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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 786 905 951
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +46
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 91 53 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.050% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.18% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 54 44 25
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £82,500 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £51,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-9.75% +44.36%

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
23430 29057 32036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.80% 27.36% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18517 23011 25688
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 21 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 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +108 87 £46,250 -19.56% 7
South East +82 26 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South West +23 24 £47,500 -13.63%
Gloucestershire - 24 £47,500 -
London +71 20 £53,750 -30.64%
Abingdon - 15 - -
Oxfordshire - 15 - -
West Yorkshire +43 14 £30,000 -5.51% 4
Leeds +29 14 £30,000 - 4
Yorkshire +24 14 £30,000 -5.51% 4
Hampshire - 6 £60,000 -
Kent - 6 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire +56 5 £40,000 -27.27%
Canary Wharf - 5 £45,000 -
Southampton - 4 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands +7 3 £45,000 -33.33% 2
City of London - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £45,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Newbury - 1 £60,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 190 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 152 (80.00%) CISSP
3 117 (61.58%) Firewall
4 104 (54.74%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (45.79%) CCNA
7 83 (43.68%) CISM
8 76 (40.00%) Linux
9 75 (39.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 73 (38.42%) SSCP
10 73 (38.42%) CEH
11 70 (36.84%) Information Security
12 69 (36.32%) SANS
13 67 (35.26%) MCSE
14 66 (34.74%) Windows
15 64 (33.68%) Penetration Testing
15 64 (33.68%) Degree
16 63 (33.16%) C
17 62 (32.63%) GIAC
18 61 (32.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 54 (28.42%) Security Cleared
20 53 (27.89%) Network+ Certification
21 52 (27.37%) CISA
22 49 (25.79%) Unix
22 49 (25.79%) DV Cleared
23 48 (25.26%) TCP/IP
24 47 (24.74%) SIEM
25 44 (23.16%) Linux+ Certification
26 41 (21.58%) Software Engineering
27 39 (20.53%) ITIL

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 12 (6.32%) IIS
2 8 (4.21%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.11%) Apache
3 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 117 (61.58%) Firewall
2 48 (25.26%) TCP/IP
3 30 (15.79%) HTTP
3 30 (15.79%) Network Security
4 27 (14.21%) SSL
5 22 (11.58%) DNS
6 18 (9.47%) VLAN
7 14 (7.37%) IPv4
7 14 (7.37%) IPv6
8 12 (6.32%) FCoE
8 12 (6.32%) SNMP
9 10 (5.26%) VPN
10 7 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (3.16%) Internet
11 6 (3.16%) LAN
11 6 (3.16%) WAN
12 5 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.63%) Wireless
13 4 (2.11%) DHCP
13 4 (2.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.47%) Big Data
3 9 (4.74%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.21%) Apache Hive
4 8 (4.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (12.11%) JIRA
2 11 (5.79%) Redmine
3 8 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.21%) Bitbucket
3 8 (4.21%) CodeSonar
3 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.21%) git-flow
3 8 (4.21%) Robot Framework
3 8 (4.21%) Selenium
General
1 26 (13.68%) Games
2 13 (6.84%) Finance
3 9 (4.74%) Spanish Language
4 7 (3.68%) Banking
5 6 (3.16%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.11%) French Language
6 4 (2.11%) German Language
6 4 (2.11%) Military
6 4 (2.11%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (1.58%) Law
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (20.00%) Analyst
2 32 (16.84%) Security Analyst
3 29 (15.26%) Security Engineer
4 26 (13.68%) Consultant
5 23 (12.11%) Platform Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.37%) IT Engineer
7 14 (7.37%) IT Security Engineer
7 14 (7.37%) Presales Engineer
7 14 (7.37%) Technical Support
8 13 (6.84%) IT Analyst
8 13 (6.84%) Security Manager
9 12 (6.32%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (6.32%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.32%) Software Consultant
9 12 (6.32%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) Test Consultant
9 12 (6.32%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.53%) Java EE
1 20 (10.53%) STL
2 8 (4.21%) .NET
2 8 (4.21%) .NET Framework
2 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.21%) Django
2 8 (4.21%) LAMP
2 8 (4.21%) Node.js
2 8 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (4.21%) REST
2 8 (4.21%) SOAP
2 8 (4.21%) Spring MVC
3 4 (2.11%) Regular Expression
3 4 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.21%) Computer Science
2 24 (12.63%) Management Information System
3 17 (8.95%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.68%) PKI
6 6 (3.16%) Cybercrime
6 6 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.63%) SCADA
8 4 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 76 (40.00%) Linux
2 66 (34.74%) Windows
3 49 (25.79%) Unix
4 16 (8.42%) Mac OS X
5 13 (6.84%) Mac OS
6 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.21%) Android
8 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.63%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.11%) NetWare
12 4 (2.11%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.58%) AIX
13 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (54.74%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (36.84%) Information Security
3 64 (33.68%) Penetration Testing
4 47 (24.74%) SIEM
5 41 (21.58%) Software Engineering
6 39 (20.53%) ITIL
7 38 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 32 (16.84%) Mentoring
8 32 (16.84%) Reverse Engineering
9 29 (15.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (14.74%) Coaching
11 27 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (13.68%) Presales
13 25 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (10.53%) Multithreading
15 19 (10.00%) OWASP
15 19 (10.00%) User Stories
16 17 (8.95%) Project Management
17 16 (8.42%) Data Protection
18 15 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.16%) C
2 31 (16.32%) Python
3 25 (13.16%) Bash Shell
4 20 (10.53%) C#
4 20 (10.53%) C++
4 20 (10.53%) Java
4 20 (10.53%) Objective-C
5 15 (7.89%) Perl
6 13 (6.84%) SQL
7 12 (6.32%) Korn
7 12 (6.32%) VB
8 10 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.21%) PHP
10 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 152 (80.00%) CISSP
3 99 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (45.79%) CCNA
5 83 (43.68%) CISM
6 75 (39.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 73 (38.42%) CEH
7 73 (38.42%) SSCP
8 69 (36.32%) SANS
9 67 (35.26%) MCSE
10 64 (33.68%) Degree
11 62 (32.63%) GIAC
12 54 (28.42%) Security Cleared
13 53 (27.89%) Network+ Certification
14 52 (27.37%) CISA
15 49 (25.79%) DV Cleared
16 44 (23.16%) Linux+ Certification
17 18 (9.47%) CCNP
18 14 (7.37%) CISMP
19 12 (6.32%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (32.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (15.26%) PCI DSS
3 22 (11.58%) COBIT
4 6 (3.16%) GPG13
5 5 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (2.63%) RMADS
5 5 (2.63%) SLA
6 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.42%) Samba
3 15 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.37%) Active Directory
4 14 (7.37%) Snort
5 13 (6.84%) Xen
6 12 (6.32%) NFS
6 12 (6.32%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.74%) vSphere
8 8 (4.21%) Docker
9 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (10.53%) Puppet
2 12 (6.32%) Ansible
2 12 (6.32%) Nagios
3 8 (4.21%) Salt
4 5 (2.63%) Nessus
5 4 (2.11%) QRadar
5 4 (2.11%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.58%) SCCM
7 2 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (15.79%) VMware
2 28 (14.74%) Cisco
3 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 17 (8.95%) Sophos
6 14 (7.37%) Intel
6 14 (7.37%) NetApp
7 12 (6.32%) EMC
8 11 (5.79%) Oracle
9 9 (4.74%) ArcSight
9 9 (4.74%) Qualys
9 9 (4.74%) Splunk
10 7 (3.68%) Palo Alto
10 7 (3.68%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.63%) HP
11 5 (2.63%) Symantec
12 4 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.11%) IBM
12 4 (2.11%) Lotus
12 4 (2.11%) Novell
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Salary: £35K + On target bonus of 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 per annum + On target bonus of 5%
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £40000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago