The table below looks at the statistics for Network+ Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network+ Certification over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 802 855 829
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -26
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 95 44 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.040% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 94 36 54
Average salary £25,500 £26,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £20,000 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £34,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £22,750 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.40%

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
31179 29231 32475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 26.81% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24746 23786 27043
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Network+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Network+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK.

Network+ Certification Salary Trend in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Network+ Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Network+ 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 Network+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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
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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 +35 91 £25,500 -12.82% 8
South East +19 44 £25,000 +9.89% 5
Surrey +25 39 £24,500 +7.69% 4
London +30 24 £31,000 -0.80%
Reigate -6 17 £24,500 +6.52%
South West -20 11 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Cornwall - 11 £22,500 - 1
Redruth - 11 £22,500 - 1
Woking - 8 £28,000 -
Addlestone - 8 £23,500 - 3
City of London - 5 £41,500 -
Berkshire +12 4 £27,500 +37.50%
Birmingham -3 4 £19,500 -
Reading -10 4 £27,500 +4.76%
West Midlands -17 4 £19,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £21,000 -
Wales +9 3 £20,000 -11.11%
South Wales +9 3 £20,000 -11.11%
East Midlands +1 3 £37,500 +17.18% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £21,000 -
Harrogate - 3 £21,000 -
Derby - 2 £37,500 - 1
Guildford - 2 £20,000 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £27,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £20,000 -
East of England - 2 £27,500 - 1
West Sussex 0 1 £30,500 +24.48%
Cardiff -1 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £30,500 -

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Network+ 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 Network+ Certification.

1 83 (61.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (54.48%) Microsoft
3 71 (52.99%) A+ Certification
4 70 (52.24%) Windows
5 60 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (41.79%) Cisco
7 52 (38.81%) CCNA
8 50 (37.31%) MS Excel
9 49 (36.57%) ITIL
9 49 (36.57%) TCP/IP
10 43 (32.09%) MCSA
11 39 (29.10%) MCSE
11 39 (29.10%) MS Exchange
12 38 (28.36%) Active Directory
13 37 (27.61%) Firewall
14 35 (26.12%) HP
14 35 (26.12%) SLA
15 34 (25.37%) ADSL
16 31 (23.13%) Internet
16 31 (23.13%) MCP
17 29 (21.64%) MS Office
17 29 (21.64%) Windows 7
18 28 (20.90%) DNS
19 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (18.66%) LAN
20 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 23 (17.16%) VMware
22 22 (16.42%) Sophos
22 22 (16.42%) WAN

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Network+ 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 Network+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (29.10%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.22%) Lync
7 5 (3.73%) Moodle
8 4 (2.99%) IIS
8 4 (2.99%) Apache
9 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (37.31%) MS Excel
2 29 (21.64%) MS Office
3 7 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.99%) MS Project
4 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (36.57%) TCP/IP
2 37 (27.61%) Firewall
3 34 (25.37%) ADSL
4 31 (23.13%) Internet
5 28 (20.90%) DNS
6 25 (18.66%) LAN
7 22 (16.42%) WAN
8 20 (14.93%) DHCP
8 20 (14.93%) Ethernet
9 16 (11.94%) VoIP
10 12 (8.96%) Broadband
11 8 (5.97%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (4.48%) Network Security
12 6 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.48%) Wireless
12 6 (4.48%) FWSM
12 6 (4.48%) VPN
13 4 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (2.24%) VLAN
14 3 (2.24%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.97%) Law
3 7 (5.22%) German Language
4 5 (3.73%) Finance
5 2 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (29.10%) Analyst
2 33 (24.63%) Support Engineer
3 26 (19.40%) Technical Support
4 23 (17.16%) Support Analyst
5 18 (13.43%) Technical Support Engineer
5 18 (13.43%) Technical Engineer
6 16 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (10.45%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (10.45%) Service Analyst
8 13 (9.70%) Technical Support Analyst
8 13 (9.70%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (8.21%) NOC Engineer
11 10 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (6.72%) Senior Support Analyst
13 8 (5.97%) Help Desk Support
13 8 (5.97%) Data Centre Technician
14 7 (5.22%) Senior Technical Support
14 7 (5.22%) Help Desk Analyst
15 6 (4.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) .NET
1 1 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Mathematics
2 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.73%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) iPad
4 3 (2.24%) PMI
4 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.49%) iPhone
6 1 (0.75%) VLE
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 70 (52.24%) Windows
2 29 (21.64%) Windows 7
3 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (12.69%) Windows Vista
6 14 (10.45%) Windows 8
7 12 (8.96%) Linux
8 10 (7.46%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.97%) FreeBSD
10 5 (3.73%) UNIX
11 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.49%) Android
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.57%) ITIL
2 20 (14.93%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (13.43%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (7.46%) Incident Management
5 9 (6.72%) Time Management
5 9 (6.72%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.22%) Project Management
6 7 (5.22%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.48%) Line Management
7 6 (4.48%) Service Management
7 6 (4.48%) ITSM
7 6 (4.48%) Security Management
7 6 (4.48%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.48%) Validation
8 5 (3.73%) Information Security
8 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.99%) Change Management
9 4 (2.99%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (2.99%) People Management
10 3 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) C
2 6 (4.48%) SQL
3 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (61.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (52.99%) A+ Certification
3 60 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (38.81%) CCNA
5 43 (32.09%) MCSA
6 39 (29.10%) MCSE
7 31 (23.13%) MCP
8 17 (12.69%) MCITP
9 16 (11.94%) Degree
10 12 (8.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (8.21%) MCDBA
12 9 (6.72%) MOS
13 8 (5.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (4.48%) MCDST
14 6 (4.48%) CCENT
14 6 (4.48%) CCNP
15 5 (3.73%) HND
15 5 (3.73%) CISSP
16 4 (2.99%) CNA
16 4 (2.99%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.24%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.45%) VMware ESX
2 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (3.73%) Firmware
5 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.75%) WSUS
2 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (54.48%) Microsoft
2 56 (41.79%) Cisco
3 35 (26.12%) HP
4 23 (17.16%) VMware
5 22 (16.42%) Sophos
6 20 (14.93%) SolarWinds
6 20 (14.93%) BMC
7 13 (9.70%) Citrix
7 13 (9.70%) Sun
8 11 (8.21%) Dell
9 8 (5.97%) Juniper
10 6 (4.48%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.48%) F5
11 5 (3.73%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (3.73%) BT
12 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.99%) Symantec
13 3 (2.24%) NetApp
14 2 (1.49%) Sage
14 2 (1.49%) SonicWALL
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