The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 909 877 888
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 26 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.035% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 14
Average salary £32,750 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.31% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £47,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £47,000 -
% change year-on-year
-30.85% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 26 £32,750 -30.31% 4
London -41 10 £55,000 -26.66%
West Yorkshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
East of England - 5 £32,500 -
Halifax - 5 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £32,500 -
South East -15 2 £28,750 -38.82%
Berkshire +1 1 £20,500 -56.38%
Hampshire -8 1 £37,000 -21.27%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £37,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £32,000 -
Bradford - 1 £30,000 - 1
South West - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £32,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 36 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (56.90%) Windows
3 30 (51.72%) Firewall
4 28 (48.28%) Cisco
5 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
6 25 (43.10%) Information Security
7 24 (41.38%) CISSP
8 23 (39.66%) ITIL
9 20 (34.48%) MCSE
9 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
9 20 (34.48%) LAN
9 20 (34.48%) WAN
10 19 (32.76%) VPN
10 19 (32.76%) MS Office
10 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (31.03%) Citrix
11 18 (31.03%) Symantec
12 17 (29.31%) SQL
13 16 (27.59%) DNS
13 16 (27.59%) Network Security
14 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
14 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
15 14 (24.14%) IIS
15 14 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (22.41%) SIEM
16 13 (22.41%) Software Deployment
16 13 (22.41%) MS PowerPoint

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
1 14 (24.14%) IIS
1 14 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.72%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (32.76%) MS Office
2 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
3 13 (22.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 20 (34.48%) LAN
2 20 (34.48%) WAN
3 19 (32.76%) VPN
4 16 (27.59%) DNS
4 16 (27.59%) Network Security
5 13 (22.41%) DHCP
5 13 (22.41%) SAN
6 5 (8.62%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) VoIP
7 4 (6.90%) Wireless
8 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.45%) LDAP
10 1 (1.72%) VLAN
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.72%) OSPF
10 1 (1.72%) BGP
10 1 (1.72%) S/MIME
10 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 21 (36.21%) Security Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Information Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Information Security Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Architect
6 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.17%) Chief Information Officer
8 3 (5.17%) Chief Security Officer
8 3 (5.17%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Security Officer
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Clustering
1 13 (22.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.62%) iPhone
3 5 (8.62%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.90%) PKI
5 3 (5.17%) Hedge funds
5 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.17%) CESG
6 2 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (56.90%) Windows
2 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.34%) Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Information Security
2 23 (39.66%) ITIL
3 13 (22.41%) SIEM
3 13 (22.41%) Software Deployment
4 11 (18.97%) Project Management
4 11 (18.97%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.79%) Information Assurance
6 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (8.62%) Cyber Security
7 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.90%) Service Management
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (6.90%) IT Governance
9 3 (5.17%) Change Control
9 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.17%) Security Management
9 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) VBScript
2 2 (3.45%) VB
2 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (41.38%) CISSP
3 20 (34.48%) MCSE
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (20.69%) SSCP
5 12 (20.69%) CEH
6 11 (18.97%) CISM
6 11 (18.97%) MCP
7 10 (17.24%) Degree
7 10 (17.24%) MCSA
8 9 (15.52%) CCNA
9 7 (12.07%) A+ Certification
10 6 (10.34%) GIAC
11 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.62%) CCSA
11 5 (8.62%) CCIE
12 4 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (6.90%) GCIH
13 3 (5.17%) CGEIT
13 3 (5.17%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.07%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.34%) COBIT
4 5 (8.62%) ISO 9001
4 5 (8.62%) SLA
5 3 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) MetaFrame
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 4 (6.90%) vSphere
4 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (10.34%) Nessus
3 5 (8.62%) WSUS
4 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 18 (31.03%) Citrix
3 18 (31.03%) Symantec
4 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.07%) McAfee
6 6 (10.34%) VMware
7 5 (8.62%) Oracle
7 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.90%) Juniper
9 3 (5.17%) Q1 Labs
9 3 (5.17%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.72%) F5
10 1 (1.72%) Interwoven
10 1 (1.72%) HP
10 1 (1.72%) CA
10 1 (1.72%) NetApp
10 1 (1.72%) Altiris
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