Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 804 801 979
Rank change year-on-year -3 +178 +11
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 185 280 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.83% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 130 180 141
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,225 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £79,900 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -10.00%

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 25,564 33,722 38,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.05% 24.25% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 18,999 24,874 30,129
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +3 50 £55,000 -8.33% 5
North of England +79 42 £46,500 +3.33% 6
South West +23 38 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Midlands +45 32 £55,000 +4.76% 4
West Midlands +22 28 £55,000 +25.71% 3
North West +59 26 £51,250 +13.89% 3
Yorkshire +49 16 £45,000 - 3
South East +20 12 £37,500 -11.76% 2
East of England +33 10 £52,500 +6.06% 5
East Midlands +15 4 £42,500 -22.73% 1
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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+.

1 120 (64.86%) Cybersecurity
2 98 (52.97%) CISSP
3 83 (44.86%) Information Security
4 67 (36.22%) Network+ Certification
5 57 (30.81%) SSCP
5 57 (30.81%) Azure
6 53 (28.65%) Penetration Testing
7 52 (28.11%) Security Cleared
8 51 (27.57%) Firewall
9 48 (25.95%) CISM
10 47 (25.41%) Microsoft
10 47 (25.41%) Linux
11 45 (24.32%) Windows
11 45 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (23.78%) SIEM
13 43 (23.24%) SANS
13 43 (23.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 38 (20.54%) CCNA
14 38 (20.54%) AWS
15 37 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
15 37 (20.00%) Big Data
16 36 (19.46%) Degree
17 35 (18.92%) CEH
17 35 (18.92%) Risk Management
17 35 (18.92%) MCSE
17 35 (18.92%) Office 365
18 34 (18.38%) ITIL
18 34 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (17.84%) SC Cleared

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 16 (8.65%) Apache Spark
2 15 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 57 (30.81%) Azure
2 38 (20.54%) AWS
3 37 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (18.92%) Office 365
5 15 (8.11%) GCP
5 15 (8.11%) OpenShift
6 11 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.62%) SaaS
8 2 (1.08%) IaaS
9 1 (0.54%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.57%) Firewall
2 32 (17.30%) TCP/IP
3 28 (15.14%) Network Security
4 15 (8.11%) HTTPS
5 11 (5.95%) LAN
6 7 (3.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (3.78%) WAN
7 6 (3.24%) DNS
8 5 (2.70%) Internet
8 5 (2.70%) SAN
9 3 (1.62%) SSL
10 2 (1.08%) HTTP
10 2 (1.08%) IPv6
10 2 (1.08%) VPN
10 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.54%) DHCP
11 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.54%) SMTP
11 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.54%) Impala
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) Bitbucket
1 16 (8.65%) Git (software)
1 16 (8.65%) git-flow
1 16 (8.65%) JIRA
2 3 (1.62%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.54%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (12.97%) Legal
2 19 (10.27%) Finance
3 12 (6.49%) Law
4 10 (5.41%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.32%) Games
6 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.70%) Advertising
8 4 (2.16%) Electronics
8 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.16%) Marketing
8 4 (2.16%) Retail
9 3 (1.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (26.49%) Analyst
2 39 (21.08%) Consultant
3 37 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 21 (11.35%) Security Consultant
5 20 (10.81%) Security Manager
6 17 (9.19%) Information Analyst
6 17 (9.19%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (7.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 14 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 13 (7.03%) Operational Security Manager
8 13 (7.03%) Operations Manager
8 13 (7.03%) Security Operations Manager
9 12 (6.49%) Information Officer
9 12 (6.49%) Information Security Officer
9 12 (6.49%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (6.49%) Security Engineer
9 12 (6.49%) Security Officer
10 11 (5.95%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) .NET
1 16 (8.65%) Kafka
2 15 (8.11%) AngularJS
2 15 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 15 (8.11%) GraphQL
2 15 (8.11%) Node.js
2 15 (8.11%) React
2 15 (8.11%) REST
2 15 (8.11%) Spring
2 15 (8.11%) Spring MVC
2 15 (8.11%) Vue.js
3 3 (1.62%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.08%) ODBC
4 2 (1.08%) POSIX
5 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.35%) Cyberattack
2 21 (11.35%) Mobile Computing
3 13 (7.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (6.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (5.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (3.78%) Cybercrime
6 7 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.62%) BYOD
7 3 (1.62%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.62%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.62%) PMI
7 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.41%) Linux
2 45 (24.32%) Windows
3 17 (9.19%) Android
4 16 (8.65%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.49%) CentOS
5 12 (6.49%) Fedora
5 12 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.49%) Ubuntu
6 9 (4.86%) Unix
6 9 (4.86%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.54%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (64.86%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (44.86%) Information Security
3 53 (28.65%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (23.78%) SIEM
5 35 (18.92%) Risk Management
6 34 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (18.38%) ITIL
7 33 (17.84%) Security Operations
8 32 (17.30%) Ethical Hacking
9 25 (13.51%) Security Architecture
10 24 (12.97%) Kalman Filter
11 21 (11.35%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (11.35%) Web Filtering
12 20 (10.81%) Test Automation
13 19 (10.27%) Data Protection
13 19 (10.27%) Service Management
14 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering
14 18 (9.73%) Validation
15 17 (9.19%) Scrum
15 17 (9.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.14%) C
2 18 (9.73%) Python
3 15 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.03%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.78%) C#
5 7 (3.78%) C++
6 6 (3.24%) Java
7 4 (2.16%) SQL
8 3 (1.62%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (52.97%) CISSP
2 67 (36.22%) Network+ Certification
3 57 (30.81%) SSCP
4 52 (28.11%) Security Cleared
5 48 (25.95%) CISM
6 45 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (23.24%) SANS
9 38 (20.54%) CCNA
10 36 (19.46%) Degree
11 35 (18.92%) CEH
11 35 (18.92%) MCSE
12 33 (17.84%) SC Cleared
13 32 (17.30%) CRISC
13 32 (17.30%) GIAC
14 28 (15.14%) Linux+ Certification
15 25 (13.51%) CISA
15 25 (13.51%) CISMP
16 15 (8.11%) A+ Certification
17 14 (7.57%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (11.89%) NIST
3 21 (11.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 21 (11.35%) PCI DSS
4 16 (8.65%) GDPR
5 8 (4.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (3.78%) NIST 800
7 6 (3.24%) NCSC
8 5 (2.70%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.62%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.62%) SLA
10 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.54%) COBIT
11 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 29 (15.68%) Docker
2 28 (15.14%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.49%) NFS
4 12 (6.49%) Samba
4 12 (6.49%) VirtualBox
4 12 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (6.49%) Xen
5 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 29 (15.68%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.49%) Ansible
2 12 (6.49%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (6.49%) Nagios
2 12 (6.49%) OpenNMS
2 12 (6.49%) Puppet
2 12 (6.49%) vCenter Server
2 12 (6.49%) ZABBIX
3 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.24%) QRadar
5 3 (1.62%) CASB
5 3 (1.62%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.54%) Oozie
6 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.89%) Google
3 16 (8.65%) Dell
3 16 (8.65%) VMware
4 15 (8.11%) EMC
4 15 (8.11%) SolarWinds
5 13 (7.03%) Cisco
6 12 (6.49%) Cloudera
6 12 (6.49%) Hortonworks
6 12 (6.49%) NetApp
6 12 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.24%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.70%) SAP
9 4 (2.16%) McAfee
9 4 (2.16%) Sophos
10 3 (1.62%) IBM
10 3 (1.62%) Juniper
10 3 (1.62%) Oracle
10 3 (1.62%) Splunk
11 2 (1.08%) CyberArk