Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 813 849
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36 -7
Contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 23 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.050% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
England median daily rate £390 £475 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +20.25% +61.22%
10th Percentile £194 £450 £315
90th Percentile £581 £560 £418
UK median daily rate £390 £475 £395
% change year-on-year -17.89% +20.25% +61.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

CompTIA Security+ is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,466 18,121 20,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.19% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,324 12,283
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 780 947
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.79 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -16 9 £390 -13.33% 8
South West +15 6 - - 5
East of England - 5 - - 2
London - 3 £190 - 8
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CompTIA Security+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Degree
3 17 (73.91%) CISSP
4 15 (65.22%) SIEM
5 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
6 12 (52.17%) CISM
6 12 (52.17%) Linux
6 12 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (47.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (47.83%) Network Security
7 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (47.83%) VLAN
7 11 (47.83%) Unix
7 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
7 11 (47.83%) Firewall
8 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
9 6 (26.09%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) A+ Certification
9 6 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics
9 6 (26.09%) Analytics
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
10 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
10 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) IIS

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (21.74%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
1 11 (47.83%) Network Security
1 11 (47.83%) VLAN
2 6 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) MVNO
4 4 (17.39%) SS7
4 4 (17.39%) Value-Added Service
4 4 (17.39%) VoLTE
4 4 (17.39%) VoWiFi
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
1 7 (30.43%) Security Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Analytics Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Core Network Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Data Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Network Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) SIEM
2 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
3 12 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Analytics
5 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) Information Security
7 4 (17.39%) High Availability
7 4 (17.39%) Network Design
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
8 3 (13.04%) ISMS
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
8 3 (13.04%) Security Management
8 3 (13.04%) Workflow
9 2 (8.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 17 (73.91%) CISSP
3 12 (52.17%) CISM
4 6 (26.09%) A+ Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CEH
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) QRadar
2 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) NetIQ
3 4 (17.39%) Nokia
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Tekelec
4 1 (4.35%) AlienVault
4 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) Xerox