Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 986 1022 1204
Rank change year-on-year +36 +182 +63
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 164 175 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.099% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 116 116 75
England median annual salary £45,000 £53,750 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.28% +3.37% +22.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,625 £34,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +17.65%

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 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 40397 46198 56292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.98% 26.17% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31283 37327 45194
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +16 66 £45,000 -25.00% 3
East of England +34 40 £45,000 -18.18%
South East +7 20 £35,000 -41.67% 1
Midlands +27 17 £53,750 +16.22% 1
South West -22 14 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands - 12 £55,000 - 1
North of England 0 7 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands +29 5 £35,000 -24.32%
North West -8 5 £30,000 -53.85% 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Security+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 164 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 113 (68.90%) CISSP
3 102 (62.20%) Windows
4 77 (46.95%) Cybersecurity
5 76 (46.34%) Firewall
6 72 (43.90%) Information Security
7 62 (37.80%) Linux
8 59 (35.98%) SIEM
9 56 (34.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 52 (31.71%) Active Directory
10 52 (31.71%) SSCP
11 51 (31.10%) CEH
12 44 (26.83%) Security Cleared
12 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
13 42 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (25.61%) CCNA
13 42 (25.61%) Security Operations
14 41 (25.00%) TCP/IP
14 41 (25.00%) DV Cleared
15 40 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 39 (23.78%) CISA
16 39 (23.78%) GIAC
17 37 (22.56%) SANS
18 36 (21.95%) Finance
19 35 (21.34%) ITIL
19 35 (21.34%) Software Engineering
20 34 (20.73%) MCSE
21 32 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
22 31 (18.90%) Network+ Certification
23 30 (18.29%) C

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 6 (3.66%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.27%) IaaS
3 7 (4.27%) Office 365
3 7 (4.27%) PaaS
4 5 (3.05%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.22%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (46.34%) Firewall
2 41 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 22 (13.41%) SSL
4 16 (9.76%) VPN
5 14 (8.54%) NAS
5 14 (8.54%) Network Security
5 14 (8.54%) SAN
6 10 (6.10%) FCoE
6 10 (6.10%) SNMP
7 6 (3.66%) HTTP
7 6 (3.66%) Internet
8 5 (3.05%) DKIM
8 5 (3.05%) DMARC
9 3 (1.83%) LAN
9 3 (1.83%) WAN
10 2 (1.22%) DHCP
10 2 (1.22%) DNS
10 2 (1.22%) LDAP
10 2 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) MySQL
3 6 (3.66%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.66%) Big Data
3 6 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 16 (9.76%) JIRA
2 10 (6.10%) Redmine
3 6 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (3.66%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.66%) CodeSonar
3 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.66%) git-flow
3 6 (3.66%) Robot Framework
3 6 (3.66%) Selenium
General
1 36 (21.95%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Banking
3 9 (5.49%) Electronics
4 8 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.27%) Games
5 7 (4.27%) Retail
6 6 (3.66%) Legal
6 6 (3.66%) Publishing
7 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.73%) Analyst
2 30 (18.29%) Security Engineer
3 28 (17.07%) Security Analyst
4 24 (14.63%) Administrator
5 18 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Security Administrator
7 10 (6.10%) Consultant
7 10 (6.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) IT Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) IT Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) IT Security Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.49%) Architect
8 9 (5.49%) Security Architect
8 9 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.88%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Information Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) Java EE
1 10 (6.10%) STL
2 6 (3.66%) .NET
2 6 (3.66%) .NET Framework
2 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.66%) Django
2 6 (3.66%) LAMP
2 6 (3.66%) Node.js
2 6 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (3.66%) REST
2 6 (3.66%) SOAP
2 6 (3.66%) Spring MVC
3 3 (1.83%) ModSecurity
4 2 (1.22%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.22%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Management Information System
2 17 (10.37%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (9.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (6.71%) Computer Science
5 10 (6.10%) Clustering
6 7 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (3.66%) CMDB
7 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.05%) PKI
9 4 (2.44%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.83%) CESG
11 2 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.22%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (62.20%) Windows
2 62 (37.80%) Linux
3 22 (13.41%) Unix
4 21 (12.80%) Windows Server
5 15 (9.15%) Apple iOS
5 15 (9.15%) Mac OS X
6 10 (6.10%) Debian
7 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.66%) Android
10 2 (1.22%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (46.95%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (43.90%) Information Security
3 59 (35.98%) SIEM
4 42 (25.61%) Security Operations
5 35 (21.34%) ITIL
5 35 (21.34%) Software Engineering
6 32 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (13.41%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (13.41%) Security Architecture
8 19 (11.59%) Data Protection
8 19 (11.59%) Email Filtering
8 19 (11.59%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (11.59%) Web Filtering
9 18 (10.98%) Data Loss Prevention
9 18 (10.98%) Security Monitoring
10 16 (9.76%) Project Management
10 16 (9.76%) Risk Management
10 16 (9.76%) Threat Intelligence
10 16 (9.76%) User Stories
10 16 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.29%) C
2 16 (9.76%) Bash Shell
3 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.32%) Python
5 10 (6.10%) C#
5 10 (6.10%) C++
5 10 (6.10%) Java
5 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.10%) Korn
5 10 (6.10%) Objective-C
5 10 (6.10%) PHP
6 5 (3.05%) SQL
7 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 113 (68.90%) CISSP
3 52 (31.71%) SSCP
4 51 (31.10%) CEH
5 44 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 42 (25.61%) CCNA
6 42 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 40 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (23.78%) CISA
9 39 (23.78%) GIAC
10 37 (22.56%) SANS
11 34 (20.73%) MCSE
12 31 (18.90%) Network+ Certification
13 28 (17.07%) CISMP
14 26 (15.85%) CISM
15 23 (14.02%) Degree
16 19 (11.59%) CSSLP
17 16 (9.76%) Linux+ Certification
17 16 (9.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (34.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 19 (11.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.71%) ISO 9001
4 10 (6.10%) COBIT
5 8 (4.88%) GPG13
6 4 (2.44%) GDPR
7 3 (1.83%) RMADS
8 2 (1.22%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.61%) SLA
9 1 (0.61%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 52 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.85%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 20 (12.20%) Virtual Servers
4 18 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (9.76%) vSphere
6 10 (6.10%) NFS
6 10 (6.10%) Samba
6 10 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.10%) VMware NSX
7 6 (3.66%) Docker
8 3 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (9.76%) Puppet
2 10 (6.10%) Ansible
2 10 (6.10%) Nagios
2 10 (6.10%) vCenter Server
3 8 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.66%) Salt
5 4 (2.44%) EMC Navisphere
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.22%) Nessus
7 2 (1.22%) Snorby
7 2 (1.22%) Suricata
7 2 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.61%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.68%) VMware
3 20 (12.20%) EMC
3 20 (12.20%) SolarWinds
4 17 (10.37%) Symantec
5 16 (9.76%) Cisco
5 16 (9.76%) Citrix
5 16 (9.76%) NetApp
6 15 (9.15%) Sophos
7 13 (7.93%) Splunk
8 10 (6.10%) Oracle
8 10 (6.10%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.49%) Apple
10 8 (4.88%) Intel
11 7 (4.27%) Forcepoint
12 6 (3.66%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.05%) LogRhythm
14 3 (1.83%) AlienVault
15 2 (1.22%) HP
15 2 (1.22%) Juniper