Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 270 331
Rank change year-on-year +8 +61 -
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 13 31 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.33% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 1.23% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 1
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £40,750 £51,000 £39,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £41,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% -7.83%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,219 2,514 2,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.20% 27.07% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,520 1,606 1,932
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,625 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the West Midlands

CompTIA Security+
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for CompTIA Security+ in the West Midlands

CompTIA Security+
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Salary histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the West Midlands

CompTIA Security+
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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
Birmingham +21 8 £55,000 -13.73% 3
Coventry - 3 £55,000 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 10 (76.92%) CISSP
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
1 10 (76.92%) CEH
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (53.85%) SIEM
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (46.15%) Data Protection
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
5 5 (38.46%) Service Management
5 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) PMP
5 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
5 5 (38.46%) CRM
5 5 (38.46%) EMC
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 5 (38.46%) NetApp
5 5 (38.46%) Publishing
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) IT Governance
5 5 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Zachman Framework

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Operational Security Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Security Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) CMDB
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (30.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Cyberattack
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) SIEM
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (46.15%) Data Protection
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Business Development
4 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) CRM
4 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (38.46%) IT Governance
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Service Management
4 5 (38.46%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (38.46%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CEH
1 10 (76.92%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
2 5 (38.46%) PMP
3 3 (23.08%) GCIA
3 3 (23.08%) GCIH
4 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) OSCP
5 1 (7.69%) SANS
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) GDPR
2 5 (38.46%) GPG13
3 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (7.69%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) EMC
2 5 (38.46%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto