Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 957 1017 1153
Rank change year-on-year +60 +136 +105
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 215 160 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 167 133 100
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +19.57%
10th Percentile £35,700 £30,000 £29,936
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,625 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.37% -13.10% +50.00%

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 40,842 42,872 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,820 33,504 44,093
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +50 204 £50,000 -9.09% 27
UK excluding London +10 117 £45,000 -1.37% 20
London +47 96 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Midlands +23 33 £60,000 +41.18%
West Midlands +43 29 £60,000 +50.00%
North of England -6 23 £75,000 +17.65% 3
South West +9 19 £45,000 -25.00% 1
East of England +16 18 £49,500 +7.03% 14
South East -17 17 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Yorkshire +24 15 £77,500 +10.71% 2
North West -13 8 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Scotland - 7 £41,250 - 1
East Midlands -15 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Wales +16 3 £42,500 +112.50%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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+.

1 182 (84.65%) CISSP
2 110 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
3 107 (49.77%) Information Security
4 97 (45.12%) GIAC
5 86 (40.00%) Firewall
6 84 (39.07%) SSCP
7 82 (38.14%) CEH
8 80 (37.21%) SIEM
8 80 (37.21%) SANS
9 73 (33.95%) CISM
9 73 (33.95%) Windows
10 63 (29.30%) Microsoft
10 63 (29.30%) Degree
11 60 (27.91%) CISA
12 56 (26.05%) Linux
13 54 (25.12%) ITIL
14 53 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
15 50 (23.26%) Security Operations
16 49 (22.79%) CSSLP
17 48 (22.33%) Network+ Certification
17 48 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 47 (21.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 46 (21.40%) Software Engineering
20 45 (20.93%) CCNA
21 44 (20.47%) Management Information System
22 42 (19.53%) TCP/IP
23 40 (18.60%) Finance
24 38 (17.67%) MCSE
25 34 (15.81%) VMware
25 34 (15.81%) Test Automation

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 18 (8.37%) Apache Pig
2 9 (4.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.79%) IIS
4 4 (1.86%) Apache
4 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (12.09%) Office 365
3 19 (8.84%) IaaS
3 19 (8.84%) PaaS
4 17 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (6.05%) Mimecast
6 7 (3.26%) SaaS
7 5 (2.33%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (40.00%) Firewall
2 42 (19.53%) TCP/IP
3 31 (14.42%) Network Security
4 25 (11.63%) HTTP
5 21 (9.77%) SSL
6 20 (9.30%) VPN
7 13 (6.05%) SNMP
8 12 (5.58%) DKIM
8 12 (5.58%) DMARC
9 10 (4.65%) DNS
10 9 (4.19%) FCoE
10 9 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (4.19%) Wireless
11 8 (3.72%) VLAN
12 7 (3.26%) LAN
12 7 (3.26%) WAN
13 6 (2.79%) Internet
14 4 (1.86%) MPLS
15 3 (1.40%) ICMP
15 3 (1.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.56%) Big Data
2 23 (10.70%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.37%) Apache Hive
3 18 (8.37%) Hadoop
3 18 (8.37%) MySQL
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.47%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 27 (12.56%) JIRA
2 18 (8.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (8.37%) Bitbucket
2 18 (8.37%) CodeSonar
2 18 (8.37%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.37%) git-flow
2 18 (8.37%) Robot Framework
2 18 (8.37%) Selenium
3 9 (4.19%) Redmine
4 3 (1.40%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (18.60%) Finance
2 28 (13.02%) Banking
2 28 (13.02%) Legal
3 17 (7.91%) Publishing
4 13 (6.05%) Retail
5 11 (5.12%) Games
6 9 (4.19%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.26%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.33%) Marketing
9 3 (1.40%) Front Office
10 2 (0.93%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Law
11 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (28.37%) Security Engineer
2 45 (20.93%) Analyst
3 41 (19.07%) Architect
4 34 (15.81%) Security Analyst
5 30 (13.95%) Security Architect
6 24 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.37%) Software Engineer
7 18 (8.37%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (7.44%) Information Analyst
8 16 (7.44%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (6.98%) Java Engineer
9 15 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
10 14 (6.51%) C# Software Engineer
11 11 (5.12%) CISSP Analyst
11 11 (5.12%) Consultant
11 11 (5.12%) Information Security Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) CISSP Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) SOC Analyst
12 10 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.30%) .NET
1 20 (9.30%) Java EE
1 20 (9.30%) STL
2 19 (8.84%) LAMP
3 18 (8.37%) .NET Framework
3 18 (8.37%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.37%) Django
3 18 (8.37%) Node.js
3 18 (8.37%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (8.37%) REST
3 18 (8.37%) SOAP
3 18 (8.37%) Spring MVC
4 3 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.47%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (9.77%) Computer Science
5 18 (8.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (7.91%) CMDB
7 16 (7.44%) PKI
8 9 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.79%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.33%) CESG
10 5 (2.33%) Fintech
11 4 (1.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 3 (1.40%) Clustering
12 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.47%) Cyber Warfare
14 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
14 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.95%) Windows
2 56 (26.05%) Linux
3 29 (13.49%) Mac OS X
4 23 (10.70%) Apple iOS
5 22 (10.23%) Unix
6 18 (8.37%) Android
7 13 (6.05%) Windows Server
8 7 (3.26%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.79%) Kali Linux
9 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.86%) CentOS
10 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.47%) Fedora
12 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
2 107 (49.77%) Information Security
3 80 (37.21%) SIEM
4 54 (25.12%) ITIL
5 50 (23.26%) Security Operations
6 46 (21.40%) Software Engineering
7 34 (15.81%) Test Automation
8 33 (15.35%) Project Management
9 32 (14.88%) Use Case
10 31 (14.42%) Business Development
11 30 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
11 30 (13.95%) Security Architecture
11 30 (13.95%) User Stories
12 28 (13.02%) Ethical Hacking
13 26 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (11.63%) IT Governance
15 23 (10.70%) Data Loss Prevention
15 23 (10.70%) Data Protection
15 23 (10.70%) Due Diligence
15 23 (10.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.35%) C
2 31 (14.42%) Bash Shell
3 29 (13.49%) Python
4 26 (12.09%) PowerShell
5 23 (10.70%) Java
6 22 (10.23%) C#
7 21 (9.77%) JavaScript
8 20 (9.30%) C++
8 20 (9.30%) Objective-C
8 20 (9.30%) PHP
9 9 (4.19%) Korn
10 6 (2.79%) Perl
10 6 (2.79%) SQL
11 2 (0.93%) Go
11 2 (0.93%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 182 (84.65%) CISSP
2 97 (45.12%) GIAC
3 84 (39.07%) SSCP
4 82 (38.14%) CEH
5 80 (37.21%) SANS
6 73 (33.95%) CISM
7 63 (29.30%) Degree
8 60 (27.91%) CISA
9 53 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (22.79%) CSSLP
11 48 (22.33%) Network+ Certification
12 47 (21.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (20.93%) CCNA
14 38 (17.67%) MCSE
15 31 (14.42%) DV Cleared
15 31 (14.42%) Security Cleared
16 30 (13.95%) Linux+ Certification
17 19 (8.84%) Computer Science Degree
18 17 (7.91%) PMI Certification
18 17 (7.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.91%) GPG13
3 16 (7.44%) GDPR
4 12 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (5.12%) COBIT
6 8 (3.72%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.40%) MiFID
8 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.47%) PSD2
9 1 (0.47%) RMADS
9 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.84%) Docker
3 18 (8.37%) vSphere
4 15 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 13 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.58%) Hyper-V
7 10 (4.65%) NFS
7 10 (4.65%) Samba
8 9 (4.19%) VMware NSX
9 5 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.40%) Squid
12 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (13.02%) Puppet
2 18 (8.37%) Salt
3 10 (4.65%) Ansible
3 10 (4.65%) Nagios
3 10 (4.65%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.79%) QRadar
5 5 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.40%) Nessus
6 3 (1.40%) Nmap
7 2 (0.93%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.47%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.81%) VMware
3 27 (12.56%) EMC
3 27 (12.56%) NetApp
4 21 (9.77%) CheckPoint
5 19 (8.84%) Symantec
6 17 (7.91%) Citrix
6 17 (7.91%) Sophos
7 15 (6.98%) Forcepoint
8 14 (6.51%) Cisco
9 11 (5.12%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.33%) Apple
10 5 (2.33%) Mitel
11 4 (1.86%) BT
11 4 (1.86%) Capita
11 4 (1.86%) HP
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle
11 4 (1.86%) Qualys
11 4 (1.86%) Splunk
11 4 (1.86%) WatchGuard