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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 863 922 868
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -54
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 34 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.028% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 12
Average salary £46,377 £33,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.43% -35.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,600 £42,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,300 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,421 £33,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+19.45% -26.66%

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
29880 31924 29713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.22% 27.12% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23802 25041 23912
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 17 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 28 July 2015. 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 +59 26 £50,000 +49.25% 2
London +30 12 £50,000 -18.69% 1
Edinburgh - 8 £35,000 -
Scotland - 8 £35,000 -
South West -8 7 £46,377 -11.66% 1
Swindon - 7 £46,377 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 £46,377 - 1
South East +32 4 £55,000 +189.47%
Berkshire -2 4 £55,000 +189.47%
Reading -3 4 £55,000 +189.47%
City of London - 3 £52,500 -
Manchester - 2 £55,000 -
North West - 2 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £25,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £25,000 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 31 (46.27%) CISSP
1 31 (46.27%) Vulnerability Management
2 25 (37.31%) Network Security
3 22 (32.84%) Information Security
4 21 (31.34%) Windows
5 19 (28.36%) SSCP
5 19 (28.36%) Firewall
5 19 (28.36%) Degree
6 18 (26.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (25.37%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
9 15 (22.39%) CISM
9 15 (22.39%) GSEC
9 15 (22.39%) PCI DSS
9 15 (22.39%) Security Architecture
10 14 (20.90%) Finance
10 14 (20.90%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (19.40%) Identity Management
11 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (19.40%) Project Management
12 12 (17.91%) Management Information System
12 12 (17.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.91%) Cryptography
12 12 (17.91%) CEH
12 12 (17.91%) Law
12 12 (17.91%) Business Continuity
12 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
13 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 5 (7.46%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) Lync
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) Network Security
2 19 (28.36%) Firewall
3 14 (20.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (8.96%) LAN
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
5 5 (7.46%) Wireless Security
5 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.46%) VPN
5 5 (7.46%) DNS
5 5 (7.46%) WAN
5 5 (7.46%) Wireless
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) BGP
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Law
3 5 (7.46%) Legal
4 4 (5.97%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Marketing
5 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.99%) Back Office
6 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Analyst
2 32 (47.76%) Security Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) IT Security Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Administrator
5 8 (11.94%) Security Manager
6 6 (8.96%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Information Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) IT Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Data Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Training Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Network Security Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Junior
10 1 (1.49%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Management Information System
1 12 (17.91%) Cryptography
1 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.49%) iSeries
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.45%) Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.99%) UNIX
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) CentOS
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (32.84%) Information Security
3 17 (25.37%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Security Architecture
5 13 (19.40%) Identity Management
5 13 (19.40%) Project Management
6 12 (17.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (17.91%) Business Continuity
7 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (16.42%) ITIL
8 10 (14.93%) Performance Management
9 8 (11.94%) Cyber Security
10 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.96%) Protective Monitoring
12 5 (7.46%) Information Management
12 5 (7.46%) Password Management
13 4 (5.97%) ITSM
13 4 (5.97%) Service Management
13 4 (5.97%) Data Security
13 4 (5.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) CISSP
2 19 (28.36%) SSCP
2 19 (28.36%) Degree
3 15 (22.39%) CISM
3 15 (22.39%) GSEC
4 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (17.91%) CEH
6 10 (14.93%) CCNA
7 7 (10.45%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (10.45%) CCNP
7 7 (10.45%) A+ Certification
8 6 (8.96%) MCSA
8 6 (8.96%) GCIH
9 5 (7.46%) GCED
9 5 (7.46%) CISMP
9 5 (7.46%) GCIA
9 5 (7.46%) GCWN
9 5 (7.46%) CISA
10 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (22.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.48%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Splunk
3 10 (14.93%) ArcSight
4 8 (11.94%) Cisco
5 7 (10.45%) Citrix
6 5 (7.46%) Altiris
7 4 (5.97%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.48%) Qualys
8 3 (4.48%) Intel
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.99%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.49%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.49%) GFI Software
10 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
London
Harris Global
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £34613 - £44228 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago