Period
to 21 October 2017

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 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1011 1052 1232
Rank change year-on-year +41 +180 +97
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 167 170 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.089% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.34% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 114 111 64
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +12.82% +50.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,000 £85,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% +30.77%

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 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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 13 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +43 147 £45,000 -18.18% 1
UK excluding London +16 92 £45,000 -14.29% 1
London +44 61 £52,000 -20.00%
East of England +31 26 £45,000 -16.28%
South East +27 22 £35,000 -41.67% 1
Midlands +56 18 £55,000 +46.67%
West Midlands - 12 £55,000 -
North of England +11 11 £35,000 -1.41%
North West -12 9 £67,500 +3.85%
South West -31 9 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands +42 6 £67,500 +80.00%
Scotland - 6 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £35,000 +7.69%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 167 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 116 (69.46%) CISSP
3 105 (62.87%) Windows
4 98 (58.68%) Information Security
5 90 (53.89%) Firewall
6 75 (44.91%) Active Directory
7 61 (36.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 55 (32.93%) ITIL
9 53 (31.74%) CEH
10 52 (31.14%) SIEM
11 50 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
11 50 (29.94%) Linux
12 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (26.95%) Finance
13 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
14 44 (26.35%) Management Information System
15 43 (25.75%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (25.75%) MCSE
16 42 (25.15%) CCNA
16 42 (25.15%) DV Cleared
16 42 (25.15%) Windows Server
17 41 (24.55%) TCP/IP
18 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
19 38 (22.75%) SSCP
20 33 (19.76%) Disaster Recovery
21 31 (18.56%) Security Operations
22 30 (17.96%) Network+ Certification
22 30 (17.96%) Project Management
22 30 (17.96%) VMware
22 30 (17.96%) Software Engineering

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 4 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.19%) IaaS
3 7 (4.19%) PaaS
4 4 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (53.89%) Firewall
2 41 (24.55%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.78%) SSL
4 17 (10.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (9.58%) VPN
6 14 (8.38%) NAS
6 14 (8.38%) Network Security
6 14 (8.38%) SAN
7 13 (7.78%) WAN
8 11 (6.59%) FCoE
8 11 (6.59%) SNMP
9 10 (5.99%) SCCP
9 10 (5.99%) VoIP
10 8 (4.79%) DNS
11 6 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.59%) Internet
12 3 (1.80%) LAN
13 2 (1.20%) DHCP
13 2 (1.20%) HTTP
13 2 (1.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.40%) MySQL
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.20%) Big Data
4 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (7.78%) JIRA
2 11 (6.59%) Redmine
3 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.20%) CodeSonar
3 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.20%) git-flow
3 2 (1.20%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 45 (26.95%) Finance
2 18 (10.78%) Legal
3 16 (9.58%) Banking
4 11 (6.59%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.39%) Electronics
5 9 (5.39%) Retail
6 8 (4.79%) Retail Banking
7 7 (4.19%) Games
7 7 (4.19%) Investment Banking
8 6 (3.59%) Publishing
9 3 (1.80%) Marketing
9 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (26.35%) Analyst
2 38 (22.75%) Security Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) Administrator
4 20 (11.98%) Consultant
4 20 (11.98%) Security Consultant
5 17 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) IT Analyst
6 11 (6.59%) IT Security Analyst
6 11 (6.59%) Security Administrator
7 10 (5.99%) Compliance Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) Information Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) Information Security Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (5.99%) IT Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Security Compliance Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) Java EE
1 6 (3.59%) STL
2 4 (2.40%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.80%) ModSecurity
4 2 (1.20%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.20%) Django
4 2 (1.20%) LAMP
4 2 (1.20%) Node.js
4 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.20%) REST
4 2 (1.20%) SOAP
4 2 (1.20%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.60%) CSS
5 1 (0.60%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.35%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.77%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (12.57%) Clustering
4 17 (10.18%) Computer Science
5 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (5.99%) FMCG
7 10 (5.99%) Virtual Team
8 9 (5.39%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (3.59%) CMDB
9 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
9 6 (3.59%) NHS
10 3 (1.80%) CESG
11 2 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.20%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (62.87%) Windows
2 50 (29.94%) Linux
3 42 (25.15%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.59%) Apple iOS
4 11 (6.59%) Mac OS X
5 10 (5.99%) Debian
5 10 (5.99%) Unix
6 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.20%) Android
8 2 (1.20%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (58.68%) Information Security
2 55 (32.93%) ITIL
3 52 (31.14%) SIEM
4 50 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (19.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (18.56%) Security Operations
7 30 (17.96%) Project Management
7 30 (17.96%) Software Engineering
8 29 (17.37%) Risk Management
9 26 (15.57%) Data Protection
10 20 (11.98%) Email Filtering
10 20 (11.98%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (11.98%) Security Architecture
10 20 (11.98%) Web Filtering
11 19 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (11.38%) Service Management
12 18 (10.78%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
13 17 (10.18%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.17%) C
2 15 (8.98%) SQL
3 13 (7.78%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.59%) Korn
5 10 (5.99%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.99%) Python
6 6 (3.59%) C#
6 6 (3.59%) C++
6 6 (3.59%) Java
6 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.59%) Objective-C
6 6 (3.59%) PHP
7 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 116 (69.46%) CISSP
3 53 (31.74%) CEH
4 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
6 43 (25.75%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (25.75%) MCSE
7 42 (25.15%) CCNA
7 42 (25.15%) DV Cleared
8 38 (22.75%) SSCP
9 30 (17.96%) Network+ Certification
10 29 (17.37%) CISM
11 28 (16.77%) CISA
11 28 (16.77%) CISMP
12 24 (14.37%) Degree
13 20 (11.98%) CASP
14 19 (11.38%) MCSA
15 17 (10.18%) GIAC
15 17 (10.18%) SANS
16 14 (8.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (36.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (16.17%) PCI DSS
3 18 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (7.19%) ISO 9001
5 10 (5.99%) COBIT
5 10 (5.99%) GPG13
6 7 (4.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (2.40%) GDPR
8 3 (1.80%) SLA
9 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
9 2 (1.20%) NIST 800
9 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.20%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 75 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.97%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (11.98%) Hyper-V
3 20 (11.98%) Virtual Servers
4 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (7.19%) vSphere
6 11 (6.59%) NFS
6 11 (6.59%) Samba
6 11 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (6.59%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.20%) Docker
8 2 (1.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) Puppet
2 11 (6.59%) Ansible
2 11 (6.59%) Nagios
2 11 (6.59%) vCenter Server
3 10 (5.99%) SCCM
3 10 (5.99%) SCOM
4 8 (4.79%) Nessus
5 4 (2.40%) EMC Navisphere
5 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.20%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.20%) Salt
7 2 (1.20%) Snorby
7 2 (1.20%) Suricata
7 2 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.60%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.96%) VMware
3 23 (13.77%) Cisco
4 21 (12.57%) EMC
4 21 (12.57%) SolarWinds
5 19 (11.38%) Splunk
6 17 (10.18%) NetApp
7 16 (9.58%) Citrix
8 13 (7.78%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.19%) LogRhythm
10 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.39%) Apple
11 9 (5.39%) Oracle
12 8 (4.79%) Intel
12 8 (4.79%) Sophos
13 7 (4.19%) Palo Alto
13 7 (4.19%) Qualys
14 6 (3.59%) McAfee
15 4 (2.40%) Symantec
16 3 (1.80%) Remedy