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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 692 737 753
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +16
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 190 142 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 161 122 114
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 £18,500 £18,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £34,000 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,600 £22,900
% change year-on-year
-0.44% -1.31%

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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +39 184 £23,500 +3.98% 16
London +14 61 £26,000 -7.14% 6
South East +2 57 £22,500 -0.44% 7
Surrey +18 28 £27,000 -14.28% 6
East of England -6 26 £22,000 - 1
City of London +20 19 £21,500 -30.64% 1
North West -2 18 £67,500 +144.56% 1
Hampshire -29 18 £20,623 -8.75% 1
Yorkshire -9 13 £25,000 +16.27%
Bedfordshire +2 11 £20,500 -6.81%
West Yorkshire +7 10 £25,000 +16.27%
Leeds +2 10 £25,000 +16.27%
Manchester -11 8 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Woking - 8 £20,500 - 2
Norfolk - 7 £27,500 -
Berkshire +11 6 £18,500 -7.50%
Eastleigh -2 6 £18,250 -19.24%
Norwich - 6 £27,500 -
Cornwall -3 5 £22,500 +25.00%
South West -17 5 £22,500 -23.07%
Redruth - 5 £22,500 -
Kent -8 4 £16,750 -35.57%
Hertfordshire - 4 £22,250 -
Reading - 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £16,750 -
North Yorkshire +9 3 £21,000 +2.43%
Cheshire +1 3 £61,250 +121.92%
Fareham -3 3 £22,500 +32.35%
Chester - 3 £61,250 -
Harrogate - 3 £21,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 237 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 229 (62.91%) Windows
3 182 (50.00%) MS Office
4 179 (49.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 148 (40.66%) ITIL
6 145 (39.84%) MS Excel
7 132 (36.26%) Active Directory
8 112 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 89 (24.45%) MCP
10 86 (23.63%) MS Exchange
11 85 (23.35%) LAN
12 76 (20.88%) Blackberry
13 69 (18.96%) WAN
13 69 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 66 (18.13%) Network+ Certification
15 62 (17.03%) MCSE
15 62 (17.03%) Citrix
16 61 (16.76%) SLA
17 59 (16.21%) MCSA
18 58 (15.93%) TCP/IP
19 53 (14.56%) Windows XP
19 53 (14.56%) MS PowerPoint
20 49 (13.46%) MCITP
21 47 (12.91%) Degree
22 45 (12.36%) HP
22 45 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
23 44 (12.09%) DNS
23 44 (12.09%) Service Delivery
24 43 (11.81%) MCDST
25 41 (11.26%) DHCP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 86 (23.63%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.82%) Lync
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 182 (50.00%) MS Office
2 145 (39.84%) MS Excel
3 53 (14.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.65%) Simulink
5 4 (1.10%) MS Project
5 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) SalesLogix
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 85 (23.35%) LAN
2 69 (18.96%) WAN
3 58 (15.93%) TCP/IP
4 44 (12.09%) DNS
5 41 (11.26%) DHCP
6 37 (10.16%) VoIP
7 36 (9.89%) Wireless
8 31 (8.52%) ADSL
9 30 (8.24%) VPN
10 29 (7.97%) Firewall
11 17 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (3.57%) IP Telephony
13 12 (3.30%) VLAN
14 10 (2.75%) Internet
15 6 (1.65%) SAN
15 6 (1.65%) Intranet
15 6 (1.65%) PBX
15 6 (1.65%) Cisco PIX
16 4 (1.10%) Network Security
16 4 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.69%) 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
3 3 (0.82%) MySQL
4 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
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 22 (6.04%) Finance
1 22 (6.04%) Retail
2 20 (5.49%) Law
3 14 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.47%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (30.22%) Analyst
2 76 (20.88%) Support Engineer
3 74 (20.33%) Support Analyst
4 55 (15.11%) Service Analyst
5 51 (14.01%) Desktop Support
6 50 (13.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 44 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (11.54%) Technical Support
9 40 (10.99%) 1st Line Support
10 37 (10.16%) Support Technician
11 33 (9.07%) IT Support
12 28 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
13 25 (6.87%) Junior
14 24 (6.59%) Technical Analyst
15 21 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
15 21 (5.77%) Help Desk Analyst
15 21 (5.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 20 (5.49%) Technical Support Analyst
17 19 (5.22%) Technical Support Engineer
18 17 (4.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.10%) CSS
2 3 (0.82%) HTML
2 3 (0.82%) .NET
2 3 (0.82%) XMPP
2 3 (0.82%) WAP
3 2 (0.55%) Hibernate
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
4 1 (0.27%) Flash
4 1 (0.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.88%) Blackberry
2 36 (9.89%) Computer Science
3 32 (8.79%) iPhone
4 31 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 19 (5.22%) iPad
7 18 (4.95%) CMDB
8 17 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (4.40%) Mathematics
10 13 (3.57%) EPoS
11 9 (2.47%) Tandem
12 8 (2.20%) PDA
13 5 (1.37%) Smartphone
13 5 (1.37%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.37%) GIS
14 4 (1.10%) IVR
14 4 (1.10%) PMI
15 3 (0.82%) NHS
16 2 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 229 (62.91%) Windows
2 112 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 69 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (14.56%) Windows XP
5 38 (10.44%) Linux
6 32 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (7.14%) Android
8 25 (6.87%) UNIX
9 23 (6.32%) Mac OS X
10 22 (6.04%) Windows Vista
11 19 (5.22%) Windows 8
12 16 (4.40%) Apple iOS
13 15 (4.12%) AIX
14 13 (3.57%) Solaris
14 13 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (2.75%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.65%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (40.66%) ITIL
2 44 (12.09%) Service Delivery
3 31 (8.52%) Incident Management
4 27 (7.42%) Information Security
5 25 (6.87%) Service Management
6 17 (4.67%) PRINCE2
6 17 (4.67%) Line Management
7 14 (3.85%) Software Distribution
7 14 (3.85%) ITSM
8 13 (3.57%) SIEM
9 11 (3.02%) QMS
10 10 (2.75%) Time Management
10 10 (2.75%) Cyber Security
11 9 (2.47%) Project Management
11 9 (2.47%) Change Management
12 8 (2.20%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.20%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.20%) Project Planning
13 6 (1.65%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (1.65%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.34%) SQL
2 6 (1.65%) MATLAB
3 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.55%) C
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
1 179 (49.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (24.45%) MCP
3 66 (18.13%) Network+ Certification
4 62 (17.03%) MCSE
5 59 (16.21%) MCSA
6 49 (13.46%) MCITP
7 47 (12.91%) Degree
8 45 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (11.81%) MCDST
10 39 (10.71%) CCNA
11 25 (6.87%) Security Cleared
12 22 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (5.77%) MCTS
14 20 (5.49%) CCNP
15 17 (4.67%) CISSP
16 14 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (3.30%) MOS
18 6 (1.65%) HND
19 5 (1.37%) HNC
19 5 (1.37%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.76%) SLA
2 20 (5.49%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.65%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) GAMP
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 132 (36.26%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.52%) XenApp
3 19 (5.22%) XenDesktop
3 19 (5.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 18 (4.95%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.92%) vSphere
7 5 (1.37%) XenServer
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (8.79%) SCCM
2 20 (5.49%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.20%) ZENworks
4 5 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.55%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.27%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 237 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 62 (17.03%) Citrix
3 45 (12.36%) HP
4 38 (10.44%) Apple
5 27 (7.42%) Cisco
6 23 (6.32%) Dell
6 23 (6.32%) VMware
7 20 (5.49%) SAP
8 19 (5.22%) Remedy
9 18 (4.95%) Mitel
10 13 (3.57%) ArcSight
11 8 (2.20%) Symantec
11 8 (2.20%) Sun
12 7 (1.92%) Oracle
12 7 (1.92%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.65%) Altiris
13 6 (1.65%) MathWorks
14 5 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.37%) NetApp
14 5 (1.37%) TOWER Software
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