Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 941 990 1141
Rank change year-on-year +49 +151 +114
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 204 153 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.095% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 159 126 97
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%
10th Percentile £34,700 £33,375 £29,744
90th Percentile £82,000 £69,375 £88,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +19.57%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38,294 40,260 51,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.81% 24.87% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,054 31,688 42,014
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,856
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.96% +4.12%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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+
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the England region over the 6 months to 17 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 97 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Midlands +18 32 £60,000 +41.18%
West Midlands +39 28 £60,000 +50.00%
North of England -2 23 £75,000 +17.65% 2
South West +5 20 £45,000 -25.00% 1
East of England +2 17 £49,500 +7.03% 11
South East -19 17 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Yorkshire +27 15 £77,500 +10.71% 2
North West +2 8 £45,000 -25.00%
East Midlands -6 4 £42,500 -5.56%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 England region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 174 (85.29%) CISSP
2 110 (53.92%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (48.53%) GIAC
4 95 (46.57%) Information Security
5 87 (42.65%) SSCP
6 85 (41.67%) Firewall
7 83 (40.69%) SANS
8 79 (38.73%) SIEM
9 76 (37.25%) CEH
10 72 (35.29%) Windows
11 68 (33.33%) CISM
12 62 (30.39%) CISA
12 62 (30.39%) Microsoft
13 60 (29.41%) Degree
14 55 (26.96%) Linux
15 53 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
16 52 (25.49%) ITIL
17 51 (25.00%) CSSLP
17 51 (25.00%) Security Operations
18 49 (24.02%) Network+ Certification
19 47 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
20 46 (22.55%) Software Engineering
21 45 (22.06%) CCNA
22 42 (20.59%) TCP/IP
22 42 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 40 (19.61%) Management Information System
24 38 (18.63%) MCSE
25 35 (17.16%) Finance
25 35 (17.16%) Test Automation
26 34 (16.67%) C

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 18 (8.82%) Apache Pig
2 9 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.94%) IIS
4 4 (1.96%) Apache
4 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (12.75%) Office 365
3 18 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.82%) IaaS
3 18 (8.82%) PaaS
4 14 (6.86%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.94%) SaaS
6 5 (2.45%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (41.67%) Firewall
2 42 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 28 (13.73%) Network Security
4 25 (12.25%) HTTP
5 21 (10.29%) SSL
6 19 (9.31%) VPN
7 14 (6.86%) SNMP
8 13 (6.37%) DKIM
8 13 (6.37%) DMARC
9 10 (4.90%) DNS
9 10 (4.90%) FCoE
10 9 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (4.41%) Wireless
11 7 (3.43%) VLAN
12 6 (2.94%) Internet
12 6 (2.94%) LAN
12 6 (2.94%) WAN
13 4 (1.96%) MPLS
14 3 (1.47%) DHCP
14 3 (1.47%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.73%) Big Data
2 23 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.82%) Apache Hive
3 18 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 18 (8.82%) MySQL
4 3 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.49%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 28 (13.73%) JIRA
2 18 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (8.82%) Bitbucket
2 18 (8.82%) CodeSonar
2 18 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.82%) git-flow
2 18 (8.82%) Robot Framework
2 18 (8.82%) Selenium
3 10 (4.90%) Redmine
4 3 (1.47%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (17.16%) Finance
2 24 (11.76%) Legal
3 22 (10.78%) Banking
4 16 (7.84%) Publishing
5 12 (5.88%) Games
5 12 (5.88%) Retail
6 8 (3.92%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.43%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.45%) Marketing
9 3 (1.47%) Front Office
10 2 (0.98%) Advertising
10 2 (0.98%) Law
11 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (30.88%) Security Engineer
2 41 (20.10%) Architect
3 39 (19.12%) Analyst
4 30 (14.71%) Security Architect
5 28 (13.73%) Security Analyst
6 25 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.82%) Software Engineer
8 17 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (7.35%) C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (7.35%) Java Engineer
9 15 (7.35%) Java Software Engineer
10 14 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) CISSP Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) Information Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) Information Security Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Platform Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) CISSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.80%) .NET
1 20 (9.80%) Java EE
1 20 (9.80%) STL
2 19 (9.31%) LAMP
3 18 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.82%) Django
3 18 (8.82%) Node.js
3 18 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (8.82%) REST
3 18 (8.82%) SOAP
3 18 (8.82%) Spring MVC
4 3 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.61%) Management Information System
2 24 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (9.80%) Computer Science
5 18 (8.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (8.33%) PKI
7 16 (7.84%) CMDB
8 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (2.94%) Private Cloud
11 5 (2.45%) CESG
11 5 (2.45%) Fintech
12 4 (1.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (1.47%) Clustering
13 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
15 1 (0.49%) Cyber Warfare
15 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
15 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 72 (35.29%) Windows
2 55 (26.96%) Linux
3 28 (13.73%) Mac OS X
4 22 (10.78%) Apple iOS
4 22 (10.78%) Unix
5 18 (8.82%) Android
6 12 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.43%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.94%) Kali Linux
8 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.96%) CentOS
9 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.49%) Fedora
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (53.92%) Cybersecurity
2 95 (46.57%) Information Security
3 79 (38.73%) SIEM
4 52 (25.49%) ITIL
5 51 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 46 (22.55%) Software Engineering
7 35 (17.16%) Test Automation
8 34 (16.67%) Use Case
9 33 (16.18%) Project Management
10 31 (15.20%) Business Development
10 31 (15.20%) User Stories
11 30 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (13.73%) Ethical Hacking
12 28 (13.73%) Security Architecture
13 24 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
14 22 (10.78%) Due Diligence
14 22 (10.78%) Service Management
15 21 (10.29%) IT Governance
15 21 (10.29%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.67%) C
2 32 (15.69%) Bash Shell
3 29 (14.22%) Python
4 26 (12.75%) PowerShell
5 23 (11.27%) Java
6 22 (10.78%) C#
7 21 (10.29%) JavaScript
8 20 (9.80%) C++
8 20 (9.80%) Objective-C
8 20 (9.80%) PHP
9 10 (4.90%) Korn
10 6 (2.94%) Perl
10 6 (2.94%) SQL
11 2 (0.98%) Go
11 2 (0.98%) Ruby
11 2 (0.98%) VB
11 2 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (85.29%) CISSP
2 99 (48.53%) GIAC
3 87 (42.65%) SSCP
4 83 (40.69%) SANS
5 76 (37.25%) CEH
6 68 (33.33%) CISM
7 62 (30.39%) CISA
8 60 (29.41%) Degree
9 53 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
10 51 (25.00%) CSSLP
11 49 (24.02%) Network+ Certification
12 47 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (22.06%) CCNA
14 38 (18.63%) MCSE
15 32 (15.69%) DV Cleared
15 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
16 31 (15.20%) Linux+ Certification
17 18 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (7.84%) ISEB
18 16 (7.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.84%) GPG13
3 12 (5.88%) GDPR
4 11 (5.39%) COBIT
5 10 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (3.92%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.47%) MiFID
8 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.49%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.49%) PSD2
9 1 (0.49%) RMADS
9 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.31%) Docker
3 18 (8.82%) vSphere
4 14 (6.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.39%) NFS
5 11 (5.39%) Samba
6 10 (4.90%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.47%) Squid
8 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (14.22%) Puppet
2 18 (8.82%) Salt
3 11 (5.39%) Ansible
3 11 (5.39%) Nagios
3 11 (5.39%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.94%) QRadar
5 5 (2.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.47%) Nessus
6 3 (1.47%) Nmap
7 2 (0.98%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.49%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.49%) SCCM
8 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (30.39%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.18%) VMware
3 27 (13.24%) EMC
3 27 (13.24%) NetApp
4 20 (9.80%) CheckPoint
5 19 (9.31%) Symantec
6 17 (8.33%) Sophos
7 16 (7.84%) Citrix
7 16 (7.84%) Forcepoint
8 14 (6.86%) Cisco
9 12 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.96%) Apple
10 4 (1.96%) BT
10 4 (1.96%) HP
10 4 (1.96%) Mitel
10 4 (1.96%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.96%) Qualys
10 4 (1.96%) Splunk
10 4 (1.96%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.47%) Atlassian