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 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 725 766 770
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +4
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 174 107 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 152 92 104
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £16,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,100 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £21,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+8.13% +2.38%

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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
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

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 29 August 2014 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 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
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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 +31 166 £25,000 +10.61% 13
South East -6 64 £21,000 +5.00% 3
London +12 49 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Hampshire -18 30 £20,000 +2.56% 1
Southampton +1 24 £20,000 +8.10% 1
East of England +7 22 £27,500 -11.29% 2
Surrey +4 18 £28,000 +15.46% 2
City of London +7 15 £32,500 +30.00%
North West -3 12 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Berkshire 0 11 £29,000 +10.47%
South West -12 11 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Reading +3 9 £29,000 -66.85%
Cambridge 0 8 £29,000 -9.37%
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £29,000 -9.37% 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £20,500 -
Woking - 8 £27,250 -
Cheshire - 7 £61,250 -
Cornwall - 5 £25,000 - 1
Redruth - 5 £25,000 - 1
Chester - 5 £63,750 -
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
Bromley - 4 £23,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £23,500 -27.69%
Manchester -7 3 £17,000 -38.18% 1
Yorkshire -42 3 £24,000 +14.28%
Wiltshire - 3 £20,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 181 (61.77%) Windows
2 171 (58.36%) Microsoft
3 155 (52.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 138 (47.10%) MS Office
5 118 (40.27%) MS Excel
6 103 (35.15%) Active Directory
7 98 (33.45%) ITIL
8 90 (30.72%) MCP
9 73 (24.91%) Windows 7
10 71 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (23.89%) MS Exchange
12 64 (21.84%) Windows XP
13 63 (21.50%) Network+ Certification
14 60 (20.48%) MCSE
15 55 (18.77%) MCSA
16 49 (16.72%) Blackberry
16 49 (16.72%) Citrix
16 49 (16.72%) Cisco Certification
17 46 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
18 45 (15.36%) LAN
19 44 (15.02%) CCNA
19 44 (15.02%) VMware
20 43 (14.68%) MCDST
21 42 (14.33%) WAN
22 38 (12.97%) Windows Server 2003
23 37 (12.63%) Cisco
24 36 (12.29%) MCITP
25 34 (11.60%) MS PowerPoint
25 34 (11.60%) SLA
26 33 (11.26%) TCP/IP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 70 (23.89%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.02%) Lync
9 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 138 (47.10%) MS Office
2 118 (40.27%) MS Excel
3 34 (11.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.71%) Simulink
5 3 (1.02%) MS Project
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.36%) LAN
2 42 (14.33%) WAN
3 33 (11.26%) TCP/IP
4 28 (9.56%) Firewall
5 27 (9.22%) VoIP
6 23 (7.85%) Wireless
7 21 (7.17%) SAN
8 20 (6.83%) VPN
8 20 (6.83%) DNS
8 20 (6.83%) ADSL
9 18 (6.14%) DHCP
10 8 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.05%) Network Security
12 5 (1.71%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (1.71%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.71%) Intranet
13 3 (1.02%) Broadband
13 3 (1.02%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.68%) PBX
15 1 (0.34%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (8.19%) Finance
2 20 (6.83%) Retail
3 18 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.78%) Law
5 12 (4.10%) Legal
6 10 (3.41%) Banking
7 3 (1.02%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) German Language
7 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Front Office
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (34.47%) Analyst
2 61 (20.82%) Service Analyst
3 57 (19.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 54 (18.43%) Support Engineer
5 51 (17.41%) Support Analyst
6 41 (13.99%) Desktop Support
7 35 (11.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (10.58%) 1st Line Support
8 31 (10.58%) Help Desk Support
9 30 (10.24%) Help Desk Analyst
10 23 (7.85%) IT Support
11 18 (6.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 16 (5.46%) Technical Support
12 16 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (5.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 14 (4.78%) Junior
14 13 (4.44%) Support Technician
15 11 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 11 (3.75%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.37%) .NET
2 3 (1.02%) CSS
2 3 (1.02%) Flash
3 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.68%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.68%) jQuery
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.68%) HTML5
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.72%) Blackberry
2 20 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.48%) iPhone
4 18 (6.14%) Mathematics
5 16 (5.46%) EPoS
6 14 (4.78%) iPad
7 13 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.37%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.02%) PDA
10 3 (1.02%) Tandem
10 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) CMDB
11 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.68%) IVR
11 2 (0.68%) GIS
11 2 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 181 (61.77%) Windows
2 73 (24.91%) Windows 7
3 71 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.84%) Windows XP
5 38 (12.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (10.92%) Linux
8 31 (10.58%) Windows 8
9 18 (6.14%) Mac OS X
10 12 (4.10%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.75%) Android
12 8 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (2.73%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.39%) UNIX
14 5 (1.71%) FreeBSD
14 5 (1.71%) AIX
15 2 (0.68%) CentOS
16 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.45%) ITIL
2 31 (10.58%) Service Delivery
3 24 (8.19%) Incident Management
4 22 (7.51%) Change Management
5 14 (4.78%) Migration
6 13 (4.44%) Information Security
6 13 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.10%) Software Distribution
8 11 (3.75%) Service Management
9 10 (3.41%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.07%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.73%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.39%) Practice Management
13 6 (2.05%) Project Management
13 6 (2.05%) SIEM
14 5 (1.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (1.71%) Service Desk Management
14 5 (1.71%) Configuration Management
15 4 (1.37%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (1.37%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.80%) SQL
2 11 (3.75%) C
3 5 (1.71%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.68%) C#
5 2 (0.68%) Java
5 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.68%) VC++
6 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.34%) R
6 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 155 (52.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (30.72%) MCP
3 63 (21.50%) Network+ Certification
4 60 (20.48%) MCSE
5 55 (18.77%) MCSA
6 49 (16.72%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (15.02%) CCNA
8 43 (14.68%) MCDST
9 36 (12.29%) MCITP
10 28 (9.56%) Degree
11 25 (8.53%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (5.12%) MCTS
13 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
14 9 (3.07%) CCNP
15 7 (2.39%) CISSP
16 5 (1.71%) MOS
17 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
17 4 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
18 3 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 2 (0.68%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.68%) GAMP
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (35.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.48%) XenApp
3 15 (5.12%) vSphere
4 12 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.73%) XenServer
7 5 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (5.80%) SCCM
2 15 (5.12%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.39%) ZENworks
4 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.68%) WSUS
5 2 (0.68%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.34%) DameWare
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (58.36%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.72%) Citrix
3 44 (15.02%) VMware
4 37 (12.63%) Cisco
5 19 (6.48%) HP
6 18 (6.14%) Apple
7 17 (5.80%) Remedy
8 14 (4.78%) Dell
8 14 (4.78%) SAP
9 13 (4.44%) Altiris
10 8 (2.73%) NetApp
11 6 (2.05%) Sun
11 6 (2.05%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.71%) MathWorks
12 5 (1.71%) Symantec
13 4 (1.37%) McAfee
13 4 (1.37%) Oracle
14 3 (1.02%) Nokia
14 3 (1.02%) Avaya
14 3 (1.02%) Sophos
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