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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 722 753 783
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +30
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 166 100 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 148 87 92
Average salary £25,000 £22,600 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.61% -5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,725 £17,325 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,350 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £21,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+8.13% +2.38%
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
29271 26901 31346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.93% 27.03% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22897 22080 26790
Average salary £45,000 £44,145 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -6 64 £21,000 +5.00% 3
London +12 49 £27,500 +10.00% 4
East of England +7 22 £27,500 -11.29% 2
North West -3 12 £32,500 +18.18% 1
South West -12 11 £25,000 +25.00% 1
North East - 4 - -
Yorkshire -42 3 £24,000 +14.28%
West Midlands -12 2 £23,300 -6.80% 1
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 174 (61.48%) Windows
2 163 (57.60%) Microsoft
3 148 (52.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (46.64%) MS Office
5 116 (40.99%) MS Excel
6 99 (34.98%) Active Directory
7 91 (32.16%) ITIL
8 85 (30.04%) MCP
9 69 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (24.03%) Windows 7
11 67 (23.67%) MS Exchange
12 61 (21.55%) Network+ Certification
13 60 (21.20%) Windows XP
14 57 (20.14%) MCSE
15 53 (18.73%) MCSA
16 49 (17.31%) Blackberry
17 48 (16.96%) Cisco Certification
18 46 (16.25%) Citrix
19 45 (15.90%) LAN
19 45 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
20 43 (15.19%) CCNA
20 43 (15.19%) VMware
21 42 (14.84%) WAN
22 39 (13.78%) MCDST
23 37 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
24 36 (12.72%) Cisco
25 35 (12.37%) MCITP
26 33 (11.66%) MS PowerPoint
26 33 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
27 32 (11.31%) TCP/IP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 67 (23.67%) MS Exchange
2 45 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.77%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.71%) Lync
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 132 (46.64%) MS Office
2 116 (40.99%) MS Excel
3 33 (11.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.77%) Simulink
5 3 (1.06%) MS Project
5 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.90%) LAN
2 42 (14.84%) WAN
3 32 (11.31%) TCP/IP
4 28 (9.89%) Firewall
5 27 (9.54%) VoIP
6 23 (8.13%) Wireless
7 21 (7.42%) SAN
8 20 (7.07%) VPN
8 20 (7.07%) ADSL
9 19 (6.71%) DNS
10 17 (6.01%) DHCP
11 8 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.12%) Network Security
13 5 (1.77%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (1.77%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.77%) Intranet
14 3 (1.06%) Broadband
14 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.71%) PBX
16 1 (0.35%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (8.48%) Finance
2 18 (6.36%) Retail
2 18 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.95%) Law
4 12 (4.24%) Legal
5 10 (3.53%) Banking
6 3 (1.06%) Games
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 3 (1.06%) German Language
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Front Office
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (33.92%) Analyst
2 58 (20.49%) Service Analyst
3 54 (19.08%) Support Engineer
3 54 (19.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 48 (16.96%) Support Analyst
5 39 (13.78%) Desktop Support
6 33 (11.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 29 (10.25%) Help Desk Analyst
7 29 (10.25%) 1st Line Support
7 29 (10.25%) Help Desk Support
8 23 (8.13%) IT Support
9 17 (6.01%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 16 (5.65%) Technical Support
10 16 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (5.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 14 (4.95%) Junior
13 13 (4.59%) Support Technician
14 11 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
15 10 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.06%) CSS
2 3 (1.06%) Flash
3 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.71%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.71%) jQuery
3 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.71%) HTML5
3 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.31%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.71%) iPhone
3 16 (5.65%) Mathematics
3 16 (5.65%) EPoS
4 14 (4.95%) iPad
5 11 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (3.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.06%) PDA
7 3 (1.06%) Tandem
7 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.71%) CMDB
8 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.71%) IVR
8 2 (0.71%) GIS
8 2 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 174 (61.48%) Windows
2 69 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (24.03%) Windows 7
4 60 (21.20%) Windows XP
5 37 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (11.31%) Linux
8 29 (10.25%) Windows 8
9 16 (5.65%) Mac OS X
10 12 (4.24%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.89%) Android
12 8 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.47%) UNIX
14 6 (2.12%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.77%) FreeBSD
15 5 (1.77%) AIX
16 2 (0.71%) CentOS
17 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.16%) ITIL
2 29 (10.25%) Service Delivery
3 22 (7.77%) Incident Management
4 21 (7.42%) Change Management
5 14 (4.95%) Migration
6 13 (4.59%) Information Security
7 12 (4.24%) Software Distribution
8 11 (3.89%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.89%) Service Management
9 9 (3.18%) Asset Management
10 8 (2.83%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (2.83%) PRINCE2
11 7 (2.47%) Practice Management
12 6 (2.12%) Project Management
12 6 (2.12%) SIEM
13 5 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (1.41%) Data Protection
14 4 (1.41%) Cyber Security
14 4 (1.41%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.01%) SQL
2 11 (3.89%) C
3 5 (1.77%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.71%) C#
5 2 (0.71%) Java
5 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.71%) VC++
6 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.35%) R
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 148 (52.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (30.04%) MCP
3 61 (21.55%) Network+ Certification
4 57 (20.14%) MCSE
5 53 (18.73%) MCSA
6 48 (16.96%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (15.19%) CCNA
8 39 (13.78%) MCDST
9 35 (12.37%) MCITP
10 26 (9.19%) Degree
11 22 (7.77%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (5.30%) MCTS
13 13 (4.59%) Security Cleared
14 9 (3.18%) CCNP
15 7 (2.47%) CISSP
16 4 (1.41%) Security+ Certification
16 4 (1.41%) MOS
16 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
17 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.71%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.71%) GAMP
3 2 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.71%) XenApp
3 15 (5.30%) vSphere
4 12 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.53%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.83%) XenServer
7 5 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.30%) Backup Exec
1 15 (5.30%) SCCM
2 5 (1.77%) ZENworks
3 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.71%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.71%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.35%) DameWare
5 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 163 (57.60%) Microsoft
2 46 (16.25%) Citrix
3 43 (15.19%) VMware
4 36 (12.72%) Cisco
5 19 (6.71%) HP
6 17 (6.01%) Remedy
7 16 (5.65%) Apple
8 14 (4.95%) Dell
8 14 (4.95%) SAP
9 12 (4.24%) Altiris
10 8 (2.83%) NetApp
11 6 (2.12%) Sun
11 6 (2.12%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.77%) MathWorks
12 5 (1.77%) Symantec
13 4 (1.41%) McAfee
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle
14 3 (1.06%) Nokia
14 3 (1.06%) Sophos
14 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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