.57%) CCNA
11 34 (29.57%) CISA
12 31 (26.96%) Unix
13 30 (26.09%) Management Information System
13 30 (26.09%) SANS
14 28 (24.35%) Cisco
15 27 (23.48%) Product Management
16 26 (22.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (20.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (20.87%) Degree
18 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
18 23 (20.00%) SQL
18 23 (20.00%) Security Operations
19 22 (19.13%) MCSE
19 22 (19.13%) SSCP

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 12 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.57%) IIS
3 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.09%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.61%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.74%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) IaaS
2 5 (4.35%) Office 365
2 5 (4.35%) SaaS
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (44.35%) Network Security
2 44 (38.26%) Firewall
3 21 (18.26%) Wireshark
4 20 (17.39%) DNS
4 20 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 19 (16.52%) LAN
6 16 (13.91%) IPsec
7 14 (12.17%) tcpdump
8 12 (10.43%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (10.43%) VPN
8 12 (10.43%) WAN
9 10 (8.70%) VLAN
10 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.96%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (6.09%) SSL
12 6 (5.22%) BGP
12 6 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (5.22%) OSPF
13 3 (2.61%) IPv4
13 3 (2.61%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.35%) Big Data
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (13.91%) Marketing
2 12 (10.43%) Finance
3 10 (8.70%) Legal
4 9 (7.83%) Law
5 7 (6.09%) Back Office
6 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.61%) Games
7 3 (2.61%) Retail
8 2 (1.74%) Local Government
8 2 (1.74%) Military
9 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (33.04%) Security Manager
2 29 (25.22%) Analyst
3 26 (22.61%) Security Analyst
4 22 (19.13%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 21 (18.26%) Product Manager
5 21 (18.26%) Security Product Manager
6 20 (17.39%) Security Engineer
7 16 (13.91%) Network Engineer
8 13 (11.30%) Software Product Manager
9 12 (10.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (8.70%) CISSP Manager
11 9 (7.83%) Information Manager
11 9 (7.83%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (7.83%) IT Manager
11 9 (7.83%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (7.83%) Risk Manager
12 7 (6.09%) IT Security Manager
12 7 (6.09%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (6.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) Web Services
2 2 (1.74%) Java EE
2 2 (1.74%) STL
3 1 (0.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.30%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (11.30%) User Experience
4 12 (10.43%) PKI
5 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (4.35%) Cryptography
7 5 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.74%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.74%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.87%) CESG
10 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.22%) Windows
2 46 (40.00%) Linux
3 31 (26.96%) Unix
4 26 (22.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (12.17%) Windows Server
7 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (9.57%) FreeBSD
8 11 (9.57%) Solaris
8 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.09%) AIX
9 7 (6.09%) CentOS
10 4 (3.48%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.48%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.74%) Android
11 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.22%) Information Security
2 51 (44.35%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (32.17%) ITIL
4 35 (30.43%) SIEM
5 27 (23.48%) Product Management
6 23 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 20 (17.39%) Presales
8 18 (15.65%) Ethical Hacking
9 16 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (13.91%) Product Marketing
9 16 (13.91%) Use Case
9 16 (13.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (13.91%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 14 (12.17%) Risk Management
12 13 (11.30%) Open Source
12 13 (11.30%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (11.30%) Security Architecture
12 13 (11.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) SQL
2 20 (17.39%) Perl
3 17 (14.78%) Bash Shell
4 16 (13.91%) Python
5 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 12 (10.43%) Ruby
7 9 (7.83%) C
8 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) C#
9 2 (1.74%) C++
9 2 (1.74%) Java
9 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (88.70%) CISSP
3 38 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (33.04%) CISM
4 37 (32.17%) CEH
5 34 (29.57%) CCNA
5 34 (29.57%) CISA
6 30 (26.09%) SANS
7 24 (20.87%) Degree
7 24 (20.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (19.13%) MCSE
8 22 (19.13%) SSCP
9 21 (18.26%) CCNP
10 14 (12.17%) GCIH
11 13 (11.30%) ISACA
12 12 (10.43%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (10.43%) RHCE
13 11 (9.57%) A+ Certification
14 10 (8.70%) GIAC
14 10 (8.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.91%) PCI DSS
3 11 (9.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (6.09%) ISO27002
5 5 (4.35%) COBIT
6 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Snort
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.09%) vSphere
4 4 (3.48%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.48%) NDS
4 4 (3.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (3.48%) Squid
5 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.74%) NFS
6 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (17.39%) Nessus
2 11 (9.57%) EnCase
2 11 (9.57%) Nmap
3 9 (7.83%) Backup Exec
4 8 (6.96%) QRadar
5 7 (6.09%) HP SIM
5 7 (6.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (6.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (6.09%) WSUS
6 2 (1.74%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 35 (30.43%) Red Hat
2 28 (24.35%) Cisco
3 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.17%) HP
4 14 (12.17%) IBM
4 14 (12.17%) SolarWinds
4 14 (12.17%) Symantec
5 12 (10.43%) VMware
6 8 (6.96%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (6.96%) Splunk
7 7 (6.09%) ArcSight
7 7 (6.09%) Dell
7 7 (6.09%) GFI Software
7 7 (6.09%) Oracle
7 7 (6.09%) ProCurve
7 7 (6.09%) Sophos
8 4 (3.48%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.48%) Forcepoint
8 4 (3.48%) Novell
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