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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 931 955
Rank change year-on-year +130 +24  
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 79 37 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 56 31 27
Median salary £46,250 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.90% +14.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £89,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -23.80% +61.53%  

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 21539 28140 30628
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.70% 27.23% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16964 22654 23936
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 £70,000 £70,000
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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +131 74 £51,750 -1.42% 4
London +75 18 £56,000 +6.66% 3
East of England +19 15 £46,250 -11.90%
South East +74 14 £40,000 -41.81% 1
Norfolk - 13 £53,125 -
West Yorkshire +29 11 £70,000 +141.37%
Yorkshire +17 11 £70,000 +129.48%
King's Lynn - 10 £53,125 -
Leeds +20 9 £70,000 +7.69%
North West -16 9 £55,000 -15.38%
Cheshire - 9 £55,000 -
Berkshire +34 8 £40,000 -41.81%
East Midlands +25 7 £40,000 -40.74%
Canary Wharf - 7 £58,750 -
Crewe - 6 - -
Hampshire - 5 £31,750 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 £34,000 -
City of London +37 4 £68,000 +4.61% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £40,000 -40.74%
Nottingham +4 3 £40,000 -40.74%
Lincolnshire - 3 £34,750 -
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £31,000 -
South Wales - 3 £20,000 -
Wales - 3 £20,000 -
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Kent - 2 £47,500 -
South West +18 1 £60,000 +4.34%
Essex -3 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Northamptonshire - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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+.

1 172 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 109 (63.37%) Firewall
3 102 (59.30%) CISSP
4 81 (47.09%) Information Security
5 73 (42.44%) CISM
6 67 (38.95%) ITIL
7 65 (37.79%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
9 59 (34.30%) Windows
10 57 (33.14%) CISA
11 55 (31.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 51 (29.65%) SIEM
13 50 (29.07%) SSCP
14 48 (27.91%) Active Directory
14 48 (27.91%) Degree
15 45 (26.16%) CCNA
16 44 (25.58%) PCI DSS
17 41 (23.84%) Penetration Testing
17 41 (23.84%) Microsoft
18 40 (23.26%) CEH
19 37 (21.51%) Management Information System
20 35 (20.35%) Cisco
21 33 (19.19%) TCP/IP
22 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
23 30 (17.44%) Linux
23 30 (17.44%) CheckPoint
24 29 (16.86%) MCSE
24 29 (16.86%) Network Security
24 29 (16.86%) Splunk
24 29 (16.86%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 12 (6.98%) IIS
2 5 (2.91%) Apache
2 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.72%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.40%) Office 365
3 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) PaaS
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (63.37%) Firewall
2 33 (19.19%) TCP/IP
3 29 (16.86%) Network Security
4 18 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (9.30%) Internet
5 16 (9.30%) LAN
5 16 (9.30%) WAN
6 14 (8.14%) SAN
6 14 (8.14%) VPN
7 11 (6.40%) DNS
8 8 (4.65%) SSL
8 8 (4.65%) VLAN
9 7 (4.07%) HTTP
9 7 (4.07%) NAS
10 5 (2.91%) SSH
11 4 (2.33%) DHCP
12 2 (1.16%) FCoE
12 2 (1.16%) SNMP
13 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) Big Data
3 4 (2.33%) MySQL
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.16%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.16%) CodeSonar
2 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) git-flow
2 2 (1.16%) Redmine
2 2 (1.16%) Robot Framework
2 2 (1.16%) Selenium
2 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Games
3 13 (7.56%) Legal
4 11 (6.40%) Retail
5 6 (3.49%) Banking
6 4 (2.33%) French Language
6 4 (2.33%) German Language
6 4 (2.33%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.33%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (40.70%) Analyst
2 65 (37.79%) Security Analyst
3 44 (25.58%) Security Engineer
4 27 (15.70%) IT Analyst
4 27 (15.70%) IT Security Analyst
5 26 (15.12%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 20 (11.63%) SOC Analyst
7 19 (11.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 19 (11.05%) SOC Engineer
8 16 (9.30%) Administrator
9 11 (6.40%) IT Engineer
10 10 (5.81%) IT Security Engineer
10 10 (5.81%) Security Specialist
11 9 (5.23%) Technical Support
12 8 (4.65%) Consultant
13 7 (4.07%) Information Security Specialist
13 7 (4.07%) Security Manager
13 7 (4.07%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.49%) .NET
3 4 (2.33%) Java EE
3 4 (2.33%) STL
3 4 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.16%) Django
4 2 (1.16%) JSF
4 2 (1.16%) LAMP
4 2 (1.16%) Node.js
4 2 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.16%) REST
4 2 (1.16%) SOAP
4 2 (1.16%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.58%) CSS
5 1 (0.58%) CSS3
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.51%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.79%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.47%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.49%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.16%) Clustering
8 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.16%) Fintech
8 2 (1.16%) NHS
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 2 (1.16%) Replication
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.30%) Windows
2 30 (17.44%) Linux
3 14 (8.14%) Unix
4 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.49%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.33%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.33%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.16%) Android
9 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.09%) Information Security
2 67 (38.95%) ITIL
3 60 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (29.65%) SIEM
5 41 (23.84%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (16.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 25 (14.53%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (14.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (12.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (12.21%) Risk Management
8 21 (12.21%) Software Engineering
9 20 (11.63%) Information Management
10 17 (9.88%) OWASP
11 16 (9.30%) Coaching
11 16 (9.30%) Web Filtering
12 15 (8.72%) IT Audit
12 15 (8.72%) Patch Management
12 15 (8.72%) Project Management
13 14 (8.14%) SDLC
13 14 (8.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.05%) Python
2 15 (8.72%) SQL
3 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.81%) C
5 8 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.07%) Perl
7 6 (3.49%) C#
8 4 (2.33%) C++
8 4 (2.33%) Java
8 4 (2.33%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.33%) PHP
9 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.16%) Korn
10 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 102 (59.30%) CISSP
3 73 (42.44%) CISM
4 65 (37.79%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (33.14%) CISA
6 50 (29.07%) SSCP
7 48 (27.91%) Degree
8 45 (26.16%) CCNA
9 40 (23.26%) CEH
10 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (16.86%) MCSE
12 28 (16.28%) CCNP
13 27 (15.70%) Network+ Certification
14 25 (14.53%) GIAC
14 25 (14.53%) SANS
15 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
16 20 (11.63%) DV Cleared
17 17 (9.88%) CISMP
18 12 (6.98%) CSSLP
19 11 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (31.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (25.58%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.14%) COBIT
4 5 (2.91%) GPG13
5 4 (2.33%) SLA
6 3 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.81%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.49%) Samba
6 6 (3.49%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.91%) vSphere
8 4 (2.33%) Xen
9 3 (1.74%) Snort
10 2 (1.16%) Docker
10 2 (1.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.58%) XenApp
11 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.40%) Backup Exec
1 11 (6.40%) SCCM
2 9 (5.23%) AirWatch
3 7 (4.07%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (4.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.33%) Nessus
4 4 (2.33%) Puppet
5 3 (1.74%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 3 (1.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.74%) Nagios
5 3 (1.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.16%) Ansible
6 2 (1.16%) Salt
6 2 (1.16%) SCOM
6 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.58%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 41 (23.84%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.35%) Cisco
3 30 (17.44%) CheckPoint
4 29 (16.86%) Splunk
5 23 (13.37%) ArcSight
6 22 (12.79%) Qualys
7 21 (12.21%) VMware
8 20 (11.63%) Palo Alto
9 15 (8.72%) Sophos
10 9 (5.23%) EMC
10 9 (5.23%) NetApp
10 9 (5.23%) Oracle
11 6 (3.49%) LogRhythm
12 4 (2.33%) Dell KACE
12 4 (2.33%) Lotus
12 4 (2.33%) Novell
12 4 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.74%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.16%) CyberArk
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £32,258 per annum plus excellent benefits
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