Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 1017 1059
Rank change year-on-year +251 +42 +182
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 396 163 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.094% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 250 111 114
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £58,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18% +18.59%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38,995 42,461 50,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.43% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28,880 32,635 40,623
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Top 14 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 October 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
England +245 369 £52,500 +16.67% 25
UK excluding London +185 263 £45,000 - 18
London +105 123 £65,000 +25.00% 8
East of England +107 113 £49,500 +10.00% 3
South West +43 48 £45,000 - 2
South East +19 36 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Midlands +32 30 £60,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +44 29 £60,000 +9.09%
North of England +30 19 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Scotland +7 16 £40,000 -15.79% 1
North West +8 15 £45,000 -29.41% 7
Yorkshire +35 4 £50,000 +42.86%
Wales - 4 £42,500 -
East Midlands -8 1 £47,500 -29.63%

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 324 (81.82%) CISSP
2 225 (56.82%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (49.24%) Windows
4 193 (48.74%) GIAC
5 184 (46.46%) SIEM
6 168 (42.42%) SSCP
7 164 (41.41%) Linux
7 164 (41.41%) Information Security
8 152 (38.38%) Firewall
9 151 (38.13%) SANS
10 144 (36.36%) Microsoft
11 142 (35.86%) CEH
12 121 (30.56%) Security Operations
13 117 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
14 113 (28.54%) TCP/IP
15 109 (27.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 108 (27.27%) CCNA
17 99 (25.00%) CISM
18 98 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 96 (24.24%) Network+ Certification
19 96 (24.24%) Vulnerability Management
20 92 (23.23%) Python
21 89 (22.47%) Software Engineering
22 87 (21.97%) Continuous Improvement
23 86 (21.72%) Degree
24 83 (20.96%) MCSE
25 81 (20.45%) Mac OS X
26 80 (20.20%) CISA
27 75 (18.94%) Data Protection
27 75 (18.94%) Security Architecture

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (10.86%) Apache Pig
2 10 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.02%) IIS
4 7 (1.77%) Apache
5 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.81%) Office 365
4 20 (5.05%) IaaS
4 20 (5.05%) PaaS
5 19 (4.80%) Mimecast
6 10 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.52%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 152 (38.38%) Firewall
2 113 (28.54%) TCP/IP
3 65 (16.41%) HTTP
4 59 (14.90%) SSL
5 33 (8.33%) VPN
6 32 (8.08%) Network Security
7 22 (5.56%) DNS
7 22 (5.56%) SNMP
8 20 (5.05%) DKIM
8 20 (5.05%) DMARC
9 15 (3.79%) FCoE
9 15 (3.79%) MPLS
10 14 (3.54%) Wireless
11 13 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (2.53%) Internet
13 7 (1.77%) DHCP
13 7 (1.77%) ICMP
14 5 (1.26%) Broadband
14 5 (1.26%) LAN
14 5 (1.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.38%) Big Data
2 48 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 44 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 43 (10.86%) Apache Hive
4 43 (10.86%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 58 (14.65%) JIRA
2 43 (10.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 43 (10.86%) Bitbucket
2 43 (10.86%) CodeSonar
2 43 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.86%) git-flow
2 43 (10.86%) Robot Framework
2 43 (10.86%) Selenium
3 15 (3.79%) Redmine
4 14 (3.54%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (17.93%) Banking
2 60 (15.15%) Investment Banking
3 48 (12.12%) Retail
4 44 (11.11%) Finance
5 21 (5.30%) Legal
6 20 (5.05%) Games
7 18 (4.55%) Publishing
8 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 74 (18.69%) Analyst
3 52 (13.13%) Security Analyst
4 43 (10.86%) Software Engineer
5 42 (10.61%) Architect
6 41 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (9.60%) C++ Software Engineer
7 38 (9.60%) Java Engineer
7 38 (9.60%) Java Software Engineer
8 34 (8.59%) IT Support
9 33 (8.33%) Security Manager
10 32 (8.08%) C# Software Engineer
11 30 (7.58%) Security Architect
12 28 (7.07%) Engineering Manager
12 28 (7.07%) Infrastructure Support
13 23 (5.81%) Information Analyst
13 23 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
13 23 (5.81%) Platform Engineer
14 22 (5.56%) IT Analyst
14 22 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.12%) Java EE
1 48 (12.12%) STL
2 44 (11.11%) .NET
3 43 (10.86%) .NET Framework
3 43 (10.86%) ASP.NET
3 43 (10.86%) Django
3 43 (10.86%) LAMP
3 43 (10.86%) Node.js
3 43 (10.86%) RabbitMQ
3 43 (10.86%) REST
3 43 (10.86%) SOAP
3 43 (10.86%) Spring MVC
4 7 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 61 (15.40%) Data Protection Act
3 59 (14.90%) Management Information System
4 31 (7.83%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 22 (5.56%) PKI
7 21 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (5.30%) Computer Science
8 18 (4.55%) CMDB
9 8 (2.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.01%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
14 1 (0.25%) CESG
14 1 (0.25%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.25%) Fintech
14 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 195 (49.24%) Windows
2 164 (41.41%) Linux
3 81 (20.45%) Mac OS X
4 74 (18.69%) Apple iOS
5 56 (14.14%) Unix
6 43 (10.86%) Android
7 39 (9.85%) Windows Server
8 21 (5.30%) Kali Linux
9 13 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.27%) CentOS
11 8 (2.02%) Fedora
11 8 (2.02%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (56.82%) Cybersecurity
2 184 (46.46%) SIEM
3 164 (41.41%) Information Security
4 121 (30.56%) Security Operations
5 96 (24.24%) Vulnerability Management
6 89 (22.47%) Software Engineering
7 87 (21.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 75 (18.94%) Data Protection
8 75 (18.94%) Security Architecture
9 69 (17.42%) ITIL
10 68 (17.17%) Penetration Testing
11 66 (16.67%) User Stories
12 63 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (15.40%) Due Diligence
14 59 (14.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 57 (14.39%) Test Automation
16 53 (13.38%) Ethical Hacking
17 52 (13.13%) Use Case
18 50 (12.63%) Reverse Engineering
19 48 (12.12%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 92 (23.23%) Python
2 73 (18.43%) Bash Shell
3 71 (17.93%) C
4 65 (16.41%) PowerShell
5 58 (14.65%) JavaScript
6 56 (14.14%) PHP
7 55 (13.89%) Java
8 49 (12.37%) C#
9 48 (12.12%) C++
9 48 (12.12%) Objective-C
10 27 (6.82%) Perl
11 15 (3.79%) Korn
12 13 (3.28%) Go
12 13 (3.28%) Ruby
13 9 (2.27%) VBA
14 5 (1.26%) SQL
14 5 (1.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 324 (81.82%) CISSP
2 193 (48.74%) GIAC
3 168 (42.42%) SSCP
4 151 (38.13%) SANS
5 142 (35.86%) CEH
6 117 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
7 108 (27.27%) CCNA
8 99 (25.00%) CISM
9 98 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 96 (24.24%) Network+ Certification
11 86 (21.72%) Degree
12 83 (20.96%) MCSE
13 80 (20.20%) CISA
14 72 (18.18%) DV Cleared
14 72 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 71 (17.93%) Linux+ Certification
16 70 (17.68%) CISMP
17 69 (17.42%) CSSLP
18 24 (6.06%) GCIA
19 21 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (27.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 23 (5.81%) GDPR
4 22 (5.56%) GPG13
5 15 (3.79%) RMADS
6 9 (2.27%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.52%) QA
7 6 (1.52%) SLA
8 4 (1.01%) COBIT
8 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 51 (12.88%) Docker
2 44 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 43 (10.86%) vSphere
4 31 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (5.81%) NFS
6 23 (5.81%) Samba
6 23 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.79%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.02%) VirtualBox
8 8 (2.02%) Xen
9 5 (1.26%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (16.67%) Puppet
2 43 (10.86%) Salt
3 24 (6.06%) QRadar
4 23 (5.81%) Ansible
4 23 (5.81%) Nagios
4 23 (5.81%) vCenter Server
5 21 (5.30%) SCCM
5 21 (5.30%) WSUS
6 17 (4.29%) IBM BigFix
6 17 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (3.54%) Nessus
7 14 (3.54%) Nmap
8 11 (2.78%) CSIRT
9 8 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (2.02%) Kubernetes
9 8 (2.02%) OpenNMS
9 8 (2.02%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.77%) CASB
11 5 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.51%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 144 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 59 (14.90%) Symantec
3 57 (14.39%) Sophos
4 49 (12.37%) VMware
5 42 (10.61%) EMC
6 41 (10.35%) NetApp
7 31 (7.83%) Apple
8 29 (7.32%) Oracle
9 25 (6.31%) SolarWinds
10 23 (5.81%) CheckPoint
11 22 (5.56%) Citrix
12 19 (4.80%) Forcepoint
13 16 (4.04%) Qualys
14 14 (3.54%) Netsparker
14 14 (3.54%) Splunk
15 11 (2.78%) Cisco
16 9 (2.27%) Google
17 8 (2.02%) Cloudera
17 8 (2.02%) Hortonworks
17 8 (2.02%) Red Hat