Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 922 799 989
Rank change year-on-year -123 +190 -25
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 195 391 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.98% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 140 365 203
England median annual salary £25,000 £21,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,500 £17,000
90th Percentile £36,950 £38,450 £43,250
UK median annual salary £25,000 £20,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% -10.00%

A+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36,639 39,844 47,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.35% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,329 30,784 38,288
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -24 63 £22,500 +7.14% 11
London -2 50 £26,750 -10.83% 10
East of England +15 49 £24,000 +14.29% 4
Midlands +3 23 £22,500 +9.76% 6
North of England -47 20 £24,000 +17.07% 20
Yorkshire +18 13 £20,000 -2.44% 2
East Midlands -19 13 £22,000 +7.32% 2
West Midlands +16 8 £22,500 +9.76% 4
North West -29 6 £25,000 +21.95% 17
South West -34 3 £20,750 +3.75% 2
North East -25 1 £24,000 +17.07% 1
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 134 (68.72%) Windows
2 128 (65.64%) Microsoft
3 119 (61.03%) Active Directory
4 101 (51.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (49.74%) Microsoft Office
6 92 (47.18%) ITIL
7 82 (42.05%) Office 365
8 71 (36.41%) Windows 7
9 64 (32.82%) MCP
10 63 (32.31%) Network+ Certification
11 60 (30.77%) Windows 10
12 51 (26.15%) Apple
13 50 (25.64%) SLA
14 48 (24.62%) TCP/IP
14 48 (24.62%) MCSE
15 47 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (23.59%) MCSA
17 42 (21.54%) Windows Server
18 41 (21.03%) Wireless
19 40 (20.51%) Internet
20 39 (20.00%) MCDST
21 35 (17.95%) CCNA
21 35 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
22 34 (17.44%) Management Information System
22 34 (17.44%) Degree
22 34 (17.44%) Apple iOS
23 31 (15.90%) MS Exchange
24 29 (14.87%) Time Management
24 29 (14.87%) Android
25 28 (14.36%) Data Centre

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 31 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.74%) Skype for Business
3 15 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (6.15%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.62%) IIS
6 8 (4.10%) Apache
7 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.03%) Confluence
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (49.74%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.05%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 82 (42.05%) Office 365
2 22 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.15%) G Suite
4 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.62%) TCP/IP
2 41 (21.03%) Wireless
3 40 (20.51%) Internet
4 26 (13.33%) DNS
4 26 (13.33%) Firewall
4 26 (13.33%) LAN
5 25 (12.82%) DHCP
6 22 (11.28%) Ethernet
7 19 (9.74%) Skype
8 18 (9.23%) VPN
9 16 (8.21%) WAN
10 15 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (6.67%) VoIP
12 8 (4.10%) HTTP
12 8 (4.10%) ICMP
12 8 (4.10%) SNMP
13 5 (2.56%) SAN
14 4 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (2.05%) IP Telephony
14 4 (2.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 22 (11.28%) Finance
2 15 (7.69%) Retail
3 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.59%) Legal
5 6 (3.08%) Law
6 5 (2.56%) Electronics
7 4 (2.05%) Advertising
8 3 (1.54%) Military
8 3 (1.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (33.33%) Analyst
2 42 (21.54%) IT Support
3 37 (18.97%) Support Analyst
3 37 (18.97%) Support Engineer
4 32 (16.41%) Desktop Support
5 23 (11.79%) IT Engineer
6 21 (10.77%) Service Analyst
7 20 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (9.74%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (9.23%) IT Analyst
10 17 (8.72%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (8.72%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.15%) Deskside Engineer
11 12 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (6.15%) IT Support Analyst
11 12 (6.15%) Team Leader
12 11 (5.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 10 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (5.13%) Support Technician
14 9 (4.62%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.05%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.44%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.36%) Data Centre
3 25 (12.82%) Driving Licence
4 23 (11.79%) Blackberry
5 21 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (10.26%) Client/Server
7 18 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (8.72%) iPhone
8 17 (8.72%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (5.13%) iPad
10 8 (4.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 8 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (3.59%) Wiki
12 5 (2.56%) EPoS
13 3 (1.54%) e-Learning
14 2 (1.03%) CCTV
14 2 (1.03%) CMDB
14 2 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 134 (68.72%) Windows
2 71 (36.41%) Windows 7
3 60 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 42 (21.54%) Windows Server
5 34 (17.44%) Apple iOS
6 29 (14.87%) Android
7 27 (13.85%) Mac OS X
8 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (8.72%) Linux
10 15 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (4.62%) Windows 8
12 8 (4.10%) Kali Linux
13 7 (3.59%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.51%) Unix
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (47.18%) ITIL
2 47 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.87%) Time Management
4 21 (10.77%) Change Management
5 20 (10.26%) Identity Management
5 20 (10.26%) Server Management
5 20 (10.26%) Validation
6 16 (8.21%) Break/Fix
7 14 (7.18%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 11 (5.64%) Information Security
9 11 (5.64%) ITSM
9 11 (5.64%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.62%) High Availability
11 8 (4.10%) DevOps
11 8 (4.10%) Open Source
11 8 (4.10%) Requirements Management
11 8 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.10%) SIEM
11 8 (4.10%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.28%) Java
2 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.10%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.10%) Python
4 7 (3.59%) C
5 5 (2.56%) SQL
6 3 (1.54%) VB
6 3 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (51.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (32.82%) MCP
3 63 (32.31%) Network+ Certification
4 48 (24.62%) MCSE
5 46 (23.59%) MCSA
6 39 (20.00%) MCDST
7 35 (17.95%) CCNA
7 35 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (17.44%) Degree
9 20 (10.26%) ACDT
9 20 (10.26%) ACHDS
9 20 (10.26%) ACTC
9 20 (10.26%) MCSM
10 14 (7.18%) CCENT
10 14 (7.18%) MCITP
10 14 (7.18%) SC Cleared
10 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
11 13 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (5.13%) MOS
13 8 (4.10%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (25.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.54%) COBIT
3 3 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) QA
4 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 119 (61.03%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.15%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.54%) vSphere
5 3 (1.54%) XenApp
6 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.23%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) QRadar
3 3 (1.54%) Clonezilla
3 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.54%) WSUS
4 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 128 (65.64%) Microsoft
2 51 (26.15%) Apple
3 26 (13.33%) Citrix
4 25 (12.82%) Cisco
5 23 (11.79%) VMware
6 13 (6.67%) Oracle
6 13 (6.67%) Remedy
7 12 (6.15%) Lotus
8 10 (5.13%) Dell
8 10 (5.13%) Google
9 8 (4.10%) Splunk
10 7 (3.59%) HP
11 6 (3.08%) Adobe
11 6 (3.08%) Xerox
12 5 (2.56%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.54%) CommVault
13 3 (1.54%) Samsung
14 2 (1.03%) FalconStor
14 2 (1.03%) McAfee
14 2 (1.03%) Toshiba