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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 811 785 797
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 125 103 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.091% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 107 81 88
Average salary £24,250 £23,000 £22,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.43% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,050 £17,000 £19,350
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,650
UK excluding London average salary £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.27%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
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 £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 121 £24,500 +6.52% 28
South East +13 51 £22,300 -0.88% 6
London -40 39 £27,500 -8.33% 11
Hampshire +3 17 £19,000 +11.76% 2
Berkshire +14 12 £20,500 -65.83% 1
East of England +4 12 £21,000 +5.00% 4
Surrey -3 12 £27,000 +17.39% 2
Southampton +7 11 £18,500 +8.82% 1
Hertfordshire +18 7 £27,000 +42.10%
Reading +7 7 £20,000 -66.66%
North West -2 6 £18,750 -19.35% 3
Eastleigh - 6 £19,250 -
West Midlands -8 5 £18,250 -37.06%
Leatherhead -20 5 £27,000 +20.00% 1
Watford - 5 £19,000 -
Manchester -2 4 £20,000 -13.04%
City of London -13 4 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Kent - 4 £13,750 -
Norfolk - 4 £17,500 - 1
Norwich - 4 £17,500 - 1
Middlesex +5 3 - -
South West -4 3 £18,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire -50 3 £20,000 +17.64% 2
Maidenhead - 3 £27,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £13,750 -
Warwickshire +13 2 £16,000 +3.22%
Basingstoke +11 2 £29,500 -7.81% 1
Birmingham +1 2 £26,250 -19.23%
East Midlands -18 2 £23,000 +2.22% 2
Leeds -23 2 £19,500 +14.70% 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 175 (69.72%) Windows
2 164 (65.34%) Microsoft
3 128 (51.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (44.62%) MS Office
5 93 (37.05%) MS Excel
6 92 (36.65%) Active Directory
7 84 (33.47%) MCP
8 80 (31.87%) ITIL
9 73 (29.08%) Network+ Certification
10 69 (27.49%) Windows XP
11 67 (26.69%) Windows 7
12 61 (24.30%) Citrix
13 58 (23.11%) Degree
14 54 (21.51%) Blackberry
14 54 (21.51%) MS Exchange
15 50 (19.92%) TCP/IP
15 50 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 48 (19.12%) Cisco
16 48 (19.12%) LAN
17 47 (18.73%) Cisco Certification
18 46 (18.33%) VMware
18 46 (18.33%) WAN
19 44 (17.53%) MCSE
20 42 (16.73%) CCNA
21 40 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
21 40 (15.94%) Linux
22 39 (15.54%) EPoS
23 38 (15.14%) Wireless
24 36 (14.34%) Retail
24 36 (14.34%) VoIP

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 54 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.80%) Lync
9 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.40%) uWSGI
10 1 (0.40%) Gunicorn
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) Site Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 112 (44.62%) MS Office
2 93 (37.05%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 50 (19.92%) TCP/IP
2 48 (19.12%) LAN
3 46 (18.33%) WAN
4 38 (15.14%) Wireless
5 36 (14.34%) VoIP
6 34 (13.55%) VPN
7 32 (12.75%) DNS
8 29 (11.55%) DHCP
9 21 (8.37%) ADSL
9 21 (8.37%) Firewall
10 14 (5.58%) SAN
11 9 (3.59%) VLAN
12 7 (2.79%) NAS
13 6 (2.39%) Network Security
13 6 (2.39%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.39%) Internet
14 5 (1.99%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.99%) Cisco PIX
15 4 (1.59%) Broadband
16 3 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.40%) MS Access
General
1 36 (14.34%) Retail
2 32 (12.75%) Finance
3 19 (7.57%) Law
4 17 (6.77%) German Language
5 14 (5.58%) Legal
6 13 (5.18%) Back Office
6 13 (5.18%) Telecoms
6 13 (5.18%) French Language
7 12 (4.78%) Dutch Language
7 12 (4.78%) Banking
8 11 (4.38%) Portuguese Language
8 11 (4.38%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.99%) Marketing
10 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.20%) Games
12 2 (0.80%) Advertising
13 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (35.86%) Analyst
2 53 (21.12%) 1st Line Support
3 47 (18.73%) Help Desk Support
4 46 (18.33%) Support Analyst
5 44 (17.53%) Support Engineer
6 36 (14.34%) Service Analyst
6 36 (14.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (11.55%) Help Desk Analyst
8 27 (10.76%) Desktop Support
9 22 (8.76%) IT Support
10 19 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (5.58%) Trainer
12 14 (5.58%) Technical Support
12 14 (5.58%) Senior Support Analyst
13 13 (5.18%) Technical Engineer
13 13 (5.18%) Field Engineer
14 12 (4.78%) Desktop Analyst
14 12 (4.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 11 (4.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.78%) .NET
2 11 (4.38%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.99%) Flash
4 1 (0.40%) LAMP
4 1 (0.40%) WSGI
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.51%) Blackberry
2 39 (15.54%) EPoS
3 21 (8.37%) iPhone
4 19 (7.57%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.98%) iPad
6 14 (5.58%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.78%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.79%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.39%) Handset
10 3 (1.20%) Economics
10 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.80%) SCADA
12 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.40%) Clustering
12 1 (0.40%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.40%) EFT
12 1 (0.40%) NHS
12 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 175 (69.72%) Windows
2 69 (27.49%) Windows XP
3 67 (26.69%) Windows 7
4 50 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (15.94%) Linux
6 20 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.58%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.18%) Apple iOS
9 11 (4.38%) Android
9 11 (4.38%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.59%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.99%) FreeBSD
12 4 (1.59%) UNIX
12 4 (1.59%) Solaris
13 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.40%) CentOS
15 1 (0.40%) SUSE
15 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (31.87%) ITIL
2 28 (11.16%) Incident Management
3 24 (9.56%) Software Distribution
4 18 (7.17%) Service Management
5 13 (5.18%) ITSM
5 13 (5.18%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.38%) Change Management
7 9 (3.59%) Practice Management
8 8 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (2.79%) CMMI
9 7 (2.79%) Six Sigma
9 7 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (2.79%) Software Deployment
10 5 (1.99%) ITIL V3
10 5 (1.99%) Benchmarking
10 5 (1.99%) Service Delivery
10 5 (1.99%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (1.99%) Investment Management
11 4 (1.59%) Time Management
11 4 (1.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.75%) SQL
2 13 (5.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.38%) VBA
3 11 (4.38%) C#
4 2 (0.80%) Java
4 2 (0.80%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) R
5 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (51.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (33.47%) MCP
3 73 (29.08%) Network+ Certification
4 58 (23.11%) Degree
5 47 (18.73%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (17.53%) MCSE
7 42 (16.73%) CCNA
8 34 (13.55%) MCSA
9 32 (12.75%) MCITP
10 31 (12.35%) MCDST
11 14 (5.58%) CCNP
12 12 (4.78%) MCTS
13 8 (3.19%) Security Cleared
14 7 (2.79%) CCENT
14 7 (2.79%) Security+ Certification
15 6 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.99%) MOS
16 5 (1.99%) Server+ Certification
16 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
17 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) GxP
System Software
1 92 (36.65%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.96%) XenApp
4 12 (4.78%) vSphere
5 10 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.39%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.59%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.20%) Xen
10 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) SCCM
2 12 (4.78%) MOM
2 12 (4.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.99%) DameWare
4 3 (1.20%) WSUS
5 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 164 (65.34%) Microsoft
2 61 (24.30%) Citrix
3 48 (19.12%) Cisco
4 46 (18.33%) VMware
5 26 (10.36%) SAP
6 18 (7.17%) HP
7 15 (5.98%) Apple
8 11 (4.38%) Dell
8 11 (4.38%) Oracle
9 10 (3.98%) Remedy
10 7 (2.79%) Bloomberg
11 6 (2.39%) McAfee
11 6 (2.39%) Reuters
11 6 (2.39%) Avaya
12 5 (1.99%) Sun
12 5 (1.99%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.99%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.59%) Lotus
14 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.20%) IBM
Southampton, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + pension, BUPA, bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Car+ Bonus+ phone+ Laptop
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Circa. £20,000 - £24,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £30k - 33k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £22,172 - £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nviron Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,999 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum private medical and pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Leatherhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Aradco VSI Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £17000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £21000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Salary: From £71,000 to £75,000 per annum salary, bonus, pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Sports Direct
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Risk Management Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago