Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 1001 1011
Rank change year-on-year +250 +10 +183
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 365 173 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 216 131 133
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £28,800
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +5.77%

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 35,436 40,177 45,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.97% 23.94% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26,141 31,160 36,359
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +112 134 £65,000 +44.44% 11
East of England +93 98 £49,500 +10.00%
South West +42 44 £45,000 -
South East +40 32 £42,000 +16.67% 6
Midlands +43 28 £46,250 -21.28% 5
North of England +44 27 £45,000 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +42 23 £42,500 -22.73%
North East - 12 - - 1
North West +33 11 £45,000 +50.00% 3
East Midlands +35 5 £55,000 -45.00% 5
Yorkshire +30 4 £45,000 +10.43% 1
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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+.

1 305 (83.56%) CISSP
2 205 (56.16%) Cybersecurity
3 201 (55.07%) Windows
4 167 (45.75%) GIAC
5 165 (45.21%) SIEM
6 153 (41.92%) SSCP
7 150 (41.10%) Linux
8 136 (37.26%) Microsoft
9 135 (36.99%) SANS
10 133 (36.44%) Firewall
10 133 (36.44%) Information Security
11 123 (33.70%) CEH
12 114 (31.23%) Security Operations
13 100 (27.40%) TCP/IP
14 97 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 92 (25.21%) Vulnerability Management
16 91 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
17 90 (24.66%) CCNA
18 89 (24.38%) CISM
18 89 (24.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 86 (23.56%) Continuous Improvement
20 85 (23.29%) MCSE
21 82 (22.47%) Network+ Certification
22 78 (21.37%) Python
23 77 (21.10%) Data Protection
24 75 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 73 (20.00%) Software Engineering
25 73 (20.00%) ITIL
26 71 (19.45%) CISA
27 68 (18.63%) Apple iOS

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 30 (8.22%) Apache Pig
2 14 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.47%) IIS
4 5 (1.37%) Apache
5 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.68%) Office 365
2 32 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.21%) IaaS
4 19 (5.21%) Mimecast
4 19 (5.21%) PaaS
5 17 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.37%) SaaS
9 3 (0.82%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 133 (36.44%) Firewall
2 100 (27.40%) TCP/IP
3 50 (13.70%) HTTP
4 43 (11.78%) SSL
5 24 (6.58%) SNMP
6 23 (6.30%) DNS
7 21 (5.75%) VPN
8 19 (5.21%) FCoE
8 19 (5.21%) Network Security
9 16 (4.38%) DKIM
9 16 (4.38%) DMARC
10 12 (3.29%) MPLS
11 8 (2.19%) DHCP
11 8 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.92%) Wireless
13 6 (1.64%) Internet
14 5 (1.37%) IPv4
14 5 (1.37%) IPv6
14 5 (1.37%) LAN
14 5 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.88%) Big Data
2 37 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 32 (8.77%) Hadoop
4 30 (8.22%) Apache Hive
4 30 (8.22%) MySQL
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (13.70%) JIRA
2 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 30 (8.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 30 (8.22%) Bitbucket
3 30 (8.22%) CodeSonar
3 30 (8.22%) git-flow
3 30 (8.22%) Robot Framework
3 30 (8.22%) Selenium
4 19 (5.21%) Redmine
5 12 (3.29%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.55%) SonarQube
General
1 59 (16.16%) Banking
2 51 (13.97%) Investment Banking
3 41 (11.23%) Retail
4 36 (9.86%) Finance
5 18 (4.93%) Games
6 14 (3.84%) Publishing
7 8 (2.19%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 82 (22.47%) Security Engineer
2 57 (15.62%) Analyst
3 44 (12.05%) Architect
4 41 (11.23%) Security Analyst
5 37 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (8.77%) IT Support
6 32 (8.77%) Security Manager
7 30 (8.22%) Software Engineer
8 29 (7.95%) Infrastructure Support
9 27 (7.40%) Engineering Manager
9 27 (7.40%) Security Architect
10 25 (6.85%) C++ Software Engineer
10 25 (6.85%) Java Engineer
10 25 (6.85%) Java Software Engineer
11 22 (6.03%) Platform Engineer
12 20 (5.48%) C# Software Engineer
13 17 (4.66%) IT Analyst
14 16 (4.38%) IT Security Analyst
15 15 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
15 15 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.04%) Java EE
1 33 (9.04%) REST
1 33 (9.04%) STL
2 31 (8.49%) .NET
2 31 (8.49%) .NET Framework
3 30 (8.22%) ASP.NET
3 30 (8.22%) Django
3 30 (8.22%) LAMP
3 30 (8.22%) Node.js
3 30 (8.22%) RabbitMQ
3 30 (8.22%) SOAP
3 30 (8.22%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.82%) JSON
5 3 (0.82%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (0.82%) RESTful
5 3 (0.82%) Web Services
5 3 (0.82%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.89%) Data Protection Act
2 55 (15.07%) Security Operations Centre
3 54 (14.79%) Management Information System
4 33 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.30%) Data Centre
6 22 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (4.11%) PKI
8 14 (3.84%) CMDB
9 10 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (2.19%) Cyberattack
12 7 (1.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 7 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.37%) CESG
13 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (1.10%) Reinsurance
15 3 (0.82%) Fintech
15 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 201 (55.07%) Windows
2 150 (41.10%) Linux
3 68 (18.63%) Apple iOS
4 65 (17.81%) Mac OS X
5 58 (15.89%) Windows Server
6 51 (13.97%) Unix
7 38 (10.41%) Android
8 17 (4.66%) Kali Linux
9 16 (4.38%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.47%) CentOS
12 8 (2.19%) Fedora
12 8 (2.19%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (56.16%) Cybersecurity
2 165 (45.21%) SIEM
3 133 (36.44%) Information Security
4 114 (31.23%) Security Operations
5 92 (25.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 86 (23.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 77 (21.10%) Data Protection
8 75 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 73 (20.00%) ITIL
9 73 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 68 (18.63%) Security Architecture
11 60 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (16.16%) Systems Engineering
13 56 (15.34%) User Stories
14 54 (14.79%) Due Diligence
15 51 (13.97%) Penetration Testing
16 44 (12.05%) Use Case
17 43 (11.78%) Identity Access Management
18 41 (11.23%) Test Automation
19 38 (10.41%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.37%) Python
2 67 (18.36%) PowerShell
3 62 (16.99%) Bash Shell
4 59 (16.16%) C
5 42 (11.51%) JavaScript
5 42 (11.51%) PHP
6 38 (10.41%) Java
7 33 (9.04%) C#
7 33 (9.04%) C++
7 33 (9.04%) Objective-C
8 25 (6.85%) Perl
9 17 (4.66%) Korn
10 15 (4.11%) Go
10 15 (4.11%) Ruby
11 7 (1.92%) VBA
12 6 (1.64%) SQL
13 3 (0.82%) VB
13 3 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 305 (83.56%) CISSP
2 167 (45.75%) GIAC
3 153 (41.92%) SSCP
4 135 (36.99%) SANS
5 123 (33.70%) CEH
6 97 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (24.66%) CCNA
9 89 (24.38%) CISM
10 85 (23.29%) MCSE
11 82 (22.47%) Network+ Certification
12 71 (19.45%) CISA
13 67 (18.36%) Degree
14 65 (17.81%) CISMP
15 60 (16.44%) Linux+ Certification
16 59 (16.16%) DV Cleared
16 59 (16.16%) Security Cleared
17 56 (15.34%) CSSLP
18 27 (7.40%) MCSA
19 24 (6.58%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (24.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (15.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 23 (6.30%) GDPR
4 20 (5.48%) SLA
5 15 (4.11%) GPG13
6 14 (3.84%) RMADS
7 8 (2.19%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.10%) COBIT
10 3 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 63 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.23%) Docker
3 30 (8.22%) vSphere
4 27 (7.40%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (7.12%) NFS
5 26 (7.12%) Samba
5 26 (7.12%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (5.21%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.19%) VirtualBox
8 8 (2.19%) Xen
9 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (15.62%) Puppet
2 30 (8.22%) Salt
3 27 (7.40%) Ansible
3 27 (7.40%) Nagios
3 27 (7.40%) vCenter Server
4 25 (6.85%) WSUS
5 24 (6.58%) SCCM
6 21 (5.75%) IBM BigFix
6 21 (5.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (5.21%) QRadar
8 14 (3.84%) CSIRT
9 13 (3.56%) CASB
10 12 (3.29%) Nessus
10 12 (3.29%) Nmap
11 11 (3.01%) Kubernetes
12 8 (2.19%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (2.19%) OpenNMS
12 8 (2.19%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 136 (37.26%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.62%) Symantec
3 54 (14.79%) Sophos
4 50 (13.70%) VMware
5 41 (11.23%) EMC
6 40 (10.96%) NetApp
7 30 (8.22%) Apple
8 27 (7.40%) SolarWinds
9 26 (7.12%) Oracle
10 22 (6.03%) Citrix
11 21 (5.75%) CheckPoint
12 19 (5.21%) Forcepoint
13 14 (3.84%) McAfee
14 13 (3.56%) Qualys
15 12 (3.29%) Cisco
15 12 (3.29%) Netsparker
16 10 (2.74%) Splunk
17 8 (2.19%) Cloudera
17 8 (2.19%) Hortonworks
17 8 (2.19%) Red Hat