Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 661 653 809
Rank change year-on-year -8 +156 +18
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 139 243 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 1.07% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82 113 80
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £36,300 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,125
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -18.18%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,356 22,612 25,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.26% 25.19% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13,441 16,580 19,891
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £69,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK excluding London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK excluding London

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK excluding London

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 7 December 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
North of England +76 45 £45,000 - 7
South West 0 34 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Midlands +30 32 £55,000 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +23 28 £55,000 +29.41% 5
North West +44 22 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Yorkshire +25 15 £45,000 - 1
South East +31 14 £37,500 -14.29%
East of England -28 9 £42,500 -14.14% 1
North East +19 8 - -
East Midlands +25 4 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Wales +2 4 £47,500 +36.69% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 109 (78.42%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (48.20%) CISSP
3 58 (41.73%) Information Security
4 47 (33.81%) Network+ Certification
4 47 (33.81%) Azure
5 42 (30.22%) Security Cleared
6 40 (28.78%) AWS
6 40 (28.78%) Firewall
7 39 (28.06%) Ethical Hacking
7 39 (28.06%) Penetration Testing
8 35 (25.18%) CEH
8 35 (25.18%) Degree
9 34 (24.46%) SSCP
9 34 (24.46%) SANS
10 33 (23.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (23.74%) Windows
10 33 (23.74%) Linux
11 32 (23.02%) Risk Management
11 32 (23.02%) SIEM
12 31 (22.30%) SC Cleared
12 31 (22.30%) TCP/IP
12 31 (22.30%) Microsoft
13 30 (21.58%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (20.14%) Big Data
15 27 (19.42%) Office 365
15 27 (19.42%) CISM
16 26 (18.71%) CCNA
16 26 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
17 24 (17.27%) GIAC
17 24 (17.27%) MCSE

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 19 (13.67%) Apache Spark
2 18 (12.95%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (12.95%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.81%) Azure
2 40 (28.78%) AWS
3 30 (21.58%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (19.42%) Office 365
5 18 (12.95%) GCP
5 18 (12.95%) OpenShift
6 9 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.44%) SaaS
8 1 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.72%) PaaS
8 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (28.78%) Firewall
2 31 (22.30%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.95%) HTTPS
3 18 (12.95%) Network Security
4 8 (5.76%) LAN
4 8 (5.76%) WAN
5 7 (5.04%) SAN
6 5 (3.60%) DNS
7 4 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.44%) DHCP
9 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.72%) HTTP
9 1 (0.72%) Internet
9 1 (0.72%) IPv6
9 1 (0.72%) MPLS
9 1 (0.72%) SSL
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
9 1 (0.72%) Wireless
9 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.14%) Big Data
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.72%) Impala
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Bitbucket
1 19 (13.67%) Git (software)
1 19 (13.67%) git-flow
1 19 (13.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.44%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.72%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.35%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Games
2 10 (7.19%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.32%) Legal
3 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Electronics
5 3 (2.16%) Local Government
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Analyst
2 27 (19.42%) Consultant
3 25 (17.99%) Security Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Security Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) Security Manager
6 13 (9.35%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 13 (9.35%) Operational Security Manager
6 13 (9.35%) Operations Manager
6 13 (9.35%) Security Operations Manager
7 11 (7.91%) Information Officer
7 11 (7.91%) Information Security Officer
7 11 (7.91%) Security Officer
8 10 (7.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Information Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (6.47%) Junior
9 9 (6.47%) Security Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Software Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Test Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.67%) .NET
1 19 (13.67%) Kafka
2 18 (12.95%) AngularJS
2 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET
2 18 (12.95%) GraphQL
2 18 (12.95%) Node.js
2 18 (12.95%) React
2 18 (12.95%) REST
2 18 (12.95%) Spring
2 18 (12.95%) Spring MVC
2 18 (12.95%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.16%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Cyberattack
2 19 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (12.95%) Mobile Computing
4 13 (9.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (7.91%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.47%) Cybercrime
7 4 (2.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.16%) PMI
9 2 (1.44%) Replication
10 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) PKI
10 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.74%) Linux
1 33 (23.74%) Windows
2 19 (13.67%) Android
2 19 (13.67%) Apple iOS
3 12 (8.63%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.76%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.32%) Unix
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.16%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.44%) CentOS
9 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (78.42%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (41.73%) Information Security
3 39 (28.06%) Ethical Hacking
3 39 (28.06%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (23.02%) Risk Management
4 32 (23.02%) SIEM
5 24 (17.27%) Security Operations
6 23 (16.55%) ITIL
6 23 (16.55%) Validation
7 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (14.39%) Scrum
7 20 (14.39%) Security Architecture
8 19 (13.67%) Kanban
8 19 (13.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
9 18 (12.95%) API Design
9 18 (12.95%) MVC
10 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (11.51%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (10.79%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.67%) C
2 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.47%) C#
3 9 (6.47%) C++
4 5 (3.60%) Java
5 3 (2.16%) Perl
5 3 (2.16%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.72%) R
6 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (48.20%) CISSP
2 47 (33.81%) Network+ Certification
3 42 (30.22%) Security Cleared
4 35 (25.18%) CEH
4 35 (25.18%) Degree
5 34 (24.46%) SANS
5 34 (24.46%) SSCP
6 33 (23.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (22.30%) SC Cleared
8 27 (19.42%) CISM
9 26 (18.71%) CCNA
9 26 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (17.27%) GIAC
10 24 (17.27%) MCSE
11 23 (16.55%) CRISC
12 20 (14.39%) CISMP
13 19 (13.67%) Linux+ Certification
14 14 (10.07%) CISA
14 14 (10.07%) GCIA
14 14 (10.07%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.79%) PCI DSS
3 13 (9.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (8.63%) NIST
4 12 (8.63%) SLA
5 4 (2.88%) GDPR
6 3 (2.16%) ISO 22301
6 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.72%) COBIT
7 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.72%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (15.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.95%) Docker
3 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 18 (12.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.60%) QRadar
3 4 (2.88%) CSIRT
4 3 (2.16%) CASB
5 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.44%) WSUS
6 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.72%) Oozie
6 1 (0.72%) SCCM
6 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.27%) Google
3 15 (10.79%) Cisco
4 6 (4.32%) Dell
4 6 (4.32%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.60%) Fortinet
5 5 (3.60%) McAfee
5 5 (3.60%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.60%) VMware
6 4 (2.88%) Juniper
6 4 (2.88%) SAP
6 4 (2.88%) Splunk
6 4 (2.88%) Veeam
7 3 (2.16%) AlienVault
7 3 (2.16%) EMC
7 3 (2.16%) IBM
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle
8 2 (1.44%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds