Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 1000 1012
Rank change year-on-year +241 +12 +206
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 379 201 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 226 151 144
UK median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% -18.18% +7.84%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £29,225
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +7.81%

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 37,643 42,669 48,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.80% 23.95% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27,589 32,795 38,603
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Top 15 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 16 December 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 +251 353 £55,000 +22.22% 33
UK excluding London +178 240 £45,000 - 19
London +102 128 £65,000 +44.44% 15
East of England +85 99 £49,500 +10.00%
South West +45 42 £45,000 - 2
South East +16 30 £42,000 +16.67% 6
North of England +47 27 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Midlands +34 25 £46,250 -21.28% 5
West Midlands +47 21 £41,250 -25.00%
Scotland -4 13 £25,500 -8.93%
North East - 12 - - 1
North West +25 11 £45,000 +50.00% 3
East Midlands +30 4 £53,750 -46.25% 5
Yorkshire +26 4 £45,000 +10.43% 1
Wales - 4 £34,750 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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+.

1 304 (80.21%) CISSP
2 216 (56.99%) Cybersecurity
3 206 (54.35%) Windows
4 170 (44.85%) SIEM
5 163 (43.01%) GIAC
6 151 (39.84%) SSCP
7 149 (39.31%) Linux
8 148 (39.05%) Information Security
9 147 (38.79%) Microsoft
10 131 (34.56%) SANS
11 127 (33.51%) CEH
12 126 (33.25%) Firewall
13 115 (30.34%) Security Operations
14 105 (27.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 97 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
16 96 (25.33%) TCP/IP
17 95 (25.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 94 (24.80%) Vulnerability Management
19 93 (24.54%) CCNA
20 92 (24.27%) CISM
21 86 (22.69%) Network+ Certification
21 86 (22.69%) Continuous Improvement
22 83 (21.90%) MCSE
23 79 (20.84%) Degree
24 75 (19.79%) Data Protection
25 74 (19.53%) Python
25 74 (19.53%) CISA
26 71 (18.73%) ITIL
26 71 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 70 (18.47%) Software Engineering

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 29 (7.65%) Apache Pig
2 14 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.37%) IIS
4 5 (1.32%) Apache
5 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (10.55%) Office 365
3 34 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.01%) Mimecast
5 18 (4.75%) IaaS
5 18 (4.75%) PaaS
6 17 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.58%) SaaS
9 3 (0.79%) GitHub
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 126 (33.25%) Firewall
2 96 (25.33%) TCP/IP
3 49 (12.93%) HTTP
4 42 (11.08%) SSL
5 31 (8.18%) Network Security
6 23 (6.07%) DNS
7 21 (5.54%) SNMP
7 21 (5.54%) VPN
8 16 (4.22%) DKIM
8 16 (4.22%) DMARC
8 16 (4.22%) FCoE
9 12 (3.17%) MPLS
10 11 (2.90%) Internet
11 8 (2.11%) DHCP
11 8 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.85%) Wireless
13 5 (1.32%) ICMP
13 5 (1.32%) IPv4
13 5 (1.32%) IPv6
13 5 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.61%) Big Data
2 36 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 31 (8.18%) Hadoop
4 29 (7.65%) Apache Hive
4 29 (7.65%) MySQL
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (12.14%) JIRA
2 32 (8.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 29 (7.65%) Bitbucket
3 29 (7.65%) CodeSonar
3 29 (7.65%) git-flow
3 29 (7.65%) Robot Framework
3 29 (7.65%) Selenium
4 16 (4.22%) Redmine
5 12 (3.17%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 61 (16.09%) Banking
2 53 (13.98%) Investment Banking
3 47 (12.40%) Finance
4 42 (11.08%) Retail
5 17 (4.49%) Games
6 13 (3.43%) Publishing
7 10 (2.64%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (22.43%) Security Engineer
2 56 (14.78%) Analyst
3 42 (11.08%) Architect
4 41 (10.82%) Security Analyst
5 36 (9.50%) Security Manager
6 34 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (8.71%) IT Support
8 29 (7.65%) Infrastructure Support
8 29 (7.65%) Software Engineer
9 28 (7.39%) Engineering Manager
9 28 (7.39%) Security Architect
10 24 (6.33%) C++ Software Engineer
10 24 (6.33%) Java Engineer
10 24 (6.33%) Java Software Engineer
11 21 (5.54%) Platform Engineer
12 19 (5.01%) C# Software Engineer
13 17 (4.49%) IT Analyst
14 16 (4.22%) IT Security Analyst
15 14 (3.69%) Information Security Analyst
15 14 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.44%) Java EE
1 32 (8.44%) REST
1 32 (8.44%) STL
2 29 (7.65%) .NET
2 29 (7.65%) .NET Framework
2 29 (7.65%) ASP.NET
2 29 (7.65%) Django
2 29 (7.65%) LAMP
2 29 (7.65%) Node.js
2 29 (7.65%) RabbitMQ
2 29 (7.65%) SOAP
2 29 (7.65%) Spring MVC
3 5 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.79%) JSON
4 3 (0.79%) Protocol Buffers
4 3 (0.79%) RESTful
4 3 (0.79%) Web Services
4 3 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.57%) Management Information System
1 59 (15.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 58 (15.30%) Data Protection Act
3 35 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.75%) PKI
6 13 (3.43%) CMDB
7 11 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.64%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (1.85%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.06%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.79%) CESG
12 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 206 (54.35%) Windows
2 149 (39.31%) Linux
3 65 (17.15%) Apple iOS
4 64 (16.89%) Mac OS X
5 63 (16.62%) Windows Server
6 49 (12.93%) Unix
7 35 (9.23%) Android
8 22 (5.80%) Windows 10
9 17 (4.49%) Kali Linux
10 11 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.11%) CentOS
12 7 (1.85%) Fedora
12 7 (1.85%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (56.99%) Cybersecurity
2 170 (44.85%) SIEM
3 148 (39.05%) Information Security
4 115 (30.34%) Security Operations
5 94 (24.80%) Vulnerability Management
6 86 (22.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 75 (19.79%) Data Protection
8 71 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 71 (18.73%) ITIL
9 70 (18.47%) Software Engineering
10 68 (17.94%) Security Architecture
11 58 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (14.51%) Systems Engineering
13 53 (13.98%) Due Diligence
14 52 (13.72%) User Stories
15 51 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
16 48 (12.66%) Use Case
17 43 (11.35%) Identity Access Management
18 40 (10.55%) Test Automation
19 38 (10.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.53%) Python
2 63 (16.62%) PowerShell
3 57 (15.04%) Bash Shell
4 55 (14.51%) C
5 41 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 41 (10.82%) PHP
6 37 (9.76%) Java
7 32 (8.44%) C#
7 32 (8.44%) C++
7 32 (8.44%) Objective-C
8 25 (6.60%) Perl
9 15 (3.96%) Go
9 15 (3.96%) Korn
9 15 (3.96%) Ruby
10 7 (1.85%) VBA
11 6 (1.58%) SQL
12 3 (0.79%) VB
12 3 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 304 (80.21%) CISSP
2 163 (43.01%) GIAC
3 151 (39.84%) SSCP
4 131 (34.56%) SANS
5 127 (33.51%) CEH
6 105 (27.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (24.54%) CCNA
9 92 (24.27%) CISM
10 86 (22.69%) Network+ Certification
11 83 (21.90%) MCSE
12 79 (20.84%) Degree
13 74 (19.53%) CISA
14 69 (18.21%) CISMP
15 57 (15.04%) CSSLP
16 55 (14.51%) DV Cleared
16 55 (14.51%) Linux+ Certification
16 55 (14.51%) Security Cleared
17 37 (9.76%) MCSA
18 24 (6.33%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (25.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (14.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 22 (5.80%) GDPR
4 19 (5.01%) SLA
5 17 (4.49%) GPG13
6 14 (3.69%) RMADS
7 11 (2.90%) PCI DSS
8 10 (2.64%) QA
9 5 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.06%) COBIT
11 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 62 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.29%) Docker
3 29 (7.65%) vSphere
4 28 (7.39%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (6.07%) NFS
5 23 (6.07%) Samba
5 23 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (4.22%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.85%) VirtualBox
8 7 (1.85%) Xen
9 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (13.72%) Puppet
2 29 (7.65%) Salt
3 24 (6.33%) WSUS
4 23 (6.07%) Ansible
4 23 (6.07%) Nagios
4 23 (6.07%) SCCM
4 23 (6.07%) vCenter Server
5 21 (5.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (5.28%) IBM BigFix
7 19 (5.01%) QRadar
8 14 (3.69%) CSIRT
9 12 (3.17%) CASB
9 12 (3.17%) Nessus
9 12 (3.17%) Nmap
10 10 (2.64%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.85%) OpenNMS
11 7 (1.85%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 147 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 58 (15.30%) Symantec
3 55 (14.51%) Sophos
4 45 (11.87%) VMware
5 37 (9.76%) EMC
6 36 (9.50%) NetApp
7 30 (7.92%) Apple
8 26 (6.86%) Oracle
9 24 (6.33%) SolarWinds
10 21 (5.54%) Citrix
11 20 (5.28%) CheckPoint
11 20 (5.28%) Cisco
12 19 (5.01%) Forcepoint
13 17 (4.49%) Google
14 14 (3.69%) McAfee
14 14 (3.69%) Qualys
15 12 (3.17%) Netsparker
16 11 (2.90%) Splunk
17 8 (2.11%) Darktrace
18 7 (1.85%) Hortonworks