Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 124 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - -
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.27% 0.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 0.57% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Wales median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% - -
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

CompTIA Security+ 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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 453 351 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.79% 19.46% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 385 266 341
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £61,250 £57,946
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in Wales

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in Wales.

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in Wales

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in Wales over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in Wales

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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
South Wales -6 5 £47,500 +26.67%
CompTIA Security+
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 4 (80.00%) Security Management
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Splunk
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) AlienVault
3 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) GDPR
3 2 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Workload Management
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) AWS Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
3 2 (40.00%) Rapid7
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (40.00%) AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Information Officer
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (40.00%) Principal Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Principal Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Workload Management
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) AWS Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) GCIA
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) AlienVault
1 3 (60.00%) Splunk
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
2 2 (40.00%) EqualLogic
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Rapid7
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) Veeam
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Darktrace
3 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm