Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 203 210
Rank change year-on-year +74 +7 -
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 79 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.01% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 1.09% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,850 £45,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -18.18% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,151 1,104 1,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.34% 25.10% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 820 915 1,091
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -1.15%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in Hertfordshire

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in Hertfordshire

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in Hertfordshire

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
Welwyn Garden City +13 46 - -
Hatfield - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £52,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £39,000 -
CompTIA Security+
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 71 (89.87%) CISSP
1 71 (89.87%) SSCP
1 71 (89.87%) GIAC
2 64 (81.01%) SANS
3 63 (79.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 59 (74.68%) CISA
4 59 (74.68%) CISM
5 58 (73.42%) CSSLP
6 55 (69.62%) Microsoft
7 50 (63.29%) Symantec
7 50 (63.29%) Sophos
8 49 (62.03%) SIEM
9 48 (60.76%) Security Operations
10 44 (55.70%) Unix
10 44 (55.70%) Windows
11 42 (53.16%) Security Operations Centre
12 39 (49.37%) Identity Access Management
12 39 (49.37%) Security Architecture
12 39 (49.37%) Performance Monitoring
12 39 (49.37%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 36 (45.57%) Retail
14 35 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
15 34 (43.04%) Due Diligence
16 28 (35.44%) Use Case
16 28 (35.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 27 (34.18%) CEH
18 20 (25.32%) Vulnerability Management
19 19 (24.05%) Kali Linux
19 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (24.05%) Python

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (7.59%) Apache
1 6 (7.59%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.99%) Mimecast
2 15 (18.99%) Office 365
3 6 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (7.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) DKIM
1 15 (18.99%) DMARC
2 8 (10.13%) Firewall
3 6 (7.59%) DHCP
3 6 (7.59%) DNS
3 6 (7.59%) HTTP
3 6 (7.59%) ICMP
3 6 (7.59%) Internet
3 6 (7.59%) SNMP
3 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.59%) VPN
3 6 (7.59%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (45.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Security Engineer
2 29 (36.71%) Security Manager
3 28 (35.44%) Engineering Manager
4 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) IT Support
6 6 (7.59%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) CISSP Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) Information Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) Information Security Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) IT Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.27%) Security Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.27%) Security Tester
8 1 (1.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 42 (53.16%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (18.99%) PKI
3 6 (7.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.59%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Unix
1 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) Kali Linux
3 18 (22.78%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (79.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 49 (62.03%) SIEM
3 48 (60.76%) Security Operations
4 39 (49.37%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 39 (49.37%) Identity Access Management
4 39 (49.37%) Performance Monitoring
4 39 (49.37%) Security Architecture
5 35 (44.30%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (43.04%) Due Diligence
7 28 (35.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 28 (35.44%) Use Case
8 20 (25.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (22.78%) DevOps
10 18 (22.78%) Open Source
11 15 (18.99%) Data Loss Prevention
12 13 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (16.46%) Threat Modelling
13 12 (15.19%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Python
2 13 (16.46%) Go
2 13 (16.46%) Perl
2 13 (16.46%) PHP
2 13 (16.46%) Ruby
3 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.59%) Java
3 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (89.87%) CISSP
1 71 (89.87%) GIAC
1 71 (89.87%) SSCP
2 64 (81.01%) SANS
3 59 (74.68%) CISA
3 59 (74.68%) CISM
4 58 (73.42%) CSSLP
5 27 (34.18%) CEH
6 8 (10.13%) CCNA
6 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (10.13%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (7.59%) A+ Certification
7 6 (7.59%) CCENT
7 6 (7.59%) CISMP
7 6 (7.59%) Degree
7 6 (7.59%) GCIA
7 6 (7.59%) GCIH
7 6 (7.59%) GSEC
7 6 (7.59%) OSCP
8 1 (1.27%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) Nessus
1 13 (16.46%) Nmap
1 13 (16.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (10.13%) QRadar
3 7 (8.86%) CASB
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Microsoft
2 50 (63.29%) Sophos
2 50 (63.29%) Symantec
3 15 (18.99%) Forcepoint
4 13 (16.46%) Netsparker
4 13 (16.46%) Qualys
5 6 (7.59%) McAfee
5 6 (7.59%) Splunk
6 2 (2.53%) AlienVault
6 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.53%) Juniper
6 2 (2.53%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.53%) Palo Alto