Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 867 613 832
Rank change year-on-year -254 +219 -20
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 124 88 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 107 66 131
10th Percentile £36,400 £33,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £44,500 £44,539 £41,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £70,625 £56,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -

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 23,774 10,375 28,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.26% 20.97% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13,731 8,135 21,567
10th Percentile £30,985 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,700
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -238 57 £75,000 +50.00% 9
South East -130 26 £57,500 +15.00% 8
North of England -107 18 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire -87 12 £44,250 +66.98% 1
West Midlands -98 12 £60,000 +17.07% 2
Midlands -110 12 £60,000 +17.07% 3
South West - 8 £40,000 -
North West -110 6 £65,000 +73.33% 4
East of England -103 3 £50,500 +62.90% 2
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 78 (62.90%) Information Security
2 76 (61.29%) CISSP
3 69 (55.65%) Cybersecurity
4 49 (39.52%) CEH
5 43 (34.68%) Network Security
5 43 (34.68%) Firewall
6 42 (33.87%) Social Skills
7 38 (30.65%) CISM
8 33 (26.61%) Azure
9 32 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 31 (25.00%) SIEM
11 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
12 26 (20.97%) Risk Management
13 25 (20.16%) CISA
14 24 (19.35%) Security Operations
14 24 (19.35%) Management Information System
15 23 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (18.55%) Degree
16 21 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
16 21 (16.94%) Windows
16 21 (16.94%) Python
16 21 (16.94%) VPN
16 21 (16.94%) SANS
17 20 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (16.13%) SSCP
17 20 (16.13%) Finance
18 19 (15.32%) Computer Science
19 18 (14.52%) Security Architecture
19 18 (14.52%) GDPR
19 18 (14.52%) NIST

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 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) RESILIA
2 4 (3.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.61%) Azure
2 21 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (7.26%) Mimecast
3 9 (7.26%) PaaS
4 8 (6.45%) SaaS
5 7 (5.65%) IaaS
6 4 (3.23%) AWS
7 3 (2.42%) Akamai
7 3 (2.42%) Serverless
8 2 (1.61%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.61%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.81%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 43 (34.68%) Firewall
1 43 (34.68%) Network Security
2 21 (16.94%) VPN
3 10 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.45%) WAN
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (4.03%) DKIM
5 5 (4.03%) DMARC
5 5 (4.03%) DNS
5 5 (4.03%) HTTP
5 5 (4.03%) SMTP
6 4 (3.23%) Broadband
6 4 (3.23%) Skype
7 3 (2.42%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.61%) DHCP
8 2 (1.61%) LAN
8 2 (1.61%) PBX
8 2 (1.61%) VLAN
8 2 (1.61%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.81%) GoCD
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (33.87%) Social Skills
2 20 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.13%) Finance
3 10 (8.06%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.45%) Law
4 8 (6.45%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (5.65%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.03%) French Language
6 5 (4.03%) German Language
6 5 (4.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.61%) Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (41.94%) Analyst
2 38 (30.65%) Security Analyst
3 32 (25.81%) Security Engineer
4 25 (20.16%) IT Analyst
5 23 (18.55%) IT Security Analyst
6 20 (16.13%) Consultant
7 18 (14.52%) Security Consultant
8 13 (10.48%) Security Officer
9 12 (9.68%) IT Security Officer
9 12 (9.68%) Senior Security Engineer
9 12 (9.68%) SOC Analyst
10 10 (8.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (6.45%) IT Engineer
12 6 (4.84%) Information Security Consultant
12 6 (4.84%) IT Security Engineer
13 4 (3.23%) IT Support
13 4 (3.23%) Security Manager
14 3 (2.42%) Broadcast Engineer
14 3 (2.42%) Security Operations Analyst
14 3 (2.42%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) SAML
2 2 (1.61%) OAuth
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.06%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.23%) PKI
5 3 (2.42%) Clustering
5 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.61%) CESG
6 2 (1.61%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.61%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.61%) EPoS
6 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Social Media
6 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Linux
3 7 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.84%) Mac OS
4 6 (4.84%) Unix
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) CentOS
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.90%) Information Security
2 69 (55.65%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (25.00%) SIEM
4 26 (20.97%) Risk Management
5 24 (19.35%) Security Operations
6 19 (15.32%) Computer Science
7 18 (14.52%) Security Architecture
8 17 (13.71%) Threat Intelligence
8 17 (13.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 16 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
9 16 (12.90%) ITIL
10 15 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 11 (8.87%) DevOps
12 11 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (8.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (8.06%) Asset Management
14 9 (7.26%) Kalman Filter
15 8 (6.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 8 (6.45%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.94%) Python
2 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.45%) C
3 8 (6.45%) Go
4 7 (5.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.42%) SQL
6 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (61.29%) CISSP
2 49 (39.52%) CEH
3 38 (30.65%) CISM
4 25 (20.16%) CISA
5 23 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (18.55%) Degree
6 21 (16.94%) SANS
7 20 (16.13%) SSCP
8 15 (12.10%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (11.29%) GIAC
9 14 (11.29%) OSCP
10 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (9.68%) CCNA
12 11 (8.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (8.87%) CASP
13 10 (8.06%) CISMP
13 10 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (7.26%) GSEC
14 9 (7.26%) MCSE
15 8 (6.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.52%) GDPR
2 18 (14.52%) NIST
3 13 (10.48%) COBIT
4 11 (8.87%) IASME
5 4 (3.23%) GLBA
5 4 (3.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.23%) SLA
6 3 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.42%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.61%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.81%) GRC
8 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) QRadar
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (7.26%) Nessus
3 8 (6.45%) CASB
4 6 (4.84%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (4.03%) Kibana
6 4 (3.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (2.42%) Nexpose
7 3 (2.42%) Nmap
8 2 (1.61%) SCCM
9 1 (0.81%) Ansible
9 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.71%) Cisco
3 15 (12.10%) Splunk
4 5 (4.03%) Darktrace
4 5 (4.03%) Proofpoint
5 4 (3.23%) McAfee
5 4 (3.23%) Varonis
6 3 (2.42%) LogRhythm
6 3 (2.42%) Openreach
7 2 (1.61%) Carbon Black
7 2 (1.61%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (1.61%) Dell
7 2 (1.61%) EMC
7 2 (1.61%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.61%) HP
7 2 (1.61%) Juniper
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle
7 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.61%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (1.61%) Symantec