Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 - 327
Rank change year-on-year - +327 -
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 13 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% - 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 - £42,500
10th Percentile £49,875 - £33,000
90th Percentile £61,875 - £46,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39% +35.29%

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 2,306 2,511 2,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.39% 24.31% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,601 1,868 2,176
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22 February 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 - 7 £62,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £55,000 -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) CISSP
3 9 (69.23%) SIEM
3 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
4 8 (61.54%) Degree
4 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
4 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
4 8 (61.54%) Information Security
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 7 (53.85%) Project Management
5 7 (53.85%) ITIL
5 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (53.85%) GPG13
6 6 (46.15%) Line Management
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL V3
6 6 (46.15%) IaaS
6 6 (46.15%) Presales
6 6 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (46.15%) Business Development
6 6 (46.15%) CMDB
6 6 (46.15%) CEH
6 6 (46.15%) IT Governance
6 6 (46.15%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (46.15%) PaaS
6 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (46.15%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (46.15%) Publishing
6 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2

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 (23.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) IaaS
1 6 (46.15%) PaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SSH
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (46.15%) Publishing
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Security Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Cloud Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Security Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
3 6 (46.15%) CMDB
4 3 (23.08%) Clustering
4 3 (23.08%) Fintech
4 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Cyberattack
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) CentOS
3 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) SIEM
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Business Development
4 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) CRM
4 6 (46.15%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (46.15%) IT Governance
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL V3
4 6 (46.15%) Line Management
4 6 (46.15%) Presales
4 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
4 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
4 6 (46.15%) Service Management
4 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
4 6 (46.15%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CISSP
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) CEH
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB
3 6 (46.15%) PMI Certification
3 6 (46.15%) PMP
4 2 (15.38%) GCIA
4 2 (15.38%) GCIH
4 2 (15.38%) SSCP
5 1 (7.69%) CISA
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) CNE
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) GPG13
1 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.69%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (7.69%) PMO
3 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (7.69%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) Squid
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) EMC
2 6 (46.15%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 3 (23.08%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco