Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 887 991 996
Rank change year-on-year +104 +5 +148
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 182 181 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 105 156 156
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,125 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,875
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -18.48%

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 34,106 39,191 40,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,635 30,152 32,302
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +63 78 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Midlands +55 32 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North of England +49 30 £75,000 +6.76%
West Midlands +38 23 £45,000 -28.00% 1
South East +50 22 £40,250 +11.81% 1
South West +10 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North East - 13 - -
Yorkshire +11 12 £75,000 -
East Midlands +37 9 £76,500 +80.00%
North West +42 5 £65,000 +116.67%
East of England +68 4 £24,500 -51.00%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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+.

1 145 (79.67%) CISSP
2 93 (51.10%) Cybersecurity
3 90 (49.45%) Windows
4 85 (46.70%) Information Security
5 68 (37.36%) Firewall
6 64 (35.16%) SIEM
7 61 (33.52%) CEH
8 60 (32.97%) Degree
9 56 (30.77%) GIAC
10 55 (30.22%) Microsoft
11 53 (29.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (29.12%) SSCP
12 52 (28.57%) ITIL
13 50 (27.47%) Linux
14 49 (26.92%) Active Directory
15 47 (25.82%) CISM
16 46 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (24.73%) MCSE
17 45 (24.73%) Windows Server
18 44 (24.18%) Security Operations
19 42 (23.08%) Management Information System
19 42 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 40 (21.98%) TCP/IP
21 39 (21.43%) CCNA
22 37 (20.33%) Network+ Certification
22 37 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (19.23%) Office 365
23 35 (19.23%) SANS
23 35 (19.23%) VMware
23 35 (19.23%) MCSA

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 9 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.40%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.65%) IIS
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (19.23%) Office 365
3 28 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (11.54%) IaaS
4 21 (11.54%) PaaS
5 8 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.75%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.20%) GitHub
7 4 (2.20%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 68 (37.36%) Firewall
2 40 (21.98%) TCP/IP
3 21 (11.54%) Network Security
4 15 (8.24%) DNS
5 13 (7.14%) VPN
6 12 (6.59%) VLAN
7 11 (6.04%) SNMP
8 10 (5.49%) MPLS
9 9 (4.95%) FCoE
9 9 (4.95%) HTTP
10 7 (3.85%) BGP
10 7 (3.85%) OSPF
11 6 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.30%) DHCP
11 6 (3.30%) EIGRP
12 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (2.75%) LAN
12 5 (2.75%) WAN
13 4 (2.20%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.34%) Big Data
2 5 (2.75%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.20%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.79%) JIRA
2 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.95%) Redmine
4 6 (3.30%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.30%) git-flow
5 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (1.10%) CodeSonar
5 2 (1.10%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.10%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) JUnit
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 26 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (8.24%) Publishing
3 8 (4.40%) Military
4 4 (2.20%) Banking
4 4 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.55%) Avionics
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (23.63%) Analyst
1 43 (23.63%) Architect
2 38 (20.88%) Security Engineer
3 30 (16.48%) Security Analyst
4 25 (13.74%) Security Architect
5 18 (9.89%) Consultant
6 17 (9.34%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (8.79%) Security Consultant
8 13 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (6.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Engineer
11 10 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) IT Analyst
13 7 (3.85%) Information Architect
13 7 (3.85%) Information Security Architect
13 7 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
13 7 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) .NET
2 10 (5.49%) REST
3 7 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.30%) Node.js
4 6 (3.30%) Spring MVC
4 6 (3.30%) WCF
5 5 (2.75%) JSON
5 5 (2.75%) RESTful
6 4 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.20%) GraphQL
6 4 (2.20%) Kafka
6 4 (2.20%) Protocol Buffers
6 4 (2.20%) React
6 4 (2.20%) Spring
6 4 (2.20%) Vue.js
6 4 (2.20%) XML
7 2 (1.10%) COM
7 2 (1.10%) Java EE
7 2 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.99%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.89%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (8.24%) CMDB
5 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
6 13 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (4.95%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (4.40%) Cyberattack
8 8 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (3.85%) CESG
9 7 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (2.20%) Fintech
11 4 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (2.20%) PKI
12 2 (1.10%) Cybercrime
12 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 90 (49.45%) Windows
2 50 (27.47%) Linux
3 45 (24.73%) Windows Server
4 28 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 22 (12.09%) Apple iOS
6 19 (10.44%) Android
7 15 (8.24%) Unix
8 7 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.75%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.10%) CentOS
12 1 (0.55%) Fedora
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (51.10%) Cybersecurity
2 85 (46.70%) Information Security
3 64 (35.16%) SIEM
4 52 (28.57%) ITIL
5 44 (24.18%) Security Operations
6 34 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (16.48%) Analytics
7 30 (16.48%) Data Protection
8 29 (15.93%) Computer Science
8 29 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 29 (15.93%) Software Engineering
9 25 (13.74%) Project Management
10 22 (12.09%) Service Management
11 21 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (11.54%) Service Delivery
12 19 (10.44%) TOGAF
13 18 (9.89%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (9.34%) Data Loss Prevention
14 17 (9.34%) IT Governance
14 17 (9.34%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.19%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.69%) Python
3 13 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 13 (7.14%) C
4 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.40%) SQL
5 6 (3.30%) Korn
6 4 (2.20%) C#
6 4 (2.20%) C++
6 4 (2.20%) Go
6 4 (2.20%) Perl
6 4 (2.20%) Ruby
6 4 (2.20%) VBScript
7 3 (1.65%) Java
7 3 (1.65%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 145 (79.67%) CISSP
2 61 (33.52%) CEH
3 60 (32.97%) Degree
4 56 (30.77%) GIAC
5 53 (29.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (29.12%) SSCP
6 47 (25.82%) CISM
7 46 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (24.73%) MCSE
9 39 (21.43%) CCNA
10 37 (20.33%) Network+ Certification
11 35 (19.23%) MCSA
11 35 (19.23%) SANS
12 27 (14.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (12.09%) CISA
14 18 (9.89%) Security Cleared
15 16 (8.79%) A+ Certification
15 16 (8.79%) Linux+ Certification
16 15 (8.24%) ISEB
16 15 (8.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.99%) GDPR
3 16 (8.79%) SLA
4 15 (8.24%) GPG13
5 7 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (3.30%) COBIT
6 6 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.20%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.65%) ISO 31000
9 2 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 49 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.04%) Docker
4 10 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.95%) NFS
5 9 (4.95%) Samba
5 9 (4.95%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (6.59%) Puppet
3 11 (6.04%) Nagios
4 10 (5.49%) Ansible
4 10 (5.49%) CASB
4 10 (5.49%) vCenter Server
5 9 (4.95%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.30%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.30%) WSUS
7 5 (2.75%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.20%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (2.20%) SCCM
8 4 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (1.10%) Salt
10 1 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.55%) QRadar
10 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.23%) VMware
3 26 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 24 (13.19%) Cisco
4 24 (13.19%) EMC
4 24 (13.19%) NetApp
5 23 (12.64%) Citrix
6 11 (6.04%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.49%) McAfee
7 10 (5.49%) Symantec
8 9 (4.95%) Google
9 8 (4.40%) SonicWALL
10 7 (3.85%) Darktrace
10 7 (3.85%) Sophos
11 6 (3.30%) Cognizant
11 6 (3.30%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.30%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.75%) Forcepoint
12 5 (2.75%) Oracle
12 5 (2.75%) SAP