Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 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+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 843 870
Rank change year-on-year +24 +27 -31
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 27 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.10% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 3
England median daily rate £475 £468 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +18.35% -
10th Percentile £244 £350 £315
90th Percentile £555 £605 £418
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £395
% change year-on-year +1.60% +18.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Security+ Certification 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 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
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 Security+ Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +6 10 £500 +21.21% 1
South West +6 6 - -
London -1 6 £475 +1.60% 2
East of England - 5 - -
Security+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 27 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
3 21 (77.78%) CISSP
4 20 (74.07%) CISM
5 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (55.56%) Degree
6 15 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (55.56%) Network Security
6 15 (55.56%) SIEM
7 14 (51.85%) Firewall
7 14 (51.85%) Risk Management
8 12 (44.44%) Linux
8 12 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (40.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (40.74%) VLAN
9 11 (40.74%) Unix
9 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
10 9 (33.33%) Management Information System
10 9 (33.33%) Information Security
11 8 (29.63%) DNS
11 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
12 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
13 6 (22.22%) Analytics
13 6 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (22.22%) Data Analytics
13 6 (22.22%) A+ Certification
13 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
13 6 (22.22%) ITIL
13 6 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (18.52%) IT Audit

Security+ Certification
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 (18.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Network Security
2 14 (51.85%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) VLAN
4 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.81%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
7 4 (14.81%) LAN
7 4 (14.81%) MVNO
7 4 (14.81%) SS7
7 4 (14.81%) Value-Added Service
7 4 (14.81%) VoLTE
7 4 (14.81%) VoWiFi
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
8 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (11.11%) WAN
9 1 (3.70%) HTTP
9 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analytics Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Core Network Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Data Analytics Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Data Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Network Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
1 6 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Design Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Security Risk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (55.56%) SIEM
2 14 (51.85%) Risk Management
3 12 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (33.33%) Information Security
5 6 (22.22%) Analytics
5 6 (22.22%) Data Analytics
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) IT Audit
6 5 (18.52%) OWASP
6 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (14.81%) High Availability
7 4 (14.81%) Network Design
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
8 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 21 (77.78%) CISSP
3 20 (74.07%) CISM
4 15 (55.56%) Degree
5 6 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 6 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (18.52%) CISA
7 4 (14.81%) CEH
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.11%) CASP
8 3 (11.11%) SSCP
9 1 (3.70%) CCNA
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (18.52%) COBIT
3 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Nessus
2 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) QRadar
3 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) LogRhythm
3 4 (14.81%) Nokia
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Splunk
3 4 (14.81%) Tekelec
4 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (11.11%) Qualys
4 3 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Xerox