Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 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+
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 381 594
Rank change year-on-year -120 +213 +39
Contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 14 3 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.047% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
10th Percentile £323 " £535
25th Percentile £368 £213 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £225 £600
Median % change year-on-year +122.22% -62.50% +33.33%
75th Percentile £638 £381 £725
90th Percentile £705 £468 "
England median daily rate £468 £500 £506
% change year-on-year -6.50% -1.23% +25.39%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,797 3,311 6,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.17% 20.39% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,198 2,279 4,273
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 49 99
10th Percentile £17.65 £18.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £22.87 £21.00 £18.29
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +32.08% +32.50%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.75 £47.67
90th Percentile £60.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London.

Daily rate trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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
Central London -11 5 £368 +63.51% 2
West London - 1 - - 2
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CompTIA Security+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (42.86%) CEH
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Azure
3 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (35.71%) SIEM
4 5 (35.71%) Network Security
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) GIAC
5 4 (28.57%) GSEC
5 4 (28.57%) CISM
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 4 (28.57%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (21.43%) Splunk
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SSCP
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 2 (14.29%) Sentinel
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) CISA

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Sentinel
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Sentinel
3 2 (14.29%) Mimecast
4 1 (7.14%) AWS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Power BI
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 4 (28.57%) Presentation Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
1 1 (7.14%) SailPoint
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Smart City
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Situational Awareness
6 2 (14.29%) Threat Detection
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (14.29%) Web Filtering
7 1 (7.14%) Architectural Design
7 1 (7.14%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 6 (42.86%) CEH
3 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) GIAC
3 4 (28.57%) GSEC
4 3 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) SSCP
5 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) GCIH
5 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CCENT
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCSA
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (7.14%) HIPAA
1 1 (7.14%) NCSC
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) QRadar
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Splunk
3 2 (14.29%) Meraki
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
4 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy