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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 695 800 778
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -22
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 205 133 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 146 119 85
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £17,750
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,250
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -1.12%

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
30192 32934 30570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.39% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23932 26080 24731
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 June 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 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +96 192 £22,500 -13.46% 25
South East +39 66 £22,500 +4.65% 6
London +7 45 £26,000 -5.45% 5
Surrey +24 23 £22,500 -13.46% 2
South West +10 22 £21,000 -4.54% 3
Hampshire +10 22 £20,623 +3.11% 1
East of England +16 19 £20,500 -6.81% 1
Cornwall - 18 £21,000 - 2
Berkshire +15 17 £23,728 -13.71% 2
Redruth - 17 £21,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +23 16 £20,500 -48.75%
Reading +11 16 £22,956 -9.08%
Yorkshire +18 14 £29,000 +45.00%
City of London +39 13 £30,500 +10.90% 2
Woking +36 13 £22,500 +4.65%
Southampton -1 13 £20,000 -
East Midlands +14 12 £22,778 +8.46% 3
West Yorkshire +10 8 £29,000 +31.81%
North West +14 7 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Wales - 7 - -
Nottingham +3 6 £27,250 +29.76% 2
Nottinghamshire 0 6 £27,250 +29.76% 2
Chertsey +7 5 £26,000 -10.34%
Leicester - 5 £22,778 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £22,778 - 1
West Midlands -2 4 - - 5
South Wales - 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 £22,500 - 1
Scotland +20 3 - - 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 296 (73.45%) Windows
2 265 (65.76%) Microsoft
3 166 (41.19%) MS Excel
4 161 (39.95%) Windows 7
5 143 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 133 (33.00%) MS Office
7 130 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 118 (29.28%) ITIL
9 117 (29.03%) MCP
10 114 (28.29%) Network+ Certification
11 100 (24.81%) TCP/IP
12 92 (22.83%) LAN
13 90 (22.33%) MS Exchange
14 83 (20.60%) WAN
15 79 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 77 (19.11%) Citrix
17 75 (18.61%) Windows 8
18 71 (17.62%) Blackberry
19 67 (16.63%) HP
20 64 (15.88%) SLA
21 62 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (15.14%) Cisco Certification
23 55 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
24 54 (13.40%) Cisco
25 50 (12.41%) SCCM
26 49 (12.16%) Degree
27 47 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
27 47 (11.66%) Apple
27 47 (11.66%) MCSA
28 46 (11.41%) Windows XP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 90 (22.33%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (4.71%) Lotus Domino
5 8 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.24%) Lync
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 166 (41.19%) MS Excel
2 133 (33.00%) MS Office
3 34 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.20%) Office 365
2 8 (1.99%) SaaS
3 5 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (24.81%) TCP/IP
2 92 (22.83%) LAN
3 83 (20.60%) WAN
4 44 (10.92%) DHCP
4 44 (10.92%) DNS
5 40 (9.93%) Firewall
6 33 (8.19%) ADSL
7 30 (7.44%) VoIP
8 17 (4.22%) Internet
9 15 (3.72%) Network Security
10 13 (3.23%) Wireless
11 12 (2.98%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (2.23%) VPN
14 8 (1.99%) ATM
14 8 (1.99%) VLAN
15 7 (1.74%) SAN
15 7 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (1.24%) Ethernet
16 5 (1.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.74%) MySQL
2 3 (0.74%) Big Data
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (5.46%) Law
2 18 (4.47%) Marketing
3 15 (3.72%) Finance
4 13 (3.23%) Electronics
5 11 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.23%) Legal
6 9 (2.23%) Advertising
7 8 (1.99%) Military
8 7 (1.74%) Retail
9 5 (1.24%) German Language
10 4 (0.99%) Games
11 3 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.74%) Publishing
11 3 (0.74%) Back Office
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 75 (18.61%) Analyst
3 73 (18.11%) IT Support
4 52 (12.90%) Service Analyst
5 51 (12.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 50 (12.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (11.17%) Support Specialist
8 43 (10.67%) Desktop Support
9 40 (9.93%) IT Support Specialist
9 40 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 38 (9.43%) Technical Support
11 35 (8.68%) Support Technician
12 30 (7.44%) Support Analyst
12 30 (7.44%) Desktop Engineer
13 28 (6.95%) Field Engineer
14 27 (6.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (4.47%) Technical Engineer
16 17 (4.22%) Network Engineer
17 16 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
17 16 (3.97%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.74%) COM
1 3 (0.74%) CSS
1 3 (0.74%) HTML
2 2 (0.50%) Web Services
2 2 (0.50%) 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 71 (17.62%) Blackberry
2 47 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.44%) iPhone
4 33 (8.19%) iPad
4 33 (8.19%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.49%) PDA
7 6 (1.49%) EPoS
7 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.99%) Eurex
9 4 (0.99%) Derivative
9 4 (0.99%) Equities
10 2 (0.50%) IVR
10 2 (0.50%) Statistics
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 296 (73.45%) Windows
2 161 (39.95%) Windows 7
3 79 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (18.61%) Windows 8
5 62 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (11.41%) Windows XP
8 43 (10.67%) Linux
9 37 (9.18%) Android
10 34 (8.44%) Windows Vista
10 34 (8.44%) Mac OS X
11 31 (7.69%) Apple iOS
12 16 (3.97%) UNIX
13 12 (2.98%) FreeBSD
14 8 (1.99%) CentOS
15 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.99%) AIX
15 4 (0.99%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (29.28%) ITIL
2 28 (6.95%) Service Management
3 26 (6.45%) Service Desk Management
4 24 (5.96%) Configuration Management
5 21 (5.21%) Project Planning
6 20 (4.96%) Mentoring
7 19 (4.71%) Incident Management
8 18 (4.47%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (4.22%) Problem Management
10 15 (3.72%) Project Management
11 13 (3.23%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.98%) Change Management
13 10 (2.48%) DDoS Mitigation
14 9 (2.23%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (1.99%) Analytics
15 8 (1.99%) Web Analytics
15 8 (1.99%) Information Security
16 7 (1.74%) Migration
16 7 (1.74%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.20%) SQL
2 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (0.50%) PHP
2 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.25%) VBScript
3 1 (0.25%) VB
3 1 (0.25%) VC++
3 1 (0.25%) C
3 1 (0.25%) C#
3 1 (0.25%) Java
3 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 130 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (29.03%) MCP
3 114 (28.29%) Network+ Certification
4 61 (15.14%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (12.16%) Degree
6 47 (11.66%) MCSA
7 46 (11.41%) MCSE
8 45 (11.17%) CCNA
9 43 (10.67%) MCITP
10 31 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 20 (4.96%) MCTS
12 17 (4.22%) CCNP
13 16 (3.97%) DV Cleared
14 13 (3.23%) MCDST
14 13 (3.23%) CISSP
15 11 (2.73%) MOS
15 11 (2.73%) CCENT
16 9 (2.23%) SC Cleared
17 7 (1.74%) HP ASE
17 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (15.88%) SLA
2 6 (1.49%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) GAMP
3 1 (0.25%) BS7799
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.42%) XenApp
3 29 (7.20%) XenDesktop
4 27 (6.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 26 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (2.73%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.24%) Firmware
10 3 (0.74%) vSphere
11 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (12.41%) SCCM
2 6 (1.49%) Sysprep
3 4 (0.99%) ZENworks
4 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 265 (65.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (19.11%) Citrix
3 67 (16.63%) HP
4 54 (13.40%) Cisco
5 47 (11.66%) Apple
6 38 (9.43%) VMware
7 18 (4.47%) Dell
8 13 (3.23%) SAP
9 12 (2.98%) Sun
10 10 (2.48%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.99%) Remedy
12 7 (1.74%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.49%) Mitel
14 5 (1.24%) NetApp
15 3 (0.74%) Adobe
15 3 (0.74%) Altiris
16 2 (0.50%) TOWER Software
16 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
16 2 (0.50%) Oracle
16 2 (0.50%) IBM
South West London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
SCC
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Blue Town Online
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Adullam Homes Housing Association
Salary: From £21,850 to £23,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Dartford, Kent
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 17 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 18 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
SCC
Salary: From £19,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Chiswick, London
International SOS
Salary: Competitive benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
A V M I Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Topps Tiles
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago