Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 1010 1076
Rank change year-on-year +248 +66 +145
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 370 147 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.089% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 228 100 104
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £58,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +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 36,646 40,109 47,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.34% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,312 30,985 38,273
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +87 122 £65,000 +25.00% 8
East of England +114 113 £49,500 +10.00% 2
South West +36 48 £45,000 - 1
South East +19 35 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Midlands +35 31 £60,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +60 30 £60,000 +9.09%
North of England +38 21 £45,000 +28.57% 12
North West +8 16 £45,000 -33.33% 6
Yorkshire +22 5 £45,000 +28.57% 4
East Midlands -8 1 £47,500 -29.63%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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+.

1 309 (83.51%) CISSP
2 210 (56.76%) Cybersecurity
3 192 (51.89%) GIAC
4 187 (50.54%) Windows
5 178 (48.11%) SIEM
6 166 (44.86%) SSCP
7 162 (43.78%) Linux
8 155 (41.89%) Firewall
9 152 (41.08%) SANS
10 145 (39.19%) Information Security
11 137 (37.03%) CEH
12 134 (36.22%) Microsoft
13 118 (31.89%) Security Operations
14 116 (31.35%) TCP/IP
15 109 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
16 104 (28.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 103 (27.84%) CCNA
18 98 (26.49%) Vulnerability Management
19 93 (25.14%) Python
20 91 (24.59%) Network+ Certification
21 90 (24.32%) Software Engineering
22 89 (24.05%) Continuous Improvement
23 87 (23.51%) CISM
23 87 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 82 (22.16%) Mac OS X
25 80 (21.62%) MCSE
26 77 (20.81%) CISA
27 75 (20.27%) Degree
27 75 (20.27%) Data Protection
27 75 (20.27%) 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 43 (11.62%) Apache Pig
2 9 (2.43%) IIS
3 8 (2.16%) Apache
3 8 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.95%) Office 365
3 21 (5.68%) IaaS
3 21 (5.68%) PaaS
4 18 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.86%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.08%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 155 (41.89%) Firewall
2 116 (31.35%) TCP/IP
3 66 (17.84%) HTTP
4 59 (15.95%) SSL
5 33 (8.92%) VPN
6 24 (6.49%) Network Security
6 24 (6.49%) SNMP
7 23 (6.22%) DNS
8 19 (5.14%) DKIM
8 19 (5.14%) DMARC
9 16 (4.32%) FCoE
10 15 (4.05%) MPLS
10 15 (4.05%) Wireless
11 13 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.43%) Internet
13 8 (2.16%) DHCP
13 8 (2.16%) ICMP
14 5 (1.35%) Broadband
14 5 (1.35%) LAN
14 5 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.59%) Big Data
2 47 (12.70%) SQL Server
3 44 (11.89%) Hadoop
4 43 (11.62%) Apache Hive
4 43 (11.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 59 (15.95%) JIRA
2 43 (11.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 43 (11.62%) Bitbucket
2 43 (11.62%) CodeSonar
2 43 (11.62%) Git (software)
2 43 (11.62%) git-flow
2 43 (11.62%) Robot Framework
2 43 (11.62%) Selenium
3 16 (4.32%) Redmine
4 14 (3.78%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.54%) SonarQube
General
1 67 (18.11%) Banking
2 60 (16.22%) Investment Banking
3 48 (12.97%) Retail
4 32 (8.65%) Finance
5 20 (5.41%) Games
6 19 (5.14%) Publishing
7 14 (3.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (21.89%) Security Engineer
2 69 (18.65%) Analyst
3 45 (12.16%) Security Analyst
4 43 (11.62%) Software Engineer
5 41 (11.08%) Architect
6 38 (10.27%) C++ Software Engineer
6 38 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (10.27%) Java Engineer
6 38 (10.27%) Java Software Engineer
7 34 (9.19%) IT Support
8 32 (8.65%) C# Software Engineer
9 30 (8.11%) Security Manager
10 28 (7.57%) Engineering Manager
10 28 (7.57%) Infrastructure Support
11 27 (7.30%) Security Architect
12 23 (6.22%) Platform Engineer
13 22 (5.95%) IT Analyst
13 22 (5.95%) IT Security Analyst
14 21 (5.68%) SOC Analyst
15 19 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.97%) Java EE
1 48 (12.97%) STL
2 43 (11.62%) .NET
2 43 (11.62%) .NET Framework
2 43 (11.62%) ASP.NET
2 43 (11.62%) Django
2 43 (11.62%) LAMP
2 43 (11.62%) Node.js
2 43 (11.62%) RabbitMQ
2 43 (11.62%) REST
2 43 (11.62%) SOAP
2 43 (11.62%) Spring MVC
3 8 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.49%) Data Protection Act
1 61 (16.49%) Security Operations Centre
2 56 (15.14%) Management Information System
3 31 (8.38%) Data Centre
3 31 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 20 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (5.14%) CMDB
7 18 (4.86%) PKI
8 9 (2.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.08%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.54%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.27%) CESG
12 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.27%) Fintech
12 1 (0.27%) FMCG
12 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 187 (50.54%) Windows
2 162 (43.78%) Linux
3 82 (22.16%) Mac OS X
4 75 (20.27%) Apple iOS
5 55 (14.86%) Unix
6 44 (11.89%) Android
7 36 (9.73%) Windows Server
8 22 (5.95%) Kali Linux
9 13 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.43%) CentOS
11 8 (2.16%) Fedora
11 8 (2.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (56.76%) Cybersecurity
2 178 (48.11%) SIEM
3 145 (39.19%) Information Security
4 118 (31.89%) Security Operations
5 98 (26.49%) Vulnerability Management
6 90 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 89 (24.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 75 (20.27%) Data Protection
9 71 (19.19%) Security Architecture
10 68 (18.38%) Penetration Testing
11 67 (18.11%) ITIL
11 67 (18.11%) User Stories
12 63 (17.03%) Due Diligence
13 62 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (15.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 57 (15.41%) Test Automation
16 53 (14.32%) Ethical Hacking
17 50 (13.51%) Reverse Engineering
18 48 (12.97%) Multithreading
19 47 (12.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 93 (25.14%) Python
2 75 (20.27%) Bash Shell
3 72 (19.46%) C
4 66 (17.84%) PowerShell
5 58 (15.68%) JavaScript
6 56 (15.14%) Java
6 56 (15.14%) PHP
7 48 (12.97%) C#
7 48 (12.97%) C++
7 48 (12.97%) Objective-C
8 27 (7.30%) Perl
9 15 (4.05%) Korn
10 13 (3.51%) Go
10 13 (3.51%) Ruby
11 9 (2.43%) VBA
12 5 (1.35%) VB
13 4 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 309 (83.51%) CISSP
2 192 (51.89%) GIAC
3 166 (44.86%) SSCP
4 152 (41.08%) SANS
5 137 (37.03%) CEH
6 109 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
7 103 (27.84%) CCNA
8 91 (24.59%) Network+ Certification
9 87 (23.51%) CISM
9 87 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (21.62%) MCSE
11 77 (20.81%) CISA
12 75 (20.27%) Degree
13 73 (19.73%) DV Cleared
13 73 (19.73%) Security Cleared
14 72 (19.46%) Linux+ Certification
15 67 (18.11%) CISMP
16 66 (17.84%) CSSLP
17 25 (6.76%) GCIA
18 22 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (28.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 23 (6.22%) GDPR
4 20 (5.41%) GPG13
5 15 (4.05%) RMADS
6 7 (1.89%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.62%) SLA
8 5 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.08%) COBIT
10 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 51 (13.78%) Docker
2 45 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 43 (11.62%) vSphere
4 30 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (6.49%) NFS
6 24 (6.49%) Samba
6 24 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (4.32%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.16%) VirtualBox
8 8 (2.16%) Xen
9 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (18.11%) Puppet
2 43 (11.62%) Salt
3 25 (6.76%) QRadar
4 24 (6.49%) Ansible
4 24 (6.49%) Nagios
4 24 (6.49%) vCenter Server
5 21 (5.68%) WSUS
6 20 (5.41%) SCCM
7 17 (4.59%) IBM BigFix
7 17 (4.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (3.78%) Nessus
8 14 (3.78%) Nmap
9 11 (2.97%) CSIRT
10 8 (2.16%) CASB
10 8 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (2.16%) Kubernetes
10 8 (2.16%) OpenNMS
10 8 (2.16%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.54%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 134 (36.22%) Microsoft
2 58 (15.68%) Symantec
3 56 (15.14%) Sophos
4 49 (13.24%) VMware
5 44 (11.89%) EMC
6 43 (11.62%) NetApp
7 31 (8.38%) Apple
8 29 (7.84%) Oracle
9 25 (6.76%) SolarWinds
10 24 (6.49%) CheckPoint
11 23 (6.22%) Citrix
12 19 (5.14%) Forcepoint
13 15 (4.05%) Qualys
14 14 (3.78%) Netsparker
14 14 (3.78%) Splunk
15 8 (2.16%) Cloudera
15 8 (2.16%) Dell
15 8 (2.16%) Hortonworks
15 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.89%) McAfee