Period
to 22 September 2021

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

CompTIA Security+
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 296 504
Rank change year-on-year -124 +208 +9
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 16 8 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.096% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 6
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,375 £35,125
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,063 £35,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £38,250 £37,750
Median % change year-on-year +43.79% +1.32% +0.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £42,250 £50,438
90th Percentile £78,750 " £66,250
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 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 4,903 2,257 7,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.03% 27.16% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,699 1,672 5,317
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,550 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

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 22 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
Surrey - 12 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire -81 2 £49,750 +47.41% 1
Thames Valley -105 2 £49,750 +47.41% 3
Hampshire - 2 - -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 11 (68.75%) Information Security
1 11 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (62.50%) Social Skills
3 9 (56.25%) CISSP
4 8 (50.00%) DNS
4 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
5 7 (43.75%) CISA
5 7 (43.75%) CISM
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (43.75%) DevOps
5 7 (43.75%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) CEH
7 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
7 4 (25.00%) CASP
7 4 (25.00%) GDPR
7 4 (25.00%) IASME
7 4 (25.00%) COBIT
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) Veeam

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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Azure
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
1 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) SMTP
3 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) PBX
4 2 (12.50%) Skype
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (62.50%) Social Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) IT Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) IT Security Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Security Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) IT Security Officer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
1 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) CentOS
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (68.75%) Information Security
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (18.75%) Project Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Release Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Release Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) Use Case
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
2 7 (43.75%) CISA
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CISM
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) CEH
3 5 (31.25%) MCSE
4 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (25.00%) CASP
4 4 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (18.75%) CISMP
5 3 (18.75%) SSCP
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
6 2 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) SLA
3 4 (25.00%) COBIT
3 4 (25.00%) GDPR
3 4 (25.00%) IASME
4 2 (12.50%) NIST
4 2 (12.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nessus
1 3 (18.75%) QRadar
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
1 3 (18.75%) Splunk
1 3 (18.75%) Veeam
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Aruba
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
2 2 (12.50%) Mitel
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless