Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 482 545 524
Rank change year-on-year +63 -21 +118
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 42 15 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.047% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.18% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 55
South East median annual salary £42,500 £35,375 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.14% -41.04% +20.00%
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% -15.22%

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 7,777 8,380 9,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.97% 26.53% 29.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,824 6,685 7,356
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,563
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,800 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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
Thames Valley +37 18 £42,500 +21.43% 3
West Sussex -3 11 £55,000 -12.00%
Berkshire +23 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Hampshire +22 7 £37,500 +7.91%
Kent +33 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £26,500 -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 18 (42.86%) Information Security
3 16 (38.10%) Firewall
3 16 (38.10%) CEH
4 14 (33.33%) GIAC
4 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 14 (33.33%) CISSP
4 14 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
5 12 (28.57%) SSCP
6 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (26.19%) CCNA
6 11 (26.19%) Linux
6 11 (26.19%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (21.43%) Service Management
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.05%) Due Diligence
9 8 (19.05%) Master's Degree
9 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (19.05%) MCSE
9 8 (19.05%) Degree
10 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) Windows
11 6 (14.29%) Unix

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 4 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.29%) FCoE
3 6 (14.29%) SNMP
4 5 (11.90%) BGP
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (11.90%) EIGRP
4 5 (11.90%) MPLS
4 5 (11.90%) OSPF
4 5 (11.90%) VLAN
4 5 (11.90%) VPN
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security
6 3 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Big Data
1 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
1 6 (14.29%) Redmine
General
1 6 (14.29%) Legal
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Military
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) IT Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Security Officer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Governance Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 11 (26.19%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Information Security
3 14 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 10 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (21.43%) Service Management
5 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (19.05%) Due Diligence
6 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) Analytics
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (14.29%) TDD
7 6 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 6 (14.29%) C
2 3 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Korn
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) CEH
2 14 (33.33%) CISSP
2 14 (33.33%) GIAC
3 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
3 12 (28.57%) SSCP
4 11 (26.19%) CCNA
4 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.05%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) Master's Degree
6 8 (19.05%) MCSE
7 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) Linux+ Certification
8 6 (14.29%) SANS
9 5 (11.90%) A+ Certification
9 5 (11.90%) MCSA
10 3 (7.14%) CCSA
10 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) NFS
1 6 (14.29%) Samba
1 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (14.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Ansible
1 6 (14.29%) Nagios
1 6 (14.29%) Puppet
1 6 (14.29%) vCenter Server
2 5 (11.90%) FortiGate
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.38%) QRadar
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) EMC
2 6 (14.29%) NetApp
2 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 6 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
3 5 (11.90%) Cognizant
3 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
3 5 (11.90%) Palo Alto
3 5 (11.90%) SonicWALL
4 4 (9.52%) Splunk
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm