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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 801 775 878
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +103
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 147 196 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.64% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 129 172 105
Average salary £22,000 £22,500 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £18,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,000 £20,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.31%

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
28133 30520 32777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.59% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22650 23828 26212
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,150 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016 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 April 2016. 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 -42 142 £22,000 -2.22% 11
South East -10 45 £22,500 - 6
South West +22 36 £22,000 +4.76% 1
London -8 26 £33,000 +20.00% 1
Bristol +17 19 £22,000 +10.00%
Hampshire -2 18 £21,000 +7.69% 2
Cornwall -9 17 £22,000 +4.76% 1
East of England +3 14 £24,000 +17.07%
Redruth -7 14 £22,000 +4.76% 1
North West +22 9 £67,500 +17.39% 2
Southampton -4 9 £21,000 +10.52%
Berkshire +3 7 £24,000 +4.54% 1
Kent -3 7 £26,500 +20.45% 2
Suffolk - 7 £24,000 -
Ipswich - 7 £24,000 -
West Midlands -16 6 £18,250 -23.95%
Basingstoke - 6 £22,000 - 1
Manchester +2 5 £67,500 - 1
Surrey -13 5 £31,500 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire +21 4 £26,500 +32.50%
Chatham -2 4 £25,250 +5.20%
Weybridge - 4 £31,500 -
Bridgend - 4 £18,000 -
South Wales - 4 £18,000 -
Wales - 4 £18,000 -
City of London +38 3 £33,000 +26.92%
Hertfordshire +19 3 £40,000 +48.14%
Yorkshire +17 3 £20,000 -66.66%
Merseyside +15 3 - -
Liverpool +14 3 - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 200 (70.92%) Microsoft
2 193 (68.44%) Windows
3 154 (54.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (44.68%) Active Directory
5 117 (41.49%) MS Excel
6 114 (40.43%) ITIL
7 108 (38.30%) Network+ Certification
8 97 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
9 96 (34.04%) Cisco
10 93 (32.98%) MCP
11 89 (31.56%) MS Exchange
12 82 (29.08%) MS Office
13 79 (28.01%) CCNA
14 75 (26.60%) MCSA
15 74 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 74 (26.24%) Windows 7
16 68 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 67 (23.76%) VMware
18 62 (21.99%) LAN
19 61 (21.63%) Office 365
20 59 (20.92%) Windows Server
21 55 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 54 (19.15%) MCITP
22 54 (19.15%) Citrix
23 51 (18.09%) Linux
24 49 (17.38%) SLA
25 48 (17.02%) Windows 8
26 46 (16.31%) SQL Server
27 44 (15.60%) MCSE
28 43 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 89 (31.56%) MS Exchange
2 43 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (8.87%) Skype for Business
5 19 (6.74%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.84%) MS Project Server
7 8 (2.84%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.42%) WordPress
11 3 (1.06%) IIS
12 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 117 (41.49%) MS Excel
2 82 (29.08%) MS Office
3 8 (2.84%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (21.63%) Office 365
2 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (21.99%) LAN
2 42 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 39 (13.83%) DNS
3 39 (13.83%) WAN
4 36 (12.77%) DHCP
5 35 (12.41%) Firewall
6 26 (9.22%) VPN
7 23 (8.16%) Wireless
8 21 (7.45%) SAN
9 17 (6.03%) ADSL
10 16 (5.67%) VoIP
11 15 (5.32%) Network Security
12 13 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (4.26%) VLAN
14 11 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (2.13%) Unified Communications
15 6 (2.13%) WLAN
16 5 (1.77%) Internet
16 5 (1.77%) PBX
16 5 (1.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.06%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.42%) Calabash
1 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
1 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.42%) Hudson
1 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.42%) JIRA
1 4 (1.42%) Maven
1 4 (1.42%) Selenium
1 4 (1.42%) Subversion
1 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (5.67%) Finance
2 10 (3.55%) Marketing
3 9 (3.19%) Back Office
4 8 (2.84%) Legal
4 8 (2.84%) Publishing
5 6 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.06%) Law
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Military
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (30.85%) Analyst
2 67 (23.76%) Service Analyst
3 66 (23.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 52 (18.44%) Support Engineer
5 34 (12.06%) 1st Line Support
6 32 (11.35%) IT Support
6 32 (11.35%) Support Analyst
7 27 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (8.87%) IT Analyst
9 20 (7.09%) IT Engineer
10 19 (6.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (6.74%) Trainer
11 18 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
12 17 (6.03%) Field Engineer
13 16 (5.67%) IT Support Analyst
14 15 (5.32%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 14 (4.96%) 1st Line Engineer
16 13 (4.61%) 1st Line Support Engineer
17 12 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.48%) CSS
1 7 (2.48%) HTML
2 6 (2.13%) .NET
2 6 (2.13%) jQuery
2 6 (2.13%) Middleware
3 4 (1.42%) Ajax
3 4 (1.42%) HTML5
3 4 (1.42%) LESS
3 4 (1.42%) Sass
3 4 (1.42%) XHTML
4 3 (1.06%) Velocity
5 2 (0.71%) COM
5 2 (0.71%) Web Services
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.09%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.03%) Driving Licence
4 16 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.32%) Blackberry
6 11 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.19%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.84%) iPhone
9 6 (2.13%) Economics
9 6 (2.13%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.13%) User Experience
10 5 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.06%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.06%) Clustering
12 3 (1.06%) PDA
13 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.71%) EPoS
13 2 (0.71%) Social Media
14 1 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 193 (68.44%) Windows
2 74 (26.24%) Windows 7
2 74 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (20.92%) Windows Server
5 51 (18.09%) Linux
6 48 (17.02%) Windows 8
7 41 (14.54%) Windows 10
8 22 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (6.74%) Unix
10 18 (6.38%) Android
11 17 (6.03%) Windows XP
12 14 (4.96%) Windows Vista
13 13 (4.61%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.84%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.48%) AIX
15 7 (2.48%) CentOS
15 7 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (2.13%) MVS
17 4 (1.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.43%) ITIL
2 37 (13.12%) ITIL V3
3 30 (10.64%) Service Management
4 25 (8.87%) Project Management
5 17 (6.03%) Information Security
6 14 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (4.96%) ITSM
6 14 (4.96%) Mentoring
7 13 (4.61%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (4.61%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.90%) CRM
8 11 (3.90%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.19%) Network Architecture
10 8 (2.84%) Coaching
10 8 (2.84%) Data Protection
10 8 (2.84%) ERP
10 8 (2.84%) Time Management
10 8 (2.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (2.48%) Change Management
11 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.80%) SQL
2 7 (2.48%) Bash Shell
2 7 (2.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.13%) C
4 4 (1.42%) Java
4 4 (1.42%) Perl
4 4 (1.42%) Python
4 4 (1.42%) Ruby
5 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.71%) C++
6 2 (0.71%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) C#
7 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (54.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (38.30%) Network+ Certification
3 97 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (32.98%) MCP
5 79 (28.01%) CCNA
6 75 (26.60%) MCSA
7 54 (19.15%) MCITP
8 44 (15.60%) MCSE
9 35 (12.41%) MCTS
10 31 (10.99%) Degree
11 22 (7.80%) CISSP
12 19 (6.74%) RHCE
13 13 (4.61%) CCENT
13 13 (4.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (4.26%) CEH
14 12 (4.26%) CISM
15 11 (3.90%) EC-Council LPT
15 11 (3.90%) MCDST
15 11 (3.90%) OSCP
15 11 (3.90%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.38%) SLA
2 16 (5.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.42%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) WCAG
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 126 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 55 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.67%) XenApp
5 10 (3.55%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.84%) vSphere
7 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.06%) NFS
8 3 (1.06%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) Backup Exec
2 11 (3.90%) SCCM
3 7 (2.48%) HP SIM
3 7 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.48%) WSUS
4 4 (1.42%) SCOM
5 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.06%) Nmap
6 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.35%) MOM
7 1 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 200 (70.92%) Microsoft
2 96 (34.04%) Cisco
3 67 (23.76%) VMware
4 54 (19.15%) Citrix
5 38 (13.48%) HP
6 23 (8.16%) Dell
7 18 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.03%) IBM
8 17 (6.03%) WatchGuard
9 11 (3.90%) Symantec
10 10 (3.55%) Sophos
11 9 (3.19%) Adobe
11 9 (3.19%) Remedy
12 8 (2.84%) EMC
13 7 (2.48%) GFI Software
13 7 (2.48%) ProCurve
13 7 (2.48%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.13%) NETGEAR
14 6 (2.13%) Veeam
14 6 (2.13%) ZyXEL
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