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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 698 774 738
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -36
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 185 118 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 159 103 104
Average salary £22,500 £22,600 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.44% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £18,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £33,400 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,600 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +60 180 £22,500 -0.44% 15
South East +15 73 £22,000 -2.65% 7
London +33 57 £26,500 -13.11% 6
Surrey +13 27 £22,250 -11.00% 3
Hampshire -11 24 £21,000 -7.07% 1
Berkshire +16 18 £50,000 +143.90% 1
North West +6 18 £44,000 +151.42%
Reading +8 16 £50,000 +146.91% 1
East of England +7 16 £20,500 -33.87%
Woking - 15 £22,000 -
Bedfordshire +21 13 £20,500 -25.45%
City of London +10 12 £23,500 -19.65% 3
Manchester +8 11 £27,500 -
South West -13 9 £20,000 +11.11%
Southampton -26 8 £21,000 -7.07% 1
Cornwall -7 6 £21,000 +16.66%
Cheshire - 6 £44,000 -
Yorkshire +4 4 £42,500 +44.06% 1
Eastleigh +2 4 £19,436 -13.99%
West Yorkshire +1 4 £42,500 +123.68%
Leeds -5 4 £42,500 +123.68%
Redruth - 4 £21,000 -
Guildford +8 3 £19,500 -22.00% 2
Fareham +7 3 £20,000 -27.27%
Chester - 3 £65,000 -
Aldershot - 3 - -
East Midlands +22 2 £26,000 +13.04% 1
Luton +6 2 £25,000 +25.00%
Kent 0 2 £22,000 -12.87% 1
Truro -1 2 £20,000 +11.11%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 264 (70.78%) Microsoft
2 252 (67.56%) Windows
3 179 (47.99%) MS Office
4 172 (46.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 161 (43.16%) MS Excel
6 156 (41.82%) Active Directory
7 149 (39.95%) ITIL
8 136 (36.46%) Windows 7
9 122 (32.71%) MCP
10 101 (27.08%) LAN
11 85 (22.79%) MS Exchange
11 85 (22.79%) Citrix
12 82 (21.98%) Blackberry
13 80 (21.45%) WAN
14 76 (20.38%) TCP/IP
15 69 (18.50%) HP
16 68 (18.23%) MCITP
17 67 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
18 64 (17.16%) MCSE
19 59 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
20 58 (15.55%) DNS
21 57 (15.28%) SLA
22 56 (15.01%) DHCP
23 55 (14.75%) Network+ Certification
23 55 (14.75%) MS PowerPoint
24 50 (13.40%) Degree
25 49 (13.14%) SCCM
25 49 (13.14%) CCNA
26 48 (12.87%) MCSA
26 48 (12.87%) XenApp

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 85 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.68%) Lotus Domino
6 9 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.07%) Lync
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) WordPress
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.27%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) IIS
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 179 (47.99%) MS Office
2 161 (43.16%) MS Excel
3 55 (14.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SalesLogix
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.41%) Office 365
2 7 (1.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 101 (27.08%) LAN
2 80 (21.45%) WAN
3 76 (20.38%) TCP/IP
4 58 (15.55%) DNS
5 56 (15.01%) DHCP
6 43 (11.53%) VoIP
7 39 (10.46%) Wireless
8 31 (8.31%) ADSL
9 29 (7.77%) VPN
9 29 (7.77%) Firewall
10 17 (4.56%) Internet
11 13 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (3.49%) IP Telephony
12 12 (3.22%) VLAN
13 11 (2.95%) Network Security
14 8 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (1.88%) Cisco PIX
15 7 (1.88%) SAN
16 4 (1.07%) Intranet
16 4 (1.07%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.07%) MS Access
3 3 (0.80%) MySQL
4 2 (0.54%) Big Data
4 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 29 (7.77%) Law
2 21 (5.63%) Finance
3 16 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.75%) Legal
4 14 (3.75%) Retail
5 8 (2.14%) Advertising
6 7 (1.88%) Marketing
7 6 (1.61%) German Language
8 4 (1.07%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (29.49%) Analyst
2 86 (23.06%) Support Engineer
3 67 (17.96%) Support Analyst
4 65 (17.43%) Service Analyst
5 63 (16.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 42 (11.26%) Desktop Support
7 41 (10.99%) 1st Line Support
8 40 (10.72%) Support Technician
9 39 (10.46%) Technical Support
10 35 (9.38%) IT Support
11 30 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 26 (6.97%) Technical Engineer
13 23 (6.17%) Junior
14 21 (5.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 20 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
15 20 (5.36%) Technical Support Engineer
16 19 (5.09%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (4.83%) Field Engineer
18 17 (4.56%) Help Desk Analyst
18 17 (4.56%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.80%) WAP
1 3 (0.80%) XMPP
2 2 (0.54%) Flash
2 2 (0.54%) SAML
3 1 (0.27%) HTML
3 1 (0.27%) CSS
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (21.98%) Blackberry
2 35 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.85%) iPhone
4 31 (8.31%) Computer Science
5 21 (5.63%) iPad
5 21 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.83%) CMDB
7 11 (2.95%) EPoS
8 9 (2.41%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.61%) Tandem
10 5 (1.34%) PDA
10 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.07%) NHS
12 3 (0.80%) Equities
12 3 (0.80%) Derivative
12 3 (0.80%) GIS
12 3 (0.80%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.54%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 252 (67.56%) Windows
2 136 (36.46%) Windows 7
3 67 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (12.33%) Windows XP
5 45 (12.06%) Linux
6 32 (8.58%) Android
6 32 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (8.31%) UNIX
8 27 (7.24%) Windows Vista
9 24 (6.43%) Apple iOS
10 23 (6.17%) Mac OS X
11 19 (5.09%) Windows 8
12 17 (4.56%) AIX
13 14 (3.75%) Mac OS
14 13 (3.49%) Solaris
15 7 (1.88%) FreeBSD
15 7 (1.88%) CentOS
16 5 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (39.95%) ITIL
2 38 (10.19%) Service Delivery
3 36 (9.65%) Service Management
4 29 (7.77%) Incident Management
5 18 (4.83%) Information Security
6 16 (4.29%) Project Planning
7 15 (4.02%) ITIL V3
7 15 (4.02%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.75%) ITSM
9 12 (3.22%) Document Management
9 12 (3.22%) Software Distribution
10 11 (2.95%) PRINCE2
11 10 (2.68%) Analytics
12 9 (2.41%) Cyber Security
12 9 (2.41%) Time Management
12 9 (2.41%) QMS
13 8 (2.14%) Data Protection
14 7 (1.88%) SIEM
14 7 (1.88%) Web Analytics
14 7 (1.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.85%) SQL
2 3 (0.80%) C
3 2 (0.54%) PHP
3 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.27%) VBScript
4 1 (0.27%) VB
4 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 172 (46.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (32.71%) MCP
3 68 (18.23%) MCITP
4 64 (17.16%) MCSE
5 59 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (14.75%) Network+ Certification
7 50 (13.40%) Degree
8 49 (13.14%) CCNA
9 48 (12.87%) MCSA
10 36 (9.65%) MCDST
11 31 (8.31%) Security Cleared
12 21 (5.63%) CCNP
13 17 (4.56%) CISSP
13 17 (4.56%) MCTS
14 14 (3.75%) MOS
15 13 (3.49%) CCENT
15 13 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (3.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
18 7 (1.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (15.28%) SLA
2 18 (4.83%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.07%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 156 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.87%) XenApp
3 33 (8.85%) XenDesktop
3 33 (8.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 19 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.61%) vSphere
7 5 (1.34%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (13.14%) SCCM
2 10 (2.68%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.61%) ZENworks
4 5 (1.34%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.27%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 264 (70.78%) Microsoft
2 85 (22.79%) Citrix
3 69 (18.50%) HP
4 42 (11.26%) Apple
5 31 (8.31%) Cisco
6 24 (6.43%) VMware
7 22 (5.90%) Dell
8 19 (5.09%) Mitel
9 18 (4.83%) SAP
10 10 (2.68%) Remedy
10 10 (2.68%) Bloomberg
11 8 (2.14%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.14%) Sun
12 7 (1.88%) TOWER Software
12 7 (1.88%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.34%) Altiris
13 5 (1.34%) Symantec
14 4 (1.07%) Oracle
14 4 (1.07%) Novell
15 3 (0.80%) Siemens
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Amicus ITS
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
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Salary: £30,000 - 39,999 per year
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Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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