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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 708 728 760
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +32
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 190 153 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 159 139 114
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 £18,950 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £32,500 £32,350
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £22,600 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+8.40% +2.72%

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
31096 29130 32721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.29% 26.78% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24587 23777 27213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 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 October 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
(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 +23 183 £25,000 +10.61% 19
South East -11 57 £26,500 +17.25% 4
London +15 46 £27,500 -1.78% 4
Surrey +8 27 £27,000 +4.85% 3
East of England -1 27 £27,500 +25.00% 3
North West -7 22 £60,000 +117.39% 5
South West -14 16 £22,500 -21.05% 2
Hampshire -25 14 £18,250 -19.24%
Berkshire +2 13 £29,000 +45.00%
Cornwall - 11 £22,500 - 1
Redruth - 11 £22,500 - 1
Reading - 11 £29,000 -
City of London +22 10 £32,750 +14.91% 1
Cheshire -9 10 £63,750 +130.97% 5
Yorkshire -35 10 £22,500 +13.92%
Chester - 10 £63,750 - 5
Cambridgeshire +14 9 £29,000 -9.37% 1
Cambridge +3 9 £29,000 -9.37% 1
Southampton -8 9 £18,250 -19.24%
Woking - 8 £28,000 -
Bedfordshire -8 7 £20,500 -6.81% 1
Manchester -2 6 £17,000 -40.86%
West Yorkshire -28 6 £25,000 +26.58%
Norfolk - 6 £27,500 - 1
Leeds -15 5 £25,000 +26.58%
Norwich - 5 £27,500 - 1
Bromley - 4 £23,500 -
Staines - 4 £27,500 -
Scotland - 4 £16,500 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 3 - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 215 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 205 (59.77%) Windows
3 169 (49.27%) MS Office
4 166 (48.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 137 (39.94%) MS Excel
6 130 (37.90%) ITIL
7 118 (34.40%) Active Directory
8 99 (28.86%) Windows 7
9 93 (27.11%) MCP
10 88 (25.66%) MS Exchange
11 86 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 73 (21.28%) Network+ Certification
13 68 (19.83%) Windows XP
14 66 (19.24%) MCSE
15 61 (17.78%) Blackberry
15 61 (17.78%) MCSA
16 57 (16.62%) Citrix
17 55 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
17 55 (16.03%) LAN
18 54 (15.74%) WAN
19 48 (13.99%) CCNA
19 48 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2010
20 46 (13.41%) SLA
21 45 (13.12%) MS PowerPoint
22 44 (12.83%) Service Delivery
22 44 (12.83%) TCP/IP
23 42 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
24 40 (11.66%) Cisco
25 37 (10.79%) VMware
25 37 (10.79%) Degree

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 88 (25.66%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.87%) Lync
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 169 (49.27%) MS Office
2 137 (39.94%) MS Excel
3 45 (13.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.75%) Simulink
5 4 (1.17%) MS Project
5 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SalesLogix
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.03%) LAN
2 54 (15.74%) WAN
3 44 (12.83%) TCP/IP
4 31 (9.04%) Firewall
4 31 (9.04%) DNS
5 30 (8.75%) VoIP
6 28 (8.16%) DHCP
7 27 (7.87%) ADSL
8 25 (7.29%) Wireless
9 15 (4.37%) VPN
10 14 (4.08%) SAN
11 13 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.92%) IP Telephony
13 7 (2.04%) VLAN
13 7 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (1.75%) Intranet
14 6 (1.75%) Internet
15 5 (1.46%) PBX
16 4 (1.17%) PABX
17 3 (0.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.58%) MySQL
3 2 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (7.29%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.71%) Finance
3 18 (5.25%) Retail
4 10 (2.92%) Law
5 7 (2.04%) Legal
6 5 (1.46%) Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 118 (34.40%) Analyst
2 67 (19.53%) Service Analyst
3 65 (18.95%) Support Analyst
4 63 (18.37%) Support Engineer
4 63 (18.37%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (11.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 35 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
6 35 (10.20%) Desktop Support
7 30 (8.75%) Technical Support
8 27 (7.87%) Support Technician
9 25 (7.29%) IT Support
10 24 (7.00%) Help Desk Analyst
11 23 (6.71%) Help Desk Support
12 20 (5.83%) Technical Analyst
12 20 (5.83%) Technical Engineer
13 18 (5.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 18 (5.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 17 (4.96%) Technical Support Analyst
15 15 (4.37%) Junior
16 14 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) CSS
2 3 (0.87%) HTML
2 3 (0.87%) .NET
3 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.58%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.58%) jQuery
3 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.58%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.78%) Blackberry
2 29 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.58%) iPhone
4 25 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 22 (6.41%) Mathematics
5 22 (6.41%) iPad
6 15 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (3.21%) EPoS
8 7 (2.04%) Tandem
9 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.17%) GIS
9 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.17%) PDA
10 3 (0.87%) PMI
10 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.87%) IVR
11 2 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.58%) CMDB
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 205 (59.77%) Windows
2 99 (28.86%) Windows 7
3 86 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (19.83%) Windows XP
5 42 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (10.50%) Linux
6 36 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.87%) Windows 8
8 22 (6.41%) Mac OS X
8 22 (6.41%) Android
9 20 (5.83%) Windows Vista
10 13 (3.79%) Windows Mobile
11 12 (3.50%) UNIX
12 10 (2.92%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.04%) FreeBSD
14 5 (1.46%) AIX
15 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.58%) CentOS
16 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (37.90%) ITIL
2 44 (12.83%) Service Delivery
3 30 (8.75%) Incident Management
4 26 (7.58%) Information Security
5 19 (5.54%) Service Management
5 19 (5.54%) Change Management
6 16 (4.66%) PRINCE2
7 13 (3.79%) Problem Management
7 13 (3.79%) Line Management
8 12 (3.50%) SIEM
8 12 (3.50%) Migration
9 10 (2.92%) Software Distribution
10 9 (2.62%) Cyber Security
10 9 (2.62%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.33%) Project Management
11 8 (2.33%) Time Management
11 8 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.04%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.04%) QMS
12 7 (2.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.16%) SQL
2 11 (3.21%) C
3 6 (1.75%) MATLAB
4 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.58%) C#
5 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.58%) PHP
5 2 (0.58%) VC++
6 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.29%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (48.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (27.11%) MCP
3 73 (21.28%) Network+ Certification
4 66 (19.24%) MCSE
5 61 (17.78%) MCSA
6 55 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (13.99%) CCNA
8 37 (10.79%) Degree
9 36 (10.50%) MCDST
10 35 (10.20%) MCITP
11 31 (9.04%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (6.12%) MCTS
13 18 (5.25%) CCNP
14 16 (4.66%) Security Cleared
15 15 (4.37%) CISSP
16 10 (2.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (2.33%) HND
18 7 (2.04%) MOS
19 5 (1.46%) CCENT
19 5 (1.46%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.41%) SLA
2 15 (4.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) QA
5 2 (0.58%) GAMP
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (34.40%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.00%) XenApp
3 14 (4.08%) vSphere
4 13 (3.79%) XenDesktop
5 12 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (2.04%) XenServer
8 4 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (6.12%) SCCM
2 20 (5.83%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.33%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.58%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 215 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 57 (16.62%) Citrix
3 40 (11.66%) Cisco
4 37 (10.79%) VMware
5 33 (9.62%) HP
6 30 (8.75%) Apple
7 23 (6.71%) Remedy
8 22 (6.41%) Dell
9 15 (4.37%) SAP
10 14 (4.08%) Altiris
11 12 (3.50%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.62%) Sun
13 8 (2.33%) Mitel
13 8 (2.33%) Symantec
14 7 (2.04%) NetApp
15 6 (1.75%) MathWorks
16 5 (1.46%) Oracle
17 4 (1.17%) Sage
17 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
17 4 (1.17%) Nokia
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