Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 341 322
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +30
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 46 3 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.029% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 0.094% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44 2 17
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +7.81%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £50,000 £60,000
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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,961 3,201 3,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.56% 31.27% 33.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,242 2,484 2,837
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,127
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.32% +2.89%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South West

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South West

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the South West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the South West

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Gloucestershire +32 25 £45,000 - 4
Wiltshire - 17 £55,000 - 1
Bristol +4 4 £85,000 -
CompTIA Security+
England

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

1 45 (97.83%) CISSP
2 28 (60.87%) SSCP
2 28 (60.87%) GIAC
2 28 (60.87%) DV Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) SANS
3 27 (58.70%) Firewall
4 25 (54.35%) Network+ Certification
4 25 (54.35%) Linux+ Certification
4 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (54.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (54.35%) CCNA
4 25 (54.35%) C
4 25 (54.35%) Linux
4 25 (54.35%) MCSE
5 24 (52.17%) Software Engineering
5 24 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (47.83%) User Stories
6 22 (47.83%) Bash Shell
6 22 (47.83%) Puppet
6 22 (47.83%) Windows
7 21 (45.65%) TCP/IP
7 21 (45.65%) JIRA
8 18 (39.13%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
9 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
9 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 16 (34.78%) Python
10 15 (32.61%) STL
10 15 (32.61%) C#

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (26.09%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) Firewall
2 21 (45.65%) TCP/IP
3 12 (26.09%) HTTP
3 12 (26.09%) SSL
4 9 (19.57%) FCoE
4 9 (19.57%) SNMP
5 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Big Data
2 12 (26.09%) Apache Hive
2 12 (26.09%) Hadoop
2 12 (26.09%) MySQL
2 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) JIRA
2 12 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (26.09%) Bitbucket
2 12 (26.09%) CodeSonar
2 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (26.09%) git-flow
2 12 (26.09%) Robot Framework
2 12 (26.09%) Selenium
3 9 (19.57%) Redmine
General
1 12 (26.09%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Architect
1 19 (41.30%) Security Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) C# Software Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Java Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (21.74%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) IT Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Java EE
1 15 (32.61%) STL
2 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 12 (26.09%) .NET Framework
2 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
2 12 (26.09%) Django
2 12 (26.09%) LAMP
2 12 (26.09%) Node.js
2 12 (26.09%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (26.09%) REST
2 12 (26.09%) SOAP
2 12 (26.09%) Spring MVC
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) PKI
2 3 (6.52%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Linux
2 22 (47.83%) Windows
3 12 (26.09%) Android
3 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
3 12 (26.09%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.52%) Unix
5 1 (2.17%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Fedora
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
1 24 (52.17%) Software Engineering
2 22 (47.83%) User Stories
3 18 (39.13%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
4 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 15 (32.61%) Ethical Hacking
5 15 (32.61%) Multithreading
5 15 (32.61%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.09%) API Design
7 12 (26.09%) Coaching
7 12 (26.09%) Kanban
7 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 12 (26.09%) Scrum
8 10 (21.74%) High Availability
8 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (15.22%) Information Security
10 6 (13.04%) SIEM
11 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) C
2 22 (47.83%) Bash Shell
3 16 (34.78%) Python
4 15 (32.61%) C#
4 15 (32.61%) C++
4 15 (32.61%) Java
4 15 (32.61%) Objective-C
5 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
6 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.09%) PHP
7 9 (19.57%) Korn
8 3 (6.52%) Perl
8 3 (6.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (97.83%) CISSP
2 28 (60.87%) DV Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) GIAC
2 28 (60.87%) SANS
2 28 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) SSCP
3 25 (54.35%) CCNA
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (54.35%) Linux+ Certification
3 25 (54.35%) MCSE
3 25 (54.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (54.35%) Network+ Certification
4 14 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (13.04%) CISM
6 3 (6.52%) CEH
6 3 (6.52%) CISA
6 3 (6.52%) CSSLP
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) RMADS
2 7 (15.22%) GDPR
2 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.52%) COBIT
3 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Docker
2 12 (26.09%) vSphere
3 10 (21.74%) NFS
3 10 (21.74%) Samba
3 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (19.57%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (47.83%) Puppet
2 12 (26.09%) Salt
3 10 (21.74%) Ansible
3 10 (21.74%) Nagios
3 10 (21.74%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.17%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) EMC
2 10 (21.74%) NetApp
2 10 (21.74%) SolarWinds
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco
3 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
3 3 (6.52%) Google
3 3 (6.52%) Juniper
3 3 (6.52%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.17%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.17%) Dell
4 1 (2.17%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat