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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 900 958
Rank change year-on-year +96 +58  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 70 47 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.048% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.18% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 42 40 30
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,625 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -13.40% +57.14%  

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 21879 26355 30467
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.63% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17040 21310 24136
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 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +75 67 £55,000 - 5
London +47 28 £55,000 +4.76%
North West -27 15 £63,750 -1.92%
Cheshire - 15 £63,750 -
South East +47 13 £33,750 -42.79% 4
Crewe - 13 £67,500 -
Berkshire +34 10 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
City of London +25 4 £68,000 +4.61%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Reading +26 3 - -
Hampshire +31 2 £31,750 -48.16% 1
West Yorkshire +15 2 £90,000 +38.46% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £90,000 +38.46% 1
East of England -7 2 £46,250 -11.90%
Norfolk - 2 £46,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £31,750 -
Bracknell - 2 £35,000 - 1
Kent +11 1 £35,000 -39.65% 1
New Malden - 1 £55,000 -
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
King's Lynn - 1 £46,250 -
Slough - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 161 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 102 (63.35%) Firewall
3 98 (60.87%) CISSP
4 91 (56.52%) Information Security
5 75 (46.58%) Windows
6 72 (44.72%) Active Directory
7 65 (40.37%) ITIL
8 57 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (33.54%) CISM
10 53 (32.92%) CEH
11 52 (32.30%) SIEM
12 51 (31.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 51 (31.68%) Management Information System
13 48 (29.81%) CISA
14 47 (29.19%) PCI DSS
15 45 (27.95%) CCNA
16 43 (26.71%) Microsoft
16 43 (26.71%) TCP/IP
16 43 (26.71%) Degree
17 42 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
18 39 (24.22%) Finance
19 38 (23.60%) Risk Management
20 37 (22.98%) SSCP
20 37 (22.98%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (22.36%) Cisco
22 34 (21.12%) MCSE
22 34 (21.12%) Kalman Filter
23 33 (20.50%) CheckPoint
24 31 (19.25%) Network Security
24 31 (19.25%) Splunk

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 10 (6.21%) IIS
2 6 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.11%) Apache
3 5 (3.11%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.48%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.32%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.83%) Office 365
3 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.86%) PaaS
5 3 (1.86%) SaaS
6 2 (1.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (63.35%) Firewall
2 43 (26.71%) TCP/IP
3 31 (19.25%) Network Security
4 28 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (11.80%) DNS
7 18 (11.18%) WAN
8 16 (9.94%) VPN
9 15 (9.32%) LAN
10 13 (8.07%) SAN
11 12 (7.45%) Internet
12 8 (4.97%) NAS
12 8 (4.97%) SSL
12 8 (4.97%) VLAN
13 7 (4.35%) SSH
14 6 (3.73%) DHCP
15 5 (3.11%) HTTP
16 4 (2.48%) FCoE
16 4 (2.48%) SNMP
16 4 (2.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) MySQL
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.24%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) JIRA
2 4 (2.48%) Redmine
3 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (24.22%) Finance
2 20 (12.42%) Legal
3 17 (10.56%) Retail
4 6 (3.73%) Games
5 5 (3.11%) Banking
6 4 (2.48%) French Language
6 4 (2.48%) German Language
6 4 (2.48%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.48%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.62%) Law
9 1 (0.62%) Marketing
9 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (43.48%) Analyst
2 64 (39.75%) Security Analyst
3 30 (18.63%) Security Engineer
4 20 (12.42%) IT Analyst
4 20 (12.42%) IT Security Analyst
5 18 (11.18%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 16 (9.94%) Administrator
7 13 (8.07%) Compliance Analyst
7 13 (8.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 13 (8.07%) SOC Analyst
8 12 (7.45%) Security Specialist
8 12 (7.45%) SOC Engineer
9 11 (6.83%) Information Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) Security Manager
11 9 (5.59%) Consultant
11 9 (5.59%) Information Security Specialist
11 9 (5.59%) Information Specialist
11 9 (5.59%) Security Consultant
11 9 (5.59%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 4 (2.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.24%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.24%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.68%) Management Information System
2 30 (18.63%) Computer Science
3 17 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.94%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (8.70%) Clustering
6 13 (8.07%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (8.07%) Virtual Team
7 8 (4.97%) NHS
8 7 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.86%) FMCG
10 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.24%) Fintech
10 2 (1.24%) Replication
11 1 (0.62%) CESG
11 1 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.62%) PKI
11 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (46.58%) Windows
2 31 (19.25%) Windows Server
3 28 (17.39%) Linux
4 12 (7.45%) Unix
5 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.48%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.24%) CentOS
10 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.62%) Debian
11 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (56.52%) Information Security
2 65 (40.37%) ITIL
3 52 (32.30%) SIEM
4 42 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (23.60%) Risk Management
6 34 (21.12%) Kalman Filter
7 30 (18.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (16.77%) Web Filtering
9 24 (14.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 23 (14.29%) Patch Management
10 23 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 23 (14.29%) Security Operations
11 22 (13.66%) Data Protection
12 20 (12.42%) Project Management
13 18 (11.18%) Process Improvement
14 17 (10.56%) Mobile Device Management
14 17 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
15 16 (9.94%) Security Architecture
16 15 (9.32%) Business Continuity
17 14 (8.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.42%) SQL
2 17 (10.56%) Python
3 14 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.97%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.11%) Perl
6 4 (2.48%) C
6 4 (2.48%) Korn
7 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.24%) C#
8 2 (1.24%) PHP
8 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 98 (60.87%) CISSP
3 57 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (33.54%) CISM
5 53 (32.92%) CEH
6 48 (29.81%) CISA
7 45 (27.95%) CCNA
8 43 (26.71%) Degree
9 37 (22.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (22.98%) SSCP
10 34 (21.12%) MCSE
11 23 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
12 20 (12.42%) CCNP
13 19 (11.80%) CISMP
13 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.94%) DV Cleared
15 15 (9.32%) GIAC
15 15 (9.32%) SANS
16 14 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (8.07%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (31.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (29.19%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (5.59%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.73%) COBIT
4 6 (3.73%) GPG13
5 5 (3.11%) SLA
6 4 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.62%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 72 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.21%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.97%) Samba
7 5 (3.11%) Snort
8 4 (2.48%) NFS
8 4 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.48%) vSphere
9 2 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.24%) Xen
10 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.62%) XenApp
10 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.45%) SCCM
2 11 (6.83%) Backup Exec
3 10 (6.21%) Nessus
4 9 (5.59%) AirWatch
5 7 (4.35%) EMC Navisphere
6 5 (3.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (3.11%) Nagios
6 5 (3.11%) SCOM
7 4 (2.48%) Ansible
7 4 (2.48%) Puppet
7 4 (2.48%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.86%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 3 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.62%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 43 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 36 (22.36%) Cisco
3 33 (20.50%) CheckPoint
4 31 (19.25%) Splunk
5 24 (14.91%) VMware
6 23 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 21 (13.04%) Qualys
8 19 (11.80%) Sophos
9 16 (9.94%) ArcSight
10 14 (8.70%) LogRhythm
11 13 (8.07%) SolarWinds
12 11 (6.83%) EMC
13 9 (5.59%) McAfee
13 9 (5.59%) NetApp
14 7 (4.35%) Oracle
15 4 (2.48%) HP
15 4 (2.48%) Juniper
15 4 (2.48%) Lotus
15 4 (2.48%) Novell
15 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
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