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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 686 777 771
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -6
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 208 152 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 143 133 92
Average salary £24,000 £25,000 £22,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £16,550
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,300 £31,800
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +66 194 £24,000 -7.69% 24
South East +11 65 £23,000 +12.19% 7
London +18 47 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Berkshire +23 24 £24,250 -16.37% 5
Reading +23 21 £24,500 -15.51% 5
East of England +11 19 £20,500 -26.12% 1
Yorkshire +20 18 £24,500 +21.73%
South West +3 18 £21,000 -10.63% 4
Hampshire -15 17 £22,000 +10.00% 1
City of London +26 16 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Surrey +20 16 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Bedfordshire +2 13 £20,500 -
Cornwall +1 13 £21,000 -16.00%
Redruth 0 12 £21,000 -16.00%
West Yorkshire +20 11 £26,250 +9.37%
East Midlands +9 9 £22,778 +3.53% 1
North West -2 9 £20,000 -38.46% 3
Southampton -6 9 £20,000 - 1
Wales - 7 - -
West Midlands -5 6 £21,000 -23.91% 3
Fareham - 6 £23,000 -
Scotland +18 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +7 5 £21,000 -30.00%
Chertsey +2 5 £26,000 -10.34%
Leicester - 5 £22,778 -
Leicestershire - 5 £22,778 -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Leeds +19 4 £26,250 +9.37%
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £26,250 -23.91%
Cambridge +12 4 £26,250 -23.91%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 297 (73.15%) Windows
2 265 (65.27%) Microsoft
3 151 (37.19%) MS Excel
4 149 (36.70%) Windows 7
5 145 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 143 (35.22%) Active Directory
7 126 (31.03%) MS Office
7 126 (31.03%) Network+ Certification
8 117 (28.82%) ITIL
9 115 (28.33%) MCP
10 103 (25.37%) TCP/IP
11 91 (22.41%) LAN
12 86 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 81 (19.95%) WAN
14 79 (19.46%) MS Exchange
15 74 (18.23%) Windows 8
16 71 (17.49%) Citrix
17 69 (17.00%) SLA
18 64 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
18 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 61 (15.02%) Blackberry
20 58 (14.29%) Cisco
21 57 (14.04%) Degree
22 55 (13.55%) HP
23 53 (13.05%) MCSA
24 51 (12.56%) VMware
25 50 (12.32%) MCSE
26 49 (12.07%) Apple
27 48 (11.82%) CCNA

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 79 (19.46%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (3.69%) Lotus Domino
6 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.22%) IIS
6 9 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.23%) Lync
8 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 151 (37.19%) MS Excel
2 126 (31.03%) MS Office
3 25 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.67%) Office 365
2 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.37%) TCP/IP
2 91 (22.41%) LAN
3 81 (19.95%) WAN
4 46 (11.33%) DHCP
4 46 (11.33%) DNS
5 41 (10.10%) Firewall
6 33 (8.13%) ADSL
7 21 (5.17%) VoIP
8 19 (4.68%) Internet
9 16 (3.94%) Network Security
10 12 (2.96%) VLAN
11 11 (2.71%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (2.71%) VPN
12 9 (2.22%) Wireless
13 8 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.97%) ATM
14 7 (1.72%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.23%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.74%) MySQL
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (4.19%) Finance
2 16 (3.94%) Law
2 16 (3.94%) Marketing
3 13 (3.20%) Electronics
4 12 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.97%) Military
6 7 (1.72%) Retail
6 7 (1.72%) Legal
7 6 (1.48%) Advertising
8 4 (0.99%) Games
9 3 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.74%) German Language
9 3 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 101 (24.88%) Support Engineer
2 75 (18.47%) Analyst
3 73 (17.98%) IT Support
4 57 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 48 (11.82%) Service Analyst
6 47 (11.58%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (11.08%) Support Specialist
8 44 (10.84%) Desktop Support
9 42 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 40 (9.85%) IT Support Specialist
11 39 (9.61%) Technical Support
12 35 (8.62%) Support Technician
13 31 (7.64%) Desktop Engineer
14 28 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 28 (6.90%) Support Analyst
15 25 (6.16%) Field Engineer
16 20 (4.93%) Technical Engineer
17 16 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
17 16 (3.94%) Service Desk Engineer
18 15 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.23%) COM
1 5 (1.23%) CSS
1 5 (1.23%) Web Services
1 5 (1.23%) HTML
2 2 (0.49%) XML
2 2 (0.49%) WAP
3 1 (0.25%) SAML
3 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.25%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.25%) jQuery
3 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.25%) HTML5
3 1 (0.25%) Flash
3 1 (0.25%) .NET
3 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.02%) Blackberry
2 44 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.13%) Data Centre
4 32 (7.88%) iPad
5 30 (7.39%) iPhone
6 14 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.72%) PDA
10 5 (1.23%) EPoS
10 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.99%) Eurex
11 4 (0.99%) Derivative
11 4 (0.99%) Equities
12 2 (0.49%) IVR
12 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.49%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.49%) Statistics
12 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 297 (73.15%) Windows
2 149 (36.70%) Windows 7
3 86 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (18.23%) Windows 8
5 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (11.58%) Windows XP
7 41 (10.10%) Linux
8 37 (9.11%) Android
9 31 (7.64%) Mac OS X
10 30 (7.39%) Windows Vista
10 30 (7.39%) Apple iOS
11 11 (2.71%) UNIX
11 11 (2.71%) FreeBSD
12 8 (1.97%) CentOS
13 5 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.99%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.49%) AIX
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (28.82%) ITIL
2 29 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
3 28 (6.90%) Service Management
4 19 (4.68%) Configuration Management
4 19 (4.68%) Mentoring
5 18 (4.43%) Incident Management
6 17 (4.19%) Project Planning
7 15 (3.69%) Problem Management
7 15 (3.69%) Project Management
8 14 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
8 14 (3.45%) Workflow
9 12 (2.96%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (1.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (1.72%) Change Management
12 7 (1.72%) Migration
12 7 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (1.72%) DDoS Mitigation
13 6 (1.48%) Change Control
13 6 (1.48%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.49%) PHP
3 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.25%) VBScript
4 1 (0.25%) VB
4 1 (0.25%) VC++
4 1 (0.25%) C#
4 1 (0.25%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 145 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (31.03%) Network+ Certification
3 115 (28.33%) MCP
4 64 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (14.04%) Degree
6 53 (13.05%) MCSA
7 50 (12.32%) MCSE
8 48 (11.82%) CCNA
9 38 (9.36%) MCITP
10 27 (6.65%) MCTS
10 27 (6.65%) Security Cleared
11 14 (3.45%) DV Cleared
11 14 (3.45%) CCNP
12 10 (2.46%) CISSP
12 10 (2.46%) SC Cleared
12 10 (2.46%) CCENT
12 10 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.22%) MCDST
14 8 (1.97%) MOS
15 7 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (17.00%) SLA
2 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) GAMP
4 1 (0.25%) BS7799
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (35.22%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (7.64%) XenApp
3 21 (5.17%) XenDesktop
4 19 (4.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 13 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (2.96%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.46%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.74%) vSphere
10 2 (0.49%) KVM
11 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (10.59%) SCCM
2 8 (1.97%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.48%) Sysprep
4 4 (0.99%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.49%) Nagios
5 2 (0.49%) Opsview
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 265 (65.27%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.49%) Citrix
3 58 (14.29%) Cisco
4 55 (13.55%) HP
5 51 (12.56%) VMware
6 49 (12.07%) Apple
7 18 (4.43%) Dell
8 12 (2.96%) SAP
9 11 (2.71%) Sun
10 10 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.97%) Remedy
12 7 (1.72%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.72%) Mitel
12 7 (1.72%) Altiris
13 5 (1.23%) Adobe
14 3 (0.74%) NetApp
14 3 (0.74%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.49%) GFI Software
15 2 (0.49%) Juniper
15 2 (0.49%) SunGard
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Atech Support
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,500 - 18,000
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + London Weighting & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: £19,000 per annum £19,000 salary plus van
Posted: 9 days ago
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Amicus ITS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South West
Recruit121
Salary: Competitive Salary
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Incite Insight
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
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Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
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Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
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Salary: £19,000 per annum + Company Van
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