Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 - 238
Rank change year-on-year - +238 -
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 14 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.25% - 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 3
Scotland median annual salary £28,000 - £35,000
10th Percentile £27,000 - £32,500
90th Percentile £51,225 - £37,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +5.77% +22.35%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1317 1197 1726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.38% 23.90% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 842 730 1166
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £41,500
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,300 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in Scotland

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security+ Certification in Scotland

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in Scotland

Security+ Certification
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Edinburgh - 8 £28,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £47,500 -
Security+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (57.14%) Security Operations
2 8 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (57.14%) Threat Intelligence
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) CEH
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Use Case
2 8 (57.14%) Data Analytics
2 8 (57.14%) Analytics
2 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (57.14%) SIEM
2 8 (57.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) Information Security
3 6 (42.86%) CISM
3 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Legal
3 6 (42.86%) CASP
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

Security+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Security Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Project Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Analytics
1 8 (57.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (57.14%) Data Analytics
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
1 8 (57.14%) Security Operations
1 8 (57.14%) SIEM
1 8 (57.14%) Threat Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Use Case
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (57.14%) CEH
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) CASP
3 6 (42.86%) CISM