The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 739 734 766
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 154 174 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 129 151 92
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £17,950 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £37,500 £32,100
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,750 £21,500
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +10.46%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Trend

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

A+ Certification Salary Trend in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing A+ Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

A+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
England -15 146 £25,000 - 16
South East +7 55 £24,000 +11.62% 5
London +4 42 £29,750 +8.18% 5
Berkshire +19 19 £24,500 -15.51% 2
Reading +7 16 £25,000 -13.79% 1
City of London +25 15 £35,000 +7.69%
Hampshire -8 15 £22,500 +12.50% 2
Surrey 0 14 £27,500 -1.78%
South West -20 13 £21,000 -16.00% 2
East of England -12 11 £20,500 -25.45%
Cornwall -2 9 £21,000 -16.00%
Redruth 0 8 £21,000 -16.00%
North West -1 8 £21,000 -35.38%
Yorkshire +15 7 £24,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +10 7 £20,500 -
Fareham - 7 £23,000 -
West Yorkshire +8 6 £23,500 -13.76% 2
Southampton -8 6 £20,000 - 1
Cheshire +3 5 £19,125 -68.77%
Halifax +10 4 - -
Scotland +5 4 £24,000 +45.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £21,750 -7.44%
Leicestershire - 4 £22,778 -
Glasgow - 4 £24,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £22,778 - 2
Leicester - 4 £22,778 -
Warrington +7 3 £21,000 -30.11%
Chertsey -2 3 £26,000 -10.34%
West Midlands -4 3 £21,000 -9.87%
Tyne and Wear -6 3 £24,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 259 (70.38%) Windows
2 235 (63.86%) Microsoft
3 134 (36.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (35.05%) Windows 7
5 122 (33.15%) MS Excel
6 120 (32.61%) Network+ Certification
7 118 (32.07%) Active Directory
8 112 (30.43%) MS Office
9 108 (29.35%) ITIL
10 98 (26.63%) MCP
10 98 (26.63%) TCP/IP
11 83 (22.55%) LAN
12 80 (21.74%) SLA
13 77 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 75 (20.38%) WAN
15 68 (18.48%) Windows 8
16 67 (18.21%) MS Exchange
17 62 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
18 60 (16.30%) Cisco Certification
18 60 (16.30%) Cisco
19 59 (16.03%) Citrix
20 54 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 54 (14.67%) Degree
21 52 (14.13%) VMware
22 49 (13.32%) CCNA
23 48 (13.04%) Blackberry
23 48 (13.04%) DNS
24 47 (12.77%) DHCP
25 45 (12.23%) MCSA
25 45 (12.23%) HP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (18.21%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (4.35%) IIS
5 9 (2.45%) Lotus Domino
5 9 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.82%) Lync
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 122 (33.15%) MS Excel
2 112 (30.43%) MS Office
3 20 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.27%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP PS
1 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.43%) Office 365
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (26.63%) TCP/IP
2 83 (22.55%) LAN
3 75 (20.38%) WAN
4 48 (13.04%) DNS
5 47 (12.77%) DHCP
6 37 (10.05%) Firewall
7 24 (6.52%) ADSL
8 19 (5.16%) VoIP
9 18 (4.89%) Network Security
10 13 (3.53%) Internet
11 12 (3.26%) VLAN
12 11 (2.99%) Wireless
12 11 (2.99%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.45%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (2.45%) VPN
14 8 (2.17%) ATM
15 7 (1.90%) Ethernet
16 6 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (1.36%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.82%) MySQL
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.54%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.27%) ERwin
1 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (3.80%) Electronics
1 14 (3.80%) Marketing
2 12 (3.26%) Finance
3 11 (2.99%) Law
4 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.17%) Military
6 7 (1.90%) Retail
7 4 (1.09%) Publishing
7 4 (1.09%) Games
8 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (24.73%) Support Engineer
2 71 (19.29%) IT Support
3 66 (17.93%) Analyst
4 55 (14.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (11.68%) Support Specialist
6 40 (10.87%) IT Support Specialist
6 40 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 37 (10.05%) Service Analyst
7 37 (10.05%) Desktop Support
8 36 (9.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (8.42%) Support Analyst
10 30 (8.15%) Technical Support
11 27 (7.34%) Support Technician
12 26 (7.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 26 (7.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (5.43%) Field Engineer
14 17 (4.62%) Technical Engineer
15 16 (4.35%) Administrator
15 16 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
16 15 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.90%) CSS
1 7 (1.90%) Web Services
1 7 (1.90%) HTML
2 5 (1.36%) COM
3 3 (0.82%) XML
4 2 (0.54%) WAP
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
4 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.27%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.27%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.27%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 41 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 28 (7.61%) iPad
4 24 (6.52%) iPhone
5 16 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.45%) PDA
7 7 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.09%) EPoS
10 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.54%) IVR
11 1 (0.27%) Tandem
11 1 (0.27%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.27%) Equities
11 1 (0.27%) Derivative
11 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 259 (70.38%) Windows
2 129 (35.05%) Windows 7
3 77 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (18.48%) Windows 8
5 62 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (9.51%) Windows XP
8 34 (9.24%) Android
9 29 (7.88%) Linux
10 21 (5.71%) Mac OS X
10 21 (5.71%) Windows Vista
11 20 (5.43%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.45%) FreeBSD
13 6 (1.63%) UNIX
14 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.27%) AIX
17 1 (0.27%) Solaris
17 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.35%) ITIL
2 31 (8.42%) Service Desk Management
3 27 (7.34%) Service Management
4 20 (5.43%) Workflow
5 16 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 16 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 15 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 15 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 15 (4.08%) Project Management
7 14 (3.80%) Project Planning
8 13 (3.53%) Service Delivery
9 11 (2.99%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.17%) Change Management
11 8 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (1.63%) Migration
12 6 (1.63%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (1.63%) Asset Management
12 6 (1.63%) Data Analysis
12 6 (1.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.70%) SQL
2 9 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.82%) C
4 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.27%) Perl
5 1 (0.27%) C#
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.27%) VC++
5 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 134 (36.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (32.61%) Network+ Certification
3 98 (26.63%) MCP
4 60 (16.30%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (14.67%) Degree
6 49 (13.32%) CCNA
7 45 (12.23%) MCSA
8 42 (11.41%) MCSE
9 25 (6.79%) MCITP
10 23 (6.25%) MCTS
10 23 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 14 (3.80%) SC Cleared
12 12 (3.26%) Security+ Certification
12 12 (3.26%) CCNP
13 11 (2.99%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.90%) CISSP
14 7 (1.90%) MOS
14 7 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.63%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (21.74%) SLA
2 6 (1.63%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) GAMP
3 1 (0.27%) BS7799
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 118 (32.07%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.34%) XenApp
4 19 (5.16%) XenDesktop
5 18 (4.89%) VMware ESX
6 16 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (2.99%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.72%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.63%) Firmware
10 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.54%) vSphere
10 2 (0.54%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (8.97%) SCCM
2 14 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.54%) Nagios
3 2 (0.54%) Opsview
4 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
4 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.27%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 235 (63.86%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.30%) Cisco
3 59 (16.03%) Citrix
4 52 (14.13%) VMware
5 45 (12.23%) HP
6 37 (10.05%) Apple
7 18 (4.89%) Dell
8 12 (3.26%) SAP
8 12 (3.26%) Altiris
9 9 (2.45%) Sun
10 8 (2.17%) Remedy
11 6 (1.63%) Mitel
11 6 (1.63%) Adobe
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle
13 3 (0.82%) NetApp
13 3 (0.82%) Lotus
13 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.54%) Juniper
14 2 (0.54%) SunGard
14 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
Southampton, Hampshire
Amicus ITS
Salary: £20,000 per annum plus shift allowance of 15% of basic annual salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum Up to £24,000 - £28,000 Depending on
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Haywards Heath
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50-£55,000 + £5800 Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IBI Group (UK) Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum Up to £20,000 plus van
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Park High stanmore
Salary: £24,744 - £26,277 including London Weighting (HO6)
Posted: 19 days ago
Feltham
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £13.00 - £17.50 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Aldershot
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London (E1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 27k
Posted: 26 days ago