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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 870 850 882
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +32
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 27 40 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.037% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% 0.13% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.88% -40.41%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £27,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -53.75%

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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 9 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 19 December 2014. 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 -14 27 £42,500 +25.00% 2
London +30 23 £43,000 -11.34% 1
City of London +31 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South East +9 3 £35,500 +77.50% 1
Berkshire +1 3 £35,500 +77.50% 1
Reading - 3 £35,500 -
Leeds -7 1 £19,000 -22.44%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Yorkshire -26 1 £19,000 -22.44%

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (75.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (72.73%) MCSA
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 19 (57.58%) Information Security
4 19 (57.58%) CISSP
5 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
6 17 (51.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (51.52%) Finance
7 15 (45.45%) VMware
7 15 (45.45%) Windows
8 13 (39.39%) Degree
9 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
9 11 (33.33%) BCP
9 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity
9 11 (33.33%) Firewall
9 11 (33.33%) Network Security
10 10 (30.30%) LAN
10 10 (30.30%) WAN
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (30.30%) CCNA
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco
10 10 (30.30%) Linux
11 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (27.27%) Banking
12 8 (24.24%) Publishing
12 8 (24.24%) Client/Server
12 8 (24.24%) Document Management
12 8 (24.24%) Workflow

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
1 11 (33.33%) Network Security
2 10 (30.30%) LAN
2 10 (30.30%) WAN
3 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
3 8 (24.24%) VPN
4 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (21.21%) Wireshark
4 7 (21.21%) tcpdump
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 8 (24.24%) Publishing
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Security Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Information Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Security Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) Information Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Product Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Information Security
2 11 (33.33%) BCP
2 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Document Management
4 8 (24.24%) Workflow
5 7 (21.21%) Network Management
6 5 (15.15%) SIEM
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (3.03%) Change Control
8 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (72.73%) MCSA
3 19 (57.58%) CISSP
4 13 (39.39%) Degree
5 10 (30.30%) CCNA
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (24.24%) MCSE
6 8 (24.24%) MCITP
7 7 (21.21%) CCNP
7 7 (21.21%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (21.21%) CCSA
7 7 (21.21%) CCSE
8 5 (15.15%) SSCP
9 4 (12.12%) CEH
10 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
11 2 (6.06%) MCP
11 2 (6.06%) GSEC
11 2 (6.06%) CISA
12 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (3.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) COBIT
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
5 5 (15.15%) Websense
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 2 (6.06%) Qualys
Windsor
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 27 days ago