Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 909 654 853
Rank change year-on-year -255 +199 -16
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 151 122 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.96% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 115 68 141
10th Percentile £36,350 £36,250 £36,750
25th Percentile £49,375 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £56,563 £58,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,483 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.97% - +11.11%

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 29,833 12,747 27,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.26% 20.33% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15,520 9,409 20,593
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,333 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +9.63% -

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CompTIA Security+.

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -249 132 £60,000 +20.00% 25
UK excluding London -173 92 £57,483 +14.97% 24
London -238 47 £75,000 +42.86% 3
South East -103 32 £60,000 +26.32% 10
Work from Home -184 28 £65,000 +26.83% 5
Midlands -90 26 £57,483 +14.97% 5
West Midlands -79 20 £57,483 +14.97% 3
North of England -121 18 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Yorkshire - 13 £46,750 - 3
East Midlands - 6 - - 2
South West -67 5 £46,250 -15.91%
North West -105 5 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Scotland -67 4 £60,000 - 2
East of England -98 4 £50,500 +19.53%
Wales - 4 £33,750 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 90 (59.60%) CISSP
2 88 (58.28%) Information Security
3 85 (56.29%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (37.09%) Network Security
5 49 (32.45%) CEH
5 49 (32.45%) Social Skills
6 48 (31.79%) CISM
7 47 (31.13%) Firewall
8 41 (27.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 38 (25.17%) Python
10 37 (24.50%) SSCP
11 36 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (21.19%) Management Information System
13 30 (19.87%) Risk Management
14 28 (18.54%) Azure
14 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
15 27 (17.88%) Finance
15 27 (17.88%) CISA
15 27 (17.88%) Degree
15 27 (17.88%) SIEM
16 25 (16.56%) GDPR
17 24 (15.89%) SANS
17 24 (15.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 23 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (15.23%) Network+ Certification
18 23 (15.23%) VPN
18 23 (15.23%) CCNA
18 23 (15.23%) Linux
19 22 (14.57%) ITIL
20 21 (13.91%) GIAC

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 3 (1.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.32%) RESILIA
2 2 (1.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.54%) Azure
2 14 (9.27%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (5.96%) AWS
4 8 (5.30%) Mimecast
5 6 (3.97%) Amazon Cognito
5 6 (3.97%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (3.97%) AWS KMS
5 6 (3.97%) IaaS
5 6 (3.97%) PaaS
6 5 (3.31%) SaaS
7 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.66%) Akamai
8 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.66%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.66%) GCP
8 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 56 (37.09%) Network Security
2 47 (31.13%) Firewall
3 23 (15.23%) VPN
4 19 (12.58%) TCP/IP
5 18 (11.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (11.26%) HTTP
7 16 (10.60%) DNS
8 12 (7.95%) BGP
8 12 (7.95%) tcpdump
8 12 (7.95%) Wireshark
9 10 (6.62%) WAN
10 6 (3.97%) MQTT
11 5 (3.31%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (3.31%) DKIM
11 5 (3.31%) DMARC
12 4 (2.65%) Broadband
12 4 (2.65%) LAN
13 3 (1.99%) SMTP
13 3 (1.99%) VoIP
13 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.66%) Big Data
2 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.66%) MySQL
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Burp Suite
1 7 (4.64%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.66%) CodeSonar
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) git-flow
2 1 (0.66%) GoCD
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 49 (32.45%) Social Skills
2 27 (17.88%) Finance
3 23 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.62%) Law
4 10 (6.62%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.30%) German Language
5 8 (5.30%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (3.97%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.31%) Legal
8 4 (2.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.99%) Retail
10 2 (1.32%) Banking
10 2 (1.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (37.09%) Analyst
2 49 (32.45%) Security Engineer
3 43 (28.48%) Security Analyst
4 33 (21.85%) IT Analyst
5 29 (19.21%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (12.58%) Security Officer
7 17 (11.26%) IT Security Officer
7 17 (11.26%) Network Engineer
8 16 (10.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (9.93%) Consultant
9 15 (9.93%) Security Consultant
10 11 (7.28%) IT Engineer
11 10 (6.62%) Architect
11 10 (6.62%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 10 (6.62%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (6.62%) Lead Architect
11 10 (6.62%) Senior Security Engineer
12 9 (5.96%) SOC Analyst
13 8 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 8 (5.30%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) .NET
2 8 (5.30%) SAML
3 6 (3.97%) GraphQL
3 6 (3.97%) JWT
3 6 (3.97%) Kafka
3 6 (3.97%) OpenID
3 6 (3.97%) Web Services
4 4 (2.65%) EDI
5 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.66%) Django
5 1 (0.66%) Java EE
5 1 (0.66%) LAMP
5 1 (0.66%) LDAP
5 1 (0.66%) Node.js
5 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.66%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.66%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.19%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (7.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.97%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.31%) Clustering
5 5 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.65%) PKI
6 4 (2.65%) Social Media
7 2 (1.32%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.66%) CESG
8 1 (0.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) EPoS
8 1 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.23%) Linux
2 17 (11.26%) Windows
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.31%) Unix
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) CentOS
6 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Android
7 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (58.28%) Information Security
2 85 (56.29%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (19.87%) Risk Management
4 27 (17.88%) SIEM
5 24 (15.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 22 (14.57%) ITIL
7 21 (13.91%) Ethical Hacking
8 20 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (12.58%) Computer Science
9 19 (12.58%) Security Operations
10 17 (11.26%) DevOps
11 15 (9.93%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (9.93%) Threat Intelligence
12 13 (8.61%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (7.95%) Employee Productivity
13 12 (7.95%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (7.28%) Data Protection
15 10 (6.62%) Data Loss Prevention
15 10 (6.62%) Key Management
15 10 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.17%) Python
2 12 (7.95%) Shell Script
3 11 (7.28%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.64%) Bash
5 5 (3.31%) C
5 5 (3.31%) Go
6 3 (1.99%) SQL
7 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.66%) C#
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.66%) Perl
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (59.60%) CISSP
2 49 (32.45%) CEH
3 48 (31.79%) CISM
4 37 (24.50%) SSCP
5 36 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (17.88%) CISA
6 27 (17.88%) Degree
7 24 (15.89%) SANS
8 23 (15.23%) CCNA
8 23 (15.23%) Network+ Certification
9 21 (13.91%) GIAC
9 21 (13.91%) OSCP
10 16 (10.60%) CASP
11 13 (8.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (7.95%) CISMP
12 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
13 9 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (5.96%) GSEC
14 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (27.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (16.56%) GDPR
3 20 (13.25%) NIST
4 17 (11.26%) COBIT
5 16 (10.60%) IASME
6 6 (3.97%) PCI DSS
6 6 (3.97%) SLA
7 4 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.99%) GLBA
9 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.32%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.66%) GRC
10 1 (0.66%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.66%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.66%) NCSC
10 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.95%) iptables
1 12 (7.95%) Snort
2 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) Docker
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) Nessus
2 9 (5.96%) CASB
2 9 (5.96%) QRadar
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.97%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.99%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.99%) Nmap
5 3 (1.99%) SCCM
6 2 (1.32%) Kibana
6 2 (1.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.66%) Ansible
7 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.66%) Salt
7 1 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.66%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Cisco
2 12 (7.95%) Splunk
3 7 (4.64%) McAfee
4 6 (3.97%) Okta
5 5 (3.31%) Darktrace
5 5 (3.31%) Proofpoint
6 4 (2.65%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.65%) VMware
7 3 (1.99%) Openreach
8 2 (1.32%) Dell
8 2 (1.32%) EMC
8 2 (1.32%) HP
8 2 (1.32%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.32%) Meraki
9 1 (0.66%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.66%) Juniper
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Symantec