The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
England / South East
Rank 344 414 368
Rank change year-on-year +70 -46  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 37 46 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.77% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 64
Median salary £24,000 £25,750 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.79% +14.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,700 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £24,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4149 6013 6520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.77% 31.25% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3365 4860 4972
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,946 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +39 12 £31,750 -29.44% 2
Kent +23 9 £24,000 -9.43%
Hampshire +20 7 £21,500 +2.38% 1
Berkshire +32 4 £21,250 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £21,750 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £19,000 -28.30% 1
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 60 (83.33%) Windows
2 49 (68.06%) Active Directory
3 48 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
5 36 (50.00%) MCP
6 31 (43.06%) MCSE
7 26 (36.11%) MS Excel
8 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
9 22 (30.56%) ITIL
10 21 (29.17%) Network+ Certification
11 20 (27.78%) VMware
11 20 (27.78%) MS Office
11 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
13 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (22.22%) SLA
13 16 (22.22%) Citrix
14 15 (20.83%) Windows XP
14 15 (20.83%) MCSA
14 15 (20.83%) Office 365
14 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (19.44%) Cisco
16 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (18.06%) CCNA
16 13 (18.06%) Apple
16 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (16.67%) Service Management
18 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
18 11 (15.28%) Data Centre

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) IBM Domino
5 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.78%) MS Office
3 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.83%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) DNS
1 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.11%) DHCP
2 8 (11.11%) VPN
3 7 (9.72%) Wireless
4 6 (8.33%) Firewall
4 6 (8.33%) LAN
4 6 (8.33%) WAN
5 4 (5.56%) 3G
5 4 (5.56%) Internet
5 4 (5.56%) Skype
5 4 (5.56%) VoIP
6 2 (2.78%) Network Security
6 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (1.39%) IMAP
7 1 (1.39%) LDAP
7 1 (1.39%) POP3
7 1 (1.39%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.11%) Billing
2 4 (5.56%) Electronics
2 4 (5.56%) Legal
2 4 (5.56%) Military
3 2 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) IT Support
3 13 (18.06%) Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Support Technician
5 8 (11.11%) Deskside Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Deskside Support
5 8 (11.11%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) IT Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) IT Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) IT Technician
8 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix Technician
8 5 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.33%) AS400
4 5 (6.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.17%) iPhone
5 3 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.78%) iPad
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (83.33%) Windows
2 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
5 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (20.83%) Windows XP
7 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
9 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.17%) Android
10 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.17%) Linux
11 2 (2.78%) Unix
12 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Service Management
3 10 (13.89%) Service Delivery
3 10 (13.89%) Statistics
4 7 (9.72%) Change Control
5 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) ITSM
6 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.56%) Application Packaging
7 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.56%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 2 (2.78%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) C
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (50.00%) MCP
3 31 (43.06%) MCSE
4 21 (29.17%) Network+ Certification
5 15 (20.83%) MCSA
6 13 (18.06%) CCNA
6 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (6.94%) CCENT
8 5 (6.94%) HND
8 5 (6.94%) MCITP
9 4 (5.56%) Degree
9 4 (5.56%) HNC
10 3 (4.17%) VTSP
11 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (2.78%) MCTS
11 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (68.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.56%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) Citrix
4 14 (19.44%) Cisco
5 13 (18.06%) Apple
6 6 (8.33%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) LANDesk
7 4 (5.56%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Google
8 3 (4.17%) Polycom
9 2 (2.78%) 3Com
9 2 (2.78%) Draytek
9 2 (2.78%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 2 (2.78%) ZyXEL
10 1 (1.39%) Avaya
10 1 (1.39%) Mitel
10 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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