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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 870 914 870
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -44
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 33 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.079% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 7
Average salary £46,000 £32,750 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.45% -30.31%
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £32,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.85%

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Security+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 22 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 17 April 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 +37 31 £46,000 +40.45% 1
London +19 18 £47,500 -13.63%
City of London - 7 £46,000 -
Berkshire +6 4 - -
South East +1 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £26,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £26,000 -
Reading - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £26,000 -
East of England +27 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Cardiff - 2 £33,750 -
Cheshire - 2 £44,000 -
North West - 2 £44,000 -
South Wales - 2 £33,750 -
Wales - 2 £33,750 -
Yorkshire +5 1 £20,500 -31.66%
West Yorkshire +2 1 £20,500 -31.66%
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Leeds - 1 £20,500 -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 43 (74.14%) CISSP
2 34 (58.62%) Information Security
3 29 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (48.28%) Firewall
5 27 (46.55%) MCSA
6 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
6 25 (43.10%) Network Security
7 24 (41.38%) Windows
8 23 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (36.21%) Business Continuity
9 21 (36.21%) VMware
9 21 (36.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (32.76%) Finance
10 19 (32.76%) SSCP
11 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
11 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (31.03%) CCNA
12 17 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (27.59%) Linux
14 15 (25.86%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (24.14%) Cisco
16 13 (22.41%) CCNP
16 13 (22.41%) GSEC
16 13 (22.41%) Degree
17 12 (20.69%) ITIL
18 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
18 11 (18.97%) BCP
18 11 (18.97%) Identity Management
18 11 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
18 11 (18.97%) Business Continuity Planning

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Lync
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) Firewall
2 25 (43.10%) Network Security
3 15 (25.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (17.24%) VPN
5 9 (15.52%) LAN
6 8 (13.79%) WAN
7 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
7 7 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (12.07%) tcpdump
8 5 (8.62%) Wireless Security
8 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (8.62%) Wireless
9 1 (1.72%) Internet
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Publishing
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Legal
4 4 (6.90%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Analyst
2 28 (48.28%) Security Analyst
3 15 (25.86%) Information Analyst
3 15 (25.86%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) IT Security Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Security Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) IT Security Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.90%) IT Administrator
8 4 (6.90%) Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Junior
9 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Cryptography
1 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) iSeries
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.17%) UNIX
6 2 (3.45%) AIX
6 2 (3.45%) CentOS
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Information Security
2 21 (36.21%) Business Continuity
2 21 (36.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (20.69%) ITIL
5 11 (18.97%) BCP
5 11 (18.97%) Identity Management
5 11 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (18.97%) Business Continuity Planning
6 8 (13.79%) Document Management
6 8 (13.79%) Workflow
7 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (12.07%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (12.07%) Network Management
7 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.34%) Cyber Security
8 6 (10.34%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (8.62%) SIEM
9 5 (8.62%) Information Management
9 5 (8.62%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (74.14%) CISSP
2 29 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (46.55%) MCSA
4 19 (32.76%) SSCP
5 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (31.03%) CCNA
6 13 (22.41%) CCNP
6 13 (22.41%) GSEC
6 13 (22.41%) Degree
7 9 (15.52%) MCITP
7 9 (15.52%) MCSE
8 8 (13.79%) CISM
8 8 (13.79%) CEH
9 7 (12.07%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (12.07%) CCSE
9 7 (12.07%) GCIH
9 7 (12.07%) CCSA
9 7 (12.07%) CISA
10 5 (8.62%) GCIA
10 5 (8.62%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.90%) COBIT
3 2 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Cisco
4 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 5 (8.62%) Websense
6 4 (6.90%) Sourcefire
6 4 (6.90%) Intel
7 3 (5.17%) Qualys
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.45%) Citrix
8 2 (3.45%) McAfee
8 2 (3.45%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.72%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.72%) GFI Software
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