CompTIA Security+ Jobs

CompTIA Security+
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 14 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
14 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 754 705 1067
Rank change year-on-year -49 +362 -401
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 150 217 196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.69% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 125 200 131
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,750 £27,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,563 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £62,500 £72,813 £72,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +2.44%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

CompTIA Security+ falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

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 14 June 2024.

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 14 June 2024. 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 -25 140 £52,500 -8.70% 101
UK excluding London -65 107 £50,000 +11.11% 75
Work from Home -29 43 £60,000 +48.68% 16
London +45 38 £65,000 +8.33% 31
South East -34 35 £45,000 +38.46% 14
North of England +38 31 £43,750 -35.19% 24
East of England -2 16 £27,000 -36.47% 4
Yorkshire +79 14 £60,000 -7.69% 12
South West -58 12 £52,500 -22.22% 10
North West -16 10 £37,500 -46.43% 10
West Midlands -31 8 £54,825 +26.76% 8
Midlands -59 8 £54,825 +26.40% 15
North East - 7 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -68 4 £50,000 +23.90% 4
Northern Ireland +18 1 - -

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Exchange
3 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 75 (50.00%) Azure
2 51 (34.00%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (11.33%) Azure Sentinel
3 17 (11.33%) Entra ID
4 8 (5.33%) AWS
5 5 (3.33%) SaaS
6 3 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.00%) IaaS
7 2 (1.33%) GCP
7 2 (1.33%) OCI
7 2 (1.33%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.33%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.67%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.67%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.67%) PaaS
8 1 (0.67%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 70 (46.67%) Firewall
2 26 (17.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (10.67%) Network Security
4 15 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.67%) LAN
5 7 (4.67%) WAN
6 6 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.33%) DNS
7 5 (3.33%) IPsec
7 5 (3.33%) SSL
7 5 (3.33%) Wireless
8 4 (2.67%) VLAN
8 4 (2.67%) VPN
9 3 (2.00%) HTTP
9 3 (2.00%) SMTP
9 3 (2.00%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.33%) DHCP
10 2 (1.33%) DMZ
10 2 (1.33%) Internet
10 2 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) MariaDB
2 8 (5.33%) MySQL
3 2 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.67%) Snyk
General
1 55 (36.67%) Social Skills
2 52 (34.67%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (13.33%) Law
4 10 (6.67%) Finance
5 9 (6.00%) Legal
6 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.67%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (4.00%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (2.00%) Marketing
10 3 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (1.33%) Games
11 2 (1.33%) Publishing
11 2 (1.33%) Retail
12 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 83 (55.33%) Analyst
2 49 (32.67%) Security Analyst
3 26 (17.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 26 (17.33%) SOC Analyst
4 23 (15.33%) Senior
5 20 (13.33%) IT Engineer
6 18 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (9.33%) IT Support
8 12 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (8.00%) Lead
8 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Consultant
10 8 (5.33%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) IT Security Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Security Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) EDI
1 2 (1.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 32 (21.33%) Cyber Threat
3 28 (18.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (8.67%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 7 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.00%) IoT
7 5 (3.33%) Cyberattack
7 5 (3.33%) Security Posture
8 3 (2.00%) Onboarding
9 2 (1.33%) CESG
9 2 (1.33%) CSOC
9 2 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.33%) Cyber Security Posture
9 2 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.33%) EPoS
9 2 (1.33%) NHS
10 1 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.67%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) Linux
2 16 (10.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.33%) Unix
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (70.67%) Cybersecurity
2 60 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (38.00%) SIEM
4 50 (33.33%) Incident Response
5 49 (32.67%) Information Security
6 46 (30.67%) Security Operations
7 26 (17.33%) Computer Science
8 25 (16.67%) ITIL
9 24 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (16.00%) Risk Management
10 22 (14.67%) Customer Service
11 21 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (12.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (12.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 15 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 14 (9.33%) Business Continuity
15 12 (8.00%) Cloud Security
15 12 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
15 12 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
16 11 (7.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.33%) Python
3 8 (5.33%) Bash
4 3 (2.00%) Kusto Query Language
5 2 (1.33%) SQL
6 1 (0.67%) C++
6 1 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 87 (58.00%) CISSP
2 64 (42.67%) Degree
3 34 (22.67%) CISM
4 31 (20.67%) CEH
4 31 (20.67%) Network+ Certification
5 27 (18.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (17.33%) CompTIA CySA+
7 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
9 23 (15.33%) CISA
10 21 (14.00%) GIAC
10 21 (14.00%) SSCP
11 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 13 (8.67%) A+ Certification
13 13 (8.67%) CCNA
14 12 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 12 (8.00%) CCSP
15 11 (7.33%) SANS
16 8 (5.33%) CASP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (32.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (18.00%) NIST
3 18 (12.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (7.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (5.33%) GRC
6 7 (4.67%) NCSC
7 6 (4.00%) GDPR
7 6 (4.00%) ISO 22301
8 5 (3.33%) PCI DSS
8 5 (3.33%) SLA
9 3 (2.00%) COBIT
10 2 (1.33%) HIPAA
10 2 (1.33%) IASME
10 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.33%) NIST 800
10 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.67%) Snort
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (5.33%) Nessus
3 3 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.33%) CASB
4 2 (1.33%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.67%) Autotask
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 76 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.00%) Cisco
3 10 (6.67%) Sophos
4 9 (6.00%) VMware
5 7 (4.67%) Splunk
6 6 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.33%) Aruba
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle
7 2 (1.33%) Salesforce
8 1 (0.67%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (0.67%) Google
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) IBM
8 1 (0.67%) iManage
8 1 (0.67%) Intel
8 1 (0.67%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.67%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.67%) Qualys