Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 824 821 1019
Rank change year-on-year -3 +198 +49
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 231 375 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.97% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 133 229 134
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -18.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,200 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £71,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.89% - -10.00%

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 30,491 38,669 43,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.56% 23.74% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22,569 28,584 33,516
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -28 224 £52,500 -2.33% 24
UK excluding London -13 157 £51,250 +13.89% 20
London +42 70 £52,500 -19.23% 6
North of England +69 49 £45,000 - 6
South West +19 41 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Midlands +53 32 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +25 28 £55,000 +29.41% 3
North West +53 22 £45,000 - 4
Yorkshire +28 17 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South East +13 15 £37,500 -9.64% 2
East of England -36 15 £45,000 -6.25% 1
North East +24 10 - -
East Midlands +31 4 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Wales +9 4 £47,500 +41.79% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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+.

1 157 (67.97%) Cybersecurity
2 128 (55.41%) CISSP
3 103 (44.59%) Azure
4 87 (37.66%) Information Security
5 84 (36.36%) Firewall
6 82 (35.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 79 (34.20%) Windows
8 74 (32.03%) Penetration Testing
9 71 (30.74%) Network+ Certification
10 68 (29.44%) MCSE
11 66 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 66 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
12 65 (28.14%) SSCP
12 65 (28.14%) AWS
13 64 (27.71%) Microsoft
13 64 (27.71%) Degree
14 63 (27.27%) Office 365
15 59 (25.54%) Linux
16 57 (24.68%) Active Directory
17 56 (24.24%) Security Cleared
17 56 (24.24%) SANS
18 55 (23.81%) TCP/IP
19 50 (21.65%) CCNA
20 49 (21.21%) GIAC
20 49 (21.21%) Big Data
21 48 (20.78%) SIEM
22 46 (19.91%) Google
23 45 (19.48%) C
24 44 (19.05%) CEH
25 41 (17.75%) Scrum

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 (17.32%) Apache Spark
2 39 (16.88%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (16.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 103 (44.59%) Azure
2 65 (28.14%) AWS
3 63 (27.27%) Office 365
4 39 (16.88%) GCP
4 39 (16.88%) OpenShift
5 36 (15.58%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.87%) IaaS
9 1 (0.43%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 84 (36.36%) Firewall
2 55 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 39 (16.88%) HTTPS
4 35 (15.15%) Network Security
5 13 (5.63%) LAN
6 10 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (4.33%) WAN
7 8 (3.46%) Internet
8 7 (3.03%) DNS
8 7 (3.03%) SAN
9 4 (1.73%) IPv6
10 3 (1.30%) DHCP
10 3 (1.30%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.87%) SSL
11 2 (0.87%) Wireless
12 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.43%) HTTP
12 1 (0.43%) MPLS
12 1 (0.43%) VPN
12 1 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.21%) Big Data
2 5 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (2.16%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.43%) Impala
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (17.32%) Bitbucket
1 40 (17.32%) Git (software)
1 40 (17.32%) git-flow
1 40 (17.32%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.30%) JUnit
2 3 (1.30%) Subversion
2 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.87%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
General
1 20 (8.66%) Finance
2 18 (7.79%) Games
3 10 (4.33%) Legal
3 10 (4.33%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.90%) Law
5 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.16%) Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Retail
7 4 (1.73%) Advertising
8 3 (1.30%) Electronics
8 3 (1.30%) Local Government
8 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (29.87%) Consultant
2 51 (22.08%) Analyst
3 35 (15.15%) Security Analyst
4 27 (11.69%) Security Consultant
5 23 (9.96%) Security Engineer
6 19 (8.23%) Security Manager
7 16 (6.93%) Automation Test Lead
7 16 (6.93%) Microsoft Consultant
7 16 (6.93%) Test Automation Consultant
7 16 (6.93%) Test Automation Engineer
7 16 (6.93%) Test Consultant
7 16 (6.93%) Test Engineer
7 16 (6.93%) Test Leader
8 15 (6.49%) Information Analyst
8 15 (6.49%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (6.06%) C++ Consultant
9 14 (6.06%) Information Officer
9 14 (6.06%) Junior
9 14 (6.06%) Security Officer
9 14 (6.06%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.32%) .NET
1 40 (17.32%) Kafka
2 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
2 39 (16.88%) ASP.NET
2 39 (16.88%) GraphQL
2 39 (16.88%) Node.js
2 39 (16.88%) React
2 39 (16.88%) REST
2 39 (16.88%) Spring
2 39 (16.88%) Spring MVC
2 39 (16.88%) Vue.js
3 3 (1.30%) CSS
3 3 (1.30%) HTML
3 3 (1.30%) JSON
3 3 (1.30%) RESTful
3 3 (1.30%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.43%) ODBC
4 1 (0.43%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (13.42%) Management Information System
3 30 (12.99%) Cyberattack
4 23 (9.96%) Mobile Computing
5 17 (7.36%) Cybercrime
6 14 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (4.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 8 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.73%) Blog
9 4 (1.73%) Podcast
9 4 (1.73%) Social Media
10 3 (1.30%) BYOD
10 3 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.30%) PKI
10 3 (1.30%) PMI
10 3 (1.30%) User Experience
11 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 79 (34.20%) Windows
2 59 (25.54%) Linux
3 40 (17.32%) Android
3 40 (17.32%) Apple iOS
4 38 (16.45%) Windows Server
5 19 (8.23%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.03%) Unix
6 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.16%) CentOS
7 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.30%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (67.97%) Cybersecurity
2 87 (37.66%) Information Security
3 74 (32.03%) Penetration Testing
4 66 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
5 48 (20.78%) SIEM
6 41 (17.75%) Scrum
7 40 (17.32%) Kanban
7 40 (17.32%) Reverse Engineering
8 39 (16.88%) API Design
8 39 (16.88%) MVC
8 39 (16.88%) Risk Management
9 38 (16.45%) ITIL
9 38 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (16.45%) Software Engineering
10 32 (13.85%) Security Operations
11 29 (12.55%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (11.69%) Security Architecture
13 24 (10.39%) Malware Analysis
13 24 (10.39%) Validation
14 23 (9.96%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.48%) C
2 17 (7.36%) C#
2 17 (7.36%) C++
3 15 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.46%) Python
5 7 (3.03%) Java
5 7 (3.03%) SQL
6 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.30%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 128 (55.41%) CISSP
2 82 (35.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (30.74%) Network+ Certification
4 68 (29.44%) MCSE
5 66 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (28.14%) SSCP
7 64 (27.71%) Degree
8 56 (24.24%) SANS
8 56 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 50 (21.65%) CCNA
10 49 (21.21%) GIAC
11 44 (19.05%) CEH
12 41 (17.75%) CISM
13 40 (17.32%) Linux+ Certification
14 39 (16.88%) MCSA
14 39 (16.88%) SC Cleared
15 31 (13.42%) CRISC
16 27 (11.69%) CISA
17 25 (10.82%) CISMP
18 18 (7.79%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (9.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 23 (9.96%) GDPR
3 22 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 21 (9.09%) NIST
5 14 (6.06%) SLA
6 6 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.60%) NIST 800
7 5 (2.16%) MiFID
7 5 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.73%) NCSC
9 3 (1.30%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.30%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.43%) COBIT
10 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 57 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 40 (17.32%) Docker
3 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 40 (17.32%) Kubernetes
2 22 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.90%) QRadar
4 8 (3.46%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.73%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.30%) CASB
7 3 (1.30%) SCCM
8 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.87%) WSUS
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 64 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 46 (19.91%) Google
3 23 (9.96%) Cisco
4 10 (4.33%) LogRhythm
5 8 (3.46%) Dell
5 8 (3.46%) VMware
6 6 (2.60%) McAfee
6 6 (2.60%) Splunk
6 6 (2.60%) Veeam
7 5 (2.16%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.16%) Databricks
7 5 (2.16%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.16%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.73%) IBM
8 4 (1.73%) Juniper
8 4 (1.73%) SAP
9 3 (1.30%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.30%) HP
9 3 (1.30%) Oracle