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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
Rank 769 885 938
Rank change year-on-year +116 +53  
Permanent jobs citing Security+ Certification 88 63 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.061% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.22% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 71 53 15
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +30.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,902 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +92.30%  

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 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
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 24 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 24 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 +119 83 £47,500 -17.39% 8
London +67 25 £47,500 -26.92% 2
South East +69 17 £60,000 -9.43% 1
East of England +30 13 £46,250 -35.08% 5
East Midlands +13 12 £45,000 -34.54%
Norfolk - 11 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire +20 10 £70,000 +40.00%
West Yorkshire +19 10 £70,000 +40.00%
Leeds +18 10 £70,000 +7.69%
South West +24 9 £60,000 +4.34%
Canary Wharf - 9 £58,750 -
King's Lynn - 9 £60,000 - 4
Hampshire +33 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +37 7 £40,000 -51.51%
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 -
Kent - 5 £60,000 - 1
Dorset - 5 £60,000 -
Nottingham +10 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Bristol +6 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £40,000 -41.81%
Lincolnshire - 3 £34,750 -
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
South Wales - 3 £20,000 -
City of London - 3 £43,500 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 182 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 126 (69.23%) Firewall
3 105 (57.69%) CISSP
4 84 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (43.41%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (38.46%) Information Security
7 69 (37.91%) Windows
8 67 (36.81%) CISM
9 66 (36.26%) CCNA
10 62 (34.07%) ITIL
11 58 (31.87%) SSCP
12 53 (29.12%) Degree
13 51 (28.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 51 (28.02%) CISA
14 48 (26.37%) Active Directory
14 48 (26.37%) Penetration Testing
14 48 (26.37%) CEH
15 47 (25.82%) Microsoft
16 43 (23.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 42 (23.08%) TCP/IP
17 42 (23.08%) SIEM
18 41 (22.53%) Linux
19 38 (20.88%) MCSE
19 38 (20.88%) Cisco
19 38 (20.88%) PCI DSS
20 34 (18.68%) Security Cleared
20 34 (18.68%) Network+ Certification
20 34 (18.68%) GIAC
20 34 (18.68%) VMware
21 33 (18.13%) Software Engineering

Security+ Certification
Top Related 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 16 (8.79%) IIS
2 9 (4.95%) Apache
2 9 (4.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.40%) IBM Notes
3 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.40%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (6.04%) MS Office
2 4 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (4.95%) Office 365
3 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.10%) GitHub
5 2 (1.10%) PaaS
5 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (69.23%) Firewall
2 42 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 22 (12.09%) Network Security
4 20 (10.99%) LAN
4 20 (10.99%) WAN
5 18 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (8.79%) DNS
6 16 (8.79%) HTTP
6 16 (8.79%) Internet
7 14 (7.69%) SAN
7 14 (7.69%) SSL
7 14 (7.69%) VPN
8 12 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.95%) SSH
10 8 (4.40%) VLAN
11 7 (3.85%) DHCP
11 7 (3.85%) NAS
12 5 (2.75%) FCoE
12 5 (2.75%) SNMP
13 4 (2.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) Big Data
3 6 (3.30%) MySQL
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.10%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.34%) JIRA
2 5 (2.75%) Redmine
3 4 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.20%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.20%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.20%) git-flow
3 4 (2.20%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.20%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (11.54%) Finance
2 18 (9.89%) Games
3 11 (6.04%) Spanish Language
4 8 (4.40%) French Language
4 8 (4.40%) German Language
4 8 (4.40%) Portuguese Language
5 7 (3.85%) Legal
6 4 (2.20%) Banking
6 4 (2.20%) Retail
7 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (33.52%) Analyst
2 57 (31.32%) Security Analyst
3 44 (24.18%) Security Engineer
4 28 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 27 (14.84%) IT Analyst
5 27 (14.84%) IT Security Analyst
6 18 (9.89%) SOC Analyst
6 18 (9.89%) Technical Support
7 17 (9.34%) Administrator
7 17 (9.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (9.34%) SOC Engineer
8 13 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
8 13 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (6.04%) IT Engineer
10 11 (6.04%) Security Specialist
11 10 (5.49%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (5.49%) Security Support Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.95%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.40%) .NET
2 8 (4.40%) Java EE
2 8 (4.40%) STL
2 8 (4.40%) Web Services
3 4 (2.20%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.20%) Django
3 4 (2.20%) LAMP
3 4 (2.20%) Node.js
3 4 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.20%) REST
3 4 (2.20%) SOAP
3 4 (2.20%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.10%) JSF
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) CSS3
5 1 (0.55%) HTML
5 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.89%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
6 2 (1.10%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (37.91%) Windows
2 41 (22.53%) Linux
3 21 (11.54%) Unix
4 14 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 14 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.04%) Mac OS X
5 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.40%) Windows NT
7 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.20%) Android
9 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.20%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.20%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.65%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.41%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (38.46%) Information Security
3 62 (34.07%) ITIL
4 48 (26.37%) Penetration Testing
5 42 (23.08%) SIEM
6 33 (18.13%) Software Engineering
7 31 (17.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 27 (14.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (13.74%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (13.19%) Coaching
11 23 (12.64%) OWASP
12 20 (10.99%) Ethical Hacking
13 19 (10.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (9.89%) Information Management
15 17 (9.34%) Risk Management
16 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (8.79%) IT Audit
16 16 (8.79%) Mentoring
16 16 (8.79%) Web Filtering
17 15 (8.24%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.09%) Python
2 20 (10.99%) C
2 20 (10.99%) SQL
3 17 (9.34%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.49%) C#
6 8 (4.40%) C++
6 8 (4.40%) Java
6 8 (4.40%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.85%) Perl
8 5 (2.75%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.75%) Korn
9 4 (2.20%) PHP
9 4 (2.20%) VB
10 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 105 (57.69%) CISSP
3 84 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (36.81%) CISM
5 66 (36.26%) CCNA
6 58 (31.87%) SSCP
7 53 (29.12%) Degree
8 51 (28.02%) CISA
9 48 (26.37%) CEH
10 43 (23.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (20.88%) MCSE
12 34 (18.68%) GIAC
12 34 (18.68%) Network+ Certification
12 34 (18.68%) Security Cleared
13 33 (18.13%) DV Cleared
14 32 (17.58%) SANS
15 26 (14.29%) CCNP
16 20 (10.99%) Linux+ Certification
17 17 (9.34%) CISMP
18 11 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (20.88%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.79%) COBIT
4 6 (3.30%) SLA
5 2 (1.10%) GPG13
5 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 48 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.14%) Samba
5 12 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (6.04%) Xen
7 9 (4.95%) VMware ESX
8 8 (4.40%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.85%) vSphere
10 5 (2.75%) NFS
11 4 (2.20%) Docker
12 3 (1.65%) Snort
13 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.55%) XenApp
13 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) Backup Exec
2 9 (4.95%) AirWatch
2 9 (4.95%) Puppet
2 9 (4.95%) SCCM
3 7 (3.85%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.30%) Nagios
5 5 (2.75%) Ansible
6 4 (2.20%) Salt
7 3 (1.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.65%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.10%) Nessus
8 2 (1.10%) SCOM
9 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.55%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 47 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.88%) Cisco
3 34 (18.68%) VMware
4 27 (14.84%) Splunk
5 26 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 23 (12.64%) Sophos
7 19 (10.44%) ArcSight
8 18 (9.89%) Qualys
9 16 (8.79%) Palo Alto
10 13 (7.14%) Oracle
11 12 (6.59%) EMC
11 12 (6.59%) NetApp
12 8 (4.40%) Dell KACE
12 8 (4.40%) Lotus
12 8 (4.40%) Novell
12 8 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (3.30%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.10%) HP
14 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.10%) Tableau
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Kent
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kings Lynn
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King's Lynn, Norfolk
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