Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 861 647 801
Rank change year-on-year -214 +154 +153
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 108 47 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.45% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 91 43 227
10th Percentile £22,000 £17,950 £18,500
25th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £21,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% +4.08%
75th Percentile £36,875 £38,125 £33,750
90th Percentile £44,250 £47,000 £45,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £25,750
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% +3.00%

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 22,079 10,402 31,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.72% 22.34% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,051 7,955 23,040
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification in England.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -129 33 £28,750 -4.17% 6
London -223 30 £33,000 -22.35% 9
Midlands -117 17 £23,500 +4.44% 6
North of England -114 16 £30,000 +33.33% 5
West Midlands -89 14 £22,750 +1.11% 4
North West -72 12 £30,000 +71.43% 2
South West -97 9 £25,500 -13.56% 6
East Midlands -63 3 £31,500 +14.55% 2
East of England -101 3 £32,500 +44.44% 5
North East -33 2 £22,750 -44.51% 1
Yorkshire -101 2 £37,000 +64.44% 2
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 83 (76.85%) Windows
2 70 (64.81%) Active Directory
3 63 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
4 62 (57.41%) ITIL
5 54 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 43 (39.81%) Windows 10
7 41 (37.96%) Social Skills
8 40 (37.04%) Network+ Certification
8 40 (37.04%) Azure
9 35 (32.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 29 (26.85%) SCCM
11 29 (26.85%) SLA
12 28 (25.93%) Degree
12 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
13 27 (25.00%) DNS
14 25 (23.15%) DHCP
15 24 (22.22%) VPN
15 24 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (20.37%) Firewall
17 20 (18.52%) Service Management
17 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
18 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
19 17 (15.74%) VMware
20 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
21 15 (13.89%) Apple iOS
21 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
22 14 (12.96%) LAN
22 14 (12.96%) WAN
22 14 (12.96%) MCP

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 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.19%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.26%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 63 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
2 40 (37.04%) Azure
3 11 (10.19%) Power Platform
4 9 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.48%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (6.48%) OneDrive
6 5 (4.63%) Power Automate
6 5 (4.63%) PowerApps
7 4 (3.70%) AWS
7 4 (3.70%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.85%) GCP
8 2 (1.85%) IaaS
8 2 (1.85%) PaaS
8 2 (1.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.00%) DNS
2 25 (23.15%) DHCP
3 24 (22.22%) VPN
4 22 (20.37%) Firewall
5 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 14 (12.96%) LAN
6 14 (12.96%) WAN
7 11 (10.19%) Skype
8 9 (8.33%) Network Security
9 8 (7.41%) Internet
9 8 (7.41%) VLAN
10 6 (5.56%) VoIP
11 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.85%) HTTP
12 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.85%) MPLS
12 2 (1.85%) PBX
12 2 (1.85%) SAN
12 2 (1.85%) SNMP
12 2 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) JIRA
General
1 41 (37.96%) Social Skills
2 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.11%) Banking
4 8 (7.41%) Law
5 7 (6.48%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.48%) Public Sector
6 6 (5.56%) Legal
7 3 (2.78%) Finance
7 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.85%) Military
8 2 (1.85%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.85%) Retail
9 1 (0.93%) Electronics
9 1 (0.93%) German Language
9 1 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 43 (39.81%) Analyst
2 25 (23.15%) Service Analyst
2 25 (23.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (18.52%) IT Analyst
4 19 (17.59%) Support Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Support Analyst
6 15 (13.89%) IT Support
7 14 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (11.11%) IT Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Service Desk Agent
11 6 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
12 5 (4.63%) Team Leader
12 5 (4.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) SAML
1 2 (1.85%) Spring
1 2 (1.85%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.70%) EPoS
2 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 83 (76.85%) Windows
2 43 (39.81%) Windows 10
3 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
5 15 (13.89%) Apple iOS
6 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (7.41%) Linux
8 6 (5.56%) Android
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.70%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.85%) CentOS
12 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.41%) ITIL
2 20 (18.52%) Service Management
3 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 11 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (8.33%) ITSM
6 9 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 8 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.56%) Decision-Making
8 6 (5.56%) Information Security
8 6 (5.56%) Security Patching
9 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.63%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.70%) Project Management
10 4 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.85%) Java
2 2 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (37.04%) Network+ Certification
2 35 (32.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (25.93%) Degree
4 14 (12.96%) MCP
5 13 (12.04%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.26%) CCNA
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (7.41%) MCSA
11 7 (6.48%) MCSE
12 6 (5.56%) MCDST
12 6 (5.56%) MOS
13 5 (4.63%) Master's Degree
14 4 (3.70%) MCITP
14 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (2.78%) CCENT
15 3 (2.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (26.85%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) NIST
3 2 (1.85%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.85%) Docker
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 29 (26.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.74%) VMware
3 13 (12.04%) Apple
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco
4 10 (9.26%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.63%) Citrix
5 5 (4.63%) Sophos
6 4 (3.70%) Dell
7 3 (2.78%) BT
7 3 (2.78%) Mitel
7 3 (2.78%) Polycom
8 2 (1.85%) Acronis
8 2 (1.85%) Aruba
8 2 (1.85%) EMC
8 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.85%) HP
8 2 (1.85%) Juniper
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle
8 2 (1.85%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (0.93%) Adobe