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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 874 945
Rank change year-on-year +69 +71  
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 67 50 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.052% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.19% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 26
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -10.90% +57.14%  

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 21651 25902 30444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.58% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16870 20937 24141
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the UK

CompTIA Security+
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +69 64 £55,000 - 7
London +35 27 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North West -24 14 £63,750 -1.92%
Cheshire - 14 £63,750 -
South East +56 12 £35,000 -39.65% 4
Crewe - 12 £67,500 -
Berkshire +36 10 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Nottingham - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £35,000 -
City of London +33 4 £68,000 +4.61%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Reading +23 3 - -
West Yorkshire +14 2 £90,000 +91.48% 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £90,000 +91.48% 1
East of England -1 2 £46,250 -11.90%
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £46,250 -
Bracknell - 2 £35,000 - 1
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Hampshire +15 1 £32,500 -46.93% 1
Kent +8 1 £35,000 -39.65% 1
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £32,500 -
King's Lynn - 1 £46,250 -
Slough - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 £55,000 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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+.

1 155 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 97 (62.58%) Firewall
3 95 (61.29%) CISSP
4 90 (58.06%) Information Security
5 73 (47.10%) Windows
6 71 (45.81%) Active Directory
7 62 (40.00%) ITIL
8 55 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (33.55%) CEH
10 51 (32.90%) SIEM
11 50 (32.26%) Management Information System
11 50 (32.26%) CISM
12 48 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 46 (29.68%) PCI DSS
14 45 (29.03%) CISA
15 44 (28.39%) CCNA
16 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
16 42 (27.10%) TCP/IP
17 41 (26.45%) Degree
18 40 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
19 38 (24.52%) Finance
20 37 (23.87%) Risk Management
20 37 (23.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 35 (22.58%) SSCP
22 34 (21.94%) Cisco
22 34 (21.94%) MCSE
23 33 (21.29%) Kalman Filter
24 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
24 31 (20.00%) CheckPoint
25 30 (19.35%) Network Security

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 10 (6.45%) IIS
2 6 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.23%) Apache
3 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.58%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (6.45%) Office 365
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.94%) PaaS
5 3 (1.94%) SaaS
6 2 (1.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (62.58%) Firewall
2 42 (27.10%) TCP/IP
3 30 (19.35%) Network Security
4 28 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (12.26%) DNS
7 18 (11.61%) WAN
8 15 (9.68%) LAN
8 15 (9.68%) VPN
9 13 (8.39%) SAN
10 12 (7.74%) Internet
11 8 (5.16%) NAS
11 8 (5.16%) SSL
11 8 (5.16%) VLAN
12 7 (4.52%) SSH
13 6 (3.87%) DHCP
14 5 (3.23%) HTTP
15 4 (2.58%) FCoE
15 4 (2.58%) SNMP
15 4 (2.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.29%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) JIRA
2 4 (2.58%) Redmine
3 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (24.52%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Legal
3 17 (10.97%) Retail
4 6 (3.87%) Games
5 5 (3.23%) Banking
6 4 (2.58%) French Language
6 4 (2.58%) German Language
6 4 (2.58%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.58%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (43.23%) Analyst
2 61 (39.35%) Security Analyst
3 28 (18.06%) Security Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) IT Analyst
4 18 (11.61%) IT Security Analyst
5 17 (10.97%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 16 (10.32%) Administrator
7 13 (8.39%) Compliance Analyst
8 12 (7.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (7.74%) Security Specialist
8 12 (7.74%) SOC Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Information Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) SOC Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Security Manager
11 9 (5.81%) Consultant
11 9 (5.81%) Information Security Specialist
11 9 (5.81%) Information Specialist
11 9 (5.81%) Security Consultant
11 9 (5.81%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.58%) .NET
2 4 (2.58%) Web Services
3 2 (1.29%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.29%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 29 (18.71%) Computer Science
3 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (9.03%) Clustering
6 13 (8.39%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (8.39%) Virtual Team
7 8 (5.16%) NHS
8 7 (4.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.94%) FMCG
10 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.29%) Fintech
10 2 (1.29%) Replication
11 1 (0.65%) CESG
11 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.65%) PKI
11 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (47.10%) Windows
2 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (18.06%) Linux
4 12 (7.74%) Unix
5 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.58%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.58%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.58%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.29%) CentOS
9 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Debian
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.06%) Information Security
2 62 (40.00%) ITIL
3 51 (32.90%) SIEM
4 40 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (23.87%) Risk Management
6 33 (21.29%) Kalman Filter
7 29 (18.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (16.77%) Web Filtering
9 23 (14.84%) Security Operations
9 23 (14.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (14.19%) Patch Management
11 21 (13.55%) Data Protection
11 21 (13.55%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (12.26%) Project Management
13 18 (11.61%) Process Improvement
14 16 (10.32%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (10.32%) Security Architecture
14 16 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (9.03%) Business Continuity
15 14 (9.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.90%) SQL
2 17 (10.97%) Python
3 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.16%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.23%) Perl
6 4 (2.58%) C
6 4 (2.58%) Korn
7 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.29%) C#
8 2 (1.29%) PHP
8 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 95 (61.29%) CISSP
3 55 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (33.55%) CEH
5 50 (32.26%) CISM
6 45 (29.03%) CISA
7 44 (28.39%) CCNA
8 41 (26.45%) Degree
9 37 (23.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (22.58%) SSCP
11 34 (21.94%) MCSE
12 23 (14.84%) Network+ Certification
13 19 (12.26%) CCNP
13 19 (12.26%) CISMP
13 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
14 16 (10.32%) DV Cleared
15 15 (9.68%) GIAC
15 15 (9.68%) SANS
16 13 (8.39%) CNA
16 13 (8.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (29.68%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (5.81%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.87%) GPG13
5 5 (3.23%) COBIT
5 5 (3.23%) SLA
6 4 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.65%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 71 (45.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (5.16%) Samba
7 5 (3.23%) Snort
8 4 (2.58%) NFS
8 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.58%) vSphere
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
10 1 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) SCCM
2 10 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 10 (6.45%) Nessus
3 8 (5.16%) AirWatch
4 7 (4.52%) EMC Navisphere
5 5 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (3.23%) Nagios
5 5 (3.23%) SCOM
6 4 (2.58%) Ansible
6 4 (2.58%) Puppet
6 4 (2.58%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.94%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.94%) Cisco
3 31 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 30 (19.35%) Splunk
5 22 (14.19%) Palo Alto
5 22 (14.19%) VMware
6 20 (12.90%) Qualys
7 17 (10.97%) Sophos
8 15 (9.68%) ArcSight
9 14 (9.03%) LogRhythm
10 13 (8.39%) SolarWinds
11 11 (7.10%) EMC
12 9 (5.81%) McAfee
12 9 (5.81%) NetApp
13 7 (4.52%) Oracle
14 4 (2.58%) HP
14 4 (2.58%) Juniper
14 4 (2.58%) Lotus
14 4 (2.58%) Novell
14 4 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Hammersmith Medicines Research
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 12 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 16 days ago