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

CompTIA Security+
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1049 676 755
Rank change year-on-year -373 +79 +188
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 213 312 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 1.35% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 151 122 72
10th Percentile £30,000 £34,300 £31,500
25th Percentile £43,375 £40,688 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,250 £62,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,750 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.53% +2.58% -7.62%

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 46,156 23,156 17,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.70% 21.67% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,843 13,424 12,887
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,686
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -297 187 £60,000 +9.09% 25
UK excluding London -225 115 £52,500 +5.53% 14
Work from Home -198 101 £60,000 +11.63% 10
London -237 82 £75,000 +15.38% 10
South East -58 45 £52,500 - 5
Midlands -58 27 £53,742 -20.38% 3
West Midlands -61 19 £53,742 -20.38%
Scotland -89 13 £46,000 -8.00%
East of England -110 13 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North of England -127 13 £50,000 -7.41% 2
East Midlands - 8 - - 3
North West -96 7 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire -54 5 £47,500 +16.56%
South West -74 5 £43,000 +2.99% 3
North East -37 1 £67,500 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 1 July 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+.

1 152 (71.36%) Cybersecurity
2 124 (58.22%) CISSP
3 110 (51.64%) Information Security
4 89 (41.78%) Security Operations
5 80 (37.56%) CISM
6 71 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 71 (33.33%) Social Skills
7 70 (32.86%) CEH
8 69 (32.39%) SIEM
9 63 (29.58%) Network Security
10 59 (27.70%) Firewall
10 59 (27.70%) Microsoft
11 53 (24.88%) Linux
12 49 (23.00%) Windows
12 49 (23.00%) Degree
12 49 (23.00%) Azure
13 46 (21.60%) TCP/IP
14 45 (21.13%) NIST
15 44 (20.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 43 (20.19%) Finance
17 42 (19.72%) AWS
18 41 (19.25%) Management Information System
19 40 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
19 40 (18.78%) Penetration Testing
20 39 (18.31%) Python
20 39 (18.31%) GDPR
21 37 (17.37%) SSCP
22 36 (16.90%) GCIA
22 36 (16.90%) GCIH
23 34 (15.96%) PCI DSS

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 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 49 (23.00%) Azure
2 42 (19.72%) AWS
3 33 (15.49%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (7.04%) Mimecast
5 12 (5.63%) SaaS
6 6 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.35%) GCP
8 3 (1.41%) IaaS
8 3 (1.41%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.94%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.94%) GitHub
10 1 (0.47%) Nutanix
10 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 63 (29.58%) Network Security
2 59 (27.70%) Firewall
3 46 (21.60%) TCP/IP
4 31 (14.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (13.15%) WAN
6 19 (8.92%) DNS
6 19 (8.92%) HTTP
7 17 (7.98%) Wireshark
8 16 (7.51%) tcpdump
9 14 (6.57%) SSL
9 14 (6.57%) VPN
10 13 (6.10%) LAN
11 12 (5.63%) BGP
12 7 (3.29%) HTTPS
13 5 (2.35%) DHCP
13 5 (2.35%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.88%) 802.11
14 4 (1.88%) VLAN
15 3 (1.41%) MPLS
15 3 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Burp Suite
1 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.94%) JIRA
1 2 (0.94%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) GitLab
General
1 71 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 43 (20.19%) Finance
3 21 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.98%) Law
5 10 (4.69%) Legal
6 8 (3.76%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.29%) Advertising
7 7 (3.29%) Retail
8 6 (2.82%) Banking
9 5 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.88%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.41%) Marketing
11 3 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.94%) Automotive
12 2 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.94%) International Banking
13 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (36.15%) Analyst
2 60 (28.17%) Security Analyst
3 45 (21.13%) Security Engineer
4 32 (15.02%) Security Manager
5 22 (10.33%) IT Analyst
5 22 (10.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 17 (7.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 17 (7.98%) SOC Analyst
7 15 (7.04%) Network Engineer
7 15 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) Information Manager
8 13 (6.10%) Information Security Manager
8 13 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 11 (5.16%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.16%) IT Manager
10 11 (5.16%) IT Security Manager
10 11 (5.16%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.16%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) .NET
2 11 (5.16%) Web Services
3 4 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.88%) OLE
4 2 (0.94%) Azure Blueprints
4 2 (0.94%) EDI
5 1 (0.47%) Jinja
5 1 (0.47%) JWT
5 1 (0.47%) OAuth
5 1 (0.47%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.47%) SAML
5 1 (0.47%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.25%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 25 (11.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (3.76%) CSOC
5 8 (3.76%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.29%) CESG
6 7 (3.29%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.82%) Social Media
8 5 (2.35%) Insider Threat
8 5 (2.35%) IoT
9 4 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.88%) Hackathon
9 4 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.88%) PKI
9 4 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.88%) Replication
10 3 (1.41%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.88%) Linux
2 49 (23.00%) Windows
3 13 (6.10%) Unix
4 6 (2.82%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.88%) Android
6 4 (1.88%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.94%) CentOS
7 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (71.36%) Cybersecurity
2 110 (51.64%) Information Security
3 89 (41.78%) Security Operations
4 69 (32.39%) SIEM
5 44 (20.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 40 (18.78%) Penetration Testing
7 34 (15.96%) Data Loss Prevention
8 33 (15.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (15.02%) Computer Science
10 30 (14.08%) Business Continuity
10 30 (14.08%) Data Protection
10 30 (14.08%) Risk Assessment
11 26 (12.21%) DevOps
11 26 (12.21%) ITIL
12 25 (11.74%) Identity Access Management
12 25 (11.74%) Threat Intelligence
13 24 (11.27%) Analytics
14 23 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (10.33%) Use Case
16 21 (9.86%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.31%) Python
2 21 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 9 (4.23%) Java
5 7 (3.29%) Bash
6 6 (2.82%) Go
6 6 (2.82%) SQL
7 5 (2.35%) R
8 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.88%) Perl
9 2 (0.94%) C
9 2 (0.94%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) Search Processing Language
10 1 (0.47%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (58.22%) CISSP
2 80 (37.56%) CISM
3 70 (32.86%) CEH
4 49 (23.00%) Degree
5 40 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (17.37%) SSCP
7 36 (16.90%) GCIA
7 36 (16.90%) GCIH
8 31 (14.55%) CISA
9 27 (12.68%) Network+ Certification
10 25 (11.74%) GIAC
11 24 (11.27%) CCNA
11 24 (11.27%) CompTIA CySA+
11 24 (11.27%) OSCP
12 21 (9.86%) Security Cleared
13 18 (8.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 15 (7.04%) GSEC
15 14 (6.57%) CCSP
16 13 (6.10%) CISMP
16 13 (6.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (21.13%) NIST
3 39 (18.31%) GDPR
4 34 (15.96%) PCI DSS
5 28 (13.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (9.39%) COBIT
7 19 (8.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (4.69%) NCSC
8 10 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (3.76%) IASME
10 4 (1.88%) QA
11 3 (1.41%) GLBA
11 3 (1.41%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.41%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.94%) MiFID
13 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (7.51%) Snort
2 13 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.63%) iptables
4 6 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.39%) QRadar
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.23%) CSIRT
3 9 (4.23%) Terraform
4 8 (3.76%) CASB
5 7 (3.29%) Puppet
6 4 (1.88%) EnCase
6 4 (1.88%) FTK
7 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.94%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) Ansible
8 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (27.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.04%) IBM
3 12 (5.63%) Splunk
4 11 (5.16%) Cisco
5 10 (4.69%) VMware
6 5 (2.35%) Darktrace
6 5 (2.35%) FireEye
6 5 (2.35%) IronPort
6 5 (2.35%) LogRhythm
6 5 (2.35%) NetWitness
7 4 (1.88%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.88%) Qualys
8 3 (1.41%) Citrix
8 3 (1.41%) Kenna
8 3 (1.41%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.94%) Veeam
10 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro