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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+
UK
Rank 773 894 942
Rank change year-on-year +121 +48  
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 87 62 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.060% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.22% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 70 52 18
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +34.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,702 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +70.94%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,800 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +128 82 £48,750 -18.75% 8
London +77 24 £48,750 -25.00% 2
South East +69 17 £60,000 -9.43% 1
East of England +29 13 £46,250 -35.08% 5
East Midlands +17 12 £45,000 -34.54%
Norfolk - 11 £60,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +26 10 £70,000 +40.00%
Leeds +26 10 £70,000 +7.69%
Yorkshire +13 10 £70,000 +40.00%
South West +29 9 £60,000 +4.34%
Canary Wharf - 9 £58,750 -
King's Lynn - 9 £60,000 - 4
Hampshire +39 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +35 7 £40,000 -51.51%
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -
Northampton - 6 £45,000 -
Southampton - 5 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £60,000 -
Eastbourne - 5 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 £60,000 -
Kent - 5 £60,000 - 1
Dorset - 5 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire +16 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Nottingham +13 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Bristol +7 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
City of London - 3 £43,500 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £34,750 -
Wales - 3 £20,000 -

CompTIA Security+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 179 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 125 (69.83%) Firewall
3 104 (58.10%) CISSP
4 82 (45.81%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (43.58%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (39.11%) Information Security
7 67 (37.43%) CISM
7 67 (37.43%) Windows
8 64 (35.75%) CCNA
9 62 (34.64%) ITIL
10 58 (32.40%) SSCP
11 51 (28.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 51 (28.49%) CISA
12 50 (27.93%) Degree
13 48 (26.82%) Penetration Testing
14 47 (26.26%) CEH
14 47 (26.26%) Active Directory
15 46 (25.70%) Microsoft
16 42 (23.46%) TCP/IP
16 42 (23.46%) SIEM
17 41 (22.91%) Linux
17 41 (22.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 38 (21.23%) PCI DSS
19 37 (20.67%) MCSE
19 37 (20.67%) Cisco
20 34 (18.99%) GIAC
21 33 (18.44%) Network+ Certification
21 33 (18.44%) Security Cleared
22 32 (17.88%) VMware
22 32 (17.88%) SQL Server

CompTIA Security+
Top Related 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 16 (8.94%) IIS
2 9 (5.03%) Apache
2 9 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.47%) IBM Notes
3 8 (4.47%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.47%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Office
2 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.38%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.03%) Office 365
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (1.12%) PaaS
5 2 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (69.83%) Firewall
2 42 (23.46%) TCP/IP
3 22 (12.29%) Network Security
4 20 (11.17%) LAN
4 20 (11.17%) WAN
5 18 (10.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (8.94%) Internet
7 15 (8.38%) DNS
7 15 (8.38%) HTTP
8 14 (7.82%) SAN
8 14 (7.82%) SSL
8 14 (7.82%) VPN
9 12 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (5.03%) SSH
11 8 (4.47%) VLAN
12 7 (3.91%) NAS
13 6 (3.35%) DHCP
14 5 (2.79%) FCoE
14 5 (2.79%) SNMP
15 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.03%) Big Data
3 6 (3.35%) MySQL
4 4 (2.23%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.12%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.50%) JIRA
2 5 (2.79%) Redmine
3 4 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.23%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.23%) git-flow
3 4 (2.23%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.23%) Selenium
4 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (11.73%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Games
3 10 (5.59%) Spanish Language
4 8 (4.47%) French Language
4 8 (4.47%) German Language
4 8 (4.47%) Portuguese Language
5 7 (3.91%) Legal
6 4 (2.23%) Banking
6 4 (2.23%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (34.08%) Analyst
2 57 (31.84%) Security Analyst
3 44 (24.58%) Security Engineer
4 28 (15.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 27 (15.08%) IT Analyst
5 27 (15.08%) IT Security Analyst
6 18 (10.06%) SOC Analyst
7 17 (9.50%) Administrator
7 17 (9.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (9.50%) SOC Engineer
8 16 (8.94%) Technical Support
9 12 (6.70%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (6.70%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.70%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (6.70%) Technical Support Engineer
10 11 (6.15%) IT Engineer
10 11 (6.15%) Security Specialist
11 10 (5.59%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (5.59%) Security Support Engineer
12 8 (4.47%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.03%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.47%) .NET
2 8 (4.47%) Java EE
2 8 (4.47%) STL
2 8 (4.47%) Web Services
3 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.23%) Django
3 4 (2.23%) LAMP
3 4 (2.23%) Node.js
3 4 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.23%) REST
3 4 (2.23%) SOAP
3 4 (2.23%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.12%) JSF
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) CSS3
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.64%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.06%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.12%) Clustering
6 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.12%) PKI
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (37.43%) Windows
2 41 (22.91%) Linux
3 20 (11.17%) Unix
4 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.70%) Mac OS
6 11 (6.15%) Mac OS X
7 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.47%) Windows NT
9 6 (3.35%) Windows Server
10 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.23%) Android
11 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.68%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.12%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.58%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (39.11%) Information Security
3 62 (34.64%) ITIL
4 48 (26.82%) Penetration Testing
5 42 (23.46%) SIEM
6 31 (17.32%) Software Engineering
6 31 (17.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 27 (15.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (13.97%) Kalman Filter
9 23 (12.85%) Coaching
9 23 (12.85%) OWASP
10 20 (11.17%) Ethical Hacking
11 19 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (10.06%) Information Management
13 17 (9.50%) Risk Management
14 16 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (8.94%) IT Audit
14 16 (8.94%) Web Filtering
15 15 (8.38%) Mentoring
15 15 (8.38%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.29%) Python
2 20 (11.17%) C
3 19 (10.61%) SQL
4 17 (9.50%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.15%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.59%) C#
7 8 (4.47%) C++
7 8 (4.47%) Java
7 8 (4.47%) Objective-C
8 7 (3.91%) Perl
9 5 (2.79%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.79%) Korn
10 4 (2.23%) PHP
10 4 (2.23%) VB
11 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 104 (58.10%) CISSP
3 82 (45.81%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (37.43%) CISM
5 64 (35.75%) CCNA
6 58 (32.40%) SSCP
7 51 (28.49%) CISA
8 50 (27.93%) Degree
9 47 (26.26%) CEH
10 41 (22.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (20.67%) MCSE
12 34 (18.99%) GIAC
13 33 (18.44%) Network+ Certification
13 33 (18.44%) Security Cleared
14 32 (17.88%) DV Cleared
14 32 (17.88%) SANS
15 26 (14.53%) CCNP
16 20 (11.17%) Linux+ Certification
17 17 (9.50%) CISMP
18 11 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (21.23%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.94%) COBIT
4 6 (3.35%) SLA
5 2 (1.12%) GPG13
5 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 47 (26.26%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.26%) Samba
5 11 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (5.59%) Xen
7 9 (5.03%) VMware ESX
8 8 (4.47%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.91%) vSphere
10 5 (2.79%) NFS
11 4 (2.23%) Docker
12 3 (1.68%) Snort
13 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.56%) XenApp
13 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) Backup Exec
2 9 (5.03%) AirWatch
2 9 (5.03%) Puppet
2 9 (5.03%) SCCM
3 7 (3.91%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (3.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.35%) Nagios
5 5 (2.79%) Ansible
6 4 (2.23%) Salt
7 3 (1.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.12%) Nessus
8 2 (1.12%) SCOM
8 2 (1.12%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 46 (25.70%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.67%) Cisco
3 32 (17.88%) VMware
4 27 (15.08%) Splunk
5 26 (14.53%) CheckPoint
6 21 (11.73%) Sophos
7 19 (10.61%) ArcSight
8 18 (10.06%) Qualys
9 16 (8.94%) Palo Alto
10 13 (7.26%) Oracle
11 12 (6.70%) EMC
11 12 (6.70%) NetApp
12 8 (4.47%) Dell KACE
12 8 (4.47%) Lotus
12 8 (4.47%) Novell
12 8 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (3.35%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.12%) Juniper
14 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.12%) Tableau
United Kingdom
LogRhythm
Salary: Up to £80k pa + 10% bonus + £7,200pa car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kings Lynn
aap3
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
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Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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