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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 858 932
Rank change year-on-year +55 +74  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 64 47 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.052% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.19% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 21
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £65,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -10.90% +57.14%  

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 20663 24209 28466
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.57% 26.55% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16207 19826 22770
Median salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +36 27 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North West -23 14 £63,750 -1.92%
South East +63 12 £35,000 -39.65% 3
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
East of England -5 2 £46,250 -11.90%
Yorkshire -5 2 £90,000 +91.48% 1
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Security+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 146 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 90 (61.64%) CISSP
3 88 (60.27%) Firewall
4 82 (56.16%) Information Security
5 70 (47.95%) Windows
6 67 (45.89%) Active Directory
7 56 (38.36%) ITIL
8 55 (37.67%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (35.62%) CEH
10 48 (32.88%) Management Information System
10 48 (32.88%) SIEM
11 46 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 44 (30.14%) CISM
12 44 (30.14%) CCNA
13 43 (29.45%) CISA
13 43 (29.45%) PCI DSS
14 41 (28.08%) TCP/IP
15 37 (25.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (25.34%) Risk Management
15 37 (25.34%) Cybersecurity
16 36 (24.66%) Finance
17 35 (23.97%) Microsoft
17 35 (23.97%) Degree
18 34 (23.29%) Cisco
18 34 (23.29%) MCSE
19 33 (22.60%) SSCP
20 32 (21.92%) Kalman Filter
21 30 (20.55%) Splunk
21 30 (20.55%) CheckPoint
21 30 (20.55%) Network Security

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 10 (6.85%) IIS
2 6 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.42%) Apache
3 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.74%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.90%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (6.85%) Office 365
3 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.05%) PaaS
5 3 (2.05%) SaaS
6 2 (1.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (60.27%) Firewall
2 41 (28.08%) TCP/IP
3 30 (20.55%) Network Security
4 22 (15.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (13.01%) DNS
7 15 (10.27%) LAN
7 15 (10.27%) VPN
7 15 (10.27%) WAN
8 13 (8.90%) SAN
9 10 (6.85%) Internet
10 8 (5.48%) NAS
10 8 (5.48%) SSL
10 8 (5.48%) VLAN
11 7 (4.79%) SSH
12 6 (4.11%) DHCP
13 5 (3.42%) HTTP
14 4 (2.74%) FCoE
14 4 (2.74%) SNMP
15 2 (1.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) MySQL
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.37%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) JIRA
2 4 (2.74%) Redmine
3 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (24.66%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Legal
3 15 (10.27%) Retail
4 6 (4.11%) Games
5 5 (3.42%) Banking
6 4 (2.74%) French Language
6 4 (2.74%) German Language
6 4 (2.74%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.74%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (41.78%) Analyst
2 55 (37.67%) Security Analyst
3 28 (19.18%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 16 (10.96%) Administrator
6 15 (10.27%) IT Analyst
6 15 (10.27%) IT Security Analyst
7 13 (8.90%) Compliance Analyst
8 12 (8.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (8.22%) Security Specialist
8 12 (8.22%) SOC Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Information Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) SOC Engineer
10 10 (6.85%) Security Manager
11 9 (6.16%) Consultant
11 9 (6.16%) Information Security Specialist
11 9 (6.16%) Information Specialist
11 9 (6.16%) Security Consultant
11 9 (6.16%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.74%) .NET
2 4 (2.74%) Web Services
3 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.37%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.88%) Management Information System
2 29 (19.86%) Computer Science
3 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.27%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (8.90%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (8.90%) Virtual Team
6 11 (7.53%) Clustering
7 8 (5.48%) NHS
8 7 (4.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.37%) Fintech
9 2 (1.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.68%) CESG
10 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (47.95%) Windows
2 28 (19.18%) Linux
2 28 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.22%) Unix
4 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.74%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.74%) Windows NT
6 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.37%) CentOS
8 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (56.16%) Information Security
2 56 (38.36%) ITIL
3 48 (32.88%) SIEM
4 37 (25.34%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (25.34%) Risk Management
5 32 (21.92%) Kalman Filter
6 29 (19.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (17.12%) Web Filtering
8 22 (15.07%) Patch Management
9 21 (14.38%) Data Protection
9 21 (14.38%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (13.70%) Security Operations
10 20 (13.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 18 (12.33%) Process Improvement
12 16 (10.96%) Project Management
12 16 (10.96%) Security Architecture
13 15 (10.27%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (9.59%) Service Management
15 13 (8.90%) Data Security
15 13 (8.90%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.64%) Python
1 17 (11.64%) SQL
2 14 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.48%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.42%) Perl
5 4 (2.74%) C
5 4 (2.74%) Korn
6 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.37%) C#
7 2 (1.37%) PHP
7 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 90 (61.64%) CISSP
3 55 (37.67%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (35.62%) CEH
5 44 (30.14%) CCNA
5 44 (30.14%) CISM
6 43 (29.45%) CISA
7 37 (25.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (23.97%) Degree
9 34 (23.29%) MCSE
10 33 (22.60%) SSCP
11 20 (13.70%) Network+ Certification
12 19 (13.01%) CCNP
12 19 (13.01%) Security Cleared
13 17 (11.64%) CISMP
14 16 (10.96%) DV Cleared
15 15 (10.27%) GIAC
15 15 (10.27%) SANS
16 13 (8.90%) CNA
16 13 (8.90%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (29.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (6.16%) ISO 9001
4 6 (4.11%) GPG13
5 5 (3.42%) COBIT
5 5 (3.42%) SLA
6 4 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.68%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 67 (45.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.85%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (5.48%) Samba
7 5 (3.42%) Snort
8 4 (2.74%) NFS
8 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.74%) vSphere
9 2 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.68%) Xen
10 1 (0.68%) XenApp
10 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) Nessus
2 9 (6.16%) Backup Exec
2 9 (6.16%) SCCM
3 7 (4.79%) AirWatch
3 7 (4.79%) EMC Navisphere
4 5 (3.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (3.42%) Nagios
5 4 (2.74%) Ansible
5 4 (2.74%) Puppet
5 4 (2.74%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.05%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (2.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.37%) SCOM
7 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.29%) Cisco
3 30 (20.55%) CheckPoint
3 30 (20.55%) Splunk
4 22 (15.07%) Palo Alto
5 21 (14.38%) VMware
6 20 (13.70%) Qualys
7 17 (11.64%) Sophos
8 15 (10.27%) ArcSight
9 14 (9.59%) LogRhythm
10 13 (8.90%) SolarWinds
11 11 (7.53%) EMC
12 9 (6.16%) McAfee
12 9 (6.16%) NetApp
13 7 (4.79%) Oracle
14 4 (2.74%) HP
14 4 (2.74%) Juniper
14 4 (2.74%) Lotus
14 4 (2.74%) Novell
14 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
North West London
Hammersmith Medicines Research
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 16 days ago