Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 313 356
Rank change year-on-year +38 +43 -
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 29 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.020% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 4
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £58,750 £39,000 £31,625
90th Percentile £65,625 £41,000 £47,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +17.65%

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 2,513 2,336 3,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.39% 23.79% 26.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,606 1,839 2,444
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,050 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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+
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 24 June 2018. 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 - 23 £63,750 -
Dudley - 3 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 26 (89.66%) CISSP
1 26 (89.66%) Information Security
1 26 (89.66%) CEH
2 24 (82.76%) ITIL
3 22 (75.86%) Data Centre
4 21 (72.41%) SIEM
4 21 (72.41%) IT Governance
4 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (68.97%) Service Management
5 20 (68.97%) Firewall
5 20 (68.97%) Management Information System
6 19 (65.52%) Business Development
6 19 (65.52%) Presales
6 19 (65.52%) IT Strategy
6 19 (65.52%) Due Diligence
7 17 (58.62%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (58.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (58.62%) Gantt Chart
7 17 (58.62%) Line Management
7 17 (58.62%) IaaS
7 17 (58.62%) GPG13
7 17 (58.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (58.62%) PaaS
7 17 (58.62%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (58.62%) ITIL V3
7 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (58.62%) Customer Engagement
7 17 (58.62%) Degree
7 17 (58.62%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (58.62%) Computer Science

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) IaaS
1 17 (58.62%) PaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) SSH
2 3 (10.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 17 (58.62%) Publishing
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Architect
2 17 (58.62%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (27.59%) Security Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) IT Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Security Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Cloud Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Security Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.90%) Information Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 22 (75.86%) Data Centre
2 20 (68.97%) Management Information System
3 17 (58.62%) CMDB
3 17 (58.62%) Computer Science
3 17 (58.62%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (10.34%) Clustering
4 3 (10.34%) Fintech
4 3 (10.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) CentOS
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Information Security
2 24 (82.76%) ITIL
3 21 (72.41%) IT Governance
3 21 (72.41%) SIEM
4 20 (68.97%) Service Management
5 19 (65.52%) Business Development
5 19 (65.52%) Due Diligence
5 19 (65.52%) IT Strategy
5 19 (65.52%) Presales
6 17 (58.62%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (58.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (58.62%) Customer Engagement
6 17 (58.62%) Gantt Chart
6 17 (58.62%) ITIL V3
6 17 (58.62%) Line Management
6 17 (58.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 17 (58.62%) Software Engineering
6 17 (58.62%) Technical Architecture
6 17 (58.62%) TOGAF
6 17 (58.62%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) CEH
1 26 (89.66%) CISSP
2 17 (58.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (58.62%) Degree
2 17 (58.62%) ISEB
2 17 (58.62%) PMI Certification
2 17 (58.62%) PMP
3 4 (13.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 4 (13.79%) CCSP
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (58.62%) GPG13
3 4 (13.79%) COBIT
4 3 (10.34%) GDPR
4 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) Squid
2 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) CheckPoint
1 17 (58.62%) Citrix
1 17 (58.62%) EMC
1 17 (58.62%) NetApp
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.34%) BT