Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 978 991 1161
Rank change year-on-year +13 +170 +122
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 201 189 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 159 151 109
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £87,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% +40.85%

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 40,452 45,204 57,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.53% 25.69% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,402 35,912 46,212
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Top 13 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 21 January 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 +11 179 £45,000 -10.00% 16
UK excluding London -18 107 £45,000 -2.70% 17
London +36 84 £50,000 -23.08% 5
East of England +40 34 £45,000 +28.57%
South West -22 21 £45,000 -18.18%
South East -17 16 £35,000 -41.67% 1
Midlands +37 13 £62,500 +38.89% 4
Scotland - 12 £28,000 - 6
North of England -12 11 £41,500 +27.69% 6
West Midlands - 11 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +5 8 £41,500 +34.96% 3
North West -5 3 £30,000 -53.85% 3
East Midlands +24 2 £100,000 +122.22% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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+.

1 158 (78.61%) CISSP
2 119 (59.20%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (52.24%) Windows
4 84 (41.79%) SIEM
5 75 (37.31%) GIAC
6 72 (35.82%) Information Security
7 70 (34.83%) Linux
7 70 (34.83%) SSCP
7 70 (34.83%) SANS
8 69 (34.33%) Firewall
9 67 (33.33%) Security Operations
10 64 (31.84%) CISM
11 58 (28.86%) Microsoft
12 57 (28.36%) CEH
13 53 (26.37%) CISA
14 47 (23.38%) Finance
15 42 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 42 (20.90%) CSSLP
16 41 (20.40%) Use Case
16 41 (20.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 40 (19.90%) Active Directory
18 39 (19.40%) Degree
18 39 (19.40%) Security Cleared
19 37 (18.41%) Software Engineering
20 36 (17.91%) DV Cleared
20 36 (17.91%) MCSE
21 35 (17.41%) ITIL
21 35 (17.41%) Network+ Certification
21 35 (17.41%) Management Information System
22 32 (15.92%) C

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 8 (3.98%) Apache Pig
2 4 (1.99%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.45%) Office 365
3 16 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.47%) Mimecast
4 13 (6.47%) PaaS
5 10 (4.98%) IaaS
6 5 (2.49%) SaaS
7 4 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.99%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 69 (34.33%) Firewall
2 32 (15.92%) TCP/IP
3 20 (9.95%) Network Security
4 18 (8.96%) SSL
5 17 (8.46%) SNMP
6 14 (6.97%) VPN
7 13 (6.47%) DKIM
7 13 (6.47%) DMARC
7 13 (6.47%) FCoE
8 12 (5.97%) HTTP
8 12 (5.97%) SAN
9 10 (4.98%) NAS
10 7 (3.48%) WAN
11 6 (2.99%) Wireless
12 5 (2.49%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.99%) DNS
13 4 (1.99%) LAN
13 4 (1.99%) MPLS
13 4 (1.99%) SMTP
13 4 (1.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.47%) Big Data
2 11 (5.47%) MySQL
3 8 (3.98%) Apache Hive
3 8 (3.98%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) CouchDB
4 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.00%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (10.45%) JIRA
2 13 (6.47%) Redmine
3 8 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (3.98%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.98%) CodeSonar
3 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.98%) git-flow
3 8 (3.98%) Robot Framework
3 8 (3.98%) Selenium
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (23.38%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Banking
3 10 (4.98%) Games
3 10 (4.98%) Legal
4 9 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.98%) Electronics
6 6 (2.99%) Marketing
6 6 (2.99%) Publishing
7 5 (2.49%) Retail
8 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.00%) Front Office
11 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.50%) Law
11 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (30.35%) Security Engineer
2 27 (13.43%) Analyst
3 22 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (10.45%) Security Analyst
5 18 (8.96%) Architect
5 18 (8.96%) Consultant
5 18 (8.96%) Security Architect
6 17 (8.46%) Administrator
6 17 (8.46%) Security Consultant
7 10 (4.98%) IT Analyst
7 10 (4.98%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (4.48%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Platform Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) SOC Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (3.98%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.97%) Java EE
1 12 (5.97%) STL
2 8 (3.98%) .NET
2 8 (3.98%) .NET Framework
2 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET
2 8 (3.98%) Django
2 8 (3.98%) LAMP
2 8 (3.98%) Node.js
2 8 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (3.98%) REST
2 8 (3.98%) SOAP
2 8 (3.98%) Spring MVC
3 3 (1.49%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.50%) CSS
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.50%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.41%) Management Information System
2 28 (13.93%) Security Operations Centre
3 17 (8.46%) PKI
4 11 (5.47%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.47%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.99%) CESG
7 6 (2.99%) CMDB
7 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.99%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.49%) Clustering
9 3 (1.49%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.49%) Fintech
9 3 (1.49%) FMCG
10 2 (1.00%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 105 (52.24%) Windows
2 70 (34.83%) Linux
3 30 (14.93%) Unix
4 13 (6.47%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.47%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.47%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.98%) Android
6 8 (3.98%) Debian
7 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.48%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.00%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (59.20%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (41.79%) SIEM
3 72 (35.82%) Information Security
4 67 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 41 (20.40%) Use Case
6 37 (18.41%) Software Engineering
7 35 (17.41%) ITIL
8 32 (15.92%) Threat Intelligence
9 29 (14.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 25 (12.44%) Analytics
11 24 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
12 23 (11.44%) Data Loss Prevention
12 23 (11.44%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (11.44%) Project Management
13 22 (10.95%) Security Architecture
14 21 (10.45%) Data Analytics
14 21 (10.45%) User Stories
15 19 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.92%) C
2 21 (10.45%) Bash Shell
3 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.46%) Python
5 14 (6.97%) PHP
6 13 (6.47%) C#
6 13 (6.47%) C++
6 13 (6.47%) Java
6 13 (6.47%) Korn
7 12 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 12 (5.97%) Objective-C
8 9 (4.48%) SQL
9 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) Go
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 158 (78.61%) CISSP
2 75 (37.31%) GIAC
3 70 (34.83%) SANS
3 70 (34.83%) SSCP
4 64 (31.84%) CISM
5 57 (28.36%) CEH
6 53 (26.37%) CISA
7 42 (20.90%) CSSLP
8 41 (20.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (19.40%) Degree
9 39 (19.40%) Security Cleared
10 36 (17.91%) DV Cleared
10 36 (17.91%) MCSE
11 35 (17.41%) Network+ Certification
12 30 (14.93%) CCNA
12 30 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (10.45%) Linux+ Certification
14 17 (8.46%) MCSA
15 13 (6.47%) CASP
16 11 (5.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.97%) COBIT
3 12 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (4.48%) PCI DSS
5 8 (3.98%) GPG13
6 6 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.49%) RMADS
8 4 (1.99%) GDPR
8 4 (1.99%) ISO 31000
9 3 (1.49%) NIST 800
10 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.50%) PMO
11 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 40 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.95%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.45%) vSphere
5 17 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (7.46%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (6.47%) NFS
7 13 (6.47%) Samba
7 13 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (6.47%) VMware NSX
8 8 (3.98%) Docker
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (10.45%) Puppet
2 13 (6.47%) Ansible
2 13 (6.47%) Nagios
2 13 (6.47%) vCenter Server
3 8 (3.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.98%) Salt
4 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.49%) SCCM
5 3 (1.49%) SCOM
6 2 (1.00%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.00%) Nessus
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 58 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.92%) VMware
3 23 (11.44%) Sophos
3 23 (11.44%) Symantec
4 21 (10.45%) EMC
5 19 (9.45%) NetApp
6 16 (7.96%) Cisco
7 15 (7.46%) Forcepoint
8 14 (6.97%) Citrix
9 13 (6.47%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.47%) Splunk
10 9 (4.48%) Oracle
11 8 (3.98%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.48%) Intel
13 6 (2.99%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.99%) LogRhythm
14 4 (1.99%) Tableau
15 3 (1.49%) Apple
16 2 (1.00%) HP
16 2 (1.00%) Veeam