Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 424 579 798
Rank change year-on-year +155 +219 +93
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 792 158 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 1.36% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 113 43 196
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £19,750
25th Percentile £22,250 £21,125 £21,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £39,550 £65,000 £38,500
UK median annual salary £29,000 £27,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% +11.00% -

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 25,255 11,628 25,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 20.33% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13,636 8,717 19,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
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 22 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England +135 392 £28,250 +25.56% 6
Midlands +42 208 £23,500 +4.44% 7
Yorkshire +72 178 £33,500 +48.89% 3
North West +54 161 £22,500 -8.16% 3
South East -26 115 £28,000 +12.00% 10
East Midlands +36 108 £25,000 - 3
West Midlands -10 100 £23,500 +4.44% 4
North East +19 53 £25,000 -39.02%
South West -3 51 £25,000 -11.11% 4
London -215 46 £35,000 -14.11% 9
East of England -94 7 £33,750 +50.00% 8
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 701 (88.51%) Network+ Certification
2 671 (84.72%) CCNA
2 671 (84.72%) Cisco Certification
3 666 (84.09%) Cisco
4 662 (83.59%) Linux
5 658 (83.08%) Wireless
6 657 (82.95%) Linux+ Certification
7 101 (12.75%) Windows
8 90 (11.36%) Microsoft 365
9 82 (10.35%) ITIL
10 80 (10.10%) Active Directory
11 79 (9.97%) Microsoft
12 72 (9.09%) Social Skills
13 48 (6.06%) Windows 10
14 44 (5.56%) Azure
14 44 (5.56%) SCCM
15 36 (4.55%) Windows 7
16 33 (4.17%) VPN
16 33 (4.17%) DNS
17 32 (4.04%) DHCP
17 32 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
18 30 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
19 29 (3.66%) SLA
20 28 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (3.41%) PowerShell
22 23 (2.90%) Degree
22 23 (2.90%) TCP/IP
23 20 (2.53%) Service Management
23 20 (2.53%) Windows Server
24 18 (2.27%) LAN

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 17 (2.15%) Skype for Business
2 16 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.13%) InVision
4 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.36%) Microsoft 365
2 44 (5.56%) Azure
3 8 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (0.88%) Power Platform
5 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.63%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.38%) AWS
6 3 (0.38%) Google Workspace
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.25%) GCP
7 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.13%) Figma
8 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.13%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 658 (83.08%) Wireless
2 33 (4.17%) DNS
2 33 (4.17%) VPN
3 32 (4.04%) DHCP
4 23 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.27%) LAN
6 17 (2.15%) Skype
6 17 (2.15%) WAN
7 15 (1.89%) Firewall
8 8 (1.01%) VLAN
9 6 (0.76%) Network Security
10 5 (0.63%) VoIP
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.38%) SNMP
12 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.25%) MPLS
13 2 (0.25%) VSAN
14 1 (0.13%) Intelligent Network
14 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.13%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.25%) Big Data
3 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.13%) Metadata
General
1 72 (9.09%) Social Skills
2 15 (1.89%) Banking
2 15 (1.89%) Investment Banking
2 15 (1.89%) Law
3 14 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (0.88%) Public Sector
6 6 (0.76%) Finance
6 6 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.51%) Retail
8 3 (0.38%) Legal
9 2 (0.25%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.25%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 662 (83.59%) IT Technician
2 657 (82.95%) Network Technician
2 657 (82.95%) Trainee
2 657 (82.95%) Trainee IT Technician
2 657 (82.95%) Trainee Technician
3 58 (7.32%) Analyst
4 45 (5.68%) Service Analyst
4 45 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (3.79%) IT Analyst
6 20 (2.53%) IT Support
7 19 (2.40%) Support Engineer
8 17 (2.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (2.15%) IT Engineer
9 11 (1.39%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (1.39%) Support Analyst
10 10 (1.26%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (1.01%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (1.01%) Support Technician
12 7 (0.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 7 (0.88%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.25%) COM
1 2 (0.25%) Spring
1 2 (0.25%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (0.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (0.51%) Driving Licence
2 4 (0.51%) EPoS
2 4 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (0.38%) User Experience
4 2 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (0.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.25%) iPhone
4 2 (0.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.25%) Social Media
4 2 (0.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.13%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.13%) iSeries
5 1 (0.13%) NHS
5 1 (0.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 662 (83.59%) Linux
2 101 (12.75%) Windows
3 48 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 36 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Android
14 1 (0.13%) Debian
14 1 (0.13%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (10.35%) ITIL
2 20 (2.53%) Service Management
3 18 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.27%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (2.15%) Wealth Management
5 14 (1.77%) Incident Management
6 13 (1.64%) ITIL V3
7 12 (1.52%) Time Management
8 11 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (1.14%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (1.01%) ITSM
10 8 (1.01%) Security Patching
11 7 (0.88%) Quality Management
12 5 (0.63%) Break/Fix
12 5 (0.63%) Change Management
12 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2
13 4 (0.51%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (0.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (0.38%) Logistics
14 3 (0.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.41%) PowerShell
2 5 (0.63%) C
2 5 (0.63%) SQL
3 2 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 701 (88.51%) Network+ Certification
2 671 (84.72%) CCNA
2 671 (84.72%) Cisco Certification
3 657 (82.95%) Linux+ Certification
4 28 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.90%) Degree
6 17 (2.15%) MCP
7 15 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.77%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.52%) MCSA
10 11 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.14%) MOS
12 7 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (0.88%) MCSE
13 5 (0.63%) CCNP
13 5 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.38%) ECDL
14 3 (0.38%) HND
14 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.66%) SLA
2 4 (0.51%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 80 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.88%) BitLocker
2 7 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.51%) vSphere
5 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.25%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (5.56%) SCCM
2 32 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.13%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 666 (84.09%) Cisco
2 79 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.64%) VMware
4 12 (1.52%) Apple
5 7 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 6 (0.76%) Citrix
7 4 (0.51%) Dell
7 4 (0.51%) Google
7 4 (0.51%) Sophos
8 3 (0.38%) Adobe
9 2 (0.25%) BMC
9 2 (0.25%) CrowdStrike
9 2 (0.25%) EMC
9 2 (0.25%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.25%) HP
9 2 (0.25%) Intel
9 2 (0.25%) Juniper
9 2 (0.25%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.25%) Snow
10 1 (0.13%) Intapp