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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 876 920 982
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +62
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 41 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.029% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.11% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 14
Median salary £52,500 £46,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.13% +42.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.37%

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
26665 29396 32773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.55% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23097 26261
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 31 May 2016 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 31 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 +42 39 £52,500 +10.52% 4
East of England +31 10 £52,500 +10.52%
London -6 9 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Essex +22 8 £52,500 +10.52%
South West +11 8 £57,500 +49.35%
Harlow - 7 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +18 6 £47,000 +129.26%
West Yorkshire +5 6 £47,000 +129.26%
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
South East - 6 £57,500 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £60,000 - 1
Reading - 4 £71,250 -
Leeds +11 3 £65,000 +217.07%
Bradford - 3 £29,000 -
Cheshunt - 2 £55,000 -
Belfast - 2 £38,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £29,500 -
Bristol - 2 £57,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £38,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £38,750 -
City of London +36 1 £65,000 +41.30%
Gatwick - 1 £30,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £65,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
North West - 1 £65,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 108 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 95 (87.96%) CISSP
3 52 (48.15%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (47.22%) Linux
5 49 (45.37%) Information Security
6 48 (44.44%) Network Security
7 47 (43.52%) Windows
8 45 (41.67%) Firewall
9 43 (39.81%) CEH
9 43 (39.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 42 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (36.11%) SANS
12 38 (35.19%) SIEM
12 38 (35.19%) CCNA
12 38 (35.19%) ITIL
13 37 (34.26%) Unix
13 37 (34.26%) CISM
14 36 (33.33%) Red Hat
15 30 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (27.78%) MCSE
16 27 (25.00%) Management Information System
17 26 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (24.07%) Cisco
17 26 (24.07%) Security Operations
18 25 (23.15%) Degree
19 24 (22.22%) CISA
19 24 (22.22%) SSCP
20 22 (20.37%) CCNP
20 22 (20.37%) SQL
20 22 (20.37%) Nessus

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 11 (10.19%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.48%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.70%) IIS
5 3 (2.78%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) IaaS
2 5 (4.63%) SaaS
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (44.44%) Network Security
2 45 (41.67%) Firewall
3 22 (20.37%) Wireshark
4 17 (15.74%) DNS
4 17 (15.74%) TCP/IP
5 14 (12.96%) LAN
6 12 (11.11%) IPsec
6 12 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (11.11%) tcpdump
7 11 (10.19%) VPN
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (8.33%) VLAN
10 7 (6.48%) SSL
10 7 (6.48%) WAN
11 6 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.70%) BGP
13 4 (3.70%) Internet
13 4 (3.70%) OSPF
14 3 (2.78%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.63%) Big Data
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (9.26%) Finance
1 10 (9.26%) Marketing
2 9 (8.33%) Games
3 8 (7.41%) Back Office
3 8 (7.41%) Law
3 8 (7.41%) Legal
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.85%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Analyst
2 31 (28.70%) Security Analyst
3 27 (25.00%) Security Manager
4 17 (15.74%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 17 (15.74%) Security Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) Product Manager
5 14 (12.96%) Security Product Manager
6 12 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (11.11%) Network Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (9.26%) Risk Manager
7 10 (9.26%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Software Product Manager
9 8 (7.41%) CISSP Manager
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 7 (6.48%) Consultant
10 7 (6.48%) IT Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) Web Services
2 4 (3.70%) Java EE
2 4 (3.70%) STL
3 2 (1.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.04%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (11.11%) PKI
5 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
6 9 (8.33%) User Experience
7 8 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (4.63%) Cryptography
8 5 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.85%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.93%) CESG
10 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (47.22%) Linux
2 47 (43.52%) Windows
3 37 (34.26%) Unix
4 26 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.04%) Windows Server
7 11 (10.19%) FreeBSD
7 11 (10.19%) Solaris
7 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.48%) AIX
8 7 (6.48%) CentOS
9 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.70%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (48.15%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (45.37%) Information Security
3 38 (35.19%) ITIL
3 38 (35.19%) SIEM
4 26 (24.07%) Security Operations
5 22 (20.37%) Ethical Hacking
6 20 (18.52%) Product Management
7 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Presales
8 16 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (12.96%) Security Architecture
10 14 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (12.04%) Risk Management
11 13 (12.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 12 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 12 (11.11%) Use Case
13 11 (10.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) SQL
2 21 (19.44%) Perl
3 20 (18.52%) Python
4 17 (15.74%) C
5 15 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 13 (12.04%) PowerShell
7 12 (11.11%) Ruby
8 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.70%) C#
9 4 (3.70%) C++
9 4 (3.70%) Java
9 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 95 (87.96%) CISSP
3 43 (39.81%) CEH
4 42 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (36.11%) SANS
6 38 (35.19%) CCNA
7 37 (34.26%) CISM
8 30 (27.78%) MCSE
8 30 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (23.15%) Degree
10 24 (22.22%) CISA
10 24 (22.22%) SSCP
11 22 (20.37%) CCNP
12 16 (14.81%) GIAC
13 15 (13.89%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (11.11%) GCIH
14 12 (11.11%) ISACA
15 11 (10.19%) RHCE
15 11 (10.19%) Security Cleared
16 10 (9.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (39.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.81%) PCI DSS
3 11 (10.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (7.41%) ISO27002
5 5 (4.63%) COBIT
6 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) Snort
2 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.41%) vSphere
4 4 (3.70%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.70%) NDS
4 4 (3.70%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 4 (3.70%) Squid
5 2 (1.85%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) XenApp
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) Nessus
2 12 (11.11%) QRadar
3 11 (10.19%) EnCase
3 11 (10.19%) Nmap
4 10 (9.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (6.48%) Backup Exec
5 7 (6.48%) HP SIM
5 7 (6.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (6.48%) WSUS
6 4 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.85%) Juniper STRM
7 2 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 36 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 26 (24.07%) Cisco
3 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.74%) HP
4 17 (15.74%) IBM
4 17 (15.74%) SolarWinds
4 17 (15.74%) Symantec
5 12 (11.11%) Splunk
6 10 (9.26%) ArcSight
7 9 (8.33%) VMware
8 8 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (6.48%) Dell
9 7 (6.48%) GFI Software
9 7 (6.48%) Oracle
9 7 (6.48%) ProCurve
9 7 (6.48%) Sophos
10 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.70%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.70%) Novell
10 4 (3.70%) Sourcefire
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Intel Security
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago