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

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
Rank 756 866 940
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +74
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 90 67 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.23% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 75 57 14
Median salary £45,000 £65,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +54.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,750 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +87.50%

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
20790 28556 29424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16419 22853 23437
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 £70,000
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 February 2017 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 30 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 February 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 +111 89 £45,000 -30.76% 12
London +72 30 £47,500 -42.42% 1
West Yorkshire +38 20 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire +35 20 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Leeds - 20 £30,000 - 2
South East +67 19 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West - 15 £60,000 -
East Midlands +24 12 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Canary Wharf - 11 £60,000 -
Hampshire +28 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Dorset - 9 £60,000 -
Kent - 9 £60,000 -
Southampton - 9 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 9 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 8 £60,000 -
Eastbourne - 8 £60,000 -
Northampton - 8 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 8 £60,000 -
Berkshire +33 5 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £36,500 -
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 -
City of London - 3 £43,500 -
Abingdon - 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 3 £34,750 -
East of England +19 1 £38,000 -57.77% 5
Nottingham +4 1 £40,000 -42.85%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £40,000 -42.85%
Winchester - 1 - -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 182 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 122 (67.03%) Firewall
3 121 (66.48%) CISSP
4 102 (56.04%) Cisco Certification
5 98 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
6 81 (44.51%) CCNA
7 69 (37.91%) CISM
7 69 (37.91%) Information Security
8 68 (37.36%) SSCP
9 63 (34.62%) Windows
10 59 (32.42%) CEH
11 57 (31.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 56 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 56 (30.77%) Degree
13 55 (30.22%) ITIL
14 54 (29.67%) CISA
14 54 (29.67%) Penetration Testing
15 52 (28.57%) MCSE
16 51 (28.02%) Linux
17 50 (27.47%) TCP/IP
18 48 (26.37%) SANS
19 46 (25.27%) GIAC
20 44 (24.18%) Microsoft
21 40 (21.98%) Cisco
21 40 (21.98%) VMware
21 40 (21.98%) PCI DSS
21 40 (21.98%) SIEM
22 39 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
23 37 (20.33%) Security Cleared
23 37 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (8.24%) IIS
2 9 (4.95%) Apache
2 9 (4.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.40%) IBM Notes
3 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.40%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.75%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.40%) Office 365
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (67.03%) Firewall
2 50 (27.47%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.44%) LAN
3 19 (10.44%) WAN
4 18 (9.89%) HTTP
5 16 (8.79%) DNS
5 16 (8.79%) Network Security
6 14 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (7.14%) SSL
8 12 (6.59%) VPN
9 9 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.95%) SSH
10 8 (4.40%) FCoE
10 8 (4.40%) Internet
10 8 (4.40%) SNMP
10 8 (4.40%) VLAN
11 7 (3.85%) DHCP
11 7 (3.85%) SAN
12 5 (2.75%) SMTP
12 5 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.24%) Big Data
3 5 (2.75%) Apache Hive
3 5 (2.75%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (11.54%) JIRA
2 8 (4.40%) Redmine
3 5 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.75%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.75%) CodeSonar
3 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.75%) git-flow
3 5 (2.75%) Robot Framework
3 5 (2.75%) Selenium
General
1 24 (13.19%) Games
2 13 (7.14%) Finance
2 13 (7.14%) Spanish Language
3 8 (4.40%) French Language
3 8 (4.40%) German Language
3 8 (4.40%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (2.20%) Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Law
6 2 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (28.57%) Analyst
2 51 (28.02%) Security Analyst
3 45 (24.73%) Security Engineer
4 26 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 25 (13.74%) IT Analyst
5 25 (13.74%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (10.44%) Technical Support
7 17 (9.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (9.34%) Platform Engineer
7 17 (9.34%) SOC Analyst
8 16 (8.79%) Consultant
8 16 (8.79%) Support Engineer
9 15 (8.24%) SOC Engineer
9 15 (8.24%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (8.24%) Technical Support Engineer
10 13 (7.14%) Security Specialist
11 12 (6.59%) IT Engineer
11 12 (6.59%) IT Security Engineer
12 11 (6.04%) Information Specialist
12 11 (6.04%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.69%) Java EE
1 14 (7.69%) STL
2 8 (4.40%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.40%) Web Services
3 5 (2.75%) .NET
3 5 (2.75%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.75%) Django
3 5 (2.75%) LAMP
3 5 (2.75%) Node.js
3 5 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.75%) REST
3 5 (2.75%) SOAP
3 5 (2.75%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.55%) CSS3
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.09%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.85%) PKI
6 5 (2.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.62%) Windows
2 51 (28.02%) Linux
3 27 (14.84%) Unix
4 17 (9.34%) Mac OS
5 16 (8.79%) Mac OS X
6 14 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.40%) Windows NT
9 6 (3.30%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
9 6 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.75%) Android
10 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.75%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.20%) NetWare
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 69 (37.91%) Information Security
3 55 (30.22%) ITIL
4 54 (29.67%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (21.98%) SIEM
6 33 (18.13%) Software Engineering
7 31 (17.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 30 (16.48%) Coaching
9 28 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 23 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (12.64%) Kalman Filter
10 23 (12.64%) Mentoring
10 23 (12.64%) OWASP
10 23 (12.64%) Reverse Engineering
10 23 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (10.44%) Data Protection
12 16 (8.79%) IT Audit
13 15 (8.24%) Information Management
13 15 (8.24%) Project Management
13 15 (8.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.03%) C
2 25 (13.74%) Python
3 22 (12.09%) Bash Shell
4 14 (7.69%) C#
4 14 (7.69%) C++
4 14 (7.69%) Java
4 14 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 13 (7.14%) SQL
6 12 (6.59%) Perl
7 9 (4.95%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.95%) VB
8 8 (4.40%) Korn
9 6 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 121 (66.48%) CISSP
3 102 (56.04%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (44.51%) CCNA
5 69 (37.91%) CISM
6 68 (37.36%) SSCP
7 59 (32.42%) CEH
8 57 (31.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (30.77%) Degree
10 54 (29.67%) CISA
11 52 (28.57%) MCSE
12 48 (26.37%) SANS
13 46 (25.27%) GIAC
14 39 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
15 37 (20.33%) Security Cleared
16 36 (19.78%) DV Cleared
17 31 (17.03%) Linux+ Certification
18 23 (12.64%) CCNP
19 14 (7.69%) CISMP
20 11 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (21.98%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.79%) COBIT
4 6 (3.30%) GPG13
4 6 (3.30%) SLA
5 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (18.68%) Active Directory
3 24 (13.19%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.79%) Samba
4 16 (8.79%) Xen
5 8 (4.40%) NFS
5 8 (4.40%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.75%) Docker
6 5 (2.75%) vSphere
7 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.65%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (7.14%) Puppet
2 11 (6.04%) Backup Exec
3 9 (4.95%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.95%) Nagios
4 8 (4.40%) Ansible
4 8 (4.40%) SCCM
5 7 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (3.30%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.75%) Salt
8 4 (2.20%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.55%) Nessus
10 1 (0.55%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.55%) SCOM
10 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.98%) Cisco
2 40 (21.98%) VMware
3 29 (15.93%) Sophos
4 23 (12.64%) CheckPoint
5 19 (10.44%) Splunk
6 16 (8.79%) ArcSight
6 16 (8.79%) Qualys
7 15 (8.24%) NetApp
8 12 (6.59%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.49%) Oracle
10 9 (4.95%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.40%) Dell KACE
11 8 (4.40%) EMC
11 8 (4.40%) Lotus
11 8 (4.40%) Novell
11 8 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.10%) HP
12 2 (1.10%) NetIQ
12 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Ensono
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Bens & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k per annum + certified training
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
Salary: From £34k + up to 10% bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago