Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 946 986
Rank change year-on-year +127 +40 -53
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 332 212 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 315 191 242
England median annual salary £20,500 £26,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.15% -1.89% +6.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £17,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £30,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £20,500 £27,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -24.07% +1.89% +6.00%

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 37,869 42,656 53,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.52% 25.68% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29,625 34,085 43,503
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +27 91 £21,000 -8.70% 68
London +11 71 £27,500 -24.66% 23
North of England +57 69 £20,500 -48.75% 119
North West +31 47 £22,750 -58.64% 69
Midlands +52 38 £20,500 +13.89% 76
East of England +26 37 £20,500 -25.45% 31
South West +20 26 £20,500 -16.33% 26
East Midlands +35 19 £20,500 +13.89% 26
West Midlands +21 19 £20,500 +17.14% 50
North East -7 13 £20,500 -48.75% 17
Yorkshire +33 9 £20,500 +2.50% 33
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 275 (82.83%) Windows
2 245 (73.80%) Microsoft
3 188 (56.63%) Cisco
4 179 (53.92%) Cisco Certification
5 169 (50.90%) Network+ Certification
6 129 (38.86%) CCENT
7 123 (37.05%) Active Directory
8 106 (31.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 96 (28.92%) ITIL
10 67 (20.18%) MCP
11 61 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
12 60 (18.07%) Office 365
13 55 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (15.06%) MCSE
14 50 (15.06%) CCNA
15 46 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (13.55%) Windows 7
17 43 (12.95%) VMware
18 40 (12.05%) MCSA
19 39 (11.75%) Degree
20 38 (11.45%) Windows 8
21 37 (11.14%) Firewall
22 35 (10.54%) DNS
22 35 (10.54%) Windows 10
23 34 (10.24%) Windows Server
23 34 (10.24%) DHCP
24 33 (9.94%) Driving Licence
25 32 (9.64%) CRM
26 30 (9.04%) SharePoint
26 30 (9.04%) Hyper-V

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 30 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.07%) Office 365
2 19 (5.72%) G Suite
3 8 (2.41%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.14%) Firewall
2 35 (10.54%) DNS
3 34 (10.24%) DHCP
4 26 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.63%) VPN
6 18 (5.42%) Internet
6 18 (5.42%) WAN
7 17 (5.12%) WLAN
8 16 (4.82%) LAN
9 8 (2.41%) Network Security
9 8 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (2.11%) Skype
10 7 (2.11%) Wireless
11 5 (1.51%) VoIP
12 3 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.90%) DSL
12 3 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.90%) SAN
12 3 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 16 (4.82%) Finance
2 11 (3.31%) Legal
2 11 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.81%) Electronics
3 6 (1.81%) Publishing
4 4 (1.20%) Military
5 2 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (38.55%) Trainee
2 73 (21.99%) Analyst
3 69 (20.78%) IT Support
4 64 (19.28%) Support Analyst
5 48 (14.46%) IT Analyst
6 47 (14.16%) IT Support Analyst
7 27 (8.13%) Support Engineer
8 23 (6.93%) IT Engineer
8 23 (6.93%) Service Analyst
8 23 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 22 (6.63%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (6.02%) Service Desk Support
12 19 (5.72%) IT Technician
12 19 (5.72%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (5.42%) Senior IT Support
13 18 (5.42%) Senior IT Support Analyst
13 18 (5.42%) Senior Support Analyst
13 18 (5.42%) Service Desk Support Analyst
14 17 (5.12%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.51%) JSON
2 3 (0.90%) Flash
2 3 (0.90%) XMPP
3 1 (0.30%) CSS
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
3 1 (0.30%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.94%) Driving Licence
2 10 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.01%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.01%) Smartphone
3 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.11%) iPhone
4 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.20%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.20%) EPoS
6 3 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (0.90%) iPad
6 3 (0.90%) User Experience
6 3 (0.90%) Wiki
7 2 (0.60%) AS400
8 1 (0.30%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.30%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 275 (82.83%) Windows
2 55 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (13.55%) Windows 7
5 38 (11.45%) Windows 8
6 35 (10.54%) Windows 10
7 34 (10.24%) Windows Server
8 26 (7.83%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.92%) Linux
10 11 (3.31%) Android
11 10 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.51%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (28.92%) ITIL
2 32 (9.64%) CRM
3 24 (7.23%) Time Management
4 17 (5.12%) ITIL V2
5 13 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (3.61%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.01%) Service Management
8 8 (2.41%) Asset Management
8 8 (2.41%) Information Security
9 7 (2.11%) Data Loss Prevention
9 7 (2.11%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (2.11%) SIEM
9 7 (2.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (1.81%) Break/Fix
10 6 (1.81%) Logistics
10 6 (1.81%) Process Improvement
11 5 (1.51%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (1.51%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.51%) Test Management
11 5 (1.51%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.81%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.51%) C
2 5 (1.51%) Java
3 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.90%) VB
3 3 (0.90%) VBA
4 2 (0.60%) SQL
4 2 (0.60%) VBScript
5 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 179 (53.92%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (50.90%) Network+ Certification
3 129 (38.86%) CCENT
4 106 (31.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (20.18%) MCP
6 50 (15.06%) CCNA
6 50 (15.06%) MCSE
7 40 (12.05%) MCSA
8 39 (11.75%) Degree
9 28 (8.43%) CCNP
10 20 (6.02%) DBS Check
11 15 (4.52%) MCDST
11 15 (4.52%) MCITP
12 14 (4.22%) MCTS
13 9 (2.71%) Security Cleared
14 8 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.41%) SC Cleared
15 7 (2.11%) CEH
15 7 (2.11%) CISSP
15 7 (2.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (37.05%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.04%) Hyper-V
3 29 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.11%) Snort
5 5 (1.51%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.51%) XenApp
6 2 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (8.13%) SCCM
2 8 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.11%) RSA enVision
3 7 (2.11%) SCOM
4 4 (1.20%) DameWare
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.90%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 245 (73.80%) Microsoft
2 188 (56.63%) Cisco
3 43 (12.95%) VMware
4 22 (6.63%) Citrix
5 20 (6.02%) Google
6 13 (3.92%) Apple
7 9 (2.71%) HP
7 9 (2.71%) Xerox
8 7 (2.11%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.11%) Qualys
8 7 (2.11%) Sophos
8 7 (2.11%) Sourcefire
9 6 (1.81%) EMC
10 5 (1.51%) Dell
10 5 (1.51%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.51%) Sun
11 4 (1.20%) IBM
12 3 (0.90%) FalconStor
12 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.90%) Toshiba