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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 720 754 760
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +6
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 178 123 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 152 110 116
Average salary £24,000 £22,600 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.19% -3.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £17,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,150 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £22,000 £21,250
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +3.52%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +59 170 £24,000 +6.19% 26
South East -6 61 £22,500 -0.44% 7
London +5 47 £27,000 -3.57% 7
East of England +16 24 £27,500 +25.00% 2
Hampshire -18 23 £19,000 -5.00% 1
Surrey -2 19 £27,000 +14.89% 4
Southampton -12 17 £18,250 -14.31%
North West 0 15 £27,600 +0.36% 5
South West -19 14 £22,500 +12.50% 1
Berkshire +5 13 £29,000 +45.00% 2
City of London +7 12 £38,750 +56.56% 5
Reading - 11 £29,000 - 2
Cambridge +11 9 £29,000 -9.37%
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £29,000 -9.37% 1
Bedfordshire -7 8 £20,500 -2.38%
Bromley - 8 £23,500 -
Woking - 8 £28,000 -
Cheshire - 8 £62,500 - 2
Cornwall - 8 £25,000 - 1
Redruth - 8 £25,000 - 1
Chester - 6 £65,000 - 2
Manchester -3 5 £17,000 -38.18% 2
North East -4 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -6 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 4 - - 1
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
Norfolk - 4 £40,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +28 3 £13,750 -38.88%
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £23,500 -24.80%
Birmingham +2 3 £19,000 - 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 186 (60.98%) Windows
2 181 (59.34%) Microsoft
3 165 (54.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (47.87%) MS Office
5 125 (40.98%) MS Excel
6 103 (33.77%) ITIL
7 102 (33.44%) Active Directory
8 87 (28.52%) MCP
9 83 (27.21%) Windows 7
10 77 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (25.25%) MS Exchange
11 70 (22.95%) Network+ Certification
12 64 (20.98%) MCSE
13 62 (20.33%) Windows XP
14 59 (19.34%) MCSA
15 54 (17.70%) Blackberry
16 52 (17.05%) Citrix
17 50 (16.39%) LAN
18 48 (15.74%) WAN
18 48 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
19 46 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (13.44%) CCNA
20 41 (13.44%) MCITP
21 40 (13.11%) MCDST
22 39 (12.79%) VMware
23 37 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
24 36 (11.80%) Cisco
24 36 (11.80%) MS PowerPoint
25 35 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
26 34 (11.15%) Service Delivery

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 77 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 48 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.98%) Lync
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 146 (47.87%) MS Office
2 125 (40.98%) MS Excel
3 36 (11.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.64%) Simulink
5 4 (1.31%) MS Project
5 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.39%) LAN
2 48 (15.74%) WAN
3 34 (11.15%) TCP/IP
4 31 (10.16%) Firewall
5 28 (9.18%) ADSL
6 25 (8.20%) VoIP
7 22 (7.21%) Wireless
8 20 (6.56%) DNS
9 18 (5.90%) VPN
9 18 (5.90%) DHCP
10 17 (5.57%) SAN
11 11 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.97%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (1.64%) Network Security
13 5 (1.64%) Intranet
14 4 (1.31%) Broadband
14 4 (1.31%) PBX
14 4 (1.31%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (6.89%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.56%) Finance
3 18 (5.90%) Retail
4 10 (3.28%) Law
5 9 (2.95%) Legal
6 7 (2.30%) Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.66%) Front Office
8 2 (0.66%) Back Office
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 105 (34.43%) Analyst
2 63 (20.66%) Service Analyst
3 59 (19.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 58 (19.02%) Support Engineer
5 52 (17.05%) Support Analyst
6 38 (12.46%) Desktop Support
7 36 (11.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
9 26 (8.52%) Help Desk Support
10 25 (8.20%) IT Support
11 24 (7.87%) Help Desk Analyst
12 20 (6.56%) Technical Support
13 16 (5.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 16 (5.25%) Support Technician
13 16 (5.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 15 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
15 14 (4.59%) Junior
16 12 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
17 11 (3.61%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.98%) .NET
1 3 (0.98%) CSS
2 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.66%) NHibernate
2 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.66%) HTML
2 2 (0.66%) HTML5
2 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.70%) Blackberry
2 33 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.21%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.56%) Mathematics
5 19 (6.23%) iPhone
6 16 (5.25%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (4.92%) iPad
8 13 (4.26%) EPoS
9 5 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.31%) PDA
11 3 (0.98%) PMI
11 3 (0.98%) Tandem
11 3 (0.98%) IVR
12 2 (0.66%) GIS
12 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 186 (60.98%) Windows
2 83 (27.21%) Windows 7
3 77 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (20.33%) Windows XP
5 37 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (10.49%) Linux
8 30 (9.84%) Windows 8
9 19 (6.23%) Mac OS X
10 17 (5.57%) Windows Vista
11 13 (4.26%) Android
12 10 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (2.95%) UNIX
14 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.64%) FreeBSD
14 5 (1.64%) AIX
15 2 (0.66%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (33.77%) ITIL
2 34 (11.15%) Service Delivery
3 28 (9.18%) Incident Management
4 20 (6.56%) Change Management
5 18 (5.90%) Information Security
6 14 (4.59%) Service Management
6 14 (4.59%) PRINCE2
7 13 (4.26%) Problem Management
7 13 (4.26%) Line Management
7 13 (4.26%) Migration
8 10 (3.28%) Software Distribution
9 8 (2.62%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.30%) SIEM
11 6 (1.97%) Project Management
11 6 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (1.97%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.97%) Time Management
12 5 (1.64%) Service Desk Management
12 5 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.23%) SQL
2 12 (3.93%) C
3 5 (1.64%) MATLAB
4 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.66%) VC++
5 2 (0.66%) C#
5 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.33%) PHP
6 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 165 (54.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (28.52%) MCP
3 70 (22.95%) Network+ Certification
4 64 (20.98%) MCSE
5 59 (19.34%) MCSA
6 46 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (13.44%) CCNA
7 41 (13.44%) MCITP
8 40 (13.11%) MCDST
9 30 (9.84%) Degree
10 27 (8.85%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (6.23%) MCTS
12 13 (4.26%) Security Cleared
13 10 (3.28%) CCNP
14 7 (2.30%) CISSP
15 6 (1.97%) MOS
15 6 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (1.31%) Security+ Certification
16 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
17 3 (0.98%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.15%) SLA
2 7 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) GAMP
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (33.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.23%) XenApp
3 14 (4.59%) vSphere
4 12 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.95%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.30%) XenServer
8 5 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (5.90%) Backup Exec
2 16 (5.25%) SCCM
3 8 (2.62%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.66%) WSUS
5 2 (0.66%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 181 (59.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (17.05%) Citrix
3 39 (12.79%) VMware
4 36 (11.80%) Cisco
5 22 (7.21%) Apple
5 22 (7.21%) Remedy
6 20 (6.56%) HP
7 13 (4.26%) Altiris
8 12 (3.93%) Dell
9 11 (3.61%) SAP
10 8 (2.62%) NetApp
11 7 (2.30%) ArcSight
11 7 (2.30%) Sun
12 5 (1.64%) MathWorks
12 5 (1.64%) Symantec
12 5 (1.64%) Oracle
12 5 (1.64%) Mitel
13 4 (1.31%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.31%) Nokia
14 3 (0.98%) LANDesk
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