Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 866 890
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24 -16
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 28 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.019% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.092% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 3
UK median daily rate £475 £471 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.80% +19.30% -
10th Percentile £255 £350 £315
90th Percentile £569 £609 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £395
% change year-on-year +5.26% +20.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England -1 26 £475 +0.80% 8
UK excluding London +41 22 £500 +5.26% 5
South East +4 9 £500 +21.21% 1
South West +1 6 - -
London -6 6 £475 +1.60% 3
East of England - 5 - -
Scotland - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 28 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 22 (78.57%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) CISSP
3 20 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (67.86%) CISM
5 17 (60.71%) Degree
6 16 (57.14%) Firewall
7 15 (53.57%) Network Security
7 15 (53.57%) SIEM
8 14 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (50.00%) Risk Management
9 12 (42.86%) Linux
9 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (39.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (39.29%) VLAN
10 11 (39.29%) Unix
10 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
10 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
11 10 (35.71%) Information Security
12 8 (28.57%) DNS
12 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
13 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 6 (21.43%) Analytics
14 6 (21.43%) A+ Certification
14 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
14 6 (21.43%) ITIL
14 6 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
14 6 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
15 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012

Security+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (17.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) Network Security
3 11 (39.29%) VLAN
4 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 6 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
7 4 (14.29%) LAN
7 4 (14.29%) MVNO
7 4 (14.29%) SS7
7 4 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
7 4 (14.29%) VoLTE
7 4 (14.29%) VoWiFi
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.71%) DHCP
8 3 (10.71%) WAN
9 1 (3.57%) HTTP
9 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Analytics Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Core Network Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Data Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Network Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Security Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (10.71%) NHS
3 2 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Unix
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) SIEM
2 14 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (35.71%) Information Security
5 6 (21.43%) Analytics
5 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 4 (14.29%) High Availability
6 4 (14.29%) IT Audit
6 4 (14.29%) Network Design
6 4 (14.29%) OWASP
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
7 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 20 (71.43%) CISSP
3 19 (67.86%) CISM
4 17 (60.71%) Degree
5 6 (21.43%) A+ Certification
5 6 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (14.29%) CEH
6 4 (14.29%) CISA
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.71%) CASP
7 3 (10.71%) SSCP
8 1 (3.57%) CCNA
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) COBIT
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nessus
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.57%) QRadar
3 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (14.29%) LogRhythm
3 4 (14.29%) Nokia
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Splunk
3 4 (14.29%) Tekelec
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
4 3 (10.71%) Qualys
4 3 (10.71%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Xerox