Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 650 455 676
Rank change year-on-year -195 +221 +40
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 64 37 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.89% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 53 20 27
10th Percentile £40,000 £49,875 £37,000
25th Percentile £53,750 " £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -4.76% -19.23%
75th Percentile £82,500 £51,250 £69,375
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 8,521 4,146 11,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.36% 20.34% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,295 3,235 8,526
10th Percentile £37,510 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -53 5 £45,000 -10.00%
East London - 2 £47,250 - 2
South London - 2 £51,250 -
West London - 1 £64,000 - 2
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 40 (62.50%) CISSP
2 33 (51.56%) Information Security
2 33 (51.56%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (42.19%) Firewall
4 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 26 (40.63%) CEH
5 25 (39.06%) SIEM
6 23 (35.94%) Security Architecture
6 23 (35.94%) Windows
7 22 (34.38%) Linux
8 21 (32.81%) Python
8 21 (32.81%) CISM
9 19 (29.69%) Social Skills
10 18 (28.13%) Network Security
11 16 (25.00%) SANS
12 15 (23.44%) Security Operations
12 15 (23.44%) Azure
12 15 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (21.88%) CISA
13 14 (21.88%) Splunk
13 14 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
14 13 (20.31%) SSCP
14 13 (20.31%) Degree
15 12 (18.75%) QRadar
16 11 (17.19%) Mac OS
16 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
16 11 (17.19%) French Language
16 11 (17.19%) Asset Management
16 11 (17.19%) Management Information System

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:

Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Azure
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (10.94%) AWS
4 6 (9.38%) Akamai
4 6 (9.38%) Serverless
5 5 (7.81%) Mimecast
6 4 (6.25%) PaaS
6 4 (6.25%) SaaS
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) Firewall
2 18 (28.13%) Network Security
3 9 (14.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (10.94%) VPN
5 6 (9.38%) WAN
6 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.25%) DNS
7 4 (6.25%) HTTP
7 4 (6.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.13%) DHCP
8 2 (3.13%) SMTP
8 2 (3.13%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) 4G
9 1 (1.56%) 5G
9 1 (1.56%) Broadband
9 1 (1.56%) VoIP
9 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Snyk
2 1 (1.56%) GoCD
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (29.69%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.19%) French Language
2 11 (17.19%) Presentation Skills
3 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.06%) Finance
5 7 (10.94%) Legal
6 5 (7.81%) Law
7 2 (3.13%) Banking
7 2 (3.13%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.56%) Environmental Health
8 1 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.56%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Security Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Security Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Consultant
4 9 (14.06%) Security Consultant
4 9 (14.06%) Senior Security Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) IT Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Broadcast Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.38%) Virtual Team
3 4 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.13%) CESG
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.56%) Equities
6 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Linux
3 11 (17.19%) Mac OS
4 7 (10.94%) Unix
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Cybersecurity
1 33 (51.56%) Information Security
2 25 (39.06%) SIEM
3 23 (35.94%) Security Architecture
4 15 (23.44%) Security Operations
5 14 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (17.19%) Asset Management
7 10 (15.63%) Actionable Insight
7 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
8 9 (14.06%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 7 (10.94%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (10.94%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (10.94%) Threat Modelling
11 6 (9.38%) ITIL
11 6 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
12 5 (7.81%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Python
2 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
3 10 (15.63%) Go
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) Java
6 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) CISSP
2 26 (40.63%) CEH
3 21 (32.81%) CISM
4 16 (25.00%) SANS
5 14 (21.88%) CISA
6 13 (20.31%) Degree
6 13 (20.31%) SSCP
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (15.63%) OSCP
8 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (10.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (9.38%) MCSE
11 5 (7.81%) CCNA
11 5 (7.81%) GIAC
11 5 (7.81%) GSEC
12 4 (6.25%) MCSA
12 4 (6.25%) RHCE
12 4 (6.25%) RHCSA
13 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (14.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (12.50%) NIST
4 6 (9.38%) GDPR
5 4 (6.25%) GLBA
5 4 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (4.69%) COBIT
7 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.56%) GRC
8 1 (1.56%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.56%) IASME
8 1 (1.56%) ISO 22301
8 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) QRadar
2 10 (15.63%) Kibana
3 4 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) CASB
4 1 (1.56%) Nessus
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) Splunk
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) Varonis
5 4 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (1.56%) Carbon Black
7 1 (1.56%) CrowdStrike
7 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.56%) Qualys