Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1018 1107 1222
Rank change year-on-year +89 +115 +91
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 157 138 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.070% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 103 108 67
UK median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% +18.59% +42.70%
10th Percentile £30,375 £29,633 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £85,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £41,931
% change year-on-year -18.18% +31.17% +31.03%

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 42831 52615 59648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.37% 26.79% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32869 42504 47395
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 14 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 24 August 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 +62 133 £52,500 -4.55% 9
UK excluding London +29 94 £45,000 -18.18% 7
London +42 48 £55,000 -8.33% 2
East of England +8 29 £45,000 -14.29% 5
South East +79 22 £35,000 -41.67% 2
North of England 0 22 £67,500 +90.14%
North West -11 15 £63,750 -1.92%
Midlands +49 11 £40,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +21 7 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +8 7 £72,500 +123.08%
Scotland - 6 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £51,250 -
Wales - 3 £20,000 -
South West -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 157 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 99 (63.06%) Information Security
3 98 (62.42%) CISSP
4 88 (56.05%) Firewall
5 85 (54.14%) Windows
6 78 (49.68%) Active Directory
7 53 (33.76%) ITIL
8 50 (31.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 48 (30.57%) Finance
9 48 (30.57%) Windows Server
10 47 (29.94%) Management Information System
11 46 (29.30%) SIEM
12 44 (28.03%) CEH
13 40 (25.48%) CISM
14 39 (24.84%) Microsoft
14 39 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (23.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 36 (22.93%) CISA
17 35 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
17 35 (22.29%) Security Cleared
18 34 (21.66%) Risk Management
19 32 (20.38%) SSCP
19 32 (20.38%) TCP/IP
19 32 (20.38%) MCSE
20 31 (19.75%) DV Cleared
20 31 (19.75%) PCI DSS
21 30 (19.11%) CCNA
21 30 (19.11%) Splunk
22 29 (18.47%) Degree
23 28 (17.83%) Cybersecurity

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 6 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (17.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.46%) Office 365
4 4 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.55%) PaaS
5 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.91%) SaaS
6 2 (1.27%) GitHub
6 2 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (56.05%) Firewall
2 32 (20.38%) TCP/IP
3 24 (15.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (14.65%) Network Security
5 14 (8.92%) Internet
5 14 (8.92%) SSL
5 14 (8.92%) VPN
6 13 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (8.28%) NAS
6 13 (8.28%) SAN
7 12 (7.64%) WAN
8 11 (7.01%) DNS
9 10 (6.37%) SCCP
9 10 (6.37%) VoIP
10 3 (1.91%) DHCP
10 3 (1.91%) FCoE
10 3 (1.91%) SNMP
11 2 (1.27%) LAN
11 2 (1.27%) LDAP
11 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) JIRA
1 3 (1.91%) Redmine
2 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 25 (15.92%) Legal
3 15 (9.55%) Retail
4 11 (7.01%) Banking
4 11 (7.01%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.18%) Games
6 4 (2.55%) Electronics
7 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Law
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (33.76%) Analyst
2 47 (29.94%) Security Analyst
3 30 (19.11%) Administrator
4 19 (12.10%) Consultant
4 19 (12.10%) Security Consultant
5 14 (8.92%) Security Administrator
6 13 (8.28%) Compliance Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Information Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Information Security Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Governance Manager
9 8 (5.10%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.46%) DBA
10 7 (4.46%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.27%) JSF
4 1 (0.64%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.94%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.65%) Clustering
3 19 (12.10%) Computer Science
3 19 (12.10%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.28%) Virtual Team
6 10 (6.37%) FMCG
7 8 (5.10%) NHS
8 7 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (4.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.27%) CESG
9 2 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.27%) Fintech
9 2 (1.27%) Replication
10 1 (0.64%) CMDB
10 1 (0.64%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (54.14%) Windows
2 48 (30.57%) Windows Server
3 24 (15.29%) Linux
4 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.10%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.82%) Unix
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.91%) Debian
7 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.27%) CentOS
8 2 (1.27%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (63.06%) Information Security
2 53 (33.76%) ITIL
3 46 (29.30%) SIEM
4 37 (23.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (21.66%) Risk Management
6 28 (17.83%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (17.20%) Project Management
7 27 (17.20%) Security Architecture
8 24 (15.29%) Data Protection
9 23 (14.65%) Security Operations
10 22 (14.01%) Software Engineering
11 19 (12.10%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (10.83%) Identity Management
12 17 (10.83%) Patch Management
12 17 (10.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 17 (10.83%) Web Filtering
13 16 (10.19%) Email Filtering
13 16 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (9.55%) Process Improvement
14 15 (9.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.29%) SQL
2 11 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.37%) C
3 10 (6.37%) Python
4 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.91%) Korn
6 2 (1.27%) C#
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) PHP
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 98 (62.42%) CISSP
3 44 (28.03%) CEH
4 40 (25.48%) CISM
5 39 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (22.93%) CISA
7 35 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (22.29%) Security Cleared
8 32 (20.38%) MCSE
8 32 (20.38%) SSCP
9 31 (19.75%) DV Cleared
10 30 (19.11%) CCNA
11 29 (18.47%) Degree
12 24 (15.29%) Network+ Certification
13 23 (14.65%) CISMP
14 17 (10.83%) CASP
15 13 (8.28%) CNA
15 13 (8.28%) CNE
15 13 (8.28%) MCSA
15 13 (8.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.75%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.01%) ISO 9001
3 11 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (5.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (4.46%) GPG13
6 4 (2.55%) COBIT
6 4 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.91%) GDPR
7 3 (1.91%) SLA
8 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.64%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 78 (49.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.01%) Virtual Servers
3 20 (12.74%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (10.19%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.82%) vSphere
7 3 (1.91%) NFS
7 3 (1.91%) Samba
7 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.91%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.27%) Snort
9 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.64%) XenApp
9 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) SCCM
2 11 (7.01%) Nessus
2 11 (7.01%) SCOM
3 10 (6.37%) EMC Navisphere
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.91%) Ansible
6 3 (1.91%) Nagios
6 3 (1.91%) Puppet
6 3 (1.91%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.64%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 39 (24.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.11%) Splunk
3 22 (14.01%) Cisco
4 15 (9.55%) CheckPoint
5 14 (8.92%) EMC
5 14 (8.92%) LogRhythm
5 14 (8.92%) Palo Alto
5 14 (8.92%) Qualys
5 14 (8.92%) SolarWinds
6 13 (8.28%) VMware
7 8 (5.10%) Apple
7 8 (5.10%) ArcSight
7 8 (5.10%) McAfee
7 8 (5.10%) Sophos
8 5 (3.18%) Citrix
8 5 (3.18%) Oracle
8 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.55%) NetApp
10 3 (1.91%) Intel
10 3 (1.91%) Remedy