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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 698 743 751
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +8
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 195 168 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 167 151 115
Average salary £25,000 £22,600 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.61% -3.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £19,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £34,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £22,600 £22,716
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -0.50%

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
31482 29808 31546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 26.94% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25214 23984 26320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 187 £25,000 +10.61% 15
South East -16 56 £22,500 -0.44% 7
London -6 54 £27,000 -3.57% 4
Surrey +23 28 £27,000 +9.09% 3
East of England -10 28 £25,000 +13.63% 3
North West -10 19 £57,500 +108.33%
Hampshire -25 16 £18,500 -18.14% 2
City of London +33 15 £28,000 -7.43%
Yorkshire -27 13 £25,000 +16.27%
South West -15 11 £22,500 -29.68%
Cornwall 0 9 £22,500 +25.00%
Leeds -10 9 £25,000 +16.27%
Bedfordshire -12 9 £20,500 -6.81%
West Yorkshire -15 9 £25,000 +16.27%
Redruth - 9 £22,500 -
Manchester -15 7 £18,000 -37.39%
Woking - 7 £26,500 - 1
Norfolk - 7 £27,500 - 1
Berkshire +14 6 £23,000 +15.00% 2
Southampton -13 6 £18,250 -19.24%
Norwich - 6 £27,500 -
Reading - 6 £23,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +20 5 £14,000 -37.77%
Kent +11 5 £14,000 -37.77%
Cheshire -4 5 £62,500 +126.44%
Hertfordshire - 5 £22,000 -
Chester - 5 £62,500 -
Bromley - 4 £23,500 -
Staines - 4 £27,500 -
Essex - 4 £29,000 - 2

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 232 (63.56%) Microsoft
2 217 (59.45%) Windows
3 183 (50.14%) MS Office
4 172 (47.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 151 (41.37%) MS Excel
6 145 (39.73%) ITIL
7 123 (33.70%) Active Directory
8 101 (27.67%) Windows 7
9 96 (26.30%) MCP
10 91 (24.93%) MS Exchange
11 79 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 75 (20.55%) LAN
13 72 (19.73%) Network+ Certification
14 68 (18.63%) WAN
15 66 (18.08%) MCSE
16 65 (17.81%) Blackberry
17 60 (16.44%) Citrix
17 60 (16.44%) MCSA
18 59 (16.16%) Windows XP
19 58 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
20 56 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
21 55 (15.07%) SLA
22 53 (14.52%) TCP/IP
23 50 (13.70%) Service Delivery
24 48 (13.15%) CCNA
25 44 (12.05%) Degree
26 43 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
26 43 (11.78%) HP
27 39 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
27 39 (10.68%) DNS

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 91 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 43 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) Lync
9 1 (0.27%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 183 (50.14%) MS Office
2 151 (41.37%) MS Excel
3 58 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.64%) Simulink
5 4 (1.10%) MS Project
5 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) SalesLogix
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (20.55%) LAN
2 68 (18.63%) WAN
3 53 (14.52%) TCP/IP
4 39 (10.68%) DNS
5 35 (9.59%) VoIP
5 35 (9.59%) DHCP
6 32 (8.77%) Firewall
7 31 (8.49%) Wireless
8 30 (8.22%) ADSL
9 21 (5.75%) VPN
10 17 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (3.01%) IP Telephony
11 11 (3.01%) SAN
12 10 (2.74%) Internet
12 10 (2.74%) VLAN
13 8 (2.19%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (1.64%) Intranet
14 6 (1.64%) PBX
15 4 (1.10%) Network Security
15 4 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.10%) MS Access
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.55%) MySQL
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (5.75%) Finance
1 21 (5.75%) Retail
2 20 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.84%) Law
4 7 (1.92%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (33.70%) Analyst
2 75 (20.55%) Support Analyst
3 70 (19.18%) Support Engineer
4 68 (18.63%) Service Analyst
5 63 (17.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 39 (10.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (10.68%) 1st Line Support
7 38 (10.41%) Technical Support
8 35 (9.59%) Desktop Support
9 31 (8.49%) Support Technician
10 29 (7.95%) IT Support
11 27 (7.40%) Help Desk Analyst
12 26 (7.12%) Technical Engineer
13 24 (6.58%) Help Desk Support
13 24 (6.58%) Technical Analyst
14 22 (6.03%) Junior
15 21 (5.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 20 (5.48%) Technical Support Analyst
17 18 (4.93%) Technical Support Engineer
17 18 (4.93%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.10%) CSS
2 3 (0.82%) WAP
2 3 (0.82%) HTML
2 3 (0.82%) .NET
2 3 (0.82%) XMPP
3 2 (0.55%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.55%) jQuery
3 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.55%) HTML5
3 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.81%) Blackberry
2 33 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 28 (7.67%) Management Information System
5 23 (6.30%) iPhone
6 19 (5.21%) Mathematics
7 17 (4.66%) iPad
8 15 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (3.29%) EPoS
10 9 (2.47%) Tandem
11 8 (2.19%) PDA
11 8 (2.19%) CMDB
12 5 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.37%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.37%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.37%) GIS
13 4 (1.10%) IVR
13 4 (1.10%) PMI
14 3 (0.82%) NHS
15 2 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 217 (59.45%) Windows
2 101 (27.67%) Windows 7
3 79 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (16.16%) Windows XP
5 39 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (10.41%) Linux
7 36 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (6.58%) Windows 8
9 23 (6.30%) Mac OS X
10 22 (6.03%) Windows Vista
10 22 (6.03%) Android
11 16 (4.38%) UNIX
12 13 (3.56%) Windows Mobile
13 12 (3.29%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.19%) FreeBSD
14 8 (2.19%) AIX
15 6 (1.64%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.37%) Solaris
17 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (39.73%) ITIL
2 50 (13.70%) Service Delivery
3 31 (8.49%) Incident Management
4 28 (7.67%) Information Security
5 22 (6.03%) Service Management
6 18 (4.93%) PRINCE2
7 17 (4.66%) Line Management
8 16 (4.38%) Change Management
9 13 (3.56%) Problem Management
9 13 (3.56%) SIEM
9 13 (3.56%) Software Distribution
10 12 (3.29%) ITSM
11 11 (3.01%) Project Management
12 10 (2.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.74%) Migration
12 10 (2.74%) QMS
12 10 (2.74%) Cyber Security
13 9 (2.47%) Time Management
14 8 (2.19%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (1.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.04%) SQL
2 6 (1.64%) MATLAB
2 6 (1.64%) C
3 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.55%) C#
4 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.55%) PHP
4 2 (0.55%) VC++
5 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 172 (47.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (26.30%) MCP
3 72 (19.73%) Network+ Certification
4 66 (18.08%) MCSE
5 60 (16.44%) MCSA
6 56 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (13.15%) CCNA
8 44 (12.05%) Degree
9 38 (10.41%) MCITP
10 34 (9.32%) MCDST
11 33 (9.04%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (6.03%) MCTS
13 20 (5.48%) Security Cleared
13 20 (5.48%) CCNP
14 17 (4.66%) CISSP
15 13 (3.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (2.19%) MOS
17 6 (1.64%) HND
18 5 (1.37%) HNC
18 5 (1.37%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (15.07%) SLA
2 18 (4.93%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.64%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) GAMP
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (33.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.12%) XenApp
3 17 (4.66%) XenDesktop
4 16 (4.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 15 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.29%) vSphere
7 11 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (1.64%) XenServer
9 5 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.27%) Xen
12 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (7.67%) SCCM
2 21 (5.75%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.19%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.55%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.27%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 232 (63.56%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.44%) Citrix
3 43 (11.78%) HP
4 38 (10.41%) Cisco
5 34 (9.32%) Apple
6 33 (9.04%) VMware
7 25 (6.85%) Dell
8 19 (5.21%) SAP
8 19 (5.21%) Remedy
9 15 (4.11%) Mitel
10 14 (3.84%) Altiris
11 13 (3.56%) ArcSight
12 10 (2.74%) Sun
13 7 (1.92%) Oracle
13 7 (1.92%) Symantec
14 6 (1.64%) MathWorks
14 6 (1.64%) NetApp
15 5 (1.37%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.37%) Bloomberg
16 4 (1.10%) Sage
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