The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 890 928
Rank change year-on-year +128 +38  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 90 60 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.057% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.21% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 72 50 20
Median salary £45,000 £56,250 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,503 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +70.94%  

Security+ Certification 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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security+ Certification.

Salary trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +99 85 £46,875 -16.66% 4
London +66 25 £47,500 -26.92% 3
South East +73 18 £60,000 -9.43%
East of England +27 15 £46,250 -11.90% 1
Norfolk - 13 £53,125 - 1
East Midlands +11 12 £45,000 -34.54%
Yorkshire +34 10 £70,000 +73.90%
Leeds +30 10 £70,000 +7.69%
West Yorkshire +21 10 £70,000 +40.00%
King's Lynn - 10 £53,125 - 1
Canary Wharf - 9 £58,750 -
South West +34 8 £60,000 +4.34%
Hampshire +31 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +39 7 £40,000 -51.51%
Kent - 6 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -
Northampton - 6 £45,000 -
Southampton - 5 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 £60,000 -
Eastbourne - 5 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Dorset - 5 £60,000 -
Nottingham +8 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Lincolnshire - 3 £34,750 -
South Wales - 3 £20,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
City of London - 3 £43,500 - 1
Wales - 3 £20,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification.

1 176 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 122 (69.32%) Firewall
3 102 (57.95%) CISSP
4 78 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
6 69 (39.20%) Information Security
7 68 (38.64%) CISM
8 64 (36.36%) Windows
9 63 (35.80%) ITIL
10 59 (33.52%) CCNA
11 57 (32.39%) SSCP
12 51 (28.98%) CISA
12 51 (28.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 49 (27.84%) Penetration Testing
14 47 (26.70%) Degree
14 47 (26.70%) Active Directory
15 43 (24.43%) Microsoft
16 42 (23.86%) CEH
16 42 (23.86%) SIEM
17 40 (22.73%) TCP/IP
18 39 (22.16%) Linux
18 39 (22.16%) PCI DSS
19 38 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
20 36 (20.45%) Cisco
21 35 (19.89%) MCSE
22 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
23 33 (18.75%) GIAC
24 32 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
24 32 (18.18%) DV Cleared
25 31 (17.61%) Vulnerability Scanning

Security+ Certification
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 15 (8.52%) IIS
2 8 (4.55%) Apache
2 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.98%) IBM Notes
3 7 (3.98%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.98%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.27%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (7.39%) MS Office
2 4 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.11%) Office 365
3 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.14%) GitHub
5 2 (1.14%) PaaS
5 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (69.32%) Firewall
2 40 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 23 (13.07%) Network Security
4 19 (10.80%) LAN
4 19 (10.80%) WAN
5 17 (9.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (9.09%) Internet
7 14 (7.95%) SAN
7 14 (7.95%) VPN
8 13 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (7.39%) DNS
8 13 (7.39%) HTTP
8 13 (7.39%) SSL
9 8 (4.55%) SSH
9 8 (4.55%) VLAN
10 7 (3.98%) NAS
11 5 (2.84%) DHCP
11 5 (2.84%) FCoE
11 5 (2.84%) SNMP
12 2 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.11%) Big Data
3 6 (3.41%) MySQL
4 4 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.14%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (9.09%) JIRA
2 5 (2.84%) Redmine
3 4 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.27%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.27%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.27%) git-flow
3 4 (2.27%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.27%) Selenium
4 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (11.93%) Finance
2 18 (10.23%) Games
3 8 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 7 (3.98%) French Language
4 7 (3.98%) German Language
4 7 (3.98%) Legal
4 7 (3.98%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (2.27%) Banking
5 4 (2.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (35.23%) Analyst
2 58 (32.95%) Security Analyst
3 44 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 28 (15.91%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 27 (15.34%) IT Analyst
5 27 (15.34%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (10.80%) Administrator
6 19 (10.80%) SOC Analyst
7 18 (10.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (10.23%) SOC Engineer
8 13 (7.39%) Technical Support
9 12 (6.82%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (6.25%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.68%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (5.68%) Security Specialist
11 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
11 10 (5.68%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (5.68%) Technical Support Engineer
12 9 (5.11%) Security Support Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) .NET
1 8 (4.55%) Java EE
1 8 (4.55%) Regular Expression
1 8 (4.55%) STL
2 7 (3.98%) Web Services
3 4 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.27%) Django
3 4 (2.27%) LAMP
3 4 (2.27%) Node.js
3 4 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.27%) REST
3 4 (2.27%) SOAP
3 4 (2.27%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.14%) JSF
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) CSS3
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.77%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.80%) Computer Science
3 17 (9.66%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (36.36%) Windows
2 39 (22.16%) Linux
3 18 (10.23%) Unix
4 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.68%) Mac OS X
6 9 (5.11%) Mac OS
7 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.98%) Windows NT
9 5 (2.84%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.27%) Android
10 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.57%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
2 69 (39.20%) Information Security
3 63 (35.80%) ITIL
4 49 (27.84%) Penetration Testing
5 42 (23.86%) SIEM
6 31 (17.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 30 (17.05%) Software Engineering
8 27 (15.34%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
10 22 (12.50%) Coaching
10 22 (12.50%) OWASP
11 19 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (10.80%) Ethical Hacking
11 19 (10.80%) Information Management
12 17 (9.66%) IT Audit
12 17 (9.66%) Risk Management
13 16 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (9.09%) Web Filtering
14 15 (8.52%) Patch Management
14 15 (8.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.93%) Python
2 20 (11.36%) C
3 17 (9.66%) SQL
4 16 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.68%) C#
7 8 (4.55%) C++
7 8 (4.55%) Java
7 8 (4.55%) Objective-C
8 7 (3.98%) Perl
9 5 (2.84%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.84%) Korn
10 4 (2.27%) PHP
10 4 (2.27%) VB
11 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (57.95%) CISSP
3 78 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (38.64%) CISM
5 59 (33.52%) CCNA
6 57 (32.39%) SSCP
7 51 (28.98%) CISA
8 47 (26.70%) Degree
9 42 (23.86%) CEH
10 38 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (19.89%) MCSE
12 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
13 33 (18.75%) GIAC
14 32 (18.18%) DV Cleared
14 32 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
15 31 (17.61%) SANS
16 27 (15.34%) CCNP
17 20 (11.36%) Linux+ Certification
18 17 (9.66%) CISMP
19 11 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (22.16%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.09%) COBIT
4 5 (2.84%) SLA
5 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 47 (26.70%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.82%) Samba
5 10 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.68%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (5.11%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.55%) Xen
8 7 (3.98%) vSphere
9 5 (2.84%) NFS
10 4 (2.27%) Docker
11 3 (1.70%) Snort
12 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.57%) XenApp
12 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 9 (5.11%) AirWatch
2 9 (5.11%) Puppet
2 9 (5.11%) SCCM
3 7 (3.98%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (3.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.41%) Nagios
5 5 (2.84%) Ansible
6 4 (2.27%) Salt
7 3 (1.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.14%) Nessus
8 2 (1.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.57%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 43 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.45%) Cisco
3 29 (16.48%) Splunk
3 29 (16.48%) VMware
4 27 (15.34%) CheckPoint
5 20 (11.36%) ArcSight
6 19 (10.80%) Qualys
7 18 (10.23%) Sophos
8 17 (9.66%) Palo Alto
9 12 (6.82%) EMC
9 12 (6.82%) NetApp
9 12 (6.82%) Oracle
10 7 (3.98%) Dell KACE
10 7 (3.98%) Lotus
10 7 (3.98%) Novell
10 7 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (3.41%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.14%) HP
12 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.14%) Tableau
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