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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 710 775 734
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -41
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 169 118 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.42% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 144 102 114
Average salary £23,500 £22,600 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.98% -2.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,650 £18,750 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £34,500 £32,200
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,600 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-0.44% -1.73%

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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +42 164 £23,500 +3.98% 29
South East +6 70 £22,000 -2.65% 7
London +17 53 £26,500 -18.46% 12
Surrey +22 30 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Hampshire -16 27 £21,000 -7.07% 4
City of London +12 16 £20,500 -29.91% 4
North West +3 15 £27,500 +37.50% 1
Woking - 15 £22,000 - 1
Manchester -2 11 £27,500 - 1
East of England -8 11 £20,500 -6.81% 2
Berkshire -8 8 £50,000 +150.00% 1
Leeds +6 7 £25,000 +31.57%
Eastleigh +2 7 £18,250 -19.24%
West Yorkshire +1 7 £25,000 +31.57%
Yorkshire -6 7 £25,000 +21.95%
Bedfordshire +10 6 £20,500 -4.65%
Reading - 6 £50,000 - 1
Southampton -22 4 £21,500 -4.86% 2
Fareham - 4 £21,250 -
Aldershot - 4 - -
East Midlands +7 3 £38,000 +28.81% 2
Cheshire -2 3 £43,750 +118.75%
Kent -9 3 £14,000 -50.00%
South West -18 3 £20,000 +11.11% 3
Essex - 3 £29,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £14,000 -
Basingstoke -6 2 £26,250 +19.31%
Chester - 2 £65,000 -
Harlow - 2 £29,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £21,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 243 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 229 (63.43%) Windows
3 182 (50.42%) MS Office
4 167 (46.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 147 (40.72%) MS Excel
6 145 (40.17%) ITIL
7 133 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 120 (33.24%) Windows 7
9 101 (27.98%) MCP
10 89 (24.65%) LAN
11 84 (23.27%) MS Exchange
12 74 (20.50%) Blackberry
13 71 (19.67%) WAN
14 69 (19.11%) Citrix
15 68 (18.84%) TCP/IP
16 62 (17.17%) SLA
17 61 (16.90%) MCSE
17 61 (16.90%) Network+ Certification
18 60 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 59 (16.34%) HP
20 55 (15.24%) DNS
20 55 (15.24%) MCITP
21 54 (14.96%) MCSA
21 54 (14.96%) MS PowerPoint
22 52 (14.40%) DHCP
23 49 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
24 47 (13.02%) Degree
25 44 (12.19%) VoIP
25 44 (12.19%) XenApp
26 43 (11.91%) CCNA

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 84 (23.27%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.55%) Lync
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 182 (50.42%) MS Office
2 147 (40.72%) MS Excel
3 54 (14.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.39%) Simulink
5 4 (1.11%) MS Project
5 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.55%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.66%) Office 365
2 4 (1.11%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 89 (24.65%) LAN
2 71 (19.67%) WAN
3 68 (18.84%) TCP/IP
4 55 (15.24%) DNS
5 52 (14.40%) DHCP
6 44 (12.19%) VoIP
7 39 (10.80%) Wireless
8 29 (8.03%) Firewall
9 27 (7.48%) VPN
10 26 (7.20%) ADSL
11 12 (3.32%) VLAN
11 12 (3.32%) IP Telephony
12 11 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (3.05%) Internet
13 7 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (1.94%) Network Security
14 6 (1.66%) Cisco PIX
15 5 (1.39%) Intranet
15 5 (1.39%) SAN
16 4 (1.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) MS Access
3 3 (0.83%) MySQL
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.55%) Big Data
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (6.93%) Law
2 19 (5.26%) Finance
3 17 (4.71%) Retail
4 13 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.77%) Legal
6 5 (1.39%) Advertising
7 4 (1.11%) Marketing
7 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.83%) German Language
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 110 (30.47%) Analyst
2 80 (22.16%) Support Engineer
3 77 (21.33%) Support Analyst
4 59 (16.34%) Service Analyst
5 56 (15.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 46 (12.74%) Desktop Support
7 40 (11.08%) 1st Line Support
8 37 (10.25%) Technical Support
9 35 (9.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (9.70%) IT Support
10 33 (9.14%) Support Technician
11 27 (7.48%) Technical Engineer
12 25 (6.93%) Junior
13 23 (6.37%) Technical Analyst
14 22 (6.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 19 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
16 18 (4.99%) Technical Support Analyst
16 18 (4.99%) Technical Support Engineer
17 17 (4.71%) Help Desk Analyst
18 16 (4.43%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.83%) XMPP
1 3 (0.83%) WAP
1 3 (0.83%) CSS
2 2 (0.55%) SAML
2 2 (0.55%) HTML
2 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.28%) Flash
3 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.28%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.28%) jQuery
3 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.50%) Blackberry
2 35 (9.70%) Computer Science
3 33 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (8.31%) iPhone
5 26 (7.20%) Management Information System
6 19 (5.26%) CMDB
7 17 (4.71%) iPad
8 13 (3.60%) Mathematics
9 12 (3.32%) EPoS
10 10 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.94%) Tandem
12 6 (1.66%) PDA
13 5 (1.39%) GIS
14 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
14 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.11%) PMI
14 4 (1.11%) NHS
14 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
15 2 (0.55%) Kindle
15 2 (0.55%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 229 (63.43%) Windows
2 120 (33.24%) Windows 7
3 60 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 36 (9.97%) Linux
6 28 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.48%) UNIX
8 26 (7.20%) Windows Vista
8 26 (7.20%) Android
9 16 (4.43%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.43%) Mac OS X
10 15 (4.16%) AIX
10 15 (4.16%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.88%) Mac OS
12 13 (3.60%) Solaris
13 9 (2.49%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.66%) FreeBSD
15 4 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (40.17%) ITIL
2 41 (11.36%) Service Delivery
3 31 (8.59%) Service Management
4 27 (7.48%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.82%) Information Security
6 14 (3.88%) ITSM
7 13 (3.60%) Project Planning
7 13 (3.60%) Software Distribution
8 11 (3.05%) Configuration Management
8 11 (3.05%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.05%) Line Management
8 11 (3.05%) QMS
8 11 (3.05%) SIEM
9 10 (2.77%) Cyber Security
9 10 (2.77%) ITIL V3
9 10 (2.77%) Time Management
10 9 (2.49%) Document Management
10 9 (2.49%) Data Protection
11 8 (2.22%) Project Management
11 8 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.97%) SQL
2 5 (1.39%) MATLAB
3 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.83%) C
4 2 (0.55%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.28%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 167 (46.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (27.98%) MCP
3 61 (16.90%) MCSE
3 61 (16.90%) Network+ Certification
4 55 (15.24%) MCITP
5 54 (14.96%) MCSA
6 49 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (13.02%) Degree
8 43 (11.91%) CCNA
9 37 (10.25%) MCDST
10 25 (6.93%) Security Cleared
11 22 (6.09%) CCNP
12 18 (4.99%) CISSP
12 18 (4.99%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (4.16%) MOS
14 12 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (3.32%) MCTS
15 7 (1.94%) CCENT
16 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (17.17%) SLA
2 21 (5.82%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.66%) QA
4 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) GAMP
System Software
1 133 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.19%) XenApp
3 30 (8.31%) XenDesktop
3 30 (8.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 17 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.66%) vSphere
7 4 (1.11%) XenServer
7 4 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (11.36%) SCCM
2 12 (3.32%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.39%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.28%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 243 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 69 (19.11%) Citrix
3 59 (16.34%) HP
4 31 (8.59%) Apple
5 26 (7.20%) Cisco
6 23 (6.37%) Dell
7 19 (5.26%) VMware
7 19 (5.26%) Mitel
7 19 (5.26%) SAP
8 11 (3.05%) ArcSight
9 10 (2.77%) Remedy
10 8 (2.22%) Sun
11 7 (1.94%) TOWER Software
11 7 (1.94%) Symantec
12 6 (1.66%) Oracle
13 5 (1.39%) MathWorks
13 5 (1.39%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.39%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.11%) Sage
14 4 (1.11%) NetApp
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16k - 22k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
VIT
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + car, pension, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Pension + paid overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Media Math Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CPI Selection
Posted: 13 days ago
Totton, Hampshire
Amicus ITS
Salary: £20,000-£22,000 plus shift allowance of 15% of basic annual salary
Posted: 18 days ago
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council
Salary: From £22,212 to £24,472 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago