Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 328 360
Rank change year-on-year -2 +32 +66
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 23 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.039% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 7
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £68,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.74% +4.62% +41.30%
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £68,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +4.62% +41.30%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,359 2,362 2,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.36% 23.25% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,060 2,084 2,523
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £31,501
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the City of London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the City of London.

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the City of London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 23 (100.00%) CISSP
1 23 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (95.65%) Finance
2 22 (95.65%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) CEH
3 4 (17.39%) GIAC
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
4 3 (13.04%) Apple
4 3 (13.04%) DRM
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 3 (13.04%) CISMP
4 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 3 (13.04%) SIEM
4 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 22 (95.65%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Security Engineer
2 19 (82.61%) Analyst
3 18 (78.26%) CISSP Analyst
3 18 (78.26%) CISSP Engineer
3 18 (78.26%) Information Analyst
3 18 (78.26%) Information Security Analyst
3 18 (78.26%) Information Security Engineer
3 18 (78.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (78.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (78.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 18 (78.26%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Chief Information Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Chief Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Chief Security Officer
5 1 (4.35%) CIO
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
5 1 (4.35%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
2 3 (13.04%) DRM
2 3 (13.04%) SIEM
2 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (4.35%) People Management
3 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CISSP
2 22 (95.65%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) CEH
3 4 (17.39%) GIAC
4 3 (13.04%) CISMP
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft