Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 977 1037 1188
Rank change year-on-year +60 +151 +111
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 203 195 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.40% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 152 140 85
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +5.77% +22.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,675 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,377
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.81% +30.64%

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 42718 48508 58706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.81% 26.05% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32836 38795 47101
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 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 -4 173 £45,000 -16.28% 4
UK excluding London +5 115 £45,000 -10.00% 4
London +19 72 £45,000 -30.77%
East of England +38 40 £45,000 -
South East -3 19 £35,000 -41.67% 1
South West -31 18 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands +31 16 £55,000 +22.22%
Scotland - 14 £28,000 -
West Midlands - 13 £55,000 -
North of England -10 8 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire +7 5 £40,000 +26.98% 3
East Midlands +17 3 £35,000 -22.22%
North West -8 3 £30,000 -53.85%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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+.

1 203 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 150 (73.89%) CISSP
3 114 (56.16%) Windows
4 102 (50.25%) Cybersecurity
5 83 (40.89%) Information Security
6 82 (40.39%) Firewall
7 77 (37.93%) SIEM
8 73 (35.96%) Linux
9 60 (29.56%) Microsoft
10 59 (29.06%) Active Directory
11 56 (27.59%) CEH
12 55 (27.09%) SSCP
12 55 (27.09%) Security Operations
13 54 (26.60%) Finance
14 53 (26.11%) CISM
14 53 (26.11%) GIAC
15 51 (25.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 50 (24.63%) SANS
17 45 (22.17%) Security Cleared
18 43 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (20.20%) DV Cleared
20 40 (19.70%) ITIL
21 39 (19.21%) CISA
22 38 (18.72%) Software Engineering
23 36 (17.73%) MCSE
24 35 (17.24%) TCP/IP
25 34 (16.75%) CCNA
25 34 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
25 34 (16.75%) Degree
26 33 (16.26%) Management Information System

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 (3.94%) Apache Pig
2 4 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.90%) Office 365
4 13 (6.40%) PaaS
5 10 (4.93%) IaaS
6 8 (3.94%) Mimecast
7 5 (2.46%) SaaS
8 4 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.48%) GitHub
10 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (40.39%) Firewall
2 35 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.82%) SSL
4 19 (9.36%) Network Security
4 19 (9.36%) VPN
5 13 (6.40%) NAS
5 13 (6.40%) SAN
5 13 (6.40%) SNMP
6 11 (5.42%) HTTP
6 11 (5.42%) WAN
7 10 (4.93%) FCoE
8 9 (4.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (3.94%) DKIM
9 8 (3.94%) DMARC
9 8 (3.94%) SCCP
9 8 (3.94%) VoIP
10 6 (2.96%) Internet
11 5 (2.46%) DNS
11 5 (2.46%) VLAN
11 5 (2.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.40%) MySQL
3 9 (4.43%) Big Data
4 8 (3.94%) Apache Hive
4 8 (3.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.48%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 18 (8.87%) JIRA
2 10 (4.93%) Redmine
3 8 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (3.94%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.94%) CodeSonar
3 8 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.94%) git-flow
3 8 (3.94%) Robot Framework
3 8 (3.94%) Selenium
4 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (26.60%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Banking
3 11 (5.42%) Legal
4 9 (4.43%) Electronics
4 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.45%) Games
7 6 (2.96%) Publishing
8 5 (2.46%) Retail
9 3 (1.48%) Marketing
9 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.99%) Front Office
10 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.49%) Law
11 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (24.63%) Security Engineer
2 34 (16.75%) Analyst
3 27 (13.30%) Security Analyst
4 24 (11.82%) Administrator
5 19 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.87%) Consultant
6 18 (8.87%) Security Consultant
7 13 (6.40%) Architect
7 13 (6.40%) Security Architect
8 12 (5.91%) IT Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) Security Administrator
10 10 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 10 (4.93%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.94%) Information Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.94%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.91%) Java EE
1 12 (5.91%) STL
2 8 (3.94%) .NET
2 8 (3.94%) .NET Framework
2 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET
2 8 (3.94%) Django
2 8 (3.94%) LAMP
2 8 (3.94%) Node.js
2 8 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (3.94%) REST
2 8 (3.94%) SOAP
2 8 (3.94%) Spring MVC
3 3 (1.48%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.49%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.26%) Management Information System
2 26 (12.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (7.88%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (5.42%) PKI
5 10 (4.93%) Clustering
5 10 (4.93%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.94%) FMCG
7 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.96%) CMDB
8 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.97%) CESG
10 3 (1.48%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.48%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.48%) Fintech
11 2 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (56.16%) Windows
2 73 (35.96%) Linux
3 27 (13.30%) Windows Server
4 25 (12.32%) Unix
5 16 (7.88%) Apple iOS
5 16 (7.88%) Mac OS X
6 9 (4.43%) Debian
6 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.94%) Android
7 8 (3.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.99%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (50.25%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (40.89%) Information Security
3 77 (37.93%) SIEM
4 55 (27.09%) Security Operations
5 40 (19.70%) ITIL
6 38 (18.72%) Software Engineering
7 29 (14.29%) Use Case
8 28 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
9 26 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (12.81%) Security Architecture
10 25 (12.32%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 24 (11.82%) Analytics
11 24 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (11.33%) Project Management
13 22 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (9.85%) Data Loss Prevention
15 19 (9.36%) Data Analytics
16 18 (8.87%) User Stories
16 18 (8.87%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.26%) C
2 18 (8.87%) Bash Shell
2 18 (8.87%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.37%) Python
3 17 (8.37%) SQL
4 14 (6.90%) PHP
5 13 (6.40%) C#
5 13 (6.40%) C++
5 13 (6.40%) Java
6 12 (5.91%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.91%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.93%) Korn
8 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Go
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 203 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 150 (73.89%) CISSP
3 56 (27.59%) CEH
4 55 (27.09%) SSCP
5 53 (26.11%) CISM
5 53 (26.11%) GIAC
6 50 (24.63%) SANS
7 45 (22.17%) Security Cleared
8 43 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (20.20%) DV Cleared
10 39 (19.21%) CISA
11 36 (17.73%) MCSE
12 34 (16.75%) CCNA
12 34 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (16.75%) Degree
13 32 (15.76%) Network+ Certification
14 27 (13.30%) CSSLP
15 20 (9.85%) MCSA
16 19 (9.36%) CISMP
17 18 (8.87%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (25.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (6.40%) PCI DSS
4 12 (5.91%) COBIT
5 8 (3.94%) GPG13
6 5 (2.46%) RMADS
7 4 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.97%) GDPR
8 3 (1.48%) ISO 31000
8 3 (1.48%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.48%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.49%) PMO
9 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.49%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 59 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.81%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.85%) Virtual Servers
4 20 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (9.85%) vSphere
5 10 (4.93%) NFS
5 10 (4.93%) Samba
5 10 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.93%) VMware NSX
6 8 (3.94%) Docker
7 3 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (8.87%) Puppet
2 10 (4.93%) Ansible
2 10 (4.93%) Nagios
2 10 (4.93%) vCenter Server
3 8 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.94%) Salt
3 8 (3.94%) SCCM
3 8 (3.94%) SCOM
4 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.97%) EMC Navisphere
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.99%) Nessus
7 2 (0.99%) Snorby
7 2 (0.99%) Suricata
7 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.49%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 60 (29.56%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.76%) VMware
3 20 (9.85%) EMC
3 20 (9.85%) Symantec
4 18 (8.87%) Sophos
5 17 (8.37%) Cisco
6 16 (7.88%) NetApp
6 16 (7.88%) Splunk
7 15 (7.39%) Citrix
8 12 (5.91%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.93%) Forcepoint
9 10 (4.93%) Oracle
10 9 (4.43%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.94%) Apple
11 8 (3.94%) Intel
12 6 (2.96%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.97%) LogRhythm
14 3 (1.48%) Tableau
15 2 (0.99%) AlienVault
15 2 (0.99%) Veeam