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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 858 853 860
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 17 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.086% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 8
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -38.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,250 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £81,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £34,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -38.18%

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
32172 29152 30009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.24% 27.32% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25580 22933 24625
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 4 March 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 4 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 -9 15 £42,000 +23.52% 5
London +19 4 £42,000 -23.63% 2
South East -16 4 - - 2
Nottingham - 4 £26,000 -
Reading - 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £26,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £26,000 -
North West - 2 £44,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £33,750 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £44,000 -
South Wales - 2 £33,750 - 2
Wales - 2 £33,750 - 2
East of England -10 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 32 (74.42%) CISSP
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 24 (55.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (51.16%) MCSA
5 21 (48.84%) VMware
6 20 (46.51%) Information Security
6 20 (46.51%) Windows
6 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (46.51%) CCNA
7 19 (44.19%) Firewall
8 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
8 18 (41.86%) Linux
9 17 (39.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (37.21%) Network Security
10 16 (37.21%) Finance
10 16 (37.21%) Cisco
11 13 (30.23%) CCNP
12 12 (27.91%) VPN
12 12 (27.91%) Degree
13 11 (25.58%) Business Continuity
13 11 (25.58%) LAN
13 11 (25.58%) BCP
13 11 (25.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (25.58%) Business Continuity Planning
14 10 (23.26%) WAN
14 10 (23.26%) MCITP
15 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (20.93%) MCSE
16 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
16 8 (18.60%) Workflow

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.65%) Lync
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) Network Security
3 12 (27.91%) VPN
4 11 (25.58%) LAN
5 10 (23.26%) WAN
6 7 (16.28%) tcpdump
6 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (16.28%) Wireshark
6 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
2 8 (18.60%) Publishing
3 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Security Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Information Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Security Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Security Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Network Architect
7 4 (9.30%) IT Administrator
7 4 (9.30%) Administrator
7 4 (9.30%) Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Information Specialist
8 3 (6.98%) Junior
8 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Security Specialist
8 3 (6.98%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (6.98%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
1 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) CESG
2 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.33%) iSeries
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.98%) Solaris
6 2 (4.65%) CentOS
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.65%) AIX
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Information Security
2 11 (25.58%) Business Continuity
2 11 (25.58%) BCP
2 11 (25.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (25.58%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (18.60%) Workflow
3 8 (18.60%) Document Management
4 7 (16.28%) Network Management
4 7 (16.28%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (16.28%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) Project Management
6 4 (9.30%) Security Architecture
6 4 (9.30%) SIEM
6 4 (9.30%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.65%) IT Governance
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) CISSP
2 24 (55.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (51.16%) MCSA
4 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (46.51%) CCNA
5 13 (30.23%) CCNP
6 12 (27.91%) Degree
7 10 (23.26%) MCITP
8 9 (20.93%) MCSE
9 7 (16.28%) CCSA
9 7 (16.28%) CEH
9 7 (16.28%) CCSE
9 7 (16.28%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (16.28%) SSCP
10 4 (9.30%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (9.30%) CCSP
11 3 (6.98%) A+ Certification
11 3 (6.98%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (4.65%) HP ASE
12 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.30%) COBIT
3 2 (4.65%) QA
3 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) VMware
3 16 (37.21%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) IBM
5 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
5 5 (11.63%) Websense
6 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
6 4 (9.30%) Intel
7 3 (6.98%) Qualys
8 2 (4.65%) McAfee
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) GFI Software
9 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.33%) ProCurve
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