Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 587 792 903
Rank change year-on-year +205 +111 +97
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 230 141 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 0.66% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 91 106 107
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £65,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +5.00%

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 15,582 21,426 34,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.68% 21.52% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 10,836 16,203 24,959
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,736
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,875
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in England.

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in England

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in England over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +106 53 £55,000 - 4
North of England +58 52 £54,000 +8.00% 6
South West +7 39 £55,000 +37.50% 3
East of England +81 33 £43,750 -20.45% 3
North West +57 31 £54,000 +5.37% 5
Midlands +46 29 £50,000 -9.09% 3
West Midlands +19 29 £50,000 -9.09% 3
South East +89 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
North East - 21 £45,000 - 1
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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+.

1 147 (63.91%) Problem-Solving
2 143 (62.17%) Network+ Certification
3 129 (56.09%) A+ Certification
4 116 (50.43%) Cybersecurity
5 96 (41.74%) Linux
6 76 (33.04%) Linux+ Certification
7 74 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
8 68 (29.57%) Server+ Certification
9 67 (29.13%) Ethical Hacking
10 63 (27.39%) CISSP
11 61 (26.52%) Data Security
12 57 (24.78%) Wireless
13 55 (23.91%) Information Security
14 49 (21.30%) CEH
15 36 (15.65%) Vulnerability Management
15 36 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (14.78%) CISM
17 31 (13.48%) MCSE
18 29 (12.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 28 (12.17%) Microsoft
20 27 (11.74%) SSCP
20 27 (11.74%) Legal
20 27 (11.74%) Security Cleared
21 26 (11.30%) Degree
22 25 (10.87%) Firewall
23 24 (10.43%) Management Information System
24 23 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
24 23 (10.00%) Windows
24 23 (10.00%) Security Operations
25 20 (8.70%) CCNA

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 6 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.87%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.61%) Gephi
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.09%) Azure
2 12 (5.22%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (3.48%) AWS
4 5 (2.17%) Azure Sentinel
4 5 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.87%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (24.78%) Wireless
2 25 (10.87%) Firewall
3 17 (7.39%) Network Security
4 14 (6.09%) DNS
5 9 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (3.48%) VPN
7 6 (2.61%) Ethernet
7 6 (2.61%) HTTP
7 6 (2.61%) MPLS
7 6 (2.61%) SSL
8 4 (1.74%) SAN
9 3 (1.30%) LAN
9 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.30%) WAN
10 2 (0.87%) IPv4
10 2 (0.87%) Skype
11 1 (0.43%) Internet
11 1 (0.43%) IPv6
11 1 (0.43%) OSPF
11 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.48%) Big Data
2 6 (2.61%) Apache Hive
2 6 (2.61%) Impala
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.04%) JIRA
2 6 (2.61%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.61%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (2.61%) git-flow
2 6 (2.61%) Snyk
3 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (11.74%) Legal
2 12 (5.22%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.35%) Finance
4 8 (3.48%) Military
5 2 (0.87%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (31.30%) IT Engineer
2 70 (30.43%) IT Support
3 69 (30.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 69 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 57 (24.78%) Analyst
4 57 (24.78%) Ethical Hacker
4 57 (24.78%) Trainee
5 34 (14.78%) Security Analyst
6 18 (7.83%) IT Analyst
6 18 (7.83%) Security Engineer
7 17 (7.39%) IT Security Analyst
8 15 (6.52%) Information Analyst
9 11 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Consultant
11 7 (3.04%) Principal Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) Principal Security Engineer
12 6 (2.61%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.61%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (2.61%) Kafka
2 5 (2.17%) Middleware
3 4 (1.74%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.74%) Web Services
4 3 (1.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.43%) LDAP
5 1 (0.43%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.61%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (2.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 6 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (0.87%) Cyberattack
4 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
4 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (41.74%) Linux
2 23 (10.00%) Windows
3 10 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.17%) Unix
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.87%) CentOS
6 2 (0.87%) Fedora
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (63.91%) Problem-Solving
2 116 (50.43%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
4 67 (29.13%) Ethical Hacking
5 61 (26.52%) Data Security
6 55 (23.91%) Information Security
7 36 (15.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 17 (7.39%) SIEM
10 16 (6.96%) Security Management
11 14 (6.09%) Mathematics
11 14 (6.09%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (5.22%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (4.78%) DevOps
13 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (4.78%) Remediation Plan
13 11 (4.78%) Service Management
14 10 (4.35%) ITIL
15 9 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
15 9 (3.91%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.09%) Python
2 13 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.35%) C
4 9 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.61%) Perl
5 6 (2.61%) R
6 4 (1.74%) SQL
7 2 (0.87%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (62.17%) Network+ Certification
2 129 (56.09%) A+ Certification
3 76 (33.04%) Linux+ Certification
4 68 (29.57%) Server+ Certification
5 63 (27.39%) CISSP
6 49 (21.30%) CEH
7 36 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (14.78%) CISM
9 31 (13.48%) MCSE
10 27 (11.74%) Security Cleared
10 27 (11.74%) SSCP
11 26 (11.30%) Degree
12 23 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (8.70%) CCNA
14 19 (8.26%) SANS
15 14 (6.09%) CISMP
15 14 (6.09%) SC Cleared
16 13 (5.65%) CESG Certified Professional
16 13 (5.65%) DV Cleared
16 13 (5.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (5.65%) NIST
4 9 (3.91%) SLA
5 7 (3.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.61%) NIST 800
7 4 (1.74%) JSP 440
8 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.87%) COBIT
9 2 (0.87%) GDPR
9 2 (0.87%) IASME
System Software
1 18 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.61%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.74%) vSphere
5 4 (1.74%) XenApp
5 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.30%) Docker
7 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.87%) NFS
7 2 (0.87%) Samba
7 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.87%) Xen
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.48%) SCCM
2 6 (2.61%) Kibana
2 6 (2.61%) Oozie
3 5 (2.17%) Puppet
3 5 (2.17%) QRadar
4 4 (1.74%) Nagios
5 3 (1.30%) Ansible
5 3 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.87%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.87%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.87%) SCOM
6 2 (0.87%) Terraform
6 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.96%) Splunk
3 10 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.91%) VMware
5 8 (3.48%) Palo Alto
6 7 (3.04%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (2.61%) BT
7 6 (2.61%) Dell
7 6 (2.61%) EMC
8 5 (2.17%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.17%) Veeam
9 4 (1.74%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.74%) Citrix
9 4 (1.74%) NetApp
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle
11 2 (0.87%) BMC
11 2 (0.87%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.87%) IBM
11 2 (0.87%) Sophos
11 2 (0.87%) Symantec