Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 521 730 729
Rank change year-on-year +209 -1 +103
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 56 119 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.16% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.55% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 52 79 102
Median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% +8.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £37,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,450 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +7.14%

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 8,427 21,807 23,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.59% 26.34% 24.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,053 15,601 17,722
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,508 £24,525
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
Midlands +107 21 £53,750 -2.27% 1
West Midlands +105 21 £53,750 -2.27% 1
South East +184 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North of England +132 11 £37,500 -53.13% 6
South West +88 7 £41,500 -24.55%
North West +123 6 £37,500 -37.50% 5
Yorkshire +135 5 £27,000 -66.25% 1
Scotland +93 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East of England +89 2 £52,500 +16.67% 1
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 39 (69.64%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (58.93%) CISSP
3 26 (46.43%) Information Security
4 25 (44.64%) CEH
5 22 (39.29%) Degree
6 18 (32.14%) SIEM
6 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (30.36%) Network+ Certification
8 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 16 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
10 14 (25.00%) Firewall
11 13 (23.21%) CISA
11 13 (23.21%) CISM
12 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
13 11 (19.64%) GCIH
13 11 (19.64%) GCIA
14 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
14 10 (17.86%) Legal
14 10 (17.86%) Windows
14 10 (17.86%) CRISC
14 10 (17.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 10 (17.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 9 (16.07%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (16.07%) Cyberattack
15 9 (16.07%) SANS
15 9 (16.07%) Cyber Intelligence
15 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
16 8 (14.29%) Validation

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 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
4 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.57%) HTTP
4 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.57%) MPLS
4 2 (3.57%) SSL
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.57%) Impala
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
1 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket Server
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) git-flow
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 10 (17.86%) Legal
2 6 (10.71%) Law
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Consultant
1 13 (23.21%) Security Consultant
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security Consultant
4 9 (16.07%) Security Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) Information Security Risk Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) Risk Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Operational Security Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Operations Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Security Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Security Operations Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Security Advisor
8 3 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) SOC Manager
9 2 (3.57%) CISSP Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.57%) Kafka
1 2 (3.57%) ModSecurity
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (16.07%) Cyberattack
3 9 (16.07%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
4 5 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) CentOS
4 1 (1.79%) Fedora
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (46.43%) Information Security
3 18 (32.14%) SIEM
4 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
5 9 (16.07%) Cyber Intelligence
5 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.29%) Email Filtering
6 8 (14.29%) IT Audit
6 8 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
6 8 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
6 8 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 8 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
6 8 (14.29%) Validation
6 8 (14.29%) Web Filtering
7 7 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (8.93%) Data Encryption
9 5 (8.93%) ISMS
9 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.36%) C
1 3 (5.36%) Python
2 2 (3.57%) Perl
2 2 (3.57%) R
3 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (58.93%) CISSP
2 25 (44.64%) CEH
3 22 (39.29%) Degree
4 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (30.36%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
7 13 (23.21%) CISA
7 13 (23.21%) CISM
8 11 (19.64%) GCIA
8 11 (19.64%) GCIH
8 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (17.86%) CRISC
9 10 (17.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 9 (16.07%) SANS
11 8 (14.29%) CCNA
12 7 (12.50%) CISMP
13 6 (10.71%) GSEC
13 6 (10.71%) SSCP
14 5 (8.93%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.29%) NIST
3 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.57%) SLA
5 1 (1.79%) GDPR
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.79%) Docker
3 1 (1.79%) NFS
3 1 (1.79%) Samba
3 1 (1.79%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.57%) Kibana
2 2 (3.57%) Oozie
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) LogRhythm
3 5 (8.93%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.57%) BT
4 2 (3.57%) Juniper
4 2 (3.57%) Splunk
5 1 (1.79%) Apple
5 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) EMC
5 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.79%) NetApp
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.79%) VMware