Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 517 567
Rank change year-on-year +2 +50 +79
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 27 23 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.093% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 18
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -41.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,663 £45,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £41,025 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,608 8,043 11,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.10% 27.79% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,913 6,521 9,192
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,513
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Kent +27 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire -8 9 £38,750 +16.98% 2
West Sussex +7 4 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Surrey - 4 £60,000 - 1
Thames Valley -13 2 - - 3
Berkshire -14 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South East region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
3 11 (40.74%) CEH
3 11 (40.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (29.63%) Legal
6 7 (25.93%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (25.93%) A+ Certification
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
6 7 (25.93%) Security Operations
7 6 (22.22%) CISSP
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) SSCP
7 6 (22.22%) Retail
8 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (18.52%) Security Management
8 5 (18.52%) Service Management
8 5 (18.52%) ITSM
8 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (18.52%) Email Filtering
8 5 (18.52%) Web Filtering
8 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (14.81%) Due Diligence
9 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (14.81%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (14.81%) SCCM

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Network Security
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (11.11%) Skype
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless Security
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (29.63%) Legal
2 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Analyst
2 17 (62.96%) Security Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) IT Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Governance Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Security Officer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.93%) Security Operations
4 5 (18.52%) Email Filtering
4 5 (18.52%) ITSM
4 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (18.52%) Security Management
4 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) Web Filtering
5 4 (14.81%) Contingency Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (14.81%) Due Diligence
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) ISMS
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (11.11%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) CEH
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (25.93%) A+ Certification
3 7 (25.93%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (22.22%) CISSP
4 6 (22.22%) SSCP
5 4 (14.81%) CCSA
5 4 (14.81%) MCSA
5 4 (14.81%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CISM
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) GSEC
6 1 (3.70%) IISP
6 1 (3.70%) SANS
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) GDPR
2 3 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) iManage
2 1 (3.70%) VMware