Period
to 29 January 2020

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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > South West
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 289 318
Rank change year-on-year +30 +29 -22
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 37 33 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.20% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 20
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £36,300 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £77,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%

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 2,375 2,748 2,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.73% 27.59% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,753 1,955 2,193
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,812 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020. 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 -31 14 £55,000 +22.22%
Bristol - 12 £38,500 - 1
Devon - 6 £52,500 -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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 33 (89.19%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (64.86%) SSCP
2 24 (64.86%) Network+ Certification
3 16 (43.24%) Azure
4 15 (40.54%) CISSP
5 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
6 13 (35.14%) Linux+ Certification
6 13 (35.14%) GIAC
6 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (35.14%) CCNA
6 13 (35.14%) C
6 13 (35.14%) Linux
6 13 (35.14%) MCSE
6 13 (35.14%) Big Data
6 13 (35.14%) SANS
7 12 (32.43%) Kubernetes
7 12 (32.43%) Docker
7 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
7 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
8 11 (29.73%) CISMP
8 11 (29.73%) CRISC
8 11 (29.73%) Security Architecture
8 11 (29.73%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (27.03%) Finance
10 9 (24.32%) Kafka
10 9 (24.32%) Bitbucket
10 9 (24.32%) Apache Spark
10 9 (24.32%) git-flow

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 9 (24.32%) Apache Spark
2 8 (21.62%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (21.62%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (43.24%) Azure
2 11 (29.73%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (21.62%) AWS
3 8 (21.62%) GCP
3 8 (21.62%) Office 365
3 8 (21.62%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
1 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.62%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Bitbucket
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
1 9 (24.32%) git-flow
1 9 (24.32%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Legal
3 5 (13.51%) Electronics
3 5 (13.51%) Games
3 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 5 (13.51%) Public Sector
3 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Consultant
2 14 (37.84%) Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Security Consultant
4 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 10 (27.03%) Security Analyst
5 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) C++ Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Software Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Consultant
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (8.11%) Junior
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
9 2 (5.41%) Junior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Kafka
2 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) GraphQL
2 8 (21.62%) Node.js
2 8 (21.62%) React
2 8 (21.62%) REST
2 8 (21.62%) Spring
2 8 (21.62%) Spring MVC
2 8 (21.62%) Vue.js
3 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mobile Computing
2 6 (16.22%) Cyberattack
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Cybercrime
4 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) Android
3 8 (21.62%) Apple iOS
4 4 (10.81%) CentOS
4 4 (10.81%) Fedora
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
3 11 (29.73%) Security Architecture
4 10 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (24.32%) Kanban
5 9 (24.32%) Reverse Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) API Design
6 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (21.62%) MVC
6 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 8 (21.62%) Web Filtering
7 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
8 5 (13.51%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (13.51%) Programme Management
9 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C
2 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
2 5 (13.51%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) C++
2 5 (13.51%) Python
3 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Network+ Certification
1 24 (64.86%) SSCP
2 15 (40.54%) CISSP
3 13 (35.14%) CCNA
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (35.14%) GIAC
3 13 (35.14%) Linux+ Certification
3 13 (35.14%) MCSE
3 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (35.14%) SANS
4 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) CISMP
5 11 (29.73%) CRISC
6 8 (21.62%) Degree
6 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) CISM
9 1 (2.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Docker
2 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) NFS
3 4 (10.81%) Samba
3 4 (10.81%) VirtualBox
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Xen
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.81%) Ansible
2 4 (10.81%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (10.81%) Nagios
2 4 (10.81%) OpenNMS
2 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 4 (10.81%) vCenter Server
2 4 (10.81%) ZABBIX
3 2 (5.41%) CASB
4 1 (2.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Google
3 5 (13.51%) SAP
4 4 (10.81%) Cloudera
4 4 (10.81%) Dell
4 4 (10.81%) EMC
4 4 (10.81%) Hortonworks
4 4 (10.81%) NetApp
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Splunk