Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 950 917 979
Rank change year-on-year -33 +62 -56
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 210 215 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.53% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 196 192 243
England median annual salary £26,500 £27,250 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.75% +13.54% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18,500 £17,550 £18,000
90th Percentile £48,125 £62,500 £51,800
UK median annual salary £26,500 £28,625 £24,000
% change year-on-year -7.42% +19.27% +6.67%

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 38,992 40,304 52,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.50% 25.18% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30,014 31,972 42,956
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,604
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -3.44% +3.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 72 £24,500 +2.08% 73
London -49 67 £30,000 -22.58% 19
East of England -8 34 £23,500 -21.67% 41
North of England -4 23 £18,500 -20.43% 117
Yorkshire +23 17 £18,500 +2.78% 37
Midlands -11 9 £23,500 +1.04% 66
West Midlands +1 7 £26,000 +48.57% 45
North West -23 6 £30,000 +27.66% 67
South West -22 5 £32,500 +62.50% 23
East Midlands -17 2 £21,000 -9.71% 21
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 139 (66.19%) Microsoft
2 133 (63.33%) Windows
3 121 (57.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 81 (38.57%) Office 365
6 79 (37.62%) Microsoft Office
7 78 (37.14%) ITIL
8 70 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
9 56 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (23.81%) Degree
11 47 (22.38%) MCP
12 46 (21.90%) MCSA
13 44 (20.95%) Windows 7
14 43 (20.48%) VMware
15 42 (20.00%) Cisco
16 39 (18.57%) Windows 10
17 36 (17.14%) MCSE
17 36 (17.14%) MS Exchange
18 35 (16.67%) CCNA
18 35 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
18 35 (16.67%) Windows Server
19 34 (16.19%) C
19 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 33 (15.71%) Mathematics
20 33 (15.71%) Firewall
21 32 (15.24%) Apple
22 31 (14.76%) WAN
23 29 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 28 (13.33%) MCITP
25 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP

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 36 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.62%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) WordPress
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.48%) MODX
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (37.62%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 81 (38.57%) Office 365
2 9 (4.29%) G Suite
3 7 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.86%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.43%) IaaS
6 3 (1.43%) Slack
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.95%) PaaS
7 2 (0.95%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.48%) AdWords
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.71%) Firewall
2 31 (14.76%) WAN
3 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP
4 25 (11.90%) LAN
4 25 (11.90%) VPN
5 18 (8.57%) VoIP
6 16 (7.62%) MPLS
7 15 (7.14%) DNS
8 14 (6.67%) Internet
9 13 (6.19%) IPsec
9 13 (6.19%) Network Security
9 13 (6.19%) Wireless
10 10 (4.76%) DHCP
11 8 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (3.81%) Sourcefire
12 7 (3.33%) VLAN
12 7 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.86%) Skype
14 5 (2.38%) SAN
15 4 (1.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) MSI
1 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (7.14%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Legal
3 10 (4.76%) Electronics
3 10 (4.76%) Publishing
3 10 (4.76%) Retail
4 9 (4.29%) Military
5 5 (2.38%) Marketing
5 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (32.38%) IT Support
2 60 (28.57%) Analyst
3 50 (23.81%) Support Analyst
4 43 (20.48%) IT Analyst
5 36 (17.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 31 (14.76%) Support Engineer
7 28 (13.33%) Service Analyst
8 27 (12.86%) Support Technician
9 24 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (11.43%) Desktop Support
9 24 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (10.95%) IT Engineer
11 19 (9.05%) Field Engineer
12 18 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (7.14%) IT Technician
13 15 (7.14%) Senior IT Support
13 15 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
14 14 (6.67%) Senior IT Support Analyst
14 14 (6.67%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
14 14 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.90%) Flash
1 4 (1.90%) JSON
2 3 (1.43%) Web Services
3 2 (0.95%) CSS
3 2 (0.95%) HTML
3 2 (0.95%) RESTful
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.48%) WAP
4 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 18 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 12 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.29%) e-Learning
5 9 (4.29%) iPad
6 8 (3.81%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.81%) iPhone
6 8 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.33%) EPoS
8 6 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.38%) NHS
10 4 (1.90%) CMDB
10 4 (1.90%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.90%) Handset
11 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.95%) Wiki
13 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 133 (63.33%) Windows
2 56 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (20.95%) Windows 7
4 39 (18.57%) Windows 10
5 35 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (9.05%) Linux
7 19 (9.05%) Windows XP
8 17 (8.10%) Windows 8
9 16 (7.62%) Apple iOS
10 11 (5.24%) Android
10 11 (5.24%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.38%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.14%) ITIL
2 33 (15.71%) Mathematics
3 23 (10.95%) CRM
3 23 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (7.14%) Logistics
4 15 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 13 (6.19%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 12 (5.71%) Information Security
7 11 (5.24%) Process Improvement
8 10 (4.76%) Break/Fix
8 10 (4.76%) Service Management
9 8 (3.81%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (3.81%) Forensic Analysis
9 8 (3.81%) ITIL V3
9 8 (3.81%) ITSM
9 8 (3.81%) SIEM
9 8 (3.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (2.86%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.86%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.19%) C
2 10 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.29%) SQL
4 5 (2.38%) Java
4 5 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.90%) VBScript
6 2 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (57.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 50 (23.81%) Degree
4 47 (22.38%) MCP
5 46 (21.90%) MCSA
6 36 (17.14%) MCSE
7 35 (16.67%) CCNA
7 35 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (13.33%) MCITP
9 25 (11.90%) MCDST
10 17 (8.10%) Security Cleared
11 16 (7.62%) SC Cleared
12 10 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (4.76%) MCTS
13 9 (4.29%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (3.81%) CEH
14 8 (3.81%) CISSP
14 8 (3.81%) SANS
15 5 (2.38%) CCNP
16 4 (1.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.38%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) GDPR
2 2 (0.95%) PMO
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.81%) Snort
4 8 (3.81%) vSphere
5 7 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.86%) XenApp
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.95%) Docker
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (10.48%) SCCM
2 11 (5.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (4.29%) SCOM
4 8 (3.81%) RSA enVision
5 6 (2.86%) DameWare
6 4 (1.90%) WSUS
7 2 (0.95%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.95%) WMI
8 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 139 (66.19%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.48%) VMware
3 42 (20.00%) Cisco
4 32 (15.24%) Apple
5 20 (9.52%) Citrix
6 18 (8.57%) HP
7 16 (7.62%) Dell
8 12 (5.71%) Xerox
9 9 (4.29%) Google
9 9 (4.29%) IBM
10 8 (3.81%) Palo Alto
10 8 (3.81%) Qualys
10 8 (3.81%) ServiceNow
10 8 (3.81%) Sophos
11 6 (2.86%) Veeam
12 5 (2.38%) EMC
13 4 (1.90%) Adobe
13 4 (1.90%) CA
13 4 (1.90%) CommVault
13 4 (1.90%) Juniper