Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 720 914 950
Rank change year-on-year +194 +36 +88
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 92 174 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 68 95 172
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,200 £35,200 £35,013
90th Percentile £62,500 £80,750 £81,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 15,901 33,229 39,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.85% 24.62% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,652 24,008 29,670
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 +149 29 £52,500 +2.44% 2
Midlands +109 21 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +95 21 £55,000 - 4
South East +141 13 £45,000 +5.88%
South West +119 13 £41,500 -17.00%
North of England +114 12 £50,000 -36.51% 4
Yorkshire +108 6 £39,500 -49.84% 2
North West +102 6 £50,000 -16.67% 2
East of England +78 4 £55,000 +22.22%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 57 (61.96%) CISSP
2 52 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (41.30%) Information Security
4 35 (38.04%) SIEM
5 33 (35.87%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (35.87%) Security Operations
6 32 (34.78%) CEH
7 29 (31.52%) Network+ Certification
8 26 (28.26%) Windows
8 26 (28.26%) Degree
9 25 (27.17%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (25.00%) Firewall
11 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
13 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
13 20 (21.74%) Management Information System
14 19 (20.65%) SSCP
14 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
15 18 (19.57%) Office 365
16 17 (18.48%) CCNA
16 17 (18.48%) ITIL
16 17 (18.48%) Azure
16 17 (18.48%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (17.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 16 (17.39%) Linux
17 16 (17.39%) MCSE
17 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (17.39%) GCIA
18 15 (16.30%) GCIH
18 15 (16.30%) Legal

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 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Drupal
2 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Office 365
2 17 (18.48%) Azure
3 14 (15.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.70%) AWS
5 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.17%) SaaS
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.09%) GCP
7 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) Firewall
2 11 (11.96%) Network Security
3 6 (6.52%) VPN
4 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.26%) DNS
6 3 (3.26%) LAN
6 3 (3.26%) SSL
7 2 (2.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.17%) HTTP
7 2 (2.17%) MPLS
7 2 (2.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.09%) Internet
8 1 (1.09%) Intranet
8 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) Big Data
2 9 (9.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (9.78%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.17%) Impala
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.26%) git-flow
1 3 (3.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (2.17%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (16.30%) Legal
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Law
4 3 (3.26%) Military
4 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Security Analyst
3 14 (15.22%) Consultant
4 10 (10.87%) Security Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Security Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Operational Security Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Operations Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Security Operations Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Incident Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Information Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) Kafka
2 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.17%) ModSecurity
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.09%) Django
3 1 (1.09%) GraphQL
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
3 1 (1.09%) React
3 1 (1.09%) REST
3 1 (1.09%) Spring
3 1 (1.09%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.09%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 17 (18.48%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (11.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (10.87%) Cyberattack
6 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.09%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
3 12 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.61%) CentOS
5 7 (7.61%) Fedora
5 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (41.30%) Information Security
3 35 (38.04%) SIEM
4 33 (35.87%) Security Operations
5 17 (18.48%) ITIL
6 14 (15.22%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (13.04%) Incident Management
8 12 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (13.04%) Web Filtering
9 11 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (11.96%) Threat Intelligence
10 10 (10.87%) Security Monitoring
10 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.78%) Analytics
11 9 (9.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.78%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (9.78%) Project Delivery
11 9 (9.78%) Regulatory Compliance
11 9 (9.78%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) C
2 9 (9.78%) Bash Shell
2 9 (9.78%) Python
2 9 (9.78%) SQL
3 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.17%) Perl
4 2 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (61.96%) CISSP
2 33 (35.87%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (34.78%) CEH
4 29 (31.52%) Network+ Certification
5 26 (28.26%) Degree
6 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (20.65%) SSCP
7 17 (18.48%) CCNA
8 16 (17.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 16 (17.39%) GCIA
8 16 (17.39%) MCSE
8 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (16.30%) GCIH
9 15 (16.30%) SANS
10 12 (13.04%) CISA
10 12 (13.04%) CISM
10 12 (13.04%) GIAC
11 10 (10.87%) DV Cleared
11 10 (10.87%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (9.78%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.04%) GDPR
3 11 (11.96%) NIST
4 5 (5.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (2.17%) SLA
6 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.70%) Docker
4 7 (7.61%) NFS
4 7 (7.61%) Samba
4 7 (7.61%) VirtualBox
4 7 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.61%) Xen
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (9.78%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (8.70%) Ansible
3 8 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.61%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (7.61%) Nagios
4 7 (7.61%) OpenNMS
4 7 (7.61%) Puppet
4 7 (7.61%) vCenter Server
4 7 (7.61%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.43%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.17%) Kibana
6 2 (2.17%) Oozie
7 1 (1.09%) cPanel
7 1 (1.09%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Databricks
4 7 (7.61%) Cloudera
4 7 (7.61%) Dell
4 7 (7.61%) EMC
4 7 (7.61%) Hortonworks
4 7 (7.61%) NetApp
4 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 6 (6.52%) LogRhythm
6 5 (5.43%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.26%) Sophos
7 3 (3.26%) Splunk
8 2 (2.17%) BT
8 2 (2.17%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.17%) Juniper
8 2 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto