Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1019 1133 1220
Rank change year-on-year +114 +87 +90
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 158 134 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.068% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 104 104 68
UK median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% +18.59% +42.70%
10th Percentile £30,563 £29,360 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £85,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41% +32.81%

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 42913 52851 59740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32997 42707 47419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 +83 136 £52,500 -4.55% 8
UK excluding London +54 96 £45,000 -18.18% 7
London +60 48 £55,000 -6.78% 2
East of England +11 28 £45,625 -13.10% 4
North of England -2 25 £63,750 +79.58% 1
South East +64 23 £35,000 -41.67% 1
North West -11 16 £60,000 -7.69%
Midlands +29 11 £40,000 -23.81%
Yorkshire +23 9 £70,000 +118.75% 1
East Midlands +26 7 £40,000 -23.81%
Scotland - 5 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £51,250 -
Wales - 3 £20,000 -
South West -15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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+.

1 158 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 100 (63.29%) CISSP
3 98 (62.03%) Information Security
4 91 (57.59%) Firewall
5 86 (54.43%) Windows
6 79 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 52 (32.91%) ITIL
8 51 (32.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 50 (31.65%) Finance
10 47 (29.75%) CEH
10 47 (29.75%) Management Information System
10 47 (29.75%) Windows Server
11 46 (29.11%) SIEM
12 42 (26.58%) CISM
13 40 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (24.05%) CISA
14 38 (24.05%) Microsoft
15 37 (23.42%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (23.42%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
17 33 (20.89%) TCP/IP
17 33 (20.89%) MCSE
17 33 (20.89%) Risk Management
18 32 (20.25%) CCNA
18 32 (20.25%) SSCP
18 32 (20.25%) PCI DSS
19 31 (19.62%) DV Cleared
20 30 (18.99%) Splunk
20 30 (18.99%) Degree
21 28 (17.72%) Cybersecurity

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 6 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.43%) Office 365
4 4 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
6 2 (1.27%) GitHub
6 2 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (57.59%) Firewall
2 33 (20.89%) TCP/IP
3 26 (16.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (15.19%) Network Security
5 15 (9.49%) Internet
5 15 (9.49%) SSL
6 14 (8.86%) VPN
7 13 (8.23%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (8.23%) NAS
7 13 (8.23%) SAN
8 12 (7.59%) DNS
8 12 (7.59%) WAN
9 9 (5.70%) SCCP
9 9 (5.70%) VoIP
10 3 (1.90%) DHCP
10 3 (1.90%) FCoE
10 3 (1.90%) LAN
10 3 (1.90%) SNMP
10 3 (1.90%) SSH
11 2 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.90%) Redmine
3 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (31.65%) Finance
2 24 (15.19%) Legal
3 16 (10.13%) Retail
4 11 (6.96%) Banking
5 10 (6.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.16%) Games
7 4 (2.53%) Electronics
8 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.27%) Marketing
9 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) French Language
10 1 (0.63%) German Language
10 1 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (34.18%) Analyst
2 48 (30.38%) Security Analyst
3 30 (18.99%) Administrator
4 18 (11.39%) Consultant
4 18 (11.39%) Security Consultant
5 14 (8.86%) Security Administrator
5 14 (8.86%) Security Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Compliance Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) Information Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (5.70%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Governance Manager
10 8 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.43%) DBA
11 7 (4.43%) Information Manager
11 7 (4.43%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.53%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.27%) JSF
4 1 (0.63%) Tapestry
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.75%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.92%) Clustering
3 20 (12.66%) Computer Science
4 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.39%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (8.23%) Virtual Team
6 9 (5.70%) FMCG
7 8 (5.06%) NHS
8 7 (4.43%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.27%) CESG
11 2 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.27%) Fintech
11 2 (1.27%) Replication
12 1 (0.63%) CMDB
12 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (54.43%) Windows
2 47 (29.75%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.82%) Linux
4 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.06%) Mac OS X
6 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.80%) Unix
8 3 (1.90%) Debian
8 3 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.27%) CentOS
9 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (62.03%) Information Security
2 52 (32.91%) ITIL
3 46 (29.11%) SIEM
4 37 (23.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (20.89%) Risk Management
6 28 (17.72%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (17.09%) Security Architecture
8 26 (16.46%) Project Management
9 24 (15.19%) Data Protection
10 23 (14.56%) Security Operations
11 22 (13.92%) Software Engineering
12 21 (13.29%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (12.03%) Web Filtering
14 18 (11.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 17 (10.76%) Email Filtering
15 17 (10.76%) Identity Management
15 17 (10.76%) Patch Management
16 15 (9.49%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (9.49%) Process Improvement
17 14 (8.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.19%) SQL
2 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.96%) Python
3 10 (6.33%) C
4 5 (3.16%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.90%) Korn
7 2 (1.27%) C#
7 2 (1.27%) Perl
7 2 (1.27%) PHP
7 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 100 (63.29%) CISSP
3 47 (29.75%) CEH
4 42 (26.58%) CISM
5 40 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (24.05%) CISA
7 37 (23.42%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
9 33 (20.89%) MCSE
10 32 (20.25%) CCNA
10 32 (20.25%) SSCP
11 31 (19.62%) DV Cleared
12 30 (18.99%) Degree
13 25 (15.82%) CISMP
14 24 (15.19%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (10.13%) CASP
16 13 (8.23%) CNA
16 13 (8.23%) CNE
16 13 (8.23%) MCSA
16 13 (8.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (20.25%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.96%) ISO 9001
3 11 (6.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (5.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (4.43%) GPG13
6 4 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.90%) COBIT
7 3 (1.90%) SLA
8 2 (1.27%) GDPR
8 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.63%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 79 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.92%) Virtual Servers
3 20 (12.66%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (10.13%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.80%) vSphere
7 4 (2.53%) Samba
8 3 (1.90%) NFS
8 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.90%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.27%) Snort
10 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.63%) XenApp
10 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.59%) SCCM
2 10 (6.33%) EMC Navisphere
2 10 (6.33%) Nessus
2 10 (6.33%) SCOM
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.90%) Ansible
5 3 (1.90%) Nagios
5 3 (1.90%) Puppet
5 3 (1.90%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.63%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.99%) Splunk
3 22 (13.92%) Cisco
4 15 (9.49%) CheckPoint
4 15 (9.49%) Palo Alto
5 14 (8.86%) EMC
5 14 (8.86%) LogRhythm
5 14 (8.86%) Qualys
5 14 (8.86%) SolarWinds
6 13 (8.23%) VMware
7 8 (5.06%) Apple
7 8 (5.06%) ArcSight
7 8 (5.06%) McAfee
7 8 (5.06%) Sophos
8 6 (3.80%) Oracle
9 5 (3.16%) Citrix
9 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.53%) NetApp
11 3 (1.90%) Intel
11 3 (1.90%) Juniper