Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 1053 1119
Rank change year-on-year +240 +66 +109
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 334 134 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 213 86 96
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +12.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £29,360
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £84,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.91% +18.59%

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 37,660 40,724 50,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.49% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28,138 31,511 40,912
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +120 131 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +98 95 £49,500 +8.49% 4
Midlands +37 34 £60,000 +50.00% 3
South West +41 33 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands +49 32 £60,000 +50.00% 3
North of England +26 25 £45,000 -29.41% 4
South East -19 18 £40,750 +16.43% 1
North West +9 14 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +35 11 £77,500 +10.71% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £45,000 +12.50%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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+.

1 299 (89.52%) CISSP
2 193 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
3 185 (55.39%) GIAC
4 176 (52.69%) Windows
5 152 (45.51%) SIEM
6 148 (44.31%) SSCP
7 142 (42.51%) Information Security
8 141 (42.22%) SANS
9 136 (40.72%) Linux
10 127 (38.02%) Firewall
11 124 (37.13%) CEH
12 120 (35.93%) Microsoft
13 98 (29.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 95 (28.44%) TCP/IP
14 95 (28.44%) CISM
15 93 (27.84%) Security Operations
16 89 (26.65%) CISA
17 87 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
18 81 (24.25%) Software Engineering
19 80 (23.95%) CCNA
20 79 (23.65%) CSSLP
21 78 (23.35%) Continuous Improvement
22 75 (22.46%) Degree
23 73 (21.86%) Network+ Certification
24 72 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
25 71 (21.26%) Mac OS X
25 71 (21.26%) Vulnerability Management
26 70 (20.96%) Python
27 68 (20.36%) Banking
27 68 (20.36%) 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 39 (11.68%) Apache Pig
2 6 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.20%) Apache
3 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.90%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.19%) Office 365
2 22 (6.59%) IaaS
2 22 (6.59%) PaaS
3 21 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (5.09%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.50%) SaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.90%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 127 (38.02%) Firewall
2 95 (28.44%) TCP/IP
3 53 (15.87%) HTTP
4 51 (15.27%) SSL
5 25 (7.49%) Network Security
6 24 (7.19%) VPN
7 17 (5.09%) DKIM
7 17 (5.09%) DMARC
8 14 (4.19%) DNS
8 14 (4.19%) SNMP
9 11 (3.29%) FCoE
9 11 (3.29%) MPLS
10 9 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.69%) Wireless
11 5 (1.50%) Broadband
11 5 (1.50%) Internet
11 5 (1.50%) VLAN
12 4 (1.20%) LAN
12 4 (1.20%) WAN
12 4 (1.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.67%) Big Data
2 44 (13.17%) SQL Server
3 39 (11.68%) Apache Hive
3 39 (11.68%) Hadoop
3 39 (11.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.30%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 50 (14.97%) JIRA
2 39 (11.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 39 (11.68%) Bitbucket
2 39 (11.68%) CodeSonar
2 39 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 39 (11.68%) git-flow
2 39 (11.68%) Robot Framework
2 39 (11.68%) Selenium
3 11 (3.29%) Redmine
4 10 (2.99%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 68 (20.36%) Banking
2 56 (16.77%) Investment Banking
3 39 (11.68%) Finance
4 38 (11.38%) Retail
5 20 (5.99%) Publishing
6 18 (5.39%) Legal
7 14 (4.19%) Games
8 4 (1.20%) Law
8 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) Front Office
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (25.75%) Security Engineer
2 49 (14.67%) Analyst
3 47 (14.07%) Architect
4 39 (11.68%) Software Engineer
5 37 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (10.48%) Security Analyst
7 34 (10.18%) C++ Software Engineer
7 34 (10.18%) Java Engineer
7 34 (10.18%) Java Software Engineer
8 33 (9.88%) IT Support
8 33 (9.88%) Security Architect
9 32 (9.58%) Security Manager
10 28 (8.38%) C# Software Engineer
10 28 (8.38%) Engineering Manager
11 27 (8.08%) Infrastructure Support
12 21 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (5.99%) CISSP Engineer
14 19 (5.69%) Information Analyst
14 19 (5.69%) Information Security Analyst
14 19 (5.69%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.57%) Java EE
1 42 (12.57%) STL
2 41 (12.28%) .NET
3 40 (11.98%) LAMP
4 39 (11.68%) .NET Framework
4 39 (11.68%) ASP.NET
4 39 (11.68%) Django
4 39 (11.68%) Node.js
4 39 (11.68%) RabbitMQ
4 39 (11.68%) REST
4 39 (11.68%) SOAP
4 39 (11.68%) Spring MVC
5 3 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.77%) Data Protection Act
2 48 (14.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 42 (12.57%) Management Information System
4 26 (7.78%) Data Centre
5 25 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (6.59%) Computer Science
7 20 (5.99%) CMDB
7 20 (5.99%) PKI
8 9 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.60%) Fintech
13 1 (0.30%) Blog
13 1 (0.30%) Cyber Warfare
13 1 (0.30%) FMCG
13 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 176 (52.69%) Windows
2 136 (40.72%) Linux
3 71 (21.26%) Mac OS X
4 68 (20.36%) Apple iOS
5 53 (15.87%) Unix
6 39 (11.68%) Android
7 34 (10.18%) Windows Server
8 13 (3.89%) Kali Linux
9 8 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.80%) CentOS
11 5 (1.50%) Fedora
11 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
2 152 (45.51%) SIEM
3 142 (42.51%) Information Security
4 93 (27.84%) Security Operations
5 81 (24.25%) Software Engineering
6 78 (23.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 71 (21.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 67 (20.06%) Data Protection
9 64 (19.16%) Security Architecture
10 57 (17.07%) User Stories
11 55 (16.47%) ITIL
11 55 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
12 54 (16.17%) Test Automation
13 50 (14.97%) Due Diligence
14 48 (14.37%) Ethical Hacking
15 47 (14.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 46 (13.77%) Use Case
17 44 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
18 43 (12.87%) Reverse Engineering
19 42 (12.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.96%) Python
2 59 (17.66%) C
3 58 (17.37%) Bash Shell
4 54 (16.17%) PowerShell
5 50 (14.97%) JavaScript
6 48 (14.37%) PHP
7 45 (13.47%) Java
8 44 (13.17%) C#
9 42 (12.57%) C++
9 42 (12.57%) Objective-C
10 19 (5.69%) Perl
11 11 (3.29%) Korn
12 9 (2.69%) Go
12 9 (2.69%) Ruby
13 7 (2.10%) VBA
14 5 (1.50%) SQL
15 3 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 299 (89.52%) CISSP
2 185 (55.39%) GIAC
3 148 (44.31%) SSCP
4 141 (42.22%) SANS
5 124 (37.13%) CEH
6 95 (28.44%) CISM
7 89 (26.65%) CISA
8 87 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (23.95%) CCNA
10 79 (23.65%) CSSLP
11 75 (22.46%) Degree
12 73 (21.86%) Network+ Certification
13 72 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 66 (19.76%) MCSE
15 63 (18.86%) CISMP
16 59 (17.66%) DV Cleared
16 59 (17.66%) Security Cleared
17 58 (17.37%) Linux+ Certification
18 22 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
19 20 (5.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (29.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (17.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 21 (6.29%) GPG13
4 16 (4.79%) GDPR
5 9 (2.69%) RMADS
6 7 (2.10%) COBIT
7 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.90%) SLA
9 1 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.30%) PSD2
9 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (13.17%) Docker
2 39 (11.68%) vSphere
3 35 (10.48%) Active Directory
4 28 (8.38%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (4.79%) NFS
5 16 (4.79%) Samba
5 16 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.29%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.50%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.50%) Xen
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 55 (16.47%) Puppet
2 39 (11.68%) Salt
3 16 (4.79%) Ansible
3 16 (4.79%) Nagios
3 16 (4.79%) SCCM
3 16 (4.79%) vCenter Server
4 15 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (4.19%) QRadar
6 13 (3.89%) IBM BigFix
6 13 (3.89%) WSUS
7 10 (2.99%) Nessus
7 10 (2.99%) Nmap
8 7 (2.10%) CSIRT
9 5 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.50%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.50%) OpenNMS
9 5 (1.50%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.20%) CASB
10 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 120 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 58 (17.37%) Symantec
3 56 (16.77%) Sophos
4 40 (11.98%) VMware
5 37 (11.08%) EMC
6 36 (10.78%) NetApp
7 29 (8.68%) Apple
8 27 (8.08%) Oracle
9 25 (7.49%) CheckPoint
10 20 (5.99%) Citrix
11 19 (5.69%) Forcepoint
12 17 (5.09%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.29%) Qualys
14 10 (2.99%) Netsparker
15 7 (2.10%) Cisco
16 6 (1.80%) McAfee
17 5 (1.50%) BT
17 5 (1.50%) Dell
17 5 (1.50%) Red Hat
17 5 (1.50%) Splunk