Period
to 23 February 2019

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

CompTIA Security+
England > South West
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 316 301
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +38
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 26 21 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.21% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.70% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 54
South West median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% -25.00% +9.09%
England median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% -17.39%

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 2,851 3,019 3,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.28% 29.50% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,032 2,170 2,566
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
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 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 23 February 2019.

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 23 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
Gloucestershire +9 18 £45,000 -
Wiltshire -4 8 £55,000 +22.22%
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 26 (100.00%) CISSP
2 18 (69.23%) SSCP
2 18 (69.23%) GIAC
3 17 (65.38%) Network+ Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Linux+ Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (65.38%) CCNA
3 17 (65.38%) C
3 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 17 (65.38%) MCSE
3 17 (65.38%) DV Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) SANS
3 17 (65.38%) Systems Engineering
4 16 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (61.54%) Firewall
5 15 (57.69%) Windows
5 15 (57.69%) Bash Shell
5 15 (57.69%) Puppet
5 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
5 15 (57.69%) User Stories
6 13 (50.00%) JIRA
6 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
8 11 (42.31%) Python
9 9 (34.62%) STL

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 7 (26.92%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (26.92%) HTTP
3 7 (26.92%) SSL
4 6 (23.08%) FCoE
4 6 (23.08%) SNMP
5 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Big Data
2 7 (26.92%) Apache Hive
2 7 (26.92%) Hadoop
2 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (26.92%) Bitbucket
2 7 (26.92%) CodeSonar
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) git-flow
2 7 (26.92%) Robot Framework
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) Redmine
General
1 8 (30.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Platform Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Security Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) C# Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Java Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Software Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Java EE
1 9 (34.62%) STL
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) Django
2 7 (26.92%) LAMP
2 7 (26.92%) Node.js
2 7 (26.92%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (26.92%) REST
2 7 (26.92%) SOAP
2 7 (26.92%) Spring MVC
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Android
3 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
3 7 (26.92%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.69%) CentOS
4 2 (7.69%) Fedora
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Systems Engineering
2 16 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
3 15 (57.69%) User Stories
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
6 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
6 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
6 9 (34.62%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (30.77%) Coaching
7 8 (30.77%) High Availability
7 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (26.92%) API Design
8 7 (26.92%) Kanban
8 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
10 4 (15.38%) SIEM
11 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C
2 15 (57.69%) Bash Shell
3 11 (42.31%) Python
4 9 (34.62%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) C++
4 9 (34.62%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) Objective-C
4 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
5 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (26.92%) PHP
6 6 (23.08%) Korn
7 2 (7.69%) Perl
7 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) CISSP
2 18 (69.23%) GIAC
2 18 (69.23%) SSCP
3 17 (65.38%) CCNA
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) DV Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) Linux+ Certification
3 17 (65.38%) MCSE
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Network+ Certification
3 17 (65.38%) SANS
3 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (15.38%) CISM
6 1 (3.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) RMADS
2 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (11.54%) GDPR
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Docker
2 8 (30.77%) NFS
2 8 (30.77%) Samba
2 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (26.92%) vSphere
4 6 (23.08%) VMware NSX
5 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) Puppet
2 8 (30.77%) Ansible
2 8 (30.77%) Nagios
2 8 (30.77%) vCenter Server
3 7 (26.92%) Salt
4 2 (7.69%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.69%) OpenNMS
4 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) EMC
2 8 (30.77%) NetApp
2 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 2 (7.69%) Dell
4 2 (7.69%) Hortonworks
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat