Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 608 707
Rank change year-on-year +77 +99 +31
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 60 42 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.52% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 50
10th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £41,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £69,375 £63,438
90th Percentile £82,500 £88,125 £85,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,040 8,018 12,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.34% 19.28% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,476 6,167 9,459
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £99,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London.

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the London region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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
Central London +59 4 £56,250 -13.46%
East London - 1 £50,000 - 1
South London - 1 £57,500 -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 30 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (40.00%) Linux
3 23 (38.33%) Network+ Certification
4 22 (36.67%) Information Security
4 22 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (35.00%) Windows
6 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
6 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (30.00%) A+ Certification
7 18 (30.00%) SSCP
8 17 (28.33%) Firewall
9 16 (26.67%) CISSP
10 14 (23.33%) MCSE
11 13 (21.67%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (20.00%) CEH
12 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 12 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
13 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (18.33%) SANS
13 11 (18.33%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (18.33%) Data Security
13 11 (18.33%) Linux+ Certification
13 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (16.67%) Wireless
14 10 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (11.67%) Azure
3 5 (8.33%) AWS
3 5 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Akamai
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) Firewall
2 10 (16.67%) Wireless
3 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 7 (11.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.67%) Network Security
5 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 3 (5.00%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.33%) HTTP
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) MPLS
6 2 (3.33%) SSL
6 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.33%) Impala
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Snyk
2 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) git-flow
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.00%) Finance
3 8 (13.33%) Legal
3 8 (13.33%) Social Skills
4 3 (5.00%) French Language
5 2 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Law
6 1 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Ethical Hacker
4 10 (16.67%) Trainee
5 8 (13.33%) IT Support
5 8 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) IT Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Strategy Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.33%) Kafka
2 1 (1.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 3 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (3.33%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Linux
2 21 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Unix
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.67%) CentOS
5 1 (1.67%) Fedora
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (36.67%) Information Security
2 22 (36.67%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 21 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (18.33%) Data Security
5 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (18.33%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (16.67%) SIEM
7 9 (15.00%) Service Management
8 8 (13.33%) ITSM
8 8 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
9 7 (11.67%) Security Architecture
9 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
10 6 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 5 (8.33%) ITIL
12 4 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Python
2 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.00%) C
4 2 (3.33%) Go
4 2 (3.33%) Perl
4 2 (3.33%) R
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Network+ Certification
2 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (30.00%) A+ Certification
3 18 (30.00%) SSCP
4 16 (26.67%) CISSP
5 14 (23.33%) MCSE
6 12 (20.00%) CEH
7 11 (18.33%) Linux+ Certification
7 11 (18.33%) SANS
8 9 (15.00%) Degree
9 8 (13.33%) RHCSA
9 8 (13.33%) Server+ Certification
10 7 (11.67%) CISM
10 7 (11.67%) MCSA
11 5 (8.33%) CCNA
11 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (8.33%) GIAC
11 5 (8.33%) RHCE
12 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
12 4 (6.67%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.33%) GDPR
4 1 (1.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) GLBA
4 1 (1.67%) IASME
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Flume
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
3 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) NFS
4 1 (1.67%) Samba
4 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) Kibana
3 3 (5.00%) Nagios
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
3 3 (5.00%) QRadar
4 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.33%) Oozie
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) Terraform
5 1 (1.67%) Ansible
5 1 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.67%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) Palo Alto
2 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.33%) Splunk
4 3 (5.00%) Dell
4 3 (5.00%) EMC
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.33%) BMC
5 2 (3.33%) BT
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Veeam
6 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.67%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.67%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds