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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 877 943
Rank change year-on-year +92 +66  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 73 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.041% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 31
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +14.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £52,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.90% +50.00%  

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 21127 27066 29810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 27.15% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16486 21840 23409
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 £70,500
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +101 70 £55,000 +4.76% 6
London +64 24 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England +4 14 £46,250 -11.90%
North West -23 14 £63,750 -1.92%
Cheshire - 14 £63,750 -
Norfolk - 13 £53,125 -
South East +74 12 £31,750 -44.78%
Crewe - 12 £67,500 -
King's Lynn - 10 £53,125 -
Berkshire +38 8 - -
Maidenhead - 5 - -
City of London +34 4 £68,000 +4.61%
Canary Wharf - 4 £56,250 -
Yorkshire +17 3 £90,000 +202.50% 2
West Yorkshire +7 3 £90,000 +210.34% 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £100,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £100,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
South Wales - 3 £20,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £31,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £100,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £31,000 -
Wales - 3 £20,000 -
Reading +20 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Leeds +21 1 £72,500 +11.53% 1
Essex -7 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
New Malden - 1 £55,000 -
Slough - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 164 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (62.20%) Firewall
3 100 (60.98%) CISSP
4 86 (52.44%) Information Security
5 67 (40.85%) ITIL
5 67 (40.85%) Windows
6 65 (39.63%) CISM
7 60 (36.59%) Active Directory
8 57 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (34.15%) CISA
10 54 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 52 (31.71%) SIEM
12 49 (29.88%) Management Information System
13 48 (29.27%) Degree
13 48 (29.27%) CEH
14 46 (28.05%) SSCP
15 44 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
16 43 (26.22%) PCI DSS
17 42 (25.61%) CCNA
18 39 (23.78%) Microsoft
19 37 (22.56%) TCP/IP
20 35 (21.34%) Cisco
21 34 (20.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 34 (20.73%) Finance
21 34 (20.73%) Splunk
22 33 (20.12%) CheckPoint
23 32 (19.51%) Risk Management
24 31 (18.90%) MCSE
25 29 (17.68%) Network Security
25 29 (17.68%) Kalman Filter

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 11 (6.71%) IIS
2 6 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.05%) Apache
3 5 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.71%) Office 365
3 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.22%) GitHub
5 2 (1.22%) PaaS
5 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (62.20%) Firewall
2 37 (22.56%) TCP/IP
3 29 (17.68%) Network Security
4 25 (15.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (13.41%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (10.37%) DNS
7 15 (9.15%) LAN
7 15 (9.15%) WAN
8 14 (8.54%) VPN
9 13 (7.93%) Internet
9 13 (7.93%) SAN
10 7 (4.27%) NAS
10 7 (4.27%) VLAN
11 6 (3.66%) SSL
12 5 (3.05%) HTTP
12 5 (3.05%) SSH
13 4 (2.44%) DHCP
14 3 (1.83%) FCoE
14 3 (1.83%) SNMP
15 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.83%) Big Data
2 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.22%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.22%) MySQL
3 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.27%) JIRA
2 3 (1.83%) Redmine
3 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (20.73%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Legal
3 16 (9.76%) Retail
4 12 (7.32%) Games
5 5 (3.05%) Banking
6 4 (2.44%) French Language
6 4 (2.44%) German Language
6 4 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.44%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (45.12%) Analyst
2 69 (42.07%) Security Analyst
3 34 (20.73%) Security Engineer
4 24 (14.63%) IT Analyst
4 24 (14.63%) IT Security Analyst
5 21 (12.80%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 16 (9.76%) SOC Analyst
7 15 (9.15%) Administrator
7 15 (9.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 15 (9.15%) SOC Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Compliance Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Information Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Security Specialist
10 8 (4.88%) Consultant
10 8 (4.88%) Information Specialist
10 8 (4.88%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.88%) Security Manager
10 8 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.44%) .NET
2 4 (2.44%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) JSF
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) CSS3
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (29.88%) Management Information System
2 28 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.98%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.32%) Virtual Team
6 10 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (4.88%) NHS
8 7 (4.27%) Clustering
9 6 (3.66%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.22%) Fintech
10 2 (1.22%) Replication
11 1 (0.61%) CESG
11 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (40.85%) Windows
2 24 (14.63%) Linux
3 19 (11.59%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.32%) Unix
5 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.44%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.83%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.44%) Information Security
2 67 (40.85%) ITIL
3 52 (31.71%) SIEM
4 44 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (19.51%) Risk Management
6 29 (17.68%) Kalman Filter
7 28 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (15.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 21 (12.80%) Web Filtering
11 19 (11.59%) Data Protection
12 18 (10.98%) Patch Management
12 18 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (9.76%) Information Management
13 16 (9.76%) Process Improvement
13 16 (9.76%) Project Management
13 16 (9.76%) Security Operations
14 15 (9.15%) Software Engineering
15 14 (8.54%) Business Continuity
15 14 (8.54%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.37%) Python
2 15 (9.15%) SQL
3 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.27%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.05%) C
5 5 (3.05%) Perl
6 3 (1.83%) Korn
6 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.22%) C#
7 2 (1.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 100 (60.98%) CISSP
3 65 (39.63%) CISM
4 57 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (34.15%) CISA
6 48 (29.27%) CEH
6 48 (29.27%) Degree
7 46 (28.05%) SSCP
8 42 (25.61%) CCNA
9 34 (20.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (18.90%) MCSE
11 23 (14.02%) CCNP
11 23 (14.02%) Network+ Certification
12 19 (11.59%) GIAC
12 19 (11.59%) SANS
13 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (9.15%) CISMP
15 15 (9.15%) DV Cleared
16 12 (7.32%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (26.22%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.10%) COBIT
4 9 (5.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (3.66%) GPG13
6 5 (3.05%) ISO 9001
6 5 (3.05%) SLA
7 4 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.61%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 60 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.10%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.27%) Samba
7 3 (1.83%) NFS
7 3 (1.83%) Snort
7 3 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.83%) vSphere
7 3 (1.83%) Xen
8 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.61%) XenApp
8 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) Backup Exec
2 10 (6.10%) Nessus
2 10 (6.10%) SCCM
3 9 (5.49%) AirWatch
4 7 (4.27%) EMC Navisphere
5 6 (3.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.44%) Nagios
7 3 (1.83%) Ansible
7 3 (1.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.83%) Puppet
7 3 (1.83%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.22%) SCOM
9 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.61%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.34%) Cisco
3 34 (20.73%) Splunk
4 33 (20.12%) CheckPoint
5 24 (14.63%) Qualys
6 23 (14.02%) Palo Alto
7 21 (12.80%) VMware
8 20 (12.20%) Sophos
9 19 (11.59%) ArcSight
10 13 (7.93%) LogRhythm
11 10 (6.10%) EMC
12 9 (5.49%) McAfee
12 9 (5.49%) NetApp
13 8 (4.88%) Oracle
13 8 (4.88%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.44%) Dell KACE
14 4 (2.44%) Lotus
14 4 (2.44%) Novell
14 4 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (1.22%) Tableau
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