The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 709 728 767
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +39
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 172 118 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 152 106 105
Average salary £24,500 £22,600 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.40% -5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £17,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,350 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £22,000 £21,250
% change year-on-year
+5.68% +3.52%
A+ Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28441 26668 31751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 26.70% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22406 21987 27023
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,950 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the England region.

A+ Certification Salary Trend in England

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

A+ Certification Salary Histogram in England

A+ Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +2 64 £23,000 +1.76% 5
London +5 47 £27,000 -3.57% 10
East of England +3 24 £27,500 +25.00% 2
North West -3 14 £30,050 +9.27% 3
South West -15 14 £22,500 +12.50% 3
North East -4 4 - -
West Midlands -7 3 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Yorkshire -29 2 £25,250 +20.23% 1
East Midlands -9 1 £24,000 +23.07% 1
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification.

1 176 (60.48%) Windows
2 169 (58.08%) Microsoft
3 156 (53.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 137 (47.08%) MS Office
5 122 (41.92%) MS Excel
6 96 (32.99%) Active Directory
7 94 (32.30%) ITIL
8 82 (28.18%) MCP
9 75 (25.77%) Windows 7
10 73 (25.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (24.74%) MS Exchange
12 68 (23.37%) Network+ Certification
13 60 (20.62%) MCSE
14 57 (19.59%) MCSA
15 56 (19.24%) Windows XP
16 53 (18.21%) Blackberry
17 49 (16.84%) LAN
18 48 (16.49%) Citrix
19 47 (16.15%) WAN
20 46 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
21 45 (15.46%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (13.75%) CCNA
23 39 (13.40%) MCITP
24 37 (12.71%) VMware
24 37 (12.71%) MCDST
25 35 (12.03%) Cisco
25 35 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
25 35 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
25 35 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
26 33 (11.34%) TCP/IP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (24.74%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.69%) Lync
7 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 137 (47.08%) MS Office
2 122 (41.92%) MS Excel
3 35 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.72%) Simulink
5 4 (1.37%) MS Project
5 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.84%) LAN
2 47 (16.15%) WAN
3 33 (11.34%) TCP/IP
4 31 (10.65%) Firewall
5 28 (9.62%) ADSL
6 25 (8.59%) VoIP
7 20 (6.87%) Wireless
8 18 (6.19%) VPN
8 18 (6.19%) DNS
9 17 (5.84%) SAN
10 16 (5.50%) DHCP
11 11 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.72%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.72%) Intranet
12 5 (1.72%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (1.72%) Network Security
13 4 (1.37%) Broadband
13 4 (1.37%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.03%) PBX
14 3 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.22%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.87%) Finance
3 16 (5.50%) Retail
4 10 (3.44%) Law
5 9 (3.09%) Legal
6 7 (2.41%) Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 2 (0.69%) Back Office
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (34.02%) Analyst
2 59 (20.27%) Service Analyst
3 57 (19.59%) Support Engineer
4 55 (18.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 48 (16.49%) Support Analyst
6 37 (12.71%) Desktop Support
7 33 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
9 25 (8.59%) Help Desk Support
10 24 (8.25%) IT Support
11 23 (7.90%) Help Desk Analyst
12 20 (6.87%) Technical Support
13 15 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
13 15 (5.15%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 15 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (4.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 14 (4.81%) Junior
14 14 (4.81%) Support Technician
15 12 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
16 11 (3.78%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.03%) CSS
1 3 (1.03%) .NET
2 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.69%) HTML
2 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.69%) NHibernate
2 2 (0.69%) jQuery
2 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.21%) Blackberry
2 30 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.87%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.53%) iPhone
5 18 (6.19%) Mathematics
6 16 (5.50%) Management Information System
7 15 (5.15%) iPad
8 13 (4.47%) EPoS
8 13 (4.47%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.72%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.37%) PDA
11 3 (1.03%) PMI
11 3 (1.03%) IVR
11 3 (1.03%) Tandem
12 2 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.69%) GIS
12 2 (0.69%) CMDB
12 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 176 (60.48%) Windows
2 75 (25.77%) Windows 7
3 73 (25.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (19.24%) Windows XP
5 35 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.31%) Linux
7 28 (9.62%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.50%) Mac OS X
8 16 (5.50%) Windows Vista
9 12 (4.12%) Android
10 8 (2.75%) UNIX
10 8 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (1.72%) FreeBSD
11 5 (1.72%) AIX
11 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.69%) CentOS
13 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.30%) ITIL
2 32 (11.00%) Service Delivery
3 26 (8.93%) Incident Management
4 19 (6.53%) Change Management
5 18 (6.19%) Information Security
6 13 (4.47%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.47%) Migration
6 13 (4.47%) Line Management
7 12 (4.12%) Service Management
8 10 (3.44%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.44%) Software Distribution
9 8 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.41%) Asset Management
10 7 (2.41%) SIEM
11 6 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.06%) Time Management
11 6 (2.06%) Project Management
12 5 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.72%) Mentoring
12 5 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.53%) SQL
2 12 (4.12%) C
3 5 (1.72%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.69%) C#
5 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.69%) VC++
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (53.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (28.18%) MCP
3 68 (23.37%) Network+ Certification
4 60 (20.62%) MCSE
5 57 (19.59%) MCSA
6 45 (15.46%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (13.75%) CCNA
8 39 (13.40%) MCITP
9 37 (12.71%) MCDST
10 26 (8.93%) Degree
11 24 (8.25%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (6.53%) MCTS
13 13 (4.47%) Security Cleared
14 10 (3.44%) CCNP
15 7 (2.41%) CISSP
16 5 (1.72%) MOS
16 5 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
17 4 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
18 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.06%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.03%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) GAMP
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (32.99%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.19%) XenApp
3 13 (4.47%) vSphere
4 11 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.09%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.41%) XenServer
7 5 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.19%) Backup Exec
2 14 (4.81%) SCCM
3 5 (1.72%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.69%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.69%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 169 (58.08%) Microsoft
2 48 (16.49%) Citrix
3 37 (12.71%) VMware
4 35 (12.03%) Cisco
5 22 (7.56%) Remedy
6 19 (6.53%) Apple
7 18 (6.19%) HP
8 12 (4.12%) Dell
8 12 (4.12%) Altiris
9 11 (3.78%) SAP
10 8 (2.75%) NetApp
11 7 (2.41%) Sun
11 7 (2.41%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.72%) Symantec
12 5 (1.72%) MathWorks
12 5 (1.72%) Oracle
13 4 (1.37%) Nokia
13 4 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.37%) Mitel
14 3 (1.03%) LANDesk
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