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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 688 814 812
Rank change year-on-year
+126 -2
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 204 119 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.099% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 179 103 73
Average salary £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,850 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £32,500 £31,700
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £20,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%

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
30383 32724 31424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.46% 27.25% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23753 26140 25296
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +96 198 £22,500 -6.25% 40
South East +51 85 £22,500 +7.14% 3
London +34 43 £27,500 - 13
Surrey +30 29 £22,500 -16.66% 1
East of England +36 26 £20,500 +7.89% 1
Reading +12 24 £22,956 +14.78%
Berkshire +8 24 £22,956 +11.98%
Hampshire +1 22 £20,000 +5.26%
Bedfordshire +44 19 £20,500 -2.38%
Woking - 19 £22,500 -
South West -5 18 £21,000 +16.66%
Cornwall +3 16 £21,000 +16.66%
Southampton -5 15 £19,000 +2.70%
North West +25 14 £57,500 +206.66% 6
Redruth - 14 £21,000 -
City of London +38 9 £34,250 +24.54% 5
East Midlands +24 8 £25,000 +8.69% 6
Cheshire - 7 £55,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £25,000 - 3
Nottingham - 5 £25,000 - 3
Staines - 5 - -
Manchester +10 4 - - 3
Bromley +18 3 £27,500 +27.90%
Guildford +15 3 £19,500 -22.00%
Oxfordshire +15 3 £25,000 +78.57%
Eastleigh +3 3 £20,623 +7.12%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £19,750 -37.30% 2
Hertfordshire -7 3 £27,000 +42.10% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £19,750 - 1
Oxford - 3 £25,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 271 (72.65%) Microsoft
2 270 (72.39%) Windows
3 166 (44.50%) MS Excel
4 159 (42.63%) MS Office
5 155 (41.55%) Active Directory
6 152 (40.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 140 (37.53%) ITIL
8 133 (35.66%) Windows 7
9 129 (34.58%) MCP
10 106 (28.42%) LAN
11 93 (24.93%) MS Exchange
12 92 (24.66%) Citrix
13 91 (24.40%) TCP/IP
14 88 (23.59%) WAN
15 83 (22.25%) Blackberry
16 82 (21.98%) HP
17 65 (17.43%) SLA
17 65 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 63 (16.89%) MCITP
19 58 (15.55%) Cisco Certification
19 58 (15.55%) XenApp
19 58 (15.55%) SCCM
20 56 (15.01%) DNS
21 55 (14.75%) DHCP
22 53 (14.21%) Network+ Certification
22 53 (14.21%) MS PowerPoint
22 53 (14.21%) MCSE
23 52 (13.94%) Degree
23 52 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
24 49 (13.14%) VoIP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 93 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.49%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.07%) Lync
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 166 (44.50%) MS Excel
2 159 (42.63%) MS Office
3 53 (14.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.02%) Office 365
2 8 (2.14%) SaaS
3 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 106 (28.42%) LAN
2 91 (24.40%) TCP/IP
3 88 (23.59%) WAN
4 56 (15.01%) DNS
5 55 (14.75%) DHCP
6 49 (13.14%) VoIP
7 36 (9.65%) Firewall
8 29 (7.77%) ADSL
9 28 (7.51%) Wireless
10 23 (6.17%) VPN
11 15 (4.02%) Network Security
12 14 (3.75%) Internet
13 11 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (2.41%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (2.14%) SAN
16 7 (1.88%) VLAN
17 6 (1.61%) IP Telephony
18 5 (1.34%) Structured Cabling
18 5 (1.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.80%) Big Data
3 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.54%) MS Access
3 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
General
1 31 (8.31%) Law
2 21 (5.63%) Finance
3 17 (4.56%) Marketing
4 15 (4.02%) Retail
4 15 (4.02%) Legal
5 10 (2.68%) Advertising
6 8 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.61%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.34%) German Language
9 4 (1.07%) Military
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (24.66%) Support Engineer
2 85 (22.79%) Analyst
3 58 (15.55%) Service Analyst
4 55 (14.75%) Desktop Support
4 55 (14.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 47 (12.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 45 (12.06%) Support Analyst
7 38 (10.19%) Technical Support
8 37 (9.92%) Support Technician
9 35 (9.38%) IT Support
10 31 (8.31%) 1st Line Support
11 28 (7.51%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (6.17%) Field Engineer
14 20 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
15 19 (5.09%) Junior
16 17 (4.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
17 14 (3.75%) Service Desk Engineer
18 13 (3.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.80%) WAP
2 2 (0.54%) SAML
2 2 (0.54%) XMPP
2 2 (0.54%) COM
2 2 (0.54%) Flash
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 83 (22.25%) Blackberry
2 52 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (9.12%) iPhone
4 24 (6.43%) iPad
5 23 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 18 (4.83%) CMDB
7 12 (3.22%) EPoS
8 8 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.34%) PDA
11 4 (1.07%) Derivative
11 4 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.07%) Equities
11 4 (1.07%) NHS
11 4 (1.07%) Eurex
12 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.80%) Tandem
13 2 (0.54%) Economics
13 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 270 (72.39%) Windows
2 133 (35.66%) Windows 7
3 65 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (11.53%) Linux
5 42 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (9.12%) Windows XP
8 32 (8.58%) Android
9 31 (8.31%) UNIX
10 30 (8.04%) Apple iOS
11 28 (7.51%) Mac OS X
11 28 (7.51%) Windows Vista
12 23 (6.17%) Windows 8
13 17 (4.56%) AIX
14 13 (3.49%) Mac OS
15 12 (3.22%) Solaris
16 9 (2.41%) FreeBSD
17 8 (2.14%) CentOS
18 4 (1.07%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (37.53%) ITIL
2 41 (10.99%) Service Management
3 28 (7.51%) Project Planning
4 24 (6.43%) Service Delivery
5 22 (5.90%) Configuration Management
5 22 (5.90%) Incident Management
6 17 (4.56%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (4.29%) Project Management
7 16 (4.29%) Mentoring
8 14 (3.75%) ITIL V3
8 14 (3.75%) Software Distribution
8 14 (3.75%) Service Desk Management
9 12 (3.22%) Document Management
10 11 (2.95%) Analytics
11 10 (2.68%) Information Security
11 10 (2.68%) Change Management
12 9 (2.41%) Data Protection
12 9 (2.41%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (2.14%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.77%) SQL
2 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.27%) VBScript
3 1 (0.27%) VB
3 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 152 (40.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (34.58%) MCP
3 63 (16.89%) MCITP
4 58 (15.55%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (14.21%) MCSE
5 53 (14.21%) Network+ Certification
6 52 (13.94%) Degree
7 45 (12.06%) CCNA
8 42 (11.26%) MCSA
9 37 (9.92%) Security Cleared
10 32 (8.58%) MCDST
11 19 (5.09%) CCNP
12 15 (4.02%) CISSP
12 15 (4.02%) MOS
13 14 (3.75%) MCTS
14 13 (3.49%) DV Cleared
15 12 (3.22%) CCENT
16 8 (2.14%) SC Cleared
16 8 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (1.88%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (17.43%) SLA
2 11 (2.95%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) QA
5 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (41.55%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.55%) XenApp
3 41 (10.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 41 (10.99%) XenDesktop
4 21 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (1.34%) Firmware
7 5 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.07%) vSphere
9 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (15.55%) SCCM
2 6 (1.61%) Sysprep
3 5 (1.34%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 271 (72.65%) Microsoft
2 92 (24.66%) Citrix
3 82 (21.98%) HP
4 43 (11.53%) Apple
5 37 (9.92%) Cisco
6 26 (6.97%) VMware
7 21 (5.63%) Dell
8 19 (5.09%) SAP
9 12 (3.22%) Mitel
10 11 (2.95%) Bloomberg
11 9 (2.41%) Sun
12 8 (2.14%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.88%) TOWER Software
14 5 (1.34%) Altiris
14 5 (1.34%) Remedy
14 5 (1.34%) NetApp
15 3 (0.80%) Novell
15 3 (0.80%) Siemens
15 3 (0.80%) Oracle
15 3 (0.80%) CheckPoint
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