Period
to 26 November 2021

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 6 months to 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 414 279 427
Rank change year-on-year -135 +148 +34
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 39 19 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.87% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29 15 63
10th Percentile £22,500 £17,250 £18,500
25th Percentile £23,375 £19,750 £19,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,500 £25,000 £23,690
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.53% -5.24%
75th Percentile £33,000 £30,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £40,500 £33,750 £30,600
England median annual salary £25,500 £23,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,333 2,178 6,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.81% 24.92% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,810 1,632 5,165
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,575 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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 6 months to 26 November 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
Hampshire -96 17 £34,250 +82.67% 4
Thames Valley -83 13 £22,750 +5.81% 9
Berkshire -63 10 £22,500 - 7
West Sussex -5 6 £25,000 -9.91% 2
Buckinghamshire -54 3 £25,625 +19.19%
Surrey -66 3 £40,000 - 2
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 South East region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 32 (82.05%) ITIL
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 23 (58.97%) Social Skills
5 20 (51.28%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (46.15%) SLA
6 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
8 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (30.77%) Firewall
9 12 (30.77%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (28.21%) ITIL V3
10 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
11 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (20.51%) Azure
12 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (17.95%) VMware
14 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
14 6 (15.38%) MCSA
14 6 (15.38%) MCP
14 6 (15.38%) Internet
14 6 (15.38%) Cisco
14 6 (15.38%) DHCP
14 6 (15.38%) DNS
14 6 (15.38%) OneDrive
14 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
15 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure

A+ Certification
Co-occurring 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 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (20.51%) Azure
3 6 (15.38%) OneDrive
4 5 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.13%) IaaS
5 2 (5.13%) PaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Power Automate
5 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 2 (5.13%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Internet
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) VPN
5 3 (7.69%) VoIP
5 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.13%) MPLS
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) PBX
6 2 (5.13%) Skype
6 2 (5.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (58.97%) Social Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) 2nd Line Support
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) IT Support
3 8 (20.51%) IT Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Agent
3 8 (20.51%) Support Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (12.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Support Technician
8 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Senior IT Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.13%) EPoS
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.13%) Android
7 2 (5.13%) CentOS
7 2 (5.13%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.56%) VMS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL V3
3 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.82%) Time Management
5 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (5.13%) Network Design
7 2 (5.13%) Ticket Management
8 1 (2.56%) BCP
8 1 (2.56%) Case Management
8 1 (2.56%) Change Control
8 1 (2.56%) Coaching
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Maintenance
8 1 (2.56%) ITSM
8 1 (2.56%) Line Management
8 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.77%) Network+ Certification
3 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (15.38%) MCP
5 6 (15.38%) MCSA
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (5.13%) HNC
8 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
8 2 (5.13%) MCDST
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (2.56%) MCSE
9 1 (2.56%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Aruba
4 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.13%) Juniper
4 2 (5.13%) Mitel
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Polycom