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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
Rank 762 833 915
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +82
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 89 85 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.086% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.31% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 71 77 26
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £32,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £45,625
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
21265 27805 29415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16834 22231 23556
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 27 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +81 88 £48,750 -15.21% 9
London +40 29 £46,250 -40.32% 1
Leeds +47 21 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire +33 21 £30,000 -40.00%
Yorkshire +30 21 £30,000 -40.00%
South West +28 21 £45,000 -21.73%
South East +77 18 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Gloucestershire - 12 £45,000 -
Canary Wharf - 11 £45,000 -
Hampshire +24 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Kent - 10 £60,000 -
Southampton - 10 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 10 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £36,500 - 5
Dorset - 7 £60,000 -
East Sussex +15 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Eastbourne +1 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Abingdon - 6 - - 5
Bournemouth - 6 £60,000 -
East Midlands +8 5 £45,000 -37.93% 2
Northampton - 5 £45,000 - 2
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 - 2
Bristol +2 2 £40,000 -30.43%
Berkshire +30 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
City of London - 1 £43,500 -
Newbury - 1 £60,000 -
Poole - 1 £25,500 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 183 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 130 (71.04%) CISSP
3 125 (68.31%) Firewall
4 100 (54.64%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (53.01%) Cybersecurity
6 83 (45.36%) CCNA
7 77 (42.08%) SSCP
8 75 (40.98%) CISM
9 66 (36.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (34.97%) Windows
11 63 (34.43%) Degree
12 62 (33.88%) SANS
13 60 (32.79%) Information Security
13 60 (32.79%) Linux
14 59 (32.24%) GIAC
15 58 (31.69%) CEH
15 58 (31.69%) MCSE
16 57 (31.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 55 (30.05%) Penetration Testing
17 55 (30.05%) ITIL
17 55 (30.05%) CISA
18 54 (29.51%) TCP/IP
19 49 (26.78%) Network+ Certification
20 45 (24.59%) DV Cleared
20 45 (24.59%) Security Cleared
21 44 (24.04%) C
22 40 (21.86%) Linux+ Certification
22 40 (21.86%) Software Engineering
23 39 (21.31%) VMware
24 38 (20.77%) PCI DSS

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 (4.37%) IIS
2 6 (3.28%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.19%) Apache
3 4 (2.19%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.28%) Office 365
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 125 (68.31%) Firewall
2 54 (29.51%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.38%) HTTP
4 17 (9.29%) Network Security
5 15 (8.20%) DNS
6 14 (7.65%) SSL
7 13 (7.10%) VPN
8 10 (5.46%) FCoE
8 10 (5.46%) LAN
8 10 (5.46%) SNMP
8 10 (5.46%) VLAN
8 10 (5.46%) WAN
9 7 (3.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (3.28%) DHCP
10 6 (3.28%) Internet
11 5 (2.73%) SMTP
11 5 (2.73%) SSH
11 5 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.73%) Wireless
12 4 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.29%) Big Data
3 6 (3.28%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (10.93%) JIRA
2 10 (5.46%) Redmine
3 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (3.28%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.28%) CodeSonar
3 6 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.28%) git-flow
3 6 (3.28%) Robot Framework
3 6 (3.28%) Selenium
General
1 30 (16.39%) Games
2 9 (4.92%) Spanish Language
3 8 (4.37%) Finance
4 6 (3.28%) Banking
5 4 (2.19%) French Language
5 4 (2.19%) German Language
5 4 (2.19%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (26.23%) Analyst
2 47 (25.68%) Security Analyst
3 40 (21.86%) Security Engineer
4 25 (13.66%) IT Analyst
4 25 (13.66%) IT Security Analyst
5 22 (12.02%) Platform Engineer
6 20 (10.93%) Consultant
7 17 (9.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 17 (9.29%) IT Engineer
7 17 (9.29%) IT Security Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 16 (8.74%) SOC Analyst
9 14 (7.65%) Technical Support
10 13 (7.10%) Support Engineer
11 12 (6.56%) Software Consultant
11 12 (6.56%) Software Test Engineer
11 12 (6.56%) Test Consultant
11 12 (6.56%) Test Engineer
12 11 (6.01%) SOC Engineer
12 11 (6.01%) Technical Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.84%) Java EE
1 18 (9.84%) STL
2 6 (3.28%) .NET
2 6 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.28%) Django
2 6 (3.28%) LAMP
2 6 (3.28%) Node.js
2 6 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (3.28%) REST
2 6 (3.28%) SOAP
2 6 (3.28%) Spring MVC
3 4 (2.19%) Regular Expression
3 4 (2.19%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.55%) CSS3
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.93%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.84%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.83%) PKI
6 5 (2.73%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.55%) Fintech
9 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 64 (34.97%) Windows
2 60 (32.79%) Linux
3 33 (18.03%) Unix
4 17 (9.29%) Mac OS X
5 13 (7.10%) Mac OS
6 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Server
9 6 (3.28%) Android
9 6 (3.28%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.73%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.73%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.19%) NetWare
11 4 (2.19%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.64%) AIX
12 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (53.01%) Cybersecurity
2 60 (32.79%) Information Security
3 55 (30.05%) ITIL
3 55 (30.05%) Penetration Testing
4 40 (21.86%) Software Engineering
5 37 (20.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 36 (19.67%) SIEM
7 34 (18.58%) Coaching
8 30 (16.39%) Reverse Engineering
9 29 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (15.85%) Mentoring
10 26 (14.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (13.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (10.38%) Data Protection
13 18 (9.84%) Multithreading
14 17 (9.29%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (9.29%) OWASP
15 16 (8.74%) Presales
15 16 (8.74%) User Stories
16 13 (7.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.04%) C
2 24 (13.11%) Python
3 21 (11.48%) Bash Shell
4 18 (9.84%) C#
4 18 (9.84%) C++
4 18 (9.84%) Java
4 18 (9.84%) Objective-C
5 14 (7.65%) Perl
6 12 (6.56%) VB
7 10 (5.46%) Korn
7 10 (5.46%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.46%) SQL
8 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 183 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 130 (71.04%) CISSP
3 100 (54.64%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (45.36%) CCNA
5 77 (42.08%) SSCP
6 75 (40.98%) CISM
7 66 (36.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 63 (34.43%) Degree
9 62 (33.88%) SANS
10 59 (32.24%) GIAC
11 58 (31.69%) CEH
11 58 (31.69%) MCSE
12 55 (30.05%) CISA
13 49 (26.78%) Network+ Certification
14 45 (24.59%) DV Cleared
14 45 (24.59%) Security Cleared
15 40 (21.86%) Linux+ Certification
16 18 (9.84%) CCNP
17 13 (7.10%) CSSLP
18 12 (6.56%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (31.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (20.77%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.74%) COBIT
4 6 (3.28%) GPG13
4 6 (3.28%) SLA
5 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.11%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.93%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.74%) Xen
5 14 (7.65%) Samba
6 10 (5.46%) NFS
6 10 (5.46%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.28%) Docker
7 6 (3.28%) Snort
7 6 (3.28%) vSphere
8 4 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (8.74%) Puppet
2 11 (6.01%) Nagios
3 10 (5.46%) Ansible
4 9 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.83%) AirWatch
6 6 (3.28%) CSIRT
6 6 (3.28%) Salt
7 5 (2.73%) SCCM
8 4 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.19%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.09%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (21.31%) VMware
2 36 (19.67%) Cisco
2 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (14.21%) Sophos
4 17 (9.29%) CheckPoint
5 14 (7.65%) NetApp
5 14 (7.65%) Qualys
6 13 (7.10%) SolarWinds
7 11 (6.01%) ArcSight
7 11 (6.01%) Splunk
8 10 (5.46%) EMC
9 8 (4.37%) Oracle
9 8 (4.37%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.19%) Dell KACE
10 4 (2.19%) Intel
10 4 (2.19%) Lotus
10 4 (2.19%) Novell
10 4 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.09%) NetIQ
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