Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Security+
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 303 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 - +318
Permanent jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 23 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 0
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% - -
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -4.76%

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 2,253 2,302 2,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.73% 22.93% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,498 1,741 2,110
West Midlands median annual salary £43,429 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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+
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 +16 18 £45,000 -28.00%
Herefordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £28,000 -
Staffordshire +23 1 £42,500 -19.05%
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 22 (95.65%) CISSP
2 19 (82.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (82.61%) SIEM
3 18 (78.26%) Information Security
4 17 (73.91%) CEH
4 17 (73.91%) Degree
5 16 (69.57%) IT Governance
5 16 (69.57%) Data Protection
5 16 (69.57%) ITIL
5 16 (69.57%) PaaS
5 16 (69.57%) IaaS
5 16 (69.57%) GDPR
6 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
6 15 (65.22%) GPG13
7 14 (60.87%) Project Management
7 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
7 14 (60.87%) Service Management
7 14 (60.87%) Service Delivery
7 14 (60.87%) Firewall
7 14 (60.87%) Management Information System
7 14 (60.87%) PRINCE2
7 14 (60.87%) CRM
7 14 (60.87%) EMC
7 14 (60.87%) ISEB
7 14 (60.87%) Citrix
7 14 (60.87%) PMP
7 14 (60.87%) PMI Certification
7 14 (60.87%) NetApp
7 14 (60.87%) Computer Science
7 14 (60.87%) CMDB

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:

Cloud Services
1 16 (69.57%) IaaS
1 16 (69.57%) PaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (60.87%) Publishing
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Architect
2 14 (60.87%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Governance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Governance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) SIEM Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
2 14 (60.87%) CMDB
2 14 (60.87%) Management Information System
2 14 (60.87%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) SIEM
2 18 (78.26%) Information Security
3 16 (69.57%) Data Protection
3 16 (69.57%) IT Governance
3 16 (69.57%) ITIL
4 14 (60.87%) Business Development
4 14 (60.87%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (60.87%) Computer Science
4 14 (60.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (60.87%) CRM
4 14 (60.87%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (60.87%) ITIL V3
4 14 (60.87%) Line Management
4 14 (60.87%) PRINCE2
4 14 (60.87%) Project Management
4 14 (60.87%) Requirements Analysis
4 14 (60.87%) Service Delivery
4 14 (60.87%) Service Management
4 14 (60.87%) Software Engineering
4 14 (60.87%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) CISSP
2 17 (73.91%) CEH
2 17 (73.91%) Degree
3 14 (60.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (60.87%) ISEB
3 14 (60.87%) PMI Certification
3 14 (60.87%) PMP
4 3 (13.04%) CISM
4 3 (13.04%) CISMP
5 2 (8.70%) GSEC
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCDP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CISA
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) ISACA
6 1 (4.35%) MCSE
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) RHCA
6 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (82.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (69.57%) GDPR
3 15 (65.22%) GPG13
4 2 (8.70%) COBIT
4 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) OpenVAS
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
1 14 (60.87%) Citrix
1 14 (60.87%) EMC
1 14 (60.87%) NetApp
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) AlienVault
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft