Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 971 971
Rank change year-on-year +191 0 -12
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 383 218 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 357 195 267
England median annual salary £21,000 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £17,000 £18,800
90th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,750
UK median annual salary £20,500 £23,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -10.87% -8.00% -

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 40095 46574 56191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.00% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31023 37620 45108
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +75 92 £21,000 -6.67% 1
London +39 91 £30,000 +9.09% 5
North of England +47 78 £20,500 -25.45% 2
North West +37 50 £20,750 -62.27% 2
East of England +40 49 £21,000 +2.44% 1
Midlands +66 40 £20,500 +13.89% 1
South West +43 33 £20,500 -16.33%
East Midlands +47 20 £20,500 +13.89%
West Midlands +34 20 £20,500 +18.84% 1
Yorkshire +33 15 £19,000 +6.74%
North East +5 13 £20,500 +7.89%
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 293 (76.50%) Windows
2 256 (66.84%) Microsoft
3 196 (51.17%) Cisco
4 195 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
5 173 (45.17%) Network+ Certification
6 135 (35.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 132 (34.46%) Active Directory
8 128 (33.42%) CCENT
9 100 (26.11%) ITIL
10 95 (24.80%) MCP
11 75 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
12 66 (17.23%) MCSE
12 66 (17.23%) CCNA
12 66 (17.23%) Degree
13 62 (16.19%) Office 365
14 58 (15.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (15.14%) Windows Server
15 57 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (14.62%) VMware
17 53 (13.84%) Windows 7
18 49 (12.79%) Windows 8
19 47 (12.27%) DNS
20 42 (10.97%) DHCP
20 42 (10.97%) MCSA
20 42 (10.97%) Firewall
21 41 (10.70%) Windows XP
22 40 (10.44%) MS Exchange
22 40 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 40 (10.44%) Driving Licence
23 38 (9.92%) Finance

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 40 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.19%) Office 365
2 22 (5.74%) G Suite
3 9 (2.35%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.83%) GitHub
6 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.27%) DNS
2 42 (10.97%) DHCP
2 42 (10.97%) Firewall
3 26 (6.79%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.96%) WLAN
5 18 (4.70%) Internet
5 18 (4.70%) VPN
5 18 (4.70%) WAN
6 17 (4.44%) LAN
7 11 (2.87%) Wireless
8 9 (2.35%) Skype
8 9 (2.35%) VoIP
9 8 (2.09%) Network Security
10 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.31%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.04%) NAS
12 4 (1.04%) PBX
12 4 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) MySQL
3 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Artifactory
1 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket
1 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.83%) Subversion
1 7 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 38 (9.92%) Finance
2 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.87%) Legal
4 10 (2.61%) Electronics
5 6 (1.57%) Military
5 6 (1.57%) Publishing
6 2 (0.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.26%) French Language
7 1 (0.26%) Front Office
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 129 (33.68%) Trainee
2 78 (20.37%) Analyst
3 71 (18.54%) IT Support
4 55 (14.36%) Support Analyst
5 39 (10.18%) IT Analyst
6 37 (9.66%) Support Engineer
7 36 (9.40%) IT Support Analyst
8 32 (8.36%) 1st Line Support
8 32 (8.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (7.57%) IT Engineer
10 27 (7.05%) Service Analyst
11 26 (6.79%) IT Technician
11 26 (6.79%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (6.01%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (5.22%) Developer
14 19 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 15 (3.92%) Technical Support
16 14 (3.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 14 (3.66%) Support Technician
17 13 (3.39%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.22%) CSS
1 20 (5.22%) HTML
2 19 (4.96%) Angular 2
2 19 (4.96%) AngularJS
2 19 (4.96%) Ember.js
2 19 (4.96%) React
3 5 (1.31%) XMPP
4 4 (1.04%) JSON
5 3 (0.78%) Flash
6 1 (0.26%) .NET
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.26%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.44%) Driving Licence
2 24 (6.27%) User Experience
3 18 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.83%) iPhone
7 6 (1.57%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.31%) AS400
8 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.04%) iPad
10 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.78%) Wiki
11 2 (0.52%) PDA
11 2 (0.52%) Social Media
12 1 (0.26%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 293 (76.50%) Windows
2 58 (15.14%) Windows Server
2 58 (15.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 57 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (13.84%) Windows 7
5 49 (12.79%) Windows 8
6 41 (10.70%) Windows XP
7 34 (8.88%) Windows 10
8 24 (6.27%) Android
9 14 (3.66%) Mac OS X
10 13 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.87%) Linux
12 8 (2.09%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.57%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (26.11%) ITIL
2 26 (6.79%) Time Management
3 25 (6.53%) CRM
4 22 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (4.96%) E-Commerce
5 19 (4.96%) Economics
5 19 (4.96%) ITIL V2
5 19 (4.96%) Mentoring
5 19 (4.96%) Responsive Web Design
5 19 (4.96%) Web Design
5 19 (4.96%) Web Development
6 17 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (3.39%) Service Management
9 8 (2.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (2.09%) Logistics
10 7 (1.83%) DevOps
10 7 (1.83%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.83%) Mobile Development
10 7 (1.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.27%) JavaScript
2 15 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.09%) C
4 7 (1.83%) Perl
4 7 (1.83%) Python
5 6 (1.57%) VBA
6 5 (1.31%) Java
6 5 (1.31%) SQL
6 5 (1.31%) VB
7 3 (0.78%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 195 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (45.17%) Network+ Certification
3 135 (35.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (33.42%) CCENT
5 95 (24.80%) MCP
6 66 (17.23%) CCNA
6 66 (17.23%) Degree
6 66 (17.23%) MCSE
7 42 (10.97%) MCSA
8 30 (7.83%) CCNP
9 24 (6.27%) DBS Check
10 20 (5.22%) MCTS
11 19 (4.96%) Security Cleared
12 18 (4.70%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (4.44%) HND
13 17 (4.44%) SC Cleared
14 15 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (3.92%) MCDST
14 15 (3.92%) MCITP
15 14 (3.66%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 132 (34.46%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.09%) XenApp
5 7 (1.83%) Docker
6 4 (1.04%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.04%) vSphere
7 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.78%) Snort
7 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) pfSense
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (9.40%) SCCM
2 8 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.09%) Puppet
3 7 (1.83%) Rundeck
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.31%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.31%) WSUS
5 4 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.78%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.78%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.26%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.26%) DameWare
8 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 256 (66.84%) Microsoft
2 196 (51.17%) Cisco
3 56 (14.62%) VMware
4 25 (6.53%) Citrix
4 25 (6.53%) Google
5 19 (4.96%) Apple
6 14 (3.66%) HP
7 12 (3.13%) IBM
8 11 (2.87%) Xerox
9 9 (2.35%) CA
10 8 (2.09%) EMC
11 7 (1.83%) Cognizant
12 6 (1.57%) Dell
13 5 (1.31%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.31%) QNAP
13 5 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.31%) Sun
14 4 (1.04%) Qualys
14 4 (1.04%) WatchGuard
15 3 (0.78%) SonicWALL