The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 761 766 792
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 150 109 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 131 92 96
Average salary £25,000 £22,600 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.61% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £16,700 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £31,200 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,000 £21,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.32%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 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 31 July 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
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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 0 142 £25,000 +10.61% 13
London -24 57 £27,500 +10.00% 2
South East +1 53 £20,250 +2.53% 2
Hampshire +2 33 £20,000 +12.67%
Southampton +8 22 £20,000 +14.28%
City of London +4 16 £27,500 +3.77%
East of England +2 13 £27,750 +4.71% 3
Surrey -3 11 £24,000 +2.12% 1
North West +4 8 £32,500 +38.29% 5
Bedfordshire +1 8 £20,500 +2.50% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £29,000 -37.29%
Reading +6 5 £29,000 -60.67%
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 - 4
South West -14 4 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Bromley - 4 £23,500 -
Leatherhead -12 3 £29,000 +16.00%
Guildford - 3 £20,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £17,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 £40,000 -
Chester - 3 £65,000 - 4
Preston - 3 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Norfolk - 3 £40,000 -
North East - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £34,500 +25.45% 2
Cambridge +1 2 £34,500 +25.45% 2
Yorkshire -27 2 £20,125 -1.82%
East Sussex -28 2 £15,250 -53.07%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 181 (65.82%) Windows
2 168 (61.09%) Microsoft
3 142 (51.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 138 (50.18%) MS Office
5 119 (43.27%) MS Excel
6 110 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 102 (37.09%) ITIL
8 92 (33.45%) MCP
9 75 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 75 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (26.55%) Windows 7
11 70 (25.45%) MS Exchange
12 57 (20.73%) Citrix
13 55 (20.00%) MCSE
14 53 (19.27%) Blackberry
14 53 (19.27%) Network+ Certification
15 51 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (18.55%) LAN
16 50 (18.18%) VMware
17 47 (17.09%) CCNA
17 47 (17.09%) WAN
18 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (14.91%) MCSA
19 41 (14.91%) MCDST
20 40 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
21 38 (13.82%) Cisco
22 37 (13.45%) SLA
23 36 (13.09%) MS PowerPoint
23 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
24 35 (12.73%) MCITP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 70 (25.45%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (5.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.55%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.82%) Lync
8 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.36%) Site Server
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 138 (50.18%) MS Office
2 119 (43.27%) MS Excel
3 36 (13.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (18.55%) LAN
2 47 (17.09%) WAN
3 34 (12.36%) TCP/IP
4 30 (10.91%) VoIP
4 30 (10.91%) Wireless
5 25 (9.09%) SAN
6 23 (8.36%) DNS
6 23 (8.36%) Firewall
7 20 (7.27%) DHCP
8 19 (6.91%) VPN
9 17 (6.18%) ADSL
10 10 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.55%) Network Security
12 6 (2.18%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.82%) NAS
14 4 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
15 3 (1.09%) Broadband
15 3 (1.09%) PBX
15 3 (1.09%) IP Telephony
15 3 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.36%) MySQL
2 1 (0.36%) MS Access
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (10.55%) Finance
2 23 (8.36%) Retail
3 22 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.45%) Law
5 13 (4.73%) Legal
6 12 (4.36%) Banking
7 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.45%) German Language
8 3 (1.09%) Games
8 3 (1.09%) Back Office
8 3 (1.09%) Marketing
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 104 (37.82%) Analyst
2 61 (22.18%) Service Analyst
3 58 (21.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 50 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 48 (17.45%) Support Engineer
6 40 (14.55%) 1st Line Support
6 40 (14.55%) Help Desk Support
7 36 (13.09%) Help Desk Analyst
8 34 (12.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 31 (11.27%) Desktop Support
10 21 (7.64%) IT Support
11 20 (7.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 18 (6.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 16 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (5.09%) Support Technician
15 12 (4.36%) Junior
15 12 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
16 11 (4.00%) Technical Support
17 10 (3.64%) Field Engineer
18 9 (3.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.09%) Flash
2 2 (0.73%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.36%) HTML5
3 1 (0.36%) jQuery
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.36%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.27%) Blackberry
2 21 (7.64%) EPoS
3 17 (6.18%) iPhone
4 15 (5.45%) Mathematics
5 14 (5.09%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.73%) iPad
7 12 (4.36%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (3.64%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.55%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.73%) PDA
12 2 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.73%) Tandem
12 2 (0.73%) IVR
12 2 (0.73%) SCADA
12 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.36%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 181 (65.82%) Windows
2 75 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 75 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (26.55%) Windows 7
4 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (12.00%) Linux
7 32 (11.64%) Windows 8
8 17 (6.18%) Mac OS X
9 11 (4.00%) Android
10 9 (3.27%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.91%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.55%) UNIX
13 6 (2.18%) AIX
14 5 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.45%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.73%) Solaris
16 2 (0.73%) CentOS
16 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (37.09%) ITIL
2 27 (9.82%) Service Delivery
3 26 (9.45%) Incident Management
4 22 (8.00%) Change Management
5 17 (6.18%) Problem Management
5 17 (6.18%) Software Distribution
6 15 (5.45%) Migration
6 15 (5.45%) Service Management
7 11 (4.00%) Information Security
8 9 (3.27%) Practice Management
8 9 (3.27%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.91%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.18%) ITSM
10 6 (2.18%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (1.82%) Service Desk Management
11 5 (1.82%) Software Deployment
11 5 (1.82%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (1.82%) Configuration Management
11 5 (1.82%) Six Sigma
11 5 (1.82%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.18%) SQL
2 11 (4.00%) C
3 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.73%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) R
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) VC++
5 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 142 (51.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (33.45%) MCP
3 55 (20.00%) MCSE
4 53 (19.27%) Network+ Certification
5 51 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (17.09%) CCNA
7 41 (14.91%) MCSA
7 41 (14.91%) MCDST
8 35 (12.73%) MCITP
9 30 (10.91%) Degree
10 24 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (4.73%) MCTS
11 13 (4.73%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.55%) CCNP
13 5 (1.82%) CISSP
14 4 (1.45%) Security+ Certification
14 4 (1.45%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.09%) MCT
16 2 (0.73%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.36%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) GAMP
2 1 (0.36%) GxP
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.36%) XenApp
3 20 (7.27%) vSphere
4 15 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (5.09%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.55%) XenServer
6 7 (2.55%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.82%) SCCM
2 13 (4.73%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.18%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.45%) DameWare
5 2 (0.73%) WSUS
5 2 (0.73%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 168 (61.09%) Microsoft
2 57 (20.73%) Citrix
3 50 (18.18%) VMware
4 38 (13.82%) Cisco
5 21 (7.64%) HP
6 18 (6.55%) SAP
6 18 (6.55%) Remedy
7 17 (6.18%) Apple
8 13 (4.73%) Altiris
8 13 (4.73%) Dell
9 7 (2.55%) NetApp
10 6 (2.18%) McAfee
11 4 (1.45%) Avaya
11 4 (1.45%) Sun
12 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.09%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.09%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.09%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.09%) Sophos
12 3 (1.09%) Lotus
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