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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 963 626 774
Rank change year-on-year -337 +148 +157
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 168 238 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 1.41% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 116 99 87
10th Percentile £27,750 £36,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,188 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £73,125 £65,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 33,181 16,844 18,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.24% 20.66% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14,887 11,297 13,908
10th Percentile £30,825 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -265 62 £75,000 +25.00% 8
South East -62 45 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Midlands -65 29 £57,483 +9.49% 4
West Midlands -52 19 £57,483 +9.49% 3
North of England -121 14 £45,000 -16.67% 7
East of England -104 10 £52,500 +23.53% 2
East Midlands - 10 - - 1
North West -105 7 £45,000 -17.43% 4
Yorkshire - 7 £44,000 - 2
South West -67 6 £43,250 -21.36%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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+.

1 118 (70.24%) Cybersecurity
2 97 (57.74%) CISSP
3 96 (57.14%) Information Security
4 68 (40.48%) CISM
5 64 (38.10%) Network Security
6 59 (35.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 58 (34.52%) Security Operations
7 58 (34.52%) Social Skills
8 48 (28.57%) Firewall
8 48 (28.57%) CEH
9 46 (27.38%) SIEM
10 44 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (25.60%) TCP/IP
12 42 (25.00%) SSCP
13 41 (24.40%) Microsoft
14 40 (23.81%) GDPR
15 39 (23.21%) Linux
16 38 (22.62%) Finance
17 37 (22.02%) Management Information System
18 36 (21.43%) Degree
19 34 (20.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 32 (19.05%) Python
21 30 (17.86%) CISA
21 30 (17.86%) Azure
22 29 (17.26%) PCI DSS
23 28 (16.67%) GCIH
23 28 (16.67%) CCNA
24 27 (16.07%) Windows
25 26 (15.48%) Network+ Certification
25 26 (15.48%) GCIA

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 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.86%) Azure
2 25 (14.88%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (13.69%) AWS
4 13 (7.74%) Mimecast
5 9 (5.36%) SaaS
6 5 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (38.10%) Network Security
2 48 (28.57%) Firewall
3 43 (25.60%) TCP/IP
4 25 (14.88%) WAN
5 22 (13.10%) DNS
5 22 (13.10%) HTTP
6 21 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (11.90%) tcpdump
7 20 (11.90%) Wireshark
8 16 (9.52%) BGP
9 15 (8.93%) VPN
10 13 (7.74%) LAN
11 12 (7.14%) SSL
12 5 (2.98%) DHCP
12 5 (2.98%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.38%) 802.11
13 4 (2.38%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.38%) VLAN
14 3 (1.79%) Internet
14 3 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.60%) Big Data
2 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.19%) JIRA
1 2 (1.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.60%) CodeSonar
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) git-flow
2 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.60%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 58 (34.52%) Social Skills
2 38 (22.62%) Finance
3 17 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.12%) Law
4 13 (7.74%) Legal
5 5 (2.98%) Banking
5 5 (2.98%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.98%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.19%) Advertising
8 2 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.19%) German Language
8 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (32.74%) Analyst
2 47 (27.98%) Security Engineer
3 43 (25.60%) Security Analyst
4 26 (15.48%) Security Manager
5 25 (14.88%) IT Analyst
5 25 (14.88%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (11.31%) Network Engineer
6 19 (11.31%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (8.93%) Security Officer
8 14 (8.33%) IT Engineer
8 14 (8.33%) IT Security Officer
9 13 (7.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 13 (7.74%) IT Security Engineer
10 11 (6.55%) Information Manager
10 11 (6.55%) Information Security Manager
11 10 (5.95%) SOC Analyst
12 9 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 9 (5.36%) IT Security Manager
12 9 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
12 9 (5.36%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) Web Services
3 4 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.38%) EDI
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) Django
4 1 (0.60%) Java EE
4 1 (0.60%) LAMP
4 1 (0.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.02%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.10%) Data Centre
3 16 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.76%) CSOC
5 8 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.98%) CESG
8 4 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (2.38%) PKI
8 4 (2.38%) Social Media
9 3 (1.79%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.79%) IoT
10 2 (1.19%) Insider Threat
11 1 (0.60%) BYOD
11 1 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.21%) Linux
2 27 (16.07%) Windows
3 10 (5.95%) Unix
4 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.19%) CentOS
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (70.24%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (57.14%) Information Security
3 58 (34.52%) Security Operations
4 46 (27.38%) SIEM
5 34 (20.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (14.88%) DevOps
7 24 (14.29%) Business Continuity
8 23 (13.69%) Computer Science
8 23 (13.69%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (13.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (13.10%) Data Loss Prevention
10 21 (12.50%) Data Protection
11 20 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (11.90%) Security Architecture
12 19 (11.31%) Analytics
12 19 (11.31%) Data Privacy
12 19 (11.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (11.31%) ITIL
13 16 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
13 16 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.05%) Python
2 18 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.38%) Bash
4 4 (2.38%) Perl
4 4 (2.38%) SQL
5 3 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) C++
6 1 (0.60%) Java
6 1 (0.60%) Korn
6 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.60%) PHP
6 1 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (57.74%) CISSP
2 68 (40.48%) CISM
3 48 (28.57%) CEH
4 44 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (25.00%) SSCP
6 36 (21.43%) Degree
7 30 (17.86%) CISA
8 28 (16.67%) CCNA
8 28 (16.67%) GCIH
9 26 (15.48%) GCIA
9 26 (15.48%) Network+ Certification
10 18 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 17 (10.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (10.12%) CompTIA CySA+
12 15 (8.93%) CASP
12 15 (8.93%) CISMP
12 15 (8.93%) GIAC
12 15 (8.93%) GSEC
13 14 (8.33%) CCSP
14 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (35.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (23.81%) GDPR
3 29 (17.26%) PCI DSS
4 24 (14.29%) NIST
5 21 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (10.12%) COBIT
7 14 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 14 (8.33%) IASME
8 8 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (2.98%) NCSC
9 5 (2.98%) QA
10 2 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.19%) MiFID
11 1 (0.60%) GLBA
11 1 (0.60%) GRC
11 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (11.90%) Snort
2 16 (9.52%) iptables
3 10 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (8.93%) QRadar
2 7 (4.17%) CASB
2 7 (4.17%) Puppet
3 6 (3.57%) Terraform
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.38%) CSIRT
5 4 (2.38%) EnCase
5 4 (2.38%) FTK
6 2 (1.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.60%) Salt
7 1 (0.60%) SCCM
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 41 (24.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.14%) IBM
3 9 (5.36%) Splunk
4 7 (4.17%) Cisco
4 7 (4.17%) VMware
5 4 (2.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.79%) Darktrace
6 3 (1.79%) FireEye
6 3 (1.79%) IronPort
6 3 (1.79%) Kenna
6 3 (1.79%) LogRhythm
6 3 (1.79%) McAfee
6 3 (1.79%) NetWitness
6 3 (1.79%) Qualys
6 3 (1.79%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.19%) Meraki
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) Carbon Black
8 1 (0.60%) Trend Micro