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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 791 762 840
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +78
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 124 206 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.69% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 113 144 136
Median salary £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £34,700 £34,650
UK excluding London median salary £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.27%

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
26055 30058 32064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.36% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21070 23947 25135
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 108 £22,000 -5.37% 10
South East -3 35 £22,500 -2.17% 1
London +24 29 £37,250 +25.21% 5
East of England +33 18 £20,500 -
Hampshire 0 14 £19,000 -13.63% 1
South Wales +11 11 £22,500 - 1
Wales +6 11 £22,500 - 2
Bridgend - 10 £22,500 - 1
Surrey +19 9 £26,500 +1.92%
North East +11 9 £19,000 -20.83% 1
South West +8 9 £23,000 +9.52% 2
Kent +23 8 £28,750 +109.09%
Bedfordshire +11 8 £20,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 8 £19,000 +11.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 8 £19,000 -20.83% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £17,800 -27.34%
West Yorkshire +12 7 £17,800 -32.19%
Fareham -13 7 £19,000 -17.39% 1
Scotland +10 5 £19,000 -
Essex +6 5 £20,000 -50.00%
Southampton -7 5 £21,000 +5.00%
Staines - 5 £34,000 -
Leeds +31 4 £17,800 -32.19%
Devon +6 3 £28,500 +42.50%
Halifax -1 3 £23,500 -
Redruth -6 3 £23,000 +9.52% 1
Berkshire -13 3 £21,500 -11.34%
Cornwall -19 3 £23,000 +9.52% 1
Epsom - 3 £26,500 -
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 204 (74.45%) Microsoft
2 176 (64.23%) Windows
3 133 (48.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (43.43%) MS Excel
5 115 (41.97%) Active Directory
6 112 (40.88%) ITIL
7 110 (40.15%) Network+ Certification
8 89 (32.48%) Cisco
9 81 (29.56%) MCP
10 71 (25.91%) MCSA
10 71 (25.91%) Cisco Certification
11 68 (24.82%) VMware
12 67 (24.45%) SLA
13 66 (24.09%) MS Office
14 65 (23.72%) MS Exchange
14 65 (23.72%) Windows 7
15 53 (19.34%) Windows 8
16 52 (18.98%) Office 365
17 51 (18.61%) HP
17 51 (18.61%) CCNA
18 50 (18.25%) Windows Server
19 49 (17.88%) LAN
20 48 (17.52%) Windows 10
21 47 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
22 46 (16.79%) TCP/IP
23 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
24 44 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
24 44 (16.06%) MCSE
25 43 (15.69%) Citrix
26 37 (13.50%) Linux

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (23.72%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.92%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.09%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (43.43%) MS Excel
2 66 (24.09%) MS Office
3 7 (2.55%) MS Project
4 4 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (18.98%) Office 365
2 8 (2.92%) Google Apps
3 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.46%) SaaS
5 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.88%) LAN
2 46 (16.79%) TCP/IP
3 36 (13.14%) WAN
4 29 (10.58%) ADSL
4 29 (10.58%) DNS
5 28 (10.22%) Firewall
6 26 (9.49%) DHCP
7 21 (7.66%) VoIP
8 19 (6.93%) VPN
8 19 (6.93%) Wireless
9 12 (4.38%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (3.65%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.92%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (2.19%) SAN
13 5 (1.82%) PBX
13 5 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.46%) Broadband
14 4 (1.46%) Internet
14 4 (1.46%) Network Security
14 4 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.36%) Power BI
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.82%) JIRA
1 5 (1.82%) Subversion
2 4 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.46%) Calabash
2 4 (1.46%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.46%) Hudson
2 4 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.46%) Maven
2 4 (1.46%) Selenium
2 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.36%) Grunt
3 1 (0.36%) gulp
3 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 17 (6.20%) Finance
2 10 (3.65%) Law
3 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.19%) Back Office
5 6 (2.19%) Billing
6 4 (1.46%) Military
7 3 (1.09%) Publishing
7 3 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (30.29%) Analyst
2 61 (22.26%) Service Analyst
3 58 (21.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 58 (21.17%) Support Engineer
4 37 (13.50%) 1st Line Support
5 34 (12.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (12.04%) IT Support
7 29 (10.58%) IT Analyst
8 27 (9.85%) Support Analyst
9 23 (8.39%) Service Desk Support
10 20 (7.30%) 1st Line Engineer
10 20 (7.30%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 19 (6.93%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 19 (6.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (6.20%) Field Engineer
12 17 (6.20%) IT Engineer
12 17 (6.20%) Server Technician
13 14 (5.11%) IT Support Analyst
14 13 (4.74%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.82%) .NET
2 3 (1.09%) CSS
2 3 (1.09%) HTML
3 2 (0.73%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) CSS3
4 1 (0.36%) D3.js
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) Node.js
4 1 (0.36%) RequireJS
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) Sass
4 1 (0.36%) SVG
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 32 (11.68%) Driving Licence
3 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.47%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.11%) iPhone
6 11 (4.01%) iPad
6 11 (4.01%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.46%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.46%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) PDA
11 2 (0.73%) Social Media
11 2 (0.73%) Telematics
11 2 (0.73%) User Experience
12 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 176 (64.23%) Windows
2 65 (23.72%) Windows 7
3 53 (19.34%) Windows 8
4 50 (18.25%) Windows Server
5 48 (17.52%) Windows 10
6 47 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (13.50%) Linux
9 22 (8.03%) Android
9 22 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (6.20%) Unix
10 17 (6.20%) Windows Vista
11 15 (5.47%) Mac OS X
12 14 (5.11%) Apple iOS
13 11 (4.01%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.92%) FreeBSD
15 4 (1.46%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.88%) ITIL
2 27 (9.85%) ITIL V3
3 21 (7.66%) Project Management
3 21 (7.66%) Service Management
4 17 (6.20%) Incident Management
4 17 (6.20%) PRINCE2
5 12 (4.38%) Logistics
5 12 (4.38%) Ticket Management
6 11 (4.01%) Information Security
7 10 (3.65%) Coaching
7 10 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (3.28%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (3.28%) Network Architecture
9 8 (2.92%) CRM
9 8 (2.92%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (2.55%) Line Management
10 7 (2.55%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.55%) Time Management
11 6 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.01%) SQL
2 10 (3.65%) C
3 4 (1.46%) Java
3 4 (1.46%) Ruby
4 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.09%) Perl
4 3 (1.09%) Python
5 2 (0.73%) C++
5 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.73%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) ES6
6 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (48.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (40.15%) Network+ Certification
3 81 (29.56%) MCP
4 71 (25.91%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (25.91%) MCSA
5 51 (18.61%) CCNA
6 44 (16.06%) MCSE
7 37 (13.50%) CCENT
8 26 (9.49%) MCITP
9 24 (8.76%) Degree
10 20 (7.30%) MCTS
11 11 (4.01%) CISSP
11 11 (4.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (3.65%) CEH
12 10 (3.65%) CISM
13 9 (3.28%) CHFI
13 9 (3.28%) EC-Council LPT
13 9 (3.28%) ECSA
13 9 (3.28%) MCDST
13 9 (3.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (24.45%) SLA
2 14 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.46%) QA
4 3 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.09%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.36%) RMADS
System Software
1 115 (41.97%) Active Directory
2 44 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (4.01%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.65%) Terminal Server
6 7 (2.55%) XenApp
7 5 (1.82%) Firmware
7 5 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.09%) NFS
8 3 (1.09%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (2.55%) SCCM
2 4 (1.46%) SCOM
3 3 (1.09%) Nmap
3 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.36%) MOM
5 1 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 204 (74.45%) Microsoft
2 89 (32.48%) Cisco
3 68 (24.82%) VMware
4 51 (18.61%) HP
5 43 (15.69%) Citrix
6 20 (7.30%) WatchGuard
7 19 (6.93%) 3Com
7 19 (6.93%) Dell
7 19 (6.93%) Draytek
7 19 (6.93%) NETGEAR
7 19 (6.93%) ZyXEL
8 16 (5.84%) Apple
9 10 (3.65%) Remedy
10 9 (3.28%) EMC
10 9 (3.28%) NetApp
10 9 (3.28%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.92%) Google
11 8 (2.92%) Progress
11 8 (2.92%) Sun
12 4 (1.46%) Xerox
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