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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 861 924 914
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 73 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.088% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 64 22 18
Average salary £62,500 £42,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.19% +25.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £46,125 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £26,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -21.80%

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
28441 29525 28128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.05% 27.72% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22731 23597 22083
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 26 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 8 February 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 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 +47 73 £62,500 +46.19% 7
London +26 41 £82,500 +85.39% 5
Ealing - 12 £82,500 -
West Yorkshire +20 7 £50,000 +163.15%
Yorkshire +15 7 £50,000 +163.15%
Manchester - 7 £32,500 -
North West - 7 £32,500 -
South East +22 6 £50,000 - 1
Halifax - 6 £50,000 -
Solihull - 5 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Berkshire +2 4 - - 1
Reading +2 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 £90,000 -
Nottingham +8 2 £72,500 +178.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £72,500 +178.84% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £72,500 +178.84% 1
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
Bristol - 2 £53,750 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £90,000 -
South West - 2 £53,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £90,000 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £30,000 -
Bradford - 1 £27,500 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 104 (84.55%) CISSP
3 63 (51.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (49.59%) Windows
5 56 (45.53%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (39.84%) Network Security
7 46 (37.40%) Information Security
8 40 (32.52%) CISA
8 40 (32.52%) Firewall
8 40 (32.52%) Linux
9 36 (29.27%) ITIL
10 34 (27.64%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (26.02%) CISM
12 31 (25.20%) Product Management
13 29 (23.58%) Management Information System
13 29 (23.58%) SQL
14 28 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (22.76%) CCNA
15 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
15 27 (21.95%) Cisco
15 27 (21.95%) SANS
16 26 (21.14%) CEH
16 26 (21.14%) LAN
17 25 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
18 24 (19.51%) TCP/IP
18 24 (19.51%) Red Hat
18 24 (19.51%) Network+ Certification
18 24 (19.51%) SSCP
19 23 (18.70%) Unix

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (16.26%) IIS
2 13 (10.57%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (5.69%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.25%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (4.88%) Office 365
1 6 (4.88%) SaaS
2 5 (4.07%) IaaS
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (39.84%) Network Security
2 40 (32.52%) Firewall
3 26 (21.14%) LAN
4 24 (19.51%) TCP/IP
5 21 (17.07%) WAN
6 20 (16.26%) DNS
6 20 (16.26%) IPsec
7 16 (13.01%) tcpdump
7 16 (13.01%) Wireshark
8 12 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (9.76%) VPN
9 9 (7.32%) DHCP
10 8 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (5.69%) iSCSI
11 7 (5.69%) VLAN
12 6 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (3.25%) SSL
13 4 (3.25%) Wireless
14 3 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.69%) Big Data
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.25%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (17.07%) Marketing
2 17 (13.82%) Legal
3 16 (13.01%) Finance
4 11 (8.94%) Law
5 7 (5.69%) Back Office
6 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.44%) Games
8 2 (1.63%) Military
8 2 (1.63%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.96%) Security Manager
2 27 (21.95%) Product Manager
2 27 (21.95%) Security Product Manager
3 23 (18.70%) Analyst
3 23 (18.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 19 (15.45%) Security Analyst
5 17 (13.82%) Security Engineer
5 17 (13.82%) Software Product Manager
6 13 (10.57%) Network Engineer
7 12 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (8.13%) CISSP Manager
9 9 (7.32%) IT Engineer
9 9 (7.32%) IT Security Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Information Manager
10 8 (6.50%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (6.50%) IT Manager
11 7 (5.69%) Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) Web Services
2 4 (3.25%) Java EE
2 4 (3.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.58%) Management Information System
2 19 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (13.82%) User Experience
4 12 (9.76%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (9.76%) PKI
5 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.07%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.63%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.81%) CESG
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 61 (49.59%) Windows
2 40 (32.52%) Linux
3 25 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (18.70%) Unix
5 22 (17.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (16.26%) Windows Server
7 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.94%) FreeBSD
8 11 (8.94%) Solaris
8 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (5.69%) AIX
9 7 (5.69%) CentOS
10 4 (3.25%) Android
10 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.25%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.25%) Windows NT
11 3 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (37.40%) Information Security
3 36 (29.27%) ITIL
4 31 (25.20%) Product Management
5 23 (18.70%) Presales
6 22 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (17.89%) Ethical Hacking
7 21 (17.07%) Product Marketing
7 21 (17.07%) SIEM
7 21 (17.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 20 (16.26%) Use Case
9 19 (15.45%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (13.82%) Validation
11 16 (13.01%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (11.38%) Security Operations
13 13 (10.57%) Risk Management
14 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
14 12 (9.76%) Identity Access Management
14 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
15 11 (8.94%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 18 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 15 (12.20%) Perl
4 13 (10.57%) Bash Shell
5 11 (8.94%) Ruby
6 5 (4.07%) C#
6 5 (4.07%) C++
6 5 (4.07%) Python
7 4 (3.25%) C
7 4 (3.25%) Java
7 4 (3.25%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.44%) PHP
9 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 104 (84.55%) CISSP
3 40 (32.52%) CISA
4 34 (27.64%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (26.02%) CISM
6 28 (22.76%) CCNA
6 28 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (21.95%) SANS
8 26 (21.14%) CEH
9 24 (19.51%) Network+ Certification
9 24 (19.51%) SSCP
10 22 (17.89%) Degree
11 21 (17.07%) MCSE
12 18 (14.63%) A+ Certification
13 15 (12.20%) CCNP
13 15 (12.20%) GCIH
13 15 (12.20%) GIAC
14 13 (10.57%) IISP
14 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
15 11 (8.94%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (51.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.01%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) Snort
4 7 (5.69%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.69%) vSphere
5 5 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.25%) ISA Server
6 4 (3.25%) NDS
6 4 (3.25%) Novell eDirectory
6 4 (3.25%) Squid
7 2 (1.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) Backup Exec
1 14 (11.38%) Nessus
2 11 (8.94%) EnCase
2 11 (8.94%) Nmap
3 7 (5.69%) HP SIM
3 7 (5.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Cisco
1 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.51%) Red Hat
3 19 (15.45%) VMware
4 8 (6.50%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (5.69%) Altiris
5 7 (5.69%) Citrix
5 7 (5.69%) Dell
5 7 (5.69%) GFI Software
5 7 (5.69%) HP
5 7 (5.69%) IBM
5 7 (5.69%) ProCurve
5 7 (5.69%) SolarWinds
5 7 (5.69%) Sophos
5 7 (5.69%) Symantec
6 6 (4.88%) Forcepoint
6 6 (4.88%) Oracle
7 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.25%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.25%) Novell
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