Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > South East
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 379 498
Rank change year-on-year -1 +119 +44
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 18 13 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.087% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 9
10th Percentile £38,300 £33,875 £35,400
25th Percentile £38,500 £40,625 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £51,625 £56,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 3,831 3,814 7,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.91% 25.49% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,258 2,823 5,568
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 13 June 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 13 June 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
Thames Valley -6 6 £42,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -18 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Berkshire -7 5 £42,500 +21.43%
Surrey +1 3 £77,500 -
Middlesex - 3 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £39,000 -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (66.67%) CEH
3 11 (61.11%) Social Skills
4 9 (50.00%) CISSP
4 9 (50.00%) Legal
5 8 (44.44%) Information Security
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (38.89%) CCNA
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (33.33%) MCSE
7 6 (33.33%) CISM
7 6 (33.33%) Security Management
7 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (33.33%) Network Security
7 6 (33.33%) Project Delivery
7 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (27.78%) NIST
8 5 (27.78%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (27.78%) A+ Certification
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
9 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
10 3 (16.67%) DevOps
10 3 (16.67%) Veeam
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 3 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
10 3 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (16.67%) Release Automation

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 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (61.11%) Social Skills
2 9 (50.00%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Security Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Information Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Trainee
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 6 (33.33%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) ISMS
5 3 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (16.67%) Release Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.11%) Architectural Design
6 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CEH
2 9 (50.00%) CISSP
3 7 (38.89%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (33.33%) CISM
4 6 (33.33%) MCSE
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (27.78%) A+ Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (16.67%) CISA
6 3 (16.67%) CISMP
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) CCNP
8 1 (5.56%) GCIA
8 1 (5.56%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (5.56%) SANS
8 1 (5.56%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) NIST
3 3 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (16.67%) SLA
4 2 (11.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
1 3 (16.67%) Veeam
1 3 (16.67%) VMware