The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 449 463
Rank change year-on-year +73 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 18 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.041% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.13% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 0
Median salary £60,000 £66,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.43% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +70.94%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4181 6127 6560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.86% 31.30% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3385 4953 4997
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in the South East

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security+ Certification in the South East

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in the South East

Security+ Certification
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 Security+ Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +31 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +39 7 £40,000 -51.51%
Kent - 6 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £36,500 -
Security+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Security+ Certification.

1 38 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 28 (73.68%) CISSP
3 22 (57.89%) OWASP
4 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (50.00%) CCNA
5 18 (47.37%) Firewall
6 17 (44.74%) Windows
6 17 (44.74%) Information Security
6 17 (44.74%) CEH
7 16 (42.11%) CISM
7 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (39.47%) IT Audit
8 15 (39.47%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (36.84%) SDLC
9 14 (36.84%) COBIT
9 14 (36.84%) CISA
9 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (36.84%) Project Management
10 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
11 11 (28.95%) SQL
11 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
11 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (28.95%) Degree
12 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (23.68%) VMware
13 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (23.68%) DNS

Security+ Certification
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 7 (18.42%) Apache
1 7 (18.42%) IBM Notes
1 7 (18.42%) IIS
1 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
1 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
1 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (23.68%) DNS
3 9 (23.68%) HTTP
4 8 (21.05%) SSH
4 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 7 (18.42%) LAN
5 7 (18.42%) SSL
5 7 (18.42%) WAN
6 4 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (5.26%) SMTP
7 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.63%) DHCP
8 1 (2.63%) FTP
8 1 (2.63%) VoIP
8 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) French Language
1 7 (18.42%) German Language
1 7 (18.42%) Portuguese Language
1 7 (18.42%) Spanish Language
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Technical Support
2 9 (23.68%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Security Support Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Trainer
4 6 (15.79%) Trainer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.26%) Sales Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Regular Expression
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
2 8 (21.05%) Unix
3 7 (18.42%) Windows NT
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.63%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) OWASP
2 17 (44.74%) Information Security
3 15 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (39.47%) IT Audit
3 15 (39.47%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Project Management
4 14 (36.84%) SDLC
5 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (15.79%) Data Encryption
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) Product Management
9 2 (5.26%) Change Control
9 2 (5.26%) CRM
9 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.26%) Presales
9 2 (5.26%) SIEM
9 2 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 28 (73.68%) CISSP
3 19 (50.00%) CCNA
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (44.74%) CEH
5 16 (42.11%) CISM
6 14 (36.84%) CISA
7 11 (28.95%) Degree
7 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (23.68%) MCSE
9 4 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
10 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (5.26%) GIAC
10 2 (5.26%) GSEC
10 2 (5.26%) MCP
10 2 (5.26%) MCTS
10 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
10 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (36.84%) COBIT
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) GPG13
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.05%) Xen
4 7 (18.42%) Samba
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
2 9 (23.68%) Sophos
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Dell KACE
3 7 (18.42%) Lotus
3 7 (18.42%) Novell
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (18.42%) Splunk
4 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec