Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 934 908 999
Rank change year-on-year -26 +91 -80
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 220 262 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.63% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 190 233 234
England median annual salary £25,500 £27,500 £22,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.27% +23.60% -1.11%
10th Percentile £17,863 £17,000 £17,750
90th Percentile £45,106 £62,500 £40,000
UK median annual salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -

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 39,195 41,583 51,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.84% 24.72% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 29,336 32,512 42,260
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -7 72 £22,500 -2.17% 10
London -43 56 £29,500 -34.44% 10
East of England +23 49 £24,000 -20.00% 6
North of England +7 27 £24,500 +15.29% 16
Yorkshire +31 19 £18,500 -5.13%
Midlands -5 15 £28,500 +22.53% 7
West Midlands +19 10 £44,250 +96.67% 5
North West +13 7 £25,000 +14.94% 16
East Midlands +6 5 £21,000 -9.71% 2
South West -32 4 £21,500 +16.22% 2
North East -14 1 £24,000 -12.73%
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 143 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 139 (63.18%) Windows
3 134 (60.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (50.45%) Active Directory
5 102 (46.36%) Microsoft Office
6 96 (43.64%) Office 365
7 80 (36.36%) Network+ Certification
8 75 (34.09%) ITIL
9 66 (30.00%) Windows 7
10 63 (28.64%) MCP
11 59 (26.82%) Degree
12 55 (25.00%) Windows 10
13 52 (23.64%) Windows Server
13 52 (23.64%) MCSA
14 50 (22.73%) MS Exchange
14 50 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (22.27%) MCSE
15 49 (22.27%) VMware
16 45 (20.45%) Cisco
16 45 (20.45%) Apple
17 43 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (19.55%) CCNA
18 38 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 36 (16.36%) Firewall
20 35 (15.91%) SLA
21 34 (15.45%) C
21 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
22 33 (15.00%) Driving Licence
22 33 (15.00%) Mathematics
23 32 (14.55%) Problem-Solving

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 50 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.91%) Skype for Business
3 20 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.27%) IIS
7 3 (1.36%) Apache
7 3 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.45%) MODX
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (46.36%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (11.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 96 (43.64%) Office 365
2 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.82%) G Suite
4 6 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.82%) Slack
7 3 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.91%) PaaS
8 2 (0.91%) SaaS
8 2 (0.91%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.45%) AdWords
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.36%) Firewall
2 30 (13.64%) WAN
3 29 (13.18%) TCP/IP
4 26 (11.82%) LAN
5 22 (10.00%) Wireless
6 21 (9.55%) VPN
7 20 (9.09%) DNS
8 19 (8.64%) VoIP
9 16 (7.27%) MPLS
10 14 (6.36%) DHCP
10 14 (6.36%) Internet
10 14 (6.36%) Skype
11 13 (5.91%) IPsec
11 13 (5.91%) Network Security
12 8 (3.64%) VLAN
13 7 (3.18%) SAN
14 6 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.27%) HTTP
15 5 (2.27%) IP Telephony
16 3 (1.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MSI
1 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (10.00%) Finance
2 18 (8.18%) Retail
3 11 (5.00%) Electronics
4 9 (4.09%) Legal
4 9 (4.09%) Military
4 9 (4.09%) Publishing
5 7 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.91%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (28.18%) IT Support
2 58 (26.36%) Analyst
3 43 (19.55%) Support Engineer
4 41 (18.64%) Support Analyst
5 31 (14.09%) IT Analyst
6 29 (13.18%) IT Engineer
7 28 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (12.73%) Desktop Support
8 27 (12.27%) Support Technician
9 23 (10.45%) IT Support Analyst
10 22 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (9.55%) Service Analyst
12 18 (8.18%) IT Technician
13 15 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
14 14 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
16 12 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
16 12 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 12 (5.45%) IT Support Technician
16 12 (5.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.73%) Flash
2 3 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.36%) Web Services
3 2 (0.91%) RESTful
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.00%) Driving Licence
2 27 (12.27%) Data Centre
3 24 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 24 (10.91%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (8.18%) Blackberry
5 14 (6.36%) iPhone
6 12 (5.45%) iPad
6 12 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.09%) e-Learning
9 7 (3.18%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.73%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (2.73%) Smartphone
11 5 (2.27%) Handset
11 5 (2.27%) NHS
12 4 (1.82%) CMDB
12 4 (1.82%) EPoS
13 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 139 (63.18%) Windows
2 66 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 55 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 52 (23.64%) Windows Server
5 50 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (13.18%) Apple iOS
8 23 (10.45%) Android
9 22 (10.00%) Mac OS X
10 19 (8.64%) Windows XP
11 18 (8.18%) Linux
12 17 (7.73%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.36%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.45%) Unix
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.09%) ITIL
2 33 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 32 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (7.73%) Logistics
5 16 (7.27%) Mobile Device Management
5 16 (7.27%) Service Management
6 15 (6.82%) Asset Management
7 14 (6.36%) ITIL V3
8 13 (5.91%) Break/Fix
8 13 (5.91%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.55%) ITSM
9 10 (4.55%) Time Management
10 9 (4.09%) Information Security
10 9 (4.09%) Process Improvement
11 8 (3.64%) CRM
11 8 (3.64%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.18%) Migration
13 6 (2.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 6 (2.73%) Operations Management
13 6 (2.73%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.45%) C
2 17 (7.73%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.00%) SQL
4 7 (3.18%) Java
5 4 (1.82%) VBScript
6 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.36%) Python
6 3 (1.36%) VB
6 3 (1.36%) VBA
7 2 (0.91%) C#
8 1 (0.45%) C++
8 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 134 (60.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (36.36%) Network+ Certification
3 63 (28.64%) MCP
4 59 (26.82%) Degree
5 52 (23.64%) MCSA
6 49 (22.27%) MCSE
7 43 (19.55%) CCNA
7 43 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (12.27%) MCITP
9 25 (11.36%) SC Cleared
9 25 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 23 (10.45%) MCDST
11 13 (5.91%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (4.55%) MCTS
13 8 (3.64%) CCENT
14 6 (2.73%) CEH
15 5 (2.27%) CCNP
15 5 (2.27%) DBS Check
16 4 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) GDPR
2 2 (0.91%) PMO
2 2 (0.91%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 38 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.00%) vSphere
5 8 (3.64%) XenApp
6 7 (3.18%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.36%) Snort
8 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (10.91%) SCCM
2 7 (3.18%) WSUS
3 6 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.82%) SCOM
5 3 (1.36%) DameWare
5 3 (1.36%) QRadar
5 3 (1.36%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.91%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.91%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.91%) WMI
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 143 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (22.27%) VMware
3 45 (20.45%) Apple
3 45 (20.45%) Cisco
4 25 (11.36%) Citrix
5 19 (8.64%) HP
6 18 (8.18%) Dell
7 13 (5.91%) Google
7 13 (5.91%) Xerox
8 8 (3.64%) IBM
9 7 (3.18%) CommVault
10 6 (2.73%) Adobe
10 6 (2.73%) CA
10 6 (2.73%) EMC
10 6 (2.73%) FalconStor
10 6 (2.73%) McAfee
10 6 (2.73%) Oracle
10 6 (2.73%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.73%) Veeam
11 5 (2.27%) Samsung