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

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 1043 1147
Rank change year-on-year +224 +104 +98
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 357 158 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.089% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 235 104 104
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.91% +18.59%
10th Percentile £36,750 £30,563 £29,360
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18% +29.41%

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 40,030 43,510 53,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.69% 24.56% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,726 33,453 42,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 August 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 August 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 +211 342 £52,500 - 16
UK excluding London +148 217 £45,000 - 13
London +123 135 £65,000 +18.18% 3
East of England +79 95 £49,500 +8.49% 4
Midlands +51 35 £60,000 +50.00% 3
South West +49 35 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +55 33 £60,000 +17.07% 3
North of England +16 25 £45,000 -29.41% 4
South East +11 19 £40,000 +14.29% 1
North West +15 14 £45,000 -25.00%
Yorkshire +37 11 £77,500 +10.71% 2
Scotland -13 6 £40,250 -15.26%
Wales 0 5 £42,500 +112.50%
East Midlands +2 2 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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+.

1 316 (88.52%) CISSP
2 203 (56.86%) Cybersecurity
3 188 (52.66%) GIAC
4 180 (50.42%) Windows
5 160 (44.82%) Information Security
5 160 (44.82%) SIEM
6 154 (43.14%) SSCP
7 143 (40.06%) SANS
8 140 (39.22%) Linux
9 133 (37.25%) Firewall
10 132 (36.97%) CEH
11 124 (34.73%) Microsoft
12 110 (30.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 104 (29.13%) CISM
14 98 (27.45%) TCP/IP
15 96 (26.89%) Security Operations
16 93 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
17 92 (25.77%) CISA
18 84 (23.53%) Software Engineering
19 83 (23.25%) CCNA
20 81 (22.69%) Degree
21 80 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
22 79 (22.13%) Continuous Improvement
22 79 (22.13%) CSSLP
23 75 (21.01%) Vulnerability Management
23 75 (21.01%) Network+ Certification
24 73 (20.45%) Mac OS X
24 73 (20.45%) Banking
24 73 (20.45%) Data Protection
25 72 (20.17%) MCSE

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 40 (11.20%) Apache Pig
2 8 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 3 (0.84%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.00%) Office 365
2 23 (6.44%) IaaS
2 23 (6.44%) PaaS
3 22 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (4.76%) Mimecast
6 7 (1.96%) SaaS
7 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.84%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 133 (37.25%) Firewall
2 98 (27.45%) TCP/IP
3 54 (15.13%) HTTP
4 52 (14.57%) SSL
5 28 (7.84%) Network Security
6 25 (7.00%) VPN
7 17 (4.76%) DKIM
7 17 (4.76%) DMARC
8 15 (4.20%) SNMP
9 14 (3.92%) DNS
10 12 (3.36%) FCoE
11 11 (3.08%) MPLS
12 9 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.52%) Wireless
13 6 (1.68%) VLAN
14 5 (1.40%) Broadband
14 5 (1.40%) Internet
14 5 (1.40%) LAN
14 5 (1.40%) WAN
15 4 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.29%) Big Data
2 45 (12.61%) SQL Server
3 41 (11.48%) Hadoop
4 40 (11.20%) Apache Hive
4 40 (11.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.28%) Maltego
5 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (14.57%) JIRA
2 40 (11.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 40 (11.20%) Bitbucket
2 40 (11.20%) CodeSonar
2 40 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.20%) git-flow
2 40 (11.20%) Robot Framework
2 40 (11.20%) Selenium
3 12 (3.36%) Redmine
4 10 (2.80%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 73 (20.45%) Banking
2 58 (16.25%) Investment Banking
3 46 (12.89%) Finance
4 39 (10.92%) Retail
5 23 (6.44%) Legal
6 21 (5.88%) Publishing
7 15 (4.20%) Games
8 6 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.12%) Law
9 4 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.84%) Front Office
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (24.09%) Security Engineer
2 55 (15.41%) Analyst
3 51 (14.29%) Architect
4 41 (11.48%) Security Analyst
5 40 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (11.20%) Software Engineer
6 37 (10.36%) Security Manager
7 36 (10.08%) Security Architect
8 35 (9.80%) C++ Software Engineer
8 35 (9.80%) Java Engineer
8 35 (9.80%) Java Software Engineer
9 34 (9.52%) IT Support
10 29 (8.12%) C# Software Engineer
11 28 (7.84%) Engineering Manager
11 28 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support
12 24 (6.72%) Information Analyst
12 24 (6.72%) Information Security Analyst
13 22 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (5.60%) CISSP Engineer
15 19 (5.32%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.04%) Java EE
1 43 (12.04%) STL
2 42 (11.76%) .NET
3 41 (11.48%) LAMP
4 40 (11.20%) .NET Framework
4 40 (11.20%) ASP.NET
4 40 (11.20%) Django
4 40 (11.20%) Node.js
4 40 (11.20%) RabbitMQ
4 40 (11.20%) REST
4 40 (11.20%) SOAP
4 40 (11.20%) Spring MVC
5 3 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.25%) Data Protection Act
2 49 (13.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 47 (13.17%) Management Information System
4 27 (7.56%) Data Centre
5 26 (7.28%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (6.44%) Computer Science
6 23 (6.44%) PKI
7 21 (5.88%) CMDB
8 13 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) Fintech
12 2 (0.56%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.28%) Blog
13 1 (0.28%) Cyber Warfare
13 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 180 (50.42%) Windows
2 140 (39.22%) Linux
3 73 (20.45%) Mac OS X
4 70 (19.61%) Apple iOS
5 53 (14.85%) Unix
6 40 (11.20%) Android
7 35 (9.80%) Windows Server
8 13 (3.64%) Kali Linux
9 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.68%) CentOS
11 5 (1.40%) Fedora
11 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (56.86%) Cybersecurity
2 160 (44.82%) Information Security
2 160 (44.82%) SIEM
3 96 (26.89%) Security Operations
4 84 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 79 (22.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 75 (21.01%) Vulnerability Management
7 73 (20.45%) Data Protection
8 69 (19.33%) Security Architecture
9 59 (16.53%) User Stories
10 57 (15.97%) ITIL
11 56 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
12 55 (15.41%) Test Automation
13 51 (14.29%) Due Diligence
14 50 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 49 (13.73%) Ethical Hacking
16 47 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (12.89%) Use Case
18 44 (12.32%) Reverse Engineering
19 43 (12.04%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.89%) Python
2 61 (17.09%) C
3 60 (16.81%) Bash Shell
4 55 (15.41%) PowerShell
5 51 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 49 (13.73%) PHP
7 46 (12.89%) Java
8 45 (12.61%) C#
9 43 (12.04%) C++
9 43 (12.04%) Objective-C
10 19 (5.32%) Perl
11 12 (3.36%) Korn
12 9 (2.52%) Go
12 9 (2.52%) Ruby
13 7 (1.96%) VBA
14 5 (1.40%) SQL
15 3 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 316 (88.52%) CISSP
2 188 (52.66%) GIAC
3 154 (43.14%) SSCP
4 143 (40.06%) SANS
5 132 (36.97%) CEH
6 104 (29.13%) CISM
7 93 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
8 92 (25.77%) CISA
9 83 (23.25%) CCNA
10 81 (22.69%) Degree
11 80 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 79 (22.13%) CSSLP
13 75 (21.01%) Network+ Certification
14 72 (20.17%) MCSE
15 68 (19.05%) CISMP
16 61 (17.09%) DV Cleared
16 61 (17.09%) Security Cleared
17 60 (16.81%) Linux+ Certification
18 23 (6.44%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (30.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 25 (7.00%) GPG13
4 20 (5.60%) GDPR
5 9 (2.52%) RMADS
6 8 (2.24%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.96%) COBIT
8 3 (0.84%) SLA
9 1 (0.28%) MiFID
9 1 (0.28%) PSD2
9 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (12.61%) Docker
2 40 (11.20%) vSphere
3 38 (10.64%) Active Directory
4 30 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (8.12%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (4.76%) NFS
6 17 (4.76%) Samba
6 17 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.36%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.68%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.40%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.40%) Xen
10 4 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (15.97%) Puppet
2 40 (11.20%) Salt
3 18 (5.04%) SCCM
4 17 (4.76%) Ansible
4 17 (4.76%) Nagios
4 17 (4.76%) vCenter Server
4 17 (4.76%) WSUS
5 15 (4.20%) IBM BigFix
5 15 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (3.92%) QRadar
7 10 (2.80%) Nessus
7 10 (2.80%) Nmap
8 7 (1.96%) CSIRT
9 5 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.40%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.40%) OpenNMS
9 5 (1.40%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.12%) CASB
10 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 124 (34.73%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.25%) Symantec
3 56 (15.69%) Sophos
4 45 (12.61%) VMware
5 39 (10.92%) EMC
6 38 (10.64%) NetApp
7 30 (8.40%) Apple
8 28 (7.84%) Oracle
9 26 (7.28%) CheckPoint
10 23 (6.44%) Citrix
11 19 (5.32%) Forcepoint
12 18 (5.04%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.08%) Qualys
14 10 (2.80%) Netsparker
15 7 (1.96%) Cisco
16 6 (1.68%) McAfee
16 6 (1.68%) Splunk
17 5 (1.40%) BT
17 5 (1.40%) Cloudera
17 5 (1.40%) Hortonworks