The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 877 919
Rank change year-on-year +102 +42  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 84 58 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.059% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.21% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 65 48 18
Median salary £46,250 £56,250 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.77% +22.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £30,503 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +70.94%  

Security+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19871 27024 27770
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.56% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15780 21884 21988
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security+ Certification in England.

Salary trend for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in England

Security+ Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +65 24 £50,000 -23.07% 2
South East +71 18 £60,000 -9.43%
East of England +42 15 £46,250 -11.90% 1
East Midlands +19 12 £45,000 -34.54%
Yorkshire +29 10 £70,000 +73.90%
South West +38 6 £60,000 +4.34%
North West -16 3 £50,000 +53.84%
Security+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Security+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 173 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 118 (68.21%) Firewall
3 102 (58.96%) CISSP
4 78 (45.09%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (41.62%) Cybersecurity
6 66 (38.15%) Windows
6 66 (38.15%) CISM
6 66 (38.15%) Information Security
7 62 (35.84%) ITIL
8 60 (34.68%) CCNA
9 56 (32.37%) SSCP
10 50 (28.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 49 (28.32%) Penetration Testing
11 49 (28.32%) CISA
11 49 (28.32%) Active Directory
12 43 (24.86%) Degree
13 42 (24.28%) CEH
14 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
14 41 (23.70%) TCP/IP
15 40 (23.12%) Linux
15 40 (23.12%) SIEM
16 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (21.97%) PCI DSS
18 37 (21.39%) Cisco
19 36 (20.81%) MCSE
20 34 (19.65%) Security Cleared
21 33 (19.08%) GIAC
22 32 (18.50%) DV Cleared
23 31 (17.92%) SANS
23 31 (17.92%) SQL Server

Security+ Certification
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 15 (8.67%) IIS
2 8 (4.62%) Apache
2 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.05%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.31%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) MS Office
2 4 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.67%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.20%) Office 365
3 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) PaaS
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (68.21%) Firewall
2 41 (23.70%) TCP/IP
3 23 (13.29%) Network Security
4 19 (10.98%) LAN
4 19 (10.98%) WAN
5 15 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (8.09%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (8.09%) DNS
6 14 (8.09%) Internet
6 14 (8.09%) SAN
6 14 (8.09%) VPN
7 13 (7.51%) HTTP
7 13 (7.51%) SSL
8 8 (4.62%) SSH
8 8 (4.62%) VLAN
9 7 (4.05%) NAS
10 5 (2.89%) DHCP
10 5 (2.89%) FCoE
10 5 (2.89%) SNMP
11 2 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) Big Data
3 6 (3.47%) MySQL
4 4 (2.31%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.16%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (9.25%) JIRA
2 5 (2.89%) Redmine
3 4 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.31%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.31%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.31%) git-flow
3 4 (2.31%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.31%) Selenium
4 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (11.56%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Games
3 8 (4.62%) Legal
3 8 (4.62%) Spanish Language
4 7 (4.05%) French Language
4 7 (4.05%) German Language
4 7 (4.05%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (2.31%) Banking
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (34.10%) Analyst
2 55 (31.79%) Security Analyst
3 44 (25.43%) Security Engineer
4 28 (16.18%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 25 (14.45%) IT Analyst
5 25 (14.45%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (10.98%) Administrator
6 19 (10.98%) SOC Analyst
7 18 (10.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (10.40%) SOC Engineer
8 13 (7.51%) Technical Support
9 12 (6.94%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (6.36%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.78%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (5.78%) Security Specialist
11 10 (5.78%) Support Engineer
11 10 (5.78%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (5.78%) Technical Support Engineer
12 9 (5.20%) Security Support Engineer
13 8 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.62%) .NET
2 8 (4.62%) Java EE
2 8 (4.62%) STL
3 7 (4.05%) Web Services
4 4 (2.31%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.31%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.31%) Django
4 4 (2.31%) LAMP
4 4 (2.31%) Node.js
4 4 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.31%) REST
4 4 (2.31%) SOAP
4 4 (2.31%) Spring MVC
5 2 (1.16%) JSF
6 1 (0.58%) CSS
6 1 (0.58%) CSS3
6 1 (0.58%) HTML
6 1 (0.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.56%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.40%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.58%) NHS
7 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (38.15%) Windows
2 40 (23.12%) Linux
3 18 (10.40%) Unix
4 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.78%) Mac OS X
6 9 (5.20%) Mac OS
7 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.05%) Windows NT
9 6 (3.47%) Windows Server
10 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.31%) Android
11 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.58%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (41.62%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (38.15%) Information Security
3 62 (35.84%) ITIL
4 49 (28.32%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (23.12%) SIEM
6 30 (17.34%) Software Engineering
7 28 (16.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 24 (13.87%) Kalman Filter
8 24 (13.87%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (12.72%) OWASP
10 20 (11.56%) Coaching
11 19 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
11 19 (10.98%) Information Management
12 18 (10.40%) Risk Management
13 17 (9.83%) IT Audit
14 16 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (9.25%) Web Filtering
15 15 (8.67%) Patch Management
15 15 (8.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.72%) Python
2 20 (11.56%) C
3 17 (9.83%) SQL
4 16 (9.25%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.78%) C#
7 8 (4.62%) C++
7 8 (4.62%) Java
7 8 (4.62%) Objective-C
8 7 (4.05%) Perl
9 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.89%) Korn
10 4 (2.31%) PHP
10 4 (2.31%) VB
11 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (58.96%) CISSP
3 78 (45.09%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (38.15%) CISM
5 60 (34.68%) CCNA
6 56 (32.37%) SSCP
7 49 (28.32%) CISA
8 43 (24.86%) Degree
9 42 (24.28%) CEH
10 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (20.81%) MCSE
12 34 (19.65%) Security Cleared
13 33 (19.08%) GIAC
14 32 (18.50%) DV Cleared
15 31 (17.92%) SANS
16 30 (17.34%) Network+ Certification
17 27 (15.61%) CCNP
18 20 (11.56%) Linux+ Certification
19 15 (8.67%) CISMP
20 11 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (28.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (21.97%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.25%) COBIT
4 5 (2.89%) SLA
5 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 49 (28.32%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.72%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.94%) Samba
5 10 (5.78%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.78%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (5.20%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.62%) Xen
8 7 (4.05%) vSphere
9 5 (2.89%) NFS
10 4 (2.31%) Docker
11 3 (1.73%) Snort
12 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.58%) XenApp
12 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.36%) Backup Exec
2 9 (5.20%) AirWatch
2 9 (5.20%) Puppet
2 9 (5.20%) SCCM
3 7 (4.05%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (4.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.47%) Nagios
5 5 (2.89%) Ansible
6 4 (2.31%) Salt
7 3 (1.73%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.73%) Nessus
7 3 (1.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.16%) SCOM
9 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.58%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.39%) Cisco
3 30 (17.34%) Splunk
4 29 (16.76%) VMware
5 28 (16.18%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.56%) ArcSight
6 20 (11.56%) Qualys
7 19 (10.98%) Sophos
8 18 (10.40%) Palo Alto
9 12 (6.94%) EMC
9 12 (6.94%) NetApp
9 12 (6.94%) Oracle
10 7 (4.05%) Dell KACE
10 7 (4.05%) Lotus
10 7 (4.05%) Novell
10 7 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.73%) LogRhythm
13 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.16%) Tableau
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