Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 869 799 1059
Rank change year-on-year -70 +260 +50
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 185 361 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.97% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109 235 86
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,700
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.67% -11.45%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £71,250 £65,625
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -10.91%

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 31,150 37,041 40,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.76% 23.79% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22,676 27,637 31,094
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +33 66 £52,500 -19.23% 3
South West -6 33 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North of England +26 31 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +33 27 £55,000 +2.33% 4
West Midlands +16 17 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East of England -21 16 £45,000 -9.09% 3
North West +21 12 £35,000 -22.22%
South East +35 11 £45,250 +13.13% 2
East Midlands +30 10 £60,000 +33.33%
North East - 10 - - 1
Yorkshire 0 9 £60,000 -22.58% 1
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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+.

1 128 (69.19%) CISSP
2 105 (56.76%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (54.59%) Windows
4 95 (51.35%) Azure
5 91 (49.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (41.62%) Firewall
7 75 (40.54%) MCSE
8 73 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (35.14%) Microsoft
10 63 (34.05%) Information Security
11 62 (33.51%) GIAC
11 62 (33.51%) Office 365
12 61 (32.97%) Active Directory
13 60 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
13 60 (32.43%) Degree
14 59 (31.89%) Penetration Testing
14 59 (31.89%) Linux
14 59 (31.89%) SANS
15 58 (31.35%) SSCP
15 58 (31.35%) Network+ Certification
16 56 (30.27%) CCNA
17 50 (27.03%) Windows Server
18 48 (25.95%) MCSA
18 48 (25.95%) CEH
19 47 (25.41%) Microsoft Office
19 47 (25.41%) TCP/IP
19 47 (25.41%) AWS
20 46 (24.86%) C
21 45 (24.32%) Google
21 45 (24.32%) Problem-Solving

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 38 (20.54%) Apache Spark
1 38 (20.54%) Elasticsearch
1 38 (20.54%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.54%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (25.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 95 (51.35%) Azure
2 62 (33.51%) Office 365
3 47 (25.41%) AWS
4 44 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (20.54%) GCP
5 38 (20.54%) OpenShift
6 11 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.78%) IaaS
7 7 (3.78%) Mimecast
8 5 (2.70%) SaaS
9 1 (0.54%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (41.62%) Firewall
2 47 (25.41%) TCP/IP
3 39 (21.08%) HTTPS
4 23 (12.43%) Network Security
5 12 (6.49%) Internet
6 9 (4.86%) LAN
6 9 (4.86%) WAN
7 8 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.70%) DNS
8 5 (2.70%) IPv6
8 5 (2.70%) SAN
9 4 (2.16%) IP Telephony
9 4 (2.16%) Wireless
10 3 (1.62%) HTTP
11 2 (1.08%) Broadband
11 2 (1.08%) DHCP
11 2 (1.08%) SMTP
11 2 (1.08%) VLAN
12 1 (0.54%) VoIP
12 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.08%) Big Data
2 7 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (3.78%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (20.54%) Bitbucket
1 38 (20.54%) Git (software)
1 38 (20.54%) git-flow
1 38 (20.54%) JIRA
2 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.16%) JUnit
2 4 (2.16%) Subversion
2 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (9.19%) Finance
2 15 (8.11%) Games
3 9 (4.86%) Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.70%) Retail
5 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.08%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (31.89%) Consultant
2 27 (14.59%) Analyst
3 26 (14.05%) Security Engineer
4 24 (12.97%) Security Consultant
5 21 (11.35%) Microsoft Consultant
6 16 (8.65%) Security Analyst
7 15 (8.11%) Security Officer
8 14 (7.57%) Architect
9 13 (7.03%) C++ Consultant
9 13 (7.03%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (7.03%) Security Architect
9 13 (7.03%) Software Consultant
9 13 (7.03%) Windows Consultant
10 12 (6.49%) Automation Test Lead
10 12 (6.49%) Test Automation Consultant
10 12 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (6.49%) Test Consultant
10 12 (6.49%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.49%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.95%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.08%) .NET
2 38 (20.54%) AngularJS
2 38 (20.54%) ASP.NET
2 38 (20.54%) GraphQL
2 38 (20.54%) Kafka
2 38 (20.54%) Node.js
2 38 (20.54%) React
2 38 (20.54%) REST
2 38 (20.54%) Spring
2 38 (20.54%) Spring MVC
2 38 (20.54%) Vue.js
3 5 (2.70%) CSS
3 5 (2.70%) HTML
4 4 (2.16%) JSON
4 4 (2.16%) RESTful
4 4 (2.16%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.54%) ODBC
5 1 (0.54%) POSIX
5 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.05%) Cyberattack
3 22 (11.89%) Management Information System
4 18 (9.73%) Cybercrime
5 13 (7.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.78%) PKI
8 6 (3.24%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.16%) Blog
9 4 (2.16%) Podcast
9 4 (2.16%) Social Media
9 4 (2.16%) User Experience
10 3 (1.62%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.08%) PMI
12 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.54%) iPhone
12 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (54.59%) Windows
2 59 (31.89%) Linux
3 50 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 40 (21.62%) Android
5 39 (21.08%) Apple iOS
6 29 (15.68%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.86%) Unix
9 5 (2.70%) CentOS
10 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.54%) Fedora
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (56.76%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (34.05%) Information Security
3 60 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 59 (31.89%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (23.78%) SIEM
7 38 (20.54%) API Design
7 38 (20.54%) Kanban
7 38 (20.54%) MVC
7 38 (20.54%) Reverse Engineering
7 38 (20.54%) Scrum
8 36 (19.46%) ITIL
8 36 (19.46%) Software Engineering
9 30 (16.22%) Security Operations
10 28 (15.14%) Identity Management
11 27 (14.59%) Kalman Filter
12 23 (12.43%) Analytics
13 22 (11.89%) Customer Requirements
13 22 (11.89%) Malware Analysis
14 20 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.86%) C
2 18 (9.73%) C#
2 18 (9.73%) C++
3 17 (9.19%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.41%) SQL
5 8 (4.32%) Python
6 6 (3.24%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.16%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (69.19%) CISSP
2 91 (49.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (40.54%) MCSE
4 73 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (33.51%) GIAC
6 60 (32.43%) Degree
7 59 (31.89%) SANS
8 58 (31.35%) Network+ Certification
8 58 (31.35%) SSCP
9 56 (30.27%) CCNA
10 48 (25.95%) CEH
10 48 (25.95%) MCSA
11 39 (21.08%) Linux+ Certification
12 34 (18.38%) CISM
13 33 (17.84%) Security Cleared
14 28 (15.14%) CISA
15 22 (11.89%) CCSP
16 16 (8.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 14 (7.57%) SC Cleared
18 13 (7.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.65%) GDPR
3 15 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (8.11%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.95%) SLA
5 9 (4.86%) MiFID
6 8 (4.32%) NIST
7 5 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.16%) QA
9 2 (1.08%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.54%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 61 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.62%) Docker
3 5 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.54%) NFS
5 1 (0.54%) Samba
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (21.62%) Kubernetes
2 34 (18.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (6.49%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.24%) QRadar
5 5 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.70%) SCCM
6 3 (1.62%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.08%) CASB
8 1 (0.54%) Ansible
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.54%) Nagios
8 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.54%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.54%) Puppet
8 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 45 (24.32%) Google
3 28 (15.14%) Cisco
4 11 (5.95%) VMware
5 8 (4.32%) Dell
6 7 (3.78%) Databricks
7 6 (3.24%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.70%) McAfee
8 5 (2.70%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.70%) Veeam
9 4 (2.16%) HP
10 3 (1.62%) EMC
10 3 (1.62%) IBM
10 3 (1.62%) Juniper
11 2 (1.08%) Apple
11 2 (1.08%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.08%) Splunk